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Viewmate translation request - Hebrew #general

David Brostoff
 

I have posted a ketubah image on ViewMate and would be very
grateful for a translation of the writing in the blanks:
<https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=66395>

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation request - Hebrew #general

David Brostoff
 

I have posted a ketubah image on ViewMate and would be very
grateful for a translation of the writing in the blanks:
<https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=66395>

Please reply via the ViewMate form.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


USHMM New Online Exhibit- Americans and the Holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened a new exhibit in
Washington D.C. today- April 23, 2018, entitled "Americans and the
Holocaust". There is also a free, online exhibit which may be access by
going to: https://exhibitions.ushmm.org/americans-and-the-holocaust/main.

The new exhibit was five years in the making. It paints a portrait of
American society in the 1930s-40s, exploring the factors that shaped our
responses to Nazism, war, and the Holocaust. It also asks why, if Americans
knew so much, rescuing Jews did not become a priority-except for a few
individuals who chose to help. The exhibit starts in 1933 and ends in
December 1945

One part of the exhibit was a public opinion poll after Kristallnacht: Do
you approve or disapprove of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany? 94%
disapprove 6 % approve. The follow-up question is telling of the
environment during the times:
Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles >from Germany to come to the
United States to live?
71 percent No; 21 percent yes and 8 percent no opinion.
Another poll taken December 1945:
Should we permit more persons >from Europe to come to this country each year
than we did before the war, should we keep the number about the same, or
should we reduce the number? 37 percent fewer; 32 percent the same, 14%
none at all; 5 % more and 12 percent no opinion.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USHMM New Online Exhibit- Americans and the Holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened a new exhibit in
Washington D.C. today- April 23, 2018, entitled "Americans and the
Holocaust". There is also a free, online exhibit which may be access by
going to: https://exhibitions.ushmm.org/americans-and-the-holocaust/main.

The new exhibit was five years in the making. It paints a portrait of
American society in the 1930s-40s, exploring the factors that shaped our
responses to Nazism, war, and the Holocaust. It also asks why, if Americans
knew so much, rescuing Jews did not become a priority-except for a few
individuals who chose to help. The exhibit starts in 1933 and ends in
December 1945

One part of the exhibit was a public opinion poll after Kristallnacht: Do
you approve or disapprove of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany? 94%
disapprove 6 % approve. The follow-up question is telling of the
environment during the times:
Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles >from Germany to come to the
United States to live?
71 percent No; 21 percent yes and 8 percent no opinion.
Another poll taken December 1945:
Should we permit more persons >from Europe to come to this country each year
than we did before the war, should we keep the number about the same, or
should we reduce the number? 37 percent fewer; 32 percent the same, 14%
none at all; 5 % more and 12 percent no opinion.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: When did patronymic names become surnames? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Diane Jacobs wrote:
I am struggling with family names. Found a record on JRI-Poland for my
g'g'aunt, born 1820 in Poland (perhaps Suwalki). According to her
gravestone (in Chicago), her father was Aharon. Birth record of her son,
born in Suwalki 1861, lists her maiden name as Jankielowska. We know Aharon
is not the same as Jankiel, so is Jankielowska a last name or a patronymic
name? When would real surnames have begun in Suwalki? Before that time,
would patronymics have been used?


Diane,

The two main groups of Jewish surnames origin were toponysm (place names)
and patronymics.

In Russia proper set of rules that have governed Jewish surnames
were introduced initially on December 9, 1804 bit due to slow progress have been
reinforced in 1835 and again, in 1850.

In Russian Poland ten guberniyas surnames were adopted in 1821.

Jankielowska, a female surname variation of male surname Jankielowski. If
Jankiel was her father, she was officially known as:
Her first name, Aharonowna (or Aronovna), ie daughter of Aharon (Aron)
Jankielowska.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: When did patronymic names become surnames? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Diane Jacobs wrote:
I am struggling with family names. Found a record on JRI-Poland for my
g'g'aunt, born 1820 in Poland (perhaps Suwalki). According to her
gravestone (in Chicago), her father was Aharon. Birth record of her son,
born in Suwalki 1861, lists her maiden name as Jankielowska. We know Aharon
is not the same as Jankiel, so is Jankielowska a last name or a patronymic
name? When would real surnames have begun in Suwalki? Before that time,
would patronymics have been used?


Diane,

The two main groups of Jewish surnames origin were toponysm (place names)
and patronymics.

In Russia proper set of rules that have governed Jewish surnames
were introduced initially on December 9, 1804 bit due to slow progress have been
reinforced in 1835 and again, in 1850.

In Russian Poland ten guberniyas surnames were adopted in 1821.

Jankielowska, a female surname variation of male surname Jankielowski. If
Jankiel was her father, she was officially known as:
Her first name, Aharonowna (or Aronovna), ie daughter of Aharon (Aron)
Jankielowska.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


(US) May is Jewish American Heritage Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

By Congressional resolution and Presidential proclamation May is Jewish
American Heritage Month (JAHM). A national month of recognition of the more
than 360-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture, JAHM
acknowledges the achievements of American Jews in fields ranging >from sports
and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government, and
military service. The 2018 theme is Jewish Contributions to American Music.

JAHM's 2018 theme provides an opportunity to recognize the many American
Jews who have helped create the nation's soundtrack, >from patriotic anthems
and classical compositions to Broadway scores and rock and roll. There are
numerous examples of composers, conductors, lyricists, musicians, and
singers who have been shaped by American life, society, and culture, and in
turn enriched America's musical repertoire. These include: Irving Berlin,
Leonard Bernstein, Fanny Brice, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, Carole King,
Paul Simon, Regina Spektor and more. To read the press release see:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59f7d3c2ccc5c54769759926/t/5a4fa5b441
9202bdaaffbeb0/1515169205053/JAHM2018_PressRelease.pdf

The brochure for this year's theme may be downloaded at:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59f7d3c2ccc5c54769759926/t/5ab3c5e6352f5348400d95e8/1521731047713/Beacon%2520Insert%2520Spring%25202018.pdf
MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ya9ycl68 )

History
On April 20, 2006 President George W. Bush proclaimed May would be Jewish
American Heritage Month (JAHM). JAHM was an effort by the Jewish Museum of
Florida and South Florida community leaders that resulted in Congressional
resolutions introduced by Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (F-FL) and
Senator Arlen Spector (R-PA) urging the president to proclaim a month that
would recognize the more than 360-year history of Jewish contributions to American
culture.Since 2006 JAHM programs have taken place across the United States. To
see the past presidential proclamations go to: https://www.jahm.us/about/ and
scroll down to proclamations. This is being published before May therefore the 2018
presidential proclamation is not yet available.

The JAHM Coalition was formed in March 2007 and convened by United Jewish
Communities (now The Jewish Federations of North America), The Jacob Rader
Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and the American Jewish
Historical Society (AJHS). The JAHM Coalition was composed of the directors
of major national Jewish historical and cultural organizations including the
AJA, AJHS, Jewish Women's Archive, the National Museum of American Jewish
History, the Council of American Jewish Museums, Jewish Museum of Florida,
and the Jewish Historical Society of Washington, D.C. In the fall of 2010
JAHM incorporated as a tax exempt public charity with a Board of Directors
and oversight by the JAHM Advisory Committee.

Activities
For a list of activities across the US see:
https://www.jahm.us/activities-resources/. I would contact your local
Jewish Federation to find out what activities they have planned as they
might not be listed on the jahm website.
There is also a site on the JAHM website, 50 states/50 stories to learn
about every US state has been impacted by the accomplishments and
contributions of American Jewish men and women. See: https://www.jahm.us/map

For more information about JAHM see: https://www.jahm.us/about/


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) May is Jewish American Heritage Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

By Congressional resolution and Presidential proclamation May is Jewish
American Heritage Month (JAHM). A national month of recognition of the more
than 360-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture, JAHM
acknowledges the achievements of American Jews in fields ranging >from sports
and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government, and
military service. The 2018 theme is Jewish Contributions to American Music.

JAHM's 2018 theme provides an opportunity to recognize the many American
Jews who have helped create the nation's soundtrack, >from patriotic anthems
and classical compositions to Broadway scores and rock and roll. There are
numerous examples of composers, conductors, lyricists, musicians, and
singers who have been shaped by American life, society, and culture, and in
turn enriched America's musical repertoire. These include: Irving Berlin,
Leonard Bernstein, Fanny Brice, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, Carole King,
Paul Simon, Regina Spektor and more. To read the press release see:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59f7d3c2ccc5c54769759926/t/5a4fa5b441
9202bdaaffbeb0/1515169205053/JAHM2018_PressRelease.pdf

The brochure for this year's theme may be downloaded at:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59f7d3c2ccc5c54769759926/t/5ab3c5e6352f5348400d95e8/1521731047713/Beacon%2520Insert%2520Spring%25202018.pdf
MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ya9ycl68 )

History
On April 20, 2006 President George W. Bush proclaimed May would be Jewish
American Heritage Month (JAHM). JAHM was an effort by the Jewish Museum of
Florida and South Florida community leaders that resulted in Congressional
resolutions introduced by Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (F-FL) and
Senator Arlen Spector (R-PA) urging the president to proclaim a month that
would recognize the more than 360-year history of Jewish contributions to American
culture.Since 2006 JAHM programs have taken place across the United States. To
see the past presidential proclamations go to: https://www.jahm.us/about/ and
scroll down to proclamations. This is being published before May therefore the 2018
presidential proclamation is not yet available.

The JAHM Coalition was formed in March 2007 and convened by United Jewish
Communities (now The Jewish Federations of North America), The Jacob Rader
Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and the American Jewish
Historical Society (AJHS). The JAHM Coalition was composed of the directors
of major national Jewish historical and cultural organizations including the
AJA, AJHS, Jewish Women's Archive, the National Museum of American Jewish
History, the Council of American Jewish Museums, Jewish Museum of Florida,
and the Jewish Historical Society of Washington, D.C. In the fall of 2010
JAHM incorporated as a tax exempt public charity with a Board of Directors
and oversight by the JAHM Advisory Committee.

Activities
For a list of activities across the US see:
https://www.jahm.us/activities-resources/. I would contact your local
Jewish Federation to find out what activities they have planned as they
might not be listed on the jahm website.
There is also a site on the JAHM website, 50 states/50 stories to learn
about every US state has been impacted by the accomplishments and
contributions of American Jewish men and women. See: https://www.jahm.us/map

For more information about JAHM see: https://www.jahm.us/about/


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Looking for relatives of Malka Oberman Shapiro #general

Helen Nash May
 

Hello,
If anyone is a descendant of Malka Oberman Shapira, born 1895 in
Volochisk, Ukraine, I would great appreciate their getting in touch with me.
Mrs. Shapira recorded a Yiddish account of life in Volochisk, a small
shtetl on the Ukraine and Austria-Hungarian empire. The interview was recorded,
along with many others, in NYC the 60s as part of theLanguage and Culture Atlas of
Ashkenazic Jewry and is available to listen to in the Sound Archive section of
http://www.eydes.de/UsrE30706C6GK/.

Thanks so much,

Helen Nash May


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for relatives of Malka Oberman Shapiro #general

Helen Nash May
 

Hello,
If anyone is a descendant of Malka Oberman Shapira, born 1895 in
Volochisk, Ukraine, I would great appreciate their getting in touch with me.
Mrs. Shapira recorded a Yiddish account of life in Volochisk, a small
shtetl on the Ukraine and Austria-Hungarian empire. The interview was recorded,
along with many others, in NYC the 60s as part of theLanguage and Culture Atlas of
Ashkenazic Jewry and is available to listen to in the Sound Archive section of
http://www.eydes.de/UsrE30706C6GK/.

Thanks so much,

Helen Nash May


Seeking a Marriage Certificate in Nevada #general

Tovia Frazer
 

Would anyone know if it is possible to receive a 1986 Marriage Certificate
from "Clark" County in the state of Nevada? All reference numbers are available.
Tovia J. Frazer
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking a Marriage Certificate in Nevada #general

Tovia Frazer
 

Would anyone know if it is possible to receive a 1986 Marriage Certificate
from "Clark" County in the state of Nevada? All reference numbers are available.
Tovia J. Frazer
Brooklyn, NY


(Czech Republic) Jewish Heritage Europe Publishes Free Downloadable Guide to Jewish Prague #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Heritage Europe has published a free, multilingual, downloadable
Jewish guide to Prague.

The 44-page guide is available for download in 7 languages. It was prepared
by the Prague Jewish community and Prague City tourism. It won first prize
for Tourist Guides in a competition sponsored by TuristPropag. In addition
to the history of the Prague Jewish Community it includes information on
Jewish concepts and famous Prague Jewish personalities.

To download the guide go to:
https://www.praguecitytourism.cz/cs/media/mapy/praha-zidovska-14409
It is available in the following languages: Czech, English, French, German,
Italian, Russian and Spanish.

The English version may be directly downloaded at:
https://www.praguecitytourism.cz/file/edee/2017/12/100x210-praha-zidovska_eng_webc.pdf
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/yazzszpe )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Czech Republic) Jewish Heritage Europe Publishes Free Downloadable Guide to Jewish Prague #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Heritage Europe has published a free, multilingual, downloadable
Jewish guide to Prague.

The 44-page guide is available for download in 7 languages. It was prepared
by the Prague Jewish community and Prague City tourism. It won first prize
for Tourist Guides in a competition sponsored by TuristPropag. In addition
to the history of the Prague Jewish Community it includes information on
Jewish concepts and famous Prague Jewish personalities.

To download the guide go to:
https://www.praguecitytourism.cz/cs/media/mapy/praha-zidovska-14409
It is available in the following languages: Czech, English, French, German,
Italian, Russian and Spanish.

The English version may be directly downloaded at:
https://www.praguecitytourism.cz/file/edee/2017/12/100x210-praha-zidovska_eng_webc.pdf
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/yazzszpe )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Gary Lelonek <goodbachur@...>
 

I need help extracting the vital information >from this Russian vital
record for the marriage record of Icek Lelionek and Sura Gelfer in
Sierpc, Poland 1877. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66396
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Gary Lelonek


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Gary Lelonek <goodbachur@...>
 

I need help extracting the vital information >from this Russian vital
record for the marriage record of Icek Lelionek and Sura Gelfer in
Sierpc, Poland 1877. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66396
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Gary Lelonek


ViewMate translation request Polish/Russian #general

ingrid rockberger
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted two vital records in Polish and one in Russian for which I would be
very grateful for translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

This record in Polish is the marriage record of my paternal great grandparents.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66415

This record in Polish is the birth record of my paternal great grandfather.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66416

This one in Russian is hopefully the birth record of my husband's grandfather.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66428

If translators don't have time to translate the full record, please translate
information of genealogical interest: names, dates, towns/villages.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Ingrid Rockberger
Co- Chair,Sharon Branch
Israel Genealogy Research Association IGRA).
Researching: ROCHVERGER:Lowicz and Lodz,Poland, KONIARSKI:Zloczew, Poland,
LAJZEROWICZ:Lutotow, Poland, MONKA: Sokolow Podlaski, Poland, SCZNAJDER, Kozow
Lacki, Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request Polish/Russian #general

ingrid rockberger
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted two vital records in Polish and one in Russian for which I would be
very grateful for translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

This record in Polish is the marriage record of my paternal great grandparents.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66415

This record in Polish is the birth record of my paternal great grandfather.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66416

This one in Russian is hopefully the birth record of my husband's grandfather.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66428

If translators don't have time to translate the full record, please translate
information of genealogical interest: names, dates, towns/villages.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Ingrid Rockberger
Co- Chair,Sharon Branch
Israel Genealogy Research Association IGRA).
Researching: ROCHVERGER:Lowicz and Lodz,Poland, KONIARSKI:Zloczew, Poland,
LAJZEROWICZ:Lutotow, Poland, MONKA: Sokolow Podlaski, Poland, SCZNAJDER, Kozow
Lacki, Poland.


When did patronymic names become surnames? #general

Jake Jacobs
 

I am struggling with family names. Found a record on JRI-Poland for my g'g'aunt,
born 1820 in Poland (perhaps Suwalki). According to her gravestone (in Chicago),
her father was Aharon. Birth record of her son, born in Suwalki 1861, lists her
maiden name as Jankielowska. We know Aharon is not the same as Jankiel, so is
Jankielowska a last name or a patronymic name? When would real surnames have
begun in Suwalki? Before that time, would patronymics have been used?

Many thanks for help-
Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen When did patronymic names become surnames? #general

Jake Jacobs
 

I am struggling with family names. Found a record on JRI-Poland for my g'g'aunt,
born 1820 in Poland (perhaps Suwalki). According to her gravestone (in Chicago),
her father was Aharon. Birth record of her son, born in Suwalki 1861, lists her
maiden name as Jankielowska. We know Aharon is not the same as Jankiel, so is
Jankielowska a last name or a patronymic name? When would real surnames have
begun in Suwalki? Before that time, would patronymics have been used?

Many thanks for help-
Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas

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