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Re: looking for researcher #romania

Irina Kunia <iritrashba@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I would like to hire researcher in Kiev Area (Boguslav ,Kanev). Any
recommendations are welcome.

Thanks,



Irina Kunina-Rashba
iritrashba@optonline.net

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: looking for researcher #ukraine

Irina Kunia <iritrashba@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I would like to hire researcher in Kiev Area (Boguslav ,Kanev). Any
recommendations are welcome.

Thanks,



Irina Kunina-Rashba
iritrashba@optonline.net

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Given name, Gussie #lithuania

sbloom@...
 

Of course, it could be anyhting, but if you wanted to make an educated
guess, you might go for, Hudes (written in cyrillic transliteration as
Gudes). This is a variant of the Hebrew name Hadassah, often associated
with Esther. But that's just one guess of many. I have one relative who
was "Krendl" in Poland, and then became "Sadie" in the US, so the lesson
is to not become too narrow in in thinking which names can be associated.



Question: any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie doesn't
have the ring of a name >from the old country?

Clive Gold
Zefat, Israel
Researching: MATUS, MALOON >from Panevezys or environs

************************************************
Steven D. Bloom
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

email: sbloom@email.hsc.edu

Hampden-Sydney College 23943


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Given name, Gussie #lithuania

sbloom@...
 

Of course, it could be anyhting, but if you wanted to make an educated
guess, you might go for, Hudes (written in cyrillic transliteration as
Gudes). This is a variant of the Hebrew name Hadassah, often associated
with Esther. But that's just one guess of many. I have one relative who
was "Krendl" in Poland, and then became "Sadie" in the US, so the lesson
is to not become too narrow in in thinking which names can be associated.



Question: any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie doesn't
have the ring of a name >from the old country?

Clive Gold
Zefat, Israel
Researching: MATUS, MALOON >from Panevezys or environs

************************************************
Steven D. Bloom
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

email: sbloom@email.hsc.edu

Hampden-Sydney College 23943


Given name #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

Clive Gold asked: "Any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie
doesn't have the ring of a name >from the old country?"

I would suggest Gute or Gutel as a "good" possibility.
Others might be Gite or Gitel, Glika, Gilke, Glina, Gnese or Grune.

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


Given name #lithuania

Marlene Bishow
 

On: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 "Dr. Clive H. Gold" <clive@012.net.il>wrote

My late grandfather, Elhanan (Chone Leib) Matus >from Panevezys (or
environs)
had a sister who went to the USA rather than to South Africa. She was
known
as Gussie, was married to Herman Nathanson and live her whole life in New
York City.
My grandmother was also known as "Gussie" in the US. She arrived here at age
11 and on the manifest, her name as listed as Golda.

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Given name #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <oz@...>
 

Clive Gold asked: "Any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie
doesn't have the ring of a name >from the old country?"

I would suggest Gute or Gutel as a "good" possibility.
Others might be Gite or Gitel, Glika, Gilke, Glina, Gnese or Grune.

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Given name #lithuania

Marlene Bishow
 

On: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 "Dr. Clive H. Gold" <clive@012.net.il>wrote

My late grandfather, Elhanan (Chone Leib) Matus >from Panevezys (or
environs)
had a sister who went to the USA rather than to South Africa. She was
known
as Gussie, was married to Herman Nathanson and live her whole life in New
York City.
My grandmother was also known as "Gussie" in the US. She arrived here at age
11 and on the manifest, her name as listed as Golda.

Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD


Re: Given name #lithuania

Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

Gussie is probably derived >from a Yiddish name beginning with G. When I
was a child in New York I knew a woman called Gussie whose Yiddish name
was Gittel. Another Yiddish possibility is Grunye--and I'm sure there
are more.

Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Given name #lithuania

Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

Gussie is probably derived >from a Yiddish name beginning with G. When I
was a child in New York I knew a woman called Gussie whose Yiddish name
was Gittel. Another Yiddish possibility is Grunye--and I'm sure there
are more.

Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL


Re: Given name Gussie #lithuania

Steve Franklin <cryptozoomorphic@...>
 

I have noted before that there is an extensive list of Ashkenazic given names at
the Avotaynu site, here: http://www.avotaynu.com/books/dagnlist.htm. These are
taken >from Beider's book on the same, and are used by Avotaynu, I presume, with
permission. Under female names are listed 204 that begin with "G". Of these, the
following are similar in sound, though there is no guaranteed a less similar
name was not the origin of Gussie: Geshe, Gosye, Gusye, Gushe, Guse. In terms of
how common certain names were, though, I would suspect some variation on Gitel.

Your best bet, if you could find someone local who is willing to help, is to
have a photo taken of the tombstone, since this is most likely to have a Yiddish
name inscribed on it. Also, since she emigrated to the US first, you may want to
try to find her at the US ports of entry, since these would have a reasonable
transliteration of the original name.

To everyone who has really specific questions like this, remember, the more
information you provide, the more likely some kind soul will volunteer to do a
little "leg work" for you and see if they can find some of the details
themselves. As it is, there's little to go on.

I hope this helps a bit.

Steve Franklin
Baltimore
http://www.lordbalto.com/

| Question: any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie doesn't
| have the ring of a name >from the old country?
|
| Clive Gold


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Given name Gussie #lithuania

Steve Franklin <cryptozoomorphic@...>
 

I have noted before that there is an extensive list of Ashkenazic given names at
the Avotaynu site, here: http://www.avotaynu.com/books/dagnlist.htm. These are
taken >from Beider's book on the same, and are used by Avotaynu, I presume, with
permission. Under female names are listed 204 that begin with "G". Of these, the
following are similar in sound, though there is no guaranteed a less similar
name was not the origin of Gussie: Geshe, Gosye, Gusye, Gushe, Guse. In terms of
how common certain names were, though, I would suspect some variation on Gitel.

Your best bet, if you could find someone local who is willing to help, is to
have a photo taken of the tombstone, since this is most likely to have a Yiddish
name inscribed on it. Also, since she emigrated to the US first, you may want to
try to find her at the US ports of entry, since these would have a reasonable
transliteration of the original name.

To everyone who has really specific questions like this, remember, the more
information you provide, the more likely some kind soul will volunteer to do a
little "leg work" for you and see if they can find some of the details
themselves. As it is, there's little to go on.

I hope this helps a bit.

Steve Franklin
Baltimore
http://www.lordbalto.com/

| Question: any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie doesn't
| have the ring of a name >from the old country?
|
| Clive Gold


Request information on town: Tuchten #germany

Linda Tuchten Forest <lforest7933@...>
 

Hi Gergenners,
I am researching the surname TUCHTEN. In my search I
have found the city of Tuchten, Land Niedersachsen,
Germany. Can anyone help me to locate the history
and/or the meaning of this city. Most particularly
the history would be helpful. How did it get its
name, when was the city founded and by whom etc.
Perhaps someone could direct me to a website for the
city. I do not speak German but this would be a good
beginning. Thanks in advance.

Linda Tuchten Forest Fairview, Oregon USA lforest7933@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany Request information on town: Tuchten #germany

Linda Tuchten Forest <lforest7933@...>
 

Hi Gergenners,
I am researching the surname TUCHTEN. In my search I
have found the city of Tuchten, Land Niedersachsen,
Germany. Can anyone help me to locate the history
and/or the meaning of this city. Most particularly
the history would be helpful. How did it get its
name, when was the city founded and by whom etc.
Perhaps someone could direct me to a website for the
city. I do not speak German but this would be a good
beginning. Thanks in advance.

Linda Tuchten Forest Fairview, Oregon USA lforest7933@yahoo.com


Re: Given name Gussie #lithuania

GRAHAM LEWIS
 

My grandmother Augusta Harris (nee Cohen) was widely known as Gussie.
Her Hebrew/Yiddish name was Gisha.

regds
Graham Lewis
London


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Given name Gussie #lithuania

GRAHAM LEWIS
 

My grandmother Augusta Harris (nee Cohen) was widely known as Gussie.
Her Hebrew/Yiddish name was Gisha.

regds
Graham Lewis
London


Jewish Authors from Westphalia #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

I have just been given this wonderful new reference source and hope it may
be helpful to others on the list.

This Paderborn University project is putting a databank together of all
Jewish Authors >from Westphalia, the homepage is at:
http://www.juedischeliteraturwestfalen.de/index.php?id=2

Once on the homepage click onto the link AUTOREN and, on the next page click
on the link NACH ALPHABET you can now click onto the letters to see lists of
names, when you find a name on there that you think is interesting click
onto the name the info is sometimes in German and some times in English.

Hazel Dakers, London UK <hazel.dakers@blueyonder.co.uk>

Researching: HEIMANN,MICHAELIS, MICHAELIS-JENA (>from Luegde, Bad Pyrmont,
Detmold, Paderborn and environs)


Re: Given name #lithuania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Clive Gold posted to the LitvakSIG mailing list as follows:

At 09:49 AM 10/15/2005 +0200, you wrote:
My late grandfather, Elhanan (Chone Leib) Matus >from Panevezys (or environs)
had a sister who went to the USA rather than to South Africa. She was known
as Gussie, was married to Herman Nathanson and live her whole life in New
York City.

Question: any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie doesn't
have the ring of a name >from the old country?

You are right -- Gussie was an English name widely used by Jews immigrating
to the US.

An easy way to find an answer to this question is to visit the Lithuania
Given Names Data Base and to use the "Foreign-to-European Search" option
for the search expression "Gussie or Gussy" (without the quotation
marks). Specify the "Foreign Country" as "United States" and the "European
Country" as "Lithuania". This will bring up 11 hits giving alternative
Hebrew or Legal Jewish names which satisfy your criteria.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

Incidentally, you may also find it interesting to use the
"European-to-Foreign Search" option to search for the Hebrew name
"Elchanan" (without the quotation marks). You will find that the Yiddish
name Khone was quite commonly used by Jews who had been given the Hebrew
name Elchanan, just as your grandfather did. On the other hand, the
Yiddish name Leyb was completely unassociated with the Hebrew name Elchanan.

Chag sameach,

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


German SIG #Germany Jewish Authors from Westphalia #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

I have just been given this wonderful new reference source and hope it may
be helpful to others on the list.

This Paderborn University project is putting a databank together of all
Jewish Authors >from Westphalia, the homepage is at:
http://www.juedischeliteraturwestfalen.de/index.php?id=2

Once on the homepage click onto the link AUTOREN and, on the next page click
on the link NACH ALPHABET you can now click onto the letters to see lists of
names, when you find a name on there that you think is interesting click
onto the name the info is sometimes in German and some times in English.

Hazel Dakers, London UK <hazel.dakers@blueyonder.co.uk>

Researching: HEIMANN,MICHAELIS, MICHAELIS-JENA (>from Luegde, Bad Pyrmont,
Detmold, Paderborn and environs)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Given name #lithuania

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Clive Gold posted to the LitvakSIG mailing list as follows:

At 09:49 AM 10/15/2005 +0200, you wrote:
My late grandfather, Elhanan (Chone Leib) Matus >from Panevezys (or environs)
had a sister who went to the USA rather than to South Africa. She was known
as Gussie, was married to Herman Nathanson and live her whole life in New
York City.

Question: any ideas what her given name could have been as Gussie doesn't
have the ring of a name >from the old country?

You are right -- Gussie was an English name widely used by Jews immigrating
to the US.

An easy way to find an answer to this question is to visit the Lithuania
Given Names Data Base and to use the "Foreign-to-European Search" option
for the search expression "Gussie or Gussy" (without the quotation
marks). Specify the "Foreign Country" as "United States" and the "European
Country" as "Lithuania". This will bring up 11 hits giving alternative
Hebrew or Legal Jewish names which satisfy your criteria.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

Incidentally, you may also find it interesting to use the
"European-to-Foreign Search" option to search for the Hebrew name
"Elchanan" (without the quotation marks). You will find that the Yiddish
name Khone was quite commonly used by Jews who had been given the Hebrew
name Elchanan, just as your grandfather did. On the other hand, the
Yiddish name Leyb was completely unassociated with the Hebrew name Elchanan.

Chag sameach,

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel