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Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois to visit historic cemetery on Aug. 11 #general

events@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will tour the Hebrew
Benevolent Society Cemetery at 3919 N. Clark St. in Chicago on Sunday,
Aug. 11, 2019, starting at 11 a.m.

The Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery is believed to be one of the
oldest existing Jewish burial grounds in the Chicago area. The first
interment occurred in 1854. The Hebrew Benevolent Society, which was
founded in 1851, owns two parts in what is often referred to as Jewish
Graceland Cemetery: gate 2: B'nai Shalom, KAM (948 burials); and gate 3:
Hebrew Benevolent Society (1,249 burials).

This tour will be led by Cathy Eiseman-Horwitz, who is co-owner of the
cemetery. She will explain the history of the cemetery and lead us
through the cemetery, visiting the graves of some of the most
significant individuals buried there.

Attendees are asked to bring folding chairs, because chairs will not be
provided for the 15-minute introductory talk.

For those coming >from the north suburbs, carpools will form in Edens
Plaza by the Walgreens at 10:15 a.m. If you can drive or would like a
ride, please email JGSI at HBStour@jgsi.org or call 312-666-0100.

Street parking for this special event is available on Clark Street in
front of the cemetery.
The CTA Irving Park #80 bus stops at Clark, about one block >from the
gate. The Clark #22 bus runs on Clark, and the CTA Red Line Train's
Sheridan stop is about a half-mile >from the cemetery.

Several prominent people or their ancestors are buried in the Hebrew
Benevolent Society Cemetery. They include Col. Marcus Spiegel
(1829-1864), a Civil War veteran, whose family helped start the Spiegel
mail order and catalog store. Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, known as the
organizer of the National Council of Jewish Women and who was its
president >from 1893 to 1905, is buried nearby.

For more information about this special event and to RSVP, go to
https://jgsi.org/event-3163789 or phone 312-666-0100.

JGSI has indexed the records of the Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery
as part of the JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD), and they can be
searched at https://jgs.jgsi.org/jjcd. JGSI has also made these indexed
records available worldwide through JewishGen's JewishGen Online
Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR).

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981." The group has
more than 300 members.

Monthly meetings, usually held at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, feature informative speakers as well as access to an
800-volume genealogy research library and expert volunteer genealogy
help desk. Members also have access to useful and informative online
family history research resources, including a members forum, more than
40 video recordings of past speakers' presentations, the free searchable
JGSI Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha
JGSI newsletter, and much more. For more information, see jgsi.org.

---Martin Fischer, Vice President-Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois to visit historic cemetery on Aug. 11 #general

events@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will tour the Hebrew
Benevolent Society Cemetery at 3919 N. Clark St. in Chicago on Sunday,
Aug. 11, 2019, starting at 11 a.m.

The Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery is believed to be one of the
oldest existing Jewish burial grounds in the Chicago area. The first
interment occurred in 1854. The Hebrew Benevolent Society, which was
founded in 1851, owns two parts in what is often referred to as Jewish
Graceland Cemetery: gate 2: B'nai Shalom, KAM (948 burials); and gate 3:
Hebrew Benevolent Society (1,249 burials).

This tour will be led by Cathy Eiseman-Horwitz, who is co-owner of the
cemetery. She will explain the history of the cemetery and lead us
through the cemetery, visiting the graves of some of the most
significant individuals buried there.

Attendees are asked to bring folding chairs, because chairs will not be
provided for the 15-minute introductory talk.

For those coming >from the north suburbs, carpools will form in Edens
Plaza by the Walgreens at 10:15 a.m. If you can drive or would like a
ride, please email JGSI at HBStour@jgsi.org or call 312-666-0100.

Street parking for this special event is available on Clark Street in
front of the cemetery.
The CTA Irving Park #80 bus stops at Clark, about one block >from the
gate. The Clark #22 bus runs on Clark, and the CTA Red Line Train's
Sheridan stop is about a half-mile >from the cemetery.

Several prominent people or their ancestors are buried in the Hebrew
Benevolent Society Cemetery. They include Col. Marcus Spiegel
(1829-1864), a Civil War veteran, whose family helped start the Spiegel
mail order and catalog store. Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, known as the
organizer of the National Council of Jewish Women and who was its
president >from 1893 to 1905, is buried nearby.

For more information about this special event and to RSVP, go to
https://jgsi.org/event-3163789 or phone 312-666-0100.

JGSI has indexed the records of the Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery
as part of the JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD), and they can be
searched at https://jgs.jgsi.org/jjcd. JGSI has also made these indexed
records available worldwide through JewishGen's JewishGen Online
Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR).

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981." The group has
more than 300 members.

Monthly meetings, usually held at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, feature informative speakers as well as access to an
800-volume genealogy research library and expert volunteer genealogy
help desk. Members also have access to useful and informative online
family history research resources, including a members forum, more than
40 video recordings of past speakers' presentations, the free searchable
JGSI Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha
JGSI newsletter, and much more. For more information, see jgsi.org.

---Martin Fischer, Vice President-Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois


Visit JewishGen's New Website #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Visit JewishGen's New Website #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Visit JewishGen's New Website #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Visit JewishGen's New Website #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Visit JewishGen's New Website #lodz #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Visit JewishGen's New Website #lodz #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #lodz #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #poland #lodz

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Visit JewishGen's New Website #lithuania

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. The creation of a new landing page was commissioned
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While approximately one million unique visitors were attracted to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. It's anticipates that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, it is hoped the new landing page will help guide
researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, JewishGenwill begin crafting a proper
technology strategy, which will include the website and databases.
In the meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on the staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Visit JewishGen's New Website #lithuania

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. The creation of a new landing page was commissioned
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While approximately one million unique visitors were attracted to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. It's anticipates that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, it is hoped the new landing page will help guide
researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, JewishGenwill begin crafting a proper
technology strategy, which will include the website and databases.
In the meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on the staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #lithuania

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
JewishGen's 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during
the recent JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on JewishGen's
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #lithuania

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
JewishGen's 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during
the recent JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on JewishGen's
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Ashkenazi Naming Conventions - Double Names #lithuania

Simon Zelman
 

I was wondering if anyone had any information about naming conventions
when a person had two names. I'm not referring to the double names
that typically go together (Yehuda Leyb, Arye Leyb, Menachem Mendel,
etc.), but rather double names where the person was most likely named
after two people. My great x2 grandfather was Moishe Mendel Dubrovno
and his paternal grandfather's name was Mendel Dubrovno, so one of his
names is for his grandfather. Would it stand to reason that his
maternal grandfather's name was Moishe? Were there any naming
patterns, where a person with two names would take one name >from each
grandfather (as in, was this the norm)? Or could one name be >from a
person's grandfather and the second name would be >from their
great-grandfather (or uncle, cousin, etc.)?

Best,
Simon Zelman
San Francisco, CA

Researching: DUBROVNA, KANTOR, HOLZMAN, OKUN, BIALOBROTKO, LEVIN,
SLEVICH, AKHIMOV, GOLT, FLEISHER, REIZHEVICH, SHKLIAROVSKY, MIROTSNIK,
ZELMAN, GRUVER, GERSHTEYN, GITELMAN, ALPERIN, TAUB, GILBERMAN, ABRAMS


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ashkenazi Naming Conventions - Double Names #lithuania

Simon Zelman
 

I was wondering if anyone had any information about naming conventions
when a person had two names. I'm not referring to the double names
that typically go together (Yehuda Leyb, Arye Leyb, Menachem Mendel,
etc.), but rather double names where the person was most likely named
after two people. My great x2 grandfather was Moishe Mendel Dubrovno
and his paternal grandfather's name was Mendel Dubrovno, so one of his
names is for his grandfather. Would it stand to reason that his
maternal grandfather's name was Moishe? Were there any naming
patterns, where a person with two names would take one name >from each
grandfather (as in, was this the norm)? Or could one name be >from a
person's grandfather and the second name would be >from their
great-grandfather (or uncle, cousin, etc.)?

Best,
Simon Zelman
San Francisco, CA

Researching: DUBROVNA, KANTOR, HOLZMAN, OKUN, BIALOBROTKO, LEVIN,
SLEVICH, AKHIMOV, GOLT, FLEISHER, REIZHEVICH, SHKLIAROVSKY, MIROTSNIK,
ZELMAN, GRUVER, GERSHTEYN, GITELMAN, ALPERIN, TAUB, GILBERMAN, ABRAMS


Visit JewishGen's New Website #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. JewishGen commissioned the creation of a new
landing page to serve as a launching point for the main components
of the website. The site is built on a modern, secure platform,
which is beneficial for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of the website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While approximately one million unique visitors were attracted to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. JewishGen anticipates that an
enhanced website will improve these results.

Specifically, it's hoped the new landing page will help guide
researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, JewishGen will begin crafting a proper
technology mstrategy, which will include the website and databases.
In the meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on the staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JRI Poland #Poland Visit JewishGen's New Website #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. JewishGen commissioned the creation of a new
landing page to serve as a launching point for the main components
of the website. The site is built on a modern, secure platform,
which is beneficial for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of the website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While approximately one million unique visitors were attracted to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. JewishGen anticipates that an
enhanced website will improve these results.

Specifically, it's hoped the new landing page will help guide
researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, JewishGen will begin crafting a proper
technology mstrategy, which will include the website and databases.
In the meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on the staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org

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