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Belarus SIG #Belarus geographic naming conventions #belarus

June Genis
 

I am having trouble pinpointing exactly where my Okun ancestors are
from because I don't quite understand the naming conventions used in
identifying geographic areas. At least two of my ancestral relatives
listed "Rogachev" as their former location on their US immigration
documents. At the time the town of Rogachev was in the Mogilev
Guberniya. Later on it appears in Gomel. However I have also seen
documents that appear to identify Rogachev as a ujzed. Most references
I have seen to Rogachev do not identify WHICH Rogachev they are
referring to, town or ujzed. Further confusing things is that I have
recently found information that indicates they may have been more
specifically >from Tikhinichi which appears to be some sort of
subdivision of Rogachev. I would appreciate any information that
might help me to more specifically identify where these places are and
what archives are likely to have documents for this area.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
Researching GENIS, OKUN, ETTINGER, KESLER/KESTLER/CHESLER in the
Polish and Russian Empires


geographic naming conventions #belarus

June Genis
 

I am having trouble pinpointing exactly where my Okun ancestors are
from because I don't quite understand the naming conventions used in
identifying geographic areas. At least two of my ancestral relatives
listed "Rogachev" as their former location on their US immigration
documents. At the time the town of Rogachev was in the Mogilev
Guberniya. Later on it appears in Gomel. However I have also seen
documents that appear to identify Rogachev as a ujzed. Most references
I have seen to Rogachev do not identify WHICH Rogachev they are
referring to, town or ujzed. Further confusing things is that I have
recently found information that indicates they may have been more
specifically >from Tikhinichi which appears to be some sort of
subdivision of Rogachev. I would appreciate any information that
might help me to more specifically identify where these places are and
what archives are likely to have documents for this area.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
Researching GENIS, OKUN, ETTINGER, KESLER/KESTLER/CHESLER in the
Polish and Russian Empires


Re: Deep ancestry of the Maharal

Rodger Cooper
 

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Rabbi Judah ben Bezalel Maharal of Prague Loew

Rabbi Judah ben Bezalel Maharal of Prague Loew

1512–1609

Birth 10 APR 1512 Pösen, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thueringen, Germany

Death 22 AUG 1609 Praha, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic

 
 
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Rabbi Judah ben Bezalel Maharal of Prague Loew 1512-1609
6th great-grandfather of wife of 3rd great-uncle
 
Gitele Loew 1550-1635
Daughter of Rabbi Judah ben Bezalel Maharal of Prague Loew
 
 
Shimon HaLevi Brandeis 1635-1665
Son of Shmuel HaLevi Brandeis
 
Rauchama Nechama Brandeis(Perels) -1745
Daughter of Shimon HaLevi Brandeis
 
Merjam Perels
Daughter of Rauchama Nechama Brandeis(Perels)
 
Beer Aron Pereles (Porges)
Son of Merjam Perels
 
Maria Pereles (Porges)
Daughter of Beer Aron Pereles (Porges)
 
Ester Porges 1804-1859
Daughter of Maria Pereles (Porges)
 
Simon Juda Austerlitz 1797-1864
Husband of Ester Porges
 
Juda Jakob Austerlitz 1759-1829
Father of Simon Juda Austerlitz
 
Herschmann Austerlitz 1791-1859
Son of Juda Jakob Austerlitz
 
Emanuel Harry Austerlitz 1839-1927
Son of Herschmann Austerlitz
 
Harry Emanuel Austerlitz 1870-1918
Son of Emanuel Harry Austerlitz
 
Carolyn Miller Cooper 1908-1990
Daughter of Harry Emanuel Austerlitz
 
Rodger Wallis Cooper
You are the son of Carolyn Miller Cooper


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish #lodz #poland

Jonas Knopman <jonasknopman@...>
 

I've posted letters in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75845
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75849

Those are farewell notes that children, friends of my father Szyja
KNOPMAN, wrote to him in Poland before he and his family came to
Brazil in 1939, just months before the war. I'd like to know what they
wrote to him.
It's so sad to think that, probably, all of them died in the war.

Thank you, very much.
Jonas KNOPMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on
the Viewmate form.


ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland #lodz

Jonas Knopman <jonasknopman@...>
 

I've posted letters in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75845
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75849

Those are farewell notes that children, friends of my father Szyja
KNOPMAN, wrote to him in Poland before he and his family came to
Brazil in 1939, just months before the war. I'd like to know what they
wrote to him.
It's so sad to think that, probably, all of them died in the war.

Thank you, very much.
Jonas KNOPMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on
the Viewmate form.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching for SCHLIESZER in Sombor #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello all,

I am trying to find information regarding a SCHLIESZER family from
Sombor, present day Serbia.
Specifically I am interested in the family of Sandor SCHLIESZER who
married at one time Berta SINGER (b. 1877). In an uncommon step for
that time, they divorced - were there records for such an act? They
apparently had two children together: Erzsebet and Imre.
If anyone has some information about them I would be very grateful.

Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel


Searching for SCHLIESZER in Sombor #hungary

Amit N
 

Hello all,

I am trying to find information regarding a SCHLIESZER family from
Sombor, present day Serbia.
Specifically I am interested in the family of Sandor SCHLIESZER who
married at one time Berta SINGER (b. 1877). In an uncommon step for
that time, they divorced - were there records for such an act? They
apparently had two children together: Erzsebet and Imre.
If anyone has some information about them I would be very grateful.

Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel


JRI Poland #Poland Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the Galitzianer, invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to submit articles with a clear
connection to Jewish life in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918).
Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the territory of
former Galicia during the interwar period and the Holocaust.

Although the subject area is broad, here are some suggestions for
possible article submissions:

** Family stories, including ones that involve archival records from
Galicia and other sources that have reshaped your understanding of
your own family history

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Once accepted, all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For more information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, please consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries to submissions@...
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Call for Papers for the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia's journal, the Galitzianer, invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to submit articles with a clear
connection to Jewish life in Austrian Galicia (1772 - 1918).
Submissions can also relate to Jewish life in the territory of
former Galicia during the interwar period and the Holocaust.

Although the subject area is broad, here are some suggestions for
possible article submissions:

** Family stories, including ones that involve archival records from
Galicia and other sources that have reshaped your understanding of
your own family history

** Profiles of Jewish writers, musicians, artists, political figures,
or others who were active in Galicia

** The intergenerational tensions over education and professional
careers for women in Galicia

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Once accepted, all submitted articles undergo editorial
review and revisions to make sure they conform to the style and
standards of the journal.

For more information about the "Galitzianer," including instructions
for authors, please consult our website at
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.

Thank you,

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries to submissions@...
---


JRI Poland #Poland Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

jonasknopman@...
 

I've posted letters in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75845
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75849

Those are farewell notes that children, friends of my father Szyja
KNOPMAN, wrote to him in Poland before he and his family came to
Brazil in 1939, just months before the war. I'd like to know what they
wrote to him. It's so sad to think that, probably, all of them died in
the war.

Thank you, very much.
Jonas KNOPMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately or via the Viewmate
form.


Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

jonasknopman@...
 

I've posted letters in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75845
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75849

Those are farewell notes that children, friends of my father Szyja
KNOPMAN, wrote to him in Poland before he and his family came to
Brazil in 1939, just months before the war. I'd like to know what they
wrote to him. It's so sad to think that, probably, all of them died in
the war.

Thank you, very much.
Jonas KNOPMAN

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately or via the Viewmate
form.


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Yiddish on back of photo #poland

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,
I'm hoping somebody can help me translate a Yiddish note on the back of a
photo. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75859

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you so much.
Sheree Roth
Palo Alto, CA


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish on back of photo #poland

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,
I'm hoping somebody can help me translate a Yiddish note on the back of a
photo. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75859

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you so much.
Sheree Roth
Palo Alto, CA


JRI Poland #Poland Russian Translation Help Biala Rawska Poland #poland

Alan K'necht <alan@...>
 

Need help with a marriage record hat I've posted on Viewmate. Here are
the details that I know.

Document ACT 9 1882 >from Biala Rawska Poland.

Marriage between Laja Feiga Knecht and Cherszek RABENBACH.

At a minimum looking for the names of the Laja Feiga's parents her age
and the age of her husband.

Plus if any other valuable genealogical information is there as well.

I suspect that the marriage occurred earlier as I've found a birth
record >from the same year for a child of Laja and Cherszek.

No need for a full translation (ie don't care about the witnesses).

LInk to the document:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75878
--
---------------
Alan K'necht

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on
the Viewmate form.


Russian Translation Help Biala Rawska Poland #poland

Alan K'necht <alan@...>
 

Need help with a marriage record hat I've posted on Viewmate. Here are
the details that I know.

Document ACT 9 1882 >from Biala Rawska Poland.

Marriage between Laja Feiga Knecht and Cherszek RABENBACH.

At a minimum looking for the names of the Laja Feiga's parents her age
and the age of her husband.

Plus if any other valuable genealogical information is there as well.

I suspect that the marriage occurred earlier as I've found a birth
record >from the same year for a child of Laja and Cherszek.

No need for a full translation (ie don't care about the witnesses).

LInk to the document:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75878
--
---------------
Alan K'necht

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on
the Viewmate form.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Naming of first-born after grandfather's death #galicia

Deborah Wiener
 

Regarding David Scriven's post, I would say that in my experience
throughout Galicia (and probably the Ashkenazi world) the naming of
children after deceased ancestors was universally prevalent. It also
meant that there may have been siblings and children with the same
first name, if they were named after an earlier ancestor. So whilst it is
tricky for genealogists, it also points you in the right direction.

Whether the converse is true, I cannot say.

Debbie Wiener
Melbourne
dwiener@...


Naming of first-born after grandfather's death #galicia

Deborah Wiener
 

Regarding David Scriven's post, I would say that in my experience
throughout Galicia (and probably the Ashkenazi world) the naming of
children after deceased ancestors was universally prevalent. It also
meant that there may have been siblings and children with the same
first name, if they were named after an earlier ancestor. So whilst it is
tricky for genealogists, it also points you in the right direction.

Whether the converse is true, I cannot say.

Debbie Wiener
Melbourne
dwiener@...


Re: Germany Easing of Restoration of German Citizenship for Descendants of Nazi Persecution #germany

David Cherson
 

Hi,
Personally I am glad to see Germany move further in reconciliation, etc., and I have always maintained that they are far ahead of Austria in this regard.  However I find it absurd and a little bit insulting to see Jews trying to claim German citizenship.  I can't help but think that there are two things that influence this "movement" and have very little to do with German reconciliation. One is how people view the current (US) administration (yes, "him") and their fears of the US going extreme right-wing (won't happen, we are still and will remain a democracy), and two not giving a thought to aliyah to Israel because of their dislike of Netanyahu, et.al.  Well they still engage in free and democratic elections in Israel (perhaps too many lol) and once you become a citizen you can vote.  I did and I have voted in past elections.  But if you really do want to acquire German citizenship then I would require that you do the following: for men, put on a kippah and walk the streets of German cities, say Berlin for example.  Or for both men and women wear some identifying clothing that makes gentiles think that you are Jewish, whether you are or not.  If you come out of that experience with no problems, etc. then fine become a German citizen if that is what you want.  As my father would say "Gain und zay gezint". 


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate translation request - Yiddish on back of photo #ukraine

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,
I'm hoping somebody can help me translate a Yiddish note on the back of a
photo. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75859

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you so much.
Sheree Roth
Palo Alto, CA


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish on back of photo #ukraine

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,
I'm hoping somebody can help me translate a Yiddish note on the back of a
photo. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75859

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you so much.
Sheree Roth
Palo Alto, CA

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