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Custom not to marry a woman with mother's given name #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I am almost sure that I have seen a previous discussion about a custom
(Minhag) mainly Poland (Galicia) not to marry a woman whose given name
is similar to the bridegroom mother's given name. I looked at the SIG
and Jewishgen Archives but apparently did not construct the right
combination of search words.

Would appreciate receiving a clue or a brief explanation.

Thanks.
JacobRosen
Amman,Jordan


JRI Poland #Poland Custom not to marry a woman with mother's given name #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I am almost sure that I have seen a previous discussion about a custom
(Minhag) mainly Poland (Galicia) not to marry a woman whose given name
is similar to the bridegroom mother's given name. I looked at the SIG
and Jewishgen Archives but apparently did not construct the right
combination of search words.

Would appreciate receiving a clue or a brief explanation.

Thanks.
JacobRosen
Amman,Jordan


JGSGB (London): Joint Eastern Europe SIGs Meeting 9 November #lithuania

paulkozo@...
 

Place: 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU
Time: Sunday 9 November 2008
Library 2 pm - 3 pm
Meeting 3 pm - 6 pm: short talk followed by breakout sessions

Speakers: Saul Issroff and Sam Aaron, noted authors and researchers
Topic: Researching Russian Empire Roots: an introduction to key tools

Breakout sessions: Lithuanian, Latvian-Estonian, Polish and Romanian
research.

A number of experienced Litvak researchers will be available through the
afternoon and members of the LitvakSIG board will be present to answer
queries.

Free refreshments! Stylish LitvakSIG T-shirts in a range of comfortable
sizes, free to LitvakSIG members!

Please contact either Raymond Montanjees RAYMUSIK@aol.com or Gina Marks
ginagem@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to attend. JGSGB non-members are
welcome by prior arrangement.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JGSGB (London): Joint Eastern Europe SIGs Meeting 9 November #lithuania

paulkozo@...
 

Place: 33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU
Time: Sunday 9 November 2008
Library 2 pm - 3 pm
Meeting 3 pm - 6 pm: short talk followed by breakout sessions

Speakers: Saul Issroff and Sam Aaron, noted authors and researchers
Topic: Researching Russian Empire Roots: an introduction to key tools

Breakout sessions: Lithuanian, Latvian-Estonian, Polish and Romanian
research.

A number of experienced Litvak researchers will be available through the
afternoon and members of the LitvakSIG board will be present to answer
queries.

Free refreshments! Stylish LitvakSIG T-shirts in a range of comfortable
sizes, free to LitvakSIG members!

Please contact either Raymond Montanjees RAYMUSIK@aol.com or Gina Marks
ginagem@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to attend. JGSGB non-members are
welcome by prior arrangement.


LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project - Recent progress for Vilna & Suwalki gubernias #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Over the summer, the Vital Records Translation Project [Vilna & Suwalki
gubernias.] has received translations for the following towns:

Kudirkos Naumiestis [filmed records completed; non-filmed records being
translated]

Nemunaitis

Olkeniki

Ziezmariai

Vilna

Butrimonys

We have recently translated the filmed vital records for Gelvan and
Balbieriskis as well.

Additional birth records for Butrimonys [1881 - 1914] have also been sent
for translation.

This is a significant amount of activity, especially considering most of it
took place over the summer months.

Going forward, the project is in a state whereby we have spent down the
balances for most towns. We require significant additional funding to
continue the translations as well as begin translation work
for those towns which have little or no funding at all.

Now is a great time to contribute because the translation queue is
disappearing quickly.

I will be happy to answer questions regarding the status of any particular
Vilna or Suwalki gubernia shtetl with regards to vital records.

Joel Ratner

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To contribute to further translations of vital records
for these -- or other -- towns, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on
"Become a Contributor." Find the section for Vital Records and list the
name of the town for which the vital records contribution is being made.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project - Recent progress for Vilna & Suwalki gubernias #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Over the summer, the Vital Records Translation Project [Vilna & Suwalki
gubernias.] has received translations for the following towns:

Kudirkos Naumiestis [filmed records completed; non-filmed records being
translated]

Nemunaitis

Olkeniki

Ziezmariai

Vilna

Butrimonys

We have recently translated the filmed vital records for Gelvan and
Balbieriskis as well.

Additional birth records for Butrimonys [1881 - 1914] have also been sent
for translation.

This is a significant amount of activity, especially considering most of it
took place over the summer months.

Going forward, the project is in a state whereby we have spent down the
balances for most towns. We require significant additional funding to
continue the translations as well as begin translation work
for those towns which have little or no funding at all.

Now is a great time to contribute because the translation queue is
disappearing quickly.

I will be happy to answer questions regarding the status of any particular
Vilna or Suwalki gubernia shtetl with regards to vital records.

Joel Ratner

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To contribute to further translations of vital records
for these -- or other -- towns, go to www.litvaksig.org and click on
"Become a Contributor." Find the section for Vital Records and list the
name of the town for which the vital records contribution is being made.


Kaunas Jewish Cemetery Records List from 1965 - 2006. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

To elaborate on what Howard Margol posted earlier.

During April 2006, I visited an office in Kaunas, where they keep
cemetery records >from all the cemeteries in Kaunas. For the Jewish
records they only have records for the Jews who died in Kaunas during
1965 and later. All other Jewish cemetery records are either missing or
destroyed. The Jewish records that they have, are recorded in 2 books,
one line per person. I took digital photos of more than 50 pages >from
these two books. Some pages only had a few entries.

Cemetery Office is:

KAPINIU PRIEZIUROS KONTORA
DONELAICIO G-VE 70
KAUNAS

You can view the pages >from the book on my web site here.

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Kaunas/Cemetery.html

Barry Mann


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kaunas Jewish Cemetery Records List from 1965 - 2006. #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

To elaborate on what Howard Margol posted earlier.

During April 2006, I visited an office in Kaunas, where they keep
cemetery records >from all the cemeteries in Kaunas. For the Jewish
records they only have records for the Jews who died in Kaunas during
1965 and later. All other Jewish cemetery records are either missing or
destroyed. The Jewish records that they have, are recorded in 2 books,
one line per person. I took digital photos of more than 50 pages >from
these two books. Some pages only had a few entries.

Cemetery Office is:

KAPINIU PRIEZIUROS KONTORA
DONELAICIO G-VE 70
KAUNAS

You can view the pages >from the book on my web site here.

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Kaunas/Cemetery.html

Barry Mann


Re: Group photos from Lithuania #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

During 2006, Maurice Skikne and I, scanned all the photos in the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies Archive, housed in the BEYACHAD
building in Johannesburg. We scanned all the photos in the Lithuanian
section. I took digital photos of those photos that were too big for my
scanner. The photos are kept in about 30 folders, and the large photos
are kept separately. A few of the photos were taken in other countries
besides Lithuania. In sections labeled "Big Photos" and "General" above,
the photos are mostly of Lithuanian societies, congregations, and South
African Jewish societies and groups, taken in South Africa.

Look at my web site here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Beyachad/Beyachad.html

Especially some of the group photos >from number 1. (Group Photos)

Barry Mann fabrics@whc.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Group photos from Lithuania #lithuania

Barry Mann <fabrics@...>
 

During 2006, Maurice Skikne and I, scanned all the photos in the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies Archive, housed in the BEYACHAD
building in Johannesburg. We scanned all the photos in the Lithuanian
section. I took digital photos of those photos that were too big for my
scanner. The photos are kept in about 30 folders, and the large photos
are kept separately. A few of the photos were taken in other countries
besides Lithuania. In sections labeled "Big Photos" and "General" above,
the photos are mostly of Lithuanian societies, congregations, and South
African Jewish societies and groups, taken in South Africa.

Look at my web site here:

http://www.mannbarry.net/Lithuania/Beyachad/Beyachad.html

Especially some of the group photos >from number 1. (Group Photos)

Barry Mann fabrics@whc.net


Looking for 2 Obituaries - New York City #general

Casey Ashe <caseyashe@...>
 

List members,

I am new to the list and fairly new to genealogy research. I have
been doing research on my grandfather's family for the past year and
could use some information about locating two obituaries. The two
individuals are a mother and daughter who I think may have been my
grandfather's mother and sister. Both died in New York City (see details below).
I would like to know which newspapers in New York would have published
obituaries at the times of their deaths, including Jewish newspapers.
I am not able to speak or read Yiddish, so I am particularly interested
in any English language Jewish newspapers. However, I would like to
know about any newspapers which might have carried their obituaries.

Neither of these individuals' obituaries are in the New York Times
historical newspaper database >from Proquest. (Esther is mentioned in
one news article in 1925.)

Also, if anyone in the New York City area is able and willing to look
for their obituaries, let me know this as well. I appreciate any help
anyone can provide. Please respond directly to me.

Anna (or Annie) Ast
Date of death: June 10, 1924
Place of death: 375 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan, NY
Age at time of death: 70 years
Buried at Riverside Cemetary, NJ

Anna Ast was born Chane Streusand in Kozova, Galicia. She was survived
by two sons with the last name of Streusand. Also survived by a
daughter: Esther Ast. Supposedly survived by a son: Ben Ast or Ash or Ashe.
I'm wondering if this is mentioned. Anna was married to Meyer (or Mayer) Ast.
I have not been able to locate his date or place of death.

Esther Ast
Date of death: June 4, 1974
Place of death: Daughters of Jacob Geriatric Center, Bronx, NY
Age at time of death: approx. 87 years
Buried at Riverside Cemetary, Lodi, NJ according to a relative

I have quite a bit of other information, but am only looking for the
obituaries at this time. Thanks to anyone and everyone who can help
supply me with information.

Casey Ashe

Researching: AST (ASH/ASHE) (Brzezany, Galicia; Galveston & Houston, TX;
New York; Oklahoma); STREUSAND/STREISAND - descendents of Chane Streusand
(Brzezany, Galicia; Galveston & Houston, TX; New York)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for 2 Obituaries - New York City #general

Casey Ashe <caseyashe@...>
 

List members,

I am new to the list and fairly new to genealogy research. I have
been doing research on my grandfather's family for the past year and
could use some information about locating two obituaries. The two
individuals are a mother and daughter who I think may have been my
grandfather's mother and sister. Both died in New York City (see details below).
I would like to know which newspapers in New York would have published
obituaries at the times of their deaths, including Jewish newspapers.
I am not able to speak or read Yiddish, so I am particularly interested
in any English language Jewish newspapers. However, I would like to
know about any newspapers which might have carried their obituaries.

Neither of these individuals' obituaries are in the New York Times
historical newspaper database >from Proquest. (Esther is mentioned in
one news article in 1925.)

Also, if anyone in the New York City area is able and willing to look
for their obituaries, let me know this as well. I appreciate any help
anyone can provide. Please respond directly to me.

Anna (or Annie) Ast
Date of death: June 10, 1924
Place of death: 375 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan, NY
Age at time of death: 70 years
Buried at Riverside Cemetary, NJ

Anna Ast was born Chane Streusand in Kozova, Galicia. She was survived
by two sons with the last name of Streusand. Also survived by a
daughter: Esther Ast. Supposedly survived by a son: Ben Ast or Ash or Ashe.
I'm wondering if this is mentioned. Anna was married to Meyer (or Mayer) Ast.
I have not been able to locate his date or place of death.

Esther Ast
Date of death: June 4, 1974
Place of death: Daughters of Jacob Geriatric Center, Bronx, NY
Age at time of death: approx. 87 years
Buried at Riverside Cemetary, Lodi, NJ according to a relative

I have quite a bit of other information, but am only looking for the
obituaries at this time. Thanks to anyone and everyone who can help
supply me with information.

Casey Ashe

Researching: AST (ASH/ASHE) (Brzezany, Galicia; Galveston & Houston, TX;
New York; Oklahoma); STREUSAND/STREISAND - descendents of Chane Streusand
(Brzezany, Galicia; Galveston & Houston, TX; New York)


Re: Taube > Antonia {Toni} or Tillie - two possible answers {was: Name changes} #general

Wegner, Peter
 

Yes indeed, that seems to have been the usual name-correspondence. My
husband has a collateral ancestor born in Tarnow (Galicia), who later
lived and died in Vienna. Her given name was Taube, but when she moved
to Vienna she became Antonia and was known as Toni.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


My grandmother >from Sandomierz was Taube Glass which became=20
Tobie when she came to Tornoto in the 1920's
snip.......


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Taube > Antonia {Toni} or Tillie - two possible answers {was: Name changes} #general

Wegner, Peter
 

Yes indeed, that seems to have been the usual name-correspondence. My
husband has a collateral ancestor born in Tarnow (Galicia), who later
lived and died in Vienna. Her given name was Taube, but when she moved
to Vienna she became Antonia and was known as Toni.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


My grandmother >from Sandomierz was Taube Glass which became=20
Tobie when she came to Tornoto in the 1920's
snip.......


Update on the Holocaust related databases and Correze internment center, on jewishtraces.org #austria-czech

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

Dear Genners
The website jewishtraces.org was updated with 22 500 new entries in the
database "Various list 1939-1945" on the search page at
http://www.jewishtraces.org/search.php
or through Steve Morse search page.


The update of this month is made of list of Jewish refugees who were granted
to enter Switzerland , mainly between 1942 and 1945 and mainly in the French
and Italian speaking zone of the country.
The entries were selected through a database of more than 60 000 names from
which Germans, Austrians, Polish, Czechs, Turkish, stateless and other
nationals were extracted.
We can provide information on the entries ( file number and localization )on
request. The canton of arrival gives a an idea of where to find more
information on your relatives.
In the French version only ( translation is long) a very unique research on
a " special" internment center in France opened in 1943 in the department of
Correze, le Chateau du Doux in Altillac, we currently research people who
were there or in the area , as the author Nathalie Roussarie is currently
studying the general situations of the Jews in this particular area. The
link to read the article is :
http://www.jewishtraces.org/rubriques/?keyRubrique=le_chateau_du_doux

Also we published in the three languages an article on the events of
November 1938 known as Kristallnacht and the testimony of Herschel
Grynszpan's father, Zendel, Schmuel Grynszpan at the Eichmann trial in
Jerusalem.

The project jewishtraces is run by a French nonprofit organization
dorot|association d'histoire, which goal is to provide information for
families and researchers on the fate of Jewish refugees in Europe, the
online databases have now 47 500 entries all related to documents, mostly
from administrative sources.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France
http://www.jewishtraces.org
According to Jewishgen rules this mail is sent during the first week of the
month.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Update on the Holocaust related databases and Correze internment center, on jewishtraces.org #austria-czech

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

Dear Genners
The website jewishtraces.org was updated with 22 500 new entries in the
database "Various list 1939-1945" on the search page at
http://www.jewishtraces.org/search.php
or through Steve Morse search page.


The update of this month is made of list of Jewish refugees who were granted
to enter Switzerland , mainly between 1942 and 1945 and mainly in the French
and Italian speaking zone of the country.
The entries were selected through a database of more than 60 000 names from
which Germans, Austrians, Polish, Czechs, Turkish, stateless and other
nationals were extracted.
We can provide information on the entries ( file number and localization )on
request. The canton of arrival gives a an idea of where to find more
information on your relatives.
In the French version only ( translation is long) a very unique research on
a " special" internment center in France opened in 1943 in the department of
Correze, le Chateau du Doux in Altillac, we currently research people who
were there or in the area , as the author Nathalie Roussarie is currently
studying the general situations of the Jews in this particular area. The
link to read the article is :
http://www.jewishtraces.org/rubriques/?keyRubrique=le_chateau_du_doux

Also we published in the three languages an article on the events of
November 1938 known as Kristallnacht and the testimony of Herschel
Grynszpan's father, Zendel, Schmuel Grynszpan at the Eichmann trial in
Jerusalem.

The project jewishtraces is run by a French nonprofit organization
dorot|association d'histoire, which goal is to provide information for
families and researchers on the fate of Jewish refugees in Europe, the
online databases have now 47 500 entries all related to documents, mostly
from administrative sources.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France
http://www.jewishtraces.org
According to Jewishgen rules this mail is sent during the first week of the
month.


Update on the Holocaust related databases and Correze internment center, on jewishtraces.org #general

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

Dear Genners
The website jewishtraces.org was updated with 22 500 new
entries in the database "Various list 1939-1945" on the search
page at
http://www.jewishtraces.org/search.php
or through Steve Morse search page.

The update of this month is made of list of Jewish refugees
who were granted to enter Switzerland , mainly between 1942 and 1945
and mainly in the French and Italian speaking zone of the country.
The entries were selected through a database of more than 60 000
names >from which Germans, Austrians, Polish, Czechs, Turkish,
stateless and other nationals were extracted.
We can provide information on the entries ( file number and
localization )on request. The canton of arrival gives a an idea of
where to find more information on your relatives.
In the French version only ( translation is long) a very unique
research on a " special" internment center in France opened in 1943
in the department of Correze, le Chateau du Doux in Altillac, we
currently research people who were there or in the area , as the
author Nathalie Roussarie is currently studying the general situations
of the Jews in this particular area. The link to read the article is :
http://www.jewishtraces.org/rubriques/?keyRubrique=le_chateau_du_doux

Also we published in the three languages an article on the events of
November 1938 known as Kristallnacht and the testimony of Herschel
Grynszpan's father, Zendel, Schmuel Grynszpan at the Eichmann trial in
Jerusalem.

The project jewishtraces is run by a French nonprofit organization
dorot|association d'histoire, which goal is to provide information for
families and researchers on the fate of Jewish refugees in Europe, the
online databases have now 47 500 entries all related to documents, mostly
from administrative sources.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France
http://www.jewishtraces.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update on the Holocaust related databases and Correze internment center, on jewishtraces.org #general

Manuela Wyler <m.wyler@...>
 

Dear Genners
The website jewishtraces.org was updated with 22 500 new
entries in the database "Various list 1939-1945" on the search
page at
http://www.jewishtraces.org/search.php
or through Steve Morse search page.

The update of this month is made of list of Jewish refugees
who were granted to enter Switzerland , mainly between 1942 and 1945
and mainly in the French and Italian speaking zone of the country.
The entries were selected through a database of more than 60 000
names >from which Germans, Austrians, Polish, Czechs, Turkish,
stateless and other nationals were extracted.
We can provide information on the entries ( file number and
localization )on request. The canton of arrival gives a an idea of
where to find more information on your relatives.
In the French version only ( translation is long) a very unique
research on a " special" internment center in France opened in 1943
in the department of Correze, le Chateau du Doux in Altillac, we
currently research people who were there or in the area , as the
author Nathalie Roussarie is currently studying the general situations
of the Jews in this particular area. The link to read the article is :
http://www.jewishtraces.org/rubriques/?keyRubrique=le_chateau_du_doux

Also we published in the three languages an article on the events of
November 1938 known as Kristallnacht and the testimony of Herschel
Grynszpan's father, Zendel, Schmuel Grynszpan at the Eichmann trial in
Jerusalem.

The project jewishtraces is run by a French nonprofit organization
dorot|association d'histoire, which goal is to provide information for
families and researchers on the fate of Jewish refugees in Europe, the
online databases have now 47 500 entries all related to documents, mostly
from administrative sources.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon France
http://www.jewishtraces.org


Re: Taube > Antonia {Toni} or Tillie - two possible answers {was: Name #general

Aaron Waxman <abwaxman@...>
 

My grandmother >from Sandomierz was Taube Glass which became
Tobie when she came to Tornoto in the 1920's

On 11/1/08 7:47 PM, "Celia Male" <celiamale@yahoo.com> wrote:

Ruth asks us: "I feel 2 of my relatives who came to the U.S. in the
1890s might have changed their given names. Their first names when
they arrived were Toyva and Taube. Anyone have any thoughts on what
the Americanized versions might be?"

Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Taube > Antonia {Toni} or Tillie - two possible answers {was: Name #general

Aaron Waxman <abwaxman@...>
 

My grandmother >from Sandomierz was Taube Glass which became
Tobie when she came to Tornoto in the 1920's

On 11/1/08 7:47 PM, "Celia Male" <celiamale@yahoo.com> wrote:

Ruth asks us: "I feel 2 of my relatives who came to the U.S. in the
1890s might have changed their given names. Their first names when
they arrived were Toyva and Taube. Anyone have any thoughts on what
the Americanized versions might be?"

Aaron B. Waxman, MD, PhD