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refugees in Uzbekistan and other countires in that area during WWII #ukraine

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

A new database has gone online at the Museum of the Holocaust in Washington.
If you know or think that members of your family fled east away >from the
invading armies, it is worth a try.
I found my first cousin and husband and son. Just a word of warning, there
are mistakes even on the original cards which you can see online. My
cousin's son was marked as a daughter on the card.
There is no soundex but you can search by the first letters of the family
name, first name and patronymic.
This is what enabled me to find my cousin Sonya, who was listed as Sura. Her
father's name matched, and she was listed as coming >from Vinnitsa.
http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees
Enjoy
Rose Feldman


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine refugees in Uzbekistan and other countires in that area during WWII #ukraine

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

A new database has gone online at the Museum of the Holocaust in Washington.
If you know or think that members of your family fled east away >from the
invading armies, it is worth a try.
I found my first cousin and husband and son. Just a word of warning, there
are mistakes even on the original cards which you can see online. My
cousin's son was marked as a daughter on the card.
There is no soundex but you can search by the first letters of the family
name, first name and patronymic.
This is what enabled me to find my cousin Sonya, who was listed as Sura. Her
father's name matched, and she was listed as coming >from Vinnitsa.
http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees
Enjoy
Rose Feldman


Matronymic surnames #ukraine

Hamilton, Lawrence R. <LHamilton@...>
 

In a recent posting, Avi Klammer suggests that the surname Rivkin came
to represent the Biblical Matriarch Rivkah (Rebecca) and Hankin did the
same for Hannah. He then asks about any other such known & documented
FIRST names of historically-prominent women figures inspiring LAST
names.

I submit that these surnames are matronymics ("kind" =3D child in
Yiddish), derived >from the first name of the mother of the individual
who first assumed the surname. Accordingly, it was not just biblical
names that gave rise to these surnames, but all female given names,
whether biblical or not. A few examples come quickly to mind:

Balkin (Beyla)
Baskin (Basha)
Chaikin (Chaya, Chaika)
Chaskin (Chasha)
Dworkin (Dvora)
Elkin (Elka)
Fridkin (Freyda)
Frumkin (Fruma)
Malkin (Malka)
Mishkin (Michla)
Rashkin (Rasha)
Riskin (Rysha, Ryska)
Slavkin (Slava)
Slotkin (Zlata)
Sorkin (Sora)
Soskin (Sosia)
Ziskin (Zysa, Zyska)

Shabbat shalom,

Larry Hamilton
Chicago, Illinois
lhamilton@mayerbrown.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Matronymic surnames #ukraine

Hamilton, Lawrence R. <LHamilton@...>
 

In a recent posting, Avi Klammer suggests that the surname Rivkin came
to represent the Biblical Matriarch Rivkah (Rebecca) and Hankin did the
same for Hannah. He then asks about any other such known & documented
FIRST names of historically-prominent women figures inspiring LAST
names.

I submit that these surnames are matronymics ("kind" =3D child in
Yiddish), derived >from the first name of the mother of the individual
who first assumed the surname. Accordingly, it was not just biblical
names that gave rise to these surnames, but all female given names,
whether biblical or not. A few examples come quickly to mind:

Balkin (Beyla)
Baskin (Basha)
Chaikin (Chaya, Chaika)
Chaskin (Chasha)
Dworkin (Dvora)
Elkin (Elka)
Fridkin (Freyda)
Frumkin (Fruma)
Malkin (Malka)
Mishkin (Michla)
Rashkin (Rasha)
Riskin (Rysha, Ryska)
Slavkin (Slava)
Slotkin (Zlata)
Sorkin (Sora)
Soskin (Sosia)
Ziskin (Zysa, Zyska)

Shabbat shalom,

Larry Hamilton
Chicago, Illinois
lhamilton@mayerbrown.com


Re: Name equivalents #ukraine

Sarah L Meyer
 

Dear Genners,
There has been quite a bit of discussion in the digest lately that
assumes that there is a relationship between a person's secular name and
the religious one. In my experience with US Jews in my family and
others (>from about 1900 on), that is not necessarily the case. What I
have found is that often a family will name their child after someone
using the religious name, and possibly choose a non related secular
name. The reasons could be that they like the secular name, they are
using this method to name after two different people, they do not like
the equivalent secular name, or they just want the child to have a less
obviously Jewish secular name. Some of these reasons might have been
equally valid in other countries and at other times.

Sarah L. M. Christiansen
Georgetown, TX
http://genealogy.smcactuary.com/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Name equivalents #ukraine

Sarah L Meyer
 

Dear Genners,
There has been quite a bit of discussion in the digest lately that
assumes that there is a relationship between a person's secular name and
the religious one. In my experience with US Jews in my family and
others (>from about 1900 on), that is not necessarily the case. What I
have found is that often a family will name their child after someone
using the religious name, and possibly choose a non related secular
name. The reasons could be that they like the secular name, they are
using this method to name after two different people, they do not like
the equivalent secular name, or they just want the child to have a less
obviously Jewish secular name. Some of these reasons might have been
equally valid in other countries and at other times.

Sarah L. M. Christiansen
Georgetown, TX
http://genealogy.smcactuary.com/


Brody #galicia

Dagobert Scher <dscher@...>
 

Has anyone researching families in Brody come up with the name
LEPERER?

My paternal grandmother, who died during the Holocaust, was born
in Brody around 1880 and lived in Lemberg, later Lvov. Her name
was Roza (Rachel) LEPERER. She had 3 brothers: Simon who moved to
England, Herman who moved to Italy, and Adolf.

I would be greatly interested to find out the names of my
grandmother's parents.

Thank you.

Dag Scher


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Brody #galicia

Dagobert Scher <dscher@...>
 

Has anyone researching families in Brody come up with the name
LEPERER?

My paternal grandmother, who died during the Holocaust, was born
in Brody around 1880 and lived in Lemberg, later Lvov. Her name
was Roza (Rachel) LEPERER. She had 3 brothers: Simon who moved to
England, Herman who moved to Italy, and Adolf.

I would be greatly interested to find out the names of my
grandmother's parents.

Thank you.

Dag Scher


1923 Lithuania Census #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Peggy Freedman informed me about a statistical abstract of the
1923 census in Lithuania, in the American Jewish Yearbook for 1930.

http://ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=40

This is a link to all the year books. Go to Volume #32 for the year 1930.
Open it, and click on "Statistics of Jews, Supplements".
In Adobe Reader, go to page 28 of 33 (this is page 276 of the original
book) and you should be at the article "Appendix F, Jews of Lithuania,
Census of 1923".

The direct link is:
http://ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/1930_1931_8_StatSupplements.pdf

Appendix E is about the Jews of Latvia.

As mentioned, the data in the Yearbook is only statistical in nature.
In the hope that the complete 1923 census still exists, I contacted
the Director of the Central Archves in Vilnius. To my disappointment,
he informed me that the census no longer exists.

Howard Margol
www.pusalotas.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1923 Lithuania Census #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Peggy Freedman informed me about a statistical abstract of the
1923 census in Lithuania, in the American Jewish Yearbook for 1930.

http://ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=40

This is a link to all the year books. Go to Volume #32 for the year 1930.
Open it, and click on "Statistics of Jews, Supplements".
In Adobe Reader, go to page 28 of 33 (this is page 276 of the original
book) and you should be at the article "Appendix F, Jews of Lithuania,
Census of 1923".

The direct link is:
http://ajcarchives.org/AJC_DATA/Files/1930_1931_8_StatSupplements.pdf

Appendix E is about the Jews of Latvia.

As mentioned, the data in the Yearbook is only statistical in nature.
In the hope that the complete 1923 census still exists, I contacted
the Director of the Central Archves in Vilnius. To my disappointment,
he informed me that the census no longer exists.

Howard Margol
www.pusalotas.org


BRENER,Intro Letter #poland

Eileen <kydebren@...>
 

My name is Eileen BRENNER and I am new to the discussion group, but not new
to Jewish Gen. I am primarily researching the ancestors of my Paternal
family. Although I have been doing research for a number of years, it has
been sporadic and I consider myself to be little more than a novice.

My computer and Internet skills are intermediate and I have a fair knowledge
of moving around the Internet. I primarily speak English and understand a
bissel of Yiddish and Hebrew, all other languages will require translation.

I have been able to establish my paternal family to my Grandparents Peltyn
and Golda (KREIGER) BRENER (now BRENNER). If anyone feels they have
information going further back in genealogic history for this family, I
welcome your contact.

Some family history: Peltyn is said to have had 3 wives and families. I
can account for 2., Chaja Sora bat Abram Kusiel GARBOWITZ, and my
Grandmother. Nothing is known about the 1st wife who may have died in
childbirth at a very young age.

My G'parents emmigrated to the U S in June, 1921, with 6 of 7 surviving
children. The 7th, Julia Brener WEISSBERGER (W. of Harry) was already
living in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Weissberger's sponsored the Breners. The
family disembarked in NYC and went directly to Wilkes-Barre. Peltyn, my
Father and members of our generation are Kohanim. Their city of origin was
Wysokie Mazowieckie, Lomza Gubernia/Bialystok Province and they arrived on
the SS Finland.

I would welcome contact >from anyone who feels they may have information on
this family.

I thank the moderators of the group for including me in this group and hope
to be a useful contributor.

Shabbat Shalom

Eileen BRENNER #28866
Hazleton, PA USA

Researching: BRENER; KREIGER;SUPOWITZ (Supowit) JACOBS (Jakob et.,al)


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland BRENER,Intro Letter #poland

Eileen <kydebren@...>
 

My name is Eileen BRENNER and I am new to the discussion group, but not new
to Jewish Gen. I am primarily researching the ancestors of my Paternal
family. Although I have been doing research for a number of years, it has
been sporadic and I consider myself to be little more than a novice.

My computer and Internet skills are intermediate and I have a fair knowledge
of moving around the Internet. I primarily speak English and understand a
bissel of Yiddish and Hebrew, all other languages will require translation.

I have been able to establish my paternal family to my Grandparents Peltyn
and Golda (KREIGER) BRENER (now BRENNER). If anyone feels they have
information going further back in genealogic history for this family, I
welcome your contact.

Some family history: Peltyn is said to have had 3 wives and families. I
can account for 2., Chaja Sora bat Abram Kusiel GARBOWITZ, and my
Grandmother. Nothing is known about the 1st wife who may have died in
childbirth at a very young age.

My G'parents emmigrated to the U S in June, 1921, with 6 of 7 surviving
children. The 7th, Julia Brener WEISSBERGER (W. of Harry) was already
living in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Weissberger's sponsored the Breners. The
family disembarked in NYC and went directly to Wilkes-Barre. Peltyn, my
Father and members of our generation are Kohanim. Their city of origin was
Wysokie Mazowieckie, Lomza Gubernia/Bialystok Province and they arrived on
the SS Finland.

I would welcome contact >from anyone who feels they may have information on
this family.

I thank the moderators of the group for including me in this group and hope
to be a useful contributor.

Shabbat Shalom

Eileen BRENNER #28866
Hazleton, PA USA

Researching: BRENER; KREIGER;SUPOWITZ (Supowit) JACOBS (Jakob et.,al)


Tyczyn and Rzeszow #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Mark Halpern included the names of two communities in the list of those
whose records were in Lviv and recently filmed by the Mormons: Mark
mistakenly listed the town of Tuchin. It should be Tyczyn, a subdistrict
of Rzeszow district, which encompasses many small towns in a very large
area to the south of the town. Mark was unsure about whether Rzeszow
records were also included in this group. They are. Some years ago, Alex
Dunai alerted Nat Abramowitz about the existence of these records in
Lviv. They shouldn't have been there because they should have been
transferred to Poland after WWII. However, there they were.

Alex told me that the Tyczyn records were only old (1790-) death
"records" which weren't really records so much as a list of names, the
date of death, the age and the cause of death in some cases. But, for
me the good news was that my xxx great grandfather's death was among
those listed.

I never personally researched the Rzeszow records so I can't report
anything about what they look like but I assume that they are equally
sparse, as all of the other early Rzeszow records in Poland are.

I still have hope that one day more of these "orphan" records >from
western Galician districts will be unearthed in Lviv.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Tyczyn and Rzeszow #galicia

Suzan & Ron Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Mark Halpern included the names of two communities in the list of those
whose records were in Lviv and recently filmed by the Mormons: Mark
mistakenly listed the town of Tuchin. It should be Tyczyn, a subdistrict
of Rzeszow district, which encompasses many small towns in a very large
area to the south of the town. Mark was unsure about whether Rzeszow
records were also included in this group. They are. Some years ago, Alex
Dunai alerted Nat Abramowitz about the existence of these records in
Lviv. They shouldn't have been there because they should have been
transferred to Poland after WWII. However, there they were.

Alex told me that the Tyczyn records were only old (1790-) death
"records" which weren't really records so much as a list of names, the
date of death, the age and the cause of death in some cases. But, for
me the good news was that my xxx great grandfather's death was among
those listed.

I never personally researched the Rzeszow records so I can't report
anything about what they look like but I assume that they are equally
sparse, as all of the other early Rzeszow records in Poland are.

I still have hope that one day more of these "orphan" records >from
western Galician districts will be unearthed in Lviv.

Suzan Wynne
Kensington, MD


Hire a Researcher in Romania #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,
I would like to hire a researcher to find information on our family who is
from Iasi, Romania.
I would also appreciate if anyone can provide me with the name of a reliable
researcher who they have used successfully. All recommendations would be
most appreciated.
-Please respond in private.

Thank you,
Lois Segal Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com


Access to Estate Records Threatened in Montgonmery County - Threat Cancelled #general

dennis gries
 

Hello --

In regard to the Montgomery County PA restrictions, which I have been aware
of for several weeks, and have written a letter of comment noting the
apparent violation of PA open records laws....

My local contact in Montgomery County government reports:

"That ruling has been rescinded, come on in!
It was the quick action of some concerned researchers who got their letters
and emails sent off to the County Commissioners and decision makers!
(including you!)
Let's hope the crisis is forever gone!"

Please note that there is an issue with SSANs of survivors in that they do
appear on some PA Inheritance Tax Returns, on the schedule that lists them.
That schedule is invaluable to us as genealogists, and we SHOULD NOT make
note of those numbers when we extract data. Of course, identify thieves
don't have the time and inclination, and we researchers who do appear at the
Montgomery Archives become rather known to the staff.

Best of my knowledge, there is no authority to block access to financial
details of probate. That is why trusts are set up pre-death, to avoid
probate and public information access.

Dennis Gries


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hire a Researcher in Romania #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello,
I would like to hire a researcher to find information on our family who is
from Iasi, Romania.
I would also appreciate if anyone can provide me with the name of a reliable
researcher who they have used successfully. All recommendations would be
most appreciated.
-Please respond in private.

Thank you,
Lois Segal Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Access to Estate Records Threatened in Montgonmery County - Threat Cancelled #general

dennis gries
 

Hello --

In regard to the Montgomery County PA restrictions, which I have been aware
of for several weeks, and have written a letter of comment noting the
apparent violation of PA open records laws....

My local contact in Montgomery County government reports:

"That ruling has been rescinded, come on in!
It was the quick action of some concerned researchers who got their letters
and emails sent off to the County Commissioners and decision makers!
(including you!)
Let's hope the crisis is forever gone!"

Please note that there is an issue with SSANs of survivors in that they do
appear on some PA Inheritance Tax Returns, on the schedule that lists them.
That schedule is invaluable to us as genealogists, and we SHOULD NOT make
note of those numbers when we extract data. Of course, identify thieves
don't have the time and inclination, and we researchers who do appear at the
Montgomery Archives become rather known to the staff.

Best of my knowledge, there is no authority to block access to financial
details of probate. That is why trusts are set up pre-death, to avoid
probate and public information access.

Dennis Gries


NEED HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF TOMBSTONE #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

This is one of the most interesting tombstones that I have encountered in
the Jewish cemetery on the Island of Rhodes. It is very elaborate wiith
symbols on the bottom, probably related to his occupation, a column written
on the left side, and most importantly includes numerous generations of the
deceased. I believe that this tombstone is the brother of my great great
grandfather. If that is the case, this will allow me to know the paternal
ancestry of the family probably back to the 1500s. Therefore, I would
appreciate your help to translate and interprete the tombstone.

Please click on the link below which will take you directly to the image
VM9013 on viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9013

Thanking you in advance,

Sincerely,

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@hotmail.com


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim NEED HELP WITH TRANSLATION OF TOMBSTONE #sephardic

bob rubin <bob_rubin@...>
 

Hello,

This is one of the most interesting tombstones that I have encountered in
the Jewish cemetery on the Island of Rhodes. It is very elaborate wiith
symbols on the bottom, probably related to his occupation, a column written
on the left side, and most importantly includes numerous generations of the
deceased. I believe that this tombstone is the brother of my great great
grandfather. If that is the case, this will allow me to know the paternal
ancestry of the family probably back to the 1500s. Therefore, I would
appreciate your help to translate and interprete the tombstone.

Please click on the link below which will take you directly to the image
VM9013 on viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=9013

Thanking you in advance,

Sincerely,

Bob RUBIN MAYO
bob_rubin@hotmail.com