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Re: What or where is Divirol #names

Dr.Josef ASH
 

I would read the last letter not Lame"d but Tsad"i.
and I have found a place Dvorets, in Grodno goubernia ~120 km WS to Grodno and ~ 160 km S to Vilno.
Does it do for your family origin?
Josef ASH, Israel


Re: Other names for Ruth #names #hungary

jrsackerman@...
 

Aside from the fact that any English name can be chosen, not one that is in any way considered an "equivalent", some common names in Eastern Europe that begin with the letter "r" are Rachel, Ruth, Reisel (spelled various ways), and Rivka, 


Re: TRYING TO FIND FAMILY AND FIGURE OUT A PUZZLE #general

Stephen Weinstein
 

Since you think "He was also apparently naturalised American", order copies from the U.S. government of whatever records pertaining to the naturalization that they have (certificate of arrival, declaration of intent, petition for naturalization), etc.  Since you don't have specifics needed for them to find the records easily, you'll have to pay them to search for the records, but you've put in enough effort already that you shouldn't quit now if you can afford it.  I don't know what these records will tell you, but there should be a birthplace and date of birth (which may or may not be accurate, but at least it's a lead) and some information helpful in figuring out when the name changes occurred, including the name under which he arrived in the U.S., his name immediately before naturalization, and the name he adopted at naturalization.  Sometimes also an explanation (not necessarily true) of reasons for entering the country under a false name.


Re: What or where is Divirol #names

Jacob Walzer
 

Good evening,
 
I would think Divoril is Devorah. And her husband. 

On Sat, May 2, 2020, 12:53 PM Butch Hill <butchbeg@...> wrote:
I have a photo of some missing family members that was dated 1917. The back has some information in Yiddish. Recently I uploaded it to Viewmate and someone was kind enough to translate it for me. One section contains the phrase "In Divirol with the husband." Of course, that sounds like she is in a place called "Divirol" with her husband. But, I've searched for references to "Divirol" as a place and/or as word with a special meaning. But, I can't find it anywhere. Is anyone familiar with a place of that name or of any other meaning associated with that word?
I've attached a snapshot of the back if it's of any help. The phrase is contained on the upper portion of the right-side.
This photo and the writing on the back is the only information I have about these individuals (my grandfather's sister and family) as they eventually disappeared. So, any additional insight would be of great value.    Thanks so much for any assistance.


Giby, Sejny and Lazdei… #poland #lithuania

seth@...
 

The village of Giby and the adjacent towns of Sejny and Lazdei*… are the roots of my grandmother’s families¹ Pavlowsky and Romanowsky (spellwings obviously vary).

My grandmoth11¹er was born in Giby, but her youth, and maybe childhood, was spent in Lazdei.

Lazdei (or Lazdijai) is today on the Lithuanian side of the border. It had 1,212 Jewish inhabitants in 1939, which was 40% of the total population. Except for a mass grave outside the town, I am not aware of any Jewish remnants of that population and culture.

In 2018, I visited Giby, which seems to have no Jewish remnants at all, and I have been trying to get in contact with anyone who knows more about this village from its “Jewish times” and what happened to its Jewish residents during the Holocaust.

Seth Jacobson. seth@...>


Translation of the Memorial Krosno, Polandle at reduced price #poland #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

Krosno by the Wislok River: Memorial Book of Jewish Community of Krosno, Poland

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Hessen Gatermann database #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Users of the Germany databases may have noticed that links to the images
associated with the Hessen Gatermann database are going to a blank
viewer screen, not the desired page.

The Hessian archives have informed me that they've changed their URLs.
Before setting out to rebuild the database I'm hoping to convince them
to add in a redirect routine.

In the meantime, note that the images can be accessed via
https://www.lagis-hessen.de/en/subjects/index/sn/pstr.

Roger Lustig,    research coordinator, GerSIG   <GerSIG.Research@...>


Looking for Schmuel MITSCHNER family in New York City in 1923 #usa #russia

Milton Koch
 

Schmuel lived in NYC in 1923. He was listed as a friend of Chaje Dickovsky, from Elisavetgrad, Russia-where he also came from.
Chaje was on USS Lithuania to be with her daughter. However, she listed Schmuel as a “friend” she was visiting.
I am looking for any information related to Chaje in particular.
Thank you.

Milton Koch   <mjk1944@...>


JewishGen Class starts May 15 - Research in Galicia #JewishGenUpdates #galicia #events

Nancy Holden
 

Research in Galicia has a few more places
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/edu-courses.asp
This is a JewishGen private forum class open 24/7
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Accessing Russian Archives #russia #latvia #warsaw

GEORGE MASON
 

My ancestor, Schimel Mozeson, born: 1859, Father: Hirsch, Mother: Libe, registered as Merchant of the First Guild in Riga. Lived in Warsaw 1883-1915. Lived in Moscow 1915-1917. Had a tailor shop or clothing store at Ul. Nalewki 18 in 1900. Got into the mechanical [automated] laundry business in Warsaw and made a lot of money. Expanded his mechanical laundries into Moscow, Odessa, and St. Petersburg around 1915. Unfortunately, during the 1917 Russian Revolution, all of his businesses were nationalized and he lost all of his money. Question: being a merchant of the First Guild within the Russian Empire and having traveled to Moscow, Odessa, and St. Petersburg, would the Russian Empire have kept a file on him, somewhere, perhaps with a photograph of him? If it still exists, where would I find such a file and who would I have to contact in Russia, these days, to obtain that information?

Thank You,
George Mason
USA


Re: Other names for Ruth #names #hungary

Shelley Mitchell
 

I think the most common equivalents are Ruchl and Rivka.
--
Shelley Mitchell 
NYC
searching KONIGSBERG/KINIGSBERG, TERNER, MOLDAUER, SCHONFELD - Kolomyya PLATZ - DELATYN. All Galicia.


What or where is Divirol #names

Butch Hill
 

I have a photo of some missing family members that was dated 1917. The back has some information in Yiddish. Recently I uploaded it to Viewmate and someone was kind enough to translate it for me. One section contains the phrase "In Divirol with the husband." Of course, that sounds like she is in a place called "Divirol" with her husband. But, I've searched for references to "Divirol" as a place and/or as word with a special meaning. But, I can't find it anywhere. Is anyone familiar with a place of that name or of any other meaning associated with that word?
 
I've attached a snapshot of the back if it's of any help. The phrase is contained on the upper portion of the right-side.
 
This photo and the writing on the back is the only information I have about these individuals (my grandfather's sister and family) as they eventually disappeared. So, any additional insight would be of great value.
 
Thanks so much for any assistance.


Re: Manifest Question #poland

Marvin Lauwasser
 

Lee,

So when did Jacob Jaffe come over?   Here are some considerations from a guy who only dabbles in genealogy.

 

My GM Molly came through Ellis Island in 1921 bringing my 18 year old mother and a 15 year old "son", Reisik Leib Wiezisky.  That should have been my then 14 year old aunt Bella, but she arrived in December 1925 at age 19.  There was no son Reisik in the immediate family.  I expect he was snuck in as a favor to someone.   The visa application might have been of interest but I never pursued it.

 

Have you checked for your GF's arrival in other ports of entry?  My father came in through Canada and I found that in Family Search.

 

I played around in the SM site using search filters: Jaffe/male/birth 1884-88/arrival 1892-99.  There are 14 hits.  The first one is a Jaffe with given name obliterated.  He's an 11 yr old arriving June'95 from Glasgow going to Philadelphia.  Seems to be with a mom and 2 younger sibs.

 

Among the 14 Jaffes I see another spelling for the town.  Using the filters without Jaffe but with Suchawola, there's a 9 year old Jankel Weinstein arriving 1898 from Antwerp.

 

You might try to skim through Bertha's manifest for others from Suchowola.  Truly a long shot.  Or maybe the gubernia that the town was within.

 

Hope this helps.

 


Re: Hebrew name question #names

tom
 

what you're seeing is probably, an abbreviation for "hamekhuneh", which means "who is called", to indicate that a nickname follows.  typically "yaaqov hm' qobi" or "yehudah hm' leib", etc.


....... tom klein, toronto


At 3:04 -0700 1/5/20, main@... wrote:

Hebrew name question #names

On a document a relative has a name that looks like  HAY MEM YOD. Does anyone have any idea what this is ?


Re: Manifest Question #poland

Ben Karlin <BenKARLIN@...>
 

Lee,

It is hard to keep up with the updates made to the various Genealogy websites as they are “improved” but my experience is that FamilySearch does allow searching only on the place field. For example, my grandfather was born in Yanow ad Pinsk in Belarus and emigrated from Yakowlewo, near there.

The caveat is that there are easily a dozen alternate names and spellings (as well as their being located in four different nations depending on the year) for each of these cities. And these are only the legitimate alternatives. Add the misspellings and transcription errors .... I would consider it impossible to find all of the listings from either place.

In some cases I have been pleased and surprised by the results in US draft and military records, archives of Jewish immigration agencies, Yad Vashem, and passenger manifests. Not all of these are available through FamilySearch.

As a reminder, FamilySearch requires free registration for reasonably full access to its records. Many records online refer to indices of records on microfilm, some of which are accessible only at LDS Family History sites or affiliated public libraries. At present these are not all open but it should not be difficult to compile relevant records and, once the outdoors reopens, view them.

Hope this helps,
Ben Karlin
Aurora, IL

Researching KARLIN, KARLINSKY and KAROLINSKY: Motola, Yanow ad Pinsk, Yakowlewa Belarus; Israel; Baltimore, MD and Chicago, IL
TURNIANSKY, TURNER and TURNOY: Kobryn, Yakowlewa, Belarus; Israel; Chicago, IL; Wing, ND and South Haven, MI
RICE, RICH, REICH, REISEN, REIZEN, REICIN and RAJCZYN: Zhitomir and Cherniachiv, Ukraine
SAUER, SAUVER and SAUWER: Buenos Aires, Argentina and Belem, Brazil


Need a Manifest Maven! Beila COIN and 2 small daughters from Taurage, final destination Chicago ca 1894 #lithuania #usa

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I'm going cross-eyed from staring at passenger lists and hope a sharp-eyed Manifest Maven can spot this family for me! I'm looking for the passenger manifest for Beila COIN from Taurage, Lithuania. She was a widow b. around 1847, travelling with daughters Nechama ( b. 1884 or 1886 - 'Anna' in the US), and Elizabeth (b. 1891 - I don't know her original name). Final destination Chicago, where Beila's sons Louis and Joe COIN, daughters Rebecca SCHLOSBERG and Tillie SHAPIRO lived.
As far as I can tell from Census data, Beila and the girls arrived in the US in 1893 or 1894. Beila  ("Belle") was never naturalized and died in Chicago in 1920.  The name is sometimes 'Cohen' on US records, but the family preferred COIN. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated (and my ophthalmologist would thank you,too)!
Carola Murray-Seegert
Oberursel, Germany
Researching COIN - Taurage Lithuania; MAIMON- Radauti-Prut Romania; FELDBEIN, RABINOWITZ - Byerazino and Pahost Belarus; LIFSHITZ, SHEFTEL - Shklov and Moskva
Coordinator, Igumen District Research Group

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/tools/projects/towns/index.html

Manager, Byerazino/Pahost KehilaLInk

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Byerazino/
Manager, Moskva KehilaLink

https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/moskva/ 


Re: Manifest Question #poland

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

Children weren't coddled in the 19th century. My ggrandmother came alone, at age 8, after her mother died and father remarried.  She wasn't in steerage, but she was sent to an aunt and uncle (probably at least) in NYC.
 
Children came in steerage too, at young ages.
 
Sally Bruckheimer,  Princeton, NJ   <sallybruc@...>


Re: Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general

Judy Petersen
 

I can help.  Is there a suggested time frame in which to finish the assignment?
My eyesight isn't great, but as long as the images can be enlarged I should be fine.


Re: Refugee doctors in 1930s had to re-qualify before practising in UK #unitedkingdom

Gerald and Margaret
 

Thanks so much to all those people who replied.  
Within a few hours, I had the answer and more.  What a worldwide community we  are at the moment, with so much generocity of time and spiritl.  

I'm incorporating my newly gained  knowledge into  a project which has been set up to gain something positive from this pandemic:  a group of friends are going to write their  family story, showing the lasting effects of persecution.  

Thanks,
Margaret Levin (nee Stein, formerly Levene)


Re: Smolyansky (Smoliansky) #lithuania

Michael Hoffman
 

Hello Anthony,

You should do a search on the Find My Past website at www.findmypast.co.uk there are a number of entries for   

Smoliansky including the 1939 Register and some passenger records that you could be interested in.

Best regards,

Michael Hoffman

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