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Re: unusual name on tombstone #names

Avrohom Krauss
 

Let me preface my interpretation with a general comment about tombstones. Although engraved in stone, names on tombstones are not always ‘engraved in stone!’ Mistakes do occur. Hebrew names were not always known by survivors or were mangled. Also, engraving mistakes occurred. Often engravers did not know Hebrew and followed the numbers which were translated into Hebrew letters. Letters that are similar were sometimes erroneously substituted. I believe this happened in this case. Allow me to explain.
My guess is that the seemingly long name in question is in fact two words (notice space in between). It appears to me that the first word is the fathers name (Sine); the second, tribal status (HaKohen). If correct, we have to explain some spelling and engraving errors. The father’s name seems to be the Hebrew name ‘Sine’ - samech, yud, nun, yud (Sinai in English) but was misspelled ‘samech, aleph, nun, ayin. (The final letter ‘ayin' could have been used for the Yiddish phonetic spelling-especially if the person was from Galicia). The second word is “HaKohen.”. The clue here is the priestly hands on top of stone. Again, we have to explain the second letter which appears to be a ‘nun’ should be a ‘kaf.’ The letters ’nun’ and ‘kaf' are similar. Take a ‘nun' and widen and it becomes a ‘kaf.’ The next letter appears as a ‘daled’ but should have a little leg under the left side of top to form a ‘heh.’ The final letter that looks like a ‘vav’ should be lengthened to form a final ‘nun.’ There you have it! Shmuel Yaakov ben Sine HaKohen! This is my guess.>

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel


Re: Searching for my father's family in #galicia #poland

Henny
 

Thank you for your message.

  • My grand mother CHANA SPIRA-HAMMEL was born in DUKLA 07/25/1877. I have since discovered that  IZAAK HAMMEL (circa 1840) + LAJE SPIRA ( circa 1840) had another daughter MALKA HAMMEL born circa 1867.  MALKA married MATES WEINSTEIN born in  KORSZYNA.  My guess is that there must have been other siblings during that 10 year period. Very little has remained from DUKLA's Archives.
  • Also trying to find the link between my great-grand-mother FEIGE WITZTUM married with MARKUS WITZTUM both from RYMANOV and FEIGE WITZTUM married with ABARAHAM WITZTUM from SAMBOR. 
  • Looking for family RAND from LUTOWISKA. My grand father was SAMUEL RAND ( 12/14/1883) son of ELYIAHO DAVID RAND ( circa1850) and ZISSEL EISENBERG (circa1850) 

I am using mainly besides JewishGen, JRI Poland, Yad Vashem website, Gesher Galicia, I found most of my family on Yad Vashem website,
I want now to find the missing links.
Tank you for your time and for any help you can provide.
Henny Wiesenfeld
Paris


Re: Chislavichi and Monastyrshchina of Mogilev gubernia #belarus #russia

Sharon Rottman
 

Thank you so much. I'm very excited about finding your website.
My ggrandfather Isaac Rachlin was from Khislivichi.
Is the memoir you mention, on the site? If not, how can I get a copy.
Seems we are neighbors..I am from Bet Shemesh.

I have been by Hoshaya not so long ago when we visited Tzippori.

Sharon Rottman


Re: unusual name on tombstone #names

Marcel Apsel
 

Shmuel Jacob ben Reb Manne Hakohen Yalen


Re: jews in hiding in freezone France #france #holocaust

Daniela Torsh
 

Just finished reading a terrific non fiction book " A woman of no importance" about an American spy who worked first for Brits OSE and later for Yanks OSS. Her name was Virginia Hall (born east coast USA) and she had a wooden leg! Incredibly brave and resourceful and no one's ever heard of her. She was a Francophile and mostly worked in France to rescue resistance and other supporters of Allies and helped Jews escape too.
Sonia Purnell is author. Recommended background reading for anyone who is interested in the Vichy Govt and France during Nazi time.


Re: Double Surname in Belarus Revision List #belarus #general

Bella Tseytlin
 

Hi all, 
 
First of all I should state, that I didn’t work with Belarus Records. Maybe Belarus is  different. 
 
Therefore, I’m not sure if I will confuse the issue or my email will  answer some of the concerns re: Double Surnames.
 
In my far too many encounters into Archival Records, I’ve met with the following statements...Yankel (let’s say) Goldberg and then (either in brackets or not) the following is written also known as such & such, where completely different surname is added to the record.
 
 
 
Hope it helps. 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: unusual name on tombstone #names

Corey Brand
 

This intrigued me, so I looked into it. Seems the engraving had a spacing problem. It says the father is Sane haCohen Yelin. Sane (or Sana) is short for Nasan, which would be a Yiddish pronunciation of Natan. In English it would be Nathan.


Re: Austria, Vienna: Exit questionnaire & visa documents #austria-czech

Alex Woodle
 

Sorry that link failed. The Leo Baek Institute has these Austrian exit questionnaires. Yesterday I linked to them, but they seem to be installing a new system? Contact them by phone to check on their holdings.

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


Translation of vital record #translation

Stanley Romanoff Jr
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Hebrew

I've posted a vital record in Hebrew/English for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82233
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Stan Romanoff
romy@...


SFBAJGS, Monday, June 15, 2020: Adoption and Misattributed Parentage Events: DNA-based Research Strategies (Webinar) #announcements #events #dna

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
 
Monday, June 15, 2020
6:00-7:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
 
Online presentation
 
Adoption and Misattributed Parentage Events:  DNA-based Research Strategies
Speaker: Meredith Sellers
 
Hoping to shed light on adoption and misattributed parentage events in your own family tree?  Eager to use your skills to help adoptees connect with biological family members?  Join us to discover how the results of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, Leeds analysis tools, and “What Are the Odds Trees” can help solve decades-old mysteries.  The talk will also address the challenges and nuances of these DNA-based research strategies for those of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.
 
Meredith Sellers is a genealogist with a passion for integrating traditional archival research with learnings from direct-to-consumer genetic testing.  Most recently, she has applied these interests by serving as a volunteer “search angel” with the DNA Detectives and Search Squad Facebook communities.  Professionally, Meredith is a technical consultant with a doctoral degree in chemical engineering and the author of numerous books, journal articles, and patents.
 
Register at
 
This presentation is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.
 
Janice M. Sellers, Publicity and Programs Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

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Everything turns out all right in the end. If it's not all right, it's not the end.


Re: jews in hiding in freezone France #france #holocaust

Beverly Bienstock Margolies
 

You should also try contacting the mayor of the towns.  My parents hid in Ceyroux in the French Creuse province. The mayor gave my dad a new identity card to hide his Jewish name.  Even if the mayor was not involved in your family's hiding, s/he should know some of the history and which citizens were involved in the resistance, etc.
good luck in your search.


unusual name on tombstone #names

Sandy Levin
 

I am trying to figure out what the father's name on this tombstone might be.  I can read the Hebrew, but the name is not known to me.  Any suggestions?


Military Uniform, Russian or Polish? #photographs

Margalit Ashira Ir
 

 
Hello Genners, 
 
This photograph of my great uncle, Josef Jekiel (Landman) was taken just before 1917, he was a medical officer in the military.  He died in 1917.  Can anyone tell me if this is a Polish or Russian uniform?.  He was born in Stanislaw in the late 1800's.
 
Thank you and  stay well

Warm Regards,
Margalit
Margalit Ashira Ir
Searching:- 
EDELMAN, IR, TUGENDER, EKSTEJN - Biala Podlaska
MEJERSDORF - Warsaw
Jekiel Landman - Stanislaw, Galicia

 


ROBERG family from Berlichingen, Germany #germany

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך
 

I trying to get information  about the Roberg family from Berlichingen, Germany  .thanks a lot

kinstlich123@...


Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Max Heffler
 

Even the imperfect trees have led to amazing discoveries of “lost” branches of my family. Tomorrow morning I get to zoom with my cousin in Denver and our newly-discovered cousin in South Africa. I’ll take all the trees I can get!


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Re: Romanian immigrants in Rockland County NY in 1900 #romania #usa #general

Karen Lefkowitz
 

My husband’s great grandfather bought a farm in Nanuet (Rockland County) probably in the early 1920’s.  He was a tailor on the lower East Side. Prior to buying the farm, he rented one in Connecticut. I believe he received assistance from the Jewish Agricultural Society. I was also told that all the Jewish farmers in the Catskills received help from them. 
Karen Lefkowitz 
Monsey, NY


Resubmitting of record for translation #translation

Lynne Kaffko
 

Yesterday I submitted a marriage record in Polish for translation.  Somehow the link to the record in my email was corrupted.  So I'm trying again.  The record is in two parts, the top half is at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82234

The bottom half is at


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82235


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

Thank you very much.

Lynne Kaffko


Searching for BOROK and BRATSLAVER from Akkerman #ukraine

donna@...
 

Benjamin BOROK and Reyza Bratslaver lived in Akkerman, Ukraine from the 1890's. How best to find records for that area and time?


Trying to locate a photo, is it Vienna? #austria-czech

emmabcole@...
 

I have posted a photo of my great uncle who disappeared after 1929, thank you so much of someone could help to work out if it was taken in Vienna, here is the link: https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=82175 


Re: Looking for MUTCHNIK /MUCZNIK family from Warsaw, Poland #warsaw #holocaust

jrgussman@...
 

Could this be the same family? 

Birth of Son Leib Louis Mucznik Muchnik Muchnick(1878–1947)

1 Feb 1878 • in Tiraspol, Kasan, Russia

If so, please email me for more ancestry information. I don't know much but am happy to share what I have. 
jrgussman@...

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