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Re: Help locating town from Poznan area census #translation #poland

Corinna Woehrl
 

Hello Moses,
the first and third entry will be Carlsruhe /S (Schlesien = Silesia) which is quite likely to be Pokoj in Silesia now; the second entry ist Militzsch - now Milicz in Lower-Silesia. With this information you will easily find the places in any online map.
These were easy to read, but normally a wider clipping would be helpful to compare the individual handwriting of letters for transcribing.
Regards from Germany Corinna

Corinna (Wöhrl), Hoisdorf, Germany


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

Jana.Tegel@...
 

Hello.

I am not sure, but it maybe not enough to have a relatives from Germany (before 1940th), but also to prove your German.

If you need to be teached, I do it for free. I am jewish and teaching German at one university. It was my dream to teach jews online.

Please contact me:
Jana.Tegel@...
rebecca.shin.rimon@...


Re: Jewish name Dove #names

Susan&David
 

Dov is a common Hebrew name. Named for the bear.
See:
https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/GivenNames/slide21.html

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 6/6/2020 10:35 PM, kfhgw via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I'm sorry if this sounds silly but in researching a brother of the ancestor, his lists his father's name as Dove on the death certificate.  There is nothing on the tombstone.  I don't see the name anywhere else in the family and the family I believe is from Poland.  I've not seen Dove as a name before and was wondering if it is short, Yiddish, or nickname for something else.  He lists his mother as Annie which 2 out of the 4 sons have daughter's named Fannie.

Thanks,
Karen Gramigna-Warren


Re: Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #general

Richard Brett
 

My ancestors were of Spanish and Portuguese ancestry (Nunes Cardozo, De Chaves, Nunes Martinez, Gomez de Costa), many of whom came to London from Amsterdam in the late 17th / early 18 centuries.  I would certainly be interested in such a group.

Richard Brett
London, UK


Re: unusual name on tombstone #names

schwartzeli115@...
 

my theory is that it reads sane Hebrew yalin .but that is just a possibility
it could be that Sana was a nickname for yalin 

Eli Schwartz


Re: New Ukraine records #ukraine #russia

Iryna
 

I can take part in indexing by the cities of Romny and the county, Sumy, Mogilev-Podolsky, Tulchin.


Lithuanian Revision Lists #lithuania

Jeremy Lichtman
 

Does anyone know what criteria would result in a person being removed from a revision list?

i.e. is it possible for somebody to be listed in a list dated 1907 who had left Lithuania circa 1890 (rest of the family were still resident)?

My understanding is that changing official residence from one town to another was a nuisance, but would that still apply with regards to immigration?

Regards,

Jeremy Lichtman

Toronto, Canada


Re: Jewish name Dove #names

David Lewin
 

At 03:35 07/06/2020, kfhgw via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I'm sorry if this sounds silly but in researching a brother of the ancestor, his lists his father's name as Dove on the death certificate.  There is nothing on the tombstone.  I don't see the name anywhere else in the family and the family I believe is from Poland.  I've not seen Dove as a name before and was wondering if it is short, Yiddish, or nickname for something else.  He lists his mother as Annie which 2 out of the 4 sons have daughter's named Fannie.

Thanks,
Karen Gramigna-Warren
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Dov - without the e on the end is a common personal name,   It means "Bear"   In Yiddish "Berl"
I guess the 3 on the end is an endearment of Dov

David Lewin


New Webinar From Jennifer Mendelsohn On How To Approach Genealogical Research #galicia #education

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are thrilled to present for our members an exciting presentation by Ms. Jennifer Mendelsohn, one of the true all-stars on the genealogy circuit today,

Jennifer is just an example of some of the talent we have within our membership. She is a proud Galitzianer with two grandparents from the province with connections to the city of Kraków and the towns of Bolechów and Śniatyn. We thank Jennifer for taking the time to record this for our members. We are indeed fortunate to have her both as a member and a presenter.

Jennifer is a seasoned journalist and ghostwriter whose work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, People, Slate, and USA Today.

A native Long Islander now based in Baltimore, Mendelsohn serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and is the administrator of Facebook’s Jewish genetic genealogy group. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she is the creator of the movement known as #resistancegenealogy, a project that uses genealogical and historical records to fight disinformation and honor America’s immigrant past. Her work has received media attention, including being featured on CNN, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.

Jennifer’s presentation discusses using journalism techniques in genealogy. We learn about how her background as a reporter led her to become a genealogist. She talks about how approaching genealogical problems with a journalistic mindset can bolster your research. She gives practical illustrations of how to apply these techniques in real-life research situations.

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Enjoy the webinar series, one of many benefits of your membership in Gesher Galicia. Please stay tuned for an exciting lineup of programs to follow.

Hoping all of you are staying safe and wishing you a Shavuah Tov or Gutte Voch as they would have said in Galicia .

Sincerely,
Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


Jewish name Dove #names

kfhgw@...
 

I'm sorry if this sounds silly but in researching a brother of the ancestor, his lists his father's name as Dove on the death certificate.  There is nothing on the tombstone.  I don't see the name anywhere else in the family and the family I believe is from Poland.  I've not seen Dove as a name before and was wondering if it is short, Yiddish, or nickname for something else.  He lists his mother as Annie which 2 out of the 4 sons have daughter's named Fannie.

Thanks,
Karen Gramigna-Warren


Re: SAEVITZ/SAVEVITCH and variant spellings #ukraine

jayshay@...
 

I don't think I can ad any insights, but my family name is Shayevitz. My paternal grandfather came to New York by way of Dvinsk, Latvia (Daugavspols).  His family actually appears in an 1893 Russian census. As your father-in-law, we hold the tradition that we are Leviim.  I have not participated in the particular project that you mention, but I would appreciate learning more about it.

Most of my grandfathers family moved on to Chicago where they still live. He had only one brother, David, who I believe he was childless.  His sisters married into the Chicago families Slavin and Kreitzman, and preferred the patronymic Aronova to Shayevitz for some reason.  His mother (my great-grandmother) was Riva Mindlin who emigrated to the US and lived in Chicago with her daughters.  She was also from Dvinsk. My great-grandfather died in Dvinsk, never making it to the US.

Jay SHAYEVITZ
New York


Re: Meaning of Bazel and Chepah #names #romania

Danielle Weiner
 

I was going to reply just as Adam did but he did it much more eloquently.  Bazel could have actually been Razel (Reizel) which translates to Rose.


Re: "Oblast" #belarus

igersammy@...
 

As a person who was born in the USSR, I can confirm that ''Oblast''  is an administrative region with a capital city. These ''Oblasts'' in the USSR and today's Russia have different sizes: in the European part they are much smaller and in the Asian part: Siberia, the Far East these ''Oblasts'' are huge in territories with a very low population density. 

I am attaching a map in Russian with borders of these regions called ''Oblasts'' where you will see them in different colours each having a capital city.

<igersammy@...>


Re: Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Not unusual for emigres to have a paranoia, which they tried to cover up with false stories.  This could be as simple as misstating names or ages.
 
When I was downsizing my mom's house, I found some correspondence from 20-something years earlier regarding her aunt's placement in a Philadelphia nursing home.  The psychologist there wrote, amongst his notes, that my great-aunt was afraid that the Russians would come and kidnap her and take her back to Odessa.  That fully explained the discrepancies in her story (and those of her parents, my g-grandparents) regarding the family's true surname (and subsequent mutations) and birth .

Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...


Help locating town from Poznan area census #translation #poland

Moses Jefferson
 

Hi folks.

I’m having trouble finding the towns mentioned in this card (attached), it is from a census written in German. My guess is that these are towns near the Polish/German border. I have circled out the towns in a red box.

I would also very much appreciate to learn where are these towns today.

Moses J.
London


Re: US Naturalization Papers from the Supreme Court #usa #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"U.S. law provides that naturalization can be done in any court or by the attorney general."
 
This, like most government things - and a lot else - only happened at certain times. We all know that the INS, and its successor now, have universal jurisdiction of naturalizations in the US.
 
I went to Niagara County Hall and asked for my cousin's naturalization papers, the last ones in the Index Book there, in 1906, and they brought them from somewhere and put them in my hand.
 
Things may vary in different states, in the specifics, but in the generalization, it isn't true. Lots of people say, get the Passenger List and look at the Certificate of Arrival, or look at the second page, but either of those is only good for certain, recent years.
 
Things change, and we have to ask the right questions, about certain times and places.  Generalizations generally aren't true.  Even if the person asked about a certain year, it is misleading to answer without specifying.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: Meaning of Bazel and Chepah #names #romania

schaffer6896@...
 

Granted the document I have is not very clear.


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

JimG
 

This online group is an excellent source of German Citizenship restoration information and support:
 
 
Good luck,
Jim Gelbort


Re: Quebec Genealogical Society = need help of a member (obituary database) #canada

jack nathanson
 

Please email me at nathanson1947@..., and I will email you what I can find.

Jack Nathanson.


Re: Quebec Genealogical Society = need help of a member (obituary database) #canada

Marion Werle
 

You can join Genealogy Quebec, which has the same database, on a limited basis, for 24 hours or one month to view and copy database entries. It is very reasonable, and you should be able to get what you need. I did a one month membership ($13 Canadian, which is a better buy than 24 hours), and I was able to view everything I needed, including "Décès du Québec." #canada

https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/subscription

Good luck!

Marion Werle <canadagenes@...>
Los Angeles, CA

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