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JGS of Greater Orlando. Virtual meeting (free). How our Families Acquired Surnames in the Russian Empire. Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 pm Eastern Time. Speaker: Jeffrey Mark Paull #announcements #russia

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ZOOM MEETING

February 9, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

 

How our Families Acquired Surnames in the Russian Empire

 

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull

 

Have you have had an experience finding family members who should have the same surname but don’t? Have you found people with the same surname from the same small town who are not related to you?  We are accustomed to tracing family members using the surnames we find in documents created in the last century and make assumptions about the sharing of these surnames to determine relationships.  But Dr. Jeffrey Paull will show you why there are times you may need to shake off those assumptions.

 

Join us for a deep dive into the history of surname adoption in the Russian Empire and its effect on current genealogical research. Dr. Paull will remind us that the Russian Empire at the time of surname adoption was vast and included many now-independent countries that were home to the ancestors of the majority of our Ashkenazi ancestors.  He will discuss naming patterns, the origins and meanings of many surnames, and the challenges posed to genealogical research.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  His career as an environmental toxicologist and scientific expert in the field of occupational and environmental health spanned more than thirty years (1976–2008). Since that time, he has devoted himself to his twin passions for Jewish genealogical research and writing.  His first book, entitled: "A Noble Heritage: The History and Legacy of the Polonsky and Paull Family in America," traced his family’s ancestry over a millennium, and discovered their lost rabbinical heritage dating back to Rashi (1040–1105 CE).  It was featured on the PBS website, “Finding your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.”  His second book, "The Shpoler Zeida – The Life, Legends, and Descendants of the Grandfather of Shpola," is scheduled for publication in summer of 2021.

He is active in the field of genetic genealogy and has conducted numerous pioneering autosomal and Y-DNA research studies which, with research colleagues, have identified the unique Y-DNA genetic signature of many of Eastern Europe’s most renowned rabbis and tzaddiks and Chassidic dynasties.  He has also published a Y-DNA research study on the patrilineal lineage of John Hart, the 13th Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and one of America's Founding Fathers.  He has presented talks on his Jewish genealogical research studies to many genealogical societies, and International Jewish genealogy conferences across the world.

 

 

 

Registration is required for this meeting.  Send an email to jgsgo.blogger@... asking to be registered. You will receive an acknowledgement of registration. A link to access the Zoom meeting will be sent to you a few days before the meeting.

 


Use of Names: Family Mystery Solved?? MICHALOVICH/MICHAELOVITZ vs. REICHMAN #records #names

Marilyn Robinson
 

For a long time I haven't been able to find marriage information for my maternal grandmother's older sister, Rose LURJA/LEVINE REICHMAN & Harry REICHMAN. The other day, while searching on FamilySearch I found a marriage record for a "Rosie MICHAELOWITZ" & "Herman REICHMAN" (married 30 Aug 1896, Manhattan. NY, NY City Marriage Records, 1829-1940).
Herman's parents' names were the same as those for my other relatives, but the name "Herman" wasn't familiar to me.
On the marriage certificate, Rosie's parents' names were listed as "Samuel MICHAELOWITZ" & "Rebecca REICHMAN".

Today, I had another thought: Herman REICHMAN was actually "my" Harry; and "Rosie MICHAELOWITZ" was "my" maternal great aunt, Rose LURJA/LEVINE (maiden name).

Originally, I thought that Herman was another brother to Max, Harry, & Lewis REICHMAN.
But, I knew that:
-The maiden name of Rose's mother was Rebecca REICHMAN.
-Her father was Solomon/Zalman Michalovich LURJA/LEVINE. (He would have used Michalovich as a patronym because his father was Michal.)

I checked Ancestry's "Jewish Name Variations": one of the "Zalman" secular variations is "Samuel" and one for "Herman" is "Harry". In the "old country," when asked for someone's name, I believe that they used a person's first & patronym (ex. Zalman Michalovich). 

So, when responding to requested information, Rose must have said that her father's name was "Samuel Michaelowitz", using the Russian style of a patronym usage, and not responding Zalman or Solomon Lurja/Levine, as would be common in the U.S. Thus, "Rosie MICHAELOWITZ" appears as her maiden name, on her marriage certificate (#13990).
Further, I think that "Herman" must have eventually changed his name to "Harry" to reflect the secular use of his first name in the U.S.

Does the above analysis seem possible to you?? If not, what are your thoughts?

Regards,
Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Re: Hebrew name #names

Harry Auerbach
 

It is Ber, Yiddish for bear. The Hebrew would be Dov.
 
Harry Auerbach
Portland, OR


Vysni Hrabonice / Felso Gereben / Hrabonicza #ukraine #hungary #subcarpathia

Ozzy Bernstein
 

Hi all,

A large portion of my family comes from Vysni Hrabonice. It is now known, apparently as Felso Gereben. When I search for Felso Gereben I receive no results. All I know is that it was in then Bereg County in Hungary, is now in Ukraine and that it was nearby Mukacheve. Does anyone know what this town or, if it doesn't exist as a town anymore, what the area the town used to be in, is called now?

Thanks in advance.

Ozzy Bernstein


Re: Why was I told my mother's family were German Jews when they weren't? #austria-czech

Peter Lebensold
 

The non-fiction work Our Crowd, by Stephen Birmingham (published in the 1960s) remains a fascinating study of such German-Jewish New York families as the Lehmans, the Schiffs, the Loebs, the Warburgs, the Guggenheims, the Strauses, the Goldmans, and the Sachses - including their attitude towards the later Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.  There was certainly no love lost between those already established on the Upper West Side and the "teeming masses" on the Lower East Side!

Peter Lebensold
Toronto


Translation in Russian needed, 4 pp Viewmate #translation

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

#s
89855
89856
89857
89858
Thank you
--
Louise Hajdenberg
New York


Polish translation #translation

Ellen Trencher
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89862
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.


ellen trencher


Asking help with translation from Yiddish #translation #yiddish

nkleitman@...
 

This was on a postcard from Karlsbad to my great-grandfather (Juda/Julius) from his brother Benjamin, likely around 1910 plus or minus a decade..  Can anyone read it and let me know what it was about? 
Thanks in advance to all of you out there helping with these requests!!
Naomi Kleitman
Rockville, MD  


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

Sharon E Siegel
 

 

 


I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89774
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

 Sharon

--
Sharon E. Siegel 
Port Jervis, NY USA


Relative ages in picture on Viewmate #photographs

Paul Silverstone
 

I have posted a photograph taken about 1890 showing a couple with their
three daughters. I would like an idea of the approximate ages of the
three in the picture. This is a photo of my great-grandparents Ezra &
Chayaleah Chrzan who lived in Makow Mazowiecki, Russian Poland. One or
two of the older girls may be married.

It is on Viewmate at the following address;
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89828



--
Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC

see: www.paulsilverstone.com


Re: Hebrew name #names

Susan&David
 

Yiddish name "Ber" (בער) was derived (cognate with "bear") which was common among East European Jews.

David Rosen
Boston, Mass

On 1/31/2021 2:56 PM, Rachelle Litt wrote:
Would anyone have a translation of the Hebrew name spelled Bet,Ayin, Resh. Thank you.
Rachelle Litt
PBG Florida

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Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Why was I told my mother's family were German Jews when they weren't? #austria-czech

Judy Kaufman
 

Growing up, I was told repeatedly that my mother's family were German Jews and my father's were Russian Jews, with the clear implication always being that German Jews were higher class.   In my genealogical research, I have documented that: my mother's father came from Galicia/Austrian Empire - Sokolow Malopolski in current day Poland; my mother's maternal grandfather came from Brest in current day Belarus; I can't determine where her maternal grandmother came from but all census data says she's from Russia ("Russia Poland" in one case).

My grandfather (b. 1884) from Sokolow Malopolski is listed on all the censuses as born in "Austria"  - did that somehow mutate into being "German"?  Was this common?  Did Galician Jews feel superior to "Russian" Jews?

--
Judy Leiderman Kaufman
Irvine, CA
judykaufman7@...

ROSENBLUM (Brest)
LEIDERMAN (Khashchuvatye)
WEINSTEIN (Sokolow-Malopolski)
RASKIN (Chernigor)


Seeking relative's U.S. naturalization record #usa

jliebe97@...
 

Hello,

I'm trying to find the United States Naturalization document of a relative, Henry Lieberman, born around 1880. He may also have gone by Hillel. I have found many other documents linked to him, just not the naturalization paper. I found his wife Julia's naturalization document (attached) which says Henry was naturalized on June 9, 1925 in Bronx, NY, certificate number 2196827. I know he arrived in the U.S. in December 1904 (I've found his Ellis Island record). He was not married to Julia until 1928 so she wouldn't be listed on his naturalization paper.

Does anyone know how to find Henry's naturalization paper? I've thoroughly checked Ancestry and a couple of other sites with no success. 

Thanks,
Jason Lieberman
jliebe97@...


Re: More than 3700 new records added to the All Odessa Database #ukraine

Molly Staub
 

Hi, I was so excited to see the posting about the Ukraine marriage records, since I have been searching for my maternal great-grandmother's maiden name for 3 decades. However, no matter how I try to reach the All Odessa Database, I keep getting notices that it's dangerous to enter. Can someone see to this? Many thanks for all your work,
Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL
561-571-6699

Searching in Ukraine:
Yishea/Ovshiy Berenson (son of Yechiel Berenson), his wife Riva ?
Their son ( my grandfather )Shmuel Berenson, born 1880, who later emigrated to London and married there in 1904.


JGSLI Virtual meeting on Wednesday February 10 at 7:00 PM Eastern #events #education

Bonnie Birns
 

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Chuck Weinstein, Past President of JGSLI.

 

JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Wednesday, February 10th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Chuck Weinstein
Topic: Choosing Genealogy Software – A Comparison

There are several major software companies and each has slightly different strengths and weaknesses. This lecture will focus on MyHeritage/Family Tree Builder and Ancestry/Family Tree Maker as well as options for Macintosh. Chuck will build a small family tree, find relevant documents and images, attach these to the tree and build reports and charts. Chuck is a Past President of the JGS of Long Island and a family historian for over 25 years.

There are two ways to join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join)

 

When: Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcO6rpj8jHNUsbXl97FITdVbC8hnRB7Uv


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


OR

Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.

 

This webinar is free and open to the public.

 

I look forward to "seeing" you all then!

 

Bonnie Birns

president@...

President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766


Re: New facebook group: Jews from Pinczow #poland

Heshel Teitelbaum
 

 
 
 
 
  
Dear fellow Pinczowers:
 
Sorry about that:  The url for the Facebook page is:
 
 

 
Heshel Teitelbaum
Ottawa, Canada
Heshel@...
 
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Re: New facebook group: Jews from Pinczow #poland
From: Yossi Jalas
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2021 15:51:04 EST

Can you please post the actual Facebook link?

Thank
Yossi Jalas
USA 

 

 


Re: Hebrew name #names

Malka
 

Hello,

 

  בער     may not be a name.  Depending on the vowels, of course.  As is, it means illiterate, ignorant person.

 

Shalom, Malka Chosnek

 


Re: Towns in the region of Giessen, Germany #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Could היער be the word Hier indicating that the circumcision took place in the Mohel’s hometown?

--
Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


California Voter Registration - 1930s #usa

Roberta Berman
 

I have an aunt who moved from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles in the 1930’s. She is listed in the “California, U.S., Voter Registrations, 1900-1968" on Ancestry for 1934 and 1936 in Los Angeles County.
She moved back to New York and applied for Social Security Nov. 25, 1936 giving an address in Brooklyn, NY.

Questions: How did the California registration work at that time? Was it good for only two years? What was the cutoff date to register in order to vote in an upcoming election?

Roberta Berman
Southern California
Searching for: CHAMEIDES, anywhere; WEISBERG, Kiev; OPPENHEIM, Belarus


Re: Terkowsky, Russland on 1885 passenger manifest #general

Lee Jaffe
 

The Gazetteer is one of the "other lines of inquiry" I've pursued before bringing my question to the group.  (I didn't list all the nooks and crannies I'd already explored, as that would have been a much longer narrative.)  The soundex search retrieves 64 possible communities, none of which have the icon denoting a larger Jewish community with further information. And none standout otherwise as a possible "previous residence" for my great-grandfather.   

Did you find something there that I'm missing?  -- Lee Jaffe
 

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