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Re: Translation Hebrew back of photograph #translation

Avi Markovitz
 

True' my bag, SUKKOT of course ...
--
Avi Markovits
avi.markovitz@...


Register of Gombiners who perished in the Shoah - Gombin Yizkor book #yizkorbooks #poland

 

The printed hardcover version of the Gombin Yizkor book incorporates some new materials that were not included in the original Yiddish version published in 1969.  

I can now confirm that these new materials have also been added to the translation’s electronic version posted on the JewishGen Yizkor Books website: https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/gombin.html 

These are the added materials: 

Preface to the English translation - Explains the history of the translation project, pays tribute to the memory of translation coordinator Ada Holtzman, and includes individual acknowledgments by name (translators, Yizkor Books Project team, and donors). https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/Gom001.html 

Additional Memorial Pages - Necrology notices submitted by families which did not have the opportunity of memorializing their relatives in the book’s original Yiddish version of 1969. https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/Gom900.html 

 The German Occupation of Gombin - Translation of a report found in the Ghetto Archives of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, describing conditions in Gombin during and immediately after the German occupation. https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/Gom902.html 

Register of Gombiners who perished in the Shoah - Individual information about 2,249 Gombiner Jews who were murdered or are known to have died as a result of the genocidal policies and actions of the German Nazis during the Second World War in Europe. The online spreadsheet features details that are not included in the printed book, such as colors indicating the affiliation of individuals to specific family units. https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/Gom901.html 

The Gombin Society’s Memorial Initiatives in Poland - Presents the Gombin Society as a new organization of descendants and describes its accomplishments in restoring the Jewish cemetery of Gombin and erecting a Gombin memorial monument at Chelmno extermination camp.  https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gombin/Gom903.html 

Leon Zamosc - Coordinator, JewishGen translation of the Gombin Yizkor book 

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Once again, the printed hardcover version of the Gombin Yizkor book is being offered by Amazon at the list price of $56.95, but it can be purchased directly from JewishGen at a discounted price of $32. These are the links: 

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Gabin.html 

https://www.amazon.com/Memorial-Book-Gombin-Poland-Shulman/dp/1939561981/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Gombin&qid=1611529664&s=books&sr=1-1 

 

 


Confirming Spelling of Given Name Uri #galicia #names

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,

I am researching two men who I believe are brothers, but their father's names are spelled differently on their matzevot. I am appealing to the Hebrew and Yiddish expert genners to confirm this is the same name, perhaps with Max's father's name being the Yiddish spelling/version of the Hebrew name 'Uri' (אורי).  According to the JewishGen Given Names Database, the Yiddish version of 'Uri' can be transliterated as 'Ire' (?א'רא).

If you would like, you can review the matzevot in question here (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118596216/max-ornstein) and here (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101232374/benjamin-ornstein).

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL


Re: Help reading a Polish birth register #poland

m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

This looks like it is a church record of births and baptisms. It is in Latin because the priests were trained in Latin. They were required to keep records of all births deaths and marriages. This was for  both tax and conscription purposes. So you are going to find a lot of non catholics listed there. The other reason the birth would be listed is that the parents converted. The column Numerus Domus is the house number where they lived. 
Patrini are godparents or baptism sponsors. If you would like me to review the film, please email me directly and I will be happy to give you more information on the source.


--
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


Re: Introducing my new book THE UNDERCOVER WRESTLER by David Baron #slovakia #austria-czech

Dave Baron
 

Thank you for all the support.  Passing along a great piece in the Times of Israel about the project.  Enjoy!
https://www.timesofisrael.com/wrestler-rescuer-diplomat-spy-grandson-unmasks-his-heroic-israeli-patriarch/

Wrestler, rescuer, diplomat, spy: Grandson unmasks his heroic Israeli patriarch
‘The Undercover Wrestler’ reveals an unknown story of diplomat Zalman On, who used his brawn and brains to save European Jews — and befriended Frank Sinatra
 

--
Regards, 
David Baron
Baltimore, Maryland


Re: contact needed in Zhitomir re gravestone REYDMAN #ukraine

Harvey Stotland
 

If in your search you have found anything more about Narodici/ Zhitomir STOTLAND surname, I would be grateful.  I believe the STOTLAND family left before WWI but there may have been other branches who stayed... Thanks

Harvey Stotland
Харвей Стотланд
הארווי שטוטלנד


Re: Searching GORDON family, Libau -> Londonderry, Ireland c1884 #latvia #general #courland

N. ARONSON
 


Re: Anyone knows the origin of my surnames? ''Moreira'' and ''Dudus''. #poland #romania #russia #bessarabia

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Many Portuguese Jews (converso, marrano, or otherwise) took names of flowers or trees as surnames.

My knowledge of the Portuguese language is very severely limited, but it is my understanding that "amoreira" is Portuguese for mulberry; perhaps "Moreira" might have morphed from Amoreira.
 
[As an aside, here is a piece on how the Portuguese language diverged from Spanish:

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

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


searching for relatives of the von tilzer- gumbinsky family #names

yo.darina@...
 

i am a great great granddaughter of Nellie Hyman who was a niece of the Von Tilzer brothers- aka Gumbinsky.
we are searching for information and knowledge. 
thank you
rachel miller


Invitation to Zoom Meeting: The Jewish Community of Iran - February 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Paulette Bronstein
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater MIami (JGSGM) invites you to a Zoom meeting at 10:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time): "Slice of Jewish Life - The Jewish Community of Iran".

Join us for a special event co-sponsored by the JGSGM, Sunday Salon at Temple Beth Am Library, and Sephardi Voices moderated by Dr. Henry Green, University of Miami professor and founder of Sephardi Voices.  Professor Green will interview Dr. Lina Samimy about her Iranian Jewish heritage.  Our keynote speaker is Dr. Lior Sternfeld, an Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Penn State and author of the book Between Iran and Zion, Jewish Histories of Twentieth Century Iran.

For more information visit https://www.tbam.org/ or https://sites.google.com/site/jgsmiami10/jgsgm-blog
To join us my Zoom contact JGSGM VP of Programming Yoram Millman at jgsgm.vpprogramming@...

Paulette Bronstein
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
jgsgm.president@...
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Salakas/


Re: Translation Hebrew back of photograph #translation

meirr@...
 

The holiday is Succot, not Hanuka
This is the night between October 17-18, 1891

--
Meir Razy
meir.razy@...
Searching:
Kisfajn / Sfard / Rothenberg / Ruttenberg / Rojtenberg in Rovno,Volhynia
Ross in Dubno,Volhynia


Anyone knows the origin of my surnames? ''Moreira'' and ''Dudus''. #poland #romania #russia #bessarabia

Natalie dos Reis Moreira Dudus
 

Hello! I found something in the archives of this website about my both surnames ''Moreira'' (from mother) and ''Dudus'' (from father). I know the following: my father's father was born in Cetatea Alba in 1917, the document says it's Bessarabia, that became Romania later. Originally, Dudus was written Duduş (ş in latin alphabet). However, when my grandfather came to Brazil - around 1924, the immigration officers had writen his surname differently for his brothers documents: Dudush / Duduchi, and for him Dudus. About Moreira, it comes from the father of my mother, she doesn't know much about him only that this name is popular in Portugal, so maybe his family came form there. So please, does anybody know the deep roots of my both surnames? Any idea is appreciated. Thank you!
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Natalie dos Reis Moreira Dudus
São Paulo, Brazil


Re: Translation Hebrew back of photograph #translation

Chana Bonn
 

It says chol hamoed SUKKOT, not Chanukah.  
Chana Bonn
Philadelphia


Re: Searching GORDON family, Libau -> Londonderry, Ireland c1884 #latvia #general #courland

Sam Wolff
 

Somebody told me that the original name of our Lithuanian Gordons was Picard. I have no idea how that happened or if it is correct. 
Sam Wolff


Re: Searching GORDON family, Libau -> Londonderry, Ireland c1884 #latvia #general #courland

Mikkitobi@...
 

There are 2 often-quoted theories about the GORDON surname in Lithuania.

One suggests that it is a mangled version of the town name Grodno - I doubt it.

The other is the one I think more likely.

In the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth there was significant contact between that country and Scotland. As well as some Scottish merchants, some of the Lithuanian Princes employed mercenary soldiers in their private armies and some of them were Scots. In part payment for their services they were often given land.  When Jewish families living on those lands had to choose a surname some may have chosen the name of their landowner. 

In the town of Kedainiai there is a 'Scottish Quarter'.  See http://polishscottishheritage.co.uk/?heritage_item=scots-in-poland which as well as documenting many of the early connections between the two countries also mentions Alexander CHALMERS who was four times mayor of Warsaw in 1691, 1694, 1696 and 1702. His Polish name was Aleksander CZAMER (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Chalmers_(mayor_of_Warsaw) ).

Michael Tobias
Glasgow, Scotland


Re: Searching GORDON family, Libau -> Londonderry, Ireland c1884 #latvia #general #courland

David Gordon
 

As Michael Tobias indicated, the name GORDON is a common Lithuanian name.  Indeed, my researches over the decades have led me to believe it is one of the more (most?) common names in Lithuania.  Unchanged upon emigration.  My father's entire family (on both sides) came from Lithuania (originally from Butrimonys) and the name was Gordon in Lithuania back to at least the late 18th century and unchanged when our ancestors arrived in this country.  While some names are undoubtedly changed for any of a variety of reasons, Gordon from Lithuania is indeed likely to be the "original" name.

David Gordon

tiganeasca/at/ gmail.com

Chicago, Illinois

Searching: 

GORDON: Butrimonys; HORWITZ: Smolevichi, Lapichi

GEBALOVITCH: Borisov; DRAZIN: Bobruisk

BENENSON: Borisov; HURWITZ: Gomel


SRULIKOFF from RESHITSA #general #names #belarus #russia

Lowell Nigoff
 

SRULIKOFF from RESHITSA

 

I am researching my great grandmother Hinda SRULIKOFF from RESHITSA  about 1870-1895

 

Hinda married Gerson (Girsh) Unegovsky and had at least one child, Eliezer (later Louis) (b1893 d 1932)

 
The only reference I have to her is on the marriage certificate of her son, Louis Nigoff (born, Eliezer Unegovsky). She was likely born in Reshitsa and died very young.

 

Alternate spellings
TSYRULNIKOV

TSIRULNIKOV


Any information would be appreciated 

 

Lowell Reed Nigoff
Lexington, Kentucky USA
lowellnigoff@...

 


Re: Translation from Russian #translation #russia

ryabinkym@...
 

In Russian:

 

По Указу

Его Величества Государя Императора

НИКОЛАЯ АЛЕКСАНДРОВИЧА

Самодержца Всеросийского

и прочая, и прочая, и прочая.

#1038

 

На левой стороне вертикальный техт:

Сроком, по 13 февраля 1915 года.

На левой стороне:

Вероисповедание  (не ясно)

Лет  44

Рост

Волосы

Брови

Глаза голубые

Нос

Рот

Подбородок

Лицо

Особые приметы

Холост, женат или вдова - девица

Ремесло или занятие

Подпись предъявителя

 

On the right side:

Предъявительнице сего американской гражданке

Лине Тумин

Получившую в Вашингтоне 3/IX 1909 года за #13603

Дозволяется проживать в Российской Империи

от ниже писанного числа впредь, сроком до 1915 года по

13 февраля.

На дальнейшее же пребывание в Империи предъявительница дожна испросить новый паспорт, в противном случае будет поступлено по законам.  Дан по виду от 26/XI 1912 года за #6355

Рига, 13 февраля тысяча девятьсот четырнадцатого года.

 

Translated into English:

 

By decree

His Majesty the Sovereign Emperor

NIKOLAYA ALEXANDROVICH

Autocrat of All Russia

and so on, and on, and on.

# 1038

 

On the left side there is a vertical text:

The deadline is February 13, 1915.

 

On the left side:

Religion (not clear)

Years 44

Growth

Hair

Eyebrows

Blue eyes

Nose

Mouth

Chin

Face

Special signs

------------------

Single, married or a widow - a damsel

Craft or occupation

Bearer's signature

 

On the right side:

To the bearer of this to an American citizen

Lina Tumin

Received in Washington on 3/9 1909 for # 13603

It is allowed to reside in the Russian Empire

from below the written number henceforth, for a period up to 1915 to

February 13.

For the further stay in the Empire, the bearer must ask for a new passport, otherwise it will be done according to the laws. Given by appearance from 26 / XI 1912 for # 6355

Riga, February 13, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen.


Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH


Family Zavin/Shapiro in Sioux City #belarus #usa

Friedrich L.
 

Hello from Wertheim/Main, Germany,

I am searching descendants or relatives of a Jewish family who came from Belarus to the United States between 1900 and 1905. There is strong evidence that this family may be related to the Belarusian ancestors of my wife that I have been searching for decades. I am looking for people who would like to discuss details with me from their own knowledge of the family.

The family is from the Minsk area. The head was Bera (also Baer, Berill, Berel) Savin (Zavin) who had been trained as a rabbi in Minsk. He was born about 1852/53. In America he called himself Rabbi Dov Shapiro. His wife's name was Adyla Ruvin (also Rivin). Kapel Rivin, a sharecropper near Minsk, is given as her father. Bera had at least one younger sister, Chyena Golburt née Zavin.

The family settled in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. The couple had seven children, six of whom were born in Russia, only the youngest daughter, Bertha, was born in Sioux City in 1908. The surviving names of the children are Chasha, Pearl, Monya (Morris), Tevel (Ted), Fannie, Betty, and Bertha.

Bera and his sons are said to have resided intermittently in Fallon County near Ismay, Montana, from 1911 until about 1916 or later, where they purchased and farmed land. Bera returned to Sioux City in the winter to earn money in the city. In 1919, his wife died in Sioux City from Spanish flu.

Bera then moved with his youngest daughter to New York, where his sister lived. Here he remarried. His second wife also seems to have died, because around 1930 he moved to Israel with daughter Bertha. He bought an orange grove in Bnei Brak and married for the third time. In 1938 his daughter married in Bnei Brak, but succumbed to cancer in the early 1940s. Her father died shortly before her or shortly after her.

This information comes from a tradition of a granddaughter of Bera. The only document known to me so far is Bertha's birth certificate from 1908.

Who can help me with information about this family?

Best regards
Friedrich Lehmkühler


Re: Searching GORDON family, Libau -> Londonderry, Ireland c1884 #latvia #general #courland

Jill Whitehead
 

I believe that this could be the same Gordon family that a member of my father's family married into. I was in contact with Stewart Gordon about 20 years  who had emigrated from the UK in the 1950s to Sydney, Australia. He was elderly then and is probably no longer with us. I am not sure he had any children. But he could be a link.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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