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Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff
 

The female name that is phonetically "Manya" is the first name of my husband's paternal grandmother, who lived in Galicia.

We, too, do not know what the origin of the name is and have wondered about it, since we thought it did not seem to resonate as a Jewish name.

Autosomal DNA testing does confirm, however, that three of her grandchildren, who are children of two of her male children, are categorized by the DNA vendors as Ashkenazi Jews at a very high percentage.

Ellen Zyroff


On Friday, April 9, 2021, 12:36:42 PM PDT, Gary via groups.jewishgen.org <electromd=verizon.net@...> wrote:


I've been following this discussion with some interest as one of my great-grandmothers apparently had a sister named Manya (or Mani). I've been wondering if that's a variant of Muni/Munya. Or perhaps it's the same and the person who translated my ggm's letters wrote "a" instead of "u".

Gary

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Gary Ehrlich
Rockville, MD
SCVIRSCI, Zhivotov, Ukraine; WASHLIKOVSKY/WASHALKOWSKY, SATER, Bialystock, Poland;
LIFSHITS/LIFSHITZ, GOROVITZ, HOROVITZ, Lvov, Ukraine; Ufa and Moscow, Russia
YAGUDA, Albany, NY

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ZOLOTOROV (Chernigov, Ukraine; Kiev, Ukraine);
SLOTOROFF (Kiev, Ukraine)
CHARKOVSKY or SHARKOVSKY(Ukraine);
LEVINE (Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus);
GLUSKIN (Ukraine)
LIMON (Berestechko, Volynia, Ukraine)
TESLER (Horochiv, Volynia, Ukraine)
ZYRO (Zabolativ, Ukraine) 
TAU (Zalolativ, Ukraine)
PISTERMAN (Ukraine)
ROTH / ROT (Ataki, Bessarabia, Moldova)
BLAUSTEIN (Chernigov, Ukraine or Minsk, Belarus)


Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

Gary
 

I've been following this discussion with some interest as one of my great-grandmothers apparently had a sister named Manya (or Mani). I've been wondering if that's a variant of Muni/Munya. Or perhaps it's the same and the person who translated my ggm's letters wrote "a" instead of "u".

Gary

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Gary Ehrlich
Rockville, MD
SCVIRSCI, Zhivotov, Ukraine; WASHLIKOVSKY/WASHALKOWSKY, SATER, Bialystock, Poland;
LIFSHITS/LIFSHITZ, GOROVITZ, HOROVITZ, Lvov, Ukraine; Ufa and Moscow, Russia
YAGUDA, Albany, NY


Re: Looking for Family of Rut Sokol - Brooklyn NY #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Steve,

Ruth Sokol has a testimony at USC Shoah Foundation, Visual History Archive.
https://vhaonline.usc.edu/viewingPage?testimonyID=25737
Index of names in Ruth's testimony:
Name: Ruth Sokol
[Ruth Eckstein] 
Maiden Name: Eckstein
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 6 Jan 1929
Birth Place: Berlin, Germany
Interview Date: 17 Dec 1996
Interview Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Relationship: Self (Head)
Role: Interviewee
Household:
Name Relationship
Daniel Eckstein Father
Sarah Ita Eckstein Mother
Moritz Eckstein Brother
Morris Sokol Husband
Yoel Taubenblatt Uncle (Maternal) (Uncle)
Esther Arnovitz Aunt (Maternal) (Aunt)
David Eckstein Uncle (Paternal) (Uncle)
Miriam Szajewicz Aunt (Paternal) (Aunt)
Makhla Taubenblatt Grandmother
Abraham Taubenblatt Extended Family Members
Rifka Taubenblatt Extended Family Members
Reuben Taubenblatt Extended Family Members
Chaya Taubenblatt Extended Family Members
Esther Papiernik Aunt
Abram Papiernik Cousin
David Papiernik Cousin
Shmul Papiernik Cousin
Rifcha Papiernik Cousin
Binem Szajewicz Uncle
Blimaleh Szajewicz Cousin (Paternal) (Cousin)
Yisrael Arnovitz Uncle
Cilla Eckstein Aunt (Paternal) (Aunt)
Ruth Sokol Self (Head)
There are photographs with her testimony.

Good luck in your search,


Sherri Bobish


Re: New York City Death Record Questions #general #records #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Jeff,

If it's any help, here is a photo of Julius' tombstone:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98725610/julius-fine
And, Samuel's:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98725641/samuel-fine

This may be the family living in NYC on Henry Street on the 1900 census. You can see the actual census page at:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6SS9-LYV?i=22&cc=1325221&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AMSJL-YZV
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Head
Male
38
Russia
Wife
Female
36
Russia
Julius Fine
Son
Male
16
Russia
Daughter
Female
14
New York
Daughter
Female
11
New York
Son
Male
8
New York
Daughter
Female
6
New York
Son
Male
2
New York
Servant
Female
19
Russia
And, 1910 census living on West 115th Street:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RJX-WQH?i=11&cc=1727033&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AM53N-93D
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Harris Fine
Head
Male
47
Russia
Wife
Female
46
Russia
Son
Male
25
Russia
Daughter
Female
21
New York
Daughter
Female
18
New York
Son
Male
17
New York
Daughter
Female
14
New York
Son
Male
12
New York
Son
Male
7
New York
Father-in-law
Male
87
Russia
Servant
Female
47
Russia
Servant
Female
26
Austria

If you search each of their names at www.familysearch.org you will find much more information.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Looking for BOROK in Ukraine #bessarabia #ukraine #israel

donna@...
 

I am searching for my relatives with the last name BOROK. My grandfather (Kissel Borok) and his siblings were from Akkerman in Bessarabia, but I know records don't exist for this. His brother, Lova Borok, survived WW2 and remained in Odessa. Lova's son, Robert Borok, was a decorated Russian soldier, who eventually went to Israel, and died in Jerusalem in 2010. I believe he had 2 sons there (but I do not know their given names. My question is how to find out more about this branch of my family? I have located other siblings of my grandfather in Yad Vashem, but Lova eludes me....much appreciation for your help.

Donna Borok Moss
donna@...
San Rafael, California


The Provenance of Hebrew Typeface #yiddish #general

Laurie Sosna
 

A very interesting article about the history of and the search for the creators of Hebrew typeface.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hebrew-type-printing

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

hfark29@...
 

Muni in our family was a nickname for Shimon.....(in Israel.)
Heidi Farkash 


Re: Help with multipage document for ViewMate #translation #germany #hungary

Andreas Schwab
 

To give you a summary, this is a marriage contract between the bride Amalie (Amalia) Steiner, assisted by her guardian (her mother), widow Therese Steiner, and the groom, Samuel Schwarz. At the end there is a list of the trousseau, down to the number of handkerchiefs. Everything is in German except the preamble and a paragraph at the end of the contract, which are in Hungarian.
--
Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Contact JRI-Poland before you take any steps to obtain Polish Citizenship. #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends:
 
Recent posts about obtaining a Polish passport, lead me to share a few thoughts:
 
1.  Why pay for search archival sources when JRI-Poland may have the needed record
     information in our offline data from more than 200 towns?  These are typically birth, 
     marriage and/or books of residents with the records of parents and grandparents 
     to be used for your applications.
 
2.  Some professional companies and individuals are known to charge you for research 
     rather going the easy root and contacting JRI-Poland on your behalf.   We have heard 
     many stories of duplication of research for records previously indexed by JRI-Poland, 
     obviously a waste of money.
 
3.  We have been thanked by claimants in many countries for providing them with the
     information they needed to obtain certified copies of the documents for their application.  
     Many have subsequently made donations to JRI-Poland that are minimal compared 
     to the cost of on site research in Polish repositories. And for the sake of full disclosure, 
     a few have made very generous donations for our help in literally "pulling a rabbit out 
     of the hat" by providing a document from a totally unexpected source.
 
4.  Not all companies/individuals in the business of helping you obtain a Polish passport 
     are created equal.  Do your homework and check them out.
 
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
 
 
 


Re: Assistance Needed to translate the Hebrew on Family Gravestones #translation

Susan&David
 

They can be found on FindaGrave.com

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 4/9/2021 11:32 AM, fredelfruhman wrote:
These photos seem to be very low-resolution.  They become pixelated when I zoom in on them.

Do you have higher-resolution versions?

Also:  why not post them on ViewMate, under "translation-tombstone".
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: Why Did Jews Marry Christians? #general

Jules Levin
 

Regarding the Conversos, according to Professor Netanyahu, a historian
of the Inquisition, approximately half the Conversos were sincere
converts to Christianity.  By the way, as I recall, Lenin's grandfather,
surname Blank, was considered a Jew, altho of course a convert.  He was
an estate owner--a member of the gentry class.

Jules Levin

Los Angeles


On 4/8/2021 6:59 AM, Lin Mor wrote:
Even though my maternal grandfather's brother converted to Russian
Orthodox for "business reasons" in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, his
descendants identify as Jewish. Consider the possibility that the
conversion served as the "public religion." Think about the Conversos
of Spain and Portugal, I think perhaps there are some similarities
here, but with nowhere as dire consequences.

Linda Cohen Morzillo

Saratoga Springs, NY

Researching:

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns

AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelets
and Oster, Chernigov Gubernia

COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmiany and France

KOSOFSKY in Shchuchyn, near Lida, Belarus

SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus


Re: Why Did Jews Marry Christians? #general

Francis AMAR
 

Could you envisage as an "extreme way" that jews married christians because they were in love ? :-)))
Kind regards,
Francis Amar


Re: The Steinfeld family from Libau (Liepaja) in Latvia. Research #scandinavia #latvia #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Dag,

Have you searched The JewishGen Latvia database?
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/

A very quick search finds the STEINFELD family you mentioned in Grobin, and also in Grobin names spelled SHTEINFELD born 1893 to 1901.

I suggest doing a phonetic or soundex (sounds like) search at the above database to see these records.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Assistance Needed to translate the Hebrew on Family Gravestones #translation

Aimee Smythe
 

Fredel,
Thank you for the suggestion. I didn't know about ViewMate as I have just joined Jewishgen. I will check into how to post them on ViewMate. I took these photos from findagrave.com so I do not have access to higher resolution photos. Do you have any ideas how I might obtain higher resolution photos? 
Thank you,
Aimee Smythe


Re: Galician Military Records #galicia

Karen Steinfeld
 

Thanks for shedding light on these records. It turns out the records are digitized ( but not indexed) on FamilySearch.  The records are not very well organized, but are accessible. Here is a link to the records:


https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1713234?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Karen Steinfeld
Rockville, MD


David Oppenheim / Franziska Frischmann - Transcribe and Translate from Hebrew #translation

LarryBassist@...
 

Can someone please transcribe the Hebrew letters and translate them from the attached short record?
Thank you so much,
Larry Bassist


Re: Origin of the word 'Peruvian' #general

Martyn Woolf
 

All my family used the word to describe Eastern European Jewry. Perhaps they did not like saying “Pullaks”.  I think it is only my generation that has ceased using it, I guess because nobody would now understand it.

 

Martyn Woolf

London

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Are "Muni" and "Munya" nicknames? For what name? #names

mamabirdlouise@...
 

Munya and Muni are diminutives of Emmanuel; they may be for other names, as well.  The late father of a friend was called "Muni" and his name was Emmanuel.
--
Louise Goldstein

 


Re: New York City Death Record Questions #general #records #usa

dasw5@...
 

Did you check the FamilySearch website? They have some death records on the site 




Dassy Wilen


Re: Assistance Needed to translate the Hebrew on Family Gravestones #translation

fredelfruhman
 

These photos seem to be very low-resolution.  They become pixelated when I zoom in on them.

Do you have higher-resolution versions?

Also:  why not post them on ViewMate, under "translation-tombstone".
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

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