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

kosher@...
 

The hands at the top of Philip's gravestone is a traditional symbol for someone descended from the priestly order (kohanim).
I read Philip's father's name quite differently as: reb Pinchas the son of reb Shmuel haCohen,  (Usually R. stands for Rabbi).  Shmuel is also more consistent with Philip's father's name which was Sam, as indicated on his death certificate.
There appear to be two nice photos of Anna and Philip at the top of their gravestones.  Perhaps someone in Cincinnati could photograph them close up.  (Love Brothers Cemetery is one of the older Cincinnati cemeteries.)
Keith Osher
Newton, MA, USA


August 1882 Prienai Pogrom: Any Documents from the Trial? #lithuania #poland

Seth Bittker
 

According to this link (https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pren/pren1.html) there was a pogrom in Prienai, Lithuania in August 1882, and there was a trial in which some of the participants in the pogrom were prosecuted at “the district court in Marijampole” in April 1884.  Does anybody know whether it might be possible to obtain documents from this trial?

The context is that my great grandfather (Max Grossman) was from Prienai, and the French naturalization record of his brother mentions that “…his father having been killed at the time of the uprising, he left the country with the intention of escaping from the Russian yoke.”  His father (Shmaya Kolos Grossman) died sometime between 1881 and 1887.  I am unaware of another “uprising” in Prienai during this time period.  So, I wondered if his death might be in some way connected to the pogrom.  So, I am thinking that if there is any documentation about the trial and if specific victims are mentioned that my ancestor (Shmaya Kolos Grossman) might be among them.

 

Thank you for any information on this.


Seth Bittker

Darien, Connecticut

 

Grodno, Belarus - BLAKHARZH / BITTKER, LIEBOVICH / LIEBOVITZ

Babtai, Lithuania - REZNITSKY

Slobodka, Lithuania – LINKOVSKY, KAPLAN

Prienai, Lithuania - GROSSMAN, FINKELSTEIN, MIRASLAVSKI / LANGLEBAN / SCHEFERSON

Onod, Hungary – ROTH

Hernadszentandras, Hungary – HIPSCH, WEISS


Viewmate translkation trequest Yiddish letter part 2 #romania #yiddish

Aline Petzold
 

Hello all: 
Here is part 2 of the Yiddish letter written to my grandmother Pearl from my great aunt Malca.  It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93129
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you in advance.
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN


Yiddish translation on Viewmate #romania #yiddish

Aline Petzold
 

I have posted a Yiddish letter from my great aunt Malca in Romania to my grandmother Pearl in Canada.  Part was written in Romanian and part in Yiddish.   I have had the Romanian translated. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93128
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you for your help.
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN


Re: Unknown grandfather #unitedkingdom

David Harrison
 

Dear Val.
A common change of name is to Change the family Name, but keep the initial letter.  Next common is to also change the Given Name (Jews do not have Christian Names) whilst keeping that initial.  If the alphabet character set has changed, which seems unlikely in your case, to pass from Hebrew, Arabic, Greek or Cyrilic then a similar sound is often retained.  I have known of people changing their family name to that of their mother's maiden name.  Beyond these, you might be better flipping a coin. or even looking for a prisoner who was inside with a person of the name that you have found!!  One or both of the "e"s might have been "a"s.
Good Hunting
Regards
David Harrison


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of valfeatherstone53@... <valfeatherstone53@...>
Sent: 11 April 2021 16:12
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Unknown grandfather #unitedkingdom
 
Hello all

I posted some time ago about my wish to find my Jewish Grandfather. but things overtook me and I had to retreat from posting   My Grandmother -a gentile - had my father out of wedlock in 1925 in Manchester in a Salvation Army mother and baby home.  She  named a man called Harry Berens as the father of her baby.  She also gave an address but he was never found.  She lived in East Yorkshire so I am not sure if she went to Manchester to work as Monthly Nurse, or to simply have her child there. I have identified two second cousins now through DNA testing and have thus managed to eliminate two brothers out of eight in a family named Berenbaum who resided in and around Manchester.  One of the remaining 6 Berenbaum brothers could be my grandfather.  There was no one called Harry Berens in this family however,  although some altered their name to Berens, did people alter their christian names also I wonder and the address she gave was not linked to them either, but I guess both he and/or my grandmother could have lied!  I have hit a brick wall now and do not know where to go from here. I would appreciate some ideas to proceed on this.  Best wishes, Val Featherstone


Re: Laniado family #names

Lisa Steinberg
 

Do you know of the (late) author, Lucette Lagnado? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/books/lucette-lagnado-dead.html
Her family was from Cairo.
 
Lisa Steinberg
SHATZMAN (Medzhybizh, Kamieniets Podolsk, Ukraine/Russia)
ROSENTHAL (Parchomowzy (Parhomowce/Parkhomivtsi), Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine)
SEGAL (Neshchiz, Kovel, Wolin, Ukraine)
ACKERMAN (Brichany, Khotin, Bessarabia) And Yedintz
KUPERMAN/COOPERMAN (Brichany, Khotin, Bessarabia) And Yedintz
CHAYET (Pasvalys, Kovno, Lithuania)
MEYEROWITZ (Kovno, Lithuania)


Unknown grandfather #unitedkingdom

valfeatherstone53@...
 

Hello all

I posted some time ago about my wish to find my Jewish Grandfather. but things overtook me and I had to retreat from posting   My Grandmother -a gentile - had my father out of wedlock in 1925 in Manchester in a Salvation Army mother and baby home.  She  named a man called Harry Berens as the father of her baby.  She also gave an address but he was never found.  She lived in East Yorkshire so I am not sure if she went to Manchester to work as Monthly Nurse, or to simply have her child there. I have identified two second cousins now through DNA testing and have thus managed to eliminate two brothers out of eight in a family named Berenbaum who resided in and around Manchester.  One of the remaining 6 Berenbaum brothers could be my grandfather.  There was no one called Harry Berens in this family however,  although some altered their name to Berens, did people alter their christian names also I wonder and the address she gave was not linked to them either, but I guess both he and/or my grandmother could have lied!  I have hit a brick wall now and do not know where to go from here. I would appreciate some ideas to proceed on this.  Best wishes, Val Featherstone


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

stahlshifra
 

In my husband's family (from Kolomyya), Munya is Mordechai.
 
Shifra Stahl
 


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

Jules Levin
 

On 4/11/2021 5:41 AM, stalactit via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Hello,

My maternal grandmother’s official name was Maria Solomonovna
 PRITIKINA  (Russian spelling: Мария Соломоновна Притыкина) 1903-1974
from Oster, Ukraine. But everybody called her Mania ( Manya, Маня). I
wouldn’t know how her father was nicknamed but she named one of her
son’s Solomon, after him and everybody called him Monia or Mon’ka
(Monya, Моня, Монька)
--
Jane DOROGOYER

Researching
LANDSMAN from Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus;
SHEININ from Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus, Kyiv, Russia;
PRITIKIN from Oster, Ukraine;
KRONFELD from Bessarabia;
DOROGOYER from Bessarabia.


Re: Trying to Locate Shmerman (Sherman) family Members from Novi Velidnyky, Ukraine (Veledniki) #general #ukraine

FamilySearchPoland
 

I do find other sherman's on Yad Vashem.

The only hint may be a woman named Galina Shmerman submitted edits for two people.  Again, I presume those Shmermans are relatives since all are from Veledniki.  However, I cannot say for sure.  And nor does there appear to be an option to find or contact Galina Sherman to further inquire.

https://yvng.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en&advancedSearch=true&sln_value=Shmerman&sln_type=synonyms&sfn_value=Galina&sfn_type=synonyms

Sophia Sherman


Translation from Hungarian to English #translation

Alex Magocsi
 

The attached image is a note that appears on the "after the fact" birth recording for Regina GREIF, daughter of Abraham & Kati (Grünspan) GREIF.
I do not need an exact translation but do wish to know what the purpose of the note is.  If a date and place are called out, please advise that also.
Thank you in advance.

Alex Magocsi
Hamburg Germany

Researching GREIF, Fulianka, SK and GROSZ, Nyirbator, HU.


Latest Developments in DNA Testing for Genealogy #events #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Ellen Beller
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado 
presents:

Latest Developments in DNA Testing for Genealogy 


Speaker:

Greg Liverman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday • April 18 2021 • 10 AM to 12 PM Mountain Time

On Zoom

 

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share 

 

Program starts promptly at 10 AM

 

Greg will talk about the latest offerings from Ancestry, 23andMe, FTDNA, MyHeritage and LivingDNA including:

  • Are people still testing?
  • New ancestry (ethnicity) reports across the board. Are they getting better?
  • 23andMe – 23andMe+ Service and the FamilyTree
  • Mergers, sales and IPOs – where is this industry going? Is my data safe?
  • There were 160 DNA-related lectures at RootsTech – which ones did you like best?

 

 

 

Greg Liverman, PhD., began tracing his family history in the 1990’s with an old Macintosh computer and a copy of Family Tree Maker.  Over the years, he realized that he could bring to bear all the analytical and problem solving skills he had developed in over 40 years of working as a journalist, scientist and business manager.

Greg and his wife Wendy added genetic genealogy/DNA testing to their brick wall demolition toolkit in 2013 and have immersed themselves in the details of DNA tests and evaluation methods.  They have answered several questions about their family history using DNA evidence  Greg recently launched Pinewood Genealogy to help people with their genealogy research and genetic genealogy analysis.  

For Greg’s website: pinewoodgenealogy.com 

 

Please register in advance for this event at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld-yvrj0vG9V26D26JAKMf_w22u01H5Kg
Ellen Beller


Re: Laniado family #names

Karen Lukeman
 

Hi, 

Unfortunately, I cannot help you, but I want to make sure that you know that there were Laniados in Syria. 

All the best in your research!

--
Karen Calmon Lukeman
KALMANOWITZ (Lyubcha and towns near Grodno, Vilna and Minsk)
GOLDSMITH (Bakshty and Ivje)
NASSER (Damascus)
BENBAJI (Damascus)
BALLAS (Damascus)


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

stalactit@...
 

Hello,

My maternal grandmother’s official name was Maria Solomonovna  PRITIKINA  (Russian spelling: Мария Соломоновна Притыкина) 1903-1974 from Oster, Ukraine. But everybody called her Mania ( Manya, Маня). I wouldn’t know how her father was nicknamed but she named one of her son’s Solomon, after him and everybody called him Monia or Mon’ka (Monya, Моня, Монька)
--
Jane DOROGOYER

Researching 
LANDSMAN from Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus;
SHEININ from Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus, Kyiv, Russia;
PRITIKIN from Oster, Ukraine;
KRONFELD from Bessarabia;
DOROGOYER from Bessarabia.


Re: Trying to Locate Shmerman (Sherman) family Members from Novi Velidnyky, Ukraine (Veledniki) #general #ukraine

Diane Jacobs
 


Have you tried the database on Yad Vashem to see if any of this family had testimony submitted by other family.  I recently found an entire line of my family because the submitter
Of testimony left not only their name but there address. From there I found their children in another state in the US.

Hope this helps.
Duane Jacobs


On Apr 11, 2021, at 2:07 AM, FamilySearchPoland <nr1teachers@...> wrote:

The Sherman (Shmerman) family was from Veledniki Ukraine. Here's an article about the city the Sherman's (Shmerman's) originated from along with a photo we contributed.  http://jewua.org/veledniki/

In the article (Written by a Ukranian Researcher on Jews) named Chaim several statements about the Shmerman family are mentioned:

1. After massacre, 155 Jewish houses were disassembled by local Ukrainians. Only Shmerman’s house wasn’t touched because German headquarter was in it. 2. In the Shmerman’s house was located unofficial synagogue (even with a Torah scroll).
3. Bliuma Moiseyevna Shmerman cared for the rabbi Israel DovBer’s ohel.

In 1960, Yakov Isakovich Plitman became the head of the local collective farm and occupied this position for over 30 years. He was greatly respected by the locals. But he lived in neighboring village Krasilovka. Yakov Plitman died in 2019.

I would like to try and locate the family of Bliuma (Bluma), but have little to go on.  According to Chaim (researcher) he only knew:

Bluma died in Israel in 1990's and I don't have contacts of her relatives.
She had several daughters. One lives in US, but I don't know her name

Person who interviewed Bliuma (Bluma) spoke with Shmerman 30 years ago 1 time for 1 hour and that is all and had no further contact information on her family.

It is our belief she was a relative.  I have a family photo taken in 1935 of the Shmerman (Sherman's) posing inside the Shmerman house in 1935 in Veledniki.  We would like to find her family!

Photo taken in Velednik, Ukraine at Shmerman house in 1935

1. Benjamin Sherman Holding Baby
2. Woman to right (younger woman) is Benjamin's Wife.
3. Two women behind him sisters.  

A. Looking at Photo
    (Right = Riva Sherman) -
     Left = Chava Sherman - Husband and Child killed by Nazis
         
Baby being held by Benjamin Sherman = Lossel
Blonde hair Kid - Michael(Lived in Israel) - Died Last Year.
Right of Benjamin = Benjamin's Wife
Left of Benjamin - Khashia (Samuel Sherman's Wife).

Benjamin Killed by Nazis

Samuel Sherman (Shmerman) had a brother Solomon Sherman (Shmerman).  Solomon was my grandfather.



<Khasia.jpg>


Regards,
Sophia Sherman

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


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

David Shapiro
 

1) R. Pinchas son of R. Nesanal Hakohen. died 27 Shevat [5]700.
2) Chana daughter of R. Avrohom Hirsch. died 2 Teves [5]702.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Aleksandrów Łódzki Phase 3 Town Project | Apr 2021 update #announcements #records #names #lodz #poland

 

Read about our newly extracted datasets for Aleksandrow Lodzki in this month's Town Leader newsletter, including details of an amazing collection of hitherto unseen patronymic records for the period 1821-1825. These are the earliest vital records available for Aleksandrow and may significantly advance your research.
If you have family from Aleksandrow Lodzki and would like help with your research, please get in touch by email or via our Facebook Page Jewish Aleksandrow Lodzki (JRI-Poland Town Project).
--
Naomi Leon
JRI Poland Town Leader | Aleksandrow Lodzki


IAJGS - Stern and Stedman Grants - Nominations now open #announcements #jgs-iajgs

LAURENCE HARRIS
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) is pleased to announce that the call for submissions for the 2021 Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant and the John Stedman Memorial Fund Award is now open. The grant and award are expected to be $3,000 each. The purpose of these grants is to encourage institutions or organizations to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit those researching Jewish Genealogy.    

Please refer to Stern.iajgs.org for the Nomination Rules and Grant Criteria.  At grants.iajgs.org there is a list of past grant award recipients, and the Stern/Stedman Grant Nomination form can be found at GrantForm.iajgs.org.

The grants may only be awarded to a not-for-profit institution or organisation or charity (and may not be awarded to individuals). Nominations may be submitted by any individual or organization, and self-nomination by organisations is permitted. 

The deadline for submitting the Stern/Stedman Grant Nomination form and any supporting documentation is Thursday 20 May 2021 at 7pm EDT. (USA).  The grants are planned to be announced during the 2021 IAJGS Virtual Conference, which will take place August 2–5, 2021.

If further information is required, please contact me using the email address below.

Laurence Harris (Chair, IAJGS Stern/Stedman Grant Committee)

Laurence.Harris@...


Re: Headstone Translation #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

Here is buried a man of beloved spirit, keeper of faith, behold he is Mr Moshe Yosef. Died Friday the 15th of Av and buried on the 17th in the year 5626. You acted with straightness and did righteousness, you walked simply and you feared G-d, you ate from the toil of your hands and your palms were clean (honest), you guarded your tongue from evil and you distanced from falsehood. Woe, from the land of the living you were torn and laid down in this grave, but peaceful rest you found because at peace with G-d you ascended to heaven.
May his soul be bound in the bonds of life.
--
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

Researching:
KERMAN Pinsk 
SPIELER Lodz, Zloczew, Belchatow
SEGALL, SCHWARTZ Piatra Neamt


Trying to Locate Shmerman (Sherman) family Members from Novi Velidnyky, Ukraine (Veledniki) #general #ukraine

FamilySearchPoland
 

The Sherman (Shmerman) family was from Veledniki Ukraine. Here's an article about the city the Sherman's (Shmerman's) originated from along with a photo we contributed.  http://jewua.org/veledniki/

In the article (Written by a Ukranian Researcher on Jews) named Chaim several statements about the Shmerman family are mentioned:

1. After massacre, 155 Jewish houses were disassembled by local Ukrainians. Only Shmerman’s house wasn’t touched because German headquarter was in it. 2. In the Shmerman’s house was located unofficial synagogue (even with a Torah scroll).
3. Bliuma Moiseyevna Shmerman cared for the rabbi Israel DovBer’s ohel.

In 1960, Yakov Isakovich Plitman became the head of the local collective farm and occupied this position for over 30 years. He was greatly respected by the locals. But he lived in neighboring village Krasilovka. Yakov Plitman died in 2019.

I would like to try and locate the family of Bliuma (Bluma), but have little to go on.  According to Chaim (researcher) he only knew:

Bluma died in Israel in 1990's and I don't have contacts of her relatives.
She had several daughters. One lives in US, but I don't know her name

Person who interviewed Bliuma (Bluma) spoke with Shmerman 30 years ago 1 time for 1 hour and that is all and had no further contact information on her family.

It is our belief she was a relative.  I have a family photo taken in 1935 of the Shmerman (Sherman's) posing inside the Shmerman house in 1935 in Veledniki.  We would like to find her family!

Photo taken in Velednik, Ukraine at Shmerman house in 1935

1. Benjamin Sherman Holding Baby
2. Woman to right (younger woman) is Benjamin's Wife.
3. Two women behind him sisters.  

A. Looking at Photo
    (Right = Riva Sherman) -
     Left = Chava Sherman - Husband and Child killed by Nazis
         
Baby being held by Benjamin Sherman = Lossel
Blonde hair Kid - Michael(Lived in Israel) - Died Last Year.
Right of Benjamin = Benjamin's Wife
Left of Benjamin - Khashia (Samuel Sherman's Wife).

Benjamin Killed by Nazis

Samuel Sherman (Shmerman) had a brother Solomon Sherman (Shmerman).  Solomon was my grandfather.





Regards,
Sophia Sherman

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