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Re: MNJGS Virtual Meeting Nov 7: Deborah Long presenting "Out of the Whirlwind: Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust" #announcements #holocaust #education

Terry Ashton
 

Just to let you know that Deborah Long and I found each other through Jewish Gen about 4 years ago….we share the same 4 x great grandfather, Abram Leyb Lefkowicz Praszkier (about 1785 - 1846) from  Stryków, Poland. It was a very exciting moment when we realised we were cousins.

We remain in touch and I know she is very knowledgeable on researching family histories.

 

Ms Terry Ashton, Australia

PRASHKER-Kalisz; SZUMOWSKI-Lomza; WAJNGOT-Poland; WIERZBOWICZ-Poland; GOLDMAN-Poland; SEGAL-SEGALOVITCH-Vilna; GOLTZ-Latvia

 

 


Re: Names of Kagan and Cohen from the all Lithuania Database #lithuania

crystalbrown3431@...
 

I noticed the same thing. My wife's Cohen relatives from Debeikiai/Anyksdciai, Lithuania were also called 'Kagan'  in Lithuania. After arriving in Chelsea, Mass. in the early 20th c, the name was  changed to Cohen and then eventually to Cagen and in one branch, Chandler.

Katz in our family,  was used in the USA as a shortened version of what had been Kadishevitz in Lithuania. Kadishevtiz is somewhat unique and easy to search; not so with Katz.

Richard Brown
Glastonbury, CT


Records of the Beth Din of Brody 1808-1817 #poland #records #translation

Carol Jean Weightman
 

I have submitted to ViewMate translation the first five pages from the index of Records of the Beth Din of Brody. The pages are part of a name index at the end of the volume.

I am looking for records of the Reisfeld, Löw / Lewin (various spellings) and Schmelkes families of Brody and Lwöw. I wonder if any of these family names appear in these first five pages of the index. If they do, then the next search will be for the records within the Pinkas.

If you are able to read the Hebrew, then please let me know if you find any Reisfeld, Lewin, Schmelkes listings in these five pages.

Thank you.
Carol Jean Weightman


Re: Deportations and transfports lists #poland

Evelyn and Christopher Wilcock
 

The Yad vaShem website has an increasing list of transports.

The excellent site https://statistik-des-holocaust.de/index.html suggested below seems to be limited to transports from Germany.

Evelyn Wilcock
eandcw@...
London


Jews of Sicily #general

Lowell Nigoff
 

At the time of the Inquisition in Spain and Italy were persecuted. Their last name was Nachman(spelling?). They changed their last names to Amato(father’s side) & Cunzolo(could be Cunzalo) on mother’s, fled to Sicily & converted to Catholicism.

When her mother’s father came to America, he changed the spelling to Consolo. The last names Amato & Cunzolo were traced back to Nachman.

 

Does anyone have any clues where to start the search? I am researching this for a friend.

 

Thank you, 

Lowell Nigoff

Lexington, KY

 
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"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live as if there isn't and to die to find out that there is."

              

Taken from Blaise Pascal's  (1623-1662) wager.                            

 


Re: Deportations and transfports lists #poland

Eleanor Lind
 

Can you contact the Weiner Library in Russell Square London? They should be able to help. 
Eleanor Lind
London UK


Re: Name RIBA/RIVA in hebrew/yiddish. #names

lapid.ron@...
 

My wife's name is Riwa (pronounced RiVa). This is her English name given on birth in South Africa. Her Hebrew name is Rivka and she is named after her grandmother.
Ron Lapid,
Ra'anana


Re: Name RIBA/RIVA in hebrew/yiddish. #names

David Shapiro
 

In halacha, the standard spelling of names is outlined in the laws of gittin, where the correct spelling of names is crucial to the kashrus of the get. For the sound of 'v' the rule among Ashkenazim is that for names that are derived from languages other that Hebrew that sound is represented by two 'vov's. Such names also end with and 'alef' rather that a 'hei'. However, in 'Tiv Gittin' by Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margolios, one of the main authorities on these laws, he states that Riva is short for Rivka, and thus it is consided a Hebrew name and is written with a 'veis' and ends with a 'hei' like Rivka.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem 


Re: Can someone read this word #translation

Jeffrey Cohen
 

Many thanks for the advice I have received. In answer to Sherri I attach the complete document. I know the bride’s family well and she had four brothers but I am trying to confirm the family of the groom. The Springer family I suspect to be that of the groom had a father named Daniel and two daughters in addition to the son Maurice. So I now suspect the reference to witness on the form is to a brother of the bride.

Jeffrey Cohen


Re: Deportations and transfports lists #poland

Jorge Frankon
 

Hello Rainer,
Many thanks for your reply
My interest is in transports and deportation lists that started in the
small towns of Zuromin and Raciaz, located in the Masovian
Voivodeship, Poland, from where my family members disappeared during
the Holocaust.
Best regards,
Jorge Frankon
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Jorge M. Frankon
jorgefrankon@...
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Re: Names of Kagan and Cohen from the all Lithuania Database #lithuania

Shlomo Katz
 

Russian has no "H" sound, so "Kohen" became "Kagan.
Another common name, "Heller," became "Geller."

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD


Re: Dame Judi Dench on (UK) Who Do You Think You Are #announcements #unitedkingdom

ab12cohen@...
 

The next episode with Alex Scott who is probably not well known to many of us not interested in British football is even more interesting as she is of mixed East End Jewish and Jamaican descent - a pretty unusual family I guess. The programme includes film of the Battle of Cable Street .

Alan Cohen


Re: Deportations and transfports lists #poland

Rainer Borsdorf
 

Hello Jorge,

if you know from where the concerned deportations started, I could search for you here:

https://statistik-des-holocaust.de/index.html

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Best regards,

Rainer Borsdorf
Ilmenau (Thuringia/ Germany)
www.jewishpastfinder.com


Re: Looking for a town in Romania #romania

Jorge Frankon
 

May be you refer to the region of Săpoca, a commune in Buzău CountyMunteniaRomania ?

Detailed information in Wikipedia.
Gook luck with your search.


Jorge M. Frankon
jorgefrankon@...
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Re: Name RIBA/RIVA in hebrew/yiddish. #names

Yehoshua Sivan
 

ריבה Reba is short for רבקה Rivka (Rebecca).  It's common in Israel.
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Yehoshua Sivan


Re: Name RIBA/RIVA in hebrew/yiddish. #names

Odeda Zlotnick
 

The correct Hebrew spelling is ריבה, pronounced  Rivvah.

It means "Lass", and is as old fashioned in Hebrew as the word "lass" in English.

Never, in my "Native Hebrew speaking" life have I hear of it as a riverside or beach...

You may want to hear the Hebrew song
 "מי יש לי ריבה כזאת" or another version (with text and alternativse phrases here

The two other spellings you've run into must have come from Yiddish but this is a case of a real Hebrew word.

--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: town in Poland #poland

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

These names are quite distorted.
My guess is that "Tacheshef not far from Sandemish" could be Staszów, not far from Sandomierz. If so, you'll find plenty of records to search.

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem
JRI-Poland Staszow town leader


MNJGS Virtual Meeting Nov 7: Deborah Long presenting "Out of the Whirlwind: Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust" #announcements #holocaust #education

casson123@...
 

On November 7, 2021, from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (CDT) the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society will host Deborah Long, presenting: 

 

 Out of the Whirlwind: Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust

 

There are numerous resources available to trace the Holocaust history of our families, identifying those who did not survive the Holocaust and those who did. This session is a comprehensive look at the many resources that can assist you in your search. As the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Deborah Long reviews the best (as well as some of the obscure) resources and methods for determining the fate of those involved in the Holocaust, including survivors and victims. Using examples from her own research, Deborah will demonstrate the documents and artifacts she discovered to reconstruct her family tree and even find living survivors and their descendants.

 

Speaker Bio:

 

Deborah Long grew up in Skokie, Illinois and has been researching her family history and searching for  family members for more than 60 years. Deborah is a professional educator and speaker, often presenting to licensed professionals through continuing education programs. She has written more than 20 books, including a memoir about growing up as a child of survivors titled “First Hitler, Then Your Father, and Now You.” She currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Evanston, Illinois, and is the founder and first president of Triangle JGS of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

 

The program will take place on-line via Zoom  For more information and to register go to 

https://www.mnjgs.org/event

Questions can be emailed to  MNJGS at 

https://www.mnjgs.org/contact

 

Members are free, suggested donation of $5 from non-members

https://www.mnjgs.org/support-us

 

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Liba Casson-Nudell
Minneapolis, MN
Researching: NOTKIN from Minsk, Hlusk, Gomel, Zlynka and CASSON/CHAZANSKI from Nemencine, Vilnius


town in Poland #poland

Linda W.
 

I have an old interview with a relative who says she is from Tacheshef not far from Sandemish from the period 1893-1907. she also mentions Tzemceh    I cannot seem to find these towns in the Town finder.  Do you recognize these towns?    Which archive in Poland would have this towns records? 
Many thanks 
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Linda Weinstein


From Romania to Omaha -- Who helped them leave? Who helped them when they arrived? #general

J95Frank@...
 

My great grandfather, his wife, and six children left Romania, boarded a ship in Bremen, Germany, and sailed to New York en route to Omaha, Nebraska. Four years later his brother, along with a wife and five children, did much the same. These had to be extraordinarily difficult moves, particularly if we assume that these folks were far from wealthy.

What organization(s) helped facilitate these immigrations and what, if any, documentation (letters of introduction, etc.) might be available?

Thank you.

Jay Frank
J95Frank@...

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