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Re: Help identifying town name from English census-taker's writing! #poland #unitedkingdom

Caroline Gurney
 

The 1921 census forms, like the 1911 ones, are the original schedules filled in by the householder. So what you are seeing is the place name and spelling provided by whoever's signature appears at the bottom of the form. You can't blame it on the census enumerator!

It's highly likely that the spelling of the Polish place name was phonetic. I'd say the second letter is 'e', so the spelling is Zekline. JewishGen gives Zekhlin as one of the alternative spellings of Zychlin. 
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Caroline Gurney
Portishead, UK


Re: Searching for a birth certificate #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello Elizabeth,

You may not need to request that at the archives.  We already translated Novoselitsa Birth records for 1911, and it is available in our Bessarabia (Romania) database.
You may also see the original, following the link from the record.  

Please let me know if you have questions.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Re: Locating Polish Passports that were surrendered to the British in Eretz-Yisrael (Palestine) #poland #israel

Rose Feldman
 

We believe your great grandmother was already voting in Petah Tikva in the late 1930s so may she gave up her citizenship before 1940. Try doing a search on the IGRA database.

Rose Feldman
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

Israel Genealogy Research Association 
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Re: Hebrew Translation to English needed from marriage document #records #translation

Odeda Zlotnick
 

I agree with Yoel, I think the groom's father's name is Baruch.
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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Help identifying town name from English census-taker's writing! #poland #unitedkingdom

rroth@...
 

I read this as "Zakline", which seems extremely close to your candidate "Zychlin" if you ask me.

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Robert Roth
Kingston, NY
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Searching for 2 Abramowitz Brothers Who Emigrated to South Africa from Kurland, Latvia #southafrica

tararo@...
 

Hello,

I am looking for help to find the names and families of 2 great-uncles who settled in South Africa.  They probably emigrated in the late 1800's or early 1900's from Latvia, possibly Jelgava in Kurland.  Their parents' names would have been Hirsch Lev (or Leib) HaLevy Abramowitz and Jetta (or Eta) Smarkovitch.

My grandmother, Gussie (Augusta), and 4 other siblings ( Max, Sarah, Sam, Abe) settled in the US and 2 other brothers and their families perished in the Holocaust. That is the extent of what I know about the brothers.

If anyone knows anything about these brothers or can provide clues as to how I can trace them, I would be most appreciative.

Thank you!
Tara Blieden Rothman

BLIEDEN, BLIDEN (Zagare, Lithuania and Wenden, Latvia)
WOLFSON, KAIT (Lithuania and/or Latvia)
ABRAMOWITZ, SMAKROWITZ (Jelgava, Kurland Latvia)
KESSEL, CHARIPPER (Brody, Poland/Ukraine)
FELDMAN, BURDMAN (Bessarabia)
STERNERSON, STERNER, STERN, STEIN (Odessa)
VINOKUR (Odessa)


Re: Two Different Hebrew Given Names or Wrong Person? #names #belarus

Odeda Zlotnick
 

I don't agree with "Yosef".  In many of these documents. the word following "the father" referred to the place the father was from.
It looks like "from Minsk" to me.  
There's an unexpected flourish at the end of Minsk -- but I still think it's Minsk.  it would help if you were to upload the whole document so we could see other records in Hebrew from this page.  (it's Hebrew, not Yiddish)
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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Hebrew Translation to English needed from marriage document #records #translation

David Shapiro
 

I think the groom's second name is Yoel (Joel).

David Shapiro
Jerusalem


Re: Where were Jewish people in West Kirby buried? #unitedkingdom #general

Jill Whitehead
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) has a list of cemeteries on its website by local community.

As does Jewish Gen's JCR-UK.  The Liverpool records can be found at www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Cemeteries/Liverpool

There are also individual Jewish cemetery websites for Liverpool which you can Google. Some are better recorded than others. I have relations in Rice Lane and Long Lane which have been recorded, as has Deane Road (which got public funding for this purpose) but most of my family lie in Green Lane, which has not been recorded, and I understand a lot of information has been lost (or not yet found) about this site.  

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Geogrphical location of Lumsden/Lumsen Poland #poland #general

Jill Whitehead
 

Hi Gillian,

This sounds like Lomza in Lomza Gubernia in NE Poland. Many people from the adjoining Suwalki and Lomza Gubernias in NE Poland came to the UK in the 1860s and 1870s, and many went to Northern England or Scotland. All eight of my great grandparents came from this area and went to respectively to Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Hull (later Sheffield).

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Locating Polish Passports that were surrendered to the British in Eretz-Yisrael (Palestine) #poland #israel

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Re: Status of abandoned or divorced wife #usa

kshepard
 

Hmmmm...  Was his name Julius Jacobi?

Regards,

Kathleen Shepard

On Monday, January 10, 2022, 12:33:24 AM CST, Diane Katz. SURNAMES/TOWNS: Laske/Ladyzhin;,Steinberg Kiev; Grunberg Rheinhorn/Iasi; Milston/Slutzk; Bicz/Mogilev; Glas/Varniai; Moskowitz/Nagy-Saros Klein/Eperjes; Hefliech/Hungary; Marks/Machester/Suwalki; Shedrofski/Suwalki <gdbkatz@...> wrote:


One of my gggrandfathers was a petty criminal and philanderer.  He abandoned his wife and two babies.  She too indicated on the UK census records that she was a widow.  However after 2 trips to the US she located her ex and got her get.  Jewish women need a Jewish divorce to remarry in a religious ceremony.  

I was surprised to see so many divorces listed in JewishGen records.  I think it was more common than it is perceived.   
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Diane Katz
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Two Different Hebrew Given Names or Wrong Person? #names #belarus

Brad Rubin
 

I found a birth record from 1882 in Belarus, written in both Russian and Yiddish, that I thought matched my great-grandfather.  The birth date generally matches other records.  The mother’s name (Shifra) generally matches other records (Sara/Soufia/Soufra). 
 
Numerous other records and headstones show his father’s given name is Meshulem Feivish.  I assume Meshulem is his Hebrew name and Feivish is his Yiddish name.  The Russian translation of the birth record gives the father’s name as Fayvish Movshov Rubenchik.  However, the Yiddish part of the record refers to him as Yosef Feivish son of Moshe Rubentzik.  This is the only record I’ve seen that uses the name Yosef.  Is there some connection between the given names Meshulem and Yosef?  Is it possible for someone to have two Hebrew names, one that appears in a birth record and another used everywhere else?  Or, does this suggest that despite all the other matching information, I have the wrong person?  — Brad Rubin
 


Re: Status of abandoned or divorced wife #usa

Diane Katz. SURNAMES/TOWNS: Laske/Ladyzhin;,Steinberg Kiev; Grunberg Rheinhorn/Iasi; Milston/Slutzk; Bicz/Mogilev; Glas/Varniai; Moskowitz/Nagy-Saros Klein/Eperjes; Hefliech/Hungary; Marks/Machester/Suwalki; Shedrofski/Suwalki
 

One of my gggrandfathers was a petty criminal and philanderer.  He abandoned his wife and two babies.  She too indicated on the UK census records that she was a widow.  However after 2 trips to the US she located her ex and got her get.  Jewish women need a Jewish divorce to remarry in a religious ceremony.  

I was surprised to see so many divorces listed in JewishGen records.  I think it was more common than it is perceived.   
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Diane Katz
gdbkatz@...


Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

Gary Pokrassa
 


-- Hi Sheila


There is indeed a huge number of documents posted by Alex K for Elizavetgrad but nothing that I can see identifying Rivne within these files ....sorry I cant give you better news
 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division


Re: Another request for 1921 England census Polish Russian place name suggestion #unitedkingdom #poland #general

Terry Ashton
 

Hi Nettie,
Have you checked to see if your relative has a "Supplementary" file to their
naturalisation document at the National Archives? It would begin with HO
144/...
If so, these files contain a lot more information than the straight
naturalisation document which is often an HO 134/... and this might answer
your question. If the file is closed for a 100 years, complete an FOI
request. I have had success with them being opened.

Ms Terry Ashton, Australia
PRASHKER-Kalisz; SZUMOWSKI-Lomza; WAJNGOT-Poland; WIERZBOWICZ-Poland;
GOLDMAN-Poland; SEGAL-SEGALOVITCH-Vilna; GOLTZ-Latvia


Re: SHTERENLIKHT from HODORKOV / HODOROVKA ( ШТЕРЕ�ЛИХТ ) GORLOVSKAYA from MENA ( ГОРЛОВСК�Я ) #ukraine

David Ellis
 

There may be surprises in the form of family branches where this surname transposes into LICHTENSTEIN.  Keep your eyes open!

 

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David  J  Ellis

Natick, MA 01760

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Can you identify 1920s Slovakia employment by this uniform? #austria-czech

Alice Glasner
 

 
This photo of family member was probably taken in the Kesmarok area in the 1920s.  I would like to know what kind of job she had. Perhaps you have seen similar uniforms from this region/period and might have an idea. 
 
Thank you for your suggestions!
Alice Glasner
 
 


Warshofsky in Chicago #belarus #names

Karen Gramigna-Warren
 

I’m trying to possibly find siblings by looking at Tombstones and other data and see if there is a possible relationship.  I’m working on the surname Warshofsky from Motol, Belarus.  As many of you have experienced this surname has many variations as well as “Americanized” variants.  My husband’s family shorten theirs to Warren but I’ve seen Warner, Worsham, Warshan, Warshaw and I’m sure I will find others. 

 

I have 2 individuals David Louis Warshofsky and Sarah Gittel Worsowesky both born in Motol, traveled to Chicago and are buried in Waldheim Cemetery, Illinois in the Anshe Motele Section

 

David Louis Warshofsky went by David Warner.  Born on 15 Apr 1891, on his ship record to the US, stated leaving his father Alter Worocewicki in Motol, Grodno.  His tombstone states he is the son of Pinchas Eliahu.

 

Sarah Gittel Worsowesky married a Hershel Warshafsky in 1910.  Hershel/Harry’s naturalization papers stated Sara was born in Motel on 14 Jul 1889 and came to the US in 1906.  On her death certificate it stated her father was Alter Warshafsky and on her tombstone it lists her father as Pinchos Eliyahu.

 

Another similarity between them, David had 3 children, and Sara had 5, both named a daughter Dorothy and a son Irving.

 

So here are my questions:

  1. What is the relationship between the name Alter and Pinchas Eliahu?
  2. With all this similar information, Alter, Pinchas Eliahu, born in Motol, Warshafsky/Warshofsky Worocewicki/Worsowesky, children’s named Dorothy and Irving, can I assume they are probably siblings?

 

Karen Warren

Chicago, IL

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Avotaynu magazines to donate #general

ssroth@...
 

Hi friends,

                Please let me know if you would be interested in a full set of Avotaynu Magazines from 1997-2010. I am moving and must let go of many of my treasures.

 

Best,

Sheree Roth

Palo Alto, CA

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