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Translation Request #poland #translation

Jeffrey Cohen
 

I would very much appreciate a translation of this marriage certificate in Polish from Kalisz in 1832 of Montag and Recht.

 

Kind regards

 

Jeff Cohen

London


KL Plaszow #holocaust

Malka
 

Hello Genners,
With the commemoration of International Holocaust Day on Thursday, I am pleased to share the news of the memorial to the KL Plaszow concentration camp. As I mentioned before, my 95 year old mother, Tova Zaks, was interned there. Her details and picture are now part of the memorial site. It was an incredible effort led by Kamil Karski’s dedicated team at the Krakow museum.
Shalom,

Malka Chosnek.


Re: NY State Death Indexes on microfiche #usa #records

Robert Hanna
 

According to MyHeritage, Morris died in Queens, NY.  1968 death records for Queens, NY would be held at the NYC Department of Health.

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:  CHANAN/HANAN/HANNE/HEINE/HINEY (Warsaw, Poland); BLUMENBLAT (Sarnaki, Poland); KARASIK, THOMASHOW/TOMOSHOFF, COHEN (Babruysk, Belarus); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk, Belarus)


Re: Death certificate/Montreal/1949-1951 #canada

Alan Greenberg
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal has access to a lot of
non-public (or not free) records that can often help. Those
interested should send a request to vital@....

Frances, I will privately send you a message regarding your situation.

Alan Greenberg
JGS-Montreal


At 2022-01-23 07:09 PM, Bernie and Fran via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:

I am looking for help to find a death certificate for a baby
brother of mine, who died at birth in the Jewish General Hospital,
Montreal between 1949-1951. I have already contacted Jewish General
Hospital , Paperman and Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. They all say they
have no records from that time. My parents would never discuss
this. If anyone has any ideas as to how get this information, I
would greatly appreciate this. Thanks.

Frances Fried


Reply to Death Certificate/Montreal/1949-1951 #canada #records

Martin Thomas
 

Have you considered the possibility that the child did not die at birth, but that your parents gave the child up for adoption? The fact that your parents were never willing to discuss the birth certainly fits that circumstance, perhaps even better than it does an infant's death.
 
Marty Thomas

SCHREIBMANN/SHRYBMAN (Ukraine, UK, Canada, USA)
 
private

--
Marty Thomas
Toronto, Canada
androgyn@...


Re: Interpretation of Name in Old German Script #germany #names #records

fredelfruhman
 

This is not old German script.  (Without seeing the rest of the document, I can't say for sure, but I've seen many where most of the document is written in old script, but the names are written in a sort of "printed" script).

In any case, I read the name as Hirsemann.
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: Identifying town name from WW1 and WW2 Draft Cards. Maybe in Bessarabia? #bessarabia #russia

R Jaffer
 

Based on the ship manifest, I believe the town is Urzedow, Poland. Here is my thinking. The town on the 1909 manifest began with what sounded like Orr followed by a space and some other letters. It was part of Russia at that time. I searched the JewishGen town finder for "orr". Then I looked at only those locations that were part of Russia c.1900.

The closest match was:
Urzędów
Janów
Lublin
Russian Empire

When I compare the town spelling of Arzanowitz on the WWI draft record, it closely matches "Urzendow" below but is missing the letter "d".  I think this is the closest match to the various spelling of the town on your records.

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts

Alternate names: Urzędów [Pol], Orzendov [Yid], Uzhenduv [Rus], Urzendov, Urzendow, Uzhendov





Re: Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names

Robert Weinberg
 

Some of these responses do not make sense. The name Leeuwarden has no connection with "Levi" or "HaLevi" but instead represents a town in the Netherlands in which ostensibly people from this family lived for a while and which name they adopted on and off for their fixed family name. Ditto with "Dusseldorf". SeGal, as is correctly noted is only a designation of a caste name, i.e., the 3% of Jews who are Levites and use "HaLevi" as the last part of their Hebrew names. Hence, both names might even be used  together,  e.g., Leuwaarden Segal .  And no, the language of northern Netherlands and northwest German coast, i.e., Frisian, is the certainly closest language to old Anglo-Saxon English but is not "very similar to English", having diverged from English by 1500 years of separate development.

Bob Weinberg


Re: Four words from the Russian: translation please. #belarus #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

In Russian:
На добрую память
Фрухтбейн

Translated in to English:
In good memory
Fruchtbein

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Boynton Beach, FL


Looking for Lincer Zlata born at Chrzanow #poland #general

Renaud Michele <michele.rno@...>
 


--
I look for informations about my grand mother named Lincer Zlata who was born at Chrzanow in 1898. Did she have sisters and brothers
Michele Renaud


Re: Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names

David Harrison <djh_119@...>
 

Do not forget that The town of Leeuwarden is in Netherlands Friesland, whilst Emden is in Hannover (now German) Oest Friesland with the same town plan.   the local language is very similar to English with such differences as pronouncing the £k" in know and both areas fly the Friesland flag rather than German or Netherlands.  My family research (in person) has crossed that boundary.  Do not forget that our early King Georges also ruled Hannover and to them our slave colonies in the Americas were more important than New England.

David Harrison, Birmingham, Uk
Searching VAN RYN in Netherlands
HWERSZKOOWICZ, Poland


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Tanya Williams <Talowill@...>
Sent: 25 January 2022 06:13
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names
 
Hi All, I am newish at the Jewish research and I am having trouble following surname changes and why they keep changing. I have read all sorts of information and the obvious changes I understand, moving towns, changing jobs etc. I started with my 4th great grandfather Louis/Loeb Dusseldorf in Altona and following headstone information back  his father and Grandfather were Dusseldorf, Louis' great grandfather was a SeGaL from Hannover, his 2x great grandfather was a SeGaL (I think also from Hannover) yet his 3x great grandfather was a Leuwarden (I think). Why did we change from Leuwarden to SeGaL to Dusseldorf (or a variation of)? Thanks in Advance
Tanya Williams 
Cowra, NSW, Australia


Re: Assistance Identifying a Rabbi and Gabbai from Prague Synagogue 1840s Text #austria-czech

binyaminkerman@...
 

(ר גבריאל בן ה''ה (= הרב הגאון
Anshil is a Yiddish name, sometimes paired with the Hebrew name אשר.
It appears that Reb Gavriel is actually the son of the Rabbi and both Reb Yuda and Reb Gavriel were gabbaim.
--
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

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


Re: Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names

N. ARONSON
 

I can explain the change from Leuwarden to Segal.
The name Segal סג"ל is the Hebrew abbreviation for סגן לכהן SEGAn Lecohen = The one to see to the need of the Cohen, the priest, as that was (and to some degree still is) the job of the Levites to assist the Cohanim, the priests.
As such 99.9% of Segals are indeed Levites.
The sound of the name Leuwarden also indicates the being of a Levite.
In fact, on The Rotterdam Jewish cemetery, there are interred a David (1718-1808) & Moses (died 1769) Levy, sons of Rabbi Leib Leeuwarden Segal" and in the Jewish cemetery of the town Leeuwarden (!!!) there is interred a Isaac (1697-1750) son of Juda Levie Leeuwarden Segal.

As to Dusseldorf, did they perhaps move (or lived) there?
--
Nachum Aronson


Re: Death certificate/Montreal/1949-1951 #canada

michele shari
 

I unfortunately had the same situation with a child of my great grandparents that I found out about. In my situation I found a record online and contacted the cemetery who told me that I had more information than they did. The administrator said that children were frequently buried in between adult graves and if there was a marker at all, it was small and may not have lasted. He told us there was no place to put a stone or go say tehillim. Canada does have lots of records that were kept by rabbis, call Drouin Records, where I found a lot of my family's birth and marriage records from Montreal, so you could try that. Ours were on Ancestry. They were kept by the rabbis. If you don't have a subscription, email me directly with the info and I can try to find it for you. 
Just a note of thanks to the many people on here who have helped me along the way...I always take the opportunity to pass on an act of Hakaras HaTov as a thank you to all of them. 
 
 
The Drouin Collection Records is a collection of images of parish registers (baptisms, burials and marriages) as well as of other documents of historical and genealogical significance. It covers all of Quebec and French Acadia as well as parts of Ontario, New Brunswick and the Northeastern United States.

Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, Fl
micheleshari@...

researching Farkas in Transylvania/Hungary (Carei, Tasnad, Cluj, Kisvarda, Margitta, Satumare), Weiszhauz/Weisshaus (Vamospercs), Rosenfeld (Vamospercs), Isak/Izsak, Taussig/Tauszik, Schein, Pollak (married Farkas), Jakab (married Farkas)

Researching Stauber/Stober/Shtauber (Viseu and surrounding towns, Maramures, Romania), Deutsch, Malek/Malec, Fischman, Genud/Genuth, Apter, Herstik/Hershtik/Herstig, Teszler/Tessler, Davidovici, Ganz/Gancz, Paszternak, Feig, Pollak, Jakab

Researching Kaufman, Horowitz, Hurwitz/Gurevitz, Potashnik/Potasnik/Perlman, Perlmutter/Perelmutter, Lipsky, Leykin/Leikin, from Gomel, Minsk/Russia, Rosen and Resnick from Russia




Likely emigration route from Biala Podlask to London circa 1904 - 1913 #poland #unitedkingdom #general

rcbernstein
 

Hi everyone,

I realise that my grandfather and his sister might have taken any route, what are the likeliest route they may have taken?

Thanks.
--
Ruvane Bernstein.

(Efrat, Israel)


NY State Death Indexes on microfiche #usa #records

Renee Steinig
 

I am trying to find the town where Morris Kamhi died on 20 Dec. 1968.

The NY State Death Index on Ancestry provides this information...
 
Name: Morris Kamhi
Gender: Male
Age: 81
Birth Date: abt 1887
Residence Place: Aqueduct, Queens, New York, USA
Death Date: 20 Dec 1968
Death Place: New York, USA
Certificate Number: 100515
 
... but not the town where death occurred.
 
The decidedly user-unfriendly New York State index at 
has similar information. (Ancestry helps by deciphering Residence Code 7096.)
 
According to Mount Hebron Cemetery, where Morris is buried, he died in Hempstead, NY (Nassau County, Long Island) -- but the clerk of the Town of Hempstead could find no record.
 
Does anyone know whether any of the libraries which hold copies of  NYS death indexes on microfilm have them for 1968? In the past they had indexes to NYS deaths that occurred over 50 years ago, but I wonder if NYS has continued to update the libraries' holdings -- and also whether a microfiched index for 1968 is likely to include town of death. (I believe that fiche for earlier years do.)
 
I know that I can order the record from NY State, but would much prefer to request it from a town clerk, who is likely to respond sooner.
 
Thank you.
 
Renee
 
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names

Tanya Williams
 

Hi All, I am newish at the Jewish research and I am having trouble following surname changes and why they keep changing. I have read all sorts of information and the obvious changes I understand, moving towns, changing jobs etc. I started with my 4th great grandfather Louis/Loeb Dusseldorf in Altona and following headstone information back  his father and Grandfather were Dusseldorf, Louis' great grandfather was a SeGaL from Hannover, his 2x great grandfather was a SeGaL (I think also from Hannover) yet his 3x great grandfather was a Leuwarden (I think). Why did we change from Leuwarden to SeGaL to Dusseldorf (or a variation of)? Thanks in Advance
Tanya Williams 
Cowra, NSW, Australia


Re: Tombstone (matzevah) inscription translation request #hungary #rabbinic #translation

Odeda Zlotnick
 

גדליהו: is a name; Gdalyahu - not an adjective.
כ"ו תשרי: is the date of his death, the letter כ stands for 20, the letter ו stands for 6.
נפט: comes from the word נפטר = deceased
As for the letters preceding Samuel Farkas's name: the correct way of abbreviating "our teacher the rabbi" is מו"ה and not what appears on the stone.
An error by the engraver? Or possibly, by the person who instructed the engraver?  

Further research may clear this up for you. 
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: German Passports #germany #general

Dan Nussbaum
 

Karen,

Obtaining German citizenship and a German passport is fairly easy. Contact the nearest German consulate. That is what I did.

It will help if you still have your father's citizenship papers, but it still can be done.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
yekkey@...
 
Tone can be misinterpreted in email. Please read my words with warmth, kindness, and good intentions.

Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere


Re: Herman LICHTENSTEIN born 1896 - no record before 1921 #usa

Todd Edelman
 

Hi Paul, what sources have you already used to look?

Also may I ask where your  Lichtenstein relative originates in Europe? My closest Lichtenstein relative is from northeastern Slovakia -- she is my great-uncle's wife, but she is also a cousin as they were cousins when married.

Todd Edelman
Davis, CA, USA

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