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Re: Surname HARAMATI #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

The proposed derivations seems sensible. I recommend contacting Rabbi
Amnon Haramati who lives in Silver Springs, Maryland. I am not certain
of his current health, but he is a brilliant man and expert in Hebrew
and would likely have some knowledge.

Laurence S. Tauber


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RE: Surname HARAMATI #rabbinic

Larry Tauber <ltauber@...>
 

The proposed derivations seems sensible. I recommend contacting Rabbi
Amnon Haramati who lives in Silver Springs, Maryland. I am not certain
of his current health, but he is a brilliant man and expert in Hebrew
and would likely have some knowledge.

Laurence S. Tauber


insane asylums in 19th century Poland #general

Caryl Simon
 

Does anyone know where I can find more information about insane
asylums in 19th century Poland? I'm trying to find locations,
when they were established, the types of conditions they treated,
what they charged, the kinds of therapy they used -- as many
details as possible.

I know that in the shtetl mental illness was a source of shame,
something to be concealed, so I want to get a sense of how people
coped, whether if they had the means, they sent the afflicted
person away to an asylum, how this all impacted the family. If
anyone has either facts or stories, I would be greatly appreciative.

Thank you in advance.

Caryl Simon-Katler
Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen insane asylums in 19th century Poland #general

Caryl Simon
 

Does anyone know where I can find more information about insane
asylums in 19th century Poland? I'm trying to find locations,
when they were established, the types of conditions they treated,
what they charged, the kinds of therapy they used -- as many
details as possible.

I know that in the shtetl mental illness was a source of shame,
something to be concealed, so I want to get a sense of how people
coped, whether if they had the means, they sent the afflicted
person away to an asylum, how this all impacted the family. If
anyone has either facts or stories, I would be greatly appreciative.

Thank you in advance.

Caryl Simon-Katler
Boston, MA


Hungarian Given Names-Not Surnames #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

My apologies. I should have said Given Names and not Surnames (family
names) on the subject line and in the body of the text.

It is perhaps obvious >from the body of my request but nevertheless, I
felt I had to clarify.

Alex - red-faced.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Hungarian Surnames
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 13:37:18 -0400
From: Alex Magocsi <awmjr@...>
Reply-To: awmjr@...
To: H-SIG <h-sig@...>

Melchior Lengyel was a Hungarian writer who was born Lebovics Menyhe'rt.

My first question pertains to his surnames. Is Menyhe'rt the Hungarian
equivalent of Melchior?
In pursuing my own family history, I have seen both names used for, I
believe, the same person, in documents >from the late 18th century in
Gyula-Jovancza.

The second question:
Is the female surname Erzset equivalent to Erzsebet and Elisabeth?
Here again, I believe I am seeing this surname used for the same person.

Thank you for any feedback that can be provided.

Alex Magocsi
York, York, Maine, USA

Researching MAGOCSI in Gyula-Jovancza, Tolna megye, Hungary


DC2011: Archivist of the United States Announced as Gala Speaker #hungary

dc2011_conference@...
 

We are pleased to announce that David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the
United States, will speak at the Conference Gala on Thursday evening,
August 18. The evening will feature excellent kosher food, extensive
networking and social opportunities, announcements of IAJGS awardees for
their contributions to genealogy, and the music and vocals of the
world-renowned Robyn Helzner Trio.

David S. Ferriero was sworn in as 10th Archivist of the United States on
November 13, 2009. Previously, he served as the Andrew W. Mellon
Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). In this position he
was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating four
research libraries and 87 branch libraries into one seamless service for
users, creating the largest public library system in the United States
and one of the largest research libraries in the world.

Before joining the NYPL in 2004, Mr. Ferriero served in top positions at
two of the nation's major academic libraries, the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and Duke University in Durham,
NC. In those positions, he led major initiatives including the expansion
of facilities, the adoption of digital technologies, and a reengineering
of printing and publications. At Duke, he raised more than $50 million
to expand and renovate the university's library, and was responsible for
instructional technology initiatives.

Make sure you include the Gala in your conference plans. You can
register for the conference or modify your existing registration to
purchase tickets through the http://www.dc2011.org/index.php/register
web site.

See you in DC!
Marlene Bishow,
Vic Cohen,
Sue Isman
Co-Chairs - 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Given Names-Not Surnames #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

My apologies. I should have said Given Names and not Surnames (family
names) on the subject line and in the body of the text.

It is perhaps obvious >from the body of my request but nevertheless, I
felt I had to clarify.

Alex - red-faced.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Hungarian Surnames
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 13:37:18 -0400
From: Alex Magocsi <awmjr@...>
Reply-To: awmjr@...
To: H-SIG <h-sig@...>

Melchior Lengyel was a Hungarian writer who was born Lebovics Menyhe'rt.

My first question pertains to his surnames. Is Menyhe'rt the Hungarian
equivalent of Melchior?
In pursuing my own family history, I have seen both names used for, I
believe, the same person, in documents >from the late 18th century in
Gyula-Jovancza.

The second question:
Is the female surname Erzset equivalent to Erzsebet and Elisabeth?
Here again, I believe I am seeing this surname used for the same person.

Thank you for any feedback that can be provided.

Alex Magocsi
York, York, Maine, USA

Researching MAGOCSI in Gyula-Jovancza, Tolna megye, Hungary


Hungary SIG #Hungary DC2011: Archivist of the United States Announced as Gala Speaker #hungary

dc2011_conference@...
 

We are pleased to announce that David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the
United States, will speak at the Conference Gala on Thursday evening,
August 18. The evening will feature excellent kosher food, extensive
networking and social opportunities, announcements of IAJGS awardees for
their contributions to genealogy, and the music and vocals of the
world-renowned Robyn Helzner Trio.

David S. Ferriero was sworn in as 10th Archivist of the United States on
November 13, 2009. Previously, he served as the Andrew W. Mellon
Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). In this position he
was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating four
research libraries and 87 branch libraries into one seamless service for
users, creating the largest public library system in the United States
and one of the largest research libraries in the world.

Before joining the NYPL in 2004, Mr. Ferriero served in top positions at
two of the nation's major academic libraries, the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and Duke University in Durham,
NC. In those positions, he led major initiatives including the expansion
of facilities, the adoption of digital technologies, and a reengineering
of printing and publications. At Duke, he raised more than $50 million
to expand and renovate the university's library, and was responsible for
instructional technology initiatives.

Make sure you include the Gala in your conference plans. You can
register for the conference or modify your existing registration to
purchase tickets through the http://www.dc2011.org/index.php/register
web site.

See you in DC!
Marlene Bishow,
Vic Cohen,
Sue Isman
Co-Chairs - 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #unitedkingdom

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #unitedkingdom

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Latest issue of the SA-SIG Newsletter is on-line #southafrica

Roy Ogus <r_ogus@...>
 

The latest issue of the SA-SIG Newsletter, April 2011, is now available on-line at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm#MENU

(The previous issues of the Newsletter can be found at that location as well.)

To learn more about the SA-SIG Newsletter, and to find out the subscription options, refer to the description at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm#about

Roy Ogus
Vice President, SA-SIG
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Latest issue of the SA-SIG Newsletter is on-line #southafrica

Roy Ogus <r_ogus@...>
 

The latest issue of the SA-SIG Newsletter, April 2011, is now available on-line at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm#MENU

(The previous issues of the Newsletter can be found at that location as well.)

To learn more about the SA-SIG Newsletter, and to find out the subscription options, refer to the description at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm#about

Roy Ogus
Vice President, SA-SIG
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Request for phone call in Argentina #latinamerica

Deborah Dworski
 

I received an e-mail message, written in Spanish, >from a cousin in
Argentina. Using Google as a translator, it does not come out too
well in English, but I think she is providing telephone numbers for
another cousin in Buenos Aires who may be able to fulfill my request
for family photos. I do not want to post the e-mail to ViewMate
because it contains telephone numbers, but I would appreciate if
someone in Buenos Aires could confirm the content of the message, and
place a phone call to the cousin.

Please contact me privately if you are willing to help make sense of
the e-mail and place the phone call, if appropriate.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching: DIENER, SONNENBLUM (originated in vicinity of
Stanislawow, Galicia); now in Argentina (definitely) and Israel
(maybe)


JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #latinamerica

bounce-2231396-772964@...
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Latin America #LatinAmerica JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #latinamerica

bounce-2231396-772964@...
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Latin America #LatinAmerica Request for phone call in Argentina #latinamerica

Deborah Dworski
 

I received an e-mail message, written in Spanish, >from a cousin in
Argentina. Using Google as a translator, it does not come out too
well in English, but I think she is providing telephone numbers for
another cousin in Buenos Aires who may be able to fulfill my request
for family photos. I do not want to post the e-mail to ViewMate
because it contains telephone numbers, but I would appreciate if
someone in Buenos Aires could confirm the content of the message, and
place a phone call to the cousin.

Please contact me privately if you are willing to help make sense of
the e-mail and place the phone call, if appropriate.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching: DIENER, SONNENBLUM (originated in vicinity of
Stanislawow, Galicia); now in Argentina (definitely) and Israel
(maybe)


Family from Vilna to South America #latinamerica

Danielle Weiner
 

I am searching for any branch of my family who may have immigrated to
South America >from Vilna (Vilnius) or any other town in
Lithuania/Poland >from the late 1800s thru the post-World War II
period. Their surnames are:

VAINEROVICH

CHAIMOWITZ

GELER

SHIBOVSKY

Thank you,
Danielle Weiner
Dallas, TX, USA


FW: RUBINSTEIN - Bobruisk, London, Leningrad, Argentina, USA #latinamerica

naomi ogin
 

Dear All

Israel/Srol Ber and Dina RUBINSTEIN had a number of children born
in Bobruisk, Minsk, Belarus and surrounds including a town called Chamichly.

Three definitely came to the East End of London, Joseph/Joe, Noocham/Nat and
Rosie/Estra. At present, it seems that Joe was one of the oldest born in
1878. Rosie was born in 1892. Of the other known siblings, Zelig passed
away
in Bobruisk as did Chasa, Leah married and went to Leningrad, Samuel was
believed killed aged 13 in Ekaterinoslav and at least two came to
Argentina, Ethel who married a Spaniard and had two sons and Chaim
who changed his name to Ricardo and possibly Rodrigues, not proven.
Chaim went to La Plata around 1917 and had three daughters and some sons.
I've not located him on the CEMLA site. If he travelled >from the UK
the closest I could find was Chageur Leib RUBINSTEIN, married,
born 1871, a Russian button maker heading for Buenos Aires.

Do any of these names sound familiar. I would be particularly interested to
hear >from researchers who have the RUBINSTEIN surname in any of these
locations.
I have already placed the surname on JGFF. It has also shown as
RUBENSTEIN and RAUBINSHIENE.

Please contact me directly unless you feel your reply might be useful
to other genners.

Naomi Ogin ndogin@...
Brisbane
Searching;BLACK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,DAVIDOVITCH,
DAVIDOFF,DAVIDSON,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,HAYUDAH
HIATT,HUNT,LEBUS,MELNICK,OGIN,ORGIN,RABINOVITCH
RABIN,RANDALL,RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,SCHAPERE
TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON


Latin America #LatinAmerica FW: RUBINSTEIN - Bobruisk, London, Leningrad, Argentina, USA #latinamerica

naomi ogin
 

Dear All

Israel/Srol Ber and Dina RUBINSTEIN had a number of children born
in Bobruisk, Minsk, Belarus and surrounds including a town called Chamichly.

Three definitely came to the East End of London, Joseph/Joe, Noocham/Nat and
Rosie/Estra. At present, it seems that Joe was one of the oldest born in
1878. Rosie was born in 1892. Of the other known siblings, Zelig passed
away
in Bobruisk as did Chasa, Leah married and went to Leningrad, Samuel was
believed killed aged 13 in Ekaterinoslav and at least two came to
Argentina, Ethel who married a Spaniard and had two sons and Chaim
who changed his name to Ricardo and possibly Rodrigues, not proven.
Chaim went to La Plata around 1917 and had three daughters and some sons.
I've not located him on the CEMLA site. If he travelled >from the UK
the closest I could find was Chageur Leib RUBINSTEIN, married,
born 1871, a Russian button maker heading for Buenos Aires.

Do any of these names sound familiar. I would be particularly interested to
hear >from researchers who have the RUBINSTEIN surname in any of these
locations.
I have already placed the surname on JGFF. It has also shown as
RUBENSTEIN and RAUBINSHIENE.

Please contact me directly unless you feel your reply might be useful
to other genners.

Naomi Ogin ndogin@...
Brisbane
Searching;BLACK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,DAVIDOVITCH,
DAVIDOFF,DAVIDSON,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,HAYUDAH
HIATT,HUNT,LEBUS,MELNICK,OGIN,ORGIN,RABINOVITCH
RABIN,RANDALL,RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,SCHAPERE
TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON


Latin America #LatinAmerica Family from Vilna to South America #latinamerica

Danielle Weiner
 

I am searching for any branch of my family who may have immigrated to
South America >from Vilna (Vilnius) or any other town in
Lithuania/Poland >from the late 1800s thru the post-World War II
period. Their surnames are:

VAINEROVICH

CHAIMOWITZ

GELER

SHIBOVSKY

Thank you,
Danielle Weiner
Dallas, TX, USA

197461 - 197480 of 673512