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DOUGLAS and HAIN: Jewish names? #general

WAlmeleh@...
 

Does anyone know if DOUGLAS and HAIN were original Jewish names? I have
relatives with these surnames related to my LEVIN ancestors and don't know if
they changed the names >from more Jewish names or whether these names could be
Jewish ones >from either Belarus or Germany.

Wendy Almeleh
(Walmeleh@aol.com)


Searching: COHN #general

carlyn <carlynn@...>
 

I've recently become interested in finding out a little more about my
grandmother's family...I know very little at this point, but if anyone
can help...

My grandmother: Dorothy Cohn
Her brother: Frank Cohn, Jr.

Dorothy died in 1985, Frank is living. Both spent most of their lives
(and I *believe* were born in) Louisville, Kentucky USA.

Their father: Frank Cohn
Their mother: ____? (maiden name: Gottlieb)

I know the family came >from Germany but do not know when...prior to
WWII, definitely. I've heard mention of a well-known bacteriologist in
the family tree, too.

Sorry for the lack of info, but my family's always been loose-knit and
terrible at keeping records. I'm just curious.

Carlyn Nugent


Zhitomir CEMETERY #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

I may have once asked about this. Does anyone have any information about
the condition of Zhitomir Jewish cemetery? Some of my ancestors are buried
there. According to information I have, it was near or across the road from
a military hospital. My hunch is that I won't be able to find anything there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DOUGLAS and HAIN: Jewish names? #general

WAlmeleh@...
 

Does anyone know if DOUGLAS and HAIN were original Jewish names? I have
relatives with these surnames related to my LEVIN ancestors and don't know if
they changed the names >from more Jewish names or whether these names could be
Jewish ones >from either Belarus or Germany.

Wendy Almeleh
(Walmeleh@aol.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: COHN #general

carlyn <carlynn@...>
 

I've recently become interested in finding out a little more about my
grandmother's family...I know very little at this point, but if anyone
can help...

My grandmother: Dorothy Cohn
Her brother: Frank Cohn, Jr.

Dorothy died in 1985, Frank is living. Both spent most of their lives
(and I *believe* were born in) Louisville, Kentucky USA.

Their father: Frank Cohn
Their mother: ____? (maiden name: Gottlieb)

I know the family came >from Germany but do not know when...prior to
WWII, definitely. I've heard mention of a well-known bacteriologist in
the family tree, too.

Sorry for the lack of info, but my family's always been loose-knit and
terrible at keeping records. I'm just curious.

Carlyn Nugent


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zhitomir CEMETERY #general

David Goldman <davic@...>
 

I may have once asked about this. Does anyone have any information about
the condition of Zhitomir Jewish cemetery? Some of my ancestors are buried
there. According to information I have, it was near or across the road from
a military hospital. My hunch is that I won't be able to find anything there.


Searching: KONSON from Russia/Belarus #general

Dmitri Konson <dmitri.konson@...>
 

My ggfather Girsh (Grigori) KONSON (variations: KOHNSON, COHENSON,
CONSON etc.) is >from a little place called Nevel, near present
Russia/Belarus border. I know there are KONSONS in the world
originating >from other parts of Russia and Belarus. I am trying to find
ancestors and perhaps relatives.

Dmitri KONSON
Seattle, WA

mailto: dkonn@yahoo.com


Searching: SCHNECKENDORF from Sambor/Drogobych Pol./Ukr. #general

JackRobnsn <jackrobnsn@...>
 

I am researching any undiscovered relatives of or history concerning my
grandfather Louis SCHNECKENDORF who emigrated to US before 1890 (I think).

Jack Robinson


Srchg. RIVENZON/ROBINSON FIFFER/FEIFFER fr Focsani, Romania #general

JackRobnsn <jackrobnsn@...>
 

I am searching for any history concerning of undiscovered relatives of my
grandfather Bernard ROBINSON who emigrated with his daughter Rose before
1907 and was followed in 1907 by his wife Fani (Fannie) FIFFER/FEIFFER and
the rest of the children Eti (Ethel), Sofia (Shirley), Maria (Mary), Simon
(Samuel), Robert.

Jack Robinson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: KONSON from Russia/Belarus #general

Dmitri Konson <dmitri.konson@...>
 

My ggfather Girsh (Grigori) KONSON (variations: KOHNSON, COHENSON,
CONSON etc.) is >from a little place called Nevel, near present
Russia/Belarus border. I know there are KONSONS in the world
originating >from other parts of Russia and Belarus. I am trying to find
ancestors and perhaps relatives.

Dmitri KONSON
Seattle, WA

mailto: dkonn@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SCHNECKENDORF from Sambor/Drogobych Pol./Ukr. #general

JackRobnsn <jackrobnsn@...>
 

I am researching any undiscovered relatives of or history concerning my
grandfather Louis SCHNECKENDORF who emigrated to US before 1890 (I think).

Jack Robinson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Srchg. RIVENZON/ROBINSON FIFFER/FEIFFER fr Focsani, Romania #general

JackRobnsn <jackrobnsn@...>
 

I am searching for any history concerning of undiscovered relatives of my
grandfather Bernard ROBINSON who emigrated with his daughter Rose before
1907 and was followed in 1907 by his wife Fani (Fannie) FIFFER/FEIFFER and
the rest of the children Eti (Ethel), Sofia (Shirley), Maria (Mary), Simon
(Samuel), Robert.

Jack Robinson


WILENSKY/VILENSKY - How common? #general

Nancy & Peter Pfaff <ppfaff@...>
 

When I first started researching the surname WILENSKY/VILENSKY I was
excited to find the name in New York, Montreal and Chicago, where my
husband's family lived. However, I am now finding death notices,
engagement notices, etc even here in our local paper (Connecticut).
There is even a Vilensky St. in one of the towns here in CT.

Is this a common name?

Nancy Pfaff
researching: VILENSKY/WILENSKY/VALLENS Montreal, NY & Chicago
BENJAMIN, NY
LEVY, NY
KISS, Chicago
PURSCH, San Francisco & NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WILENSKY/VILENSKY - How common? #general

Nancy & Peter Pfaff <ppfaff@...>
 

When I first started researching the surname WILENSKY/VILENSKY I was
excited to find the name in New York, Montreal and Chicago, where my
husband's family lived. However, I am now finding death notices,
engagement notices, etc even here in our local paper (Connecticut).
There is even a Vilensky St. in one of the towns here in CT.

Is this a common name?

Nancy Pfaff
researching: VILENSKY/WILENSKY/VALLENS Montreal, NY & Chicago
BENJAMIN, NY
LEVY, NY
KISS, Chicago
PURSCH, San Francisco & NY


Re: Researching Rabbinical families #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

He was the head of the Bet Din of Montreal
and represented the Jewish population of Montreal when the then Prince
of Wales, Edward the 5th, visited Montreal.

Only if Edward V, one of the Princes in the Tower, had been transported
through time >from the fifteenth cenutry.

You probably mean Edward VII

Sorry couldn't resist.

Best wishes for an easy fast,

Ben Elton


Rabbinical families genealogy #general

Asher Bar-Zev <bar-zev@...>
 

Burt Masnick asked for leads on reabbinical families genealogical material.

In my opinion, the best source in English for rabbinical families and their
genealogies is Neil Rosenstein's "the Unbroken Chain".

There are numerous collections and sources in Hebrew, among which I have
found Meir Wunder's "Meorei Galitzia" invaluable for rabbinical families
with roots in Galicia.

Asher Bar-Zev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Researching Rabbinical families #general

Ben Elton <ben@...>
 

He was the head of the Bet Din of Montreal
and represented the Jewish population of Montreal when the then Prince
of Wales, Edward the 5th, visited Montreal.

Only if Edward V, one of the Princes in the Tower, had been transported
through time >from the fifteenth cenutry.

You probably mean Edward VII

Sorry couldn't resist.

Best wishes for an easy fast,

Ben Elton


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbinical families genealogy #general

Asher Bar-Zev <bar-zev@...>
 

Burt Masnick asked for leads on reabbinical families genealogical material.

In my opinion, the best source in English for rabbinical families and their
genealogies is Neil Rosenstein's "the Unbroken Chain".

There are numerous collections and sources in Hebrew, among which I have
found Meir Wunder's "Meorei Galitzia" invaluable for rabbinical families
with roots in Galicia.

Asher Bar-Zev


Re: The Politics of Censuses in Russia #belarus

Al Yellon <ayellon@...>
 

David Goldman wrote:

Either these were errors of the census taker, or somebody was pulling
someone's leg. Can anybody shed some light on this?

Without knowing that much about Russian censuses, I can tell you that in my
research into US censuses of 1900 and 1910, the very same thing happened in
many families.

It was the result of one of several reasons: either the person giving the
information to the census taker simply didn't know the true ages; or there
was a reason to lie to avoid military service, or taxation, or something.
150 years later, it's almost impossible to know.

I think it would be more a result of misinformation *given* than
misinformation written down by the census taker.


Re: The Politics of Censuses in Russia #belarus

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

I have come across similar anomalies in the Population Censuses of England
and Wales although I admit the differences in ages were not as great as
here. The Census Enumerators could only write down what they were told by
the people they were dealing with.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England

pollins@globalnet.co.uk