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Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish" #general

David Edelman <pappapeach43@...>
 

If I can put my own two cents worth in -

cent one; I have one branch, the name is DUNN, and also, I have found out,
a common name in Ireland.

cent two; I have another branch of the same family, name ALLEN, common
among some Black Americans, atleast here in San Francisco.

The point being, surnames, like first names, as well as words in general,
come >from a veriety of places. Ultimetly some combination of sounds. Two
compleatly different languages may come up with the exact same word, for a
compleatly different reason. This does not show a connection between them,
it just shows we are all human.

If, say, Stein is a common "Jewish" name and a common "German" name,
remember, the Jews were in Germany a few hundred years before the rise of
the Nazies.

David Edelman,
San Francisco.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Diane Jacobs" <kingart@...>
Reply-To: "Diane Jacobs" <kingart@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Subject: Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish"
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 17:17:46 -0400


This will become much more difficult for Jewish genealogy in the future.
When my sons were in Hebrew school, I was amazed that a number of the
students had Italian and Irish surnames.

Diane Jacobs
New York

> On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 05:34:05 UTC, anitac47@... (Anita Citron)
wrote:
>
> << Names are a large issue for this group. I was just reading in the
> Forward that Tovah Feldshuh's Hebrew teacher is named Malcolm Thomson.
> I've read rabbis with names like Wayne Smith in the Sunday New York
Times wedding section. This week a guy with the last name of Merriweather
> married and he was the Jew!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish" #general

David Edelman <pappapeach43@...>
 

If I can put my own two cents worth in -

cent one; I have one branch, the name is DUNN, and also, I have found out,
a common name in Ireland.

cent two; I have another branch of the same family, name ALLEN, common
among some Black Americans, atleast here in San Francisco.

The point being, surnames, like first names, as well as words in general,
come >from a veriety of places. Ultimetly some combination of sounds. Two
compleatly different languages may come up with the exact same word, for a
compleatly different reason. This does not show a connection between them,
it just shows we are all human.

If, say, Stein is a common "Jewish" name and a common "German" name,
remember, the Jews were in Germany a few hundred years before the rise of
the Nazies.

David Edelman,
San Francisco.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Diane Jacobs" <kingart@...>
Reply-To: "Diane Jacobs" <kingart@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Subject: Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish"
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 17:17:46 -0400


This will become much more difficult for Jewish genealogy in the future.
When my sons were in Hebrew school, I was amazed that a number of the
students had Italian and Irish surnames.

Diane Jacobs
New York

> On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 05:34:05 UTC, anitac47@... (Anita Citron)
wrote:
>
> << Names are a large issue for this group. I was just reading in the
> Forward that Tovah Feldshuh's Hebrew teacher is named Malcolm Thomson.
> I've read rabbis with names like Wayne Smith in the Sunday New York
Times wedding section. This week a guy with the last name of Merriweather
> married and he was the Jew!


Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish" #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Re: names. When I was teaching Hebrew school in Chicago, with my then
married name of Selavan (Hebrew, Seh-Lavan=white lamb) one of the parents
insisted on calling me "Mrs. O'Sullivan." I discovered that Sullivan in
Gaelic meant white eyes.

Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: MBernet@... [mailto:MBernet@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 6:57 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish"

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 05:34:05 UTC, anitac47@... (Anita Citron)
wrote:

<< Names are a large issue for this group. I was just reading in the
Forward that Tovah Feldshuh's Hebrew teacher is named Malcolm Thomson.
I've read rabbis with names like Wayne Smith in the Sunday New York Times
wedding section. This week a guy with the last name of Merriweather
married and he was the Jew!
==The rabbi of a traditionalist Concervative schul in Orange CT (now in
Providence RI) was named Wayne Franklin. I would not set foot inside the
schul until someone told me the family name had been Frankel, and that
Wayne had been born in Texas, son of a GI stationed there who married a
local Jewish woman whose parents or gransparents had come through
Galveston as part of the Baron Hirsch plan for settling Jewish immigrants
away >from the traditional north-east USA. He was, incidentally, a fine
rabbi and very knowledgable.

I myself often have to convince other Jews that my BERNET name is Jewish,
that it was assumed in Germany in 1813, and dates back to an ancestor
named Yom Tov who was mistakenly nicknamed Ber because Tov was locally
pronounced Dov.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish" #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Re: names. When I was teaching Hebrew school in Chicago, with my then
married name of Selavan (Hebrew, Seh-Lavan=white lamb) one of the parents
insisted on calling me "Mrs. O'Sullivan." I discovered that Sullivan in
Gaelic meant white eyes.

Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: MBernet@... [mailto:MBernet@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 6:57 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Names--"funny, you don't sound Jewish"

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 05:34:05 UTC, anitac47@... (Anita Citron)
wrote:

<< Names are a large issue for this group. I was just reading in the
Forward that Tovah Feldshuh's Hebrew teacher is named Malcolm Thomson.
I've read rabbis with names like Wayne Smith in the Sunday New York Times
wedding section. This week a guy with the last name of Merriweather
married and he was the Jew!
==The rabbi of a traditionalist Concervative schul in Orange CT (now in
Providence RI) was named Wayne Franklin. I would not set foot inside the
schul until someone told me the family name had been Frankel, and that
Wayne had been born in Texas, son of a GI stationed there who married a
local Jewish woman whose parents or gransparents had come through
Galveston as part of the Baron Hirsch plan for settling Jewish immigrants
away >from the traditional north-east USA. He was, incidentally, a fine
rabbi and very knowledgable.

I myself often have to convince other Jews that my BERNET name is Jewish,
that it was assumed in Germany in 1813, and dates back to an ancestor
named Yom Tov who was mistakenly nicknamed Ber because Tov was locally
pronounced Dov.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: Continuing the search for SLOMEWITZ, SLOMEVITZ #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

One thing that I have learned over the years is that nothing, with the
possible exception of a primary source record, is 100% accurate. Your
grandfather's birthdate is just as likely not August 22, 1891-and birth
records were not universal in NYC at that time. You could ask for a search
for all of 1891 or a few years around that time. Anyway, if you wrote to
the NYC Health Dept. for an 1891 birth record, they would never find it
because it would be at the NYC Archives-if it exists. Why not search
yourself at the Archives or at the LDS library? You might stumble on the
record spelled one of the alternate ways.

And have you checked with the cemetery to see if they have a burial permit?
It might give you some other information. They might have a copy of his
death certificate with it. And the funeral home that handled the burial
might have a record as well if it still exists.

By the way, names were not 'changed at Ellis Island' unless some immigrant
decided to change his name there, most names were changed as people became
accustomed to life in America when someone thought that their name was
'foreign'. Before about the time of Social Security you could call
yourself whatever you wanted, most people just decided to call
themselves 'Smith (or whatever)' instead of some long, involved 'foreign'
name. And 'before 1891', Ellis Island did not exist and there are few
indexed passenger lists. If you know when they arrived, you can search the
passenger lists..

The exact spelling would not be fixed because a lot of people could not
spell-and usually our ancestors did not read or write English when they
first arrived. Slomewitz was spelled in Hebrew or Cyrillic letters, as far
as they knew, and whatever Latin letters were used was an approximation of
that sound.

Have you gotten your grandfather's death certificate? Checked for
obituaries? Your grandparents' marriage record? Any of them might have his
father's name listed. Have you checked early city directories? Censuses?
If the family came to the US before 1880, that has a Soundex index; if you
get an 1892 NYC address you can check the NYC Police Census; with
addresses, you can check later censuses.

Have you checked the Online Burial Registry? You can check different
versions of the name easily online-then check with the cemetery if you find
it. Or, if he died in York, PA get a death certificate-it will probably
say where he was buried as well as his father's name.

I would also suggest reading Jewishgen FAQ's and any beginning genealogy
book for other ideas about where to go next. Good luck.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Continuing the search for SLOMEWITZ, SLOMEVITZ #general

Sally M. Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

One thing that I have learned over the years is that nothing, with the
possible exception of a primary source record, is 100% accurate. Your
grandfather's birthdate is just as likely not August 22, 1891-and birth
records were not universal in NYC at that time. You could ask for a search
for all of 1891 or a few years around that time. Anyway, if you wrote to
the NYC Health Dept. for an 1891 birth record, they would never find it
because it would be at the NYC Archives-if it exists. Why not search
yourself at the Archives or at the LDS library? You might stumble on the
record spelled one of the alternate ways.

And have you checked with the cemetery to see if they have a burial permit?
It might give you some other information. They might have a copy of his
death certificate with it. And the funeral home that handled the burial
might have a record as well if it still exists.

By the way, names were not 'changed at Ellis Island' unless some immigrant
decided to change his name there, most names were changed as people became
accustomed to life in America when someone thought that their name was
'foreign'. Before about the time of Social Security you could call
yourself whatever you wanted, most people just decided to call
themselves 'Smith (or whatever)' instead of some long, involved 'foreign'
name. And 'before 1891', Ellis Island did not exist and there are few
indexed passenger lists. If you know when they arrived, you can search the
passenger lists..

The exact spelling would not be fixed because a lot of people could not
spell-and usually our ancestors did not read or write English when they
first arrived. Slomewitz was spelled in Hebrew or Cyrillic letters, as far
as they knew, and whatever Latin letters were used was an approximation of
that sound.

Have you gotten your grandfather's death certificate? Checked for
obituaries? Your grandparents' marriage record? Any of them might have his
father's name listed. Have you checked early city directories? Censuses?
If the family came to the US before 1880, that has a Soundex index; if you
get an 1892 NYC address you can check the NYC Police Census; with
addresses, you can check later censuses.

Have you checked the Online Burial Registry? You can check different
versions of the name easily online-then check with the cemetery if you find
it. Or, if he died in York, PA get a death certificate-it will probably
say where he was buried as well as his father's name.

I would also suggest reading Jewishgen FAQ's and any beginning genealogy
book for other ideas about where to go next. Good luck.

Sally Bruckheimer
Harrison, NY


Re: INTRO - researching BASS, et al. #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Robert Shustack schrieb:
The family names and towns that I am researching (>from German speaking
areas) are:
BASS, Wien, Mikulov (Cz.)========>
Dear Robert,
The Austrian Memorial Book for the Vitctims of Theresienstadt has 19
listings for BASS and about a similar number for GRAF, five for KOBLER etc.

You can check yourself for these names of victims >from Vienna and
Austria under the address:

http://www.doew.at/

(Dokumentationsarchiv des oesterreichischen Widerstands) where you have
to click on "Projekte", "Holocaust", "namentliche Erfassung" to be able
to enter the names: then you will find more than 60 entries for BASS.

The DOEW also published a CD where can find out the last address in some
cases.

Let me know if you interested in specific first names of birth dates.

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany fritz.neubauer@...

MODERATOR NOTE: GerSig's very good friend Mr. Neubauer often offers
this kind of assistance to new members who post INTRO messages to
this list. This is one of many good reasons for the 25+ researchers
who have joined GerSig this summer to write their INTROs and send them
to us at: GerSig@.... MOD1


Epstein from Zhetl (Dyatlovo) and Kosow Poleski (Kossovo) #general

Phyllis Forman <MalyiLady7@...>
 

Hi,
I've been in touch with the family of one of my great-grandfather's
sisters - so now have a little more info, hoping will enable us to connect
to more extended family.

My great-grandfather was Zalman Mashe (Morris) Epstein. I now know that
his sisters were Bertha Epstein ALPERT, Sarah Epstein FISHKOWITZ, and Rose
Epstein BRISKIN; and he had a brother Mattus EPSTEIN, who settled in New
Jersey. They were >from Zhetl (Dyatlovo) in the Lida District - the
children of Avraham Eliezer (whose father was believed to be Zev Wolf)
Epstein - Levites.

Morris, Bertha & Sarah's mother died young, and their father remarried.
(not sure if Rose & Mattus had the same mother).

I'm guessing Morris's year of birth as sometime between 1865 and 1875. My
grandfather (his son >from 1st marriage), Shimon Velvele (Samuel William)
Epstein was born in 1893; and he was >from Kosow Poleski (Kossovo).

Morris had left his first family (my great-grandmother, Rikel Kantofsky)
in Kosow Poleski - or they moved there after he left - when he went to
England, where he remarried and had 9 children.

My Epstein page is located at
http://fill4man.tripod.com/evelyn/

Phyllis Forman
Researching: FORMAN (Zhitomir, Kiyev), EPSTEIN (Zhetl and Kossovo),
KANTOFSKY (Kossovo & Khomsk), YANKELVICH (Odessa, Zhitomir),
KREMYANSKI/KREAM (Kremenchug, Kiev), MILL (Smela, Kremenchug),
SILVERMAN (Odessa, Zhitomir)
http://fill4man.tripod.com/index/

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: Looking up *us* in the future #general

Barbara <bellman19@...>
 

Alex wrote:

< Now we have past city directories (that were usually hardbound books)
that were microfilmed. But is anyone keeping or recording our modern day
white and yellow pages??>

I don't know about all phone directories, by the NYPL has microfilmed
directories for the NY area since their inception.

I've already used the 1930 directory to locate family addresses for the
census.

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus, NJ


German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - researching BASS, et al. #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Robert Shustack schrieb:
The family names and towns that I am researching (>from German speaking
areas) are:
BASS, Wien, Mikulov (Cz.)========>
Dear Robert,
The Austrian Memorial Book for the Vitctims of Theresienstadt has 19
listings for BASS and about a similar number for GRAF, five for KOBLER etc.

You can check yourself for these names of victims >from Vienna and
Austria under the address:

http://www.doew.at/

(Dokumentationsarchiv des oesterreichischen Widerstands) where you have
to click on "Projekte", "Holocaust", "namentliche Erfassung" to be able
to enter the names: then you will find more than 60 entries for BASS.

The DOEW also published a CD where can find out the last address in some
cases.

Let me know if you interested in specific first names of birth dates.

with kind regards

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany fritz.neubauer@...

MODERATOR NOTE: GerSig's very good friend Mr. Neubauer often offers
this kind of assistance to new members who post INTRO messages to
this list. This is one of many good reasons for the 25+ researchers
who have joined GerSig this summer to write their INTROs and send them
to us at: GerSig@.... MOD1


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Epstein from Zhetl (Dyatlovo) and Kosow Poleski (Kossovo) #general

Phyllis Forman <MalyiLady7@...>
 

Hi,
I've been in touch with the family of one of my great-grandfather's
sisters - so now have a little more info, hoping will enable us to connect
to more extended family.

My great-grandfather was Zalman Mashe (Morris) Epstein. I now know that
his sisters were Bertha Epstein ALPERT, Sarah Epstein FISHKOWITZ, and Rose
Epstein BRISKIN; and he had a brother Mattus EPSTEIN, who settled in New
Jersey. They were >from Zhetl (Dyatlovo) in the Lida District - the
children of Avraham Eliezer (whose father was believed to be Zev Wolf)
Epstein - Levites.

Morris, Bertha & Sarah's mother died young, and their father remarried.
(not sure if Rose & Mattus had the same mother).

I'm guessing Morris's year of birth as sometime between 1865 and 1875. My
grandfather (his son >from 1st marriage), Shimon Velvele (Samuel William)
Epstein was born in 1893; and he was >from Kosow Poleski (Kossovo).

Morris had left his first family (my great-grandmother, Rikel Kantofsky)
in Kosow Poleski - or they moved there after he left - when he went to
England, where he remarried and had 9 children.

My Epstein page is located at
http://fill4man.tripod.com/evelyn/

Phyllis Forman
Researching: FORMAN (Zhitomir, Kiyev), EPSTEIN (Zhetl and Kossovo),
KANTOFSKY (Kossovo & Khomsk), YANKELVICH (Odessa, Zhitomir),
KREMYANSKI/KREAM (Kremenchug, Kiev), MILL (Smela, Kremenchug),
SILVERMAN (Odessa, Zhitomir)
http://fill4man.tripod.com/index/

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking up *us* in the future #general

Barbara <bellman19@...>
 

Alex wrote:

< Now we have past city directories (that were usually hardbound books)
that were microfilmed. But is anyone keeping or recording our modern day
white and yellow pages??>

I don't know about all phone directories, by the NYPL has microfilmed
directories for the NY area since their inception.

I've already used the 1930 directory to locate family addresses for the
census.

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus, NJ


STERN / BRAUNSTEIN- Galataz - Romania / New York #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Antonette STERN married an Aaron Weintraub in Galatz Romania. In 1913
Aaron and 2 of his children went to the US going to brother-in-law Meir
BRAUNSTEIN
- 40 Delancy St, New York. Antonette took her other 4 children and went to
London and France before being re-united with her husband in 1921 due to
WW2.

In 1913 a postcard is written by an Etta/Yetta/Netta - v. unclear -
Braunstein to her mother and sister in Romania telling them that 'the
children' - of which there is a picture on the back of the card - are safe
and well. Thus I must deduce that Etta.. and Antonette were sisters.

I have found on the ellis island site a Hirsch Stern age 33 travelling
with a Meir Braunstein age 43, both >from Galatz (they are listed one above
the other) - going to NewYork - no address. Presumably Etta..
joined her husband sometime after as she is pictured on the postcard too.

The purpose of the above is to find descendants of the Stern/Braunstein
families in order that I might find siblings/cousins of Aaron Weintraub (I
have found all his children/grandchildren and grt-grandchildren) - they
have no knowledge of any other siblings except my great-grandmother Esther
Weintraub who married a Moshe Nadler and went with 5 children to live in
London in 1902.

Family lore is such that there were other Weintraub siblings, but where??

If any of the above names appear in your family please do contact me.

I thank you for taking the time to read the above.

Shabbat Shalom

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Re: Looking up us #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

Before we consign all paper to microfilm please take into consideration
the opinions of some library scientists that paper outlasts microfilm.

Jerome Seligsohn
NYC
researching SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STERN / BRAUNSTEIN- Galataz - Romania / New York #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Antonette STERN married an Aaron Weintraub in Galatz Romania. In 1913
Aaron and 2 of his children went to the US going to brother-in-law Meir
BRAUNSTEIN
- 40 Delancy St, New York. Antonette took her other 4 children and went to
London and France before being re-united with her husband in 1921 due to
WW2.

In 1913 a postcard is written by an Etta/Yetta/Netta - v. unclear -
Braunstein to her mother and sister in Romania telling them that 'the
children' - of which there is a picture on the back of the card - are safe
and well. Thus I must deduce that Etta.. and Antonette were sisters.

I have found on the ellis island site a Hirsch Stern age 33 travelling
with a Meir Braunstein age 43, both >from Galatz (they are listed one above
the other) - going to NewYork - no address. Presumably Etta..
joined her husband sometime after as she is pictured on the postcard too.

The purpose of the above is to find descendants of the Stern/Braunstein
families in order that I might find siblings/cousins of Aaron Weintraub (I
have found all his children/grandchildren and grt-grandchildren) - they
have no knowledge of any other siblings except my great-grandmother Esther
Weintraub who married a Moshe Nadler and went with 5 children to live in
London in 1902.

Family lore is such that there were other Weintraub siblings, but where??

If any of the above names appear in your family please do contact me.

I thank you for taking the time to read the above.

Shabbat Shalom

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking up us #general

Jerome Seligsohn <jselig1315@...>
 

Before we consign all paper to microfilm please take into consideration
the opinions of some library scientists that paper outlasts microfilm.

Jerome Seligsohn
NYC
researching SELIGSOHN and ELKIN of Mogilev/Belarus


Re: yod-kof-heh - "yekkeh" #germany

meretz
 

August 8, Udi Cain wrote:
"My mother remembers that the Hebrew initials "yekkeh" (yod-kof-heh) were:
Yehudi-Kshe-Havana, meaning slow witted Jew. This what the native Israelis
thought about the new coming emigrants in the 1930' " .

Well, to the best of my knowledge and personal memory, this was just a
joke, using the term "yekkeh" as an acronym.

It was not the only joke about yekkehs in those days...

Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


More AGAD Galician Indices Now Online #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

Over the past few months, over 100,000 AGAD vital record indices have been
added to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/jriplweb.htm. Thanks to the efforts of the
AGAD indexing team in Warsaw and Michael Tobias, there are now over
400,000 vital record indices for 59 eastern Galician towns in the JRI-
Poland database.

To find information about the status of indexing for the 87 Administrative
towns that are part of the AGAD project, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad/agadtowns.html.

If your ancestral town was near one of the towns noted below, your town's
records could have been registered in one of these Administrative towns.
The Jewish communities in these Administrative towns collect the vital
records for all the towns in its district. The indices in the database
include reference to the town in which the vital event occurred. Search
the database for your surname and set "Province" to "Ukraine." This will
result in only AGAD record indices being displayed in your search results.

The indices do not have all the genealogical relevant information. You can
order the actual record >from the AGAD Archives using the Order Form that
is only a few clicks away >from your search results.

The following vital record indices have been added:

Borszczow (4848, 2603)
~~~
A total of about 7,500 indices have been added:
Births - 1872-98
Marriage - 1846, 1855-58, 1861-62, 1864, 1866-76
Deaths - 1877-98

Boryslaw (4917, 2325)
~~~
A total of over 18,000 indices have been added:
Births - 1878-86, 1888-89, 1894-98
Deaths - 1878-99

Chorostkow (4914, 2550)
~~~
A total of 4,400 indices have been added:
Births - 1830-47, 1857-71, 1874-98

Czortkow (4901, 2548)
~~~
A total of almost 7,000 indices have been added:
Births - 1874-97
Deaths - 1884-98

Drohobycz (4921, 2330)
~~~
A total of almost 27,500 indices have been added:
Births - 1877-99
Marriages - 1877-81, 1884-91, 1893-97, 1899
Deaths - 1852-96, 1898-99

Mosty Wielkie (5014, 2409)
~~~
A total of almost 3,000 indices have been added:
Births - 1861-74, 1877-97
Deaths - 1877-91

Obertyn (4842, 2510)
~~~
A total of 850 new indices were added. The total Obertyn indices
are over 7,100.
Births - 1896-1901

Skalat (4926, 2559)
~~~
A total of 550 new indices were added. The total Skalat indices
are now over 10,000.
Births - 1900-01
Deaths - 1898, 1900-01

Stryj (4915, 2351)
~~~
A total of over 16,000 indices have been added:
Births - 1870-72, 1875-99
Marriages - 1877-83, 1885-99
Deaths - 1869-99

Szczerzec (4939, 2352)
~~~
A total of 200 new indices were added, making a total of over
2,200:
Births - 1901
Marriages - 1900
Deaths - 1900-01

Tarnopol (4933, 2535)
~~~
A total of about 1,500 new indices were added, making the total
over 36,000:
Births - 1901
Marriages - 1900-01
Deaths - 1900-01

Zloczow (4948, 2454)
~~~
A total of over 12,000 indices have been added:
Births - 1865-71, 1877-97, 1899
Marriages - 1876-97
Deaths: 1855-75, 1877-97

The next set of records to be indexed and be added to the
database will be:

Stara Sol Births
Kamionka Strumilowa Births, Marriages, and Deaths
Kolomea Marriages and Deaths
Skala Births and Deaths
Bolechow Births and Deaths

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Re: Town Name/Sneezes #general

J&B Davis <bdavis@...>
 

I would like to suggest the birth and marriage place near Radom in Poland
of my son-in-law's maternal grandfather (who was named Avram Moshe
MENCZYK): Pszysucha, which we pronounce as P-sis-a-cha.

Beverley Davis in Melbourne, Australia


German SIG #Germany Re: yod-kof-heh - "yekkeh" #germany

meretz
 

August 8, Udi Cain wrote:
"My mother remembers that the Hebrew initials "yekkeh" (yod-kof-heh) were:
Yehudi-Kshe-Havana, meaning slow witted Jew. This what the native Israelis
thought about the new coming emigrants in the 1930' " .

Well, to the best of my knowledge and personal memory, this was just a
joke, using the term "yekkeh" as an acronym.

It was not the only joke about yekkehs in those days...

Uriel Meretz, Ramat-Hasharon, Israel