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Re: Information on Jews in Zambia; migration from Germany; Theodore BLUM #germany #holocaust

Saul Issroff
 

I asked Dave Bloom: 
<<Thanks for forwarding the note.
I am in the process of rebuilding the ZJC website on a new platform and so the old site is currently down.
I have done a thorough search of all the backup files from the website including the searchable PDF book called An African Trading Empire by Macmillan and also the book Zion in Africa by Frank Shapiro and Hugh Macmillan and there is no mention of the family name Blum relating to Northern Rhodesia (Zambia).  I also looked through the name index of Frank Shapiro's other book Zion in Africa and again no mention of that name.
Sorry I cannot help from my records.>>

Saul Issroff

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Saul Issroff
London UK


Re: ISO information on Khuna as first name - meaning? derivation? #russia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

The Even Shoshan Hebrew dictionary has a compendium of names at the end.
The male name חנא (pronounced Khuneh or Khoneh by Yiddish speakers, Khana in Hebrew) is identified as the name of a Talmudic scholar -- an אמורא.

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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Information on Jews in Zambia; migration from Germany; Theodore BLUM #germany #holocaust

JackGalaun@...
 

I was born in Lusaka in 1946 and lived there until 1967.  My family were very active in the Jewish community until recently.

I cannot say I recognise the name or person.  That’s not to say they may have left Lusaka for other parts of the country soon after they arrived and when I was in my infancy. I don’t recall a child of similar age.

Zambia archives may have records.

regards

Jack Galaun


Re: Children take on Mother's last name #galicia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 06:17 PM, Mark Halpern wrote:
In many Galician documents, a religious (non-civil) marriage would be referred to as "a ritual marriage" or the husband as "a ritual spouse."
And you then see this "ritual marriage" noted - for example - in the Vienna register books, when the marriage was reconfirmed later: "rituel getraut etc."

On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 07:07 PM, <csicher@...> wrote:
In one Galician family that I researched, the older children had the mother's name, while the younger ones had the father's.
Same in my Viennese family.  Only the "mother's name" was not their mother's name, it was their paternal grandmother's name... because that was the generation in which the ritual marriage was not recognized....
 
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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: ISO information on Khuna as first name - meaning? derivation? #russia

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

Khuna is a diminutive of the biblical name Elkhanan, and the “oo” pronunciation (as opposed to Khon or Khan) is common in central Poland. I’ve also seen it in many documents from my family’s towns.
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Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.
Professional journalist, writer, editor, proofreader.
Professional translator (Hebrew/Yiddish to English).
Certified guide, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum.
Email: miriambdh@...

Researching: BULWA/BULWAR (Rawa Mazowiecka, Lodz, Paris); FRENKIEL/FRENKEL, FERLIPTER/VERLIEBTER (Belz); KALUSZYNER, KUSMIERSKI, KASZKIET, KUZKA, JABLONKA, RZETELNY, WROBEL (Kaluszyn, Lodz); KRYSKA/KRYSZKA, CHABIELSKI/HABELSKI (Sieradz, Lodz); LICHTENSZTAJN (Kiernozia, Wyszogrod, Lodz); ROZENBERG (Przedborz, Lodz); WAKS (Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Lodz); PELCMAN, STORCZ (Rawa Mazowiecka); SOBEL (Paris); SAPIR/SZAFIR (Wyszogrod).  


Re: ISO information on Khuna as first name - meaning? derivation? #russia

Kevin Brook
 

Khuna Mojsezon was my great-grandfather's name (also with various alternative spellings registered with governments and written by family members including Chuna, Chone, and Khone) but his Hebrew name was Elkanah. He was born in the town of Sokołów Podlaski in Russian-ruled east-central Poland.

On a different branch of my family, I had an ancestor named Elkuna Kronfeld, and his first name was alternatively Elko. His daughter was born in Węgrów, which was near Sokołów Podlaski.

According to Merav Schejtman in JewishGen message #98152, "Elkuna is the Ashkenazi derivation of Elkana." and "Kuna is just a diminutive."  That was in reply to Howard M. Relles who said "I had a great uncle who was known as Kuna Moisha to some and Elkuna Moisha to others."
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Kevin Brook


Re: Seeking Katzenellenbogens #belarus

Adam Cherson
 

Hi Vivs,

You probably already know this but there is a profile on GENI who is just two steps upstream from E-BY162518, born about 1700: https://www.geni.com/people/Rabbi-Azriel-Ben-Yehuda/6000000100375195828 I wonder if R' Azriel is somehow connected to your E-line K'bogens?

Also, there is a sample from 14th Century Erfurt which is on the same line as E-BY162518, way upstream but below Z827: Erfurt sample I14847 is J-Z830, dated to about 1350. I wish the academic researchers would do Big Y on their ancient samples because Z830 isn't going to do us genealogists much good.

Best Wishes,
Adam Cherson
Novum Eboracum


Re: The Weekly News Nosh from JewishGen July 24,2022 #JewishGenUpdates

Miriam Weiner
 

The "Weekly News Nosh" is a wonderful addition to the JewishGen family and I congratulate Phil Goldfarb for taking this on -- I can see from this first edition that it will be a time-consuming project for him, but it is something I will look forward to eagerly.  Although I enjoy the chocolate references, I consider this weekly nosh to be "calorie free."  Thanks Phil, what you are doing is so important.  I can be "in the know" --- but with you doing all the work!

Miriam Weiner
www.routestoroots.com  


Re: Avotaynu Inc is closing its doors #announcements

Erika Gottfried
 

It was a great run! In the days when there was so little information available on Jewish genealogy it was a beacon and it has continued to provide useful and solid scholarly work on the topic. Hope it comes back. 

In the meantime, are issues of Avotaynu available online to consult?
--
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: Internal "passports" in the Russian Empire pre-1900? #russia #lithuania #records

Erika Gottfried
 

I second that hope.  It would be a huge job, but such an amazing window into our ancestors' lives and movements and business dealings.
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Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: Children take on Mother's last name #galicia

Glenda Mattes
 

In a non-Jewish branch of my family, I have seen a child take the name of the mother when her family was of higher status and/or the child stood to inherit.
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Glenda Mattes
Boston, MA, USA
ggmat@...


Re: The Weekly News Nosh from JewishGen July 24,2022 #JewishGenUpdates

jbonline1111@...
 

Thanks so much for taking on this labor of love--we love it!  
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


ISO information on Khuna as first name - meaning? derivation? #russia

Joseph Hirschfield
 

See Exodus 29:9.  Kuhana is Hebrew for priesthood
 
Joe Hirschfield
HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD, BUCHSBAUM, BUXBAUM, LINDENBAUM-  Tarnopol District, Galicia
MINOWITZKI, MINOFF-Wysokoe-Litovsk, Brest Litovsk, Belarus


Finding early 1900s immigration to Palestine #israel

dwguard1-jgrom@...
 

I have been told: After all the grown children of my great-great-grandfather, Avram/Avraham Gingold, went to America and his wife died, he thought he was going to die, so he made aliyah to Palestine. This must have been in the early 1900s since my great-grandfather immigrated in 1907.

However, he didn't die. He remarried and had more children. In fact, one of these descendants visited my family in New York in the 1930s or 1940s.

How can I find records of his going to Palestine, his marriage and kids there, etc.?

Thanks,
David

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David Weinman

WEINMAN/WEXLER/WALDMAN (Majdan, Poland), KAPLAN/MACHLIN (Slutsk, Belarus), GREENFIELD/GREENBERG (Nemyriv, Ukraine), GINGOLD (Divin, Belarus), BRALOWER/BRALVER (Botosani, Romania)


Book Juden in Danzig #poland

Renate Rosenau
 

I would like to give the book "Die Geschichte der Juden in Danzig" by Samuel Echt, 1972, ISBN 3-7921-0095-9,  in other hands. Contact me, if you are interested.
Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany

Moderator note: As requested please respond back directly to Renate as opposed to the entire JewishGen Discussion group. If you do not know how to reply directly to an individual, please see:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W1tIJXY80vSMUUCbifHcUFa9ao3o8MzZ7kHAGbY_qE8/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 


Re: Seeking Katzenellenbogens #belarus

Deb Katz
 

On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 12:51 PM, Jeffrey Mark Paull wrote:
Jeffrey...quick check on whether this might be a typo....is it J-ZS716...or J-ZS1716?  I ask because I can't find the former on trees, although it may be a new branch and that's why.  Regardless, it is an exciting development since the devil is in the branch details with YDNA! (-:
Deb Katz
dnadeb@...
Pacific Beach CA USA


Re: Female names Gussie and Sadie #names

kdomeshek@...
 

Supporting the earlier reply from Lee Jaffe, my paternal grandmother's headstone has Shaindel for her Hebrew name and Sadie for her Anglicized name.  U.S. immigration documents show her old country name as Sonja.

Ken Domeshek
(researching all Damesek worldwide, plus Braverman, Kartusinsky, Sinienski in Belarus.)


Identifying the Y-DNA Genetic Signature of the Shpoler Zeida – A Tzaddik Who Touched the World #dna #rabbinic

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

For nearly a decade now, I have been conducting genetic genealogy research studies of the esteemed rabbinical lineages and Chassidic dynasties that have positively influenced and shaped Jewish history.  After the first of these Y-DNA research studies was published in 2013, I assembled a research team of dedicated Jewish genealogists and rabbinical scholars to assist me in conducting these studies.

 

The goal of these research studies is to identify the unique Y-DNA genetic signature of these historic rabbinical lines, and thus far, we have succeeded in doing that for the Katzenellenbogen, Polonsky, Rappaport-Cohen, and Shapiro rabbinical lineages; the Twersky and Wertheim-Giterman Chassidic dynasties, and the lineages descending from Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, Rabbi Raphael of Bershad, Rabbi Yehuda Kahana of Sighet, and the Shpoler Zeida.

 

The famed rabbis and tzaddiks who founded these lineages are long gone, but their DNA lives on in their descendants.  By testing and analyzing their descendants' Y-DNA, we can identify the unique Y-DNA "genetic signature" for their bloodlines.  Much like a fingerprint, each genetic signature is unique and belongs only to patrilineal descendants of that particular lineage.  The Y-DNA genetic signature can then be used to validate the pedigrees of descendants who have well-documented paper trails and to identify previously unknown descendants of the lineage who do not have any paper trails.

 

Since I identify with and formerly belonged to the latter group, I have always been interested in helping people connect with their lost Jewish heritage.  Identifying the Y-DNA genetic signature for the Shpoler Zeida's lineage, coupled with traditional genealogical research, has enabled us to connect hundreds of descendants with partial, missing, or lost paper trails to the Shpoler Zeida family tree, which has been immensely gratifying.

 

If you would like to read more about how we identified the Y-DNA genetic signature for the Shpoler Zeida's lineage and how we used it to connect entire branches of descendants to his family tree, here is the link to our newly updated Y-DNA research study: https://tinyurl.com/bdhpamcy.


Name change from Levin to Katz #names

Marla J Schreffler
 

I have traced the incredible lineage of the Levin family- many of whom were distinguished rabbis. Through records, I find the surname has changed from Levin to Katz. Can this be possible? If so, I can then trace this line to 1330!! 
Thanks in advance.
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Marla J. Schreffler- Rhode Island
mschreffler21@...


ISO information on Khuna as first name - meaning? derivation? #russia

bicoastal@...
 

Does anyone know where this name comes from? it's meaning? Is it a diminutive of something?
Is there a region where this name is common?  Thank you for any ideas.  


Monica Feldman
eastborne10506@...
researching
FELDMAN , Zvenigorodka, Ushitsa?
GINSBERG, Minsk