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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ashkenazy Given Names #general

Pamela Weisberger <thewks@...>
 

A question comes to mind regarding Lawrence Blum's posting on naming
patterns:

In the 19th and early 20th century was it common practice to name male
children only after deceased males, and females after deceased females, or
was it acceptable to use just the first letter (as it is today) of the
name of the late relative?

That is--if a woman named "Sarah" had recently died, would her children
name a newly-born son "Samuel" in her memory, or would they choose a name
of a departed male relative for their son, and wait unti they had a
daughter to use the exact name of "Sarah?"

Also, if , for example, the fathers of both parents of a newborn were
deceased, would a son be named for the father's or mother's father
first? Or would the child carry both names? Was their a formal hierarchy
or tradition regarding this naming dilemma?

Looking forward to hearing all comments...

Pamela Weisberger
thewks@...
Santa Monica,CA


Ashkenazy Given Names #general

Pamela Weisberger <thewks@...>
 

A question comes to mind regarding Lawrence Blum's posting on naming
patterns:

In the 19th and early 20th century was it common practice to name male
children only after deceased males, and females after deceased females, or
was it acceptable to use just the first letter (as it is today) of the
name of the late relative?

That is--if a woman named "Sarah" had recently died, would her children
name a newly-born son "Samuel" in her memory, or would they choose a name
of a departed male relative for their son, and wait unti they had a
daughter to use the exact name of "Sarah?"

Also, if , for example, the fathers of both parents of a newborn were
deceased, would a son be named for the father's or mother's father
first? Or would the child carry both names? Was their a formal hierarchy
or tradition regarding this naming dilemma?

Looking forward to hearing all comments...

Pamela Weisberger
thewks@...
Santa Monica,CA


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Jewish Ambulance in the Boer war #southafrica

shaul <shaul@...>
 

from http://rapidttp.com/milhist/vol062jc.html
Military History Journal - Vol 6 No 2
The Medical Aspect of the Anglo Boer War, 1899 - 1902:
Part 1
by Professor J.C. de Villiers, MD, FRCS
Editors Note: In part II the British medical organisation
is covered


<<The Jewish Ambulance
Under the leadership of Mr Bension Aaron, chairman of the Chevra Kadisha
of Johannesburg, an ambulance was constituted in October, 1899. Mr Aaron's
cigar factory was converted into a hospital and 100 men who volunteered
for service, were trained for their task. The hospital was well-organised
and well supplied with all that was necessary and >from the beginning of
the war it admitted patients and supplied equipment to other temporary
hospitals in Johannesburg. The medical officer attached to this unit was
Dr D. Horwich. Later a branch of this ambulance functioned at Elandsfontein
where other hospitals were also active in caring for the sick and wounded
brought >from the front by train.
It was during the 'Begbie disaster' on 24 April 1900, that this ambulance
rendered its greatest service to the Transvaal Republic. It functioned
for some time after the British occupation and then handed over its assets
to the British medical authorities.>>

Saul Issroff


Jewish Ambulance in the Boer war #southafrica

shaul <shaul@...>
 

from http://rapidttp.com/milhist/vol062jc.html
Military History Journal - Vol 6 No 2
The Medical Aspect of the Anglo Boer War, 1899 - 1902:
Part 1
by Professor J.C. de Villiers, MD, FRCS
Editors Note: In part II the British medical organisation
is covered


<<The Jewish Ambulance
Under the leadership of Mr Bension Aaron, chairman of the Chevra Kadisha
of Johannesburg, an ambulance was constituted in October, 1899. Mr Aaron's
cigar factory was converted into a hospital and 100 men who volunteered
for service, were trained for their task. The hospital was well-organised
and well supplied with all that was necessary and >from the beginning of
the war it admitted patients and supplied equipment to other temporary
hospitals in Johannesburg. The medical officer attached to this unit was
Dr D. Horwich. Later a branch of this ambulance functioned at Elandsfontein
where other hospitals were also active in caring for the sick and wounded
brought >from the front by train.
It was during the 'Begbie disaster' on 24 April 1900, that this ambulance
rendered its greatest service to the Transvaal Republic. It functioned
for some time after the British occupation and then handed over its assets
to the British medical authorities.>>

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Vredehoek Shul, Cape town. #southafrica

Rose Lerer Cohen <roseron@...>
 

Dear Haim

I am sure that Rabbi Duschinsky was the Rabbi of the Schoender Street Shul (our
family were members of the shul, he officiated at my brothers barmitzvah and at
my wedding). Rabbi Marcus was the Rabbi of the Vredehoek Shul.

Rose Lerer Cohen

Haim Pogrund wrote:

Upon his death, his position was filled by Rabbi E.Duchinsky, a
different type of Jew entirely, of Hungarian origin but very
knowledgeable and erudite in his own way. He was a survivor of the
Shoa.


Re: Vredehoek Shul, Cape town. #southafrica

Rose Lerer Cohen <roseron@...>
 

Dear Haim

I am sure that Rabbi Duschinsky was the Rabbi of the Schoender Street Shul (our
family were members of the shul, he officiated at my brothers barmitzvah and at
my wedding). Rabbi Marcus was the Rabbi of the Vredehoek Shul.

Rose Lerer Cohen

Haim Pogrund wrote:

Upon his death, his position was filled by Rabbi E.Duchinsky, a
different type of Jew entirely, of Hungarian origin but very
knowledgeable and erudite in his own way. He was a survivor of the
Shoa.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correcting data on a Death Certificate #general

Suee20@...
 

HI: I would liike to correct info on my gfathers Death Certificate
that I just received. He died in 1949 in NYC.

Does anyone know how I do this?
Thank you

Regards,
Sue Smithe
Queens, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank You found gmothers grave #general

Suee20@...
 

Hi: I found my gmothers grave by calling the cemetary and asking them
to check their map. The first time I called, they told me they did not
know if she was there, because I did not have the date of death.

This person was alot niceer, more honest and admitted they lost the
index file card.

It was a member of this list that commented that she is probably buried
right next to him. She is a few graves away.

I am now also able to apply for my gmothers death cert. because they
gave me the date of death.

Regards,
Sue Smithe


Thank You found gmothers grave #general

Suee20@...
 

Hi: I found my gmothers grave by calling the cemetary and asking them
to check their map. The first time I called, they told me they did not
know if she was there, because I did not have the date of death.

This person was alot niceer, more honest and admitted they lost the
index file card.

It was a member of this list that commented that she is probably buried
right next to him. She is a few graves away.

I am now also able to apply for my gmothers death cert. because they
gave me the date of death.

Regards,
Sue Smithe


Correcting data on a Death Certificate #general

Suee20@...
 

HI: I would liike to correct info on my gfathers Death Certificate
that I just received. He died in 1949 in NYC.

Does anyone know how I do this?
Thank you

Regards,
Sue Smithe
Queens, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nesvizh Cemetary #general

MsDespina@...
 

Does anyone know if the Nesvizh Jewish Cemetary Still exists? If it still
exists, has anyone recorded the engravings on the tombstones?

I apologize to writing to the whole jewishgen group, I could not find the
e-mail address to the Nesvish group.

Thank you,
Sharon Eckerling

Researching: ZATURENSKY and SEID (Nesvizh), DUBINSKY (Ukraine)

MODERATOR NOTE: The Nesvizh ShtetLinks site is at
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Nesvizh/nesvizh.html>. ShtetLinks
hosts hundreds of Shtetl websites. For the contents by country, see
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks/>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Woman's name Srremeta or Orresmeniya #general

Marty Meyers <marty@...>
 

Hi,

I've run across a birth certificate (in marginally legible russian)
where the first name of the bride has been translated as either
Srremeta or Orresmeniya Hibka (maiden Listopad).

I have never run across Srremeta or Orresmeniya before.

Has anyone seen these before, know the root source or equivalents?

Thanks,
Marty
direct email replies should go to <meyers01@...>

researching:
BORDOWICZ/BORDOWITZ/BARDOWITZ/BRODOWICZ >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston
MEYEROWITZ/MEYERS >from Russia to New York/Worcester, KIRSHNER/SIDMAN from
Austria to Leeds to Massachsetts, LANDSMAN >from Russia to Massachusetts
ZELMANOVICH >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston, Detroit, Chicago
ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)

Marty Meyers
<meyers01@...>


Contracts for Genealogical researchers #general

Maurice Hoffman <Rosie@...>
 

Maybe to minimise conflict and possibly clarify objectives between clients
and researchers, somebody eg Jewishgen should draw up a 'contract'/guidance
sheet which could be added to the list of information files. This could be
used as a starting point when a genner wants to appoint a researcher. Maybe
the Jewishgen committee can ask somebody to take the lead.

Maurice Hoffman
Wembley
England
Email: RosieHA9@...

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen InfoFiles provide information at your fingertips
on topics of relevance to Jewish genealogical research. It is service of
JewishGen, made possible by its many global volunteers. We invite and
encourage you to submit feature articles, book reviews, press releases,
resource inventories, "how-to" guides and other items related to Jewish
genealogical research. Contact <support@...> if you wish
to volunteer to develop an Infofile.


Re: Is this bill customary for genealogical research #general

David Bajot - temp act <dbajot2@...>
 

I am wondering if it may not be time to create an online database
of researchers that would include ratings (1-10 for instance)

David Bajot
dbajot@...
Columbus, OH

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen policy does not allow for testimonials or
criticisms of genealogical researchers. Any initiative to create a
database with rankings should be discussed privately.


Woman's name Srremeta or Orresmeniya #general

Marty Meyers <marty@...>
 

Hi,

I've run across a birth certificate (in marginally legible russian)
where the first name of the bride has been translated as either
Srremeta or Orresmeniya Hibka (maiden Listopad).

I have never run across Srremeta or Orresmeniya before.

Has anyone seen these before, know the root source or equivalents?

Thanks,
Marty
direct email replies should go to <meyers01@...>

researching:
BORDOWICZ/BORDOWITZ/BARDOWITZ/BRODOWICZ >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston
MEYEROWITZ/MEYERS >from Russia to New York/Worcester, KIRSHNER/SIDMAN from
Austria to Leeds to Massachsetts, LANDSMAN >from Russia to Massachusetts
ZELMANOVICH >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN >from Przasnysz/Prushnitz to Boston, Detroit, Chicago
ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz/Prushnitz area?)

Marty Meyers
<meyers01@...>


Nesvizh Cemetary #general

MsDespina@...
 

Does anyone know if the Nesvizh Jewish Cemetary Still exists? If it still
exists, has anyone recorded the engravings on the tombstones?

I apologize to writing to the whole jewishgen group, I could not find the
e-mail address to the Nesvish group.

Thank you,
Sharon Eckerling

Researching: ZATURENSKY and SEID (Nesvizh), DUBINSKY (Ukraine)

MODERATOR NOTE: The Nesvizh ShtetLinks site is at
<http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Nesvizh/nesvizh.html>. ShtetLinks
hosts hundreds of Shtetl websites. For the contents by country, see
<http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks/>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Contracts for Genealogical researchers #general

Maurice Hoffman <Rosie@...>
 

Maybe to minimise conflict and possibly clarify objectives between clients
and researchers, somebody eg Jewishgen should draw up a 'contract'/guidance
sheet which could be added to the list of information files. This could be
used as a starting point when a genner wants to appoint a researcher. Maybe
the Jewishgen committee can ask somebody to take the lead.

Maurice Hoffman
Wembley
England
Email: RosieHA9@...

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen InfoFiles provide information at your fingertips
on topics of relevance to Jewish genealogical research. It is service of
JewishGen, made possible by its many global volunteers. We invite and
encourage you to submit feature articles, book reviews, press releases,
resource inventories, "how-to" guides and other items related to Jewish
genealogical research. Contact <support@...> if you wish
to volunteer to develop an Infofile.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is this bill customary for genealogical research #general

David Bajot - temp act <dbajot2@...>
 

I am wondering if it may not be time to create an online database
of researchers that would include ratings (1-10 for instance)

David Bajot
dbajot@...
Columbus, OH

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen policy does not allow for testimonials or
criticisms of genealogical researchers. Any initiative to create a
database with rankings should be discussed privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Leizer/Eliezer #general

dov & varda epstein <yknow@...>
 

My mother tells me her maternal grandfather, Louis Shaffer was Leizer Asher
in Hebrew. I know that Leizer is Yiddish. I found Louis' daughter's Ketuba
( my grandparents ), and saw that his name was written as Eliezer Asher.
My question; is Leizer a kinui for Eliezer or a Yiddish translation of the
name Eliezer, or is there a mistake?

Varda Epstein
yknow@...
Researching: YANOVSKY ( all spellings ), AND KOPELMAN ( Vasilishki),
SAKUTSKY, ( Vilna Gubernia ) EPSTEIN ( Sovetsk and Environs ), SCHWARTZ
( Nizhan and Kharkov and Globuka )


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Barnett GOLDBERG/Celia RODGSTEIN Marriage 1900 #general

Sandy Bursten <sandybee@...>
 

I have a Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage for Barnett GOLDBERG and
Celia RODGSTEIN, who were married in Leeds, England, in 1900. They are
not my relatives. If they're yours, you are welcome to the document.
Sandy Bursten, Irvine, California