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Latvia SIG #Latvia Does anyone know these names? #latvia

r na
 

My Great grandfather, Binyomin Glasser, was a Schochet, and he
received letters of support >from 3 different Rabbis/Schochtim. one
of these is 'R' Judel Hirsch Schapiro, Schacter, Piltun, Courland'.
This was in the Hebrew year Tof Reish Nun - which year is that?
Two years later he received another letter >from a
'Shniur Zalman son of our great teacher R' Avrohom, >from a place
spelt gimmel alef lamed daled yud tof gimmel yud reish heh nun!
Any ideas?
The 3rd letter is >from someone in Grozed (Gruzdzai, Lithuania)
called ? son of R' Nochum ?.
I am looking for further clues but if any one recognises any names?
Places i would appreciate it.

Rivka Baddiel
Researching; BADDIEL, ROSENBERG, SUFRIN, BERKOWITZ, ITZKOWITZ,
KARNOWSKY, GLASSER, BELSKY.

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Does anyone know these names? #latvia

r na
 

My Great grandfather, Binyomin Glasser, was a Schochet, and he
received letters of support >from 3 different Rabbis/Schochtim. one
of these is 'R' Judel Hirsch Schapiro, Schacter, Piltun, Courland'.
This was in the Hebrew year Tof Reish Nun - which year is that?
Two years later he received another letter >from a
'Shniur Zalman son of our great teacher R' Avrohom, >from a place
spelt gimmel alef lamed daled yud tof gimmel yud reish heh nun!
Any ideas?
The 3rd letter is >from someone in Grozed (Gruzdzai, Lithuania)
called ? son of R' Nochum ?.
I am looking for further clues but if any one recognises any names?
Places i would appreciate it.

Rivka Baddiel
Researching; BADDIEL, ROSENBERG, SUFRIN, BERKOWITZ, ITZKOWITZ,
KARNOWSKY, GLASSER, BELSKY.

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have the second document with the place
written out, it might help to upload a scan to ViewMate, in case
there are other possible readings for some of the letters. See
< http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ > for more information.


DNA Sucess Story #dna

Lara Diamond
 

Some of you may enjoy reading a DNA success story--how a DNA test
helped to find my grandfather's aunt (who didn't die in the Holocaust
like we had thought).

http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/06/aunt-shaindel-was-lost-and-found-dna.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/kdealoa --Mod.]

Lara Diamond
Baltimore, MD

DIAMANT/DIAMOND >from Horokhov, Huben, Biscupice & Berezhanka, Volhynia, Ukraine
BEITCH/BAJCZ >from Gorokhov & Shklin, Volhynia, Ukraine
ZUTTELMAN/ZITELMAN >from Muravitsa and Baremel, Volhynia, Ukraine
LAZOVNIK, FEIN/FAJN and GARBER >from Volhynia, Ukraine
SANSHUCK and BRANDMAN >from Krasnoye, Podolia, Ukraine
SUPKOFF/SOUPCOFF/ZYPCOFF >from Shpikov, Podolia, Ukraine


DNA Research #DNA DNA Sucess Story #dna

Lara Diamond
 

Some of you may enjoy reading a DNA success story--how a DNA test
helped to find my grandfather's aunt (who didn't die in the Holocaust
like we had thought).

http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/06/aunt-shaindel-was-lost-and-found-dna.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/kdealoa --Mod.]

Lara Diamond
Baltimore, MD

DIAMANT/DIAMOND >from Horokhov, Huben, Biscupice & Berezhanka, Volhynia, Ukraine
BEITCH/BAJCZ >from Gorokhov & Shklin, Volhynia, Ukraine
ZUTTELMAN/ZITELMAN >from Muravitsa and Baremel, Volhynia, Ukraine
LAZOVNIK, FEIN/FAJN and GARBER >from Volhynia, Ukraine
SANSHUCK and BRANDMAN >from Krasnoye, Podolia, Ukraine
SUPKOFF/SOUPCOFF/ZYPCOFF >from Shpikov, Podolia, Ukraine


tips for translation requestors #general

tom
 

Hello cousins,

As a sometime volunteer translator, I think these tips might help
others when requesting a translation:

1) If at all possible, use ViewMate. it's very convenient, both to
view the original, and for posting replies.

2) After uploading the image to ViewMate, send the usual request on
the list linking to it, and please mention the language in the
subject line, as a courtesy to the people trying to help you.
Remember that tens of thousands of people subscribe to the list, but
only a few are fluent enough in <your language goes here> to
translate your document. It's not terrible to guess wrong, because
you can always post a correction if "Czech" turns out to be "Slovak".

3) The term "exact translation" is mildly insulting - a translation
is a translation. It's like telling a doctor to do it right.

4) Make it as legible as possible. The higher the resolution the
better, to the extent that ViewMate allows, but do not oversharpen
images because that just creates artifacts (false details, like
little halos around the edges of everything) which make it difficult
to read. If necessary, the viewer can always save the image on their
own computer, and sharpen it.

5) Always provide whatever context you might have about the time,
place, names, or even the kind of document, which might be helpful.
And include more than just the line or word you are interested in,
because it helps to be able to make comparisons against other parts
of the page or occurrences of the same letters.

Just my 2 bits' worth,

....... tom klein, toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen tips for translation requestors #general

tom
 

Hello cousins,

As a sometime volunteer translator, I think these tips might help
others when requesting a translation:

1) If at all possible, use ViewMate. it's very convenient, both to
view the original, and for posting replies.

2) After uploading the image to ViewMate, send the usual request on
the list linking to it, and please mention the language in the
subject line, as a courtesy to the people trying to help you.
Remember that tens of thousands of people subscribe to the list, but
only a few are fluent enough in <your language goes here> to
translate your document. It's not terrible to guess wrong, because
you can always post a correction if "Czech" turns out to be "Slovak".

3) The term "exact translation" is mildly insulting - a translation
is a translation. It's like telling a doctor to do it right.

4) Make it as legible as possible. The higher the resolution the
better, to the extent that ViewMate allows, but do not oversharpen
images because that just creates artifacts (false details, like
little halos around the edges of everything) which make it difficult
to read. If necessary, the viewer can always save the image on their
own computer, and sharpen it.

5) Always provide whatever context you might have about the time,
place, names, or even the kind of document, which might be helpful.
And include more than just the line or word you are interested in,
because it helps to be able to make comparisons against other parts
of the page or occurrences of the same letters.

Just my 2 bits' worth,

....... tom klein, toronto


Given name Styrka #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I came across the female given name. Styrka in some Jewish records >from
Poland. I realize that this is a Polish translation of a given name. Do any
of you kind genners know of an equivalent Hebrew name for Styrka?

Thanks so much.

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: The general question of name equivalences has been addressed
many times in this group. More discussion can be found in the JewishGen
InfoFiles linked at < http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/#Names >.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given name Styrka #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I came across the female given name. Styrka in some Jewish records >from
Poland. I realize that this is a Polish translation of a given name. Do any
of you kind genners know of an equivalent Hebrew name for Styrka?

Thanks so much.

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York

MODERATOR NOTE: The general question of name equivalences has been addressed
many times in this group. More discussion can be found in the JewishGen
InfoFiles linked at < http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/#Names >.


Re: Is Havanchak a Jewish Name? #general

Rachel S Goodman
 

I have seen some posts here that rightly also ask the question if
there are other clues to the possible Jewish heritage in the Havanchak
family. Certainly if you approach it by looking solely for the name,
people have remarked that it does not show up in the databases for the
areas where you are searching.
However, to my mind it is also important to consider any hints from
family members about Jewish observance, or "you know, grandfather was
actually Jewish". We know many people who have had surnames not
associated with Jewish families in the U.S., for example Smith,
McBride and Reynolds, who changed their names upon entry or
naturalization in the U.S. Perhaps someone in the family changed their
name to Havanchak in the countries you are searching.
My friend with the last name Smith came >from Mexico! He began hearing
that his family originally came >from Spain and was Jewish. Having
spent his whole childhood without this knowledge, this came as a
surprise. Ms. McBride recalls her grandmother admonishing her to
"light the candles" on Friday night as she was saved by a Catholic
priest in the Holocaust, brought up as a Catholic and yet promoted
some rememberance of her family heritage. Finally, Reynolds is my
maternal grandfather's chosen name, as he did business with the
public, and his Lithuanian-Jewish name was difficult to pronounce. I
might add that there are very few records of his Lithuanian-Jewish
name in the Jewish records index.
Finally, on the other hand, I might add that we have several friends
whose surnames are often found in Jewish families, such as Levi, who
had no idea that they had at least one Jewish ancestor in their
paternal line until someone mentioned it to them recently. So I think
that more digging in the family history may be necessary. Be sure to
look at any letters etc. and speak to the oldest members of your
family, to gain further insight.
Very Best,
Rachel Goodman
USA
Searching: Gershovsky, Domblansky, Meirovitz, Derezhinsky, Spiegel,
Deitch, Wollowitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Is Havanchak a Jewish Name? #general

Rachel S Goodman
 

I have seen some posts here that rightly also ask the question if
there are other clues to the possible Jewish heritage in the Havanchak
family. Certainly if you approach it by looking solely for the name,
people have remarked that it does not show up in the databases for the
areas where you are searching.
However, to my mind it is also important to consider any hints from
family members about Jewish observance, or "you know, grandfather was
actually Jewish". We know many people who have had surnames not
associated with Jewish families in the U.S., for example Smith,
McBride and Reynolds, who changed their names upon entry or
naturalization in the U.S. Perhaps someone in the family changed their
name to Havanchak in the countries you are searching.
My friend with the last name Smith came >from Mexico! He began hearing
that his family originally came >from Spain and was Jewish. Having
spent his whole childhood without this knowledge, this came as a
surprise. Ms. McBride recalls her grandmother admonishing her to
"light the candles" on Friday night as she was saved by a Catholic
priest in the Holocaust, brought up as a Catholic and yet promoted
some rememberance of her family heritage. Finally, Reynolds is my
maternal grandfather's chosen name, as he did business with the
public, and his Lithuanian-Jewish name was difficult to pronounce. I
might add that there are very few records of his Lithuanian-Jewish
name in the Jewish records index.
Finally, on the other hand, I might add that we have several friends
whose surnames are often found in Jewish families, such as Levi, who
had no idea that they had at least one Jewish ancestor in their
paternal line until someone mentioned it to them recently. So I think
that more digging in the family history may be necessary. Be sure to
look at any letters etc. and speak to the oldest members of your
family, to gain further insight.
Very Best,
Rachel Goodman
USA
Searching: Gershovsky, Domblansky, Meirovitz, Derezhinsky, Spiegel,
Deitch, Wollowitz


VISITING VILNIUS #unitedkingdom

Brentsi
 

Shalom,
We are planning a trip to "the hame" beginning at Rosh Hashana.
I should be pleased to have some information about synagogues in Vilna
(Vilnius)and Odessa and also where to stay overnight.
Sincerely,

Brenda Habshush. Israel.

.
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Keller Family: Russia Poland-Ireland-London #unitedkingdom

jeni.armandez@...
 

Hello Fellow Genners!

I came across a 1911 England census listing for a KELLER family that lived in Dublin, Ireland and yet
whom I am not familiar with. 

Davis KELLER: Born in Przirow (Russian Poland) around 1872
Yetta KELLER: Shows as resident of Dublin but Russian foreigner. Born around 1876.
Fanny KELLER: Shows as resident of Dublin but Russian foreigner. Born around 1900.
Angle KELLER: Born in Cszenstohow, Russia. Born around 1904.
Frieda KELLER born in Spitalfields, Whitechapel around 1909.

Davis and Yetta were married around 1899.
Davis was a boxmaker. Resided at 8 Wilkes Street, Spitalfields E.
Frieda married Charles Adair in London 1940.

The reason I am interested is because my grandfather, Theodore Schonfeld (Fairfield) KELLER was born in
Dublin around 1899. It is my understanding his father went to apprentice with an aunt's husband; but I
never could find any additional connection. I know of the connection to the Schonfeld/Kaitcer families
already.

KELLER is a common surname so it could be coincidental; however a majority of my KELLER relatives
lived in London during this time as well. 

If you have any ideas or connections, please message me privately. If you have something that would be
useful for the group, please share with the digest.

Warm Regards and Shabbat Shalom >from a humid and muggy Manhattan,
Jeni Armandez
NYC


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Keller Family: Russia Poland-Ireland-London #unitedkingdom

jeni.armandez@...
 

Hello Fellow Genners!

I came across a 1911 England census listing for a KELLER family that lived in Dublin, Ireland and yet
whom I am not familiar with. 

Davis KELLER: Born in Przirow (Russian Poland) around 1872
Yetta KELLER: Shows as resident of Dublin but Russian foreigner. Born around 1876.
Fanny KELLER: Shows as resident of Dublin but Russian foreigner. Born around 1900.
Angle KELLER: Born in Cszenstohow, Russia. Born around 1904.
Frieda KELLER born in Spitalfields, Whitechapel around 1909.

Davis and Yetta were married around 1899.
Davis was a boxmaker. Resided at 8 Wilkes Street, Spitalfields E.
Frieda married Charles Adair in London 1940.

The reason I am interested is because my grandfather, Theodore Schonfeld (Fairfield) KELLER was born in
Dublin around 1899. It is my understanding his father went to apprentice with an aunt's husband; but I
never could find any additional connection. I know of the connection to the Schonfeld/Kaitcer families
already.

KELLER is a common surname so it could be coincidental; however a majority of my KELLER relatives
lived in London during this time as well. 

If you have any ideas or connections, please message me privately. If you have something that would be
useful for the group, please share with the digest.

Warm Regards and Shabbat Shalom >from a humid and muggy Manhattan,
Jeni Armandez
NYC


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom VISITING VILNIUS #unitedkingdom

Brentsi
 

Shalom,
We are planning a trip to "the hame" beginning at Rosh Hashana.
I should be pleased to have some information about synagogues in Vilna
(Vilnius)and Odessa and also where to stay overnight.
Sincerely,

Brenda Habshush. Israel.

.
.
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SELIG family from Bischofsheim #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,
We would like to find all possible informations about our SELIG Family >from
Bischofsheim (Germany).

We have found an old picture, taken in front of the SELIG house in Bischofsheim.
My grandmother wrote the names of these persons at the back of the picture
(taken in 1910-12). However, some of them are difficult to read.

A copy of this photo can be found on viewmate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27927

Any information about this family and relatives are welcome.

Thank you very much

Nicolas Grossfeld
Switzerland

searching :
GROSFELD/GROSSFELD Radom, Paris
KRICHEVSKI, Ekaterinoslav, Simferopol
MEYER Diez,
SELIG, MAYER, OPPENHEIMER, BALLIN-
OPPENHEIMER Bishofsheim, Diez,Germany
SEIDENBERG, ZLOTSKY, GERSTEIN, ROZEN, LEWIS (UK)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via the form in ViewMate or directly to Nicolas
via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SELIG family from Bischofsheim #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,
We would like to find all possible informations about our SELIG Family >from
Bischofsheim (Germany).

We have found an old picture, taken in front of the SELIG house in Bischofsheim.
My grandmother wrote the names of these persons at the back of the picture
(taken in 1910-12). However, some of them are difficult to read.

A copy of this photo can be found on viewmate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27927

Any information about this family and relatives are welcome.

Thank you very much

Nicolas Grossfeld
Switzerland

searching :
GROSFELD/GROSSFELD Radom, Paris
KRICHEVSKI, Ekaterinoslav, Simferopol
MEYER Diez,
SELIG, MAYER, OPPENHEIMER, BALLIN-
OPPENHEIMER Bishofsheim, Diez,Germany
SEIDENBERG, ZLOTSKY, GERSTEIN, ROZEN, LEWIS (UK)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via the form in ViewMate or directly to Nicolas
via email.


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a direct translation.

This is a short note to my grand mother of one of her sisters
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27898

and also this other short note >from one of her brothers.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27899

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate
application.
Thank you very much.

We have found lots of letters and notes, written to my grandmother in Russian
(before and after 1917). So if someone if interested in helping us translate
them, please write me privately.

Nicolas Grossfeld
Switzerland

searching :
GROSFELD/GROSSFELD Radom, Paris KRICHEVSKI, Ekaterinoslav, Simferopol
MEYER,
SELIG, MAYER, OPPENHEIMER, BALLIN-
OPPENHEIMER Bishofsheim, Diez,Germany
SEIDENBERG, ZLOTSKY, GERSTEIN, ROZEN, LEWIS (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a direct translation.

This is a short note to my grand mother of one of her sisters
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27898

and also this other short note >from one of her brothers.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27899

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate
application.
Thank you very much.

We have found lots of letters and notes, written to my grandmother in Russian
(before and after 1917). So if someone if interested in helping us translate
them, please write me privately.

Nicolas Grossfeld
Switzerland

searching :
GROSFELD/GROSSFELD Radom, Paris KRICHEVSKI, Ekaterinoslav, Simferopol
MEYER,
SELIG, MAYER, OPPENHEIMER, BALLIN-
OPPENHEIMER Bishofsheim, Diez,Germany
SEIDENBERG, ZLOTSKY, GERSTEIN, ROZEN, LEWIS (UK)


Fw: Searching roots #bessarabia

michael r
 

My G/Father left Bessarabia about 1905 . We don't know >from which city ??
His name was Roistacher Moshe. As much as we know he was an engineer.
A cousin of him was born and lived in Tarutino abd I know that in Soroki lived
around 1900 around 8000 jews

Any help to trace roots will be welcome.

Thanks
Michael
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Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Fw: Searching roots #bessarabia

michael r
 

My G/Father left Bessarabia about 1905 . We don't know >from which city ??
His name was Roistacher Moshe. As much as we know he was an engineer.
A cousin of him was born and lived in Tarutino abd I know that in Soroki lived
around 1900 around 8000 jews

Any help to trace roots will be welcome.

Thanks
Michael
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remember to use all caps for the surnames of family members for whom you
are searching.. It is also useful to include the city and country where you live.

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