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Riga archives and language tools #latvia

paulkozo@...
 

Margaret Fullarton wrote:

"I was so excited to see Lorraine Bertelsen's note about the archives
being searchable that I immediately logged in and came to a screaming
halt! How do I work out which is the Craft name in Cyrillic????? Ah
well, in the next life I will be fully conversant with all languages
and alphabets and until then I will rely heavily on Jewishgen!! "

The Riga archive databases are not searchable by name in any language.
They do provide access to images of the original records. One needs to
identify particular files that may be of interest and actually then
read the images. This may be quite some work for large cities, but
this is often how genealogy has to be done. Check whether the records
of potential interest are already on the Jewishgen Latvia database or
whether Christine Usdin has translated them
http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords.

In reading the images many records are in roman script and can therefore
be skimmed quite readily. Where they are only in Cyrillic (or Hebrew)
then it is possible once one knows what a name looks like to simply
identify the pattern of the name. stevenmorse.org has excellent
transliteration tools to allow one to get some idea of how a name might
look in different scripts. By using his "English to Russian"
transliterator and then "Russian Print to Cursive" it is possible to get
some idea of what a name would look like written in Russian (or using
the relevant Hebrew functions in cursive Hebrew). Once a record is
found then people will help with a translation (eg through Viewmate).

The detailed content pages on the archive database are in Latvian. Using
Google language tools (which automatically pop up in Google Chrome)
webpages composed in many languages - including Latvian - can be instantly
translated in a rough way.

Paul Hattori
London UK


Latvia SIG #Latvia Riga archives and language tools #latvia

paulkozo@...
 

Margaret Fullarton wrote:

"I was so excited to see Lorraine Bertelsen's note about the archives
being searchable that I immediately logged in and came to a screaming
halt! How do I work out which is the Craft name in Cyrillic????? Ah
well, in the next life I will be fully conversant with all languages
and alphabets and until then I will rely heavily on Jewishgen!! "

The Riga archive databases are not searchable by name in any language.
They do provide access to images of the original records. One needs to
identify particular files that may be of interest and actually then
read the images. This may be quite some work for large cities, but
this is often how genealogy has to be done. Check whether the records
of potential interest are already on the Jewishgen Latvia database or
whether Christine Usdin has translated them
http://www.premiumorange.com/rigavitalrecords.

In reading the images many records are in roman script and can therefore
be skimmed quite readily. Where they are only in Cyrillic (or Hebrew)
then it is possible once one knows what a name looks like to simply
identify the pattern of the name. stevenmorse.org has excellent
transliteration tools to allow one to get some idea of how a name might
look in different scripts. By using his "English to Russian"
transliterator and then "Russian Print to Cursive" it is possible to get
some idea of what a name would look like written in Russian (or using
the relevant Hebrew functions in cursive Hebrew). Once a record is
found then people will help with a translation (eg through Viewmate).

The detailed content pages on the archive database are in Latvian. Using
Google language tools (which automatically pop up in Google Chrome)
webpages composed in many languages - including Latvian - can be instantly
translated in a rough way.

Paul Hattori
London UK


Re: Asile de Nuit #france

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

Naomi,

I remember I have seen a long time ago some lists that could correspond to
"Asile de nuit" in the archives of Paris Consistoire, but I am afraid, no
list corresponding to a long period, and as far as I know, no database. But
I may be mistaking.

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ - Paris
www.genealoj.org

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From: "a1steve's rubbish removals" <a1steve@bigpond.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 5:18 AM
To: "French SIG" <frenchsig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [english 100%] [frenchsig] Asile de Nuit

Dear All

Does anybody know if there is a database of people who attended the
Asile de Nuit in Paris - I think it may have been similar to The Poor Jews
Temporary Shelter in London.


French SIG #France Re:Asile de Nuit #france

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

Naomi,

I remember I have seen a long time ago some lists that could correspond to
"Asile de nuit" in the archives of Paris Consistoire, but I am afraid, no
list corresponding to a long period, and as far as I know, no database. But
I may be mistaking.

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ - Paris
www.genealoj.org

--------------------------------------------------
From: "a1steve's rubbish removals" <a1steve@bigpond.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 5:18 AM
To: "French SIG" <frenchsig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [english 100%] [frenchsig] Asile de Nuit

Dear All

Does anybody know if there is a database of people who attended the
Asile de Nuit in Paris - I think it may have been similar to The Poor Jews
Temporary Shelter in London.


rabbis in Maramures #romania

Mike
 

Has anyone come across a listing of Rabbis in the Maramures region of
Romania (esp. Sapinta aka Spinka, Sighet, Vonihove aka Vanif, and
Bushtyna) for the late 1800s or early 1900s?

thanks

Mike
MODERATOR NOTE: Place of residence - city? state?, country?


Romania SIG #Romania rabbis in Maramures #romania

Mike
 

Has anyone come across a listing of Rabbis in the Maramures region of
Romania (esp. Sapinta aka Spinka, Sighet, Vonihove aka Vanif, and
Bushtyna) for the late 1800s or early 1900s?

thanks

Mike
MODERATOR NOTE: Place of residence - city? state?, country?


Straubenmuller Textile High School -- New York #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

I just discovered that a cousin that I have not seen for 50+ years attended
Straubenmuller Textile High School in New York City >from 1947 - 1950.

What kind of school is / was this? If any one has a copy of the school yearbook,
please contact me privately and I will give you the name of the person in
question.

Thanks in advance.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio

agloger@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Straubenmuller Textile High School -- New York #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

I just discovered that a cousin that I have not seen for 50+ years attended
Straubenmuller Textile High School in New York City >from 1947 - 1950.

What kind of school is / was this? If any one has a copy of the school yearbook,
please contact me privately and I will give you the name of the person in
question.

Thanks in advance.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio

agloger@aol.com


Looking for information on Rabbi David Goodis #general

Joan Lit
 

I found a photograph (ViewMate 15859) in a box of old pictures that belonged to my
grandparents Alexander KAIT and Sonia KAGANSKA. On the back is written "Rabbi
David Goodis, Temple Emanu-El, NY, 1917.

I am looking for information regarding David Goodis and perhaps his family, to
determinewhat, if any, relationship there is to my tree.

Other potential related family names: OURISMAN, GELFMAN, TUGENTMAN, PARNES, KHAIT,
KAHN, GORODETSKY, and RUDENKO.

Joan Lit
Philadelphia, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for information on Rabbi David Goodis #general

Joan Lit
 

I found a photograph (ViewMate 15859) in a box of old pictures that belonged to my
grandparents Alexander KAIT and Sonia KAGANSKA. On the back is written "Rabbi
David Goodis, Temple Emanu-El, NY, 1917.

I am looking for information regarding David Goodis and perhaps his family, to
determinewhat, if any, relationship there is to my tree.

Other potential related family names: OURISMAN, GELFMAN, TUGENTMAN, PARNES, KHAIT,
KAHN, GORODETSKY, and RUDENKO.

Joan Lit
Philadelphia, PA


Re: Jewish Family Names and their Origins #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Thanks to those who replied to my request.
Fraida Cohen
New York

"Bubby" <yeruchem18@bestweb.net> wrote in message

Does anyone own the book entitled: Jewish Family Names and their Origins by
Guggenheimer?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Family Names and their Origins #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

Thanks to those who replied to my request.
Fraida Cohen
New York

"Bubby" <yeruchem18@bestweb.net> wrote in message

Does anyone own the book entitled: Jewish Family Names and their Origins by
Guggenheimer?


Sopotkin Taxpayer lists lost #belarus

alfredorad@...
 

Hi everyone~!

Just a note to answer one more Sopotkin question which remains out
there. Miriam Weiner had found a reference for Sopotkin Tax Records
and posted it on her web page. We pursued it to the archives, and here
are the results, and the Routes to Routes original reference -

Locality/Town:SOPOTKIN
Raion/Region:GRODNO
Oblast/District:GRODNO
Country:BELARUS
Archive Name:CENTRAL ARCHIVES OF HISTORICAL RECORDS (AGAD)
Archive Locale:WARSAW
Archive Type:ARCHIVES
Document Type:TAX LIST
Year List:1822-1837
Fond/Opis/Delo:KRSW 5090

We requested someone go to the archives and inquire. We used this
data- Fond/Opis/Delo: KRSW 5090 -1822-1837 Tax List for Sopotskin
(locality/town) Grodno (Region) Grodno (Oblast/District) Belarus
(Country) Central Archives of Historical Records (AGAD) (Archive
name) Warsaw, Poland (City,Country) (Archives) Archives (Archive
Type).

Our first reply >from our source was-

"I questioned AGAD and received the answer attached.>from their
answer it seems that they don't know there are any Tax Payers lists in
the Fund, yet they are mentioned in RTRF" (Routes to Roots Foundation)

Nevertheless, we pursued the research and ultimately received the
following information-

"I have carefully reviewed files of signatures 5089-5091A from
Government Commission For Internal Affairs and making index to them
does not make sense. They include only yearly positions for locations
(bills, financial reports, needs for communities). There are no name
listings, the only names appearing are for employees of the Government
Commission, which signed records for various stages. In the fond For
Central Religion Authorities there are only so called permanent
positions for synagogue with no names. If there was index then it
would consist only of names of people working for the commission, and
they would repeat themselves each 7 - 8 pages. Apart >from them there
are no other surnames, there are neither tax payers lists nor residents
nor anything else of any of type of personal lists. Please consider
then a sense of such an index and let me know your decision. If I
were to proceed with making index, I would endanger you in expense
while knowing there is nothing to put in lists."

The news is bad. The files are what we should call "administrative
files." Perhaps the taxpayer names are somewhere else~?

With great thanks to Miriam Weiner, Evelyn Haendel, and Chris Malcewski.

Alfred Kramer
Havre De Grace, Maryland
USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Sopotkin Taxpayer lists lost #belarus

alfredorad@...
 

Hi everyone~!

Just a note to answer one more Sopotkin question which remains out
there. Miriam Weiner had found a reference for Sopotkin Tax Records
and posted it on her web page. We pursued it to the archives, and here
are the results, and the Routes to Routes original reference -

Locality/Town:SOPOTKIN
Raion/Region:GRODNO
Oblast/District:GRODNO
Country:BELARUS
Archive Name:CENTRAL ARCHIVES OF HISTORICAL RECORDS (AGAD)
Archive Locale:WARSAW
Archive Type:ARCHIVES
Document Type:TAX LIST
Year List:1822-1837
Fond/Opis/Delo:KRSW 5090

We requested someone go to the archives and inquire. We used this
data- Fond/Opis/Delo: KRSW 5090 -1822-1837 Tax List for Sopotskin
(locality/town) Grodno (Region) Grodno (Oblast/District) Belarus
(Country) Central Archives of Historical Records (AGAD) (Archive
name) Warsaw, Poland (City,Country) (Archives) Archives (Archive
Type).

Our first reply >from our source was-

"I questioned AGAD and received the answer attached.>from their
answer it seems that they don't know there are any Tax Payers lists in
the Fund, yet they are mentioned in RTRF" (Routes to Roots Foundation)

Nevertheless, we pursued the research and ultimately received the
following information-

"I have carefully reviewed files of signatures 5089-5091A from
Government Commission For Internal Affairs and making index to them
does not make sense. They include only yearly positions for locations
(bills, financial reports, needs for communities). There are no name
listings, the only names appearing are for employees of the Government
Commission, which signed records for various stages. In the fond For
Central Religion Authorities there are only so called permanent
positions for synagogue with no names. If there was index then it
would consist only of names of people working for the commission, and
they would repeat themselves each 7 - 8 pages. Apart >from them there
are no other surnames, there are neither tax payers lists nor residents
nor anything else of any of type of personal lists. Please consider
then a sense of such an index and let me know your decision. If I
were to proceed with making index, I would endanger you in expense
while knowing there is nothing to put in lists."

The news is bad. The files are what we should call "administrative
files." Perhaps the taxpayer names are somewhere else~?

With great thanks to Miriam Weiner, Evelyn Haendel, and Chris Malcewski.

Alfred Kramer
Havre De Grace, Maryland
USA


Translation help needed - German handwriting #germany

nakorn@...
 

I have just posted two handwritten German letters on Viewmate and
I am requesting translation assistance (Viewmate ID#s 15880 and 15881).
The letters are dated October and November 1939 Breslau and may contain
useful family or historical information. Unfortunately I have no hope of
translating them myself, so I appreciate any help that you can provide! Thanks,

Nancy Korn Chestnut Hill, MA nakorn@comcast.net


German SIG #Germany Translation help needed - German handwriting #germany

nakorn@...
 

I have just posted two handwritten German letters on Viewmate and
I am requesting translation assistance (Viewmate ID#s 15880 and 15881).
The letters are dated October and November 1939 Breslau and may contain
useful family or historical information. Unfortunately I have no hope of
translating them myself, so I appreciate any help that you can provide! Thanks,

Nancy Korn Chestnut Hill, MA nakorn@comcast.net


Translation from Polish to English #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

I have posted the images of the marriage records listed below on
viewmate. I would appreciate it if one of our members could
translate them for me. The direct addressees to my files are

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15657
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15658
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15659
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15660
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15661

Thanks in advance,

Errol Schneegurt
ESLVIV@AOL.COM
LI NY


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Translation from Polish to English #galicia

Errol Schneegurt
 

I have posted the images of the marriage records listed below on
viewmate. I would appreciate it if one of our members could
translate them for me. The direct addressees to my files are

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15657
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15658
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15659
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15660
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15661

Thanks in advance,

Errol Schneegurt
ESLVIV@AOL.COM
LI NY


Seeking Any Connections: CHANURES, CHANIURIS, CHANJURISS, Kanouris, etc.. #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear Genners:
The names in the Subject Line above appear in my research as having come >from the
area around Kiev Gubernia, Bila Tserkov, Chirkassy, Rakatina, etc.

It is possible that one CHANURES found his was to Chicago after a 1903 Ellis Island
arrival.

It is an unusual name and I've not had much luck with it. Have you ever heard it?
Thanks for pondering,
Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: The names are: CHANURES, CHANIURIS, CHANJURISS, Kanouris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Any Connections: CHANURES, CHANIURIS, CHANJURISS, Kanouris, etc.. #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear Genners:
The names in the Subject Line above appear in my research as having come >from the
area around Kiev Gubernia, Bila Tserkov, Chirkassy, Rakatina, etc.

It is possible that one CHANURES found his was to Chicago after a 1903 Ellis Island
arrival.

It is an unusual name and I've not had much luck with it. Have you ever heard it?
Thanks for pondering,
Carol Raspler, Delray Beach, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: The names are: CHANURES, CHANIURIS, CHANJURISS, Kanouris