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ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Berna Heyman
 

I request a translation of the Russian text on my grandmother's passport from 1905. It is on ViewMate at the following address: 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82931

Please respond using the online ViewMate form. Thank you so much. 

Berna Heyman
POLIACHEK (Lida, Belarus)

ViewMate translation requests - Polish #translation

Robert Hanna
 

I've posted two marriage records in Polish for which I need translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82896
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Robert Hanna
NYC

ViewMate translation - Hebrew - "tree" of tragedy #translation

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,
I've posted a "tree" in Hebrew for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82910
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate #germany #translation

rich.meyersburg@...
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Handwritten German

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82867
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Rich Meyersburg
Laurel, MD

rich.meyersburg@...

Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany

Robert Hanna
 

My two Max brothers were Moshe and Mordechai.  Neither one of them came to the US, but their descendants Anglicized both their names to Max.  It took me a long time and several documents to figure out that they weren't the same person, but were, in fact, brothers.
 
Robert Hanna
NYC

Viewmate tombstone photo #photographs #belarus #translation

Harlan Weller
 

I have uploaded a picture of my ggm's tombstone from Svir as Viewmate # 82731 and asked for assistance in translating.  Two people have been kind enough to respond, but they were unable to read the material at the bottom of the tombstone.  Luckily, I have the attached picture from 100 years ago which shows my ggf standing next to the stone.  Perhaps that will help.

p.s. The newer picture was downloaded from a newspaper article about 5 years ago (I think it was in Israel Today) reporting on a college student trip to fix up the cemetery.  Imagine my surprise when I saw a photograph that accompanied the article and recognized it as a picture of my ggm's tombstone.

Re: Daniel Levy out west #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Carol,

This doesn't answer your question on what became of Daniel LEVY, but have you seen the 1902 newspaper article from The NY Evening World about Isabella Levy's will?  It lists her husband as Ernest, and names the other children.  None of those listed is named Daniel.

You can see the article by searching Isabella Levy (do an exact search) at:
www.fultonhistory.com
It is a free site.

Also, Daniel's birth is listed in the NYC birth index on 03 Jul 1861.  Parents Ernest and Isabella.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Jeff Miller
 

I have an Udie (Ida) FRIEDEL (FREDER) married to Abraham WALTZER in my family tree.

 

Best,

 

Jeff Miller

Maryland

 

 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - German #translation

Bess Taylor
 

Hello,

I've posted several vital records in German for which I need
translations. They’re on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82879

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82886

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82887

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82888

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82889

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,

Bess Taylor

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Udel is usually a woman's name. I  have never seen it as male, although Idel can be. I have only seen Judel, Yudel, and Iudel for Juda or Yehuda.

"While researching names related to an uncle of my late mother I bumped twice  in Familysearch.org into Udel BLASZ from Bardejov,Slovakia. Once it was identified as a male born in 1874 and next "he"

married in 1894 with Salomon FINGERHUT from Wisnicza (Nowy Wisnicz) whom I clearly located on JRI-PL. I know that Udel is a nickname of Yehuda. Any  ideaS?"

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Subj: ViewMate translation request - German #translation

Bess Taylor
 

Hello, 
 
I've posted several vital records in German for which I need translations. They’re on ViewMate at the following address ... 
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82879 
 

Thank you very much, 

Bess Taylor 

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Annette Weiss
 

My great grandmother's Hebrew name was Yehudit, which was Americanized to Helen, but on her ship manifest her name was Udie. She came from Stanislawow, now IVno-Frankivsk, in Ukraine

viewmate picture identification - probably Libya or Egypt #translation

Nurit Har-zvi
 

Hi,
I've posted a photo (front and back) of a bombed-out church from 1944. I'm wondering if anyone can identify it.
 
 
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.  
 
Thank you,
Nurit Har-zvi
New York
 

viewmate translation request - German #translation

Nurit Har-zvi
 

Hi,
 
I've posted a short message on a postcard sent from Switzerland to Palestine in 1949. I would appreciate a translation, especially the name of the sender.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82898
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.  
 
Thank you, 
Nurit Har-zvi
New York

Lincoln Brigade and Spanish Civil War #usa

Shelly Crane
 

Hello
 
Does anyone have genealogical information about North Americans who were in the Lincoln Brigade and fought in the Spanish Civil war?  One of my relatives, Jacob Shiffman son of Isador, (born NY 1915 and later lived in Detroit, Michigan) was part of this organization and went to Spain.  He was killed the first day on the front.  Isador was born in Belopol'ye, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
 
 
Thank you   
 
Shelly Levin
Northern California
 SHIFMAN and SHAPIRO families from Belopol'ye, Vinnytsya, Ukraine.

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

neilan1
 

I've seen Udel as a female name on two occasions.

Trying to identify village near Grodno #belarus

rharpaz@...
 

Hi, a letter from circa 1895 posts the following return address: Mr. Moses Ratman, Gubernia Grodno, settlement of Sanemonskom, Jagostow Street. I am unable to find Sanemonskom. Does anyone have any ideas about other designations for this village?

Thank you,
Rafael Harpaz

Researching:
Belarus: Grodno (Ratman/Rothman, Bendeson, Ciemnolis, Farbarovitch), Brisk (Tarman), Turov (Shifman)
Poland: Bialystok/Czyzewo (Dveiras, Goldberg)

Re: A question about age #general

Stephen Weinstein
 

It is possible for a 13 year old to have a baby, and then get married years later, whether to the father or to someone else.

However, I would start by checking the child's age on the grave and the census to try to figure out how old she was when they traveled a few months after marrying.

I like the idea of confusing 9 years with 9 months.  However, being 9 months old just a few months after the marriage would still mean her mother was pregnant before marriage, and gave birth before the marriage.  That's unusual, because if an unplanned pregnancy occurred and the parents decided to marry, they would try to do it as quickly as possible, and certainly before the birth.  Prior to the invention of early pregnancy tests, the typical time for someone to realize she was pregnant and arrange an urgent wedding was such that the baby was typically born 6 months later.  (A particularly famous example of a child born that amount of time after his parents married was President Obama.)  If you research the history of laws on what Shabbos violations where permissible because they could save the life of a baby and what wasn't allowed because it was pointless (the baby would die anyway) or unnecessary (the baby would live anyway), there's a fascinating error: At one point, it was erroneously thought that a baby born after 7 months of pregnancy had a better chance of survival than a baby born after 8 months of pregnancy.  This makes no sense medically, but was an easy mistake if most of the babies reported to have been born after 7 months of pregnancy were really born after 9 total months of pregnancy: 2 before marriage and 7 during.

Here's a simpler explanation: a badly formed 0 can look like a 9, so maybe the age was "0", not "9".


On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 12:05 PM, Ellen Gottfried wrote:
898. Her age was given as
22, his as 23. A few months later they traveled to New York with a 9
year old girl, Mollie, who was listed as their daughter. The 1900 US
census lists Mollie as their daughter. Her marriage record gives her
parents as Annie and Solomon. Her grave has Malka bat Solomon. How
can I reconcile this information?

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Yes, Udel is a version of Adel.

Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director

Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany

Stephen Weinstein
 

She died, was reincarnated, and died again.  I'm kidding.  Seriously:

This may mean that her death was falsely reported when she was still alive (in 1890), perhaps either so her husband could marry someone else or so that her heirs could take her assets.  And then reported a second time when she really did die (in 1901).

Or that the first report (in 1890) is true and then one of her heirs falsely reported that she was a widow who died later (in 1901) so that they could "inherit" the property of the man reported to her husband.

Or there could be a legitimate explanation.