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Re: Help Need Translating Headstone: Hebrew #translation

Malka
 

 

Hello,

 

On the right –

Zalman

Son of Moshe

Passed 20 Elul 5711/1951

 

On the left-

Sheindil Miriam

Daughter of shlomo

Passed 16 Tevet 5732/1972

 

Shalom, Malka Chosnek


Re: Naming Conventions #names

Steven Usdansky
 

Would it be acceptable for males to be named after females, and females after males?

My sister was named after my great-grandfather's brother

--
Steven Usdansky
usdanskys@...
researching Usdansky, Turetzky, Sinienski, Sigler, Namenwirth


Brodnyk and Lodz #poland

Marilyn Feingold
 

My great great great grandfather , Naftuli Milgrom, was from Brodnyk,Poland.   I believe that one of his brothers was Benjamin. I am wondering if there are other Jewishgenners who have any family from Brodnyk or are familiar with this town. Also are there any records of births and deaths and marriages available? I have also seen it spelled Brodnik. Any guidance or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I am new to working in Poland.  Most of my Milgrom family lived in Tulchin and surrounding areas in the Ukraine. Thanks for your input
. Marilyn Feingold


Re: Missing Birth Record #records

Steve Pickoltz
 

For Phila. marriages, you should check the Phila. Marriage Bureau located at City Hall.  Records are by year, as well as by groom and bride. They go back years.  The last time I used these records, all you had to do is give the clerks a date and a name and the would give you the book containing your info.  All you had to do is look up the info.  Then the actual marriage certificate can be obtained and viewed.

 

Steve Pickholtz

New Jersey

Searching--- Winitsky, Ostroff, Pickholtz and Klein/Kline (from Phila)

 

 

 

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Re: Naming Conventions #names

Adam Turner
 

Re #1, the naming of males after female ancestors and vice versa: has anyone researched the frequency of this over time? My intuition is that it's probably much more of a 20th-century thing, but I have nothing more than anecdata to support this guess.

My grandmother, born in New York in 1922, was named for her uncle who had died young in 1920. Her uncle was named Herman Jacob in English and Chaim Yaakov in Hebrew, after his own grandfather; my grandmother was given the names Janet Hermine in English and Chaya in Hebrew. But by then, of course, our family was almost fully Americanized, and my grandmother's parents had likely become a lot less traditional than they had been when they came to the US as children around 1900 - both of them worked, they were not very religiously observant, etc. I am pretty skeptical that my grandmother would have been named in this way if she had been born in Podolia gubernia in 1852 rather than in New York in 1922.

Adam Turner


Re: Desperately searching for information about the Bromberg family #poland

Sherri Bobish
 


Yehuda,

You don't specify what databases you have searched.  Here are some recommendations:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-529736
Info on Stanisławów.

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/
Listing of the JewishGen databases.  You can search for records from the town and for the surname.  You can search the FamilyFinder Database to see if anyone else is searching your surname and/or town.  And, many other databases.

https://genealogyindexer.org/
Search old digitized city directories for Eastern Europe and other locations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_online_newspaper_archives
Listings of digitized historical newspapers from around the world (by geographic location.)

www.ancestry.com
and
www.familysearch.org
Search worldwide records databases.  I suggest searching passenger manifests and naturalization records.  You may find relatives that emigrated well before WW11, during the 1930's or after WW11.

Keep in mind that in many records the town name may be spelled in variant ways.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Surnam BOKUZHAKIAL ? #romania #names

Sherri Bobish
 


Rony,

Try a search for surname BOKUZHAKIAL at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/
When I used a "fuzziest match" search I found:
BUZHAKAR
BOZHIKIL / BOZIKIL
BUZHAKIR
Buzhaka* Lazar* (listed in the testimony of Schapira Liviu

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Help Need Translating Headstone: Hebrew #translation

amitch1066@...
 

Hi All!

Would anyone be able to translate the attached headstone?  Thank you in advance

--
Amy Mitchell


Re: Mlynarz, Waisman Family of Warsaw, Poland #poland #records #warsaw

Sherri Bobish
 


Barry,

Try searching Ancestry.com for surname Mlynarz, and put Warsaw in the keyword field.  There are many interesting hits.  Some are passenger arrivals to The U.S., both decades before WW11 and also in the 1930's.  Some are U.S. naturalization records (some appear to have changed their name to Miller.)

If your parent's immediate family is not found than perhaps you will find siblings of your grandparents that emigrated earlier in time or right before WW11.

Public libraries that offer free access to Ancestry have been offering that access from home computers since Covid.  Check you library's website to see if they offer this.

www.familysearch.org
Another great resource for a multitude of databases.

Old digitized city directories for Eastern Europe and other locations can be searched at:
https://genealogyindexer.org/directories

JewishGen has many excellent databases to search:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/

You can search old digitized newspapers from around the world.  A listing of newspapers available to search on-line (by geographic region):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_online_newspaper_archives

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Re: New Jewish Szydlowiec Poland Facebook Group #poland

RichardWerbin
 

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 08:03 PM, Michelle Sandler
I just joined since my grandfather was born there in 1876.
 
--
Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


Re: Brezov, Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #slovakia #hungary

Sherri Bobish
 


Ozzy,

You can use https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocRad.asp
to search for towns within a certain radius of any other town.

To do this search you will use the coordinates for the initial town (found at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp
You can limit the search to towns beginning with any letter.

Information about, and coordinates for, Sighetu, can be found here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1170262
Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania

Alternate names: Sighetu Marmaţiei [Rom], Máramarossziget [Hun], Siget [Yid], Maramureschsigeth [Ger], Sygiet Marmaroski [Pol], Maramaros Sighet, Marmaroš Sihot, Sighet, Sigut, Sihat, Sziget, Syhot Marmaroski, Sighetul-Marmaţiei

András suggested that Brezov = Nyirjes.  The JewishGen Gazeteer finds four locations with that name:  https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/gazetteer/gazetteer.php

Location NYIRJES (phonetic) in Eastern Europe
Run on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:19:51 -0700
For an online Map click on Google Maps

Location
(Native names in BOLD)
Feature Type Coordinates
(Click for JewishGen Resource Map)
Map Country Distance/Direction
from reference point
10 mile radius
Nyírjes hill 48°12' N 21°10' E G Hungary 108.0 miles ENE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E
Nyírjes section of populated place 47°54' N 19°58' E G Hungary 49.5 miles NE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E
Nyírjes, Nyírjes Tanya section of populated place 47°55' N 21°46' E G Hungary 128.0 miles ENE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E
Nyírjes section of populated place 48°03' N 19°17' E G Hungary 39.4 miles NNE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


JGSPBCI MEETING #announcements

Walter Rosenthal
 

 
NEW TOPIC HEADLINE
JGSPBCI: Researching USCIS Records 1PM EST, Wednesday February 10
 
Join The Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County for a virtual presentation “Researching US Citizenship and Immigration Services Records”  by Ms. Marian Smith.  Using a timeline tool, she will demonstrate how plotting an immigrant’s life events can identify what records may exist for that particular immigrant and where these records can be found.  For more information and a link to the presentation email our Outreach Chair Walter Rosenthal at waltrose864@...
 
Walter Rosenthal
 


Re: Ethical Responsibilities of Genealogical Organizations during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic #education #guidelines

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations pertaining to events and gatherings, from the document: “Frequently Asked Questions for the Governor's and Secretary of Health's Mitigation, Enforcement and Immunity Orders and Limited Time Targeted Mitigation Orders,” indoor gatherings of more than 10 persons are prohibited. See: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/Targeted-Mitigation-FAQ.aspxAlthough these regulations could change over the next several months, depending on the severity of the pandemic, that is the way that things stand right now.

On a side note, 
Philadelphia just made the national news for having problems in administering its COVID-19 vaccination program.  See: “Why did Philly entrust a vaccine program to a young student group with no health care experience?” https://whyy.org/articles/why-did-philly-entrust-a-vaccine-program-to-a-young-student-group-with-no-health-care-experience/.

Jeffrey Mark Paull
jmpaull@...
 


Re: Surnam BOKUZHAKIAL ? #romania #names

de.ewenczyk@...
 

Hi Roni,

I found a few references to a Romanian historian named Emanoil Bucuja and a teacher named Margherita Bucuja. 

Hence the family name is possibly Bucuja. 

Kiel as a given name remains a mystery. 
Even though the ending -el is very much Jewish...

Good luck !
Daniel Ewenczyk


Glusk Birth and Marriage Records #poland

Ozzy Bernstein
 

Hi all,

I found document microfilm links on JRI for my great-great grandfather and his brothers birth records. The records are stored digitally on https://szukajwarchiwach.pl. When i save them as images and try to print, they come out extremely blurry. I can only make out the fact that there is Polish handwriting and Hebrew signatures.

Is anyone aware of a way for me to get the original digital microfilm photocopy so that I can make out what is written in the document?

This is an example of one of the specific records I'm trying to decipher:

https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/35/1727/0/1/61/str/0/46/1#tabSkany

Thanks in advance.

All the best,

Ozzy Bernstein


Re: Help finding locations #russia #poland

Michele Lock
 

I notice the naturalization petition is dated 1922, and the previous country of origin is listed as Republic of Poland. The arrival records for the wife say she is coming from Wilna (Vilna) gubernia, most of which is now in Lithuania.

And the town Lubowo is in the Suwalki region, right at the border between Poland and Lithuania.

By 1922, Poland was independent and known as the Republic of Poland, but battling with newly independent Lithuania over the Suwalki/southern Lithuania region. At the time, Poland was even claiming Vilnius as part of Poland.

I believe the family is from this contested region, most of which was in interwar Poland, but is now in Lithuania.

It is possible that the family is giving so many different places that they are from, because they were living in a small village (or villages) near Lubowo, or possibly moving from the village(s) to Lubowo at some point, or the town/village had different names, depending on which country was claiming ownership.

Expanding Google maps around Lubowo might reveal villages with names similar to those on the petition.

I've also had luck finding little villages on historical maps of Poland, Lithuania and Belarus, since some of these villages have disappeared.

Another way I've been able to figure out a town of origin is to check documents for relatives that also came to the US, especially siblings and first cousins. Since the couple in question were married in the old country, checking out both her family and his family might be fruitful.

In my family, I've had twin brothers give different towns as their birthplaces, so go figure.

--
Michele Lock

Lock/Lak/Lok and Kalon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lewin/Levin in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Pogroms: Which One Killed My Family? #poland #warsaw

Marilyn Robinson
 

According to my family history, my maternal gr. grandmother, Rebecca's ½ brothers (REICHMANs) lost their parents during a pogrom when they were very young.
Harry was born in 1868,
Louis was born 1874,
Max was born Aug. 1876 (possibly in Tomaszow/Tomashov), --his daughter was born in Petrokov, years later

My maternal grandmother (their ½ niece) said that she came from Warsaw; and her parents (Rebecca -mentioned above- & Solomon/Zalman were buried in the Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn, NY) "Congregation Ahava Achim Anshei Tamashauer Petrokow", Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland burial society plots.

I know that there was a major pogrom in Warsaw in 1881. Is it possible that the parents would have been killed in the Warsaw pogrom, though they lived outside of Warsaw, or were there other pogroms in the area that had taken place around this timeframe, as well?? 
Regards,
Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Hebrew translator need for one page of ביסאראביה היהודית במערכותיה #bessarabia #translation

R Jaffer
 

We are in need of a translator for a Table of Documents on page 373 of this book:
https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections/yizkor-books/yzk-nybc314303/bisarabyah-ha-yehudit-be-maarakhoteha-ben-shete-milhamot-ha-olam

If you are able to help complete translation of this Yizkor Book, please contact me privately at robertajaffer@... 

Thank you,
Roberta Jaffer
Waltham, MA


Re: Name of Cilevitz, Chilewitz, Chevitz finding surname..sound familiar? #names

Molly Staub
 

I believe Saralayer would be Sura Leah. Shabbat Sholam,
Molly Staub


Re: Help finding locations #russia #poland

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi Vivs, 

Some observations regarding the birth places of the Russian family. 
This is indeed a strange case. Three different birth places in the naturalization papers and different places in the passenger manifests. 

About Benjamin, 
A) in his arriving documents and his WWii draft card his birth place/last residence was given Lubawa/Lubaw. I believe this is the place
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Community.php?usbgn=-2616328
B) in his naturalisation petition the name appears to be Gabess(Gabesz, Gabish etc.). I couldn't find a place with that name. 

About Rose and Sarah Lena, 
A) in their arriving documents their last residence was given as Wilna (gubernia). 
B) in the naturalization papers both Benjamin and Rose's birth place was in Poland, Russia. Strangely their daughters birth place was  in Russia alone.  Sarah Lena's birth place appears to be Assaretz. The only place I could find close to this name is this

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Community.php?usbgn=-1947589

The problem is that this place was in Minsk Gubernia. 
C) Rose's birth place seems to be Poshika or something like this. Again,  I couldn't find a place with 
such name. 

 I hope that all these will be helpful in some way. 


Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece

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