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FURMAGER #general

Adrian Furminger
 

Hello list,

In my family research the origins of the name have led me in a few directions,
mainly to prove or disprove some of the "accepted" theories of the origins.

Some months ago I stumbled accross an article which gave some explination
to the usgae of surnames within the jewish communities post 1066. My interest
was sparked by the word FURMAGER - being a tax "farmer", someone
who collected taxes for the crown.

My own family name FURMINGER, has been misspelt and includes a host of varients
but the oldest proven records for the family are in Brede Parish records
in East Sussex around 1580. Interestingly the local dialect pronounced the
name as FURMIGER.

Various Pipe rolls include the likes of William le FURMAGER, Richard le FURMAGER
and it does seem a likely possibility that the FURMINGER name may have evolved
from FURMAGER.
I would be interested to hear if the likes of William le FURMAGER (circa
1200) were likely to have been jewish or was it that their "job" was previously
a jewish one and the title was inherited.

Best Regards
Adrian
Kent, England

LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records. #general

Susan Cooper <suzecooper@...>
 

Varniai is a very small, picturesque town in the Telsiai
district of Western Lithuania. It has a river running through it
and it sits unobtrusively amongst former farms, forests and a
lake. It once had a very significant Jewish population but now
sadly, only one Jew survives.
I am Shtetl Coordinator for the town of Varniai for Litvak SIG.
We have translated nearly half a million Lithuanian Jewish
records and there are 9000 records in the Lithuanian archives
relating to Jewish families in Varniai (Vorne) which are waiting
to be translated.
If you are interested in the latest information regarding Jewish
birth, marriage and death records for Varniai, please let me
know and I’ll be glad to bring you up to date.

Susan Cooper
suzecooper@...
Shtetl Coordinator, LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FURMAGER #general

Adrian Furminger
 

Hello list,

In my family research the origins of the name have led me in a few directions,
mainly to prove or disprove some of the "accepted" theories of the origins.

Some months ago I stumbled accross an article which gave some explination
to the usgae of surnames within the jewish communities post 1066. My interest
was sparked by the word FURMAGER - being a tax "farmer", someone
who collected taxes for the crown.

My own family name FURMINGER, has been misspelt and includes a host of varients
but the oldest proven records for the family are in Brede Parish records
in East Sussex around 1580. Interestingly the local dialect pronounced the
name as FURMIGER.

Various Pipe rolls include the likes of William le FURMAGER, Richard le FURMAGER
and it does seem a likely possibility that the FURMINGER name may have evolved
from FURMAGER.
I would be interested to hear if the likes of William le FURMAGER (circa
1200) were likely to have been jewish or was it that their "job" was previously
a jewish one and the title was inherited.

Best Regards
Adrian
Kent, England

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records. #general

Susan Cooper <suzecooper@...>
 

Varniai is a very small, picturesque town in the Telsiai
district of Western Lithuania. It has a river running through it
and it sits unobtrusively amongst former farms, forests and a
lake. It once had a very significant Jewish population but now
sadly, only one Jew survives.
I am Shtetl Coordinator for the town of Varniai for Litvak SIG.
We have translated nearly half a million Lithuanian Jewish
records and there are 9000 records in the Lithuanian archives
relating to Jewish families in Varniai (Vorne) which are waiting
to be translated.
If you are interested in the latest information regarding Jewish
birth, marriage and death records for Varniai, please let me
know and I’ll be glad to bring you up to date.

Susan Cooper
suzecooper@...
Shtetl Coordinator, LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records.

Ancient and Modern Genealogies: Genealogy As an Academic Discipline #general

Chaim freedman
 

Tom Tinney wrote:
"An additional continued evaluation of ancient records
concerns The Book [Stick] of Judah, at:
http://academic-genealogy.com/ancientgenealogyjudah.htm
All "future significant academic contributions from
areas new to traditional genealogy", must be based
upon and generated by established primary records."

Jewish genealogists need to be aware that most of the sources quoted on the
above site are Christian or legendary and are not acceptable as sources by
Jewish genealogists, in particular, the lines of descent >from King David.
This subject is presented on the site
http://www.davidicdynasty.org/ where many sources and articles are
presented.

Chaim Freedman
Chairman, Genealogy Advisory Committee
Davidic Dynasty
chaimjan@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancient and Modern Genealogies: Genealogy As an Academic Discipline #general

Chaim freedman
 

Tom Tinney wrote:
"An additional continued evaluation of ancient records
concerns The Book [Stick] of Judah, at:
http://academic-genealogy.com/ancientgenealogyjudah.htm
All "future significant academic contributions from
areas new to traditional genealogy", must be based
upon and generated by established primary records."

Jewish genealogists need to be aware that most of the sources quoted on the
above site are Christian or legendary and are not acceptable as sources by
Jewish genealogists, in particular, the lines of descent >from King David.
This subject is presented on the site
http://www.davidicdynasty.org/ where many sources and articles are
presented.

Chaim Freedman
Chairman, Genealogy Advisory Committee
Davidic Dynasty
chaimjan@...

Federation of Temple Sisterhood -- Eleanor R SCHWARTZ #general

susiestree@...
 

I am looking for someone who worked with Exec. Director, Eleanor R SCHWARTZ,
circa 1977 at the National Federation of Temple Sisterhood. At this time it
was probably located at 838 5th Avenue NY 10021
Thank you-Susan Boyer LA CA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Federation of Temple Sisterhood -- Eleanor R SCHWARTZ #general

susiestree@...
 

I am looking for someone who worked with Exec. Director, Eleanor R SCHWARTZ,
circa 1977 at the National Federation of Temple Sisterhood. At this time it
was probably located at 838 5th Avenue NY 10021
Thank you-Susan Boyer LA CA

Should I fill out a Page of Testimony for someone who may not have died? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@...>
 

I am trying to figure out whether to post a Page of Testimony for a
relative. My grandmother told me that my grandfather's nephew, Jonas
BLUMENBERG (his sister's son) had gotten out of Tyczyn, Poland, in
the 1930s and got to Israel. He was found, she said, by a friend of
my grandfather after the War in 1945, and said he was going to Russia
to look for siblings. I could not ask my grandfather to give me more
details, since he had Alzheimer's at the time. Within the past year,
two Blumenberg relatives told me that to their knowledge, everyone
had perished during the Holocaust. I do not know whether they knew
of this man to begin with, but they certainly had no knowledge of
survivors. Those contacts disappeared on me, not quite sure why, so
I can't follow up with them, either. It would seem at this point
that perhaps this is all hearsay. I do have a copy of this man,
Mozes Blumenberg's, birth certificate, I do know at least that he
existed, but all efforts to find him, and perhaps his surviving
siblings, have been stonewalled. I am wondering whether I should
post a Page of Testimony for him at Yad Vashem. I do not want his
name to be forgotten, but I don't want to post a Page for someone who
might very well still be alive out there, as well. Would someone
please advise me? Thanks, Leslie Weinberg

Searching Blumenberg, Tyczyn, Poland. Eisen, Tyczyn Poland and
Oradea, Romania. Reiss, November, Oradea, Romania and Budapest,
Hungary. Iram, Tyczyn and Przybyszowka, Poland. Danskoy (Donskoy,
Donskoi), Nezhin, Ukraine. Sominsky, Mischinsky, Latvia.

JENTOWICZ/YENTOWICZ, KALMANOWICZ in Israel, France and Wloclawek #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I'm searching for cousins: Herman/Zvi KALMANOWICZ, was born in 1880 in
Kleczew, and perished in Auschwitz 1944. His wife was Dora/Dvora REICH.

His daughter Janina YENTOWICZ, born about 1915, submitted a page of
testimony to Yad Vashem in 1957 for her father.
His son was Lucien KALMANOWICZ, born about 1910 in Wloclawek.

So I'm searching for the children and grandchildren of Janina and Lucien.
Does anyone know about them?

Jim Bennett
Haifa

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Should I fill out a Page of Testimony for someone who may not have died? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@...>
 

I am trying to figure out whether to post a Page of Testimony for a
relative. My grandmother told me that my grandfather's nephew, Jonas
BLUMENBERG (his sister's son) had gotten out of Tyczyn, Poland, in
the 1930s and got to Israel. He was found, she said, by a friend of
my grandfather after the War in 1945, and said he was going to Russia
to look for siblings. I could not ask my grandfather to give me more
details, since he had Alzheimer's at the time. Within the past year,
two Blumenberg relatives told me that to their knowledge, everyone
had perished during the Holocaust. I do not know whether they knew
of this man to begin with, but they certainly had no knowledge of
survivors. Those contacts disappeared on me, not quite sure why, so
I can't follow up with them, either. It would seem at this point
that perhaps this is all hearsay. I do have a copy of this man,
Mozes Blumenberg's, birth certificate, I do know at least that he
existed, but all efforts to find him, and perhaps his surviving
siblings, have been stonewalled. I am wondering whether I should
post a Page of Testimony for him at Yad Vashem. I do not want his
name to be forgotten, but I don't want to post a Page for someone who
might very well still be alive out there, as well. Would someone
please advise me? Thanks, Leslie Weinberg

Searching Blumenberg, Tyczyn, Poland. Eisen, Tyczyn Poland and
Oradea, Romania. Reiss, November, Oradea, Romania and Budapest,
Hungary. Iram, Tyczyn and Przybyszowka, Poland. Danskoy (Donskoy,
Donskoi), Nezhin, Ukraine. Sominsky, Mischinsky, Latvia.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JENTOWICZ/YENTOWICZ, KALMANOWICZ in Israel, France and Wloclawek #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I'm searching for cousins: Herman/Zvi KALMANOWICZ, was born in 1880 in
Kleczew, and perished in Auschwitz 1944. His wife was Dora/Dvora REICH.

His daughter Janina YENTOWICZ, born about 1915, submitted a page of
testimony to Yad Vashem in 1957 for her father.
His son was Lucien KALMANOWICZ, born about 1910 in Wloclawek.

So I'm searching for the children and grandchildren of Janina and Lucien.
Does anyone know about them?

Jim Bennett
Haifa

Re: EPSTEIN Family Y-DNA Study -- hyperlink repair #general

Itzhak Epstein
 

In the direction for joining the Epstein surname project, some of
this list's subscribes received a damaged version of the hyperlink below:
http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_join.asp?code=R56553&special=true

If clicking on the hyperlink above still does not connect you to the
Epstein surname project, try the following:

1. Click on the hyperlink below:
http://www.familytreedna.com/name_search.asp

2. Enter Epstein in the surname search box.

3. Choose Epstein >from the list.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: EPSTEIN Family Y-DNA Study -- hyperlink repair #general

Itzhak Epstein
 

In the direction for joining the Epstein surname project, some of
this list's subscribes received a damaged version of the hyperlink below:
http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_join.asp?code=R56553&special=true

If clicking on the hyperlink above still does not connect you to the
Epstein surname project, try the following:

1. Click on the hyperlink below:
http://www.familytreedna.com/name_search.asp

2. Enter Epstein in the surname search box.

3. Choose Epstein >from the list.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...

Looking for Pearl KRAUS Brooklyn, NY #general

RoniKrinsky <Suesmithe1@...>
 

Pearl KRAUS used to be a teacher in the East Meadow LI school system. She
graduated >from Brooklyn College in 1958.

any information would be appreciatted.

Thanks
Roni Krinsky
Woodside, NY
Email: RoniKrinsky@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Pearl KRAUS Brooklyn, NY #general

RoniKrinsky <Suesmithe1@...>
 

Pearl KRAUS used to be a teacher in the East Meadow LI school system. She
graduated >from Brooklyn College in 1958.

any information would be appreciatted.

Thanks
Roni Krinsky
Woodside, NY
Email: RoniKrinsky@...

Translation Help -- Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

I would appreciate translation help with two View-Mate
files.

The files may be viewd at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

# VM 7930-Tombstone inscription, probably in Yiddish
or Hebrew. Inscription may have the name Niestempower
as part of the text.

# VM 7929-Back of post card >from Poland. I believe the
handwriting may be in Polish. It does not look like
Yiddish. The text may include the names Berl & Golda
Niestempower.

Please contact me directly at Skbernst123@....

I thank you in advance for your assistance.

Stewart Bernstein
Thousand Oaks, CA

Reseaching >from Pultusk & Przasnysk/Pruznitz, Poland:
Niestempower, Karsch, Kierszenbaum, Domb, Dronzek,
Zelkowitz, Zylberberg, Blinkitny, Eichler, Bernstein
(some Berns in the U.S./Chicago), Najman/Neuman

Researching >from Warka/Vurka, Poland:
Karczewa/Karchova, Goldstein(Stein in the U.S.)

MODERATOR NOTE: Searching list truncated at the allowed six lines.
The direct URLs of the ViewMate images are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7929 and
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7930

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation Help -- Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Stewart Bernstein <skbernst123@...>
 

I would appreciate translation help with two View-Mate
files.

The files may be viewd at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html

# VM 7930-Tombstone inscription, probably in Yiddish
or Hebrew. Inscription may have the name Niestempower
as part of the text.

# VM 7929-Back of post card >from Poland. I believe the
handwriting may be in Polish. It does not look like
Yiddish. The text may include the names Berl & Golda
Niestempower.

Please contact me directly at Skbernst123@....

I thank you in advance for your assistance.

Stewart Bernstein
Thousand Oaks, CA

Reseaching >from Pultusk & Przasnysk/Pruznitz, Poland:
Niestempower, Karsch, Kierszenbaum, Domb, Dronzek,
Zelkowitz, Zylberberg, Blinkitny, Eichler, Bernstein
(some Berns in the U.S./Chicago), Najman/Neuman

Researching >from Warka/Vurka, Poland:
Karczewa/Karchova, Goldstein(Stein in the U.S.)

MODERATOR NOTE: Searching list truncated at the allowed six lines.
The direct URLs of the ViewMate images are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7929 and
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7930

Another Yiddish to English translation needed. #general

Shana Egan <segan@...>
 

I have posted a postcard, my grandfather's sister sent to him, to ViewMate.
Would someone please translate this for me?

It can be found at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7939

Shana Egan
San Diego, CA

Seeking:
RITZENBERG, DAITCH, KAPLAN and MESHIN/MESSYN >from Kobrin, Divin, Brest, and
Kamenets, Belarus and possibly Bailystok, Poland

BASS and SHECHTEL >from Lezajsk, Poland

YELLEN, HELLER and VAISENGOF >from Sokolow Podlaski, Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Another Yiddish to English translation needed. #general

Shana Egan <segan@...>
 

I have posted a postcard, my grandfather's sister sent to him, to ViewMate.
Would someone please translate this for me?

It can be found at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7939

Shana Egan
San Diego, CA

Seeking:
RITZENBERG, DAITCH, KAPLAN and MESHIN/MESSYN >from Kobrin, Divin, Brest, and
Kamenets, Belarus and possibly Bailystok, Poland

BASS and SHECHTEL >from Lezajsk, Poland

YELLEN, HELLER and VAISENGOF >from Sokolow Podlaski, Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.