Date   

Matzeva inscription #rabbinic

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Ravsiggers

On the headstone of my ggfather Abraham BERGER (1838-1918), 'Hagodl
Hatoyre' is written between Pey Nun and his name. Does this phrase
have any special significance?

Regards

Charles Nydorf
New York


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Matzeva inscription #rabbinic

Cnydorf@...
 

Dear Ravsiggers

On the headstone of my ggfather Abraham BERGER (1838-1918), 'Hagodl
Hatoyre' is written between Pey Nun and his name. Does this phrase
have any special significance?

Regards

Charles Nydorf
New York


ROSENBLATT and BERKOWITZ #romania

ewilson4@...
 

Dear List:

I am looking for any information about my granddparents Louis (or Leon)
ROSENBLATT and Sophie

BERKOWITZ. They came >from Romania (possibly Iasi) in the late 1890s and
married (most likely in NYC) in 1901.

They may have lived in Canada in the early 1900s but they lived in NYC in
the 1910s.

Thank you,

Doris Wilson,

Rochester NY
MODERATOR NOTE:It would help if everyone would state where you have looked for
information and whether you have searched the JewishGen Family Finder and also
added your names to the JGFF


Romania SIG #Romania ROSENBLATT and BERKOWITZ #romania

ewilson4@...
 

Dear List:

I am looking for any information about my granddparents Louis (or Leon)
ROSENBLATT and Sophie

BERKOWITZ. They came >from Romania (possibly Iasi) in the late 1890s and
married (most likely in NYC) in 1901.

They may have lived in Canada in the early 1900s but they lived in NYC in
the 1910s.

Thank you,

Doris Wilson,

Rochester NY
MODERATOR NOTE:It would help if everyone would state where you have looked for
information and whether you have searched the JewishGen Family Finder and also
added your names to the JGFF


Re: Pun-yah Surname #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:02:53 UTC, gruenerg@yahoo.com (Greg Gruener)
opined:

Hey Generz,

Does anyone have information on this family surname?

If so, I would love to hear >from you to compare
records.

Variations may also include: Punya or Puhnya etc...
(pronounced: "Puhn-Yah" according to my family
history)

Shalom!

~Greg Sampson-Gruener
I hesitate to ask: Where is your family from? "Pun-Yah" does not sound
like a surname that reasonably might be expected in any part of
Europe, East or West, with which I am familiar, nor does it resemble
any name >from North Africa, Turkey, or the Arab world that I know. But
those areas are but a small part of the globe.

Where did Pun-Yah live, if you know?

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pun-yah Surname #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sun, 28 Aug 2005 15:02:53 UTC, gruenerg@yahoo.com (Greg Gruener)
opined:

Hey Generz,

Does anyone have information on this family surname?

If so, I would love to hear >from you to compare
records.

Variations may also include: Punya or Puhnya etc...
(pronounced: "Puhn-Yah" according to my family
history)

Shalom!

~Greg Sampson-Gruener
I hesitate to ask: Where is your family from? "Pun-Yah" does not sound
like a surname that reasonably might be expected in any part of
Europe, East or West, with which I am familiar, nor does it resemble
any name >from North Africa, Turkey, or the Arab world that I know. But
those areas are but a small part of the globe.

Where did Pun-Yah live, if you know?

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


Re: UK surname online search #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear Alex,
There is an online database for the London Gazette, which published
legal notices, including deaths, probate, naturalizations, military
awards and promotions, business changes, etc. Go to
<http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSearch.asp?WebType=0>. The
archives span 1900 - 1979, and the service is free.

The results are PDF, and can be printed or saved to your own
computer. The software does not highlight your search terms on the
page, so you'll have to review each result carefully.

If you find a record of interest, it may be possible to get a copy of
the certificate or file, depending on the date and data. Others here
will be able to offer assistance on that.

Good luck!

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN -
AVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE:UK surname online search #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear Alex,
There is an online database for the London Gazette, which published
legal notices, including deaths, probate, naturalizations, military
awards and promotions, business changes, etc. Go to
<http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSearch.asp?WebType=0>. The
archives span 1900 - 1979, and the service is free.

The results are PDF, and can be printed or saved to your own
computer. The software does not highlight your search terms on the
page, so you'll have to review each result carefully.

If you find a record of interest, it may be possible to get a copy of
the certificate or file, depending on the date and data. Others here
will be able to offer assistance on that.

Good luck!

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN -
AVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --


Hersch = Herman #hungary

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>
 

Marc D. Machtinger wrote:
I would be grateful for any thoughts on the likelihood that my "Hersch"
would be the same as either or both of these "Hermans," or for any
suggestions for further research along these lines.

Dear Marc,
In the oldest documents (before 1787) the name of my gggggrandfather was
Herschel (ben/son of) Isaak. In later dated documents (after 1787) his name
was Herrmann Grab.

Hirsch/Hersch/Herschl/Herschel is the Jiddish form of the Hebrew name
Naphtali. In the range of the integration in the mainstream society Jewish
people changed in Middle Europe Jiddish names in similarly clinking German
names. For example Hirsch/Hersch/Herschl/Herschel in Hermann/Herrmann/Herman
or Mosche/Moische/Moises in Moritz etc.

Best Wishes
H. Grab


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hersch = Herman #hungary

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>
 

Marc D. Machtinger wrote:
I would be grateful for any thoughts on the likelihood that my "Hersch"
would be the same as either or both of these "Hermans," or for any
suggestions for further research along these lines.

Dear Marc,
In the oldest documents (before 1787) the name of my gggggrandfather was
Herschel (ben/son of) Isaak. In later dated documents (after 1787) his name
was Herrmann Grab.

Hirsch/Hersch/Herschl/Herschel is the Jiddish form of the Hebrew name
Naphtali. In the range of the integration in the mainstream society Jewish
people changed in Middle Europe Jiddish names in similarly clinking German
names. For example Hirsch/Hersch/Herschl/Herschel in Hermann/Herrmann/Herman
or Mosche/Moische/Moises in Moritz etc.

Best Wishes
H. Grab


Postings #general

Brenda J Freedland <brendajf@...>
 

It seems to me that there is a lack of humor and forgiveness in this group.
Not everyone will do what people expect--that's OK. I don't think people
would be as critical of their friends else they would have no friends.

I suggest that members "lighten up". It appears that feelings are put ahead
of help and information. Just do the right thing and everyone *should* be
happy.

Brenda Freedland Pangborn
Bingham Farms, MI


Re: Obtaining Canadian Immigration Records #general

bud484bg@...
 

I have just gone through the 1911 Canada Census records and found
listings for four famiies I am researching, showing dates of
Immigration to Canada. These dates are necessary in order to request
immigration records.

How do I get these records?, since, the rules state that these are
available to citizens and residents of Canada only.

Have any of you dealt with this?

Your feedback will be appreciated.

Beatrice Markel
Redondo Beach, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Postings #general

Brenda J Freedland <brendajf@...>
 

It seems to me that there is a lack of humor and forgiveness in this group.
Not everyone will do what people expect--that's OK. I don't think people
would be as critical of their friends else they would have no friends.

I suggest that members "lighten up". It appears that feelings are put ahead
of help and information. Just do the right thing and everyone *should* be
happy.

Brenda Freedland Pangborn
Bingham Farms, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Obtaining Canadian Immigration Records #general

bud484bg@...
 

I have just gone through the 1911 Canada Census records and found
listings for four famiies I am researching, showing dates of
Immigration to Canada. These dates are necessary in order to request
immigration records.

How do I get these records?, since, the rules state that these are
available to citizens and residents of Canada only.

Have any of you dealt with this?

Your feedback will be appreciated.

Beatrice Markel
Redondo Beach, California


Re: Requested Volunteer for Jewish Cemetary Project #germany

Paul Fischer <paul_2kusa@...>
 

What is required, please? I am interested.

My background is essentially that of a Gentile, since
my father was Jewish, and my mother is Protestant. I
did not grow up around a Jewish community, but have
become gradually more familiar with my family
background in the past fifteen years. (Currently, I am
"test driving" my first yarmulke, and sometimes pray
with the men in the services at the local Orthodox
synagogue, here in Memphis.)

I am computer literate with Word Processing,
Powerpoint, Excel and email programming. Academically,
at 58, I have gone back to school to get an MBA;
currently I am one-half way through the curriculum,
with a 4.0.

I speak no German or Hebrew, so that may be a major
stumbling block. But I would like to offer, because
jewishgen.or has been a major contributor to my
family's genealogical search, in the wake of my
father's death. (When he died, in 1999, we did not
know the city in Germany >from which they came, or the
names of anyone past his grandfather and grandmother,
here.) Now we can trace back the family to the 1700's
and have identified dozens of family members killed in
the Shoah, as well as locales of his family's
residences in Germany.

I would like to help. It would be a blessing to try.

Thank you.

Sincerely,


Paul Fischer Memphis, TN


German SIG #Germany Re: Requested Volunteer for Jewish Cemetary Project #germany

Paul Fischer <paul_2kusa@...>
 

What is required, please? I am interested.

My background is essentially that of a Gentile, since
my father was Jewish, and my mother is Protestant. I
did not grow up around a Jewish community, but have
become gradually more familiar with my family
background in the past fifteen years. (Currently, I am
"test driving" my first yarmulke, and sometimes pray
with the men in the services at the local Orthodox
synagogue, here in Memphis.)

I am computer literate with Word Processing,
Powerpoint, Excel and email programming. Academically,
at 58, I have gone back to school to get an MBA;
currently I am one-half way through the curriculum,
with a 4.0.

I speak no German or Hebrew, so that may be a major
stumbling block. But I would like to offer, because
jewishgen.or has been a major contributor to my
family's genealogical search, in the wake of my
father's death. (When he died, in 1999, we did not
know the city in Germany >from which they came, or the
names of anyone past his grandfather and grandmother,
here.) Now we can trace back the family to the 1700's
and have identified dozens of family members killed in
the Shoah, as well as locales of his family's
residences in Germany.

I would like to help. It would be a blessing to try.

Thank you.

Sincerely,


Paul Fischer Memphis, TN


INTRO - researching LIEBES, SCHLESINGER, GUTTMANN from Silesia, LEHMANN, KUGELMANN from north-west Germany #germany

Nicole Heymans <nheymans@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 2
years. I consider myself to be a resourceful intermediate in doing German (and
other) Jewish (and other) Genealogy research. I live in Brussels, Belgium.
Half my ancestors were Jewish (those on my mother's side). My native languages
are English and French and I also manage Dutch and German and can decipher printed
Cyrillic.

I consider myself advanced in using a computer and the Internet although
often baffled by Microsoft idiosyncrasies.

I have the names of my grandparents, my great grandparents and most of my
great great grandparents.

The family names and towns that I am researching are:

LIEBES - Kepno, Wroclaw (late 19th century), Berlin, Hamburg, the Americas
(Late 19th and 20th century)
SCHLESINGER, GUTTMANN, FREUND - Silesia
LEHMANN - P=F6mbsen, Reelsen, Driburg, Dortmund, Antwerp
KUGELMANN - Wagenfeld, Antwerp
HIRSCH in connection with above names.

Occupations seem to concentrate on leather, wood and later (late 19th
century onwards) all kinds of international business.

I think that will do for an intro.

Nicole Heymans nheymans@ulb.ac.be Brussels, Belgium


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching LIEBES, SCHLESINGER, GUTTMANN from Silesia, LEHMANN, KUGELMANN from north-west Germany #germany

Nicole Heymans <nheymans@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 2
years. I consider myself to be a resourceful intermediate in doing German (and
other) Jewish (and other) Genealogy research. I live in Brussels, Belgium.
Half my ancestors were Jewish (those on my mother's side). My native languages
are English and French and I also manage Dutch and German and can decipher printed
Cyrillic.

I consider myself advanced in using a computer and the Internet although
often baffled by Microsoft idiosyncrasies.

I have the names of my grandparents, my great grandparents and most of my
great great grandparents.

The family names and towns that I am researching are:

LIEBES - Kepno, Wroclaw (late 19th century), Berlin, Hamburg, the Americas
(Late 19th and 20th century)
SCHLESINGER, GUTTMANN, FREUND - Silesia
LEHMANN - P=F6mbsen, Reelsen, Driburg, Dortmund, Antwerp
KUGELMANN - Wagenfeld, Antwerp
HIRSCH in connection with above names.

Occupations seem to concentrate on leather, wood and later (late 19th
century onwards) all kinds of international business.

I think that will do for an intro.

Nicole Heymans nheymans@ulb.ac.be Brussels, Belgium


Reading Russian #general

sbloom@...
 

genners:

I would enthusiastically suggest folks interested in reading Russian for Jewish
documents of 19th century +/- a few years, read the book _In Their Own Words_
(vol II), by Shea and Hoffman. Its not widely published, but I believe you can find
a link to their site through Jewishgen if you go to resources for translation
(perhaps the moderator can correct me if I am wrong).

I can't testify to its accuracy, since I'm not an expert, but it has lots of examples,
abstracts, sections on grammar and pronounciation, comparisons to other languages
of the region, index, dictionary, etc. Not insignificant, the authors are active in the
field (i.e., this isnt a gathering dust work >from 50 years ago).

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA

MODERATOR NOTE: Volume I of this reference (Polish) is described in the JewishGen
InfoFiles at http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/poland/writing.htm.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reading Russian #general

sbloom@...
 

genners:

I would enthusiastically suggest folks interested in reading Russian for Jewish
documents of 19th century +/- a few years, read the book _In Their Own Words_
(vol II), by Shea and Hoffman. Its not widely published, but I believe you can find
a link to their site through Jewishgen if you go to resources for translation
(perhaps the moderator can correct me if I am wrong).

I can't testify to its accuracy, since I'm not an expert, but it has lots of examples,
abstracts, sections on grammar and pronounciation, comparisons to other languages
of the region, index, dictionary, etc. Not insignificant, the authors are active in the
field (i.e., this isnt a gathering dust work >from 50 years ago).

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA

MODERATOR NOTE: Volume I of this reference (Polish) is described in the JewishGen
InfoFiles at http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/poland/writing.htm.