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VM 5679-80: Translation Help for 1807 Judeo-German Letter #general

Cary Aufseeser <cary@...>
 

I recently received a letter written in Judeo-German (German language in
Hebrew script, similar to Yiddish). The letter was written in 1807 to my 4th
great grandparents, >from my 4th great grandmother's brother, on the occasion
of their father's death. An attempt was made several years ago to translate
this letter into German. I have placed both the original letter and the
attempt to translate the letter on Viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5679
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5680

Can anyone translate this letter into English and send the response to me
privately?

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA
cary@erols.com


Where to deposit a copy of my family history #general

lauragottlieb@juno.com <lauragottlieb@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Now that I have written up and self-published my family history--
tracing their backgrounds and migrations >from Latvia and Belarus (i.e.,
the Russian Empire) to Liverpool and, later, to Chicago--can you advise
me where I should donate a copy for maximum public access? Should I
donate it to the Mormons, to YIVO, to Brandeis, to the Library of
Congress? What have you done with yours?
--Best, Laura

Laura Moss Gottlieb
Wisconsin, USA

Searching for DANKERS (Latvia, Liverpool, Chicago)
Searching for FREEDKINS (Belarus, Liverpool, Chicago)
Searching for MOSSES/MATKOVICHES (Belarus, Liverpool, Chicago)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM 5679-80: Translation Help for 1807 Judeo-German Letter #general

Cary Aufseeser <cary@...>
 

I recently received a letter written in Judeo-German (German language in
Hebrew script, similar to Yiddish). The letter was written in 1807 to my 4th
great grandparents, >from my 4th great grandmother's brother, on the occasion
of their father's death. An attempt was made several years ago to translate
this letter into German. I have placed both the original letter and the
attempt to translate the letter on Viewmate:

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5679
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5680

Can anyone translate this letter into English and send the response to me
privately?

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA
cary@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where to deposit a copy of my family history #general

lauragottlieb@juno.com <lauragottlieb@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Now that I have written up and self-published my family history--
tracing their backgrounds and migrations >from Latvia and Belarus (i.e.,
the Russian Empire) to Liverpool and, later, to Chicago--can you advise
me where I should donate a copy for maximum public access? Should I
donate it to the Mormons, to YIVO, to Brandeis, to the Library of
Congress? What have you done with yours?
--Best, Laura

Laura Moss Gottlieb
Wisconsin, USA

Searching for DANKERS (Latvia, Liverpool, Chicago)
Searching for FREEDKINS (Belarus, Liverpool, Chicago)
Searching for MOSSES/MATKOVICHES (Belarus, Liverpool, Chicago)


ALD for the BUKANCIENE from Kaunas (Kovno) #lithuania

"רוזן
 

Shalom,

During the past few months I have done quite alot of research and my latest
finding was the connection to the BUKANCIENE family.

My ggrandfather Chaim Shlomo RASHKES was married twice. His second wife
was Sima BUKANCIENE.

I was searching the ALD for the BUKANCIENE family and foud Esther and Zavel
in the Lithuanian Holocaust Survivers List 1943, Town Kaunas, Found in
Russia.

Where can I get more details?

Anat Rosen
Israel

Researching: RASHKES - Kauas, STEIN - Seduva, GOLDSHTEIN -Mariampol all from
Lithuania.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ALD for the BUKANCIENE from Kaunas (Kovno) #lithuania

"רוזן
 

Shalom,

During the past few months I have done quite alot of research and my latest
finding was the connection to the BUKANCIENE family.

My ggrandfather Chaim Shlomo RASHKES was married twice. His second wife
was Sima BUKANCIENE.

I was searching the ALD for the BUKANCIENE family and foud Esther and Zavel
in the Lithuanian Holocaust Survivers List 1943, Town Kaunas, Found in
Russia.

Where can I get more details?

Anat Rosen
Israel

Researching: RASHKES - Kauas, STEIN - Seduva, GOLDSHTEIN -Mariampol all from
Lithuania.


Cyrillic conversion to English #general

Terri <terrib@...>
 

I received a lot of replies to my request for a transliteration tool from
Russian to English. Marilen sent the following:

Steve Morse has a web page translating Russian to English at:

http://www.stevemorse.org/russian/rus2eng.html;
English to Russian: at
http://www.stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html.

Tom Erribe
CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cyrillic conversion to English #general

Terri <terrib@...>
 

I received a lot of replies to my request for a transliteration tool from
Russian to English. Marilen sent the following:

Steve Morse has a web page translating Russian to English at:

http://www.stevemorse.org/russian/rus2eng.html;
English to Russian: at
http://www.stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html.

Tom Erribe
CA


Re: London Marriages and Births #general

Dick Plotz
 

Based on various stories of questionable information that have been
related in this group over the years, I would suggest looking for your
grandfather's birth not in London, but in the place of the family's
origin. Your great-grandparents may have thought, possibly with some
justification, that having been born in London would confer an
advantage on your grandfather, compared with birth in a shtetl, and
given that information to all concerned, including your grandfather
himself.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

Robert Corwin wrote:

"My father's father was born in London "on the way over" to NY. I've
had no idea if that meant they spent the afternoon in the harbor, or
several years there. The family has always "known" the birth date, and
I spent half a day at the archives in London, but came up dry.

As an aside, in the records of several years before, I found birth
records for quite a number of Solomon Cohens, but none of the parent
info was even close. Even then it seems, first names went through
waves of popularity. Turns out, however that he was known as Sol, not
Solomon, because it was short for Zalmon. No Zalmons either.

Any insights into births in London to families in transit?"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London Marriages and Births #general

Dick Plotz
 

Based on various stories of questionable information that have been
related in this group over the years, I would suggest looking for your
grandfather's birth not in London, but in the place of the family's
origin. Your great-grandparents may have thought, possibly with some
justification, that having been born in London would confer an
advantage on your grandfather, compared with birth in a shtetl, and
given that information to all concerned, including your grandfather
himself.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

Robert Corwin wrote:

"My father's father was born in London "on the way over" to NY. I've
had no idea if that meant they spent the afternoon in the harbor, or
several years there. The family has always "known" the birth date, and
I spent half a day at the archives in London, but came up dry.

As an aside, in the records of several years before, I found birth
records for quite a number of Solomon Cohens, but none of the parent
info was even close. Even then it seems, first names went through
waves of popularity. Turns out, however that he was known as Sol, not
Solomon, because it was short for Zalmon. No Zalmons either.

Any insights into births in London to families in transit?"


Re: Jane Addams Hull House in Chicago #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Mar.18, 2005, Katie Sobel asked:

<<Would anyone know if their ancestors ever lived or learned to read and
write English at this place between 1912-1913? I'm trying to figure out
something regarding my maternal grandparents who may have been there in
those years mentioned above.>>

Yes, Hull House, which was modelled on England's "Toynbee Hall" began
offering language and citizenship classes soon after Jane Addams founded her
settlement house.

There is more information about Hull House on the web. Jane Addams readily
available book 'Twenty Years at Hull House," may also interest Ms. Sobel.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jane Addams Hull House in Chicago #general

NFatouros@...
 

On Mar.18, 2005, Katie Sobel asked:

<<Would anyone know if their ancestors ever lived or learned to read and
write English at this place between 1912-1913? I'm trying to figure out
something regarding my maternal grandparents who may have been there in
those years mentioned above.>>

Yes, Hull House, which was modelled on England's "Toynbee Hall" began
offering language and citizenship classes soon after Jane Addams founded her
settlement house.

There is more information about Hull House on the web. Jane Addams readily
available book 'Twenty Years at Hull House," may also interest Ms. Sobel.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Do you recognize couple from London? #general

Hannah Engelstad
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted 2 photos to Viewmate. They were both taken at the same
photography studio in London, England around 1905. The one photo is of a
couple - I do not know who they are and am asking your help in seeing if
anyone recognizes them. The other is of my grandfather, Wolf Bernstein (name
was changed >from Lekachmacher) - he had come to England as a young man >from
Zhitomir and possibly stayed with this couple. They may be family but then
again, they might not be. Does anyone recognize the couple or my
grandfather?

On both pictures the address of the studio was as follows:

Empire Day and Electric Light Studios
Established 1896
Oscar Baumgart
118 Commercial Road
London

The photos can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5729
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5730

Please contact me privately if you recognize these people. Thank you for
your help.

Warm Regards,
Hannah Engelstad,
Canada

hannahengelstad@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do you recognize couple from London? #general

Hannah Engelstad
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted 2 photos to Viewmate. They were both taken at the same
photography studio in London, England around 1905. The one photo is of a
couple - I do not know who they are and am asking your help in seeing if
anyone recognizes them. The other is of my grandfather, Wolf Bernstein (name
was changed >from Lekachmacher) - he had come to England as a young man >from
Zhitomir and possibly stayed with this couple. They may be family but then
again, they might not be. Does anyone recognize the couple or my
grandfather?

On both pictures the address of the studio was as follows:

Empire Day and Electric Light Studios
Established 1896
Oscar Baumgart
118 Commercial Road
London

The photos can be viewed at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5729
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5730

Please contact me privately if you recognize these people. Thank you for
your help.

Warm Regards,
Hannah Engelstad,
Canada

hannahengelstad@hotmail.com


Re: London Marriages and Births #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/21/2005 12:22:57 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
robert@robertcorwin.com writes:

< I found birth records for quite a number of Solomon Cohens, but none of
the parent info was even close. Even then it seems, first names went through
waves of popularity. Turns out, however that he was known as Sol, not
Solomon, because it was short for Zalmon. No Zalmons either. >

==Zalman or Zalmon is just a variant/kinnuy of Salomon/Solomon

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London Marriages and Births #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/21/2005 12:22:57 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
robert@robertcorwin.com writes:

< I found birth records for quite a number of Solomon Cohens, but none of
the parent info was even close. Even then it seems, first names went through
waves of popularity. Turns out, however that he was known as Sol, not
Solomon, because it was short for Zalmon. No Zalmons either. >

==Zalman or Zalmon is just a variant/kinnuy of Salomon/Solomon

Michael Bernet, New York


Laupheim file #germany

reuven <mor@...>
 

Thanks to all of you, and especially to our moderator, who sent suggestions
where to make accesssible a file like my Laupheim Gedcom.

It seems that within the JewishGen frame the solution would be to create a
webpage on "Shtetlinks" - which I will not do for lack of technical skills.

So no doubt there are branches where JewishGen could grow.

Other, "outside" suggestions were LBI, the Berlin Jewish Museum and other
archives around the globe. Maybe coming generations will create more
online possibilities - in and outside JewisGen. Best regards,

Reuven Mohr Israel mor@cbs.gov.il


German SIG #Germany Laupheim file #germany

reuven <mor@...>
 

Thanks to all of you, and especially to our moderator, who sent suggestions
where to make accesssible a file like my Laupheim Gedcom.

It seems that within the JewishGen frame the solution would be to create a
webpage on "Shtetlinks" - which I will not do for lack of technical skills.

So no doubt there are branches where JewishGen could grow.

Other, "outside" suggestions were LBI, the Berlin Jewish Museum and other
archives around the globe. Maybe coming generations will create more
online possibilities - in and outside JewisGen. Best regards,

Reuven Mohr Israel mor@cbs.gov.il


Accessing the Danzig Commercial Directory #galicia

Terri <terrib@...>
 

Once one obtains the page numbers for the Danzig directory, from
www.kalter.org/search.php, for commercial, industrial and personal, where in
the Digital Library of Wielkopolska does one click to see the documents?
Directions weren't provided.

Thanks,
Tom Erribe
CA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Accessing the Danzig Commercial Directory #galicia

Terri <terrib@...>
 

Once one obtains the page numbers for the Danzig directory, from
www.kalter.org/search.php, for commercial, industrial and personal, where in
the Digital Library of Wielkopolska does one click to see the documents?
Directions weren't provided.

Thanks,
Tom Erribe
CA