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Siberia #general

Angie Elfassi
 

How would I go about researching Jewish history of
Tomsk, Siberia >from approx. 1880?

Thanks
Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel

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Searching:
REICHZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


come see some pictures from the 2004 IAJGS conference #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Dear Genners,
We invite those that were in Jerusalem and those that couldn't make it, to
visit our website where we have posted some pictures >from the conference.
Every thumbnail can be clicked upon to enlarge it.
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/INF/2004conf.html
Thank you all for coming and help making it such a wonderful conference.
Enjoy!
Rose Feldman
Secretary Tel-Aviv Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society
rosef@post.tau.ac.il

Join the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and receive our Journal
"Sharsheret Hadorot"
Society branches are in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Negev (Beer Sheva),
Netanya.
Visit our forum in hebrew at the ynet SITE - www.ynet.co.il/shorashim
"To help and be helped"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Siberia #general

Angie Elfassi
 

How would I go about researching Jewish history of
Tomsk, Siberia >from approx. 1880?

Thanks
Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel

=====
Searching:
REICHZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen come see some pictures from the 2004 IAJGS conference #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Dear Genners,
We invite those that were in Jerusalem and those that couldn't make it, to
visit our website where we have posted some pictures >from the conference.
Every thumbnail can be clicked upon to enlarge it.
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/INF/2004conf.html
Thank you all for coming and help making it such a wonderful conference.
Enjoy!
Rose Feldman
Secretary Tel-Aviv Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society
rosef@post.tau.ac.il

Join the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and receive our Journal
"Sharsheret Hadorot"
Society branches are in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Negev (Beer Sheva),
Netanya.
Visit our forum in hebrew at the ynet SITE - www.ynet.co.il/shorashim
"To help and be helped"


Reb Chaim SCHNEUR #general

Malroots@...
 

Hello all,
Thanks to the very smart people on this list, I now know the name of my
great great great grandfather!
On his daughter's (my grandfather's mother) stone was the inscription
"daughter of Reb Chaim Schneur" The translations that I got have different
spelling variations of his name. The tomb was in Vaskiai, Lithuania.
My question is since he was listed as Reb, does this mean that he was a Rabbi?
If he was a Rabbi,how would I go about finding out more information on him?

Marilyn Cooper Hall
Coventry,CT. USA
Searching for:
ACHBAR(Vaskiai,Lithuania, Tel Aviv,Palestine,Ottawa & Toronto Canada)
ACHBER(Lithuania,Johannesburg, South Africa, Toronto,Canada)
COOPER(Volhynia,Poland, Ottawa,& Pembroke,Canada)
SWEDLOVE(Mogilev& Osha Belarus, Toronto&Ottawa Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: To learn more about reading Hebrew tombstones, you may refer to
the JewishGen InfoFile "Reading Hebrew Tombstones", located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/tombstones.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reb Chaim SCHNEUR #general

Malroots@...
 

Hello all,
Thanks to the very smart people on this list, I now know the name of my
great great great grandfather!
On his daughter's (my grandfather's mother) stone was the inscription
"daughter of Reb Chaim Schneur" The translations that I got have different
spelling variations of his name. The tomb was in Vaskiai, Lithuania.
My question is since he was listed as Reb, does this mean that he was a Rabbi?
If he was a Rabbi,how would I go about finding out more information on him?

Marilyn Cooper Hall
Coventry,CT. USA
Searching for:
ACHBAR(Vaskiai,Lithuania, Tel Aviv,Palestine,Ottawa & Toronto Canada)
ACHBER(Lithuania,Johannesburg, South Africa, Toronto,Canada)
COOPER(Volhynia,Poland, Ottawa,& Pembroke,Canada)
SWEDLOVE(Mogilev& Osha Belarus, Toronto&Ottawa Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: To learn more about reading Hebrew tombstones, you may refer to
the JewishGen InfoFile "Reading Hebrew Tombstones", located at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/tombstones.html


Svencionys Yizkor Book #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Seeking person fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish and with roots in Svencionys (or
surrounding area). The Svencionys Yizkor Book Project needs six columns
of Hebrew and Yiddish text to be translated into English for pro bono. The
material comprises a table of contents produced for the Svencionys Yizkor Book
(1965) in 1974 by Yad Vashem. The original yizkor book was published
without a table of contents and thus one was produced independently of the
yizkor book. A translation of the table of contents will be an invaluable help
to all researchers of shtetls in Svencionys area of Vilna Gubernyia.

Please contact the Svencionys Yizkor Book Project Coordinator: Niv Goldberg
< ngold@zahav.net.il >

Translations >from "Svinzian Region; Memorial Book of 23 Jewish Communities"
at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html


Steven Weiss
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Svencionys Yizkor Book #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Seeking person fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish and with roots in Svencionys (or
surrounding area). The Svencionys Yizkor Book Project needs six columns
of Hebrew and Yiddish text to be translated into English for pro bono. The
material comprises a table of contents produced for the Svencionys Yizkor Book
(1965) in 1974 by Yad Vashem. The original yizkor book was published
without a table of contents and thus one was produced independently of the
yizkor book. A translation of the table of contents will be an invaluable help
to all researchers of shtetls in Svencionys area of Vilna Gubernyia.

Please contact the Svencionys Yizkor Book Project Coordinator: Niv Goldberg
< ngold@zahav.net.il >

Translations >from "Svinzian Region; Memorial Book of 23 Jewish Communities"
at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html


Steven Weiss
Chicago


KLAUSNER Family in RYTRO/Galicia-A Reminder #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I take the liberty to join Pamela's reminder and to
draw the attention of any new "starter" to look not
only into the 1891 and 1929 trade directories but also
to JGFF and JRI.
I am working now on a surname index of BRZESKO and
have there entries of KLAUSNER >from all the 4 sources
mentioned just above.
According to the official Rytro website( in Polish)
the total population of Rytro in 1937 was 1,444 people
out of them 45(45) Jews.The website is
www.rytro.onet.pl
Rytro lies south of Brzesko and if the map on Mapquest
is to be believed there is a road between those 2
Shtetlach.
And if Mr. Levison knows of any Klausners who married
into KOENIGSBUCH family I'll would like to be the
first to be informed about that.

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately]

Shalom >from Jerusalem
Jacob Rosen

Searching KOENIGSBUCH >from BRZESKO/KRAKOW/NIEPOLOMICE.





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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia KLAUSNER Family in RYTRO/Galicia-A Reminder #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

I take the liberty to join Pamela's reminder and to
draw the attention of any new "starter" to look not
only into the 1891 and 1929 trade directories but also
to JGFF and JRI.
I am working now on a surname index of BRZESKO and
have there entries of KLAUSNER >from all the 4 sources
mentioned just above.
According to the official Rytro website( in Polish)
the total population of Rytro in 1937 was 1,444 people
out of them 45(45) Jews.The website is
www.rytro.onet.pl
Rytro lies south of Brzesko and if the map on Mapquest
is to be believed there is a road between those 2
Shtetlach.
And if Mr. Levison knows of any Klausners who married
into KOENIGSBUCH family I'll would like to be the
first to be informed about that.

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately]

Shalom >from Jerusalem
Jacob Rosen

Searching KOENIGSBUCH >from BRZESKO/KRAKOW/NIEPOLOMICE.





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GUZIK and/or REICH #galicia

Avraham <avrofek@...>
 

Does anyone have any knowledge of any GUZIK and/or REICH families anywhere
in Galicia in the early 1900's?
I would appreciate any information.

leShana Tova

Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia GUZIK and/or REICH #galicia

Avraham <avrofek@...>
 

Does anyone have any knowledge of any GUZIK and/or REICH families anywhere
in Galicia in the early 1900's?
I would appreciate any information.

leShana Tova

Avraham Ofek
Netanya, Israel
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Re: The names Moussia and Masha #general

Moshe & Judy <ford17@...>
 

Has any one thought that Masha can be the female for Moshe. *Hebrew* (Mem Shin
Hey = Moshe Mem Shin Hay with a _ under the Hay you've got Masha)
Judy Ford

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith Romney Wegner" < jrw@brown.edu >
Subject: The names Moussia and Masha

Ida Selavan Schwartz writes:
Chaya Mushka was the name of the wife of the third Rebbe, the Tsemah
Tsedek. Mushka seems to be a
diminutive of Moussia, which is a Russian name. Many of the rebbetsins had
Russian names used also in Yiddish
Dear Ida,

That is interesting. It suggests that we are dealing with two
different names here -- Moussia being a Russian name and Masha a
Polish name.

So now we have:

(1) the transliteration Musha (and its diminutive Mushka) --
representing the pronunciations Moosha and Mooshka)

and

(2) the transliteration Masha -- representing a different name
(often rendered in English as Marsha or Marcia).

Judith >>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The names Moussia and Masha #general

Moshe & Judy <ford17@...>
 

Has any one thought that Masha can be the female for Moshe. *Hebrew* (Mem Shin
Hey = Moshe Mem Shin Hay with a _ under the Hay you've got Masha)
Judy Ford

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith Romney Wegner" < jrw@brown.edu >
Subject: The names Moussia and Masha

Ida Selavan Schwartz writes:
Chaya Mushka was the name of the wife of the third Rebbe, the Tsemah
Tsedek. Mushka seems to be a
diminutive of Moussia, which is a Russian name. Many of the rebbetsins had
Russian names used also in Yiddish
Dear Ida,

That is interesting. It suggests that we are dealing with two
different names here -- Moussia being a Russian name and Masha a
Polish name.

So now we have:

(1) the transliteration Musha (and its diminutive Mushka) --
representing the pronunciations Moosha and Mooshka)

and

(2) the transliteration Masha -- representing a different name
(often rendered in English as Marsha or Marcia).

Judith >>>


Re: Masha or Moussia #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Dear genners,
Masha and Moussia, as well as Mura, are derivatives of the full
Russian name Maria. Jews who lived in Russia often gave their
children Russian names that later became common.
Leah Gordon
New York

Dear Leah,

It's far more likely that it happened the other way round. There are
variants of Mary in every language for obvious reasons; they all
come >from the New Testament's Virgin Mary -- whose actual Hebrew
name was obviously Miryam.

Down the centuries, many Jewish girls were named Miriam (after the
Moses' sister in the Torah). And a Jewish Miriam would frequently be
given the "local" version of her name (whether Russian or Polish or
Italian or German or French or English or you-name-it) depending on
where she lived. I personally knew several Anglo-Jewish women of my
mother's generation who were named Mary -- but I must confess I was
never comfortable with it!

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Masha or Moussia #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Dear genners,
Masha and Moussia, as well as Mura, are derivatives of the full
Russian name Maria. Jews who lived in Russia often gave their
children Russian names that later became common.
Leah Gordon
New York

Dear Leah,

It's far more likely that it happened the other way round. There are
variants of Mary in every language for obvious reasons; they all
come >from the New Testament's Virgin Mary -- whose actual Hebrew
name was obviously Miryam.

Down the centuries, many Jewish girls were named Miriam (after the
Moses' sister in the Torah). And a Jewish Miriam would frequently be
given the "local" version of her name (whether Russian or Polish or
Italian or German or French or English or you-name-it) depending on
where she lived. I personally knew several Anglo-Jewish women of my
mother's generation who were named Mary -- but I must confess I was
never comfortable with it!

Judith Romney Wegner


Istanbul marriages #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I am pleased to announce completion of a project to type the complete extant
marriage records of Istanbul--approximately 35 thousand in all, dating from
the mid 1880s. Here is a list of the surnames in these records:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/Istanbul/Gen.html

We are 99% finished with proofing our work.

Thousands of hours of volunteer typing and proofing have gone into this
work. But it all began in Istanbul. We deeply thank the Jewish community
of Istanbul for their interest in our project and their non-stop assistance
in helping us to meet our goal of completeness and accuracy.

Dan Kazez
....
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB, DEVIDAS-DE VIDAS
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/elh-kaz-fre.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Istanbul marriages #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I am pleased to announce completion of a project to type the complete extant
marriage records of Istanbul--approximately 35 thousand in all, dating from
the mid 1880s. Here is a list of the surnames in these records:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/Istanbul/Gen.html

We are 99% finished with proofing our work.

Thousands of hours of volunteer typing and proofing have gone into this
work. But it all began in Istanbul. We deeply thank the Jewish community
of Istanbul for their interest in our project and their non-stop assistance
in helping us to meet our goal of completeness and accuracy.

Dan Kazez
....
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@wittenberg.edu>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB, DEVIDAS-DE VIDAS
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/elh-kaz-fre.html


Genealogical ruling sets heritage-tracing precedent #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

Copied here is the 1st paragraph of an article that appeared in todays
Cleveland Jewish News. Friday, Sept. 10,2004.

"In a precedent-setting ruling that could pave the way for legions of lost
Jews to return to the Jewish fold, a top New York rabbinical court has
accepted baptismal certificates, civil-war records and government documents as
proof that someone is Jewish under Jewish law."

The remainder of the article can be found at:

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/09/10/news/world/sgenealogy0
910.txt

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogical ruling sets heritage-tracing precedent #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Genners,

Copied here is the 1st paragraph of an article that appeared in todays
Cleveland Jewish News. Friday, Sept. 10,2004.

"In a precedent-setting ruling that could pave the way for legions of lost
Jews to return to the Jewish fold, a top New York rabbinical court has
accepted baptismal certificates, civil-war records and government documents as
proof that someone is Jewish under Jewish law."

The remainder of the article can be found at:

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/09/10/news/world/sgenealogy0
910.txt

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Make sure to copy and paste the entire URL