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Born in Minsk? #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

For those who are interested, I have my grandfather's birth certificate, which, when translated reads as follows:

EXTRACT
from birth register for year 1894, for myestechko (large village) Sverzhen'
under number 21.

On December 9, 1894 a boy by the name Evno was born in myestechko Sverzhen'.
The parents are:
Father: Smilovichi meshchanin Vol'f (his father's name was Evno) and
Mother: Guta (her father name was Meer <or, in Yiddish, Meir>)

Signed June 4, 1910 by the Minsk Rabbi (signature illegible)
The round stamp with words "Minsk Public Rabbinical Commitee".
End of translation.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD USA
MLBISHOW@...
researching:
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus
GOLDSTEIN: Newtown, CT, NYC


Belarus SIG #Belarus Born in Minsk? #belarus

Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
 

For those who are interested, I have my grandfather's birth certificate, which, when translated reads as follows:

EXTRACT
from birth register for year 1894, for myestechko (large village) Sverzhen'
under number 21.

On December 9, 1894 a boy by the name Evno was born in myestechko Sverzhen'.
The parents are:
Father: Smilovichi meshchanin Vol'f (his father's name was Evno) and
Mother: Guta (her father name was Meer <or, in Yiddish, Meir>)

Signed June 4, 1910 by the Minsk Rabbi (signature illegible)
The round stamp with words "Minsk Public Rabbinical Commitee".
End of translation.

Marlene Bishow
Potomac, MD USA
MLBISHOW@...
researching:
HANTMAN/GANTMAN: Smilovichi, Sverhen', Belarus
HANTMAN/HARTMAN: Norwich, CT, NYC
KATZ: Zhuravno (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
DEUTSCHER & NUSSBAUM: Rozniatow (Galicia), Ukraine, NYC
YARMISH, PETT: I'vya & Wolpa, Belarus
GOLDSTEIN: Newtown, CT, NYC


Re: town of origin #belarus

bgreenfield7@...
 

All documents that my European relatives say that they came >from "Russia".
No town, no gubernia, no city. Why didn't the officials list their city of
location when they boarded the ships at the various times that they came to
the US. Does anyone have an answer for this?

Bette Greenfield
MARSCHAK, MARSHALL, SHEPSENVOL, SCHIFF, SHIFF, Haraduk, Vilna Gubernya


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Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: town of origin #belarus

bgreenfield7@...
 

All documents that my European relatives say that they came >from "Russia".
No town, no gubernia, no city. Why didn't the officials list their city of
location when they boarded the ships at the various times that they came to
the US. Does anyone have an answer for this?

Bette Greenfield
MARSCHAK, MARSHALL, SHEPSENVOL, SCHIFF, SHIFF, Haraduk, Vilna Gubernya


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ORBACH - GISHEN Australia #belarus

Allen & Dinah Katz <aldikat@...>
 

Looking to be in contact with ORBACH and GISHEN in Melbourne, Australia:
Malla nee GISHEN married 'Someone' ORBACH. Malla (Malka) was the daughter of
Beryl(Dov)-Hershel and Reizel GISHEN, and sister to Baruch and Moshe, who
all perished in the Shoah at Novagrudak, Belarusia. Malla was only survivor
in family and immigrated to Australia during or after WW II. The Gishens
were >from Lubtch, Belarusia/Poland. Beryl -Hershel was son of Shrol Gishen
(previously Leizerowitz), who also died in the Holocaust.

Can anyone help with contact details?

Allen Katz
Raanana Israel
aldikat@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus ORBACH - GISHEN Australia #belarus

Allen & Dinah Katz <aldikat@...>
 

Looking to be in contact with ORBACH and GISHEN in Melbourne, Australia:
Malla nee GISHEN married 'Someone' ORBACH. Malla (Malka) was the daughter of
Beryl(Dov)-Hershel and Reizel GISHEN, and sister to Baruch and Moshe, who
all perished in the Shoah at Novagrudak, Belarusia. Malla was only survivor
in family and immigrated to Australia during or after WW II. The Gishens
were >from Lubtch, Belarusia/Poland. Beryl -Hershel was son of Shrol Gishen
(previously Leizerowitz), who also died in the Holocaust.

Can anyone help with contact details?

Allen Katz
Raanana Israel
aldikat@...


A Yiddish World Remembered #romania

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

A Yiddish World Remembered, premiering Sat., August 10 at 9:10 p.m., on
Long Island, New York station WLIW, tells the story of Jewish life
in the shtetls and urban cities of Eastern Europe at the start of the
20th century using never-before-seen archival film, photographs and
interviews with scholars and some of the last remaining villagers, many
of whom currently reside in the New York metro area. Actor Elliot Gould
narrates.

The program also airs Sunday, August 11, on WNET (New York City).

Andrew Blumberg

Searching
BLUMBERG: Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland
EDELSTEIN / ADELSTEIN: in or near Bessarabia
EIDUS / EIDUSS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS: Dvinsk & Riga, Latvia
GOLDMAN: Kolki, Ukraine
GERMAN / GURMAN: Bessarabia
GILMAN: Ukraine (Kolki)

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Romania SIG #Romania A Yiddish World Remembered #romania

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

A Yiddish World Remembered, premiering Sat., August 10 at 9:10 p.m., on
Long Island, New York station WLIW, tells the story of Jewish life
in the shtetls and urban cities of Eastern Europe at the start of the
20th century using never-before-seen archival film, photographs and
interviews with scholars and some of the last remaining villagers, many
of whom currently reside in the New York metro area. Actor Elliot Gould
narrates.

The program also airs Sunday, August 11, on WNET (New York City).

Andrew Blumberg

Searching
BLUMBERG: Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland
EDELSTEIN / ADELSTEIN: in or near Bessarabia
EIDUS / EIDUSS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS: Dvinsk & Riga, Latvia
GOLDMAN: Kolki, Ukraine
GERMAN / GURMAN: Bessarabia
GILMAN: Ukraine (Kolki)

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Viewmate 1654 - Yiddish Translation Please #ukraine

Richard Cooper <ric@...>
 

Dear Genners

I should be most grateful if anyone could translate
the postcard I've posted on 'Viewmate'
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1654.html
My French cousin Claude MATE (formerly MATELEVITCH),
having guessed that I was the family pack rat, recently gave me
a magnificent treasure trove of papers >from the French side of
our family which I hope to describe for 'Shemot' in the fullness of time.
Among them was what I think is a postcard sent >from Warszawa by
my g'g'grandmother Louise (Leah?) MATELEVITCH to her daughter-in-law
(my g'grand-aunt) Anna in Paris, c.1902.
A translation of the Yiddish handwriting at top & bottom, especially of
the sender's correct name, would be wonderful!
Please send any suggestions direct to me ric@...

Thanks in advance for any help possible,
and an early wish for a happy, healthy and peaceful 5763 to all.

Yours sincerely,
Ric Cooper
Gosport, UK
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Ternopil
BORENSTEIN , MATELEVITCH & GODZINSKI >from Warszawa
ANAPOLSKY >from Dnepropetrovsk
LEZTER & SALENDER >from Rzeszow
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
YAROSHEVSKY & SHAPOCHNICOW >from Odessa


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Viewmate 1654 - Yiddish Translation Please #ukraine

Richard Cooper <ric@...>
 

Dear Genners

I should be most grateful if anyone could translate
the postcard I've posted on 'Viewmate'
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1654.html
My French cousin Claude MATE (formerly MATELEVITCH),
having guessed that I was the family pack rat, recently gave me
a magnificent treasure trove of papers >from the French side of
our family which I hope to describe for 'Shemot' in the fullness of time.
Among them was what I think is a postcard sent >from Warszawa by
my g'g'grandmother Louise (Leah?) MATELEVITCH to her daughter-in-law
(my g'grand-aunt) Anna in Paris, c.1902.
A translation of the Yiddish handwriting at top & bottom, especially of
the sender's correct name, would be wonderful!
Please send any suggestions direct to me ric@...

Thanks in advance for any help possible,
and an early wish for a happy, healthy and peaceful 5763 to all.

Yours sincerely,
Ric Cooper
Gosport, UK
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Ternopil
BORENSTEIN , MATELEVITCH & GODZINSKI >from Warszawa
ANAPOLSKY >from Dnepropetrovsk
LEZTER & SALENDER >from Rzeszow
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
YAROSHEVSKY & SHAPOCHNICOW >from Odessa


Bukovina: Austrian "Crownland" #romania

Marc M. Cohen <marccohen@...>
 

Dear All,

I'm afraid I must raise a point of difference with Shel's statement
that Bukovina was part of Galicia.

It is my understanding that Bukovina was never part of the Austrian
Galicia province, but rather had a quasi-limited autonomous status as
an "Austrian Crownland," which was different >from being a province.
Before WWI it was part of Austria, between the wars it was in
Romania, and now it has been divided, with Upper Bukovina in Ukraine
and what's left of Lower Buk in Romania.

Cheers,

Marc

Marc M. Cohen
Palo Alto, California
Researching:
WEININGER, RIBNER/R=DCBNER/RUEBNER, BARAK, KANTORJI/CANTER/
CANTROWITZ/CANTRUICCI, SHAEFLER,>from Chernovitz, Storozynetz,
Drachinets, Bukovina, Ukraine; BARAK & KANTORJI >from Chotin,
Bessarabia; CHOMITZ, KORNITZKY, FACTOR >from Kiyev &
Stepantsy/Stepnitz, Ukraine; COHEN, DINOVITZER, GOLDENBERG >from
Dunayevtsy/Dinovits, Ukraine

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Romania SIG #Romania Bukovina: Austrian "Crownland" #romania

Marc M. Cohen <marccohen@...>
 

Dear All,

I'm afraid I must raise a point of difference with Shel's statement
that Bukovina was part of Galicia.

It is my understanding that Bukovina was never part of the Austrian
Galicia province, but rather had a quasi-limited autonomous status as
an "Austrian Crownland," which was different >from being a province.
Before WWI it was part of Austria, between the wars it was in
Romania, and now it has been divided, with Upper Bukovina in Ukraine
and what's left of Lower Buk in Romania.

Cheers,

Marc

Marc M. Cohen
Palo Alto, California
Researching:
WEININGER, RIBNER/R=DCBNER/RUEBNER, BARAK, KANTORJI/CANTER/
CANTROWITZ/CANTRUICCI, SHAEFLER,>from Chernovitz, Storozynetz,
Drachinets, Bukovina, Ukraine; BARAK & KANTORJI >from Chotin,
Bessarabia; CHOMITZ, KORNITZKY, FACTOR >from Kiyev &
Stepantsy/Stepnitz, Ukraine; COHEN, DINOVITZER, GOLDENBERG >from
Dunayevtsy/Dinovits, Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: Please limit "researching" to 6 lines!


A Yiddish World Remembered #ukraine

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

A Yiddish World Remembered, premiering Sat., August 10 at 9:10 p.m., on
New York Public Television station WLIW, tells the story of Jewish life
in the shtetls and urban cities of Eastern Europe at the start of the
20th century using never-before-seen archival film, photographs and
interviews with scholars and some of the last remaining villagers, many
of whom currently reside in the New York metro area. Actor Elliot Gould
narrates.

Click here for full schedule on WLIW
http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/whatson/template.cgir?s=WLIW&t=3&p=20031
&c=d&d=2002-08-10

The program also airs Sunday, August 11, on WNET.

(Moderator's Note: Please check your local PBS listings as the above
link only provides listing for the New York station)

Andrew Blumberg

Searching
BLUMBERG: Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland
EDELSTEIN / ADELSTEIN: in or near Bessarabia
EIDUS / EIDUSS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS: Dvinsk & Riga, Latvia
GOLDMAN: Kolki, Ukraine
GERMAN / GURMAN: Bessarabia
GILMAN: Ukraine (Kolki)
KAPLAN: Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland
KAPLAN: Kolki, Ukraine
LASKOWITZ: near Vilnius, Lithuania
RICHMAN: Radomyshl, Ukraine
RITZ/RITS: Drissa & Miori, Belarus
HIMELFARB / HIMMELFARB / GIMMELFARB: Kovel, Ukraine
KIPELMAN / KIPPELMAN / KIPILMAN: Kolki, Ukraine, and Lutsk (Luck),
Poland


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine A Yiddish World Remembered #ukraine

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

A Yiddish World Remembered, premiering Sat., August 10 at 9:10 p.m., on
New York Public Television station WLIW, tells the story of Jewish life
in the shtetls and urban cities of Eastern Europe at the start of the
20th century using never-before-seen archival film, photographs and
interviews with scholars and some of the last remaining villagers, many
of whom currently reside in the New York metro area. Actor Elliot Gould
narrates.

Click here for full schedule on WLIW
http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/whatson/template.cgir?s=WLIW&t=3&p=20031
&c=d&d=2002-08-10

The program also airs Sunday, August 11, on WNET.

(Moderator's Note: Please check your local PBS listings as the above
link only provides listing for the New York station)

Andrew Blumberg

Searching
BLUMBERG: Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland
EDELSTEIN / ADELSTEIN: in or near Bessarabia
EIDUS / EIDUSS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS: Dvinsk & Riga, Latvia
GOLDMAN: Kolki, Ukraine
GERMAN / GURMAN: Bessarabia
GILMAN: Ukraine (Kolki)
KAPLAN: Bielsk Podlaski, Grodno Gubernia, Poland
KAPLAN: Kolki, Ukraine
LASKOWITZ: near Vilnius, Lithuania
RICHMAN: Radomyshl, Ukraine
RITZ/RITS: Drissa & Miori, Belarus
HIMELFARB / HIMMELFARB / GIMMELFARB: Kovel, Ukraine
KIPELMAN / KIPPELMAN / KIPILMAN: Kolki, Ukraine, and Lutsk (Luck),
Poland


Napa #general

Piotr Kaczmarzyk <piotr@...>
 

I heard, that my uncle was called 'Napa'. What his first name could
really be?

My grandfather was called 'Lonia' - I think it was diminutive made from
'Leon'. Am I right?

Regards,
Piotr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Napa #general

Piotr Kaczmarzyk <piotr@...>
 

I heard, that my uncle was called 'Napa'. What his first name could
really be?

My grandfather was called 'Lonia' - I think it was diminutive made from
'Leon'. Am I right?

Regards,
Piotr


Cantors in SA? #southafrica

Michael/Rhonda Grosman <mgrosman@...>
 

Does anyone know how I could find out about a cantor who possibly
arrived in SA >from Lithuania after 1900 (maybe Cape Town)? His name
would have been Eliezer Kress (unless the spelling is off or he changed
his name entirely). Would there possibly be a list of synagogues for
that time that also includes the names of their rabbis and cantors?

Rhonda Kress
Thornhill, Ontario Canada
mgrosman@...

RESEARCHING: KRESS, LOTKIN, SCHER, NEIMARK, ROSENBERG


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Cantors in SA? #southafrica

Michael/Rhonda Grosman <mgrosman@...>
 

Does anyone know how I could find out about a cantor who possibly
arrived in SA >from Lithuania after 1900 (maybe Cape Town)? His name
would have been Eliezer Kress (unless the spelling is off or he changed
his name entirely). Would there possibly be a list of synagogues for
that time that also includes the names of their rabbis and cantors?

Rhonda Kress
Thornhill, Ontario Canada
mgrosman@...

RESEARCHING: KRESS, LOTKIN, SCHER, NEIMARK, ROSENBERG


the word "recte" #general

katie <ak2727@...>
 

Dear Genners:

from the several responses I had re: meaning of the word "recte", it is
Latin for, 'properly', 'correct', 'right way', 'right', 'actual', 'truly',
'justly', and 'in accordance with the laws imposed by the Austro-Hungarian
Empire, the parents (in my case) of my grandfather, were not married in a
civil marriage, but probably married in a ritual marriage'.

Thank you,
Katie
ak2727@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen the word "recte" #general

katie <ak2727@...>
 

Dear Genners:

from the several responses I had re: meaning of the word "recte", it is
Latin for, 'properly', 'correct', 'right way', 'right', 'actual', 'truly',
'justly', and 'in accordance with the laws imposed by the Austro-Hungarian
Empire, the parents (in my case) of my grandfather, were not married in a
civil marriage, but probably married in a ritual marriage'.

Thank you,
Katie
ak2727@...