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question about a name before Jews had surnames #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hi GerSIG Friends,

I've had this question for a long time. I looked in the GerSIG
archives, but couldn't find an answer. I hope maybe someone will
have an answer/educated guess this time.

My 4x great grandfather's name was Baer Cohn. He was born and
died in Schwarzenau. I'm guessing he was probably was born
between 1720 something and 1740 something since his son, Herz Baer was
born in 1768. . (I don't have their second names capitalized as
they are patronymics.) [Moderator comment: That's right.]

I don't understand the name Baer Cohn. Could his father's
first name have been Cohn? Our Herz family are Cohains, but was Cohn
or Cohain ever used as a first name? A retired rabbi friend of mine told
me Baer Cohn means "son a a cohain" . Is that true? My
friend is a bit eccentric and some of his stories are not exactly true.

By the way I'm told that the name could have also been written
Bar (umlaut over the a) Cahn.
By the way our family surname HERZ came >from Herz Baer.

On Herz Baer's death certificate it says his parents were
Cohn-Baer and Regina Salomon. (I'm assuming Salomon was also apatronymic.

Can anyone help? Thank you so much, and have a great weekend.

Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com


German SIG #Germany question about a name before Jews had surnames #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hi GerSIG Friends,

I've had this question for a long time. I looked in the GerSIG
archives, but couldn't find an answer. I hope maybe someone will
have an answer/educated guess this time.

My 4x great grandfather's name was Baer Cohn. He was born and
died in Schwarzenau. I'm guessing he was probably was born
between 1720 something and 1740 something since his son, Herz Baer was
born in 1768. . (I don't have their second names capitalized as
they are patronymics.) [Moderator comment: That's right.]

I don't understand the name Baer Cohn. Could his father's
first name have been Cohn? Our Herz family are Cohains, but was Cohn
or Cohain ever used as a first name? A retired rabbi friend of mine told
me Baer Cohn means "son a a cohain" . Is that true? My
friend is a bit eccentric and some of his stories are not exactly true.

By the way I'm told that the name could have also been written
Bar (umlaut over the a) Cahn.
By the way our family surname HERZ came >from Herz Baer.

On Herz Baer's death certificate it says his parents were
Cohn-Baer and Regina Salomon. (I'm assuming Salomon was also apatronymic.

Can anyone help? Thank you so much, and have a great weekend.

Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com


INTRO - researching REICHWALD & ROSENRAUCH families from Turnow, Poland & Leipzig Germany #germany

Ronald Reichwald
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have just commenced doing genealogy
research. I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Melbourne Australia.
My native language is English and I do not know any other languages.
I consider myself an intermediate in the skills of using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of ____ of my
grandparents.
My primary aim is to find out where my family originated >from and how
far back I can trace my routes

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 642054

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are: REICHWALD & ROSENRAUCH.

Thanking you, Ron Reichwald, Melbourne Australia <rsreichwald@gmail.com>


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching REICHWALD & ROSENRAUCH families from Turnow, Poland & Leipzig Germany #germany

Ronald Reichwald
 

Hello GerSig,

I just joined the group. I have just commenced doing genealogy
research. I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Melbourne Australia.
My native language is English and I do not know any other languages.
I consider myself an intermediate in the skills of using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of ____ of my
grandparents.
My primary aim is to find out where my family originated >from and how
far back I can trace my routes

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 642054

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are: REICHWALD & ROSENRAUCH.

Thanking you, Ron Reichwald, Melbourne Australia <rsreichwald@gmail.com>


(UK) British Film Archive Makes Available Footage of British Jews in 20th Century #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Film Archive is making available feature films, home movies,
newsreels and more all documenting life for British Jews during the 20th
century. The collection is called : Jewish Britain on Film
Much of the collection is free to view. The historic films coincide with the
1905 Aliens Act. According to Wikipedia, The Aliens Act was an Act of the
Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. This
established for the first time immigration controls and registration, and
gave the Home Secretary overall responsibility for immigration and
nationality matters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_Act_1905. BFI
Curator Simon McCallum explains the films rely on "Jewish stereotypes of
the time, which were pretty anti-Semitic in nature." This was the time many
Jews were fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe. After World War 1 the
attitudes shifted which is shown in movies such as the General Post. The
films do not depict only London. The films depict Jewish life in the UK
throughout the 20th century.
The films depict the various stages of Jewish life in the 20th century from
immigration to emigration (to Palestine) to recognition of importance of
Jews in British history .

In addition to the free films there are a selection of clips on the BFI
YouTube Channel.

The free collection may be accessed at:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

There are also some films available on their rental collection:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

This collection is part of a larger project, Britain in Film were they BFI
is attempting to digitize over 10,000 titles.

To read more and see some of the clips read:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/now-online-never-before-seen-footage-of-1900s-jewish-britain/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) British Film Archive Makes Available Footage of British Jews in 20th Century #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Film Archive is making available feature films, home movies,
newsreels and more all documenting life for British Jews during the 20th
century. The collection is called : Jewish Britain on Film
Much of the collection is free to view. The historic films coincide with the
1905 Aliens Act. According to Wikipedia, The Aliens Act was an Act of the
Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. This
established for the first time immigration controls and registration, and
gave the Home Secretary overall responsibility for immigration and
nationality matters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_Act_1905. BFI
Curator Simon McCallum explains the films rely on "Jewish stereotypes of
the time, which were pretty anti-Semitic in nature." This was the time many
Jews were fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe. After World War 1 the
attitudes shifted which is shown in movies such as the General Post. The
films do not depict only London. The films depict Jewish life in the UK
throughout the 20th century.
The films depict the various stages of Jewish life in the 20th century from
immigration to emigration (to Palestine) to recognition of importance of
Jews in British history .

In addition to the free films there are a selection of clips on the BFI
YouTube Channel.

The free collection may be accessed at:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

There are also some films available on their rental collection:
https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/collection/jewish-britain-on-film

This collection is part of a larger project, Britain in Film were they BFI
is attempting to digitize over 10,000 titles.

To read more and see some of the clips read:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/now-online-never-before-seen-footage-of-1900s-jewish-britain/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Learn how to "Break Down Brick Walls" at JGS Cleveland, January 7th #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

Learn how to "Break Down Brick Walls" at JGS Cleveland

A team of experts, both past presidents of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Cleveland, will give advice on how to break through a brick
wall at the Sunday, January 7th meeting of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Cleveland. Ken Bravo and Richard Spector will share
research strategies and examples of how they have found missing
ancestors.

Ken Bravo is the current President of the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Ken has spoken at local,
national and international genealogy societies, including RootsTech,
the Ohio Genealogical Society, and the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies Annual International Conference. Ken's
forty years of genealogy research has located relatives in the United
States, Canada, South America, Russia, Great Britain, Israel and
Australia. He retired as a partner at the Cleveland based law firm of
Ulmer & Berne.

Richard Spector has been investigating the genealogy of his family for
nearly 20 years and has found more than 1,600 certain relatives, some
born about 300 years ago. He has frequently spoken to groups
interested in genealogy in the northeast Ohio area and has published a
number of articles in Avotaynu, The International Review of Jewish
Genealogy, on various genealogical topics including DNA. He presently
serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. He
is a retired attorney.

Questions for the panel may be submitted in advance by January 1 to
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org. Please be specific about what you are
seeking and what you have already tried. Give as much background
information as possible, so that the panelists can suggest ways to
move your research forward. There will also be an opportunity for
questions >from the floor.

Installation of 2018 Officers and Trustees will also be part of the
afternoon.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Sunday
afternoon of the month in the winter, starting at 1:30 PM in the Men's
Club Board Room at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper
Pike. Board members are available >from 1:00 PM to assist with
individual research questions. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Sylvia F. Abrams
President Elect
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Learn how to "Break Down Brick Walls" at JGS Cleveland, January 7th #general

Sylvia Abrams <sylvia.abrams@...>
 

Learn how to "Break Down Brick Walls" at JGS Cleveland

A team of experts, both past presidents of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Cleveland, will give advice on how to break through a brick
wall at the Sunday, January 7th meeting of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Cleveland. Ken Bravo and Richard Spector will share
research strategies and examples of how they have found missing
ancestors.

Ken Bravo is the current President of the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Ken has spoken at local,
national and international genealogy societies, including RootsTech,
the Ohio Genealogical Society, and the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies Annual International Conference. Ken's
forty years of genealogy research has located relatives in the United
States, Canada, South America, Russia, Great Britain, Israel and
Australia. He retired as a partner at the Cleveland based law firm of
Ulmer & Berne.

Richard Spector has been investigating the genealogy of his family for
nearly 20 years and has found more than 1,600 certain relatives, some
born about 300 years ago. He has frequently spoken to groups
interested in genealogy in the northeast Ohio area and has published a
number of articles in Avotaynu, The International Review of Jewish
Genealogy, on various genealogical topics including DNA. He presently
serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland. He
is a retired attorney.

Questions for the panel may be submitted in advance by January 1 to
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org. Please be specific about what you are
seeking and what you have already tried. Give as much background
information as possible, so that the panelists can suggest ways to
move your research forward. There will also be an opportunity for
questions >from the floor.

Installation of 2018 Officers and Trustees will also be part of the
afternoon.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland meets on the first Sunday
afternoon of the month in the winter, starting at 1:30 PM in the Men's
Club Board Room at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper
Pike. Board members are available >from 1:00 PM to assist with
individual research questions. Guests are welcome. RSVP to:
Programming@ClevelandJGS.org.

Sylvia F. Abrams
President Elect
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


IZSAK from Nagyvarad to Argentina #hungary

sankosy5@...
 

Hello Everyone -

We are trying to track down a relative; his siblings all perished in the Holocaust.

Our IZSAK family was basically >from Nagyvarad (later Oradea), although various births have been >from surrounding areas. Mor IZSAK and Leni GOLDFINGER had four children that we know of: Adolf, Helen, and Irma (our ancestor) - all born around 1890 - were killed in the Holocaust. There was, however, a brother who had gone before the war - maybe even in the '20's or '30's - to Buenos Aires. It is possible that his name was Jeno" or Ignatz, but that isn't certain. We once heard >from an older relative that this uncle invented some sort of tank invention in Hungary during WWI and received some sort of award or recognition for this. He was married to a Roza, but she died at some point in Argentina. The uncle remarried a native Argentinian woman (not Jewish, it seems), and he himself died in the 1960's. According to what we have heard, he was involved in an invention or development for hydro in Buenos Aires.

We have checked all sorts of burial and immigration records, but have not been able to track down this uncle or his descendants. We have been looking for IZSAK Ignatz/Jeno", but also for Spanish variations... Ignacio or Eugenio ISAAC, for example.

If any of this sounds familiar or you have any ideas, please contact me off-list.

With great thanks,

Michele Sankar
Ontario


Hungary SIG #Hungary IZSAK from Nagyvarad to Argentina #hungary

sankosy5@...
 

Hello Everyone -

We are trying to track down a relative; his siblings all perished in the Holocaust.

Our IZSAK family was basically >from Nagyvarad (later Oradea), although various births have been >from surrounding areas. Mor IZSAK and Leni GOLDFINGER had four children that we know of: Adolf, Helen, and Irma (our ancestor) - all born around 1890 - were killed in the Holocaust. There was, however, a brother who had gone before the war - maybe even in the '20's or '30's - to Buenos Aires. It is possible that his name was Jeno" or Ignatz, but that isn't certain. We once heard >from an older relative that this uncle invented some sort of tank invention in Hungary during WWI and received some sort of award or recognition for this. He was married to a Roza, but she died at some point in Argentina. The uncle remarried a native Argentinian woman (not Jewish, it seems), and he himself died in the 1960's. According to what we have heard, he was involved in an invention or development for hydro in Buenos Aires.

We have checked all sorts of burial and immigration records, but have not been able to track down this uncle or his descendants. We have been looking for IZSAK Ignatz/Jeno", but also for Spanish variations... Ignacio or Eugenio ISAAC, for example.

If any of this sounds familiar or you have any ideas, please contact me off-list.

With great thanks,

Michele Sankar
Ontario


ViewMate Translation Request - YIDDISH #poland

Brad Thayer <bthayer@...>
 

Hello,

This is a request to translate one postcard, >from a set of three where
two have already been translated. The first two are >from Paul GRABOIS
of Faleshty, Bessarabia who had immigrated to Paris, France at the
time, writing to his wife/fiance Rivka [ENGLE or SOUDVARG] born in
Odessa, then residing in New York City.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63072

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

For reference, these are the other two postcards, both with
translations provided, thank you to the translators:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63074
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63075

Also, I have a much longer (10 pages) letter which I would like
translated, it is too long for ViewMate. Can anyone suggest a
reasonable Yiddish translator for it?

Best,
Brad THAYER
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations
for a Yiddish translator.


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate Translation Request - YIDDISH #poland

Brad Thayer <bthayer@...>
 

Hello,

This is a request to translate one postcard, >from a set of three where
two have already been translated. The first two are >from Paul GRABOIS
of Faleshty, Bessarabia who had immigrated to Paris, France at the
time, writing to his wife/fiance Rivka [ENGLE or SOUDVARG] born in
Odessa, then residing in New York City.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63072

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

For reference, these are the other two postcards, both with
translations provided, thank you to the translators:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63074
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63075

Also, I have a much longer (10 pages) letter which I would like
translated, it is too long for ViewMate. Can anyone suggest a
reasonable Yiddish translator for it?

Best,
Brad THAYER
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations
for a Yiddish translator.


ViewMate Translation Request - YIDDISH #bessarabia

Brad Thayer <bthayer@...>
 

Hello,

One more request to translate one postcard, >from a set of three where
two have already been translated. The first two are >from Paul GRABOIS
of Faleshty, Bessarabia who had immigrated to Paris, France at the
time, writing to his wife/fiance Rivka [ENGLE or SOUDVARG] in New York
City.

I have not been able to positively identify any ancestors of Paul's
father Beryl GRABOIS in Faleshty, nor have I found reliable
information about his brothers in Paris, but I believe they are
Abraham, Solomon and perhaps Morris. I'm hoping this postcard might
contain some information about the identity of the family members in
Paris or perhaps remaining in Faleshty.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63072

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

For reference, these are the other two postcards, both with
translations provided, thank you to the translators:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63074
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63075

Also, I have a much longer (10 pages) letter which I would like
translated, it is too long for ViewMate. Can anyone suggest a
reasonable Yiddish translator for it?

Best,
Brad THAYER
San Francisco, CA


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia ViewMate Translation Request - YIDDISH #bessarabia

Brad Thayer <bthayer@...>
 

Hello,

One more request to translate one postcard, >from a set of three where
two have already been translated. The first two are >from Paul GRABOIS
of Faleshty, Bessarabia who had immigrated to Paris, France at the
time, writing to his wife/fiance Rivka [ENGLE or SOUDVARG] in New York
City.

I have not been able to positively identify any ancestors of Paul's
father Beryl GRABOIS in Faleshty, nor have I found reliable
information about his brothers in Paris, but I believe they are
Abraham, Solomon and perhaps Morris. I'm hoping this postcard might
contain some information about the identity of the family members in
Paris or perhaps remaining in Faleshty.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63072

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

For reference, these are the other two postcards, both with
translations provided, thank you to the translators:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63074
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63075

Also, I have a much longer (10 pages) letter which I would like
translated, it is too long for ViewMate. Can anyone suggest a
reasonable Yiddish translator for it?

Best,
Brad THAYER
San Francisco, CA


Re: Happy New Year #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabian,

I wish all of you the best in the New 2018!

Here is a verse I got >from my 'romanian' relative Morel >from Israel I found him recently using Yad Vashem site:

2018
La multi ani
Cu sarmale si cu vin
Si cu portofelul plin

Translating >from Romanian:

2018
For many years
with chicken and wine
and with your wallet full

Yad Vashem holds a lot of information in their databases...
Here is the short version of my story: My great grandfather Khaim Khaimovich had a brother Srul, who
lived with his large family in Galatz, Romania before the WWII. After the war my family did not have any
information >from Srul, and thought the worst happened.  Yes, it was a tragedy, where all but one
daughter of Srul were killed in Odessa, and one daughter remained in Galatz, wore yellow star and
survived... and her son Morel posted 36 (!) Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem about 15 years ago.

This is how we found Morel and his family and fate of all Srul's children and grandchildren.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Happy New Year #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabian,

I wish all of you the best in the New 2018!

Here is a verse I got >from my 'romanian' relative Morel >from Israel I found him recently using Yad Vashem site:

2018
La multi ani
Cu sarmale si cu vin
Si cu portofelul plin

Translating >from Romanian:

2018
For many years
with chicken and wine
and with your wallet full

Yad Vashem holds a lot of information in their databases...
Here is the short version of my story: My great grandfather Khaim Khaimovich had a brother Srul, who
lived with his large family in Galatz, Romania before the WWII. After the war my family did not have any
information >from Srul, and thought the worst happened.  Yes, it was a tragedy, where all but one
daughter of Srul were killed in Odessa, and one daughter remained in Galatz, wore yellow star and
survived... and her son Morel posted 36 (!) Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem about 15 years ago.

This is how we found Morel and his family and fate of all Srul's children and grandchildren.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Re: Cahul Ghetto Monument #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

This is my third and last posting for helping Jewish community in Moldova to erect a Monument
for victims of Cahul Ghetto.
Please go to this site and donate $10, $18 or $5...
https://www.tkfgen.org/cahul.html

We cannot sit idle and not helping Jews around the world, and especially in the region we have our
ancestors from.
I understand that most of you do not know even where small town of Cahul is, but your donations
will help to honor our brethren to be remembered. In a number of towns in Bessarabia, Moldova there
are monuments for Jews perished in the Holocaust. You can find it in Dubossary, Kishinev, Orgeev,
Beltsy, others.. but there is nothing in Cahul!! Let's help.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany, Bendery, Tarutino,
Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary,
Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: Cahul Ghetto Monument #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

This is my third and last posting for helping Jewish community in Moldova to erect a Monument
for victims of Cahul Ghetto.
Please go to this site and donate $10, $18 or $5...
https://www.tkfgen.org/cahul.html

We cannot sit idle and not helping Jews around the world, and especially in the region we have our
ancestors from.
I understand that most of you do not know even where small town of Cahul is, but your donations
will help to honor our brethren to be remembered. In a number of towns in Bessarabia, Moldova there
are monuments for Jews perished in the Holocaust. You can find it in Dubossary, Kishinev, Orgeev,
Beltsy, others.. but there is nothing in Cahul!! Let's help.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany, Bendery, Tarutino,
Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary,
Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Searching: Revzin #belarus

ahcbfc@...
 

I am trying to gather information about my grandfather, Aaron (Aron) REVZIN,
born 1893). He was >from Snovs'ke, Mogilyovsky, Minsk, Belarus. I have his
Russian passport so I know he left to go to the U.S. in May, 1913.

Barbara Cohen
Glenview IL

ahcbfc@aol.com
bcohen@oakton.edu
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: Revzin #belarus

ahcbfc@...
 

I am trying to gather information about my grandfather, Aaron (Aron) REVZIN,
born 1893). He was >from Snovs'ke, Mogilyovsky, Minsk, Belarus. I have his
Russian passport so I know he left to go to the U.S. in May, 1913.

Barbara Cohen
Glenview IL

ahcbfc@aol.com
bcohen@oakton.edu
MODERATOR NOTE: General information may be posted to the list,
please reply privately with family information

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