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Historical information on Disna and Vileika Uyezds #belarus

Joelrat@...
 

For those who may be interested in either Disna or Vileika Uyezds, the
following book is available at Harvard U.

"Materialy po istorii i geografii Disnenskago i Vileiskago uiezdov Vilenskoi
gubernii"

loosely translated as "Material on the history and geography of Disna and
Vileika Uyezds - Vilna Gubernia"

The author was A. [Aleksei] Sapunov. The book was published in Vitebsk in
1896. Worldcat lists Harvard U. as the only institution holding the book
however, try your local inter-library loan librarian. there may be other
institutions holding this book.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Belarus SIG #Belarus Historical information on Disna and Vileika Uyezds #belarus

Joelrat@...
 

For those who may be interested in either Disna or Vileika Uyezds, the
following book is available at Harvard U.

"Materialy po istorii i geografii Disnenskago i Vileiskago uiezdov Vilenskoi
gubernii"

loosely translated as "Material on the history and geography of Disna and
Vileika Uyezds - Vilna Gubernia"

The author was A. [Aleksei] Sapunov. The book was published in Vitebsk in
1896. Worldcat lists Harvard U. as the only institution holding the book
however, try your local inter-library loan librarian. there may be other
institutions holding this book.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Re: Calendar #belarus

Phyllis Cole <phylliscole@...>
 

Elaine, (Jewishgen website)Conversion dates
http://www.jewishgen.org/jos/josdates.htm

phyllis cole
River Edge, NJ

Researching SCHMETTERER, Kuty, Ukraine
HATZKELEVITCH/KHATZKELEVITCH, Dolmatovshchina, Minsk Gubernia
DATTELKRAMER/DATTLEKRAMER,Sambor, Ukraine

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Elaine Siegel wrote

How can I convert Christmas 1895 in the Julian Calendar to the Hebrew or
Gregorian calendar.

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MODERATOR NOTE:
The JewishGen site converts >from Gregorian to Hebrew and
from Hebrew to Gregorian -- not >from the Julian Calendar!
Nevertheless, I thought the information worthwhile to post
as many seem to be unaware of all the amazing and helpful
information that can be found on the JewishGen site!
---


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Calendar #belarus

Phyllis Cole <phylliscole@...>
 

Elaine, (Jewishgen website)Conversion dates
http://www.jewishgen.org/jos/josdates.htm

phyllis cole
River Edge, NJ

Researching SCHMETTERER, Kuty, Ukraine
HATZKELEVITCH/KHATZKELEVITCH, Dolmatovshchina, Minsk Gubernia
DATTELKRAMER/DATTLEKRAMER,Sambor, Ukraine

------
Elaine Siegel wrote

How can I convert Christmas 1895 in the Julian Calendar to the Hebrew or
Gregorian calendar.

---
MODERATOR NOTE:
The JewishGen site converts >from Gregorian to Hebrew and
from Hebrew to Gregorian -- not >from the Julian Calendar!
Nevertheless, I thought the information worthwhile to post
as many seem to be unaware of all the amazing and helpful
information that can be found on the JewishGen site!
---


My Grandpa GERBER #general

Marlene Staggs <mstaggs@...>
 

My Grandpa changed his name >from GARBER to GERBER when he was living in
New York City. The story he told me was that somebody at his work
started calling him "garbage" because of his last name, so he decided to
change it.

His first name was Isidore, and on the 'pass' I posted on viewmate last
week, I am told it was Aron Srul' Mordkovich GARBER. >from his own
writings I know that he was born in 1890 in Kulchin, Ukraine. When he
was 5 years old his family moved to Krasilov. Then in 1905 they moved
back to Kulchin. I don't know why they moved. Why would they move back
and forth?

He had two sisters (Celia FELDMAN and Jenny FISCHER) and at least one
brother that come to America, along with his mother (Ida GARBER). I was
told that his father was in the army and didn't leave Russia. My Grandpa
wrote that his father, Max GARBER, had several brothers and sisters. He
listed their names just like this:

Motel
Hilel
Anshel
Chaim
Asia
Motel
Faiga
Chana
Ribbeca

Ribbeca is easy to figure out as Rebecca. And Chana as Ana. I've seen
several postings in the discussion group archives for the names Hilel,
Anshel, Chaim, Faiga and Motel. But what about Asia? What could my
Grandpa be referring to? I don't even know whether this would be a man
or a woman? Any thoughts on this?

Marlene Staggs
Bellingham, WA


Identification in ViewMate #general

Shula Sapir <shula@...>
 

Hello genners,

Just before the photo I sent to viewmate is taken of I ask you to look
at it again. The file can be found at :

(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html) VM039

It's the picture of my father Shmuel - Salek Lieberman who died 2 months
before I was born.

Any info will be appreciated.

Shulamit Sappir
shula@mii.co.il


Help needed in Russian -- ViewMate #general

Udi Cain
 

Dear JewishGenners.

I've posted the back of a photo of a cousin >from around 1900.
It has Russian handwriting, it was left in London in 1929, by Gregory
(Zvi Hirsh) Wolodarsky. Maybe it's his brother.

The file is up on the ViewMate site:
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/)
in the "To View" section - as file - VM077

TIA.
Regards >from Jerusalem. Udi Cain.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Grandpa GERBER #general

Marlene Staggs <mstaggs@...>
 

My Grandpa changed his name >from GARBER to GERBER when he was living in
New York City. The story he told me was that somebody at his work
started calling him "garbage" because of his last name, so he decided to
change it.

His first name was Isidore, and on the 'pass' I posted on viewmate last
week, I am told it was Aron Srul' Mordkovich GARBER. >from his own
writings I know that he was born in 1890 in Kulchin, Ukraine. When he
was 5 years old his family moved to Krasilov. Then in 1905 they moved
back to Kulchin. I don't know why they moved. Why would they move back
and forth?

He had two sisters (Celia FELDMAN and Jenny FISCHER) and at least one
brother that come to America, along with his mother (Ida GARBER). I was
told that his father was in the army and didn't leave Russia. My Grandpa
wrote that his father, Max GARBER, had several brothers and sisters. He
listed their names just like this:

Motel
Hilel
Anshel
Chaim
Asia
Motel
Faiga
Chana
Ribbeca

Ribbeca is easy to figure out as Rebecca. And Chana as Ana. I've seen
several postings in the discussion group archives for the names Hilel,
Anshel, Chaim, Faiga and Motel. But what about Asia? What could my
Grandpa be referring to? I don't even know whether this would be a man
or a woman? Any thoughts on this?

Marlene Staggs
Bellingham, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Identification in ViewMate #general

Shula Sapir <shula@...>
 

Hello genners,

Just before the photo I sent to viewmate is taken of I ask you to look
at it again. The file can be found at :

(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html) VM039

It's the picture of my father Shmuel - Salek Lieberman who died 2 months
before I was born.

Any info will be appreciated.

Shulamit Sappir
shula@mii.co.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help needed in Russian -- ViewMate #general

Udi Cain
 

Dear JewishGenners.

I've posted the back of a photo of a cousin >from around 1900.
It has Russian handwriting, it was left in London in 1929, by Gregory
(Zvi Hirsh) Wolodarsky. Maybe it's his brother.

The file is up on the ViewMate site:
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/)
in the "To View" section - as file - VM077

TIA.
Regards >from Jerusalem. Udi Cain.


Re: Hebrew/Yiddish for "Lawrence" #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

My son is Rabbi Barnea Levi Ha-Kohen Selavan.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

From: Judith Romney Wegner <jrw@Brown.edu>

I now have this question: given that my great-grandfather's last name
was "Cohen", how likely is it that his first name would have been
"Levi"? It seems pretty contradictory to me. Is there any customary or
Halakhic reason why a Cohen would not have been called "Levi"?
There's no logical reason why Kohen should not have the given name Levi.
Apart >from anything else, the original Kohanim, according to the Torah,
were members of the tribe of Levi. Kohanim are (theoretically, at least)
the direct descendants of Aaron. But, according to the Torah text, Aaron
was the brother of Moses -- and both were >from the tribe of Levi. (See,
for instance,the genealogy given at Numbers 27:58-59 which spells this
out clearly.) So there's no inconsistency or contradiction involved here.


NYC Birth Certificates #general

McCarthy
 

Is anyone close to NYC archives able to help me get a copy of a birth
certificate for:
Pearl FERBER b. 13 December 1895 Certificate # 52093

Your help would be greatly appreciated. This info should help me through a
road block.

Thanks in advance,
Barbara Ferber-McCarthy
ga4mccarthys@mindspring.com

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has two Infofiles that can help those
attempting to locate vital records in New York City.
1) "New York Vital Records" written by Sheila Kieval at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ny-vital.html> and
2) "New York City Birth, Marriage and Death Records - LDS Microfilms"
written by Warren Blatt at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/nycv-lds.txt>.


Tay-Sachs and genealogy #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

<< I seem to remember that the Tay Sachs is not exclusively Ashkenazi. Is
it correct that it is also found in French Canadians? Is it found in
others? This subject has sudenly become of interest because a distant
cousin of my wife's (WASP convert to Judaism) has been informed of the
discovery of Tay Sachs in members of that family in England, who are
presumably entirely English. If there is no record of English Tay Sachs,
would it mean that a Jew (or, less likely, a French Canadian) had married
into the family? More generally, does discovery of the Tay Sachs gene
signify some Jewish ancestry in families nominally of other Ethnic groups?
Al Rosenfield >>

Al--It would depend. In October our JGS had the opportunity to hear Dr.
Harry Ostrer of NYU, who is working on the current project tracing Jewish
DNA. I actually asked him for a clarification of this point, having known
that both Askenazi Jews and the French Cajuns of Louisiana carry the gene
for Tay-Sachs. Since Tay-Sachs is caused by a mutation on a particular
chromosome, my question was whether or not these two groups are
genealogically related, since the disease is quite rare. His answer was
that in both groups, there is a mutation on a particular chromosome that
causes Tay-Sachs, *but* the mutation is different in both groups. In other
words, two completely different mutations on the same chromosome cause
Tay-Sachs to appear in the two groups, indicating that the abnormality
developed separately in both groups--ergo, they are *not* related to each
other.

What this means in your family's case I am not certain. I am not familiar
with the chances of a gene just mutating for Tay-Sachs in a family--for
this you would need to consult a geneticist. Could someone >from one of the
two above groups have married into your wife's family? Well, I guess you
have your genealogy work cut out for you!

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland CRomRider@aol.com


Jewish cemetery in Hull #general

JaneFish <Jane@...>
 

Evening :-)

Recently the Hull Daily Mail had a list of
persons to be re-located within
the Jewish Burial Ground at Delhi Street
Cemetery, Hull - Hedon road is to
be widened. Burials were between 1834 and 1937.
Anyone wishing more information should contact me.

Janefish@Henio.Muc.De

Cheers Jane


SCHWETSKY/GOLDBERG #general

Carol Hartzenberg <carol@...>
 

Reuben and Tina SCHWETSKY arrived in England, >from Russia, sometime
during the 1880s. They changed their name to GOLDBERG and settled in
Leeds. Any information greatly appreciated.
Carol HARTZENBERG
home : carol@erichome.demon.co.uk
Web : www.erichome.demon.co.uk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew/Yiddish for "Lawrence" #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

My son is Rabbi Barnea Levi Ha-Kohen Selavan.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

From: Judith Romney Wegner <jrw@Brown.edu>

I now have this question: given that my great-grandfather's last name
was "Cohen", how likely is it that his first name would have been
"Levi"? It seems pretty contradictory to me. Is there any customary or
Halakhic reason why a Cohen would not have been called "Levi"?
There's no logical reason why Kohen should not have the given name Levi.
Apart >from anything else, the original Kohanim, according to the Torah,
were members of the tribe of Levi. Kohanim are (theoretically, at least)
the direct descendants of Aaron. But, according to the Torah text, Aaron
was the brother of Moses -- and both were >from the tribe of Levi. (See,
for instance,the genealogy given at Numbers 27:58-59 which spells this
out clearly.) So there's no inconsistency or contradiction involved here.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Birth Certificates #general

McCarthy
 

Is anyone close to NYC archives able to help me get a copy of a birth
certificate for:
Pearl FERBER b. 13 December 1895 Certificate # 52093

Your help would be greatly appreciated. This info should help me through a
road block.

Thanks in advance,
Barbara Ferber-McCarthy
ga4mccarthys@mindspring.com

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has two Infofiles that can help those
attempting to locate vital records in New York City.
1) "New York Vital Records" written by Sheila Kieval at <http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ny-vital.html> and
2) "New York City Birth, Marriage and Death Records - LDS Microfilms"
written by Warren Blatt at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/nycv-lds.txt>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tay-Sachs and genealogy #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

<< I seem to remember that the Tay Sachs is not exclusively Ashkenazi. Is
it correct that it is also found in French Canadians? Is it found in
others? This subject has sudenly become of interest because a distant
cousin of my wife's (WASP convert to Judaism) has been informed of the
discovery of Tay Sachs in members of that family in England, who are
presumably entirely English. If there is no record of English Tay Sachs,
would it mean that a Jew (or, less likely, a French Canadian) had married
into the family? More generally, does discovery of the Tay Sachs gene
signify some Jewish ancestry in families nominally of other Ethnic groups?
Al Rosenfield >>

Al--It would depend. In October our JGS had the opportunity to hear Dr.
Harry Ostrer of NYU, who is working on the current project tracing Jewish
DNA. I actually asked him for a clarification of this point, having known
that both Askenazi Jews and the French Cajuns of Louisiana carry the gene
for Tay-Sachs. Since Tay-Sachs is caused by a mutation on a particular
chromosome, my question was whether or not these two groups are
genealogically related, since the disease is quite rare. His answer was
that in both groups, there is a mutation on a particular chromosome that
causes Tay-Sachs, *but* the mutation is different in both groups. In other
words, two completely different mutations on the same chromosome cause
Tay-Sachs to appear in the two groups, indicating that the abnormality
developed separately in both groups--ergo, they are *not* related to each
other.

What this means in your family's case I am not certain. I am not familiar
with the chances of a gene just mutating for Tay-Sachs in a family--for
this you would need to consult a geneticist. Could someone >from one of the
two above groups have married into your wife's family? Well, I guess you
have your genealogy work cut out for you!

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish cemetery in Hull #general

JaneFish <Jane@...>
 

Evening :-)

Recently the Hull Daily Mail had a list of
persons to be re-located within
the Jewish Burial Ground at Delhi Street
Cemetery, Hull - Hedon road is to
be widened. Burials were between 1834 and 1937.
Anyone wishing more information should contact me.

Janefish@Henio.Muc.De

Cheers Jane


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHWETSKY/GOLDBERG #general

Carol Hartzenberg <carol@...>
 

Reuben and Tina SCHWETSKY arrived in England, >from Russia, sometime
during the 1880s. They changed their name to GOLDBERG and settled in
Leeds. Any information greatly appreciated.
Carol HARTZENBERG
home : carol@erichome.demon.co.uk
Web : www.erichome.demon.co.uk