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Yiddish Translation - Need help with #general

Josef Herz <josef@...>
 

I am asking for help in translating a letter written in 1941 that is in
Yiddish and extracting information off a marriage certificate.

The letter can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

Go to the "To View" page - it is item - VM001 and VM002.

If you are able to help with the translation - -please contact me via
e-mail.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Josef Herz
Renton, WA


: I'm seeking identity of historic structure (ViewMate Demo] #general

Udi Cain
 

I'm seeking the identity of an historic structure in a photo. Please view
it at JewishGen's ViewMate - http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate
Select "To View", then file VMT006. Thanks for your time and effort!

[Follow directions above for a demo of ViewMate. You are invited
to visit us today to make use of this newest JewishGen tool.]

--
bkouchel@jewishgen.org
Bernard I. Kouchel
Dear Bernard et al.

The historic structure is "Migdal David", a part of the walls of the Old
city of Jerusalem. The Walls were build by the Turkish sultan, Suleiman the
Magnificent, between 1538 - 1542 A.D. The tower is located near the Jaffa
entrance, and it's actually a Muslim minaret. The words are Jerusalem
Tashs"a (the Hebrew year that is the parallel of 2000-2001).

Best regards >from El Kuds. Udi Cain.


Re: Female name: Gisha #general

Stan Goodman <stan@...>
 

For what it's worth, "Gissela" is how the beautiful French name
Giselle is rendered in Yiddish. A similar distortion is "Shprinza" for
Esperanza, and there are others.

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000 01:59:36, judith27@aol.com (Judith S.
Langer-Surnamer Caplan) opined:

Helene Bergman <HeleneBergman@netscape.net> recently asked about the
name "Gisha." Perhaps the name being alluded to is a variant of Gissa
which was my late mother's Hebrew/Jewish name. The name Gisse is
listed on page 65 of Rabbi Gorr's book, _Jewish Personal Names_, with
meaning, and probable etymological origin, along with variations on the
theme such as Gissela and Gizze.
Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Long Beach, NY

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm
skeptical about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I
don't know her country of origin, but I have the additional clue
that her son's middle name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't
heard of Hisha as a name either. Anyone out there with a clue?
--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

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http://www.hashkedim.com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Translation - Need help with #general

Josef Herz <josef@...>
 

I am asking for help in translating a letter written in 1941 that is in
Yiddish and extracting information off a marriage certificate.

The letter can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate

Go to the "To View" page - it is item - VM001 and VM002.

If you are able to help with the translation - -please contact me via
e-mail.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Josef Herz
Renton, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen : I'm seeking identity of historic structure (ViewMate Demo] #general

Udi Cain
 

I'm seeking the identity of an historic structure in a photo. Please view
it at JewishGen's ViewMate - http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate
Select "To View", then file VMT006. Thanks for your time and effort!

[Follow directions above for a demo of ViewMate. You are invited
to visit us today to make use of this newest JewishGen tool.]

--
bkouchel@jewishgen.org
Bernard I. Kouchel
Dear Bernard et al.

The historic structure is "Migdal David", a part of the walls of the Old
city of Jerusalem. The Walls were build by the Turkish sultan, Suleiman the
Magnificent, between 1538 - 1542 A.D. The tower is located near the Jaffa
entrance, and it's actually a Muslim minaret. The words are Jerusalem
Tashs"a (the Hebrew year that is the parallel of 2000-2001).

Best regards >from El Kuds. Udi Cain.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Female name: Gisha #general

Stan Goodman <stan@...>
 

For what it's worth, "Gissela" is how the beautiful French name
Giselle is rendered in Yiddish. A similar distortion is "Shprinza" for
Esperanza, and there are others.

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000 01:59:36, judith27@aol.com (Judith S.
Langer-Surnamer Caplan) opined:

Helene Bergman <HeleneBergman@netscape.net> recently asked about the
name "Gisha." Perhaps the name being alluded to is a variant of Gissa
which was my late mother's Hebrew/Jewish name. The name Gisse is
listed on page 65 of Rabbi Gorr's book, _Jewish Personal Names_, with
meaning, and probable etymological origin, along with variations on the
theme such as Gissela and Gizze.
Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Long Beach, NY

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm
skeptical about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I
don't know her country of origin, but I have the additional clue
that her son's middle name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't
heard of Hisha as a name either. Anyone out there with a clue?
--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

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research questions #poland

Brdbrain7@...
 

Please forgive question that has been answered recently, and one that has
nothing to do with JEWISH genealogy. I couldn't answers in the archives. A
friend wanted to know the cheapest way to send money to Poland to get
records.

My friend is of Polish Catholic background. His father's birthplace is now
in Lithuania (It is a little town between Kovno/Kaunas and Vilnius/Vilna.).
Where does he write to get records? How does he find someone to do research
for him in Poland or Lithuania (wherever the records are located)?

Thank you for your help-

Robin B. Seidenberg
brdbrain7@aol.com


Immigrant Ships #poland

RoMaSi@...
 

Leslie,

I use the internet search engine: google.com

Putting in the subject "Steamship Bulgaria" without the quotation marks, I
found the following site which gives a description of your ship:

http://www.cimorelli.com/EmigrationShips/digest/may_1999/may_01_1999_V2_405.tx
t

This is apparently an archive of a newsgroup that discusses ships. If you
scroll down to almost the bottom of the page, you will see a description of
the "Bulgaria".

There is also a website that gives descriptions of many immigrant ships but
does not list your ship. It is located at:

http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/ships.htm

You may also want to consult a book entitled "Ships of our Ancestors" by
Michael J. Anuta, copyright 1983. This book contains hundreds of pictures of
both steam and sailing ships which brought emigrants to the new world.

Although it is not complete, in terms of picturing every ship that ever
carried a passenger, it does have a picture of your ship the S.S. Bulgaria.

Good luck in your research.

Robert Silverstein
Aurora, Colorado
RoMaSi@aol.com

Researching: BROCKMAN, FLAMENDORF/FLOMENDORF, FRIEDLANDER, HOFFNUNG,
JALOSHINSKY, KAUFMAN, MERVES, NUSBAUM, PRSYSTANCSYK, SILVERSTEIN,
ZDALEKA/ZDALEKIER/ZDYXALSKI


JRI Poland #Poland research questions #poland

Brdbrain7@...
 

Please forgive question that has been answered recently, and one that has
nothing to do with JEWISH genealogy. I couldn't answers in the archives. A
friend wanted to know the cheapest way to send money to Poland to get
records.

My friend is of Polish Catholic background. His father's birthplace is now
in Lithuania (It is a little town between Kovno/Kaunas and Vilnius/Vilna.).
Where does he write to get records? How does he find someone to do research
for him in Poland or Lithuania (wherever the records are located)?

Thank you for your help-

Robin B. Seidenberg
brdbrain7@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland Immigrant Ships #poland

RoMaSi@...
 

Leslie,

I use the internet search engine: google.com

Putting in the subject "Steamship Bulgaria" without the quotation marks, I
found the following site which gives a description of your ship:

http://www.cimorelli.com/EmigrationShips/digest/may_1999/may_01_1999_V2_405.tx
t

This is apparently an archive of a newsgroup that discusses ships. If you
scroll down to almost the bottom of the page, you will see a description of
the "Bulgaria".

There is also a website that gives descriptions of many immigrant ships but
does not list your ship. It is located at:

http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/ships.htm

You may also want to consult a book entitled "Ships of our Ancestors" by
Michael J. Anuta, copyright 1983. This book contains hundreds of pictures of
both steam and sailing ships which brought emigrants to the new world.

Although it is not complete, in terms of picturing every ship that ever
carried a passenger, it does have a picture of your ship the S.S. Bulgaria.

Good luck in your research.

Robert Silverstein
Aurora, Colorado
RoMaSi@aol.com

Researching: BROCKMAN, FLAMENDORF/FLOMENDORF, FRIEDLANDER, HOFFNUNG,
JALOSHINSKY, KAUFMAN, MERVES, NUSBAUM, PRSYSTANCSYK, SILVERSTEIN,
ZDALEKA/ZDALEKIER/ZDYXALSKI


Re female name Neche #galicia

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

According to Shmuel Gorr's _Jewish Personal Names_, Nekha and Nekhe
are variants of the Hebrew name Nehamah. (These are his spellings.
The first "h" in Nehamah has a dot under it, indicating a throaty
"ch.") Gorr says the name means "comfort" or "rest >from anguish"
and relates to the male names Nahum, Nehemyah, and Nahman. (More
dots under those h's!)

Hope this helps!

Renee (aka Rivk, Rivke, Rivkele)

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us

=============================================

Renee Stevens <brstevens@erols.com> wrote...

My maternal grandmother was named Nesia (at least that is my phonetical
transliteration since I have never seen it written down). I have recently
seen several entries in JRI for Neche and I have a cousin who still reads
and speaks Polish who has spelled it Nesze. Can anyone give me some more
information about the name and possibly point me to the correct spelling?

I am named after both my grandmothers and my Hebrew name is Nesia Ruchel.
When my daughter and son in law were having their Ketubah written, they were
told that Nesia was not a real name (I'm assuming what was meant was that it
was not a Hebrew name but rather Yiddish). Can anyone tell me what the
Hebrew equivalents would be?


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re female name Neche #galicia

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

According to Shmuel Gorr's _Jewish Personal Names_, Nekha and Nekhe
are variants of the Hebrew name Nehamah. (These are his spellings.
The first "h" in Nehamah has a dot under it, indicating a throaty
"ch.") Gorr says the name means "comfort" or "rest >from anguish"
and relates to the male names Nahum, Nehemyah, and Nahman. (More
dots under those h's!)

Hope this helps!

Renee (aka Rivk, Rivke, Rivkele)

Renee Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us

=============================================

Renee Stevens <brstevens@erols.com> wrote...

My maternal grandmother was named Nesia (at least that is my phonetical
transliteration since I have never seen it written down). I have recently
seen several entries in JRI for Neche and I have a cousin who still reads
and speaks Polish who has spelled it Nesze. Can anyone give me some more
information about the name and possibly point me to the correct spelling?

I am named after both my grandmothers and my Hebrew name is Nesia Ruchel.
When my daughter and son in law were having their Ketubah written, they were
told that Nesia was not a real name (I'm assuming what was meant was that it
was not a Hebrew name but rather Yiddish). Can anyone tell me what the
Hebrew equivalents would be?


Re: Photographing NY Tombstones #general

mleonards@...
 

Before you hire a photographer, you should contact the cemeteries to
see if they will provide you with photos. For example, Mt. Zion
cemetery in Queens charges US $5 for a Polaroid. Both of the
gravestones I requested turned out completely legible.

Monica Leonards


Re: Metrical records? #general

Doug Cohen <DMCohen@...>
 

"Metrical records" in Eastern Europe = "Vital Records" in US.

"Kirsten Gradel" <kmgradel@dadlnet.dk> wrote in message
news:200011022242.eA2MgBt18694@hertz.uni2.dk...

Probably a silly question, but I have now several times seen the
expression "Metrical records" mentioned among types of records available
from a certain place; i.g. >from this and this place the archives have
Vital records, Censuses, Directories and Metrical Records.

What are Metrical Records??


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photographing NY Tombstones #general

mleonards@...
 

Before you hire a photographer, you should contact the cemeteries to
see if they will provide you with photos. For example, Mt. Zion
cemetery in Queens charges US $5 for a Polaroid. Both of the
gravestones I requested turned out completely legible.

Monica Leonards


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Metrical records? #general

Doug Cohen <DMCohen@...>
 

"Metrical records" in Eastern Europe = "Vital Records" in US.

"Kirsten Gradel" <kmgradel@dadlnet.dk> wrote in message
news:200011022242.eA2MgBt18694@hertz.uni2.dk...

Probably a silly question, but I have now several times seen the
expression "Metrical records" mentioned among types of records available
from a certain place; i.g. >from this and this place the archives have
Vital records, Censuses, Directories and Metrical Records.

What are Metrical Records??


Re: Toronto, Ontario--Synagogue #general

David Joseph Colman <dybk@...>
 

Daniel Kazez wrote:
I am looking for information on the "University Avenue Synagogue"
in Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Does it still exist? Perhaps
under a new name? (It was in existence in 1908.)
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
The "University Avenue Synagogue" would have been a nickname for Goel
Tzedek, a grand structure built on what is now a major arterial Avenue
in Toronto. I think it was torn down sometime in the 1950's.

The congregation merged with another one (I don't know its name) and
became the suburban Beth Tzedek - a very large conservative stream
congregation which continues to operate.

David Colman
Toronto, Canada


BRODY family- Baltimore, Wildwood #general

Toby Brief
 

I am looking for descendants of Jack Brody who arrived in Baltimore
Maryland >from the area around Lutsk, Volyn in 1913.
Descendants vacationed in Wildwood, New Jersey with the family of Max
Schaffer in the 1940's. Max and Jack were travelling companions on the way
from Volyn. Thanks

Toby Brief, Campton, New Hampshire
tbrief@hotmail.com

Olyka: HORWITZ, FINKLESTEIN, MATHLESS, ERGA, GINGBURG, GORBATY
Horchiv (Gorokhov): AUERBACH (AVERBUCH), REICHER, RABINOWITZ
Rozhishche: AUERBACH, GOLDWEBER
Torcin: BRONSTEIN, WEISBERG
Volodymyr, Zaslav: BRIEF, BURACK


Oozda #general

Judy Burger <judyb@...>
 

Has anyone ever heard of a shtetl named Oozda? My father, Haskell
Kivowitz (changed to Charles Kivow) told me that he came >from there.
Any info will be appreciated.....JB


Re: Female name: Gisha #general

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

On 2 Nov 2000, Lanie Bergman of Oceanside LI NY posted as follows:

>Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
>about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
>country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
>name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
>either. Anyone out there with a clue?

The Yiddish name Gisha was indeed used for females in Lithuania. Some
of the other Yiddish names linked to this one are:

Gisa, Gise, Gisha, Gishe, Gisia, Giza, Gize

and some diminutives are:

Gisl, Gisala, Gisale

The main differences between the first group of these names is their
pronunciation.

The name was also used in Ukraine.

Shabbat shalom,

Prof. G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel
<jerry@vms.huji.ac.il>