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Occupation - 'spekulant' in Polish #general

Basil Samuels
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

Can anyone tell me what occupation is meant by 'Spekulant' which appears in
a Polish birth certificate dated 1864 >from Zawichost. The father who was 23
at the time has this occupation.

Thanks

Basil Samuels
London
UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Occupation - 'spekulant' in Polish #general

Basil Samuels
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

Can anyone tell me what occupation is meant by 'Spekulant' which appears in
a Polish birth certificate dated 1864 >from Zawichost. The father who was 23
at the time has this occupation.

Thanks

Basil Samuels
London
UK


Re: Family Histories #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Also send the history to tha state/provincial archives for the
states/provinces in which your family memers resided.

Mel Comisarow
melcom@chem.ubc.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family Histories #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Also send the history to tha state/provincial archives for the
states/provinces in which your family memers resided.

Mel Comisarow
melcom@chem.ubc.ca


Izzys #general

Ofer <oferco@...>
 

Sorry to make this call here, but I received an interesting message from
izzys@gateway.net. Returning mail bounced. Please send me valid address.

Regards
Ofer Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Izzys #general

Ofer <oferco@...>
 

Sorry to make this call here, but I received an interesting message from
izzys@gateway.net. Returning mail bounced. Please send me valid address.

Regards
Ofer Cohen


Re: The place Ungarn #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

A cousin just sent me a birth certificate wherein the father stated that he
was born in "Ungarn". Was there a place in Hungary called Ungarn, or is
that the way a Hungarian would pronounce Hungary in New York City in the
late 1800's? Or what ideas do you have that could help? [ I am a total
twit when it comes to Hungary!]

Thanks in advance, Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
No, it's not about how a 19th century New Yorker might pronounce it! And
it's not really about Hungary, either -- it's about the German language.
"Ungarn" is purely and simply the normal German name for Hungary.

In Hungarian , the word for "Hungarian" is something completely different
-- Magyar. But I don't know the exact form of the noun Hungary in that
language, sorry.)

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The place Ungarn #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

A cousin just sent me a birth certificate wherein the father stated that he
was born in "Ungarn". Was there a place in Hungary called Ungarn, or is
that the way a Hungarian would pronounce Hungary in New York City in the
late 1800's? Or what ideas do you have that could help? [ I am a total
twit when it comes to Hungary!]

Thanks in advance, Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
No, it's not about how a 19th century New Yorker might pronounce it! And
it's not really about Hungary, either -- it's about the German language.
"Ungarn" is purely and simply the normal German name for Hungary.

In Hungarian , the word for "Hungarian" is something completely different
-- Magyar. But I don't know the exact form of the noun Hungary in that
language, sorry.)

Judith Romney Wegner


Re: Family disinterest #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I have the same problem with close family members and I have discovered
that when I do find something that no one else knows, they became a bit
interested and helpful, but basically they are not interested and that is
okay by me because I am having a great time! I also know that my work
will someday be appreciated by my children and their children.

Diane Jacobs
New York


<< I get reactions like: "What are you going to do with what you find?" or
"It's enough if you update me just once in a while".
Actually, there was an item in ancestry.com a couple of weeks ago about
this phenomenon. The lady who wrote it commented that she learned to
share her thoughts and emotions with her pet.
It seems that the interest and the excitement is all ours and we have
our fellow JewishGenners to share it with. Personally, I've decided not
to let their disinterest discourage me.
I really enjoy it and that's fine with me.
Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family disinterest #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

I have the same problem with close family members and I have discovered
that when I do find something that no one else knows, they became a bit
interested and helpful, but basically they are not interested and that is
okay by me because I am having a great time! I also know that my work
will someday be appreciated by my children and their children.

Diane Jacobs
New York


<< I get reactions like: "What are you going to do with what you find?" or
"It's enough if you update me just once in a while".
Actually, there was an item in ancestry.com a couple of weeks ago about
this phenomenon. The lady who wrote it commented that she learned to
share her thoughts and emotions with her pet.
It seems that the interest and the excitement is all ours and we have
our fellow JewishGenners to share it with. Personally, I've decided not
to let their disinterest discourage me.
I really enjoy it and that's fine with me.
Lancy Spalter
Kfar Tavor, Israel >>


Searching: HYMAN #general

B & R <waterwav@...>
 

Hi,

I recently found the 1900 US census entry for one of my great-grandparents.
Her parents, Philip and Rebecca, lived in Leeds until perhaps around 1885
when they moved to New York. The census lists the following members of
the family:

Parents: Philip (born 1849) & Rebecca HYMAN (born 1858)
Children:
Abraham Hyman (born 1875 in England)
Yetta (or Hattie) Hyman (born 1878 in Leeds)
Mary Hyman (born 1879 in Leeds)
Bessie Hyman (born 1881 in England)
Louis Hyman (born 1884 in England)
Rose Hyman (born 1887 in New York)
Jacob Hyman (born 1889 in New York)
Moses Hyman (born 1891 in New York)
Max Hyman (born 1893 in New York)

If any of this sounds familar, please contact me privately at
waterwav@hotmail.com

Best Regards,

Brad Gordon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: HYMAN #general

B & R <waterwav@...>
 

Hi,

I recently found the 1900 US census entry for one of my great-grandparents.
Her parents, Philip and Rebecca, lived in Leeds until perhaps around 1885
when they moved to New York. The census lists the following members of
the family:

Parents: Philip (born 1849) & Rebecca HYMAN (born 1858)
Children:
Abraham Hyman (born 1875 in England)
Yetta (or Hattie) Hyman (born 1878 in Leeds)
Mary Hyman (born 1879 in Leeds)
Bessie Hyman (born 1881 in England)
Louis Hyman (born 1884 in England)
Rose Hyman (born 1887 in New York)
Jacob Hyman (born 1889 in New York)
Moses Hyman (born 1891 in New York)
Max Hyman (born 1893 in New York)

If any of this sounds familar, please contact me privately at
waterwav@hotmail.com

Best Regards,

Brad Gordon


Re: Family disinterest #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I know how you feel. I mailed 40 letters to people in Israel with my
mgrandparents' uncommon surnames and only three were kind enough to reply to
say they are not related. I even included my e address to save those who have
computers, the time and cost of mailing me back. It only takes two minutes to
write back and say "sorry no match". I am very disappointed. I certainly
didn't expect 100% responses, but I didn't expect so little either.
Barbara Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family disinterest #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

I know how you feel. I mailed 40 letters to people in Israel with my
mgrandparents' uncommon surnames and only three were kind enough to reply to
say they are not related. I even included my e address to save those who have
computers, the time and cost of mailing me back. It only takes two minutes to
write back and say "sorry no match". I am very disappointed. I certainly
didn't expect 100% responses, but I didn't expect so little either.
Barbara Meyers


Re: A Response to Mrs. Bruckenheimer #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Dear Mr. Heschel:

Thank you for your kind efforts on behalf of the 85% of American Jewish
genealogists who eventually trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe. Perhaps
Ms. Bruckenheimer was not aware that your research is in Yiddish names, which
were not used in the countries of her interest.

Cordially,
Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Response to Mrs. Bruckenheimer #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Dear Mr. Heschel:

Thank you for your kind efforts on behalf of the 85% of American Jewish
genealogists who eventually trace their ancestry to Eastern Europe. Perhaps
Ms. Bruckenheimer was not aware that your research is in Yiddish names, which
were not used in the countries of her interest.

Cordially,
Betty Provizer Starkman
Bloomfield Hills, MI


Re: "Occupation 'Krovelschhik'-in Russian" #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

On Sat, 25 Nov 2000 11:55:07, NFatouros@aol.com opined:

<< n her message of 11-24-00 Maria Krane asked what "Krovelschik" means in
Russian. I checked my big Oxford Russian-English Dictionary and I think
it means "roof maker." So I've not only learned a new Russian word but a
Russian word which is not related to the Revolution, its newspapers and
periodicals, and its various factions! >>

FWIW, therefore, equivalents in other languages might be (German)
Schindler, (English) Thatcher.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Messages to the "From:" or "Reply to:" address of this
posting will NOT reach me, but will be deleted automatically unread.
Replace "sheol" with "stan". Please send plain text only.


Name Chace #general

Ilya Zeldes <ilyaz@...>
 

Dear Genneres:
I have a record for a male person >from Vitebsk, Russia, whose first name was
Chace (I think, it was pronounced as Kh-a-s-e). I presume it's an Yiddish
name. Kaganoff lists Chase, but gives no explanation. Beider is not
available locally, so I was unable to check it out. What is the Hebrew,
Russian and English equivalent of this name? What it means? Any suggestions?

Ilya Zeldes
ILYAZ@ILINE.COM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Occupation 'Krovelschhik'-in Russian" #general

Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

On Sat, 25 Nov 2000 11:55:07, NFatouros@aol.com opined:

<< n her message of 11-24-00 Maria Krane asked what "Krovelschik" means in
Russian. I checked my big Oxford Russian-English Dictionary and I think
it means "roof maker." So I've not only learned a new Russian word but a
Russian word which is not related to the Revolution, its newspapers and
periodicals, and its various factions! >>

FWIW, therefore, equivalents in other languages might be (German)
Schindler, (English) Thatcher.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Messages to the "From:" or "Reply to:" address of this
posting will NOT reach me, but will be deleted automatically unread.
Replace "sheol" with "stan". Please send plain text only.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name Chace #general

Ilya Zeldes <ilyaz@...>
 

Dear Genneres:
I have a record for a male person >from Vitebsk, Russia, whose first name was
Chace (I think, it was pronounced as Kh-a-s-e). I presume it's an Yiddish
name. Kaganoff lists Chase, but gives no explanation. Beider is not
available locally, so I was unable to check it out. What is the Hebrew,
Russian and English equivalent of this name? What it means? Any suggestions?

Ilya Zeldes
ILYAZ@ILINE.COM