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MAGIDOVICH and ZELIKAS (surname) #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have just come across a marriage record for 1938 in the LitvakSIG marriage
registers. This is the information that I have found:

Marriage place: Jurbarkas
Groom: ZELIKAS [ZELIK] Elijas Hirsas; His parents: Father: Bencelis Mother:
Cerne GALEINAITE/[GALEIN]
Bride: MAGIDOVICIUTE/[MAGIDOVICH] Judes; Her parents: Father: Solomas Mother Feiga
Mira HESELKEVICIUTE/[GESELKEVICH]
The groom: Elijas Hirsas was divorced and aged 42, born Darbenai
The bride: Judes was single and aged 24

The bridge Judes (Yehudit) is a 1st cousin twice removed of mine.

Questions:
Is anyone related to the groom: Elijah Zelikas or any other members of the above
mentioned people? What are modern names for: Bencelis and Cerne ?

Thanks and regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MAGIDOVICH and ZELIKAS (surname) #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have just come across a marriage record for 1938 in the LitvakSIG marriage
registers. This is the information that I have found:

Marriage place: Jurbarkas
Groom: ZELIKAS [ZELIK] Elijas Hirsas; His parents: Father: Bencelis Mother:
Cerne GALEINAITE/[GALEIN]
Bride: MAGIDOVICIUTE/[MAGIDOVICH] Judes; Her parents: Father: Solomas Mother Feiga
Mira HESELKEVICIUTE/[GESELKEVICH]
The groom: Elijas Hirsas was divorced and aged 42, born Darbenai
The bride: Judes was single and aged 24

The bridge Judes (Yehudit) is a 1st cousin twice removed of mine.

Questions:
Is anyone related to the groom: Elijah Zelikas or any other members of the above
mentioned people? What are modern names for: Bencelis and Cerne ?

Thanks and regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Re: Researching if my German / Hungarian ancestors were Jewish (Hajek, Landsmann) #general

David Lewin
 

Gwenivere Hajek Roolf wrote:
The most recent generations of my family were German Catholics. My mother has done
a lot of genealogical research, mostly in church records. Her findings hit a wall
a few generations back the same generations that have names like Landsmann,
Dreckman, Bruggeman, etc. I wonder if these were Jewish ancestors who converted
(either by choice or under duress).
I have just conducted a very similar search in Czechoslovakia and Vienna for a
Brown family. They thought ther had been Catholic for generations - indeed they
were! It turned out= that one grandmother was not "clean enough" fro, the Nazi
point if view and ended up in England. Conversion in the mid-1800 was rife.

I suggest you start in the Jewishgen Spcial Interest Group "Austria-Czech SIG"
<austriaczech@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Do you read/understand either Czech or German> That will help hugely

Best of luck

David Lewin
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Researching if my German / Hungarian ancestors were Jewish (Hajek, Landsmann) #general

David Lewin
 

Gwenivere Hajek Roolf wrote:
The most recent generations of my family were German Catholics. My mother has done
a lot of genealogical research, mostly in church records. Her findings hit a wall
a few generations back the same generations that have names like Landsmann,
Dreckman, Bruggeman, etc. I wonder if these were Jewish ancestors who converted
(either by choice or under duress).
I have just conducted a very similar search in Czechoslovakia and Vienna for a
Brown family. They thought ther had been Catholic for generations - indeed they
were! It turned out= that one grandmother was not "clean enough" fro, the Nazi
point if view and ended up in England. Conversion in the mid-1800 was rife.

I suggest you start in the Jewishgen Spcial Interest Group "Austria-Czech SIG"
<austriaczech@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Do you read/understand either Czech or German> That will help hugely

Best of luck

David Lewin
London


United Kingdom - 1845 Chief Rabbi's Questionnaire and 1974 Conference on Provincial Jewry #general

Webmaster JCR-UK
 

In August 1845, Chief Rabbi Nathan Adler issued an elaborate questionnaire, shortly
after his induction, asking all the congregations under his general control for
detailed information about synagogal, charitable and educational activities. Very
little of the information which he gathered was made available until 1974, no doubt
partly because some of the replies were too frank and contentious to be printed c
ontemporaneously. In 1974 the late Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser transcribed the results
of the questionnaire (including the Chief Rabbi’s own handwritten notes) for
presentation to the 1974 “Conference on Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain”.

The transcription by Rabbi Susser, which he described as “Statistical Accounts”,
has now been reformatted and posted in full to JCR-UK (together with my own
additional notes) and can be viewed at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Newman_papers/Provincial_Jewry_Victorian/statistical_accounts_contents.htm.
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/myrhege )

It cover Ashkenasi congregations throughout the British Isles (as well as Jamaica)
and contains information of interest to both historians and genealogist, including
membership data, details of facilities, charitable organisations as well as, in
many instances, the names and salaries of paid officers and the names of parents
with children of school age (and the number of such children) and lots more.

The 1974 Conference was prepared by Professor Aubrey Newman under auspices of the
JHSE, and Professor Newman has kindly granted permission for the publication of the
Conference papers (including the Statistical Accounts) on JCR-UK. The various
Conference papers have been posted to JCR-UK over a period of time and all are now
available on JCR-UK (apart >from some ancillary papers still to be added). The
full index of Conference papers may be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Provincial_Jewry_Victorian.htm.

We are very grateful to Professor Newman for his permission and for his assistance
in facilitating the posting of these interesting and invaluable papers.

Regards

David Shulman
Webmaster JCR-UK
Ra'anana, Israel
email: jcrukwebmaster@gmail.com
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen United Kingdom - 1845 Chief Rabbi's Questionnaire and 1974 Conference on Provincial Jewry #general

Webmaster JCR-UK
 

In August 1845, Chief Rabbi Nathan Adler issued an elaborate questionnaire, shortly
after his induction, asking all the congregations under his general control for
detailed information about synagogal, charitable and educational activities. Very
little of the information which he gathered was made available until 1974, no doubt
partly because some of the replies were too frank and contentious to be printed c
ontemporaneously. In 1974 the late Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser transcribed the results
of the questionnaire (including the Chief Rabbi’s own handwritten notes) for
presentation to the 1974 “Conference on Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain”.

The transcription by Rabbi Susser, which he described as “Statistical Accounts”,
has now been reformatted and posted in full to JCR-UK (together with my own
additional notes) and can be viewed at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Newman_papers/Provincial_Jewry_Victorian/statistical_accounts_contents.htm.
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/myrhege )

It cover Ashkenasi congregations throughout the British Isles (as well as Jamaica)
and contains information of interest to both historians and genealogist, including
membership data, details of facilities, charitable organisations as well as, in
many instances, the names and salaries of paid officers and the names of parents
with children of school age (and the number of such children) and lots more.

The 1974 Conference was prepared by Professor Aubrey Newman under auspices of the
JHSE, and Professor Newman has kindly granted permission for the publication of the
Conference papers (including the Statistical Accounts) on JCR-UK. The various
Conference papers have been posted to JCR-UK over a period of time and all are now
available on JCR-UK (apart >from some ancillary papers still to be added). The
full index of Conference papers may be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Provincial_Jewry_Victorian.htm.

We are very grateful to Professor Newman for his permission and for his assistance
in facilitating the posting of these interesting and invaluable papers.

Regards

David Shulman
Webmaster JCR-UK
Ra'anana, Israel
email: jcrukwebmaster@gmail.com
website: http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK


My Great Grandmother #ukraine

Michael Forster <mforster3054@...>
 

Hello my name is Michael Forster and I'm having trouble finding where exactly my great grandmother was born in the Ukraine. Here is some information (this is my moms moms mother) her name is Doris aka Della Silverman Kovit my great grandfather was Michael kovit (Itzkovitz). She was born 12/16/1896 in the Ukraine and Died 10/28/1966 in Brooklyn NY her last address was Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn NY her parents where Harry Silverman and Minnie Bekofsky the 1920 US Census had the family living at East 7th Street in Manhattan. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Michael Forster


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine My Great Grandmother #ukraine

Michael Forster <mforster3054@...>
 

Hello my name is Michael Forster and I'm having trouble finding where exactly my great grandmother was born in the Ukraine. Here is some information (this is my moms moms mother) her name is Doris aka Della Silverman Kovit my great grandfather was Michael kovit (Itzkovitz). She was born 12/16/1896 in the Ukraine and Died 10/28/1966 in Brooklyn NY her last address was Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn NY her parents where Harry Silverman and Minnie Bekofsky the 1920 US Census had the family living at East 7th Street in Manhattan. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Michael Forster


Raskins or Raskins in Br'ansk Russia what information sources are out there #general

Michelle Sandler
 

Where are records located for Br'ansk Russia? What type of records are available.
I have not found anything listed in the Routes to Roots website. I am
looking for the Raskin surname or Ruskin surname. My husbands paternal maternal
great grandfather was Phillip Raskin. His wife was Esther Vera Malkov of Chernigov
Ukraine.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Raskins or Raskins in Br'ansk Russia what information sources are out there #general

Michelle Sandler
 

Where are records located for Br'ansk Russia? What type of records are available.
I have not found anything listed in the Routes to Roots website. I am
looking for the Raskin surname or Ruskin surname. My husbands paternal maternal
great grandfather was Phillip Raskin. His wife was Esther Vera Malkov of Chernigov
Ukraine.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster California


Translation Request RUSSIAN #general

Zazu <zazusings@...>
 

Hello,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I would appreciate
translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54458

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54459

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54460

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54461

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54462


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Sharon Singer
Toronto, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation Request RUSSIAN #general

Zazu <zazusings@...>
 

Hello,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I would appreciate
translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54458

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54459

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54460

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54461

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54462


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Sharon Singer
Toronto, Canada


Mystery pendant #general

Peggy Teich
 

Happy Holidays. I've already posted this on the GerSig forum so apologies for
cross-posting.

Happy holidays to you.

While going through her parents' things, my cousin recently found this little
pendant. It was her grandfather's pendant. (so .. late 19th or early 20th century).
My cousin's father Steven (nee Stefan) PRAGER was >from a Bavarian town called
Mellrichstadt. His father was >from nearby town called Ottensoos.

Steven was unsure what the symbolism of the pendant was. It appears to contain a
cross, and has the Hebrew word YHWH - Jehovah. As you can see on ViewMate, it is
triangular in shape. The pendant is gold and tiny - 3/4" all around.

We were hoping someone might have an idea of what this small pendant represents.

A photo of the pendant can be viewed on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54434

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you very much,

Peggy Teich
New York, NY

MODERATOR: Please respond using the viewmate response form


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mystery pendant #general

Peggy Teich
 

Happy Holidays. I've already posted this on the GerSig forum so apologies for
cross-posting.

Happy holidays to you.

While going through her parents' things, my cousin recently found this little
pendant. It was her grandfather's pendant. (so .. late 19th or early 20th century).
My cousin's father Steven (nee Stefan) PRAGER was >from a Bavarian town called
Mellrichstadt. His father was >from nearby town called Ottensoos.

Steven was unsure what the symbolism of the pendant was. It appears to contain a
cross, and has the Hebrew word YHWH - Jehovah. As you can see on ViewMate, it is
triangular in shape. The pendant is gold and tiny - 3/4" all around.

We were hoping someone might have an idea of what this small pendant represents.

A photo of the pendant can be viewed on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54434

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank you very much,

Peggy Teich
New York, NY

MODERATOR: Please respond using the viewmate response form


ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


Names: ZAIVEL and ZANVLICH #general

David Goldman
 

Hello, Jewishgenners. I am a bit confused about this name that may be a
great-great-grandfather:

Chaim-Zayvel Zinvlich Fuks

I don't think the second name and the patronymic can be the same, so I
assume we are looking at:

Chaim-[Ze'evel] son of Zanvil [Zangvill/Zangwill] Fuks.

Ze'evel would of course simply refer to the name Ze'ev / Wolf......I'd
appreciate any thoughts about this.

David Goldman
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Names: ZAIVEL and ZANVLICH #general

David Goldman
 

Hello, Jewishgenners. I am a bit confused about this name that may be a
great-great-grandfather:

Chaim-Zayvel Zinvlich Fuks

I don't think the second name and the patronymic can be the same, so I
assume we are looking at:

Chaim-[Ze'evel] son of Zanvil [Zangvill/Zangwill] Fuks.

Ze'evel would of course simply refer to the name Ze'ev / Wolf......I'd
appreciate any thoughts about this.

David Goldman
NYC


Pop-up map-finding programme #general

zionsharav
 

One of the most time-consuming and tiring parts of research is locating
whichever of those thousands of little towns and hamlets in Eastern
Europe to which a correspondent may have referred. To add to the work,
as we all know, towns changed names and those names have multiple
transliterations. Recently a genetic cousin >from FTDNA asked casually
whether I'd checked out her town list. I hadn't and my heart sank at the
thought of doing it; I was interested but it took more time than I
wanted to spend despite the wonderful modern availability of Google
maps and our own JGS Town Finder and Gazeteers. And I, in turn, have
also blithely referred to obscure ancestral locales as if my
correspondents should know where they are. Is there- could there be- a
programme which gives one a simple, pop-up map immediately upon having
high-lighted the name of a place? Is there an ambulatory computer
genius out there who would take this on? Perhaps there is already such a programme
and, if so, I and probably many other researchers would love to hear of it.

Ari Dale

MODERATOR: Private responses only please. Perhaps after Ari hears about programs
out there he will submit a short summary of the responses he received


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pop-up map-finding programme #general

zionsharav
 

One of the most time-consuming and tiring parts of research is locating
whichever of those thousands of little towns and hamlets in Eastern
Europe to which a correspondent may have referred. To add to the work,
as we all know, towns changed names and those names have multiple
transliterations. Recently a genetic cousin >from FTDNA asked casually
whether I'd checked out her town list. I hadn't and my heart sank at the
thought of doing it; I was interested but it took more time than I
wanted to spend despite the wonderful modern availability of Google
maps and our own JGS Town Finder and Gazeteers. And I, in turn, have
also blithely referred to obscure ancestral locales as if my
correspondents should know where they are. Is there- could there be- a
programme which gives one a simple, pop-up map immediately upon having
high-lighted the name of a place? Is there an ambulatory computer
genius out there who would take this on? Perhaps there is already such a programme
and, if so, I and probably many other researchers would love to hear of it.

Ari Dale

MODERATOR: Private responses only please. Perhaps after Ari hears about programs
out there he will submit a short summary of the responses he received

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