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Sephardic Jews Last Names. #sephardic

Frank Rojas
 

Shalom,

I've been trying to find truth about my last name's (parental) Rojas and
its Jewish roots >from Spain.
My DNA results are 46% predominant in Spain, but in addition, more
percentages shows in Western Europe and some Arabic countries.???
And yes, there's a small percentage of Jewish descendent traces.

As I read different stories >from the 1400s in Spain, they say that the
surname ROJAS (Red) was chosen by Jews during the Catholic Inquisition to
escape persecution and death, later to travel to other countries such as
Costa Rica, where my ancestors finally resided.

What I gathered so far, is that the surname Rojas comes >from Jews that
settled in Spain, somewhere near Burgos and Guadalajara.
If anyone have similar stories or facts about last names or surnames with
Sephardic roots, please share them at this link, and perhaps that could
bring shalom to my soul.

Frank Rojas
Mission Viejo, California, USA


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Sephardic Jews Last Names. #sephardic

Frank Rojas
 

Shalom,

I've been trying to find truth about my last name's (parental) Rojas and
its Jewish roots >from Spain.
My DNA results are 46% predominant in Spain, but in addition, more
percentages shows in Western Europe and some Arabic countries.???
And yes, there's a small percentage of Jewish descendent traces.

As I read different stories >from the 1400s in Spain, they say that the
surname ROJAS (Red) was chosen by Jews during the Catholic Inquisition to
escape persecution and death, later to travel to other countries such as
Costa Rica, where my ancestors finally resided.

What I gathered so far, is that the surname Rojas comes >from Jews that
settled in Spain, somewhere near Burgos and Guadalajara.
If anyone have similar stories or facts about last names or surnames with
Sephardic roots, please share them at this link, and perhaps that could
bring shalom to my soul.

Frank Rojas
Mission Viejo, California, USA


Request to translate our grandparents ladino letters in soletreo script-- PART 1 #sephardic

anthony romano <tony@...>
 

Hello Good People

I am Anthony Romano, a Sephardic Jew in Atlanta GA USA. I have found
some letters >from my grandparents, Abraham Romano and Sarah Betton, that
we have had difficulty getting translated and wanted to see if you could
help. We are hoping these letters shed light on our family's history.
I would be grateful if you could help me translate them or identify
someone who can help.

I would love to send the letters to whoever can help.

Thank you,

Anthony Romano


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Request to translate our grandparents ladino letters in soletreo script-- PART 1 #sephardic

anthony romano <tony@...>
 

Hello Good People

I am Anthony Romano, a Sephardic Jew in Atlanta GA USA. I have found
some letters >from my grandparents, Abraham Romano and Sarah Betton, that
we have had difficulty getting translated and wanted to see if you could
help. We are hoping these letters shed light on our family's history.
I would be grateful if you could help me translate them or identify
someone who can help.

I would love to send the letters to whoever can help.

Thank you,

Anthony Romano


Need more names read on records written in Russian/Cyrillic in order to complete Latvia births database #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

I am working on getting Christine Usdin's work into an Excel
spreadsheet so that it can go on Jewishgen. These are written in the
old Cyrillic script that was used in Russia until almost 100 years
ago.

I need someone who can read it to decipher a few things that she
missed or did not record clearly. Most of these are records where she
put down the parent's names, but not the child's name. There are also
a few records where she seems to have garbled things a little, so that
I cannot tell which entry in one column corresponds to which entry in
another column. And there is one half page that she seems to have
missed entirely.

Please provide the child's name for each of the following records:

1. Dvinsk 1891 page 44
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0044-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #87, #120, #121, #122)

2. Dvinsk 1891 page 90
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0090-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #169, #214, #215, #216)

3. Dvinsk 1891 page 97
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0097-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #232, #176, #233, #234)

4. Dvinsk 1891 page 99
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0099-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 2 records, #239, #240)

5. Dvinsk 1891 page 105
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0105-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #249, #250, #251, #252)

6. Dvinsk 1891 page 184
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0184-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #444, #445, #285, #446)

7. Dvinsk 1891 page 204
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0204-M3.jpg
(only need the child's name for the first record, #491, already have
the others)

8. Dvinsk 1892 page 68
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000273/LVVA-005024-0002-000273-0068-M3.jpg
Christine recorded the right amount of data but scrambled it a little.
Please match up the data and indicate which child goes with which
parent, etc.

Record numbers, mohel (for males only), and date of birth:
184 9-Jul
264 Mohel: Ovsei-Elia Yudenson 6-Jul
185 12-Jul
186 12-Jul
187 12-Jul
188 12-Jul
189 13-Jul
265 Mohel: Meer Nemtshenok 8-Jul

Parents (father's given name, father's patronymic, father's surname,
mother's given name, mother's patronymic, mother's maiden surname):
Movsha Gilelevich Dik Gena-Rasha Mikhelevna Grob
Izrail Rakhmielevich Gurvich Bliuma Osher-Abovna Zelbershtein
Movsha Shliomovich Rozenkovich Sora Simenovna Bor
Simen Zalmanovich Shneider Khaya Elievna Ikhlov
Girsh-Meer Simenovich Lashev Pesha Tzalelevna Khatzkelevich
Yosel-Shmuil Gershonovich Geskin Khana-Mera Meerovna
Leizer Mikhelevich Kantor Golda Movshovna
Borukh Noson-Shliomovich Vulfson Khana-Livsha Tzal

Children's names:
Eida-Stirel
Moisey
Feiga
Mera
Malka
Gesa
Sora-Pera
Noson-Shlioma

9. Dvinsk 1892 page 80
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000273/LVVA-005024-0002-000273-0080-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 7 records, #220, #312, #313, #314, #315,
#221, #316)

10. Dvinsk 1893 right hand side pages 90 and 91 (they have the same
data, rewritten, but page is torn so you cannot read it all on one
image)
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0090-M3.jpg
and http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0090-M3.jpg
Need entire right hand side of page read: child's name, father's name,
date, place, etc., record numbers 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, all are
male; already have the left hand side.

11. Dvinsk 1893 page 92
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0092-M3.jpg
The correct record numbers and dates are:
152 10-Jun (female)
234 6-Jun (male)
153 12-Jun (female)
154 12-Jun (female)
235 7-Jun (male)
The data Christine recorded (5 fathers, 5 mothers, 4 children's names)
is (format is date, father's name, mother's name, child's name, record
number):
10/06 Morkha Zelikovich Frakht Enta Rubanovna Karomitzki Rivka 152
6/06 Mordukh Naftelevich Beniaminovich Liba-Bliuma Girshovna Lipovski
Naftali 234
12/06 Azriel Yudelevich Sheidmin or Sheidmen Dina Yoselevna Burgin Zlata 154
12/06 Leib-Yosel Elievich Katzkevich Tauba Davidovna Zingerevich
Leib-Sholom (this cannot be right because the child's name she put is
male, even though the date she put is one on which one females were
born) 235
7/06 Ovsei-Elia Yudenson Khaim Shkhnovich Kusner Ginda Abramovna
hiddenran (here she did not put a child's name)
Please match up the names to the dates and record numbers and provide
the missing child's name

12. Dvinsk 1893 page 97
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0097-M3.jpg
Christine recorded the first three children's names as
Ber
Dveira
Sora
I need the last two children's names (records #247 and #162)

13. Dvinsk 1894 page 238
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/004359-0002-000002/LVVA-004359-0002-000002-0238-M3.jpg
Need the names of all 4 children (records #504, #505, #506, #507)

14. Dvinsk 1895 page 71
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/004359-0002-000003/LVVA-004359-0002-000003-0071-M3.jpg
Need the names of the 6th and 7th child on the page, which are the
first two in the right hand column, record #373 and 374

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA
USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia Need more names read on records written in Russian/Cyrillic in order to complete Latvia births database #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

I am working on getting Christine Usdin's work into an Excel
spreadsheet so that it can go on Jewishgen. These are written in the
old Cyrillic script that was used in Russia until almost 100 years
ago.

I need someone who can read it to decipher a few things that she
missed or did not record clearly. Most of these are records where she
put down the parent's names, but not the child's name. There are also
a few records where she seems to have garbled things a little, so that
I cannot tell which entry in one column corresponds to which entry in
another column. And there is one half page that she seems to have
missed entirely.

Please provide the child's name for each of the following records:

1. Dvinsk 1891 page 44
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0044-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #87, #120, #121, #122)

2. Dvinsk 1891 page 90
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0090-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #169, #214, #215, #216)

3. Dvinsk 1891 page 97
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0097-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #232, #176, #233, #234)

4. Dvinsk 1891 page 99
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0099-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 2 records, #239, #240)

5. Dvinsk 1891 page 105
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0105-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #249, #250, #251, #252)

6. Dvinsk 1891 page 184
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0184-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 4 records, #444, #445, #285, #446)

7. Dvinsk 1891 page 204
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000272/LVVA-005024-0002-000272-0204-M3.jpg
(only need the child's name for the first record, #491, already have
the others)

8. Dvinsk 1892 page 68
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000273/LVVA-005024-0002-000273-0068-M3.jpg
Christine recorded the right amount of data but scrambled it a little.
Please match up the data and indicate which child goes with which
parent, etc.

Record numbers, mohel (for males only), and date of birth:
184 9-Jul
264 Mohel: Ovsei-Elia Yudenson 6-Jul
185 12-Jul
186 12-Jul
187 12-Jul
188 12-Jul
189 13-Jul
265 Mohel: Meer Nemtshenok 8-Jul

Parents (father's given name, father's patronymic, father's surname,
mother's given name, mother's patronymic, mother's maiden surname):
Movsha Gilelevich Dik Gena-Rasha Mikhelevna Grob
Izrail Rakhmielevich Gurvich Bliuma Osher-Abovna Zelbershtein
Movsha Shliomovich Rozenkovich Sora Simenovna Bor
Simen Zalmanovich Shneider Khaya Elievna Ikhlov
Girsh-Meer Simenovich Lashev Pesha Tzalelevna Khatzkelevich
Yosel-Shmuil Gershonovich Geskin Khana-Mera Meerovna
Leizer Mikhelevich Kantor Golda Movshovna
Borukh Noson-Shliomovich Vulfson Khana-Livsha Tzal

Children's names:
Eida-Stirel
Moisey
Feiga
Mera
Malka
Gesa
Sora-Pera
Noson-Shlioma

9. Dvinsk 1892 page 80
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000273/LVVA-005024-0002-000273-0080-M3.jpg
(need child's name for all 7 records, #220, #312, #313, #314, #315,
#221, #316)

10. Dvinsk 1893 right hand side pages 90 and 91 (they have the same
data, rewritten, but page is torn so you cannot read it all on one
image)
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0090-M3.jpg
and http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0090-M3.jpg
Need entire right hand side of page read: child's name, father's name,
date, place, etc., record numbers 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, all are
male; already have the left hand side.

11. Dvinsk 1893 page 92
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0092-M3.jpg
The correct record numbers and dates are:
152 10-Jun (female)
234 6-Jun (male)
153 12-Jun (female)
154 12-Jun (female)
235 7-Jun (male)
The data Christine recorded (5 fathers, 5 mothers, 4 children's names)
is (format is date, father's name, mother's name, child's name, record
number):
10/06 Morkha Zelikovich Frakht Enta Rubanovna Karomitzki Rivka 152
6/06 Mordukh Naftelevich Beniaminovich Liba-Bliuma Girshovna Lipovski
Naftali 234
12/06 Azriel Yudelevich Sheidmin or Sheidmen Dina Yoselevna Burgin Zlata 154
12/06 Leib-Yosel Elievich Katzkevich Tauba Davidovna Zingerevich
Leib-Sholom (this cannot be right because the child's name she put is
male, even though the date she put is one on which one females were
born) 235
7/06 Ovsei-Elia Yudenson Khaim Shkhnovich Kusner Ginda Abramovna
hiddenran (here she did not put a child's name)
Please match up the names to the dates and record numbers and provide
the missing child's name

12. Dvinsk 1893 page 97
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/005024-0002-000274/LVVA-005024-0002-000274-0097-M3.jpg
Christine recorded the first three children's names as
Ber
Dveira
Sora
I need the last two children's names (records #247 and #162)

13. Dvinsk 1894 page 238
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/004359-0002-000002/LVVA-004359-0002-000002-0238-M3.jpg
Need the names of all 4 children (records #504, #505, #506, #507)

14. Dvinsk 1895 page 71
http://img1.lvva-raduraksti.lv/rabinati/004359-0002-000003/LVVA-004359-0002-000003-0071-M3.jpg
Need the names of the 6th and 7th child on the page, which are the
first two in the right hand column, record #373 and 374

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA
USA


ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have two postcard-size photographs of the same person, a female, one
as a child, the other as a young adult. A handwritten message is on
the reverse of each image, and I'd like to know the content. I
believe the language is German, but I am not certain. (This relative
resided in a town in Galicia; the territory now belongs to Ukraine.)

Here are direct links to the messages:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53304
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53305

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have two postcard-size photographs of the same person, a female, one
as a child, the other as a young adult. A handwritten message is on
the reverse of each image, and I'd like to know the content. I
believe the language is German, but I am not certain. (This relative
resided in a town in Galicia; the territory now belongs to Ukraine.)

Here are direct links to the messages:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53304
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53305

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


Translation Yiddish to English #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

Hello,
I've posted a Yiddish inscription >from the back of an old photograph
for which I would like a word for word translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53249

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation Yiddish to English #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

Hello,
I've posted a Yiddish inscription >from the back of an old photograph
for which I would like a word for word translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53249

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Walter S. Elias
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
USA


ViewMate Yiddish Translation Request #general

Martha Neuman <mneuman3@...>
 

I've posted a letter on ViewMate for which I am hoping to find
translation. The letter is in Yiddish and German. I only need the
Yiddish translated. I know the letter was written in northern Hungary,
now part of Slovakia. The links are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53139

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53140

Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

I am very grateful for what help anyone can provide.

Thank you,
Martha Neuman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Yiddish Translation Request #general

Martha Neuman <mneuman3@...>
 

I've posted a letter on ViewMate for which I am hoping to find
translation. The letter is in Yiddish and German. I only need the
Yiddish translated. I know the letter was written in northern Hungary,
now part of Slovakia. The links are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53139

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53140

Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

I am very grateful for what help anyone can provide.

Thank you,
Martha Neuman


ViewMate Translation Request: Polish #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted to ViewMate two Polish-language birth records (tabular
format) for which I am seeking translation. Both are >from them town
of Horodenka. Here are direct links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53301
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53302

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I am seeking translation of a German birth record >from the town of
Horodenka, formerly part of Galicia, now located in Ukraine. Here is
a direct link to the record posted at ViewMate:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53303

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request: Polish #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted to ViewMate two Polish-language birth records (tabular
format) for which I am seeking translation. Both are >from them town
of Horodenka. Here are direct links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53301
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53302

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request--German #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I am seeking translation of a German birth record >from the town of
Horodenka, formerly part of Galicia, now located in Ukraine. Here is
a direct link to the record posted at ViewMate:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53303

Please respond via ViewMate or privately. Thank you.

Deborah Dworski
U.S.A.


Viewmate Translation Requests-- Polish #general

Zazu <zazusings@...>
 

I've posted vital records in Polish for which I need translations.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53258

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53259

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53260

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53261

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53262

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so much!
Sharon Singer
Toronto, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Requests-- Polish #general

Zazu <zazusings@...>
 

I've posted vital records in Polish for which I need translations.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53258

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53259

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53260

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53261

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53262

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so much!
Sharon Singer
Toronto, Canada


PINKUSZEWICZ of Piotrkow #general

S. Cohen
 

The PINKUSZEWICZ family is seeking descendants of Rifka Pinkuszewicz,
who passed away in Piotrkow in 1929. Her son Avraham Reuven is
mentioned on her renewed matzeva to have passed away in Moscow in
1945. Avraham Reuven Pinkuszewicz (Pincus) and his wife Hela had two
young sons, Moshe and Fiszel, both believed to have perished in the
Holocaust. Hela survived and remarried to (given name unknown) Henig.
She and her second husband lived in New York. Rifka Pinkuszewicz's
daughter, Baila, married (given name unknown) Rabinowicz. They were
last known to have lived in the United States. Please contact me if
you know this family.

Sheindle Cohen (New York)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PINKUSZEWICZ of Piotrkow #general

S. Cohen
 

The PINKUSZEWICZ family is seeking descendants of Rifka Pinkuszewicz,
who passed away in Piotrkow in 1929. Her son Avraham Reuven is
mentioned on her renewed matzeva to have passed away in Moscow in
1945. Avraham Reuven Pinkuszewicz (Pincus) and his wife Hela had two
young sons, Moshe and Fiszel, both believed to have perished in the
Holocaust. Hela survived and remarried to (given name unknown) Henig.
She and her second husband lived in New York. Rifka Pinkuszewicz's
daughter, Baila, married (given name unknown) Rabinowicz. They were
last known to have lived in the United States. Please contact me if
you know this family.

Sheindle Cohen (New York)

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