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Re: Naming a child after deceased relative #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

To add to this discussion, it was customary to name
a child - (meaning 'old') "Alter" (for a boy) or "Alta" (for a girl) to
'fool the angel of death'.

My grandparents lost an infant daughter at the age of 7 weeks, so when my
Aunt Anita was born, they named her "Alta Bryna".
There are other similar examples in my early family as well.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming a child after deceased relative #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

To add to this discussion, it was customary to name
a child - (meaning 'old') "Alter" (for a boy) or "Alta" (for a girl) to
'fool the angel of death'.

My grandparents lost an infant daughter at the age of 7 weeks, so when my
Aunt Anita was born, they named her "Alta Bryna".
There are other similar examples in my early family as well.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal


The D&S SIG on the 29th. PS. Good news - an addition to the announced WORKSHOP. #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear interested members - following on >from yesterday's message.

Thanks to Chairman Leigh Dworkin's suggestion and arrangement, there will
view a 45 minute educational video - produced by Ton Tielen - entitled "
Genealogical Data >from The Archives of The Portuguese Jewish Community of
Amsterdam ". The regular WORKSHOP will follow the showing after the
refreshment break at 3.45(ish). Other details remain the same.

Hope to see you there.

Regards,

THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom The D&S SIG on the 29th. PS. Good news - an addition to the announced WORKSHOP. #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear interested members - following on >from yesterday's message.

Thanks to Chairman Leigh Dworkin's suggestion and arrangement, there will
view a 45 minute educational video - produced by Ton Tielen - entitled "
Genealogical Data >from The Archives of The Portuguese Jewish Community of
Amsterdam ". The regular WORKSHOP will follow the showing after the
refreshment break at 3.45(ish). Other details remain the same.

Hope to see you there.

Regards,

THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


FW: Friedman/Friedmann and Grunebaum/Grunbaum Families #hungary

Niftee
 

Hi Everyone,
I apologize for the second email, however I just was informed that I forgot=
to include the first name of my great grandfather. His name was Morris Fr=
iedman. He may have had a brother here in the US, David Friedman who was b=
orn in 1874 and was the witness to Morris's naturalization record in 1902=20

Elissa Boyet=09
Danbury CT

-----Original Message-----
From: ELISSA BOYET=20
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:38 AM
To: 'h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org' <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: Friedman/Friedmann and Grunebaum/Grunbaum Families

Hi=20
I recently came across my great grandfathers passport application >from 1929=
which listed his birth place as Rakatza which I assume is Rakacza . He wa=
s born on May 26 1878 and my records show his father was Samuel and his mot=
her may have been Fannie. I am looking for any information on his family i=
f it is available. =20

Also I am looking for information on my great grandmother Malka Grunebaum/G=
runbaum who was born in December 1881 and came here with her mother and si=
blings in 1884, I believe she may have been born in Ungvar.

Thank You

Elissa Boyet
Danbury, CT

Moderator: Please contact Elissa off-list if you can help.


Re: Friedman/Friedmann and Grunebaum/Grunbaum Families #hungary

tom
 

for what it's worth, according to jewishgen's gazetteer, the nearest jewish
communities were szendro and torna, and the nearest large jewish community was
miskolc (26 miles away).

....... tom klein, toronto

niftee@msn.com wrote:

I recently came across my great grandfathers passport application >from 1929 which listed his birth place as Rakatza which I assume is Rakacza . He was born on May 26 1878 and my records show his father was Samuel and his mother may have been Fannie. I am looking for any information on his family if it is available.

Also I am looking for information on my great grandmother Malka Grunebaum/Grunbaum who was born in December 1881 and came here with her mother and siblings in 1884, I believe she may have been born in Ungvar.


Hungary SIG #Hungary FW: Friedman/Friedmann and Grunebaum/Grunbaum Families #hungary

Niftee
 

Hi Everyone,
I apologize for the second email, however I just was informed that I forgot=
to include the first name of my great grandfather. His name was Morris Fr=
iedman. He may have had a brother here in the US, David Friedman who was b=
orn in 1874 and was the witness to Morris's naturalization record in 1902=20

Elissa Boyet=09
Danbury CT

-----Original Message-----
From: ELISSA BOYET=20
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:38 AM
To: 'h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org' <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: Friedman/Friedmann and Grunebaum/Grunbaum Families

Hi=20
I recently came across my great grandfathers passport application >from 1929=
which listed his birth place as Rakatza which I assume is Rakacza . He wa=
s born on May 26 1878 and my records show his father was Samuel and his mot=
her may have been Fannie. I am looking for any information on his family i=
f it is available. =20

Also I am looking for information on my great grandmother Malka Grunebaum/G=
runbaum who was born in December 1881 and came here with her mother and si=
blings in 1884, I believe she may have been born in Ungvar.

Thank You

Elissa Boyet
Danbury, CT

Moderator: Please contact Elissa off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Friedman/Friedmann and Grunebaum/Grunbaum Families #hungary

tom
 

for what it's worth, according to jewishgen's gazetteer, the nearest jewish
communities were szendro and torna, and the nearest large jewish community was
miskolc (26 miles away).

....... tom klein, toronto

niftee@msn.com wrote:

I recently came across my great grandfathers passport application >from 1929 which listed his birth place as Rakatza which I assume is Rakacza . He was born on May 26 1878 and my records show his father was Samuel and his mother may have been Fannie. I am looking for any information on his family if it is available.

Also I am looking for information on my great grandmother Malka Grunebaum/Grunbaum who was born in December 1881 and came here with her mother and siblings in 1884, I believe she may have been born in Ungvar.


JGS NY Meeting January 29 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th, New York NY

Program: Jewish Cemeteries-Preserving a Critical Genealogical Resource
Speakers: Lewis Polishook, Jamie Cotel

As we know,cemeteries and gravestones are an important resource for
genealogical research. Our speakers will discuss the sometimes
complicated issues surrounding cemetery regulation, oversight and
maintenance, >from both a governmental and community perspective,
and answer our questions regarding the preservation and management of
gravestones and burial society plots.

Lewis Polishook is the Director of the NY State Division of Cemeteries,
which works with cemetery officials on a wide range of issues including
the sale of lots, service fee, and the acquisition of lands. There are
some 1800 cemeteries and crematories under its jurisdiction.

Jamie Cotel is the Executive Director of the Community Alliance for
Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC) in New York,NY and White Plains,
NY. CAJAC strives to create permanent solutions for ensuring cemeteries'
long-term sustainability, through a collaboration of volunteers,
community leaders and local agencies, and represents the organized
Jewish community's efforts to preserve and rehabilitate at-risk
cemeteries.

Free for members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open >from 11 am
to 4 pm.

More information is available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our
Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS NY Meeting January 29 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th, New York NY

Program: Jewish Cemeteries-Preserving a Critical Genealogical Resource
Speakers: Lewis Polishook, Jamie Cotel

As we know,cemeteries and gravestones are an important resource for
genealogical research. Our speakers will discuss the sometimes
complicated issues surrounding cemetery regulation, oversight and
maintenance, >from both a governmental and community perspective,
and answer our questions regarding the preservation and management of
gravestones and burial society plots.

Lewis Polishook is the Director of the NY State Division of Cemeteries,
which works with cemetery officials on a wide range of issues including
the sale of lots, service fee, and the acquisition of lands. There are
some 1800 cemeteries and crematories under its jurisdiction.

Jamie Cotel is the Executive Director of the Community Alliance for
Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC) in New York,NY and White Plains,
NY. CAJAC strives to create permanent solutions for ensuring cemeteries'
long-term sustainability, through a collaboration of volunteers,
community leaders and local agencies, and represents the organized
Jewish community's efforts to preserve and rehabilitate at-risk
cemeteries.

Free for members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

The Ackman & Ziff Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open >from 11 am
to 4 pm.

More information is available at our website: www.jgsny.org and on our
Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Viewmate translation request Polish to English #general

charles goldenzon
 

Dear all,

I would like to ask for help with translating the text behind two
pictures of soldiers who I inferr where my grandfather's (Chil
Djament) colleagues in the Polish army. The pictures date 1927 and
I know he served in a cars/trucks unit.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=52892

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=52833

Thanks in advance,

Charles Goldenzon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MODWERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation request Polish to English #general

charles goldenzon
 

Dear all,

I would like to ask for help with translating the text behind two
pictures of soldiers who I inferr where my grandfather's (Chil
Djament) colleagues in the Polish army. The pictures date 1927 and
I know he served in a cars/trucks unit.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=52892

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=52833

Thanks in advance,

Charles Goldenzon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MODWERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Re: Naming a child after deceased relative #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

Even in Europe this was done. The idea, though, is to add a second
name for the child. My great grandmother's first child, Beyla, died
in infancy. My grandmother was then named Pesia Beyla to avoid
having her die young. She lived to 98. The same was the case with
my mother but she also had a second name. She lived to 96.

Shelley Mitchell
searching for TERNER, MOLDAUER, KONIGSBERG/KINIGSBER,
PLATZ (Kolomyja, Buchach, and Monastriska),
WOLFENSON (Latvia, Russia), KREISMAN/KRAYSMAN (Kamenets-Podolsk, Russia)
and MICHALOVSKY (Tiraspol, Dubasari, Moldova)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming a child after deceased relative #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

Even in Europe this was done. The idea, though, is to add a second
name for the child. My great grandmother's first child, Beyla, died
in infancy. My grandmother was then named Pesia Beyla to avoid
having her die young. She lived to 98. The same was the case with
my mother but she also had a second name. She lived to 96.

Shelley Mitchell
searching for TERNER, MOLDAUER, KONIGSBERG/KINIGSBER,
PLATZ (Kolomyja, Buchach, and Monastriska),
WOLFENSON (Latvia, Russia), KREISMAN/KRAYSMAN (Kamenets-Podolsk, Russia)
and MICHALOVSKY (Tiraspol, Dubasari, Moldova)


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

Some of the saddest and most poignant accounts in Yizkor books are from
people who returned to their towns after the war in the late 1940s and the
1950s to see what had become of the destroyed Jewish communities. That is
the story of Lippe Fischer who left Jezierna (Ozerna) in western Ukraine,
just west of Ternopil, days before the German approach. She joined refugees
fleeing to the South Caucasus and was arrested when she fell into the trap
of Turkmen, in league with the Soviet NKVD, who promised to smuggle her and
others across the border to Persia for a few hundred rubles. Fischer spent
10 years in a Soviet prison camp. On her release, she was determined to
return home. This is an excerpt >from a much longer chapter that you can find
here: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/oze265.html#Page268 or
http://bit.ly/2jNeq4N

URL for the excerpt:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1295263010495851
Short URL: http://bit.ly/2jH2THV

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2eAUPDL); Kovel (http://bit.ly/2dG6bY4)
Kovel Yizkor Book (1957): (http://bit.ly/cA6w1d)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

Some of the saddest and most poignant accounts in Yizkor books are from
people who returned to their towns after the war in the late 1940s and the
1950s to see what had become of the destroyed Jewish communities. That is
the story of Lippe Fischer who left Jezierna (Ozerna) in western Ukraine,
just west of Ternopil, days before the German approach. She joined refugees
fleeing to the South Caucasus and was arrested when she fell into the trap
of Turkmen, in league with the Soviet NKVD, who promised to smuggle her and
others across the border to Persia for a few hundred rubles. Fischer spent
10 years in a Soviet prison camp. On her release, she was determined to
return home. This is an excerpt >from a much longer chapter that you can find
here: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/oze265.html#Page268 or
http://bit.ly/2jNeq4N

URL for the excerpt:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1295263010495851
Short URL: http://bit.ly/2jH2THV

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow (http://bit.ly/2eAUPDL); Kovel (http://bit.ly/2dG6bY4)
Kovel Yizkor Book (1957): (http://bit.ly/cA6w1d)


Re: Naming a child after deceased relative #general

Paul King
 

Yoni Ben-Ari in "Naming a child after deceased relative" (January 19, 2017)
suggests, or perhaps warns, that naming a child after a relative who died at
an early age is an ill-taken choice.

Nomen est omen
But we're not Roman

Paul King
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming a child after deceased relative #general

Paul King
 

Yoni Ben-Ari in "Naming a child after deceased relative" (January 19, 2017)
suggests, or perhaps warns, that naming a child after a relative who died at
an early age is an ill-taken choice.

Nomen est omen
But we're not Roman

Paul King
Jerusalem


The 1930-1945 NYC Marriage Index images are now online, and more to come soon #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Did your family get hitched in New York City?

Reclaim The Records has started uploading the newly-scanned images of
the 110 microfilms that we won in our 2016 court settlement with the
New York City Clerk's Office. These images are of handwritten index
ledgers of marriage license applications for all five boroughs of New
York City for 1930-1972. They're broken down by borough/county and by
year, and then alphabetical by surname.

There are 176,136 brand new images in total, so this is going to take
quite a while to upload. So far, we've uploaded the images for
1930-1945 to the Internet Archive (archive.org), and the other years
will be going online bit by bit over the next few months.

Direct links to each of these 1930-1945(ish) files for each
borough/county are in our latest e-mail newsletter:
http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5f700fdc65a51d3813e67dab2&id=c75a965179
[ TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/zc9b8p4 ]

If you find a name of interest, you can write away for a copy of that
person's marriage license/application/affidavit >from either the NYC
Municipal Archives (1949 and earlier) or the New York City Clerk's
Office (1950 and later). These marriage license files are open to the
public if they're more than fifty years old, and they have a wealth of
information.

These are *not* the same records as the two-page NYC Health Department
marriage certificates that have been microfilmed by FamilySearch;
those only go up through 1937 and they don't have quite as much
information.

Note that some people who got married in New York City may have
applied for their license in a nearby county, like Westchester or
Nassau, and so those people wouldn't be in this data set; this data
only covers *applications* filed in New York City, not *marriages
conducted in* New York City.

Enjoy!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Founder, Reclaim The Records
Mill Valley, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The 1930-1945 NYC Marriage Index images are now online, and more to come soon #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Did your family get hitched in New York City?

Reclaim The Records has started uploading the newly-scanned images of
the 110 microfilms that we won in our 2016 court settlement with the
New York City Clerk's Office. These images are of handwritten index
ledgers of marriage license applications for all five boroughs of New
York City for 1930-1972. They're broken down by borough/county and by
year, and then alphabetical by surname.

There are 176,136 brand new images in total, so this is going to take
quite a while to upload. So far, we've uploaded the images for
1930-1945 to the Internet Archive (archive.org), and the other years
will be going online bit by bit over the next few months.

Direct links to each of these 1930-1945(ish) files for each
borough/county are in our latest e-mail newsletter:
http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5f700fdc65a51d3813e67dab2&id=c75a965179
[ TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/zc9b8p4 ]

If you find a name of interest, you can write away for a copy of that
person's marriage license/application/affidavit >from either the NYC
Municipal Archives (1949 and earlier) or the New York City Clerk's
Office (1950 and later). These marriage license files are open to the
public if they're more than fifty years old, and they have a wealth of
information.

These are *not* the same records as the two-page NYC Health Department
marriage certificates that have been microfilmed by FamilySearch;
those only go up through 1937 and they don't have quite as much
information.

Note that some people who got married in New York City may have
applied for their license in a nearby county, like Westchester or
Nassau, and so those people wouldn't be in this data set; this data
only covers *applications* filed in New York City, not *marriages
conducted in* New York City.

Enjoy!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Founder, Reclaim The Records
Mill Valley, California

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