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ViewMate: Cyrillic Russian documents in need of translation #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted 2 death records to have translated. One is for Israel
KAWKA and the other is for Raszka Kawka. Both records have one thing
in common, the father, Leib Gerszk Kawka. I believe Leib Gerszk is
my husband's grandfather. The only way I can prove this is to have
as complete translation as possible. Israel looks to be the son of
his second wife. Raszka might be the daughter of his first wife.

If at all possible, I would truly appreciate a full translation,
but if not, as much information that could be gleaned >from these
documents that will help me identify him as my husband's grandfather.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so very much.
Lynne Kaffko

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49612
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49613

Researching the following surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKA, KALEKA,
CHMIEL, GIELCHINSKY, WSTENGA.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Cyrillic Russian documents in need of translation #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I have submitted 2 death records to have translated. One is for Israel
KAWKA and the other is for Raszka Kawka. Both records have one thing
in common, the father, Leib Gerszk Kawka. I believe Leib Gerszk is
my husband's grandfather. The only way I can prove this is to have
as complete translation as possible. Israel looks to be the son of
his second wife. Raszka might be the daughter of his first wife.

If at all possible, I would truly appreciate a full translation,
but if not, as much information that could be gleaned >from these
documents that will help me identify him as my husband's grandfather.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so very much.
Lynne Kaffko

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49612
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49613

Researching the following surnames: KAWKIEWICZ, KAWKA, KALEKA,
CHMIEL, GIELCHINSKY, WSTENGA.


Husband taking wife's name #lithuania

Jan Rabinowitz <rabinowitzster@...>
 

I have several instances where the husband took the wife's name. One
family even did that after they arrived in the US. The other left
Lithuania with the "new" name. Both instances were late 19th century
rather than early. Neither family is a direct ancestor of mine, so I
have no info on whether or not there's a reason behind the change.
But both did occur with wives with the same surname. Presumably, this
may have happened due to the higher social status of the wife's
family. Both men took the surname WENDER.

Jan Harris Rabinowitz
Atlanta, GA

Researching WENDER >from Jonava, Lith, BALSER >from Lygumai,
Lith/Atlanta/Baltimore, HIRSCH and SELIGSON >from Latvia/Atlanta, MAX
from Shavli, Lith,/NC/VA, HARRIS >from Mariampole/Baltimore/Richmond,
ELLIS >from Newburgh, NY, ALTSCHUL >from Grinkiskis, Lith/Norfolk and
many more


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Husband taking wife's name #lithuania

Jan Rabinowitz <rabinowitzster@...>
 

I have several instances where the husband took the wife's name. One
family even did that after they arrived in the US. The other left
Lithuania with the "new" name. Both instances were late 19th century
rather than early. Neither family is a direct ancestor of mine, so I
have no info on whether or not there's a reason behind the change.
But both did occur with wives with the same surname. Presumably, this
may have happened due to the higher social status of the wife's
family. Both men took the surname WENDER.

Jan Harris Rabinowitz
Atlanta, GA

Researching WENDER >from Jonava, Lith, BALSER >from Lygumai,
Lith/Atlanta/Baltimore, HIRSCH and SELIGSON >from Latvia/Atlanta, MAX
from Shavli, Lith,/NC/VA, HARRIS >from Mariampole/Baltimore/Richmond,
ELLIS >from Newburgh, NY, ALTSCHUL >from Grinkiskis, Lith/Norfolk and
many more


adoption of wife's name #lithuania

Shlomo Yaakov Rapaport
 

I have many examples in my family tree of the woman's last name
being adopted by the husband. Usually the reason for this lies
in the Yichas of the family where she comes from. I have also
examples that the woman gives her last name to the children
but not adopted by the husband usually the women is not satisfied
with her her marraage but is forced to marry and stay married but
her protest is the denial of the father's last name and the use
hers >from her father

Shomo Yaakov Rapaport
Haifa Israel


Researching ROKEACH + BERZ + RITEVSKY/ Vilkaviskis + Vistinetz-Lithuania
FINK + TICKOCINSKI/Lithuania and Sejny Suwalki Poland and Bialystok
KANEL- Bialystok LOEWENTHAL/Vistinetz, Germany + Lithuania
RUSLANDER + GLASHENDLER/ Lithuania and Suwalki FEINSOD + FINE/
Kuznica RAPAPORT + RAPPAPORT + RAPNOSKY + KAMINSKY+ COHEN/ Nizhyn Ukraine
KAMINSKY+ COHEN/ Nizhyn Ukraine


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania adoption of wife's name #lithuania

Shlomo Yaakov Rapaport
 

I have many examples in my family tree of the woman's last name
being adopted by the husband. Usually the reason for this lies
in the Yichas of the family where she comes from. I have also
examples that the woman gives her last name to the children
but not adopted by the husband usually the women is not satisfied
with her her marraage but is forced to marry and stay married but
her protest is the denial of the father's last name and the use
hers >from her father

Shomo Yaakov Rapaport
Haifa Israel


Researching ROKEACH + BERZ + RITEVSKY/ Vilkaviskis + Vistinetz-Lithuania
FINK + TICKOCINSKI/Lithuania and Sejny Suwalki Poland and Bialystok
KANEL- Bialystok LOEWENTHAL/Vistinetz, Germany + Lithuania
RUSLANDER + GLASHENDLER/ Lithuania and Suwalki FEINSOD + FINE/
Kuznica RAPAPORT + RAPPAPORT + RAPNOSKY + KAMINSKY+ COHEN/ Nizhyn Ukraine
KAMINSKY+ COHEN/ Nizhyn Ukraine


Request for translations - Polish and Russian #poland

Genealogykid20 <genealogykid20@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need translations.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49601
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49600


I also have two records in Polish for which I need translations.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49603
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49602

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you for your assistance.

Aaron Biterman
WI, USA


JRI Poland #Poland Request for translations - Polish and Russian #poland

Genealogykid20 <genealogykid20@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need translations.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49601
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49600


I also have two records in Polish for which I need translations.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49603
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49602

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you for your assistance.

Aaron Biterman
WI, USA


KehilaLinks Project Report for June & July 2016 #rabbinic

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen
KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for
creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and
for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their
descendants:

Braila (Brailov, Ibrail), Romania
Created by Ayana Kimron
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Gregory Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Braila/
~~~

Fegyvernek, Hungary
Created by Rachel Blonder
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/fegyvernek/
~~~

Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanovo, Koidenav), Belarus
Created by Jeff Ferber
Webmanster: Adam Trubnikov
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyarzhynsk/
~~~

Tiraspol (B), Moldova
Created by Inna Vayner
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tiraspol
~~~

Wizajny (Vizhon), Poland
Crated by Sheryl Stahl
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/wizajny/index.html
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), LIthuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balbieriskis/
~~~

Barysh (Barysz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_barysz.htm
~~~

Bil'che Zolote (Bilcze, Bilcze Zlote) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_bilcze.htm
~~~

Cape Town, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/capetown/
~~~

Luts'k (Luck,Lutzk), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lutsk/
~~~

Harbin (Manchuria), China
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/harbin/
~~~

Johannesburg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/johannesburg/
~~~

Lublin, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin/
~~~

Melbourne, Australia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/melbourne/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/
~~~

Nasielsk (Nashelsk, Nasielska Wola), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/
~~~

Orla, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/
~~~

Pila (Schneidemuhl), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pila/
~~~

Poznan (Posen), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/poznan/

ORPHAN WEBPAGES

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer
able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish
them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living. May their Memory be for a
Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Kamiensk (Kaminsk), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamiensk/
~~~

Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kopatkevichi/
~~~

Lomza, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lomza/
~~~

Rozdil (Rozdol (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), Lithuania
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balbieriskis/
~~~

Kamiensk (Kaminsk), Poland
Adopted by Gregory Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamiensk/

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of
dedicated volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a
webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic KehilaLinks Project Report for June & July 2016 #rabbinic

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen
KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for
creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and
for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their
descendants:

Braila (Brailov, Ibrail), Romania
Created by Ayana Kimron
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Gregory Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Braila/
~~~

Fegyvernek, Hungary
Created by Rachel Blonder
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/fegyvernek/
~~~

Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanovo, Koidenav), Belarus
Created by Jeff Ferber
Webmanster: Adam Trubnikov
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/dzyarzhynsk/
~~~

Tiraspol (B), Moldova
Created by Inna Vayner
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tiraspol
~~~

Wizajny (Vizhon), Poland
Crated by Sheryl Stahl
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/wizajny/index.html
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), LIthuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balbieriskis/
~~~

Barysh (Barysz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_barysz.htm
~~~

Bil'che Zolote (Bilcze, Bilcze Zlote) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_bilcze.htm
~~~

Cape Town, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/capetown/
~~~

Luts'k (Luck,Lutzk), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lutsk/
~~~

Harbin (Manchuria), China
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/harbin/
~~~

Johannesburg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/johannesburg/
~~~

Lublin, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin/
~~~

Melbourne, Australia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/melbourne/
~~~

Muizenberg, South Africa
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/
~~~

Nasielsk (Nashelsk, Nasielska Wola), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/
~~~

Orla, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/
~~~

Pila (Schneidemuhl), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/pila/
~~~

Poznan (Posen), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/poznan/

ORPHAN WEBPAGES

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer
able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish
them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living. May their Memory be for a
Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Kamiensk (Kaminsk), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamiensk/
~~~

Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kopatkevichi/
~~~

Lomza, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lomza/
~~~

Rozdil (Rozdol (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Balbieriskis (Balbirishok), Lithuania
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/balbieriskis/
~~~

Kamiensk (Kaminsk), Poland
Adopted by Gregory Meyer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamiensk/

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@...>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of
dedicated volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a
webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Seek names of students & teachers at the Juedische Maedchenschule Berlin (The Jewish School for Girls) #germany

Peter Wiesner <peterwiesner@...>
 

I am seeking lists of names of the students and teachers associated
with the Juedische Maedchenschule Berlin (The Jewish School for Girls
Berlin). Many were deported and killed. Some were able to emigrate.

My mother, Mary KROTOCZYNSKI, attended the Juedische Maedchenschule
Berlin >from 1933 to her graduation in 1937. She left Berlin on the
Kindertransport in 1939.

Part of an extensive network of schools run by the Berlin Jewish
Council, this school drew >from the Jewish teachers expelled >from the
lyceums who taught traditional subjects that would have been covered in
the public schools, plus Hebrew and Jewish culture.
After years of neglect, the building of Maedchenschule was repurposed.
Today it houses a restaurant, art gallery, and the Kennedy Museum. More
about the school: http://www.maedchenschule.org/en/history.html. I have
not been able to obtain the information I seek >from the current
management of the building.

I would appreciate information and advice regarding my search.

Peter Wiesner, Newtown, Pennsylvania @pwiesner


German SIG #Germany Seek names of students & teachers at the Juedische Maedchenschule Berlin (The Jewish School for Girls) #germany

Peter Wiesner <peterwiesner@...>
 

I am seeking lists of names of the students and teachers associated
with the Juedische Maedchenschule Berlin (The Jewish School for Girls
Berlin). Many were deported and killed. Some were able to emigrate.

My mother, Mary KROTOCZYNSKI, attended the Juedische Maedchenschule
Berlin >from 1933 to her graduation in 1937. She left Berlin on the
Kindertransport in 1939.

Part of an extensive network of schools run by the Berlin Jewish
Council, this school drew >from the Jewish teachers expelled >from the
lyceums who taught traditional subjects that would have been covered in
the public schools, plus Hebrew and Jewish culture.
After years of neglect, the building of Maedchenschule was repurposed.
Today it houses a restaurant, art gallery, and the Kennedy Museum. More
about the school: http://www.maedchenschule.org/en/history.html. I have
not been able to obtain the information I seek >from the current
management of the building.

I would appreciate information and advice regarding my search.

Peter Wiesner, Newtown, Pennsylvania @pwiesner


Mitteleschenbach, Bavaria, Jewish Community #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Has anyone found in their research any Jews who ever lived in
Mitteleschenbach which is in the Landkreis of Ansbach in Bavaria?

A 1769 list of some Jewish heads-of-family for Forth (now Eckental-Forth,
Landkreis Erlangen-Hoechstadt, Bavaria) states that my ancestor Wolf Hirsch
(Wolf, son of Hirsch) came there >from Mitteleschenbach. The list is
contained in the book "Geschichte der Juden in der Oberpfalz, Band III, Der
Bezirk Rothenberg (Schnaittach, Ottensoos, Huettenbach, Forth)" by Rabbi Dr.
Magnus Weinberg. It is repeated in the recent book "Shalom Forth" by Dr.
Martina Switalski with whom I have been in contact.

Mitteleschenbach may have been a misreading for Mittelehrenbach (Landkreis
Forchheim, Bavaria) which did once have a Jewish community and is also much
closer to Forth -- 15 km vs. 70 km.

Wolf Hirsch had three known sons: Hirsch Wolf ROSENHAIN, Samson Wolf GROESCH
(my 4th-great-grandfather), and Moses Baer Wolf REINWALD. I am also
interested in corresponding with anyone who is related to or has data about
any of their families.

Note that Forth is not the same place as Fuerth.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@...


German SIG #Germany Mitteleschenbach, Bavaria, Jewish Community #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Has anyone found in their research any Jews who ever lived in
Mitteleschenbach which is in the Landkreis of Ansbach in Bavaria?

A 1769 list of some Jewish heads-of-family for Forth (now Eckental-Forth,
Landkreis Erlangen-Hoechstadt, Bavaria) states that my ancestor Wolf Hirsch
(Wolf, son of Hirsch) came there >from Mitteleschenbach. The list is
contained in the book "Geschichte der Juden in der Oberpfalz, Band III, Der
Bezirk Rothenberg (Schnaittach, Ottensoos, Huettenbach, Forth)" by Rabbi Dr.
Magnus Weinberg. It is repeated in the recent book "Shalom Forth" by Dr.
Martina Switalski with whom I have been in contact.

Mitteleschenbach may have been a misreading for Mittelehrenbach (Landkreis
Forchheim, Bavaria) which did once have a Jewish community and is also much
closer to Forth -- 15 km vs. 70 km.

Wolf Hirsch had three known sons: Hirsch Wolf ROSENHAIN, Samson Wolf GROESCH
(my 4th-great-grandfather), and Moses Baer Wolf REINWALD. I am also
interested in corresponding with anyone who is related to or has data about
any of their families.

Note that Forth is not the same place as Fuerth.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@...


Kobrin District Tables #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

IAJGS conference participants with roots in Kobrin Uyezd (district)
are planning to sit together at the Belarus SIG luncheon on Monday
August 8th. Please let us know if you intend to join us.

We are also considering a Kobrin Uyezd a table at the Dinner on
Thursday August 11th.

Say hello to us (Kobrin Uyezd Jewish Research Group) at the Share
Fair on Sunday afternoon.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Kobrin District Tables #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

IAJGS conference participants with roots in Kobrin Uyezd (district)
are planning to sit together at the Belarus SIG luncheon on Monday
August 8th. Please let us know if you intend to join us.

We are also considering a Kobrin Uyezd a table at the Dinner on
Thursday August 11th.

Say hello to us (Kobrin Uyezd Jewish Research Group) at the Share
Fair on Sunday afternoon.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


Volunteers Needed for Share Fair #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Sziasztok!

If you are going to the Seattle conference and will arrive before =
Sunday afternoon, I am in need of a few Magyars to help out with =
the Hungarian SIG table at the Share Fair. The Share Fair will held >from =
1:30 to 5 pm in Grand Ballroom AB. If you are only be available =
for part of the time that is OK. Just let me know what time slot =
will work best. No need to bring anything but your enthusiasm for =
researching Hungarian Jewish families!

Looking forward to seeing many H-SIGrs this weekend,

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator


Hungary SIG #Hungary Volunteers Needed for Share Fair #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Sziasztok!

If you are going to the Seattle conference and will arrive before =
Sunday afternoon, I am in need of a few Magyars to help out with =
the Hungarian SIG table at the Share Fair. The Share Fair will held >from =
1:30 to 5 pm in Grand Ballroom AB. If you are only be available =
for part of the time that is OK. Just let me know what time slot =
will work best. No need to bring anything but your enthusiasm for =
researching Hungarian Jewish families!

Looking forward to seeing many H-SIGrs this weekend,

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator


1. Re: Hungarian / Jewish Given names #hungary

Ruben Weiser
 

I agree that the Hungarian Jewish are the less preoccupied in naming the
children with an equivalent or similar sounding Hebrew and Hungarian name.
But we have to understand that a Jewish couple first decide the Hebrew name
of the child because it is almost a must to name it after a death ancestor /
relative and only then an official Hungarian name.
So when they will name a child with the Hebrew name that have a natural
equivalent or similar sounding civil Hungarian name, then it is 80% chance
that they pick that name.
For example if they decide the Hebrew name Moshe it will be Mor, Josef =
Josef , ester= Etel ,
But when the Hebrew name is Yeshayahu , Betzalel. Yeruchem Tzvi etc. Then
the parents will take a more Hungarian sounding name like Samuel , Simon
etc. And that will bring the question of why if the Hungarian name was
Samuel they don?t just named in Hebrew Shmuel ? and it is because their
death ancestor was Yeshayahu.
In resume, if you know an Hungarian Jew was named Moshe in Hebrew and you
don?t know his Hungarian name ,he was very probably named Mor or Moses in
Hungarian but if you know he was named Mor in civil record but you don?t
know his Hebrew name ,there is much less possibility that he was named Moshe
in Hebrew because he could be Yeshayahu , Betzalel , etc..

I hope it gives some clues..

Ruben Weiser
Buenos Aires
Argentina

davidnead@... wrote:

I am having a serious problem in the study of Hungarian Jews <snip>


Re: Hungarian / Jewish Given names #austria-czech

Madeleine Isenberg
 

It might depend on what the name is and even where they lived, or if
the name was really even a Hungarian name.

During the years I have been collecting BMD records and matching them
to the information I extracted >from tombstones in Slovakia, I have
seen certain naming patterns.

Recently, I shared with Peter Absolon, with whom I am working on the
Kosice cemetery in Slovakia, that a woman with a Yiddish name of Toybe
or Taube (depending on your pronunciation) was often Antonia in her
secular name, with a nickname of Toni(e).

Another curiosity that took me a long time to figure out, was why
women known as Josephine would have Yiddish name of Pesel or Perel or
nicknamed Pepi. The connection is strangely similar to Hispanics who
have a son named Jose who has a nickname of Pepe.

If a man had the name of Mor or Moritz, in most cases he was a Moshe.

These are just a few examples. So if you let me know the names you
are trying to match, I can check >from my records and past experience
and possibly give you some options.

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland: Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno,
Lapuszna, Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby towns in
northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had
businesses in Moravska Ostrava).
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva,
Hungary; very briefly in Timisoara, Romania