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Re: Levites in Belarus #belarus

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Len H <lmhari@...> wrote:
We have identified what we are pretty sure are descendants of my
grandfather and my grandfather's brothers; however my grandfather's
descendants all believe they are Levis (Levites) while the identified
descendants of my grandfather's brothers, claim they are not (or more
accurately, do not believe they are.)
Keep in mind that not all marriages were registered with civil
authorities. In such cases, a child would have the mother's name,
but the father's halachic designation. We recently discovered a
Pickholtz who was a Levi (because it said so on his stone) and
hope to use that info to determine which others might me
connected to him.

This phenomenon was common in Galicia - in other areas,
perhaps less so.

Israel Pickholtz


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Levites in Belarus #belarus

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Len H <lmhari@...> wrote:
We have identified what we are pretty sure are descendants of my
grandfather and my grandfather's brothers; however my grandfather's
descendants all believe they are Levis (Levites) while the identified
descendants of my grandfather's brothers, claim they are not (or more
accurately, do not believe they are.)
Keep in mind that not all marriages were registered with civil
authorities. In such cases, a child would have the mother's name,
but the father's halachic designation. We recently discovered a
Pickholtz who was a Levi (because it said so on his stone) and
hope to use that info to determine which others might me
connected to him.

This phenomenon was common in Galicia - in other areas,
perhaps less so.

Israel Pickholtz


Questions on Names #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

There seem to be a large number of questions about fairly basic Hebrew or
Yiddish names (Velvel, Faivel, Zavel) and their Russian variants (ie.
Shlioma). Shlioma is simply a Russian variant of the Hebrew name Shlomo. I
have seen it perhaps hundreds of times on revision lists and vital records. I
would heartily recommend to everyone Boris Feldblyum's book on Russian-Jewish
given names. You can look up almost any Russian-Jewish first name or variant
and it will tell you the root name. It is available >from Avotaynu Press
<www.avotaynu.com>.
Eric Goldstein
<ELGOLD1@...>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Questions on Names #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

There seem to be a large number of questions about fairly basic Hebrew or
Yiddish names (Velvel, Faivel, Zavel) and their Russian variants (ie.
Shlioma). Shlioma is simply a Russian variant of the Hebrew name Shlomo. I
have seen it perhaps hundreds of times on revision lists and vital records. I
would heartily recommend to everyone Boris Feldblyum's book on Russian-Jewish
given names. You can look up almost any Russian-Jewish first name or variant
and it will tell you the root name. It is available >from Avotaynu Press
<www.avotaynu.com>.
Eric Goldstein
<ELGOLD1@...>


Translation needed - please #general

hmw <hymurstein@...>
 

At my home site ( http://home.att.net/~hymurstein/geno.htm ) I have 2
American Express Money Orders for Russia and 2 letters. The address are
written in Russian and the text in yiddish... Please if someone would only
translate for names and addresses it would be really appreciated..

Thank you,

H. Murray Weinstein

email: hymurstein@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation needed - please #general

hmw <hymurstein@...>
 

At my home site ( http://home.att.net/~hymurstein/geno.htm ) I have 2
American Express Money Orders for Russia and 2 letters. The address are
written in Russian and the text in yiddish... Please if someone would only
translate for names and addresses it would be really appreciated..

Thank you,

H. Murray Weinstein

email: hymurstein@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Yiddish names #general

Feige Stern <fstern@...>
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,
I have been enjoying Mr. Bernet's discussions of name derivations and
meanings. I must however take issue with his discussion of the meaning
of the Shneur Zalman- the name of the first Rebbe of Lubavitch, also
known as the "Alter Rebbe". The name Shneur is not derived >from
Spanish- it is a contraction of two Hebrew words- "Shnei and Ohr"
meaning "Two lights", the light of Torah and the light of Chassidus
(Chassidic philosophy).
Michael, again thanks for your illuminating writing.
Feige Stern
Cleveland, OH
Researching: KLAVARSKY, KAUVAR, Seduva, Lithuania, SILVERSTEIN,
Rasseinai, Lithuania, HOFFMAN,Bessarabia, SCHWARTZ, Bucharest, Romania,
SCHENKER, Dankera, Latvia, SOBEL, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

MODERATOR NOTE: Be aware that sources can differ on many things, including
the origin of names. Often similar-sounding words in different languages
give rise to so-called "folk etymologies" that seem appealing but do not
reflect the actual historical evolution of the words. We have been
presented with competing versions of the origin of the name "Shneur", and
the reader must decide which is the real and which the "folk" etymology.
Barring definitive new information, we will close this thread here.


Re: Is "Iedida" a given name? #general

Sam Eneman <enemansj@...>
 

Storm Kauffman asked about a likely given name on a marriage certificate:

Might it be Yedida, a female Hebrew name, meaning friend? Or perhaps some
transliterated version of that name...

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC
enemansj@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish names #general

Feige Stern <fstern@...>
 

Dear Fellow Jewishgenners,
I have been enjoying Mr. Bernet's discussions of name derivations and
meanings. I must however take issue with his discussion of the meaning
of the Shneur Zalman- the name of the first Rebbe of Lubavitch, also
known as the "Alter Rebbe". The name Shneur is not derived >from
Spanish- it is a contraction of two Hebrew words- "Shnei and Ohr"
meaning "Two lights", the light of Torah and the light of Chassidus
(Chassidic philosophy).
Michael, again thanks for your illuminating writing.
Feige Stern
Cleveland, OH
Researching: KLAVARSKY, KAUVAR, Seduva, Lithuania, SILVERSTEIN,
Rasseinai, Lithuania, HOFFMAN,Bessarabia, SCHWARTZ, Bucharest, Romania,
SCHENKER, Dankera, Latvia, SOBEL, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

MODERATOR NOTE: Be aware that sources can differ on many things, including
the origin of names. Often similar-sounding words in different languages
give rise to so-called "folk etymologies" that seem appealing but do not
reflect the actual historical evolution of the words. We have been
presented with competing versions of the origin of the name "Shneur", and
the reader must decide which is the real and which the "folk" etymology.
Barring definitive new information, we will close this thread here.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is "Iedida" a given name? #general

Sam Eneman <enemansj@...>
 

Storm Kauffman asked about a likely given name on a marriage certificate:

Might it be Yedida, a female Hebrew name, meaning friend? Or perhaps some
transliterated version of that name...

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC
enemansj@...


Re: Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

HNOHalumni@...
 

Scott Noar posted the following on JewishGen:

<<Would anyone have information on a Jewish orphanage in Buffalo, NY in the
1880's. I have a ancestor that was brought over >from England by his
brothers and sisters but, left there when he was 7. They say he escaped
when he was 15 and joined the circus.

Scott Noar
sman@...>>

I have a website called HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the United
States, at http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh and the following information
for Buffalo, shows one Jewish Orphanage in that time period:

Organized in 1879, the JEWISH ORPHANS ASYLUM SOCIETY was located on
Ellicott Square and was affiliated with the JEWISH ORPHANS ASYLUM OF
WESTERN NEW YORK at Rochester.

The Rochester facility opened in 1877, and there's quite a bit of
information on that one. You might want to see what's said for Rochester,
as it gives information where records might be accessed, and possibly they
might hold some of Buffalo's records.

There were a couple more in Buffalo, but were not established until years
later.

Hope this helps!

Marge Spears-Soloff
HNOHalumni@...
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Orphanage in Buffalo, NY #general

HNOHalumni@...
 

Scott Noar posted the following on JewishGen:

<<Would anyone have information on a Jewish orphanage in Buffalo, NY in the
1880's. I have a ancestor that was brought over >from England by his
brothers and sisters but, left there when he was 7. They say he escaped
when he was 15 and joined the circus.

Scott Noar
sman@...>>

I have a website called HNOH Welcome-Jewish Orphanages in the United
States, at http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh and the following information
for Buffalo, shows one Jewish Orphanage in that time period:

Organized in 1879, the JEWISH ORPHANS ASYLUM SOCIETY was located on
Ellicott Square and was affiliated with the JEWISH ORPHANS ASYLUM OF
WESTERN NEW YORK at Rochester.

The Rochester facility opened in 1877, and there's quite a bit of
information on that one. You might want to see what's said for Rochester,
as it gives information where records might be accessed, and possibly they
might hold some of Buffalo's records.

There were a couple more in Buffalo, but were not established until years
later.

Hope this helps!

Marge Spears-Soloff
HNOHalumni@...
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh


Translation from Minsk Archives Needed #general

KKirshner@...
 

I received a quick response to a letter sent to the Minsk Archives, asking
about information related to LURIA/LEVIN, SINGER, CHIDEKEL, BERMAN,
MOONIK/MUNIC, and one MIRKIN by marriage to CHIDEKEL, all of the Disna
Uezsd, Vilna Giberna pre-WWII. The only problem is it is all in Russian (or
Belorussian?). It looks like Russian. The only English states:
"Beneficiary: National Historical Archive of Belarus"
"Bank of Beneficiary:" with account info.
and "Correspondent Bank:" with account info and a Wall Street Address.
Can someone help me by translating it, if I sent a copy by snail mail or
scanned it and sent it as an attachment or faxed a scan of it? Any advice
would be appreciated. Karen Kirshner, NYC KKirshner@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from Minsk Archives Needed #general

KKirshner@...
 

I received a quick response to a letter sent to the Minsk Archives, asking
about information related to LURIA/LEVIN, SINGER, CHIDEKEL, BERMAN,
MOONIK/MUNIC, and one MIRKIN by marriage to CHIDEKEL, all of the Disna
Uezsd, Vilna Giberna pre-WWII. The only problem is it is all in Russian (or
Belorussian?). It looks like Russian. The only English states:
"Beneficiary: National Historical Archive of Belarus"
"Bank of Beneficiary:" with account info.
and "Correspondent Bank:" with account info and a Wall Street Address.
Can someone help me by translating it, if I sent a copy by snail mail or
scanned it and sent it as an attachment or faxed a scan of it? Any advice
would be appreciated. Karen Kirshner, NYC KKirshner@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: Pinkas Hakehillot #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <garymokotoff@...>
 

Julie Waters-Barcomb asked about "the book Pinkas Hakehilot [that]
contains hundreds of rabbinical lineages." Pinkas Hakehilot (Encyclopedia
of Towns) is a multi-volume encyclopedia of the history of Jewish
communities primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. It is published by Yad
Vashem and written in Hebrew. To date about 15 volumes have been published,
each for a different region of Europe. Only one volume, Libya/Tunisia,
covers an area outside of Europe. They contain nothing about rabbinic
genealogies.

Gary Mokotoff
Avotaynu, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pinkas Hakehillot #general

GARY MOKOTOFF <garymokotoff@...>
 

Julie Waters-Barcomb asked about "the book Pinkas Hakehilot [that]
contains hundreds of rabbinical lineages." Pinkas Hakehilot (Encyclopedia
of Towns) is a multi-volume encyclopedia of the history of Jewish
communities primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. It is published by Yad
Vashem and written in Hebrew. To date about 15 volumes have been published,
each for a different region of Europe. Only one volume, Libya/Tunisia,
covers an area outside of Europe. They contain nothing about rabbinic
genealogies.

Gary Mokotoff
Avotaynu, Inc.


St.Albans List microfilm number #general

SBSeales
 

Will someone please post the LDS microfilm number for the St. Albans
List? I haven't been able to find it. (For those who don't know, the St.
Albans List is a list of immigrants entering the U.S. through Canadian
cities.)

Thanks!
Sue Seales, North Carolina


Re: Mlawa project #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Apologies folks...

Regarding my post regarding the Mlawa town indices:

It read:

The registrar did not include Bride's in the marriage index pages
It should have read:

"The registrar did not include Brides' SURNAMES in the marriage
index pages."

It may not change the meaning much but it does indicate that I do
know when I have made a typo/grammatical/spelling error <grin>

Stanley Diamond


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen St.Albans List microfilm number #general

SBSeales
 

Will someone please post the LDS microfilm number for the St. Albans
List? I haven't been able to find it. (For those who don't know, the St.
Albans List is a list of immigrants entering the U.S. through Canadian
cities.)

Thanks!
Sue Seales, North Carolina


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Mlawa project #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Apologies folks...

Regarding my post regarding the Mlawa town indices:

It read:

The registrar did not include Bride's in the marriage index pages
It should have read:

"The registrar did not include Brides' SURNAMES in the marriage
index pages."

It may not change the meaning much but it does indicate that I do
know when I have made a typo/grammatical/spelling error <grin>

Stanley Diamond