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Re: latvia digest: February 13, 1999 #latvia

Stanbloom@...
 

My Check is in the mail---Really!


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: February 13, 1999 #latvia

Stanbloom@...
 

My Check is in the mail---Really!


Lithuanian Names: Kinnuim #lithuania

Clifford L Karchmer <rabinowitz@...>
 

I have identified a number of possible family members >from records
accessible through the All-Lithuanian Database and other archival
sources. However, some names are not recognizable as my ancestors.
Recently someone explained to me the concept of kinnuim, where there were
Hebrew variants of a Biblical or Talmudic name, sometimes very different
from the root word.
Here are some kinnui that continue to trouble us. I would appreciate if
members of the Litvak SIG network could respond with information or
expert opinions:

Berko It appears to be kinnuim for Dov, but does it also include
Dovid/David?

Iosel Kinnuim for Joseph. Could that include the Anglicized name
Julius?

Ovsey Trying to put together a complete list of all kinnui for Ovsey.

Notko Appears to be kinnuim for Nathan. Other kinnui for Nathan are
Nisel
and Naphtali

Shaia Not sure of kinnui for this name.

Mamka Possibly kinnuim for Malka?

Thanks for whatever you can send or suggest.

Cliff Karchmer

Researching: RABINOWITZ, KARCHMER, MILNER, DAVIDSON, from
OSHMIANY, VISHNEVO, DZEVENISHKES, VILNA, LIDA, ALYTUS


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian Names: Kinnuim #lithuania

Clifford L Karchmer <rabinowitz@...>
 

I have identified a number of possible family members >from records
accessible through the All-Lithuanian Database and other archival
sources. However, some names are not recognizable as my ancestors.
Recently someone explained to me the concept of kinnuim, where there were
Hebrew variants of a Biblical or Talmudic name, sometimes very different
from the root word.
Here are some kinnui that continue to trouble us. I would appreciate if
members of the Litvak SIG network could respond with information or
expert opinions:

Berko It appears to be kinnuim for Dov, but does it also include
Dovid/David?

Iosel Kinnuim for Joseph. Could that include the Anglicized name
Julius?

Ovsey Trying to put together a complete list of all kinnui for Ovsey.

Notko Appears to be kinnuim for Nathan. Other kinnui for Nathan are
Nisel
and Naphtali

Shaia Not sure of kinnui for this name.

Mamka Possibly kinnuim for Malka?

Thanks for whatever you can send or suggest.

Cliff Karchmer

Researching: RABINOWITZ, KARCHMER, MILNER, DAVIDSON, from
OSHMIANY, VISHNEVO, DZEVENISHKES, VILNA, LIDA, ALYTUS


Vilna Yizkor Book Translation #lithuania

Joelrat@...
 

The translation of a Yizkor book for Vilna entitled "Bleter Vegn Vilna -
Zamlbuch" has begun. We are in need of additional volunteers to help in the
translation. Anyone interested in this project, please contact the
undersigned.

Joel Ratner
Vilna Uyezd Research Group

MODERATOR'S NOTE: An additional incentive for this effort might be access to this book's long list of survivors >from Vilna and surrounding towns. There are more than 1,000 names, with parents' names and place of birth.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilna Yizkor Book Translation #lithuania

Joelrat@...
 

The translation of a Yizkor book for Vilna entitled "Bleter Vegn Vilna -
Zamlbuch" has begun. We are in need of additional volunteers to help in the
translation. Anyone interested in this project, please contact the
undersigned.

Joel Ratner
Vilna Uyezd Research Group

MODERATOR'S NOTE: An additional incentive for this effort might be access to this book's long list of survivors >from Vilna and surrounding towns. There are more than 1,000 names, with parents' names and place of birth.


Re: Where was Sawyer Street in Chicago? #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretK@...>
 

1415 South Sawyer is on the near west side, which was the big Jewish
immigrant area in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It is 2 blocks south of
Roosevelt Rd. and between Kedzie and Kimball (bigger streets would be
California and Pulaski). There were scads of synagogues around there.
Sinai Congregation (reform) still exists, but it moved to downtown Chicago.
Try writing to the Asher Library (Dan) at Spertus Institute of Jewish
Studies, 618 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605, and ask them, or look in the
yellow pages of a Chicago phone book >from 1936.

Mimi Katz

The Social Security Application of a a family name I inquired on
gave his address as "1415 South Sawyer Street, Chicago Ill." as
of December 16 1936. ...
Jack J Caras


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where was Sawyer Street in Chicago? #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretK@...>
 

1415 South Sawyer is on the near west side, which was the big Jewish
immigrant area in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It is 2 blocks south of
Roosevelt Rd. and between Kedzie and Kimball (bigger streets would be
California and Pulaski). There were scads of synagogues around there.
Sinai Congregation (reform) still exists, but it moved to downtown Chicago.
Try writing to the Asher Library (Dan) at Spertus Institute of Jewish
Studies, 618 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605, and ask them, or look in the
yellow pages of a Chicago phone book >from 1936.

Mimi Katz

The Social Security Application of a a family name I inquired on
gave his address as "1415 South Sawyer Street, Chicago Ill." as
of December 16 1936. ...
Jack J Caras


Re: Anglo-Jewish family announcements #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Does anyone know of an archive in UK in which family announcements are kept,
such as where families announced births, marriages and deaths in the local
(Jewish) periodicals?
Ko Sturkop
Yes. B/M/D announcements have appeared weekly on the "Social and
Personal" page the Jewish Chronicle, almost (though I think not quite)
since its founding in 1841. It's my understanding that someone (sorry, I
forget who it is) is currently computerising these and will be soon be
publishing a book on them.

When I was a kid, we used to refer to this page as the "hatches, matches
and dispatches."

Judith Romney Wegner


Re: maiden names #galicia

LSHAPSKI <lshapski@...>
 

It should definitely be on his SS-5, the application for a Social Security
number... assuming he knew the information, and assuming the full record is
still available. Based on what you wrote, I assume he was alive and still
working when Social Security started.

Lynne Shapiro
Lynneshap@juno.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Anglo-Jewish family announcements #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Does anyone know of an archive in UK in which family announcements are kept,
such as where families announced births, marriages and deaths in the local
(Jewish) periodicals?
Ko Sturkop
Yes. B/M/D announcements have appeared weekly on the "Social and
Personal" page the Jewish Chronicle, almost (though I think not quite)
since its founding in 1841. It's my understanding that someone (sorry, I
forget who it is) is currently computerising these and will be soon be
publishing a book on them.

When I was a kid, we used to refer to this page as the "hatches, matches
and dispatches."

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: maiden names #general

LSHAPSKI <lshapski@...>
 

It should definitely be on his SS-5, the application for a Social Security
number... assuming he knew the information, and assuming the full record is
still available. Based on what you wrote, I assume he was alive and still
working when Social Security started.

Lynne Shapiro
Lynneshap@juno.com


"copple" (kappel) = yarmulke #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My British cousin tells me that my Great-Great grandfather wore a white
"copple" in Romania in the 1860's. ...
Mike Karsen
Your British cousin is using nothing more nor less than the standard
Anglo-jewish term for yarmulke!
"Copple" (as he apparently spelled it, reflecting Anglo-Yiddish
pronunciation) is normally spelled "kappel," which is German for "little
cap" -- and is such standard usage in Anglo-Yiddish that I never even
HEARD the word yarmulke before coming to the USA at age 24! I assume that
the use of kappel in England reflects western European (German) Jewish
vocabulary as opposed to yarmulke -- which is some kind of slavic word and
reflects east European Jewish vocabulary.

Because the overwhelming majority of American Jews came >from Eastern
Europe, American Yiddish reflects that fact. I NEVER heard any American
Jew say "kappel" (though many nowadays use the Hebrew word "kippah" --
which, ironically, is a mishnaic term for a WOMAN's headgear -- see Mishnah
Ketubbot 5:8).

I sometimes think that English and American Jews, like the English and
Americans in general, are a people divided by a common language!

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "copple" (kappel) = yarmulke #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My British cousin tells me that my Great-Great grandfather wore a white
"copple" in Romania in the 1860's. ...
Mike Karsen
Your British cousin is using nothing more nor less than the standard
Anglo-jewish term for yarmulke!
"Copple" (as he apparently spelled it, reflecting Anglo-Yiddish
pronunciation) is normally spelled "kappel," which is German for "little
cap" -- and is such standard usage in Anglo-Yiddish that I never even
HEARD the word yarmulke before coming to the USA at age 24! I assume that
the use of kappel in England reflects western European (German) Jewish
vocabulary as opposed to yarmulke -- which is some kind of slavic word and
reflects east European Jewish vocabulary.

Because the overwhelming majority of American Jews came >from Eastern
Europe, American Yiddish reflects that fact. I NEVER heard any American
Jew say "kappel" (though many nowadays use the Hebrew word "kippah" --
which, ironically, is a mishnaic term for a WOMAN's headgear -- see Mishnah
Ketubbot 5:8).

I sometimes think that English and American Jews, like the English and
Americans in general, are a people divided by a common language!

Judith Romney Wegner


Microfilm project #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

If there is anyone to whom I failed to send a personal message and who
has contacted me, could you let me know? I think I have contacted all of
you who wrote to me about the microfilm project, but just in case, I am
sending this letter to ask that you contact me again now!

Many thanks for your support and spirt of volunteerism!

Martha


Latvia SIG #Latvia Microfilm project #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

If there is anyone to whom I failed to send a personal message and who
has contacted me, could you let me know? I think I have contacted all of
you who wrote to me about the microfilm project, but just in case, I am
sending this letter to ask that you contact me again now!

Many thanks for your support and spirt of volunteerism!

Martha


Sometimes Persistance Pays! #general

Ricki L. Zunk <rickiz@...>
 

I have been trying to find information about my mother's mother's
mother's family who live and lived in and around Toronto, Canada. Over
the past two years I've written, phone, faxed, and emailed everyone I
could find to try to get me the answers I so sorely needed about this
part of my LEVINE/LEVINSKY family.

TODAY, I finally received a written letter >from the woman who "held the
keys to my kingdom" for all these years. I now know the names, dates,
and places for all the family members who live/lived in Canada. Now, I
can truly begin to put the puzzle pieces together. I still have LOTS of
questions, but now I know just where to point them and what, exactly, I
need to ask.

SO, for those of you who have just about given up in your quest for
information >from family members you know can help, but haven't -- take
heart. Perhaps with a little more nudging >from you, they'll finally
relent and help you out.

Good Luck to all,
Ricki Randall Zunk
Kendall (Miami), FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sometimes Persistance Pays! #general

Ricki L. Zunk <rickiz@...>
 

I have been trying to find information about my mother's mother's
mother's family who live and lived in and around Toronto, Canada. Over
the past two years I've written, phone, faxed, and emailed everyone I
could find to try to get me the answers I so sorely needed about this
part of my LEVINE/LEVINSKY family.

TODAY, I finally received a written letter >from the woman who "held the
keys to my kingdom" for all these years. I now know the names, dates,
and places for all the family members who live/lived in Canada. Now, I
can truly begin to put the puzzle pieces together. I still have LOTS of
questions, but now I know just where to point them and what, exactly, I
need to ask.

SO, for those of you who have just about given up in your quest for
information >from family members you know can help, but haven't -- take
heart. Perhaps with a little more nudging >from you, they'll finally
relent and help you out.

Good Luck to all,
Ricki Randall Zunk
Kendall (Miami), FL


Searching: Bernard GOLUB, Wantaque, LI to Florida #general

sjkmb4@...
 

My husband's gm Esther RHEINGOLD was married to Isadore KAMINSKY. I am
searching for Bernard and ?Sara GOLUB formerly >from Wantaque, Long Island
who moved to Florida, possibly Hallendale. Sara(?) was a RHEINGOLD and the
only link I have to getting any information on that branch of the family as
Esther and Isadore are deceased and my mil is of no help. I tried the white
pages via the computer, but if anyone has access to the phone book or knows
these people, I would appreciate it.
Sherry Kamens
Wayne, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Bernard GOLUB, Wantaque, LI to Florida #general

sjkmb4@...
 

My husband's gm Esther RHEINGOLD was married to Isadore KAMINSKY. I am
searching for Bernard and ?Sara GOLUB formerly >from Wantaque, Long Island
who moved to Florida, possibly Hallendale. Sara(?) was a RHEINGOLD and the
only link I have to getting any information on that branch of the family as
Esther and Isadore are deceased and my mil is of no help. I tried the white
pages via the computer, but if anyone has access to the phone book or knows
these people, I would appreciate it.
Sherry Kamens
Wayne, NJ