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good books about personal names #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Now that it is later in the day am mobile enough to get to my reference
shelf and think that my earlier posting was not sufficiently clear
(forgive terse style but typing is very difficult at the moment). As
always, the selection of a reference source depends on the purpose.
Below should make clear why if the purpose is to have a place to keep
looking up specific personal names, Kolatch makes sense as the one book
to buy.
Reference Books for Personal Names
- Gorr, 1992: entire book is personal names but only 112 pages, if name
included will learn a great deal including surnames deriving thereof,
wonderful source but fewer names
- Kaganoff, 1977: Part I chapters 6,7,8,11 are about personal names
(meaning, how to choose, trends, etc.) with many examples; however the
dictionary in Part II is for surnames; good for learning more about
personal names in general
- Kolatch, 1948, 1967, 1984, and ?: later editions are large dictionaries
of personal names, short descriptions with etymologies and lots and lots
of names
- Matthews Book of Life 1958: Kolatch used as major source for names;
good for reading tombstones and transliterating Hebrew and Yiddish names
for those who could use the help
(don't own Feldbyum 1998 or 1999 but understand that it is about personal
names of Russian ancestors and builds on an earlier work) L'Shalom.

MODERATOR NOTE: Ms Duker has no personal interest in any of these
references.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen good books about personal names #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Now that it is later in the day am mobile enough to get to my reference
shelf and think that my earlier posting was not sufficiently clear
(forgive terse style but typing is very difficult at the moment). As
always, the selection of a reference source depends on the purpose.
Below should make clear why if the purpose is to have a place to keep
looking up specific personal names, Kolatch makes sense as the one book
to buy.
Reference Books for Personal Names
- Gorr, 1992: entire book is personal names but only 112 pages, if name
included will learn a great deal including surnames deriving thereof,
wonderful source but fewer names
- Kaganoff, 1977: Part I chapters 6,7,8,11 are about personal names
(meaning, how to choose, trends, etc.) with many examples; however the
dictionary in Part II is for surnames; good for learning more about
personal names in general
- Kolatch, 1948, 1967, 1984, and ?: later editions are large dictionaries
of personal names, short descriptions with etymologies and lots and lots
of names
- Matthews Book of Life 1958: Kolatch used as major source for names;
good for reading tombstones and transliterating Hebrew and Yiddish names
for those who could use the help
(don't own Feldbyum 1998 or 1999 but understand that it is about personal
names of Russian ancestors and builds on an earlier work) L'Shalom.

MODERATOR NOTE: Ms Duker has no personal interest in any of these
references.


Re: Searching in Uruguay #latinamerica

Carol Rombro Rider
 

There is (or was) a yearly publication published by the Jewish Chronicle. The
title was something like "The Jewish Travelers' Guide" and it listed the
countries of the world with their Jewish connections. A typical entry would
be for a city in France with a listing of the local synagogues (with contact
name and address), kosher restaurants and butchers, Jewish schools and
community centers.
If it is not still being published you can probably find one on the shelf
of a local Jewish library. I was able to find a whole branch of my family
this way. I found the listing for a Jewish community center in the tiny town
of Ceres in Argentina, and sent off a letter asking if anyone had known my
family. It seemed like a long shot, but I had nothing to lose. The letter
was handed to an older member of the community who not only remembered my
great-uncle and his family, but gave me 3 pages of information about them!
I have recommended this line of searching before, and I suggest it in
addition to more "conventional" ways of obtaining information about a family.
I would suggest, however, if writing to a foreign country, do write in the
native language. I know sometime it seems like the whole world speaks
English, but it ain't so! <GRIN>

Let us know if it works for you.........

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA
CRomRider@aol.com


Latin America #LatinAmerica Re: Searching in Uruguay #latinamerica

Carol Rombro Rider
 

There is (or was) a yearly publication published by the Jewish Chronicle. The
title was something like "The Jewish Travelers' Guide" and it listed the
countries of the world with their Jewish connections. A typical entry would
be for a city in France with a listing of the local synagogues (with contact
name and address), kosher restaurants and butchers, Jewish schools and
community centers.
If it is not still being published you can probably find one on the shelf
of a local Jewish library. I was able to find a whole branch of my family
this way. I found the listing for a Jewish community center in the tiny town
of Ceres in Argentina, and sent off a letter asking if anyone had known my
family. It seemed like a long shot, but I had nothing to lose. The letter
was handed to an older member of the community who not only remembered my
great-uncle and his family, but gave me 3 pages of information about them!
I have recommended this line of searching before, and I suggest it in
addition to more "conventional" ways of obtaining information about a family.
I would suggest, however, if writing to a foreign country, do write in the
native language. I know sometime it seems like the whole world speaks
English, but it ain't so! <GRIN>

Let us know if it works for you.........

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA
CRomRider@aol.com


Website for some reference maretial look-ups #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
I just found a website where a few people have posted
various reference items that they have in which they
are willing to do look-ups.

http://seidata.com/~lhoffman/private.html

thanks,

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/

MODERATOR NOTE: This site appears to contain no specifically Jewish
material, but some general references are included. Be aware that when you
go to this site, your browser history may be erased, disabling the "back"
button, and you may have to re-enter the previous location to return to it.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Website for some reference maretial look-ups #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
I just found a website where a few people have posted
various reference items that they have in which they
are willing to do look-ups.

http://seidata.com/~lhoffman/private.html

thanks,

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@juno.com
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/

MODERATOR NOTE: This site appears to contain no specifically Jewish
material, but some general references are included. Be aware that when you
go to this site, your browser history may be erased, disabling the "back"
button, and you may have to re-enter the previous location to return to it.


GLUSTEINs in Argentina #latinamerica

Ada <adag@...>
 

Some time ago I found on the internet the addresses and phone numbers of
several people in Buenos Aires named GLUSTEIN, my family surname. I wrote
to all that had postal codes listed, as I was told that many letters don't
get delivered and that people without postal codes listed may not even
exist!

Not one person replied to me. It is my understanding that many of the
people who went to Argentina were >from the same areas that my family came
from -- namely Kamenetz Podolsky; also >from Uman and the surrounding area.
I am quite hopeful that these people are related to me, I am so amazed
that their names have the exact spelling of my own. The original
pronunciation was gimmel-lamed-vov-zion-shin-tet-yud-yud-final nun;
Gluzshteyn or Glozshteyn.

I need suggestions as to making contact.

Help, anyone?

Thank you.

Ada Glustein,
Vancouver, Canada

p.s. So far I have received NO POSTINGS or MESSAGES >from the latamsig to
which I subscribe. I can't figure out why.


Latin America #LatinAmerica GLUSTEINs in Argentina #latinamerica

Ada <adag@...>
 

Some time ago I found on the internet the addresses and phone numbers of
several people in Buenos Aires named GLUSTEIN, my family surname. I wrote
to all that had postal codes listed, as I was told that many letters don't
get delivered and that people without postal codes listed may not even
exist!

Not one person replied to me. It is my understanding that many of the
people who went to Argentina were >from the same areas that my family came
from -- namely Kamenetz Podolsky; also >from Uman and the surrounding area.
I am quite hopeful that these people are related to me, I am so amazed
that their names have the exact spelling of my own. The original
pronunciation was gimmel-lamed-vov-zion-shin-tet-yud-yud-final nun;
Gluzshteyn or Glozshteyn.

I need suggestions as to making contact.

Help, anyone?

Thank you.

Ada Glustein,
Vancouver, Canada

p.s. So far I have received NO POSTINGS or MESSAGES >from the latamsig to
which I subscribe. I can't figure out why.


Thank you #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

I want to thank everyone who wrote me regarding Rabbi Abramsky. You
guys are wonderful! I received so many informative responses. I never
realized just how popular Rabbi Abramsky was nor how many people knew
of him! There are so many people that e-mailed me that I want to thank
each and every one of you. I chose to thank you all here on the list so
others will know just how special all of you are. I thoroughly enjoy
all the mail I receive >from this list and I have learned so much from
all of you that so willingly give of your time. Thank you very much!!
Sincerely,
Cheryl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

I want to thank everyone who wrote me regarding Rabbi Abramsky. You
guys are wonderful! I received so many informative responses. I never
realized just how popular Rabbi Abramsky was nor how many people knew
of him! There are so many people that e-mailed me that I want to thank
each and every one of you. I chose to thank you all here on the list so
others will know just how special all of you are. I thoroughly enjoy
all the mail I receive >from this list and I have learned so much from
all of you that so willingly give of your time. Thank you very much!!
Sincerely,
Cheryl


Montly Meeting of the Genealogical Society of Broward County #general

SpinDizzy2 <spindizzy2@...>
 

FEBRUARY MEETING:
SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 7, 1998 at 2:30 PM in the Community Room of the West
Regional Library, 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL

PROGRAM: The Genealogical Society of Broward County invites the public to
its February 7th meeting, the program will be " Memorabilia Preservation",
presented by Vice-President Bill Hicks. Join us on Sunday, February 7, at
2:30 P.M., in the Community Room of the West Regional Library, 8601 West
Broward Boulevard, in Plantation.

C.I.G.
The Computer Interest Group will convene at 1:15 PM prior to the regular
meeting in the Community Room. This month attendees are requested to
research and bring in the URL that will provide information on 1st Manasas,
The 5th VA. 1st Brigade, Johnstons's Division, Army of the Shenandoah.
Chuck Vollman
spindizzy2@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Montly Meeting of the Genealogical Society of Broward County #general

SpinDizzy2 <spindizzy2@...>
 

FEBRUARY MEETING:
SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 7, 1998 at 2:30 PM in the Community Room of the West
Regional Library, 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL

PROGRAM: The Genealogical Society of Broward County invites the public to
its February 7th meeting, the program will be " Memorabilia Preservation",
presented by Vice-President Bill Hicks. Join us on Sunday, February 7, at
2:30 P.M., in the Community Room of the West Regional Library, 8601 West
Broward Boulevard, in Plantation.

C.I.G.
The Computer Interest Group will convene at 1:15 PM prior to the regular
meeting in the Community Room. This month attendees are requested to
research and bring in the URL that will provide information on 1st Manasas,
The 5th VA. 1st Brigade, Johnstons's Division, Army of the Shenandoah.
Chuck Vollman
spindizzy2@aol.com


Re: Lyakhovichi #belarus

Natalie Rothstein <rothan@...>
 

To: Enquin

I am writing in regards to your e-mail. Though I have no information about
your ancestral towns, I was interested because of your ancestral name. My
grandfather was also a Frumkin >from Belarus. He was >from the shtetl of
Korzangorodok, just south of Pinsk and he came to America - to Boston - in
1889. His full name was Wolf Frumkin and the name was eventually changed to
Franklin. My mother, the daughter of Wolf and Jenny [Zelda] was born in
1900. My husband and I went back to the "old country" a few years ago on a
personal roots visit and went to Korzan-gorodok. There is no Jewish
presence remaining. I'm a writer and my article about the trip back to
Belarus appeared in the fall issue of The Reporter magazine - the
publication of ORT.

I wonder if we have any history to share...

Natalie Rothstein
Brookline, MA
reply to: rothan@massmed.org


Philippe Enquin wrote:

I was born in Argentina and now I am living in France. My grandfather
(Naum Enquin, but originaly Frumkin)arrived in Argentina in 1889 from
Rusia and was born in Lajavitch, probably Lyakhoviche.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Lyakhovichi #belarus

Natalie Rothstein <rothan@...>
 

To: Enquin

I am writing in regards to your e-mail. Though I have no information about
your ancestral towns, I was interested because of your ancestral name. My
grandfather was also a Frumkin >from Belarus. He was >from the shtetl of
Korzangorodok, just south of Pinsk and he came to America - to Boston - in
1889. His full name was Wolf Frumkin and the name was eventually changed to
Franklin. My mother, the daughter of Wolf and Jenny [Zelda] was born in
1900. My husband and I went back to the "old country" a few years ago on a
personal roots visit and went to Korzan-gorodok. There is no Jewish
presence remaining. I'm a writer and my article about the trip back to
Belarus appeared in the fall issue of The Reporter magazine - the
publication of ORT.

I wonder if we have any history to share...

Natalie Rothstein
Brookline, MA
reply to: rothan@massmed.org


Philippe Enquin wrote:

I was born in Argentina and now I am living in France. My grandfather
(Naum Enquin, but originaly Frumkin)arrived in Argentina in 1889 from
Rusia and was born in Lajavitch, probably Lyakhoviche.


Minsk Archives #belarus

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I wrote to RAGAS well over a year ago, looking for records >from Minsk. Are
the archives open? I know that that the economic situation is pretty bad
there. That must have a serious impact on the Minsk Archives ability to
handle all the genealogical requests they get.

Jackie Wasserstein
jwasserst@aol.com

searching: GRANAT, KHMARNA and LACHOVITSKY >from Slutsk


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk Archives #belarus

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I wrote to RAGAS well over a year ago, looking for records >from Minsk. Are
the archives open? I know that that the economic situation is pretty bad
there. That must have a serious impact on the Minsk Archives ability to
handle all the genealogical requests they get.

Jackie Wasserstein
jwasserst@aol.com

searching: GRANAT, KHMARNA and LACHOVITSKY >from Slutsk


Index of the microfilms for Courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

We have a thorough index of the Mormon holdings for the Courland microfilm.
The Mormon church has given us permission to put it on the web.

The finding tool is for the 133 rolls of Courland microfilm available for
viewing at the Family Research Centers of the Morman Church. The microfilm
contains tax census documents >from Courland and Riga for the 1700's and
1800's. The original documents are held at the Latvian State Archives in Riga,
Latvia. The film was published by the Herder Institute in Germany. This
document was prepared by the Mormon church. The records are displayed
alphabetically by region or district.

The records in this finding tool include:
--The Mormon Church film roll number that contains the census
--The number for the original tax census book in the Latvian State Archives
--A description of the town or region and type of census
--The page numbers on each roll that correspond to the original books.

Please use the address below to view this finding tool:

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Rhodes/4730/Kurland.html

Please note that the above address is case sensitive. Please copy it or type
it exactly as shown, especially the "Kurland.html" or an error will occur.
Cut and paste would be best!

Also note that we put this together in a hurry and the individual pages with
the records are rather large. Please let Paul know PBerkay@aol.com if your computer
cannot pull
them up, so that we can break them down and make them smaller.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank you for your support of this
project! We are getting closer and closer to the mark! Keep your pledges coming!!

Martha


Latvia SIG #Latvia Index of the microfilms for Courland #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

We have a thorough index of the Mormon holdings for the Courland microfilm.
The Mormon church has given us permission to put it on the web.

The finding tool is for the 133 rolls of Courland microfilm available for
viewing at the Family Research Centers of the Morman Church. The microfilm
contains tax census documents >from Courland and Riga for the 1700's and
1800's. The original documents are held at the Latvian State Archives in Riga,
Latvia. The film was published by the Herder Institute in Germany. This
document was prepared by the Mormon church. The records are displayed
alphabetically by region or district.

The records in this finding tool include:
--The Mormon Church film roll number that contains the census
--The number for the original tax census book in the Latvian State Archives
--A description of the town or region and type of census
--The page numbers on each roll that correspond to the original books.

Please use the address below to view this finding tool:

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Rhodes/4730/Kurland.html

Please note that the above address is case sensitive. Please copy it or type
it exactly as shown, especially the "Kurland.html" or an error will occur.
Cut and paste would be best!

Also note that we put this together in a hurry and the individual pages with
the records are rather large. Please let Paul know PBerkay@aol.com if your computer
cannot pull
them up, so that we can break them down and make them smaller.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank you for your support of this
project! We are getting closer and closer to the mark! Keep your pledges coming!!

Martha


Summary of progress to date with VELONSKY and close variants #general

Peter_Hills <Peter_Hills@...>
 

Over the past year I have been collecting information about VELONSKY and
close variants of the surname. I have now summarised, in one document, all
the responses received to date. If you are interested please contact me
privately and I will forward a copy, about 7 pages.

Peter_Hills@compuserve.com
London UK

VELONSKY RAYMOND/RAYMAN
(London/Leeds/Vilnius/Kovno)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Summary of progress to date with VELONSKY and close variants #general

Peter_Hills <Peter_Hills@...>
 

Over the past year I have been collecting information about VELONSKY and
close variants of the surname. I have now summarised, in one document, all
the responses received to date. If you are interested please contact me
privately and I will forward a copy, about 7 pages.

Peter_Hills@compuserve.com
London UK

VELONSKY RAYMOND/RAYMAN
(London/Leeds/Vilnius/Kovno)