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Are You Seeking Them? #lithuania

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

I just noticed this in the Dec. 25 issue of *Tne Observer* and presume
the requests are still current: Nashville's West End Synagogue was
was/is updating its cemetery records but couldn't locate several plot
owners.

The request was for addresses or next of kin for the following:

Jake MARKLE (related to Fedora and Mignon MARKLE)

Dave COHEN (related to Sam COHEN, deceased)

Mrs. Louis WEISS (daughter of Mrs. TUREST, deceased)

Offers of help should be directed to Denise at the
synagague office (615) 269-4592.

Stacy Harris


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Are You Seeking Them? #lithuania

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

I just noticed this in the Dec. 25 issue of *Tne Observer* and presume
the requests are still current: Nashville's West End Synagogue was
was/is updating its cemetery records but couldn't locate several plot
owners.

The request was for addresses or next of kin for the following:

Jake MARKLE (related to Fedora and Mignon MARKLE)

Dave COHEN (related to Sam COHEN, deceased)

Mrs. Louis WEISS (daughter of Mrs. TUREST, deceased)

Offers of help should be directed to Denise at the
synagague office (615) 269-4592.

Stacy Harris


Thank you Bob Weiss #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Thank you, Bob Weiss, for amalgamating the definitions for occupations. We
look forward to having the list grow. If anyone knows of other occupations
needing to be included, I urge you to contact Bob, <RWeissJGS@aol.com> so that
can continue this worthwhile project.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Thank you Bob Weiss #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

Thank you, Bob Weiss, for amalgamating the definitions for occupations. We
look forward to having the list grow. If anyone knows of other occupations
needing to be included, I urge you to contact Bob, <RWeissJGS@aol.com> so that
can continue this worthwhile project.

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG


Reznik / Shochet #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

While doing some personal research, I was rold that REZNIK and SHOCHET are
actually the same name - REZNIK being the Russian word for SHOCHET.
Probably, those researching one or the other know this, but it's worth
mentioning for the rest of us!

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG


Re: Diaspora routes into Lithuania #lithuania

Maria Krane
 

Hi,
If you find out about the book about Zagare, please let me know. I am
researching this town. Thanks.
Maria Krane


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Reznik / Shochet #lithuania

DNHIowa@...
 

While doing some personal research, I was rold that REZNIK and SHOCHET are
actually the same name - REZNIK being the Russian word for SHOCHET.
Probably, those researching one or the other know this, but it's worth
mentioning for the rest of us!

Davida Noyek Handler
Co-coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Diaspora routes into Lithuania #lithuania

Maria Krane
 

Hi,
If you find out about the book about Zagare, please let me know. I am
researching this town. Thanks.
Maria Krane


Re: Kovno Ghetto Video #lithuania

Curiousyl@...
 

<<
There is also a beautiful book >from the USHMM titled "Hidden History of the
Kovno Ghetto" which is the catalog of the exhibit.>>

Yes, I have the hard-back volume, and it is pictorial as well as containing
informative text.
To those who haven't seen the exhibit, but who have intended to, it remains in
Washington, D.C.'s USHMM until November of this year.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Kovno Ghetto Video #lithuania

Curiousyl@...
 

<<
There is also a beautiful book >from the USHMM titled "Hidden History of the
Kovno Ghetto" which is the catalog of the exhibit.>>

Yes, I have the hard-back volume, and it is pictorial as well as containing
informative text.
To those who haven't seen the exhibit, but who have intended to, it remains in
Washington, D.C.'s USHMM until November of this year.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida


Re: Velvel and Feivel #belarus

Jean Arbeiter <jarbeite@...>
 

Kenneth H. Ryesky, Esq. wrote:
"Velvel" is obviously derived >from "William".
I was always told that Feivel was the Yiddish version of the Hebrew
Pineas.

Jean Arbeiter


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Velvel and Feivel #belarus

Jean Arbeiter <jarbeite@...>
 

Kenneth H. Ryesky, Esq. wrote:
"Velvel" is obviously derived >from "William".
I was always told that Feivel was the Yiddish version of the Hebrew
Pineas.

Jean Arbeiter


Re: Velvel and Feivel #belarus

Dan Checkman <danc@...>
 

I'm not so convinced of that. My great-grandfather's Hebrew name was
Pesach Velvel Velvel RESNICK. It doesn't make much sense to repeat the
name, William, twice in a middle name. Are there any Yiddish experts
that could help with this? He was >from Postavy - maybe it's a regional
thing, too. While I'm at it, perhaps someone could come up with the
proper pronunciation/transliteration/translation of
"Zayin-Aleph-Vov-Vov-Ayin-Lamed", which appears on the gravestone of
another great-grandfather as his father's name. The last name for this
individual would have been SHACHTMAN or some variation and he was >from
Gomel (at least my great-grandfather was >from Gomel).

Daniel Checkman,
New Orleans, LA
danc@advantagehp.com

Ken Ryesky wrote:
"Velvel" is obviously derived >from "William".

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This thread is closed.


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Velvel and Feivel #belarus

Dan Checkman <danc@...>
 

I'm not so convinced of that. My great-grandfather's Hebrew name was
Pesach Velvel Velvel RESNICK. It doesn't make much sense to repeat the
name, William, twice in a middle name. Are there any Yiddish experts
that could help with this? He was >from Postavy - maybe it's a regional
thing, too. While I'm at it, perhaps someone could come up with the
proper pronunciation/transliteration/translation of
"Zayin-Aleph-Vov-Vov-Ayin-Lamed", which appears on the gravestone of
another great-grandfather as his father's name. The last name for this
individual would have been SHACHTMAN or some variation and he was >from
Gomel (at least my great-grandfather was >from Gomel).

Daniel Checkman,
New Orleans, LA
danc@advantagehp.com

Ken Ryesky wrote:
"Velvel" is obviously derived >from "William".

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This thread is closed.


VELVEL is from WOLF #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

Ken Ryesky writes:
<< "Velvel" is obviously derived >from "William.">>
Actually, Velvel is a diminuative form of the Yiddish name "Wolf." In records
from Lithuania, for example, I have seen many of my ancestors referred to
interchangeably as Wolf and Velvel, and those called Velvel are referred to on
tombstones as Zev Wolf. Zev is the Hebrew equivalent of Wolf. For
clarification, see Boris Feldblyum's book on Jewish first names in the Russian
empire.
Many Velvels did become William, although I know some Warrens, Walters, etc.
also who were Velvels.

Eric Goldstein

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Belarus SIG #Belarus VELVEL is from WOLF #belarus

ELGOLD1@...
 

Ken Ryesky writes:
<< "Velvel" is obviously derived >from "William.">>
Actually, Velvel is a diminuative form of the Yiddish name "Wolf." In records
from Lithuania, for example, I have seen many of my ancestors referred to
interchangeably as Wolf and Velvel, and those called Velvel are referred to on
tombstones as Zev Wolf. Zev is the Hebrew equivalent of Wolf. For
clarification, see Boris Feldblyum's book on Jewish first names in the Russian
empire.
Many Velvels did become William, although I know some Warrens, Walters, etc.
also who were Velvels.

Eric Goldstein

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This thread is now closed.


Svir (Belarus or Lithuania?) #belarus

Maria Krane
 

Hello Genners,
My husband's grandfather was born in the town of Svir @ in 1890. Although he
knew he was >from Belarus, he always considered himself a Litvak. When I began
visiting this site I looked for Svir, found it listed in Lithuania. I
understand that the boundaries changed a great deal. When Sender Hoffman (my
husband's grandfather) applied for citizenship to the United States, Svir was
in Poland. However, could someone please enlighten me regarding Svir. Where
is it? Literally and figuratively! Thanks for your assistance.
Sincerely,
Maria C. Krane
Researching HOFFMAN/RACHMAN Svir, KATZ/REMER Salakas, KREIN/SCHULDNER Zagare


Belarus SIG #Belarus Svir (Belarus or Lithuania?) #belarus

Maria Krane
 

Hello Genners,
My husband's grandfather was born in the town of Svir @ in 1890. Although he
knew he was >from Belarus, he always considered himself a Litvak. When I began
visiting this site I looked for Svir, found it listed in Lithuania. I
understand that the boundaries changed a great deal. When Sender Hoffman (my
husband's grandfather) applied for citizenship to the United States, Svir was
in Poland. However, could someone please enlighten me regarding Svir. Where
is it? Literally and figuratively! Thanks for your assistance.
Sincerely,
Maria C. Krane
Researching HOFFMAN/RACHMAN Svir, KATZ/REMER Salakas, KREIN/SCHULDNER Zagare


Grodno Archives is not and WAS not closed for repairs #belarus

Phrases1@...
 

Dear David,
This is the second time we have received this sort of message
of supposed repairs in the Grodno Archives. I have checked with
the Archives via a friend in Grodno. They are not and have not been
closed for any repairs, electrical or otherwise.

Ellen

a message that I just received >from Oleg Perzashkevich:
>Minsk Historical Genealogy Group has an access to Grodno archive
>for pre 1917 period, of course, but it is closed now (some problems
>with electricity in old storages). But it will be openned soon, I was
>told. So, if we are able, we shall try to help (the records were
>seriously destroyed during the time past).


Feivel, Velvel #belarus

Margot Tutun <gramto@...>
 

The topic of Feivel, Velvel etc. was discussed in the recent past
exhaustively on the JewishGen Digest and even involved the scholarship of
Judith Romney, a very thorough researcher on origins of names.

I suggest you consult the JewishGen archives.

Margot Tutun
Lexington, MA

Searching: NACHMANOVICH, BUSLAVSKY, KUSTANOVICH, KATZNELSON:
Lyuban/Slutsk, Belarus.

Searching: TAUBKIN/TOPKIN/TOPKINS, KOCH, ARONOFF:
Vitebsk, Montreal, New York

Searching: ASHKENS/ASHKENZY, ADLER: Warsawa, Cleveland