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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".

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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".

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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

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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


Belarus SIG #Belarus 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).


Belarus SIG #Belarus 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


19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13, 1999 - Bulletin #7 #general

Jgsny@...
 

The following Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be meeting at the 19th
Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13, 1999 in New York City:
Belarus, Galicia, German, Grodno, Hungarian, Kielce Radom, Latin America,
Latvia, Litvak, Romanian, Sefard, Volhynia

A copy of the Conference registration application can be downloaded directly
from the web site. In addition, we have updated the list of lectures (circa
100 so far...more to come!) The conference will be held at the Mariott
Marquis Hotel, located in the heart of revitalized Times Square -- accessible
to all archives, libraries and resources for genealogical research. Provide
the Conference information when you make your reservations in order to receive
the special rates for attendees.

Estelle Guzik, President
JGS (NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 19th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13, 1999 - Bulletin #7 #general

Jgsny@...
 

The following Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be meeting at the 19th
Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 8-13, 1999 in New York City:
Belarus, Galicia, German, Grodno, Hungarian, Kielce Radom, Latin America,
Latvia, Litvak, Romanian, Sefard, Volhynia

A copy of the Conference registration application can be downloaded directly
from the web site. In addition, we have updated the list of lectures (circa
100 so far...more to come!) The conference will be held at the Mariott
Marquis Hotel, located in the heart of revitalized Times Square -- accessible
to all archives, libraries and resources for genealogical research. Provide
the Conference information when you make your reservations in order to receive
the special rates for attendees.

Estelle Guzik, President
JGS (NY)


Birth Records - 1920/21 #general

GJONESHOME@...
 

Does anyone know if it is possible to have access to marriage records in
London between 1900-1920? I found a note about a great-great uncle of mine
that said he married a woman in London. ...
Mark J. Budman
budman@generation.net
Mark,

See FAQ on Public Record Office (PRO). This should give costs, and how to
request documents via post, phone, fax etc.

They are fairly quick on there responses.

Gary R. Jones

Searching:
Leo BLOCH - Born 14 June 1879 New York (Do not know if city or state)
Charles MANDELBAUM - 1858 New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth Records - 1920/21 #general

GJONESHOME@...
 

Does anyone know if it is possible to have access to marriage records in
London between 1900-1920? I found a note about a great-great uncle of mine
that said he married a woman in London. ...
Mark J. Budman
budman@generation.net
Mark,

See FAQ on Public Record Office (PRO). This should give costs, and how to
request documents via post, phone, fax etc.

They are fairly quick on there responses.

Gary R. Jones

Searching:
Leo BLOCH - Born 14 June 1879 New York (Do not know if city or state)
Charles MANDELBAUM - 1858 New York City


Searching: Bella GEBOTT, d. 1928 Brooklyn & Leib GEBOTT, d.1948 #general

Wildpom@...
 

I am looking for the descendants, relatives or anyone who may have known of
these two individuals. They are buried at Mount Hebron Cemetery in the
Rohatyner Young Men's Society section.
Bella died in 1928. Her last known address was 37 Madison Street in Brooklyn,
NY.
Leib died in 1948. His last known residence was XXX West 160th Street, NYC.
Any information whatsoever would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Michele Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Bella GEBOTT, d. 1928 Brooklyn & Leib GEBOTT, d.1948 #general

Wildpom@...
 

I am looking for the descendants, relatives or anyone who may have known of
these two individuals. They are buried at Mount Hebron Cemetery in the
Rohatyner Young Men's Society section.
Bella died in 1928. Her last known address was 37 Madison Street in Brooklyn,
NY.
Leib died in 1948. His last known residence was XXX West 160th Street, NYC.
Any information whatsoever would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Michele Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ


Can we find family in Cuba? #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have found that some of my relatives (>from Turkey) went to
Cuba around 1912. Their families are likely still there.
Is there any way to find people in Cuba??

In Cuba, I am looking for two men named Alhadef or Elhadef.
They are deceased by now, but likely had children.


Daniel Kazez

researching:
Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Can we find family in Cuba? #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have found that some of my relatives (>from Turkey) went to
Cuba around 1912. Their families are likely still there.
Is there any way to find people in Cuba??

In Cuba, I am looking for two men named Alhadef or Elhadef.
They are deceased by now, but likely had children.


Daniel Kazez

researching:
Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO


Pinkas Hakehilot #general

Joe Barcomb & Julie Waters-Barcomb <julie@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I have heard that the book Pinkas Hakehilot
contains hundreds of rabbinical lineages. I've also heard that it may be
seen at Yad Vashem.
Now - how do I access it?

Julie Waters-Barcomb

Researching: ROSENZWEIG (Lodz) NISSEL (Poland) and KOHNER (Bohemia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pinkas Hakehilot #general

Joe Barcomb & Julie Waters-Barcomb <julie@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I have heard that the book Pinkas Hakehilot
contains hundreds of rabbinical lineages. I've also heard that it may be
seen at Yad Vashem.
Now - how do I access it?

Julie Waters-Barcomb

Researching: ROSENZWEIG (Lodz) NISSEL (Poland) and KOHNER (Bohemia)