Date   

How to search in Minsk? #belarus

Herut Shlomoff <heruts@...>
 

Shalom friends,

Somebody that lives in Minsk is willing to help me with my research. She
is not common with genealogy and I need to give her directions where and
how to look for traces.

I really don't know how to do so and I ask for your wise advises!
For example: how to look at the Minsk archive?
What kind of documents? What are the names of
Those documents in Russian?

The origins of my families in Belarus, are:
RECHITSA, GOMEL, ORSH, KAPOROVKA (village near Rechitsa).
The surnames: ORCHANSKY, KAPOROVSKY, PEVZNER
(I have birth dates)

Thanks in advance.

Herut Shlomoff
http://www.netvision.net.il/php/heruts


Belarus SIG #Belarus How to search in Minsk? #belarus

Herut Shlomoff <heruts@...>
 

Shalom friends,

Somebody that lives in Minsk is willing to help me with my research. She
is not common with genealogy and I need to give her directions where and
how to look for traces.

I really don't know how to do so and I ask for your wise advises!
For example: how to look at the Minsk archive?
What kind of documents? What are the names of
Those documents in Russian?

The origins of my families in Belarus, are:
RECHITSA, GOMEL, ORSH, KAPOROVKA (village near Rechitsa).
The surnames: ORCHANSKY, KAPOROVSKY, PEVZNER
(I have birth dates)

Thanks in advance.

Herut Shlomoff
http://www.netvision.net.il/php/heruts


Goldsteins from Latvia #latvia

David Goldstein <dsg@...>
 

I am searching for my roots in Latvia.

My GGGF, Max Hirsch GOLDSTEIN (b.1841) and his wife Ella Zelda immigrated
to St. Louis around 1898 with a number of their children (Simon, Hyman,
Philip, Samuel, Freida, Yetta and Jack). I believe I've determined their
city of origin as Frauenburg. Max changed his name to GOLDSTEIN from
POMPNER before coming to the U.S. Both Max & Ella are buried in the Beth
Hamedrosh Hagodol cemetary in St. Louis.

Also searching for ROSENBLATT (Mata) who also emigrated to St. Louis a few
years earlier >from Latvia. Her daughter, Sarah (b.1878), married my GGF,
Israel ("Sam the butcher") EILER, (b.1876) also >from Eastern Europe. Both
Sarah and Sam died in St. Louis Mata is buried in the B'nai Amoona
cemetary in U.City/St. Louis.

Does anyone have vital records >from this area to verify these facts or
add to them?

These relatives are included in my tree posted at
http://www.idir.net/~dsg.

Thanks for any help!

David Goldstein


Latvia SIG #Latvia Goldsteins from Latvia #latvia

David Goldstein <dsg@...>
 

I am searching for my roots in Latvia.

My GGGF, Max Hirsch GOLDSTEIN (b.1841) and his wife Ella Zelda immigrated
to St. Louis around 1898 with a number of their children (Simon, Hyman,
Philip, Samuel, Freida, Yetta and Jack). I believe I've determined their
city of origin as Frauenburg. Max changed his name to GOLDSTEIN from
POMPNER before coming to the U.S. Both Max & Ella are buried in the Beth
Hamedrosh Hagodol cemetary in St. Louis.

Also searching for ROSENBLATT (Mata) who also emigrated to St. Louis a few
years earlier >from Latvia. Her daughter, Sarah (b.1878), married my GGF,
Israel ("Sam the butcher") EILER, (b.1876) also >from Eastern Europe. Both
Sarah and Sam died in St. Louis Mata is buried in the B'nai Amoona
cemetary in U.City/St. Louis.

Does anyone have vital records >from this area to verify these facts or
add to them?

These relatives are included in my tree posted at
http://www.idir.net/~dsg.

Thanks for any help!

David Goldstein


Roberta Zonghi, Boston Public Library #general

Don Saklad <dsaklad@...>
 

via http://www.bpl.org/WWW/UpcomingEvents.html

Tuesday Morning Lecture Series --
Nov. 24,
10:30 a.m.

"An Introduction to the Rare Books &
Manuscripts Department"

Roberta Zonghi, curator the Rare Books & Manuscripts of
the Boston Public Library will present some fascinating
facts about this unique department.

NORTH END BRANCH LIBRARY
25 Parmenter St. --
Telephone 227-8135

http://www.bpl.org/WWW/UpcomingEvents.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Roberta Zonghi, Boston Public Library #general

Don Saklad <dsaklad@...>
 

via http://www.bpl.org/WWW/UpcomingEvents.html

Tuesday Morning Lecture Series --
Nov. 24,
10:30 a.m.

"An Introduction to the Rare Books &
Manuscripts Department"

Roberta Zonghi, curator the Rare Books & Manuscripts of
the Boston Public Library will present some fascinating
facts about this unique department.

NORTH END BRANCH LIBRARY
25 Parmenter St. --
Telephone 227-8135

http://www.bpl.org/WWW/UpcomingEvents.html


Hain #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

A question was asked about the surname "HAIN"
Does anyone know if DOUGLAS and HAIN were original Jewish names? I have
relatives with these surnames related to my LEVIN ancestors and don't know
if
they changed the names >from more Jewish names or whether these names could
be
Jewish ones >from either Belarus or Germany.
One reply suggested:
It is at least conceivable that HAIN was a deliberate change of spelling
from HAIM (more often spelled CHAIM) But the original surname would
probably have had an ending, e.g. HAIMOVITCH, which could have been first
shortened to HAIM and then "anglicised" to HAIN. Just a
hypothesis.....

In fact the derivation of the surname HAIN is KHEIN, the Hebrew for
pleasant.
"HAIN" is simply an anglification where the Hebrew "KH" (Khet) is
transliterated as an "H" in English.
The name Khein was born by a prominent rabbinical family >from Chernigov.
I am familiar with a family HAIN in Melbourne, descended >from a family
KHEIN that lived in the south-eastern Ukraine.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il
web page: http://www.avotaynu.com/gaonbook.html


Re: Equivalents to names #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Judith Romney Wegner writes in part:
But when people arbitrarily choose an unrelated European name as
a "Soundex" for a child's Hebrew name, this is not a case of
natural evolution; it is simply an individual choice; and the
chosen name is in no way an equivalent of the Hebrew name.

By using the term "Soundex" in an otherwise scholarly comment,
Judith Wegner confuses the issue. "Soundex", refers to the
code derived by applying number values to consonants by which
surnames are indexed. Perhaps Judith meant "sounds like", but
surely not soundex.

Carol Skydell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hain #general

Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

A question was asked about the surname "HAIN"
Does anyone know if DOUGLAS and HAIN were original Jewish names? I have
relatives with these surnames related to my LEVIN ancestors and don't know
if
they changed the names >from more Jewish names or whether these names could
be
Jewish ones >from either Belarus or Germany.
One reply suggested:
It is at least conceivable that HAIN was a deliberate change of spelling
from HAIM (more often spelled CHAIM) But the original surname would
probably have had an ending, e.g. HAIMOVITCH, which could have been first
shortened to HAIM and then "anglicised" to HAIN. Just a
hypothesis.....

In fact the derivation of the surname HAIN is KHEIN, the Hebrew for
pleasant.
"HAIN" is simply an anglification where the Hebrew "KH" (Khet) is
transliterated as an "H" in English.
The name Khein was born by a prominent rabbinical family >from Chernigov.
I am familiar with a family HAIN in Melbourne, descended >from a family
KHEIN that lived in the south-eastern Ukraine.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il
web page: http://www.avotaynu.com/gaonbook.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Equivalents to names #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Judith Romney Wegner writes in part:
But when people arbitrarily choose an unrelated European name as
a "Soundex" for a child's Hebrew name, this is not a case of
natural evolution; it is simply an individual choice; and the
chosen name is in no way an equivalent of the Hebrew name.

By using the term "Soundex" in an otherwise scholarly comment,
Judith Wegner confuses the issue. "Soundex", refers to the
code derived by applying number values to consonants by which
surnames are indexed. Perhaps Judith meant "sounds like", but
surely not soundex.

Carol Skydell


Freemason's Tavern, Holborn, London, ENG #general

dac.pac@...
 

I have a marriage between Aaron Alfred COHEN and Catherine MOSS 23rd
June 1875 solemnised by the Chief Rabbi in the Freemason's Tavern,
Queen Street, Holborn. Does this mean Aaron was a Mason?

Pat Cohen dacpac@dacpac.avel.co.uk
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net


Re: Why apostrophe in name? #general

Nathan Reiss <reiss@...>
 

steven.chall@juno.com (Steven Chall) writes:

In some lists, I have come across "Zal'manov". Is this a spelling
variant? I had been thinking "Zalman-ov" for son of Zalman, but the
apostrophe now has me wondering if there might be an alternative avenue
to consider.
The apostrophe is used in transliterations to represent a character
in the Cyrillic alphabet that looks like a "b". It is not pronounced,
but dentalizes the letter that precedes it. In this case it would mean
that the "l" sound is made at the front of the mouth. Since English
does not make a distinction between dentalized and non-dentalized sounds,
the Cyrillic "b" is usually ignored in transliterations.

Nat Reiss
reiss@rci.rutgers.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Freemason's Tavern, Holborn, London, ENG #general

dac.pac@...
 

I have a marriage between Aaron Alfred COHEN and Catherine MOSS 23rd
June 1875 solemnised by the Chief Rabbi in the Freemason's Tavern,
Queen Street, Holborn. Does this mean Aaron was a Mason?

Pat Cohen dacpac@dacpac.avel.co.uk
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Why apostrophe in name? #general

Nathan Reiss <reiss@...>
 

steven.chall@juno.com (Steven Chall) writes:

In some lists, I have come across "Zal'manov". Is this a spelling
variant? I had been thinking "Zalman-ov" for son of Zalman, but the
apostrophe now has me wondering if there might be an alternative avenue
to consider.
The apostrophe is used in transliterations to represent a character
in the Cyrillic alphabet that looks like a "b". It is not pronounced,
but dentalizes the letter that precedes it. In this case it would mean
that the "l" sound is made at the front of the mouth. Since English
does not make a distinction between dentalized and non-dentalized sounds,
the Cyrillic "b" is usually ignored in transliterations.

Nat Reiss
reiss@rci.rutgers.edu


Searching: MOSS/MOSES #general

dac.pac@...
 

Seeking information on this family based in Liverpool and latterly in
London. One of founders of Hope Place Synagogue, Saul MOSS was a
glass factor born Deptford 1817. Had 6 children Rachel, Saul,
Esther,Phoebe,Caroline,Emanuel Frederick. Anyone else researching
this name?

Pat Cohen
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MOSS/MOSES #general

dac.pac@...
 

Seeking information on this family based in Liverpool and latterly in
London. One of founders of Hope Place Synagogue, Saul MOSS was a
glass factor born Deptford 1817. Had 6 children Rachel, Saul,
Esther,Phoebe,Caroline,Emanuel Frederick. Anyone else researching
this name?

Pat Cohen
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net


Searching: SEWILL #general

dac.pac@...
 

This is a very interesting family who lived in Liverpool and London
Joseph SEWILL founded Sewills Instrument Makers which still exists.
Name was probably Solomon originally. A SEWILL married a SABER and
went to Australia. I have a great deal of info on SEWILLs. All
contributions gratefully received. Any info?

Pat Cohen
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SEWILL #general

dac.pac@...
 

This is a very interesting family who lived in Liverpool and London
Joseph SEWILL founded Sewills Instrument Makers which still exists.
Name was probably Solomon originally. A SEWILL married a SABER and
went to Australia. I have a great deal of info on SEWILLs. All
contributions gratefully received. Any info?

Pat Cohen
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net


Searching: COHEN #general

dac.pac@...
 

Looking for descendants of Isaac COHEN - Children Barnett (had a
cabinet makers business in Curtain Road,London and in Liverpool
married Sarah HYMAN),Elizabeth (married David Barnett
DAVIS),Amelia,Philip,Judah (married Caroline DAVIS). Have traced Isaac
back to 1786 in England. Wife Esther, Barnett COHEN born 1815 in
London, had son, Aaron Alfred born 1842 in London.

Pat Cohen
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: COHEN #general

dac.pac@...
 

Looking for descendants of Isaac COHEN - Children Barnett (had a
cabinet makers business in Curtain Road,London and in Liverpool
married Sarah HYMAN),Elizabeth (married David Barnett
DAVIS),Amelia,Philip,Judah (married Caroline DAVIS). Have traced Isaac
back to 1786 in England. Wife Esther, Barnett COHEN born 1815 in
London, had son, Aaron Alfred born 1842 in London.

Pat Cohen
Please e mail Pat Cohen dac.pac@virgin.net