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1880 birthnames of Chmielnik, Poland #general

David Price <David_Price@...>
 

The following are the names given to males born 1880 in Chmielnik:

aaron(2),aba(2),abram(4),baruch,benjamin(2),chaim,david(7),enoch,faivel(3),fishel,gershon(4),josek(4),lazor,leibish,lev,israel(3),mayer(2),machel,mendel(3),mortka,moshek(2),nachum,pinkus,ruben,shimon,shmuel(2),tsivik,usher,vligdor,wolf,yankel,yacob(3
),zacharsh(2)

aaron gersh,alter lazer,abram tsivik,abram josek,abram morka,david
josek,josek ndka,gershon leib josek gersh,josek baruch,israel leib,israel
berek,israel nita,leibish yankel,laser machel,mayer shae,pinkus
david,ruben david,shmuel zemik,shmerl alter,shmuel motel,shmuel
gershon,shae faivel volf yankel,jacob pinkus,yacob yasek,yacob tsivik

The following are the given names for females:
bleema,chinda,chana(2),dvora,debora,ester,feigel(4),frimet(3),gitel(3),kiva(3),mary,malka,perel,raizel(2),rifka(3),rachel(3),shandel,
toba, taubel

bleema chay,chana lae,chana mary,ester shandel,ester lae,ester ita,feigel
ethel,feigel liba,malka raizel,mary lae,rifka raizel,rochla lae,raizel
lae,sora chay,sora lae,shandel rivka,shandel shifra


Help Rec'd #general

jlipmanson <jlipmanson@...>
 

My thanks to Rachel Unkefer and Michael Knox for helping me in my recent
search for the Levy descendents. We made contact and exchanged
information that is mutually helpful.

I appreciate everyone's efforts >from this newsgroup.

Judith Lipmanson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1880 birthnames of Chmielnik, Poland #general

David Price <David_Price@...>
 

The following are the names given to males born 1880 in Chmielnik:

aaron(2),aba(2),abram(4),baruch,benjamin(2),chaim,david(7),enoch,faivel(3),fishel,gershon(4),josek(4),lazor,leibish,lev,israel(3),mayer(2),machel,mendel(3),mortka,moshek(2),nachum,pinkus,ruben,shimon,shmuel(2),tsivik,usher,vligdor,wolf,yankel,yacob(3
),zacharsh(2)

aaron gersh,alter lazer,abram tsivik,abram josek,abram morka,david
josek,josek ndka,gershon leib josek gersh,josek baruch,israel leib,israel
berek,israel nita,leibish yankel,laser machel,mayer shae,pinkus
david,ruben david,shmuel zemik,shmerl alter,shmuel motel,shmuel
gershon,shae faivel volf yankel,jacob pinkus,yacob yasek,yacob tsivik

The following are the given names for females:
bleema,chinda,chana(2),dvora,debora,ester,feigel(4),frimet(3),gitel(3),kiva(3),mary,malka,perel,raizel(2),rifka(3),rachel(3),shandel,
toba, taubel

bleema chay,chana lae,chana mary,ester shandel,ester lae,ester ita,feigel
ethel,feigel liba,malka raizel,mary lae,rifka raizel,rochla lae,raizel
lae,sora chay,sora lae,shandel rivka,shandel shifra


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Rec'd #general

jlipmanson <jlipmanson@...>
 

My thanks to Rachel Unkefer and Michael Knox for helping me in my recent
search for the Levy descendents. We made contact and exchanged
information that is mutually helpful.

I appreciate everyone's efforts >from this newsgroup.

Judith Lipmanson


Travels in Lithuania and Latvia with Feigmanis #general

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

Travels in Lithuania and Latvia with Aleksandrs Feigmanis Part V1

Bidding good-bye to Memel, early in the morning, I raced along the
highway about 3 hours worth to Vilnius. There we had an appointment with
Galina Baranova, who had performed a 'quick' search for me, initiated
only after I found out that my relatives had come >from Lithuania. We
passed road turn-offs for Kovno and Minsk, and I had this funny feeling
I should be going that way. Suddenly I remembered the other grandparents
-- the ones just as hard to research -- but >from somewhere in Kiev and
possibly Minsk. These were the SHERBACOVS and MISTECHKINS.

In my grandfather's diary, he tells of wandering as a nomad from
Vasilkov to Vilnius, Taurage and Jurbarkas. This is another story, of
course, but my ggparents buried two infants along the way and perhaps it
was in Kovno. I have this wierd thing about cemeteries and stones and
ruins. Certain ones seem to be calling me to them. But that is another
story!

We continued on to Vilnius and in short order reached the Historical
Archives. It was just a few minutes after that I was introduced to the
pert, attractive, kindly and efficient Galina Baranova. She had searched
for my family in all records of Gargzdai and Memel, not finding
anything. She said we would have to look at the regional records to be
found in Kovno. There was nothing more to say. I had sent ahead the fee
for an initial search, so we were even. I thanked her for her work and
we left.

Now was my time to tour the downtown. We visited the Jewish Museum with
a similar feeling to that of the Holocause Museum in New York. The
temple, behind a fence, was still and closed. There was a total lack of
Jewish feeling there. In fact, we are talking about an almost total
eradication of Jews in Lithuania. Here were there several hundred?
Certainly no more. Everywhere, the symbols of Christianity were
resplendent. We had a single small monument at the Jewish museum.

There was more and for me it was worse. I will never forget the movie
Schindler's List where the Jews were herded into the ghetto. I wasn't
sure I wanted to see a ghetto -- certainly I did not want at least at
this time to go to a concentration camp -- but while in Vilnius, I
decided to visit the Jewish ghetto. And a good thing that I did.

The ghetto is divided into two parts. We found one of them and began to
traverse the streets. If you have ever been to a resort town with little
boutiques, coffe shops and restaurants, colorful structures in stucco
with building trim and large windows, you will have little difficulty in
visualizing most of the ghetto buildings. In at least 6 places,
re-construction, plastering and painting were busy eradicating the last
memories of the Holocaust. Only in a few buildings, not yet renovated,
did one see the deep cellars below the buildings, the worn structures
with small wooden doors and sagging steps. In a few cases, people still
lived in these ghetto apartments, oblivious to their history. On one
building, a scarred and scratched concrete, told to me as the site of
the greatest Jewish resistance, a Jewish star had been scratched into
the concrete on the second floor while the remainder of the building was
riddled with bullet holes.

We all recall the Holocaust, but to me, whitewashing the memories of
those times is worse than leaving something behind to remind the
Lithuanians of the war and their complicity with the Germans. I had
enough. We quickly had lunch and found our car to return to Riga.
This would be a long long ride.

We left Vilnius at about 4:45PM rush hour and drove North, beating the
darkness as each mile northward was an extra few minutes of daylight.
Driving up the middle of the country, there were fields and farms,
wonderful little cottages at the sides of the road, lots of very happy
cows, and people alongside the road selling mushrooms.

Imagine my surprise to drive right past another town closely associated
with my family. A very pretty town called Pompenai, home to my family
comprised both of Pompians and Pumpians. But that too is another story
about how I found my cousin Susan (a cousin I had met once when I was 9
years old) by looking in the Jewish Family Finder, calling someone who
was researching the name and who told me exactly where to find her.

The border crossing, this time was a joint project of Lithuania and
Latvia. It was just as bad as the other -- trucks lined up in their lane
for a number of miles. The Eastern European yuppies milled around the
border waiting for their inspection to take place so they could barrel
through. Took us about 45 minutes and we were on our way again!

It was about 10:30 PM when I barreled into Riga, having braved poor
bathroom facilities, no decent food and a poorly marked road. The next
morning, my driving experience would end -- I would return the car and
begin my visit to Riga. So as I went to my stale and hot room in the
Metropole, little did I know that my destiny lay with the hundreds of
mosquitos who were waiting outside my window that night!

Tomorrow -- last episode in Riga and then home!!!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travels in Lithuania and Latvia with Feigmanis #general

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

Travels in Lithuania and Latvia with Aleksandrs Feigmanis Part V1

Bidding good-bye to Memel, early in the morning, I raced along the
highway about 3 hours worth to Vilnius. There we had an appointment with
Galina Baranova, who had performed a 'quick' search for me, initiated
only after I found out that my relatives had come >from Lithuania. We
passed road turn-offs for Kovno and Minsk, and I had this funny feeling
I should be going that way. Suddenly I remembered the other grandparents
-- the ones just as hard to research -- but >from somewhere in Kiev and
possibly Minsk. These were the SHERBACOVS and MISTECHKINS.

In my grandfather's diary, he tells of wandering as a nomad from
Vasilkov to Vilnius, Taurage and Jurbarkas. This is another story, of
course, but my ggparents buried two infants along the way and perhaps it
was in Kovno. I have this wierd thing about cemeteries and stones and
ruins. Certain ones seem to be calling me to them. But that is another
story!

We continued on to Vilnius and in short order reached the Historical
Archives. It was just a few minutes after that I was introduced to the
pert, attractive, kindly and efficient Galina Baranova. She had searched
for my family in all records of Gargzdai and Memel, not finding
anything. She said we would have to look at the regional records to be
found in Kovno. There was nothing more to say. I had sent ahead the fee
for an initial search, so we were even. I thanked her for her work and
we left.

Now was my time to tour the downtown. We visited the Jewish Museum with
a similar feeling to that of the Holocause Museum in New York. The
temple, behind a fence, was still and closed. There was a total lack of
Jewish feeling there. In fact, we are talking about an almost total
eradication of Jews in Lithuania. Here were there several hundred?
Certainly no more. Everywhere, the symbols of Christianity were
resplendent. We had a single small monument at the Jewish museum.

There was more and for me it was worse. I will never forget the movie
Schindler's List where the Jews were herded into the ghetto. I wasn't
sure I wanted to see a ghetto -- certainly I did not want at least at
this time to go to a concentration camp -- but while in Vilnius, I
decided to visit the Jewish ghetto. And a good thing that I did.

The ghetto is divided into two parts. We found one of them and began to
traverse the streets. If you have ever been to a resort town with little
boutiques, coffe shops and restaurants, colorful structures in stucco
with building trim and large windows, you will have little difficulty in
visualizing most of the ghetto buildings. In at least 6 places,
re-construction, plastering and painting were busy eradicating the last
memories of the Holocaust. Only in a few buildings, not yet renovated,
did one see the deep cellars below the buildings, the worn structures
with small wooden doors and sagging steps. In a few cases, people still
lived in these ghetto apartments, oblivious to their history. On one
building, a scarred and scratched concrete, told to me as the site of
the greatest Jewish resistance, a Jewish star had been scratched into
the concrete on the second floor while the remainder of the building was
riddled with bullet holes.

We all recall the Holocaust, but to me, whitewashing the memories of
those times is worse than leaving something behind to remind the
Lithuanians of the war and their complicity with the Germans. I had
enough. We quickly had lunch and found our car to return to Riga.
This would be a long long ride.

We left Vilnius at about 4:45PM rush hour and drove North, beating the
darkness as each mile northward was an extra few minutes of daylight.
Driving up the middle of the country, there were fields and farms,
wonderful little cottages at the sides of the road, lots of very happy
cows, and people alongside the road selling mushrooms.

Imagine my surprise to drive right past another town closely associated
with my family. A very pretty town called Pompenai, home to my family
comprised both of Pompians and Pumpians. But that too is another story
about how I found my cousin Susan (a cousin I had met once when I was 9
years old) by looking in the Jewish Family Finder, calling someone who
was researching the name and who told me exactly where to find her.

The border crossing, this time was a joint project of Lithuania and
Latvia. It was just as bad as the other -- trucks lined up in their lane
for a number of miles. The Eastern European yuppies milled around the
border waiting for their inspection to take place so they could barrel
through. Took us about 45 minutes and we were on our way again!

It was about 10:30 PM when I barreled into Riga, having braved poor
bathroom facilities, no decent food and a poorly marked road. The next
morning, my driving experience would end -- I would return the car and
begin my visit to Riga. So as I went to my stale and hot room in the
Metropole, little did I know that my destiny lay with the hundreds of
mosquitos who were waiting outside my window that night!

Tomorrow -- last episode in Riga and then home!!!


Israeli Vital Records #general

HankPropp@...
 

Dear JewishGenners

Can anyone help. I would like obtain some Israeli death certificates. Does
anyone know the procedure and address(es) to obtain these vital records?

Sincerely
Hank Propp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israeli Vital Records #general

HankPropp@...
 

Dear JewishGenners

Can anyone help. I would like obtain some Israeli death certificates. Does
anyone know the procedure and address(es) to obtain these vital records?

Sincerely
Hank Propp


Judge Leon SANDERS - New York 1900s #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Anyone have any information on Judge Leon SANDERS.

I know he was born in Odessa in 1971 and came to the United States as a child.
He gained prominance in New York as a Judge, memeber of the state legislature
and founder of Boirth Abraham. He also was on many Jewish Relief committes.
He was killed in a car accident in California in 1937.

I have his NY Times obit but need more info on him. What were his parent's
names?

Anyone have a bio of Judge SANDERS?

There were photos of him but not much else in the Enc. Jewdaica.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

AJordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Judge Leon SANDERS - New York 1900s #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Anyone have any information on Judge Leon SANDERS.

I know he was born in Odessa in 1971 and came to the United States as a child.
He gained prominance in New York as a Judge, memeber of the state legislature
and founder of Boirth Abraham. He also was on many Jewish Relief committes.
He was killed in a car accident in California in 1937.

I have his NY Times obit but need more info on him. What were his parent's
names?

Anyone have a bio of Judge SANDERS?

There were photos of him but not much else in the Enc. Jewdaica.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

AJordan
aejordan@aol.com


Re: Searchin: Shlomo ZALMAN #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My ggrandfather was Solomon SIMON, he came to the US in the late 1800's
but I also have the name Shlomo ZALMAN for him, does anyone know if this
is a full name or two first names or what they mean??
Karen King
Shlomo-Zalman is a double-barreled Hebrew-Yiddish name (i.e., it is as you
suspected two first names rather than a first name plus surname). Your ggf
may have adopted SIMON as a surname because it sounded close to ZALMAN but
looked less foreign.

Zalman itself is simply a yiddishized version of the Hebrew name "Shelomoh"
-- (i.e., Solomon) which was transliterated in the Septuagint (a Greek
translation of the books of the Hebrew Bible made by the Jews of Alexandria
with the aid of Hebrew-speaking scholars >from Judaea during the last 3
centuries BCE).

Actually in the Septuagint it appears as SAlomon with an A. The -OH
ending was changed to -ON because classical Greek couldn't "tolerate"
outlandish names without acceptably Greek endings. We find this kind of
modification of the biblical names throughout the LXX.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searchin: Shlomo ZALMAN #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My ggrandfather was Solomon SIMON, he came to the US in the late 1800's
but I also have the name Shlomo ZALMAN for him, does anyone know if this
is a full name or two first names or what they mean??
Karen King
Shlomo-Zalman is a double-barreled Hebrew-Yiddish name (i.e., it is as you
suspected two first names rather than a first name plus surname). Your ggf
may have adopted SIMON as a surname because it sounded close to ZALMAN but
looked less foreign.

Zalman itself is simply a yiddishized version of the Hebrew name "Shelomoh"
-- (i.e., Solomon) which was transliterated in the Septuagint (a Greek
translation of the books of the Hebrew Bible made by the Jews of Alexandria
with the aid of Hebrew-speaking scholars >from Judaea during the last 3
centuries BCE).

Actually in the Septuagint it appears as SAlomon with an A. The -OH
ending was changed to -ON because classical Greek couldn't "tolerate"
outlandish names without acceptably Greek endings. We find this kind of
modification of the biblical names throughout the LXX.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


NYC Marraiges in the 1940s #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Help I hit a brickwall. I need some ideas.

I know Joseph REICHER married a woman named Sima in 1942, 1943, 1944, or
thereabouts. New York City Clerk tels me that a) I can not do a personal
search of the rcords, they have to do it. b) w/o the wife's full name they
will not do a search. If I had her maiden name I would not be doing the
search in the firstplace!

Any ideas how to get around this roadblock?

(Aside-- Aren't you stunned sometimes at how unhelpful people are.)

Thanks for some creative ideas!

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Marraiges in the 1940s #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Help I hit a brickwall. I need some ideas.

I know Joseph REICHER married a woman named Sima in 1942, 1943, 1944, or
thereabouts. New York City Clerk tels me that a) I can not do a personal
search of the rcords, they have to do it. b) w/o the wife's full name they
will not do a search. If I had her maiden name I would not be doing the
search in the firstplace!

Any ideas how to get around this roadblock?

(Aside-- Aren't you stunned sometimes at how unhelpful people are.)

Thanks for some creative ideas!

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


LDS Microfilms for Chmielnik #general

David Price <David_Price@...>
 

1. The LDS microfilm #1192418 has vital statistics for Chmielnik 1876-1877.
It also has vital statistics for Ciepielow (although I read the title
Skorowidz). Is this a town nearby?

2. The LDS microfilm #1808864 has vital statistics but I am not sure for
which town. On it the title Alfavum and the years 1880-1884. There is also
the years 1877-1878. Is the whole microfilm for Chmielnik? Some? If so,
which years? Is there another town on the film? If so,which years?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LDS Microfilms for Chmielnik #general

David Price <David_Price@...>
 

1. The LDS microfilm #1192418 has vital statistics for Chmielnik 1876-1877.
It also has vital statistics for Ciepielow (although I read the title
Skorowidz). Is this a town nearby?

2. The LDS microfilm #1808864 has vital statistics but I am not sure for
which town. On it the title Alfavum and the years 1880-1884. There is also
the years 1877-1878. Is the whole microfilm for Chmielnik? Some? If so,
which years? Is there another town on the film? If so,which years?


Searching: Hinda SERIL (Correction) #general

Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson <tracibear@...>
 

My mother's name is Helaine Sherrill (Sherrill is middle name) KAPE
(maiden name), she was named after a relative,
maybe a grandmother or great GM, Hinda SERIL ( Seril could be middle or
surname). I believe this is yiddish.
Looking for info. on the meaning of this name, origin & any knowledge of
this name belonging to family/surname name;
KAPE/KOFENDER/KOFENDERICK, SHOCKED/SHOCHED/SOCKET, RIBIAT, WISLOWITZ,
ZIATZ. Name originates >from I believe either Poland or Lithauania.

Thanks,
Traci :-)
Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson



MODERATOR'S NOTE: We believe that we inadvertantly converted a name (Sherill) >from lower case to upper case. We apologize for the error.


Searching CHIJNER #latinamerica

Myron Chijner <mchijner@...>
 

Hi all,
I am searching CHIJNER in the following: Rio de Janeiro and Sao
Paulo, Brazil

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lima, Peru

from Romania
Montevideo, Uruguay

from Yedintsy, Bessarabia
Santiago, Chile
I have been successful in searching the various Brazil white
pages. And thanks to Jose Gutstein's earlier post I can add Buenos Aires
to my list of cities.

Myron Chijner
Weirton, WV
mchijner@weir.net

Searching CHIJNER Novoseltsy, Ukr. and Yedintsy, Moldova
WEISER Novoseltsy, Ukr.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Hinda SERIL (Correction) #general

Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson <tracibear@...>
 

My mother's name is Helaine Sherrill (Sherrill is middle name) KAPE
(maiden name), she was named after a relative,
maybe a grandmother or great GM, Hinda SERIL ( Seril could be middle or
surname). I believe this is yiddish.
Looking for info. on the meaning of this name, origin & any knowledge of
this name belonging to family/surname name;
KAPE/KOFENDER/KOFENDERICK, SHOCKED/SHOCHED/SOCKET, RIBIAT, WISLOWITZ,
ZIATZ. Name originates >from I believe either Poland or Lithauania.

Thanks,
Traci :-)
Traci S. K. Thysell-McPherson



MODERATOR'S NOTE: We believe that we inadvertantly converted a name (Sherill) >from lower case to upper case. We apologize for the error.


Latin America #LatinAmerica Searching CHIJNER #latinamerica

Myron Chijner <mchijner@...>
 

Hi all,
I am searching CHIJNER in the following: Rio de Janeiro and Sao
Paulo, Brazil

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lima, Peru

from Romania
Montevideo, Uruguay

from Yedintsy, Bessarabia
Santiago, Chile
I have been successful in searching the various Brazil white
pages. And thanks to Jose Gutstein's earlier post I can add Buenos Aires
to my list of cities.

Myron Chijner
Weirton, WV
mchijner@weir.net

Searching CHIJNER Novoseltsy, Ukr. and Yedintsy, Moldova
WEISER Novoseltsy, Ukr.