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Re: nickname for Miriam? #names

abqsuttle@...
 

I know someone who is of Persian background (non-Jewish) whose name is Maryam. I've always assumed it was a variation of Miriam, not a nickname. My late aunt who was killed in the Holocaust was named Mirjam (German spelling) and her family's nickname for her was Malli.

Denise Suttle


Re: Does anyone have information about last names in Russia #poland #names #holocaust

Sarah L Meyer
 

Please look up Alexander Beider's book Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire.  It is available on Avotaynu.com or may be available through inter-library.com

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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: nickname for Miriam? #names

Susan Sorkenn
 

My great-aunt Miriam was nicknamed Mae. She was Mae to everyone.

Susan Sorkenn


Re: Best program for large format printable 10 generation family tree chart #general

Russ Maurer
 

It seems to me, whatever language keyboard you have set would be the language that any genealogy program would take. Am I missing something? I just tried it out with GenoPro, the tree program I use, and had no problem using Hebrew by selecting a Hebrew keyboard through the system language setting (this is on a windows box).

As for a large format printout, GenoPro doesn't do fan charts. But if you are ever interested in a traditional tree (ancestors at the top), I have made such printouts from GenoPro by printing to a pdf file with custom dimensions, which I then print at a copy shop that has a banner printer.

Russ Maurer


Where Was Wilkennie, Russia? #russia #names

Carl Kaplan
 

I found my grandmother's brother's 1911 naturalization papers (online), and attached them. He put down that he was born in Wilkennie, Russia. I have never heard of it, and couldn't find it in a search. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Carl Kaplan

KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia


Zoommeeting Geni.com - Good for the Sephardim? #sephardic #announcements #events

Ton Tielen
 

Meeting - Sunday 6th September 2020

 

Geni.com aims to build a collaborative family tree of humanity. Many love it. Others - notably Sephardic genealogists - complain that enthusiasts and fantasists on Geni confuse individuals and mangle their family trees.

 

To discuss Geni - the good, the bad, and the ugly - and what might be done to make it more Sephardic-friendly, we welcome one of its principle advocates, Randy Schoenberg. We shall also be joined by Jarrett Ross (the GeneaVlogger, Geni curator and IAJGS Board member) and Jacob Marrache (of Adafina genealogy and a Geni curator). We hope that those with issues with Geni will also join us.

 

Collaborative genealogy has great potential, especially for Sephardic genealogy where there are so many ancestors with similar names. Can we make it better?

 

Topic: Geni.com - Good for the Sephardim?

Time: Sunday Sept 6th, 2020 07:00 PM London (This is 7pm British summer time; GMT +1, which is 2pm in New York)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87535631121

 

Our supporters on Patreon help cover our costs. If you can make a small monthly donation, it would be much appreciated. https://www.patreon.com/sephardi

 

If you can't get into the Zoom meeting, there is an overflow on Facebook. We can't broadcast live on YouTube until we have a 1,000 subscribers. Please help us by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpz6pgNSg_KWP-4KbErjU2g. It costs you nothing!

 

Best wishes,

 

Ton Tielen and David Mendoza

Sephardic World


Re: How To Document A (Given) Name Change #names

Judy Floam
 

My father-in-law changed his name from Sylvan to Sidney.   He continued to use Sylvan on legal documents but otherwise was known as Sidney.

 

Judy Floam


Re: Cultural Questions Regarding Ancient Jewish Genealogies #general

Jeremy Lichtman
 

Hi David,

A rabbi might be able to answer these questions better, simply because the primary sources here are religious - whatever we can extrapolate about actual practice from the Torah (i.e. 5 Books of Moses, Prophets and Writings), as well as later references to earlier traditions in the Mishnah and Gemarah. I'm not aware of anything in archaelogy or unbiased third party writings from the era that would answer your questions. I'm a layman, and the following is just my opinion.

1) The modern rabbinic definition of Jewish inheritance is maternal-only. i.e. if the mother is Jewish, the child is Jewish (note that Reform Judaism accepts paternal inheritance today). There's lots of argument about when exactly that policy was adopted (although it is justified via biblical exegesis). We don't know exactly what the original practice was, but it may have been somewhat informal. Sources include the Book of Ruth (i.e. formal conversion isn't recorded, but her descendants are obviously considered Jewish), and also later discussion on the children of non-Jewish wifes of various Judean kings. There's also a form of paternal inheritance for priesthood - i.e. Cohanim and Levi'im inherit their status paternally.

As far as a direct answer to your question goes, most Jews in the biblical era were farmers, and farmers have always had a pretty good idea regarding how physical traits are inherited from both parents, even if the precise details weren't always known. Biblical genealogies aren't talking about genetics though. Most of them appear to be lineages of various sorts of tribal leaders (both Israelite or otherwise), and at a guess the primary issue at hand was inheritance of land and societal status. In the largely paternal societies of the ancient Near East, that would imply male-line genealogy.

2) Genealogy as we know it today is a recent invention. Ancient genealogies don't have any concept of precision at all. That said, one place where there's a simple lineage given is in the book of Esther: "Mordechai ben Yair ben Shimi ben Kish ish Yemini." i.e. "Mordechai son of Yair son of Shimi son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin" (usual translation of Yemini, although there's other opinions). It isn't intended to tell you precise genealogy, but rather to give a general idea of who he is and what he's about. That lineage tells an informed reader about roughly when his family was carted off to Babylon, where they came from originally etc. Midrashic sources also relate that various symbolism to the overall story from the specific fact that he was from the tribe of Benjamin (it's complicated). i.e. the whole lineage is basically just setting the stage for the story.

3) I don't know of any good sources re ancient adoption and written lineages. The closest I can think of also comes from Esther. Esther (i.e. Hadassah) is a cousin or possibly niece of Mordechai, whom he adopted when her parents died. She isn't considered his genetic child though. Another possible source comes from Talmudic discussion of who can marry whom - adopted siblings are not barred from marrying each other.

Regards,

Jeremy Lichtman


Re: Naturalizations France #france

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

These files are troves of information. Many files contain information that goes largely beyond the date of the naturalization of the person. You find all the documents the candidates for naturalization had to fill up to become french including their family history. You have the inquest made by the relevant police department or embassies to confirm their sayings. Most fascinating and disturbing you find what happened to them during the Vichy regime. Many were subjected to the Commission de dénaturalisation and therefore the prefectures tracked their whereabouts during that period. The files can be extremely detailed and precise fortunately for them with a delay. Luckily gps tracking did not exist then !


Re: nickname for Miriam? #names

Jill Whitehead
 

In my family, the various Miriam's were shortened to Mary, Marion, Mimi and Mim in the UK. One of my great aunts known as Cissie Miriam (but born Miriam) was named after her grandmother Cyza Malka (from Rajgrod in Lomza gubernia NE Poland). 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: nickname for Miriam? #names

Dr.Josef ASH
 

Hilel,
I wrote you about things you probably had known before. Now I have at last understood your question.
No, Hebrew has no name MAriam. So, it should be, if not the pronounciation difference, a nickname.
Josef ASH, Israel


Naturalizations France #france

Micheline GUTMANN
 

I have to precise that this means only that the date and number correponding
to naturalizations are on line.
But to each decret correspond an important file of several pages of
information about the people directly concerned and also their family,
parents, brothers, children..
These complete files must be asked to the national archives, at Pierrefitte,
north of Paris. Possible to go with metro. You ask and wait for them that
you can go and see.
Then you can go and take photos. We often do it.
Micheline Gutmann, GenAmi, Paris, France


Re: nickname for Miriam? #names

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

How could I resist jumping in here? :) Dr. Joseph Ash is correct. Maryam is not a nickname for Miriam but a variation of the same name. Miriam is just the commonly accepted English version of the original biblical Hebrew name. I’ve seen Mariem, Marjem and Mariyam in Polish Jewish documents, Maryam in transliterated Arabic, Myriam in French, and others. They’re all the same name, just with different pronunciations and spellings.

Nicknames generally shorten the name and/or add a diminutive. You might see Mirel or Mireleh (Yiddish), Mira (Yiddish and Hebrew), Miri (Hebrew), Manya (Polish and Russian), Mariuma (Arabic), and many others.


The name Maria or Mary of course originated from Miriam, and it has its own variations and nicknames in various languages.

All the best,
Miriam BULWAR DAVID-HAY,
Raanana, Israel.
Professional writer, editor, proofreader, translator (Hebrew/Yiddish to English).
Certified guide, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial.

 


(UK) Wiener Holocaust Library-Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust #announcements #holocaust #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.  Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. The Museum is located in London, England,  United Kingdom,

 

The Wiener Holocaust Library’s current exhibition (6 August -30 November 2020) is Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust.

 

During the Holocaust, Jewish partisan groups and underground resistance networks launched attacks, sabotage operations and rescue missions. Resistance groups in ghettos organized social, religious, cultural and educational activities and armed uprisings in defiance of their oppressors. In death camps, in the most extreme circumstances, resisters gathered evidence of Nazi atrocities and even mounted armed rebellions.”


While one has to personally visit the Museum to explore the exhibit their website has a ~4 minute video on the exhibit:

https://wienerlibrary.co.uk/Jewish-Resistance

 

For those who may visit the Museum in person, due to the pandemic, you must have a pre-booked viewing slot. 


To learn more about the exhibit see the aforementioned URL and how to make a reservation to tour the exhibit see:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jewish-resistance-to-the-holocaust-exhibition-tickets-114524066566

 

The Smithsonian Magazine has an article about the exhibit which can be read at:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-holocaust-exhibition-tells-jewish-resistance-inside-180975486/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: ARLETTE BRANDCHAFT #general

Ronnie Hess
 

Many thanks to David Choukroun for previous search. Additional family information, Arlette née BRANDCHAFT married to Christian PINAUD. Children Valérie PINAUD and Franck PINAUD, born July 1966.
Thanks for any other information,
Ronnie HESS
Madison, WI


Re: WWII Evacuees LitvakSIG record #lithuania #records

boris
 

There are at several books about 16th Division, mostly in Lithuanian, perhaps there were some books written in Yiddish and Hebrew.  Also, check the message archives (always a  good idea). I think the topic has been brought before. Querying Russian databases such as pamyat-naroda.ru may reveal a lot of information, especially if a person was awarded for valor.

 

Good luck!

 


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Re: nickname for Miriam? #names

Peninah Zilberman
 

Mimi

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Bolechov Chassidism #holocaust #poland #rabbinic

Tzvi Schnee
 

My great great grandfather, Yaakov Schnee was a chassidic rabbi in Bolechov, Poland. Although he had semicha, in all likelihood he did not lead a congregation. Yet, I am interested in knowing to what chassidic dynasty he belonged. I am inclined to think that he was a Bolechover chassid, since that may have been the most prolific chassidic cloize in Bolechov, under the authority of Rabbi Schneebalg. However, there were other chassidic cloizes (courts) in Bolechov. If anyone can direct me to sources, that might shed light on this question, I would greatly appreciate the advice.
Thank you very much. 
Shalom, Tzvi Fievel


August 2020 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #general #jgs-iajgs #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below. The following are the summaries for the month of August 2020.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you and your society to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert. Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.

 

 

  • (Argentina) First Decision on Right to be Forgotten

 

  • (Australia) Google Rules Out Closing Google  News in Australia

 

  • (Australia)  Google Says Regulatory Concerns Not Only About Link Tax

 

  • (Australia) NSW Birth Certificates to Recognize Adoption

 

  • Brazil Top Court Sets Precedent by Banning Global Access to Facebook and Twitter

 

  • (Canada) Ontario's Privacy Consultation Could Lead to a New Private Sector Data Protection Law--Including Right to be Forgotten

 

  • (European Union) Dispute Among EU Regulators Delays Twitter Data Privacy Fine

 

  • (European Union)  NoYB Files 101 Complaints Against Websites Identified as Sending Information to US Via Google Analytics and Facebook Connect

 

  • Google Chrome Making Controversial Change

 

  • (Israel)  Effective August 17 National Library of Israel Suspends Services   

 

  • (Scotland)  Scotlands People and National Records of Scotland- Can Order Certificates Online

 

  • (Russia)  Russia to Impose Fines on Google for Breaking Computer Security Laws

 

  • (Turkey)  Turkish Court Grants Rapist to Exercise Right to be Forgotten

 

  • (UK and Netherlands)  Class Action Litigation Against Oracle and Salesforce

 

  • (US) Census Count to Stop a Month Early

 

  • (US) Judy Records Free Website With Over 360 Million US Court Records

 

  • (US) National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Six Awards for Newspaper Digitization

 

  • (US) Twitter Under Investigation by the Federal Trade Commission  Over User Data Privacy

 

  • (US) Reminder October 2,2020 is When New Obscene USCIS Fees Begin--Now is Time to Order Any Records Before Then

 

  • (US-CA) Article On Proposition 24- the Privacy Ballot on This November's Ballot

 

  • (US-CA) CA SB 980 on Genetic Testing Companies and COVID Further Amended in Assembly on August 3

 

  • (US-CA) The Final regulations Under the California Consumer Privacy Act Have Been Approved by the Office of Administrative Law

 

  • (US-Idaho)  Federal Court Overturns State-Wide Ban Stopping Transgenders from Changing Their Sex on Their Birth Certificates

 

  • (US-WA)  Washington State Department of Health Changes to Ordering Birth and Death Certificates

 

The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, Avotaynu, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

 

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.

 

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


July 2020 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #general #jgs-iajgs #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

My apologies for sending the July 2020 summary late.

 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below. The following are the summaries for the month of July 2020.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you and your society to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert. Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.

 

  • (Australia)  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Accused Google of Misleading Consumers for Personal Information Permission

 

  • (Belgium)  Google Hit with 600,000 Euro Fine Over Right to be Forgotten

 

  • (Canada)  Canada's 2021 Census Will Have New Questions 

 

  • (Canada) Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Federal Law Preventing Third Parties From Demanding Genetic Information from Individuals

 

  • (European Union) CJEU Strikes Down Critical Data Transfer Between EU and US

 

  • (European Union)  EU Data Protection Board Issued Set of Frequently Asked Questions as a Result of CJEU Privacy Shield Decision

 

  • (European Union)   EU Council Presidency Release Progress Report on Draft ePrivacy Regulation

 

  • (European Union) European Data Protection Board Releases Final Version of Guidelines on the Criteria for the Right to be Forgotten

 

  • (European Union)  EU General Court of Reverses Apple's  €13B Tax Assessment

 

  • (European Union) EU Launches Antitrust Probe focusing on Voice Assistants of Amazon, Apple and Google.

 

  • (European Union) Facebook Takes EU Commission to Court Over Privacy Issue

 

  • (European Union-USA) Proposed Regulations Aimed at US Big Technology Companies : Google, Amazon Facebook, etc.

 

  • (Germany) Germany's Highest Court Finds For Google in Right to be Forgotten Case

 

  • (Germany) German Supervisory Authorities Issued Statement Requiring for Additional Safeguards on Standard Contractual Clauses

 

  • (Ireland)  None of Your Business Launches High Court Challenge Against Irish Data Protection Commission

 

  • (Japan) Tokyo Court Rules that Twitter Doesn't Need to Delete Information on Citizens Criminal History--Right to be Forgotten Case

 

  • (United Kingdom) Census Order and Regulations for England and Wales

 

  • (UK) National Archives Announces Reopening of Reading Rooms on July 21st

 

  • (US) 2020 Census Still In Controversy

 

  • (US) Census Takes Start Follow-up with Nonresponding Household in Limited Areas in July

 

  • (US) Department of Justice Proposes Limiting Internet Companies Protections

 

  • (US)  National Telecommunications and Information Administration Files Petition for Rulemaking with FCC on Behalf of Secretary of Commerce

 

  • (US) Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Idea that Electors Can Exercise Discretion in the Electoral College

 

  • (US) USCIS Final Rule on Fee Increases

 

  • (US-California) Google Sued for $5 Billion for Surreptitiously Collecting Information

 

  • (US-CA) California's Privacy Act Regulations Went Into Effect July 1st 

 

  • (US-CA)  California Will Have 12 Ballot Initiatives on November Ballot Including One on Consumer Privacy

 

  • (US CA) SB 980 SB 980 Privacy DNA and Illness Testing Further Amended

 

  • (US-FL) New Genetic Privacy Act Became Effective July 1, 2020

 

  • (US-Maine)  Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Maine's Internet Privacy Law

 

  • (US-Maine) Privacy Case ACA v Frey  Broadband Internet Access V Privacy of State's Broadband Users

 

  • (US-Maine)  Rule Adoption on Birth Record Gender Marker

 

  • (US-WA) Seattle National Archives Move Still in Limbo

 

The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, Avotaynu, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

 

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.

 

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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