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Re: Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

Sally Bruckheimer
 

My grandmother Matilda, Aunt Tilly to those that knew her, was born in NYC as Rosa, for her grandmother. Anything is possible, but most likely something with the same initial sound. Shirley could be Shayna, or Szyfra or something like that. And Libby could be Liba (known as Liby in records - same name), or Laya or whatever.

Sally Bruckheimer


Re: Daniel BLUMENTHAL - family relations #germany #usa #general

Sherri Bobish
 


David,

Can you explain what you mean by "a valid contact" for the SSDI listing of Daniel BLUMENTHAL?

The SSDI is on-line.  One place to access it is:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Telephone books in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine in 1904 #general #records

Risa Heywood
 

Genealogy Indexer (https://genealogyindexer.org/) has some Ekaterinoslav directories including a 1903 Yekaterinoslav Gubernia Commemorative Book. They are in Russian but you can search for your family's names using DM Soundex or OCR Adjusted search.

My grandfather, Samuel (Shmuel) Teitzel, was born in Ekaterinoslav. His family immigrated to America in 1904. I haven't yet been able to find any records for them there, though.

Risa Daitzman Heywood
Arizona


Re: Hi~Searching for Family. GERSZON & POLEJES from Rubezhevichi, Belarus. #belarus

Siennastef@...
 

Hi Adam!

id love to touch base with you over the Gerszon name!!

please feel free to call me at +1-941-685-4830. I’m in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Or, you can email me at Siennastef@...

Israel Gerszon died shortly after his first child, Frances, was born. Frances & her mother, Bejla, immigrated to the US in 1925. This is all I know.

Please contact me by cell or email.

Sincerely, Stefanie


Re: GERSZONOWICZ or GIERSZONOWICZ families from the city of PIOTRKOW (Poland) between 1780 and 1880, from the city of Osjakow (Poland) between 1880 and 1905, from Lodz (Poland) after 1905 #poland #russia #lodz

Siennastef@...
 

Hi Dom,

Hi Karen,

I've been searching for Gerszon, which was possibly shortened from Gersonovitz, etc (all the different possible spellings).  My family was from Lodz/Rube........can’t spell it lol!


Please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Stefanie

Siennastef@...


Re: GERSZONOWICZ or GIERSZONOWICZ families from the city of PIOTRKOW (Poland) between 1780 and 1880, from the city of Osjakow (Poland) between 1880 and 1905, from Lodz (Poland) after 1905 #poland #russia #lodz

Siennastef@...
 

Hi Karen,

I've been searching for Gerszon, which was possibly shortened from Gersonovitz, etc.  Please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Stefanie

Siennastef@...


Re: Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

Diane Jacobs
 

For Libby , it is Liba, my grandmother's name.

Diane Jacobs



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From: Richard Stower <rstower@...>
Date: 9/11/20 10:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

What would be the Yiddish/Hebrew equivalent for Shirley and Libby?

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine

SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, GRAF in Kolomyya area. KANNER, SCHMIDT in Dobrowa Tarnowska. GROSS and FELLNER in Chortkiv.
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Let me restate my name question Re: Nellie #russia #names

The Becker's Email
 

Rather than  looking for Nellie on a ship's manifest, look for Sam's naturalization papers, assuming he was naturalized in Canada.  Those should give details of his arrival.  Once you  know when he arrived and the ship, you can find him on the manifest and the others should be with him.
I would note that the 1911 Canadian census gives Nellie's year of arrival as 1906 (Sam's too) rather than 1905.  So be sure to allow some leeway.  
Also, the 1921 census records that Jacob was naturalized in 1906.  You might look for clues regarding his children.
Source for census records:  Ancestry
Lastly, contact the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto for help: https://jgstoronto.ca/

Although unrelated to your query, I found a fascinating document on findmypast.com when I was looking for information.  This is a 1910 insurance application by Jacob.  

Johanna Becker


COHENS and GOLDBERGS from Sakiai, Lithuania #lithuania #unitedkingdom

Angie Elfassi
 

One of my brick walls:
In Leeds, England my mum Beattie née RICHMAN was invited in 1944 to the wedding of Ethel née KASSEMOFF d/o Millie née GOLDBERG (which is where my parents met). According to a story aforementioned Ethel (died 2012) told me years ago, that the reason my Mum and her Mum, Sarah née COHEN born Sakiai, Lithuania, 1878, were invited to Ethel’s wedding was because Mum’s family were related to Ethel's maternal side.
Unfortunately, Ethel didn’t know or remember how they were related.
Ethel's maternal grandfather - Chaim Arye (Lewis) GOLDBERG - had two brothers: Myer Isaac and Max. I have found Myer and Max's naturalisation papers showing that they were from Sakiai, Lithuania. Their parents were Joseph Arye and Esther (Ethel). I also found in Leeds, Esther's tombstone (attached) died age 75 years old, in 1911 (means she was born c. 1836). It says in Hebrew, amongst other things: Esther Rachel d/o Avraham HaCOHEN from Shaki (Sakiai) Lithuania
Aforementioned Sarah nee COHEN (my maternal grandmother) was the daughter of Shmuel Yitzhak b. c. 1841 d. 1916 (in Leeds). His father was Yekutiel Zusman COHEN b. c. 1821.
Is there anyway I can prove that Shmuel and Esther were maybe cousins?
Or could Yekutiel Zusman and Esther be siblings?

I have tested on FTDNA and have started to search for GOLDBERG and COHEN relatives.
 
Would much appreciate any ideas, suggestions, input.

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
MULVIDSON, Rezekne, Latvia/Sweden
GREENSTONE, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA
SOKOLOV, Latvia
KANTOR, Sakiai, Lithuania
GOLDBERG, Sakiai, Lithuania
GELBERG, Kamianka-stromilava, Lvov, Poland
ELFASSI, Settat, Morocco


Re: Telephone books in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine in 1904 #general #records

Alexander Sharon
 

First telephone directory (телефонный справочник)  in Russia was published in Moscow in 1901. At this time in Moscow were only 2,860 subscribers, mostly business owners and few private phones were assigned to the members of the Empire elite (such as Prince Golitsyn).  In 1904 "Moscow Telephones" company change hands from Bell to Swedish-Dutch-Russia stock company which was engaged in expansion of the phone net following developed by L.W. Ericsson system in Stockholm.

Telephone net expansion took a bit of time in Russia, concentrating mainly on the largest cities, and even if one phone was indeed installed in Ekaterinoslav pharmacy in 1904, who could called the pharmacy, when the all other folks in town have no access to such facility.

Alexander Sharon


Re: New Lezajsk Database for recent discovered gravestones #announcements #galicia #poland

Nolan Altman
 

HI Moses,

Would you please share your database, and photos if you get them, with JewishGen so we can add the material to the JOWBR database?  Please contact me at NAltman@... 

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Nolan Altman
JOWBR Coordinator


Re: The meaning of Memeh Fryme #yiddish #galicia

LarryBassist@...
 

A humorous anecdote:
My family said if we had an "Aunta Tanta" then we must have also had an "Uncle Tunkle". (phonetic spellings).
Larry Bassist


Re: Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna

Max Heffler
 

My mother-in-law’s cousin was married to the Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, Robert Briscoe.

 

Max Heffler

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Mashiach L. Bjorklund via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2020 10:25 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna

 

I wouldn't trust any DNA companies ethnicity estimates. I have tested with 3 different companies and guess what? I have 3 different ethnicity results. That said, your real answers will probably come from traditional genealogical research. Something to keep in mind, Jews have been living (and intermarrying) in Ireland as far back as at least 1079. That's the date of the earliest known written record of Jews in Ireland. But my guess is they go much further back. FYI, the second in command of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the Irish rebellion was a Jew. A Jewish lawyer defended the leaders of the rebellion in a British court. Jews have been protected and have had full legal status in Ireland for hundreds of years. One of the oldest continuously operating synagogues in Europe is a couple of blocks from Dublin Castle. Do you get where I am going with this? Having an Irish Jew as an ancestor is just, well, curious, but not completely out of the ordinary. So the next time your in a pub, lift up your pint of Guinness, but instead of saying " sláinte" just say "l'chaim".

Mashiach Bjorklund


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Re: Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna

Mashiach L. Bjorklund
 

I wouldn't trust any DNA companies ethnicity estimates. I have tested with 3 different companies and guess what? I have 3 different ethnicity results. That said, your real answers will probably come from traditional genealogical research. Something to keep in mind, Jews have been living (and intermarrying) in Ireland as far back as at least 1079. That's the date of the earliest known written record of Jews in Ireland. But my guess is they go much further back. FYI, the second in command of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the Irish rebellion was a Jew. A Jewish lawyer defended the leaders of the rebellion in a British court. Jews have been protected and have had full legal status in Ireland for hundreds of years. One of the oldest continuously operating synagogues in Europe is a couple of blocks from Dublin Castle. Do you get where I am going with this? Having an Irish Jew as an ancestor is just, well, curious, but not completely out of the ordinary. So the next time your in a pub, lift up your pint of Guinness, but instead of saying " sláinte" just say "l'chaim".

Mashiach Bjorklund

Links:
Jewish Museum of Ireland
Irish Jewish Genealogical Society
The Knowles Collection - Jews of the British Isles on Family Search



Re: Question about keeping old newspaper clippings #records

Walter Silver
 

Hi All,

 

If the paper originals don’t take up an unmanageable amount of space there are credible arguments for keeping the originals. Once stored properly (in archival containers), old paper is likely to continue to exist for generations. While digital files are great & useful for many many reasons ensuring their long-term preservation is more complicated. They may not survive as intact and accessible unless they and their storage media are monitored and preserved through an ongoing process.

 

Files can become unreadable, storage media can physically deteriorate, formats & software becomes unsupported, owners of cloud servers can go out of business.

 

For example, a file stored on a cd even just a few years ago, may no longer be readable: either the physical cd deteriorated, or some ‘bit” within the file spontaneously changed; and finding a disk reader to work with your current or future system may become impossible.

 

Best practices for preservation of digital files is to make more than one copy, store those copies on different kinds of media, check them once a year to make sure they’re still readable, and be prepared to copy them to newer technologies as older ones near obsolescence.

 

(I come to this with a background in commercial and museum photography)

 

Best regards,

 

Walter Silver

Cambridge, MA


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake
 

This week’s excerpt, “Shabbosim, Holidays and Weddings,” from the Yizkor book of Klobuck, Poland is a charming snapshot of the arrival of the Sabbath — the women and girls hurrying to the baker with their cakes and challah, the fisherman surrounded by almost all the women of the shtetl looking to buy his carp, giant perch, pike and bream, Jews with their small packages of underwear headed to the mikveh, the synagogue service ending with the rabbi reciting the Shema Yisroel and 18 benedictions of Shimoneh Esrei, and the fetching of the cholent for the Sabbath meal.


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD 


Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

Richard Stower
 

What would be the Yiddish/Hebrew equivalent for Shirley and Libby?

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine

SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, GRAF in Kolomyya area. KANNER, SCHMIDT in Dobrowa Tarnowska. GROSS and FELLNER in Chortkiv.


Russian or Hebrew translation of birth record from Kishinev, and ? about dates #translation

Paul Chirlin
 

In researching a tree I found the JewishGen record for Sheva [Sylvia] and Srul Yisroel [Isadore] Shnayder [ Snyder] listed as twins born on 5/3/1891 or 7 Adar 2 In Kishinev.  Using a date converter, these do not match as 5 Mar 1891 is 25 Adar 1.  I am hopeful that a new translation of the Hebrew and/or Russian will be helpful. Perhaps the dates on the form are not birth dates rather registration dates? and they are not twins? They did not claim the same date as birthdates on US documents. A good copy of this document is at
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89SL-P9WC-C?i=69&cc=1943763
 

Paul Chirlin


The Belz Memorial Book Has Been Translated into English #translation

Jack Berger
 

Dear Friends,

It is with no small amount of pleasure that I inform you of the completion of the translation of the Belz Yizkor Book from Yiddish and Hebrew into English. This is the sixteenth endeavor of this kind I have done, going back nearly thirty years.

At this point, I  am soliciting those of you who would like to own a copy for yourselves, or also donate a SECOND copy to the institution (library, museum, archive, etc.) of your choice, or to a dear friend or relative. A Supporter's name will also appear in a special Supporters Honor Roll at the beginning of the book. The reason I am asking now, is that the bigger the order I give to the printer, the lower the unit cost will be. So do not hesitate to speak up, and spread the word to your friends and relatives who might be interested, about this wonderful book.

A single copy will cost $54.00, while a Supporter subscription will cost $100.00. At no extra cost, I will prepare a suitable bookplate, to your specification, to go into the copy you wish to donate.

The Belz Memorial Book is replete with the history of the Rokeach Dynasty, and includes the heart-stopping episode of how the Belzer Rebbe escaped the clutches of the Nazis, and came to Israel. There are many, many very interesting stories and glimpses into the life of Eastern European Jewry that interested parties will find informative and revealing. The anecdotal nature of the writing spans about 150-200 years of the recent past, up to the present.

Quite a number of you have been supporters of my work going back a generation or more. If you want to see what this work has entailed, please visit my website at www.zelva.org

In the top left corner of the home page of my website, you will see a small box marked "Yizkor Books."  If you click it, you will be taken to the inventory of those books I have translated. Please note that quite a number have already sold out, and I have put a *.pdf copy of those sold out book(s) on line. I urge you to leaf through one or more of these to get a "feel" for how I have approached this work.

Should you have an interest, please write to me at my e-mail: jsberger@...

I can then supply you with the necessary details of how to effect payment to me. At this point, I only need an indication from you that you wish to participate, and at what level (Single, Supporter). If you want to send me a check now, please indicate so, and I will give you details about how to do this.

I am looking forward to hearing from many of you, since the subscribers to JewishGen have evinced an interest in the history of Eastern European Jewry.

With warmest regards, and best wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year,
Jack Berger


Re: Help with deciphering town of origin from document #names

Susan&David
 

On 9/11/2020 7:10 AM, harold.love via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
 
Hi,
I'm trying to figure what the town of origin is in the attached photo. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA
 

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