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Jewish name Dove #names

kfhgw@...
 

I'm sorry if this sounds silly but in researching a brother of the ancestor, his lists his father's name as Dove on the death certificate.  There is nothing on the tombstone.  I don't see the name anywhere else in the family and the family I believe is from Poland.  I've not seen Dove as a name before and was wondering if it is short, Yiddish, or nickname for something else.  He lists his mother as Annie which 2 out of the 4 sons have daughter's named Fannie.

Thanks,
Karen Gramigna-Warren


Re: SAEVITZ/SAVEVITCH and variant spellings #ukraine

jayshay@...
 

I don't think I can ad any insights, but my family name is Shayevitz. My paternal grandfather came to New York by way of Dvinsk, Latvia (Daugavspols).  His family actually appears in an 1893 Russian census. As your father-in-law, we hold the tradition that we are Leviim.  I have not participated in the particular project that you mention, but I would appreciate learning more about it.

Most of my grandfathers family moved on to Chicago where they still live. He had only one brother, David, who I believe he was childless.  His sisters married into the Chicago families Slavin and Kreitzman, and preferred the patronymic Aronova to Shayevitz for some reason.  His mother (my great-grandmother) was Riva Mindlin who emigrated to the US and lived in Chicago with her daughters.  She was also from Dvinsk. My great-grandfather died in Dvinsk, never making it to the US.

Jay SHAYEVITZ
New York


Re: Meaning of Bazel and Chepah #names #romania

Danielle Weiner
 

I was going to reply just as Adam did but he did it much more eloquently.  Bazel could have actually been Razel (Reizel) which translates to Rose.


Re: "Oblast" #belarus

igersammy@...
 

As a person who was born in the USSR, I can confirm that ''Oblast''  is an administrative region with a capital city. These ''Oblasts'' in the USSR and today's Russia have different sizes: in the European part they are much smaller and in the Asian part: Siberia, the Far East these ''Oblasts'' are huge in territories with a very low population density. 

I am attaching a map in Russian with borders of these regions called ''Oblasts'' where you will see them in different colours each having a capital city.

<igersammy@...>


Re: Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Not unusual for emigres to have a paranoia, which they tried to cover up with false stories.  This could be as simple as misstating names or ages.
 
When I was downsizing my mom's house, I found some correspondence from 20-something years earlier regarding her aunt's placement in a Philadelphia nursing home.  The psychologist there wrote, amongst his notes, that my great-aunt was afraid that the Russians would come and kidnap her and take her back to Odessa.  That fully explained the discrepancies in her story (and those of her parents, my g-grandparents) regarding the family's true surname (and subsequent mutations) and birth .

Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...


Help locating town from Poznan area census #translation #poland

Moses Jefferson
 

Hi folks.

I’m having trouble finding the towns mentioned in this card (attached), it is from a census written in German. My guess is that these are towns near the Polish/German border. I have circled out the towns in a red box.

I would also very much appreciate to learn where are these towns today.

Moses J.
London


Re: US Naturalization Papers from the Supreme Court #usa #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"U.S. law provides that naturalization can be done in any court or by the attorney general."
 
This, like most government things - and a lot else - only happened at certain times. We all know that the INS, and its successor now, have universal jurisdiction of naturalizations in the US.
 
I went to Niagara County Hall and asked for my cousin's naturalization papers, the last ones in the Index Book there, in 1906, and they brought them from somewhere and put them in my hand.
 
Things may vary in different states, in the specifics, but in the generalization, it isn't true. Lots of people say, get the Passenger List and look at the Certificate of Arrival, or look at the second page, but either of those is only good for certain, recent years.
 
Things change, and we have to ask the right questions, about certain times and places.  Generalizations generally aren't true.  Even if the person asked about a certain year, it is misleading to answer without specifying.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: Meaning of Bazel and Chepah #names #romania

schaffer6896@...
 

Granted the document I have is not very clear.


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

JimG
 

This online group is an excellent source of German Citizenship restoration information and support:
 
 
Good luck,
Jim Gelbort


Re: Quebec Genealogical Society = need help of a member (obituary database) #canada

jack nathanson
 

Please email me at nathanson1947@..., and I will email you what I can find.

Jack Nathanson.


Re: Quebec Genealogical Society = need help of a member (obituary database) #canada

Marion Werle
 

You can join Genealogy Quebec, which has the same database, on a limited basis, for 24 hours or one month to view and copy database entries. It is very reasonable, and you should be able to get what you need. I did a one month membership ($13 Canadian, which is a better buy than 24 hours), and I was able to view everything I needed, including "Décès du Québec." #canada

https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/subscription

Good luck!

Marion Werle <canadagenes@...>
Los Angeles, CA


Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus

Judite Orensztajn
 

My mother z”l used to tell that her grandfather was very rich, was a farm owner – but actually he was the administrator of the farm. Most of Jews were very poor, so maybe his financial situation was better.
His name was Mordechai Heizeriger, from Novaselitsa. He was known as Der Toiger (the one who can). Four of his children (including my grandmother, my mother’s mother) emigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and now his descendants form a huge family, most of them in Rio de Janeiro, with branches in Israel, USA, Australia… So, he was truly rich!

Judite Orensztajn, Jerusalem, Israel

 

 

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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #general

 

Some tales are right and others fanciful. My 3nd g uncle, the first to come to the US, supposedly because he killed a Cossack who was raping his sister. I rather think this might be right, because they still had them on the books in Augustow 30 years after he left, so I think they were still looking for him (they should have looked in Pittsburgh). They weren't looking for any of the other brothers and sisters.

 

But most of the tales of 'working for the Czar' and such are exaggerated terribly; very, very few Jews did things in the government..

 

Sally Bruckheimer

Princeton, NJ

 


Where are the Smolensk vital records located? #belarus

val.ginzburg@...
 

Hi everyone, 

I am researching my Jewish family from Smolensk. Where are the vital records located for Smolensk Jews?

Thank you

Val


Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

JoAnne Goldberg
 

I wouldn't expect any of the companies to double-check sources, but they might flag improbable situations, like a boy becoming a father at age 8 or a woman having a baby at 60, or giving birth to three children, all with different fathers, in the same year.

I've encountered situations where a family shows up as having multiple kids, for example, Israel, Izzy, and Isadore, with the same birth date, same spouse, same date of death. That is most likely one child, not three, and should be flagged.


--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Re: Military Uniform, Russian or Polish? #photographs

Kris Murawski
 

The Polish Legions were established by Joseph Pilsudski in 1914. Their uniforms were not standardized, but they usually wore either round grey visored caps called „maciejówka” (Maciej-cap) or four-cornered Pokish hats. Wearing an Austrian uniform by a Legions medical officer was a possibility.
Kris Murawski
Raleigh, NC


Re: Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Some tales are right and others fanciful. My 3nd g uncle, the first to come to the US, supposedly because he killed a Cossack who was raping his sister. I rather think this might be right, because they still had them on the books in Augustow 30 years after he left, so I think they were still looking for him (they should have looked in Pittsburgh). They weren't looking for any of the other brothers and sisters.
 
But most of the tales of 'working for the Czar' and such are exaggerated terribly; very, very few Jews did things in the government..
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


L'dor V'dor Generation to Generation Documentary in finals for Emmy award #announcements

Phil Goldfarb
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tulsa along with the Tulsa Historical Society is pleased to announce that their documentary L'dor V'dor Generation to Generation, the Jews of Oklahoma is in the final five for an Emmy Award which will be announced on Saturday, July 25. This is in the Documentary-Historical category of the Hartland Division. 

This is what happens when a JGS works with their local Historical Society to bring the history of Jewish migration into their community. Your JGS can do it as well! The documentary has been shown on PBS stations around the United States as it can really be a story of almost any Jewish Community. The publicity that our Genealogy Society has gotten locally from this documentary is enormous. You can view the documentary on YouTube at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I08gm1VEC-M 

Phil Goldfarb
President 
JGS of Tulsa
phil.goldfarb@... 

GOLDFARB-Poland
GITOW/GITOVICH-Belarus
FROUG/FRUG: Russia
LIT/LEET-Lithuania
MERIN-Belarus
GRUBER-Austria


Re: Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus

lsmintz@...
 

My grandfather, Morris WEINSTEIN, lived in Riga, Latvia (Russia) with his family. 
In November, 1905, he received a draft notice from the Russian army and 
was told to report by November 30, 1905. He was 19. He landed in New York,
aboard the "Bluecher", a ship he boarded in Hamburg, on Feb. 5, 1906. So
glad he dodged the draft!

Linda Mintz  <lsmintz@...>


Re: US Naturalization Papers from the Supreme Court #usa #general

David Oseas
 

Unfortunately, the only DC Supreme Court naturalization collection at FamilySearch is an index (not papers themselves) of records from 1802-1909 (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1130697 ).

If it was a military naturalization, you may be able to find it in Ancestry's "Washington D. C., Military Naturalization Petitions, 1918-1924" collection (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3034/ ).  Otherwise, you will need to obtain the naturalization papers through NARA or the USCIS Genealogy Program.

Regards,   -David Oseas  Thousand Oaks, CA  <doseas@...>


Sarah APTECKAR AND ARON DOLINE #france #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

Sarah APTECKAR AND ARON DOLINE  

Ladies and gentlemen
 I am looking for the first names - parents' names, the exact date and place of birth of Aron DOLINE because I only have vaguely the year (1877). He would be buried in a cemetery in LIMOGES and died a few years after the end of the Second World War. I only know that this couple had a son Théodore Chaime DOLINE born on 06/21/1918 in BORDEAUX.

I am looking for the first and last names of the parents of Sarah Sarolea Léa APTECKAR born on 08/01/1887 in ODESSA arrested in Charenton and deported on 07/29/1942.The death certificate with mention of death in deportation concerning Sarah Sarolea Léa APTECKAR born on 08/01/1887 in ODESSA has not been transcribed to CHARENTON's (FRANCE) civil status even if published in the official journal in 2008. I can't find anything as information apart from the Holocaust memorial

I have no information on the marriage of Sarah Sarolea Lea APTECKAR and Aron DOLINE.Obviously Theodore DOLINE had a diabetic sister who died before the second world war. I have no information on the first name, place and date of birth of her sister. If you can help me pleaseThank you for all of your help and take care of yourself.

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Evelyne LEMBERSKI
SAINT MAURICE
FRANCE
evelynelemberski@...