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Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

Stephen Weinstein
 

To be a smart ass, I would like to respond as follows to everyone claiming that absolutely no names whatsoever were ever changed at Ellis Island:

There were "hundreds of immigrants were married on Ellis Island" (https://blog.eogn.com/2018/03/23/webinar-married-at-ellis-island-single-women-and-immigration-1892-1924/).  Since married women didn't keep their maiden names in those days, unless the bride and groom already had the same surname before they married (which is possible, but not common), each woman who got married at Ellis Island would have changed her name there -- to her new husband's surname.

This, I hope, will resolve the question conclusively and bring the argument to an end -- but I don't think it will.


Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

Barbara Algaze
 

A good friend of mine tried to explain her HOLLAND surname by telling me this "family story."  The two brothers arrived at Ellis Island on a ship from Rotterdam.  The older brother said to the younger brother, "Let me talk to the clerk; I know more English."  So, when the clerk asked, "What is your surname?" The older brother thought he was asking, "Where did you get on the ship?"  His response was "HOLLAND," and that is how they got the surname.

When I helped her find the actual passenger manifest, the surname, as written, was HOLLAND !!!!!!


Re: Looking for Polish woman who jumped off train to Auschwitz #holocaust #poland

Marilyn Feingold
 

Was she the only one able to escape in that car? What an amazing story! How brave she was.  Marilyn Feingold


Researcher for Kamienka Stara Lubovn ia-Slovakia #slovakia

Marilyn Feingold
 

I am looking for information about  Israel Jacob Schlifer who was born in Kamienka Stara Lubovna Slovakia in about 1825. I want to verify where he was born and where he lived between his birth and death in Odessa in 1890.  I would also like to find information about his marriage and any children he had. This is my Great Great Grandfather.  
I am open to suggestions for a researcher or to hear from anyone who has information about this town. Thank you for your help. Marilyn Feingold


Re: Name of Mendelson #names

sacredsisters1977@...
 

Hi All
I am seeking any information on descendants of Rosha Mendelson. Rosha Mendelson was born in Mogilev Belarus about 1875/76. Her parents were Movsha-Shlema and Sorah Mendelson. Rosha married Nakhman Goldberg. The only evidence I have found is their marriage date of 1901 on jewishgen.org website. Someone else who is from the Goldberg side is also seeking information. Also seeking any information on descendants of Zelik Mendelson. Zelik Mendelson was born in Mogilev in 1897 to parents Yosel and Rokhilya Mendelson. Zelik married Leah Pozina and had a daughter Elya or Gayla.  Elya married someone with surname Dumchin I believe and had 3 children of Sima, Evengy, and Lyudmilla. I have tried in the past to contact Elya, but I never got a response. I believe she was living in New York according to a POT she submitted, but now I think she has passed. I would like to contact her children but have no clue where they are. So any and all information on both my Mendelson ancestry queries is appreciated.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters1977@...


Viewmate Translation Request - Polish (or Russian) #translation

Robert Hanna
 

I've posted 4 vital records in Polish (or Russian) for which I need full translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82722
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82723
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82724
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82725
Please respond via the form provided on each ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much
Robert Hanna
NYC


Russian translation requested #translation

Miriam Lappen
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
 
If possible, I would appreciate a full translation but any pertinent information would  be appreciated.
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
 
Miriam Lappen
PEDRO/FRYDMAN/GELBORT


ViewMate Translation Request (Russian) #translation

Miriam Lappen
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82774

If possible, I would appreciate a full translation but any pertinent information would be appreciated.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Miriam Lappen
PEDRO/FRYDMAN/GELBORT


ViewMate translation - Hebrew - 1890 Birth record Starokonstantinov, Ukraine #translation

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,
I've posted an 1890 Ukraine birth record in Hebrew for which I need a
translation (M146 only). It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82713
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

S.geller@...
 

I've posted a birth record in Polish for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82720

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.


Thank you very much,

S. Geller
Montreal, QC, Canada


Re: Looking for Polish woman who jumped off train to Auschwitz #holocaust #poland

rich.meyersburg@...
 

My cousin by marriage Truda Osterman, later Rosenberg was about 18 on the train to Auschwitz.  They were able to pry apart two boards so she could squeeze through.  She was red headed, which made it necessary to     dye her hair, but she survived for 2 or more years in Nazi Germany.  Sometimes she evaded capture by the skin of her tteeth.

it was quite moving going to the Holocaust museum in Washington with her,  We started out as a small family group and ended up 30 or more people listening while she pointed out on the train there exactly where she had been able to slip through.  I think she gave testimony at the museum later, so you may be able to find her story there.

 She survived, married twice, the second time to my cousin and lived a long and satisfying liife. 


Re: Rezniks of Pohost, (Slutsk) and New York #belarus #usa

Wilson
 

It appears that Solomon Wolfson (my GF who changed his name to Samuel Wilson after arriving in the U.S. in 1906) was the son of Efriam Wolfson (my GGF).  Solomon said he was born in Poltava, Russia in 1887 (today Poltava, Ukraine).  Efriam's brother, Mayer Wolfson, married Lifsa Karachick.  Their daughter, Frade Wolfson, married Hyman Resnikoff.

I am in possession of a hand drawn Resnikoff family tree prepared in 1979 in Jerusalem by an L.A. Resnikoff and then edited in 1984 in Jerusalem by an "H.R.W." This tree is written mostly in English with some of the names only in Hebrew script.  While I can only vouch for the accuracy of this tree regarding my grandfather and his descendants, I believe that it is probably reliable and would be glad to provide a digital copy directly to those who would be interested.  I have not identified a Jacob Resnikoff on this tree but he may be there.

I am researching the WOLFSON family that lived in Russia, probably the town of Poltava, today in Ukraine.  There is some reason to believe this was a rabbinical family founded by Abraham Wolfson (GGGF) and his wife Hannah LEFSHUN (GGGM).  Other than the tree, a family photo and a few family stories, I have been unsuccessful so far in locating information about this family in Russia.  Any information or suggestions for sources would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam Wilson


HORNSTEIN, ORNSTEIN, MERDINGER - from Suceava #austria-czech

Trudie Seuss Stapleton
 

Searching HORNSTEIN, ORNSTEIN, MERDINGER - from Suceava

Honora Hornstein (Ornstein) DOB: 12 Sept 1882 in Suceava, Austria – present-day Romania.
Jsidor Hornstein (Ornstein) DOB: 12 March 1881 in Suceava, Austria - present-day Romania.

Honora filed a “Declaration of Intention” claiming she arrived in America June 1900. I have not been able to find her on a passenger list to America or Canada other than her 1930 travel from Washington to Hawaii back to California.

Honora and Jsidor’s parents are Simon Hornstein and Edel Merdinger. The family lived in Suceava, Austria – present-day Romania.

Simon Hornstein DOB: 1844 in Stanislau, Austria present-day Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine, DOD: 26 April 1891, buried in Suceava.

Honora and Jsidor's paternal grandparents Itzig and Hinde Hornstein lived in Stanislau, Austria, present-day Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine and maternal grandparents Moses and Chaje Merdinger lived in Sadagora, Bukovina, present-day Ukraine.

I would appreciate any information on the Hornstein (Ornstein) and Merdinger family.

Sincereley,
Trudie Stapleton
stapleton@...


Re: source of surname SCHRECKINGER #general

Carol Sage-Silverstein
 

Hello Rochelle,
I happened to find this old post of yours.  I believe we might have been in touch at one point several years ago.  Anyway, my grandmother immigrated to the U.S. in 1908 with her cousin or friend Chaya Shreckinger from Sprein (in the Sambor Raion).  Chaya went to Connecticut (I believe the name was Chesterfield according to the ship manifest).  Perhaps she was related to your grandfather.

Regards, 

Carol\


Re: Searching KESSLER, Brooklyn, NY #usa

hilds64@...
 

My father always spoke about a cousin named Magda Kessler who visited from Israel; does this name sound familiar to anyone?  On my father's side (all from Hungary) I am researching ZORN, BRAUN, SCHWARTZ, and KLEIN.

Hilary Wolf


Translation request-Yiddish 2 page letter #translation

ljl5@...
 

 
#Yiddish  #Belarus
 
Subj: ViewMate translation request - Yiddish
 
I've posted a letter in Yiddish for which I would like to have a translation. It is a two page letter, written by Shaya Fytil Eidelman, from Vileika, in 1938.  I would appreciate if someone could kindly provide a full translation, although if that is not possible, a summary would also be appreciated.
 
 It is on ViewMate at the following address .
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and
 
 
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
 
 
Steven Sherman
 
 


Re: Possible for JewishGen to provide translations of headings for original records/forms? #general

Mark Halpern
 

English translations of Galician vital record forms can be found on JRI-Poland  at https://www.jri-poland.org/galicia/GalicianVitalRecords_Titles_Nov2002.pdf.

Mark Halpern

On 2020-06-28 1:45 pm, Barbara Mannlein wrote:

 English translations of the headings for the original records/forms ARE available... I don't recall if they are on JG or on JRI, but I made crib sheets 20 years ago.  Take a few minutes and look for them.
 

On Jun 28, 2020, at 10:02 AM, erikagottfried53@... wrote:

With so many digitized records now available and online for researchers to inspect, it would be so helpful if English translations of the headings for the original records/forms were available.  I certainly consult Google Translate to try to do this for myself, but it can only go so far--especially when the headings are longer than a one or two words; too one often ends up with gobbledegook.  If translations of the headings were available it would make it much easier to locate and learn the information that hasn't been indexed.

Perhaps this is project that JewishGen could undertake?  It could expand the reach of research exponentially.

Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: more information needed Re: Hessen Jews prior 1700 #germany

Corinna Woehrl
 

Hello,

you won't be just able to see families. If you know the region or even better a specific town, a good start is searching the documents of Jewish communities in Hessen via the following link of the Hesse State Archives, quite a few documents are accessible online:
https://arcinsys.hessen.de/arcinsys/start.action?oldNodeid=

Another helpful source is the compilation of name-adoption-lists which can be accessed via
https://www.a-h-b.de/en/projects/genealogy/name-adoption-lists

And throughout Germany research via FamilySearch is a good start. Jewish birth-marriage-death-records are often to be found with the search-term "Matrikel" combined with the name of the city or village. But you will mostly need to be able to read German Script (at least basics) and persistence to be succesful.

Good luck, Corinna


Re: German translator needed #translation

Corinna Woehrl
 

Hello Florence,

if the Grundbuch-document contains just a few pages I highly recommend posting the images on ViewMate as the translation will be reviewed by several fellow Jewish-Genners.
Perhaps you could give it a try?

Regards, Corinna

 


looking for family in Australia from Poland name Cohen/Kohn #poland

Mister Kessler
 

I am trying to track down the descendents of family members who moved to Australia during World War II from Warsaw. He was a doctor who ran a clinic for the deaf. She was my great grandmother's sister; I believe her name was Freidl Cohen/Kohn. They escaped Poland, she posing as a nonJew, he as a deaf person. They moved to Sydney and had children who I believe still live in Sydney. Any information or leads is greatly appreciated. 

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