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A name puzzle: could Gershon and Girsha be the same person? #general

Martha Forsyth
 

I have a birth record for a girl born in Homel in 1882, father's name (per the
transcription) "Gershon" >from the Belitsa Community of Homel uyezd, and maternal
grandfather's name "Hirsh"; and also, separately, I have two marriage records in
Homel (1895 and 1902) for girls with father's name "Girsha", >from Belitsa.

These three events took place between 1882 and 1905. I am thinking the three girls
are sisters (the birth dates make this plausible), but I'm troubled by the
variation in the male names, especially by seeing both Gershon and Hirsh in the
same document. I know that Gershon is a Hebrew name and Girsh(a)/Hirsh(a) a
Yiddish name, yet they sound so close. Also, we are dealing with transcriptions,
probably by two different people; I hope to eventually see the original documents,
but that may not be for awhile.

Could Gershon and Girsha be the same person? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA
researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY in Homel/Belitsa and Cherikov
(Belarus) and Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A name puzzle: could Gershon and Girsha be the same person? #general

Martha Forsyth
 

I have a birth record for a girl born in Homel in 1882, father's name (per the
transcription) "Gershon" >from the Belitsa Community of Homel uyezd, and maternal
grandfather's name "Hirsh"; and also, separately, I have two marriage records in
Homel (1895 and 1902) for girls with father's name "Girsha", >from Belitsa.

These three events took place between 1882 and 1905. I am thinking the three girls
are sisters (the birth dates make this plausible), but I'm troubled by the
variation in the male names, especially by seeing both Gershon and Hirsh in the
same document. I know that Gershon is a Hebrew name and Girsh(a)/Hirsh(a) a
Yiddish name, yet they sound so close. Also, we are dealing with transcriptions,
probably by two different people; I hope to eventually see the original documents,
but that may not be for awhile.

Could Gershon and Girsha be the same person? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA
researching SHEKHTER and TELISHEVSKY in Homel/Belitsa and Cherikov
(Belarus) and Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)


Re: Finding a New York Death Record-fultonhistory.com #general

Lisa Cohn
 

try http://bklyn.newspapers.com/

It's a project >from the Brooklyn Public Library
http://www.bklynlibrary.org/brooklyncollection/brooklyn-daily-eagle-materials

Easier search engine as it comes >from a library.
Lisa Cohn

Jim Gutterman wrote:
Reference was mad to this site and fact that it had Brooklyn Eagle scans.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding a New York Death Record-fultonhistory.com #general

Lisa Cohn
 

try http://bklyn.newspapers.com/

It's a project >from the Brooklyn Public Library
http://www.bklynlibrary.org/brooklyncollection/brooklyn-daily-eagle-materials

Easier search engine as it comes >from a library.
Lisa Cohn

Jim Gutterman wrote:
Reference was mad to this site and fact that it had Brooklyn Eagle scans.


NY Public Library Map Project - NYC #general

Debbie Raff
 

I just became aware of this project today and thought I would pass it on.

The NY Public Library is attempting to use its vast map collection to give
us a "time machine" look at "Old New York". According to the site it begins
with computers, but "citizen cartographers" are asked to assist in 4 ways.

The 2 links below explain the concept. In essence when done, it sounds like you can
go back to an earlier time frame and buildings might include who lived there,
newspaper articles related to buildings, historical documents, restaurant menus,
photos, etc.

When I spotted Grand St. and Orchard St. on some samples, it dawned on me
that there may be some Genners who may be able to enhance neighborhoods
where Jewish immigrants lived.

http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/general/about
http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/

Debbie Raff
California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Public Library Map Project - NYC #general

Debbie Raff
 

I just became aware of this project today and thought I would pass it on.

The NY Public Library is attempting to use its vast map collection to give
us a "time machine" look at "Old New York". According to the site it begins
with computers, but "citizen cartographers" are asked to assist in 4 ways.

The 2 links below explain the concept. In essence when done, it sounds like you can
go back to an earlier time frame and buildings might include who lived there,
newspaper articles related to buildings, historical documents, restaurant menus,
photos, etc.

When I spotted Grand St. and Orchard St. on some samples, it dawned on me
that there may be some Genners who may be able to enhance neighborhoods
where Jewish immigrants lived.

http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/general/about
http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/

Debbie Raff
California


"Two Family Archives" - letters from Thomassiustrasse - exhibition and opening reception - Tel Aviv #general

Judith Elam
 

Many thanks to all of you who have responded to my postings regarding the
amazing and unprecedented Thomasiusstrasse Stolperstein project in Moabit,
Berlin. The grandson of one of the victims, Shimon LEV, has filmed letters
read out loud on site at Thomasiusstrasse, written by his grandparents to Shimon's
father, who escaped on a Kindertransport. Shimon's grandparents lived at
Thomasiusstrasse 11 and wrote the letters >from their home, which are very moving.

An exhibition entitled "Two Family Archives" will be ongoing >from July 10 -
August 9, 2014 at the P8 Gallery, 79 Yehuda Halevi Street, Tel Aviv,
featuring the letters of Shimon LEV's grandparents. An opening reception
will be held July 10 at 8.30 pm, during which time Shimon's films will be
shown. Please contact me for further details.


Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Two Family Archives" - letters from Thomassiustrasse - exhibition and opening reception - Tel Aviv #general

Judith Elam
 

Many thanks to all of you who have responded to my postings regarding the
amazing and unprecedented Thomasiusstrasse Stolperstein project in Moabit,
Berlin. The grandson of one of the victims, Shimon LEV, has filmed letters
read out loud on site at Thomasiusstrasse, written by his grandparents to Shimon's
father, who escaped on a Kindertransport. Shimon's grandparents lived at
Thomasiusstrasse 11 and wrote the letters >from their home, which are very moving.

An exhibition entitled "Two Family Archives" will be ongoing >from July 10 -
August 9, 2014 at the P8 Gallery, 79 Yehuda Halevi Street, Tel Aviv,
featuring the letters of Shimon LEV's grandparents. An opening reception
will be held July 10 at 8.30 pm, during which time Shimon's films will be
shown. Please contact me for further details.


Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Rev Stern(e) #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Elona Steinfeld, Research Co-ordinator of SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
is looking for information about Reverend Stern who served the
following country communities: Springbok, Vrede, Ermelo and Standerton.

If you have any information please contact:

Elona Steinfeld
Research Co-ordinator
SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
+2711-6452598

Email: museum@beyachad.co.za

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Rev Stern(e) #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Elona Steinfeld, Research Co-ordinator of SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
is looking for information about Reverend Stern who served the
following country communities: Springbok, Vrede, Ermelo and Standerton.

If you have any information please contact:

Elona Steinfeld
Research Co-ordinator
SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
+2711-6452598

Email: museum@beyachad.co.za

Saul Issroff


Lezajsk 1853 Cadastral Map (& Metrical Records) added to Gesher Galicia's website #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Another extraordinary 19th century property map has been added to the
Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room by our map room coordinator, Jay
Osborn. It's for the town of Lezajsk in the Rzeszow Kreis (Circle(
and it is a real beauty! Even if this is not "your "town, take a
moment look at the scope, detail and "uncommon layout" of this
cartographic masterpiece.

Lezajsk Town Cadastral Map 1853

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/lezajsk-lizhensk-1853/

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of
Lezajsk (Lizhensk, Lezaysk, Lezajsk) >from 1853. Land parcels and
houses are all clearly numbered; redline manuscript revisions show
changes >from the 1853 edition intended for a later update. The town
has an uncommon layout, with three significant clusters of houses
connected by roads through the fields. The map includes both masonry
and wooden buildings, a market square, a synagogue, three churches and
a monastery, a Catholic cemetery, and a large Jewish cemetery with the
grave of Rebbe Elimelech. An unusual feature of this map is two paper
patches northwest of the town centers, correcting errors in the
original drafting of the town cadastral border. Images for this map
were provided to Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu.

Gesher Galicia has companion metrical record databases in the All
Galicia Database (AGD) to go with the maps:

Lezajsk Jewish Birth Index (1881-1890) (1,353 records)
Lezajsk Jewish Marriage Index (Grooms Only) (1877-1938) (1,239 records)

To search the All Galicia Database go to: http://search.geshergalicia.org

To view all of our maps go to: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Thanks for Brooke Schreier Ganz for continuing to add data sets to the
AGD, and, as always, to Jay Osborn who continues to toil for GG
wherever in the world he may be.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland Lezajsk 1853 Cadastral Map (& Metrical Records) added to Gesher Galicia's website #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Another extraordinary 19th century property map has been added to the
Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room by our map room coordinator, Jay
Osborn. It's for the town of Lezajsk in the Rzeszow Kreis (Circle(
and it is a real beauty! Even if this is not "your "town, take a
moment look at the scope, detail and "uncommon layout" of this
cartographic masterpiece.

Lezajsk Town Cadastral Map 1853

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/lezajsk-lizhensk-1853/

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of
Lezajsk (Lizhensk, Lezaysk, Lezajsk) >from 1853. Land parcels and
houses are all clearly numbered; redline manuscript revisions show
changes >from the 1853 edition intended for a later update. The town
has an uncommon layout, with three significant clusters of houses
connected by roads through the fields. The map includes both masonry
and wooden buildings, a market square, a synagogue, three churches and
a monastery, a Catholic cemetery, and a large Jewish cemetery with the
grave of Rebbe Elimelech. An unusual feature of this map is two paper
patches northwest of the town centers, correcting errors in the
original drafting of the town cadastral border. Images for this map
were provided to Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu.

Gesher Galicia has companion metrical record databases in the All
Galicia Database (AGD) to go with the maps:

Lezajsk Jewish Birth Index (1881-1890) (1,353 records)
Lezajsk Jewish Marriage Index (Grooms Only) (1877-1938) (1,239 records)

To search the All Galicia Database go to: http://search.geshergalicia.org

To view all of our maps go to: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Thanks for Brooke Schreier Ganz for continuing to add data sets to the
AGD, and, as always, to Jay Osborn who continues to toil for GG
wherever in the world he may be.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


ViewMate translation request - German headings #poland

Hazel Boon
 

I would really appreciate a word for word translation to English
for the posted row >from an 1898 Galician birth record obtained from
JRI-Poland. I can read the child's name as Susche and the mother as
Basia Haber. I'm particularly interested in the Father's information.

I've posted the image on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34320

I've also posted this 1902 birth record for Bruche >from the same
family on ViewMate at the following address. I would also like a
complete translation.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34321

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

My thanks to JRI-Poland for the indexing and links to these records
and to JewishGen for providing ViewMate!

Many thanks for giving your time and assistance in this matter.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Researching: HABER - Zhuriv & Konyushki, Ukraine, NYC; STARK -
Bobrka, Ukraine, NYC; BELY - Rzeszow, Poland; MONDSCHEIN - Brody,
Ukraine; SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatow & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANOT/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo & Zambrow, Poland, NYC


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - German headings #poland

Hazel Boon
 

I would really appreciate a word for word translation to English
for the posted row >from an 1898 Galician birth record obtained from
JRI-Poland. I can read the child's name as Susche and the mother as
Basia Haber. I'm particularly interested in the Father's information.

I've posted the image on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34320

I've also posted this 1902 birth record for Bruche >from the same
family on ViewMate at the following address. I would also like a
complete translation.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34321

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

My thanks to JRI-Poland for the indexing and links to these records
and to JewishGen for providing ViewMate!

Many thanks for giving your time and assistance in this matter.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Researching: HABER - Zhuriv & Konyushki, Ukraine, NYC; STARK -
Bobrka, Ukraine, NYC; BELY - Rzeszow, Poland; MONDSCHEIN - Brody,
Ukraine; SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatow & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANOT/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo & Zambrow, Poland, NYC


german documents from krakow #poland

אפרת גולדיטש
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a detailed
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34468

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. or
directly to me. I have got many more documents >from the "kankarta"
that the Nazies gave to the Jews - it's like identity cards - but also
comes with letters, but they are to big and I didn't succeed yet to
make them smaller They are all written in German.

. This specific documents is a letter that my father's first wife
wrote to the germans asking them to include her daughter - my sister -
in her "kankarta". This is the last thing we have about my sister
Rachel Schindler - that I'm stil searching her in case she stayed
alive. I'll appreciate any help in translating this document and
others/

Thank you very much.
Efrat Goldich nee Schindler >from Dimona Israel


ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

stephen cohen
 

I've posted some vital records on Viewmate in Russian for which I am
looking for a translation of the pertinent genealogical information
including names, surnames, dates, and towns. They are on ViewMate at
the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34430
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34431
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34435
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34436
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34437

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
privately via email.

Thank you so much for your help in advance.

Stephen Cohen


JRI Poland #Poland german documents from krakow #poland

אפרת גולדיטש
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a detailed
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34468

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. or
directly to me. I have got many more documents >from the "kankarta"
that the Nazies gave to the Jews - it's like identity cards - but also
comes with letters, but they are to big and I didn't succeed yet to
make them smaller They are all written in German.

. This specific documents is a letter that my father's first wife
wrote to the germans asking them to include her daughter - my sister -
in her "kankarta". This is the last thing we have about my sister
Rachel Schindler - that I'm stil searching her in case she stayed
alive. I'll appreciate any help in translating this document and
others/

Thank you very much.
Efrat Goldich nee Schindler >from Dimona Israel


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

stephen cohen
 

I've posted some vital records on Viewmate in Russian for which I am
looking for a translation of the pertinent genealogical information
including names, surnames, dates, and towns. They are on ViewMate at
the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34430
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34431
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34435
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34436
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM34437

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
privately via email.

Thank you so much for your help in advance.

Stephen Cohen


Jewish travel guide for Poland #poland

barbara katz <katzsommerb@...>
 

Hi,

I have a projet of spending a week in Poland this summer and I'll like
to know if someone can recommend a good Jewish guide book and maybe
share some experiences of travel in Poland. It's a trip that I have not
undertaken before because of the suffering endured by my family. I want
only to visit Jewish traces of the past. I thought about visiting Warsaw ,
Krakow, my father's home town Sanok and maybe Bialystok where my maternal
family went often to have their pictures taken by a photographer but I am
open to your suggestions.

I even thought of combining this trip to Poland with a trip to Grodno,
Belarus(it seems very close to Poland) but the visa formalities seem long
and complicated.It will be for another time, maybe with Minsk and Vilnus

Thank you for help.

Barbara Katz

Researching Katz,Rosenfeld >from Sanok and Nenkes or Nenkies,
Rakowszczyk or Rakovstchik, Klebanski >from Grodno maybe Minsk and Vilnus

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any recommendations for
(human) guides. Suggestions for printed guidebooks or other suggestions
for the towns mentioned above may be shared with the list.


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish travel guide for Poland #poland

barbara katz <katzsommerb@...>
 

Hi,

I have a projet of spending a week in Poland this summer and I'll like
to know if someone can recommend a good Jewish guide book and maybe
share some experiences of travel in Poland. It's a trip that I have not
undertaken before because of the suffering endured by my family. I want
only to visit Jewish traces of the past. I thought about visiting Warsaw ,
Krakow, my father's home town Sanok and maybe Bialystok where my maternal
family went often to have their pictures taken by a photographer but I am
open to your suggestions.

I even thought of combining this trip to Poland with a trip to Grodno,
Belarus(it seems very close to Poland) but the visa formalities seem long
and complicated.It will be for another time, maybe with Minsk and Vilnus

Thank you for help.

Barbara Katz

Researching Katz,Rosenfeld >from Sanok and Nenkes or Nenkies,
Rakowszczyk or Rakovstchik, Klebanski >from Grodno maybe Minsk and Vilnus

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with any recommendations for
(human) guides. Suggestions for printed guidebooks or other suggestions
for the towns mentioned above may be shared with the list.

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