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JGS of Maryland March 22 meeting cancelled

Susan Steeble
 

The March 22 meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland has been cancelled due to concern for the health and safety of our members and guests during the current Coronavirus outbreak. Programs will be rescheduled as soon as the pandemic subsides in our area.

 

Meanwhile, JGSMD members are encouraged to join our new JGSMD discussion list, on which we can hold occasional discussions on genealogical topics, ask and answer questions, and keep connected (see your email for a message from JGS Maryland on 3/12/2020, and click on the link to apply for membership in the discussion group).

 

Please check our web site, www.jgsmd.org, for announcements about the status of future meetings of the JGSMD.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations



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Susan Kahan Steeble
Baltimore, MD, USA
Researching: FRIDGANT/FRIEDHAND and variants from Bershad, Ukraine
                      KESSELMAN from Chorna/Okna, Ukraine
                      BUDIANSKY/BUDINOFF and SLUTSKY from Korsun and Zolotonosha, Ukraine
                      KAHANOWITZ/KAGANOVICH from Grodno, Belarus
                      STUCHINSKY from Jurbarkas/Yurburg, Lithuania


Re: Sadovnick-Belfer family history

bat2@...
 

I know the name Aaron Sadovnick born 1924, I don't know where. The name of his father was Benjamin.


Re: The Name Jur #names

David Zoldan
 

The Jura I was researching in Poland turned out to be Yair confirmed by the family.

David Zoldan

Researcher - 382214

Researching Rosenknopf, Chesner, Sowa, Bienenfeld, Tyk, Kapota, others


Re: Actively Searching . . .

Joann Morris Gudzus
 

Hi Sandi,

I have been working quite a bit for the past 15 years on my family tree.  My maternal grandfather was from Ragua(sp.?), Lithuania b.12/23/1888-1890 d. 11/23/1957 Santa Rosa, California
His Hebrew name was Chiam Yona, son of Leib. Yona was his middle name Jonah. His name was Herman Liebowitz.  He came to America through Philadelphia in March, 1907.  He married my grandmother Brucha, daughter of Borukh on 1/2/1910, one year exactly after they married.  They had four children, Benjamin Herman Liebowitz, David Morris Liebowitz, Lillian Loretta Liebowitz and Robert Bernard Liebowitz.
I also have a Siegel in my family by marriage.  His name was Sheldon Colman Siegel and he was a Pediatrician in Los Angeles,California.  He and his wife Priscilla had two girls, Linda Sue Siegel and Nancy Jean Siegel.  Sheldon had a brother Samuel, his father was Carl and grandfather was Michel Segal. Sheldon's mother was Bess Rothchild.
If you like more information about any of these relatives, please don't hesitate to ask.  Please use my personal email address:  chachkasmom@...


View Mate Translation Request #poland

@JulieZ
 

Hi, I posted some documents on view mate for translation. They are book of resident entries for Piotrkow, Poland. I want to thank the community and the individual who helped me with my last posting. I hope everyone is OK out there.

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=78845

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=78846

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=78847

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=78848

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=78844

 


ViewMate translation request - Hebrew

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,
I have posted two birth records pages from the Ukraine that I
would like translated. They are in Hebrew. There are 4 records on each
page.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78870
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78871
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick


Re: Is this the same person?

btkerman@...
 

Hi, it's impossible to definitively know just from these entries if these are the same person. It seems like the clue that would help the most is somewhat lost in translation. 
In the first entry there are some characters after Yakov's name which were probably meant to be a Hebrew acronym for either "of blessed memory" (ז''ל or זצ''ל), or "to separate for living" (יבל''ח or יבלח''ט). These would signify whether the father Yakov was already deceased when his son Osher died in 1904, or not. 
If he was still alive then I'd say there's a decent chance he is the same Yakov Zev Wolf who died in 1918 at the age of 84. It seems common to find people recorded in one place by their first name, in another by a middle name, or by a combination of both. Since there are no characters after Zev Wolf's name in A. Lipman's 1896 death it won't help, but there's nothing in the dates that  rule out the possibility that these were two sons of this one Yakov Zev Wolf. 
If it's possible you should search for other  records around Slutsk mentioning any of these people, including the in-law surnames MIEDIL and LIFSHITS, that may help to resolve this.
Good luck,
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


JewishGen & Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) #general #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

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Re: name change #names

Eva Lawrence
 

Legal changes of name were advertised in The London Gazette, which was published weekly and is available online,  though not indexed. They were cone by Deed Poll.
The more likely explanation is that until 1837 the only way to register marriages and births was through a religious institution..

In 1837 civil registration was introduced in England., which seems to  be what caused you Solomon Israel's children's  name change. Possibly the last name Israel was a patronymic.  Are you sure that his  name was not in fact Israel Solomon ? This would make sense of the early children's names as patronymics, eg Elias ben  Israel (Elias son of Israel). Then after 1837, the civil registration  would require  children to have the same last name as their father, i.e Solomon or the shorter version, Sloman..
To check on the correct version of the father's name, you'll need to look at his personal signature or perhaps, the inscription on his grave 
--
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: name change #names

Brentsi
 

Name changes in the UK were made by deed poll through a lawyer.
The new name would be advertised in The London Gazette... this can be searched on-line through genealogical sites.


Re: name change #names

henry
 

Beulah,

In your 3rd paragraph, I think you mean 1841. There was no census in 1941 due to WWII.

Name changes in the UK are not a matter of law unless done by 'deed poll'. If that method was chosen by your ancestor there would have been an announcement, at that time, in the London Gazette.

As to the reason for the change, who knows? Antisemitism is a possible explanation, but it would have been a personal decision by your ancestor that has been lost in the mists of time.

Henry Best,
London, UK


Cancelled: Jewish Genealogical Society New York March 22 Meeting

Phyllis Rosner
 

Cancelled: Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting
Sunday March 23, 2020
Center for Jewish History

There will be no meeting of the JGSNY on March 22, as the Center for Jewish History will be closed March 16-31.

Submitted by:
Phyllis Rosner
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY


Re: Johannesburg Cemeteries online #southafrica

Louis Zetler
 

Hi Julian,

I have databases of all the Johannesburg cemeteries.

Louis Zetler


Re: Actively Searching . . .

Maurice I. Kessler
 

Hi

in my tree are Max Fox b. Brooklyn NY, d. Florida  m to Edith Mittman

maurice kessler  mikessler222@...


Re: Actively Searching . . .

Annette Weiss
 

I am also searching for Siegal/Siegel  on my mother's side, from Lithuania/Russia


Re: somewhat lost

jbonline1111@...
 

My best advice beyond what has already been mentioned is to explore stevemorse.org.  He has many useful tools for searching naturalization, census and other records.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Sadovnick-Belfer family history

eitaniriel@...
 

Shalom,

I am in the process of writing my family history and creating a family tree after 30+ years of collecting data. I am also including the Kasow, Lewins, Bloch and Krohn families listed below along with their towns.

I am responsible for the Klishkivtsi Bessarabia Ukraine Kehilalink and after 12 years of inactivity I am going to add some of my father’s letters describing the vicinity in very vivid terms.

If anyone has any connection to any of these families, I would appreciate having this information.

Wishing good health to everyone.

Harriet Kasow

Searching: SADOVNICK/SADOFF (Klishkivtsi, Chotin, Ukraine KROHN (Borsczczow, Tarnapol  Galitzia), BELFER (Bar, Vinnitsa, Ukraine), ZAZULIA (Iasi, Jassy, Romania), BLOCH (Ivie, Belarus) HARMETZ (Svencionys, Lithuania), KASOW (Lunna, Grodno, Belarus), NARANAVER (sic)(Ukraine), LEWINS/LEWINSKY( Stettin, Poland).

 

 

 

 

bloc


Re: berkowitz family

Maurice I. Kessler
 

thank you, but not the family I am looking for


maurice


Re: Johannesburg Cemeteries online #southafrica

Judith Singer
 

Try http://www.jewishroots.uct.ac.za/Cemeteries.aspx. 

It is one of several pages on that site with information about South African Jews..


Re: The Name Jur #names

David Lewin
 

At 13:46 11/03/2020, Daniel Mann wrote:
Is anyone familiar with the name Jur (or Jure or Jura)?
Is this a Polish named that was used in Galicia, or perhaps it had a Jewish origin?

In particular I am wondering if it was a form of Yair (×™×�יר)  or perhaps it was short for Yeruchim (ירוח×�) as in Yeruchim Fishel?

Any insights or experience with this would be appreciated.

Thank you.
Daniel Mann
Researching Mann Ulaskowce and Chaluta Mstibovo in Volkovysk District
_._,_._,_



This is Hebrew

OR = Light  [ Root is Aleph Vav Reish ]

Ori = Uri = "My Light"

Yair = future tense =  will light

Yerucham comes from a different root   namely Reish Chet Mem, meaning compassion or feel sorry for... as in Ra'cha'mim. 

David Lewin
London

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