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ViewMate Translations, Yiddish? #general

Chazk1
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted three portions of a birth record recently obtained >from AGAD.
I am hoping there is something in there that will help solve a family mystery.

I am not really sure of the language (or possibly languages) in which the
entries were written. Perhaps Yiddish or German?

I would be most grateful for any help in translating.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26699
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26700
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26701

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so much for your generosity.
Maureen Kaye


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translations, Yiddish? #general

Chazk1
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted three portions of a birth record recently obtained >from AGAD.
I am hoping there is something in there that will help solve a family mystery.

I am not really sure of the language (or possibly languages) in which the
entries were written. Perhaps Yiddish or German?

I would be most grateful for any help in translating.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26699
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26700
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26701

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so much for your generosity.
Maureen Kaye


ViewMate Translation, Most Likely Polish #general

Chazk1
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted a portion of a birth record in (what I think is) Polish.
Polish dictionary in hand, I've been able to figure out most of the
details, but this column has me stumped.
I would very much appreciateƂ a loose translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26702

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much for your help.
Maureen Kaye


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation, Most Likely Polish #general

Chazk1
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted a portion of a birth record in (what I think is) Polish.
Polish dictionary in hand, I've been able to figure out most of the
details, but this column has me stumped.
I would very much appreciateƂ a loose translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26702

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much for your help.
Maureen Kaye


Viewmate 26677 Russian translation #general

Jean Marck
 

If the surname in line 202 is Gimbilovich? or Gimpilewitz please
translate entire entry for this Cherkassy birth record. Thanks

Jean Marck
La Crosse, WI
jeanm2332@charter.net

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 26677 Russian translation #general

Jean Marck
 

If the surname in line 202 is Gimbilovich? or Gimpilewitz please
translate entire entry for this Cherkassy birth record. Thanks

Jean Marck
La Crosse, WI
jeanm2332@charter.net

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Viewmate 26678 Russian translation #general

Jean Marck
 

If line 15 is Gimbilovich or Gimpilewitz please translate entire entry
for this Cherkassy birth record. Thanks

Jean Marck
La Crosse, WI
jeanm2332@charter.net

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 26678 Russian translation #general

Jean Marck
 

If line 15 is Gimbilovich or Gimpilewitz please translate entire entry
for this Cherkassy birth record. Thanks

Jean Marck
La Crosse, WI
jeanm2332@charter.net

MODERATOR NOTE: The ViewMate image may be seen at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=26678

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Re: Family name DAVIC / DAVICK / DEVIC #general

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Peter:

Welcome!

Could you tell us a little more about the ZERFIN ship record? I can't
seem to find it. I see them in the 1930 census, though.

To your question about naming: "someone who was born Jewish and converted"
covers a lot of ground. Moreover, you're asking about a woman, and the
rules about naming children after living ancestors (not relatives!) were
applied much more strictly to boys than to girls. So I wouldn't want to
use that as evidence of any particular background. (As to the Sephardic
angle: a person of Sephardic ancestry in an Ashkenazi community would have
gone with local custom. Sure beats having to explain oneself all the time.)

"Kasan in Prussia": I don't know of a place by that name, and besides,
Prussia ceased to be an independent state in 1871 when the German Empire
was founded.

Finally, please take the one most important step you can take: register
your interests at the JewishGen Family Finder. Sign up (it's free and
as anonymous as you want it to be), then enter your interests, say,
DAVIC/Lithuania. When you've done that, people will know what you're
interested in, and you can also search for people with *your*
interests. You and they can then contact one another via blind email if
you wish. Not to give anything away, but you'll be glad you did.

Oh, and once you've registered you can show us some of that ship's
manifest. Sounds interesting.

Good luck, and let us know what you find!

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 3/20/2013 11:02 AM, Pglscs1@aol.com wrote:
My name is Peter this is my first post.

I am trying to find out information about my great grandmother who
immigrated to the United States in 1892. Her maiden name was Anna DAVIC or some
variation of this. I have not seen any record of this name written. She
was either born Jewish and later converted to Catholicism or had Jewish
family history in previous generation and was born Catholic. This is unclear
from oral family information. So I don't know if DAVIC is a form of a known
Jewish name or not. This is one of my main questions at this point.

My father says she was >from Vilnius Lithuania (and there are many document
that give their nationality as Lithuanian) but the ship record states that
both her and my great grandfather were Prussians >from Kasan. His name on
the passenger list is Jan ZERFIN and her's is Anna ZERFIN. I only found
this out last night as they are known with the family name SERAPHIN(e) or
SERAPHIM in other records.

Anna was pregnant on the voyage to the United States and my grandmother was
born in Eastern Pennsylvania in 1893. Her name is also Anna. I was
wondering if someone who was born Jewish and converted would name their child
after a living relative. This seems unlikey to me but I am not sure. I have
also heard that Sephardic Jews will name children after living relatives
but I am not sure how many Sephardic Jews settled in either Lithuania / Kasan.

Another question I have is how likely is it that the passenger list is
accurate in term so "Prussian >from Kassan". I have found Information on
Prussian Lithuanians (Lietuvininkai) but they were generally not Catholic but
Lutherans / Protestants. And on those ship manifest, would it be written
down automatically that the wife was >from the same area as the husband.

This is what I have so far and am looking for suggestions or information
that my be useful.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family name DAVIC / DAVICK / DEVIC #general

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Peter:

Welcome!

Could you tell us a little more about the ZERFIN ship record? I can't
seem to find it. I see them in the 1930 census, though.

To your question about naming: "someone who was born Jewish and converted"
covers a lot of ground. Moreover, you're asking about a woman, and the
rules about naming children after living ancestors (not relatives!) were
applied much more strictly to boys than to girls. So I wouldn't want to
use that as evidence of any particular background. (As to the Sephardic
angle: a person of Sephardic ancestry in an Ashkenazi community would have
gone with local custom. Sure beats having to explain oneself all the time.)

"Kasan in Prussia": I don't know of a place by that name, and besides,
Prussia ceased to be an independent state in 1871 when the German Empire
was founded.

Finally, please take the one most important step you can take: register
your interests at the JewishGen Family Finder. Sign up (it's free and
as anonymous as you want it to be), then enter your interests, say,
DAVIC/Lithuania. When you've done that, people will know what you're
interested in, and you can also search for people with *your*
interests. You and they can then contact one another via blind email if
you wish. Not to give anything away, but you'll be glad you did.

Oh, and once you've registered you can show us some of that ship's
manifest. Sounds interesting.

Good luck, and let us know what you find!

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 3/20/2013 11:02 AM, Pglscs1@aol.com wrote:
My name is Peter this is my first post.

I am trying to find out information about my great grandmother who
immigrated to the United States in 1892. Her maiden name was Anna DAVIC or some
variation of this. I have not seen any record of this name written. She
was either born Jewish and later converted to Catholicism or had Jewish
family history in previous generation and was born Catholic. This is unclear
from oral family information. So I don't know if DAVIC is a form of a known
Jewish name or not. This is one of my main questions at this point.

My father says she was >from Vilnius Lithuania (and there are many document
that give their nationality as Lithuanian) but the ship record states that
both her and my great grandfather were Prussians >from Kasan. His name on
the passenger list is Jan ZERFIN and her's is Anna ZERFIN. I only found
this out last night as they are known with the family name SERAPHIN(e) or
SERAPHIM in other records.

Anna was pregnant on the voyage to the United States and my grandmother was
born in Eastern Pennsylvania in 1893. Her name is also Anna. I was
wondering if someone who was born Jewish and converted would name their child
after a living relative. This seems unlikey to me but I am not sure. I have
also heard that Sephardic Jews will name children after living relatives
but I am not sure how many Sephardic Jews settled in either Lithuania / Kasan.

Another question I have is how likely is it that the passenger list is
accurate in term so "Prussian >from Kassan". I have found Information on
Prussian Lithuanians (Lietuvininkai) but they were generally not Catholic but
Lutherans / Protestants. And on those ship manifest, would it be written
down automatically that the wife was >from the same area as the husband.

This is what I have so far and am looking for suggestions or information
that my be useful.


Re: Given name - Godes #general

tom
 

The Jewishgen Given Names Database, once you figure out where to look, gives
Godes as a Lithuanian version of Yehudit, rather than Hadassah.

tom klein, Toronto

"JEAN PERKIN" <jeanperkin@btinternet.com> wrote:
Has anyone heard of the names Godes as a girls name in the Vilna area around
the 1800s? Was wondering if it was Hadas or Hodes. As in Girsh and Hirsh.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name - Godes #general

tom
 

The Jewishgen Given Names Database, once you figure out where to look, gives
Godes as a Lithuanian version of Yehudit, rather than Hadassah.

tom klein, Toronto

"JEAN PERKIN" <jeanperkin@btinternet.com> wrote:
Has anyone heard of the names Godes as a girls name in the Vilna area around
the 1800s? Was wondering if it was Hadas or Hodes. As in Girsh and Hirsh.


Interesting news article: determining origin of Eur Jews via DNA #general

Martha Forsyth
 

You may have to paste the link back together (yes, it does have a hyphen
that belongs there!)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iJN90t2gN6hxGiFQuBv-gYQE060w?docId=CNG.52483183e4e0f60d963361c17572c848.81#.UUgqdDsl5mg.facebook

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Interesting news article: determining origin of Eur Jews via DNA #general

Martha Forsyth
 

You may have to paste the link back together (yes, it does have a hyphen
that belongs there!)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iJN90t2gN6hxGiFQuBv-gYQE060w?docId=CNG.52483183e4e0f60d963361c17572c848.81#.UUgqdDsl5mg.facebook

Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

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In depth discussion of DNA applications to Jewish genealogy are best handled
on the DNA Testing Discussion Group. To subscribe, go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager/members_add.asp


IAJGS Achievement Awards - some reminders #general

Renee Steinig
 

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged important
contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS Achievement Awards,
presented annually by the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies. Thank you to those who have already submitted
nominations for the 2013 awards. For those who haven't completed their
nominations yet, here are some reminders:

-- Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print
or Electronic Product
Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy
Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

-- The Call for Nominations appears at
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards.html , along with lists of past
winners.

-- Nominations should be made using the one-step form at on Steve
Morse's website (http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.php).

-- Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from an
IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm), we
encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. If you have
benefited >from a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination.

-- Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their own
publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

-- Nominations for the 2013 IAJGS Achievement Awards must be submitted
by April 17, 2013.

-- Awards will be announced and presented in August, at the 33rd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
genmaven@gmail.com

... for the IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Henry Blumberg (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Logan Kleinwaks (Reston, VA, USA)
Kahlile Mehr (Bountiful, UT, USA)
Mark Nicholls (London, UK)
Renee Stern Steinig (Dix Hills, NY, USA), Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Achievement Awards - some reminders #general

Renee Steinig
 

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged important
contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS Achievement Awards,
presented annually by the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies. Thank you to those who have already submitted
nominations for the 2013 awards. For those who haven't completed their
nominations yet, here are some reminders:

-- Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print
or Electronic Product
Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy
Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

-- The Call for Nominations appears at
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards.html , along with lists of past
winners.

-- Nominations should be made using the one-step form at on Steve
Morse's website (http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.php).

-- Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from an
IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm), we
encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. If you have
benefited >from a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination.

-- Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their own
publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

-- Nominations for the 2013 IAJGS Achievement Awards must be submitted
by April 17, 2013.

-- Awards will be announced and presented in August, at the 33rd IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
genmaven@gmail.com

... for the IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Henry Blumberg (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Logan Kleinwaks (Reston, VA, USA)
Kahlile Mehr (Bountiful, UT, USA)
Mark Nicholls (London, UK)
Renee Stern Steinig (Dix Hills, NY, USA), Chair


Re: Chicago area research query - thank you #general

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Many thanks to all of you who answered my request for help with researching
information in the Chicago area. I received many great responses and a lot
of very helpful information.

Thank you JewishGen!!!

Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, VT

GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY, SILVERMAN/ZILBERMAN,
LITUCHY, TABACHNICK Pyatigory, Zhashkov, Tetiyev, Kazachok, Letichev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chicago area research query - thank you #general

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Many thanks to all of you who answered my request for help with researching
information in the Chicago area. I received many great responses and a lot
of very helpful information.

Thank you JewishGen!!!

Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, VT

GRINBERG, POSTILNIK, SHPENDELYUK, ROSEN/ROSETSKY, SILVERMAN/ZILBERMAN,
LITUCHY, TABACHNICK Pyatigory, Zhashkov, Tetiyev, Kazachok, Letichev


New York State 1925 Census - GELLER #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I have been unable to find my paternal grandparents, Joseph and Minnie
GELLER and my dad, Albert, in the 1925 New York State 1925 Census.

I believe they had moved >from Manhattan to the Bronx at that time.
I've found them in the 1915 Census and all the Federal Census.

I have tried just searching on given names, but no results.

Is it possible they were missed or that they weren't home?

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York State 1925 Census - GELLER #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I have been unable to find my paternal grandparents, Joseph and Minnie
GELLER and my dad, Albert, in the 1925 New York State 1925 Census.

I believe they had moved >from Manhattan to the Bronx at that time.
I've found them in the 1915 Census and all the Federal Census.

I have tried just searching on given names, but no results.

Is it possible they were missed or that they weren't home?

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York

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