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Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

J Antrich
 

Yes... tailoring was a typical profession for Jews who arrived in Britain from Eastern Europe (my grandparents included). Related specialisms included cutter, trimmer, presser, finisher, machinist. As already mentioned, cutting was an essential job, and very skilled, both in the layout of the pattern on the cloth to minimise wastage and in the cutting itself - all done by hand and eye in the days before computers. The British magazine 'Tailor and Cutter, which ceased publication in 1972, represented the traditional approach: https://www.stewartchristie.com/the-tailor-cutter-remembered-by-eric-musgrave
But the innovators were often Jewish - think of Isaac Singer (sewing machines), Montague Burton, Cecil Gee, Moses Moss (Moss Bros), Mr (Michael) Fish, etc. etc. And today we still have the surnames Schneider, Schroeder (cf. shred), Portnoy, Kravetz, Szabó... 


Re: Burial Society at Mount Hebron Flushing, Queens, NY #usa

Marshall Lerner
 

There is a treasure trove of information about  "landsmanshaftn (a mutual aid society, benefit society, or hometown society of Jewish immigrants from the same European town or region)" at Center for Jewish History in NYC. These mutual aid societies were mini B'na B'rith type organizations that maintained plots at local cemeteries in addition to offering welfare benefits to their member. Here are some helpful links for these organizations that share a common address in Manhattan:

Mt Hebron Cemetery has a searchable index on its website https://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/ that would allow you search on burial societies as well names.

Hope this helps,

Marshall Lerner
West Chester, PA


Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

Jerry Scherer
 

My grandfather was killed in a work-related accident in Vitebsk.  He was run over by a truck backing up at the factory.


Re: Translation from Polish - Mila 18 Testimony #holocaust #poland #translation

Greg Tuckman
 

Thank you Jeff.  I am researching my ancestor Melech Blones who was also a member of the Ghetto resistance fighting group and died in the Mila 18 bunker.  Please share this document when it is translated.
Greg Tuckman


Re: Silverman Family of Providence #usa

Davidmbrodsky1016@...
 

I am also originally from Providence, Rhode Island, and my paternal great grandmother Hinda was a Silverman (or Zilberman). She immigrated from Letychiv (Ladyzhin), Russia, now Ukraine, to Providence in approximately 1905, her husband having emigrated there earlier. When she arrived, she discovered that her husband, possibly Yehuda or Abraham, had married again. I’m looking for any information about any of these persons. Thanks. David M. Brodsky, davidmbrodsky1016@...


Re: Origin of the name Brodsky #ukraine

Kenneth Ryesky
 

My Brodsky g-g-gf was a Kohen.  Any Brodsky Kohanim out there?
 
-- Ken Ryesky
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL
 

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


Re: Help with name of Mecie #names

Ruth
 

I had a great aunt called Mechcia - also known as Mechce.

Ruth Bloomfield
London


Re: Gary Perlman, JGS of Montreal named 2020 Volunteer of the Year by the IAJGS #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Nolan Altman
 

Congratulations Gary!  Well-deserved!


Re: Origin of the name Brodsky #ukraine

maletphoto@...
 

I believe it means "From the town of Brody."


viewmate help request - Russian #translation

Marty Meyers
 

I've posted (for Sandra Krisch) some vital records in Russian for
which she needs a
translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses =E2=80=A6

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM83672
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM83673
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM83674
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM83675
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM83676

(from Sandra)
These records document the marriage of my maternal grandparents They
include allegata, so they should be a rich source of information. I
will be grateful for translations this community can provide. You
have always been most generous in responding to my requests for help.

Sandra Krisch
Carefree, AZ


Prysewiczuvna girls school in Lodz #lodz

Alan Glixman
 

Dear group

Two people I am researching supposedly went to a girls school in the 1930s in Lodz which I believe was called "Prysewiczuvna" (although I couldn't find it on Google so the spelling may be or was slightly different - apologies).

Their names are Krysia (Krystyna) MONTAG and Janka (Janina) MONTAG. I believe that they were both born around 1921. They were cousins.

I am hoping that records survive from this school which might help me in my research.

Does anyone know of this school or where I might look to find records from there?

With thanks

Alan Glixman
Sydney, Australia

Researching in Poland: in the region of Plock (LICHTENSTEIN, POZNANSKI, KROTOZYNSKI); in Praszka (GLIKSMAN, HEYMAN, KON, SZTYLLER); in Pabianice (GLIKSMAN)


Re: Aramaic Translation Help! #translation

andrewkopkin@...
 

Thank you and Shalom Malka!

That is my great grandfather's name: Yosef Haim ben Shimon Eliyahou [Alterman].


The Bellems #unitedkingdom

aaran1286@...
 

Dear friends, 
 
We hope you are all keeping well. 
 
We were wondering if anyone might know of anything in relation to the Bellem family, who originally resided in Plymouth and Dartmouth in England. Their name is also sometimes spelt "Bellam". 
There is a certain Bellam that is a mystery to us, at the moment. His name is Isaac Bellam, and he appears as a subscriber to the  Seder Ha-Tefillah Translated by A. Alexander and B. Meyers, published in London in 1770, by W. Tooke. We do not know where he fits into our tree at the moment, but are fairly confident he is related to us because of his surname. 
 
If anyone has any Bellem ancestors, or thinks they might be able to help, we would be very grateful if you could let us know. 
 
Wishing you all the best, 
Yoav Aran and Andrew Kopkin


Re: Can anyone figure this surname out? #names

Phyllis Rosner
 

I think it's Rauchlose


Re: Aramaic Translation Help! #translation

Malka
 

 

Genners,

 

It is a Ktuba (Marriage contract) and it is indeed in Aramaic.  I could only make out the name of the groom – Yosef Haim son of Aliyahu.  Shalom, Malka Chosnek


Re: CORRECTED TIME/DATE - Romania Research Division Meeting (Thurs, Aug. 13, 12:30 EST) #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Meryl Menon
 

You mentioned registration. Is it a correct assumption that if we are already a paid participant for the IAJGS conference that we can attend without further registration?


Re: surname Lobel clarification re literacy #general #romania

Meryl Menon
 

This message is just to say that my great-grandfather, Myer Lobel, was from Romania- perhaps from Roman. I have been seeking more information without success. He went to Montreal. I think his wife's maiden name was Michaelevitz.  My grandmother, Molly, was born in Romania. Do you want to share information to see if we are connected or is Lobel too common a name to proceed in that direction? Luc Radu, do you have any more information? Thanks.


Re: Aramaic Translation Help! #translation

Kalman Appel
 

The text is indeed Aramaic.  The document is a traditional ketubah or marriage contract between a Jewish husband and wife.  Google “ketubah text translation” and look for a traditional translation, which will give you the printed parts of the document text.
--
Kalman Appel

Phone    702.466.8248
Skype:   KAL702


Re: Origin of the name Brodsky #ukraine

Sheryl Prenzlau
 

I have a huge tree of Brodsky's, as this was my great grandmother's name.  Her name was  originally Baretsky. You can write me directly for more info.
Sheryl
skeyboard@... 


Re: Burial Society at Mount Hebron Flushing, Queens, NY #usa

Ellen
 

Alva,

The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York) has a Burial Society Database Project that could be a good resource:  https://jgsny.org/searchable-databases/burial-society-databases

The Burial Society FAQ page has links for more information about burial societies that no longer exist.

Ellen 
 
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Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)