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Belarus SIG #Belarus Mottel/Max and Anna/Hasha/Hannah #belarus

Michele Chavez <mchavez@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

Since we are on the subject of names, I hope you don't mind me asking a few
questions. :)

I found my g-grandfather Max Edelberg on a passenger list as Mottel
Edelberg. What is the relationship between the names Max and Mottel?

Also, my aunts have given me the names of two of my g-grandmother's
Greenberg sisters, but I'm not sure if they might be one and the same
person. One's name was Anna, the other Hannah, who my aunt says they called
Hasha. I haven't found any trace of Hannah/Hasha, but I have found evidence
of Anna, including her marriage license and SS# application. Anna married
Kalman Wexstein (Weckstein). Hannah is supposed to have married someone
named Winston. You can see my confusion since the names are so similar,
though my next thought is that perhaps Winston may have been Weinstein.
Further confusion is added because I can't find the supposed children of
Hannah, but have found some of the children of Anna. Does it seem likely
that Hannah and Anna may be the same person and where does the name Hasha
come from?

Thanks!
Michele Chavez
mchavez@...
Palmdale, California

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: what is the given name of "Slioma?" #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 04:22 27-01-99 EST, you wrote:
One of my ancestors lived in Bykhov (27 miles south of Mogilev) during the
1870s and 1880s. His son (also my ancestor) reported his first name (given
name) once as Solomon and on another occasion as Slioma. Has anyone ever
seen
the name "Slioma?" Is it a Jewish name? The son's nationality, according to
ancient documents was Hebrew, so I believe it is a Jewish name.
I have come across it in a census >from Rezekne, Latvia (now!) it was noted
as follows:
"Son SHLIOME, 2 years old, illiterate"

I, too, have been wondering what kind of a name that was, - also another
name, SHNEYER!

In the 1874 Census I came across the name SHNEYER (a male as he is noted to
have started military service!)

I am very interested in ANY information anyone can offer on this. Thank you.
As you can all guess: SO AM I!

Thank you in advance.

Best regards
--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@...

Mottel/Max and Anna/Hasha/Hannah #belarus

Michele Chavez <mchavez@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

Since we are on the subject of names, I hope you don't mind me asking a few
questions. :)

I found my g-grandfather Max Edelberg on a passenger list as Mottel
Edelberg. What is the relationship between the names Max and Mottel?

Also, my aunts have given me the names of two of my g-grandmother's
Greenberg sisters, but I'm not sure if they might be one and the same
person. One's name was Anna, the other Hannah, who my aunt says they called
Hasha. I haven't found any trace of Hannah/Hasha, but I have found evidence
of Anna, including her marriage license and SS# application. Anna married
Kalman Wexstein (Weckstein). Hannah is supposed to have married someone
named Winston. You can see my confusion since the names are so similar,
though my next thought is that perhaps Winston may have been Weinstein.
Further confusion is added because I can't find the supposed children of
Hannah, but have found some of the children of Anna. Does it seem likely
that Hannah and Anna may be the same person and where does the name Hasha
come from?

Thanks!
Michele Chavez
mchavez@...
Palmdale, California

Re: what is the given name of "Slioma?" #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 04:22 27-01-99 EST, you wrote:
One of my ancestors lived in Bykhov (27 miles south of Mogilev) during the
1870s and 1880s. His son (also my ancestor) reported his first name (given
name) once as Solomon and on another occasion as Slioma. Has anyone ever
seen
the name "Slioma?" Is it a Jewish name? The son's nationality, according to
ancient documents was Hebrew, so I believe it is a Jewish name.
I have come across it in a census >from Rezekne, Latvia (now!) it was noted
as follows:
"Son SHLIOME, 2 years old, illiterate"

I, too, have been wondering what kind of a name that was, - also another
name, SHNEYER!

In the 1874 Census I came across the name SHNEYER (a male as he is noted to
have started military service!)

I am very interested in ANY information anyone can offer on this. Thank you.
As you can all guess: SO AM I!

Thank you in advance.

Best regards
--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Sacker, Tzecher, Scher, Zecher, Tzcher, Tzker #belarus

Sheitl@...
 

Our name is Sacker, this is an Anglicisation. These are variant spellings
that we know about: Sacker, Tzecher, Scher, Zecher, Tzcher, Tzker.

We know that they came over >from either Lithuania or Belarus in the early
1900's.

We haven't come across anyone searching for similar names. Contact us if you
are searching for any similar names.We are in the UK, but, are interested in
any matches anywhere..

MODERATOR'S NOTE: When posting messages to the group, please sign your
name and location.

Re: Sacker, Tzecher, Scher, Zecher, Tzcher, Tzker #belarus

Sheitl@...
 

Our name is Sacker, this is an Anglicisation. These are variant spellings
that we know about: Sacker, Tzecher, Scher, Zecher, Tzcher, Tzker.

We know that they came over >from either Lithuania or Belarus in the early
1900's.

We haven't come across anyone searching for similar names. Contact us if you
are searching for any similar names.We are in the UK, but, are interested in
any matches anywhere..

MODERATOR'S NOTE: When posting messages to the group, please sign your
name and location.

Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: MAISTER, MEISTER, MYSTA in Minsk #belarus

Sheitl@...
 

Hi

It's the Sacker's again. We are also looking for MAISTER, MEISTER, MYSTA in
Minsk.

Isaac MEISTER married Lily COHEN in Minsk. They had a Daughter Dora who was
born in 1867. She then married her cousin, Hyman Meister (Mysta).

Any info?

MODERATOR'S NOTE: As a reminder to our new members, please use all
upper case letters for surnames.

Searching: MAISTER, MEISTER, MYSTA in Minsk #belarus

Sheitl@...
 

Hi

It's the Sacker's again. We are also looking for MAISTER, MEISTER, MYSTA in
Minsk.

Isaac MEISTER married Lily COHEN in Minsk. They had a Daughter Dora who was
born in 1867. She then married her cousin, Hyman Meister (Mysta).

Any info?

MODERATOR'S NOTE: As a reminder to our new members, please use all
upper case letters for surnames.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Get well messages! #general

Corinne Silver <silverlining@...>
 

Thank you to all the Jewish Genners who have sent messages and enquired
about my operation!
I am home stiffed necked but ok.
Shouldn't be out of bed yet let alone using the computer but Geanolgy is
addictive!
I will reply to individual messages in general next week
Best wishes
Corinne Silver
P.S. Jewish telegraph (manchester) are now running a column ! see what a
bit of pressure can do!for Genners the person to contact is Mike Cohen the
sub editor he published his address on yesterdays digest so it will be in
archives.

Get well messages! #general

Corinne Silver <silverlining@...>
 

Thank you to all the Jewish Genners who have sent messages and enquired
about my operation!
I am home stiffed necked but ok.
Shouldn't be out of bed yet let alone using the computer but Geanolgy is
addictive!
I will reply to individual messages in general next week
Best wishes
Corinne Silver
P.S. Jewish telegraph (manchester) are now running a column ! see what a
bit of pressure can do!for Genners the person to contact is Mike Cohen the
sub editor he published his address on yesterdays digest so it will be in
archives.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Apology re MARKS, et al. #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Re my recent postings about searching MARKS, et al., I've been taken to
task (rightly so) for having been much too brief in the information I
provided. I shall repost at a later date with better information. Sorry for
any trouble I might have caused.

Gail Copeland
Thornhill (Toronto), ON Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Perhaps this is a good time to reiterate a few common-
sense rules for effective posts.
1. Combine related queries about a _single_ surname into a brief summary
instead of sending multiple posts.
2. Inquire about _different_ surnames in separate posts.
3. Provide additional identifying information such as places and dates, if
you know them. This is especially important when you are researching
common surnames.
4. _Always_ put surnames you are searching in ALL CAPS. Use normal upper-
and lower-case for everything else. Remember that all caps is
considered the equivalent of shouting. All lower-case may seem cute
and trendy to you, but it will distract >from the impact of your message
and you will be _less_ likely to find out what you want. Besides,
unless the moderator is in a particularly mellow mood, you may get the
message back to edit and repost.
5. You may repeat a query only after 3 months have passed.

Apology re MARKS, et al. #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Re my recent postings about searching MARKS, et al., I've been taken to
task (rightly so) for having been much too brief in the information I
provided. I shall repost at a later date with better information. Sorry for
any trouble I might have caused.

Gail Copeland
Thornhill (Toronto), ON Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Perhaps this is a good time to reiterate a few common-
sense rules for effective posts.
1. Combine related queries about a _single_ surname into a brief summary
instead of sending multiple posts.
2. Inquire about _different_ surnames in separate posts.
3. Provide additional identifying information such as places and dates, if
you know them. This is especially important when you are researching
common surnames.
4. _Always_ put surnames you are searching in ALL CAPS. Use normal upper-
and lower-case for everything else. Remember that all caps is
considered the equivalent of shouting. All lower-case may seem cute
and trendy to you, but it will distract >from the impact of your message
and you will be _less_ likely to find out what you want. Besides,
unless the moderator is in a particularly mellow mood, you may get the
message back to edit and repost.
5. You may repeat a query only after 3 months have passed.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: JewishGen Tidbytes - New FTJP goes live and then SOME! #general

Shalom Mandelbaum <shalom@...>
 

AWESOME!!! - is minor to what you have done with this site!!
Congratulations and Thanks

Shalom Mandelbaum

"Susan E. King" wrote:

The vote is in and the concensus is...."Susan, it's even better than
you described....it's really AWESOME!"

Michael Tobias' wizardry and Warren Blatt's design and focus on detail
has led to what we believe will be an invaluable tool for Jewish
researchers today and in the years to come.

Re: JewishGen Tidbytes - New FTJP goes live and then SOME! #general

Shalom Mandelbaum <shalom@...>
 

AWESOME!!! - is minor to what you have done with this site!!
Congratulations and Thanks

Shalom Mandelbaum

"Susan E. King" wrote:

The vote is in and the concensus is...."Susan, it's even better than
you described....it's really AWESOME!"

Michael Tobias' wizardry and Warren Blatt's design and focus on detail
has led to what we believe will be an invaluable tool for Jewish
researchers today and in the years to come.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland announces: 35,000 more records from 12 towns. #general

Kesher@...
 

Jewish Records Indexing Shtetl CO-OPs have been very busy lately.
Data files have been pouring in and another large collection of indices
is being quickly put through quality control. So, in the next week or
two, more than 35,000 additional indices will be added to the JRI-Poland
database. We hope your town/records are among those listed below.

Brzeziny, Drobin, Hrubieszow, Krakow, Kurow, Lodz, Plock, Sochocin,
Wislica, Wolbrom, Zdunska Wola, Zychlin and maybe more!!

Hundreds more towns wait to be indexed. How about stepping forward
to ensure that the indices to the records for the towns where your
family lived are added to JRI-Poland? Every small effort counts... Even
the indices to the records for a few years will be appreciated. For more
details, check the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at:
<www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> and go to the Shtetl CO-OP page.

Hadassah Lipsius
JRI-Poland Transliteration Coordinator

JRI-Poland announces: 35,000 more records from 12 towns. #general

Kesher@...
 

Jewish Records Indexing Shtetl CO-OPs have been very busy lately.
Data files have been pouring in and another large collection of indices
is being quickly put through quality control. So, in the next week or
two, more than 35,000 additional indices will be added to the JRI-Poland
database. We hope your town/records are among those listed below.

Brzeziny, Drobin, Hrubieszow, Krakow, Kurow, Lodz, Plock, Sochocin,
Wislica, Wolbrom, Zdunska Wola, Zychlin and maybe more!!

Hundreds more towns wait to be indexed. How about stepping forward
to ensure that the indices to the records for the towns where your
family lived are added to JRI-Poland? Every small effort counts... Even
the indices to the records for a few years will be appreciated. For more
details, check the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at:
<www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> and go to the Shtetl CO-OP page.

Hadassah Lipsius
JRI-Poland Transliteration Coordinator

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Washington State Feb Meeting #general

David F. Baron <dbaron@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) will present
a program entitled "Frequently Asked Questions on Jewish Genealogy". An
informal discussion on this subject will be the focus of the next JGSWS
meeting, to be held:

Monday February 8 , 1999 at
7:00 pm at the Bellevue Regional Library,
1111-110th Avenue NE, Bellevue.

What ship did my grandparents arrive on? >from which shtetl did
theycome? How do I find immigration and naturalization records? Where do
I write to obtain vital records? Should I hire a professional
genealogist in Eastern Europe to research my ancestors? What is the cost?
How do I organize my genealogical information? What are the best genealogy
software programs available? How reliable is genealogy information on
the Internet? How do I publish my family tree on the Internet? I am up
against a brick wall--what do I do?

Come share your ideas, research tips, and methods with other Jewish
Genealogists. Maybe you will discover a common cousin. Whether you are
a beginner who wants to know how to get started, or an advanced
genealogist writing a family history--this program should be of interest
to all who are interested in Jewish Genealogy.

For more information, visit the JGS Washington State website at:
http://members.tripod.com/~JGSWS,
or e-mail jgsws@...
or call 206-232-2666.

David Baron
VP-JGSWS

JGS Washington State Feb Meeting #general

David F. Baron <dbaron@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) will present
a program entitled "Frequently Asked Questions on Jewish Genealogy". An
informal discussion on this subject will be the focus of the next JGSWS
meeting, to be held:

Monday February 8 , 1999 at
7:00 pm at the Bellevue Regional Library,
1111-110th Avenue NE, Bellevue.

What ship did my grandparents arrive on? >from which shtetl did
theycome? How do I find immigration and naturalization records? Where do
I write to obtain vital records? Should I hire a professional
genealogist in Eastern Europe to research my ancestors? What is the cost?
How do I organize my genealogical information? What are the best genealogy
software programs available? How reliable is genealogy information on
the Internet? How do I publish my family tree on the Internet? I am up
against a brick wall--what do I do?

Come share your ideas, research tips, and methods with other Jewish
Genealogists. Maybe you will discover a common cousin. Whether you are
a beginner who wants to know how to get started, or an advanced
genealogist writing a family history--this program should be of interest
to all who are interested in Jewish Genealogy.

For more information, visit the JGS Washington State website at:
http://members.tripod.com/~JGSWS,
or e-mail jgsws@...
or call 206-232-2666.

David Baron
VP-JGSWS

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old documents #general

Curiousyl@...
 

<A HREF="http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html">Deciphering Old Handwriting
http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html
</A>
Click this web-site or copy and paste the URL.

You will find aids to help you in deciphering old documents.

Found while surfing AOL - Genealogy Interests.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: While this site contains information that will be of most
use in connection with old English-language documents, some of the
observations apply to German-language documents as well. Those with
corresponding interests may find some help here.

Old documents #general

Curiousyl@...
 

<A HREF="http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html">Deciphering Old Handwriting
http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html
</A>
Click this web-site or copy and paste the URL.

You will find aids to help you in deciphering old documents.

Found while surfing AOL - Genealogy Interests.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: While this site contains information that will be of most
use in connection with old English-language documents, some of the
observations apply to German-language documents as well. Those with
corresponding interests may find some help here.