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by Ned Boyajian
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Find your Hyerenagits
Topic: Findicak
Replies: 6
Views: 14300

Re: Findicak

Hi, I don't have any direct link to Fundijak, but some relatives by marriage and friends of the family do. Many Fundijaktsi heroically resisted during the Genocide. Here is a little write up put together this past spring. I hope it gives you some clues. Ellen M. Blakely, head of the Marash Girls’ ...
by Ned Boyajian
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you know this song? Gomats kaleh Aghavni goshig, go shee
Replies: 2
Views: 7506

Re: Do you know this song? Gomats kaleh Aghavni goshig, go shee

I thought of this song the other day when the news came out that a 5500 year old shoe was found in a cave in Armenia. Ah hah, I thought, THAT'S what happened to poor Agnes' shoe! :-)
by Ned Boyajian
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you know this song? Gomats kaleh Aghavni goshig, go shee
Replies: 2
Views: 7506

Do you know this song? Gomats kaleh Aghavni goshig, go shee

Hi All, My dad's cousins used to sing this a song that started: Gomats kaleh Aghavni goshig, go sheeget chela Walk slowly, Agnes, so your shoe doesn't fall off No one in my family is left who remembers the whole song. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows the words or anything about this ...
by Ned Boyajian
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Find your Hyerenagits
Topic: Dikranagerdtsi Dialect
Replies: 3
Views: 9050

Dikranagerdtsi Dialect

Hi All, My family came from Dikranagerd and I know from stories that they were Dikranagerdtis speakers. But they probably also spoke "standard" Western Armenian. I don't really speak Armenian so am asking help in identifying a few odd words and phrases: that I remember hearing ... are they...
by Ned Boyajian
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Translation Request
Topic: Ottoman turkish script
Replies: 9
Views: 16231

Re: Ottoman turkish script

I will be glad to help you. please post the letters so we can take a look. Hi John, I have two documents that look a lot like the ones you translated and posted here. I did a little online research and my docs *look* like they might have been tapus; "deeds." (I don't know how to make plur...
by Ned Boyajian
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Find your Hyerenagits
Topic: Dikranagerd.Tigranocerta.Amida.Diyarbekir
Replies: 35
Views: 67071

Re: Dikranagerd.Tigranocerta.Amida.Diyarbekir

mpaloutz wrote:My grandmother's family was from Diyarbekir/Dikranagerd, the Basmajian and Keshishian families. They came to the U.S. in 1899.

Hi, are you still out there? I just ran into some Basmajians in my research.
by Ned Boyajian
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: Find your Hyerenagits
Topic: Dikranagerd.Tigranocerta.Amida.Diyarbekir
Replies: 35
Views: 67071

No, I'm sorry. I've never heard that name. Ned
by Ned Boyajian
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: I'm Looking for...
Topic: Boyajian, Solakian, Chelengarian, Kazanjian, Aslanian...
Replies: 12
Views: 18670

Re: yogurt man

boyajianL.A. wrote:My great grandfather was setrak boyajian a.k.a. the yogurt man. born in 1884 came to u.s. from hajen turkey in 1906 to chicago il, Passed away in 1992 in Hollywood L.A. ca at 107 years old.
107! Wow! Madzoon really does work!
btw, Jack, thanks for bringing me back
by Ned Boyajian
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Find your Hyerenagits
Topic: Dikranagerd.Tigranocerta.Amida.Diyarbekir
Replies: 35
Views: 67071

CK, this is very interesting. What was the Progressive School? Ned
by Ned Boyajian
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Family Name Origin
Topic: the BOYAJIAN name
Replies: 16
Views: 37665

Correction:

I just checked out www.turkishdictionary.net. Here's what I found:

Boya means paint, dye, color, and make-up

boyac?, badanac? and ressam mean painter

There's more. But the site uses abbreviations for which I didn't see explanations, so it's a bit confusing in places.
by Ned Boyajian
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Family Name Origin
Topic: Armenian name for John
Replies: 8
Views: 16187

Hi, Jack, I'm not sure, but have always heard that
Hovanness is John
Hovsep is Joseph.
I've never heard of Nasep.
Sorry I'm not more helpful

Ned
by Ned Boyajian
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Family Name Origin
Topic: the BOYAJIAN name
Replies: 16
Views: 37665

Hi, Bob, I think that in Turkish "boya" does mean "painter" so your grandmother's translation works, too. Maybe "boya" can be a dyer or a painter?