Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Root KAU in KAULINS on the Basis of Bantu Evidence Might Be an Ancient Term for Man Generally

In the posting below, crossposted from Lingwhizt, one can read that KAU is a Bantu term for "Young Man" and that KU meant "man", so that we need not wonder in Latvian that KUNGS means "Sir, Mr." and KUNDZE "Lady, Mrs.".
We are simply dealing in the case of Latvian with a very old stratum of human language.

Hence, KAU could be the root term for the origin of the name KAULINS, especially when one looks at the Bantu terms for a human clan: e.g Kolo in the Asu language of Bantu, koa in the Bamba language of Bantu and xolo in the Bukusu language of Bantu. The Rumanyo variant koro shows the L and R shift while the Yao kósjò is very much like the Yao word kòòsè for "all". Basically, even the English term clan is not that far from these Bantu words, i.e. we might humorously say the clan is the same term as Kaulini "the Kaulinses".

In any case, the name Kaulins will be very old.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Immigrant Ships - SS Castel Bianco

In the wake of World War II, much of the Latvian intelligentsia was scattered throughout the world.

The website at Immigrant Ships, Transcribers Guild contains a passenger list of the International Refugee Organisation Group Resettlement to Australia for the ship SS Castel Bianco:
"SS Castel Bianco
Departure Port: Naples, Italy
Departure Date: 5 July 1949
Arrival Port: Sydney - Australia
Arrival Date: 3 August 1949

Columns represent: Sequence number, surname, forename....

140 EVELE Arvids (my father's friend and business partner)
141 EVELE Emma (my father's youngest sister, born Kaulins)
142 EVELE Mudite (my first cousin)
143 EVELE Reinis (my first cousin)
259 KAULINS Emma (my grandmother on my father's side, born Pakule, sister first cousin of the famous Latvian opera soprano at the Riga Opera, Elfrida Pakule)

....Transcribed by Tom Stiglmayer and Donated to the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
It is believed that this transcription only lists those who disembarked
in Fremantle,
since the ship carried hundreds more passengers.
The source was most likely the records in the National Archives
of Australia's Perth collection....

Formatted by  Julie A Schmiedlin Edwards
a member of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild 22 October 2002"

Latvian Tenor Israel Feigelson Sings Verdi's La Traviata with Riga Opera Soprano Elfrida Pakule (1956), sister of Emma Pakule, later Emma Kaulins

YouTube - TENOR ISRAEL FEIGELSON SINGS VERDI (uploaded to YouTube by fenterp)

Latvian tenor Israel Feigelson (1921-1991) in live excerpts from Verdi's "La Traviata" with Elfrida Pakule (6 February 1912 -- 31 December 1991), in 1956 singer and soloist of the Latvian Opera in Riga (coloratura soprano), plus a recital performance of the Count's Song from "Rigoletto" in 1977.

Elfrida Pakule was a sister first cousin of Emma Pakule, later Emma Kaulins, grandmother of Andis Kaulins, the owner of this blog.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Geni - The Coming Superstar Under the Family Ancestry Genealogy Websites

In our opinion the popularly designed Geni at - free for up to 500 people on the family tree - is the coming superstar under the family ancestry genealogy websites. The design of the website is very intuitive for adding not only new members to family trees but also the requisite information about them - lots of good discussion of Geni and competing sites at I Dream of Genea(logy). Moreover, the home page that Geni provides for users utilizes some of the simple design principles that have made social media websites so successful.

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