Dear Fellow Genealogists,
I have been doing genealogy research for many different reasons. One in
particular is to search for relatives who might also have the same genetic
mutation that I've inherited >from my mother: the Breast Cancer-1 gene and
specifically the 185delAG mutation. Breast, ovarian and prostate cancer
are the most likely types of cancer that occur with this gene. It appears
that this common mutation has been found among the Ashkenazi Jewish
population and presumably originated >from a single ancestor many moons ago!
With that said, if you have this specific gene mutation and/or a family
history of these cancers, it would be great to compare notes and perhaps
find our ancestral links, particularly if we share common surnames...
My maternal relatives lived in the Suwalki-Lomza area of Poland, but who
knows where they originated 200-300 years ago and beyond. Consequently,
I'm posting this in more than one sig digest.
Please respond privately.
The following are some of the surnames in my mother's family tree.
ALEXANDROWICZ, BARANOWICZ, BRZOZA, BUGAJSKI, BUKOWICZ,
CYPKOWSKI, CZAPNICKI, DANOWSKI, DAWIDOWICZ, DOMB, FAJNTUCH,
FINKIELSZTEYN, FORSZTADT, FRAJND/FROYD, FROMSEN, GABELMAN,
GARBARSKY, GOROWSKI/GURLOWSKI, GRUBAVITS, HERZSON, HOROWICZ,
HORUSZ, JAKUBINSKI, KOBRANSKI, KOWNACKI, KRASZEWSKI, LANGUS,
LIBERMAN, LIPOVICH/LIPOWICZ/LIPOFF, LIPSZYC, MICMACHER,
MILEWICZ, MILSZTEJN, NAJMARK, ORKOWSKI, OROWICZ, PERCOWNA,
PIECHOTA, PIENTAK, ROSENSZTEJN, SIEDOROWSKI, SILBERMAN, SZEINKOP,
SZARFSZTEIN, SZTABINSKI, TOCZYLOWSKI, TYCKIEWICZ, WINICKA,