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Re: How do you use the test results? #dna

Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>
 

How did you find out the people? Looked them up in some phone book? The
results are given in numbers not names.

Barbara C. Johnson

Diane Jacobs wrote:

Der Bernie,
I have used it to find out if Steve Morse (of the EIDB one-step)
with the same surname and town as myself and I were related
and we found out that we are not, but what I did find were seven
other surnames of exact matches, connections and relatives
with a common ancestors 300 to 500 years before. Of course,
we will probably never know the exact connection but the DNA
proof is the evidence of our common ancestry.
--


DNA Research #DNA Re: How do you use the test results? #dna

Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>
 

How did you find out the people? Looked them up in some phone book? The
results are given in numbers not names.

Barbara C. Johnson

Diane Jacobs wrote:

Der Bernie,
I have used it to find out if Steve Morse (of the EIDB one-step)
with the same surname and town as myself and I were related
and we found out that we are not, but what I did find were seven
other surnames of exact matches, connections and relatives
with a common ancestors 300 to 500 years before. Of course,
we will probably never know the exact connection but the DNA
proof is the evidence of our common ancestry.
--


Jewish Funeral Homes- NYC 1900s - MILLHEISER #general

Bonnie Birns
 

On Feb. 24th, Renee Steinig mentioned sources for
finding Jewish funeral homes. I searched through all
the links, and found current information, but I'm
looking for information for a relative who was an
undertaker 100 years ago.

In the 1900 census, I found Joseph MILLHEISER age 49,
married to Dora MAYER, living on the upper East Side
of Manhattan, listed as an undertaker. I also found
him in the 1910 census, and his son Mortimer, was in
the business as well. Joseph died in 1918.

I found an address for his business - 1603 2nd Ave.,
NYC which is between 82nd and 83rd, around the corner
from his home. He was also listed as the undertaker
for some family death certificates I acquired.

Does anyone know where I could get more information
about Joseph or his business, perhaps old records from
professional organizations?

Thank you,
Bonnie Birns
Jericho, NY
bbirns@yahoo.com

Searching: David MAYER, Oettingen, Bavaria >NYC and
sons-in-law Abraham THORMAN, Morris COHN, Joseph MILLHEISER


London Synagogue Records - Indexing Project #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Those persons researching London records may be interested in the completion
of the indexing project on Great Synagogue marriage records for the period
1791-1860, (with the period 1861-1883 transcribed and awaiting indexing).
The magnificent work of Angela Shire of London together with an anonymous
researcher in Alexandria, Va, in arranging and publishing the Great
marriages to 1850 does, of course, minimize the significance of our own
modest efforts in this direction. However, since there are many names in the
hand-written registers that are difficult to decipher, a second opinion may
sometimes prove useful. One important difference between Angela’s
publication and our (unpublished) work lies in our indexing actual marriage
certificates over the period 1837-1860. These photographs of the
certificates are contained within the Great Synagogue marriage registers
(LDS FHL microfilms Nos. 94661 and 94662), and, as is generally known,
provide the addresses of Groom and Bride and, in many cases, their age and
marital status. However, professions of Groom, Bride and parents have not
been included in the transcribed data. Our earlier indexing projects include
part of the birth, marriage and burial registers of the old Hambro
Synagogue, London and the marriage registers of the New Synagogue, London.
The individual records transcribed over the past 12 years, are now in excess
of 16,500. Harold and Miriam Lewin in Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Funeral Homes- NYC 1900s - MILLHEISER #general

Bonnie Birns
 

On Feb. 24th, Renee Steinig mentioned sources for
finding Jewish funeral homes. I searched through all
the links, and found current information, but I'm
looking for information for a relative who was an
undertaker 100 years ago.

In the 1900 census, I found Joseph MILLHEISER age 49,
married to Dora MAYER, living on the upper East Side
of Manhattan, listed as an undertaker. I also found
him in the 1910 census, and his son Mortimer, was in
the business as well. Joseph died in 1918.

I found an address for his business - 1603 2nd Ave.,
NYC which is between 82nd and 83rd, around the corner
from his home. He was also listed as the undertaker
for some family death certificates I acquired.

Does anyone know where I could get more information
about Joseph or his business, perhaps old records from
professional organizations?

Thank you,
Bonnie Birns
Jericho, NY
bbirns@yahoo.com

Searching: David MAYER, Oettingen, Bavaria >NYC and
sons-in-law Abraham THORMAN, Morris COHN, Joseph MILLHEISER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen London Synagogue Records - Indexing Project #general

Harold Lewin <harmir@...>
 

Those persons researching London records may be interested in the completion
of the indexing project on Great Synagogue marriage records for the period
1791-1860, (with the period 1861-1883 transcribed and awaiting indexing).
The magnificent work of Angela Shire of London together with an anonymous
researcher in Alexandria, Va, in arranging and publishing the Great
marriages to 1850 does, of course, minimize the significance of our own
modest efforts in this direction. However, since there are many names in the
hand-written registers that are difficult to decipher, a second opinion may
sometimes prove useful. One important difference between Angela’s
publication and our (unpublished) work lies in our indexing actual marriage
certificates over the period 1837-1860. These photographs of the
certificates are contained within the Great Synagogue marriage registers
(LDS FHL microfilms Nos. 94661 and 94662), and, as is generally known,
provide the addresses of Groom and Bride and, in many cases, their age and
marital status. However, professions of Groom, Bride and parents have not
been included in the transcribed data. Our earlier indexing projects include
part of the birth, marriage and burial registers of the old Hambro
Synagogue, London and the marriage registers of the New Synagogue, London.
The individual records transcribed over the past 12 years, are now in excess
of 16,500. Harold and Miriam Lewin in Jerusalem


Re: BLINDER name change #belarus

Joel Levinson
 

Did you check the Naturalization records under BLINDER? In a lot of cases
(including a cousin of mine, who changed the name >from BLINDER to BLONDER,
the name change took place during the naturalization process. We found the
naturalization under BLINDER, with a document changing the name to BLONDER
as part of the process.

Joel Levinson

researching:

BLONDER, HURWITZ, KISBER, KOTTLER, MAIMON, NADLIN >from Belarus, near
Danilovichi;
LEVINSON (LEWINSOHN), >from Mariampol
BASKIND, ALPER, ARIAN >from Ilya


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: BLINDER name change #belarus

Joel Levinson
 

Did you check the Naturalization records under BLINDER? In a lot of cases
(including a cousin of mine, who changed the name >from BLINDER to BLONDER,
the name change took place during the naturalization process. We found the
naturalization under BLINDER, with a document changing the name to BLONDER
as part of the process.

Joel Levinson

researching:

BLONDER, HURWITZ, KISBER, KOTTLER, MAIMON, NADLIN >from Belarus, near
Danilovichi;
LEVINSON (LEWINSOHN), >from Mariampol
BASKIND, ALPER, ARIAN >from Ilya


First Zoliner Congregation Anshe Sfard - Ridge Street NYC #general

Alan Reische <abogado@...>
 

Am seeking background information on First Zoliner Congregation
Anshe Sfard (also known as Erste Zoliner Chevre Anshei Sfard), 26
Ridge Street, Lower East Side. The temple was organized in 1901
by immigrants >from Zolynia. Would like to know if there are any
remaining membership records, and if so where available.

Thanks....Alan Reische, Manchester NH

Seeking: REISCHE or REISCH, Austria-Hungary and/or Galicia;
KALMANOWITZ, Molchad, Belarus


Viewmate - Short Polish Translation #general

Gary Palgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

I would like to know the English translations for two short letters in
Polish. They are >from two archives in western Poland, Poznan and Kalish.
They are posted on the ViewMate site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1320.html

Please respond directly to me at GMPalgon@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Gary Palgon, Atlanta, GA

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Viewmate - Short German Translation #general

Gary Palgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

I would like to know the English translations for a death certificate in
German. It is >from Rawitsch, Poznan, Poland. it is posted on the ViewMate
site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1316.html

Please respond directly to me at GMPalgon@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Gary Palgon, Atlanta, GA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First Zoliner Congregation Anshe Sfard - Ridge Street NYC #general

Alan Reische <abogado@...>
 

Am seeking background information on First Zoliner Congregation
Anshe Sfard (also known as Erste Zoliner Chevre Anshei Sfard), 26
Ridge Street, Lower East Side. The temple was organized in 1901
by immigrants >from Zolynia. Would like to know if there are any
remaining membership records, and if so where available.

Thanks....Alan Reische, Manchester NH

Seeking: REISCHE or REISCH, Austria-Hungary and/or Galicia;
KALMANOWITZ, Molchad, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - Short Polish Translation #general

Gary Palgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

I would like to know the English translations for two short letters in
Polish. They are >from two archives in western Poland, Poznan and Kalish.
They are posted on the ViewMate site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1320.html

Please respond directly to me at GMPalgon@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Gary Palgon, Atlanta, GA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - Short German Translation #general

Gary Palgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

I would like to know the English translations for a death certificate in
German. It is >from Rawitsch, Poznan, Poland. it is posted on the ViewMate
site at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1316.html

Please respond directly to me at GMPalgon@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Gary Palgon, Atlanta, GA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately


Berdichev #belarus

mimi simon
 

Hello,
I'm having difficulty finding Berdichev on a map. Is
it not in Belarus or is it no longer in existence?
I'd appreciate any information anyone could give me.
Thank you.
Mimi Simon
mimisimon@yahoo.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Berdichev #belarus

mimi simon
 

Hello,
I'm having difficulty finding Berdichev on a map. Is
it not in Belarus or is it no longer in existence?
I'd appreciate any information anyone could give me.
Thank you.
Mimi Simon
mimisimon@yahoo.com


Name Equivalencies #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

Much has been said about names in recent days. As Dr. Bernet pointed out,
there are examples of names that went a number of different ways in being
"translated" into English. My mother's grandmother, for whom she was named,
was known as Esther in Romania and Ernestina in the United States. My
mother is Evelyn; she has cousins Eleanor and Ernestine. All three have the
Hebrew name of Esther. Never assume.

Chuck Weinstein in Commack, NY
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


Resources: Spring Street 1900 #general

Anita Springer <aspringer@...>
 

Dear Alan,

This area was the most densely populated in the entire world around 1900.
It was populated with a variety of immigrants, who came in waves. Between
1880 and the start of WWI it was a very large wave of Eastern European
Jewish immigrants. This area is known as the Lower East Side, although
Spring St. today is just inside of what is known of SoHo. The immigrants
lived in four or five story tenement buildings and there is a wonderful
tenement museum that shows a lot about how they lived. There are also many
books written about the history of NY, the history of immigration, and the
history of Jewish immigration and the Jewish experience on the Lower East
side circa 1900. The Museum has a wonderful bookstore.

You can probably find out a lot more about your family by looking them up in
the US Federal Census records for 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and soon to be
available 1930. >from the information >from the census records, you can order
vital records >from the NYC Municipal Archives. The Archives also has old
NYC Address books. Websites: the National Archives, which has branches in
major US cities where the census record are found (the Mormon Libraries may
have them too): www.NARA.gov and the Municipal Archives, which will do
research for you by mail: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doris/home.html

Good luck
Anita springer


Cemetery in Boppard/Buchenau, Germany #general

Slevyrei@...
 

On Sat 23 Feb, 2002, "gypsysm" <gypsysm@gate.net> wrote:

"Searching for information on people buried in Boppard, Germany. Understand
it is a small area and wondered if anyone knows the name of the cemetery
there and how/where we could contact it for possible information. We have
heard that the graves do not have dates on them but hopefully records are
available. Thank you!
Suzanne Fine
Florida"

Boppard is a resort town on the Rhine River about 2 hours north of Frankfurt.
My husband and I were traveling in the area last summer.

His great-grandmother is >from a town called "Buchenau" and he thought it was
near Frankfurt, but when we looked it up prior to our trip, we realized there
are several Buchenaus in Germany, none on our planned route. We decided it
would have to wait till another time when we could do more research.

As we were passing through Boppard, however, I saw a road sign for Buchenau.
We turned that way. This Buchenau, contiguous to Boppard, is a modern suburb
with subdivisions of homes and cul-de-sacs that are no more than 20 years
old. We could have been in Northern Virginia or Southern California. The
draw for the suburb -- many kids headed in that direction --is a huge sports
complex with outdoor pool. We couldn't find a town center other than this
complex and a few house-shops.

One of these house-shops had tombstones for sale. I insisted that my husband
(who speaks a little German) ask if there was a Jewish cemetery. The people
were friendly and pointed to the woods behind the sports complex.

We drove back through the subdivision and parked on a cul de sac. Where now?
We asked a family eating lunch on a screened porch. They pointed and
gestured into the woods.

We left our car there, climbed a hill, crossed a road, still hearing the
shouts >from the sports complex. And down an unused road, surrounded by a
modern chain link fence: a Jewish cemetery in extremely good condition!

I lifted a section of the fence and my husband squeezed underneath. Maybe
150 graves, some recent, some 19th century, some overgrown, some well-kept.
All with names, dates, some Hebrew, some German, some both. Too many for my
husband to make an orderly reconnaisance of every grave in the course of an
hour or two.

There were no signs of vandalism, and there is a big lot on the gate. I
don't know the nearest congregation, but it is definitely still in use.

When I returned to the US, I looked for this cemetery on JewishGen and
couldn't find it, and I wasn't sure how to register it with the Cemetery
Project, so here it is ... take it >from here! I would check with the
archivists at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt, which seems to be the
repository for much information; unfortunately, we were there when all were
on summer holidays.

Sherry Levy-Reiner
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name Equivalencies #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

Much has been said about names in recent days. As Dr. Bernet pointed out,
there are examples of names that went a number of different ways in being
"translated" into English. My mother's grandmother, for whom she was named,
was known as Esther in Romania and Ernestina in the United States. My
mother is Evelyn; she has cousins Eleanor and Ernestine. All three have the
Hebrew name of Esther. Never assume.

Chuck Weinstein in Commack, NY
cweinstein@jewishgen.org