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Shmuel Mett's killer captured #rabbinic

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The murderer of RavSIG member Perets Mett's son Shmuel, HY"D has
been arrested by Israeli security services:

http://tinyurl.com/9bn6d

Scott Rosenberg

Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Shmuel Mett's killer captured #rabbinic

Scott Rosenberg <sdavidr@...>
 

The murderer of RavSIG member Perets Mett's son Shmuel, HY"D has
been arrested by Israeli security services:

http://tinyurl.com/9bn6d

Scott Rosenberg

Searching: SOSNITZER, LITVIN/LITWIN (all spellings), LEVITAN (all
spellings), Bobroisk and Smorgon, Belarus; GLICKMAN/GLECKMAN (or other
spellings) Vitebsk, Smorgon and Minsk, Belarus; and Minnesota, Seattle,
Washington and Chicago, Illinois, USA; and Argentina; YAFFEY,
KAPLITZ/KOPLITZ/CAPLITZ (or other spellings) and, SHARP, SHART, SHARF,
SHARFSKY , Pogir, Pogiary, Kovno and Vilna, Lithuania, South Africa;


Strictly Male vs. Female Lines #dna

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Would it be possible to clarify the following?

The quotes are >from either the JG or FTDNA websites:

"Y-DNA strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence of any
females along that line... A single test allows you to verify if 2
males are related".

"mtDNA: ...Note that the mtDNA strictly checks the maternal line,
with no influence of any males along that line."

Does this mean to say that:

(1) a male descendant of, say, a female cousin, will not be
detected at all using the Y chromosome test?

(2) a descendant of, say, a male cousin, will not be detected at all
if using the mitochondrial DNA test?

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


DNA Research #DNA Strictly Male vs. Female Lines #dna

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Would it be possible to clarify the following?

The quotes are >from either the JG or FTDNA websites:

"Y-DNA strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence of any
females along that line... A single test allows you to verify if 2
males are related".

"mtDNA: ...Note that the mtDNA strictly checks the maternal line,
with no influence of any males along that line."

Does this mean to say that:

(1) a male descendant of, say, a female cousin, will not be
detected at all using the Y chromosome test?

(2) a descendant of, say, a male cousin, will not be detected at all
if using the mitochondrial DNA test?

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Yom Kippur #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

A reminder to all that, while you may submit messages to the JewishGen lists,
there will be no messages sent out >from JewishGen on Yom Kippur. Except for
the digest of Tuesday's messages, no messages will be sent Wednesday >from the
JewishGen servers until after sundown Thursday in Houston, TX (7:30 PM CDT,
0030 Friday GMT).

Sharla Levine
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yom Kippur #austria-czech

Sharla Levine <austriaczech@...>
 

A reminder to all that, while you may submit messages to the JewishGen lists,
there will be no messages sent out >from JewishGen on Yom Kippur. Except for
the digest of Tuesday's messages, no messages will be sent Wednesday >from the
JewishGen servers until after sundown Thursday in Houston, TX (7:30 PM CDT,
0030 Friday GMT).

Sharla Levine
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator


Gurevitch families from Vilna area #lithuania

Roberta Sheps
 

My great-grandmother's maiden name was Rochel Leah Gurvitch (all spelling
variations considered). Her married name was Belovitsky. After marrying
my great grandfather, Zalman Hirsch Belovitsky, she lived in Papiskes
(aka Popishok), which is about 20 m. south of Vilna.

Popishok was too small to hold a Jewish community and I am operating on
theassumption that one of my great-grandparents must have come >from
somewhere not too far away. (There was only one other Jewish family there,
the Goldbergs, and one of my great-aunts married into that family).

Does anyone have any connections with Gurvitch's (or Horowitzes)>from
the Vilna area who might have been my great-grandmother's family?

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have family connections, please respond
privately.


Help Wanted - Yiddish-to-English translation #lithuania

William Israel <wisrael.im56@...>
 

Your help will be appreciated if you can translate a letter in Yiddish
from my grandfather to my father, written in 1918. The two-page letter
is posted at the ViewMate website - items # VM6932 and VM6933. The
ViewMate site is at http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html.

Thanks if you can help,

Bill Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Gurevitch families from Vilna area #lithuania

Roberta Sheps
 

My great-grandmother's maiden name was Rochel Leah Gurvitch (all spelling
variations considered). Her married name was Belovitsky. After marrying
my great grandfather, Zalman Hirsch Belovitsky, she lived in Papiskes
(aka Popishok), which is about 20 m. south of Vilna.

Popishok was too small to hold a Jewish community and I am operating on
theassumption that one of my great-grandparents must have come >from
somewhere not too far away. (There was only one other Jewish family there,
the Goldbergs, and one of my great-aunts married into that family).

Does anyone have any connections with Gurvitch's (or Horowitzes)>from
the Vilna area who might have been my great-grandmother's family?

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you have family connections, please respond
privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Help Wanted - Yiddish-to-English translation #lithuania

William Israel <wisrael.im56@...>
 

Your help will be appreciated if you can translate a letter in Yiddish
from my grandfather to my father, written in 1918. The two-page letter
is posted at the ViewMate website - items # VM6932 and VM6933. The
ViewMate site is at http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html.

Thanks if you can help,

Bill Israel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: missing Ellis Island manifest #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

I'm surprised the moderators didn't add as an informative moderator's note as
they sometimes do to postings, in this case, information about Steve Morse's
site under Ellis Island on JewishGen:

Missing Manifests
Direct Access to Ellis Island Manifest in One Step

There you will find:
"The links in the Ellis Island database to many of the scanned images of the
original manifests are either broken or missing (see the 400-series questions
on faq page). "
and it will give you information on how to find the missing manifest.

Shalom,
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: missing Ellis Island manifest #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

I'm surprised the moderators didn't add as an informative moderator's note as
they sometimes do to postings, in this case, information about Steve Morse's
site under Ellis Island on JewishGen:

Missing Manifests
Direct Access to Ellis Island Manifest in One Step

There you will find:
"The links in the Ellis Island database to many of the scanned images of the
original manifests are either broken or missing (see the 400-series questions
on faq page). "
and it will give you information on how to find the missing manifest.

Shalom,
Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


Re: scandinavia digest: October 10, 2005 #scandinavia

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

http://www.arkion.se/

This is a paid service but seems reasonable to me for what you get. You may
have to guess on names and/or go systematically go through the alphabet or
birth year, etc. You can do much of the searching to identify possibilities
without paying.

Robert Zavos
searching Zawoznik >from Raczki, Suwalkii
(Savosnick in Norway/Sweden)
Pittsburgh PA USA


Original message:
--------------------------------
From: "Michael Cramer" <MCramer@arcusa.com>
...snip...
Question: how would I go about finding Swedish records (birth/census, =
etc.) of these people.=A0 I assume that there weren't very many Jews in =
Malmo around 1880.=A0 In addition, does the Jewish community of Malmo =
have any records >from this period that would help me (i.e. synagogue =
lists)?
-----------------------------------


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia RE: scandinavia digest: October 10, 2005 #scandinavia

Robert Zavos <rzavos@...>
 

http://www.arkion.se/

This is a paid service but seems reasonable to me for what you get. You may
have to guess on names and/or go systematically go through the alphabet or
birth year, etc. You can do much of the searching to identify possibilities
without paying.

Robert Zavos
searching Zawoznik >from Raczki, Suwalkii
(Savosnick in Norway/Sweden)
Pittsburgh PA USA


Original message:
--------------------------------
From: "Michael Cramer" <MCramer@arcusa.com>
...snip...
Question: how would I go about finding Swedish records (birth/census, =
etc.) of these people.=A0 I assume that there weren't very many Jews in =
Malmo around 1880.=A0 In addition, does the Jewish community of Malmo =
have any records >from this period that would help me (i.e. synagogue =
lists)?
-----------------------------------


Re: scandinavia digest: October 10, 2005 #scandinavia

norman.poser@...
 

Dear Mr. Cramer:

I would be interested in learning the same information, since I believe
that my great uncle, Salomon Marcus Salomon, lived in Malmo in the early
1890s and died there in 1893. I would be most grateful if you would pass
on to me any information you may learn about sources of information in
Malmo.

Sincerely,

Norman Poser
New York, NY

---------------------------------
Michael Cramer <MCramer@arcusa.com> wrote:
...snip...
Question: how would I go about finding Swedish records (birth/census, =
etc.) of these people.=A0 I assume that there weren't very many Jews in =
Malmo around 1880.=A0 In addition, does the Jewish community of Malmo =
have any records >from this period that would help me (i.e. synagogue =
lists)?
--------------------------------


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Re: scandinavia digest: October 10, 2005 #scandinavia

norman.poser@...
 

Dear Mr. Cramer:

I would be interested in learning the same information, since I believe
that my great uncle, Salomon Marcus Salomon, lived in Malmo in the early
1890s and died there in 1893. I would be most grateful if you would pass
on to me any information you may learn about sources of information in
Malmo.

Sincerely,

Norman Poser
New York, NY

---------------------------------
Michael Cramer <MCramer@arcusa.com> wrote:
...snip...
Question: how would I go about finding Swedish records (birth/census, =
etc.) of these people.=A0 I assume that there weren't very many Jews in =
Malmo around 1880.=A0 In addition, does the Jewish community of Malmo =
have any records >from this period that would help me (i.e. synagogue =
lists)?
--------------------------------


Re: Malmo Sweden - Jewish Genealogy #scandinavia

Simon Tardell
 

Michael Cramer wrote:

Question: how would I go about finding Swedish records (birth/census,
etc.) of these people. I assume that there weren't very many Jews in
Malmo around 1880. In addition, does the Jewish community of Malmo
have any records >from this period that would help me (i.e. synagogue
lists)?
...snip...
There are parish records for the Jewish community in Malmö between 1879
and 1910 (before and after that period, Jews and other "dissenters"
were registered in the territorial parishes they lived in). Note that
many Jews were registered in the territorial parishes anyway (I'm not
sure, but I seem to remember non-citizens could not be members of the
Jewish community during some period. At least that was the case in
Stockholm). For the Jewish records, you have to obtain permission >from
the Jewish community in Malmö before you can access them at the Malmö
city archive. As far as I know, they haven't been digitized yet. The
territorial parishes to consider are Malmö S:t Petri and Caroli.

Other sources would be the censuses of 1870 and 1880. Unfortunately
those years are not online for Malmöhus county. Also, every year the
parishes sent statistics to SCB, the statistics bureau. These include
the names of immigrees and emigrees. (That would be the territorial
parishes). Also not digitized, I believe.

The indexes of the Swedish archives are available at www.svar.ra.se. It
helps if you know Swedish, but to get you started: "research" is
"forska". :)

Simon Tardell,
Stockholm, Sweden.


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Re: Malmo Sweden - Jewish Genealogy #scandinavia

Simon Tardell
 

Michael Cramer wrote:

Question: how would I go about finding Swedish records (birth/census,
etc.) of these people. I assume that there weren't very many Jews in
Malmo around 1880. In addition, does the Jewish community of Malmo
have any records >from this period that would help me (i.e. synagogue
lists)?
...snip...
There are parish records for the Jewish community in Malmö between 1879
and 1910 (before and after that period, Jews and other "dissenters"
were registered in the territorial parishes they lived in). Note that
many Jews were registered in the territorial parishes anyway (I'm not
sure, but I seem to remember non-citizens could not be members of the
Jewish community during some period. At least that was the case in
Stockholm). For the Jewish records, you have to obtain permission >from
the Jewish community in Malmö before you can access them at the Malmö
city archive. As far as I know, they haven't been digitized yet. The
territorial parishes to consider are Malmö S:t Petri and Caroli.

Other sources would be the censuses of 1870 and 1880. Unfortunately
those years are not online for Malmöhus county. Also, every year the
parishes sent statistics to SCB, the statistics bureau. These include
the names of immigrees and emigrees. (That would be the territorial
parishes). Also not digitized, I believe.

The indexes of the Swedish archives are available at www.svar.ra.se. It
helps if you know Swedish, but to get you started: "research" is
"forska". :)

Simon Tardell,
Stockholm, Sweden.


Translation of one word of Hebrew (on Viewmate VM6917) #general

Laurence Harris <laurence@...>
 

I have a UK Chief Rabbi's Marriage Authorization document of 1895. There is
ONE word of Hebrew that I do not recognize, and I would appreciate any help
with the translation of this word into English.

The document can be seen on Viewmate(VM6917)using:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6917

The word required is the second word (or name) commencing Yud-Ayin -... on
the line "Will attend Wedding".

I would like to know the Hebrew word and (if appropriate its translation).
It is probably the Hebrew name of an unmarried brother of the groom.

Please note - I am able to translate all of the other Hebrew words on the
document (so I do not need a full translation of the document - just one
word).

Please reply privately (as is usual for Viewmate replies).

Many Thanks.
Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England
Laurence@LizLo.com
Researching: LEVY family of Passover Cake Bakers of London.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of one word of Hebrew (on Viewmate VM6917) #general

Laurence Harris <laurence@...>
 

I have a UK Chief Rabbi's Marriage Authorization document of 1895. There is
ONE word of Hebrew that I do not recognize, and I would appreciate any help
with the translation of this word into English.

The document can be seen on Viewmate(VM6917)using:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6917

The word required is the second word (or name) commencing Yud-Ayin -... on
the line "Will attend Wedding".

I would like to know the Hebrew word and (if appropriate its translation).
It is probably the Hebrew name of an unmarried brother of the groom.

Please note - I am able to translate all of the other Hebrew words on the
document (so I do not need a full translation of the document - just one
word).

Please reply privately (as is usual for Viewmate replies).

Many Thanks.
Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England
Laurence@LizLo.com
Researching: LEVY family of Passover Cake Bakers of London.