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Re Sephardic lists #sephardic

Vivian Salama <vivsalama@...>
 

In the previous posts, the Montreal Spanish and Portuguese synagogue is
mentioned as one of the proofs of being of Sephardic background. I am very
familiar with that synagogue as many of my family are members there. It is
predominantly made up of Jews >from Iraqi and North African families. Many
of the North African Jews hailed >from Portugal and Spain and went to North
Africa rather than Europe. Yet they are not listed in the various posts
mentioned. Would these Jews not count in an attempt for citizenship offered
by Portugal and Spain? Our family names such as Caro and Salama are in
previous lists that have been published here many years ago and may meet
some of the requirements. A clarification would help.

Vivian Salama
Hillsborough, CA


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re Sephardic lists #sephardic

Vivian Salama <vivsalama@...>
 

In the previous posts, the Montreal Spanish and Portuguese synagogue is
mentioned as one of the proofs of being of Sephardic background. I am very
familiar with that synagogue as many of my family are members there. It is
predominantly made up of Jews >from Iraqi and North African families. Many
of the North African Jews hailed >from Portugal and Spain and went to North
Africa rather than Europe. Yet they are not listed in the various posts
mentioned. Would these Jews not count in an attempt for citizenship offered
by Portugal and Spain? Our family names such as Caro and Salama are in
previous lists that have been published here many years ago and may meet
some of the requirements. A clarification would help.

Vivian Salama
Hillsborough, CA


Horowitz Origin Myth(?) #rabbinic

Itzhak Epstein
 

Yishar Ko'akh to Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein for documenting the
questionable basis for the Horowitz origin myth. See:
http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/03/does-the-horowitz-family-from-bohemia-really-descend-from-the-benvenisti-halevy-family-from-spain/
[or http://tinyurl.com/zbk9ol6 --Mod.]

I could not find, So far, any mention that is earlier than the late
19th century for the parallel Epstein origin myth.

The historic Epsteins and historic Horowitzes are alleged to
originate >from two brothers. The DNA evidence, however, points to
separate origins. The historic Epsteins' Y-DNA haplogoroup is
R-L408. The historic Horowitzes' Y-DNA haplogoroup is downstream >from
R-512. These Horowitzes belong to a genetic cluster that accounts for
about one half of all Ashkenazi Levites.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Horowitz Origin Myth(?) #rabbinic

Itzhak Epstein
 

Yishar Ko'akh to Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein for documenting the
questionable basis for the Horowitz origin myth. See:
http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/03/does-the-horowitz-family-from-bohemia-really-descend-from-the-benvenisti-halevy-family-from-spain/
[or http://tinyurl.com/zbk9ol6 --Mod.]

I could not find, So far, any mention that is earlier than the late
19th century for the parallel Epstein origin myth.

The historic Epsteins and historic Horowitzes are alleged to
originate >from two brothers. The DNA evidence, however, points to
separate origins. The historic Epsteins' Y-DNA haplogoroup is
R-L408. The historic Horowitzes' Y-DNA haplogoroup is downstream >from
R-512. These Horowitzes belong to a genetic cluster that accounts for
about one half of all Ashkenazi Levites.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


Horowitz Origin Myth(?) #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

Yishar Ko'akh to Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein for documenting the
questionable basis for the Horowitz origin myth. See:
http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/03/does-the-horowitz-family-from-bohemia-really-descend-from-the-benvenisti-halevy-family-from-spain/
[or http://tinyurl.com/zbk9ol6 --Mod.]

I could not find, So far, any mention that is earlier than the late
19th century for the parallel Epstein origin myth.

The historic Epsteins and historic Horowitzes are alleged to
originate >from two brothers. The DNA evidence, however, points to
separate origins. The historic Epsteins' Y-DNA haplogoroup is
R-L408. The historic Horowitzes' Y-DNA haplogoroup is downstream >from
R-512. These Horowitzes belong to a genetic cluster that accounts for
about one half of all Ashkenazi Levites.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...


DNA Research #DNA Horowitz Origin Myth(?) #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

Yishar Ko'akh to Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein for documenting the
questionable basis for the Horowitz origin myth. See:
http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/03/does-the-horowitz-family-from-bohemia-really-descend-from-the-benvenisti-halevy-family-from-spain/
[or http://tinyurl.com/zbk9ol6 --Mod.]

I could not find, So far, any mention that is earlier than the late
19th century for the parallel Epstein origin myth.

The historic Epsteins and historic Horowitzes are alleged to
originate >from two brothers. The DNA evidence, however, points to
separate origins. The historic Epsteins' Y-DNA haplogoroup is
R-L408. The historic Horowitzes' Y-DNA haplogoroup is downstream >from
R-512. These Horowitzes belong to a genetic cluster that accounts for
about one half of all Ashkenazi Levites.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...


Inter-War Period Maps of Poland #general

Bob Fitterman
 

If I'm repeating information here, my apologies. I was previously
unaware of the online archive of maps >from the Polish Military
Geographical Institute (1919-1939), or WIG (Wojskowy Instytut
Geograficzny).

I've been working on a project that required details about towns
throughout the eastern half of Grodno Guberniya during the inter-war
period. The Jewishgen town finder was helpful, but didn't go far
enough. I'd been struggling with Google maps because the town names
are the current Belarusian names rather than the Polish names. A
librarian >from the New York Public Library pointed me to an incredible
online source of Polish maps, the above-named archive. Most of these
are high-resolution scanned maps >from the inter-war period, although
there are earlier maps as well.

The maps are accessible in English or Polish. There are maps at a few
scales. For me, I found the 25000:1 scale maps had substantial details
about the locations of cemeteries, houses, synagogues and other
important features. I also found the 100000:1 maps to be of use. To
get started, visit the page below and look for the links in the left
under the heading "Active Indexes" and choose one of the links in that
section, according to the scale of your interest. Then find the right
map >from that interactive index map and off you go.

http://english.mapywig.org/news.php

Bob Fitterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Inter-War Period Maps of Poland #general

Bob Fitterman
 

If I'm repeating information here, my apologies. I was previously
unaware of the online archive of maps >from the Polish Military
Geographical Institute (1919-1939), or WIG (Wojskowy Instytut
Geograficzny).

I've been working on a project that required details about towns
throughout the eastern half of Grodno Guberniya during the inter-war
period. The Jewishgen town finder was helpful, but didn't go far
enough. I'd been struggling with Google maps because the town names
are the current Belarusian names rather than the Polish names. A
librarian >from the New York Public Library pointed me to an incredible
online source of Polish maps, the above-named archive. Most of these
are high-resolution scanned maps >from the inter-war period, although
there are earlier maps as well.

The maps are accessible in English or Polish. There are maps at a few
scales. For me, I found the 25000:1 scale maps had substantial details
about the locations of cemeteries, houses, synagogues and other
important features. I also found the 100000:1 maps to be of use. To
get started, visit the page below and look for the links in the left
under the heading "Active Indexes" and choose one of the links in that
section, according to the scale of your interest. Then find the right
map >from that interactive index map and off you go.

http://english.mapywig.org/news.php

Bob Fitterman


Shortened first name? #general

gnome-is-now@...
 

I am wondering if the name Sheindl would have been shorten to Leya?

Family lore is my great-great grandfather Borukh Peschanker had three wives.
I do not know if all his 7 children were >from the same mother. I do know my
great-grandfather, Zolman was the second or third child. A researcher in the
Ukraine found his birth certificate; the mother listed was Leya. Family
lore also indicates his mother was Sheindl and in fact there are Yahrzeit
plaques in the synagogue in my home town of Regina, SK Canada, one for
Sheindl and the other for Borukh. I do realize it is possible that maybe
Leya and another wife died young and Sheindl raised the children. I just
want to rule out the possibility they were one in the same.

Naomi Finkelstein
Winnipeg, MB Canada
JewishGen ID #: 358299

Researching:
FINKELSTEIN all spellings: Podoima or Podoimita, Podolski Gubernya, Russian
Empire, Canada
PINSK/PISCHONKER: Peschanka, Olgopol Uyezd, Podolski Gubernia, Russian
Empire, Canada
BALABAN/BARABAN/BARASH: Peschanka, Olgopol Uyezd, Podolski Gubernia, Russian
Empire, Odessa, NYC,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shortened first name? #general

gnome-is-now@...
 

I am wondering if the name Sheindl would have been shorten to Leya?

Family lore is my great-great grandfather Borukh Peschanker had three wives.
I do not know if all his 7 children were >from the same mother. I do know my
great-grandfather, Zolman was the second or third child. A researcher in the
Ukraine found his birth certificate; the mother listed was Leya. Family
lore also indicates his mother was Sheindl and in fact there are Yahrzeit
plaques in the synagogue in my home town of Regina, SK Canada, one for
Sheindl and the other for Borukh. I do realize it is possible that maybe
Leya and another wife died young and Sheindl raised the children. I just
want to rule out the possibility they were one in the same.

Naomi Finkelstein
Winnipeg, MB Canada
JewishGen ID #: 358299

Researching:
FINKELSTEIN all spellings: Podoima or Podoimita, Podolski Gubernya, Russian
Empire, Canada
PINSK/PISCHONKER: Peschanka, Olgopol Uyezd, Podolski Gubernia, Russian
Empire, Canada
BALABAN/BARABAN/BARASH: Peschanka, Olgopol Uyezd, Podolski Gubernia, Russian
Empire, Odessa, NYC,


Tarnow, Jewish Converts, KGB, Vilna, Chojnice, Polish Army, Pskov, Siege of Leningrad, et al #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Hi Genners,

The following information has appeared on my Jewish Genealogy
blog over the last month.

http://YourJewishGem.blogspot.com

1881, 1882 Jewish Converts (#1, #2)

Jews in the KGB

1761-1965 Jewish Population Census

1941-1944 Siege Of Leningrad: The Missing and Killed

Tarnow Records: Legal Proceedings (#1, #2)

1935-1937 Tarnow Marketplace: Merchants

1815-1915 Chojnice: Jewish Students

Tarnow: Jewish Cemetery

1925 Vilna: Midwives, Medics, Dentists

1919 Education and Business News: Names

1918-1920 Polish Army Losses During WWI (#1)

1923-1925 Tarnow: Lists of Births, Deaths, Innoculations

1905 Train Wreck

1835-1875 Chojnice/Konitz: List of Jews Declaring the Study of Medicine

1898 Beer Sellers

Jews of Pskov: The Jewish Community of Velikiye Luki

Regards,

Marilyn Robinson

Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tarnow, Jewish Converts, KGB, Vilna, Chojnice, Polish Army, Pskov, Siege of Leningrad, et al #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Hi Genners,

The following information has appeared on my Jewish Genealogy
blog over the last month.

http://YourJewishGem.blogspot.com

1881, 1882 Jewish Converts (#1, #2)

Jews in the KGB

1761-1965 Jewish Population Census

1941-1944 Siege Of Leningrad: The Missing and Killed

Tarnow Records: Legal Proceedings (#1, #2)

1935-1937 Tarnow Marketplace: Merchants

1815-1915 Chojnice: Jewish Students

Tarnow: Jewish Cemetery

1925 Vilna: Midwives, Medics, Dentists

1919 Education and Business News: Names

1918-1920 Polish Army Losses During WWI (#1)

1923-1925 Tarnow: Lists of Births, Deaths, Innoculations

1905 Train Wreck

1835-1875 Chojnice/Konitz: List of Jews Declaring the Study of Medicine

1898 Beer Sellers

Jews of Pskov: The Jewish Community of Velikiye Luki

Regards,

Marilyn Robinson

Florida


Rejected by Canada #general

COMCAST Pop
 

In October, 1931, my cousins Abe and Norma PLATT and their 9 month old
son Arnold, all U.S. citizens by birth, travelled >from their home in
Elizabeth NJ to visit Abe's aunt and uncle, Max and Malta ACKERMAN
who were living in Manitoba Canada. According to the record
from the Canadian Immigration Service when they reached the port of
Emerson, Manitoba via highway they were rejected with a code Sec. 3 SSG
(or SSJ) for Abe and Sec 3 SSU for Norma and Arnold. Can anyone say
what this meant? It must have been a blow to have travelled all that
way by car, only to be turned away at the border. They did have to
declare their religion on the form, but others who were Lutheran, or
Catholic were also rejected with the same code. Was this something that
could be fixed quickly to allow them to proceed the next day?
Thanks in advance.

Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rejected by Canada #general

COMCAST Pop
 

In October, 1931, my cousins Abe and Norma PLATT and their 9 month old
son Arnold, all U.S. citizens by birth, travelled >from their home in
Elizabeth NJ to visit Abe's aunt and uncle, Max and Malta ACKERMAN
who were living in Manitoba Canada. According to the record
from the Canadian Immigration Service when they reached the port of
Emerson, Manitoba via highway they were rejected with a code Sec. 3 SSG
(or SSJ) for Abe and Sec 3 SSU for Norma and Arnold. Can anyone say
what this meant? It must have been a blow to have travelled all that
way by car, only to be turned away at the border. They did have to
declare their religion on the form, but others who were Lutheran, or
Catholic were also rejected with the same code. Was this something that
could be fixed quickly to allow them to proceed the next day?
Thanks in advance.

Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria, VA


Friday feature on JewishGen's Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Every Friday morning (U.S. eastern time), on JewishGen's Facebook page
(http://on.fb.me/1P3LFYY), we post a brief spotlight >from a Yizkor Book that
JewishGen has translated. (If you are not familiar with the JewishGen Yizkor
Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html).

We try in each posting to choose passages >from the books that bring to
life Jewish, life history and the struggles of the Jewish people during
the dark times of the past. Please join us!

Bruce Drake
Silvering Spring, Md.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Friday feature on JewishGen's Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Every Friday morning (U.S. eastern time), on JewishGen's Facebook page
(http://on.fb.me/1P3LFYY), we post a brief spotlight >from a Yizkor Book that
JewishGen has translated. (If you are not familiar with the JewishGen Yizkor
Book Project, please click here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html).

We try in each posting to choose passages >from the books that bring to
life Jewish, life history and the struggles of the Jewish people during
the dark times of the past. Please join us!

Bruce Drake
Silvering Spring, Md.


Ancestry Offering Free Access To Their Irish Collection Through March 17, 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com is offering free access to their Irish Collection through March
17, 2016 11:59 ET. It is required to register to access the collection. To
access the records see: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricks2016
When you fill in the name of the person (both a first and last name are
required-in the past I was able to search only with a surname, but this time
I was required to put in a first name) I was then prompted to register with
name, email address and a password. When the search results appeared, the
prompt on the right of the screen invites you to a free trial. That is not
the current free access to Irish records, but rather their invitation for a
free 14-day access by which you are required to provide credit card
information. Unless you want to subscribe, do not access that area. The
results of your free search will appear on the left half of the screen with
a window that says View Free Access. When you click to open the free record,
in addition to viewing the free record there is another prompt on the left
that says "Your Free Records" "Sign Up to Save This Record". If you click
the "Sign Up" you will again be prompted to subscribe.

There is no prompt to save the record to your computer without the
subscription, however, you can do a print screen to your photo software and
save it that way.

The featured collections include immigration, passenger lists, birth,
marriage and death records, and more. To see the featured collections go to:
http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/irish_collections.

There is a free research guide to finding Irish Immigrants which can be
downloaded at:
http://c.ancestry.com/cs/media/finding-irish-ancestors.pdf

There has been a Jewish presence in Ireland since the 1100's, albeit a small
percentage of the total population. An increase in the Jewish population,
occurred in the 1800's due to Russian pogroms, especially >from Lithuania.
Some who were immigrating to North America, Australia or South Africa also
departed >from Ireland after staying there for a while. It is worth looking
at the collection-you never know if your ancestors stopped a while in
Ireland en route to emigrating to their final destination.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry Offering Free Access To Their Irish Collection Through March 17, 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com is offering free access to their Irish Collection through March
17, 2016 11:59 ET. It is required to register to access the collection. To
access the records see: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricks2016
When you fill in the name of the person (both a first and last name are
required-in the past I was able to search only with a surname, but this time
I was required to put in a first name) I was then prompted to register with
name, email address and a password. When the search results appeared, the
prompt on the right of the screen invites you to a free trial. That is not
the current free access to Irish records, but rather their invitation for a
free 14-day access by which you are required to provide credit card
information. Unless you want to subscribe, do not access that area. The
results of your free search will appear on the left half of the screen with
a window that says View Free Access. When you click to open the free record,
in addition to viewing the free record there is another prompt on the left
that says "Your Free Records" "Sign Up to Save This Record". If you click
the "Sign Up" you will again be prompted to subscribe.

There is no prompt to save the record to your computer without the
subscription, however, you can do a print screen to your photo software and
save it that way.

The featured collections include immigration, passenger lists, birth,
marriage and death records, and more. To see the featured collections go to:
http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/irish_collections.

There is a free research guide to finding Irish Immigrants which can be
downloaded at:
http://c.ancestry.com/cs/media/finding-irish-ancestors.pdf

There has been a Jewish presence in Ireland since the 1100's, albeit a small
percentage of the total population. An increase in the Jewish population,
occurred in the 1800's due to Russian pogroms, especially >from Lithuania.
Some who were immigrating to North America, Australia or South Africa also
departed >from Ireland after staying there for a while. It is worth looking
at the collection-you never know if your ancestors stopped a while in
Ireland en route to emigrating to their final destination.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Search GURFUNCHEL family in Soroca in Moldavia #bessarabia

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am french and I am a descendant GURFINCHELI , GURFUNCHIEL, GURFINCHEL or GURFUNCHIEl or
GURFINCHIELI of the family >from SOROCA. I am the granddaughter of Reizea (Reiza)
GURFINCHELI who was born 12/11/1901 in Soroca and her sister Enta GURFINCHELI was born
08/07/1900 in SOROCA. 

I am trying to find members of my family living in MOLDOVIA or died in Soroca (or soroca).
GURFINCHELI sisters were the daughters of Froim and Rata GURFINCHELI;

GURFINCHELI sisters arrived in France beetween 1920 and 1925.

I found this information :Pielarii (magazine), which translated means: Leather goods (warehouse)

Gurfinchel, N. General Artur Vaitoianu Number 3 (address)

I would like to obtain more information about this family, this adress and this society.

If you have any information about this family, this address, this societe, you can contact me at
the following address :evelynelemberski@...

I thank you.

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
94410 SAINT MAURICE
France
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Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Search GURFUNCHEL family in Soroca in Moldavia #bessarabia

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am french and I am a descendant GURFINCHELI , GURFUNCHIEL, GURFINCHEL or GURFUNCHIEl or
GURFINCHIELI of the family >from SOROCA. I am the granddaughter of Reizea (Reiza)
GURFINCHELI who was born 12/11/1901 in Soroca and her sister Enta GURFINCHELI was born
08/07/1900 in SOROCA. 

I am trying to find members of my family living in MOLDOVIA or died in Soroca (or soroca).
GURFINCHELI sisters were the daughters of Froim and Rata GURFINCHELI;

GURFINCHELI sisters arrived in France beetween 1920 and 1925.

I found this information :Pielarii (magazine), which translated means: Leather goods (warehouse)

Gurfinchel, N. General Artur Vaitoianu Number 3 (address)

I would like to obtain more information about this family, this adress and this society.

If you have any information about this family, this address, this societe, you can contact me at
the following address :evelynelemberski@...

I thank you.

Evelyne LEMBERSKI
94410 SAINT MAURICE
France
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