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(US) May is Jewish American Heritage Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month by both Congressional and Presidential
proclamation.

History

On April 20, 2006 President George W. Bush proclaimed May would be Jewish
American Heritage Month (JAHM). JAHM was an effort by the Jewish Museum of
Florida and South Florida community leaders that resulted in Congressional
resolutions introduced by Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (F-FL) and
Senator Arlen Spector ( R-PA) urging the president to proclaim a month that
would recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to
American culture. Since 2006 JAHM programs have taken place across the
United States.

Activities

For a list of activities across the US see:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/view_events.aspx

If your organization is planning an event to celebrate JAHM you can submit
it at:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/events.aspx

There is also a site on the JAHM website, 50 states/50 stories where you can
submit a story about a Jewish American contribution. See:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/statestories.aspx

For more information about JAHM see:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/about_us.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) May is Jewish American Heritage Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

May is Jewish American Heritage Month by both Congressional and Presidential
proclamation.

History

On April 20, 2006 President George W. Bush proclaimed May would be Jewish
American Heritage Month (JAHM). JAHM was an effort by the Jewish Museum of
Florida and South Florida community leaders that resulted in Congressional
resolutions introduced by Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (F-FL) and
Senator Arlen Spector ( R-PA) urging the president to proclaim a month that
would recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to
American culture. Since 2006 JAHM programs have taken place across the
United States.

Activities

For a list of activities across the US see:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/view_events.aspx

If your organization is planning an event to celebrate JAHM you can submit
it at:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/events.aspx

There is also a site on the JAHM website, 50 states/50 stories where you can
submit a story about a Jewish American contribution. See:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/statestories.aspx

For more information about JAHM see:
http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/about_us.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Additions to the Bucovina Vital Records Database #romania

Bruce Reisch
 

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to announce another update to the Bucovina Vital Records
Project. With the addition of 1,235 Radauti death records (1877-1887),
188 Solka death records (1896-1910), and 314 Suceava marriage records
(1877-1887), we now have more than 17,290 records online. For their
careful, time-consuming efforts to transcribe these records into
electronic form, we again thank Yossi Yagur, Martina Lelgemann, Edgar
Hauster, and Edna Loebel.

The database is more completely described here, and you will find a link
from this page to the Search page as well:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/BucovinaVRs.htm>

Good luck!

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Additions to the Bucovina Vital Records Database #romania

Bruce Reisch
 

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to announce another update to the Bucovina Vital Records
Project. With the addition of 1,235 Radauti death records (1877-1887),
188 Solka death records (1896-1910), and 314 Suceava marriage records
(1877-1887), we now have more than 17,290 records online. For their
careful, time-consuming efforts to transcribe these records into
electronic form, we again thank Yossi Yagur, Martina Lelgemann, Edgar
Hauster, and Edna Loebel.

The database is more completely described here, and you will find a link
from this page to the Search page as well:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/BucovinaVRs.htm>

Good luck!

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York


Re: a puzzle #ukraine

Toby Glickman <tglickman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Thank you all who responded to my posting. I now have several new
directions to go in my research.
Toby Glickman

On 5/3/2016 8:37 AM, Toby Glickman wrote:

Dear Genners,
My grandmother emigrated to New York in 1921 >from Dubno, where my
mother and her sisters were born. In many years of searching, I have
been unable to find any records whatsoever for the family, even under
alternate spellings of the family name, BUNIS. I have discovered
other Bunises, but none of the given names or dates match. I know
that the Jewish population was destroyed in the Holocaust, but I don't
understand how there can be no trace at all of the family, given that
Dubno is a well-known and well-researched city. Can anyone help me
with this?
Thank you.
Toby Glickman
Queens, New York
researching BUNIS, EISENGART, AJZENGARD


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine re: a puzzle #ukraine

Toby Glickman <tglickman@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Thank you all who responded to my posting. I now have several new
directions to go in my research.
Toby Glickman

On 5/3/2016 8:37 AM, Toby Glickman wrote:

Dear Genners,
My grandmother emigrated to New York in 1921 >from Dubno, where my
mother and her sisters were born. In many years of searching, I have
been unable to find any records whatsoever for the family, even under
alternate spellings of the family name, BUNIS. I have discovered
other Bunises, but none of the given names or dates match. I know
that the Jewish population was destroyed in the Holocaust, but I don't
understand how there can be no trace at all of the family, given that
Dubno is a well-known and well-researched city. Can anyone help me
with this?
Thank you.
Toby Glickman
Queens, New York
researching BUNIS, EISENGART, AJZENGARD


1816/18 Revision Lists for Orlya, Rozhanka and Zheludok (in the Lida District) now translated #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dear fellow Lida District researchers:

I've just uploaded to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group
site (https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com) the translations of
the 1816/18 Revision List for the towns of Orlya, Rozhanka
and Zheludok. There are 249 listings for Orlya, 300 for
Rozhanka and 372 for Zheludok.

The surnames for these lists are on the site's homepage
under the section marked Surname Lists.

Because this was early in the time Jews in this area were
getting surnames, I cross-checked the names in this file
with the translation of the 1834 Revision List for those towns.
When I could confirm the listings were for the same family, I
indicated spelling variants, putting the 1834 version in square
brackets, i.e., BORODICH / [BORODZITSKI].

Although these translations will eventually be publicly searchable
in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database and JewishGen Belarus
Database, they are currently available only to qualified participants
of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group.

To become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group, go to
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/
click on "Research Groups for Districts and Gubernias" and choose
the Lida District.

A contribution of $100 US will guarantee you immediate access to
translations of records >from all Lida District towns -- new and old --
through December 31, 2020. So far the LitvakSIG Lida District
Research Group has translated records for more than 85,000
of our Lida District family members.

The Orlya, Rozhanka and Zheldok lists make nine of the 12 official
towns of registration in the Lida District for which the 1816/18 Revision
List has been translated. Still remaining are the lists for Belitsa, Novy Dwor
and Shchuchin. Your contribution to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research
Group will help ensure that we can complete the 1816/18 Revision List,
as well as translating additional records for Lida District towns.

Please do let me know if you have any questions about this list.

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group
JRBaston@aol.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1816/18 Revision Lists for Orlya, Rozhanka and Zheludok (in the Lida District) now translated #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

Dear fellow Lida District researchers:

I've just uploaded to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group
site (https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com) the translations of
the 1816/18 Revision List for the towns of Orlya, Rozhanka
and Zheludok. There are 249 listings for Orlya, 300 for
Rozhanka and 372 for Zheludok.

The surnames for these lists are on the site's homepage
under the section marked Surname Lists.

Because this was early in the time Jews in this area were
getting surnames, I cross-checked the names in this file
with the translation of the 1834 Revision List for those towns.
When I could confirm the listings were for the same family, I
indicated spelling variants, putting the 1834 version in square
brackets, i.e., BORODICH / [BORODZITSKI].

Although these translations will eventually be publicly searchable
in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database and JewishGen Belarus
Database, they are currently available only to qualified participants
of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group.

To become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group, go to
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/
click on "Research Groups for Districts and Gubernias" and choose
the Lida District.

A contribution of $100 US will guarantee you immediate access to
translations of records >from all Lida District towns -- new and old --
through December 31, 2020. So far the LitvakSIG Lida District
Research Group has translated records for more than 85,000
of our Lida District family members.

The Orlya, Rozhanka and Zheldok lists make nine of the 12 official
towns of registration in the Lida District for which the 1816/18 Revision
List has been translated. Still remaining are the lists for Belitsa, Novy Dwor
and Shchuchin. Your contribution to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research
Group will help ensure that we can complete the 1816/18 Revision List,
as well as translating additional records for Lida District towns.

Please do let me know if you have any questions about this list.

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group
JRBaston@aol.com


Nemajunai is in which District? #lithuania

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

I'm a bit confused. Can someone advise as to which district Nemajunai
belongs? Before WWI, it belonged to Trakai, but today it appears in
Alytus. Since I don't see a listing for the shtetl in any of the listed
districts on the SIG District/Gubernia Research page, I'm unsure where
it belongs.

Thanks.

Jerry Zeisler
Olympia, Washington USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Nemajunai is in which District? #lithuania

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

I'm a bit confused. Can someone advise as to which district Nemajunai
belongs? Before WWI, it belonged to Trakai, but today it appears in
Alytus. Since I don't see a listing for the shtetl in any of the listed
districts on the SIG District/Gubernia Research page, I'm unsure where
it belongs.

Thanks.

Jerry Zeisler
Olympia, Washington USA


New Internal Passports File for Vilnius Received #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

A new file of Vilnius Internal Passports was received today. The file
contains 1242 entries, numbered JU41763-JU42442.

The file is on the Vilnius Internal Passports Shutterfly website on the Data
page.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal Passport
project, you may make your $100 contribution on the LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/.

Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen Lithuania Database in about 18 months.

Our thanks to MyHeritage for their financial support in making these records
available.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator, IP Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Internal Passports File for Vilnius Received #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

A new file of Vilnius Internal Passports was received today. The file
contains 1242 entries, numbered JU41763-JU42442.

The file is on the Vilnius Internal Passports Shutterfly website on the Data
page.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal Passport
project, you may make your $100 contribution on the LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/.

Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen Lithuania Database in about 18 months.

Our thanks to MyHeritage for their financial support in making these records
available.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator, IP Project


Re: Inferences from marker comparisons #dna

rayvenna@...
 

I think that as more people are tested, we're doing to see more results
like this. I have had 4 known and documented Splaver relatives (up to
4th cousins) Y-DNA tested. They vary by as much as 4 markers at the
Y-DNA 37 level.

I suspect that we're going to be greatly revising "what would be
expected" over the next few years.

Warmest regards,
Mindie Kaplan
Gaithersburg, Maryland

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph N Baer ursusminor@verizon.net"
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:00:02 PM

For several reasons, I had two of my fourth cousins take Y-chromosome
tests at the 37-marker level. That is, the three of us are great-great-
grandsons of three brothers, Abraham BAER, David BAER, and Lazarus BAER
(me). It turns out that I differ by a genetic distance of 3 and 4 >from
the two them, and they differ by 3 >from each other, which is more than
what would be expected.

On all but one marker where we don't all agree, two of us agree and one
doesn't. E.g., on marker one, our values are 12, 13, and 12. Would it
be a safe bet that the value common between the two us that agree is
also the value which our mutual great-great-great-grandfather, Marx
Nathan BAER had? I would think that even if two us had mutations in the
same marker in the last five generations, it would not be the same
mutation.

The marker where we all differ is #35. The three of us have in
combination with #34 values of 34-35-37, 34-35, and 34-38. Can anything
be said of what the most likely value for our mutual ancestor was?

It would be interesting if I could find a male-line descendant of the
last brother, Kaufmann BAER, of my great-great-grandfather.


DNA Research #DNA Re: Inferences from marker comparisons #dna

rayvenna@...
 

I think that as more people are tested, we're doing to see more results
like this. I have had 4 known and documented Splaver relatives (up to
4th cousins) Y-DNA tested. They vary by as much as 4 markers at the
Y-DNA 37 level.

I suspect that we're going to be greatly revising "what would be
expected" over the next few years.

Warmest regards,
Mindie Kaplan
Gaithersburg, Maryland

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph N Baer ursusminor@verizon.net"
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:00:02 PM

For several reasons, I had two of my fourth cousins take Y-chromosome
tests at the 37-marker level. That is, the three of us are great-great-
grandsons of three brothers, Abraham BAER, David BAER, and Lazarus BAER
(me). It turns out that I differ by a genetic distance of 3 and 4 >from
the two them, and they differ by 3 >from each other, which is more than
what would be expected.

On all but one marker where we don't all agree, two of us agree and one
doesn't. E.g., on marker one, our values are 12, 13, and 12. Would it
be a safe bet that the value common between the two us that agree is
also the value which our mutual great-great-great-grandfather, Marx
Nathan BAER had? I would think that even if two us had mutations in the
same marker in the last five generations, it would not be the same
mutation.

The marker where we all differ is #35. The three of us have in
combination with #34 values of 34-35-37, 34-35, and 34-38. Can anything
be said of what the most likely value for our mutual ancestor was?

It would be interesting if I could find a male-line descendant of the
last brother, Kaufmann BAER, of my great-great-grandfather.


Viewmate translation request - Russian annotation on a Polish birth record #general

David Scriven
 

I have posted a Russian/Ukranian annotation dated 1940 that I found on
a birth record >from a woman born in Drohobych in 1911
I would like to know what it says. It is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46568
Any help would be appreciated

Thank you,
David Scriven

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation request - Russian annotation on a Polish birth record #general

David Scriven
 

I have posted a Russian/Ukranian annotation dated 1940 that I found on
a birth record >from a woman born in Drohobych in 1911
I would like to know what it says. It is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46568
Any help would be appreciated

Thank you,
David Scriven

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Military draft in Galicia #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello to all
where can I find information about jewish military draft in Galicia 1900-1918?
and someone knows who would be drafted and for how many years was the
military service?
many thanks,
Nicole Yossefi.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Military draft in Galicia #general

Nicole Yossefi <nicole.y.de.c@...>
 

Hello to all
where can I find information about jewish military draft in Galicia 1900-1918?
and someone knows who would be drafted and for how many years was the
military service?
many thanks,
Nicole Yossefi.


Given Names Of Jewish Females In Damascus 1583-1909 #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,

I just published a short article on this topic in Avotaynuonline.

Here is the link

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/05/4452/

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given Names Of Jewish Females In Damascus 1583-1909 #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,

I just published a short article on this topic in Avotaynuonline.

Here is the link

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/05/4452/

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

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