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Re: spurious DNA match #dna

Steve <sjadelson@...>
 

Followup on the "clearly impossible" identical twin: I should also
throw out the idea that this person is the contact for someone else
who actually took the Family Finder test, who is your long-lost twin.
Just to be thorough regarding the non-lab error possibilities.

Steve Adelson

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Those kinds of shared numbers would indicate a parent/child
relationship with you, not siblingship. Or an identical twin, which
is clearly impossible. Otherwise, it looks like a lab error.


DNA Research #DNA Re: spurious DNA match #dna

Steve <sjadelson@...>
 

Followup on the "clearly impossible" identical twin: I should also
throw out the idea that this person is the contact for someone else
who actually took the Family Finder test, who is your long-lost twin.
Just to be thorough regarding the non-lab error possibilities.

Steve Adelson

---

Those kinds of shared numbers would indicate a parent/child
relationship with you, not siblingship. Or an identical twin, which
is clearly impossible. Otherwise, it looks like a lab error.


Re: spurious DNA match #dna

Steve <sjadelson@...>
 

Those kinds of shared numbers would indicate a parent/child
relationship with you, not siblingship. Or an identical twin,
which is clearly impossible. Otherwise, it looks like a lab error.

Steve Adelson

----- Original Message -----

From: "Arnold Chamove arnoldchamove@..."
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:41:35 PM

I recently found a very close autosomal DNA match with me on FamilyTreeDNA.
This person is a closer match to me than I am to my sister, and he is a
closer match to my sister than she is to me. We were born early 1940 in
San Francisco, California and he was born in Maine 45 years later. His
ancestry says 3% Jewish, 50% British, and 33% French/German; while my
sister and mine are reported as 95% Jewish (which is reasonable). My sister
and I share 2516 centimorgans (cM) while this man shares about 3384 cM and
similar with both me and my sister.
I assume such a close relationship can only if he and I share the
same parents--both parents. But we do not. Both my parents were dead when
he was born. This man is clear who his mother is. My sister and I look a
lot like our parents and not a lot like this man.
Is there explanation other than that the three of us share the same
parents?


DNA Research #DNA Re: spurious DNA match #dna

Steve <sjadelson@...>
 

Those kinds of shared numbers would indicate a parent/child
relationship with you, not siblingship. Or an identical twin,
which is clearly impossible. Otherwise, it looks like a lab error.

Steve Adelson

----- Original Message -----

From: "Arnold Chamove arnoldchamove@..."
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:41:35 PM

I recently found a very close autosomal DNA match with me on FamilyTreeDNA.
This person is a closer match to me than I am to my sister, and he is a
closer match to my sister than she is to me. We were born early 1940 in
San Francisco, California and he was born in Maine 45 years later. His
ancestry says 3% Jewish, 50% British, and 33% French/German; while my
sister and mine are reported as 95% Jewish (which is reasonable). My sister
and I share 2516 centimorgans (cM) while this man shares about 3384 cM and
similar with both me and my sister.
I assume such a close relationship can only if he and I share the
same parents--both parents. But we do not. Both my parents were dead when
he was born. This man is clear who his mother is. My sister and I look a
lot like our parents and not a lot like this man.
Is there explanation other than that the three of us share the same
parents?


ViewMate translation request - Chaim Weibszneider/ Wajbsznajder/ Weibschneider. Cyrillic Russian #general

Charles WALOWITZ
 

I've posted a vital record in Cyrillic Russian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49088

It refers to my ancestor Chaim Weibszneider/ Wajbsznajder/
Weibschneider >from Poland.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Sylvia Walowitz, Waibsnaider (Yampol Ukraine, Lukov Poland),
Perman (Novopoltavka), Elimelech (Yekaterinoslav),
Schurkhin(Yekaterinoslav), Kozodoy (Pokatilovo, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Chaim Weibszneider/ Wajbsznajder/ Weibschneider. Cyrillic Russian #general

Charles WALOWITZ
 

I've posted a vital record in Cyrillic Russian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49088

It refers to my ancestor Chaim Weibszneider/ Wajbsznajder/
Weibschneider >from Poland.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Sylvia Walowitz, Waibsnaider (Yampol Ukraine, Lukov Poland),
Perman (Novopoltavka), Elimelech (Yekaterinoslav),
Schurkhin(Yekaterinoslav), Kozodoy (Pokatilovo, Ukraine)


ViewMate translation request - German #general

Max Preston
 

Hi,

I've posted a birth record in German that I need help reading and
understanding. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47925

I believe it shows the births of two Reich children in what is now
Hranice, Czech Republic in the 1760s.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks!

Max Preston
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - German #general

Max Preston
 

Hi,

I've posted a birth record in German that I need help reading and
understanding. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47925

I believe it shows the births of two Reich children in what is now
Hranice, Czech Republic in the 1760s.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks!

Max Preston
Brooklyn, NY


Kandava records? #latvia

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hello Latvian researchers.

I just determined that a relatively close DNA match is on my Latvian
side.

His NEWMAN family appears to have come >from Kandava.

Can someone please explain where the records >from Kandava are housed so
I can explore my connection to him? Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


Latvia SIG #Latvia Kandava records? #latvia

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hello Latvian researchers.

I just determined that a relatively close DNA match is on my Latvian
side.

His NEWMAN family appears to have come >from Kandava.

Can someone please explain where the records >from Kandava are housed so
I can explore my connection to him? Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


24 July 1349- Black Death or Black Death Violence in Selingstadt? #germany

Tom Krakauer
 

I have used Ele Toldot to track my ancestors >from Frankfurt am Main.

Mozeman and his son Joel of Selingstadt both died on 24 July 1349.

Does anyone know if there was a black death outbreak at that time and place,
or if there was an outbreak of black death violence.

Where might I find the answer to this curious issue.

Tom Krakauer, Durham North Carolina thkrakauer@...


German SIG #Germany 24 July 1349- Black Death or Black Death Violence in Selingstadt? #germany

Tom Krakauer
 

I have used Ele Toldot to track my ancestors >from Frankfurt am Main.

Mozeman and his son Joel of Selingstadt both died on 24 July 1349.

Does anyone know if there was a black death outbreak at that time and place,
or if there was an outbreak of black death violence.

Where might I find the answer to this curious issue.

Tom Krakauer, Durham North Carolina thkrakauer@...


announcing the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards for 2017 #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the
Berlin House of Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, is
pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2017 Obermayer
German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals in Germany have raised awareness of
a once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities through
educational programs exhibitions, restoration of synagogues and
cemeteries, installation of Holocaust memorials and Stolpersteine,
genealogical research, development of websites, publications, public
programs, and other activities.

Many have assisted genealogists extensively, and their publications
and research are of great value to us. They have forged meaningful
relationships with former residents and descendants of those who once
lived in their towns.

They are teachers and engineers, publishers and judges, artists. bankers,
lawyers and business executives. They come >from every region of the country.

These volunteers have devoted countless hours to such projects. The
Obermayer Awards recognize and encourage those who have been devoted to
such activities and bring international attention to their work. Five
awardees are honored each year.

The awards were established in 2000 by Dr. Arthur Obermayer, an American
Jewish businessman and visionary philanthropist who died in January
2016. Karen Franklin was recently appointed as the president of the
awards program.

While prior awards were limited to individuals, this year nominations
are also being accepted for organizations.

Previously much of this type of work was done by individuals, but many
Jewish history initiatives supported by organizations have sprung up
in recent years. Awards to organizations will be presented to a single
representative of the organization.

The call for nominations can be obtained at:
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm

The deadline for submission is September 21, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Awards are presented to non-Jewish Germans living in Germany. Their
contributions are evaluated for public impact, educational relevance,
enduring value. The activities shall not have been done as part of
regular professional work, for monetary reward, or for fulfillment of an
academic requirement. The scope of work outlined in the profiles of
previous recipients may be used as a guideline; other significant
contributions are also welcome.

Many of you previously submitted nominations. Those nominees who were
not successful may be eligible for this year’s awards by submitting an
updated application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 23, 2017 at the
Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel
expenses for awardees and their spouses will be covered. Successful
nominators are also invited to attend all of the award ceremony events
in Berlin, where they will meet with the award recipients they have
chosen to honor


Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of
their work. The awards receive extensive press coverage in the awardees'
communities, throughout Germany and internationally

(see: http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm )

If you would like to submit a nomination, additional information,
including the Call for Nominations and profiles of previous award
winners and the jury, can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email request to:

germanaward@...

or a letter to the:

Obermayer Foundation
15 Grey Stone Path
Dedham, MA 02026 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September
21, 2016.

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation)

Dedham, Mass.


German SIG #Germany announcing the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards for 2017 #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, in cooperation with the President of the
Berlin House of Representatives, the Leo Baeck Institute, and GerSIG, is
pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2017 Obermayer
German Jewish History Awards.

In recent decades, many individuals in Germany have raised awareness of
a once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities through
educational programs exhibitions, restoration of synagogues and
cemeteries, installation of Holocaust memorials and Stolpersteine,
genealogical research, development of websites, publications, public
programs, and other activities.

Many have assisted genealogists extensively, and their publications
and research are of great value to us. They have forged meaningful
relationships with former residents and descendants of those who once
lived in their towns.

They are teachers and engineers, publishers and judges, artists. bankers,
lawyers and business executives. They come >from every region of the country.

These volunteers have devoted countless hours to such projects. The
Obermayer Awards recognize and encourage those who have been devoted to
such activities and bring international attention to their work. Five
awardees are honored each year.

The awards were established in 2000 by Dr. Arthur Obermayer, an American
Jewish businessman and visionary philanthropist who died in January
2016. Karen Franklin was recently appointed as the president of the
awards program.

While prior awards were limited to individuals, this year nominations
are also being accepted for organizations.

Previously much of this type of work was done by individuals, but many
Jewish history initiatives supported by organizations have sprung up
in recent years. Awards to organizations will be presented to a single
representative of the organization.

The call for nominations can be obtained at:
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm

The deadline for submission is September 21, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Awards are presented to non-Jewish Germans living in Germany. Their
contributions are evaluated for public impact, educational relevance,
enduring value. The activities shall not have been done as part of
regular professional work, for monetary reward, or for fulfillment of an
academic requirement. The scope of work outlined in the profiles of
previous recipients may be used as a guideline; other significant
contributions are also welcome.

Many of you previously submitted nominations. Those nominees who were
not successful may be eligible for this year’s awards by submitting an
updated application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on January 23, 2017 at the
Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the Berlin Parliament. Travel and hotel
expenses for awardees and their spouses will be covered. Successful
nominators are also invited to attend all of the award ceremony events
in Berlin, where they will meet with the award recipients they have
chosen to honor


Awardees will receive an honorarium to be used for the furtherance of
their work. The awards receive extensive press coverage in the awardees'
communities, throughout Germany and internationally

(see: http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm )

If you would like to submit a nomination, additional information,
including the Call for Nominations and profiles of previous award
winners and the jury, can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award.

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email request to:

germanaward@...

or a letter to the:

Obermayer Foundation
15 Grey Stone Path
Dedham, MA 02026 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September
21, 2016.

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation)

Dedham, Mass.


New Databases on IGRA's Website #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA has just released new databases on its website. All of this
month's databases are entirely devoted to Tel Aviv as IGRA has
recently formalized its relationship with the Tel Aviv Municipal
Archives. We look forward now to building more databases with
materials >from the Tel Aviv Municipal Archives.

Voters List Tel Aviv Local Council Election 1922 -- Over 5,000 voters
Most of the voters listed include the following information: family
name, given name, age and address. Only adults who payed taxes were
allowed to vote. Two abbreviations were used in the addresses. By
comparing a listing for the same people in the 1922 census, it was
deciphered that the abbreviation aleph means tent and zadek ayin means
hut.

Voters List Tel Aviv for the Second Assembly, National Election 1925
In 1925, over 21,000 voters were listed >from Tel Aviv.

Voters List Tel Aviv Local Council Election 1926- Over 13,000 voters
The voters listed include the following information: family name and
given name. Only adults who payed taxes were allowed to vote.

Voters List Tel Aviv Local Council Election 1932- Over 16,000 voters
Most of the voters listed include the following information: family
name, given name, age and address. Only adults who payed taxes were
allowed to vote.

Beit Yaakov High School and Seminar, Tel Aviv, Jubilee Book 1936-1960
This book was published for the celebration of twenty five years of
Beit Yaakov High School and Seminar for Teachers and Kindergarten
Teachers. It includes a list of over 900 students.

Graduating Classes of Gymnasia Herzlia 1918-1948
Between 1918-1948, Gymnasia Herzlia had 31 graduating classes. There
were over 3,000 students who graduated during that time period. This
database is built >from the list of graduates that appears in the book:
Gymnasia Herzlia, A Hundred Years published in 2004.

For a preview of the databases included please visit:

http://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-jun-2016

Before viewing the databases, you must register for free on the IGRA
website

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to

http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Elena Bazes
Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Databases on IGRA's Website #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA has just released new databases on its website. All of this
month's databases are entirely devoted to Tel Aviv as IGRA has
recently formalized its relationship with the Tel Aviv Municipal
Archives. We look forward now to building more databases with
materials >from the Tel Aviv Municipal Archives.

Voters List Tel Aviv Local Council Election 1922 -- Over 5,000 voters
Most of the voters listed include the following information: family
name, given name, age and address. Only adults who payed taxes were
allowed to vote. Two abbreviations were used in the addresses. By
comparing a listing for the same people in the 1922 census, it was
deciphered that the abbreviation aleph means tent and zadek ayin means
hut.

Voters List Tel Aviv for the Second Assembly, National Election 1925
In 1925, over 21,000 voters were listed >from Tel Aviv.

Voters List Tel Aviv Local Council Election 1926- Over 13,000 voters
The voters listed include the following information: family name and
given name. Only adults who payed taxes were allowed to vote.

Voters List Tel Aviv Local Council Election 1932- Over 16,000 voters
Most of the voters listed include the following information: family
name, given name, age and address. Only adults who payed taxes were
allowed to vote.

Beit Yaakov High School and Seminar, Tel Aviv, Jubilee Book 1936-1960
This book was published for the celebration of twenty five years of
Beit Yaakov High School and Seminar for Teachers and Kindergarten
Teachers. It includes a list of over 900 students.

Graduating Classes of Gymnasia Herzlia 1918-1948
Between 1918-1948, Gymnasia Herzlia had 31 graduating classes. There
were over 3,000 students who graduated during that time period. This
database is built >from the list of graduates that appears in the book:
Gymnasia Herzlia, A Hundred Years published in 2004.

For a preview of the databases included please visit:

http://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-jun-2016

Before viewing the databases, you must register for free on the IGRA
website

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to

http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Elena Bazes
Publicity Chairperson


how to communicate family news to the post-email generation? #general

Trudy Barch
 

To all genealogists, please help me solve my current problem.

I send a family newsletter annually to family members via Email and for
those without computers Smail. I am pleased to say that many relatives
respond with thank you for all you do, which of course boosts my ego to
continue towards next year.

But my problem is with the younger generation that do not look at their
emails - just their cell phones and Facebook. I put a general message on
Facebook that the newsletter has been sent to their Email address. But it
means nothing to them - they do not look at their Email account.

I will not post the newsletter on FB as there is much too much personal
information in it (current and past)

Any ideas, thoughts on how I can reach out to the younger generation? I
would like them to learn about their family ancestors also.

Thank you for all and every idea you might have.

Trudy Barch, Chicagoland

MODERATOR NOTE: As this subject is peripheral to the topic of this group,
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen how to communicate family news to the post-email generation? #general

Trudy Barch
 

To all genealogists, please help me solve my current problem.

I send a family newsletter annually to family members via Email and for
those without computers Smail. I am pleased to say that many relatives
respond with thank you for all you do, which of course boosts my ego to
continue towards next year.

But my problem is with the younger generation that do not look at their
emails - just their cell phones and Facebook. I put a general message on
Facebook that the newsletter has been sent to their Email address. But it
means nothing to them - they do not look at their Email account.

I will not post the newsletter on FB as there is much too much personal
information in it (current and past)

Any ideas, thoughts on how I can reach out to the younger generation? I
would like them to learn about their family ancestors also.

Thank you for all and every idea you might have.

Trudy Barch, Chicagoland

MODERATOR NOTE: As this subject is peripheral to the topic of this group,
responses will be considered selectively for posting. Private responses
will certainly be welcome.


Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Queens photo request #general

Laurie Sosna
 

If I may piggyback on Joan Engel's request, if someone is going, I am
looking for a high resolution photo of the headstone:

Jacob Sosna (name on headstone)
(Jacob Susner in the cemetery records)

Please contact me at lsmacgeek@... for location

Thank you,

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

Researching: SOSNA, HOCHMAN/GOIKHMAN, Mogilev Podolsk, Ivanovka, Rashcov


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Queens photo request #general

Laurie Sosna
 

If I may piggyback on Joan Engel's request, if someone is going, I am
looking for a high resolution photo of the headstone:

Jacob Sosna (name on headstone)
(Jacob Susner in the cemetery records)

Please contact me at lsmacgeek@... for location

Thank you,

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

Researching: SOSNA, HOCHMAN/GOIKHMAN, Mogilev Podolsk, Ivanovka, Rashcov