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Photo posted in Grodno, Belarus Yizkor book #general

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I have found a photo in the Grodno, Belarus Yizkor book of the Keren-Hayessod
Committee taken in 1924. Among all the names is one of interest to me - that
of my possible grandfather YAAKOV WOLSTEIN of whom I have never seen a photo.

Unfortunately the scan is of poor quality and I would like to contact the
poster to see if I can obtain a better copy. The photo is on page 359. The
link to this scan is https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/grodno/GroPh359.html

Is anyone able to direct me on how to find the original poster of this photo?

Thank you.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo posted in Grodno, Belarus Yizkor book #general

Merv & Naomi Barnett
 

I have found a photo in the Grodno, Belarus Yizkor book of the Keren-Hayessod
Committee taken in 1924. Among all the names is one of interest to me - that
of my possible grandfather YAAKOV WOLSTEIN of whom I have never seen a photo.

Unfortunately the scan is of poor quality and I would like to contact the
poster to see if I can obtain a better copy. The photo is on page 359. The
link to this scan is https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/grodno/GroPh359.html

Is anyone able to direct me on how to find the original poster of this photo?

Thank you.

Naomi Barnett
Melbourne, Australia


Trawo, Wilno Gubernia #general

Laurie Sosna
 

Hello,

On a passenger manifest for Paie Lewin & 3 daughters, arriving at
Ellis Island in 1911, the previous residence and birthplace listed is
Trawo, Wilno Gub. The writing is legible, and is repeated for all four
passengers.

I haven't had any luck using the JewishGen tools, does anyone
recognize this place?

Thank you,
Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trawo, Wilno Gubernia #general

Laurie Sosna
 

Hello,

On a passenger manifest for Paie Lewin & 3 daughters, arriving at
Ellis Island in 1911, the previous residence and birthplace listed is
Trawo, Wilno Gub. The writing is legible, and is repeated for all four
passengers.

I haven't had any luck using the JewishGen tools, does anyone
recognize this place?

Thank you,
Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


ViewMate - Yiddish Translation #general

Rhoda Miller
 

I have posted two brief items on ViewMate for a Yiddish translation.

They are both >from my cousin's autograph books, one >from JHS 117 in
the Bronx (1962) and the other is >from Taft High School in the Bronx
(1965). Since our common grandmother was living with her, I presume,
she wrote the messages.

You can find them at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66918
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66919

Thank you for your kindness,
Rhoda Miller
Babylon, NY

Researching: CHOLODOWSKY, SALOWE (Granov, Odessa, Ukraine), KOWALSKY
(Svencionys, Vilna, Lithuania), KOTLOWITZ (Orlya, Belarus (formerly
Vilna guberniya), EISDORFER (Munkacs, Brod, Beregkisalmas, UKRAINE)

MODERATOR NOTE: PLease respond either through ViewMate or via email to Rhoda.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Yiddish Translation #general

Rhoda Miller
 

I have posted two brief items on ViewMate for a Yiddish translation.

They are both >from my cousin's autograph books, one >from JHS 117 in
the Bronx (1962) and the other is >from Taft High School in the Bronx
(1965). Since our common grandmother was living with her, I presume,
she wrote the messages.

You can find them at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66918
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66919

Thank you for your kindness,
Rhoda Miller
Babylon, NY

Researching: CHOLODOWSKY, SALOWE (Granov, Odessa, Ukraine), KOWALSKY
(Svencionys, Vilna, Lithuania), KOTLOWITZ (Orlya, Belarus (formerly
Vilna guberniya), EISDORFER (Munkacs, Brod, Beregkisalmas, UKRAINE)

MODERATOR NOTE: PLease respond either through ViewMate or via email to Rhoda.


Viewmate requests translations of Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Jeff Miller
 

I've posted the Yiddish message text >from three family picture postcards
depicting a family member or members on the front (featuring infants or
young children) and message to be translated on the back.
Pictures were taken at studios in New York, probably in the 1920s or 1930s,
probably of Fraider family members, but possibly of Miller family members.

What I know about the family is my grandmother Jennie (Shayndl) Fraider
married Mordechai/Mottel/Max Mlynarz/Miller >from Ostroleka Poland in New
York in November 1916.
My guess is the pictures are of known New York relatives of Jennie's.

Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate application.
The text is on Viewmate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66921

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66922

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66923

Thank you very much.

Jeff Miller
Researching: Surnames related to Freider/Fraider [>from Ukraine] include
Braslowsky, Trachtenbroit, Scheib, Zohn, Geller, Koenig, Rosenzweig, Waltzer
Surnames related to Mlynarz/Miller [>from Poland] include
Berzinsky/Brzezinski/Burzynski, Proginsky/Proginski, and
Shapowitz/Szapowicz, Spivak


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate requests translations of Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Jeff Miller
 

I've posted the Yiddish message text >from three family picture postcards
depicting a family member or members on the front (featuring infants or
young children) and message to be translated on the back.
Pictures were taken at studios in New York, probably in the 1920s or 1930s,
probably of Fraider family members, but possibly of Miller family members.

What I know about the family is my grandmother Jennie (Shayndl) Fraider
married Mordechai/Mottel/Max Mlynarz/Miller >from Ostroleka Poland in New
York in November 1916.
My guess is the pictures are of known New York relatives of Jennie's.

Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate application.
The text is on Viewmate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66921

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66922

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66923

Thank you very much.

Jeff Miller
Researching: Surnames related to Freider/Fraider [>from Ukraine] include
Braslowsky, Trachtenbroit, Scheib, Zohn, Geller, Koenig, Rosenzweig, Waltzer
Surnames related to Mlynarz/Miller [>from Poland] include
Berzinsky/Brzezinski/Burzynski, Proginsky/Proginski, and
Shapowitz/Szapowicz, Spivak


JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) June 3 Meeting Sephardic Research-Pre Meeting for Those Going to IAJGS #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV)will meet Sunday, June 3rd >from 1:30-3:30 pm at Temple Adat Elohim,
2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

A request >from one of the 19 JGSCV members who is attending the IAJGS Warsaw
conference asking those who are attending the conference if they could meet
before the meeting to discuss possible side trips etc.
For those attending the conference can you arrive about 1:10? This is in
addition to our usual schmoozing corner which begins at 1:00PM-see below.

Even if you think you have no Sephardic roots, you might be surprised as
Eastern Europe had welcoming countries when Sephardic Jews fled Spain and
Portugal due to the Inquisition

Program: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Resources

Just a few years ago, researchers of Sephardic genealogy were out of luck.
However, thanks to the internet, the Sephardic genealogy world has increased
exponentially every year. Where once there was nothing, today we have many
websites, new books, increased library holdings, conferences, accessible
archival records >from the comfort of our homes, and increasingly important
DNA projects that focus on this field. Included in this presentation will be
numerous archival documents, and many examples of online resources that
simply did not exist in the recent past. Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Native New Yorker Dardashti resides in New Mexico, after having lived with
her family in Teheran, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tel Aviv. For some
30 years, she has traced her Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi families across
Iran, Spain, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. A journalist and
genealogist, she was the genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post created
the award-winning Tracing the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog (since
2006), and founded the Facebook group "Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy
on Facebook," with some 20,000 global members. She is the US Genealogy
Advisor for MyHeritage.com and co-administers several DNA projects at
FamilyTree DNA.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV member, Marion
Werle

Traveling Library: Categories A and D books plus Sephardic books in Category
C will available starting at 1:00 PM.
To see which books that willbe at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at:
www.JGSCV.org Library, traveling.

To find out about directions or other information about JGSCV please visit
our website: www.jgscv.org

Membership: Membership forms are on our website, www.JGSCV.org -- under
"about" and will be available at the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV.
Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) June 3 Meeting Sephardic Research-Pre Meeting for Those Going to IAJGS #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV)will meet Sunday, June 3rd >from 1:30-3:30 pm at Temple Adat Elohim,
2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

A request >from one of the 19 JGSCV members who is attending the IAJGS Warsaw
conference asking those who are attending the conference if they could meet
before the meeting to discuss possible side trips etc.
For those attending the conference can you arrive about 1:10? This is in
addition to our usual schmoozing corner which begins at 1:00PM-see below.

Even if you think you have no Sephardic roots, you might be surprised as
Eastern Europe had welcoming countries when Sephardic Jews fled Spain and
Portugal due to the Inquisition

Program: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Resources

Just a few years ago, researchers of Sephardic genealogy were out of luck.
However, thanks to the internet, the Sephardic genealogy world has increased
exponentially every year. Where once there was nothing, today we have many
websites, new books, increased library holdings, conferences, accessible
archival records >from the comfort of our homes, and increasingly important
DNA projects that focus on this field. Included in this presentation will be
numerous archival documents, and many examples of online resources that
simply did not exist in the recent past. Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Native New Yorker Dardashti resides in New Mexico, after having lived with
her family in Teheran, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tel Aviv. For some
30 years, she has traced her Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi families across
Iran, Spain, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. A journalist and
genealogist, she was the genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post created
the award-winning Tracing the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog (since
2006), and founded the Facebook group "Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy
on Facebook," with some 20,000 global members. She is the US Genealogy
Advisor for MyHeritage.com and co-administers several DNA projects at
FamilyTree DNA.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV member, Marion
Werle

Traveling Library: Categories A and D books plus Sephardic books in Category
C will available starting at 1:00 PM.
To see which books that willbe at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at:
www.JGSCV.org Library, traveling.

To find out about directions or other information about JGSCV please visit
our website: www.jgscv.org

Membership: Membership forms are on our website, www.JGSCV.org -- under
"about" and will be available at the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV.
Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


RomSig newsletter paper copies #romania

Monica Talmor
 

I have an almost complete set of the old RomSig newsletters, paper copies, which I
think have all been digitized. But I'm moving to a smaller place, and will not be
taking them with me. I hate to just discard them. Our genealogical society does not
have room for them either. Is there anyone who would like them (I will mail them at
my own cost). Any ideas as to who might want them?

MonicaTalmor
Hamden, CT


Romania SIG #Romania RomSig newsletter paper copies #romania

Monica Talmor
 

I have an almost complete set of the old RomSig newsletters, paper copies, which I
think have all been digitized. But I'm moving to a smaller place, and will not be
taking them with me. I hate to just discard them. Our genealogical society does not
have room for them either. Is there anyone who would like them (I will mail them at
my own cost). Any ideas as to who might want them?

MonicaTalmor
Hamden, CT


Re: Town in Pest County #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Dear Michael,

Please send us links to these documents so that we could try to read these
and help you.

Thanks,

Regards,
=A0
Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide
=A0
Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com

-----Original Message-----
From: H-SIG [mailto:h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 3:33 PM
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Town in Pest County

I am looking at two documents - one, a death entry in Budapest >from 1953
that lists a birthplace as what looks like Tajsz although hard to decipher.=

In another birth entry in Mezoszilas, another person >from the same family
gives her birth place as Tajsz, Pest Varmegye.
I have looked in many places, including the Bogardi Gazetteer for Pest and=

cannot find any name like it,, the closest being Tass.

Given the great knowledge in this forum, I was hoping someone could help me=
=2E
I have also uploaded excerpts >from the two documents in case I am reading i=
t
incorrectly.

Many thanks,

Michael


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Town in Pest County #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Dear Michael,

Please send us links to these documents so that we could try to read these
and help you.

Thanks,

Regards,
=A0
Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide
=A0
Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com

-----Original Message-----
From: H-SIG [mailto:h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 3:33 PM
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] Town in Pest County

I am looking at two documents - one, a death entry in Budapest >from 1953
that lists a birthplace as what looks like Tajsz although hard to decipher.=

In another birth entry in Mezoszilas, another person >from the same family
gives her birth place as Tajsz, Pest Varmegye.
I have looked in many places, including the Bogardi Gazetteer for Pest and=

cannot find any name like it,, the closest being Tass.

Given the great knowledge in this forum, I was hoping someone could help me=
=2E
I have also uploaded excerpts >from the two documents in case I am reading i=
t
incorrectly.

Many thanks,

Michael


Post conference visit help #hungary

COMCAST Pop
 

I am thinking of flying to Budapest after the conference this summer to meet=
in person a cousin I found a few years ago.=20
When I messaged him about the idea he seemed pleased but told me that he liv=
es about an hour out of Budapest by train, and, to my surprise, that he spea=
ks little English and has been corresponding with me using Google translate!=

I feel that I can manage to get to his town on the train by myself, but am m=
ore concerned with being able to speak with him. I do not speak any Hungaria=
n. Does anyone know if it would be possible and a good idea to hire a trans=
lator for a few hours and what it might cost? Would this be a good idea? A=
lso what does one bring to a visit to a home in Hungary? Thanks for the hel=
p.=20
Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria, VA USA

Moderator: Please contact Mary Jane off=list if you can help or have suggestions.


JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) June 3 Meeting Sephardic Research--Pre Meeting for Those Going to IAJGS Warsaw Conference #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet Sunday, June 3rd >from 1:30-3:30 pm at Temple Adat Elohim,
2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

A request >from one of the 19 JGSCV members who is attending the IAJGS Warsaw
conference asking for those who are attending the conference if they could
meet before the meeting to discuss possible side trips etc. For those
attending the conference can you arrive about 1:10? This is in addition to
our usual schmoozing corner which begins at 1:00PM - see below.

Even if you think you have no Sephardic roots, you might be surprised as
Eastern Europe had welcoming countries when Sephardic Jews fled Span and
Portugal due to the Inquisition.

Program: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Resources

Just a few years ago, researchers of Sephardic genealogy were out of luck.
However, thanks to the internet, the Sephardic genealogy world has increased
exponentially every year. Where once there was nothing, today we have many
websites, new books, increased library holdings, conferences, accessible
archival records >from the comfort of our homes, and increasingly important
DNA projects that focus on this field. Included in this presentation will be
numerous archival documents, and many examples of online resources that
simply did not exist in the recent past.

Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti Native New Yorker Dardashti resides in
New Mexico, after having lived with her family in Teheran, Miami, Los
Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tel Aviv. For some 30 years, she has traced her
Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi families across Iran, Spain, Russia,
Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. A journalist and genealogist, she was the
genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post created the award-winning Tracing
the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog (since 2006), and founded the Facebook
group "Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook," with some 20,000
global members. She is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com and
co-admins several DNA projects a FamilyTree DNA.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV member, Marion
Werle

Traveling Library: Categories A and D books plus Sephardic books in
Category C will available starting at 1:00 PM. To see which books that
will be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at: www.JGSCV.org Library,
traveling.

To find out about directions or other information about JGSCV please visit
our website: www.jgscv.org

Membership: We are in to our 2018 membership drive. Membership forms are on
our website, www.JGSCV.org under "about" and will be available at the
meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and
$30 for a family.

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jan

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Hungary SIG #Hungary Post conference visit help #hungary

COMCAST Pop
 

I am thinking of flying to Budapest after the conference this summer to meet=
in person a cousin I found a few years ago.=20
When I messaged him about the idea he seemed pleased but told me that he liv=
es about an hour out of Budapest by train, and, to my surprise, that he spea=
ks little English and has been corresponding with me using Google translate!=

I feel that I can manage to get to his town on the train by myself, but am m=
ore concerned with being able to speak with him. I do not speak any Hungaria=
n. Does anyone know if it would be possible and a good idea to hire a trans=
lator for a few hours and what it might cost? Would this be a good idea? A=
lso what does one bring to a visit to a home in Hungary? Thanks for the hel=
p.=20
Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria, VA USA

Moderator: Please contact Mary Jane off=list if you can help or have suggestions.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) June 3 Meeting Sephardic Research--Pre Meeting for Those Going to IAJGS Warsaw Conference #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet Sunday, June 3rd >from 1:30-3:30 pm at Temple Adat Elohim,
2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

A request >from one of the 19 JGSCV members who is attending the IAJGS Warsaw
conference asking for those who are attending the conference if they could
meet before the meeting to discuss possible side trips etc. For those
attending the conference can you arrive about 1:10? This is in addition to
our usual schmoozing corner which begins at 1:00PM - see below.

Even if you think you have no Sephardic roots, you might be surprised as
Eastern Europe had welcoming countries when Sephardic Jews fled Span and
Portugal due to the Inquisition.

Program: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Resources

Just a few years ago, researchers of Sephardic genealogy were out of luck.
However, thanks to the internet, the Sephardic genealogy world has increased
exponentially every year. Where once there was nothing, today we have many
websites, new books, increased library holdings, conferences, accessible
archival records >from the comfort of our homes, and increasingly important
DNA projects that focus on this field. Included in this presentation will be
numerous archival documents, and many examples of online resources that
simply did not exist in the recent past.

Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti Native New Yorker Dardashti resides in
New Mexico, after having lived with her family in Teheran, Miami, Los
Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tel Aviv. For some 30 years, she has traced her
Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi families across Iran, Spain, Russia,
Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. A journalist and genealogist, she was the
genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post created the award-winning Tracing
the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog (since 2006), and founded the Facebook
group "Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook," with some 20,000
global members. She is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com and
co-admins several DNA projects a FamilyTree DNA.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV member, Marion
Werle

Traveling Library: Categories A and D books plus Sephardic books in
Category C will available starting at 1:00 PM. To see which books that
will be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at: www.JGSCV.org Library,
traveling.

To find out about directions or other information about JGSCV please visit
our website: www.jgscv.org

Membership: We are in to our 2018 membership drive. Membership forms are on
our website, www.JGSCV.org under "about" and will be available at the
meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and
$30 for a family.

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jan

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


DNA is speaker's topic at Wednesday, May 30, 2018, JGS of Illinois meeting #general

events@...
 

Genealogist Alvin Holtzman will present "DNA Discussion with a DNA
Devotee" at the Wednesday, May 30, 2018, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill. His presentation starts at 7 p.m. Registration,
networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research library will
open at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

In his presentation, Holtzman, a long-time JGSI genealogy help desk
volunteer, will share what he has learned >from testing more than 30
relatives and would-be relatives. One of the first to DNA test (kit No.
60) with FamilyTreeDNA, and a DNA tester with AncestryDNA and 23andMe,
he will touch on the strengths and weaknesses of each genetic testing
service. Plus, he'll review MyHeritage.com and GEDmatch.com.

Genealogy has been a favorite hobby of his since 1979. Holtzman has
attended the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
annual conference at least 12 times since 1999. His research has taken
him around the world, visiting with relatives discovered through his
research efforts.

Professionally, he is a former owner of a printing and copying service
in downtown Chicago. Prior to that, he worked for 19 years as a
marketing manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DNA is speaker's topic at Wednesday, May 30, 2018, JGS of Illinois meeting #general

events@...
 

Genealogist Alvin Holtzman will present "DNA Discussion with a DNA
Devotee" at the Wednesday, May 30, 2018, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill. His presentation starts at 7 p.m. Registration,
networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research library will
open at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

In his presentation, Holtzman, a long-time JGSI genealogy help desk
volunteer, will share what he has learned >from testing more than 30
relatives and would-be relatives. One of the first to DNA test (kit No.
60) with FamilyTreeDNA, and a DNA tester with AncestryDNA and 23andMe,
he will touch on the strengths and weaknesses of each genetic testing
service. Plus, he'll review MyHeritage.com and GEDmatch.com.

Genealogy has been a favorite hobby of his since 1979. Holtzman has
attended the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
annual conference at least 12 times since 1999. His research has taken
him around the world, visiting with relatives discovered through his
research efforts.

Professionally, he is a former owner of a printing and copying service
in downtown Chicago. Prior to that, he worked for 19 years as a
marketing manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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