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Re: Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers' queries #ukraine

Judite Orensztajn
 

Would you be so kind and write a summary of the answers to all the group?
The information can be useful to many.
Thanks you!

Judite Orensztajn, Jerusalem, Israel

Subject: [ukraine] Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers'
queries

Since posting last week, I have received dozens of wonderfully informative
and generous private responses >from fellow researchers. Thank you all!

I need time to re-read each of your replies, since many are quite detailed.
So for the moment, please let me thank you all as a group until I am able to
reply personally.

Once again, I am deeply moved and humbled by the extraordinary community of
JewishGen.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and
Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and
their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada,
and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN
of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti.
TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN
in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev,
Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers' queries #ukraine

Judite Orensztajn
 

Would you be so kind and write a summary of the answers to all the group?
The information can be useful to many.
Thanks you!

Judite Orensztajn, Jerusalem, Israel

Subject: [ukraine] Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers'
queries

Since posting last week, I have received dozens of wonderfully informative
and generous private responses >from fellow researchers. Thank you all!

I need time to re-read each of your replies, since many are quite detailed.
So for the moment, please let me thank you all as a group until I am able to
reply personally.

Once again, I am deeply moved and humbled by the extraordinary community of
JewishGen.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and
Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and
their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada,
and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN
of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti.
TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN
in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev,
Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of
online and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that
the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are
not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses
that point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you
read the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had
my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-
hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for
someone, somewhere to find you just as you want to find them.
Dramatic stories of discovery like this, of establishing anew
long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology provides
new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and
future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and
your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of
online and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that
the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are
not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses
that point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you
read the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had
my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-
hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for
someone, somewhere to find you just as you want to find them.
Dramatic stories of discovery like this, of establishing anew
long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology provides
new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and
future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and
your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #lodz #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of
online and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that
the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are
not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses
that point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you
read the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had
my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-
hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for
someone, somewhere to find you just as you want to find them.
Dramatic stories of discovery like this, of establishing anew
long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology provides
new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and
future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and
your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #poland #lodz

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of
online and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that
the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are
not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses
that point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you
read the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had
my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-
hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for
someone, somewhere to find you just as you want to find them.
Dramatic stories of discovery like this, of establishing anew
long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology provides
new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and
future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and
your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #lithuania

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams
revealed the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved
and brought up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our
database of online and offline records played a critical role
in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin to
conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the
identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are
not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses
that point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you
read the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had
my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-
hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities
for those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days
of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking
for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your extended
family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #lithuania

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams
revealed the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved
and brought up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our
database of online and offline records played a critical role
in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin to
conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the
identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are
not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses
that point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you
read the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had
my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-
hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities
for those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days
of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking
for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your extended
family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


New Article on IGRA website- Finding My Lysiec Family #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website entitled "Finding My Lysiec Family" by Jeffrey Knisbacher.

In this article, Jeffrey discusses how he was able to research and
discover information about his father's family by just knowing his
paternal grandfather's birthplace, Lysiec, and his place of marriage,London.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website:
http://genealogy.org.il/

This article is available for free for approximately one month to all those
registered on the website, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA paid
members only.

To view the article go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2018/10/14/finding-my-lysiec-family-by-jeffrey-knisbacher/

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Article on IGRA website- Finding My Lysiec Family #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website entitled "Finding My Lysiec Family" by Jeffrey Knisbacher.

In this article, Jeffrey discusses how he was able to research and
discover information about his father's family by just knowing his
paternal grandfather's birthplace, Lysiec, and his place of marriage,London.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website:
http://genealogy.org.il/

This article is available for free for approximately one month to all those
registered on the website, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA paid
members only.

To view the article go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2018/10/14/finding-my-lysiec-family-by-jeffrey-knisbacher/

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through
a succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction
with building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data -
that the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests
are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It
stresses that point that many of us have been preaching for
years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I
am so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities
for those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your
extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


JRI Poland #Poland DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through
a succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction
with building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data -
that the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests
are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It
stresses that point that many of us have been preaching for
years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I
am so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities
for those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your
extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers' queries #ukraine

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

Since posting last week, I have received dozens of wonderfully informative and generous private responses >from fellow researchers. Thank you all!

I need time to re-read each of your replies, since many are quite detailed. So for the moment, please let me thank you all as a group until I am able to reply personally.

Once again, I am deeply moved and humbled by the extraordinary community of JewishGen.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers' queries #ukraine

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

Since posting last week, I have received dozens of wonderfully informative and generous private responses >from fellow researchers. Thank you all!

I need time to re-read each of your replies, since many are quite detailed. So for the moment, please let me thank you all as a group until I am able to reply personally.

Once again, I am deeply moved and humbled by the extraordinary community of JewishGen.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed the identity of
two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up by Polish families.
JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online and offline records played a
critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014. While we knew
the towns/areas where these babies were born, the incorrectly ascertained town in
the first case and the multitude of town records in the second made it impossible
to even begin to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with building family
trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the identities of both babies were
finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not only important
for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer them to this
article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that point that many of us have
been preaching for years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I am
so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last year, the
reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family roots, but because
the information could be crucial to the many people who are trying to recover their
Jewish identity, or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second
World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone, somewhere
to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories of discovery like this,
of establishing anew long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology
provides new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and future
generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of the war are
now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them. They may have taken
DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org

MODERATOR NOTE: further discussion of DNA testing is appropriately shared on the
DNA list


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed the identity of
two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up by Polish families.
JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online and offline records played a
critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014. While we knew
the towns/areas where these babies were born, the incorrectly ascertained town in
the first case and the multitude of town records in the second made it impossible
to even begin to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with building family
trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the identities of both babies were
finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not only important
for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer them to this
article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that point that many of us have
been preaching for years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I am
so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last year, the
reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family roots, but because
the information could be crucial to the many people who are trying to recover their
Jewish identity, or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second
World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone, somewhere
to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories of discovery like this,
of establishing anew long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology
provides new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and future
generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of the war are
now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them. They may have taken
DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org

MODERATOR NOTE: further discussion of DNA testing is appropriately shared on the
DNA list


This coming Sunday's Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Members,

This coming Sunday there will be a talk - including a WORKSHOP - at the
Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting at our HQ in the City.
14, Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. London EC1M 7BA. Free parking
outside. The nearest Underground station is the Barbican.

Our speaker will be Chairman Leigh Dworkin. Subject : "The (Berko)wiczes
of East Warsaw Part 4" 'The showgirl, the shiksa and the shlemiel'. It
sounds both interesting and entertaining.

2-6pm Library will be open to all.

Member free.
Guests £5 Refreshments for all.

RSVP raymusik@...

One other point, if I may. I've been tidying up my address book - my
DUTCH&SEPHARDI fellow members and attendees, both past and present, have
been notified and their wishes carried out. If anyone wishes to be taken
off >from my EASTERN EUROPEAN list - please notify me at the same address.

Thank you.

Regards to all.

Raymond Montanjees & the Programme Committee.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom This coming Sunday's Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Members,

This coming Sunday there will be a talk - including a WORKSHOP - at the
Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting at our HQ in the City.
14, Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. London EC1M 7BA. Free parking
outside. The nearest Underground station is the Barbican.

Our speaker will be Chairman Leigh Dworkin. Subject : "The (Berko)wiczes
of East Warsaw Part 4" 'The showgirl, the shiksa and the shlemiel'. It
sounds both interesting and entertaining.

2-6pm Library will be open to all.

Member free.
Guests £5 Refreshments for all.

RSVP raymusik@...

One other point, if I may. I've been tidying up my address book - my
DUTCH&SEPHARDI fellow members and attendees, both past and present, have
been notified and their wishes carried out. If anyone wishes to be taken
off >from my EASTERN EUROPEAN list - please notify me at the same address.

Thank you.

Regards to all.

Raymond Montanjees & the Programme Committee.


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #dna

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up
by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude of
town records in the second made it impossible to even begin to
conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the
identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not
only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer
them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that
point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you read
the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had my own
DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family
[or https://tinyurl.com/ya6ut5nk --Mod.]

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last
year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family
roots, but because the information could be crucial to the many people
who are trying to recover their Jewish identity, or find relatives who
were lost in the Holocaust. These are often Jewish children who were
hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities for
those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of
the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them.
They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and
friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


DNA Research #DNA DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #dna

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up
by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude of
town records in the second made it impossible to even begin to
conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the
identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not
only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer
them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that
point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you read
the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had my own
DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family
[or https://tinyurl.com/ya6ut5nk --Mod.]

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last
year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family
roots, but because the information could be crucial to the many people
who are trying to recover their Jewish identity, or find relatives who
were lost in the Holocaust. These are often Jewish children who were
hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities for
those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of
the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them.
They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and
friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org

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