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Shach ancestry #rabbinic

David Dubin <davidmdubin@...>
 

Hi all,
The Shach's (Rav Shabsai COHEN) maternal grandfather was reportedly
Rabbi Nachum LUKOWER. Does anyone know the source of this information
& if there is any more information (genealogic or otherwise) about R
Nochum?
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Fellow Genners,

I would like to know more about Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l, author
of Shulchan Melachim, who was either a Rov or Dayan in Kisvarda
(Kleinvardan). I am particularly interested in his children and
nephews. Thank you.

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Shach ancestry #rabbinic

David Dubin <davidmdubin@...>
 

Hi all,
The Shach's (Rav Shabsai COHEN) maternal grandfather was reportedly
Rabbi Nachum LUKOWER. Does anyone know the source of this information
& if there is any more information (genealogic or otherwise) about R
Nochum?
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Fellow Genners,

I would like to know more about Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l, author
of Shulchan Melachim, who was either a Rov or Dayan in Kisvarda
(Kleinvardan). I am particularly interested in his children and
nephews. Thank you.

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Dynasty Research #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Joseph Fibel commented on Rabbinic family research and the Moderator pointed
out:

"MODERATOR NOTE: Also note JewishGen's Rabbinic Genealogy SIG (RavSIG),
devoted to the study of these families.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/"

There you will find an extensive list of sources.
It is wise to wise a number of sources and compare what may be differing
opinions of the authors.

Furthermore one should seek the most basic, original sources rather than
simply relying on the convenience of English language sources which reflect
the understanding and personal translation of the authors.

Over the last decade or so several researchers have conducted critical
research which some times disproves earlier theories.

These include Rabbi Shlomo Englard, Rabbi Naftali Aharon Wekstein , Benyamin
Pantliat http://toladot.blogspot.co.il/ Yaron Pedahzur
https://generatree.wordpress.com/ and who publish their research in the
Charedi press or subscibable emails.

Chaim Freedman


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbinic Dynasty Research #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Joseph Fibel commented on Rabbinic family research and the Moderator pointed
out:

"MODERATOR NOTE: Also note JewishGen's Rabbinic Genealogy SIG (RavSIG),
devoted to the study of these families.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/"

There you will find an extensive list of sources.
It is wise to wise a number of sources and compare what may be differing
opinions of the authors.

Furthermore one should seek the most basic, original sources rather than
simply relying on the convenience of English language sources which reflect
the understanding and personal translation of the authors.

Over the last decade or so several researchers have conducted critical
research which some times disproves earlier theories.

These include Rabbi Shlomo Englard, Rabbi Naftali Aharon Wekstein , Benyamin
Pantliat http://toladot.blogspot.co.il/ Yaron Pedahzur
https://generatree.wordpress.com/ and who publish their research in the
Charedi press or subscibable emails.

Chaim Freedman


(US-CA) UCLA Acquires Major Collection Chronicling Sephardic Jewish Past in LA #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

UCLA's Sephardic Archive which was launched in 2015, is the first of its
kind in the United States. Its focus, at least initially, will be on the Los
Angeles Ladino speaking community whose pioneer immigrants came from
modern-day Turkey and the Balkans in the early 20th century. Over time the
collection will expand to include Los Angeles' North African, Persian and
other Middle eastern Jewish communities. The UCLA press release states: "
the collection will tell of the migration of Sephardic Jews to California
from the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa at the turn of the 20th
century; the shaping of Sephardic culture in Los Angeles; and Sephardic
Jews' contributions to the Jewish and urban fabric of L.A."

The first major acquisition to the UCLA Sephardic Archive, which partnered
with the UCLA Library Special Collections, acquired the Sephardic Temple
Tifereth Israel (STTI)-( Los Angeles) collection of 19th century rare books,
photographs, papers and audio visual materials. Much of the collection is
written in Ladino, the Mediterranean Jews Judeo-Spanish language.

Los Angeles is the home to one of the oldest and largest Sephardic
communities in the United States.

To read more about UCLA's Sephardic Archive and the acquisition >from STTI
see:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-acquires-major-collection-of-sephardic-jewish-past
[or http://tinyurl.com/zlr56hp --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (US-CA) UCLA Acquires Major Collection Chronicling Sephardic Jewish Past in LA #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

UCLA's Sephardic Archive which was launched in 2015, is the first of its
kind in the United States. Its focus, at least initially, will be on the Los
Angeles Ladino speaking community whose pioneer immigrants came from
modern-day Turkey and the Balkans in the early 20th century. Over time the
collection will expand to include Los Angeles' North African, Persian and
other Middle eastern Jewish communities. The UCLA press release states: "
the collection will tell of the migration of Sephardic Jews to California
from the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa at the turn of the 20th
century; the shaping of Sephardic culture in Los Angeles; and Sephardic
Jews' contributions to the Jewish and urban fabric of L.A."

The first major acquisition to the UCLA Sephardic Archive, which partnered
with the UCLA Library Special Collections, acquired the Sephardic Temple
Tifereth Israel (STTI)-( Los Angeles) collection of 19th century rare books,
photographs, papers and audio visual materials. Much of the collection is
written in Ladino, the Mediterranean Jews Judeo-Spanish language.

Los Angeles is the home to one of the oldest and largest Sephardic
communities in the United States.

To read more about UCLA's Sephardic Archive and the acquisition >from STTI
see:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-acquires-major-collection-of-sephardic-jewish-past
[or http://tinyurl.com/zlr56hp --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Jewish DNA prevalence in Various Countries #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

I just saw this article and will attempt to learn more about its methodology.

http://stepfeed.com/dna-analysis-proves-arabs-aren-t-entirely-arab-4864;c=stepfeed

For detailed data click on the "National Geographic Genographic
Project" link under the illustration.

The following Jewish Diaspora percentages are especially
interesting. In most cases they seem to indicate residues of former
Jewish populations:

Ashkenazi Jewish -- 85%
Lebanese -- 14%
Polish -- 6%
German -- 5%
Iberian (Spain & Portugal) -- 5%
Romanian -- 5%
Russians -- 5%
Egyptian -- 4%
Mexican-American (Western US) -- 4%
Czech -- 4%
Sardinian -- 3%
French -- 3%
British (United Kingdom) -- 2%
Georgian -- 2%
Greek -- 2%
Northern Caucasian -- 2%
Peruvians >from Lima -- 2%
Tuscan (Italy) -- 2%
Western Indian -- 2%

The percentages given for Ashkenazi Jewry are: Jewish Diaspora 85%,
Arabia 10%, Eastern Europe 5%.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...


DNA Research #DNA Jewish DNA prevalence in Various Countries #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

I just saw this article and will attempt to learn more about its methodology.

http://stepfeed.com/dna-analysis-proves-arabs-aren-t-entirely-arab-4864;c=stepfeed

For detailed data click on the "National Geographic Genographic
Project" link under the illustration.

The following Jewish Diaspora percentages are especially
interesting. In most cases they seem to indicate residues of former
Jewish populations:

Ashkenazi Jewish -- 85%
Lebanese -- 14%
Polish -- 6%
German -- 5%
Iberian (Spain & Portugal) -- 5%
Romanian -- 5%
Russians -- 5%
Egyptian -- 4%
Mexican-American (Western US) -- 4%
Czech -- 4%
Sardinian -- 3%
French -- 3%
British (United Kingdom) -- 2%
Georgian -- 2%
Greek -- 2%
Northern Caucasian -- 2%
Peruvians >from Lima -- 2%
Tuscan (Italy) -- 2%
Western Indian -- 2%

The percentages given for Ashkenazi Jewry are: Jewish Diaspora 85%,
Arabia 10%, Eastern Europe 5%.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@...


Re: Polish death certificates 1919 #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Jessica Skippon wrote:

<<A year or two ago there was mention of Poland changing the rule
about death certificates being closed for 100 years. Today I have done
a general search but found nothing to indicate this has happened....>>

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Jessica,

Actually, the law that was published in the Polish Government Gazette
(pos. # 1741, dated November 28, 2014) refers to 100 years closure period
for birth records only. Closure of marriage and death records are
restricted to 80 years.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Polish death certificates 1919 #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Jessica Skippon wrote:

<<A year or two ago there was mention of Poland changing the rule
about death certificates being closed for 100 years. Today I have done
a general search but found nothing to indicate this has happened....>>

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Jessica,

Actually, the law that was published in the Polish Government Gazette
(pos. # 1741, dated November 28, 2014) refers to 100 years closure period
for birth records only. Closure of marriage and death records are
restricted to 80 years.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Jan. 22, 2017, meeting: "Genealogy is Easy, Fascinating, and Fun: How I Found the Feldmans" #general

News Releases JGSI-Events <jgsi-events@...>
 

"Genealogy is Easy, Fascinating, and Fun: How I Found the Feldmans" will be
the topic of a presentation by amateur genealogist Steven Flack at the Sunday,
Jan. 22, 2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His
presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy research library
materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions
before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit
http://tinyurl.com/z4kk3gm
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - https://jgsoi.wildapricot.org/event-2344064 ]
or phone 312-666-0100.

In his presentation, Steven Flack, a mostly self-taught genealogist with only
four years of experience, will use his own genealogical journey to vividly
illustrate the techniques that can help both novice and experienced family
history researchers.

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


JGSGB Offers Expert Help on Research Sunday, Jan. 29 #general

Ellie Goldberg
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston offers expert help at JGSGB's
Research Sunday, January 29, 2:00 - 4:30 pm at Temple Emanuel in Newton Centre.
(http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-7/)

Experienced researchers, strategists and translators meet with members in 20
minute appointments and use JGSGB's extensive research collection of books and
maps.

JGSGB members need to make an appointment and specify the language, skill or
task they are interested in at http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-7/ .
New members may join online or at the door.
Membership info: http://jgsgb.org/join/

Success stories: "I translated a Polish birth record." "I found a photo of my
great grandparents' graves." "I figured out when my grandparents arrived at
Ellis Island." "I learned that the person in a photo is my grandfather's
brother." "Translating the writing on the back of pictures identified relatives."
"I learned how to find census records and get naturalization applications." "I
learned how to get a certificate of arrival and how to get a low cost birth
certificate >from NY." "I found the dates of my great grandparents' deaths."

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is dedicated to
helping people discover and research their Jewish family history. JGSGB welcomes
beginners and has expert members with a broad range of skills in various
research techniques who are happy to help others.

Register for the eight-week course "Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family
History" starting March 1. (http://jgsgb.org/course).

For more information on programs and events, special interest groups
(SIGs), expert help, resources and membership go to jgsgb.org.

Ellie Goldberg, Newton, MA
goldberg@...
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgboston/
JGSGB events and blog on JewishBoston.com
http://www.jewishboston.com/organization/jewish-genealogical-society-of-greater-boston/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/xqV9eM ]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Jan. 22, 2017, meeting: "Genealogy is Easy, Fascinating, and Fun: How I Found the Feldmans" #general

News Releases JGSI-Events <jgsi-events@...>
 

"Genealogy is Easy, Fascinating, and Fun: How I Found the Feldmans" will be
the topic of a presentation by amateur genealogist Steven Flack at the Sunday,
Jan. 22, 2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His
presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy research library
materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions
before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit
http://tinyurl.com/z4kk3gm
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - https://jgsoi.wildapricot.org/event-2344064 ]
or phone 312-666-0100.

In his presentation, Steven Flack, a mostly self-taught genealogist with only
four years of experience, will use his own genealogical journey to vividly
illustrate the techniques that can help both novice and experienced family
history researchers.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGB Offers Expert Help on Research Sunday, Jan. 29 #general

Ellie Goldberg
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston offers expert help at JGSGB's
Research Sunday, January 29, 2:00 - 4:30 pm at Temple Emanuel in Newton Centre.
(http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-7/)

Experienced researchers, strategists and translators meet with members in 20
minute appointments and use JGSGB's extensive research collection of books and
maps.

JGSGB members need to make an appointment and specify the language, skill or
task they are interested in at http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-7/ .
New members may join online or at the door.
Membership info: http://jgsgb.org/join/

Success stories: "I translated a Polish birth record." "I found a photo of my
great grandparents' graves." "I figured out when my grandparents arrived at
Ellis Island." "I learned that the person in a photo is my grandfather's
brother." "Translating the writing on the back of pictures identified relatives."
"I learned how to find census records and get naturalization applications." "I
learned how to get a certificate of arrival and how to get a low cost birth
certificate >from NY." "I found the dates of my great grandparents' deaths."

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is dedicated to
helping people discover and research their Jewish family history. JGSGB welcomes
beginners and has expert members with a broad range of skills in various
research techniques who are happy to help others.

Register for the eight-week course "Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family
History" starting March 1. (http://jgsgb.org/course).

For more information on programs and events, special interest groups
(SIGs), expert help, resources and membership go to jgsgb.org.

Ellie Goldberg, Newton, MA
goldberg@...
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgboston/
JGSGB events and blog on JewishBoston.com
http://www.jewishboston.com/organization/jewish-genealogical-society-of-greater-boston/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/xqV9eM ]


1922 Kaunas Census ! #lithuania

Salinger Ralph
 

The Kaunas 1922 census has now been purchased by the Kaunas District
Research Group.

We are now in the process of raising funds for the translation of this
incredible material, which is in Lithuanian, Russian and Yiddish.
This census contains the address on one page, and the family list with
age, occupation, citizenship on another. As well, there are pages with
information about the apartment itself as this was a census of
apartments so there is information about heating, water supply etc.

Fortunately, it is very obvious which people were Jewish as there is
a nationality column. We will be treating this as a family list and
using the revision list template.

If you are interested in this project and are not a part of the Kaunas
District Research Group, please drop me a line.

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group
salinger@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 1922 Kaunas Census ! #lithuania

Salinger Ralph
 

The Kaunas 1922 census has now been purchased by the Kaunas District
Research Group.

We are now in the process of raising funds for the translation of this
incredible material, which is in Lithuanian, Russian and Yiddish.
This census contains the address on one page, and the family list with
age, occupation, citizenship on another. As well, there are pages with
information about the apartment itself as this was a census of
apartments so there is information about heating, water supply etc.

Fortunately, it is very obvious which people were Jewish as there is
a nationality column. We will be treating this as a family list and
using the revision list template.

If you are interested in this project and are not a part of the Kaunas
District Research Group, please drop me a line.

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group
salinger@...


1854 Cadastral Map of Narol in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

New on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: A complete full-color lithographed
1854 cadastral map of Narol, today in southeastern Poland:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/narol-1854/

Despite its small size, the town of Narol had a significant Jewish
presence, evidenced in the map by the marked masonry synagogue and the
large Jewish cemetery. In 1854, the town was neatly concentrated
around a compact and orderly square, with a few other houses scattered
among fields around the Jewish cemetery, and a mill downstream of town
on the Tanew River. Land and building parcel numbers are noted
throughout the map, making the beautiful map a useful historical and
genealogical resource as well.

Images for this map were provided to Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum
Panstwowe w Przemyslu:
http://www.przemysl.ap.gov.pl/index.php?lang=en

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Lviv, Ukraine
maps@...


JRI Poland #Poland 1854 Cadastral Map of Narol in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

New on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: A complete full-color lithographed
1854 cadastral map of Narol, today in southeastern Poland:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/narol-1854/

Despite its small size, the town of Narol had a significant Jewish
presence, evidenced in the map by the marked masonry synagogue and the
large Jewish cemetery. In 1854, the town was neatly concentrated
around a compact and orderly square, with a few other houses scattered
among fields around the Jewish cemetery, and a mill downstream of town
on the Tanew River. Land and building parcel numbers are noted
throughout the map, making the beautiful map a useful historical and
genealogical resource as well.

Images for this map were provided to Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum
Panstwowe w Przemyslu:
http://www.przemysl.ap.gov.pl/index.php?lang=en

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Lviv, Ukraine
maps@...