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Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #unitedkingdom

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #unitedkingdom

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Re: Rom-SIG Digest: November 21, 2013 #romania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Steve et al,
Yes, this is written in Bulgarian, definitely.

Merle Kastner
merlek@videotron.ca

----- Original Message -----
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To: "rom-sig digest recipients" <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 2:04 AM
Subject: rom-sig digest: November 21, 2013


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to the JewishGen Romania SIG Funds
HELP US TO HELP YOU
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20
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ROM-SIG Digest for Thursday, November 21, 2013.

1. ViewMate Translation Request - Bulgarian?

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Subject: ViewMate Translation Request - Bulgarian?
From: taubman@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:51:21 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello!

I have posted a letter on ViewMate (actually this is a re-posting) that
may have been written to/>from Zacharia TAUBMAN or possibly a person with
the surname of ALADJEM and may reference persons in Sofia, Bulgaria
and/or Bucharest, Romania. I have been told that the letter may be
written in Bulgarian. I would greatly appreciate a translation (direct
or loose). Alternatively, if anyone is able to identify the language
that would be very helpful as well!

The letter is posted as two separate files:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18665
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18666

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you,

Steve Taubman
Pacifica, CA

Researching:

TAUBMANN, TAUBMAN >from Bucharest, Romania; ALADJEM >from Sofiya,
Bulgaria;
KOSSOFF, KUCHEL, MARKMAN, ISENBEY >from Pavoloch, Fastov and/or Kiev
Region, Ukraine;
ALTSZYLER, SALBE, TENENBAUM, SILVER >from Radom, Poland; BRAJTER from
Lublin, Poland; FINKELSZTEJN, SZAFRAN, TAMRES >from Nasielsk, Poland;
KADISH, KADISCH, FISHKIN >from Minsk, Russia; ETKIN, SAPERSTEIN, SHAPIRO
from Kaunas, Lithuania;
KOBLINTZ, MOSKOWITZ, REIKES, ROSENFELD >from Russia; TABAKIERKA, KRAMER
from Korets, Berezdov and/or Rivne, Ukraine;
RZESZKOWSKI, SPERLING, SZPERLING, SZPIEWAK >from Lodz, Poland










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Romania SIG #Romania Re: Rom-SIG Digest: November 21, 2013 #romania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Steve et al,
Yes, this is written in Bulgarian, definitely.

Merle Kastner
merlek@videotron.ca

----- Original Message -----
From: "Romania SIG digest" <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "rom-sig digest recipients" <rom-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 2:04 AM
Subject: rom-sig digest: November 21, 2013


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Support the work of YOUR Romania-SIG with a contribution
to the JewishGen Romania SIG Funds
HELP US TO HELP YOU
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20
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ROM-SIG Digest for Thursday, November 21, 2013.

1. ViewMate Translation Request - Bulgarian?

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: ViewMate Translation Request - Bulgarian?
From: taubman@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:51:21 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello!

I have posted a letter on ViewMate (actually this is a re-posting) that
may have been written to/>from Zacharia TAUBMAN or possibly a person with
the surname of ALADJEM and may reference persons in Sofia, Bulgaria
and/or Bucharest, Romania. I have been told that the letter may be
written in Bulgarian. I would greatly appreciate a translation (direct
or loose). Alternatively, if anyone is able to identify the language
that would be very helpful as well!

The letter is posted as two separate files:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18665
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18666

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you,

Steve Taubman
Pacifica, CA

Researching:

TAUBMANN, TAUBMAN >from Bucharest, Romania; ALADJEM >from Sofiya,
Bulgaria;
KOSSOFF, KUCHEL, MARKMAN, ISENBEY >from Pavoloch, Fastov and/or Kiev
Region, Ukraine;
ALTSZYLER, SALBE, TENENBAUM, SILVER >from Radom, Poland; BRAJTER from
Lublin, Poland; FINKELSZTEJN, SZAFRAN, TAMRES >from Nasielsk, Poland;
KADISH, KADISCH, FISHKIN >from Minsk, Russia; ETKIN, SAPERSTEIN, SHAPIRO
from Kaunas, Lithuania;
KOBLINTZ, MOSKOWITZ, REIKES, ROSENFELD >from Russia; TABAKIERKA, KRAMER
from Korets, Berezdov and/or Rivne, Ukraine;
RZESZKOWSKI, SPERLING, SZPERLING, SZPIEWAK >from Lodz, Poland










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Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #romania

bounce-2701115-772976@...
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Romania SIG #Romania Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #romania

bounce-2701115-772976@...
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Thank You..Segall Town #general

Bubylu@...
 

I can't express my thanks in enough ways. I received so very many
responses >from so many wonderful people who were nice enough to feed
me information on information on my Grandfather Nathan Segall's
naturalization record. It was explained that "King" meant loyalty to
the King of Romania.

Thank you all and I hope that one day I will be able to help others.

Thanks again and Happy Chanukah and Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Lois Segall Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com
Delray Beach, FL

Searching: Segal, Leibovitz, Greif, Schiesel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank You..Segall Town #general

Bubylu@...
 

I can't express my thanks in enough ways. I received so very many
responses >from so many wonderful people who were nice enough to feed
me information on information on my Grandfather Nathan Segall's
naturalization record. It was explained that "King" meant loyalty to
the King of Romania.

Thank you all and I hope that one day I will be able to help others.

Thanks again and Happy Chanukah and Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Lois Segall Friedman
Bubylu@aol.com
Delray Beach, FL

Searching: Segal, Leibovitz, Greif, Schiesel


JGSCV Founding Member Werner Frank Awarded Prize for Book: The Curse of Gurs: Way Station to Auschwitz #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

It is with great pride that I inform the JewishGen Discussion Group
subscribers that JGSCV founding member Werner Frank who is also one
of the founding members of Ger-SIG has been awarded the Landespreis
award a Regional/State Prize [Germany] for home research. His book
"The Curse of Gurs: Way Station to Auschwitz" was awarded second place.
Werner traces the fate of Baden Jews in the Nazi era. Werner's research
found he had 700 members of his family out of the 6500 imprisoned in
the camp. The jury observed that his authored work in the English
language resulted in remarkable and extensive research that encompassed
Frank's widespread family. Werner donated the 1300 euro award for the
further study of Jewish history. A short video [less than 4 minutes]
about the ward and Werner is available for viewing at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N76AbbYc6Mk . The video is in German
and there is no English translation available.

JGSCV had the privilege of having Werner talk about his book in 2011
and it was an excellent and moving presentation.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCV Founding Member Werner Frank Awarded Prize for Book: The Curse of Gurs: Way Station to Auschwitz #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

It is with great pride that I inform the JewishGen Discussion Group
subscribers that JGSCV founding member Werner Frank who is also one
of the founding members of Ger-SIG has been awarded the Landespreis
award a Regional/State Prize [Germany] for home research. His book
"The Curse of Gurs: Way Station to Auschwitz" was awarded second place.
Werner traces the fate of Baden Jews in the Nazi era. Werner's research
found he had 700 members of his family out of the 6500 imprisoned in
the camp. The jury observed that his authored work in the English
language resulted in remarkable and extensive research that encompassed
Frank's widespread family. Werner donated the 1300 euro award for the
further study of Jewish history. A short video [less than 4 minutes]
about the ward and Werner is available for viewing at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N76AbbYc6Mk . The video is in German
and there is no English translation available.

JGSCV had the privilege of having Werner talk about his book in 2011
and it was an excellent and moving presentation.

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #warsaw #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #warsaw #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


FamilySearch Photoduplication Requests #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

As some of you know, for the past several months, FamilySearch
<https://familysearch.org/> has been making copies of records held in the
Family History Library available free of charge upon request. The request,
which is submitted via an online form, must contain specific information,
such as FHL film number, individual's name, title of record, event type,
event date and place, and record number. I have used this service
repeatedly to obtain copies of New York City birth, marriage and death
certificates for my relatives, after retrieving the required information
from indexes available on ItalianGen <http://italiangen.org/> or Steve
Morse's website <http://stevemorse.org/#births>

When FamilySearch first introduced this free service, requesters were
limited to five items per request per week. FamilySearch was initially
flooded with requests, and, as a result, reduced the limit to five items per
request per month. The good news is that, as of early November, the limit
was increased back to five items per request per week. Essentially, this
means that if you have a large number of document requests (like I do), you
can get them fulfilled four times as quickly.

For additional information on FamilySearch's photoduplication services,
including a link to their online photoduplication request form, see this
website: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FamilySearch Photoduplication Requests #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

As some of you know, for the past several months, FamilySearch
<https://familysearch.org/> has been making copies of records held in the
Family History Library available free of charge upon request. The request,
which is submitted via an online form, must contain specific information,
such as FHL film number, individual's name, title of record, event type,
event date and place, and record number. I have used this service
repeatedly to obtain copies of New York City birth, marriage and death
certificates for my relatives, after retrieving the required information
from indexes available on ItalianGen <http://italiangen.org/> or Steve
Morse's website <http://stevemorse.org/#births>

When FamilySearch first introduced this free service, requesters were
limited to five items per request per week. FamilySearch was initially
flooded with requests, and, as a result, reduced the limit to five items per
request per month. The good news is that, as of early November, the limit
was increased back to five items per request per week. Essentially, this
means that if you have a large number of document requests (like I do), you
can get them fulfilled four times as quickly.

For additional information on FamilySearch's photoduplication services,
including a link to their online photoduplication request form, see this
website: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, MA


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Re: Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #latinamerica

LornaKay <lorna.kay@...>
 

Without the Latvia & Courland databases, and especially those records
transcribed by the late Christine Usdin, I would have hit the proverbial
brick wall. Information found on JewishGen opened up the whole spectrum
of records in Latvia and enabled me (with the help of the girls at the Riga
archives) to get back to 1759 - quite a feat!

Thanks for all the hard work on the part of everyone involved with
JewishGen.

Regards

Lorna Kay
Chairman - Manchester Regional Group
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Researching
WEISBERG (Kamenets Podolsk, Pruskurov, Zhvanets - Ukraine)
SEABERG (Tukkums, Sassmacken - Latvia)
KAHN (Mitau - Latvia)
BLUESTONE (Roumania)
KUTCHINSKY (Piotrkow - Russian Poland)
BRADPIECE (Austria)


Latvia SIG #Latvia RE: Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #latvia

LornaKay <lorna.kay@...>
 

Without the Latvia & Courland databases, and especially those records
transcribed by the late Christine Usdin, I would have hit the proverbial
brick wall. Information found on JewishGen opened up the whole spectrum
of records in Latvia and enabled me (with the help of the girls at the Riga
archives) to get back to 1759 - quite a feat!

Thanks for all the hard work on the part of everyone involved with
JewishGen.

Regards

Lorna Kay
Chairman - Manchester Regional Group
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Researching
WEISBERG (Kamenets Podolsk, Pruskurov, Zhvanets - Ukraine)
SEABERG (Tukkums, Sassmacken - Latvia)
KAHN (Mitau - Latvia)
BLUESTONE (Roumania)
KUTCHINSKY (Piotrkow - Russian Poland)
BRADPIECE (Austria)


Re: DNA to prove parentage #dna

sbloom@...
 

David-

There are DNA companies that focus on testing of parentage, however,
an autosomal test such as FTDNA's Family Finder or 23andme's Relative
Finder would be conclusive in confirming parentage as well (maternal
or paternal).

An Mt-dna test would also show whether someone else is a close
maternal line relative, but I don't think it would be as conclusive
in showing whether someone was say, a mother vs. sister or maternal
aunt, etc.

For the autosomal test, it would be very evident >from the amount of
DNA shared with a particular woman whether she was your mother or not
(or anyone else and their mother,speaking broadly).

However, I think it might be prudent to discuss this with an attorney
in your country (or wherever the friend is) , to find out what
constitutes proof, etc in a legal issue such as this one.

The trick of course is going to be getting her (the mother's) DNA if
your friend is in a legal battle with her (you need a good sample
from the puttative child and parent)!
Steve Bloom
Central Virginia, USA

I would love your guidance please.

I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who suspects that her
mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help to find her
birth parents.

She is seriously thinking of taking legal action against members of
her hitherto family for wrongful deeds in the past, and I feel she
must have DNA testing to both prove that she is not her mother's
daughter and perhaps point the direction to her birth parentage.


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA to prove parentage #dna

sbloom@...
 

David-

There are DNA companies that focus on testing of parentage, however,
an autosomal test such as FTDNA's Family Finder or 23andme's Relative
Finder would be conclusive in confirming parentage as well (maternal
or paternal).

An Mt-dna test would also show whether someone else is a close
maternal line relative, but I don't think it would be as conclusive
in showing whether someone was say, a mother vs. sister or maternal
aunt, etc.

For the autosomal test, it would be very evident >from the amount of
DNA shared with a particular woman whether she was your mother or not
(or anyone else and their mother,speaking broadly).

However, I think it might be prudent to discuss this with an attorney
in your country (or wherever the friend is) , to find out what
constitutes proof, etc in a legal issue such as this one.

The trick of course is going to be getting her (the mother's) DNA if
your friend is in a legal battle with her (you need a good sample
from the puttative child and parent)!
Steve Bloom
Central Virginia, USA

I would love your guidance please.

I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who suspects that her
mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help to find her
birth parents.

She is seriously thinking of taking legal action against members of
her hitherto family for wrongful deeds in the past, and I feel she
must have DNA testing to both prove that she is not her mother's
daughter and perhaps point the direction to her birth parentage.

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