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Re: Are my husband and I related? #dna

Hatte Blejer
 

I went to a lecture on Jewish genetic diseases at IAJGS in Washington
DC and they spoke about the population bottleneck that occurred twice
for Ashkenazi Jews. The numbers I heard were 20,000 Jews entering
Europe (France perhaps) and then after the Black Death, with the
murder of many Jews, a small population such that all Ashkenazi Jews
are descended >from two women about 1000 years ago. They said 12th
century in the lecture but I have heard 10th century also I believe.

Then of course as in my family, we lived in small towns and married
others >from the town and in many families, the marriages were normally
cousin marriages. In my family we are usually double/triple/quadruple
MARGOLIS descendants of our 4th great grandparents due to these cousin
marriages. My great grandparents were cousins since her grandfather
and his mother were siblings.

Hatte Rubenstein Blejer
MARGOLIS, BRAMSON, GOLDSTOK, FRENKEL, RUSHANSKI and others in Suwalki,
Lomza, and Trakai Gubernias, Poland / Lithuania RUBENSTEIN, REIB,
WEINTRAUB, FREJER(MAN) in Belogorodka, Volhynia and possibly Zagare/
Vieksniai, Siauliai, Lithuania BLECHER, WALDMAN, SCHNEIDERMAN,
GILMAN, LITMANOVICH, NATONSON, ARONSON, WOLFSON in Romanov (near
Zhitomir) and in Latvia and Novopoltavka, Kherson


DNA Research #DNA Re: Are my husband and I related? #dna

Hatte Blejer
 

I went to a lecture on Jewish genetic diseases at IAJGS in Washington
DC and they spoke about the population bottleneck that occurred twice
for Ashkenazi Jews. The numbers I heard were 20,000 Jews entering
Europe (France perhaps) and then after the Black Death, with the
murder of many Jews, a small population such that all Ashkenazi Jews
are descended >from two women about 1000 years ago. They said 12th
century in the lecture but I have heard 10th century also I believe.

Then of course as in my family, we lived in small towns and married
others >from the town and in many families, the marriages were normally
cousin marriages. In my family we are usually double/triple/quadruple
MARGOLIS descendants of our 4th great grandparents due to these cousin
marriages. My great grandparents were cousins since her grandfather
and his mother were siblings.

Hatte Rubenstein Blejer
MARGOLIS, BRAMSON, GOLDSTOK, FRENKEL, RUSHANSKI and others in Suwalki,
Lomza, and Trakai Gubernias, Poland / Lithuania RUBENSTEIN, REIB,
WEINTRAUB, FREJER(MAN) in Belogorodka, Volhynia and possibly Zagare/
Vieksniai, Siauliai, Lithuania BLECHER, WALDMAN, SCHNEIDERMAN,
GILMAN, LITMANOVICH, NATONSON, ARONSON, WOLFSON in Romanov (near
Zhitomir) and in Latvia and Novopoltavka, Kherson


New Yizkor Book Translation: Antopol, Belarus #subcarpathia

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is pleased to announce the publication
in hard cover: “Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol, Belarus - Translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the
Jewish Community of Antopol.”

This memorial book of the Jewish Community of Antopol, Belarus weaves
together the history of a vibrant Jewish community, annihilated during
World War II, as told through first-hand accounts gathered >from its
original inhabitants. These stories edited and translated >from Yiddish
and Hebrew are dedicated to the Antopol survivors and the memory of
the 3,000 martyrs, whose names and stories fill these pages.

The book contains first-hand account of the vibrant life of the shtetl
before the Shoah, including descriptions of institutions, important
personalities, clubs, etc, and then what is known about the Holocaust
in Antopol. The book is a history of the town, that can serve as a
near-personal history for descendants of the town and material for
researchers.

"Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of Antopol, Belarus" is
the translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the Jewish Community of
Antopol. It was translated by Nathan Snyder and edited by Alicia Esther
Goldberg.

It was just published by the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project, part of
Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

470 pages, 8.5" by 11", hard cover

List price: $58.95 Available on Amazon for around $44, may have lower
prices elsewhere

For more information and links to order, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Antopol.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of Yizkor
Books, JewishGen, Inc.

To see all our publications and to learn more about the project, please go
to http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html .

Sandra Hirschhorn
Publicity Specialist
Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Monroe Township, NJ
sdh2381@comcast.net


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia New Yizkor Book Translation: Antopol, Belarus #subcarpathia

Donald & Sandra Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is pleased to announce the publication
in hard cover: “Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol, Belarus - Translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the
Jewish Community of Antopol.”

This memorial book of the Jewish Community of Antopol, Belarus weaves
together the history of a vibrant Jewish community, annihilated during
World War II, as told through first-hand accounts gathered >from its
original inhabitants. These stories edited and translated >from Yiddish
and Hebrew are dedicated to the Antopol survivors and the memory of
the 3,000 martyrs, whose names and stories fill these pages.

The book contains first-hand account of the vibrant life of the shtetl
before the Shoah, including descriptions of institutions, important
personalities, clubs, etc, and then what is known about the Holocaust
in Antopol. The book is a history of the town, that can serve as a
near-personal history for descendants of the town and material for
researchers.

"Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of Antopol, Belarus" is
the translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the Jewish Community of
Antopol. It was translated by Nathan Snyder and edited by Alicia Esther
Goldberg.

It was just published by the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project, part of
Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

470 pages, 8.5" by 11", hard cover

List price: $58.95 Available on Amazon for around $44, may have lower
prices elsewhere

For more information and links to order, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Antopol.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of Yizkor
Books, JewishGen, Inc.

To see all our publications and to learn more about the project, please go
to http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html .

Sandra Hirschhorn
Publicity Specialist
Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Monroe Township, NJ
sdh2381@comcast.net


German Towns: Osterholz and Osnabrueck #germany

Lande
 

We are gradually moving through the German towns alphabetically and would
welcome anyone interested in data entering Osterholz or Osnabrueck--
two large lists.

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


German SIG #Germany German Towns: Osterholz and Osnabrueck #germany

Lande
 

We are gradually moving through the German towns alphabetically and would
welcome anyone interested in data entering Osterholz or Osnabrueck--
two large lists.

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@starpower.net


Re: Need Help with German Document Translations #germany

Linda Shefler
 

Many thanks again to Andreas for his help translating my documents. Your
help is greatly appreciated! I don't need any further help at this time.
Shabbat shalom,

Linda Silverman Shefler, linda.shefler@gmail.com San Francisco East Bay


German SIG #Germany RE: Need Help with German Document Translations #germany

Linda Shefler
 

Many thanks again to Andreas for his help translating my documents. Your
help is greatly appreciated! I don't need any further help at this time.
Shabbat shalom,

Linda Silverman Shefler, linda.shefler@gmail.com San Francisco East Bay


Searching JACOBSONS in Lithuania #lithuania

Rebecca Hauer <beccahauer@...>
 

I'm wondering if someone can help me trace my family back to
Lithuania. My ggrandfather Barnet (Dov Ber) Jacobson, born in 1873,
was the youngest of 13 children, born in the Kovno area. His parents
were Natan Pesah and Lena. He and five siblings emigrated (separately)
to the US. I haven't been successful in identifying his immigration
record - he came over between 1889 and 1892, very likely through NY.

I think we have his brother's immigration record, under last name
Jankelson (Chaim Jankelson, 27 May 1884). Another sibling's
immigration records mentions Ariogala, and another Raseiniai. I
suspect Natan Pesah Jacobson would have died in the 1890s, probably
the latter half of the decade.

Can anyone offer suggestions on where to look to find any records on
Natan Pesah and Lena, and their 13 children (born 1855-1873) in
Lithuania?

Thank you,

Rebecca Hauer
beccahauer@gmail.com
Searching for JACOBSON in Kovno, Lithuania; RICHOLSON in Kalvaria,
Marijampoles, Lithunaia, GORDON in Panevezys, Lithunia, DEMBO in
Lithuania, LEIBOWITZ in Svisloch and Volkevysk, Belarus; KESSLER in
Vienna, Austria and Lemberg, Galicia; ROTH in Slovakia; KLAFTER in
Slovakia; ZOKENMAKHER in Konska Wola, Poland; RUBINSTEIN in Konska
Wola and Ryki, Poland; FINK in Skole, Ukraine; REINHARZ in L'viv,
Ukraine, HAUER in Bolechow; Ukraine; HECHT in Bolechow, Ukraine; ATLAS
in Lisko, Ukraine, HECHT in Frankfurt, Germany, STERN in Wieseck,
Germany


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching JACOBSONS in Lithuania #lithuania

Rebecca Hauer <beccahauer@...>
 

I'm wondering if someone can help me trace my family back to
Lithuania. My ggrandfather Barnet (Dov Ber) Jacobson, born in 1873,
was the youngest of 13 children, born in the Kovno area. His parents
were Natan Pesah and Lena. He and five siblings emigrated (separately)
to the US. I haven't been successful in identifying his immigration
record - he came over between 1889 and 1892, very likely through NY.

I think we have his brother's immigration record, under last name
Jankelson (Chaim Jankelson, 27 May 1884). Another sibling's
immigration records mentions Ariogala, and another Raseiniai. I
suspect Natan Pesah Jacobson would have died in the 1890s, probably
the latter half of the decade.

Can anyone offer suggestions on where to look to find any records on
Natan Pesah and Lena, and their 13 children (born 1855-1873) in
Lithuania?

Thank you,

Rebecca Hauer
beccahauer@gmail.com
Searching for JACOBSON in Kovno, Lithuania; RICHOLSON in Kalvaria,
Marijampoles, Lithunaia, GORDON in Panevezys, Lithunia, DEMBO in
Lithuania, LEIBOWITZ in Svisloch and Volkevysk, Belarus; KESSLER in
Vienna, Austria and Lemberg, Galicia; ROTH in Slovakia; KLAFTER in
Slovakia; ZOKENMAKHER in Konska Wola, Poland; RUBINSTEIN in Konska
Wola and Ryki, Poland; FINK in Skole, Ukraine; REINHARZ in L'viv,
Ukraine, HAUER in Bolechow; Ukraine; HECHT in Bolechow, Ukraine; ATLAS
in Lisko, Ukraine, HECHT in Frankfurt, Germany, STERN in Wieseck,
Germany


SCHOEN and PLONSKY in Israel? #general

Matthew Kessler
 

I'm searching for first cousins of my grandfather Albert SCHOEN. His
father Max SCHOEN was the 2nd of 6 children born to Morris SCHOEN and
Annie LOEW SCHOEN in New York.

Max's sister Bella married Philip PLONSKY. They had 2 daughters (confirmed
by the 1940 US Census and living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) named Diana
and Julia. Today they would both be around 90 years old. No one in my
immediate family seems to have kept in touch with or know where they ended
up except for a story that either Diana or her daughter visited the US >from
Israel in the 1960's.

Bella, Phil, and Max all died in the '50's and Albert in 2002. I have visited
where Bella and Phil are buried, and when I went last year, there were stones
on Phil's grave but not Bella's (they are a few rows away >from one another).
I do not know the married names for Diana nor Julia.

Matthew KESSLER
New York, NY - Researching:

SCHOEN, SCHON, FELLMAN, SCHLEZINGER, BRODMAN, KLEIN: Kosice, Slovakia
WOLSON, GIBBS, ABRAMS: Ukmerge, Lithuania; ROSNER: Khmil'nyk (Komlos) in
Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine; KLEIMAN, SEIGLE: Kamyanets Podilskyy, Ukraine;
Kamyanyets, Belarus; St. Petersburg, Russia
KESSLER, GOLDBLATT, GOLDBERGER: Berehove, Ukraine; Hat, Ukraine
SCHWARTZ, HERSHKOWITZ: Kyblyary, Ukraine; Uzhhorod, Ukraine

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHOEN and PLONSKY in Israel? #general

Matthew Kessler
 

I'm searching for first cousins of my grandfather Albert SCHOEN. His
father Max SCHOEN was the 2nd of 6 children born to Morris SCHOEN and
Annie LOEW SCHOEN in New York.

Max's sister Bella married Philip PLONSKY. They had 2 daughters (confirmed
by the 1940 US Census and living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) named Diana
and Julia. Today they would both be around 90 years old. No one in my
immediate family seems to have kept in touch with or know where they ended
up except for a story that either Diana or her daughter visited the US >from
Israel in the 1960's.

Bella, Phil, and Max all died in the '50's and Albert in 2002. I have visited
where Bella and Phil are buried, and when I went last year, there were stones
on Phil's grave but not Bella's (they are a few rows away >from one another).
I do not know the married names for Diana nor Julia.

Matthew KESSLER
New York, NY - Researching:

SCHOEN, SCHON, FELLMAN, SCHLEZINGER, BRODMAN, KLEIN: Kosice, Slovakia
WOLSON, GIBBS, ABRAMS: Ukmerge, Lithuania; ROSNER: Khmil'nyk (Komlos) in
Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine; KLEIMAN, SEIGLE: Kamyanets Podilskyy, Ukraine;
Kamyanyets, Belarus; St. Petersburg, Russia
KESSLER, GOLDBLATT, GOLDBERGER: Berehove, Ukraine; Hat, Ukraine
SCHWARTZ, HERSHKOWITZ: Kyblyary, Ukraine; Uzhhorod, Ukraine

MODERATOR NOTE: Please share contact information privately. Suggestions for
techniques or methods should be shared with the group.


White pages - Israel #ukraine

Alex Girshovich
 

Shalom Hana.

You can use the following site, which however requires to be fed in Hebrew.
http://private.b144.co.il/

I tried on my surname and found all the relevant phones.

There is also an English site, but it is not that successful - i could
not find myself there.
http://english.b144.co.il/

BR,
Alex Girshovich
Jerusalem, Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine White pages - Israel #ukraine

Alex Girshovich
 

Shalom Hana.

You can use the following site, which however requires to be fed in Hebrew.
http://private.b144.co.il/

I tried on my surname and found all the relevant phones.

There is also an English site, but it is not that successful - i could
not find myself there.
http://english.b144.co.il/

BR,
Alex Girshovich
Jerusalem, Israel


Brody #ukraine

Antonella Tiburzi <atiburzi5@...>
 

Dear Researcher, I am Antonella Tiburzi >from Italy and I am doing a
research about Brody (Galicia) during the Holocaust. >from 2008 until
now I have collected many interviews, testimonies, documents and
pictures but I often miss the names of the Brodian Jews who perished
in the Mass Murders Operations. Does anyone has documentations,
testimonies or else about it ??

I thank you for the help and I catch the chance to thank you for all
the precious information about the Jewish culture and identity in
Ukraine. Really thank you....
all the best.

antonella
antonella.tiburzi@merano-history.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Brody #ukraine

Antonella Tiburzi <atiburzi5@...>
 

Dear Researcher, I am Antonella Tiburzi >from Italy and I am doing a
research about Brody (Galicia) during the Holocaust. >from 2008 until
now I have collected many interviews, testimonies, documents and
pictures but I often miss the names of the Brodian Jews who perished
in the Mass Murders Operations. Does anyone has documentations,
testimonies or else about it ??

I thank you for the help and I catch the chance to thank you for all
the precious information about the Jewish culture and identity in
Ukraine. Really thank you....
all the best.

antonella
antonella.tiburzi@merano-history.com


Re: Are my husband and I related? #dna

Glenn J. Hill
 

When I did my family tree I was surprised to find that my mother`s parents
were first cousins! With one of them coming >from a Russian Jewish family
line, and the other >from an old Sephardic family that came through England
in the 1500`s and settled in Virginia in the 1600`s. And then back just a
couple of generations on the Sephardic side, that several times second
cousins were married as well.

I know that in one of these Sephardic families, the Mendes line, that there
were even nieces marrying Uncles, as well as first and second cousins
marrying. In the 'secret Jewish' Converso families like the Mendes family
and many others, the intermarrying was perhaps partially to keep the secret
of their actual status as 'Secret Jews' form being discovered.

Glenn Hill


DNA Research #DNA Re: Are my husband and I related? #dna

Glenn J. Hill
 

When I did my family tree I was surprised to find that my mother`s parents
were first cousins! With one of them coming >from a Russian Jewish family
line, and the other >from an old Sephardic family that came through England
in the 1500`s and settled in Virginia in the 1600`s. And then back just a
couple of generations on the Sephardic side, that several times second
cousins were married as well.

I know that in one of these Sephardic families, the Mendes line, that there
were even nieces marrying Uncles, as well as first and second cousins
marrying. In the 'secret Jewish' Converso families like the Mendes family
and many others, the intermarrying was perhaps partially to keep the secret
of their actual status as 'Secret Jews' form being discovered.

Glenn Hill


Re: Are my husband and I related? #dna

Max Heffler
 

As of this moment I have 6313 matches in Relative Finder at 23andMe and
growing all of the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Adelson [mailto:sjadelson@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 8:01 PM

.... I administer six Ashkenazi FTDNA kits on both sides of my
family (seven, including my own, but since I now have both of my parents, I
tend to ignore that one). We each have 2500-2900 matches, and about 10% of
them match ALL kits.


DNA Research #DNA RE: Are my husband and I related? #dna

Max Heffler
 

As of this moment I have 6313 matches in Relative Finder at 23andMe and
growing all of the time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Adelson [mailto:sjadelson@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 8:01 PM

.... I administer six Ashkenazi FTDNA kits on both sides of my
family (seven, including my own, but since I now have both of my parents, I
tend to ignore that one). We each have 2500-2900 matches, and about 10% of
them match ALL kits.

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