Date   

JGS of Maryland April 26 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Ava Cohn
Title: "Clued-In: Case Studies >from Sherlock Cohn, The Photo Genealogist"
Date and Time: Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room

In this fun and informative talk, Sherlock Cohn, the Jewish genealogy
sleuth, will explore how and why it is important to find the clues our
ancestors left us in their photographic portraits. The program leads
off with a definition of photo genealogy and explodes common myths
about dating Jewish photos. Participants will learn what clues an
expert looks for, how to organize your approach to dating and
interpreting photos, and how to match photo information with vital
records.

Sherlock will present two of her challenging cases to show how
accurate dating, photo identification, knowledge of fashion, and
matching records can shed light on our relatives' lives and the social
context in which their photos were taken.

There will be time at the end for members to have Ava analyze family
photos -- only one photo per person, please!

Ava Cohn brings a lifelong experience with heirloom photos and a
multidisciplinary approach to photo dating and interpretation. A
native of upstate New York, currently residing in the Chicago area,
she has a degree >from Brandeis University with coursework in
decorative arts, art history, and costume history at the Victoria and
Albert Museum, London. Recognizing the need for accurate dating of
Jewish family photographs, combined with specialized knowledge of
immigrant and Eastern European culture and traditions, she devotes her
work, almost exclusively, to Jewish family photographs. Cohn is a
speaker and writer whose articles have appeared in many Jewish
genealogy publications.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland April 26 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Ava Cohn
Title: "Clued-In: Case Studies >from Sherlock Cohn, The Photo Genealogist"
Date and Time: Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room

In this fun and informative talk, Sherlock Cohn, the Jewish genealogy
sleuth, will explore how and why it is important to find the clues our
ancestors left us in their photographic portraits. The program leads
off with a definition of photo genealogy and explodes common myths
about dating Jewish photos. Participants will learn what clues an
expert looks for, how to organize your approach to dating and
interpreting photos, and how to match photo information with vital
records.

Sherlock will present two of her challenging cases to show how
accurate dating, photo identification, knowledge of fashion, and
matching records can shed light on our relatives' lives and the social
context in which their photos were taken.

There will be time at the end for members to have Ava analyze family
photos -- only one photo per person, please!

Ava Cohn brings a lifelong experience with heirloom photos and a
multidisciplinary approach to photo dating and interpretation. A
native of upstate New York, currently residing in the Chicago area,
she has a degree >from Brandeis University with coursework in
decorative arts, art history, and costume history at the Victoria and
Albert Museum, London. Recognizing the need for accurate dating of
Jewish family photographs, combined with specialized knowledge of
immigrant and Eastern European culture and traditions, she devotes her
work, almost exclusively, to Jewish family photographs. Cohn is a
speaker and writer whose articles have appeared in many Jewish
genealogy publications.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


Cadastral Map for Lachowce (today Pidhiria) near Bohorodczany 1848 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadas.../lachowce-pidhiria-1848/

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort)

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Map for Lachowce 1848 (today, Pidhira) near Bohorodczany on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadas.../lachowce-pidhiria-1848/

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort.) In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap. To learn more about the history of Bohorodczany,
the surrounding villages, and the neighboring Stanislawow, I can
recommend Gesher Galicia board member, Andrew Zalewski's book,
"Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family."

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


1848 Cadastral Map for Lachowce (today Pidhiria) near Bohorodczany, Ukraine on Gesher Galicia's Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

This posting has a corrected URL >from our previous posting:

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:
In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap. To learn more about the history of Bohorodczany,
the surrounding villages, and the neighboring Stanislawow, I can
recommend Gesher Galicia board member, Andrew Zalewski's book,
"Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family."

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort.) In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap.

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Cadastral Map for Lachowce (today Pidhiria) near Bohorodczany 1848 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadas.../lachowce-pidhiria-1848/

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort)

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Map for Lachowce 1848 (today, Pidhira) near Bohorodczany on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadas.../lachowce-pidhiria-1848/

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort.) In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap. To learn more about the history of Bohorodczany,
the surrounding villages, and the neighboring Stanislawow, I can
recommend Gesher Galicia board member, Andrew Zalewski's book,
"Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family."

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech 1848 Cadastral Map for Lachowce (today Pidhiria) near Bohorodczany, Ukraine on Gesher Galicia's Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

This posting has a corrected URL >from our previous posting:

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:
In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap. To learn more about the history of Bohorodczany,
the surrounding villages, and the neighboring Stanislawow, I can
recommend Gesher Galicia board member, Andrew Zalewski's book,
"Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family."

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort.) In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap.

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #france

bounce-2947587-772957@...
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


French SIG #France New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #france

bounce-2947587-772957@...
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Cadastral Map for Lachowce (today Pidhiria) near Bohorodczany 1848 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/lachowce-pidhiria-1848/

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort.) In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap.

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Cadastral Map for Lachowce (today Pidhiria) near Bohorodczany 1848 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #ukraine

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has just added a new map to the Gesher Galicia
Cadastral Map Room:

Lachowce Cadastral Map 1848:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/lachowce-pidhiria-1848/

An incomplete, full-color paneled cadastral map of the village of
Lachowce (now Pidhiria), surveyed and printed in 1848. Heavily
annotated by a succession of Austrian and later Polish administrators,
the sheets of this copy were quartered and hard-backed for travel or a
field update. Buildings and land parcels are each numbered, and many
parcels also have landowner names written in. Although worn and with
missing panels, the map shows mixed-use lands bordering Hleb=F3wka and
concentrated Ruthenian residential/farming lands at center and
bordering Bohorodczany; the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is
located among those fields. Also at the northeast are huge linked
properties belonging to Rudolph Stadion, brother of the Galician
governor Franz Stadion, who freed Galician peasants >from serfdom just
before this map was made.

Lachowce was a village (in German Gemeinde) and Bohorodczany was a
town (in German Ort.) In the pre-Austrian times, Lachowce was a
farming village that belonged to the magnate families of Potockis and
Kossakowskis. In 1787, the ownership of Lachowce and the neighboring
town of Bohorodczany transitioned to the Austrian land administration
in a huge land swap.

The full map room is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


EDELMAN family and WACHMAN family in Latvia in 1800s #latvia

Di Edelman <diedelman@...>
 

Hello
We are trying to find information on my husband's family - the
EDELMANs & the WACHMANs.

Louis EDELMAN was born near Riga around 1845.
Sophia WACHMAN was born in Memel in 1851,
They were married In Vieksniai around 1873.

Their son, Albert EDELMAN, was born in Vieksniai on 14th October
1878.

Louis EDELMAN's father was Jacob EDELMAN who we think was a rabbi in
Vieksniai. He could read & write and was nicknamed "The Baron". We
think Louis's mother may have been Clara Johnstone who may have been
Irish.

Louis EDELMAN, his eldest son Edward George & Albert came to
Australia around 1889.

Sophia and the rest of the children followed a couple of years later.

We would appreciate any information.

Thank you

Di Edelman
Lota, Qld
Australia
diedelman@me.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia EDELMAN family and WACHMAN family in Latvia in 1800s #latvia

Di Edelman <diedelman@...>
 

Hello
We are trying to find information on my husband's family - the
EDELMANs & the WACHMANs.

Louis EDELMAN was born near Riga around 1845.
Sophia WACHMAN was born in Memel in 1851,
They were married In Vieksniai around 1873.

Their son, Albert EDELMAN, was born in Vieksniai on 14th October
1878.

Louis EDELMAN's father was Jacob EDELMAN who we think was a rabbi in
Vieksniai. He could read & write and was nicknamed "The Baron". We
think Louis's mother may have been Clara Johnstone who may have been
Irish.

Louis EDELMAN, his eldest son Edward George & Albert came to
Australia around 1889.

Sophia and the rest of the children followed a couple of years later.

We would appreciate any information.

Thank you

Di Edelman
Lota, Qld
Australia
diedelman@me.com


Re: Female Given name Hensha from Galitzia #general

Renee Steinig
 

Alberto Guido Chester <agchester@gmail.com> asked about alternatives
to the female name Hensha, which in his family occurred in Galicia. My
family too had a cousin by that name, who was born c. 1890 near
Tarnow, then in western Galicia. In the U.S., her name was spelled
Hencia. The Hebrew name on her grave is Hana.

The JRI-Poland database lists over 4,000 records that include the
names Hencie/Hencia, Hencze, Hentsche/Hentscha -- almost all from
Galicia.

While JewishGen's Given Names Database doesn't list these spellings,
it does include the names Khantshe and Khantsye as Yiddish nicknames
of the Hebrew name Khana.

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Ancestry New Features #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com has recently announced new features. On the "New Ancestry" (I
posted about their new website in February), the Ancestry Academy and more
on their DNA. I am going to include some links about each of these so I do
not have to post on each new enhancement as they come along- and if you are
interested you can go to the links and subscribe for information. If these
were not substantial changes to the Ancestry site I would not be posting
about them. I generally do not post when any of the genealogy sites add new
records to their existing databases-as each add every week and I would be
doing nothing else but posting about that for each of the major genealogy
sites-- I plan to continue that practice. I will continue to post when any
of the genealogical companies offer free access to their databases.

Ancestry Academy

This week Ancestry launched their Ancestry Academy, a new educational
website that has video courses taught by experts in the field of genealogy
and family history. You can learn at your own pace-there are a series of
courses broken into short lessons. There are optional tests -there is an app
so you can learn at home or away and new courses will added monthly.

To read more about Ancestry Academy and how to access it with your Ancestry
subscription or purchase the unlimited access go to:
http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/04/16/introducing-ancestry-academy/

To access the Ancestry academy go to:
https://academy.ancestry.com/academy/courses/

The New Ancestry

As I posted about in February, Ancestry has totally redesigned their
website. They have added two new features: "Life Story" and "Historical
Insights". Life Story analyzes all of the events, sources and relationships
you have added to your tree to create a time line including adding any
photos you may have attached to your online tree. This means you have to
have your tree posted to the Ancestry website. If you are interested in
being informed to any new features being added in to the "New Ancestry" you
can sign up for the beta by invitation only-by going to:
http://home.ancestry.com/beta/
Note: I have not personally tried these new features as I do not post my
tree any online genealogy program-that is my personal preference and should
not influence anyone else's decision to post or not post their trees.

More on DNA-New Ancestor Discoveries

In March I was invited to participate with other select genealogists and
bloggers to an online demonstration of new features for Ancestry's DNA
testing. This was embargoed for several weeks and was announced a week ago
for the public. They call their new program-New Ancestor Discoveries-- which
matches the Ancestry DNA test with all the family trees posted on Ancestry.
You have to take a DNA test with Ancestry to participate. Even if you have
not posted your tree on Ancestry, they take your DNA test results-and see if
any other people match and list them on "your" DNA page. To read more on
this go to:
http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/04/02/introducing-a-breakthrough-in-dna/ .
[or http://tinyurl.com/mb4vcuw --Mod.]

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Female Given name Hensha from Galitzia #general

Renee Steinig
 

Alberto Guido Chester <agchester@gmail.com> asked about alternatives
to the female name Hensha, which in his family occurred in Galicia. My
family too had a cousin by that name, who was born c. 1890 near
Tarnow, then in western Galicia. In the U.S., her name was spelled
Hencia. The Hebrew name on her grave is Hana.

The JRI-Poland database lists over 4,000 records that include the
names Hencie/Hencia, Hencze, Hentsche/Hentscha -- almost all from
Galicia.

While JewishGen's Given Names Database doesn't list these spellings,
it does include the names Khantshe and Khantsye as Yiddish nicknames
of the Hebrew name Khana.

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry New Features #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.com has recently announced new features. On the "New Ancestry" (I
posted about their new website in February), the Ancestry Academy and more
on their DNA. I am going to include some links about each of these so I do
not have to post on each new enhancement as they come along- and if you are
interested you can go to the links and subscribe for information. If these
were not substantial changes to the Ancestry site I would not be posting
about them. I generally do not post when any of the genealogy sites add new
records to their existing databases-as each add every week and I would be
doing nothing else but posting about that for each of the major genealogy
sites-- I plan to continue that practice. I will continue to post when any
of the genealogical companies offer free access to their databases.

Ancestry Academy

This week Ancestry launched their Ancestry Academy, a new educational
website that has video courses taught by experts in the field of genealogy
and family history. You can learn at your own pace-there are a series of
courses broken into short lessons. There are optional tests -there is an app
so you can learn at home or away and new courses will added monthly.

To read more about Ancestry Academy and how to access it with your Ancestry
subscription or purchase the unlimited access go to:
http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/04/16/introducing-ancestry-academy/

To access the Ancestry academy go to:
https://academy.ancestry.com/academy/courses/

The New Ancestry

As I posted about in February, Ancestry has totally redesigned their
website. They have added two new features: "Life Story" and "Historical
Insights". Life Story analyzes all of the events, sources and relationships
you have added to your tree to create a time line including adding any
photos you may have attached to your online tree. This means you have to
have your tree posted to the Ancestry website. If you are interested in
being informed to any new features being added in to the "New Ancestry" you
can sign up for the beta by invitation only-by going to:
http://home.ancestry.com/beta/
Note: I have not personally tried these new features as I do not post my
tree any online genealogy program-that is my personal preference and should
not influence anyone else's decision to post or not post their trees.

More on DNA-New Ancestor Discoveries

In March I was invited to participate with other select genealogists and
bloggers to an online demonstration of new features for Ancestry's DNA
testing. This was embargoed for several weeks and was announced a week ago
for the public. They call their new program-New Ancestor Discoveries-- which
matches the Ancestry DNA test with all the family trees posted on Ancestry.
You have to take a DNA test with Ancestry to participate. Even if you have
not posted your tree on Ancestry, they take your DNA test results-and see if
any other people match and list them on "your" DNA page. To read more on
this go to:
http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/04/02/introducing-a-breakthrough-in-dna/ .
[or http://tinyurl.com/mb4vcuw --Mod.]

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #courland #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #courland #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

97401 - 97420 of 663969