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Elise ITZIG COHN of Berlin #germany

Judith Elam
 

I am searching for information on and possible descendants of Elise ITZIG
COHN of Berlin. She was born some time after 1868. Her parents were
Theodor Salomon ITZIG and Meta WEISS, both of whom are buried at Weissensee
Cemetery, Berlin. I do not know if Elise had siblings. Pleae contact me
directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Elise ITZIG COHN of Berlin #germany

Judith Elam
 

I am searching for information on and possible descendants of Elise ITZIG
COHN of Berlin. She was born some time after 1868. Her parents were
Theodor Salomon ITZIG and Meta WEISS, both of whom are buried at Weissensee
Cemetery, Berlin. I do not know if Elise had siblings. Pleae contact me
directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Re: Comparison of DNA testing services #dna

Judy Simon
 

Hi Arnold,

I should preface my answer with this statement: I do not work for
Family Tree DNA, I am a hobbyist genetic genealogist and I am a
volunteer coordinator for several surname and geographic projects that
use Family Tree DNA as the testing company. I do not get any
financial gain in return for recommending FTDNA or for administering
projects through FTDNA.

These are the reasons I chose Family Tree DNA over the other testing companies:

1. The test results are accurate and guaranteed. If there is any
ambiguity in the results, FTDNA will re-run your sample at no cost to
you. None of the other companies will do this.

2. Family Tree DNA has the largest database of Jewish DNA samples.
There is nothing in the DNA that inherently says "this person's
ancestry is >from the Ukraine" or "this person is an Ashkenazi Jew"
or "this person's ancestors were named Goldberg." The way we can make
statements about the ancestry of any given individual's DNA is by
comparing it to other samples in the database. The larger and more
representative of the entire population the database is, the better we
can estimate where and when a common ancestor between the individual
and his/her DNA matches lived. FTDNA has samples >from all major
Ashkenazi Jewish maternal and paternal lines, as well as a less
complete but growing Sephardic and Mizrachi database.

3. The FTDNA staff is very helpful in answering any questions you may
have. The founder and CEO, Bennett Greenspan, personally responds to
inquiries. Bennett started the company in 2000 when he was trying to
determine if a person in Argentina with the same last name as his
relative in the US could be related. When he convinced Dr Michael
Hammer at the University of Arizona genetics lab to compare the two
samples and discovered that they matched each other, he realized that
many other genealogists would want to use this DNA tool also. Bennett
is a JewishGenner like the rest of us; he had an idea that worked and
built it into a company that the rest of us can use to help break down
our own genealogical brick walls. He is personally involved in the
day-to-day management of the company, and listens to suggestions from
customers.

3. Family Tree DNA takes great measures to protect the privacy and
confidentiality of your DNA results.

4. If you order your DNA test kit >from FTDNA through JewishGen
(http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/genbygen.html) JewishGen gets a
contribution >from FTDNA for each order.

I have been using Family Tree DNA for over five years and am
completely satisfied with their product and their service.

Judy Simon
New York
researching mtDNA haplogroups HV, H*, U7;
Y-DNA haplogroups J1, J2, Q, E1b1b1

On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM, <RavADS@aol.com> wrote:

Can anyone help me to
understand the difference between the companies, and why one would be more
helpful to me than another?

Arnold D. Samlan
West Hempstead, NY


DNA Research #DNA Re: Comparison of DNA testing services #dna

Judy Simon
 

Hi Arnold,

I should preface my answer with this statement: I do not work for
Family Tree DNA, I am a hobbyist genetic genealogist and I am a
volunteer coordinator for several surname and geographic projects that
use Family Tree DNA as the testing company. I do not get any
financial gain in return for recommending FTDNA or for administering
projects through FTDNA.

These are the reasons I chose Family Tree DNA over the other testing companies:

1. The test results are accurate and guaranteed. If there is any
ambiguity in the results, FTDNA will re-run your sample at no cost to
you. None of the other companies will do this.

2. Family Tree DNA has the largest database of Jewish DNA samples.
There is nothing in the DNA that inherently says "this person's
ancestry is >from the Ukraine" or "this person is an Ashkenazi Jew"
or "this person's ancestors were named Goldberg." The way we can make
statements about the ancestry of any given individual's DNA is by
comparing it to other samples in the database. The larger and more
representative of the entire population the database is, the better we
can estimate where and when a common ancestor between the individual
and his/her DNA matches lived. FTDNA has samples >from all major
Ashkenazi Jewish maternal and paternal lines, as well as a less
complete but growing Sephardic and Mizrachi database.

3. The FTDNA staff is very helpful in answering any questions you may
have. The founder and CEO, Bennett Greenspan, personally responds to
inquiries. Bennett started the company in 2000 when he was trying to
determine if a person in Argentina with the same last name as his
relative in the US could be related. When he convinced Dr Michael
Hammer at the University of Arizona genetics lab to compare the two
samples and discovered that they matched each other, he realized that
many other genealogists would want to use this DNA tool also. Bennett
is a JewishGenner like the rest of us; he had an idea that worked and
built it into a company that the rest of us can use to help break down
our own genealogical brick walls. He is personally involved in the
day-to-day management of the company, and listens to suggestions from
customers.

3. Family Tree DNA takes great measures to protect the privacy and
confidentiality of your DNA results.

4. If you order your DNA test kit >from FTDNA through JewishGen
(http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/genbygen.html) JewishGen gets a
contribution >from FTDNA for each order.

I have been using Family Tree DNA for over five years and am
completely satisfied with their product and their service.

Judy Simon
New York
researching mtDNA haplogroups HV, H*, U7;
Y-DNA haplogroups J1, J2, Q, E1b1b1

On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM, <RavADS@aol.com> wrote:

Can anyone help me to
understand the difference between the companies, and why one would be more
helpful to me than another?

Arnold D. Samlan
West Hempstead, NY


Auschwitz database #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Most of the Jewishgenners know how to find a name in the the Auschwitz database
http://en.auschwitz.org.pl But there is another website much more easy to use :
http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2007/03/56657.php Both these websites are made
from the death certificates written by the Germans on the original cards were they
registered every prisonner's complete status, when entering the camp. I was told
that it's possible to obtain a copy of these cards. Does someone know how ?

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Auschwitz database #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Most of the Jewishgenners know how to find a name in the the Auschwitz database
http://en.auschwitz.org.pl But there is another website much more easy to use :
http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2007/03/56657.php Both these websites are made
from the death certificates written by the Germans on the original cards were they
registered every prisonner's complete status, when entering the camp. I was told
that it's possible to obtain a copy of these cards. Does someone know how ?

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
http://www.convoi73.org and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


1914 - Jewish Juvenile Stars, San Francisco, CA #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened to be doing research in the San Francisco Chronicle and saw an
interesting article which was full of information about Jewish children who had
acting talents.

Here is what I found in the February 16, 1914, page 10, issue: "King Zimm of
Zanzibar," With Musical Trimmings, Brings Coming Stars to Front.
"King Zimm of Zanzibar," a fantastic muscial comedy introduced the following
juvenile stars under the auspices of the Council of Jewish Juniors at the Columbia
Theater:
Bernard Greiff, King Zimm; Chester Cohn, court jester; Louis C. Weyl, Bomba;
Jerry Schoenfeld, Inventor Hale; Marie Gutman, Iantha; Dorothy Friedenthal;
Julian Kohn; Harold Freeman; J. Leslie Jacobs; Carolyn Caro; Hazel Mendelsohn;
Laurence Thieben; Clarence Levy; Minnie Liberman

Hope this is of interest to San Francisco researchers.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1914 - Jewish Juvenile Stars, San Francisco, CA #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I happened to be doing research in the San Francisco Chronicle and saw an
interesting article which was full of information about Jewish children who had
acting talents.

Here is what I found in the February 16, 1914, page 10, issue: "King Zimm of
Zanzibar," With Musical Trimmings, Brings Coming Stars to Front.
"King Zimm of Zanzibar," a fantastic muscial comedy introduced the following
juvenile stars under the auspices of the Council of Jewish Juniors at the Columbia
Theater:
Bernard Greiff, King Zimm; Chester Cohn, court jester; Louis C. Weyl, Bomba;
Jerry Schoenfeld, Inventor Hale; Marie Gutman, Iantha; Dorothy Friedenthal;
Julian Kohn; Harold Freeman; J. Leslie Jacobs; Carolyn Caro; Hazel Mendelsohn;
Laurence Thieben; Clarence Levy; Minnie Liberman

Hope this is of interest to San Francisco researchers.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


STUMLER (with umlaut) or STUEMLER #general

Judith Elam
 

I am searching for a female STUMLER or STUEMLER, born 1923 either in Leipzig or
Berlin. Her parents were Leib Chaim STUMLER and Sprinze HASENLAUF. Sprinze was
born in 1896 in Oswiecim and lived in Leipzig. It is possible the STUMLER's moved
to Berlin.

If anyone has information, please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STUMLER (with umlaut) or STUEMLER #general

Judith Elam
 

I am searching for a female STUMLER or STUEMLER, born 1923 either in Leipzig or
Berlin. Her parents were Leib Chaim STUMLER and Sprinze HASENLAUF. Sprinze was
born in 1896 in Oswiecim and lived in Leipzig. It is possible the STUMLER's moved
to Berlin.

If anyone has information, please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii


Research VAN KOTE, MUSIKANT, KORPES, FRANSMAN, ROOS. #general

Catherine Renard <2catherine.renard@...>
 

Searching into the JewishGen Discussion Group archives, I found a posting dated 29 j
uillet 1998 >from Micheline Gutmann, telling about someone looking for descendants of
his ancestors >from Amsterdam (names above). I would be very glad to join the person
researching these names. Is it possible even if this is a rather old message ?
Catherine RENARD
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research VAN KOTE, MUSIKANT, KORPES, FRANSMAN, ROOS. #general

Catherine Renard <2catherine.renard@...>
 

Searching into the JewishGen Discussion Group archives, I found a posting dated 29 j
uillet 1998 >from Micheline Gutmann, telling about someone looking for descendants of
his ancestors >from Amsterdam (names above). I would be very glad to join the person
researching these names. Is it possible even if this is a rather old message ?
Catherine RENARD
France


Elise ITZIG COHN of Berlin #general

Judith Elam
 

I am searching for information on and possible descendants of Elise ITZIG COHN of
Berlin. She was born some time after 1868. Her parents were Theodor Salomon
ITZIG and Meta WEISS, both of whom are buried at Weissensee Cemetery, Berlin. I do
not know if Elise had siblings. Pleae contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Elise ITZIG COHN of Berlin #general

Judith Elam
 

I am searching for information on and possible descendants of Elise ITZIG COHN of
Berlin. She was born some time after 1868. Her parents were Theodor Salomon
ITZIG and Meta WEISS, both of whom are buried at Weissensee Cemetery, Berlin. I do
not know if Elise had siblings. Pleae contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii


Re: South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth #southafrica

Colin Plen
 

Museum
E-mail Address(es):
museum@beyachad.co.za

Colin Plen

----- Original Message -----
From: "balden" <balden@zahav.net.il>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:28 PM
Subject: [safrica] South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth


Does the South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth in Sandringham
Johannesburg have an e-mail address?

If so is there someone who can provide me with it.

Many thanks.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth #southafrica

Colin Plen
 

Museum
E-mail Address(es):
museum@beyachad.co.za

Colin Plen

----- Original Message -----
From: "balden" <balden@zahav.net.il>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:28 PM
Subject: [safrica] South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth


Does the South African Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth in Sandringham
Johannesburg have an e-mail address?

If so is there someone who can provide me with it.

Many thanks.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.


Re: Hungarian given names #hungary

tom
 

for hungarian names, it seems to be a good resource, but i would start arguing about its accuracy >from the very first name: a'bel is NOT ">from the greek", but is a biblical, hebrew name!!! in fact, the site lists almost all biblical names as being greek, and their references to hebrew seem to be >from christian theological sources.



....... tom klein, toronto

amos.zezmer@orange.fr wrote:

I just found two very interesting links to Hungarian given names, one
for male and one for female names. I think it will help many of us sort
out and understand our Hungarian relatives' given names.

http://www.20000-names.com/male_hungarian_names.htm (170 given names!)

http://www.20000-names.com/female_hungarian_names.htm (141 given names!)

If there are links to more complete listings, please share with all of us.

Amos ZEZMER
Yerres, France
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER, SCHLANGER and ACKERMAN (among others)
in the Uzhhorod and Mukacheve regions


A Debrecen tombstone query #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer
 

I have posted an image of Lina WEISZ's tombstone---VM12733---onto the
ViewMate site ( http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate ).

It is in the Debrecen cemetery.

I cannot decipher her full Hebrew name on the first line of the
inscription. I can only make out "Leah."

If anyone can help, please respond privately.

Thank you.

Amos ZEZMER
Yerres, France
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER, SCHLANGER and ACKERMAN within the
Uzhhorod, Zemplin and Mukacheve regions


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Hungarian given names #hungary

tom
 

for hungarian names, it seems to be a good resource, but i would start arguing about its accuracy >from the very first name: a'bel is NOT ">from the greek", but is a biblical, hebrew name!!! in fact, the site lists almost all biblical names as being greek, and their references to hebrew seem to be >from christian theological sources.



....... tom klein, toronto

amos.zezmer@orange.fr wrote:

I just found two very interesting links to Hungarian given names, one
for male and one for female names. I think it will help many of us sort
out and understand our Hungarian relatives' given names.

http://www.20000-names.com/male_hungarian_names.htm (170 given names!)

http://www.20000-names.com/female_hungarian_names.htm (141 given names!)

If there are links to more complete listings, please share with all of us.

Amos ZEZMER
Yerres, France
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER, SCHLANGER and ACKERMAN (among others)
in the Uzhhorod and Mukacheve regions


Hungary SIG #Hungary A Debrecen tombstone query #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer
 

I have posted an image of Lina WEISZ's tombstone---VM12733---onto the
ViewMate site ( http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate ).

It is in the Debrecen cemetery.

I cannot decipher her full Hebrew name on the first line of the
inscription. I can only make out "Leah."

If anyone can help, please respond privately.

Thank you.

Amos ZEZMER
Yerres, France
Researching SPIEGEL, ROTH, BLEIER, SCHLANGER and ACKERMAN within the
Uzhhorod, Zemplin and Mukacheve regions