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(US-VT) University of Vermont Health Network Launches DNA Risk Screening Pilot Program #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The University of Vermont Health Network launched a pilot program to offer DNA testing as part of routine medical care to detect patient risk for specific diseases. This is a 12-month pilot program which started November 1st at U of Vermont primary care sites. About 1,000 patients will be screened. The company Invitae will provide the testings, assessing 147 genes for certain disease risks, including carrier status for other conditions.  University of Vermont said, "Integrating genetic risks into clinical care will help patients and providers in their decision-making."

 

The University of Vermont is also partnering with  LunaPBC a genomic data-sharing platform.  Patients who opt for genomic testing will have the choice to share their results with researchers through LunaDNA.  


To read more see:

https://www.genomeweb.com/molecular-diagnostics/u-vermont-health-network-launches-dna-risk-screening-pilot-program

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: New site/app for searching graves in Israel #israel

elsbo@...
 

 I put the names in Hebrew. I could only write the first 4 letters but I found relatives that I've been searching for.


Re: Date of Birth input into databases

nardir4@...
 

HI Angie.I used Family Tree for the Y-dna test.I am also on Ancestry,My Heritage,and Gedmatch with my autosomal dna results.
Best Wishes
Robin


Warrant Issued Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database-- A Game Changer #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Accessing public DNA databases to find a potential familial match for a criminal act such as murder or rape started in April 2018 when California police used GEDmatch to identify someone whom they believe is the Golden State Killer. Since then there have been many law enforcement agencies that applied the same method to their own cases. Private DNA testing firms such as 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage,  etc. have pledged to keep their client’s genetic information private, and GEDmatch, a public site  restricted police access earlier this year, by requiring the use to opt-in for law enforcement access to their genetic information.

 

Last week a detective in Florida announced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference  convention that he was successful to “penetrate” GEDmatch and search its full database of almost one million users. It appears to be the first time a judge approved such a warrant. With a court overruling the company’s policy may be a game changer for those who upload their genetic information to such a site.  Remember, when you are sharing your genetic information, that encompasses not only your own personal information, but those family members who share your DNA. It is anticipated that a similar approach will be used to see if law enforcement may access the larger private genetic databases.


FamilyTree DNA, like GEDmatch make it possible for anyone to upload their DNA information and start looking for relatives.  FamilyTreeDNA permits law enforcement searches of its database of 2 million users for certain types of crimes.

 

For more information read: https://www.yahoo.com/news/game-changer-warrant-let-detective-125158273.html

The article originally appeared in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/business/dna-database-search-warrant.html

 

 

Thank you to Bill Forsyth, ProQuest, for sharing the article with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Help with Yiddish Translation

alipshaw@...
 

Can anyone help me translate the following two images? 


Josef Erlich of Ostrowiec Poland

alipshaw@...
 

Hi!

i am looking for information regarding Josef Erlich born 1913 in Ostrowiec Poland. He was married to Mindel Berger who died along with their 4 young sons in Treblinka. I have recently learned that Josef survived and moved to Miami in the 1950’s, however that’s my dead end. 


Any assistance appreciate!

smiles,
anna 
alipshaw@...


Re: Ship manifest 1857

Susan&David
 

Wilhelm Wolf can be found on Ancestry.com arriving New York aboard the Admiral on 16 April, 1857. He is 16 years old from Bavaria.
The passport application, if it is by the same Wilhelm Wolf, has mis-remembered ship information, not unusual after 46 years and little in the way of resources to locate the true details.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 11/6/2019 11:28 AM, John Anderson wrote:

I am faced with a problem regarding my maternal great grandfather, Wilhelm WOLF; I am unsure of the ship on which he arrived.

 

Here is what I thought I knew: I found, at one  time, a manifest with his name on it on the ship Admiral sailing from  Havre to NYC arriving 16 Apr 1857. He was born 03 Dec 1840 in Deidesheim, Germany, then  a part of Bavaria.

 

However, there is a passport application for him dated 11 May 1903 from Newark, Essex County, New Jersey in which he clearly states he sailed aboard the Wilhelm Tell from Havre, France on or about the 1st of March 1857.

 

I cannot find any proof or manifest list, however, to substantiate this. Any ideas?

 

John Anderson,

Orlando, Florida

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10



JGS of Illinois presents Curt B. Witcher of the Allen County Library on Nov. 17

Martin Fischer
 

“Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research” and “More than Surname Surfing: Best Practices for Using the Internet for Genealogy” will be the topics of two presentations by genealogy library manager Curt B. Witcher at the Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This special program will start at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. Attendees will sign in beginning at 12:30 p.m.

For this meeting only, the JGSI library and help desk will not be available. For more information, see the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois website at https://jgsi.org/event-3163820 or phone 312-666-0100.


Curt B. Witcher is manager of the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Newspapers and other periodical publications can be a wealth of family history information. “Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research,” which starts at 1 p.m., should be of interest to anyone conducting genealogical research.

While many family history documents remain on paper in archives and government offices, increasingly such genealogical research resources are being put online. In his second presentation, “More than Surname Surfing: Best Practices for Using the Internet for Genealogy,” which starts at 2:30 p.m., Curt will share tips for effective use of online genealogical resources.

The Allen County Library is well-known for its genealogical research resources, offering a collection of interest to family historians worldwide. Its extensive collection includes more than 350,000 printed volumes and more than 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. These include family histories, census records, city directories, passenger lists, military records and much more. Their online databases include Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline.com and AmericanAncestors.org as well as government document and obituary databases.

Curt B. Witcher is the library’s Senior Manager for Special Collections, a job which entails managing The Genealogy Center, serving as general curator for that institution’s Rare and Fine Book Collection, and supervising the new Lincoln Financial Collection’s Lincoln Library. He has worked at the Allen County Public Library for more than 35 years. Curt is a member of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association, a past chair of the association’s History Section, a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. 


JGSI is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. The group is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. 

The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members.


Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website: https://jgsi.org
Searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD): https://jgsi.org/JGSI-Jewish-Chicago-Database


ViewMate translation request - Hungarian - Ilona CYNOWER #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

Dear researchers,
Please translate the handwritten Hungarian birth record of Ilona CYNOWER on
ViewMate at the following 4 addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75664
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75665
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75666
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75667
Please respond using the online ViewMate form at these addresses.
Many thanks in advance,
Selma Sheridan
Oswego NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate translation request - Hungarian - Ilona CYNOWER #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan
 

Dear researchers,
Please translate the handwritten Hungarian birth record of Ilona CYNOWER on
ViewMate at the following 4 addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75664
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75665
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75666
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75667
Please respond using the online ViewMate form at these addresses.
Many thanks in advance,
Selma Sheridan
Oswego NY


Re: grave on Mt. Of Olives

Flavio Baran <fdbaran@...>
 

This is a link to the new Israel Chevra Kadisha website: https://gravez.me/en/
Although it says that Mt. of Olives cemetery is not yet included ("coming soon"), I would try to contact them through the website and ask for help.
Good luck,
Vered Dayan   


Istvan Csepke - Mystery Child on JDC card #france #hungary

Judi Gyory Missel
 

In searching the recently available JDC cards, I found my relatives Imre and Maria Aszodi heading to France after escaping from Budapest after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. They eventually settled in Toronto, Canada. On their departure card, a 4 year old child named Istvan Csepke born in Debrecen is listed as part of the family. Istvan never went to Canada. No one in the family has ever heard of him and, unfortunately, both Imre and Maria have passed away. Does anyone have any idea of how to go about looking for Istvan? Was he being taken to relatives in France? I know of no other family from Debrecen, so how did he end up in Imre and Maria's care? Did he die in France and that's why he did not go with them to Canada? 
Any ideas for further research would be appreciated.
Judi Gyori Missel
Mesa, Arizona


Ship manifest 1857

John Anderson
 

I am faced with a problem regarding my maternal great grandfather, Wilhelm WOLF; I am unsure of the ship on which he arrived.

 

Here is what I thought I knew: I found, at one  time, a manifest with his name on it on the ship Admiral sailing from  Havre to NYC arriving 16 Apr 1857. He was born 03 Dec 1840 in Deidesheim, Germany, then  a part of Bavaria.

 

However, there is a passport application for him dated 11 May 1903 from Newark, Essex County, New Jersey in which he clearly states he sailed aboard the Wilhelm Tell from Havre, France on or about the 1st of March 1857.

 

I cannot find any proof or manifest list, however, to substantiate this. Any ideas?

 

John Anderson,

Orlando, Florida

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Looking for Lois KULINSKY in USA #usa

sharrandipity@...
 

Lois Kulinksy passed away in early September, 2019.  She was a Family Law attorney with a fine reputation. I knew her professionally and not personally.  Her obituary may be found in the Chicago Tribune and/or the Chicago Sun Times.


Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeteries #hungary

michael_perl9@...
 

Tom,

Some of the updates that I posted to H-SIG have already been posted to the IAJGS website (e.g. see Carei, Baia Mare, Seini, Hajdusamson). I am awaiting confirmation that the next batch have also been added.
This is a great resource in planning visits to various towns in addition to the information on the very helpful Jewish Heritage Europe site. Here is the link for Romania. (Copy and paste into your browser)
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/romania/heritage-heritage-sites/

Use the US Commission Survey and scroll down to the cemeteries section to find the FEDROM report.

Michael

From: Vivian Kahn <vkahn@kmort.com>

Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 11:00 AM

To: SIG Hungarian <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Cc: tom <tomk@ecologicaltech.com>; michael_perl9@hotmail.com <michael_perl9@hotmail.com>; Altman Nolan <naltman@jewishgen.org>

Subject: Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeteries




I have used the International Jewish Cemetery Project at
https://iajgscemetery.org/ to find information about cemeteries. Another appropriate repository would be any KehilaLinks websites that have been created for the communities reviwed.



Vivian Kahn

JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


On Nov 3, 2019, at 11:04 PM, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeteries
From: tomk@ecologicaltech.com
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 16:07:41 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3
that's great, but is there any way to update the information on jewishgen? there is jowbr, and, i think, some older infofiles as well. if i were looking to visit these cemeteries, i'd be more likely to search the website than to look through the h-sig discussion
group for updates.

....... tom klein, toronto
Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeterieswrote:
I visited a number of towns and cities in Eastern Hungary and Transylvania
over the last month. I wrote updates/reviews for IAJGS but thought it would
be of interest to the list as well. In many cases, the location descriptions
available >from Mazsihisz or Fedrom are inaccurate or incomplete and I have given more specific locations.
I also visited Debrecen and Szekesfehervar but have nothing to add to what
is already known.
Please scroll down to read the towns of interest.
Hungary:
Berettyoujfalu
Derecske
Hajdusamson
Puspokladany
Vancsod
Romania:
Arad Old Neolog
Baia Mare / Nagybanya
Carei / Nagykaroly
Cermei / Cselmo
Chisieneu Cris / Kisjeno
Mediesu Aurit / Aranyosmeggyes
Pincota/Pancota, Arad County
Seini / Szinervaralja
Vanatori / Vadasz, Arad County


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeteries #hungary

michael_perl9@...
 

Tom,

Some of the updates that I posted to H-SIG have already been posted to the IAJGS website (e.g. see Carei, Baia Mare, Seini, Hajdusamson). I am awaiting confirmation that the next batch have also been added.
This is a great resource in planning visits to various towns in addition to the information on the very helpful Jewish Heritage Europe site. Here is the link for Romania. (Copy and paste into your browser)
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/romania/heritage-heritage-sites/

Use the US Commission Survey and scroll down to the cemeteries section to find the FEDROM report.

Michael

From: Vivian Kahn <vkahn@kmort.com>

Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 11:00 AM

To: SIG Hungarian <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>

Cc: tom <tomk@ecologicaltech.com>; michael_perl9@hotmail.com <michael_perl9@hotmail.com>; Altman Nolan <naltman@jewishgen.org>

Subject: Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeteries




I have used the International Jewish Cemetery Project at
https://iajgscemetery.org/ to find information about cemeteries. Another appropriate repository would be any KehilaLinks websites that have been created for the communities reviwed.



Vivian Kahn

JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


On Nov 3, 2019, at 11:04 PM, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeteries
From: tomk@ecologicaltech.com
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 16:07:41 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3
that's great, but is there any way to update the information on jewishgen? there is jowbr, and, i think, some older infofiles as well. if i were looking to visit these cemeteries, i'd be more likely to search the website than to look through the h-sig discussion
group for updates.

....... tom klein, toronto
Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeterieswrote:
I visited a number of towns and cities in Eastern Hungary and Transylvania
over the last month. I wrote updates/reviews for IAJGS but thought it would
be of interest to the list as well. In many cases, the location descriptions
available >from Mazsihisz or Fedrom are inaccurate or incomplete and I have given more specific locations.
I also visited Debrecen and Szekesfehervar but have nothing to add to what
is already known.
Please scroll down to read the towns of interest.
Hungary:
Berettyoujfalu
Derecske
Hajdusamson
Puspokladany
Vancsod
Romania:
Arad Old Neolog
Baia Mare / Nagybanya
Carei / Nagykaroly
Cermei / Cselmo
Chisieneu Cris / Kisjeno
Mediesu Aurit / Aranyosmeggyes
Pincota/Pancota, Arad County
Seini / Szinervaralja
Vanatori / Vadasz, Arad County


BADER Emma #hungary

Amit N
 

Dear all,

I am trying to crack open a black hole, with no luck so far.
My grandmother's uncle was married to a woman who according to the
family knowledge took her life at some point. I have succeeded to find
her maiden name this week. She was Dr. SPITZER Istvanne Szul BADER
Emma.
I can tell they were married before 1900, and that she died sometime
between 1910's-1930's. They lived in Sombor (Zombor in Hungarian,
nowadays Serbia).
I thought that such a case would appear on newspapers, but couldn't
find anything in Hungaricana.hu. I don't read Hungarian, so that's
another impediment...A JewishGen search also did not show results.
Do you have any idea on how to break this wall and find some
information about her and her untimely death?

Thank you all,
Amit Naor
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary BADER Emma #hungary

Amit N
 

Dear all,

I am trying to crack open a black hole, with no luck so far.
My grandmother's uncle was married to a woman who according to the
family knowledge took her life at some point. I have succeeded to find
her maiden name this week. She was Dr. SPITZER Istvanne Szul BADER
Emma.
I can tell they were married before 1900, and that she died sometime
between 1910's-1930's. They lived in Sombor (Zombor in Hungarian,
nowadays Serbia).
I thought that such a case would appear on newspapers, but couldn't
find anything in Hungaricana.hu. I don't read Hungarian, so that's
another impediment...A JewishGen search also did not show results.
Do you have any idea on how to break this wall and find some
information about her and her untimely death?

Thank you all,
Amit Naor
Israel


Re: The name Orzsike #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Orzse, Orzsike, Bozse, Bozsi are nicknames for Erzsebet (sometimes Elsa, El=
za, Eliza) just like Erzsi, Erzsike.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com
cell (international format): +36-30-546-6950

-----Original Message-----
From: H-SIG [mailto:h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:00 AM
To: H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: [h-sig] The name Orzsike

Dear all,

Thanks to Judy Petersen, I have found a death notice for one of my great-gr=
eat-great grandfathers. One of the names signed as mourners is Orzsike (the=
O has Umlaut).
What name this could refer to? It is obviously a nickname. Could it be Erzs=
ebet?

Thank you very much,
Amit Naor
Israel


Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeteries #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I have used the International Jewish Cemetery Project at =
https://iajgscemetery.org/ to find information about cemeteries. Another =
appropriate repository would be any KehilaLinks websites that have been =
created for the communities reviwed.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


On Nov 3, 2019, at 11:04 PM, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> =
wrote:
=20
Subject: Re: Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian =
Cemeteries
From: tomk@ecologicaltech.com
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 16:07:41 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3
=20
that's great, but is there any way to update the information on =
jewishgen? there is jowbr, and, i think, some older infofiles as well. =
if i were looking to visit these cemeteries, i'd be more likely to =
search the website than to look through the h-sig discussion group for =
updates.
=20
....... tom klein, toronto
Reviews of visits to Hungarian and Transylvanian Cemeterieswrote:
=20
I visited a number of towns and cities in Eastern Hungary and =
Transylvania
over the last month. I wrote updates/reviews for IAJGS but thought it =
would
be of interest to the list as well. In many cases, the location =
descriptions
available >from Mazsihisz or Fedrom are inaccurate or incomplete and I =
have given more specific locations.
I also visited Debrecen and Szekesfehervar but have nothing to add to =
what
is already known.
=20
Please scroll down to read the towns of interest.
=20
Hungary:
Berettyoujfalu
Derecske
Hajdusamson
Puspokladany
Vancsod
=20
Romania:
Arad Old Neolog
Baia Mare / Nagybanya
Carei / Nagykaroly
Cermei / Cselmo
Chisieneu Cris / Kisjeno
Mediesu Aurit / Aranyosmeggyes
Pincota/Pancota, Arad County
Seini / Szinervaralja
Vanatori / Vadasz, Arad County
=20
=20
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