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JewishGen Offers New Class -Research in Belarus #courland #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers new class: Researching Your Roots in Belarus
June 25 - July 23

The Belarus SIG is celebrating their website's new look. The website revamp has made it much easier to find information about your family. JewishGen Education is offering a four week course in researching your ancestors in Belarus. The class will cover record searches within the modern boundaries of Belarus including parts of the former Lithuania, parts of Latvia and parts of Poland. A map on the Home page shows the modern boundaries:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/index.html

This is a one-on-one personal mentoring class. You work with an instructor who will help you analyze your data for missing information and search for records.

You may concentrate on multiple surnames >from the same District.
Class includes downloadable lessons to help you with surnames and given names, types of records, how to use secondary sources, how to write up your research and communicate with others.

Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online and interact with the instructor. To meet the needs of international students this course is open 24/7.

This course requires an application. Application
http://www.jewishgen.org/Education/description.asp?course=40067

The Tuition is $125. Enrollment is limited.
If you have questions, just ask.
Send your questions and/or application by clicking:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden
Instruction Manager, JewishGen


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen Offers New Class -Research in Belarus #latvia #courland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers new class: Researching Your Roots in Belarus
June 25 - July 23

The Belarus SIG is celebrating their website's new look. The website revamp has made it much easier to find information about your family. JewishGen Education is offering a four week course in researching your ancestors in Belarus. The class will cover record searches within the modern boundaries of Belarus including parts of the former Lithuania, parts of Latvia and parts of Poland. A map on the Home page shows the modern boundaries:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/index.html

This is a one-on-one personal mentoring class. You work with an instructor who will help you analyze your data for missing information and search for records.

You may concentrate on multiple surnames >from the same District.
Class includes downloadable lessons to help you with surnames and given names, types of records, how to use secondary sources, how to write up your research and communicate with others.

Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online and interact with the instructor. To meet the needs of international students this course is open 24/7.

This course requires an application. Application
http://www.jewishgen.org/Education/description.asp?course=40067

The Tuition is $125. Enrollment is limited.
If you have questions, just ask.
Send your questions and/or application by clicking:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden
Instruction Manager, JewishGen


JewishGen Offers New Class - Research in Belarus #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers new class: Researching Your Roots in Belarus
June 25 - July 23

The Belarus SIG is celebrating their website's new look. The website
revamp has made it much easier to find information about your family.
JewishGen Education is offering a four week course in researching your
ancestors in Belarus. The class will cover record searches within the
modern boundaries of Belarus including parts of the former Lithuania,
parts of Latvia and parts of Poland. A map on the Home page shows the
modern boundaries:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/index.html

This is a one-on-one personal mentoring class. You work with an
instructor who will help you analyze your data for missing information
and search for records.

You may concentrate on multiple surnames >from the same District.
Class includes downloadable lessons to help you with surnames and given
names, types of records, how to use secondary sources, how to write up
your research and communicate with others.

Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search
online and interact with the instructor. To meet the needs of
international students this course is open 24/7.

This course requires an application. Application
http://www.jewishgen.org/Education/description.asp?course=40067

The Tuition is $125. Enrollment is limited.
If you have questions, just ask.
Send your questions and/or application by clicking:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden
Instruction Manager, JewishGen


Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen Offers New Class - Research in Belarus #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers new class: Researching Your Roots in Belarus
June 25 - July 23

The Belarus SIG is celebrating their website's new look. The website
revamp has made it much easier to find information about your family.
JewishGen Education is offering a four week course in researching your
ancestors in Belarus. The class will cover record searches within the
modern boundaries of Belarus including parts of the former Lithuania,
parts of Latvia and parts of Poland. A map on the Home page shows the
modern boundaries:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/index.html

This is a one-on-one personal mentoring class. You work with an
instructor who will help you analyze your data for missing information
and search for records.

You may concentrate on multiple surnames >from the same District.
Class includes downloadable lessons to help you with surnames and given
names, types of records, how to use secondary sources, how to write up
your research and communicate with others.

Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search
online and interact with the instructor. To meet the needs of
international students this course is open 24/7.

This course requires an application. Application
http://www.jewishgen.org/Education/description.asp?course=40067

The Tuition is $125. Enrollment is limited.
If you have questions, just ask.
Send your questions and/or application by clicking:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden
Instruction Manager, JewishGen


"Ethnicity" breakdown in ancestry.com DNA analysis #dna

Ann Rabinowitz
 

A friend told me that she was adopted by Jewish parents and did not
know who her birth parents were. As a result, she decided to take a
DNA test with Ancestry.com. The results >from her test give her an
ethnicity estimate as follows: Ireland, 45%, Euro West, 21%, Iberian
Peninsula, 12%, Italy/Greece, 7%, and West Asia 9%. Nothing about
Jewish ethnicity at all which seems to confirm that she was adopted
and her birth parents were non-Jews.

In addition to her test, her daughter decided to take a DNA test as
well. However, her daughter's ethnicity estimate results were
European Jew, 35%, Ireland, 22%, Iberian Peninsula, 11%, Euro West,
6%, UK, 5% and West Asia, 16%.

Can someone tell me how Ancestry.com comes up with their results for
women. How could Helene have no Jewish DNA and her daughter have it???
Does Ancestry.com have a means of providing paternal ethnicity as
Renee's father was Jewish????

Thanks,

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@bellsouth.net


DNA Research #DNA "Ethnicity" breakdown in ancestry.com DNA analysis #dna

Ann Rabinowitz
 

A friend told me that she was adopted by Jewish parents and did not
know who her birth parents were. As a result, she decided to take a
DNA test with Ancestry.com. The results >from her test give her an
ethnicity estimate as follows: Ireland, 45%, Euro West, 21%, Iberian
Peninsula, 12%, Italy/Greece, 7%, and West Asia 9%. Nothing about
Jewish ethnicity at all which seems to confirm that she was adopted
and her birth parents were non-Jews.

In addition to her test, her daughter decided to take a DNA test as
well. However, her daughter's ethnicity estimate results were
European Jew, 35%, Ireland, 22%, Iberian Peninsula, 11%, Euro West,
6%, UK, 5% and West Asia, 16%.

Can someone tell me how Ancestry.com comes up with their results for
women. How could Helene have no Jewish DNA and her daughter have it???
Does Ancestry.com have a means of providing paternal ethnicity as
Renee's father was Jewish????

Thanks,

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@bellsouth.net


Itsak Wolf WEISSLER #general

abediw@...
 

Is this person Itsak Wolf WEISSLER in your family tree...he may have been a
ggrandfather of mine.

Diana WEINMAN
Monroe Tw, NJ
LEIBOWITZ, LEIBOVICI, GOODMAN, GUTTMAN

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Itsak Wolf WEISSLER #general

abediw@...
 

Is this person Itsak Wolf WEISSLER in your family tree...he may have been a
ggrandfather of mine.

Diana WEINMAN
Monroe Tw, NJ
LEIBOWITZ, LEIBOVICI, GOODMAN, GUTTMAN

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Itsak Wolf WEISSLER #romania

abediw@...
 

Is this person Itsak Wolf WEISSLER in your family tree...he may have been a
ggrandfather of mine.

Diana WEINMAN
Monroe Tw, NJ
LEIBOWITZ, LEIBOVICI, GOODMAN, GUTTMAN

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not already done so then you should post your
family name and place of residence to the JewishGen Family Finder:
<www.jewishgen.org@jgff> This site is visited by many researchers
daily. Someone may see you your listing and contact you.


Romania SIG #Romania Itsak Wolf WEISSLER #romania

abediw@...
 

Is this person Itsak Wolf WEISSLER in your family tree...he may have been a
ggrandfather of mine.

Diana WEINMAN
Monroe Tw, NJ
LEIBOWITZ, LEIBOVICI, GOODMAN, GUTTMAN

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not already done so then you should post your
family name and place of residence to the JewishGen Family Finder:
<www.jewishgen.org@jgff> This site is visited by many researchers
daily. Someone may see you your listing and contact you.


Re: SITE CITE -Jewish Registers from Arnsberg and Detmold online #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Thanks to Tobias Kemper for pointing out the appearance of this
wonderful resource. This is a major event, much like the on-line
publication of the Hessen Gatermann films 3 years ago.

After some prep and coordination, we hope to announce an indexing
project for these records.

Meanwhile, Jeanette Rosenberg is familiarizing herself with them by
looking for family. She and I will put together a user's guide as soon
as she's done. She says she has fewer than 500 to go! ;)

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 5/30/2016, Tobias A Kemper kemper@lenz-kemper.de wrote:
The State Archives at Detmold have online published the Jewish
Personenstandsregister >from Regierungsbezirk Detmold and Arnsberg,
for the years 1808-1875:
Regierungsbezirk Detmold: [begin at] http://tinyurl.com/gpvgfbh
Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg: [begin at] http://tinyurl.com/zk7y5qm


German SIG #Germany Re: SITE CITE -Jewish Registers from Arnsberg and Detmold online #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Thanks to Tobias Kemper for pointing out the appearance of this
wonderful resource. This is a major event, much like the on-line
publication of the Hessen Gatermann films 3 years ago.

After some prep and coordination, we hope to announce an indexing
project for these records.

Meanwhile, Jeanette Rosenberg is familiarizing herself with them by
looking for family. She and I will put together a user's guide as soon
as she's done. She says she has fewer than 500 to go! ;)

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 5/30/2016, Tobias A Kemper kemper@lenz-kemper.de wrote:
The State Archives at Detmold have online published the Jewish
Personenstandsregister >from Regierungsbezirk Detmold and Arnsberg,
for the years 1808-1875:
Regierungsbezirk Detmold: [begin at] http://tinyurl.com/gpvgfbh
Regierungsbezirk Arnsberg: [begin at] http://tinyurl.com/zk7y5qm


Hiring a car & driver in Switzerland? #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

I will be in Zurich for a few days later this year. Some of my
ancestors lived in some villages within an hour's drive or less from
there in the 1500s-1600s. I would like to visit these villages, and
rather than have to figure out train/bus schedules and have their time
constraints, I want to hire a car and driver for a day.

Here in the US, I would contact a car service. Can anyone give me
suggestions for locating a reliable car service in Zurich? Thanks!

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com
Author of: Long-Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Ancestors >from Home


German SIG #Germany Hiring a car & driver in Switzerland? #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

I will be in Zurich for a few days later this year. Some of my
ancestors lived in some villages within an hour's drive or less from
there in the 1500s-1600s. I would like to visit these villages, and
rather than have to figure out train/bus schedules and have their time
constraints, I want to hire a car and driver for a day.

Here in the US, I would contact a car service. Can anyone give me
suggestions for locating a reliable car service in Zurich? Thanks!

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com
Author of: Long-Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Ancestors >from Home


ViewMate - Photo - Can you identify anyone? #general

Hallie Metzger
 

I've posted a picture of my grandmother Rebekah Sachs (second >from left)
with friends in Riga. Can anyone identify the other people with her? It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46790

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Hannah Metzger


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Photo - Can you identify anyone? #general

Hallie Metzger
 

I've posted a picture of my grandmother Rebekah Sachs (second >from left)
with friends in Riga. Can anyone identify the other people with her? It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46790

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Hannah Metzger


ViewMate - Help Identifying Polish location #general

Hallie Metzger
 

I've posted a photograph of my grandfather at a Yeshiva in Poland. I'd
appreciate help identifying the name at the bottom of the picture so I
can find out where he studied. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46789

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Hannah Metzger


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Help Identifying Polish location #general

Hallie Metzger
 

I've posted a photograph of my grandfather at a Yeshiva in Poland. I'd
appreciate help identifying the name at the bottom of the picture so I
can find out where he studied. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46789

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Hannah Metzger


Help sought in identifying photos (VIZHANSKY family) #general

boris
 

My father-in-law, Abram VIZHANSKY, born in Kovno, always assumed he was the
sole survivor in his family. He only knew of an uncle who went to Argentina
before the war, probably in the 1920's. About a month ago, we found his
children, five first cousins of Abram's and recently had a first "meeting"
via skype.

Among the things and memories exchanged, for the first time in 75 years, the
newfound cousins sent us photos received >from Lithuania in the 1930's.
Unfortunately, there are no inscriptions with the photos, the people in the
photos are unknown, with one exception, a photo which depicts Abrams'
grandparents who he recognized at once, and his father Moishe who was killed
by Lithuanians in Kaunas on the second day of the war.

Most if not all of the people in these photos were murdered but there were
other families in the West who were related and to this branch and who might
have received the same photos, inscribed. Perhaps some on this forum will
recognize the photos or family names who were married to VIZHANSKYS.

All photos are at
http://www.bfcollection.net/family/vizhansky_unknown/index.htm

Other related family names related to Vizhansky by mar5riage are VOLK / VALK
/ UZVALK/ IZVOLSKY, SHEIN / SHEYN, YANUKOVSKY / YANUKOWSKI / YANUKINSKY,
BUDINSKY, SANDER, GESEL, CHERNYAVSKY, KUR, KATS / KATZ, KATSEV / KATZEV,
BAVER, SHADEVICH, MAZUR.

The primary geographic area of interest is the town of Pilvishki / Pilvishok
/ Pilvishkiai in the Vilkavishkis dictrict.

Thank you!

Boris Feldblyum
boris@bfcollection.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help sought in identifying photos (VIZHANSKY family) #general

boris
 

My father-in-law, Abram VIZHANSKY, born in Kovno, always assumed he was the
sole survivor in his family. He only knew of an uncle who went to Argentina
before the war, probably in the 1920's. About a month ago, we found his
children, five first cousins of Abram's and recently had a first "meeting"
via skype.

Among the things and memories exchanged, for the first time in 75 years, the
newfound cousins sent us photos received >from Lithuania in the 1930's.
Unfortunately, there are no inscriptions with the photos, the people in the
photos are unknown, with one exception, a photo which depicts Abrams'
grandparents who he recognized at once, and his father Moishe who was killed
by Lithuanians in Kaunas on the second day of the war.

Most if not all of the people in these photos were murdered but there were
other families in the West who were related and to this branch and who might
have received the same photos, inscribed. Perhaps some on this forum will
recognize the photos or family names who were married to VIZHANSKYS.

All photos are at
http://www.bfcollection.net/family/vizhansky_unknown/index.htm

Other related family names related to Vizhansky by mar5riage are VOLK / VALK
/ UZVALK/ IZVOLSKY, SHEIN / SHEYN, YANUKOVSKY / YANUKOWSKI / YANUKINSKY,
BUDINSKY, SANDER, GESEL, CHERNYAVSKY, KUR, KATS / KATZ, KATSEV / KATZEV,
BAVER, SHADEVICH, MAZUR.

The primary geographic area of interest is the town of Pilvishki / Pilvishok
/ Pilvishkiai in the Vilkavishkis dictrict.

Thank you!

Boris Feldblyum
boris@bfcollection.net

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