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first edition by rabbi isaac wise #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

I was volunteering at a book sale and came across a first edition of
Rabbi Isaac Wise's memoirs. Wondered if any family members or others
would be interested in having the book. I'd be happy to send it to
you. Meanwhile some of my own Jewish work including the essay about
Jewish athletes in Central Europe are up on Kindle and internationally
accessible. Children of the Holocaust will be put up soon.


Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
Reviewer-at-Large, TheArtsFuse: http://blog.theartsfuse.com/


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech first edition by rabbi isaac wise #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

I was volunteering at a book sale and came across a first edition of
Rabbi Isaac Wise's memoirs. Wondered if any family members or others
would be interested in having the book. I'd be happy to send it to
you. Meanwhile some of my own Jewish work including the essay about
Jewish athletes in Central Europe are up on Kindle and internationally
accessible. Children of the Holocaust will be put up soon.


Helen

--
www.helenepstein.com
Reviewer-at-Large, TheArtsFuse: http://blog.theartsfuse.com/


Re: More about using Y-DNA testing #dna

Jeff at SG
 

Thanks Lee.

Of course that brings up Disraeli's quote about "statisticians,
politicians, and liars" <grin>.

The website you quote,
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/ftdna/12-0-0.html
listed as "A Service of FTDNA" says that with an exact 12 marker match
there is a 50% probability of having a common ancestor 14-15 generations
ago - which does not sound that close.

But elsewhere on the FTDNA website, when I click on any of my 12 marker
exact matches it says it is a 30% possibility at 4 generations - which
sounds a lot better!

Here is what comes up for any of my exact 12 point matches:

Tip Report

In comparing 12 markers, the probability that Mr. ...... and .....
shared a common ancestor within the last...
Comparison Chart
Generations Percentage
4 33.57%
8 55.88%
12 70.69%
16 80.53%
20 87.07%
24 91.41%

notice the 50% probability at 8 generations instead of 14-15 generations

Ivan's friend talks of 1,000,000 markers, .....

I guess Bill Clinton was right: it all depends by what you mean by .....
(fill in).

Jeff Malka

According to the web page at
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/ftdna/12-0-0.html, there is a 50%
probability that 2 people who match at 12 markers are share a common
ancestor 14 or 15 generations ago, and a 95% probability at 60-70
generations.


DNA Research #DNA Re: More about using Y-DNA testing #dna

Jeff at SG
 

Thanks Lee.

Of course that brings up Disraeli's quote about "statisticians,
politicians, and liars" <grin>.

The website you quote,
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/ftdna/12-0-0.html
listed as "A Service of FTDNA" says that with an exact 12 marker match
there is a 50% probability of having a common ancestor 14-15 generations
ago - which does not sound that close.

But elsewhere on the FTDNA website, when I click on any of my 12 marker
exact matches it says it is a 30% possibility at 4 generations - which
sounds a lot better!

Here is what comes up for any of my exact 12 point matches:

Tip Report

In comparing 12 markers, the probability that Mr. ...... and .....
shared a common ancestor within the last...
Comparison Chart
Generations Percentage
4 33.57%
8 55.88%
12 70.69%
16 80.53%
20 87.07%
24 91.41%

notice the 50% probability at 8 generations instead of 14-15 generations

Ivan's friend talks of 1,000,000 markers, .....

I guess Bill Clinton was right: it all depends by what you mean by .....
(fill in).

Jeff Malka

According to the web page at
http://nitro.biosci.arizona.edu/ftdna/12-0-0.html, there is a 50%
probability that 2 people who match at 12 markers are share a common
ancestor 14 or 15 generations ago, and a 95% probability at 60-70
generations.


Re: arrival record for Zsigmond Gelbert #hungary

Renee Steinig
 

In its indexes to New York naturalizations, Ancestry has a card for
Sigmund GELBERT -- born 15 July 1873, immigrated 13 April 1888,
naturalized in U.S. District Court - New York, N.Y. 25 April 1896.

I would not assume that 13 April 1888 was his exact date of
immigration -- it's common to see incorrect arrival dates on early
naturalizations -- but for sure it's an indication that you need to
search a range of years. The 1910 census also says 1888.

When searching on Ancestry, be sure to take advantage of the option
to use multiple wildcards. For example, you can search for *gm*nd
G*LB*RT.

I suggest ordering a copy of the naturalization record >from NARA Online
http://www.archives.gov/research/order/orderonline.html
It will be mailed >from the National Archives branch in Manhattan in
about a week, cost is $7.50.

Information on 19th century naturalizations is often sparse, but you never =
know.

Renee

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

Jay Gilbert <jaygilbe@optonline.net> wrote in part:

<<I am seeking assistance in finding a passenger arrival record in the
US for my grand-uncle, Zsigmond Gelbert. =A0With the gracious assistance
of two of you, I have his birth record in Szinyer, Hungary (now
Svinice, Slovakia), on July 15, 1873. =A0To the best of my knowledge, he
lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York, for most (all?) of his adult
life. =A0In the 1920 Federal Population Census for Kings County
(Brooklyn), New York, it says that he emigrated to the United States
in 1890.... >>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: arrival record for Zsigmond Gelbert #hungary

Renee Steinig
 

In its indexes to New York naturalizations, Ancestry has a card for
Sigmund GELBERT -- born 15 July 1873, immigrated 13 April 1888,
naturalized in U.S. District Court - New York, N.Y. 25 April 1896.

I would not assume that 13 April 1888 was his exact date of
immigration -- it's common to see incorrect arrival dates on early
naturalizations -- but for sure it's an indication that you need to
search a range of years. The 1910 census also says 1888.

When searching on Ancestry, be sure to take advantage of the option
to use multiple wildcards. For example, you can search for *gm*nd
G*LB*RT.

I suggest ordering a copy of the naturalization record >from NARA Online
http://www.archives.gov/research/order/orderonline.html
It will be mailed >from the National Archives branch in Manhattan in
about a week, cost is $7.50.

Information on 19th century naturalizations is often sparse, but you never =
know.

Renee

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

Jay Gilbert <jaygilbe@optonline.net> wrote in part:

<<I am seeking assistance in finding a passenger arrival record in the
US for my grand-uncle, Zsigmond Gelbert. =A0With the gracious assistance
of two of you, I have his birth record in Szinyer, Hungary (now
Svinice, Slovakia), on July 15, 1873. =A0To the best of my knowledge, he
lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York, for most (all?) of his adult
life. =A0In the 1920 Federal Population Census for Kings County
(Brooklyn), New York, it says that he emigrated to the United States
in 1890.... >>


Re: German v Hebrew names #austria-czech

Roberta Sheps
 

It would depend on how observant he was. He'd need Berl Lieb ben Yosef for
those occasions on which he might be called to the Torah and other events
such as marriage, bris of his sons, etc., but if he was totally secular he
might have dropped it altogether.

My grandfather's Hebrew name was Dov Ber ben Yakov, and he was known
variously as Berl, Bany, and Ben depending on whom he was dealing with. He
was totally secular and I never heard him use Dov Ber.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England, born in Winnipeg, Canada


Gustav MAHLER in Jihlava #austria-czech

rwfgjf@...
 

This isn't perhaps quite genealogy, but my attention has been
drawn to the formal inauguration of Gustav Mahler Park and
memorial in Jihlava, Czech Repubic on 7 July 2010.

This is all I know. The email came to me >from someone I don't
know, but the website
www.gustavmahler.eu has more information on some
gorgeous-sounding musical events, inc. one on the evening of the
opening.

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK - Moravia/Austria; EISINGER - Moravia and the World
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia; NAGEL - Moravia/Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia; WORTMAN(N) - Skalica SK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: German v Hebrew names #austria-czech

Roberta Sheps
 

It would depend on how observant he was. He'd need Berl Lieb ben Yosef for
those occasions on which he might be called to the Torah and other events
such as marriage, bris of his sons, etc., but if he was totally secular he
might have dropped it altogether.

My grandfather's Hebrew name was Dov Ber ben Yakov, and he was known
variously as Berl, Bany, and Ben depending on whom he was dealing with. He
was totally secular and I never heard him use Dov Ber.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England, born in Winnipeg, Canada


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Gustav MAHLER in Jihlava #austria-czech

rwfgjf@...
 

This isn't perhaps quite genealogy, but my attention has been
drawn to the formal inauguration of Gustav Mahler Park and
memorial in Jihlava, Czech Repubic on 7 July 2010.

This is all I know. The email came to me >from someone I don't
know, but the website
www.gustavmahler.eu has more information on some
gorgeous-sounding musical events, inc. one on the evening of the
opening.

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK - Moravia/Austria; EISINGER - Moravia and the World
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia; NAGEL - Moravia/Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia; WORTMAN(N) - Skalica SK


Grave in Mount Judah cemetery, Queens #belarus

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

If someone has the time, I wonder if I could get a photo of the grave of
Isaac GRUNDFEST (mispelled GREENFORST) in the Mount Judah Cemetery, 81-14
Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385. He died in 1915 and is buried in the Uzda
section (1-W-002-R16).

Thank you in advance,
Sharon G. Broniatowski,
Cleveland, OH

Searching GRUNDFEST, GRUNTFEST, GRUNDFAST, MERLIS, MERLISS, MIRLAS,
KLATSKIN, KLETZKIN, SCOTT, SKOTSKY, SKOCKI, LEWY, HARTMAN, EPSTEIN,
RACHELMAN, BRONIATOWSKI , GLIKSMAN


Belarus SIG #Belarus Grave in Mount Judah cemetery, Queens #belarus

Sharon Grundfest Broniatowski
 

If someone has the time, I wonder if I could get a photo of the grave of
Isaac GRUNDFEST (mispelled GREENFORST) in the Mount Judah Cemetery, 81-14
Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385. He died in 1915 and is buried in the Uzda
section (1-W-002-R16).

Thank you in advance,
Sharon G. Broniatowski,
Cleveland, OH

Searching GRUNDFEST, GRUNTFEST, GRUNDFAST, MERLIS, MERLISS, MIRLAS,
KLATSKIN, KLETZKIN, SCOTT, SKOTSKY, SKOCKI, LEWY, HARTMAN, EPSTEIN,
RACHELMAN, BRONIATOWSKI , GLIKSMAN


** Do not open ** emails or click on links sent from "me" today #galicia

Caroline Stanley
 

You may have received a strange email >from me today with a link.
This was ** not ** sent >from me. It was ** spam ** sent >from a hacker.
Please do not open emails & click on links >from "me" that don't have
a subject line. I am fixing the problem. >from what I can tell, the spam
does not appears to be dangerous or associated with any viruses.
Sorry about this!

Caroline Stanley


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ** Do not open ** emails or click on links sent from "me" today #galicia

Caroline Stanley
 

You may have received a strange email >from me today with a link.
This was ** not ** sent >from me. It was ** spam ** sent >from a hacker.
Please do not open emails & click on links >from "me" that don't have
a subject line. I am fixing the problem. >from what I can tell, the spam
does not appears to be dangerous or associated with any viruses.
Sorry about this!

Caroline Stanley


Daniel Horowitz Speaker at JGSCV on Latin American Resources and MyHeritage Gen #latinamerica

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California,
(USA)

Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:30-4:15 p.m.

Program:( two lectures- with a break in between:)
Genealogical Resources in Latin America
MyHeritage Research - Genealogy Super Search Engine

If you were at the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree this past
weekend you may recall that Daniel's program on MyHeritage Research:
Genealogy Super Search Engine was over attended and some wanting to
attend were turned away due to the crowd! In addition Daniel will be
providing a free copy to all attendees of Family Tree Builder
(Beit Hatsufutsot)--My Heritage easy to use genealogy software!
This is your opportunity to hear Daniel on two great subjects.!

Genealogical Resources in Latin America

The lecture will present a brief history about the countries, their origin,
government and community institutions, cemeteries, organizations and
records. How to do research in these countries, what to look for and how to
ask for information in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa
Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the
Caribbean islands.

MyHeritage Research - Genealogy Super Search Engine

MyHeritage Research is an advanced tool for online genealogical research. It
searches across more than 12 billion records to provide the most extensive
genealogy search available on the Internet. Learn how to use MyHeritage
Research to search efficiently in more than 1,500 genealogy databases and
websites on the Internet that cannot be searched by regular search engines
like Google.

Speaker: Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy and translation manager, MyHeritage.com.
Daniel was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, has a BS.c. in computer
engineering. Daniel was a founding member and lecturer of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Venezuela - AGJUVE (2001-2005). He lives in Israel
since 2005, is a member and webmaster of the Israel Genealogical Society
(IGS) and the Horowitz Families Association. Daniel serves on the board of
directors of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) since 2008 .

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by a Sonia Hoffman, a senior member of JGSCV --come and talk on
your successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by JGSCV member Marion Werle, My
Future is in America: Autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants
New York University Press/YIVO, 2006

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual
dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and B. To see which
books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available
starting 30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is
co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For
more information including directions to the meeting, see our website for
directions and more information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Latin America #LatinAmerica Daniel Horowitz Speaker at JGSCV on Latin American Resources and MyHeritage Gen #latinamerica

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California,
(USA)

Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:30-4:15 p.m.

Program:( two lectures- with a break in between:)
Genealogical Resources in Latin America
MyHeritage Research - Genealogy Super Search Engine

If you were at the Southern California Genealogical Jamboree this past
weekend you may recall that Daniel's program on MyHeritage Research:
Genealogy Super Search Engine was over attended and some wanting to
attend were turned away due to the crowd! In addition Daniel will be
providing a free copy to all attendees of Family Tree Builder
(Beit Hatsufutsot)--My Heritage easy to use genealogy software!
This is your opportunity to hear Daniel on two great subjects.!

Genealogical Resources in Latin America

The lecture will present a brief history about the countries, their origin,
government and community institutions, cemeteries, organizations and
records. How to do research in these countries, what to look for and how to
ask for information in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Costa
Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the
Caribbean islands.

MyHeritage Research - Genealogy Super Search Engine

MyHeritage Research is an advanced tool for online genealogical research. It
searches across more than 12 billion records to provide the most extensive
genealogy search available on the Internet. Learn how to use MyHeritage
Research to search efficiently in more than 1,500 genealogy databases and
websites on the Internet that cannot be searched by regular search engines
like Google.

Speaker: Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy and translation manager, MyHeritage.com.
Daniel was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, has a BS.c. in computer
engineering. Daniel was a founding member and lecturer of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Venezuela - AGJUVE (2001-2005). He lives in Israel
since 2005, is a member and webmaster of the Israel Genealogical Society
(IGS) and the Horowitz Families Association. Daniel serves on the board of
directors of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) since 2008 .

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by a Sonia Hoffman, a senior member of JGSCV --come and talk on
your successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by JGSCV member Marion Werle, My
Future is in America: Autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants
New York University Press/YIVO, 2006

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual
dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and B. To see which
books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available
starting 30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is
co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For
more information including directions to the meeting, see our website for
directions and more information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Re: ciechanow digest: June 13, 2010 #ciechanow #poland

sbloom@...
 

I thought I would reply to the group, since this would be of general interest.

I visited in 2008.

I am afraid that absolutely nothing remains. No synagogues, no
cemeteries (not even an empty lot or a broken stone, etc.). There is
a Holocaust memorial in a park, but even that is fairly bare bones.

If you get a good guide, you can find out where stuff was in its heyday.

I still thought it was worth the visit, but you will definitely want
to see other towns, archives, etc.

I would definitely not go to Poland just for Ciechanow.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia

Anybody been to Ciechanov lately? Anything to see--shuls, cemetary, etc.?


#Ciechanow #Poland Re: ciechanow digest: June 13, 2010 #ciechanow #poland

sbloom@...
 

I thought I would reply to the group, since this would be of general interest.

I visited in 2008.

I am afraid that absolutely nothing remains. No synagogues, no
cemeteries (not even an empty lot or a broken stone, etc.). There is
a Holocaust memorial in a park, but even that is fairly bare bones.

If you get a good guide, you can find out where stuff was in its heyday.

I still thought it was worth the visit, but you will definitely want
to see other towns, archives, etc.

I would definitely not go to Poland just for Ciechanow.

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia

Anybody been to Ciechanov lately? Anything to see--shuls, cemetary, etc.?


I have been to Ciechanow. #ciechanow #poland

bbonfield@...
 

Clear DayI was in Ciechanow in 2004. Have pictures of the cemetery, and of
the town square. Also went to Mlawa. Who is asking for info on Ciechanow? I
will be happy to share pictures and describe what I found. Would like to
talk to someone about restoration of the cemetery.

Barbara Bonfield, ACSW
Birmingham, Al





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#Ciechanow #Poland I have been to Ciechanow. #ciechanow #poland

bbonfield@...
 

Clear DayI was in Ciechanow in 2004. Have pictures of the cemetery, and of
the town square. Also went to Mlawa. Who is asking for info on Ciechanow? I
will be happy to share pictures and describe what I found. Would like to
talk to someone about restoration of the cemetery.

Barbara Bonfield, ACSW
Birmingham, Al





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