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Re: Solomon from Joniskis #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Abraham Meir SOLOMON, father of Abba Eban...
Yael Driver wrote: ...am looking for anyone who is related, or had
searched in the past, the SOLOMON family >from JONISKIS. In
particular I am interested in the family of Abraham Meir Solomon who,
emigrated to South Africa probably around 1900
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Some information I found: Alida SACKS was Born 25 Apr 1891, Joniskis,
Lithuania. Died: 23 Mar 1973. First husband; Abraham Meir SOLOMON
Born: Joniskis Died: 16 Jan 1916, London, England children; Ruth Helen
Solomon/EBAN married; Robin LYNN
Aubrey (Abba) Solomon/ EBAN Born: 2 Feb 1915, Cape Town, South
Africa. Died: 17 Nov 2002, Tel Aviv, Israel. ( children Eli and Gila)
Alida SACKS' brother was the father of writer/ neurologis: Oliver Sacks.
http://www.oliversacks.com/

Thanks,
Eilat Gordin Levitan


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Solomon from Joniskis #lithuania

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Abraham Meir SOLOMON, father of Abba Eban...
Yael Driver wrote: ...am looking for anyone who is related, or had
searched in the past, the SOLOMON family >from JONISKIS. In
particular I am interested in the family of Abraham Meir Solomon who,
emigrated to South Africa probably around 1900
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Some information I found: Alida SACKS was Born 25 Apr 1891, Joniskis,
Lithuania. Died: 23 Mar 1973. First husband; Abraham Meir SOLOMON
Born: Joniskis Died: 16 Jan 1916, London, England children; Ruth Helen
Solomon/EBAN married; Robin LYNN
Aubrey (Abba) Solomon/ EBAN Born: 2 Feb 1915, Cape Town, South
Africa. Died: 17 Nov 2002, Tel Aviv, Israel. ( children Eli and Gila)
Alida SACKS' brother was the father of writer/ neurologis: Oliver Sacks.
http://www.oliversacks.com/

Thanks,
Eilat Gordin Levitan


Re: Largest Jewish DNA data base #dna

Nancy Adelson <nancyadelson@...>
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Hi Annette,

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has the largest Jewish Data Base. You can
get more information by going to their website at
www.familytreedna.com. I've used them to for all my grandparents
lines and my husbands' with wonderful results. Have fun!

Nancy JG Adelson
1st Vice President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please do not reply on this thread unless you
include additional information of general interest not already
posted. ]


DNA Research #DNA RE: Largest Jewish DNA data base #dna

Nancy Adelson <nancyadelson@...>
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Hi Annette,

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) has the largest Jewish Data Base. You can
get more information by going to their website at
www.familytreedna.com. I've used them to for all my grandparents
lines and my husbands' with wonderful results. Have fun!

Nancy JG Adelson
1st Vice President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please do not reply on this thread unless you
include additional information of general interest not already
posted. ]


Re: Largest Jewish DNA Database #dna

Judy Simon
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Annette,

Family Tree DNA has the largest Jewish DNA database. It was started
in 1999 by JewishGenner Bennett Greenspan. The website is
www.familytreedna.com I and many members of my family have had
our DNA tested through Family Tree DNA and they have been a pleasure
to do business with.

Judy Simon
Stony Brook NY

researching BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, BAILENSON, SKUTELSKY >from Rezekne,
Latvia; LEWKOWICZ, KELMER, OLSZTAJN >from Zychlin, Poland; MEZELSJO
from Mszczonow, Poland


DNA Research #DNA re: Largest Jewish DNA Database #dna

Judy Simon
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
Annette,

Family Tree DNA has the largest Jewish DNA database. It was started
in 1999 by JewishGenner Bennett Greenspan. The website is
www.familytreedna.com I and many members of my family have had
our DNA tested through Family Tree DNA and they have been a pleasure
to do business with.

Judy Simon
Stony Brook NY

researching BROZGOL, KAPELUSHNIK, BAILENSON, SKUTELSKY >from Rezekne,
Latvia; LEWKOWICZ, KELMER, OLSZTAJN >from Zychlin, Poland; MEZELSJO
from Mszczonow, Poland


Re: Latvia DNA Project started #dna

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

To David and others,

David Nelson wrote:

... had my DNA done a couple of years back. My family is
directly >from Riga but on the maternal side. I believe you said
that was OK as well?
If you wish to join a geographic project, you should be guided by
where your earliest paternal-side or maternal-side ancestor was from.
(You cannot switch >from paternal to maternal, or maternal to
paternal, as you look at each ancestral line.) If your mother's
mother's mother's ... mother was >from Riga, then your mtDNA results
would be appropriate to include in the Latvia project.

A good explanation of what the two DNA tests are all about ...
paternal Y-DNA and maternal mtDNA ... is given in JewishGen's
"Genealogy by Genetics" Info file. We encourage you to read it. It
explains things much better than we can! It is found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/

Each person must examine their own genealogical lines of descent to
determine the place of origin of their most distant ancestor on their
paternal or maternal side.

I hope this helps.

Cheers,
Din.

Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Latvia DNA Project started #latvia

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

To David and others,

David Nelson wrote:

... had my DNA done a couple of years back. My family is
directly >from Riga but on the maternal side. I believe you said
that was OK as well?
If you wish to join a geographic project, you should be guided by
where your earliest paternal-side or maternal-side ancestor was from.
(You cannot switch >from paternal to maternal, or maternal to
paternal, as you look at each ancestral line.) If your mother's
mother's mother's ... mother was >from Riga, then your mtDNA results
would be appropriate to include in the Latvia project.

A good explanation of what the two DNA tests are all about ...
paternal Y-DNA and maternal mtDNA ... is given in JewishGen's
"Genealogy by Genetics" Info file. We encourage you to read it. It
explains things much better than we can! It is found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/

Each person must examine their own genealogical lines of descent to
determine the place of origin of their most distant ancestor on their
paternal or maternal side.

I hope this helps.

Cheers,
Din.

Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


KOREN #latvia

Susanne Fleischer <susanne.fleischer@...>
 

Dear genners!

I search after a family who >from the beginning called themselves KOREN.
They are not >from Latvia but originate >from the Lida area not far >from
Vilnius. They travelled to Sweden >from Sevastopol in the beginning of
the 1900 and then emigrated to the US 1910.
Their names were Israel born 1876 his wife Wera born 1882 and their children
Leopold, Sofia and Sonja. They seem to have gone to Des Moines in Iowa.
I have got this information >from the passenger list in the Ellis island
database.
Although this isn'nt a family originating >from Latvia I just want to ask you
if you by chance have any recommendation where to search after them since I
have run totally out of idees right now. I have tried to search after a lot
of variations of the name KOREN in Ancestry via Stephen Morse site but
without any luck so far. Still I am quite sure that their grandchildren
still ought to live somewhere in the US today.
I would be most greatful if you could give me some help.

Warm regards
Susanne Fleischer
Sweden

Researching FLEISCHER, PERLMAN, ROCK, ABRAMOWITZ, BARAN,KOREN


Re: Archives #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I think if you will go to the Latvia SIG page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Latvia/Contacting_Latvian_StateHA.html

you will find the information you seek.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel

On 12 Feb 2008, at 10:10 PM, Beryl. B wrote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have been looking through Jewishgen for a contact address for the
Archives in Latvia, to no avail. Can someone who has the name of
the Archivist plus e-mail address, please help!
Many thanks.
Beryl Baleson, Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Go to the Latvia SIG website, click on "research",
there you will find "Latvian State Historical Archive" with address
and link to its inventory etc. Good luck!



Latvia SIG #Latvia KOREN #latvia

Susanne Fleischer <susanne.fleischer@...>
 

Dear genners!

I search after a family who >from the beginning called themselves KOREN.
They are not >from Latvia but originate >from the Lida area not far >from
Vilnius. They travelled to Sweden >from Sevastopol in the beginning of
the 1900 and then emigrated to the US 1910.
Their names were Israel born 1876 his wife Wera born 1882 and their children
Leopold, Sofia and Sonja. They seem to have gone to Des Moines in Iowa.
I have got this information >from the passenger list in the Ellis island
database.
Although this isn'nt a family originating >from Latvia I just want to ask you
if you by chance have any recommendation where to search after them since I
have run totally out of idees right now. I have tried to search after a lot
of variations of the name KOREN in Ancestry via Stephen Morse site but
without any luck so far. Still I am quite sure that their grandchildren
still ought to live somewhere in the US today.
I would be most greatful if you could give me some help.

Warm regards
Susanne Fleischer
Sweden

Researching FLEISCHER, PERLMAN, ROCK, ABRAMOWITZ, BARAN,KOREN


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Archives #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I think if you will go to the Latvia SIG page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Latvia/Contacting_Latvian_StateHA.html

you will find the information you seek.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel

On 12 Feb 2008, at 10:10 PM, Beryl. B wrote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have been looking through Jewishgen for a contact address for the
Archives in Latvia, to no avail. Can someone who has the name of
the Archivist plus e-mail address, please help!
Many thanks.
Beryl Baleson, Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR NOTE: Go to the Latvia SIG website, click on "research",
there you will find "Latvian State Historical Archive" with address
and link to its inventory etc. Good luck!



DNA Project - Searching SCHWARTZ #latvia

ms nodrog
 

Dear Genners,
I too have the same problem as Anita Drexler in
that I have ancestors who lived in Latvia, they
are all in my paternal line and I have no
brothers. The name of the family I'm searching
was SCHWARTZ in the U.S. and probably Shwartz,
etc in Latvia. I am told that they lived in
Riga, Auce and on one paper I have it says
Fremburg. I was not able to located Fremburg in
Latvia. Here is a small tree with the names.
Any help would be appreciated.

1 Shmuel aka Samuel SCHWARTZ
2 Channah Leah SCHWARTZ d. 1916
2 Ber Wolf Aka Dov Zvi SCHWARTZ
b: Bet. 1869-1870 in Lashen, Latvia
....3 Ilia aka Elihu SCHWARTZ b: Aft. 1895
in Fremburg, Latvia d: in Russian Army
....3 Moses Aka Moishe Aka Morris SCHWARTZ
b: 1897 in Fremburg, Latvia d:in NY, USA
....3 Asher Aka Oscar SCHWARTZ b: Bet.1900-1901
in Fremburg, Latvia d. FL, USA
....3 Herman Aka Chaim Hymie SCHWARTZ b: Bet.
1900-1903 in Fremburg, Latvia d: FL, USA
....3 Edith Aka Eta SCHWARTZ b: Bet. 1901-
1908 in Fremburg, Latvia d: 1999 FL USA
....3 Harry Aka Herschel SCHWARTZ b: Bet.
1903-1910 in Fremburg, Latvia
....3 Avraham SCHWARTZ b:1906 in Fremburg,
Latvia d: 1916 in Le Havre, France

Thanks in advance,
Hope Gordon
Intermountain West, USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia DNA Project - Searching SCHWARTZ #latvia

ms nodrog
 

Dear Genners,
I too have the same problem as Anita Drexler in
that I have ancestors who lived in Latvia, they
are all in my paternal line and I have no
brothers. The name of the family I'm searching
was SCHWARTZ in the U.S. and probably Shwartz,
etc in Latvia. I am told that they lived in
Riga, Auce and on one paper I have it says
Fremburg. I was not able to located Fremburg in
Latvia. Here is a small tree with the names.
Any help would be appreciated.

1 Shmuel aka Samuel SCHWARTZ
2 Channah Leah SCHWARTZ d. 1916
2 Ber Wolf Aka Dov Zvi SCHWARTZ
b: Bet. 1869-1870 in Lashen, Latvia
....3 Ilia aka Elihu SCHWARTZ b: Aft. 1895
in Fremburg, Latvia d: in Russian Army
....3 Moses Aka Moishe Aka Morris SCHWARTZ
b: 1897 in Fremburg, Latvia d:in NY, USA
....3 Asher Aka Oscar SCHWARTZ b: Bet.1900-1901
in Fremburg, Latvia d. FL, USA
....3 Herman Aka Chaim Hymie SCHWARTZ b: Bet.
1900-1903 in Fremburg, Latvia d: FL, USA
....3 Edith Aka Eta SCHWARTZ b: Bet. 1901-
1908 in Fremburg, Latvia d: 1999 FL USA
....3 Harry Aka Herschel SCHWARTZ b: Bet.
1903-1910 in Fremburg, Latvia
....3 Avraham SCHWARTZ b:1906 in Fremburg,
Latvia d: 1916 in Le Havre, France

Thanks in advance,
Hope Gordon
Intermountain West, USA


Re: Largest Jewish DNA data base #dna

Adam Brown <adambrown@...>
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
www.familytreedna.com, by far, has the largest Jewish genetic
database. For a discounted price, join through the Jewish Heritage
Project group that can be found on the site.

Adam Brown


DNA Research #DNA Re: Largest Jewish DNA data base #dna

Adam Brown <adambrown@...>
 

On 2008.02.13, Annette Stolberg <annettes@frontiernet.net> asked:

[...] What test organization has the largest Jewish DNA data base?
www.familytreedna.com, by far, has the largest Jewish genetic
database. For a discounted price, join through the Jewish Heritage
Project group that can be found on the site.

Adam Brown


Suceava/Simche/Tornschein #romania

Jirri & Nelle <fsmith30@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for any information about the SIMCHE and TORNSCHEIN families of
Suceava. Also I would like to track down living relatives of one YSIDOR
TORNSCHEIN who moved to the United States in 1928. He may also have been
known as ISIDOR THORNSCHEIN or just ISIDOR TORNSCHEIN.

Does anyone know a free way of searching for living people by surname in the
USA via the internet? Given that Tornschein seems to be an unusual name, it
might be the easiest way of tracking down information about him. Also, does
anyone know of a researcher who they could recommend for this purpose if I
can?t find anything myself?

Can anyone recommend an english speaking researcher in Rumania? I have been
approached by researchers through having my name on this list and don't know
whether or not they are reputable.

Thanks,
Jirri Booth
(email: fsmith30@bigpond.com)
Hobart, Australia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The coordinators at the Romanian SIG
(http://www.jewishgen.org/romsig/Contacts.html) should be consulted before
hiring any researchers in Romania. There are some unscrupulous ones.


Romania SIG #Romania Suceava/Simche/Tornschein #romania

Jirri & Nelle <fsmith30@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for any information about the SIMCHE and TORNSCHEIN families of
Suceava. Also I would like to track down living relatives of one YSIDOR
TORNSCHEIN who moved to the United States in 1928. He may also have been
known as ISIDOR THORNSCHEIN or just ISIDOR TORNSCHEIN.

Does anyone know a free way of searching for living people by surname in the
USA via the internet? Given that Tornschein seems to be an unusual name, it
might be the easiest way of tracking down information about him. Also, does
anyone know of a researcher who they could recommend for this purpose if I
can?t find anything myself?

Can anyone recommend an english speaking researcher in Rumania? I have been
approached by researchers through having my name on this list and don't know
whether or not they are reputable.

Thanks,
Jirri Booth
(email: fsmith30@bigpond.com)
Hobart, Australia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The coordinators at the Romanian SIG
(http://www.jewishgen.org/romsig/Contacts.html) should be consulted before
hiring any researchers in Romania. There are some unscrupulous ones.


Vienna and Kolin memorials on-line #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

You may not be familiar with this site:
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/

Until last week, Vienna, Bohemia and Moravia were not
represented on this internet site. I have rectified this
by contributing four photographs which you
will see under the section entitled: Holocaust Memorials of Europe

http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/exhibitions-hm-ee.htm

Go to Austria and Czech Republic to see them. We should
also send in one of Rachel Whiteread's Judenplatz memorial -
The nameless Library - in Vienna:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Whiteread#Untitled_Monument_.282001.29

Hanus Grab has sent me a photograph of a touching memorial in Pilsen.
It is situated in a very old synagogue which had not been in use
at the time of the holocaust. Names of victims, plus their date
of birth have been written by schoolchildren in indelible ink on
hundreds of large pebbles. Included are Hanus's grandparents -
Rudolf GRAB und Marie GRABOVA. I hope you will see that
soon.

Please let me know if you have any suitable memorial
photographs, as our region is very under-represented,
but sadly has [or should have] many memorials.

The Osias SCHWARZ grave in Vienna is worth looking at
carefully. It is indeed one of these tragic instances
where the family had to buy back the ashes from
Buchenwald. Note the date of burial is about one month
after Osias died.

SCHWARZ Osias Israel aged 45 died 18.12.1939 buried 12.01.1940
Zentralfriedhof Gate IV. Group 21 Row 41 Grave 57

Fritz SCHLESINGER was another Buchenwald victim and here
is a photograph of his family grave:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/646487558/
Zentralfriedhof Gate 1 Group 7 Row 1 Grave 24

Graves in the first row are usually those of the
wealthiest or most distinguished people. On this SCHLESINGER
tombstone you will note there are no words to accompany the
same tragic facts. Fritz's widow, Marianne {nee GEIRINGER}
emigrated to the USA where she married Fritz's cousin Rudi DUSCHNITZ
- and that is where I fit in, as Rudi was my mother's second-cousin.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vienna and Kolin memorials on-line #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

You may not be familiar with this site:
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/

Until last week, Vienna, Bohemia and Moravia were not
represented on this internet site. I have rectified this
by contributing four photographs which you
will see under the section entitled: Holocaust Memorials of Europe

http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/exhibitions-hm-ee.htm

Go to Austria and Czech Republic to see them. We should
also send in one of Rachel Whiteread's Judenplatz memorial -
The nameless Library - in Vienna:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Whiteread#Untitled_Monument_.282001.29

Hanus Grab has sent me a photograph of a touching memorial in Pilsen.
It is situated in a very old synagogue which had not been in use
at the time of the holocaust. Names of victims, plus their date
of birth have been written by schoolchildren in indelible ink on
hundreds of large pebbles. Included are Hanus's grandparents -
Rudolf GRAB und Marie GRABOVA. I hope you will see that
soon.

Please let me know if you have any suitable memorial
photographs, as our region is very under-represented,
but sadly has [or should have] many memorials.

The Osias SCHWARZ grave in Vienna is worth looking at
carefully. It is indeed one of these tragic instances
where the family had to buy back the ashes from
Buchenwald. Note the date of burial is about one month
after Osias died.

SCHWARZ Osias Israel aged 45 died 18.12.1939 buried 12.01.1940
Zentralfriedhof Gate IV. Group 21 Row 41 Grave 57

Fritz SCHLESINGER was another Buchenwald victim and here
is a photograph of his family grave:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/646487558/
Zentralfriedhof Gate 1 Group 7 Row 1 Grave 24

Graves in the first row are usually those of the
wealthiest or most distinguished people. On this SCHLESINGER
tombstone you will note there are no words to accompany the
same tragic facts. Fritz's widow, Marianne {nee GEIRINGER}
emigrated to the USA where she married Fritz's cousin Rudi DUSCHNITZ
- and that is where I fit in, as Rudi was my mother's second-cousin.

Celia Male [U.K.]