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Re: Rumsiskes Vital Record Project #lithuania

Art Poskanzer <AMPoskanzer@...>
 

Sonia and David Hoffman have distributed the Rumsiskes birth records.
In these 1000 records I found my father, 2 grandfathers, 2
g-grandfathers, a grandmother, 2 uncles, 4 aunts, 1 granduncle, 5
grandaunts, and 59 cousins of various degrees of separation and
removal.

Many of these PUSHKANTSER records had been obtained in 2000 by Olga
Zabludoff, my second cousin. However, having them, and all the
others, together in one spreadsheet was very important. Some new
things I found are:

My father had an older brother with the same first name. Evidently the
brother died as an infant and my father was named for him. No one in
my family had ever mentioned this.

The Davidson branch of my family was originally DEVENISHSKI, after the
town of the same name. This will help in tracing the immigration of
this family.

Two Pushkantser women married into the KATS and KUPRITSA/KUPRIS
families.

Got the date of birth of a VILENCHIK woman who married into my family.
And more still to come. I have donated another $200 to this project.
Art Poskanzer

On Feb 28, 2008, at 10:04 PM, David and Sonia Hoffman wrote:

Birth records for Rumsiskes are now available to donors to the Vital
Record Project for Rumsiskes, which is a town very close to Kaunas.
There
are 1077 birth records >from 1854 through 1915. Donations are urgently
needed to pay for these records and to continue on with the marriage
records. If you have roots in Rumsiskes, please participate in this
project. If you donate $100 you will immediately receive the births
and
we will translate the marriages as soon as the funding allows.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Rumsiskes Vital Record Project #lithuania

Art Poskanzer <AMPoskanzer@...>
 

Sonia and David Hoffman have distributed the Rumsiskes birth records.
In these 1000 records I found my father, 2 grandfathers, 2
g-grandfathers, a grandmother, 2 uncles, 4 aunts, 1 granduncle, 5
grandaunts, and 59 cousins of various degrees of separation and
removal.

Many of these PUSHKANTSER records had been obtained in 2000 by Olga
Zabludoff, my second cousin. However, having them, and all the
others, together in one spreadsheet was very important. Some new
things I found are:

My father had an older brother with the same first name. Evidently the
brother died as an infant and my father was named for him. No one in
my family had ever mentioned this.

The Davidson branch of my family was originally DEVENISHSKI, after the
town of the same name. This will help in tracing the immigration of
this family.

Two Pushkantser women married into the KATS and KUPRITSA/KUPRIS
families.

Got the date of birth of a VILENCHIK woman who married into my family.
And more still to come. I have donated another $200 to this project.
Art Poskanzer

On Feb 28, 2008, at 10:04 PM, David and Sonia Hoffman wrote:

Birth records for Rumsiskes are now available to donors to the Vital
Record Project for Rumsiskes, which is a town very close to Kaunas.
There
are 1077 birth records >from 1854 through 1915. Donations are urgently
needed to pay for these records and to continue on with the marriage
records. If you have roots in Rumsiskes, please participate in this
project. If you donate $100 you will immediately receive the births
and
we will translate the marriages as soon as the funding allows.


Zuromin Yizkor Book Online #poland

Sandra Krisch
 

Dear friends,

I am delighted to let you know that the yizkor book for the community of
Zuromin, Poland has been translated and is now online in its entirety at
the JewishGen Yizkor Book website. The direct link to the translation is
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zuromin/Zuromin.html

Jerrold Landau and Gloria Berkenstat Freund provided sensitive translations
of Hebrew and Yiddish material in the volume, and I thank them for their
masterful help. Once again, Lance Ackerfeld and Joyce Field played an
essential role in making this book available to the world; we are all
indebted to them.

If your family's roots trace back to Zuromin, I am sure you will find
material of interest to you in this yizkor book. There are several group
photos of young people, and all captions have been translated into English.
There is a rough hand-drawn map of the town showing street names and
indicating the location of the homes of various families. There is a
heartbreakingly long necrology for a town of its size, and some
unforgettable personal testimonies.

I am gratified to be able to share this volume with the larger community.

Sandra Krisch
Carefree, AZ


Re: Name Help Please #poland

Philip Trauring
 

Silver can also be Silverman, Zylberman, Silverstein, Zylberstein, etc.

Philip Trauring

On Feb 29, 2008, at 7:05 PM, Barbara Rubinstein wrote:
SILVER may be SILBER, SYLBER, ZILBER, ZYLBER or SREBRO
regards
Barbara Rubinstein

Subject: Name Help Please
From: "Rachel Poole" <rachel.poole3@ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008
Can anyone help me please. I have discovered that my ggf came >from
Russian
Poland; In England he was known as John Silver, his Hebrew name was
Kerhonkson bar Neonatal. It seems in Russian this would be Unseen
son of
Shiva.
To further add to the search I have just received my gm marriage
authorisation and whilst she was born in England as Esther Rose
SILVER, on
the marriage authorisation it gives her surname as SIENER
I have tried searching the databases but am not coming up with
anything I
can make sense of.
Can anyone suggest what the "Polish" name may have been?
Regards
Rachel Poole
England


JRI Poland #Poland Zuromin Yizkor Book Online #poland

Sandra Krisch
 

Dear friends,

I am delighted to let you know that the yizkor book for the community of
Zuromin, Poland has been translated and is now online in its entirety at
the JewishGen Yizkor Book website. The direct link to the translation is
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zuromin/Zuromin.html

Jerrold Landau and Gloria Berkenstat Freund provided sensitive translations
of Hebrew and Yiddish material in the volume, and I thank them for their
masterful help. Once again, Lance Ackerfeld and Joyce Field played an
essential role in making this book available to the world; we are all
indebted to them.

If your family's roots trace back to Zuromin, I am sure you will find
material of interest to you in this yizkor book. There are several group
photos of young people, and all captions have been translated into English.
There is a rough hand-drawn map of the town showing street names and
indicating the location of the homes of various families. There is a
heartbreakingly long necrology for a town of its size, and some
unforgettable personal testimonies.

I am gratified to be able to share this volume with the larger community.

Sandra Krisch
Carefree, AZ


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Name Help Please #poland

Philip Trauring
 

Silver can also be Silverman, Zylberman, Silverstein, Zylberstein, etc.

Philip Trauring

On Feb 29, 2008, at 7:05 PM, Barbara Rubinstein wrote:
SILVER may be SILBER, SYLBER, ZILBER, ZYLBER or SREBRO
regards
Barbara Rubinstein

Subject: Name Help Please
From: "Rachel Poole" <rachel.poole3@ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008
Can anyone help me please. I have discovered that my ggf came >from
Russian
Poland; In England he was known as John Silver, his Hebrew name was
Kerhonkson bar Neonatal. It seems in Russian this would be Unseen
son of
Shiva.
To further add to the search I have just received my gm marriage
authorisation and whilst she was born in England as Esther Rose
SILVER, on
the marriage authorisation it gives her surname as SIENER
I have tried searching the databases but am not coming up with
anything I
can make sense of.
Can anyone suggest what the "Polish" name may have been?
Regards
Rachel Poole
England


Researcher for Grodno Archives #poland

tina levine
 

I am interested in hiring a researcher to search the
archives in Grodno. If anyone has had a positive
experience with a local researcher, please contact me
privately.

Thank you.

Tina Pachter Levine
NYC
Searching PACHTER-Siemiatyce


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Researcher for Grodno Archives #poland

tina levine
 

I am interested in hiring a researcher to search the
archives in Grodno. If anyone has had a positive
experience with a local researcher, please contact me
privately.

Thank you.

Tina Pachter Levine
NYC
Searching PACHTER-Siemiatyce


Teterin connection #belarus

Samantha Shlakman <salyse530@...>
 

Hello all,

Among the many family names I am researching is
PERSONICK - this is the Americanized spelling. My
great-grandmother, who died when my grandmother was 2
years old, came >from Teterin in 1913 which is now in
Belarus. I saw that no more research can be done at
this time >from the Mogilev area, but I wanted to know
if anyone knew of where I could find some more
information on this area and/or if anyone knew of this
surname. My great-grandmother's first name was Sarah
(born in 1893), and she had siblings - David, Harry,
Jake, Lizzie, and Michael. I believe she first came
to the US in 1913, as did Harry. I do not even know
her parent's names. She eventually married Samuel
Goldman in New York, and subsequently died in 1920
when she was quite young.

Thank you in advance for any help,
Samantha Shlakman
Washington, DC

researching: SHLAKMAN, PERSONICK, RIVELES, AND NATARUS

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You may want to register your family names on the JewishGen
Family Finder site

The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) is a database of ancestral towns
and surnames currently being researched by Jewish genealogists worldwide.

By using the JGFF, you can learn about others who are seeking ancestors
of the same surname or town of origin.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Teterin connection #belarus

Samantha Shlakman <salyse530@...>
 

Hello all,

Among the many family names I am researching is
PERSONICK - this is the Americanized spelling. My
great-grandmother, who died when my grandmother was 2
years old, came >from Teterin in 1913 which is now in
Belarus. I saw that no more research can be done at
this time >from the Mogilev area, but I wanted to know
if anyone knew of where I could find some more
information on this area and/or if anyone knew of this
surname. My great-grandmother's first name was Sarah
(born in 1893), and she had siblings - David, Harry,
Jake, Lizzie, and Michael. I believe she first came
to the US in 1913, as did Harry. I do not even know
her parent's names. She eventually married Samuel
Goldman in New York, and subsequently died in 1920
when she was quite young.

Thank you in advance for any help,
Samantha Shlakman
Washington, DC

researching: SHLAKMAN, PERSONICK, RIVELES, AND NATARUS

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You may want to register your family names on the JewishGen
Family Finder site

The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) is a database of ancestral towns
and surnames currently being researched by Jewish genealogists worldwide.

By using the JGFF, you can learn about others who are seeking ancestors
of the same surname or town of origin.


ViewMate Announcement #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

We are excited to announce a new and improved ViewMate, incorporating
many new features based on user input. Look for this version to "go
live" on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Please visit ViewMate at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate

New enhancements to ViewMate include:

* Improved image upload facility
* Ability to review the image, rotate it if needed, and edit the
form information BEFORE submission
* Thumbnail image ALT tags on the Image Gallery Page show the
information in the "Help Needed" field
* New "My ViewMate Administration Centre" for managing and editing
your submissions
* You can change the category after posting if necessary
* You can request extensions for your image to be viewed
* You can remove a posting after you have received the translation,
answer to your question, etc. BEFORE the end of the 7 day view period
* Related to that: Ability for images removed early to be moved
directly to the Archive
* You can can preview the responses/translations and mark them for
inclusion or not when your posting gets moved to the Archive
* You can request an item that has been moved to the Archive be reposted
* Translators can enter their text directly online and you will be
informed via email
* In the Archive, approved responses are displayed along with the
original request for help
* Additional ways to search or browse the Archive. Like the JGFF database:
-- Search only for entries added/changed since a certain month and year
-- Option to browse by oldest or newest entries first

We hope you enjoy these new features and find that they make ViewMate
a more valuable resource.

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin

John Berman
Webmaster


ViewMate Announcement #latvia

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

We are excited to announce a new and improved ViewMate, incorporating
many new features based on user input. Look for this version to "go
live" on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Please visit ViewMate at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate

New enhancements to ViewMate include:

* Improved image upload facility
* Ability to review the image, rotate it if needed, and edit the
form information BEFORE submission
* Thumbnail image ALT tags on the Image Gallery Page show the
information in the "Help Needed" field
* New "My ViewMate Administration Centre" for managing and editing
your submissions
* You can change the category after posting if necessary
* You can request extensions for your image to be viewed
* You can remove a posting after you have received the translation,
answer to your question, etc. BEFORE the end of the 7 day view period
* Related to that: Ability for images removed early to be moved
directly to the Archive
* You can can preview the responses/translations and mark them for
inclusion or not when your posting gets moved to the Archive
* You can request an item that has been moved to the Archive be reposted
* Translators can enter their text directly online and you will be
informed via email
* In the Archive, approved responses are displayed along with the
original request for help
* Additional ways to search or browse the Archive. Like the JGFF database:
-- Search only for entries added/changed since a certain month and year
-- Option to browse by oldest or newest entries first

We hope you enjoy these new features and find that they make ViewMate
a more valuable resource.

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin

John Berman
Webmaster


ViewMate Announcement #scandinavia

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

We are excited to announce a new and improved ViewMate, incorporating
many new features based on user input. Look for this version to "go
live" on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Please visit ViewMate at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate

New enhancements to ViewMate include:

* Improved image upload facility
* Ability to review the image, rotate it if needed, and edit the
form information BEFORE submission
* Thumbnail image ALT tags on the Image Gallery Page show the
information in the "Help Needed" field
* New "My ViewMate Administration Centre" for managing and editing
your submissions
* You can change the category after posting if necessary
* You can request extensions for your image to be viewed
* You can remove a posting after you have received the translation,
answer to your question, etc. BEFORE the end of the 7 day view period
* Related to that: Ability for images removed early to be moved
directly to the Archive
* You can can preview the responses/translations and mark them for
inclusion or not when your posting gets moved to the Archive
* You can request an item that has been moved to the Archive be reposted
* Translators can enter their text directly online and you will be
informed via email
* In the Archive, approved responses are displayed along with the
original request for help
* Additional ways to search or browse the Archive. Like the JGFF database:
-- Search only for entries added/changed since a certain month and year
-- Option to browse by oldest or newest entries first

We hope you enjoy these new features and find that they make ViewMate
a more valuable resource.

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin

John Berman
Webmaster


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland ViewMate Announcement #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

We are excited to announce a new and improved ViewMate, incorporating
many new features based on user input. Look for this version to "go
live" on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Please visit ViewMate at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate

New enhancements to ViewMate include:

* Improved image upload facility
* Ability to review the image, rotate it if needed, and edit the
form information BEFORE submission
* Thumbnail image ALT tags on the Image Gallery Page show the
information in the "Help Needed" field
* New "My ViewMate Administration Centre" for managing and editing
your submissions
* You can change the category after posting if necessary
* You can request extensions for your image to be viewed
* You can remove a posting after you have received the translation,
answer to your question, etc. BEFORE the end of the 7 day view period
* Related to that: Ability for images removed early to be moved
directly to the Archive
* You can can preview the responses/translations and mark them for
inclusion or not when your posting gets moved to the Archive
* You can request an item that has been moved to the Archive be reposted
* Translators can enter their text directly online and you will be
informed via email
* In the Archive, approved responses are displayed along with the
original request for help
* Additional ways to search or browse the Archive. Like the JGFF database:
-- Search only for entries added/changed since a certain month and year
-- Option to browse by oldest or newest entries first

We hope you enjoy these new features and find that they make ViewMate
a more valuable resource.

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin

John Berman
Webmaster


Latvia SIG #Latvia ViewMate Announcement #latvia

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

We are excited to announce a new and improved ViewMate, incorporating
many new features based on user input. Look for this version to "go
live" on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Please visit ViewMate at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate

New enhancements to ViewMate include:

* Improved image upload facility
* Ability to review the image, rotate it if needed, and edit the
form information BEFORE submission
* Thumbnail image ALT tags on the Image Gallery Page show the
information in the "Help Needed" field
* New "My ViewMate Administration Centre" for managing and editing
your submissions
* You can change the category after posting if necessary
* You can request extensions for your image to be viewed
* You can remove a posting after you have received the translation,
answer to your question, etc. BEFORE the end of the 7 day view period
* Related to that: Ability for images removed early to be moved
directly to the Archive
* You can can preview the responses/translations and mark them for
inclusion or not when your posting gets moved to the Archive
* You can request an item that has been moved to the Archive be reposted
* Translators can enter their text directly online and you will be
informed via email
* In the Archive, approved responses are displayed along with the
original request for help
* Additional ways to search or browse the Archive. Like the JGFF database:
-- Search only for entries added/changed since a certain month and year
-- Option to browse by oldest or newest entries first

We hope you enjoy these new features and find that they make ViewMate
a more valuable resource.

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin

John Berman
Webmaster


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia ViewMate Announcement #scandinavia

Sam Eneman <seneman@...>
 

We are excited to announce a new and improved ViewMate, incorporating
many new features based on user input. Look for this version to "go
live" on Sunday, March 9, 2008. Please visit ViewMate at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate

New enhancements to ViewMate include:

* Improved image upload facility
* Ability to review the image, rotate it if needed, and edit the
form information BEFORE submission
* Thumbnail image ALT tags on the Image Gallery Page show the
information in the "Help Needed" field
* New "My ViewMate Administration Centre" for managing and editing
your submissions
* You can change the category after posting if necessary
* You can request extensions for your image to be viewed
* You can remove a posting after you have received the translation,
answer to your question, etc. BEFORE the end of the 7 day view period
* Related to that: Ability for images removed early to be moved
directly to the Archive
* You can can preview the responses/translations and mark them for
inclusion or not when your posting gets moved to the Archive
* You can request an item that has been moved to the Archive be reposted
* Translators can enter their text directly online and you will be
informed via email
* In the Archive, approved responses are displayed along with the
original request for help
* Additional ways to search or browse the Archive. Like the JGFF database:
-- Search only for entries added/changed since a certain month and year
-- Option to browse by oldest or newest entries first

We hope you enjoy these new features and find that they make ViewMate
a more valuable resource.

Thanks,

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Admin

John Berman
Webmaster


Re: What do my matches mean? #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

On 2008.02.29, Hope Gordon <msnodrog@yahoo.com> wrote the lines
beginning with > below.

My Haplogroup is K.

My problem is that I don't understand how I relate to the 150
matches. Should I be contacting just the people in my Haplogroup
or should I be contact all 150 people. Also, would my search be
more specific if I also had HVR2 results? If so, can my results be
upgraded?
You can upgrade, >from your original sample. Only matches within your
own haplogroup are significant, and they don't mean much at HVR-1
only. If you also have an exact match at HVR-2, that's a pretty good
indication that you share a common matrilineal ancestor within the
last six or seven centuries.

Using the map provided on the Jewish Ukraine West page, I enlarged
the map until my town came into view and I am the only person from
the area. What is the significance of that?
All it means is that no one else has joined the project and
designated that town as the maternal ancestral origin.

mtDNA, because of its slower mutation rate compared to Y-DNA, is
most useful for finding deep ancestry, refining the haplogroup
classification, but if someone descended >from a more recent common
ancestor takes the test, an exact match will be your proof...
However, DNA cannot tell you how far back your common ancestor
may have lived, or how closely you are related to your match.

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE USA


DNA Research #DNA Re: What do my matches mean? #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

On 2008.02.29, Hope Gordon <msnodrog@yahoo.com> wrote the lines
beginning with > below.

My Haplogroup is K.

My problem is that I don't understand how I relate to the 150
matches. Should I be contacting just the people in my Haplogroup
or should I be contact all 150 people. Also, would my search be
more specific if I also had HVR2 results? If so, can my results be
upgraded?
You can upgrade, >from your original sample. Only matches within your
own haplogroup are significant, and they don't mean much at HVR-1
only. If you also have an exact match at HVR-2, that's a pretty good
indication that you share a common matrilineal ancestor within the
last six or seven centuries.

Using the map provided on the Jewish Ukraine West page, I enlarged
the map until my town came into view and I am the only person from
the area. What is the significance of that?
All it means is that no one else has joined the project and
designated that town as the maternal ancestral origin.

mtDNA, because of its slower mutation rate compared to Y-DNA, is
most useful for finding deep ancestry, refining the haplogroup
classification, but if someone descended >from a more recent common
ancestor takes the test, an exact match will be your proof...
However, DNA cannot tell you how far back your common ancestor
may have lived, or how closely you are related to your match.

Donn Devine
Wilmington DE USA


Froebel school in Lodz #lodz #poland

lyndakraar@...
 

Can anyone tell me about the Friedrich Wilhelm Froebel school in
Lodz? My mother attended this school in Lodz when she was a very
young child.

Thanks,
Lynda Kraar


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Froebel school in Lodz #lodz #poland

lyndakraar@...
 

Can anyone tell me about the Friedrich Wilhelm Froebel school in
Lodz? My mother attended this school in Lodz when she was a very
young child.

Thanks,
Lynda Kraar