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IAJGS 2017 Orlando - more programming of Litvak interest #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Wednesday 26 July 2017 LitvakSIG day Eli Rabinowitz will present the
movie, in the Footsteps of Zalman Tzoref: Tracing 200 Years of Litvak
Family History 17:00.

Phil Goldberg, President JGS Tulsa, wrote with the following
information: "...During my presentation on the "History of Passports
and Passport applications of Famous Individuals in the U.S." I will
have a section devoted to Russian Empire Internal Passports, Nansen
Passports for Refugees, and Lithuanian Internal Passports. The
presentation is Monday, July 24 at 9:45 am.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania IAJGS 2017 Orlando - more programming of Litvak interest #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Wednesday 26 July 2017 LitvakSIG day Eli Rabinowitz will present the
movie, in the Footsteps of Zalman Tzoref: Tracing 200 Years of Litvak
Family History 17:00.

Phil Goldberg, President JGS Tulsa, wrote with the following
information: "...During my presentation on the "History of Passports
and Passport applications of Famous Individuals in the U.S." I will
have a section devoted to Russian Empire Internal Passports, Nansen
Passports for Refugees, and Lithuanian Internal Passports. The
presentation is Monday, July 24 at 9:45 am.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Can you help? #germany

lin2@...
 

Dear GerSIG Friends,
Happy Passover! Below are some viewmate documents that I'd like translated
>from German into English. I'd like complete translations as I'd like to
know everything in them. With each document I've explained on viewmate
what I believe it is, who is involved, etc. The first three are >from my
HERZ family >from Nuembrecht, Nordrhein-Westfalen. The fourth one is my
REINHEIMER family >from Beerfelden, Hesse.

The final one is an old family photo of a town, my brother found
at his home. It was found among photos >from my paternal grandmother.
She was Elly HUMBERG HERZ. The HUMBERGs were >from Klein Reken,
Recklinghausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen. But it could have been >from my
grandfatherâ??s side, the HERZ family, who were >from Nuembrecht,
Oberbergisher Kreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

We'd love an identification if possible of the town and maybe what this is
in the town. It would be a miracle, but I've had miracles happen on GerSIG.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54394
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54393
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54392
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54067
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47903
Thank you so much. Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


ROSENBOIM in Tveria, Israel #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My gggggggrandfather, Israel ROSENBAUM came to Eretz Yisrael in the mid 19th
century (possibly >from Ostrog). It seems that he lived in Tzfat and Tveria. In
the book "Tveria" published by Keter Pub. house many years ago there appears a list
of family names who lived in Tveria without giving any first names or when they
lived there or any other details.

Does anyone know who this ROSENBAUM (the name is in Hebrew so it may have a
different spelling) is and when he lived there. Or if anyone knows of an Israel
ROSENBAUM who lived in Tveria and supposedly was buried there during the 19th
century.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


German SIG #Germany Can you help? #germany

lin2@...
 

Dear GerSIG Friends,
Happy Passover! Below are some viewmate documents that I'd like translated
>from German into English. I'd like complete translations as I'd like to
know everything in them. With each document I've explained on viewmate
what I believe it is, who is involved, etc. The first three are >from my
HERZ family >from Nuembrecht, Nordrhein-Westfalen. The fourth one is my
REINHEIMER family >from Beerfelden, Hesse.

The final one is an old family photo of a town, my brother found
at his home. It was found among photos >from my paternal grandmother.
She was Elly HUMBERG HERZ. The HUMBERGs were >from Klein Reken,
Recklinghausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen. But it could have been >from my
grandfatherâ??s side, the HERZ family, who were >from Nuembrecht,
Oberbergisher Kreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

We'd love an identification if possible of the town and maybe what this is
in the town. It would be a miracle, but I've had miracles happen on GerSIG.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54394
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54393
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54392
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54067
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47903
Thank you so much. Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROSENBOIM in Tveria, Israel #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My gggggggrandfather, Israel ROSENBAUM came to Eretz Yisrael in the mid 19th
century (possibly >from Ostrog). It seems that he lived in Tzfat and Tveria. In
the book "Tveria" published by Keter Pub. house many years ago there appears a list
of family names who lived in Tveria without giving any first names or when they
lived there or any other details.

Does anyone know who this ROSENBAUM (the name is in Hebrew so it may have a
different spelling) is and when he lived there. Or if anyone knows of an Israel
ROSENBAUM who lived in Tveria and supposedly was buried there during the 19th
century.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Researching if my German / Hungarian ancestors were Jewish (Hajek, Landsmann) #general

Gwenivere Hajek Roolf <gwenochka@...>
 

Hello,

I am new to JewishGen. Disclaimer: I am not Jewish. I am trying to find out *if*
any of my ancestors were Jewish.

The most recent generations of my family were German Catholics. My mother has done
a lot of genealogical research, mostly in church records. Her findings hit a wall
a few generations back — the same generations that have names like Landsmann,
Dreckman, Bruggeman, etc. I wonder if these were Jewish ancestors who converted
(either by choice or under duress).

I would love to discover another realm of family history — one that, to be
truthful, I might feel a stronger religious connection to. I will never be able to
reconstruct their personal experiences, but I would cherish the chance to honor
their memory.

Does anyone have any advice for me? I'm just starting to dig into the databases.

A few names and places I know, circa 1830s:
- Johan and Eva Landsmann of Modrice (Czechia), and Vienna
- Magdelena Tinkl of Modrice
- Barbara Tupdstein (or Popelstein; conflicting records) of Resita (Resicabanya),
Romania
- Venceslaus Hajek of Hungary
- Anna Dreckman of Germany

Thanks for reading. Best wishes and a bright Passover to all.
Gwenivere Hajek Roolf


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching if my German / Hungarian ancestors were Jewish (Hajek, Landsmann) #general

Gwenivere Hajek Roolf <gwenochka@...>
 

Hello,

I am new to JewishGen. Disclaimer: I am not Jewish. I am trying to find out *if*
any of my ancestors were Jewish.

The most recent generations of my family were German Catholics. My mother has done
a lot of genealogical research, mostly in church records. Her findings hit a wall
a few generations back — the same generations that have names like Landsmann,
Dreckman, Bruggeman, etc. I wonder if these were Jewish ancestors who converted
(either by choice or under duress).

I would love to discover another realm of family history — one that, to be
truthful, I might feel a stronger religious connection to. I will never be able to
reconstruct their personal experiences, but I would cherish the chance to honor
their memory.

Does anyone have any advice for me? I'm just starting to dig into the databases.

A few names and places I know, circa 1830s:
- Johan and Eva Landsmann of Modrice (Czechia), and Vienna
- Magdelena Tinkl of Modrice
- Barbara Tupdstein (or Popelstein; conflicting records) of Resita (Resicabanya),
Romania
- Venceslaus Hajek of Hungary
- Anna Dreckman of Germany

Thanks for reading. Best wishes and a bright Passover to all.
Gwenivere Hajek Roolf


23andMe Gets Approval for 10 Genetic Health Risks Tests #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Three years ago the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made genetic
genealogy company 23 and Me cease performing genetic health risk tests as
they did not have agency authorization to perform direct consumer genetic
testing. On April 6, 2017, 23andMe received approval >from the FDA for 10
tests that would measure increased genetic risks of developing certain
diseases. The tests include genetic risks for Late Onset Alzheimer's
Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Celiac Disease This is the first time the
FDA has approved direct to consumer genetic tests. The FDA changed its mind
as it provided data sufficient enough to show their testing is accurate.
Some of the 10 tests that are currently approved are of special interest to
people >from Jewish descent-specifically Gauchers Disease Type 1 (carrier
status) which has a higher prevalence in the Jewish population. The test
cannot predict if you will get a specific disease-having the genetic variant
does not mean the person will develop the disease. Not having the variant,
also does not mean the person will not get the disease. The tests provide
genetic risk information only. In February 23andMe was granted to market
direct-to -consumer genetic tests for Bloom Syndrome de novo pathway which
enabled 35 carrier status reports to consumers.

To read the article including the list of newly approved reports for
specific genetic variants see:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-23andme-reports-20170414-htmlstory.html

The 23andMe press release may be read at:
https://mediacenter.23andme.com/blog/23andme-inc-granted-first-fda-authorization-to-market-direct-to-consumer-genetic-health-risk-reports/
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/m45oxwo )
23and me said they will release the first set of new results on genetic
health risks in April with additional reports to follow.

23andMe also performs genealogical DNA testing.

I have no affiliation with 23andMe and am reporting this solely for the
interest of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 23andMe Gets Approval for 10 Genetic Health Risks Tests #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Three years ago the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made genetic
genealogy company 23 and Me cease performing genetic health risk tests as
they did not have agency authorization to perform direct consumer genetic
testing. On April 6, 2017, 23andMe received approval >from the FDA for 10
tests that would measure increased genetic risks of developing certain
diseases. The tests include genetic risks for Late Onset Alzheimer's
Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Celiac Disease This is the first time the
FDA has approved direct to consumer genetic tests. The FDA changed its mind
as it provided data sufficient enough to show their testing is accurate.
Some of the 10 tests that are currently approved are of special interest to
people >from Jewish descent-specifically Gauchers Disease Type 1 (carrier
status) which has a higher prevalence in the Jewish population. The test
cannot predict if you will get a specific disease-having the genetic variant
does not mean the person will develop the disease. Not having the variant,
also does not mean the person will not get the disease. The tests provide
genetic risk information only. In February 23andMe was granted to market
direct-to -consumer genetic tests for Bloom Syndrome de novo pathway which
enabled 35 carrier status reports to consumers.

To read the article including the list of newly approved reports for
specific genetic variants see:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-23andme-reports-20170414-htmlstory.html

The 23andMe press release may be read at:
https://mediacenter.23andme.com/blog/23andme-inc-granted-first-fda-authorization-to-market-direct-to-consumer-genetic-health-risk-reports/
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/m45oxwo )
23and me said they will release the first set of new results on genetic
health risks in April with additional reports to follow.

23andMe also performs genealogical DNA testing.

I have no affiliation with 23andMe and am reporting this solely for the
interest of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Letters from my grandmother #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

My extended family arrived in England >from Germany at the end of 1938;
all but my maternal grandmother Lony Rabl-Fraenkel. She was >from Berlin,
but was stuck in Amsterdam, where she had just opened a cafe (the Cafe
de Paris in the Beethovenstraat) serving the expat German Jewish community.
When news reached her of my birth, just 9 months later and just days
after the start of WWII, she wrote to me immediately. And she went on
writing to me for the next three years, beautiful and moving letters,
which I only discovered on my mother's death thirty years later.

We never met: she was taken to Westerbork, then to Theresienstadt,
then to Auschwitz where she perished within two days of arrival.

I've now translated the letters, and Ronald Corp, the well known
composer, has written a piece based on them. It will have its world
premiere at the Proms at St Jude's, London NW11 at 7.45pm on 28 June.

I like to think that this will honour not only my grandmother but all
those who perished in the Holocaust, and I would warmly encourage
anyone interested to buy tickets:

[Please write to me at peterlob@peterlob.co.uk for more information about
this June 28, 2017, musical event in London. ]

Here's a link to an article about my grandmother and her letters in last
weekend's Jewish Chronicle Seder Magazine, reproduced with the JC's
kind permission. http://tinyurl.com/looxpc5

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i6ms8lmjn0vg6t4/AAD5NUCX4ifmSnbu7oGAGsjNa?dl=0

Peter Lobbenberg, London, England peterlob@peterlob.co.uk


German SIG #Germany Letters from my grandmother #germany

Peter Lobbenberg
 

My extended family arrived in England >from Germany at the end of 1938;
all but my maternal grandmother Lony Rabl-Fraenkel. She was >from Berlin,
but was stuck in Amsterdam, where she had just opened a cafe (the Cafe
de Paris in the Beethovenstraat) serving the expat German Jewish community.
When news reached her of my birth, just 9 months later and just days
after the start of WWII, she wrote to me immediately. And she went on
writing to me for the next three years, beautiful and moving letters,
which I only discovered on my mother's death thirty years later.

We never met: she was taken to Westerbork, then to Theresienstadt,
then to Auschwitz where she perished within two days of arrival.

I've now translated the letters, and Ronald Corp, the well known
composer, has written a piece based on them. It will have its world
premiere at the Proms at St Jude's, London NW11 at 7.45pm on 28 June.

I like to think that this will honour not only my grandmother but all
those who perished in the Holocaust, and I would warmly encourage
anyone interested to buy tickets:

[Please write to me at peterlob@peterlob.co.uk for more information about
this June 28, 2017, musical event in London. ]

Here's a link to an article about my grandmother and her letters in last
weekend's Jewish Chronicle Seder Magazine, reproduced with the JC's
kind permission. http://tinyurl.com/looxpc5

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i6ms8lmjn0vg6t4/AAD5NUCX4ifmSnbu7oGAGsjNa?dl=0

Peter Lobbenberg, London, England peterlob@peterlob.co.uk


St Louis, Missouri probate look-up request #general

pweinthal
 

Dear fellow Genners,

Can you help me find another piece to a puzzle? Jacob Weinthal (1840-1917) signed a
will leaving everything to the Home for Aged and Infirm Israelites - apparently
around the time he entered the Home. However, he was never buried after his death.
This implies there weren't funds sufficient to provide a grave. It is a curious
situation.

I would like to find out if there were any assets when he died. Specifically, I
would like to know if there is a packet with administrative papers filed by the
will's executor showing the disposition of his assets.

I can provide you with the record number, volume and page number, dates, and an
image >from the St. Louis City Probate Court book. This book contained typed
transcripts of the will and witness statements.

Sincerely,
Pat Weinthal in Massachusetts

Researching WEINTHAL/WIJNTAL/WAJNTAL/WINTHAL and variations
ARNHEIM, STREEP, DRIESEN, PEYSER

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen St Louis, Missouri probate look-up request #general

pweinthal
 

Dear fellow Genners,

Can you help me find another piece to a puzzle? Jacob Weinthal (1840-1917) signed a
will leaving everything to the Home for Aged and Infirm Israelites - apparently
around the time he entered the Home. However, he was never buried after his death.
This implies there weren't funds sufficient to provide a grave. It is a curious
situation.

I would like to find out if there were any assets when he died. Specifically, I
would like to know if there is a packet with administrative papers filed by the
will's executor showing the disposition of his assets.

I can provide you with the record number, volume and page number, dates, and an
image >from the St. Louis City Probate Court book. This book contained typed
transcripts of the will and witness statements.

Sincerely,
Pat Weinthal in Massachusetts

Researching WEINTHAL/WIJNTAL/WAJNTAL/WINTHAL and variations
ARNHEIM, STREEP, DRIESEN, PEYSER

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only, please


Follow up on KLAJNKOFMAN/APTEKARZ/APTEKAR/APTEIKAR/LENDER/LANDER #general

Dina Hill
 

I'm sorry I didn't give enough information. Thanks to a fellow JewishGenner, she
asked me some important questions so here goes:

My paternal grandmother CHAJA APTEKARZ was a Holocaust Survivor. She was born in
Modliborsyce, Poland. She also lived in Zdzilowice and Janow, Poland where my dad
and his 3 siblings were born. She was married to my grandfather (killed in the
Holocaust) by a Rabbi, but not civilly because it wasn't permitted at that time in
Poland. My grandfather was Lejzor Klajnkofman. My grandmother was born December
12, 1903 as Chaja Bajla APTEKARZ/APTEKIER. It's hard to say the exact spelling
since everything I have of documents for her has different spellings of the
last name (which is also my maiden name).

My grandmother left Poland for Israel on July 6, 1950. Another document says that
her 2nd husband's last name was spelled Lander instead of what I have on her SS
app as Lender.

My grandmother lived in the USA >from 1960-1997 when she died.

After the Jews were liberated >from Hitler, my grandmother lived in Krasnik. I don't
know if she remarried in Krasnik, Poland or in Israel, but I know she was at my
home in Israel with Mr. Lender. I have no memory of it as I was a baby, but I
know >from conversations that I had with my mom. She got divorced, but had to have
gotten the divorce when she lived in the USA because her social security
application was in 1962, and I have a marriage certificate of hers married to her
3rd husband Sam Muroff January 24, 1963. When I ordered a copy of her social
security application, I found the information on ancestry.com for Helen Muroff. I
was shocked to see the last name on the actual SS application because I never knew
"his" last name.

My grandmother lived in Jackson Heights, Queens NY in the mid 60's until Sam died
in 1985. Then she lived in N. Miami Beach, FL (across the street >from where I was
living at the time). In 1995, she was in the Jewish Home for the Aged also in
N. Miami Beach until she died in 1997.

At the time my grandparents lived in Poland, it was simply Poland. I have her
passport in Polish but I think she married him in Israel.

I hope this gives more info to help me find out who this LENDER or LANDER (on my
grandmother's marriage certificate to Sam Muroff, it has her last name spelled
LANDER, but her SS card has LENDER.

Best Regards,
Dina Aptekar Hill


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Follow up on KLAJNKOFMAN/APTEKARZ/APTEKAR/APTEIKAR/LENDER/LANDER #general

Dina Hill
 

I'm sorry I didn't give enough information. Thanks to a fellow JewishGenner, she
asked me some important questions so here goes:

My paternal grandmother CHAJA APTEKARZ was a Holocaust Survivor. She was born in
Modliborsyce, Poland. She also lived in Zdzilowice and Janow, Poland where my dad
and his 3 siblings were born. She was married to my grandfather (killed in the
Holocaust) by a Rabbi, but not civilly because it wasn't permitted at that time in
Poland. My grandfather was Lejzor Klajnkofman. My grandmother was born December
12, 1903 as Chaja Bajla APTEKARZ/APTEKIER. It's hard to say the exact spelling
since everything I have of documents for her has different spellings of the
last name (which is also my maiden name).

My grandmother left Poland for Israel on July 6, 1950. Another document says that
her 2nd husband's last name was spelled Lander instead of what I have on her SS
app as Lender.

My grandmother lived in the USA >from 1960-1997 when she died.

After the Jews were liberated >from Hitler, my grandmother lived in Krasnik. I don't
know if she remarried in Krasnik, Poland or in Israel, but I know she was at my
home in Israel with Mr. Lender. I have no memory of it as I was a baby, but I
know >from conversations that I had with my mom. She got divorced, but had to have
gotten the divorce when she lived in the USA because her social security
application was in 1962, and I have a marriage certificate of hers married to her
3rd husband Sam Muroff January 24, 1963. When I ordered a copy of her social
security application, I found the information on ancestry.com for Helen Muroff. I
was shocked to see the last name on the actual SS application because I never knew
"his" last name.

My grandmother lived in Jackson Heights, Queens NY in the mid 60's until Sam died
in 1985. Then she lived in N. Miami Beach, FL (across the street >from where I was
living at the time). In 1995, she was in the Jewish Home for the Aged also in
N. Miami Beach until she died in 1997.

At the time my grandparents lived in Poland, it was simply Poland. I have her
passport in Polish but I think she married him in Israel.

I hope this gives more info to help me find out who this LENDER or LANDER (on my
grandmother's marriage certificate to Sam Muroff, it has her last name spelled
LANDER, but her SS card has LENDER.

Best Regards,
Dina Aptekar Hill


SEELIG from Meckenheim #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear Gersigs,

Bernard SEELIG and Rebecca LEVI has several children:

Antoine (born 1811 Adendorf), Anne (born 1812 Adendorf), Gudula (born
1815), Ludwig (born 1816), Mina (born 1818), Michel (born 1821),
Moises (born 1823), Maria (born 1824), Rosetta (born 1826) and Jospeh
Bernhard was born 1828.

I only know that Rebecca died 1839 with 55 years, Ludwig died 1820
with 3 years. Gudula married 09.03.1855 in Dortmund Moses Steinweg
from Dorstfeld. Maria married 12.10.1847 Isaac Rosenstein.
What's about the others. When did Bernhard died. Is Michel the same
who died 1896 in Unna he married Eva ROSENTHAL (other name Mayer)
Michel married Eva not in Unna but it must be around 1847.

Regards, Mike Redel, Unna, Germany redel.mike@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany SEELIG from Meckenheim #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear Gersigs,

Bernard SEELIG and Rebecca LEVI has several children:

Antoine (born 1811 Adendorf), Anne (born 1812 Adendorf), Gudula (born
1815), Ludwig (born 1816), Mina (born 1818), Michel (born 1821),
Moises (born 1823), Maria (born 1824), Rosetta (born 1826) and Jospeh
Bernhard was born 1828.

I only know that Rebecca died 1839 with 55 years, Ludwig died 1820
with 3 years. Gudula married 09.03.1855 in Dortmund Moses Steinweg
from Dorstfeld. Maria married 12.10.1847 Isaac Rosenstein.
What's about the others. When did Bernhard died. Is Michel the same
who died 1896 in Unna he married Eva ROSENTHAL (other name Mayer)
Michel married Eva not in Unna but it must be around 1847.

Regards, Mike Redel, Unna, Germany redel.mike@gmail.com


KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2017 #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah H. Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/


KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

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~~~

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Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #usa

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown

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