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Istanbul archives #sephardic

Mitchell Leon <maleon49@...>
 

Hello: Can anyone supply me contact information for access to the
archives of the Istanbul Jewish community and any information
regarding the experience they've had using the archives. I'm
particularly interested in information regarding the arrival of
Sephardic Jews to the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Thank you very much.
Mitchell Leon, maleon49@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Istanbul archives #sephardic

Mitchell Leon <maleon49@...>
 

Hello: Can anyone supply me contact information for access to the
archives of the Istanbul Jewish community and any information
regarding the experience they've had using the archives. I'm
particularly interested in information regarding the arrival of
Sephardic Jews to the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Thank you very much.
Mitchell Leon, maleon49@...


Rabbi Rafael Ziskind HACOHEN of Hamburg #rabbinic

Jules Feldman
 

According to the Hebrew entry in Wikipedia for Rabbi Yisrael Abba CITRON
(also KITRONI), the Rabbi of Petach Tikva in the years 1911-1929, he was a
descendant of Rabbi Rafael Ziskind HACOHEN of Hamburg.
Yisrael Abba CITRON was the brother of Leah CITRON BRODNY, great-grandmother
of my wife.
I will be grateful if any member of this forum who has a connection to
Rabbi Rafael Ziskind HACOHEN of Hamburg will contact me.
Best,
Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Rafael Ziskind HACOHEN of Hamburg #rabbinic

Jules Feldman
 

According to the Hebrew entry in Wikipedia for Rabbi Yisrael Abba CITRON
(also KITRONI), the Rabbi of Petach Tikva in the years 1911-1929, he was a
descendant of Rabbi Rafael Ziskind HACOHEN of Hamburg.
Yisrael Abba CITRON was the brother of Leah CITRON BRODNY, great-grandmother
of my wife.
I will be grateful if any member of this forum who has a connection to
Rabbi Rafael Ziskind HACOHEN of Hamburg will contact me.
Best,
Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


Zilupe #latvia

Rubin, Rabbi - Contractor {QUAKER} <Rabbi.Rubin@...>
 

BSD

I would like to find out if anyone knows the date that the Jews
of Zilupe, Latvia were murdered? Do we know what time of day it
occurred? Does anyone know the facts of what occurred that day in
Zilupe and the surrounding area? Please advise. Thank You.
If no one knows the exact date, does anyone know the time of year
that it occurred?
I would like to know the same information regarding the town of
Piense.
Looking forward to your replies. Thank you very much.
Aaron E. Rubin

Searching for: Rubin - Zilupe / Piense, Latvia
Borecky/Boretcky - Maytchet, Moldova
Saganovitch - Tyocen/Tiktin, Poland


Latvia SIG #Latvia Zilupe #latvia

Rubin, Rabbi - Contractor {QUAKER} <Rabbi.Rubin@...>
 

BSD

I would like to find out if anyone knows the date that the Jews
of Zilupe, Latvia were murdered? Do we know what time of day it
occurred? Does anyone know the facts of what occurred that day in
Zilupe and the surrounding area? Please advise. Thank You.
If no one knows the exact date, does anyone know the time of year
that it occurred?
I would like to know the same information regarding the town of
Piense.
Looking forward to your replies. Thank you very much.
Aaron E. Rubin

Searching for: Rubin - Zilupe / Piense, Latvia
Borecky/Boretcky - Maytchet, Moldova
Saganovitch - Tyocen/Tiktin, Poland


Re: DNA differences between Jewish subpopulations #dna

elanc@...
 

I have not seen any distinction among Jewish subpopulations in
admixture analysis based on autosomal DNA tests. My Family Tree
DNA results indicate 100% Middle Eastern (Jewish). My ancestors
all came >from Europe, half of them Ashkenazi and half Sepharadi.
The admixture models are a work in progress and should be taken
with a big grain of salt. They are constantly being refined and
changed based on the self-reported ethnicity of people who are
tested, and on ancient DNA samples that continue to be analyzed.
Many people have complained about inconsistent results. For
example, a person may be reported one week as 100% British Isles
and the next week the same company's report says he's 50%
Scandinavian.

I have also uploaded my DNA file to gedmatch.com. They offer
several different admixture models with about a dozen variations.
Each model variation gives different admixture results.

Elan Caspi
Belmont CA

From: Pesha Lea <peshalea@...>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:30:06 -0800

Can anyone refer me to a detailed article about the DNA difference
between Ashkenazi, Shaphardic, and Mizrim Jewdisim? My mothers
autosomal test first showed 100% Ashkenazi, and was then changed to
100% Middle Eastern Jewish. My fathers first cousin's autosomal test
came back 100% Middle Eastern Jewish.

Debbie Estis


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA differences between Jewish subpopulations #dna

elanc@...
 

I have not seen any distinction among Jewish subpopulations in
admixture analysis based on autosomal DNA tests. My Family Tree
DNA results indicate 100% Middle Eastern (Jewish). My ancestors
all came >from Europe, half of them Ashkenazi and half Sepharadi.
The admixture models are a work in progress and should be taken
with a big grain of salt. They are constantly being refined and
changed based on the self-reported ethnicity of people who are
tested, and on ancient DNA samples that continue to be analyzed.
Many people have complained about inconsistent results. For
example, a person may be reported one week as 100% British Isles
and the next week the same company's report says he's 50%
Scandinavian.

I have also uploaded my DNA file to gedmatch.com. They offer
several different admixture models with about a dozen variations.
Each model variation gives different admixture results.

Elan Caspi
Belmont CA

From: Pesha Lea <peshalea@...>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:30:06 -0800

Can anyone refer me to a detailed article about the DNA difference
between Ashkenazi, Shaphardic, and Mizrim Jewdisim? My mothers
autosomal test first showed 100% Ashkenazi, and was then changed to
100% Middle Eastern Jewish. My fathers first cousin's autosomal test
came back 100% Middle Eastern Jewish.

Debbie Estis


Name Momtze #ukraine

Igor Schein <igorschein@...>
 

My grand aunt Rose, who was born in Novoukrainka (Cherson Gubernia)
told me long time ago that her Yiddishe name was Momtze Reize. I've
been trying to figure out the origin of name Momtze

- Beider doesn't list this name
- Rabbi Shmuel Gorr doesn't list this name
- Jewishgen's Given Names Database lists it as an equivalent of
Mintsye (which in turn is an equivalent of Mine which both Bader and
Gorr list) but provides no references.

Any additional clues would be appreciated.

Thanks

Igor Schein


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Name Momtze #ukraine

Igor Schein <igorschein@...>
 

My grand aunt Rose, who was born in Novoukrainka (Cherson Gubernia)
told me long time ago that her Yiddishe name was Momtze Reize. I've
been trying to figure out the origin of name Momtze

- Beider doesn't list this name
- Rabbi Shmuel Gorr doesn't list this name
- Jewishgen's Given Names Database lists it as an equivalent of
Mintsye (which in turn is an equivalent of Mine which both Bader and
Gorr list) but provides no references.

Any additional clues would be appreciated.

Thanks

Igor Schein


Female Jewish Surnames in Galicia - Bohemia examples #general

Paul King
 

Regarding the thread of 1-2 December 2013 on female surname endings in
Galicia, a glance at the 1793 Bohemian Jewish censi shows "in" endings for
quite a few but not all female entries. Thus, for example, Abigail Pollakin,
but also Klara Pollak [both are listed in the column for single individuals
and widows]. What is interesting is a number of entries which supply a
'middle' name, for example, Sara Samuel Abeles or Guttle Abraham Michelup;
these entries appear to be widows with their late husband's name . But there
are also female entries which enter two female given names, such as Maria
Anna Kohnin or Rachel Sarah Ungerin (the latter is an orphan - elternlos). I
cannot detect a rule which determines whether a female surname should or
should not end in "in". In one household list (but separate dwellings) there
are 10 females with "in" surname endings and six females without the "in"
ending. All are either single or widowed. [See 1793 Census II, 353-54]

Paul King
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Female Jewish Surnames in Galicia - Bohemia examples #general

Paul King
 

Regarding the thread of 1-2 December 2013 on female surname endings in
Galicia, a glance at the 1793 Bohemian Jewish censi shows "in" endings for
quite a few but not all female entries. Thus, for example, Abigail Pollakin,
but also Klara Pollak [both are listed in the column for single individuals
and widows]. What is interesting is a number of entries which supply a
'middle' name, for example, Sara Samuel Abeles or Guttle Abraham Michelup;
these entries appear to be widows with their late husband's name . But there
are also female entries which enter two female given names, such as Maria
Anna Kohnin or Rachel Sarah Ungerin (the latter is an orphan - elternlos). I
cannot detect a rule which determines whether a female surname should or
should not end in "in". In one household list (but separate dwellings) there
are 10 females with "in" surname endings and six females without the "in"
ending. All are either single or widowed. [See 1793 Census II, 353-54]

Paul King
Jerusalem


Re: Tax and voter lists in Lithuania #general

Howard Margol
 

Box tax lists offer a very limited amount of information, which can be
important, but you are much better off with other types of lists that include
a lot of data about individuals, families, etc.

Kelme was in the Raseiniai District and thousands of Kelme records have been
translated and are available on the Litvak SIG Raseiniai District Group
(DRG) web site. To access the web site, and see all of the records for the
entire district, it is a very simple and inexpensive step.

Go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute and scroll down to District Research.
Select Raseiniai. Contribute $100 and you will be on your way. The site is
secure so feel free to use your credit card. Your contribution is good for
five years, during which time you will be able to see additional records as
they are translated. There is an 18 month delay >from the time the records
are added to the DRG web site and when they are made available on the
Jewishgen Lithuania and Litvak SIG databases.

After making your contribution, you will receive an automatic receipt via
email. Send a copy to Sam Aaron sa@... the Raseiniai DRG
Coordinator, and he will invite you into the web site.

Good luck in your research.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

<<From: Avigdor Ben-Dov avigdorbd@...
I am unfamiliar with the basics of Lithuania research and wonder if someone can
explain what a box tax is for and why Jews found it a hardship. Does each male
adult have to pay or is it for heads of households? It appears >from the LitaSIG
that only three years were taxed, 1885, 1892 and 1900. Was this something special?
My goal is to find relatives >from Kelme and their names mainly seem on
such lists.What information is usually included in the records for these lists
so I know whether it is worthwhile paying for them?>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tax and voter lists in Lithuania #general

Howard Margol
 

Box tax lists offer a very limited amount of information, which can be
important, but you are much better off with other types of lists that include
a lot of data about individuals, families, etc.

Kelme was in the Raseiniai District and thousands of Kelme records have been
translated and are available on the Litvak SIG Raseiniai District Group
(DRG) web site. To access the web site, and see all of the records for the
entire district, it is a very simple and inexpensive step.

Go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute and scroll down to District Research.
Select Raseiniai. Contribute $100 and you will be on your way. The site is
secure so feel free to use your credit card. Your contribution is good for
five years, during which time you will be able to see additional records as
they are translated. There is an 18 month delay >from the time the records
are added to the DRG web site and when they are made available on the
Jewishgen Lithuania and Litvak SIG databases.

After making your contribution, you will receive an automatic receipt via
email. Send a copy to Sam Aaron sa@... the Raseiniai DRG
Coordinator, and he will invite you into the web site.

Good luck in your research.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

<<From: Avigdor Ben-Dov avigdorbd@...
I am unfamiliar with the basics of Lithuania research and wonder if someone can
explain what a box tax is for and why Jews found it a hardship. Does each male
adult have to pay or is it for heads of households? It appears >from the LitaSIG
that only three years were taxed, 1885, 1892 and 1900. Was this something special?
My goal is to find relatives >from Kelme and their names mainly seem on
such lists.What information is usually included in the records for these lists
so I know whether it is worthwhile paying for them?>>


digitalized immigration files and overiew of the immigration files at the Antwerp Archives (Belgium) #general

gershon.lehrer@...
 

Hello all,

The FelixArchief (Antwerp archives) writes in their monthly mail >from December 2013
a thing or two about the alien/immigration files they own in their archives.

They write about their ongoing project to get their copies of immigration files
digitalized so that onsite visitors of the FelixArchief can get access and copy to
the files in an easy and simple way.

They also show a graph on their website to give an idea of how many of their total
of 600,000 files are already available to the general public (this while keeping at
the same time in mind the strict Belgian privacy-rules). Check the following URL to
see the graph:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Pics/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/vreemd.jpg.
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/n8wp5ad )
Another great tool, unfortunately currently only in Dutch, is a timeline in pdf
format which shows you which documents are available and interesting for use for
certain periods in the past. You can find that document via the following website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Docs/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/Tijdslijn.pdf
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/l45ojte)

The top-row has the years for which documents and files are available. Then you'll
find the Primary sources which are files >from the local authority of the City of
Antwerp. Then you have the secondary sources which are files and sources collected
from non-local authorities (other cities/disctricts then the City of Antwerp,
private companies and or organizations, etc.).

The best thing would be to save to your PC it so that you can use it for offline
use.

Read the news for yourself on their website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Stad-FelixArchief/Publicatiekanalen/Stad/Stad-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief-Hoofdnavigatie/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen-Zoeken-naar-personen.html
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/kpfbof6 )
Best Regards,

Gershon Lehrer
gershon.lehrer@...
Antwerp, Belgium

Searching: DORF, ETSIONI, FISZLOWICZ, GERSTNER, GOLDSTEEN, KALLECH, LEHRER,
PA(C)KTER, PAKTOR, S(Y)(I)LBERBERG, SACHS, SAIL, SCHEEN, SJENITZER, TIMBERG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen digitalized immigration files and overiew of the immigration files at the Antwerp Archives (Belgium) #general

gershon.lehrer@...
 

Hello all,

The FelixArchief (Antwerp archives) writes in their monthly mail >from December 2013
a thing or two about the alien/immigration files they own in their archives.

They write about their ongoing project to get their copies of immigration files
digitalized so that onsite visitors of the FelixArchief can get access and copy to
the files in an easy and simple way.

They also show a graph on their website to give an idea of how many of their total
of 600,000 files are already available to the general public (this while keeping at
the same time in mind the strict Belgian privacy-rules). Check the following URL to
see the graph:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Pics/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/vreemd.jpg.
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/n8wp5ad )
Another great tool, unfortunately currently only in Dutch, is a timeline in pdf
format which shows you which documents are available and interesting for use for
certain periods in the past. You can find that document via the following website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Docs/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/Tijdslijn.pdf
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/l45ojte)

The top-row has the years for which documents and files are available. Then you'll
find the Primary sources which are files >from the local authority of the City of
Antwerp. Then you have the secondary sources which are files and sources collected
from non-local authorities (other cities/disctricts then the City of Antwerp,
private companies and or organizations, etc.).

The best thing would be to save to your PC it so that you can use it for offline
use.

Read the news for yourself on their website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Stad-FelixArchief/Publicatiekanalen/Stad/Stad-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief-Hoofdnavigatie/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen-Zoeken-naar-personen.html
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/kpfbof6 )
Best Regards,

Gershon Lehrer
gershon.lehrer@...
Antwerp, Belgium

Searching: DORF, ETSIONI, FISZLOWICZ, GERSTNER, GOLDSTEEN, KALLECH, LEHRER,
PA(C)KTER, PAKTOR, S(Y)(I)LBERBERG, SACHS, SAIL, SCHEEN, SJENITZER, TIMBERG


Massachusetts death record 1925 #general

Hanna Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

I have been looking for the death record of a woman who supposedly died in
Taunton, MA in 1925 although her family was living in Brooklyn, NY at the time.

She could have been visiting her son in Brockton, and >from there could have ended
up buried in Taunton but I absolutely cannot find her on the Massachusetts death
index on line.

Before I consider whether it is practical to get someone to go through the
register in Boston, it would help to know how it was compiled: By town of residence
of deceased, or by county, or by date, or by alphabet and in what combination.

Can someone answer that ?

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall CT (only presently in Virginia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Massachusetts death record 1925 #general

Hanna Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

I have been looking for the death record of a woman who supposedly died in
Taunton, MA in 1925 although her family was living in Brooklyn, NY at the time.

She could have been visiting her son in Brockton, and >from there could have ended
up buried in Taunton but I absolutely cannot find her on the Massachusetts death
index on line.

Before I consider whether it is practical to get someone to go through the
register in Boston, it would help to know how it was compiled: By town of residence
of deceased, or by county, or by date, or by alphabet and in what combination.

Can someone answer that ?

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall CT (only presently in Virginia)


Re: AGAD records #general

Mark Halpern
 

Bruce:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is the organization that provides the AGAD record
indices and shares the results of searches with the JewishGen All Poland database.
JRI-Poland provides translations of the headings of the Galician vital record forms
at http://jri-poland.org/galicia/GalicianVitalRecords_Titles_Nov2002.pdf.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Bruce Drake wrote:
Does anyone know of a tutorial or primer on interpreting AGAD records. In the past,
I have ordered these (before they started showing up in digital form) and did my
best using Google Translate to interpret them, but I've discovered -- thanks to a
fellow JewishGen researcher who helped me with one particular record -- I
discovered how many incorrect assumptions and conclusions I drew.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: AGAD records #general

Mark Halpern
 

Bruce:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is the organization that provides the AGAD record
indices and shares the results of searches with the JewishGen All Poland database.
JRI-Poland provides translations of the headings of the Galician vital record forms
at http://jri-poland.org/galicia/GalicianVitalRecords_Titles_Nov2002.pdf.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Bruce Drake wrote:
Does anyone know of a tutorial or primer on interpreting AGAD records. In the past,
I have ordered these (before they started showing up in digital form) and did my
best using Google Translate to interpret them, but I've discovered -- thanks to a
fellow JewishGen researcher who helped me with one particular record -- I
discovered how many incorrect assumptions and conclusions I drew.

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