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Acquire Luxembourg Nationality if Grandparent had Luxembourg Citizenship on 1 Jan 1900 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

If you are a descendant in direct line of an ancestor born in Luxembourg and
still living January 1, 1900 you may be able to recover your Luxembourg
citizenship-if interested.

A law was became effective January 1, 2009 that permits a person with a
grandparent who had Luxembourg nationality by origin. The law requires a
declaration of re-acquisition of citizenship must be made before a civil
registrar by 31 December 2018. The law can be read in French or German at:
http://mj.public.lu/nationalite/
There is a reprint on the law in English that can be read at:
http://mj.public.lu/nationalite/nat_lux_2009_EN.pdf


A person can re-acquire Luxembourg nationality provided:
- he or she has a male or female ancestor, who possessed Luxembourg
nationality on the date of 1 January 1900; and
- he or she is the descendant in a paternal or maternal line of said
grandparent. One must be able to trace back each generation in the paternal
or maternal line to establish whether he or she is a descendant of a
Luxembourg grandparent on January 1 1900.
In addition, a certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice, Office in
Charge of Luxembourg Nationality testifying that the claimant had a
grandparent of Luxembourg nationality on January 1, 1900 of whom he or she
is a descendent in a paternal or maternal line.

To read more >from LuxRoots.com the genealogy center of Luxembourg see:
http://www.luxroots.com/DisplaySelf.php?articleid=307&langue=en
This is available in English, French and German.

You can also contact www.lacs.lu in Belgium, WI in the US.

I have no further information on this. I have no affiliation with Lux Roots
who provided this information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Acquire Luxembourg Nationality if Grandparent had Luxembourg Citizenship on 1 Jan 1900 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

If you are a descendant in direct line of an ancestor born in Luxembourg and
still living January 1, 1900 you may be able to recover your Luxembourg
citizenship-if interested.

A law was became effective January 1, 2009 that permits a person with a
grandparent who had Luxembourg nationality by origin. The law requires a
declaration of re-acquisition of citizenship must be made before a civil
registrar by 31 December 2018. The law can be read in French or German at:
http://mj.public.lu/nationalite/
There is a reprint on the law in English that can be read at:
http://mj.public.lu/nationalite/nat_lux_2009_EN.pdf


A person can re-acquire Luxembourg nationality provided:
- he or she has a male or female ancestor, who possessed Luxembourg
nationality on the date of 1 January 1900; and
- he or she is the descendant in a paternal or maternal line of said
grandparent. One must be able to trace back each generation in the paternal
or maternal line to establish whether he or she is a descendant of a
Luxembourg grandparent on January 1 1900.
In addition, a certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice, Office in
Charge of Luxembourg Nationality testifying that the claimant had a
grandparent of Luxembourg nationality on January 1, 1900 of whom he or she
is a descendent in a paternal or maternal line.

To read more >from LuxRoots.com the genealogy center of Luxembourg see:
http://www.luxroots.com/DisplaySelf.php?articleid=307&langue=en
This is available in English, French and German.

You can also contact www.lacs.lu in Belgium, WI in the US.

I have no further information on this. I have no affiliation with Lux Roots
who provided this information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


IGRA Immigration Collection for Aliyah Day #general

Elena Bazes
 

In Honor of Aliyah Day, on October 16, 2018, the Israel Genealogy Research
Association (IGRA) is proud to present its Immigration Collection.

Since 2011 IGRA has been building databases of which 15% deal with
immigration to Eretz Israel. This includes 188,787 listings.

To see a preview of the collection, go to
https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/immigration-day-2018

Please note, the IGRA databases are searchable to all registrants. The search
results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding
most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist
due to requests of the specific archives.

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:
http://genealogy.org.il/

To search the databases, go to https://genealogy.org.il/AID/

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Immigration Collection for Aliyah Day #general

Elena Bazes
 

In Honor of Aliyah Day, on October 16, 2018, the Israel Genealogy Research
Association (IGRA) is proud to present its Immigration Collection.

Since 2011 IGRA has been building databases of which 15% deal with
immigration to Eretz Israel. This includes 188,787 listings.

To see a preview of the collection, go to
https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/immigration-day-2018

Please note, the IGRA databases are searchable to all registrants. The search
results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding
most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist
due to requests of the specific archives.

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:
http://genealogy.org.il/

To search the databases, go to https://genealogy.org.il/AID/

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Does anyone remember a relative receiving letters from, or sending letters to, the family name IDELMAN...? #southafrica

Karen Schwartz
 

Does anyone remember a relative receiving letters from, or sending letters to, the family name IDELMAN...?


Searching for family members of those originally >from Pilvishok, Vilkaviskis, Virbolin, Gizai, Marijampol or other parts of Lithuania. Thank you for any help or suggestions.

Karen Schwartz
St. Louis, MO US

researching Idelman, Freeman/Freiman, Langert >from GIZAI, MARIJAMPOL, VILKAVISKIS, PILVISHOK, VIRBOLIN


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Does anyone remember a relative receiving letters from, or sending letters to, the family name IDELMAN...? #southafrica

Karen Schwartz
 

Does anyone remember a relative receiving letters from, or sending letters to, the family name IDELMAN...?


Searching for family members of those originally >from Pilvishok, Vilkaviskis, Virbolin, Gizai, Marijampol or other parts of Lithuania. Thank you for any help or suggestions.

Karen Schwartz
St. Louis, MO US

researching Idelman, Freeman/Freiman, Langert >from GIZAI, MARIJAMPOL, VILKAVISKIS, PILVISHOK, VIRBOLIN


New Cemetery at Lodz #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I am writing wearing my IAJGS Records Access Alert editor "hat" to share
with you something I received >from Petje Schroeder and Kamila Klauzinska
both researchers in Poland. I have no further information so please do
not contact me.

The email is about the Board of the Jewish Community in Lodz terminating
as of October 1st the employment of Agnieszka and Krzysztof Tomczak as
caretakers of the Lodz New Cemetery at ul. Bracka. The email did not
give any reason for the termination of their work.

The former long-time caretaker, Mr. Karolczak died in May 2000, his
son-in-law Krzysztof Tomczak took over the responsibilities as of June
2000 and in 2003 Agnieszka joined him. They studied the Hebrew alphabet in
order to fluently read the inscriptions of the matzevot, and moreover, they
managed to find their way through the overgrown labyrinth of the largest
Jewish cemetery in Europe.

After a short period of time, the couple was able to locate any burial
site, even if there wasn't any physical evidence of a grave as often a
headstone was never put up. Searching for the grave of a client's
family member, we witnessed how Krzysztof pulled out young trees and bushes
with his bare hands to uncover a headstone that had fallen down, facing the
ground. Imagine our surprise when he then lifted the stone and the
inscription turned out to be impeccable, untouched by rain and wind, and
perfectly legible.

As a stone mason Krzysztof restored damaged headstones, created new
matzevot and memorial plaques, often designed with the help of Agnieszka.

Walking through the cemetery, both of them always kept old photos in
mind that people >from all over the world had left in the office, hoping for a
miracle that one day the burial plot of their family member would be
found.

Agnieszka and Krzysztof have always supported the idea that the
cemetery as a monument of culture should be open to the public in general
and in particular to students - for free.
If you have any questions to Agnieszka and Krzysztof Tomczak, you can
contact them at agax.tom@interia.pl

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This is a one-time informational announcement
and will not be the beginning of a thread.


Viewmate Request - Russian #poland

stephen cohen
 

I've posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69850

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much
Stephen Cohen


JRI Poland #Poland New Cemetery at Lodz #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I am writing wearing my IAJGS Records Access Alert editor "hat" to share
with you something I received >from Petje Schroeder and Kamila Klauzinska
both researchers in Poland. I have no further information so please do
not contact me.

The email is about the Board of the Jewish Community in Lodz terminating
as of October 1st the employment of Agnieszka and Krzysztof Tomczak as
caretakers of the Lodz New Cemetery at ul. Bracka. The email did not
give any reason for the termination of their work.

The former long-time caretaker, Mr. Karolczak died in May 2000, his
son-in-law Krzysztof Tomczak took over the responsibilities as of June
2000 and in 2003 Agnieszka joined him. They studied the Hebrew alphabet in
order to fluently read the inscriptions of the matzevot, and moreover, they
managed to find their way through the overgrown labyrinth of the largest
Jewish cemetery in Europe.

After a short period of time, the couple was able to locate any burial
site, even if there wasn't any physical evidence of a grave as often a
headstone was never put up. Searching for the grave of a client's
family member, we witnessed how Krzysztof pulled out young trees and bushes
with his bare hands to uncover a headstone that had fallen down, facing the
ground. Imagine our surprise when he then lifted the stone and the
inscription turned out to be impeccable, untouched by rain and wind, and
perfectly legible.

As a stone mason Krzysztof restored damaged headstones, created new
matzevot and memorial plaques, often designed with the help of Agnieszka.

Walking through the cemetery, both of them always kept old photos in
mind that people >from all over the world had left in the office, hoping for a
miracle that one day the burial plot of their family member would be
found.

Agnieszka and Krzysztof have always supported the idea that the
cemetery as a monument of culture should be open to the public in general
and in particular to students - for free.
If you have any questions to Agnieszka and Krzysztof Tomczak, you can
contact them at agax.tom@interia.pl

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR'S NOTE: This is a one-time informational announcement
and will not be the beginning of a thread.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Request - Russian #poland

stephen cohen
 

I've posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69850

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much
Stephen Cohen


Re: Researching FRAJDENRAJCH from Poland #poland

Beverley Davis
 

We have Moshe Yaakov Freidenreich haKohen whose youngest child Ela came
to Australia in 1929 with her husband Abraham Wierzchowski (later
Wells). She was born ca1889 in Odrezewol Poland; they married in Klwow,
Poland. Don't have any of her siblings named Abraham, Gittel or Chaim.

Beverley Davis
also in Melbourne, Australia


From: "Yohanan" <loeflery@netspace.net.au>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2018 08:30:46 +1100
X-Message-Number: 1

We are researching FRAJDENRAJCH family >from Poland.
We know about Mendel and Eva FRAJDENRAJCH and 3 children:
Abraham, Gittle and Chaim (all probably born circa 1900). Mendel's
last
known address in about 1930 was in Groschow, Warsaw.

They could have come to Warsaw in late 1800s >from another location.
We know about Abraham, who lived later in England and Australia,
though he
did not leave any information about his FRAJDENRAJCH family in Poland.

If it rings a bell please let me know.

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Researching FRAJDENRAJCH from Poland #poland

Beverley Davis
 

We have Moshe Yaakov Freidenreich haKohen whose youngest child Ela came
to Australia in 1929 with her husband Abraham Wierzchowski (later
Wells). She was born ca1889 in Odrezewol Poland; they married in Klwow,
Poland. Don't have any of her siblings named Abraham, Gittel or Chaim.

Beverley Davis
also in Melbourne, Australia


From: "Yohanan" <loeflery@netspace.net.au>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2018 08:30:46 +1100
X-Message-Number: 1

We are researching FRAJDENRAJCH family >from Poland.
We know about Mendel and Eva FRAJDENRAJCH and 3 children:
Abraham, Gittle and Chaim (all probably born circa 1900). Mendel's
last
known address in about 1930 was in Groschow, Warsaw.

They could have come to Warsaw in late 1800s >from another location.
We know about Abraham, who lived later in England and Australia,
though he
did not leave any information about his FRAJDENRAJCH family in Poland.

If it rings a bell please let me know.

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


Meaning of an abbreviation written on Polish-language birth and marriage registrations #galicia

Ed Friedel <edwardfriedel@...>
 

Hello,

I've noticed that on several Polish-language birth and marriage
records recorded in Tarnow >from 1909-1912, the name of the
witness/rabbi/mohel is usually followed by the abbreviation "m.p."
or "m.p. w Tarnowe". Would anybody know what this means? A
permanent resident of Tarnow?

Thanks very much.

Edward Friedel
Researching WAND and TAUSEND


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Meaning of an abbreviation written on Polish-language birth and marriage registrations #galicia

Ed Friedel <edwardfriedel@...>
 

Hello,

I've noticed that on several Polish-language birth and marriage
records recorded in Tarnow >from 1909-1912, the name of the
witness/rabbi/mohel is usually followed by the abbreviation "m.p."
or "m.p. w Tarnowe". Would anybody know what this means? A
permanent resident of Tarnow?

Thanks very much.

Edward Friedel
Researching WAND and TAUSEND


A Person's Family Relationships Can be Revealed By an Individual's Genomic Data- New Study in Cell #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Stanford University Professor Noah Rosenberg has a new paper in Cell which
describes an algorithm that allowed them to identify parent-child and
sibling relationships whose genomic data were discordant. To see the paper
go to: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(18)31180-2

The study matched individuals where one person's data was available from
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) genotypings and as a short tandem
repeat (STR) profile which is used in DNA databases run by law enforcement.
SNPs are the most common type of genetic variation-one SNP may replace
another nucleotide such nucleotide cytosine (C) may be replaced by
nucleotide Thymine (T) in a DNA block. According to the US National Library
of Medicine, being so common they occur once in every 300 nucleotides or
about 10 million SNPs in the human genome
(https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genomicresearch/snp). A STR occurs when a
pattern of two or more nucleotides are repeated and the repeated sequences
are directly adjacent to each other . An STR is also known as a
microsatellite. (https://isogg.org/wiki/Short_tandem_repeat).

The study found using genome-wide SNPs 30-32 percent of parent offspring and
35-36 percent of sibling pairs can be identified >from the SNPS of one member
of the pair and the STRs of the other. It also revealed that privacy
concerns arising >from computations across multiple databases that share no
genetic markers in common entail risks, not only for database entrants, but
for their close relatives as well. They studied the possibility of matching
a forensic-genetic record in one database to a profile on a set of
non-overlapping genetic markers in a different database. They showed that
records could be matched between databases with no overlapping genetic
markers, provided that sufficiently strong linkage disequilibrium (LD)
exists between markers appearing in the two databases. It also uncovers
privacy concerns, as an individual present in a SNP database-collected in a
biomedical, genealogical, or personal genomics setting, for example-might be
possible to link to a CODIS profile, and vice versa, in a manner not
intended in the context of either database examined in isolation. CODIS is
the acronym of the Combined DNA Index System which blends forensic science
and computer technology in to a tool for linking violent crimes used by the
FBI.

To read more about this paper and the previously reported paper in Science
by Ehrlich see: https://tinyurl.com/y96aq57s
Original url:
https://www.genomeweb.com/genetic-research/family-ties-can-compromise-genomic-data-privacy-new-studies-suggest#.W8JtJ_lReUk

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: The subject of this post is peripheral to the topic of
this group, which is the use of DNA testing in genealogy, particularly
Jewish genealogy. Further discussion of this and other unintended side
effects of this testing should be conducted privately or in other forums
in which it is the focus of discussion.


DNA Research #DNA A Person's Family Relationships Can be Revealed By an Individual's Genomic Data- New Study in Cell #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Stanford University Professor Noah Rosenberg has a new paper in Cell which
describes an algorithm that allowed them to identify parent-child and
sibling relationships whose genomic data were discordant. To see the paper
go to: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(18)31180-2

The study matched individuals where one person's data was available from
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) genotypings and as a short tandem
repeat (STR) profile which is used in DNA databases run by law enforcement.
SNPs are the most common type of genetic variation-one SNP may replace
another nucleotide such nucleotide cytosine (C) may be replaced by
nucleotide Thymine (T) in a DNA block. According to the US National Library
of Medicine, being so common they occur once in every 300 nucleotides or
about 10 million SNPs in the human genome
(https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genomicresearch/snp). A STR occurs when a
pattern of two or more nucleotides are repeated and the repeated sequences
are directly adjacent to each other . An STR is also known as a
microsatellite. (https://isogg.org/wiki/Short_tandem_repeat).

The study found using genome-wide SNPs 30-32 percent of parent offspring and
35-36 percent of sibling pairs can be identified >from the SNPS of one member
of the pair and the STRs of the other. It also revealed that privacy
concerns arising >from computations across multiple databases that share no
genetic markers in common entail risks, not only for database entrants, but
for their close relatives as well. They studied the possibility of matching
a forensic-genetic record in one database to a profile on a set of
non-overlapping genetic markers in a different database. They showed that
records could be matched between databases with no overlapping genetic
markers, provided that sufficiently strong linkage disequilibrium (LD)
exists between markers appearing in the two databases. It also uncovers
privacy concerns, as an individual present in a SNP database-collected in a
biomedical, genealogical, or personal genomics setting, for example-might be
possible to link to a CODIS profile, and vice versa, in a manner not
intended in the context of either database examined in isolation. CODIS is
the acronym of the Combined DNA Index System which blends forensic science
and computer technology in to a tool for linking violent crimes used by the
FBI.

To read more about this paper and the previously reported paper in Science
by Ehrlich see: https://tinyurl.com/y96aq57s
Original url:
https://www.genomeweb.com/genetic-research/family-ties-can-compromise-genomic-data-privacy-new-studies-suggest#.W8JtJ_lReUk

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: The subject of this post is peripheral to the topic of
this group, which is the use of DNA testing in genealogy, particularly
Jewish genealogy. Further discussion of this and other unintended side
effects of this testing should be conducted privately or in other forums
in which it is the focus of discussion.


ViewMate Translation Requests re the late Friedrich LICHTENSTEIN #69832-69834 - German #germany

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Hello Everybody

I've posted vital records in German for which I need translations. They are
on ViewMate at the following addresseses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69832
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69833
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69834
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Also (as stated) I am planning a trip to Germany in July-August 2019 and am
seeking a guide (or guides) for those places where my Grandfather Friedrich
LICHTENSTEIN lived and worked. If you have suggestions, please be good enough
to respond via my e-mail address: lichtend@ozemail.com.au

Thank you very much.
Dave Lichtenstein Sydney, Australia lichtend@ozemail.com.au
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
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


German SIG #Germany ViewMate Translation Requests re the late Friedrich LICHTENSTEIN #69832-69834 - German #germany

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Hello Everybody

I've posted vital records in German for which I need translations. They are
on ViewMate at the following addresseses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69832
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69833
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69834
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Also (as stated) I am planning a trip to Germany in July-August 2019 and am
seeking a guide (or guides) for those places where my Grandfather Friedrich
LICHTENSTEIN lived and worked. If you have suggestions, please be good enough
to respond via my e-mail address: lichtend@ozemail.com.au

Thank you very much.
Dave Lichtenstein Sydney, Australia lichtend@ozemail.com.au
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
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


Viewmate Request - Russian #general

stephen cohen
 

I've posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69850

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much
Stephen Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Request - Russian #general

stephen cohen
 

I've posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69846
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69847
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69848
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69849
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69850

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much
Stephen Cohen

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