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Re: genetics of Indian Jews; Times of India article #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

At 02:24 PM 11/26/2002, Dan Goodman wrote:
Geneticist helps Mumbai Jews reinforce sense of identity

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?artid=29493656
The above referenced layman's article discusses Y-Chromosome evidence
linking the Bene Israel community in India to Aaron the Priest. The Bene
Israel claim descent >from the "10 lost tribes," which were supposedly
expelled >from the Northern Kingdom (Israel) ca. 720 B.C.E. by the
Assyrians, more than 130 years before the destruction of the Solomon's
Temple in the Southern Kingdom (Judah).

Modern Biblical scholars see evidence in the Bible of a rivalry between the
priests in the North (Shiloh) and the South (Jerusalem), and link the
priesthood in the north with the descendants of Moses not Aaron. At any
rate, according to tradition, Moses and Aaron were brothers, and thus would
have shared the same Y-Chromosome.

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Mass.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: genetics of Indian Jews; Times of India article #general

Jacob D. Goldstein <jake@...>
 

At 02:24 PM 11/26/2002, Dan Goodman wrote:
Geneticist helps Mumbai Jews reinforce sense of identity

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?artid=29493656
The above referenced layman's article discusses Y-Chromosome evidence
linking the Bene Israel community in India to Aaron the Priest. The Bene
Israel claim descent >from the "10 lost tribes," which were supposedly
expelled >from the Northern Kingdom (Israel) ca. 720 B.C.E. by the
Assyrians, more than 130 years before the destruction of the Solomon's
Temple in the Southern Kingdom (Judah).

Modern Biblical scholars see evidence in the Bible of a rivalry between the
priests in the North (Shiloh) and the South (Jerusalem), and link the
priesthood in the north with the descendants of Moses not Aaron. At any
rate, according to tradition, Moses and Aaron were brothers, and thus would
have shared the same Y-Chromosome.

Jake Goldstein
Boston, Mass.


Re: HAHN and WILLARD, LEVY and WEILL #france

NFatouros@...
 

In a package of family memorabilia which I received a few weeks ago >from my
eldest niece in New York, I found a copy of a marriage attestation,
(Heirathsurkunde)printed in German, and dated March 7, 1896. It is for my
maternal grandmother Sophie LEVY, daughter of Daniel LEVY and Mathild Levy,
nee WEILL) and my maternal grandfather, (Dr.) Srul BELKOWSKY of Berdichev.

One of the two witnesses who signed this document was an Isidor WILLARD of
2 Bankgasse, Mulhouse.

The other witness was Leopold HAHN of ?????????? 26, Mulhouse. (The name of
his street is not decipherable, although I tried to figure it out by
comparing what was handwritten on the document with the street names printed
on a very old map I have of Mulhouse. (This map lacks an index, and the
street names are in such tiny print I cannot read them even with a
magnifying glass.

from several old letters which my great grandmother Mathilde wrote to her
daughter, I have the impression that that the WILLARDs were relatives of
their LEVY-WEILL family. These old letters, are written in French in very
fancy hand writing, and are difficult for me to read especially since the
ink of some of the letters has faded.

I believe that my great grandfather, Daniel LEVY was a merchant of textiles.

Also, I have another document, also in German attesting to the good
character of my grandfather, Dr. Isidor BELKOWSKY, which was sent >from
Schaffhausen where my grandfather had done his medical internship. This
document is addressed to WILLARD Fabriques, in Schloesslein(sp.?) Mulhouse.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


French SIG #France Re: HAHN and WILLARD, LEVY and WEILL #france

NFatouros@...
 

In a package of family memorabilia which I received a few weeks ago >from my
eldest niece in New York, I found a copy of a marriage attestation,
(Heirathsurkunde)printed in German, and dated March 7, 1896. It is for my
maternal grandmother Sophie LEVY, daughter of Daniel LEVY and Mathild Levy,
nee WEILL) and my maternal grandfather, (Dr.) Srul BELKOWSKY of Berdichev.

One of the two witnesses who signed this document was an Isidor WILLARD of
2 Bankgasse, Mulhouse.

The other witness was Leopold HAHN of ?????????? 26, Mulhouse. (The name of
his street is not decipherable, although I tried to figure it out by
comparing what was handwritten on the document with the street names printed
on a very old map I have of Mulhouse. (This map lacks an index, and the
street names are in such tiny print I cannot read them even with a
magnifying glass.

from several old letters which my great grandmother Mathilde wrote to her
daughter, I have the impression that that the WILLARDs were relatives of
their LEVY-WEILL family. These old letters, are written in French in very
fancy hand writing, and are difficult for me to read especially since the
ink of some of the letters has faded.

I believe that my great grandfather, Daniel LEVY was a merchant of textiles.

Also, I have another document, also in German attesting to the good
character of my grandfather, Dr. Isidor BELKOWSKY, which was sent >from
Schaffhausen where my grandfather had done his medical internship. This
document is addressed to WILLARD Fabriques, in Schloesslein(sp.?) Mulhouse.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa and Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN,
Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;
SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Korostyshev; BEHAM, Salok and
Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Re: jewishgen digest: December 01, 2002 #general

Mario Stecher
 

I send your e-mail to a person who probably have some information to you.
Meansware, you can chek http://www.amia.org.ar.
If you don't speak spanish, or you have certain data that you want to chek,
please send me the information.


Mario J. Stecher
mstecher@swya.com.ar /
Buenos Aires - Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: jewishgen digest: December 01, 2002 #general

Mario Stecher
 

I send your e-mail to a person who probably have some information to you.
Meansware, you can chek http://www.amia.org.ar.
If you don't speak spanish, or you have certain data that you want to chek,
please send me the information.


Mario J. Stecher
mstecher@swya.com.ar /
Buenos Aires - Argentina


Port of Atlanta? #general

GRAMAW
 

I have just learned that my grandfather's brother shipped out of Odessa and
arrived in the "Port of Atlanta" sometime in the 1890's. Does anyone have any
information on that port or where I coud find it. Thank you/

Myra Shalet, Leawood, KS
Researching: DRUBYCH, LEIBMAN, WINER: Uman, Talnoye, Kherson, Ukraine; SHARK,
SHAK, HOLZBERG: Lithuania; SHALET, GRATCH: Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Port of Atlanta? #general

GRAMAW
 

I have just learned that my grandfather's brother shipped out of Odessa and
arrived in the "Port of Atlanta" sometime in the 1890's. Does anyone have any
information on that port or where I coud find it. Thank you/

Myra Shalet, Leawood, KS
Researching: DRUBYCH, LEIBMAN, WINER: Uman, Talnoye, Kherson, Ukraine; SHARK,
SHAK, HOLZBERG: Lithuania; SHALET, GRATCH: Ukraine


surname origin stories #lithuania

Phyllisbl@...
 

In a recent message, Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman asked if there are other surname origin stories. In my family, there are a couple of stories regarding the name MEDALIE. The one most frequently told was that a young man in the family was in the Army and, having done some meritorious deed, was awarded a medallion. When the time came that the family had to take a surname, he asked if it could be Medalie, meaning "medallion" in Russian.

I have also heard that the name is an acronym for four brothers: Moshe, David, Leib and Yacov (the name was pronounced as "Medalia").

The other surname story, connected with the name BOROCHOV, was told to
the son of Dov Ber Borochov, Zionist leader, by Ben-Zvi, the 3rd president of Israel. Ben-Zvi was a boyhood friend of Ber Borochov in Poltava, Russia. According to the story he told, the name Borochov, meaning "son of Boruch," was taken by the brother of Schnear Zalman, founder of Chabad, when the latter was arrested. Their father was Boruch. I tried several means of verifying this story but could never find the names of Schnear Zalman's brothers, so I can only asume that it's true.

Phyllis B. Levine
Researching: BOROCHOV or BOROCHOFF >from Odessa; MEDALIE >from Papile,
Lithuania; LEIZERIK, SHULMAN and KRAMER >from Pumpenai, Lithuania; LEVINE >from Panoteriai, Lithuania.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania surname origin stories #lithuania

Phyllisbl@...
 

In a recent message, Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman asked if there are other surname origin stories. In my family, there are a couple of stories regarding the name MEDALIE. The one most frequently told was that a young man in the family was in the Army and, having done some meritorious deed, was awarded a medallion. When the time came that the family had to take a surname, he asked if it could be Medalie, meaning "medallion" in Russian.

I have also heard that the name is an acronym for four brothers: Moshe, David, Leib and Yacov (the name was pronounced as "Medalia").

The other surname story, connected with the name BOROCHOV, was told to
the son of Dov Ber Borochov, Zionist leader, by Ben-Zvi, the 3rd president of Israel. Ben-Zvi was a boyhood friend of Ber Borochov in Poltava, Russia. According to the story he told, the name Borochov, meaning "son of Boruch," was taken by the brother of Schnear Zalman, founder of Chabad, when the latter was arrested. Their father was Boruch. I tried several means of verifying this story but could never find the names of Schnear Zalman's brothers, so I can only asume that it's true.

Phyllis B. Levine
Researching: BOROCHOV or BOROCHOFF >from Odessa; MEDALIE >from Papile,
Lithuania; LEIZERIK, SHULMAN and KRAMER >from Pumpenai, Lithuania; LEVINE >from Panoteriai, Lithuania.


Norman S. Freedman #lithuania

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Latest Kaunas uyezd distribution sent yesterday to Norman S. Freedman at
<nsf@compuserve.com> bounced. Does anyone have a more current email
address for him?

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@att.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Norman S. Freedman #lithuania

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Latest Kaunas uyezd distribution sent yesterday to Norman S. Freedman at
<nsf@compuserve.com> bounced. Does anyone have a more current email
address for him?

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@att.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Seeking a Private Genealogist in Vilnius #lithuania

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am trying to locate a private genealogist who has some expertise with Vilnius vital records.

I believe my great-grandparents were >from Vilnius.While I
noticed their surname ANOLIK on the ALD,the first names were not familiar to me.

I would be grateful for any recommendations.Please respond
privately to GMGKPC@AOL.com.

Sincerely,
Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills,NY
Researching ANOLIK


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seeking a Private Genealogist in Vilnius #lithuania

Gary Gershfield <gmgkpc@...>
 

I am trying to locate a private genealogist who has some expertise with Vilnius vital records.

I believe my great-grandparents were >from Vilnius.While I
noticed their surname ANOLIK on the ALD,the first names were not familiar to me.

I would be grateful for any recommendations.Please respond
privately to GMGKPC@AOL.com.

Sincerely,
Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills,NY
Researching ANOLIK


MILGROM fmily - Argentina #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl@...>
 

I am trying to locate Victor and Cecile Milgrom in Argentina. Their family
was originally >from Tulchin in the Ukraine. If anyone has information on
the Milgroms in Argentina, I would love to her >from you. Thanks so much.
Marilyn Feingold USA


Washington Cemetery - Brooklyn #general

Julian H. Preisler
 

Hello Jewish Genners:

I have located some family burials in the Washington
Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Is there anyone who lives
nearby and might be able to photograph 3 or 4
tombstones? Perhaps someone knows of a person who does
this as a professional service. I have the exact
location of the graves in the cemetery.

Wishing everyone a Happy Chanukah.

Julian H. Preisler
Montgomery Village, Maryland


Re: Connecticut Vital Records #general

Albert W. Gershman <gershie@...>
 

I don't know if this helps you but, the Hartford Courant has a nifty
on-line search engine. I found two obits that way and that led me to
living descendants.

"John A. Rubin" wrote:

If anyone has any information about the contents of Connecticut Vital
Records, or can tell me where I can find it on the internet, I would
appreciate it. I am particularly concerned with both marriage and death
records.

Thank you,

John A. Rubin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MILGROM fmily - Argentina #general

Marilyn Feingold <mrl@...>
 

I am trying to locate Victor and Cecile Milgrom in Argentina. Their family
was originally >from Tulchin in the Ukraine. If anyone has information on
the Milgroms in Argentina, I would love to her >from you. Thanks so much.
Marilyn Feingold USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Washington Cemetery - Brooklyn #general

Julian H. Preisler
 

Hello Jewish Genners:

I have located some family burials in the Washington
Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Is there anyone who lives
nearby and might be able to photograph 3 or 4
tombstones? Perhaps someone knows of a person who does
this as a professional service. I have the exact
location of the graves in the cemetery.

Wishing everyone a Happy Chanukah.

Julian H. Preisler
Montgomery Village, Maryland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Connecticut Vital Records #general

Albert W. Gershman <gershie@...>
 

I don't know if this helps you but, the Hartford Courant has a nifty
on-line search engine. I found two obits that way and that led me to
living descendants.

"John A. Rubin" wrote:

If anyone has any information about the contents of Connecticut Vital
Records, or can tell me where I can find it on the internet, I would
appreciate it. I am particularly concerned with both marriage and death
records.

Thank you,

John A. Rubin