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Friederika LOEWE born AHRON #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear gersigs,

I am searching for Friederika LOEWE born AHRONS. She was born 1791 and
died 12.11.1863. Ok, her stone is in Dortmund-Hoerde. But this
cemetery was opend in 1911. Therefore this could not be the original
grave. I have got the death registers >from Dortmund. There is not
entry for the year 1863 in Dortmund. No entry for LOEWE and AHRON.

A Julie LOEWE born 11.02.1838 died 23.12.1884 maybe died in Hoerde.
Julie and Friederika has the same stone

Could anyone help? I know that some stones came >from Luedinghausen
through Hoerde. Is Friederika's stone one of them?

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


Re: Billy Wilder [who had been a Jewish refugee from Austria in 1934 on the immigrant experience] #germany

Carol Baird <carol.baird3@...>
 

My great uncle, Franz Waxman (Wachsmann) was best friends with Billy
Wilder and traveled the immigrant path with him to Hollywood. Franz
also won Academy Awards (2) - one for 'Sunset Boulevard' and one for
'A Place in the Sun,' including many nominations and other awards.
They were so close that Franz named his only child, my cousin, John
** William ** Waxman to honor his best friend, Billy. If you're
interested in Franz's life and career in Hollywood and the founding
of the Los Angeles Music Festival, go to: http://franzwaxman.com/

Carol Davidson Baird, Solana Beach, CA USA carol.baird3@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Friederika LOEWE born AHRON #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear gersigs,

I am searching for Friederika LOEWE born AHRONS. She was born 1791 and
died 12.11.1863. Ok, her stone is in Dortmund-Hoerde. But this
cemetery was opend in 1911. Therefore this could not be the original
grave. I have got the death registers >from Dortmund. There is not
entry for the year 1863 in Dortmund. No entry for LOEWE and AHRON.

A Julie LOEWE born 11.02.1838 died 23.12.1884 maybe died in Hoerde.
Julie and Friederika has the same stone

Could anyone help? I know that some stones came >from Luedinghausen
through Hoerde. Is Friederika's stone one of them?

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


German SIG #Germany RE: Billy Wilder [who had been a Jewish refugee from Austria in 1934 on the immigrant experience] #germany

Carol Baird <carol.baird3@...>
 

My great uncle, Franz Waxman (Wachsmann) was best friends with Billy
Wilder and traveled the immigrant path with him to Hollywood. Franz
also won Academy Awards (2) - one for 'Sunset Boulevard' and one for
'A Place in the Sun,' including many nominations and other awards.
They were so close that Franz named his only child, my cousin, John
** William ** Waxman to honor his best friend, Billy. If you're
interested in Franz's life and career in Hollywood and the founding
of the Los Angeles Music Festival, go to: http://franzwaxman.com/

Carol Davidson Baird, Solana Beach, CA USA carol.baird3@gmail.com


The MaHaRa"L's (of Prague) descendancy from a Persian princess. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

There is a published legend that when the Moslem's conquered Persia
(or Iraq?) the Caliph, in order to disgrace the Persian King, gave the
king's daughter as a slave to the Gaon (Bustenai ?), the exilarch of
the Jewish community. The Exilarch immediately freed the slave and
converted her to Judaism and married her (according to a Torah dictate?).

The story goes on that the MaHaRa"L was a descendant of this match.

What is known >from trees of the Mahara"l, is that he was a fourth or
fifth generation of an exile >from the inquisition in Spain.

Does anyone know if any research was done to verify or negate the
above story regarding the Persian Princess?

Yoni Ben-Ari (a presumed descendant of the Mahara"l -and the princess)
Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The MaHaRa"L's (of Prague) descendancy from a Persian princess. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

There is a published legend that when the Moslem's conquered Persia
(or Iraq?) the Caliph, in order to disgrace the Persian King, gave the
king's daughter as a slave to the Gaon (Bustenai ?), the exilarch of
the Jewish community. The Exilarch immediately freed the slave and
converted her to Judaism and married her (according to a Torah dictate?).

The story goes on that the MaHaRa"L was a descendant of this match.

What is known >from trees of the Mahara"l, is that he was a fourth or
fifth generation of an exile >from the inquisition in Spain.

Does anyone know if any research was done to verify or negate the
above story regarding the Persian Princess?

Yoni Ben-Ari (a presumed descendant of the Mahara"l -and the princess)
Jerusalem


Shach ancestry #rabbinic

David Dubin <davidmdubin@...>
 

Hi all,
The Shach's (Rav Shabsai COHEN) maternal grandfather was reportedly
Rabbi Nachum LUKOWER. Does anyone know the source of this information
& if there is any more information (genealogic or otherwise) about R
Nochum?
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Fellow Genners,

I would like to know more about Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l, author
of Shulchan Melachim, who was either a Rov or Dayan in Kisvarda
(Kleinvardan). I am particularly interested in his children and
nephews. Thank you.

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Shach ancestry #rabbinic

David Dubin <davidmdubin@...>
 

Hi all,
The Shach's (Rav Shabsai COHEN) maternal grandfather was reportedly
Rabbi Nachum LUKOWER. Does anyone know the source of this information
& if there is any more information (genealogic or otherwise) about R
Nochum?
Thank you.
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Fellow Genners,

I would like to know more about Rav Moshe Tzvi Landau zt"l, author
of Shulchan Melachim, who was either a Rov or Dayan in Kisvarda
(Kleinvardan). I am particularly interested in his children and
nephews. Thank you.

Bezalel Weill


Rabbinic Dynasty Research #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Joseph Fibel commented on Rabbinic family research and the Moderator pointed
out:

"MODERATOR NOTE: Also note JewishGen's Rabbinic Genealogy SIG (RavSIG),
devoted to the study of these families.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/";

There you will find an extensive list of sources.
It is wise to wise a number of sources and compare what may be differing
opinions of the authors.

Furthermore one should seek the most basic, original sources rather than
simply relying on the convenience of English language sources which reflect
the understanding and personal translation of the authors.

Over the last decade or so several researchers have conducted critical
research which some times disproves earlier theories.

These include Rabbi Shlomo Englard, Rabbi Naftali Aharon Wekstein , Benyamin
Pantliat http://toladot.blogspot.co.il/ Yaron Pedahzur
https://generatree.wordpress.com/ and who publish their research in the
Charedi press or subscibable emails.

Chaim Freedman


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbinic Dynasty Research #rabbinic

Chaim freedman
 

Joseph Fibel commented on Rabbinic family research and the Moderator pointed
out:

"MODERATOR NOTE: Also note JewishGen's Rabbinic Genealogy SIG (RavSIG),
devoted to the study of these families.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/";

There you will find an extensive list of sources.
It is wise to wise a number of sources and compare what may be differing
opinions of the authors.

Furthermore one should seek the most basic, original sources rather than
simply relying on the convenience of English language sources which reflect
the understanding and personal translation of the authors.

Over the last decade or so several researchers have conducted critical
research which some times disproves earlier theories.

These include Rabbi Shlomo Englard, Rabbi Naftali Aharon Wekstein , Benyamin
Pantliat http://toladot.blogspot.co.il/ Yaron Pedahzur
https://generatree.wordpress.com/ and who publish their research in the
Charedi press or subscibable emails.

Chaim Freedman


(US-CA) UCLA Acquires Major Collection Chronicling Sephardic Jewish Past in LA #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

UCLA's Sephardic Archive which was launched in 2015, is the first of its
kind in the United States. Its focus, at least initially, will be on the Los
Angeles Ladino speaking community whose pioneer immigrants came from
modern-day Turkey and the Balkans in the early 20th century. Over time the
collection will expand to include Los Angeles' North African, Persian and
other Middle eastern Jewish communities. The UCLA press release states: "
the collection will tell of the migration of Sephardic Jews to California
from the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa at the turn of the 20th
century; the shaping of Sephardic culture in Los Angeles; and Sephardic
Jews' contributions to the Jewish and urban fabric of L.A."

The first major acquisition to the UCLA Sephardic Archive, which partnered
with the UCLA Library Special Collections, acquired the Sephardic Temple
Tifereth Israel (STTI)-( Los Angeles) collection of 19th century rare books,
photographs, papers and audio visual materials. Much of the collection is
written in Ladino, the Mediterranean Jews Judeo-Spanish language.

Los Angeles is the home to one of the oldest and largest Sephardic
communities in the United States.

To read more about UCLA's Sephardic Archive and the acquisition >from STTI
see:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-acquires-major-collection-of-sephardic-jewish-past
[or http://tinyurl.com/zlr56hp --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (US-CA) UCLA Acquires Major Collection Chronicling Sephardic Jewish Past in LA #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

UCLA's Sephardic Archive which was launched in 2015, is the first of its
kind in the United States. Its focus, at least initially, will be on the Los
Angeles Ladino speaking community whose pioneer immigrants came from
modern-day Turkey and the Balkans in the early 20th century. Over time the
collection will expand to include Los Angeles' North African, Persian and
other Middle eastern Jewish communities. The UCLA press release states: "
the collection will tell of the migration of Sephardic Jews to California
from the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa at the turn of the 20th
century; the shaping of Sephardic culture in Los Angeles; and Sephardic
Jews' contributions to the Jewish and urban fabric of L.A."

The first major acquisition to the UCLA Sephardic Archive, which partnered
with the UCLA Library Special Collections, acquired the Sephardic Temple
Tifereth Israel (STTI)-( Los Angeles) collection of 19th century rare books,
photographs, papers and audio visual materials. Much of the collection is
written in Ladino, the Mediterranean Jews Judeo-Spanish language.

Los Angeles is the home to one of the oldest and largest Sephardic
communities in the United States.

To read more about UCLA's Sephardic Archive and the acquisition >from STTI
see:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-acquires-major-collection-of-sephardic-jewish-past
[or http://tinyurl.com/zlr56hp --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Jewish DNA prevalence in Various Countries #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

I just saw this article and will attempt to learn more about its methodology.

http://stepfeed.com/dna-analysis-proves-arabs-aren-t-entirely-arab-4864;c=stepfeed

For detailed data click on the "National Geographic Genographic
Project" link under the illustration.

The following Jewish Diaspora percentages are especially
interesting. In most cases they seem to indicate residues of former
Jewish populations:

Ashkenazi Jewish -- 85%
Lebanese -- 14%
Polish -- 6%
German -- 5%
Iberian (Spain & Portugal) -- 5%
Romanian -- 5%
Russians -- 5%
Egyptian -- 4%
Mexican-American (Western US) -- 4%
Czech -- 4%
Sardinian -- 3%
French -- 3%
British (United Kingdom) -- 2%
Georgian -- 2%
Greek -- 2%
Northern Caucasian -- 2%
Peruvians >from Lima -- 2%
Tuscan (Italy) -- 2%
Western Indian -- 2%

The percentages given for Ashkenazi Jewry are: Jewish Diaspora 85%,
Arabia 10%, Eastern Europe 5%.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@earthlink.net


DNA Research #DNA Jewish DNA prevalence in Various Countries #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

I just saw this article and will attempt to learn more about its methodology.

http://stepfeed.com/dna-analysis-proves-arabs-aren-t-entirely-arab-4864;c=stepfeed

For detailed data click on the "National Geographic Genographic
Project" link under the illustration.

The following Jewish Diaspora percentages are especially
interesting. In most cases they seem to indicate residues of former
Jewish populations:

Ashkenazi Jewish -- 85%
Lebanese -- 14%
Polish -- 6%
German -- 5%
Iberian (Spain & Portugal) -- 5%
Romanian -- 5%
Russians -- 5%
Egyptian -- 4%
Mexican-American (Western US) -- 4%
Czech -- 4%
Sardinian -- 3%
French -- 3%
British (United Kingdom) -- 2%
Georgian -- 2%
Greek -- 2%
Northern Caucasian -- 2%
Peruvians >from Lima -- 2%
Tuscan (Italy) -- 2%
Western Indian -- 2%

The percentages given for Ashkenazi Jewry are: Jewish Diaspora 85%,
Arabia 10%, Eastern Europe 5%.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@earthlink.net


Re: Polish death certificates 1919 #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Jessica Skippon wrote:

<<A year or two ago there was mention of Poland changing the rule
about death certificates being closed for 100 years. Today I have done
a general search but found nothing to indicate this has happened....>>

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Jessica,

Actually, the law that was published in the Polish Government Gazette
(pos. # 1741, dated November 28, 2014) refers to 100 years closure period
for birth records only. Closure of marriage and death records are
restricted to 80 years.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Polish death certificates 1919 #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Jessica Skippon wrote:

<<A year or two ago there was mention of Poland changing the rule
about death certificates being closed for 100 years. Today I have done
a general search but found nothing to indicate this has happened....>>

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Jessica,

Actually, the law that was published in the Polish Government Gazette
(pos. # 1741, dated November 28, 2014) refers to 100 years closure period
for birth records only. Closure of marriage and death records are
restricted to 80 years.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Jan. 22, 2017, meeting: "Genealogy is Easy, Fascinating, and Fun: How I Found the Feldmans" #general

News Releases JGSI-Events <jgsi-events@...>
 

"Genealogy is Easy, Fascinating, and Fun: How I Found the Feldmans" will be
the topic of a presentation by amateur genealogist Steven Flack at the Sunday,
Jan. 22, 2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His
presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy research library
materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions
before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, visit
http://tinyurl.com/z4kk3gm
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - https://jgsoi.wildapricot.org/event-2344064 ]
or phone 312-666-0100.

In his presentation, Steven Flack, a mostly self-taught genealogist with only
four years of experience, will use his own genealogical journey to vividly
illustrate the techniques that can help both novice and experienced family
history researchers.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JGSGB Offers Expert Help on Research Sunday, Jan. 29 #general

Ellie Goldberg
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston offers expert help at JGSGB's
Research Sunday, January 29, 2:00 - 4:30 pm at Temple Emanuel in Newton Centre.
(http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-7/)

Experienced researchers, strategists and translators meet with members in 20
minute appointments and use JGSGB's extensive research collection of books and
maps.

JGSGB members need to make an appointment and specify the language, skill or
task they are interested in at http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-7/ .
New members may join online or at the door.
Membership info: http://jgsgb.org/join/

Success stories: "I translated a Polish birth record." "I found a photo of my
great grandparents' graves." "I figured out when my grandparents arrived at
Ellis Island." "I learned that the person in a photo is my grandfather's
brother." "Translating the writing on the back of pictures identified relatives."
"I learned how to find census records and get naturalization applications." "I
learned how to get a certificate of arrival and how to get a low cost birth
certificate >from NY." "I found the dates of my great grandparents' deaths."

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is dedicated to
helping people discover and research their Jewish family history. JGSGB welcomes
beginners and has expert members with a broad range of skills in various
research techniques who are happy to help others.

Register for the eight-week course "Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family
History" starting March 1. (http://jgsgb.org/course).

For more information on programs and events, special interest groups
(SIGs), expert help, resources and membership go to jgsgb.org.

Ellie Goldberg, Newton, MA
goldberg@jgsgb.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgboston/
JGSGB events and blog on JewishBoston.com
http://www.jewishboston.com/organization/jewish-genealogical-society-of-greater-boston/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/xqV9eM ]

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