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Book announcement #france

Israel P
 

I am pleased to announce that my book "ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" is now
available for preorder, with a release date of 16 August. The book deals with genetic
genealogy and analysis of DNA test results with special emphasis on endogamous
populations, those who - like European Jews - have been marrying within the tribe for
hundreds of years.

Endogamy is a special challenge for genetic genealogy and this the first book on the subject.
See the foreword and mission statement at www.endogamy-one-family.com.

"ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" is also personal in the sense that my own
families, particularly the Pikholz families of east Galicia, are the basis for my work with DNA
and this is largely their story.

I shall be speaking at several venues in the United States in the second half of August,
and they are listed on the website together with other information.

I'd be pleased if you would pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


French SIG #France Book announcement #france

Israel P
 

I am pleased to announce that my book "ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" is now
available for preorder, with a release date of 16 August. The book deals with genetic
genealogy and analysis of DNA test results with special emphasis on endogamous
populations, those who - like European Jews - have been marrying within the tribe for
hundreds of years.

Endogamy is a special challenge for genetic genealogy and this the first book on the subject.
See the foreword and mission statement at www.endogamy-one-family.com.

"ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People" is also personal in the sense that my own
families, particularly the Pikholz families of east Galicia, are the basis for my work with DNA
and this is largely their story.

I shall be speaking at several venues in the United States in the second half of August,
and they are listed on the website together with other information.

I'd be pleased if you would pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Jewish ancestry in Albania #general

ridvan baxha <rbaxha@...>
 

I am an inhabitant of gjirokaster in the south albania. Just recently i was
watching a documentary regarding my city when i heard that a great part
of my city's population some 500 hundred years ago was of Jewish origin.
The speaker of this documentary was supporting this assumption by also
looking at the city's architecture, similar to Jewish style like today's
Jerusalem. All the residents of my city didn't hand over to the nazi's
not a single jew during the second world war.

I was also told that a resident of my city surnamed bakalli went over to israel
some years ago and thru dna test they found out that he had a jewish ancestry.

I was wandering how i could undergo the same dna test if that is at all possible
in order to determine my family roots and to tell my children so. Where,
how,when can i and my family have this test and who is able to interpret
the results of the test. I have heard some stories >from my father's side
telling me probably our jewish ancestry. Unfortunately our city records
are very poor to prove this fact. So dna would be a a good proof for me
and my kids 3 sons. If anyone knows anything about jewish albanians
please let me know. Just recently very near to my city was found a
hebrew singogue and this tells me a lot.

thank you in advance ritvan ferdi baxha

MODERATOR NOTE: Information on DNA testing may be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/genbygen.html

There is a special discussion group for DNA matters, which you are encouraged
to join, since DNA is normally off-topic for the main Discussion Group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish ancestry in Albania #general

ridvan baxha <rbaxha@...>
 

I am an inhabitant of gjirokaster in the south albania. Just recently i was
watching a documentary regarding my city when i heard that a great part
of my city's population some 500 hundred years ago was of Jewish origin.
The speaker of this documentary was supporting this assumption by also
looking at the city's architecture, similar to Jewish style like today's
Jerusalem. All the residents of my city didn't hand over to the nazi's
not a single jew during the second world war.

I was also told that a resident of my city surnamed bakalli went over to israel
some years ago and thru dna test they found out that he had a jewish ancestry.

I was wandering how i could undergo the same dna test if that is at all possible
in order to determine my family roots and to tell my children so. Where,
how,when can i and my family have this test and who is able to interpret
the results of the test. I have heard some stories >from my father's side
telling me probably our jewish ancestry. Unfortunately our city records
are very poor to prove this fact. So dna would be a a good proof for me
and my kids 3 sons. If anyone knows anything about jewish albanians
please let me know. Just recently very near to my city was found a
hebrew singogue and this tells me a lot.

thank you in advance ritvan ferdi baxha

MODERATOR NOTE: Information on DNA testing may be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/genbygen.html

There is a special discussion group for DNA matters, which you are encouraged
to join, since DNA is normally off-topic for the main Discussion Group.


(Germany) Munich City Council Upholds Ban on Stolpersteine #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Munich's City Council has upheld its ban on Stolpersteine >from being placed
outside Holocaust victims homes. The Council first rejected this in 2004.
The decline to change their policy was due to opponents-including some
Jewish leaders-- on the grounds that they allow victim's names to be
trampled on again. Jewish concentration camp survivors and victims' families
said they will start legal proceedings against the Stolpersteine ban.
Stolpersteine are brass plaques embedded in the pavement of former homes of
Holocaust victims. About 54,000 have been laid in 1,200 different towns and
cities in Europe including 500 German cities.

Instead, on July 29th the Munich City Council approved permission for
plaques on building facades, if the building owners give approval and atop
posts on public grounds. A central memorial listing all the victims' names
is planned.

To read more about this see: http://tinyurl.com/o37ddcp

Original url:

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/europe/80182-150729-munich-opts-
for-controversial-holocaust-memorial-compromise

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Germany) Munich City Council Upholds Ban on Stolpersteine #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Munich's City Council has upheld its ban on Stolpersteine >from being placed
outside Holocaust victims homes. The Council first rejected this in 2004.
The decline to change their policy was due to opponents-including some
Jewish leaders-- on the grounds that they allow victim's names to be
trampled on again. Jewish concentration camp survivors and victims' families
said they will start legal proceedings against the Stolpersteine ban.
Stolpersteine are brass plaques embedded in the pavement of former homes of
Holocaust victims. About 54,000 have been laid in 1,200 different towns and
cities in Europe including 500 German cities.

Instead, on July 29th the Munich City Council approved permission for
plaques on building facades, if the building owners give approval and atop
posts on public grounds. A central memorial listing all the victims' names
is planned.

To read more about this see: http://tinyurl.com/o37ddcp

Original url:

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/europe/80182-150729-munich-opts-
for-controversial-holocaust-memorial-compromise

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - Russian (reposted) #general

Micah Salb
 

Friends:

I have posted a marriage document in Russian for which I need a translation.
(I previously made this request but erroneously said the document was in
Polish.) This document relates to the marriage between Liba FLOREK and Nu=
ssen GRUSZKA.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=3D41492

I know that this is a little bit lengthy, but I would really like to get a
complete translation of this, both because I am very curious and because this
ties to a mystery we are trying to solve.

I would appreciate if you would respond via the form provided in the
ViewMate application or, if you have questions or comments, please email me at
msalb@lsslawyers.com

Thank you so much.

Micah Salb
Washington, DC


JewishGen Offers Class: Independent Study Aug 1-Aug 30 2015 #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is offering Independent Study August 1-30.

If you have a project you would love to work on with individualized
instruction...JewishGen Education offers a wide range of problem
solving solutions >from techniques to resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/
Education that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.
Course Description: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Tuition: $150
Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian (reposted) #general

Micah Salb
 

Friends:

I have posted a marriage document in Russian for which I need a translation.
(I previously made this request but erroneously said the document was in
Polish.) This document relates to the marriage between Liba FLOREK and Nu=
ssen GRUSZKA.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=3D41492

I know that this is a little bit lengthy, but I would really like to get a
complete translation of this, both because I am very curious and because this
ties to a mystery we are trying to solve.

I would appreciate if you would respond via the form provided in the
ViewMate application or, if you have questions or comments, please email me at
msalb@lsslawyers.com

Thank you so much.

Micah Salb
Washington, DC


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen Offers Class: Independent Study Aug 1-Aug 30 2015 #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is offering Independent Study August 1-30.

If you have a project you would love to work on with individualized
instruction...JewishGen Education offers a wide range of problem
solving solutions >from techniques to resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/
Education that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.
Course Description: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Tuition: $150
Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com


Looking for Descendents of Kaplan (Kravchenko) Family #general

Karen Zale
 

Recently I have found names of cousins I did not know about.
Now I would love to find them or their descendents. They may not know that
the family name in Russia was Kravchenko. The patriarch of the family
Abraham Kravchenko used the name Kaplan in America.

Elaine Kaplan (b. 1926), Brooklyn and Jerome Harry (1930-2008)and wife
Sonya Kaplan (1932)children of Sadie Cohen (1897-1976) and David Kaplan (1884-1977).

Amy and Janet Klein one of them may live in Israel, Harold Klein (1954-2007)
children of Florence Epstein (1926-2006) and Ben Klein (1916-2006).

Jerome Hemowitz (b. 1939) son of Minnie Kaplan (1906-1993) and Samuel Heimowitz
(1906-?).

Jerald Allen Seide (b. 1944), son of Kitty Feigelman (1916-1994)and
Leo Seide (1904-1985). Last address I could find for him was in Queens, New York.

If anyone knows my cousins would you please ask them to get in touch with me.
I appreciate all the help this wonderful community does for one another.

Please respond privately. Thank you,
Karen Zale kbzpzq@yahoo.com

Plano, TX

GREENBERG - Pultusk, Wyszkow
KRAVCHENKO/KAPLAN - Niezhin,Chernigov
EHRENFREUND, KELLERMAN - Tarnow
REITMAN, ZALEFSKY - Shereshevo
FINKELSTEIN - Shchedrin
SORKIN - Kapustino, Rogachev
GOLDENBERG/MINCZELES - Brody


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Descendents of Kaplan (Kravchenko) Family #general

Karen Zale
 

Recently I have found names of cousins I did not know about.
Now I would love to find them or their descendents. They may not know that
the family name in Russia was Kravchenko. The patriarch of the family
Abraham Kravchenko used the name Kaplan in America.

Elaine Kaplan (b. 1926), Brooklyn and Jerome Harry (1930-2008)and wife
Sonya Kaplan (1932)children of Sadie Cohen (1897-1976) and David Kaplan (1884-1977).

Amy and Janet Klein one of them may live in Israel, Harold Klein (1954-2007)
children of Florence Epstein (1926-2006) and Ben Klein (1916-2006).

Jerome Hemowitz (b. 1939) son of Minnie Kaplan (1906-1993) and Samuel Heimowitz
(1906-?).

Jerald Allen Seide (b. 1944), son of Kitty Feigelman (1916-1994)and
Leo Seide (1904-1985). Last address I could find for him was in Queens, New York.

If anyone knows my cousins would you please ask them to get in touch with me.
I appreciate all the help this wonderful community does for one another.

Please respond privately. Thank you,
Karen Zale kbzpzq@yahoo.com

Plano, TX

GREENBERG - Pultusk, Wyszkow
KRAVCHENKO/KAPLAN - Niezhin,Chernigov
EHRENFREUND, KELLERMAN - Tarnow
REITMAN, ZALEFSKY - Shereshevo
FINKELSTEIN - Shchedrin
SORKIN - Kapustino, Rogachev
GOLDENBERG/MINCZELES - Brody


How to find Holocaust survivors? #general

Deborah Blinder
 

My mother's sister, Eva Rosette FIRST, nee BLOCH, was deported >from Hannover,
Germany, to Riga, Latvia (Arolsen) on 15 Dec 1941, and was sent >from Riga
to Stutthof, where she died, on 1 Oct 1944. My mother told me many years
ago that Eva met and married her husband in the concentration camp. This most
likely was Kaiserwald or one of the other camps in the Riga complex,
because Eva died very soon after arriving at Stutthof, and she is listed there
by her married name. She was still Eva BLOCH when she and her parents were
taken >from Hannover. I know absolutely nothing about Eva's husband except
that he survived the war. I would like at least to know his given name, and
where and when he was born, but with a surname that's also a very common
English word, and no other information, I've come up empty on every search.
I've tried FamilySearch, Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Can anyone suggest where else I might search for information about him?

Thanks.
Deborah BLANKENBERG
Researching BLOCH (Germany, US), BLINDER (Russia, Poland, US), GOLDSCHMIDT
(Germany)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to find Holocaust survivors? #general

Deborah Blinder
 

My mother's sister, Eva Rosette FIRST, nee BLOCH, was deported >from Hannover,
Germany, to Riga, Latvia (Arolsen) on 15 Dec 1941, and was sent >from Riga
to Stutthof, where she died, on 1 Oct 1944. My mother told me many years
ago that Eva met and married her husband in the concentration camp. This most
likely was Kaiserwald or one of the other camps in the Riga complex,
because Eva died very soon after arriving at Stutthof, and she is listed there
by her married name. She was still Eva BLOCH when she and her parents were
taken >from Hannover. I know absolutely nothing about Eva's husband except
that he survived the war. I would like at least to know his given name, and
where and when he was born, but with a surname that's also a very common
English word, and no other information, I've come up empty on every search.
I've tried FamilySearch, Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Can anyone suggest where else I might search for information about him?

Thanks.
Deborah BLANKENBERG
Researching BLOCH (Germany, US), BLINDER (Russia, Poland, US), GOLDSCHMIDT
(Germany)


Re: GOMPERTZ, OPPENHEIMER, WERTHEIM(ER) families in Europe #general

Deborah Blinder
 

If you know the German cities and events (birth, marriage, death, etc.) for
which you're seeking documents, have you tried contacting the Stadtarchiv
(city archives) in the appropriate cities? I was able to get a copy of my
maternal grandmother's birth certificate (19th century) by writing to
the Stadtarchiv in the town where she was born. You can easily find contact
addresses by Googling "Stadtarchiv" with the name of the city.

Deborah Blankenberg
California
Researching BLOCH (Germany, US), BLINDER (Russia, Poland, US), GOLDSCHMIDT
(Germany)

David M. Dubin wrote:
Been trying to assemble documents rather than secondary sources
and would like to get copies of documents of prominent ancestors
in Europe back in the 17th-19th centuries.
snip.........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: GOMPERTZ, OPPENHEIMER, WERTHEIM(ER) families in Europe #general

Deborah Blinder
 

If you know the German cities and events (birth, marriage, death, etc.) for
which you're seeking documents, have you tried contacting the Stadtarchiv
(city archives) in the appropriate cities? I was able to get a copy of my
maternal grandmother's birth certificate (19th century) by writing to
the Stadtarchiv in the town where she was born. You can easily find contact
addresses by Googling "Stadtarchiv" with the name of the city.

Deborah Blankenberg
California
Researching BLOCH (Germany, US), BLINDER (Russia, Poland, US), GOLDSCHMIDT
(Germany)

David M. Dubin wrote:
Been trying to assemble documents rather than secondary sources
and would like to get copies of documents of prominent ancestors
in Europe back in the 17th-19th centuries.
snip.........


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Micah Salb
 

Friends:

I have posted a marriage document in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is, I believe, for the marriage between Liba FLOREK and Nussen GRUSZKA.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=41492

I know that this is a little bit lengthy, but I would really like to get a
complete translation of this, both because I am very curious and because this
ties to a mystery we are trying to solve.

I would appreciate if you would respond via the form provided in the
ViewMate application or, if you have questions or comments, please email
me at msalb@lsslawyers.com

Thank you so much.

Micah Salb
Washington, DC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Micah Salb
 

Friends:

I have posted a marriage document in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is, I believe, for the marriage between Liba FLOREK and Nussen GRUSZKA.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=41492

I know that this is a little bit lengthy, but I would really like to get a
complete translation of this, both because I am very curious and because this
ties to a mystery we are trying to solve.

I would appreciate if you would respond via the form provided in the
ViewMate application or, if you have questions or comments, please email
me at msalb@lsslawyers.com

Thank you so much.

Micah Salb
Washington, DC


Brooklyn Naturalization Lookup #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I need a naturalization lookup at the County Clerk's Office of the State
Supreme Court, Kings County in Brooklyn. I have the information for both
the Declaration and the Petition. I am most interested in the town of birth
listed.

If you will be at this office and are willing to do a lookup for me, please
contact me directly and I will provide the necessary information to you.

Rochelle Gershenow
Oxford, Connecticut

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus); BERG (Galicia); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus;
Priluki, Ukraine); COHEN (Galicia); FRUSHTICK (Galicia); GERIS/GERRISH
(Vitebsk GuberyniaBelarus/Latvia); GERSHONOWITZ (Lithuania; USA); LANGDORF
(Galicia); LUBINSKY (Lithuania); MERRIN (Belarus); PODNOS (Lithuania);
PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Brazil; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Borkhovo,
Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOVSKY (Priluki, Ukraine); VILENSKY
(Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brooklyn Naturalization Lookup #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I need a naturalization lookup at the County Clerk's Office of the State
Supreme Court, Kings County in Brooklyn. I have the information for both
the Declaration and the Petition. I am most interested in the town of birth
listed.

If you will be at this office and are willing to do a lookup for me, please
contact me directly and I will provide the necessary information to you.

Rochelle Gershenow
Oxford, Connecticut

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus); BERG (Galicia); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus;
Priluki, Ukraine); COHEN (Galicia); FRUSHTICK (Galicia); GERIS/GERRISH
(Vitebsk GuberyniaBelarus/Latvia); GERSHONOWITZ (Lithuania; USA); LANGDORF
(Galicia); LUBINSKY (Lithuania); MERRIN (Belarus); PODNOS (Lithuania);
PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Brazil; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Borkhovo,
Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOVSKY (Priluki, Ukraine); VILENSKY
(Ukraine)

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