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DNA Research #DNA X-matches to cousins #dna

Sandy Crystall
 

Genners-

I am confused about X-matches in autosomal DNA (tested with
FTDNA/Family Finder). I have three first cousins (siblings) >from the
same family. The two female cousins are X-matches to me, but the one
male cousin (third sibling) is not an X-match. Shouldn't they all be
X-matches?

Thank you!

Sandy Crystall
New Hampshire

Researching: CHARNAM(?), SOBEL, PASTERNAK, GLECKEL, STUTMAN, WILLIK-
Belozerka, Ukraine; GREENBERG/ GLASS- Grodno, Belarus; CRYSTAL,
KRISTAL- Latvia/Lithuania (Riga/Sirvintos/Zagare?); SHERMAN- London,
England: Pasvalys, Lithuania; Bauska, Latvia; Melbourne, Australia;
Brooklyn, NY; Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles,
California; KAPITNIK- Belarus; KATZENBURG- South Africa

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Belozerka/


X-matches to cousins #dna

Sandy Crystall
 
Edited

Genners-

I am confused about X-matches in autosomal DNA (tested with
FTDNA/Family Finder). I have three first cousins (siblings) >from the
same family. The two female cousins are X-matches to me, but the one
male cousin (third sibling) is not an X-match. Shouldn't they all be
X-matches?

Thank you! Sandy Crystall New Hampshire http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Belozerka/


JGS of Greater Philadelphia - May 2018 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia - May 2018 Meeting

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:30 PM

Location: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)

Speaker: Ron Arons, Author and Speaker
Topic: Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape

Over the past 20 years, Ron has given 450+ presentations re methodology and
technology. He has authored three books, including The Jews of Sing Sing,
WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, and Mind Maps for Genealogy. In 2006 he
appeared on the PBS TV series The Jewish Americans, talking about Jewish
criminals on Manhattan's Lower East Side. That same year he won a research
grant >from the New York State Archives to continue he research on the topic
of Jewish criminals in New York City. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering from
Princeton and an MBA >from the University of Chicago.

Most genealogists focus their efforts on collecting names, dates, and places
to grow and expand their family tree as much as possible. This is quite
natural. However, a much different experience can be had by focusing one's
efforts on one ancestor at a time. By doing so, one can go beyond the
questions: Who?, When?, and Where?. One can explore the far more interesting
and powerful questions, WHY? and HOW? Why did our ancestors act the way that
they did? How did their behavior have an impact on us? Individual-focused
genealogy provides additionalinsights not into ancestors' lives but our own
lives as well.

The truly unexpected benefit of this approach is that it broke down brick
walls, allowing the speaker to push back his family tree another four
generations. (Truly remarkable.) It also exposed the speaker to all sorts of
records he might not have explored otherwise.

Mentors will be available >from 1:00-1:30 PM to help with your research
efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available to local
groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGSGreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia - May 2018 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia - May 2018 Meeting

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:30 PM

Location: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)

Speaker: Ron Arons, Author and Speaker
Topic: Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape

Over the past 20 years, Ron has given 450+ presentations re methodology and
technology. He has authored three books, including The Jews of Sing Sing,
WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, and Mind Maps for Genealogy. In 2006 he
appeared on the PBS TV series The Jewish Americans, talking about Jewish
criminals on Manhattan's Lower East Side. That same year he won a research
grant >from the New York State Archives to continue he research on the topic
of Jewish criminals in New York City. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering from
Princeton and an MBA >from the University of Chicago.

Most genealogists focus their efforts on collecting names, dates, and places
to grow and expand their family tree as much as possible. This is quite
natural. However, a much different experience can be had by focusing one's
efforts on one ancestor at a time. By doing so, one can go beyond the
questions: Who?, When?, and Where?. One can explore the far more interesting
and powerful questions, WHY? and HOW? Why did our ancestors act the way that
they did? How did their behavior have an impact on us? Individual-focused
genealogy provides additionalinsights not into ancestors' lives but our own
lives as well.

The truly unexpected benefit of this approach is that it broke down brick
walls, allowing the speaker to push back his family tree another four
generations. (Truly remarkable.) It also exposed the speaker to all sorts of
records he might not have explored otherwise.

Mentors will be available >from 1:00-1:30 PM to help with your research
efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available to local
groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGSGreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@...>


Granov 1875 Census Translation Project #ukraine

Rhoda Miller
 

A new project, now open for donations, will raise funds for translation of
927 pages of images >from the 1875 Jewish census of Granov, Gaisin
district, Podolia guberniya. This census is a list of Jews assigned to
the town of Teplick, but living in Granov.

Although assigned to Teplik, these Jews are living in Hraniv (Granov).
In the Russian Empire, people were registered in a particular town or
district, but had the ability to live in another town. Although they
might have lived in a town different >from their registration, revision
lists (Russian census) listed them in the town of registration. That
location is where a family=E2=80=99s official records were maintained.

Column headings of the 1875 Jewish census are as follows:
- Family number by order
- Family number by revision list
- Surname, name, patronymic (males only)
- Age according to the revision list or assignment
- Where persons were staying at the day of census

Other towns are mentioned throughout this census. For example, one
random entry reads "Cresides in roadside tavern in the village of
Tsvilikhovka" and another mentions Lukasheva, both nearby towns. It
is for this reason, that the 1875 census of the Jews is a valuable
document. Family members might be residing in a different town which
could be identified on this census.

These records have not been filmed. They were privately purchased by a
group of researchers: Linda Jones Gibbs, Julie Halperson, Rhoda
Miller, and Michael Richman. There are 927 images representing
approximately 464 pages of records as each record is a double
page.Funds raised for this project will be used to translate the
records, entering them into a JewishGen spreadsheet template, and to
prepare the data for posting to the JewishGen Ukraine Database. The
spreadsheets will be available to contributors of $100 or more before
the data becomes available on the JewishGen Ukraine Database. To
donate, go to https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.as=
p?project_cat=3D22

For more information, please go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/DB_Hraniv.html

I hope that you will consider donating to this new project. I hope
that those of you with Granov ancestry will contact me and work with me to
remember this town and the people who lived there.

Thank you in advance for your support.
Rhoda Miller
Granov (Hraniv) Town Leader
Ukraine SIG
Babylon, NY

Researching CHOLODOWSKY, SALOWE (Granov, Odessa, Ukraine)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Granov 1875 Census Translation Project #ukraine

Rhoda Miller
 

A new project, now open for donations, will raise funds for translation of
927 pages of images >from the 1875 Jewish census of Granov, Gaisin
district, Podolia guberniya. This census is a list of Jews assigned to
the town of Teplick, but living in Granov.

Although assigned to Teplik, these Jews are living in Hraniv (Granov).
In the Russian Empire, people were registered in a particular town or
district, but had the ability to live in another town. Although they
might have lived in a town different >from their registration, revision
lists (Russian census) listed them in the town of registration. That
location is where a family=E2=80=99s official records were maintained.

Column headings of the 1875 Jewish census are as follows:
- Family number by order
- Family number by revision list
- Surname, name, patronymic (males only)
- Age according to the revision list or assignment
- Where persons were staying at the day of census

Other towns are mentioned throughout this census. For example, one
random entry reads "Cresides in roadside tavern in the village of
Tsvilikhovka" and another mentions Lukasheva, both nearby towns. It
is for this reason, that the 1875 census of the Jews is a valuable
document. Family members might be residing in a different town which
could be identified on this census.

These records have not been filmed. They were privately purchased by a
group of researchers: Linda Jones Gibbs, Julie Halperson, Rhoda
Miller, and Michael Richman. There are 927 images representing
approximately 464 pages of records as each record is a double
page.Funds raised for this project will be used to translate the
records, entering them into a JewishGen spreadsheet template, and to
prepare the data for posting to the JewishGen Ukraine Database. The
spreadsheets will be available to contributors of $100 or more before
the data becomes available on the JewishGen Ukraine Database. To
donate, go to https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.as=
p?project_cat=3D22

For more information, please go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/DB_Hraniv.html

I hope that you will consider donating to this new project. I hope
that those of you with Granov ancestry will contact me and work with me to
remember this town and the people who lived there.

Thank you in advance for your support.
Rhoda Miller
Granov (Hraniv) Town Leader
Ukraine SIG
Babylon, NY

Researching CHOLODOWSKY, SALOWE (Granov, Odessa, Ukraine)


Kamenetz Podolsky #ukraine

Chaim Luria
 

Does anyone know where to get data for Kamenetz Podolsky? I could not find
anything on JewishGen.

Regards,

Chaim


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kamenetz Podolsky #ukraine

Chaim Luria
 

Does anyone know where to get data for Kamenetz Podolsky? I could not find
anything on JewishGen.

Regards,

Chaim


Re: Your thoughts on birthplace variations listed in US Census forms #general

Joel Weintraub
 

The answer to any query about what is put down as answers to questions on
US Census forms is to look at the set of instructions given to the census
enumerators. Those are all online (1850 through 1950) at
https://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/tEnumInstr.shtml

Of course that assumes the census taker follows the formal guidelines!!

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Your thoughts on birthplace variations listed in US Census forms #general

Joel Weintraub
 

The answer to any query about what is put down as answers to questions on
US Census forms is to look at the set of instructions given to the census
enumerators. Those are all online (1850 through 1950) at
https://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/tEnumInstr.shtml

Of course that assumes the census taker follows the formal guidelines!!

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


Family research: Davidovici/Davidovich from Izmail #bessarabia

Gerbian Dissey <highgerman@...>
 

Dear Group.

I am starting research on my family which originated >from Izmail. I do
not have a lot to go on. It starts with Itzhak David
Davidovic/Davidovichi who might have owned a lumber business and who I
believe married one Hanna Davicovic of whom I do not know the maiden
name. They had two kids, Kitza and Mia. I am a descendant of Mia, who
was my grandmother and of her son, Vladimir.

I have contacted the Chabad community Odessa for more info and their
affiliate in Izmail, but I would be happy if anyone on this mailing
list has more info.

I am also going to Izmail hopefully this weekend (I do live in
Bulgaria currently, which is "just" 600km away). Please let me know if
there is anything I can do for you in Izmail, e.g. taking photographs.

Kind regards,

Martin


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Fwd: Family research: Davidovici/Davidovich from Izmail #bessarabia

Gerbian Dissey <highgerman@...>
 

Dear Group.

I am starting research on my family which originated >from Izmail. I do
not have a lot to go on. It starts with Itzhak David
Davidovic/Davidovichi who might have owned a lumber business and who I
believe married one Hanna Davicovic of whom I do not know the maiden
name. They had two kids, Kitza and Mia. I am a descendant of Mia, who
was my grandmother and of her son, Vladimir.

I have contacted the Chabad community Odessa for more info and their
affiliate in Izmail, but I would be happy if anyone on this mailing
list has more info.

I am also going to Izmail hopefully this weekend (I do live in
Bulgaria currently, which is "just" 600km away). Please let me know if
there is anything I can do for you in Izmail, e.g. taking photographs.

Kind regards,

Martin


INTRO - Researching JACOBSON family in Zempelburg, West Prussia or Germany or Poland #germany

Sandy Glass <sandra.r.glass@...>
 

Hello, All. I have been researching my family genealogy for a few
years on and off. My husband completed his family genealogy (resulting
in a published book) and is now well into research on my father's
branch (BRODSKY and RUBINOFSKY >from Odessa, Russia). I am working on
my mother's maternal branch (ABRAHAM >from Berlin, Germany and JACOBSON
from Zempelburg, variously Prussia/Germany/Poland). As an educator, I
have plenty of experience on the internet, as does my husband who is
an academic researcher. Zempelburg is currently known as Sepelno
Krajenskie,Poland. There do not appear to be any records >from this
town prior to 1874. The JACOBSON family reft in 1869.

It appears that the JACOBSONS arrived in the U.W. in 1869. They ended
up in Chicago, Illinois. My great-great grandfather, Lessar JACOBSON,
his wife Amelia and 6 year old daughter, Fannie, arrived together.
According to the 1870 census, they lived in Chicago, Illinois (the
city in which I was raised) in the same building as Lessar's parents
and either a brother or other relative: Hermann JACOBSON (66), Rose
JACOBSON (72) and Jacob JACOBSON (22).

Using JewishGen and the GerSig group, I could not discover an JACOBSON
families in the 1874 registry of Zempelburg residents. I did see the
names of several JACOBUS family members. My goal is to discover if the
JACOBSONS were originally JACOBUS and what made them decide to leave
all they knew, however difficult their lives were, for the U.S. I am
aware that the Franco-Prussian War began in 1870, just after my family
left. Perhaps they feared conscription. Did they have relatives
already in Chicago? How were they able to save enough money to make
the trip? Were other relatives left behind? I do know they were all
tailors once in Chicago.

My JewishGen ID# 734567. I live in Scottsdale, AZ. I look forward to
hearing >from anyone who has any knowledge about Zempelburg (in the
1870s or earlier) >from which my family originated or about any
JACOBSONS emanating >from that area.

Sandy Glass Scottsdale, Arizona @srglass


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Researching JACOBSON family in Zempelburg, West Prussia or Germany or Poland #germany

Sandy Glass <sandra.r.glass@...>
 

Hello, All. I have been researching my family genealogy for a few
years on and off. My husband completed his family genealogy (resulting
in a published book) and is now well into research on my father's
branch (BRODSKY and RUBINOFSKY >from Odessa, Russia). I am working on
my mother's maternal branch (ABRAHAM >from Berlin, Germany and JACOBSON
from Zempelburg, variously Prussia/Germany/Poland). As an educator, I
have plenty of experience on the internet, as does my husband who is
an academic researcher. Zempelburg is currently known as Sepelno
Krajenskie,Poland. There do not appear to be any records >from this
town prior to 1874. The JACOBSON family reft in 1869.

It appears that the JACOBSONS arrived in the U.W. in 1869. They ended
up in Chicago, Illinois. My great-great grandfather, Lessar JACOBSON,
his wife Amelia and 6 year old daughter, Fannie, arrived together.
According to the 1870 census, they lived in Chicago, Illinois (the
city in which I was raised) in the same building as Lessar's parents
and either a brother or other relative: Hermann JACOBSON (66), Rose
JACOBSON (72) and Jacob JACOBSON (22).

Using JewishGen and the GerSig group, I could not discover an JACOBSON
families in the 1874 registry of Zempelburg residents. I did see the
names of several JACOBUS family members. My goal is to discover if the
JACOBSONS were originally JACOBUS and what made them decide to leave
all they knew, however difficult their lives were, for the U.S. I am
aware that the Franco-Prussian War began in 1870, just after my family
left. Perhaps they feared conscription. Did they have relatives
already in Chicago? How were they able to save enough money to make
the trip? Were other relatives left behind? I do know they were all
tailors once in Chicago.

My JewishGen ID# 734567. I live in Scottsdale, AZ. I look forward to
hearing >from anyone who has any knowledge about Zempelburg (in the
1870s or earlier) >from which my family originated or about any
JACOBSONS emanating >from that area.

Sandy Glass Scottsdale, Arizona @srglass


VOLOZINSKY and HARRIS Kaunus to USA #general

Jules Feldman
 

I am looking for the descendants of Harry born VOLOZINSKY who in the USA
changed his surname to HARRIS.
He was born in 1873 probably in Kaunus and migrated to the USA and died in
1922. He married Julie MILLER (1874-1960) who was probably a cousin.
Their children were:
Dorothy born 1903 married Abraham RUBINS
Leon HARRIS born 1904
Saul HARRIS born 1909
George HARRIS born 1912
Janet HARRIS born 1915

This is based on information collected in the 1970's by a cousin in Israel.

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VOLOZINSKY and HARRIS Kaunus to USA #general

Jules Feldman
 

I am looking for the descendants of Harry born VOLOZINSKY who in the USA
changed his surname to HARRIS.
He was born in 1873 probably in Kaunus and migrated to the USA and died in
1922. He married Julie MILLER (1874-1960) who was probably a cousin.
Their children were:
Dorothy born 1903 married Abraham RUBINS
Leon HARRIS born 1904
Saul HARRIS born 1909
George HARRIS born 1912
Janet HARRIS born 1915

This is based on information collected in the 1970's by a cousin in Israel.

Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


Same Person-Different SSDI Numbers #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I am confused. I have an SSDI application for a person beginning with 159
(for PA). However, his death certificate has a completely different number
beginning with 167 (also for PA).

Has anyone come across this situation before and what would be the reason
for two numbers?

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins
In Wauwatosa, WI (at the moment)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Same Person-Different SSDI Numbers #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I am confused. I have an SSDI application for a person beginning with 159
(for PA). However, his death certificate has a completely different number
beginning with 167 (also for PA).

Has anyone come across this situation before and what would be the reason
for two numbers?

Thank you.

Jackye Sullins
In Wauwatosa, WI (at the moment)


Re: Your thoughts on birthplace variations listed in US Census forms #general

Marion Werle
 

Julie,

Part of the explanation for the variations in the census enumerations
is in the instructions given to enumerators for the various censuses,
and part has to do with either the enumerator and/or informant. The
enumerator instructions varied >from year to year, and can be found at
the link below:

https://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/tEnumInstr.shtml

After World War I, the map of Europe changed siginificantly, and in
the 1930 census, it was deemed "essential that each foreign-born
person be credited to the country in which his birthplace is now
located." <"1930 Census: Instructions to Enumerators", Minnesota
Population Center, IPUMS USA> So this is why, in the 1930 census, one
of my grandmother's brothers shows as having been born in Lithuania
rather than Russia, even though he had been in the U.S. since about
1904 when Lithuania did not exist. His native language was also listed
as "Lithuanian", even though the enumerator instructions stated "...do
not assume that the mother tongue is the same as the country of
birth." In his case, it should have been Yiddish, which is among the
possible languages choices listed for enumerators, and this was
clearly an assumption based on enumerator error, as he would have
spoken either Yiddish and/or Russian in Lithuania at the time.

Hope that helps.

--
Marion Werle
<werleme@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Your thoughts on birthplace variations listed in US Census forms #general

Marion Werle
 

Julie,

Part of the explanation for the variations in the census enumerations
is in the instructions given to enumerators for the various censuses,
and part has to do with either the enumerator and/or informant. The
enumerator instructions varied >from year to year, and can be found at
the link below:

https://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/tEnumInstr.shtml

After World War I, the map of Europe changed siginificantly, and in
the 1930 census, it was deemed "essential that each foreign-born
person be credited to the country in which his birthplace is now
located." <"1930 Census: Instructions to Enumerators", Minnesota
Population Center, IPUMS USA> So this is why, in the 1930 census, one
of my grandmother's brothers shows as having been born in Lithuania
rather than Russia, even though he had been in the U.S. since about
1904 when Lithuania did not exist. His native language was also listed
as "Lithuanian", even though the enumerator instructions stated "...do
not assume that the mother tongue is the same as the country of
birth." In his case, it should have been Yiddish, which is among the
possible languages choices listed for enumerators, and this was
clearly an assumption based on enumerator error, as he would have
spoken either Yiddish and/or Russian in Lithuania at the time.

Hope that helps.

--
Marion Werle
<werleme@...>