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JRI Poland #Poland DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through
a succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction
with building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data -
that the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests
are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It
stresses that point that many of us have been preaching for
years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I
am so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities
for those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your
extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought
up by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude
of town records in the second made it impossible to even begin
to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through
a succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction
with building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data -
that the identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests
are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you
refer them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It
stresses that point that many of us have been preaching for
years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I
am so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto
last year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity
about family roots, but because the information could be crucial
to the many people who are trying to recover their Jewish identity,
or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families
during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities
for those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early
days of the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is
ticking for them. They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your
extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers' queries #ukraine

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

Since posting last week, I have received dozens of wonderfully informative and generous private responses >from fellow researchers. Thank you all!

I need time to re-read each of your replies, since many are quite detailed. So for the moment, please let me thank you all as a group until I am able to reply personally.

Once again, I am deeply moved and humbled by the extraordinary community of JewishGen.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva


Thank you to all who wrote about DNA tests and strangers' queries #ukraine

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

Since posting last week, I have received dozens of wonderfully informative and generous private responses >from fellow researchers. Thank you all!

I need time to re-read each of your replies, since many are quite detailed. So for the moment, please let me thank you all as a group until I am able to reply personally.

Once again, I am deeply moved and humbled by the extraordinary community of JewishGen.

Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed the identity of
two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up by Polish families.
JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online and offline records played a
critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014. While we knew
the towns/areas where these babies were born, the incorrectly ascertained town in
the first case and the multitude of town records in the second made it impossible
to even begin to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with building family
trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the identities of both babies were
finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not only important
for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer them to this
article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that point that many of us have
been preaching for years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I am
so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last year, the
reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family roots, but because
the information could be crucial to the many people who are trying to recover their
Jewish identity, or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second
World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone, somewhere
to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories of discovery like this,
of establishing anew long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology
provides new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and future
generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of the war are
now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them. They may have taken
DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org

MODERATOR NOTE: further discussion of DNA testing is appropriately shared on the
DNA list


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #general

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed the identity of
two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up by Polish families.
JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online and offline records played a
critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014. While we knew
the towns/areas where these babies were born, the incorrectly ascertained town in
the first case and the multitude of town records in the second made it impossible
to even begin to conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with building family
trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the identities of both babies were
finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not only important
for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer them to this
article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that point that many of us have
been preaching for years. (When you read the article, it will be evident why I am
so pleased that I had my own DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last year, the
reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family roots, but because
the information could be crucial to the many people who are trying to recover their
Jewish identity, or find relatives who were lost in the Holocaust. These are often
Jewish children who were hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second
World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone, somewhere
to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories of discovery like this,
of establishing anew long-severed family connections, illustrate how technology
provides new opportunities for those who want to know for themselves and future
generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of the war are
now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them. They may have taken
DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org

MODERATOR NOTE: further discussion of DNA testing is appropriately shared on the
DNA list


This coming Sunday's Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Members,

This coming Sunday there will be a talk - including a WORKSHOP - at the
Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting at our HQ in the City.
14, Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. London EC1M 7BA. Free parking
outside. The nearest Underground station is the Barbican.

Our speaker will be Chairman Leigh Dworkin. Subject : "The (Berko)wiczes
of East Warsaw Part 4" 'The showgirl, the shiksa and the shlemiel'. It
sounds both interesting and entertaining.

2-6pm Library will be open to all.

Member free.
Guests £5 Refreshments for all.

RSVP raymusik@...

One other point, if I may. I've been tidying up my address book - my
DUTCH&SEPHARDI fellow members and attendees, both past and present, have
been notified and their wishes carried out. If anyone wishes to be taken
off >from my EASTERN EUROPEAN list - please notify me at the same address.

Thank you.

Regards to all.

Raymond Montanjees & the Programme Committee.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom This coming Sunday's Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Members,

This coming Sunday there will be a talk - including a WORKSHOP - at the
Eastern European Special Interest Group meeting at our HQ in the City.
14, Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. London EC1M 7BA. Free parking
outside. The nearest Underground station is the Barbican.

Our speaker will be Chairman Leigh Dworkin. Subject : "The (Berko)wiczes
of East Warsaw Part 4" 'The showgirl, the shiksa and the shlemiel'. It
sounds both interesting and entertaining.

2-6pm Library will be open to all.

Member free.
Guests £5 Refreshments for all.

RSVP raymusik@...

One other point, if I may. I've been tidying up my address book - my
DUTCH&SEPHARDI fellow members and attendees, both past and present, have
been notified and their wishes carried out. If anyone wishes to be taken
off >from my EASTERN EUROPEAN list - please notify me at the same address.

Thank you.

Regards to all.

Raymond Montanjees & the Programme Committee.


DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #dna

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up
by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude of
town records in the second made it impossible to even begin to
conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the
identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not
only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer
them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that
point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you read
the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had my own
DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family
[or https://tinyurl.com/ya6ut5nk --Mod.]

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last
year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family
roots, but because the information could be crucial to the many people
who are trying to recover their Jewish identity, or find relatives who
were lost in the Holocaust. These are often Jewish children who were
hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities for
those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of
the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them.
They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and
friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


DNA Research #DNA DNA tests are not only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children #dna

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends

In the past year, research by two dedicated informal teams revealed
the identity of two women who were Jewish babies saved and brought up
by Polish families. JRI-Poland is proud that our database of online
and offline records played a critical role in both cases.

In one case, the search started in 2003, the more recent one in 2014.
While we knew the towns/areas where these babies were born, the
incorrectly ascertained town in the first case and the multitude of
town records in the second made it impossible to even begin to
conjecture their heritage. In the end, it was only through a
succession of DNA matches in the past year - in conjunction with
building family trees made possible by JRI-Poland data - that the
identities of both babies were finally revealed.

Which brings me to the subject line of this post, "DNA tests are not
only important for you! They are vital for Hidden Children"

When family and friends ask "why get a DNA test?" I suggest you refer
them to this article in the Canadian Jewish News. It stresses that
point that many of us have been preaching for years. (When you read
the article, it will be evident why I am so pleased that I had my own
DNA tested.)

https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/dna-and-detective-work-reunite-hidden-child-and-family
[or https://tinyurl.com/ya6ut5nk --Mod.]

As I said in my lecture during Holocaust Education Week in Toronto last
year, the reason is not only to satisfy one's own curiosity about family
roots, but because the information could be crucial to the many people
who are trying to recover their Jewish identity, or find relatives who
were lost in the Holocaust. These are often Jewish children who were
hidden or adopted by non-Jewish families during the Second World War.

I urge everyone...put yourself out there, make it possible for someone,
somewhere to find you just as you want to find them. Dramatic stories
of discovery like this, of establishing anew long-severed family
connections, illustrate how technology provides new opportunities for
those who want to know for themselves and future generations.

Hidden Children born in the years just before and in the early days of
the war are now in their late 70s or 80s. The clock is ticking for them.
They may have taken DNA tests. Have you and your extended family and
friends?

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
JRI-Poland.org


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Piller in Brooklyn #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Asher (Usher) Zelig and
Slavi Piller who have seven sons. Slavi is the daughter of Naftali
Chaim Halberstam of the Sanz-Gorlitz Dynasty.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Piller in Brooklyn #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Asher (Usher) Zelig and
Slavi Piller who have seven sons. Slavi is the daughter of Naftali
Chaim Halberstam of the Sanz-Gorlitz Dynasty.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Halberstam in Montreal #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking to make contact with the family of David Halberstam, born in
1911, married, lived in Montreal. His two daughters - Miriam, born in
1950 and Sarah, born in 1951.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Halberstam in Montreal #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking to make contact with the family of David Halberstam, born in
1911, married, lived in Montreal. His two daughters - Miriam, born in
1950 and Sarah, born in 1951.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


BMD records for La Paz, Bolivia #general

tina levine
 

Dear Genners,

My sons are trying to obtain a copy of their father's birth certificate. He was
born in La Paz, Bolivia in 1947.His birth certificate lacks his parents' home
address at the time of his birth and, although the birth certificate appears in the
database at the Bolivian Consulate in NYC, the computer won't generate a copy
because it's missing the address.

Would welcome any and all suggestions as to what sort of records should be searched
in La Paz by a family friend, that would list the family's home address at the time
of his birth. TIA for any assistance.

Tina Pachter Levine
Searching:Lewin - La Paz, Bolivia and Gniewaszow/Granica, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BMD records for La Paz, Bolivia #general

tina levine
 

Dear Genners,

My sons are trying to obtain a copy of their father's birth certificate. He was
born in La Paz, Bolivia in 1947.His birth certificate lacks his parents' home
address at the time of his birth and, although the birth certificate appears in the
database at the Bolivian Consulate in NYC, the computer won't generate a copy
because it's missing the address.

Would welcome any and all suggestions as to what sort of records should be searched
in La Paz by a family friend, that would list the family's home address at the time
of his birth. TIA for any assistance.

Tina Pachter Levine
Searching:Lewin - La Paz, Bolivia and Gniewaszow/Granica, Poland


Looking for Bereznitski family from Ruzhany #general

Dror Bereznitsky
 

Hello,

My father's family immigrated >from Ruzhany to Israel (Palestine at that time)
during the 1930's. I'm trying to research the roots of the family in Belarus, but
unfortunately there is no one left >from the family with such information.
Searching the Belarus database results with only 3 people named BEREZNITSKII as
part of the 1858 revision list, however I cannot fully trace them to my family
although I think they are related. There is also some information in the Memorial
Book to the Jewish Community of Ruzhany.

The following people >from my family have immigrated >from Ruzhany to Israel:
Luba Bereznitsky, wife of David and daughter of Zelik- born 1857
Her son, Moshe Alter - born 1887
His wife, Hadasa daughter of Zerach - born 1891 (known to have a
brother who immigrated to the US)
Their children - Chaim Zelik (my gradfather), Arye Leib, David and Chana

The family name spelling varies between Bereznicki in some documents
to Bereznitski in the Jewishgen database.

Any advice or information are highly appreciated!

Thanks,
Dror Bereznitsky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Bereznitski family from Ruzhany #general

Dror Bereznitsky
 

Hello,

My father's family immigrated >from Ruzhany to Israel (Palestine at that time)
during the 1930's. I'm trying to research the roots of the family in Belarus, but
unfortunately there is no one left >from the family with such information.
Searching the Belarus database results with only 3 people named BEREZNITSKII as
part of the 1858 revision list, however I cannot fully trace them to my family
although I think they are related. There is also some information in the Memorial
Book to the Jewish Community of Ruzhany.

The following people >from my family have immigrated >from Ruzhany to Israel:
Luba Bereznitsky, wife of David and daughter of Zelik- born 1857
Her son, Moshe Alter - born 1887
His wife, Hadasa daughter of Zerach - born 1891 (known to have a
brother who immigrated to the US)
Their children - Chaim Zelik (my gradfather), Arye Leib, David and Chana

The family name spelling varies between Bereznicki in some documents
to Bereznitski in the Jewishgen database.

Any advice or information are highly appreciated!

Thanks,
Dror Bereznitsky


BRONSTEIN and HUBERMAN: Help with Russian-language ViewMate, please #general

Derek Stavrou
 

Shalom to the Discussion Group

Once again I would like your help with learning about a record found on JRI-Poland.
I've posted it on ViewMate, where it is no: 69831.
The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69831
The record is AKT 21 of Piaski marriages,between Judka BRONSZTEJN and
Dwojra GUBERMAN (I'm hoping that Huberman is a variant for Guberman (or v.v.).

I'm very keen to learn the identities of the happy couple. Please
reply via the ViewMate

Thanks for any help or guidance you can give

Derek Stavrou
Kfar Sava, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BRONSTEIN and HUBERMAN: Help with Russian-language ViewMate, please #general

Derek Stavrou
 

Shalom to the Discussion Group

Once again I would like your help with learning about a record found on JRI-Poland.
I've posted it on ViewMate, where it is no: 69831.
The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69831
The record is AKT 21 of Piaski marriages,between Judka BRONSZTEJN and
Dwojra GUBERMAN (I'm hoping that Huberman is a variant for Guberman (or v.v.).

I'm very keen to learn the identities of the happy couple. Please
reply via the ViewMate

Thanks for any help or guidance you can give

Derek Stavrou
Kfar Sava, Israel

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