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FT DNA - volume and threshhold of matches #dna

Steve Stein
 

My wife and I both tested years ago with Family Tree DNA. To date, I have
more than 3500 people listed as matches, growing at about 30 per week. My
wife has more than 21,500. Hers is growing at about 200 per week. Yet of
those 21,000+ matches, fewer than 140 have a total shared cM of >100 and
longest block > 20 cM (Lara Diamond's threshold for endogamous matches worth
seeking paper trail), and of those, only 1 has a total match > 150 cM with a
longest string greater than 30 (her higher threshold). Yet every time I get
a notice >from them of new matches, I feel obligated to go check, only to
find that they report matches at such a low level that I am always
disappointed.

I have assiduously pursued potential matches at the high end; I am only now
working on my first potential match that has a hope of a paper trail.

Is there any way to either let FT DNA know that I am not interested in lower
level matches, or to have the match display default to a filter?

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ


DNA Research #DNA FT DNA - volume and threshhold of matches #dna

Steve Stein
 

My wife and I both tested years ago with Family Tree DNA. To date, I have
more than 3500 people listed as matches, growing at about 30 per week. My
wife has more than 21,500. Hers is growing at about 200 per week. Yet of
those 21,000+ matches, fewer than 140 have a total shared cM of >100 and
longest block > 20 cM (Lara Diamond's threshold for endogamous matches worth
seeking paper trail), and of those, only 1 has a total match > 150 cM with a
longest string greater than 30 (her higher threshold). Yet every time I get
a notice >from them of new matches, I feel obligated to go check, only to
find that they report matches at such a low level that I am always
disappointed.

I have assiduously pursued potential matches at the high end; I am only now
working on my first potential match that has a hope of a paper trail.

Is there any way to either let FT DNA know that I am not interested in lower
level matches, or to have the match display default to a filter?

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ


Match Question on Ancestry #dna

David Goldman
 

Greetings everyone. Can anyone explain to me how there could be shared
matches with people on two unrelated sides of my family?
The match and I are on one clear side of my family, and yet the shared
matches include people on another side of my family, without any known
connection between them at all in the last several generations.
David Goldman
NYC


DNA Research #DNA Match Question on Ancestry #dna

David Goldman
 

Greetings everyone. Can anyone explain to me how there could be shared
matches with people on two unrelated sides of my family?
The match and I are on one clear side of my family, and yet the shared
matches include people on another side of my family, without any known
connection between them at all in the last several generations.
David Goldman
NYC


Renovating the Kolomyya/Kolomea Kehilalink page #galicia

Sheryl Stahl
 

Hi all,

Many years ago Alan Weiser created the Kehilalinks page for the
Kolomea Administrative District at
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
Alan maintained the site for over a decade including a ton of
information about the area.

Since I am working on my own family history in the area, I volunteered
to update the page. If any of you have pictures or stories that you would
like to include, please let me know!

Sheryl Stahl

Suwalki (RAKOVSKI, OKRAGLINSKI), Wizajni (RAKOVSKI), Kalvarja
(FRIEDMAN, SUWALSKI), Odessa (STESSEL), Pervomaysk (STESSEL),
Grzymalow (LANDAU), Kolomyya (STAHL, SCHMERTZLER, KRAIMER),
Chernivtsi (STAHL)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Renovating the Kolomyya/Kolomea Kehilalink page #galicia

Sheryl Stahl
 

Hi all,

Many years ago Alan Weiser created the Kehilalinks page for the
Kolomea Administrative District at
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
Alan maintained the site for over a decade including a ton of
information about the area.

Since I am working on my own family history in the area, I volunteered
to update the page. If any of you have pictures or stories that you would
like to include, please let me know!

Sheryl Stahl

Suwalki (RAKOVSKI, OKRAGLINSKI), Wizajni (RAKOVSKI), Kalvarja
(FRIEDMAN, SUWALSKI), Odessa (STESSEL), Pervomaysk (STESSEL),
Grzymalow (LANDAU), Kolomyya (STAHL, SCHMERTZLER, KRAIMER),
Chernivtsi (STAHL)


Re: Herszek (Tzvi) Wigdor CHAMITA #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

<Has anyone ever heard of the name Wigdor?>

Pronounced Vigdor, it is a given name that is a variation on Avigdor, which
in turn is derived >from the biblical expression Avi Gedor, father of Gedor,
which is found in 1 Chronicles 4:4. & 4:18.

For reasons that are not at all clear, this was a nickname for Moses.

The above courtesy Alexander Beider's A Dictionary of Ashkenazic
Given Names (Avotaynu 2001).

Bert

Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Herszek (Tzvi) Wigdor CHAMITA #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

<Has anyone ever heard of the name Wigdor?>

Pronounced Vigdor, it is a given name that is a variation on Avigdor, which
in turn is derived >from the biblical expression Avi Gedor, father of Gedor,
which is found in 1 Chronicles 4:4. & 4:18.

For reasons that are not at all clear, this was a nickname for Moses.

The above courtesy Alexander Beider's A Dictionary of Ashkenazic
Given Names (Avotaynu 2001).

Bert

Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA U.S.A.


DELEVANTE Family in Morocco, Algeria and England #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

I am researching the DELEVANTE surname in England and there is one
particular individual whom I would like to trace backwards.

Background information:
The DELEVANTE surname is extremely rare in England - there are only 166
births, marriages and deaths recorded in England and Wales between 1837
and 1900 even when including the 16 different ways the surname is
spelled. A very small number of individuals/families appear to have
migrated to the London area in the very late 1700s or early 1800s. All
of these immigrants seem to have come >from what is now Algeria or
Morocco. Most of the families adopted the Christian faith.

Help request:
I would like to trace Prosper DELEVANTE or DE LEVANTE:
- He married in Norfolk, England on the 14th. March 1819 (17 Adar 5579)
at a Church of England church.
- The 1851 census return states that he was born in Algiers.
- There is a Church of England baptism record for him which states that
he was born on the 16th. July 1786 (20 Tamuz 5546) and that he was a son
of Joseph and Dinah. Joseph is described as a Rabbi, of Mogador, Morocco.
- Unfortunately the English immigration records for the early 1800s have
been destroyed so there's no help there.

Can anyone suggest what the original names might have been, and if there
is a way to identify his parents?

(Whilst I can cope with Latin and several modern European languages, I
have absolutely no knowledge of Hebrew and similar languages. Since
Delevante means "of the Levant", I suspect all of the names have been
completely Anglicised.)

Thank you,

Charles Fuller.

PS: If anyone else is researching this surname, I am happy to pass on
all of the information I have found so far.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DELEVANTE Family in Morocco, Algeria and England #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

I am researching the DELEVANTE surname in England and there is one
particular individual whom I would like to trace backwards.

Background information:
The DELEVANTE surname is extremely rare in England - there are only 166
births, marriages and deaths recorded in England and Wales between 1837
and 1900 even when including the 16 different ways the surname is
spelled. A very small number of individuals/families appear to have
migrated to the London area in the very late 1700s or early 1800s. All
of these immigrants seem to have come >from what is now Algeria or
Morocco. Most of the families adopted the Christian faith.

Help request:
I would like to trace Prosper DELEVANTE or DE LEVANTE:
- He married in Norfolk, England on the 14th. March 1819 (17 Adar 5579)
at a Church of England church.
- The 1851 census return states that he was born in Algiers.
- There is a Church of England baptism record for him which states that
he was born on the 16th. July 1786 (20 Tamuz 5546) and that he was a son
of Joseph and Dinah. Joseph is described as a Rabbi, of Mogador, Morocco.
- Unfortunately the English immigration records for the early 1800s have
been destroyed so there's no help there.

Can anyone suggest what the original names might have been, and if there
is a way to identify his parents?

(Whilst I can cope with Latin and several modern European languages, I
have absolutely no knowledge of Hebrew and similar languages. Since
Delevante means "of the Levant", I suspect all of the names have been
completely Anglicised.)

Thank you,

Charles Fuller.

PS: If anyone else is researching this surname, I am happy to pass on
all of the information I have found so far.


Re: Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general

Bernard Weill
 

Menachem Mendel is a very common conjunction of two names, in fact, used to
name many Lubavitcher males. It is no different than
Tzvi Hersh
Aryeh Leib
Zev Volf
Yitzchok Eizek

And many more that are not coming to mind right now. The question that should
be asked is what is the meaning of Mendel.

Bernard Weill

On 28 Apr 2019 21:56:21 -0700, Dahn Cukier photograve99@... wrote:

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general

Bernard Weill
 

Menachem Mendel is a very common conjunction of two names, in fact, used to
name many Lubavitcher males. It is no different than
Tzvi Hersh
Aryeh Leib
Zev Volf
Yitzchok Eizek

And many more that are not coming to mind right now. The question that should
be asked is what is the meaning of Mendel.

Bernard Weill

On 28 Apr 2019 21:56:21 -0700, Dahn Cukier photograve99@... wrote:

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.


Viewmate - Translation from Russian to English #general

ingrid rockberger
 

Dear Genners,
I have posted two vital records in Russian for which I would appreciate a
translation to English. They are records >from Kaluszyn in Poland. Please
provide all important genealogical details such as family names, places,
dates etc.

They are on Viewmate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73040
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73039

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you so much in advance.

Ingrid Rockberger
Co- Chair, Sharon Branch Israel Genealogy Research Association.

Researching: ROCHVERGER:Lowicz and Lodz,Poland, KONIARSKI:Zloczew, Poland,
LAJZEROWICZ:Lutotow, Poland, MONKA: Sokolow Podlaski, Poland, SCZNAJDER,
Kozow Lacki, Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - Translation from Russian to English #general

ingrid rockberger
 

Dear Genners,
I have posted two vital records in Russian for which I would appreciate a
translation to English. They are records >from Kaluszyn in Poland. Please
provide all important genealogical details such as family names, places,
dates etc.

They are on Viewmate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73040
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73039

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you so much in advance.

Ingrid Rockberger
Co- Chair, Sharon Branch Israel Genealogy Research Association.

Researching: ROCHVERGER:Lowicz and Lodz,Poland, KONIARSKI:Zloczew, Poland,
LAJZEROWICZ:Lutotow, Poland, MONKA: Sokolow Podlaski, Poland, SCZNAJDER,
Kozow Lacki, Poland.


How do I obtain 1921 birth certificate from Dortmund, Germany? #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I am trying to find how to obtain the birth certificate for my Uncle Herman
(Hermann) Klinger born November 11, 1921 in Dortmund, Germany.

Thank you.

Debby Painter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How do I obtain 1921 birth certificate from Dortmund, Germany? #general

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I am trying to find how to obtain the birth certificate for my Uncle Herman
(Hermann) Klinger born November 11, 1921 in Dortmund, Germany.

Thank you.

Debby Painter


Viewmate help #ukraine

rchernia@...
 

Hello,

I have submitted four images to Viewmate? : two are Polish death notices
written in Russian for my grandmother's grandfather Shimon Wolf ZAJDLER??
two because I cannot read written Russian and don't know which (if either)
is the correct one. I'm hoping the translation will help me determine
which is the correct one.

The other two are >from the 1897 Russian census, >from the Vinnytsia
region, for Abraham SHKOLNIK. Again, I'm hoping that the details in the
census will help me determine if this is my husband's great grandfather
and his family.

I'm writing this now because I won't have easy access to a computer
keyboard for about a month once the images are approved for posting.

With thanks,
Ruth


Ruth Chernia
Toronto, Canada
searching for
TSCHERNIA of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Genichesk, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
SHLAMOWITZ/SZLAMOWICZ of London, England, 81odz & Jezow, Poland
SEIDLER/ZAJDLER/LANDAU of Lodz & Sulejow, Poland
ROSENFELD of Rak, Kielce, Poland
SHKOLNIK/TICKER of Ladyzhyn & Bershad, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Viewmate help #ukraine

rchernia@...
 

Hello,

I have submitted four images to Viewmate? : two are Polish death notices
written in Russian for my grandmother's grandfather Shimon Wolf ZAJDLER??
two because I cannot read written Russian and don't know which (if either)
is the correct one. I'm hoping the translation will help me determine
which is the correct one.

The other two are >from the 1897 Russian census, >from the Vinnytsia
region, for Abraham SHKOLNIK. Again, I'm hoping that the details in the
census will help me determine if this is my husband's great grandfather
and his family.

I'm writing this now because I won't have easy access to a computer
keyboard for about a month once the images are approved for posting.

With thanks,
Ruth


Ruth Chernia
Toronto, Canada
searching for
TSCHERNIA of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Genichesk, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
SHLAMOWITZ/SZLAMOWICZ of London, England, 81odz & Jezow, Poland
SEIDLER/ZAJDLER/LANDAU of Lodz & Sulejow, Poland
ROSENFELD of Rak, Kielce, Poland
SHKOLNIK/TICKER of Ladyzhyn & Bershad, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general

Dahn Cukier
 

Hello,

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.

Dahn Cukierjewis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general

Dahn Cukier
 

Hello,

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.

Dahn Cukierjewis