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Generational accuracy of DNA-based racial estimates -- Thank you! #usa

richard may
 

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question asking how many
generations back would Native American ancestry be detectable with the
autosomal genetic testing offered by Ancestry, FTDNA and 23andMe.
Some indicated that evidence of Native American ancestry would probably
only be reliably detected 3 generations back, i.e., to one's grandparents;
Others thought to 5th cousins, i.e., to 4th great grandparents; Another
thought the correct answer was more than 14 generations.

A few persons thought that the reference populations for Native American
ancestry were not necessarily adequate. All replies were interesting and
helpful. But I'm not sure what to think.

Richard May, North Carolina, U.S.A. ferdlilac@...


Last few days to take advantage of early registration at the IAJGS conference in Seattle #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The Co-Chairs of the 36th Annual IAJGS Conference wish all of you a
happy Passover. Whether you are spending the seders with family or
friends who are just like family, reminiscing about seders of the past
will probably be heard around your seder table.

But, what do you do with those stories, and how do you get them stored
or filed? How do you fit the disconnected pieces of your tree together?
And speaking of which, what about all those brick walls?

Now is the time to take advantage of early pricing to attend the
conference that can help you with all those issues and more. The annual
IAJGS conference is the largest annual genealogy conference that focuses
on uniquely Jewish research and brick walls while at the same time
helping attendees to learn and master best practices of genealogical
research, recording and reporting.

This year, we offer 230+ conference sessions, evening entertainment, a
film festival, and more, all in beautiful Seattle. Join us 7-12 August
2016. If you can't join us, consider registering for our LIVE! streaming
of over 50 sessions, and the audio recordings of almost all our sessions.

Please take this opportunity to visit our website
(http://www.iajgs2016.org/ )and register before April 30 at 11:59 PM
Pacific Daylight Time, when the early pricing disappears! You'll still
be able to register after that, but the price goes up!

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

Conference Co-Chairs


Early American SIG #USA Generational accuracy of DNA-based racial estimates -- Thank you! #usa

richard may
 

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question asking how many
generations back would Native American ancestry be detectable with the
autosomal genetic testing offered by Ancestry, FTDNA and 23andMe.
Some indicated that evidence of Native American ancestry would probably
only be reliably detected 3 generations back, i.e., to one's grandparents;
Others thought to 5th cousins, i.e., to 4th great grandparents; Another
thought the correct answer was more than 14 generations.

A few persons thought that the reference populations for Native American
ancestry were not necessarily adequate. All replies were interesting and
helpful. But I'm not sure what to think.

Richard May, North Carolina, U.S.A. ferdlilac@...


Early American SIG #USA Last few days to take advantage of early registration at the IAJGS conference in Seattle #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The Co-Chairs of the 36th Annual IAJGS Conference wish all of you a
happy Passover. Whether you are spending the seders with family or
friends who are just like family, reminiscing about seders of the past
will probably be heard around your seder table.

But, what do you do with those stories, and how do you get them stored
or filed? How do you fit the disconnected pieces of your tree together?
And speaking of which, what about all those brick walls?

Now is the time to take advantage of early pricing to attend the
conference that can help you with all those issues and more. The annual
IAJGS conference is the largest annual genealogy conference that focuses
on uniquely Jewish research and brick walls while at the same time
helping attendees to learn and master best practices of genealogical
research, recording and reporting.

This year, we offer 230+ conference sessions, evening entertainment, a
film festival, and more, all in beautiful Seattle. Join us 7-12 August
2016. If you can't join us, consider registering for our LIVE! streaming
of over 50 sessions, and the audio recordings of almost all our sessions.

Please take this opportunity to visit our website
(http://www.iajgs2016.org/ )and register before April 30 at 11:59 PM
Pacific Daylight Time, when the early pricing disappears! You'll still
be able to register after that, but the price goes up!

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

Conference Co-Chairs


New Education Course - Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG - May 15-May 30 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer Basic 4:Exploring the new Belarus
SIG website, May 15-May 30. Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/education
to register. The course is a workbook class, open on the private
JewishGen forum. It is free for JewishGen Value-Added Services users
(donated $100 to the JewishGen General Fund in the last 12 months),
otherwise the cost is $18.

This course will explore the new Belarus SIG website and help you
search for your ancestors, explain the Belarus Records Inventory,
the new translation projects and more.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/index.html

If you have any questions, contact Nancy Holden
nholden@...


Last few days to take advantage of early registration at the IAJGS conference in Seattle #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The Co-Chairs of the 36th Annual IAJGS Conference wish all of you a
happy Passover. Whether you are spending the seders with family or
friends who are just like family, reminiscing about seders of the past
will probably be heard around your seder table.

But, what do you do with those stories, and how do you get them stored
or filed? How do you fit the disconnected pieces of your tree together?
And speaking of which, what about all those brick walls?

Now is the time to take advantage of early pricing to attend the
conference that can help you with all those issues and more. The annual
IAJGS conference is the largest annual genealogy conference that focuses
on uniquely Jewish research and brick walls while at the same time
helping attendees to learn and master best practices of genealogical
research, recording and reporting.

This year, we offer 230+ conference sessions, evening entertainment, a
film festival, and more, all in beautiful Seattle. Join us 7-12 August
2016. If you can't join us, consider registering for our LIVE! streaming
of over 50 sessions, and the audio recordings of almost all our sessions.

Please take this opportunity to visit our website
(http://www.iajgs2016.org/ )and register before April 30 at 11:59 PM
Pacific Daylight Time, when the early pricing disappears! You'll still
be able to register after that, but the price goes up!

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman - Conference Co-Chairs


Early American SIG #USA New Education Course - Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG - May 15-May 30 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer Basic 4:Exploring the new Belarus
SIG website, May 15-May 30. Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/education
to register. The course is a workbook class, open on the private
JewishGen forum. It is free for JewishGen Value-Added Services users
(donated $100 to the JewishGen General Fund in the last 12 months),
otherwise the cost is $18.

This course will explore the new Belarus SIG website and help you
search for your ancestors, explain the Belarus Records Inventory,
the new translation projects and more.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/index.html

If you have any questions, contact Nancy Holden
nholden@...


German SIG #Germany Last few days to take advantage of early registration at the IAJGS conference in Seattle #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The Co-Chairs of the 36th Annual IAJGS Conference wish all of you a
happy Passover. Whether you are spending the seders with family or
friends who are just like family, reminiscing about seders of the past
will probably be heard around your seder table.

But, what do you do with those stories, and how do you get them stored
or filed? How do you fit the disconnected pieces of your tree together?
And speaking of which, what about all those brick walls?

Now is the time to take advantage of early pricing to attend the
conference that can help you with all those issues and more. The annual
IAJGS conference is the largest annual genealogy conference that focuses
on uniquely Jewish research and brick walls while at the same time
helping attendees to learn and master best practices of genealogical
research, recording and reporting.

This year, we offer 230+ conference sessions, evening entertainment, a
film festival, and more, all in beautiful Seattle. Join us 7-12 August
2016. If you can't join us, consider registering for our LIVE! streaming
of over 50 sessions, and the audio recordings of almost all our sessions.

Please take this opportunity to visit our website
(http://www.iajgs2016.org/ )and register before April 30 at 11:59 PM
Pacific Daylight Time, when the early pricing disappears! You'll still
be able to register after that, but the price goes up!

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman - Conference Co-Chairs


ViewMate deciphering request - German #germany

Hannah <hnshani@...>
 

Hello Gersigers,

I've posted part of a letter (3 lines) written in German for which I
need deciphering. No need to translate, just deciphering the hand
writing.

It is located on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46292

Thanks in advance, Hannah


German SIG #Germany ViewMate deciphering request - German #germany

Hannah <hnshani@...>
 

Hello Gersigers,

I've posted part of a letter (3 lines) written in German for which I
need deciphering. No need to translate, just deciphering the hand
writing.

It is located on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46292

Thanks in advance, Hannah


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Looking for help with place names #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

Selman (Solomon, Sam) and Rivka (Rebecca) Gittelman lived in Ekaterinoslav
(now Dnepropetrovsk) in 1912. They and three of their daughters immigrated
to New York over the course of 1912 and 1913. The daughters' names are
Freide (Fannie), Esther and Bassia (Lena). As of the 1915 NY census,
they're all living in NYC.

Their Ellis Island passenger manifest entries specify places of birth, but I
can't make sense of them. Rivka (b 1867) and Freide (b 1893) arrived in NYC
16-Sep-1912. They were both born in what looks like "Chabny."

Esther (b 1897) and Bassia (b 1899) arrived in NYC 19-Feb-1913. They were
both born in what reads quite clearly as "Philip Feld." The only reference
I can find on-line is that Philipfeld was one of the German settlements on
the Volga, well outside the Pale.

Selman (b 1854 or 1859, depending on how you read his age) arrived in NYC
12-Dec-1913. He was born in what looks like "Slosverno."

Selman might or might not have been born in Belarus, in or near
David-Gorodok, rather than in the Ukraine, but that's just a pet theory of
mine. I was hoping to get proof for it, but instead I got Slosverno, Chabny
and Philip Feld. All in a day's research, I suppose.

SarahRose Werner
GITTELMAN, RABINOWITZ (Chepovichi/Chopovichi)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might want to post the pictures of the manifests on JewishGen's
ViewMate. Some times it helps to have other eyes look at these.


Looking for help with place names #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

Selman (Solomon, Sam) and Rivka (Rebecca) Gittelman lived in Ekaterinoslav
(now Dnepropetrovsk) in 1912. They and three of their daughters immigrated
to New York over the course of 1912 and 1913. The daughters' names are
Freide (Fannie), Esther and Bassia (Lena). As of the 1915 NY census,
they're all living in NYC.

Their Ellis Island passenger manifest entries specify places of birth, but I
can't make sense of them. Rivka (b 1867) and Freide (b 1893) arrived in NYC
16-Sep-1912. They were both born in what looks like "Chabny."

Esther (b 1897) and Bassia (b 1899) arrived in NYC 19-Feb-1913. They were
both born in what reads quite clearly as "Philip Feld." The only reference
I can find on-line is that Philipfeld was one of the German settlements on
the Volga, well outside the Pale.

Selman (b 1854 or 1859, depending on how you read his age) arrived in NYC
12-Dec-1913. He was born in what looks like "Slosverno."

Selman might or might not have been born in Belarus, in or near
David-Gorodok, rather than in the Ukraine, but that's just a pet theory of
mine. I was hoping to get proof for it, but instead I got Slosverno, Chabny
and Philip Feld. All in a day's research, I suppose.

SarahRose Werner
GITTELMAN, RABINOWITZ (Chepovichi/Chopovichi)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might want to post the pictures of the manifests on JewishGen's
ViewMate. Some times it helps to have other eyes look at these.


Romania SIG #Romania Shtofman photo from Dumbraveni and Soroca #romania

Molly Staub
 

I was checking the Dumbraveni and Soroca sites when a photo of my paternal
great-grandfather Yitzhak SHTOFMAN appeared. (I own the same picture.) It
was dated >from 1919 and says it was >from the Shtofman archives. I tried the
email address, and it bounced back as undeliverable. I wrote in the comment
box, both in English and Russian. I have not heard back. I'm also posting it
on the Romania/Bessarabina SIGS.If there is a family member that posted this
photo, I would like to be in contact, as we are surely related. If someone
has any other suggestions, please reply.Thanks


Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL
E-mail staubmolly@...


Shtofman photo from Dumbraveni and Soroca #romania

Molly Staub
 

I was checking the Dumbraveni and Soroca sites when a photo of my paternal
great-grandfather Yitzhak SHTOFMAN appeared. (I own the same picture.) It
was dated >from 1919 and says it was >from the Shtofman archives. I tried the
email address, and it bounced back as undeliverable. I wrote in the comment
box, both in English and Russian. I have not heard back. I'm also posting it
on the Romania/Bessarabina SIGS.If there is a family member that posted this
photo, I would like to be in contact, as we are surely related. If someone
has any other suggestions, please reply.Thanks


Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL
E-mail staubmolly@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica Last few days to take advantage of early registration at the IAJGS conference in Seattle #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The Co-Chairs of the 36th Annual IAJGS Conference wish all of you a
happy Passover. Whether you are spending the seders with family or
friends who are just like family, reminiscing about seders of the past
will probably be heard around your seder table.

But, what do you do with those stories, and how do you get them stored
or filed? How do you fit the disconnected pieces of your tree together?
And speaking of which, what about all those brick walls?

Now is the time to take advantage of early pricing to attend the
conference that can help you with all those issues and more. The annual
IAJGS conference is the largest annual genealogy conference that focuses
on uniquely Jewish research and brick walls while at the same time
helping attendees to learn and master best practices of genealogical
research, recording and reporting.

This year, we offer 230+ conference sessions, evening entertainment, a
film festival, and more, all in beautiful Seattle. Join us 7-12 August
2016. If you can't join us, consider registering for our LIVE! streaming
of over 50 sessions, and the audio recordings of almost all our sessions.

Please take this opportunity to visit our website
(http://www.iajgs2016.org/ )and register before April 30 at 11:59 PM
Pacific Daylight Time, when the early pricing disappears! You'll still
be able to register after that, but the price goes up!

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

Conference Co-Chairs


Last few days to take advantage of early registration at the IAJGS conference in Seattle #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The Co-Chairs of the 36th Annual IAJGS Conference wish all of you a
happy Passover. Whether you are spending the seders with family or
friends who are just like family, reminiscing about seders of the past
will probably be heard around your seder table.

But, what do you do with those stories, and how do you get them stored
or filed? How do you fit the disconnected pieces of your tree together?
And speaking of which, what about all those brick walls?

Now is the time to take advantage of early pricing to attend the
conference that can help you with all those issues and more. The annual
IAJGS conference is the largest annual genealogy conference that focuses
on uniquely Jewish research and brick walls while at the same time
helping attendees to learn and master best practices of genealogical
research, recording and reporting.

This year, we offer 230+ conference sessions, evening entertainment, a
film festival, and more, all in beautiful Seattle. Join us 7-12 August
2016. If you can't join us, consider registering for our LIVE! streaming
of over 50 sessions, and the audio recordings of almost all our sessions.

Please take this opportunity to visit our website
(http://www.iajgs2016.org/ )and register before April 30 at 11:59 PM
Pacific Daylight Time, when the early pricing disappears! You'll still
be able to register after that, but the price goes up!

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

Conference Co-Chairs


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kamenets Podolsky #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

All surviving Jewish vital records >from Kamenets Podolsky can be found in the Khmelnitsky Archives in Ukraine. That's the good news. The bad news is that many were damaged in a fire in the Kamenets Podolsky Archives in 2003 and all were transported to Khmelnitsky after the fire. To this date, as far as we know, those records have not been catalogued, nor are they available to researchers. The Ukraine State Archives has not provided any information about when, or if, any surviving records may be available. When we learn differently, we will notify the list.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
cmw521@...


Kamenets Podolsky #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

All surviving Jewish vital records >from Kamenets Podolsky can be found in the Khmelnitsky Archives in Ukraine. That's the good news. The bad news is that many were damaged in a fire in the Kamenets Podolsky Archives in 2003 and all were transported to Khmelnitsky after the fire. To this date, as far as we know, those records have not been catalogued, nor are they available to researchers. The Ukraine State Archives has not provided any information about when, or if, any surviving records may be available. When we learn differently, we will notify the list.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
cmw521@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ukraine sig for kamenets podilsky brownstein and nudelman vinivitsa #ukraine

karenimarcus@...
 

Just adding to the groups growing participants as My grandfather's parents Joseph Brownstein of Kamenets Podilsky and his wife Marion Fannie Nudelman of Vinivitsa immigrated to Chicago in 1890 and 1892.Where they raised 7 children harry,morris,henry,goodwin,belle,bea,ida,and a George.Only morris was born in the Ukraine.Joseph had two brothers hyman and Jacob and hid father was morris. Joseph's wife, Marion Fannie of Vinivitsa parents Morris and Brina Brimmer their children abe,louis,annie,lena,and marion fannie. Abe was the only sibling born in America Chicago. My goal is to view birth,marriage,and death records of all Brownsteins and Nudelmans.
Thanks,
Karen

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ukraine sig for kamenets podilsky brownstein and nudelman vinivitsa #ukraine

karenimarcus@...
 

Just adding to the groups growing participants as My grandfather's parents Joseph Brownstein of Kamenets Podilsky and his wife Marion Fannie Nudelman of Vinivitsa immigrated to Chicago in 1890 and 1892.Where they raised 7 children harry,morris,henry,goodwin,belle,bea,ida,and a George.Only morris was born in the Ukraine.Joseph had two brothers hyman and Jacob and hid father was morris. Joseph's wife, Marion Fannie of Vinivitsa parents Morris and Brina Brimmer their children abe,louis,annie,lena,and marion fannie. Abe was the only sibling born in America Chicago. My goal is to view birth,marriage,and death records of all Brownsteins and Nudelmans.
Thanks,
Karen

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