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FamilySearch Photoduplication Requests #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

As some of you know, for the past several months, FamilySearch
<https://familysearch.org/> has been making copies of records held in the
Family History Library available free of charge upon request. The request,
which is submitted via an online form, must contain specific information,
such as FHL film number, individual's name, title of record, event type,
event date and place, and record number. I have used this service
repeatedly to obtain copies of New York City birth, marriage and death
certificates for my relatives, after retrieving the required information
from indexes available on ItalianGen <http://italiangen.org/> or Steve
Morse's website <http://stevemorse.org/#births>

When FamilySearch first introduced this free service, requesters were
limited to five items per request per week. FamilySearch was initially
flooded with requests, and, as a result, reduced the limit to five items per
request per month. The good news is that, as of early November, the limit
was increased back to five items per request per week. Essentially, this
means that if you have a large number of document requests (like I do), you
can get them fulfilled four times as quickly.

For additional information on FamilySearch's photoduplication services,
including a link to their online photoduplication request form, see this
website: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FamilySearch Photoduplication Requests #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

As some of you know, for the past several months, FamilySearch
<https://familysearch.org/> has been making copies of records held in the
Family History Library available free of charge upon request. The request,
which is submitted via an online form, must contain specific information,
such as FHL film number, individual's name, title of record, event type,
event date and place, and record number. I have used this service
repeatedly to obtain copies of New York City birth, marriage and death
certificates for my relatives, after retrieving the required information
from indexes available on ItalianGen <http://italiangen.org/> or Steve
Morse's website <http://stevemorse.org/#births>

When FamilySearch first introduced this free service, requesters were
limited to five items per request per week. FamilySearch was initially
flooded with requests, and, as a result, reduced the limit to five items per
request per month. The good news is that, as of early November, the limit
was increased back to five items per request per week. Essentially, this
means that if you have a large number of document requests (like I do), you
can get them fulfilled four times as quickly.

For additional information on FamilySearch's photoduplication services,
including a link to their online photoduplication request form, see this
website: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, MA


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Re: Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #latinamerica

LornaKay <lorna.kay@...>
 

Without the Latvia & Courland databases, and especially those records
transcribed by the late Christine Usdin, I would have hit the proverbial
brick wall. Information found on JewishGen opened up the whole spectrum
of records in Latvia and enabled me (with the help of the girls at the Riga
archives) to get back to 1759 - quite a feat!

Thanks for all the hard work on the part of everyone involved with
JewishGen.

Regards

Lorna Kay
Chairman - Manchester Regional Group
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Researching
WEISBERG (Kamenets Podolsk, Pruskurov, Zhvanets - Ukraine)
SEABERG (Tukkums, Sassmacken - Latvia)
KAHN (Mitau - Latvia)
BLUESTONE (Roumania)
KUTCHINSKY (Piotrkow - Russian Poland)
BRADPIECE (Austria)


Latvia SIG #Latvia RE: Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #latvia

LornaKay <lorna.kay@...>
 

Without the Latvia & Courland databases, and especially those records
transcribed by the late Christine Usdin, I would have hit the proverbial
brick wall. Information found on JewishGen opened up the whole spectrum
of records in Latvia and enabled me (with the help of the girls at the Riga
archives) to get back to 1759 - quite a feat!

Thanks for all the hard work on the part of everyone involved with
JewishGen.

Regards

Lorna Kay
Chairman - Manchester Regional Group
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Researching
WEISBERG (Kamenets Podolsk, Pruskurov, Zhvanets - Ukraine)
SEABERG (Tukkums, Sassmacken - Latvia)
KAHN (Mitau - Latvia)
BLUESTONE (Roumania)
KUTCHINSKY (Piotrkow - Russian Poland)
BRADPIECE (Austria)


Re: DNA to prove parentage #dna

sbloom@...
 

David-

There are DNA companies that focus on testing of parentage, however,
an autosomal test such as FTDNA's Family Finder or 23andme's Relative
Finder would be conclusive in confirming parentage as well (maternal
or paternal).

An Mt-dna test would also show whether someone else is a close
maternal line relative, but I don't think it would be as conclusive
in showing whether someone was say, a mother vs. sister or maternal
aunt, etc.

For the autosomal test, it would be very evident >from the amount of
DNA shared with a particular woman whether she was your mother or not
(or anyone else and their mother,speaking broadly).

However, I think it might be prudent to discuss this with an attorney
in your country (or wherever the friend is) , to find out what
constitutes proof, etc in a legal issue such as this one.

The trick of course is going to be getting her (the mother's) DNA if
your friend is in a legal battle with her (you need a good sample
from the puttative child and parent)!
Steve Bloom
Central Virginia, USA

I would love your guidance please.

I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who suspects that her
mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help to find her
birth parents.

She is seriously thinking of taking legal action against members of
her hitherto family for wrongful deeds in the past, and I feel she
must have DNA testing to both prove that she is not her mother's
daughter and perhaps point the direction to her birth parentage.


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA to prove parentage #dna

sbloom@...
 

David-

There are DNA companies that focus on testing of parentage, however,
an autosomal test such as FTDNA's Family Finder or 23andme's Relative
Finder would be conclusive in confirming parentage as well (maternal
or paternal).

An Mt-dna test would also show whether someone else is a close
maternal line relative, but I don't think it would be as conclusive
in showing whether someone was say, a mother vs. sister or maternal
aunt, etc.

For the autosomal test, it would be very evident >from the amount of
DNA shared with a particular woman whether she was your mother or not
(or anyone else and their mother,speaking broadly).

However, I think it might be prudent to discuss this with an attorney
in your country (or wherever the friend is) , to find out what
constitutes proof, etc in a legal issue such as this one.

The trick of course is going to be getting her (the mother's) DNA if
your friend is in a legal battle with her (you need a good sample
from the puttative child and parent)!
Steve Bloom
Central Virginia, USA

I would love your guidance please.

I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who suspects that her
mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help to find her
birth parents.

She is seriously thinking of taking legal action against members of
her hitherto family for wrongful deeds in the past, and I feel she
must have DNA testing to both prove that she is not her mother's
daughter and perhaps point the direction to her birth parentage.


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #courland #latvia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #southafrica

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #courland #latvia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #southafrica

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Skuy-Judelow engagement 1914 #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

The Country Communities Project asks:
The following notice appeared in The SA Jewish Chronicle dated May 1, 1914:

SKUY-JUDELOW. The engagement is announced of Miss Yetta Skuy, niece
of Mr J Skuy, to Mr Samuel Judelow, both of Driefontein.

They subsequently did marry and are recorded in Benoni. Other entries
have recorded them in Hendrina.

We are trying to establish where this Driefontein was located. There
are umpteen Driefonteins in the Transvaal, for eg near Germiston,
near Hendrina and near Benoni, plus many others.

Elona Steinfield would like to make sure that the above family is
located in the right town.
please reply to Museum@beyachad.co.za

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Skuy-Judelow engagement 1914 #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

The Country Communities Project asks:
The following notice appeared in The SA Jewish Chronicle dated May 1, 1914:

SKUY-JUDELOW. The engagement is announced of Miss Yetta Skuy, niece
of Mr J Skuy, to Mr Samuel Judelow, both of Driefontein.

They subsequently did marry and are recorded in Benoni. Other entries
have recorded them in Hendrina.

We are trying to establish where this Driefontein was located. There
are umpteen Driefonteins in the Transvaal, for eg near Germiston,
near Hendrina and near Benoni, plus many others.

Elona Steinfield would like to make sure that the above family is
located in the right town.
please reply to Museum@beyachad.co.za

Saul Issroff


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #lodz #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #lodz #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org


Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jewish Records Indexing-Poland is an independent
organization; The JRI-Poland database, website and discussion group
are "hosted" by JewishGen. Each group has its own, separate
administrative and fundraising structure.


JRI Poland #Poland Has JewishGen made a difference in your life? #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Has JewishGen helped, taught or inspired you in some way? Do you have
any stories of how a JewishGen volunteer affected your life in a
meaningful way?

Please share them with us!

When you tell us how JewishGen has made a difference, we're able to get
a sense of the impact of our work, and how we can improve for the future.
We would also like to use your responses (with your permission), to help
promote JewishGen in the future.

Please share your story (of any length) by emailing me at
agroll@JewishGen.org.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Shabbat Shalom,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@JewishGen.org

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jewish Records Indexing-Poland is an independent
organization; The JRI-Poland database, website and discussion group
are "hosted" by JewishGen. Each group has its own, separate
administrative and fundraising structure.

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