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JOWBR Announcement #general

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos. The database is
adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to an additional 130
cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's conference, JOWBR has added close
to 300,000 records to the database which brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million
records >from more than 3,200 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries!
(Although the burial records are now "live" additional description files, maps and
overview photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a mix of
individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a
faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note in this update are the
following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint efforts of
the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator
- Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon
Andersen) we are adding almost 30,000 records and photo >from many of the
cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and validation
volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately 19,000 records to
those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes approximately 70,500 records
from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in Israel" burial registers.
These records will also be added to the JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross and the
JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the cemetery indexing work
of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San Diego
Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6 cemeteries
in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for indexing the
largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and updating 5 other area
cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries with Nadworner and Bialystoker
plots. Total new submitted records, approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update contains
approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS of
Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos >from Arlington
National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over 4,500
records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for submitting
approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden cemeteries and Bank
Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for the
Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records for
the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate Section, "the
only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."
. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data records and
accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500 records
from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt of
1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than 1,000
records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries originally submitted
5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting records
for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek Cemetery and Old
Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation started
by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish cemeteries in
sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen for
their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for submitting
burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National Cemeteries around the
country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for this
update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or other
group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible
for researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise might not.
Please also consider other organizations you may be affiliated with that may
already have done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JOWBR Announcement #general

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos. The database is
adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to an additional 130
cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's conference, JOWBR has added close
to 300,000 records to the database which brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million
records >from more than 3,200 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries!
(Although the burial records are now "live" additional description files, maps and
overview photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a mix of
individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a
faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note in this update are the
following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint efforts of
the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator
- Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon
Andersen) we are adding almost 30,000 records and photo >from many of the
cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and validation
volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately 19,000 records to
those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes approximately 70,500 records
from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in Israel" burial registers.
These records will also be added to the JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross and the
JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the cemetery indexing work
of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San Diego
Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6 cemeteries
in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for indexing the
largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and updating 5 other area
cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries with Nadworner and Bialystoker
plots. Total new submitted records, approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update contains
approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS of
Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos >from Arlington
National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over 4,500
records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for submitting
approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden cemeteries and Bank
Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for the
Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records for
the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate Section, "the
only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."
. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data records and
accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500 records
from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt of
1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than 1,000
records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries originally submitted
5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting records
for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek Cemetery and Old
Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation started
by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish cemeteries in
sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen for
their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for submitting
burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National Cemeteries around the
country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for this
update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or other
group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible
for researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise might not.
Please also consider other organizations you may be affiliated with that may
already have done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@jewishgen.org


REVISION: ViewMate translation request - Russian #lodz #poland

Sandra Nudelman <sandranudelman@...>
 

Ignore my earlier email - the record is in Russian (not Polish).
It is still posted on ViewMate at the following address.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D19505

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application - I
have noted the specifics of what i am looking for there.

Thank you very much.

Sandra Nudelman


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland REVISION: ViewMate translation request - Russian #lodz #poland

Sandra Nudelman <sandranudelman@...>
 

Ignore my earlier email - the record is in Russian (not Polish).
It is still posted on ViewMate at the following address.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D19505

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application - I
have noted the specifics of what i am looking for there.

Thank you very much.

Sandra Nudelman


Searching Davidowicz and Fishlowitz from Lodz #lodz #poland

Alise Kermisch <warmund@...>
 

Hello!

I am hoping someone will be able to help me - I have just sourced my great
grandparents immigration >from Lodz to the US in 1913 and I am now seeking
information on their parents and siblings. Should any of the following
details look familiar to you or if you have any tips for where I can search
for more information I would appreciate you emailing me at Warmund@aol.com.

Here is the information I know:
Adele (AKA: Alte) Davidowicz was born in Lodz 1875 per the ship manifest
into Ellis Island. Per her grave, her father's name is Avraham Itzhak
Davidowicz. Avraham was married at least 2 times, as I am in contact with
descendants of the second marriage. I do not know Adele's mother's name, but
her step mother is Ruchel Leah. In addition to Adele, Avraham Itzhak
Davidowicz had at least 3 other children with Ruchel Leah: Gitla/Gutcha born
about 1886, Ida/Yiti born about 1879, and Baila DOB unknown. Adele married
Isaac (AKA: Chaim Yitzhak) Fischlewicz before immigrating to the USA, but I
would assume since their oldest child together was born in 1890 their
marriage would be about that time. Isaac Fischlewicz was born in Lodz in
1862 and per his grave stone his father was Milton/ Mesholam Fischlewicz.
His mothers given name is Jetta per Isaac's death certificate.

I am hoping to find additional information about siblings (already
identified and unknown) and the parents. Any help will be greatly
appreciated!

Warmly,

Alise Kermisch
Searching: DAVIDOWICZ, FISCHLEWICZ, ARONOWITZ, BLUMENSON, BRAMA, EPSZTEJIN,
FEDERMAN, PRZYBYSZEWICZ, TIMME, WARMAN, WARMUND, WERMUND, WOLFOWICZ, WORMAN
all of Lodz


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Searching Davidowicz and Fishlowitz from Lodz #lodz #poland

Alise Kermisch <warmund@...>
 

Hello!

I am hoping someone will be able to help me - I have just sourced my great
grandparents immigration >from Lodz to the US in 1913 and I am now seeking
information on their parents and siblings. Should any of the following
details look familiar to you or if you have any tips for where I can search
for more information I would appreciate you emailing me at Warmund@aol.com.

Here is the information I know:
Adele (AKA: Alte) Davidowicz was born in Lodz 1875 per the ship manifest
into Ellis Island. Per her grave, her father's name is Avraham Itzhak
Davidowicz. Avraham was married at least 2 times, as I am in contact with
descendants of the second marriage. I do not know Adele's mother's name, but
her step mother is Ruchel Leah. In addition to Adele, Avraham Itzhak
Davidowicz had at least 3 other children with Ruchel Leah: Gitla/Gutcha born
about 1886, Ida/Yiti born about 1879, and Baila DOB unknown. Adele married
Isaac (AKA: Chaim Yitzhak) Fischlewicz before immigrating to the USA, but I
would assume since their oldest child together was born in 1890 their
marriage would be about that time. Isaac Fischlewicz was born in Lodz in
1862 and per his grave stone his father was Milton/ Mesholam Fischlewicz.
His mothers given name is Jetta per Isaac's death certificate.

I am hoping to find additional information about siblings (already
identified and unknown) and the parents. Any help will be greatly
appreciated!

Warmly,

Alise Kermisch
Searching: DAVIDOWICZ, FISCHLEWICZ, ARONOWITZ, BLUMENSON, BRAMA, EPSZTEJIN,
FEDERMAN, PRZYBYSZEWICZ, TIMME, WARMAN, WARMUND, WERMUND, WOLFOWICZ, WORMAN
all of Lodz


Kovno gymnasium #lithuania

Ted Ashkenazy <tia@...>
 

I am referring to Susan Goldsmith' post.
Which Gymnasium is she referring to? There were two there: Schwabe and Real.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@vdn.ca


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kovno gymnasium #lithuania

Ted Ashkenazy <tia@...>
 

I am referring to Susan Goldsmith' post.
Which Gymnasium is she referring to? There were two there: Schwabe and Real.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@vdn.ca


Rinkovsky Family Migration #lithuania

Pnina and Mike Rothenberg
 

Hello, I have been trying to locate information about my grandmother and
her six Rinkovsky sisters migrationg to England in the late 1800's, from
what is now Lithuania, or possibly >from areas of Russia near Moscow.

Family information is that they ranged in age >from toddlers to nearly 20.
Descendants do not seem to have any information about this. I do not
know >from what port they left mainland Europe for England. Therefore,
I am wondering if there are archives with English immigration, census
or other records that could provide some information about their
migration. If so, I'd be interested in learning what organizations
would have this information and how to contact them. Also, specifically
what records to ask for.

The parents of the sisters were named Isaac and Rose, and they never left
Europe. Another child, the youngest, was a brother who stayed behind.
Eventually, he joined most of his sisters who had migrated >from England
to South Africa. My grandmother (then married with four sons) eventually
came to the U.S. >from England.

Thanks in advance.
Mike Rothenberg

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Rinkovsky Family Migration #lithuania

Pnina and Mike Rothenberg
 

Hello, I have been trying to locate information about my grandmother and
her six Rinkovsky sisters migrationg to England in the late 1800's, from
what is now Lithuania, or possibly >from areas of Russia near Moscow.

Family information is that they ranged in age >from toddlers to nearly 20.
Descendants do not seem to have any information about this. I do not
know >from what port they left mainland Europe for England. Therefore,
I am wondering if there are archives with English immigration, census
or other records that could provide some information about their
migration. If so, I'd be interested in learning what organizations
would have this information and how to contact them. Also, specifically
what records to ask for.

The parents of the sisters were named Isaac and Rose, and they never left
Europe. Another child, the youngest, was a brother who stayed behind.
Eventually, he joined most of his sisters who had migrated >from England
to South Africa. My grandmother (then married with four sons) eventually
came to the U.S. >from England.

Thanks in advance.
Mike Rothenberg

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Warsaw Books of Inhabitants - update #poland

ww <lipi@...>
 

I have been to the Warsaw archive today and was able to update the list
of available books of inhabitants >from the XIXth century.
It is fond 622 in the archive. The updated list is below.

1. District XI, house 5579, Piekna 21
2. District I, house 2646, Mariensztat 13
3. District X, house 412, Krolewska 1/3/5/7/9
4. District I, house 2645, Mariensztat 9
5. District I, house 2729, Browarna 16
6. District III, house 545, Dluga 18
7. District XII, house 614h, Niecala 12
8. District XV, house 17a, Kamionkowska 25
9. District III, house 1808, Franciszkanska 17
10. District I/XI, house 519, Podwale 24

Also, I've noticed there is some more information on Warsaw inhabitants
in the remnants of Russian Police books >from the years 1823-1918 (fond 31).
This data concerns the following addresses:

Chlodna 46
Dobra 2
Elektoralna 19, 20, 22, 23
Krolewska 15,19
Mirowska 6
Mostowa 8
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 46/48, 72
Koszykowa 18
Chopina 13

Good luck in your research!
Witold Wrzosinski
avanim.pl


JRI Poland #Poland Warsaw Books of Inhabitants - update #poland

ww <lipi@...>
 

I have been to the Warsaw archive today and was able to update the list
of available books of inhabitants >from the XIXth century.
It is fond 622 in the archive. The updated list is below.

1. District XI, house 5579, Piekna 21
2. District I, house 2646, Mariensztat 13
3. District X, house 412, Krolewska 1/3/5/7/9
4. District I, house 2645, Mariensztat 9
5. District I, house 2729, Browarna 16
6. District III, house 545, Dluga 18
7. District XII, house 614h, Niecala 12
8. District XV, house 17a, Kamionkowska 25
9. District III, house 1808, Franciszkanska 17
10. District I/XI, house 519, Podwale 24

Also, I've noticed there is some more information on Warsaw inhabitants
in the remnants of Russian Police books >from the years 1823-1918 (fond 31).
This data concerns the following addresses:

Chlodna 46
Dobra 2
Elektoralna 19, 20, 22, 23
Krolewska 15,19
Mirowska 6
Mostowa 8
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 46/48, 72
Koszykowa 18
Chopina 13

Good luck in your research!
Witold Wrzosinski
avanim.pl


KOPP, ENGAL, GROSS from Kisvarda, Hungary #hungary

ceder@...
 

We are looking for any information, especially about living descendants,
about the families KOPP, ENGAL and GROSS, originally >from Kisvarda,
Hungary, particularly if related to the family of Jacob and Tillie (nee
Engal) Kopp who emigrated to the US in 1880 and 1891 respectively and
lived in Cleveland, Ohio. Thank you very much.

Shaul Ceder
Jerusalem, Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary KOPP, ENGAL, GROSS from Kisvarda, Hungary #hungary

ceder@...
 

We are looking for any information, especially about living descendants,
about the families KOPP, ENGAL and GROSS, originally >from Kisvarda,
Hungary, particularly if related to the family of Jacob and Tillie (nee
Engal) Kopp who emigrated to the US in 1880 and 1891 respectively and
lived in Cleveland, Ohio. Thank you very much.

Shaul Ceder
Jerusalem, Israel


Re: Search of Meorei Galicia #galicia

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I've received the necessary scans. Many thanks again!

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Search of Meorei Galicia #galicia

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I've received the necessary scans. Many thanks again!

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL


Re: 4 Jewish mtdna haplogroups project: launch #dna

Justin Loe <justinloe@...>
 

Hello,

Although the facebook page states that it is K1a1b1a only, we expanded the scope
of the project to include all Jewish haplogroups, of which the four primary ones
are k1a1b1a, k2a2a, k1a9, and n1b2, as well as possibly more than 100 others.

The formation of an independent data source is intended to be associated
with existing non-profit, reputable and established Jewish institutions. I
have already contacted the Center for Jewish History, part of the YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research about this idea.

The essential concept is to combine the historical resources and
records of these well-established institutions with genetic data, maintained
by reputable and academically professional organizations, and managed
by individuals familiar with Jewish genealogy and history. They
can apply that knowledge to extend the usefulness of our
current genetic data.

Additionally, the Illumina snp data can serve as a resource for those
individuals who seek to do historical research on their families, to reunite
lost family members, and/or to serve as a historical record. Further,
by associating the data with known Jewish institutions the question
of proper data security, privacy, and safety will be maintained, since
the curators of the data come >from the same community, and are
well-aware of social and historical sensitivities within the community.

Sincerely,

Justin Loe

From: Itzhak Epstein <iegen@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 01:42:46 -0400

I looked at your FB page and it is for hg K1a1b1a only. What does it
have to do with me -- a K2a2a?

Please explain how you intend to set up an independent data source on
Facebook?

Have you been working on this with FTDNA's mtDNA hg K project?

What does the "llumina snp data" have to do with these haplogroups?

Itzhak Epstein"


DNA Research #DNA Re: 4 Jewish mtdna haplogroups project: launch #dna

Justin Loe <justinloe@...>
 

Hello,

Although the facebook page states that it is K1a1b1a only, we expanded the scope
of the project to include all Jewish haplogroups, of which the four primary ones
are k1a1b1a, k2a2a, k1a9, and n1b2, as well as possibly more than 100 others.

The formation of an independent data source is intended to be associated
with existing non-profit, reputable and established Jewish institutions. I
have already contacted the Center for Jewish History, part of the YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research about this idea.

The essential concept is to combine the historical resources and
records of these well-established institutions with genetic data, maintained
by reputable and academically professional organizations, and managed
by individuals familiar with Jewish genealogy and history. They
can apply that knowledge to extend the usefulness of our
current genetic data.

Additionally, the Illumina snp data can serve as a resource for those
individuals who seek to do historical research on their families, to reunite
lost family members, and/or to serve as a historical record. Further,
by associating the data with known Jewish institutions the question
of proper data security, privacy, and safety will be maintained, since
the curators of the data come >from the same community, and are
well-aware of social and historical sensitivities within the community.

Sincerely,

Justin Loe

From: Itzhak Epstein <iegen@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 01:42:46 -0400

I looked at your FB page and it is for hg K1a1b1a only. What does it
have to do with me -- a K2a2a?

Please explain how you intend to set up an independent data source on
Facebook?

Have you been working on this with FTDNA's mtDNA hg K project?

What does the "llumina snp data" have to do with these haplogroups?

Itzhak Epstein"


Yiddish in Latin letters (was Viewmate translation German, not Yiddish) #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Hi Rob - and others who may be confused by this issue: Yiddish sounds like German
at times, but those letters you posted Rob, are not in German. It is a Yiddish,
speaker, possibly attempting to bridge a language gap by using Latin letters.
In German, the word for "from" sounds like "fon", German uses the letter "V" for
the "f" sound, and therefore would have the word written as "von". Your letter is
sprinkled with "fon" or "foon" (short "oo" like in "foot"). The syntax is not
German either -one can really hear the Yiddish speaker come through. The German
"and" is "und". This person uses the Yiddish "in" for "and". Page 2 : "Habe
rechmunes" is Yiddish. "Rechmunes" is a Yiddish word coming >from the Hebrew
"Rachmanut" - pity. No German speaker would even understand the term, unless he
also happened to speak Yiddish.

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel

Rob Weisskirch <montereybayrob@gmail.com>
A kind person let me know that what I was told was Yiddish is, in fact, German.

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish in Latin letters (was Viewmate translation German, not Yiddish) #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Hi Rob - and others who may be confused by this issue: Yiddish sounds like German
at times, but those letters you posted Rob, are not in German. It is a Yiddish,
speaker, possibly attempting to bridge a language gap by using Latin letters.
In German, the word for "from" sounds like "fon", German uses the letter "V" for
the "f" sound, and therefore would have the word written as "von". Your letter is
sprinkled with "fon" or "foon" (short "oo" like in "foot"). The syntax is not
German either -one can really hear the Yiddish speaker come through. The German
"and" is "und". This person uses the Yiddish "in" for "and". Page 2 : "Habe
rechmunes" is Yiddish. "Rechmunes" is a Yiddish word coming >from the Hebrew
"Rachmanut" - pity. No German speaker would even understand the term, unless he
also happened to speak Yiddish.

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel

Rob Weisskirch <montereybayrob@gmail.com>
A kind person let me know that what I was told was Yiddish is, in fact, German.

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