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Yizkor Book Project Update - February 2020 #yizkorbooks

Binny Lewis <blewis@...>
 

Dear JewishGen Community,


The JewishGen Yizkor Book Team has been very active in the past month. Here are some highlights of what we have accomplished and are continuing to work on:


Addition to the Yizkor Book Homepage 

The homepage of the JewishGen Yizkor Book website has now been updated to display our list of active projects. To view all ongoing Yizkor Book translation projects click here. If there is any information that needs updating, please email me directly to let me know (see bottom of this update for my email).


Summary of Recent Progress for January 2020

  • In January, we translated 543 pages - all of which are freely available online via the JewishGen website

  • Yocheved Klausner has been awarded the IAJGS Salute! Award for her “significant and continuing contributions to JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Project and her other volunteering efforts for IGRA.” To read more click here.

  • We published 6 Yizkor Books in January. These are books which were recently translated into English online and are now available in hard copy - Available for purchase on Amazon.com. A full list of published books can be found on the YBIP homepage.

Yizkor Book Translation Project(s) Completed in January 2020

New Translation Project(s) Started in January 2020

Yizkor Books Now Available in Hard Copy

JewishGen is pleased to announce the release of fully translated Yizkor Books now available in hard copy. To view a list of all the books available in hard copy, please click here. The list of books published in January 2020, includes:

  • Memorial Book of Kobylnik (Narach) - Learn more

  • Jews of Czestochowa, Poland  - Learn more

  • Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz - Learn more

  • Wyszków Memorial Book - Learn more

  • Smorgonie (Smarhon), District Vilna; Memorial Book and Testimony - Learn more

  • Memorial Book of the Jewish Community of Turobin, Poland - Learn more

Upcoming Yizkor Books to be Published:

  • Memorial Book of Belchatow, Poland

  • Memorial book of Tluste, Ukraine

  • Wierzbnik-Starachowitz, Poland; a Memorial Book 

  • Sventzian, (will likely be published in two volumes)

  • Sokoly, Poland, Deliverance; The Diary of Michael Maik

New Listing added to Yizkor Books In Print Webpage

This book, though not published by JewishGen, was added to the YBIP page:

  • Lotty's Bench,The Persecution of the Jews of Amsterdam Remembered - Learn more

(Book containing Holocaust sites in Amsterdam, highly recommended for anyone traveling to Amsterdam. Several selections are online)


Acknowledgments

In this month’s update we wish to recognize the tireless efforts of the JewishGen Yizkor Book In Print Team (YBIP) and tell you a bit about their many achievements.

Yizkor (memorial) books had originally been written in Yiddish and Hebrew by Holocaust survivors and former residents of these towns in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This unique body of literature had not been available to the English reading public until JewishGen began translating these 2000 or so books, and making them available for free on their website. In the last 8 years, a total of 91 of the fully translated books have been published in hard-cover book form by the YBIP Team through a dedicated group of volunteers. Many more books are in the works to be published as well. The books are available for purchase online and a listing of the books can be found by clicking here.

The team was organized in 2011 by Joel Alpert who continues to run the daily operations. Since getting involved, Joel has helped publish 91 books, sold over 8300 copies online and donated hundreds of books to libraries and museums. They have recently begun to expand their scope and include memoirs and other Shoah related material. You can take a look at the YBIP webpage to see all the books and the kinds of books that are offered by clicking here.

There are over 20 dedicated volunteers that help bring a book to print. The team is made up of graphic designers, editors, web designers, and more. The average book takes between 2 to 6 months to prepare for publication and the team is always hard at work on all the day-to-day tasks. They are very dedicated to their team mission which, in the words of the Lead Coordinator, Joel Alpert, their mission is to “Bring the "hidden" history of the Eastern European destroyed communities to English readers in book form.” 

They are certainly accomplishing their mission and are continuing to do so with new books each month. We recognize their diligent activities and look forward to seeing the amazing work that the team continues to produce!


Notice about Indices in the Yizkor-Books-in Print publications.

Until the past year, Yizkor Books were not published with indices (which help readers easily search for their family names). We initiated a project under the leadership of Susan Rosin and her team to go back and index as many of the already published books as possible. 

Thus far, we have taken two steps:

  1. PDF files of the new indices can be downloaded and printed via our webpage under the listing of each book on.  Look for blue highlighted words that say: "Click here”.

  2. New books will have the index already inserted.

Please be aware that some of the original Yizkor books in Hebrew and Yiddish had indices, which are reproduced in our translations.  These indices refer to the page numbers of the original books, not the new pagination of the translations.

-- Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books In Print Team.


We are expanding the Yizkor Book Team!!

We are working on many upcoming projects. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for the Yizkor Book Project, please see the information below:


Perhaps your skills can be of assistance?

  • We need volunteers with lots of skills!! Are you interested in being a translator for Yizkor books? Do you have a background in coding or web development? If you would like to dedicate your time and skills please apply to volunteer by following this link:


Want to lead a Yizkor Book Translation Project?

  •  If you are interested in being a Project Coordinator, please see this “Getting Started Guide” which should start you on the journey.

  •  To support an ongoing project, click here.

 

If there are any mistakes in this newsletter, please feel free to reach out so I can correct the information appropriately as soon as possible.

All the best,

Binny Lewis

 

Yizkor Book Manager

 

JewishGen.org

Edmond J. Safra Plaza | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY | 10280

646.494.5972 blewis@jewishGen.org

Visit us at JewishGen.org


Yizkor Book Project Update - February 2020 #yizkorbooks

blewis@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,


The JewishGen Yizkor Book Team has been very active in the past month. Here are some highlights of what we have accomplished and are continuing to work on:


Addition to the Yizkor Book Homepage 

The homepage of the JewishGen Yizkor Book website has now been updated to display our list of active projects. To view all ongoing Yizkor Book translation projects click here. If there is any information that needs updating, please email me directly to let me know (see bottom of this update for my email).


Summary of Recent Progress for January 2020

  • In January, we translated 543 pages - all of which are freely available online via the JewishGen website

  • Yocheved Klausner has been awarded the IAJGS Salute! Award for her “significant and continuing contributions to JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Project and her other volunteering efforts for IGRA.” To read more click here.

  • We published 6 Yizkor Books in January. These are books which were recently translated into English online and are now available in hard copy - Available for purchase on Amazon.com. A full list of published books can be found on the YBIP homepage.

Yizkor Book Translation Project(s) Completed in January 2020

New Translation Project(s) Started in January 2020

Yizkor Books Now Available in Hard Copy

JewishGen is pleased to announce the release of fully translated Yizkor Books now available in hard copy. To view a list of all the books available in hard copy, please click here. The list of books published in January 2020, includes:

  • Memorial Book of Kobylnik (Narach) - Learn more

  • Jews of Czestochowa, Poland  - Learn more

  • Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz - Learn more

  • Wyszków Memorial Book - Learn more

  • Smorgonie (Smarhon), District Vilna; Memorial Book and Testimony - Learn more

  • Memorial Book of the Jewish Community of Turobin, Poland - Learn more

Upcoming Yizkor Books to be Published:

  • Memorial Book of Belchatow, Poland

  • Memorial book of Tluste, Ukraine

  • Wierzbnik-Starachowitz, Poland; a Memorial Book 

  • Sventzian, (will likely be published in two volumes)

  • Sokoly, Poland, Deliverance; The Diary of Michael Maik

New Listing added to Yizkor Books In Print Webpage

This book, though not published by JewishGen, was added to the YBIP page:

  • Lotty's Bench,The Persecution of the Jews of Amsterdam Remembered - Learn more

(Book containing Holocaust sites in Amsterdam, highly recommended for anyone traveling to Amsterdam. Several selections are online)


Acknowledgments

In this month’s update we wish to recognize the tireless efforts of the JewishGen Yizkor Book In Print Team (YBIP) and tell you a bit about their many achievements.

Yizkor (memorial) books had originally been written in Yiddish and Hebrew by Holocaust survivors and former residents of these towns in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This unique body of literature had not been available to the English reading public until JewishGen began translating these 2000 or so books, and making them available for free on their website. In the last 8 years, a total of 91 of the fully translated books have been published in hard-cover book form by the YBIP Team through a dedicated group of volunteers. Many more books are in the works to be published as well. The books are available for purchase online and a listing of the books can be found by clicking here.

The team was organized in 2011 by Joel Alpert who continues to run the daily operations. Since getting involved, Joel has helped publish 91 books, sold over 8300 copies online and donated hundreds of books to libraries and museums. They have recently begun to expand their scope and include memoirs and other Shoah related material. You can take a look at the YBIP webpage to see all the books and the kinds of books that are offered by clicking here.

There are over 20 dedicated volunteers that help bring a book to print. The team is made up of graphic designers, editors, web designers, and more. The average book takes between 2 to 6 months to prepare for publication and the team is always hard at work on all the day-to-day tasks. They are very dedicated to their team mission which, in the words of the Lead Coordinator, Joel Alpert, their mission is to “Bring the "hidden" history of the Eastern European destroyed communities to English readers in book form.” 

They are certainly accomplishing their mission and are continuing to do so with new books each month. We recognize their diligent activities and look forward to seeing the amazing work that the team continues to produce!


Notice about Indices in the Yizkor-Books-in Print publications.

Until the past year, Yizkor Books were not published with indices (which help readers easily search for their family names). We initiated a project under the leadership of Susan Rosin and her team to go back and index as many of the already published books as possible. 

Thus far, we have taken two steps:

  1. PDF files of the new indices can be downloaded and printed via our webpage under the listing of each book on.  Look for blue highlighted words that say: "Click here”.

  2. New books will have the index already inserted.

Please be aware that some of the original Yizkor books in Hebrew and Yiddish had indices, which are reproduced in our translations.  These indices refer to the page numbers of the original books, not the new pagination of the translations.

-- Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books In Print Team.


We are expanding the Yizkor Book Team!!

We are working on many upcoming projects. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for the Yizkor Book Project, please see the information below:


Perhaps your skills can be of assistance?

  • We need volunteers with lots of skills!! Are you interested in being a translator for Yizkor books? Do you have a background in coding or web development? If you would like to dedicate your time and skills please apply to volunteer by following this link:


Want to lead a Yizkor Book Translation Project?

  •  If you are interested in being a Project Coordinator, please see this “Getting Started Guide” which should start you on the journey.

  •  To support an ongoing project, click here.

 

If there are any mistakes in this newsletter, please feel free to reach out so I can correct the information appropriately as soon as possible.

All the best,

Binny Lewis

Yizkor Book Manager


JewishGen.org

Edmond J. Safra Plaza | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY | 10280

646.494.5972 blewis@...

Visit us at JewishGen.org


Re: Badenski Stettin

victoria cook
 

Hi there, thank you so much for your reply. So the badenski line as we currently know it comes from Moritz badenski their mother Ernestine. We know obviously two brothers survived the war this was lothar badenski and Fred badenski, we know lothar went to the UK and that fred went to the US and changed his last name slightly by all accounts, so you may well be on the the right tracks with whom you mentioned. 
My husband is the great grandson of lothar and we are trying to draw up family trees and get more of a connection with distant relatives for fear of losing the past that should be remembered. 

If there's any more info you have on the person you mentioned we'd love to know ? 

Many thanks 


Re: Finding family in Israel #israel

Toivykahan@...
 

I only have the daughters name I can’t find anything else 


Re: Emigration from Hamburg to U.S. (A Visit to Hamburg)

Ed Zwieback
 

A book I recommend about the the subject is "Emigration Port Hamburg", by Jorg Berlin, 2000, published by Median-Verlag Schubert, Hamburg, ISBN3-929229-75-7.

My Dad, from Croatia via Vienna, worked there in 1910, at age 19,  as a Serbo-Croation passenger agent" for the Falck & Co., a shipping company, before he too hopped a ship to America.

Ed Zwieback

Long Beach, California



Re: Finding family in Israel #israel

Israel P
 

What exactly are you looking for? I mean, you found the daughter, so can't you get more information from her?

Israel Pickholtz
Ashkelon
allmyforeparents.blogspot.com
endogamy-one-family.com

My genealogy research is electric.
It follows the path of least resistance.


Re: German ancestry of my Galician or Ukrainian ancestors?

JoAnne Goldberg
 

My mother's ancestry is 100% German Jewish (maternal Hesse, paternal
Rhineland) well-documented to the early 1700s and before on some lines. 
And yet, everywhere my mother has tested, including Ancestry, 23andMe,
and FTDNA, she has many matches without any known German ancestry.

Ancestry is the most accurate in terms of identifying closer matches,
but even so, I see matches > 100 cM -- she's got over 200 of them on
Ancestry -- that don't appear to have German ancestry.

I think there are only two possibilities for these DNA matches:

* They date back to the 1500s/1600s when many German Jews were expelled
from their towns.  (The DNA suggests that some of my mother's ancestors
may have been in Galicia in the 1500s -- 1000 miles east of their German
towns.)

* The matches have German ancestry from the 1700s/1800s but  lack records.

I'd love to figure it out!

JoAnne
--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- Siauliai, LIthuania


Re: German ancestry of my Galician or Ukrainian ancestors?

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

In the US, Germany was more socially acceptable than Russian, Jewish, Polish or other Slavic. My mother said she was thrilled to be marrying somebody who was German and Sephardic, because she was Russian and Polish. I also have ancestors who were supposed to have come from Germany but came from Russia. 

Some people might have lived in East Prussia or some other 'German' area which later became Russia (my mother's mother's family came to the US from an area that was once New East Prussia before Napoleon), but in my case, the family didn't live there at the time.

And anyway 100 cM is not a close match for Jews.

It might also be that clerks thought they were German, as one set of ggrandparents, who obviously didn't give the information, were, 'George and Annie' with the right surname, both German (he was born in the Netherlands, she in Nassau, which at least was in Germany when Germany formed). So some neighbor probably knew Mr & Mrs., and that they sounded German, and the clerk added the rest.

"So how do I interpret those DNA matches tied to German ancestry? How might I link them to ancestors in Galicia and Ukraine? Just to be clear, the DNA matches tied to German ancestry have typical strengths of around 100 cM."


Schwartzburg Belarus and Brooklyn circa 1934 - 1949

Bill Rubin
 

Searching for descendants of  Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949) from Seliba, Belarus and Brooklyn

Seeking descendants of Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949).  He is the editor of ‘Der Hurben Fun Mayn Shtetl Un Ire Kedoyshim’ (The Destruction Of My Holy Shtetl, Seliba and Zolin).  He lived in Seliba, Belarus and moved to Brooklyn, before 1934.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin613@...

Eishishok -  SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK
Lida -          KHIGEROVICH/CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, GORAVICH, HOROWITZ,SCHRIBER, SKOLNICK, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN
Vasilishki- KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH, HOROWITZ
Zeludock - KOSHINEVSKY /KOSCHETZINEVSKY,

Seliba, Belarus -        RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, KOOSHUK
Igumen/Chervon, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK
Puchowitz, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK

LICHEN      California, Cleveland, Colorado
DAVIDSON – Springfield MA, Brunswick, ME, Baltimore, MD
BERNSTEIN – Toronto, Canada; Lida, Belarus
SCHRIBER – Boston, Colorado, Eishishok

LESSOR, LEESER-        New York City, St.Louis, southern states
ROSENBERG -  New York City
LITMAN -       Kiev, Ukraine
MYERS –        London, Liverpool



Re: Chester, Illinois - Jewish Life/Community 1895 - 1905 and now

Bill Rubin
 

Searching for descendants of  Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949) from Seliba, Belarus and Brooklyn

Seeking descendants of Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949).  He is the editor of ‘Der Hurben Fun Mayn Shtetl Un Ire Kedoyshim’ (The Destruction Of My Holy Shtetl, Seliba and Zolin).  He lived in Seliba, Belarus and moved to Brooklyn, before 1934.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin613@...

Eishishok -  SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK
Lida -          KHIGEROVICH/CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, GORAVICH, HOROWITZ,SCHRIBER, SKOLNICK, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN
Vasilishki- KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH, HOROWITZ
Zeludock - KOSHINEVSKY /KOSCHETZINEVSKY,

Seliba, Belarus -        RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, KOOSHUK
Igumen/Chervon, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK
Puchowitz, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK

LICHEN      California, Cleveland, Colorado
DAVIDSON – Springfield MA, Brunswick, ME, Baltimore, MD
BERNSTEIN – Toronto, Canada; Lida, Belarus
SCHRIBER – Boston, Colorado, Eishishok

LESSOR, LEESER-        New York City, St.Louis, southern states
ROSENBERG -  New York City
LITMAN -       Kiev, Ukraine
MYERS –        London, Liverpool


Chester, Illinois - Jewish Life/Community 1895 - 1905 and now

Bill Rubin
 

Hello,
I am curious about Jewish Life in Chester, Illinois in the late 1800s and early 1900s and if there is a Jewish Community there today.  Is there a Jewish cemetery?

Thanks,
-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin613@...

Eishishok -  SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK
Lida -          KHIGEROVICH/CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, GORAVICH, HOROWITZ,SCHRIBER, SKOLNICK, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN
Vasilishki- KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH, HOROWITZ
Zeludock - KOSHINEVSKY /KOSCHETZINEVSKY,

Seliba, Belarus -        RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, KOOSHUK
Igumen/Chervon, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK
Puchowitz, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK

LICHEN      California, Cleveland, Colorado
DAVIDSON – Springfield MA, Brunswick, ME, Baltimore, MD
BERNSTEIN – Toronto, Canada; Lida, Belarus
SCHRIBER – Boston, Colorado, Eishishok

LESSOR, LEESER-        New York City, St.Louis, southern states
ROSENBERG -  New York City
LITMAN -       Kiev, Ukraine
MYERS –        London, Liverpool


Sefer Wyszkow is in Print

Howard Orenstein
 

Dear Fellow Wyszkow (and nearby towns) Researchers,
 
Although the Sefer Wyszkow translation has been online at JewishGen  <https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html> for a while, I am happy to report that the printed version is available now. For an individual copy, order at the following link:
 
 
If anyone wants 4 or more copies, you can get a big discount by writing to the Yizkor Books In Print Project Coordinator, 
Joel Alpert:
 
 
Cordially,
Howard Orenstein, Sefer Wyszkow Translation Project Coordinator
 
-- 
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.
McDaniel College
Founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College
Westminster, MD 21157
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 
Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszków,Poland:
Jewish Heritage in Serock,Poland:
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk,  Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


Re: Finding family in Israel #israel

David Lewin
 

I will try to help search in Israel but only after you have an answer from the Hevra Kadisha associated with the burial you identified,


At 15:06 03/02/2020, Toivykahan@... wrote:
Just to add the info i know mayby someone will be able to help
here is all the Info i know
His name was shmiel zev polak,
He was born in borsa Romania,
His father was Elye polak.
I found out about this uncle by searching on the yad vashem website he submitted records for his parents
On dose records he signed his name shmiel polak from kiryat yam,
But I found a gravestone named shmiel zev Ben Elya polak which is probably his gravestone because my great grandfather had a brother with the name shmiel zev.
he arrived aprox 1949
His daughter I also found on the yad vashem records her name tzpore grinberg also lived in kiryat yam.
I was not able to find anything else, 
i don't  know how to proceed
i would like to find his family


19th century medical condition

John Anderson
 

In researching my 3x great grandfather, Susmann HIMMELREICH, I came across an entry from Familysearch.org, 
  • Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001 
  • Montgomery Death records, 1866-1901, vol 1-4, which seem to indicate he died from a condition called "Sacalasis." I am attaching a screen grab, but regardless, I think it is a misspelling. Can anyone figure this out for me?     
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • John Anderson
  •  
  •  , Orlando, FL
  •  


How to find a marriage certificate issued in Poland in 1937

alan moskowitz
 

Where would I  find a marriage certificate issued in Poland in 1937 for my great-grandfather and his second wife?  

Appreciate thoughts on this.  Thank you

Alan Moskowitz


Re: Badenski Stettin

Esther
 

Are you looking for relatives of Jospeh Badi. I believe his brother, who iived in  Israel had the name Badenski. Mr. Badi was my teacher in Marshalliah Hebrew High School in Brooklyn, NYC.


ViewMate translation request - Polish

alan moskowitz
 

I've posted several birth records in Polish for which I request a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:   I believe these to be the children of my great-grandfather's brother.    
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78122
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78121
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78120
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78119
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78118
 
 
 
Please respond via the forms provided on the ViewMate image page.
 
Thank you very much for your assistance.
 
Alan Moskowitz
 


Re: Emigration from Hamburg to U.S. (A Visit to Hamburg)

A. E. Jordan
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Ellman <eellman@...

A few of my ancestors came to the U.S. on the Hamburg-America Line.  I am going to Hamburg for business in May and I am interested in exploring the places Jewish Emigrants from Europe might have stayed/visited before they left Hamburg for the U.S.  Do such places still exist?  Is there more information available?





Hamburg is a great city and the port is still very active.  Here's two museums to consider:

https://www.hamburg.com/museums/11749824/ballinstadt/


https://www.hamburg.com/museums/11750292/immh/


Allan Jordan


_._,_._,_


_._,_._https://www.hamburg.com/museums/11749824/ballinstadt/,_


German ancestry of my Galician or Ukrainian ancestors?

Joseph Walder
 

One of the thus far enduring mysteries of my DNA matches (on Ancestry) is the appearance of moderately strong matches with people who, when contacted, tell me something along the lines of "I can trace my ancestors back in Germany several hundred years." This is mysterious to me because my paternal grandparents came from Galicia and my maternal grandparents came from  Ukraine. I've traced three of the four back to the mid/early 1800s. (The fourth, who abandoned his family in the US, had very likely falsified his name and perhaps other aspects of his history.) The trail goes cold when I get back far enough that Jews in Galicia and Ukraine did not have surnames.

So how do I interpret those DNA matches tied to German ancestry? How might I link them to ancestors in Galicia and Ukraine? Just to be clear, the DNA matches tied to German ancestry have typical strengths of around 100 cM.

Joseph Walder, Portland, Oregon, USA


Re: Finding family in Israel #israel

Toivykahan@...
 

Just to add the info i know mayby someone will be able to help
here is all the Info i know
His name was shmiel zev polak,
He was born in borsa Romania,
His father was Elye polak.
I found out about this uncle by searching on the yad vashem website he submitted records for his parents
On dose records he signed his name shmiel polak from kiryat yam,
But I found a gravestone named shmiel zev Ben Elya polak which is probably his gravestone because my great grandfather had a brother with the name shmiel zev.
he arrived aprox 1949
His daughter I also found on the yad vashem records her name tzpore grinberg also lived in kiryat yam.
I was not able to find anything else,  
i don't  know how to proceed
i would like to find his family

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