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Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

binyaminkerman@...
 

Actually my boss (a biology PhD) made a good point that if it were true that the gene was linked to the cohnanic y chromosome then no female should be able to split their fingers which doesn't seem to be true.


Re: Lithuania erects sculpture in honor of JD Salinger #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 


Seeking researcher for Galati, and possibly Braila, Romania #romania

lisab5308@...
 

I'm looking for more information on my Kronberg (possibly Kronenberger) relatives who came to the US in 1905.  My grandfather was born in 1897 in Galati, although his half brother was born in Braila in 1884(different father, possible his original surname was Goldenberg).  I believe my grandfather's father died either 1897 or late 1896 because they both have the same first and middle names.  I would like to contact a reputable researcher to help me get past the brick wall.  Thanks.

Lisa Bracco


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

binyaminkerman@...
 

 Fred,
Do you know of any documentation of a genetic link for kohanim and the ability split their fingers? I'm a kind of skeptical about it.
While genetics might be involved in the ability to split your fingers this is definitely not exclusive to cohanim. I am a yisrael and can split my fingers but remember a teacher of mine who was a Cohen saying that as a child he had to practice spreading his fingers by wedging a plastic cup between his fingers, so it didn't seem to come easy to him despite his cohanic genes.


Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

Jeff Miller
 

When I was in Poland Taube had a tour of the cemetery which I participated in. I took a few photographs of some headstones for Brzezinski’s.

Best regards,
Jeff Miller
Maryland


Re: Application of Familiant Laws in early 19th century Moravia - #austria-czech

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

I have been researching family in Moravia and am unfamiliar with two websites you mentioned.  Could you please
give us the links for these websites?  I have been using genteam.org, in addition to Familysearch, jewishgen, etc.

Thanks so much for this information!  

Avivah Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA
 

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Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


Re: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Re: Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #romania #general

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

But this isn't a fairy tale ...--  And you may be able to check the HIAS records
Avivah R. Z. Pinski

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Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


Finding image on LDS microfilm from index #general

Harlan Weller
 

I located the attached index to a record on jewishgen and I wanted to look at the original document if possible.  The number 2205099 is hotlinked to an LDS microfilm, but I could not make sense of the other numbers.  Can these numbers be used to locate the image on the microfilm?  Or do I have to page through all the images on the microfilm?
Harlan Weller
harlan.weller@... 


Re: Marga LEVY - Unna and Berlin # Germany #general

hennyhouweling@...
 

Dear Mike,
See www.stolpersteine-berlin.de/en/biografie/7342 for information regarding Julius LEVY (Niedermarsberg January 16, 1892-), his wife Käte BRANDT (LandsbergSeptember 8, 1891-), his son Werner LEVY (Kamen July 6, 1926-)  and his daughter Marga FORESTER-LEVY (Unna July 30, 1923-Philadelphia February 14, 2014).

Julius, Käte und Werner were deported from Berlin to Auschwitz on February 26, 1943.

Best regards,

Henny Houweling-Zwart, Nieuwkoop, the Netherlands.


Re: Lithuania erects sculpture in honor of JD Salinger #lithuania

jkmonks@...
 

Unfortunately I am unable to access this article on JFSalinger. Error 454 legal reasons. Anyone know why? Thank you. Jacinta Monks


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #translation #yiddish #lithuania

Michael Herzlich
 

I've posted two short handwritten notes for which I need translations.
Particularly interested in any names on the card.

One on ViewMate at the following address -
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82623

A second in Yiddish on ViewMate at the following address -
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82625

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

The notes on the card are from the album of a cousin from Merkine in Lithuania are from the early 1930's
The family was Sapotsky/Sapokaite and related families I have researched were Blokh and Merikansy

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Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Belarus - EPSTEIN, HELFAND, POLLACK
Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER


Re: Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #general

henry
 

Anne, My great grandmother's PEZARO family travelled in the opposite direction to yours. Livorno in the 17th century to Portugal, then the Netherlands and finally ended up in London.

Henry Best,
London, UK.


Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

Nolan Altman
 

Hi Richard,

The .jpg files you referred to are pictures of the ledger pages that were used to create the database...they are not photos of the actual headstones.  The ledger was compiled by the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in Israel (Tel Aviv)".  Please see http://data.jewishgen.org/imagedata/jowbr/POL-03068/lodz.html  for a description of the cemetery and an explanation on how the database was created.

JewishGen does not have copies of headstone photos from this cemetery nor do we have any other information on individual burials.  I'd be interested in hearing from others who have obtained headstone photos, how they received them.  The cemetery has its own website at http://www.jewishlodzcemetery.org/ but I don't know how accommodating they are with photo requests.

 

Nolan Altman

JOWBR Coordinator


Looking for free genealogy software for Mac OS Catalina #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

I would like to hear suggestions of FREE genealogy software that will work on the latest Mac OS Catalina.
 
Requisites: Gedcom capability.
 
Not web based but info residing in my computer.
 
Up to 200/300 individuals only.
 
Please answer to my email EXCEPT you consider your answer to be of general interest.
 
Thanks in advance.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 


Re: Tombstone photo translated requests #translation

David Barrett
 

where are the photos?


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

Oded
 

Fred selss wrote: ' The finger split is an genetic inherited trait that can only be performed by someone that has a Cohanim ancestor'.

It is not a matter of genetic, hence it is not inheruted. It's quite easy to perform and almost every one can do it.
Oded


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

The ability to make the so-called Cohen (or Vulcan, even though "Dr. Spock" Leonard Nimoy was a Kohain) finger spread is absolutely not genetic. It is not in the same category as the ability to roll one's tongue - which IS genetic. 

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico
TALALAI/AY/AJ - Mogilev, Bel.
BANK - Kovno, Kedainai, Lith.
DARDASHTI - Isfahan/Teheran, Iran


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

There are at least 4 DNA signatures for Kohanim and at least 4 or more for Levites. Also, there is historical evidence for (and Jewish law permits it) for the appointing of a Kohan in a place where all Kohanim were either gone (died, murdered, etc.). One would think a Levite (the closest to a Kohan) would be appointed, but perhaps an Israelite might have been appointed. The simple fact that there are numerous haplogroups for Kohanim and for Levites indicates diverse origins.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico
TALALAI/AY/AJ - Mogilev, Bel.
BANK - Kovno/Kedainai, Lith.
DARDASHTI - Isfahan/Teheran, Iran


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

No one's name was shortened or changed at Ellis Island by any clerk. The guy is wrong unless he can show the original manifest showing the old name crossed out and a new name written in. His religious qualifications have nothing to do with his repeating an erroneous story that never happened because the multilingual clerks were firbidden to do that at ALL US Ports of Entry. He could have however shortened it himself the minute he stepped into the city. Please do not perpetuate the biggest myth in genealogy.


BIALAIA/Vitebsk/Mogilev. #belarus #general

Jacques Klein
 

I add a precision to my previous message : I am looking for any information about Pessia Schliomovna BIALAIA, born in 1886 in Vitebsk, married to Itska LEBSKI from Mogilev.
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