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Re: Deciphering Manifest -- "Gachef"? #romania

Molly Staub
 

I had the same question about my father’s emigration to America from Romania. He answered “Servio” for last residence. When I couldn’t find it, the late and very knowledgeable Phyllis Kramer said sometimes people answered with the name of the inn they had stayed in the night before.

 

Molly Arost Staub

 

Researching

BESSARABIA

Arost/Harost/Jarast

Shtofman

 

UKRAINE and GREAT BRITAIN

Berenson

Graffman/Groffman

Mendelson

 

 

 

Molly Arost Staub

E-mail staubmolly@...

 


Re: Burial Society at Mount Hebron Flushing, Queens, NY #usa

Jane Foss
 

The admin at mt hebron has contact info re society as does NY State


Re: trying to find: Saletea / Saleteca, Poland - #lithuania #poland #belarus

Alexander Sharon
 

It appears to be town Solec.

There are several towns by this name in Poland (town name is associated with the salt mines or salt recovery). 
The largest town with close to one thousand Jewish population was also known as Solec nad Wisłą (Solec on Wisla River) and Solec Sandomierski, (close to large Kielce region towns Radom and Ostrow Swietokrzyski). 


Re: Wedding between Sadie /SarahZiff and Charlie Abrams in Manchester? #unitedkingdom

LarryBassist@...
 

Hi Lesley,
   Here is the marriage document. My maternal grandfather's sister's daughter married Barney Ziff who I think is related to your Ziff and Marks families. I have many more documents. Perhaps we can correspond privately and compare notes.
Best wishes,
Larry Bassist
Springville, Utah, USA


Re: Name of Marrero possibly Marrano from Puerto Rico. Possibly Jewish? #names #latinamerica

alejandro@...
 

It is also important to state that this surname was found to be of Jews at Tenerife, Islas Canarias in Spain in 1584.
Alejandro T Rubinstein


JewishGen Courses #education #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Berkson
 

Before sinking $150 into a JewishGen course, curious about the experience of others with JewishGen courses.  Respectfully wondering if you have found the courses worthwhile.
 
Susan Berkson
 
 
 


Re: Name of Marrero possibly Marrano from Puerto Rico. Possibly Jewish? #names #latinamerica

alejandro@...
 

Marrero is not a derivation of Marrano (pork). Marrero is a Spanish occupational surname of the person who makes or sells sledgehammers.
Jews have made of occupational surnames a strong category only surpassed by patronymics.
Alejandro T. Rubinstein


Re: Baku Ajerbijan #records

Alan Reische
 

Here's a link to the Ashkenazi community in Azerbaijan. Its still working as of this AM. There is apparently a separate synagogue for the Mountain Jews, quite a separate community with a fascinating history, but no website and limited contact information. If need be, I have a (non-Jewish) contact in Baku who could be helpful.

https://www.ashkenazijews.az/.


Re: Mexico City Jewish cemeteries to get a picture #photographs

alejandro@...
 

Hi Neil:
I have replied all your messages searching for the Avigdor family.
I can help with the epitaph picture.
Please send details
Alex


Polish Document from JRI to translate #translation

Neil Rosenstein
 

Looking for help in translating birth record from Jaworow of 1898.
I can send the document as an email attachment.


Re: Help with name of Mecie #names

Awesome Properties
 

Hi,
Is it perhaps the name Mechie? Diminutive for Mechel?


Re: Online trees #general

Max Heffler
 

Silos, like grain storage, stand alone and separate. Since there are so many versions out there, the data is all over the place. I have people that have copied my tree at points in time, which I do not mind, but ther stay stale as I learn more and more corrections and refinements. That is why I prefer geni – one single place to keep things correct.

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Susan stone via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:56 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Online trees #general

 

JoAnne...What does siloed mean?  I started many family branches on my Ancestry tree but realized it was cumbersome.  Then I made ONE whole tree (otherwise I was adding photos and info to several cross over trees).  Did you do this?  
You mentioned a "subset">  

Susan Stone
Evanston , IL


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Re: MyHeritage Free Access Photo Enhancer and MyHeritage in Color Through September 10, 2020 #announcements

tzipporah batami
 

Does My Heritage retain the photos or have rights to use them after these programs are used? Or can they be deleted from their servers? Thabk tou.


Re: Online trees #general

Susan stone
 

JoAnne...What does siloed mean?  I started many family branches on my Ancestry tree but realized it was cumbersome.  Then I made ONE whole tree (otherwise I was adding photos and info to several cross over trees).  Did you do this?  
You mentioned a "subset">  

Susan Stone
Evanston , IL


Re: Online trees #general

Susan stone
 

Marcel...how do i share my tree in a pdf?  Parts of the tree?  You never just send an invite even so they can be a "guest">?   By the way, I have a relative who mixes up stuff on her tree too so someone's parent was born the same year as the child, etc.  cholent, Kishke and Kugel. 
Do you know my cousin Ariel (Chana) Oppenheimer in Antwerp?

susan Stone
Evanston, IL


Re: DNA privacy dilemma #dna

Max Heffler
 

I meant anything _BELOW_ a total of 200 cM is tricky…

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Max Heffler via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:36 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] DNA privacy dilemma #dna

 

I have found 200 cM to be a pretty good demarcation for connecting. Anything above is trickly if not common names and/or locations. Anything above is relatively easy. Since I manage over 35 tests there is enough data to make this easier.

 


Re: DNA privacy dilemma #dna

Max Heffler
 

I have found 200 cM to be a pretty good demarcation for connecting. Anything above is trickly if not common names and/or locations. Anything above is relatively easy. Since I manage over 35 tests there is enough data to make this easier.


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Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

A cutter in NYC was usually a fabric cutter, following a pattern to make garments - in your case gloves.

But in Eastern Europe, someone may have been a grain cutter, making Kasha or even flour.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: surname LOBEL #general #romania

Michael Cohn
 

Thank you,

I have several LOBEL and LEIBOVICI in my family. The LEIBOVICI are from Botosani, some of the LOBEL from Barlad.
Also some LÖBEL from Hertza.

mikec@...
New Jersey


Re: Online trees #general

Max Heffler
 

Facts (and fiction) cannot be controlled so either accurate or inaccurate information will eventually end up online and I prefer it to be accurate.

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Stephen Katz via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:14 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Online trees #general

 

Based on personal experience, I advise anyone who asks not to put a tree on geni.com.
To put it simply, you lose control of the tree. I've had several instances of requesting others who've added clearly, almost laughably, wrong information to the tree, to correct or remove it, who have refused to do so. I once tried to delete the tree, only to find that once someone else has latched onto it, it can't be deleted. One's only option is to close one's account, but that doesn't delete the tree -- it remains. I decided not to close my account, just so I could see who was doing what to it.
My negative opinion of geni is not a matter of "religious belief," as one commenter has suggested; it's based on objective fact and experience. And as for the idea of a "one world tree" of all humanity, well, ....
Stephen Katz

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