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Re: DNA Tests #dna

Bob Silverstein
 

Let me add to Bernie's response.  In the US, you can upload to FTDNA and MyHeritage but not to 23andme and Ancestry.  GEDmatch has been up and running for about a week now.  I recommend uploading everyone there because you can test against people from 23andme and Ancestry and the tools are much better.  With all those relatives, you might combine blood relatives to formulate a speculative genome for common ancestors.

Bob Silverstein


Re: Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Diane Jacobs
 

Looks like the ship Dee or Off Upla or Ufla to Quebec and then by train to NY.
You need to search online for a correct possible ship and then go to stevemorse.org to search the Canadian
Passenger Manifests and the Canadian 
Border Crossings .

Diane Jacobs 



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From: Keren Weiner <kweiner2@...>
Date: 8/24/20 1:02 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Requesting your assistance with deciphering the handwriting on the attached Petition for Naturalization for Abraham HOROWITZ, who arrived in New York on 3 June 1899.  The description of the vessel reads in part "...to Quebec and via R.R. and boat to N.Y." but the first two words of the vessel are a mystery we could sure use your help to solve.    With thanks,

Keren Weiner,  Pittsfield, MA kweiner2@...>
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Potashnick family, Velozhin, Belarus #belarus

diamondesllc@...
 

 

 

Am looking for descendents of the Potashnick family(s) from Velozhin, Belarus..  My great-grandfather was David Tzvi Potashnick.  He was born in Velozhin in 1838.

Steve Diamond 


Re: How to find record listed on genteam.com #austria-czech

Odeda Zlotnick
 

It's genteam.at or genteam.eu [they're synonymous], but not genteam.com.
Whenever you find a record in the overall search on genteam, it has an icon of a page that leads to "details" of the database/s in which the name appears.

Elemir Martinek appears in the database called "Taufindex von Wien" - when you click on the page imager under "details" you will see:





And when you go to the "Overview" you'll find more info about that specific database when you click on

Roman Catholic Baptisms

There's a lot of infromation there, including the following comment:
"The parish registers will be available online in the near future; some are free of charge already partially accessible at www.matricula-online.eu. Thus, the researcher has relatively quick access to the original entries, even though here and there might be multiple entries."

The matricula online database has an English interface but you have to search for Wien, and then on the Wien (i.e. Vienna) page for Währing.
Scroll down to the year 1897, click on the camera icon, and that will get you to: https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/oesterreich/wien/18-waehring/01-43/?pg=1 (first register for that year) and you can then scroll for page 165 - the page number is faintly penciled above the right hand corner of the register.  It is not the number on the navigation screen. A simple trick it to open any page that has a number, and then calculate how many page you need to add or subtract to get to the wanted page in the register.
You will find Elmier here: https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/oesterreich/wien/18-waehring/01-43/?pg=206  in record 676.

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: US Naturalization questions (more or less general) #general #records

MARLISE GROSS
 

If you find an individual on a Detained Persons list, but not on the manifest itself, you can use the list to locate them.  The list has a column after the name that indicates where they are located on the manifest.  There is usually a page number or letter and then the line.  In the case of damaged manifests, sometimes this list is the only indication that the person was actually on that ship.

Another resource for you to look at for records is the CIty of Baltimore Archives.  They have vital records and City Directories for Baltimore.  I would suggest you contact the Archivist there to inquire about the location, if any, for Baltimore naturalization records that are not on line.  In Philadelphia, the City Archives have the Naturalization Documents from the Quarter Session court, and these are not online anywhere.

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ


Given name Matus #belarus #lithuania #names #general

Tammy
 

I found Itsko Yankel SHEPSENVOL among the Belarus Deaths index and am wondering if his father's name Matus could be equated with Moshe Yoneh. Also, what does the private source refer to in this index?

Thank you,
Tammy Weingarten


Re: travel from Besarabia to Hamburg in 1905 #bessarabia

Ricardo Alejandro rubinstein
 

Thanks for your reply, I'm thinking that by that time (1905) emigration might have been organized, probably by the JCA or Baron Hirsch, as thousands of families came from Besarabia to Argentina. So travel routes to get to Hamburg might have been well prepared. Perhaps there are old archives with that information, plans, etc.
Ship or train.
Another way is to ask people living in Izmail if there was ship traffic by the Danube and since when

Ricardo Rubinstein


Re: How to find record listed on genteam.com #austria-czech

Johann Hammer
 

Sheri,
It's the database of Roman Catholic baptisms.
Archdiocese Vienna, parish Waehring, baptism register 1897, folio 165, row 676:
https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/oesterreich/wien/18-waehring/01-43/?pg=206
Kind regards,
Johann
genealogyaustria.com


Re: surname Morpurgo #names

kassells@...
 

One comment regarding the city Marburg from which the name Morpurgo allegedly is derived. It may not be Marburg in Germany  but Marburg in Slovenia, now called Maribor. 
Slovenia is next door to Trieste and previously both belonged to imperial Austria. 

Best regards , 
Laurent Kassel 
Moreshet, Israel 


Re: Help: Hebrew use of Gis brother law in the 18th century Germany #translation #germany

kassells@...
 

In classical Hebrew  hiss specifically relates to husbands of two sisters. This a narrower definition than modern usage of the word, as brother-in-law.

Best regards  
Laurent Kassel 
Moreshet, Israel 


Jewish Tombstones Found on New York's Long Island #general #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Jewish tombstone fragments gathered from a roadbed

on the bank of Hook Creek in North Woodmere, Nassau County

 

Hook Creek in North Woodmere, Nassau County, New Yuork was the site of finding a bed of crushed white rocks made of white granite and marble with a carved Jewish star and other stone fragments had carvings of words, “beloed” “ther”  possibley mother or father.

 

No one eems to know where they came from.

 

See: https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/report-jewish-tombstone

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Russian Website Jewish Roots #russia #general

Stephen Weinstein
 

To clarify what Yelena Volk wrote
Russian Empire included Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and Latvia and Estonua and some other contries too
The Russian Empire included only part of Poland.  Galicia, for example, was part of the Austrian/Hapsburg Empire (known in the U.S. as Austria-Hungary).  Records from there are in Polish in Napoleonic format.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA


Re: Multiple (male) given names and Russian patronymics #general #names

Stephen Weinstein
 

Michael

Headstones don't indicate what the person's name was.  Headstones indicate what someone who outlived the person thought that the person's name was.  If someone's children died before them and the surviving parent purchased the tombstone, then the parent's name is probably right.  If the parent died first, and the person arranging for the tombstone was the child of the deceased, and the grandchild of the father being named, who may not have even been born until after the man in question died, and certainly might not have known all the parts of his name, then the simplest explanation is that the tombstones are wrong.  And by Occam's razor, that's also the most likely explanation.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA

when I found pictures of headstones of my grandmother and her sister.  According to my grandmother's headstone, he was Mordechi Avram LEVIN, and according to my great aunt's headstone, he was Yisroel Mordechi LEVIN.


Re: Looking for help to find Polish passport #poland

Sandra Lion
 

Thank you very much for your reply! It is of great help!

My grandfather did renounce to his Polish citizenship but htat was after 1951 and after my mum was born, so it should be ok. But when we presented all the papers the resolution was that we needed the passport. 

Did you have any company who helped you do it? If so, could you please give me the contact? And one more doubt... The "confirmation of Polish citizenship" is somehting different than the ordinary way to get it? Because that could be also good to know.
I appreciate your help a lot! Thank you!

Sandra Lion


Re: DNA Tests #dna

BERNIE PRESS
 

I have discussed this topic with Ancestry DNA
You can UPLOAD  your DNA file to most other DNA sites from Ancestry, BUT you cannot DOWNLOAD your DNA file from other sites............
Yes GEDMATCH is back ...Bernie


Re: Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Susan&David
 

Karen: There is a list of  arrivals - Quebec City and other ports, 1865 - 1900
https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/passenger-lists/passenger-lists-quebec-port-1865-1900/Pages/introduction.aspx#a

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 8/24/2020 1:02 PM, Keren Weiner wrote:
Requesting your assistance with deciphering the handwriting on the attached Petition for Naturalization for Abraham HOROWITZ, who arrived in New York on 3 June 1899.  The description of the vessel reads in part "...to Quebec and via R.R. and boat to N.Y." but the first two words of the vessel are a mystery we could sure use your help to solve.    With thanks,

Keren Weiner,  Pittsfield, MA kweiner2@...>


Re: Russian Website Jewish Roots #russia #general

yelena.v.volk@...
 

On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 11:56 AM, Stephen Weinstein wrote:
Most of the Pale was farther west than modern-day Russia

Of course, I told about Russian Empire, not about modern-day Russia. Russian Empire included Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and Latvia and Estonua and some other contries too. All vital records in these territories was in Russian. It is a pity that the descendants of emigrants from the Russian Empire do not have the opportunity to read the metric records in the original.

Yelena Volk


Re: Viewmate translation Russian to English for surname Pilvinsky #translation #lithuania #russia

yelena.v.volk@...
 

2 сентября
ей 22, ему 26
Земледелец колонии Лейпун Олькеникской волости
Овсей Мордухов-Хеслев Пильвинский
холостой
с девицею, Олькеникскою мещанкой
Асною Бейносовою Фарбер

Yes, that is the marriage record. He is single and farmer, she is maiden.


Re: Blitz Information Services #belarus #general #russia

yelena.v.volk@...
 

Hello,
what archives in the former Soviet Union are you interested in? What do you want to find in archives? What is preliminary searching?
Do you know where your ancestors lived?

The cost of copying in archives depends on the number of sheets and is always different.
Sincerely, Elena
yelena.v.volk@...


Blitz Information Services #belarus #general #russia

M Fine
 

I found this company mentioned on the FEEFHS website. They claim they can do a preliminary search of a number of archives in the former Soviet Union for $80.
Has anyone had any experience with them?  Is it worth giving a try?
Thanks,
Mordechai Fine
FINE, SOLEWITZ - Bialystok, METTER,GULEWICH - Rostov

5801 - 5820 of 654969