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Re: issues of DNA privacy #dna

Bob Silverstein
 

Addressing Robert's suggestion to anonymize, I recommend simply saying "Person 1".  The manager could use an alias email address like "mytree1@...."  Teasing out any identifiable hints becomes impossible.

Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...


Re: issues of DNA privacy #dna

Bob Silverstein
 

Regarding Jeffrey's response, the approach requires the genome to be published, in part or in whole.  As I pointed out earlier, the testing sites do not do this.  When you download your data, you will find SNP's at various locations but no gene sequences.  Whether the donor's name is anonymized or not, I would still like to know how genealogical DNA can break anonymity, especially if you are not famous.

Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...


Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

abgen@...
 

Catalogues of all metric books in the funds of the state archives of Ukraine can be downloaded from:
https://undiasd.archives.gov.ua/doc/metric-books/
The language of catalogues is Ukrainian.
Chapters relevant to Jews start with
"ІУДАЇЗМ". 
Arkady Brazin
abgen@...


Re: Contact with IKG Vienna re Katharina Rosenstein nee Rattner #austria-czech

tfanders@...
 

I have been trying to contact Irma as well and have received the same Out of Office message. I am sure it is the Pandemic. She will respond. It just takes time. 
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Thomas Anders
S. Dartmouth Massachusetts


Re: Looking for family of Klein, Maizi emigrated to Israel from USSR Mukachevo #israel

synhe@...
 

Hello Stuart,
My husband family are Klein and are from Munkachevo. Apparently there was more than one Klein in Monkachevo...
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Yonat Klein
Syracuse NY


Re: issues of DNA privacy #dna

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

Nine years ago Yaniv Erlich, now at MyHeritage, demonstrated what could then be learned  from a combination of DNA information and public data.  As was subsequently reported:
Erlich and his team tested the idea on a man’s full genome that had been published in 2007.  They used lobSTR to determine the STR profile of the man’s Y chromosome, and then searched a consumer genealogy database called Ysearch until they had matches with a few likely surnames. Public records on one of these surnames linked it to a man fitting the geographic location and age listed in the paper: the genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter. 

Nine years on, how much easier is it to break “anonymity”?

Jeffrey Herrmann


Re: Printing records I find on JRI-Poland #records #poland #translation

Daniella Alyagon
 

I would suggest saving the link along with an actual file and then provide both when requesting a translation.

 

Daniella Alyagon

11 Rav Ashi St, Tel Aviv 6939545, Israel

alyagon.genealogy@...

 

Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), JELEN (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)

 


Re: Mogilev or Mogilev? #belarus #ukraine

Richard Brett
 

I have two families from Mogilev, in Belarus - Lazarovitch and Fuchs.  My great-grandmother Rachel Lazarovitch married Davis Fuchs. They emigrated to England in about 1900.

Richard Brett


Printing records I find on JRI-Poland #records #poland #translation

Peter Lebensold
 

In JRI-Poland, after I find and click on a record at The Polish State Archives that is immediately available online ...

... what is the trick to printing out that record (or saving it to a file) so that it is clear and crisp and can easily be read  (and, thus, translated)?  I find that once I've enlarged a document enough to be able to read it, it's become so "fuzzy" that it can't be made out at all.

Thanks for any help.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

Researching: GELBFISZ/FISH/GOLDWYN (Warsaw, Los Angeles), LEBENSOLD/LIBENSCHULD/and variants (anywhere), SZAFIR/SHAFFER/ and variants (Warsaw, Brazil, New York, Texas, elsewhere in USA), KORN (Poland, Philippines, San Francisco), BORENSTEIN (Poland, USA, Canada), WERNER (Poland, Glasgow) ...
Additionally, in/from Poland: BAUMEISTER, BRUMBERG, GUTLIEZER, HOPPENGARTEN, JARECKA, KORMAN, LEVY, NUSBAUM, OPOSDOWER, REJZMAN, ZEMSZ


Re: Mogilev or Mogilev? #belarus #ukraine

mvayser@...
 

Snokvks means "snow."

Barbara,
Do you have a source for this?  What language is that in?
Town Snovsk is named after river Snov.  But that doesn't sound like Russian word for snow.
Snow in Russian is "sneg", in Ukranian and Belarusian - "snig".

Mike Vayser


Photos: Belz Bessarabian Sick Beneficial Association section at Har Nebo Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #photographs #usa

Mitchell Collier
 

The Belz Bessarabian Sick Beneficial Association section at Har Nebo Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has an extraordinary limestone arch and fence to set off the section.

The name of the association is engraved across the arch [as Belz Besarabian, one S], there is a Star of David and, perhaps, founding information in the crest at the top of the arch; and there is Hebrew or Yiddish writing on a pillar at the far left end of the limestone fence.

When we last visited the cemetery in 2007, all of this was legible.

I visited again this week and discovered that much of the text on the arch has been washed away by acid rain and pollution.

 

A lesson to be learned is that all graves and memorials should be thoroughly documented by photographs and those photographs should be widely shared.

 

The Har Nebo Cemetery grounds suffered from neglect this past year due to the pandemic, but, I was pleased to see that the grass has now been cut.

In the case of the Belz arch and fence, it is now covered with two types of ivy that will probably further break down the limestone.

Someone with knowledge of how to safely remove the ivy should do so with care.

 

By the way, there are arches for several other burial/beneficial associations at Har Nebo.

 

A few photos are attached.

 

Mitchell Collier

 

In 2020, the inscription is illegible.

 

 

Text on the tall pillar at far-left side of limestone fence.

 

 Mitchell Collier

 

 


MANDELBAUM and KIMEL from Zwolen, Poland - translation from russian #poland #translation

Daniella Alyagon
 

these records relate to my great-great-great-great-grandfather (Abraham Icek MANDELBAUM)
1. a marriage with Szprinca KIMEL - which took place in 1873 - record #6

https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/58/194/0/1/48/skan/full/YrWmr5pah0dCqwK8GRcjNA?fbclid=IwAR0FOc9YYQMV2c4WKQwQ30IF-OlF4xCzq1vBRsNPXa3q2XAwPAr-RpxxBhk
2. his death - took place in 1880 - record #17
https://szukajwarchiwach.pl/58/194/0/1/55/skan/full/zyHpomK-eF15Mmjp5BeMLA

I am interested in complete translations as I am seeking information on witnesses, occupations, and any other leads I can find.

thank you,

Daniella Alyagon

alyagon.genealogy@...

 

Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), JELEN (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)



Research in Egypt 1930s-1940s? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Has anyone done any research into the Jewish community in Egypt in the 1930s and 1940s?  I am trying to find some information on someone who I was told published a newspaper in Egypt in that time frame.

Thanks

Allan Jordan


Re: How to find New York marriage certificates #usa #general

dbpdallas@...
 

Hi Terry,

A number of indexes are available to locate these records:
Once you've identified the borough and marriage license number, you can obtain free copies of records from 1864 to 1937 at a Family History Center. As mentioned in another string, you must access the records at a Family History Center. The licenses provide a wealth of genealogical information, including the names of the parents of the bride and groom.

Reclaim the Records has indexes available through 2017. However, records less than 50-years-old are not public records, and cannot be ordered. For records from 1938 to 1969, you can order the records from the New York City Clerk's office: https://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/assets/cityclerk/downloads/pdf/mail_in_request_form%20final.pdf

I've worked with these records on numerous occasions.

Best of luck in your search,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas


Re: Seeking Advice for Hiring the Best Latvian Researcher #latvia

Marion Werle
 

Re citations - often, by process of elimination, you can ferret out which citation goes with which information. You can also ask them for copies of the records with the correct archival information included (typically, it would be LVVA, followed by the numeric designation for the data). You can also query them politely to ask which reference goes with which document. 

Arlene Beare mentioned that FamilySearch (and the new Raduraksti website) have many of the documents digitized. Most of the Jewish records are digitized on FamilySearch, and you can locate them through the FamilySearch catalog. Through the catalog entries, you can match up your citation to the citations at the end of your research summary. 1897 census records may be on FamilySearch or not (they are not all digitized), but are all on Raduraksti. Family lists may or may not be ditigized. Please email me privately if you have any questions.

Marion Werle
Co-director, Latvia Research Division
<canadagenes@...>


Re: Looking for Chune Rosen from Zhitomir , Brooklyn and Massachusetts #usa

Janice Brockman
 


Contact with IKG Vienna re Katharina Rosenstein nee Rattner #austria-czech

travellingtrish@...
 

I am trying to learn more about my great grandmother Katharina Rosenstein nee Rattner who was born in Konstantinopel  in 1840.  She died on 8 February 1905 and she and her husband David Rosenstein , born in Belarus, are buried in the Jewish cemetery in Vienna.  I would like to find out her parent's names in particular which might help solve a family mystery to establish a link with her son in law Paul Rattner. 
 I am writing my mother's story and have asked the IKG for further information.  I have recently written twice to Irma Wulz and apart from getting an out of office message, from which she would be back , I have had no reply which is unusual. Does anyone have any recent contact with IKG or have any suggestions about how to proceed.  I am aware that Covid could be restricting usual business operation.
I would be extremely grateful for any assistance.
Patricia Lane
Sydney
Australia


LEVINE family, Cardiff, Wales #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan
 

This is a longshot, but...

My great grandmother's sister, Minnie Fayn from Lithuania, joined her siblings in Glasgow, Scotland, where she married Ruben Levy in 1892.  The couple had 2 daughters, one of whom died as an infant in Glasgow and the other (Rachel) was blind.  Minnie, Ruben and Rachel Levy moved to Cardiff in Wales.  Minnie died in 1910.  Rachel married, no children that I know of, and died in 1962.  

In Cardiff, for some reason, the family seemed to be known as Levine.  No idea why!   

What became of the widower Ruben Levy aka Reuben Levine?  A Reuben Levine married Annie Savitcky in Cardiff in June 1910.  My guess is that this was my relative (whose first wife, Minnie, died in January 1910 - was that too soon to remarry?).  In 1951, the Jewish Chronicle in London carried the announcement of the death of Reuben Levine of Cardiff, who is mourned by his wife Annie and children: Maurice, Rachel, Lena, Minnie, Hetty and Golda.  Did the widower Reuben Levine marry a widow called Annie?  Of the 6 children listed, Rachel could have been his daughter from his first marriage - and the other 5 could have been the children of Annie's first marriage - or some could have been the children of Reuben and Annie's second marriage.

The Jewish community in Cardiff was never very big and is now quite small, but I wonder if any of these names mean anything to anyone out there?

thanks

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland


Raseiniai Lithuania #lithuania

abbee corb
 

In connection with an investigation of a perpetrator of Holocaust crimes in
the area of Raseiniai, Lithuania, the Wiesenthal Centre is seeking contact
with individuals (survivors or family members) with a connection to
Raseiniai, Lithuania or seeking contact with individuals who may currently
have contact with residents of that town. #Lithuania

Please contact Dr. Abbee Corb +1(416) 876 3958 or via email at
abbeecorb@.... Or Dr. Efraim Zuroff at swcjerus@....


Re: Ancestry DNAmatches question - dot near photo #dna #general

Teewinot
 

Those dots signify you haven't viewed that entry.

Jeri Friedman
Florida


On 9/25/2020 1:57 AM, Dahn Cukier via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
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Today, I received a notice from Ancestry that I am my own 1st
cousin. I logged in and did not find any new
1st or second cousins.
I did notice there is a dot to the lower left side of the
photo. The dot is NOT new people, people I have
sent messages to or received from, NOT people
I have or do not have admin rights to,
Does anyone know what the dot signifies?
Chat with the robot is worthless, I do not need
to reset my browser, clear cache or clean
my screen.
Dahn Cukier
Cukier/Zucker/and many others, Brieff/Brif and probably others,
Liss/Lisobitski/Lisbecki/Rosenberg/etc.
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