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Re: Peysakh/Passover Stories #bessarabia

Karen Albert <karenalbert48@...>
 

Yefim, - Yours is an amazing Passover story! It makes me realize how
fortunate our family has been to live in freedom in the United States,
which is thanks to our brave ancestors who emigrated to our country in
the late 19th and early 20th century.

We had a funny incident occur many years ago at a Seder at our home in
suburban Philadelphia.

Just at the moment of pouring the glass of wine for Elijah, our
doorbell rang -- It was a stranger, an Israeli, who was lost and
looking for a Seder at a neighboring home. The doorbell ring was
right on cue- and it almost seemed like Elijah himself was making an
appearance! We all laughed a lot about that and have recalled the
incident often since it occurred.

Happy Pesach to everyone!

Karen Albert
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On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Yefim A Kogan yefimk@verizon.net
bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org wrote:

Hi everybody,

Sorry to bother you just 1-2 day before Passover, but if you have several minutes please share your
Passover Stories with the whole group. I think it is interesting for the whole group and by sharing your
story, you know that it is not going to be forgotten.
Let's start, here is my short story - First Seder.
My family's exodus >from the Soviet Union in 1989 .....................


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Peysakh/Passover Stories #bessarabia

Karen Albert <karenalbert48@...>
 

Yefim, - Yours is an amazing Passover story! It makes me realize how
fortunate our family has been to live in freedom in the United States,
which is thanks to our brave ancestors who emigrated to our country in
the late 19th and early 20th century.

We had a funny incident occur many years ago at a Seder at our home in
suburban Philadelphia.

Just at the moment of pouring the glass of wine for Elijah, our
doorbell rang -- It was a stranger, an Israeli, who was lost and
looking for a Seder at a neighboring home. The doorbell ring was
right on cue- and it almost seemed like Elijah himself was making an
appearance! We all laughed a lot about that and have recalled the
incident often since it occurred.

Happy Pesach to everyone!

Karen Albert
----------------------------------

On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Yefim A Kogan yefimk@verizon.net
bessarabia@lyris.jewishgen.org wrote:

Hi everybody,

Sorry to bother you just 1-2 day before Passover, but if you have several minutes please share your
Passover Stories with the whole group. I think it is interesting for the whole group and by sharing your
story, you know that it is not going to be forgotten.
Let's start, here is my short story - First Seder.
My family's exodus >from the Soviet Union in 1989 .....................


Re: bessarabia digest: April 09, 2017 #bessarabia

Molly Staub
 

Beautiful
Molly
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BESSARABIA Digest for Sunday, April 09, 2017.

Subject: Peysakh/Passover Stories
From: "Yefim Kogan" <yefimk@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2017 08:40:53 -0400

Hi everybody,

Sorry to bother you just 1-2 day before Passover, but if you have several minutes please share your
Passover Stories with the whole group. I think it is interesting for the whole group and by sharing your
story, you know that it is not going to be forgotten.
Let's start, here is my short story - First Seder.

My family's exodus >from the Soviet Union in 1989 .............


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: bessarabia digest: April 09, 2017 #bessarabia

Molly Staub
 

Beautiful
Molly
--------------

BESSARABIA Digest for Sunday, April 09, 2017.

Subject: Peysakh/Passover Stories
From: "Yefim Kogan" <yefimk@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2017 08:40:53 -0400

Hi everybody,

Sorry to bother you just 1-2 day before Passover, but if you have several minutes please share your
Passover Stories with the whole group. I think it is interesting for the whole group and by sharing your
story, you know that it is not going to be forgotten.
Let's start, here is my short story - First Seder.

My family's exodus >from the Soviet Union in 1989 .............


Stuttgart #germany

Emily Rosenberg
 

Hello,
I am continuing to search for an ancestor who reports being born in
Stuttgart in 1842 and was in Texas by 1858.

The names I would be looking for are STEMBOK, SHTEMBAK,,
or other variations on STEINBACH which is how the name came down to me.

I am looking for Bella Levin Stembok married to Yankel Stembok with a child
called Kate, Ktrinka, Catherine or variation. She is the middle of nine
children. Also it is possible that the mother, Bella, died of cholera in
the Stuttgart area.

I wonder if any of you have access to a 1964 reference work called
"Weg und Schicksal der Stuttgarter Juden : ein Gedenkbuch"
which could help me in my search. Thanks so much.

Emily Rosenberg, Oakland, California dogpeople@comcast.net

seeking STEINBACH< SHTEMBAK, STEMBOK, PESSELS, MUFSON

Moderator note: One of several books about the Stuttgart
Jewish community cited at our website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities-s.htm
Title: Weg und Schicksal der Stuttgarter Juden
Author: Maria Zelzer
Publication Date: 1964
No. of Pages: 588
Publisher: Ernst Klett Verlag


German SIG #Germany Stuttgart #germany

Emily Rosenberg
 

Hello,
I am continuing to search for an ancestor who reports being born in
Stuttgart in 1842 and was in Texas by 1858.

The names I would be looking for are STEMBOK, SHTEMBAK,,
or other variations on STEINBACH which is how the name came down to me.

I am looking for Bella Levin Stembok married to Yankel Stembok with a child
called Kate, Ktrinka, Catherine or variation. She is the middle of nine
children. Also it is possible that the mother, Bella, died of cholera in
the Stuttgart area.

I wonder if any of you have access to a 1964 reference work called
"Weg und Schicksal der Stuttgarter Juden : ein Gedenkbuch"
which could help me in my search. Thanks so much.

Emily Rosenberg, Oakland, California dogpeople@comcast.net

seeking STEINBACH< SHTEMBAK, STEMBOK, PESSELS, MUFSON

Moderator note: One of several books about the Stuttgart
Jewish community cited at our website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/communities-s.htm
Title: Weg und Schicksal der Stuttgarter Juden
Author: Maria Zelzer
Publication Date: 1964
No. of Pages: 588
Publisher: Ernst Klett Verlag


Re: Question about a street in Stanislawow and/or Zablotow #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Steve Jaron wrote:

"I was wondering if any amongst you knows or knows someone who knows
whether a specific street changed names after the war. My 2nd great uncle
lived and worked on Pelesza 21 as a dentist. >from what I understand that
is where the rest of the family lived before they moved to Vienna. According
to the GG Map Room it was in Zablotowskie in 1941 near the Israel Friedhof,
which I also have questions about, but one thing at a time. If the street and
the building still exist I was hoping to get a picture at some point."

Others may have more specific information, but >from maps it is possible to
identify the modern street name in Ivano-Frankivsk in Ukraine, formerly
Stanislawow in interwar Poland.

The 1941 German map Steve describes in the Gesher Galicia Map Room:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/general/ivano-frankivsk-stanislawow-1941/
shows ulica Pelesza between the town center square and the Jewish
cemetery.

The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe also has a 1931 Polish
map of Stanislawow as part of their excellent Urban Maps Digital project on
cities of the region:
http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/umd/map/?ci_mapid=86
This map also confirms the pre-war street name and location.

Both maps show ulica Pelesza as part of the Zablotowskie district (number
IV) in Stanislawow, as Steve says.

Comparing these historical maps to modern digital maps and satellite
views shows that the same street still exists in Ivano-Frankivsk, and is now
named vulytsia Akademika Hnatyuka:
https://goo.gl/maps/epGH8AfZTVy
There is a building numbered 21 on the street today, though I don't
know if the numbering was preserved when the street changed names.
Using the link above, it is possible to use Google Street View to "drive" up
and down the street to see the buildings, many of which appear to be
pre-war construction. Number 21 is a large pre-war building which could
easily have housed businesses and families.

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Lviv, Ukraine
maps@geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Question about a street in Stanislawow and/or Zablotow #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Steve Jaron wrote:

"I was wondering if any amongst you knows or knows someone who knows
whether a specific street changed names after the war. My 2nd great uncle
lived and worked on Pelesza 21 as a dentist. >from what I understand that
is where the rest of the family lived before they moved to Vienna. According
to the GG Map Room it was in Zablotowskie in 1941 near the Israel Friedhof,
which I also have questions about, but one thing at a time. If the street and
the building still exist I was hoping to get a picture at some point."

Others may have more specific information, but >from maps it is possible to
identify the modern street name in Ivano-Frankivsk in Ukraine, formerly
Stanislawow in interwar Poland.

The 1941 German map Steve describes in the Gesher Galicia Map Room:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/general/ivano-frankivsk-stanislawow-1941/
shows ulica Pelesza between the town center square and the Jewish
cemetery.

The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe also has a 1931 Polish
map of Stanislawow as part of their excellent Urban Maps Digital project on
cities of the region:
http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/umd/map/?ci_mapid=86
This map also confirms the pre-war street name and location.

Both maps show ulica Pelesza as part of the Zablotowskie district (number
IV) in Stanislawow, as Steve says.

Comparing these historical maps to modern digital maps and satellite
views shows that the same street still exists in Ivano-Frankivsk, and is now
named vulytsia Akademika Hnatyuka:
https://goo.gl/maps/epGH8AfZTVy
There is a building numbered 21 on the street today, though I don't
know if the numbering was preserved when the street changed names.
Using the link above, it is possible to use Google Street View to "drive" up
and down the street to see the buildings, many of which appear to be
pre-war construction. Number 21 is a large pre-war building which could
easily have housed businesses and families.

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Lviv, Ukraine
maps@geshergalicia.org


Indices to 1916-1935 Lodz Marriage & Death records now searchable on JRI-Poland #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce a Pesach gift
to all researchers with roots in current and former territories of Poland.

In collaboration with the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv,
JRI-Poland is proud to announce a milestone project, unique in our
history.

In a massive indexing effort under the guidance of Database
Department Director, Haim Ghiuzeli, volunteers at Beit Hatfutsot have
data-entered almost 90,000 marriage and death records covering the
years 1916-1935 >from scans provided by JRI-Poland. Never before
have we added a batch of records of this size >from one town at one
time.

As part of our Phase Three initiative to expedite work on records
indexing and extraction, JRI-Poland has acquired scans of records
from many towns in Poland. Scans include Lodz 1907 to 1915 Russian
language birth, marriage and death records and Polish language
marriages and deaths >from 1916 to 1935 (births less than 100-years
old are protected by Polish privacy laws).

As an industrial center, Lodz attracted many thousands of Jewish
merchants, tradesman and factory workers >from all over current and
former territories of Poland.

The indexing of the 90,000 1916-1935 Lodz marriage and death
records is just the first part of the massive project ultimately to
provide extracts of all genealogical-relevant information >from
Lodz records, starting in 1826. Because Lodz has more surviving
records than any other town in Poland, we will be asking for your help
and support.

We know that researchers will want to obtain copies of their family
records as soon as possible. However, we ask that you wait for
additional information to be posted *after May 1st* - particularly
details of the policies to be established and the team that is being set
up to provide researchers with scans of their family records. Contact
information will be provided at that time.

In the meantime, Chag Sameach Pesach

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
on behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Indices to 1916-1935 Lodz Marriage & Death records now searchable on JRI-Poland #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce a Pesach gift
to all researchers with roots in current and former territories of Poland.

In collaboration with the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy Center
at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv,
JRI-Poland is proud to announce a milestone project, unique in our
history.

In a massive indexing effort under the guidance of Database
Department Director, Haim Ghiuzeli, volunteers at Beit Hatfutsot have
data-entered almost 90,000 marriage and death records covering the
years 1916-1935 >from scans provided by JRI-Poland. Never before
have we added a batch of records of this size >from one town at one
time.

As part of our Phase Three initiative to expedite work on records
indexing and extraction, JRI-Poland has acquired scans of records
from many towns in Poland. Scans include Lodz 1907 to 1915 Russian
language birth, marriage and death records and Polish language
marriages and deaths >from 1916 to 1935 (births less than 100-years
old are protected by Polish privacy laws).

As an industrial center, Lodz attracted many thousands of Jewish
merchants, tradesman and factory workers >from all over current and
former territories of Poland.

The indexing of the 90,000 1916-1935 Lodz marriage and death
records is just the first part of the massive project ultimately to
provide extracts of all genealogical-relevant information >from
Lodz records, starting in 1826. Because Lodz has more surviving
records than any other town in Poland, we will be asking for your help
and support.

We know that researchers will want to obtain copies of their family
records as soon as possible. However, we ask that you wait for
additional information to be posted *after May 1st* - particularly
details of the policies to be established and the team that is being set
up to provide researchers with scans of their family records. Contact
information will be provided at that time.

In the meantime, Chag Sameach Pesach

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
on behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


Austria Czech IAJGS speaker and donations #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

I thank all who have made donations to the Austria Czech SIG - you are great. If you plan to give
a donation in the future, could you please write on your check or indicate on the donation form
that it is for the Austria Czech Speaker Bureau, account # JG0112005. We are limited in the
amount we can transfer >from the general account to to the Speaker Bureau Account which can
complicate paying our speakers.


The 2017, IAJGS Austria Czech Speaker is Julius Muller. His topic at the A-C luncheon is
"Migration to bigger towns after 1867 and tracing their movement".
He will also speak the same day on tracing surviving family members in the Czech vital records.
We look forward to learning about new resources to help our Austria Czech research.


Vera Finberg
Austria Czech Conference Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austria Czech IAJGS speaker and donations #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

I thank all who have made donations to the Austria Czech SIG - you are great. If you plan to give
a donation in the future, could you please write on your check or indicate on the donation form
that it is for the Austria Czech Speaker Bureau, account # JG0112005. We are limited in the
amount we can transfer >from the general account to to the Speaker Bureau Account which can
complicate paying our speakers.


The 2017, IAJGS Austria Czech Speaker is Julius Muller. His topic at the A-C luncheon is
"Migration to bigger towns after 1867 and tracing their movement".
He will also speak the same day on tracing surviving family members in the Czech vital records.
We look forward to learning about new resources to help our Austria Czech research.


Vera Finberg
Austria Czech Conference Coordinator


Latest uploads to the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database (AGD) - a database
that is free and available to all. See:
http://search.geshergalicia.org

Stryj (Stryi)
- Jewish deaths, 1847-1863. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/314. (2,154 records)
This completes all the Jewish vital records for Stryj held in
Ukrainian state archives.

Tarnopol (Ternopil)
- Jewish births, 1900. Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/336. (545 records)

Zborow (Zboriv)
- Jewish births, 1838-1864. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/69. (850 records)

We have also indexed and uploaded three short files >from the Ukrainian
State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), for the towns of
Sniatyn and Zablotow. These records have not been microfilmed. Apart
from 37 books of Jewish vital records >from the town of Stanislawow
(now Ivano-Frankivsk) itself, the Sniatyn and Zablotow books appear to
be the only other Jewish Galician vital record books currently held at
DAIFO:

- Sniatyn. Jewish births, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/10. (39 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish marriages, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/103.
(19 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish deaths, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/104. (31 records)


Of the 65 towns with known Jewish Galician vital records in Ukrainian
state archives, Gesher Galicia has now uploaded to the All Galicia
Database (AGD) the indexes for 33 complete town sets:
Bialy Kamien, Borszczow, Brody, Brzezany, Bukaczowce, Czortkow,
Drohobycz, Grzymalow, Horodenka, Husiatyn, Jagielnica, Jezierzany,
Kolomyja, Kozielniki, Kudrynce, Mosty Wielkie, Nadworna, Okopy,
Podwoloczyska, Probuzna, Sambor, Sniatyn, Stary Sambor (Stare Miasto),
Stryj, Swirz, Turka, Tyczyn, Winniki, Zablotow, Zbaraz, Zimna Woda,
Zloczow, and Zolkiew.

By the end of this 2017, we expect to have completed and uploaded to
the AGD all the records in Ukrainian archives for a further 10 towns:
Budzanow, Gliniany, Grodek Jagiellonski, Jezierna, Krystynopol,
Narajow, Olesko, Rozdol, Rudki, and Zborow.

Eight towns have been partially completed:
Kosow, Lwow, Lwow-Zniesienie, Mielnica, Mikulince, Mosciska,
Stanislawow, and Tarnopol.
The over 130,000 Lwow records already indexed over nine years by Eric
Bloch and his team, and generously donated to Gesher Galicia for
uploading to the AGD, represent some 90% of all the Lwow Jewish vital
records currently in the Ukrainian archives.

Five towns have been fully completed by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
and uploaded to their online database:
Kozlow, Krzywcze, Rzeszow, Skalat, and Sokal.


Coming to the All Galicia Database soon:
- Zborow D 1819-1846, 1876
- Tarnopol D 1877-1878
- Stanislawow M 1928-1930
- Krystynopol M certificates 1933
- Bolechow D 1811-1846
- Olesko B 1852-1876

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Latest uploads to the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database (AGD) - a database
that is free and available to all. See:
http://search.geshergalicia.org

Stryj (Stryi)
- Jewish deaths, 1847-1863. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/314. (2,154 records)
This completes all the Jewish vital records for Stryj held in
Ukrainian state archives.

Tarnopol (Ternopil)
- Jewish births, 1900. Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/336. (545 records)

Zborow (Zboriv)
- Jewish births, 1838-1864. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/69. (850 records)

We have also indexed and uploaded three short files >from the Ukrainian
State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), for the towns of
Sniatyn and Zablotow. These records have not been microfilmed. Apart
from 37 books of Jewish vital records >from the town of Stanislawow
(now Ivano-Frankivsk) itself, the Sniatyn and Zablotow books appear to
be the only other Jewish Galician vital record books currently held at
DAIFO:

- Sniatyn. Jewish births, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/10. (39 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish marriages, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/103.
(19 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish deaths, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/104. (31 records)


Of the 65 towns with known Jewish Galician vital records in Ukrainian
state archives, Gesher Galicia has now uploaded to the All Galicia
Database (AGD) the indexes for 33 complete town sets:
Bialy Kamien, Borszczow, Brody, Brzezany, Bukaczowce, Czortkow,
Drohobycz, Grzymalow, Horodenka, Husiatyn, Jagielnica, Jezierzany,
Kolomyja, Kozielniki, Kudrynce, Mosty Wielkie, Nadworna, Okopy,
Podwoloczyska, Probuzna, Sambor, Sniatyn, Stary Sambor (Stare Miasto),
Stryj, Swirz, Turka, Tyczyn, Winniki, Zablotow, Zbaraz, Zimna Woda,
Zloczow, and Zolkiew.

By the end of this 2017, we expect to have completed and uploaded to
the AGD all the records in Ukrainian archives for a further 10 towns:
Budzanow, Gliniany, Grodek Jagiellonski, Jezierna, Krystynopol,
Narajow, Olesko, Rozdol, Rudki, and Zborow.

Eight towns have been partially completed:
Kosow, Lwow, Lwow-Zniesienie, Mielnica, Mikulince, Mosciska,
Stanislawow, and Tarnopol.
The over 130,000 Lwow records already indexed over nine years by Eric
Bloch and his team, and generously donated to Gesher Galicia for
uploading to the AGD, represent some 90% of all the Lwow Jewish vital
records currently in the Ukrainian archives.

Five towns have been fully completed by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
and uploaded to their online database:
Kozlow, Krzywcze, Rzeszow, Skalat, and Sokal.


Coming to the All Galicia Database soon:
- Zborow D 1819-1846, 1876
- Tarnopol D 1877-1878
- Stanislawow M 1928-1930
- Krystynopol M certificates 1933
- Bolechow D 1811-1846
- Olesko B 1852-1876

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #belarus

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


Belarus SIG #Belarus Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #belarus

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2017 #belarus

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah H. Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/


KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

Shchadryn (Shchedrin), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Scadryn/
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages were adopted:

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us
at: < bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.

Wishing you a Sweet and Joyous Pessach,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Belarus SIG #Belarus KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2017 #belarus

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah H. Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/


KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

Shchadryn (Shchedrin), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Scadryn/
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages were adopted:

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us
at: < bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.

Wishing you a Sweet and Joyous Pessach,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


JGSGB April 23 Program: Using US Holocaust Museum Online Resources #general

Ellie Goldberg
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston presents Megan Lewis
who will explain how to access The US Holocaust Museum's genealogical
resources including the searchable online database of Holocaust
victims and survivors.

The program is April 23 at 1:30 pm,at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

The US Holocaust Museum's collections include original source material
from the personal collections of Holocaust survivors and victims
including letters, passports and diplomas, an extensive photograph
archive, and oral histories.

Megan Lewis has been a reference librarian at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum since 1998. She is a frequent speaker at the annual International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Society's Conference. She has
degrees in history and library science and is currently doing
post-graduate work in digital curation.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Bessarabia, Litvak-Baltic and Poland
Post-lecture: Approx. 3:30 pm Belarus and Ukraine

JGSGB's Research Sundays are an opportunity to consult with
experienced researchers, strategists and translators in 20 minute
appointments.

The next Research Sunday is April 30 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
Signup deadline is Thursday, April 27, 2017.
(http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-8/)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is dedicated
to helping people discover and research their Jewish family history.
JGSGB offers monthly programs, special interest groups, individual
help with research and a comprehensive beginner's course.
We have an extensive collection of research materials and publish an
award-winning journal, Mass-Pocha. JGSGB welcomes beginners and has
expert members with a broad range of skills in various research
techniques who are happy to help others.

More information at www.jgsgb.org.

--
Ellie Goldberg, Newton, MA
goldberg@jgsgb.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgboston/
JGSGB on JewishBoston
http://www.jewishboston.com/organization/jewish-genealogical-society-of-greater-boston/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGB April 23 Program: Using US Holocaust Museum Online Resources #general

Ellie Goldberg
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston presents Megan Lewis
who will explain how to access The US Holocaust Museum's genealogical
resources including the searchable online database of Holocaust
victims and survivors.

The program is April 23 at 1:30 pm,at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.
Refreshments will be served.

The US Holocaust Museum's collections include original source material
from the personal collections of Holocaust survivors and victims
including letters, passports and diplomas, an extensive photograph
archive, and oral histories.

Megan Lewis has been a reference librarian at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum since 1998. She is a frequent speaker at the annual International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Society's Conference. She has
degrees in history and library science and is currently doing
post-graduate work in digital curation.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Bessarabia, Litvak-Baltic and Poland
Post-lecture: Approx. 3:30 pm Belarus and Ukraine

JGSGB's Research Sundays are an opportunity to consult with
experienced researchers, strategists and translators in 20 minute
appointments.

The next Research Sunday is April 30 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
Signup deadline is Thursday, April 27, 2017.
(http://jgsgb.org/event/research-sunday-8/)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) is dedicated
to helping people discover and research their Jewish family history.
JGSGB offers monthly programs, special interest groups, individual
help with research and a comprehensive beginner's course.
We have an extensive collection of research materials and publish an
award-winning journal, Mass-Pocha. JGSGB welcomes beginners and has
expert members with a broad range of skills in various research
techniques who are happy to help others.

More information at www.jgsgb.org.

--
Ellie Goldberg, Newton, MA
goldberg@jgsgb.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgboston/
JGSGB on JewishBoston
http://www.jewishboston.com/organization/jewish-genealogical-society-of-greater-boston/

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