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Seth Edlavitch #names

Chaim Luria
 

I need the e-mail  for Seth Edlavitch. I have found information on the edlavitch family of Jonava which may interest him.

 

Chaim Luria

Jerusalem

cluria48@...


Re: German reparations #germany

Lewis, Megan
 

Many times the office handling a reparations claim would submit a search request to what is now the Arolsen Archives.  The request would indicate which office handled the claim.  I don't know if a search would have been conducted for your grandparents since they were able to escape in 1938, but it cannot hurt to check the records on the Arolsen Archives' website arolsen-archives.org

Megan Lewis, reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Re: searching for a relative who had a business in Rivne in 1939 #holocaust #ukraine

hmb02446@...
 

Just after posting this,   I went to Yad Vashem online and, sadly, found a page of testimony for Israel Brojnsztejn of Rivno, completed by the same person who provided info about Chaya Brojnztejn of Rivno, stating that Israel was born in Ostrow, was a "merchant" and married, and was murdered in the Shoah. So this ties out to the 1939 listing of Jewish businesses and the information provided by the Rovno archives regarding Chaya. 

Still, if anyone has suggestions regarding additional sources, including property records, please let me know. 

Thanks again, 

Howard Brown
Stowe, VT
 
Researching BRONSZTEJN in Ostrog, Rivne and Warsaw, SHIKHMAN  in Makariv and Kiev, and SHVETS in Makariv.


DNA Testing Article by Libby Copeland in Psychology Today

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

Libby Copeland, the author of “The Lost family” wrote an article in Psychology Today about milestones in DNA Testing.  This is the 20th anniversary of DNA testing for ancestry purposes—the first company being FamilyTree DNA headed by genealogist Bennet Greenspan.  The major DNA testing companies have sold over 35 million DNA test kits, the majority in the United States.

 

DNA testing has unlocked secrets that were never expected to be revealed, and implications for others. It has allowed some adoptees to find their birth parents,  sperm donors who expected to remain anonymous find children they never expected to know about them ”knocking on their doors”. Some find that whom they thought was their father is not and others finding half-siblings.

 

Of course the value of testing is for health risks, not just ancestry. Today ancestry health screening is a big and growing industry.

 

Investigative forensic genealogy has led to finding rapist and murderers such as the Golden State Killer, who was sentenced as a result of finding him decades after his rape and murder spree.

 

As the article states,” An industry once characterized as “recreational” is proving itself to be anything but. Consumer genetic testing is changing how we think about family, about our own health, and about the intelligibility of crimes once considered so cold they were frozen over. This is the year when we are learning the power of what our genetic information can reveal – not only to us but to our society at large.”


To read the article see:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-lost-family/202012/extraordinary-year-milestones-in-dna-testing

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Chicago Cemetery Photograph Assistance Request #usa #photographs

E Feinstein
 

I am looking for assistance to find someone to help take a photograph of a monument or grave site in Chicago.
This is the grave of a Sephardic Jew from Venezuela or Curacao named Joshua DeSola HENRIQUEZ.  He was known as JD HENRIQUEZ.
He died in Chicago in 1898 and is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery, Location Section L, Lot 243.
Any assistance or advice or suggestions are appreciated.
The cemetery said that the grounds are open but that the people that used to take pictures there are not doing so (staying home) because of COVID.
Thank you in advance.
Eric FEINSTEIN
Clifton, New Jersey


Great grandfather Nathan Gardner #romania

stephen gardner
 

I am searching for my great grandfather’s birth certificate from romainia.
Stephen Gardner
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From my iPhone Stephen Gardner Email: Steveg06247@... Cell phone. 602-332-0051 Home phone: 602-547-9771


Re: Jewish Matzeva (Tombstone) Stonemasons? #slovakia

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hi Madeleine,

You may want to try to consult Professor Heidi Szpek (http://www.jewishepitaphs.org/heidi-m-szpek-ph-d/ ).  While refreshing my memory on her work, I came across this seemingly particularly relevant article of hers (http://www.jewishmag.com/158mag/tombstone_engraver/tombstone_engraver.htm).

Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL


Help locating a cemetery in Russia #russia #photographs

E Feinstein
 

I wanted to please ask everyone's help to locate a cemetery in Russia.

Here is the link on the website Toldot.ru.  The cemetery is called the Solnechnaya Cemetery (Sunny Cemetery)  I have no idea where in Russia this is located and wanted to ask everyone's help to help determine in what city this cemetery is to be found.  I sent a message to the Toldot.ru website but they never responded.  Any ideas?

https://toldot.ru/life/cemetery/?show_result=1&country=165&city=%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F&cemetery=27nech

Thank you in advance.
Eric FEINSTEIN
Clifton, New Jersey


Ancestry CEO to Step Down; Blackstone Completes Acquisition of Ancestry for $4.7 Billion #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Ancestry’s President and CEO Margo Georgiadis announced December 4 that she has informed the board of directors that she will depart the company at the end of the year.

 

Ancestry’s Board of Directors has commenced an external search for a new CEO and expects to announce a new CEO in early 2021.

 

To read the press release see:

https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/blog/ancestry-president-ceo-margo-georgiadis-step-down-end-2020

 

Blackstone announced on December 4 that private equity funds managed by Blackstone completed their previously announced acquisition of Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion. Current Ancestry investor GIC will continue to retain a significant minority stake in the company.

 

David Kestenbaum, a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone, and Sachin Bavishi, a Managing Director at Blackstone, said: “We are very excited about Ancestry’s future, as the company continues to demonstrate strong growth as the industry leader. We look forward to partnering with Ancestry in the years ahead to help the company further expand its product offerings and drive ongoing technology innovation so that an even greater number of families can discover more about their histories and themselves.”


To read their press release see:

https://www.blackstone.com/press-releases/article/blackstone-completes-acquisition-of-ancestry-leading-online-family-history-business-for-4-7-billion/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Maryland cemetery search #usa

A. E. Jordan
 

Did you try a newspaper search in hopes one of them had an obit? Or try even the online databases of course for cemeteries but also things like Ancestry to see if you can figure out what city they lived in. That might narrow your research. I don't know if you can find the death certificate but they usually show where a person was buried,  Might also try relatives like wives as an extension in case you can not find these men,

That's the usual starting places for finding a grave. 

Allan Jordan



-----Original Message-----
From: Trudy Barch <cousintrudy@...>
To: Jewishgen Digest Q & A <main@...>
Sent: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 4:57 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Maryland cemetery search #usa

Hi everyone,
 
I have a father, Yehuda Barch that died in 2002 in Maryland and his son Russell Barch that died in 1996 in Maryland.   I do not know where they are buried therefore having a difficult time locating the cemetery name.   There are many cemeteries in that state that I don’t know where to start.   All suggestions where I should begin my search would be appreciated.
 
Thank you,   Trudy Barch,  FLorida


Re: Jewish Matzeva (Tombstone) Stonemasons? #slovakia

henry
 

Ellen,

I suspect you mean the influenza epidemic of 1918 and onwards.

Henry Best,
London, UK.


Re: Searching OGONTZ-OGINZ, Massachusetts, USA #usa

R Jaffer
 

Many of the small, old cemeteries are now managed by the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, JCAM, which has a searchable database. I have learned that you must search multiple variations for a name if you find no matches the first time. Below is what I have found. In this case, the photo means the grave is unmarked. I live about 20 minutes from this cemetery and will be happy to obtain photos for the other two on a warmish day.
Roberta Jaffer
Photo Last Name First Name Cemetery Street City Date of Death
Oginz Morris Roxbury Lodge Baker Street West Roxbury 04/18/1940
  Oginz Martha Anshei Libavitz C Street Woburn 04/29/1947
  Oginz Isaac Anshei Libavitz C Street Woburn 06/24/1975


Re: RIVIN of Gomel plus NAKHYMAN from Bieltiza, near Gomel #belarus

Gerald and Margaret
 

I suggest you contact The Together Plan, a UK- and Belarus-based charity which helps the local Jews become self-sufficient.  One of their projects is genealogical research.  They have the huge advantage of speaking the local language and Russian, as well as knowing the ways Belarussian bureaucracy works !
Have a look at thetogetherplan.org.uk for more details.

Best of luck,

Margaret Levin
London UK


Re: Name changed in London before coming to US, searching for original name #names

lydgateaction@...
 

To add to my above response: There was no restriction even after 1919 to informal name changes for non-aliens. That remains the case. In 2020 - it is completely normal and legal for anyone over the age of 16 to start using a new name at any time, and absolutely no registration is required, so long as they are not doing so for a fraudulent or illegal reason. It could be by a completely private Deed. 
Using a formal mechanism registered by the state (a Deed Poll) is and remains entirely optional. 

Aubrey Blumsohn
Sheffield, UK


Recording of Gesher Galicia Zoom Membership Meeting of 11/8/20 #galicia #ukraine #poland #holocaust #records

Steven Turner
 

The recording of our zoom membership meeting of 11/8/20 has been
uploaded to YouTube.
https://youtu.be/c99tMqDes5k

Please note that since the president's presentation in the live
recording had technical difficulties Steven Turner re-recorded the
presentation and it was edited into this upload. Please give it a
listen to learn all that is going on with Gesher Galicia and what is
upcoming. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so as not
to miss any uploads.

We at Gesher Galicia wish everybody a very Happy Chanukah.
                                              !חג חנוכה שמח
 
 


Recording of Gesher Galicia Zoom Membership Meeting of 11/8/20 #galicia #ukraine #poland #holocaust #records

Steven Turner
 

The recording of our zoom membership meeting of 11/8/20 has been uploaded to YouTube.
https://youtu.be/c99tMqDes5k
 
Please note that since the president's presentation in the live recording had technical difficulties Steven Turner re-recorded the presentation and it was edited into this upload. Please give it a listen to learn all that is going on with Gesher Galicia and what is upcoming. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so as not to miss any uploads.
 
We at Gesher Galicia wish everybody a very Happy Chanukah.
חג חנוכה שמח!


Re: tens of thousands members "family trees" in Ancestry #announcements #general #education

Susana Rubin
 

I have found them too. They have my entire family and they mixed up photos and names. They do not reply when you send them a message. I think they are created by robots. I do not know what is the purpose, but I also find it disturbing. I asked Ancestry and they said if my tree was public they cannot do anything about. Then I made my tree private.

Susana Rubin, Ottawa, Canada


Re: Name changed in London before coming to US, searching for original name #names

lydgateaction@...
 

In fact I think it depended a lot on "alien" status. 

The Alien Restriction act of 1914 was then amended and extended in December 1919. 

That placed an obligation on "aliens" to register name changes (personal and business)

The legislation is here

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1919/92/pdfs/ukpga_19190092_en.pdf

Bear in mind when reading that the 1919 legislation particularly was to a considerable extent specifically targeted at Jewish Marxist terrorists operating in and around London and causing considerable mayhem, murders and robberies in furtherance of their cause. 

The largest terrorist standoff on British soil remains the siege of Sidney street which resulted from the activities of these individuals who caused so much disrepute to our community and who drove this legislation. An earlier motivation of the Act (of 1914) was motivated by a fear of German spies (German Jews felt compelled to announce their support for Britain in 'loyalty letters' to newspapers).

An alien was I think defined as a non-citizen, and not all Jews would have fallen into that category.


Wolf Garfunkel #usa #poland #galicia

Debbie Garfunkel Popper
 

Looking for information about Wolf Garfunkel who came to America from Rzeszow some time after 1857.  Interested in learning about his parents (father was Shmuel) but don't have any information about his mother.  His first wife (my gg grandmother) died in Poland in the 1850s.  We think her name was Malka Bracha, but don't know any more details.  His second wife was Sima Raizel Grinbaum who ultimately came to America with him and her children. Interested in learning about any siblings he may have had. Wolf died in 1886 and is buried in Union Fields Cemetery in Queens.  I'm new at this so any advice is greatly appreciated.

Debbie Garfunkel Popper
 
 
 


Re: place in Teleneshty Yizkor book #yizkorbooks

jerrold@...
 

The two towns: Cioceltani mentioned in Gina's response, and Suhuluceni mentioned in my earlier response, are 8.7 kilometers from each other, according to JewishGen loctown. Both are in the vicinity of Teleneshti. So both would be possibilities, albeit Suhuluceni seems to be phonetically closer to the Suhuluceni version that Dale asked about. 

Jerrold Landau  (Translator of the portions of the Telenshty YB that is online at JewishGen)
http://jerroldlandau.com

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