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Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

David Lewin
 

That waiting time is clearly governed by one's age. I was in my 80's and had virtually no wait for the acceptance

David Lewin
London


At 11:23 17/03/2021, r.d.oppenheimer@... wrote:
I live in the US and I have applied for German citizenship under Article 116. I was able to provide the necessary proof, but the waiting period is extremely long. I applied in June 2019, and at that time was told I would have to wait 18-24 months for final approval. Brexit and the Covid pandemic only helped to slow down the process even more. I am still waiting 22 months later. The German Consulate in Miami was extremely helpful in pre-screening my application for the necessary supporting documents.
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Richard Oppenheimer
Venice, Florida, USA


Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

Judith Elam
 

I obtained German citizenship almost 5 years ago.  The requirements are quite specific and it is taking at least 2 years to obtain.  Brexit fueled a lot of applications.  I was already British and American.  I didn't really need it.  I just simply wanted back a small part of what was stolen from my family.  For me this was a huge step in my journey of reconciliation with the past.  But I will never forget or forgive what happened.  So there are many reasons for people applying......and they are all valid.

Judith Nathan Elam
Kihei, HI


We believe we are related, but DNA doesn't show connection... ??? KLEPFISZ #poland #warsaw #dna

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Hello everyone,

My "cousin" and I have both had our DNA tested and have it on MyHeritage.  Though we have not yet found our exact connection, we do believe we are cousins, albeit it may be a distant connection.  We are both descended from KLEPFISZ of Poland.  We were told once by a well known scholar (born in Poland) who was also a Klepfisz that "...it was a small family.  All are related".  In fact, many lived within a very small area of Warsaw.  The Klepfisz connection for each of us is only as far back as our grandparents.

We hoped that having our DNA tested would give us some clue as to our connection.  Sadly, MyHeritage is not showing us as related at all.  I understand that it is possible that if the match is many generation back, we may no longer show any shared DNA.  However, our suspicion is that the connection is not so far back and we are surprised to find no shared DNA.

As you may imagine, we are very eager to try and learn our exact connection.  The lack of DNA connection has been very disappointing.
 
Do any of you  have suggestions or ideas on how we might continue to research this farther?  Any help will be most appreciated!

Elizabeth Jackson
Muskegon Michigan

Researching:  KLEPFISZ, INGBERG


Re: DRUCKERs of Kyiv, Ukraine (Kiev) to rabbinic line. #rabbinic

Mike Coleman
 

Hi Giannis,

Ancestry has a number of hits for a Harry Drucker of this vintage and born in "Russia", generally with his father I.D.ed as Norman.....

 

Mike Coleman  London U.K.


Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

Richard Oppenheimer
 

I live in the US and I have applied for German citizenship under Article 116. I was able to provide the necessary proof, but the waiting period is extremely long. I applied in June 2019, and at that time was told I would have to wait 18-24 months for final approval. Brexit and the Covid pandemic only helped to slow down the process even more. I am still waiting 22 months later. The German Consulate in Miami was extremely helpful in pre-screening my application for the necessary supporting documents.
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Richard Oppenheimer
Venice, Florida, USA


Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

Tina Isaacs
 

Like David, I too took German citizenship in order to ensure that my children had the right to live and work in the EU.  I used an agency to help find some documentation that I couldn't easily access myself.  The bonus for doing this was that it sparked my interest in family history, about which I knew almost nothing.
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Tina Isaacs
London, England


Re: Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk - an enquiry regarding the 1900 census conducted in the city by the Austro-Hungarians #galicia #ukraine

Avi Bitron
 

HM3/1092.13 for 1857

HM3/1092.14  for 1900

It is in fact the same microfilm at CHAJP

Avi Bitron


Re: Relationship titles #general

Eva Lawrence
 

A little while ago I was calling for the daughter of my first cousin at
her place of work. and, yes, I did say that I was her aunt. She was
puzzled at the time, as she knew her mother's ony sibling lived abroad,
but in the context, the complications of the relationship were
really unimportant.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.
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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

David Seldner
 

I also did it a few years ago. It is a relatively simple process. Advantages: You can live (and work) anywhere in the EU. You can vote (if you consider this to be an advantage).
Disadvantages: none. No taxes, unless you live in Germany (I do, so I pay taxes in Germany and in the US, but there is a treaty).
--
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany
seldner@...


Re: Translation request: Hebrew to English (Yad Vashem testimony) #holocaust #translation #subcarpathia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Amendment:
By the way, it's not only the translations that are problematic, it's whatever happened in the digitalization process; in this case, even the Hebrew has Naftali as the daughter.

Yad Vashem lets you submit corrections to those errors - I've done that now.

Bottom line: if a POT is submitted in a language you don't know -- have it translated from the scan by a human being who knows that language - and submit correction to Yad Vashem, or ask the translator to do so. 

--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Relationship titles #general

Kenneth Ryesky
 

June,

The first cousin of a parent would be a first cousin once removed ("1C1R")  That 1C1R's child would be a first cousin twice removed ("1C2R").  And so on.

That said, often the technical formalities are disregarded.  Personal examples:  When I was growing up, we all referred to my grandfather's first cousin as "Aunt Celia," notwithstanding that to me she was a 1C2R.  And even today, the ex-wife of a son (albeit by adoption) of my mother's first cousin refers to herself as my mom's "cousin."

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Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


Searching for the surname Nabatov/Nabatoff from Gomel, Belitsa and Ukraine #belarus #ukraine #general

rnrd99@...
 

I am attempting to find the parents, siblings and other family members of my great grandfather Leivik>Louis, Nabatov>Nabatoff and great grandmother Youdes>Dora, Wolfson Nabatoff, who emigrated from Belarus to the US in 1904. Has anyone else searched or found members of this family?

Thank you


Ross Kremsdorf


Re: Translation request: Hebrew to English (Yad Vashem testimony) #holocaust #translation #subcarpathia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Never trust Yad Vashem's automatic translations.  They are a mess for many - at times unavoidable - reasons, and Carol Hoffman's above quote is a great example of why.

Naftali is a male's name.
There is absolutely no doubt that he is described in handwritten Hebrew as the victim's son.

And yet, the translation from Yad Vasheme has made him a "daughter" - wrong, wrong, wrong!

And I know from personal contact with Yad Vashem staff that they have a special problem with relationship translation.

Always ask for another translation.
Odeda Zlotnick


Re: Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk - an enquiry regarding the 1900 census conducted in the city by the Austro-Hungarians #galicia #ukraine

Daniella Alyagon
 

Can you pkease provide the relevent microfilm numbers?

Daniella Alyagon


Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaks about his Thessaloniki roots and his parents' Holocaust experiences #holocaust

Renee Steinig
 

In an interview at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage last month,
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla discussed his family's roots in Thessaloniki
(Salonika), Greece, where he was born and raised. He also related in
powerful detail the story of his parents, Mois and Sara, who were
among the few Jews in that city to survive the Holocaust. Dr. Bourla
was interviewed by Robert Krulwich, a science correspondent for NPR
and former co-host of the show Radiolab.

The one-hour interview is now available on YouTube --
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzzHtvRHkMk .

A Forward article about the interview is at
https://forward.com/culture/464340/pfizer-ceo-albert-bourla-covid-vaccine-thessaloniki-jewish-holocaust/

Renee

Renee Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Translation Russian #russia #translation

J. Grossman
 

Please translate these documents.  Your help is greatly appreciated!

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91647

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91648

 

Best regards,

Joanne Grossman

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk - an enquiry regarding the 1900 census conducted in the city by the Austro-Hungarians #galicia #ukraine

SLeaf
 

In fact, the 1857 census records (unindexed) are available online through Family Search.  They're organized by house number, but it's confusing because similar number sequences appear in different volumes, and, as a result, I had to search through multiple volumes even though I knew the relevant house number.  Here's a link:  https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/search-results?page=1&place=3460695&endDate=1857&startDate=1857&lifeEvent=105057.

Shalom Leaf


James Gross with Steinberg family. #general

estelle
 

If you are James or know James,.please contact me.

Thank you

Estelle Guttman
erguttman2020@... 


The March Issue of the Galitzianer #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

We are pleased to announce the release of the March 2021 issue of the
Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia’s quarterly research journal. This issue
provides readers with an overview of Galician cadastral maps,
interspersed with vivid map images. Also, as a valuable resource for those
researching Galitzianers who fought in WWI, this issue contains a
comprehensive tutorial on WWI military records and an article about 
German resources on Galician soldiers. Finally, there is a review of Jewish
records in the Przemysl State Archive, a reflective article by a future
archivist, and a heartwarming story of a most unlikely family reunion.

Here is a list of the articles in the March issue:
  • “Tutorial: Understanding Cadastral Maps” by Jay Osborn
  • “Tutorial: WWI Military Records” by Christina Hilsenrath
  • “Galician Finds in German WWI Sources” by Eric Feinstein
  • “Jews from Przemysl” by Ewa Grin-Piszczek  
  • “An Archival Classroom: What Index Books Can Reveal” by Jacob Heisler
  • "Finding Family Serendipitously” by Jan Berlfein Burns
  • “President’s Page” by Steven S. Turner

The Galitzianer is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia. To join,
visit our website at www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Members and
nonmembers alike are invited to submit articles on Galicia-related
themes to the Galitzianer. For details, please review our
submissions policy at www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions, and then contact
me at submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia


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Re: Relationship titles #general

kshepard
 

Good afternoon,

Your parent's first cousin would be your 1st cousin once removed. IF your parent's 1st cousin had a child/children, that child/children would be your 2nd cousin.

Regards,

Kathleen Shepard

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 03:32:31 PM CDT, June Genis <junegenis@...> wrote:


What would a child call the first cousin of their parent? Would that
person be considered an aunt/uncle or some sort of cousin?

The person who witnessed my grandfather's death certificate indicated
that he was a nephew. To me that meant he was the son of my
grandfather's brother (or at least half brother). Last night while
watching TV I noticed that someone referred to the first cousin of his
father as his uncle. If that if correct in my situation it would
totally change the prediction about who our MRCA might be.

DNA suggests that I have many 2nd cousins who appear to share a great
grandfather with me. New research suggests this isn't possible and
that these are two separate people who were both named after their
common grandfather, but are sons of different fathers. That would make
them 1st cousins. If so, would the son of one cousin consider himself
to be a nephew of the other 1st cousin? If true it would explain some
tree discrepancies I have been unable to resolve.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)

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