Re: I wish to hire a DNA analyst to interpret the results of a Big Y-700 FTDNA Sample #dna

Jeffrey Herrmann

It is sad that FTDNA does not explain their Big Y-700 in plain language, forcing customers to hire experts to interpret the results.  FTDNA’s “Big Y-700 White Paper” offers these gems of technospeak to its customers:
”Very few nucleotides are spanned by 200 fragments, and so the fraction of the target covered at that depth is low as well.”
”Fragments that added depth to already confidently called regions in Big Y span new regions of chrY in Big Y-700.”
”The total number of SNPs called in a bin is shown by the dotted black trace which uses the log scale on the right-hand axis.”
”We used BY101* sample … as an outgroup to eliminate all variants at the Bay101 level and above.”
Does anyone find this helpful in making sense of their Big Y-700 results?
Is there a plain language guide to understanding Big Y-700 test results without the aid of the priestly class of paid experts?
Jeffrey Herrmann
New Rochelle, NY
researching Herschel of Hamburg 

Re: Bruchsteiner, Paris, 1900s #france

André Convers

Marriage certificate Paris 4 on 17 oct 1905
Arthur Bruchsteiner / Rachel Brahinsky
Andre Convers
Lorient, France

Ancestry’s new rules #general

Shelley Mitchell

I have been reading Ancestry’s new Policy starting in about 2 weeks from now. It appears say that Ancestry can appropriate our work product and use our photos any way they want to. Which technically means they can freely use your pictures, for example, in a revenue raising ad.

I may be wrong about that but if I’m reading it correctly, what would someone suggest? My initial reaction was to sync with my FTM and delete my Ancestry tree.

Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

Shelley Mitchell, NYC
Shelley Mitchell, NYC    shemit@...
Searching for TERNER, GOLDSCHEIN, KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD, in Kolomyya; PLATZ, in Delaytn; and TOPF, in Radautz and Kolomea.

Re: What is the meaning of this sign being displayed by POWs in WWI? #translation #photographs #hungary #austria-czech


Russische Polnische Zivill Arbeit Abteilung  =  Russian Polish Civil Labor Department
(Google Translate strikes again)

Sounds like the polite term for a forced labor situation

Robert Roth
Kingston, NY

Putnok, Hungary -- cemetery photos #hungary

Tamas Fleischer

For those interested in Putnok and environ (Borsod, Gomor, Abauj counties).
In the last month, I've made photos of all the tombs in the Putnok Jewish cemetery. The cemetery was restored and fenced in the nineties, but there was a vandal attack against this cemetery in 2012 when 57 tombs, about a quarter of all was broken or demolished. Since that time the cemetery is more or less in the same state. 
You can see the cemetery at the BillionGraves site under the name 'Putnok Jewish cemetery'  To see each grave and to make corrections in the information red from the graves, you may need a free registration too. 
Hope you can have access to the pictures

השב: Re: [] Given Name Tzimchazusa #names

Shimy Karni

There were two very know Hasidish Rabays: Rabi Simcha Bunim from Pshischa. (I Have his book Kol Simcha his ideas and explanations on the Tora).
There was also two brothers Rabi Elimelech and Rabi Zousha. There ara alot of Hasidish stories about them.
So if you ask me many jews called thier boys after thoes big Rabies.

Shabat Shalom,
Shimi Karni, Israel
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נושא: Re: [] Given Name Tzimchazusa #names

Is this a male or female name? 
My thought is that it's not so far off from the two male names Simcha and Zusha. If this was someone who had both as first and middle names it's possible that somehow it was mistakenly combined into one name.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

SPIELER Lodz, Zloczew, Belchatow

Re: Given Name Tzimchazusa #names


Is this a male or female name? 
My thought is that it's not so far off from the two male names Simcha and Zusha. If this was someone who had both as first and middle names it's possible that somehow it was mistakenly combined into one name.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

SPIELER Lodz, Zloczew, Belchatow

Bruchsteiner, Paris, 1900s #france

Lee Jaffe

A cousin has asked for my help looking for information about a couple connected to the other side of his family. He supplied a "Bon Souvenir" photo inscribed on the back "Arthur Rachel Bruchsteiner, 28 juilliet 1907" I managed to find the couples' 1905 French marriage record and Rachel Brahinsky's 1882 French birth record, both through Ancestry. According to the marriage record, Arthur was born in Budapest in 1878. But nothing else. He's interested in knowing what happened to them after 1907. I've worked my way though all the sources I could think of and a few – i.e., Holocaust databases – I'm less familiar with. Any suggestions?

Lee David Jaffe


Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland


Re: One more translation needed - for Samuel Jablow #translation

Dubin, David M. MD

You’re right. Samuel was named Sinai son of Elchanan. They were brothers. 

David dubin
 Teaneck nj 

Re: Translation needed - Reuben Barnet Jablow's gravestone #translation

Dubin, David M. MD

Looks like:

h(ere) l(ies)
Reuven Dov son of Elchanan
Jablow (the Hebrew transliterates to djablov)
Died Friday 24 Kislev (5)662
may his soul be bound in the bonds of (everlasting) life 

david dubin
teaneck nj 

Re: When & where cameo brooch was made #general


I have one very similar. I was told it was most likely made between 1920 and 1930.  The hair style is the key--marcelled waves and a short bob--very Roaring 20s.  the fur boa around her neck also is from that era.
Judi Rothstein Zimmer
Shupler (or Schupler) - Buczacz, Galicia (now Ukraine)
Baer - Buczacz, Galicia
Schneider - Buczacz, Galicia
Abromowitz (or Abramowitz) - Radomysl nad Sanem, Galicia (now Poland)
Isenberg (or Eisenberg) - poss. Radomysl nad Sanem
Bett - Nisko, Galicia (now Poland)
Goldstein - poss. Nisko
Rothstein - Smela, Russia (now Ukraine)
Kosminsky - Cherkassy, Russia
Auerbach - Mikulince, Galicia (now Ukraine)

Given Name Tzimchazusa #names

Jo Ann Goldwater

Has anyone ever come across the given name Tzimchazusa. If so, can you tell me anything about it?

Thanks in advance

Jo Ann Goldwater
Researching GOLDWATER, Akmene, Zhager, Riga, KAGAN, Zhager, Riga, ABRAHAMS, Zhager, SARON, Zhager.

Re: South African archives #southafrica #general

Darryl Lipkie

hi - have you tried NAAIRS
Select RSA database to search all of South African archives at once, then choose Result Details.
Good luck !
Darryl Lipkie

ViewMate Translation: Russian #translation

Wendy Newman

Hi All,
I have just posted a birth record in Russian for which I am requesting a translation.  It can be viewed on
ViewMate at the following address:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page and
Thanks so much for your help.
Wendy Newman
researching Nudelman, Edelstein, Freedman, Greenberg

Julius Buschhoff , Worms, 1850-1900 #germany

Hanna Grossman

I am having trouble documenting Julius Buschhoff. Other German ancestors of that era have written birth, marriage, and death records. I can find none for him.

He was the grandfather of my step-mother, Anne Rosenthal Kirchheimer, who told me about him and her grandmother. She said they married in Worms; that her grandmother, Ida nee Strauss, had been married and divorced from Solomon Kaufmann and then married Buschhoff.

Ida’s first marriage is recorded in Karlsruhe; her burial is recorded in Find a Grave as the widow of Kaufmann; her children by Kaufmann are recorded; of her 3 by Buschhoff I find only one recorded in Worms and that record provides no birth date or place for the father.

I can find no birth or death record for Buschhoff.

The dates I listed above are rough; the children of his marriage were born in 1888 to 1991; Ida’s dates are 1854-1934.

I would like to be able to trace this family back further. Any suggestions will be appreciated

Hanna Grossman
Arlington, Virginia

Danzig suburbs 1803 census transcribed #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Logan Kleinwaks

The 1803 census (General-Tabelle) of "privileged Jews" in the Danzig suburbs of Altschottland (Hoppenbruch), Weinberg, and Langfuhr has now been fully transcribed, totaling about 1500 people. JewishGen's Danzig/Gdańsk Research Division is now seeking volunteers to proofread the transcription, correcting any errors before we add the data to JewishGen's searchable databases. A sample of the handwriting is shown below (generally, the names are in a modern script and only occupations and notes are written in Kurrent). If you can confidently read this (at least the names), please email lkleinwaks@... to discuss the possibility of volunteering as a proofreader.

Note that residents of the two Danzig Jewish Communities in the city itself, Breitgasse and Mattenbuden, are not included in this census, but are included in others being worked on. Censuses of all communities for both earlier and later years are in various states of transcription/proofreading.

The 1803 General-Tabelle is held in the Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem, signature GStA PK, I. HA Rep. 104 Generalfiskalat, IV C Nr. 110. Thanks very much to the GStA PK for their assistance and permission to make transcriptions and images available to genealogists on JewishGen.

Logan Kleinwaks
JewishGen Research Director for Danzig/Gdańsk

When & where cameo brooch was made #general

Richard Sperber

I am looking for a vintage jewelry appraiser who might be able to tell me roughly when and where my grandmother’s cameo brooch (now belonging to my daughter) was made.  My grandmother came over in 1920 from Chelm, Poland and I’m guessing the brooch was probably made before then and given to her by either her father or husband of 13 years.  All we know for sure is that she owned it before 1930, when we see her wearing it in a family portrait taken that year.



Assuming that determining the brooch’s age and place of origin (Europe vs. U.S.) could not be made remotely, I would need to connect with somebody in the mid-Atlantic/New England region as my home is in Connecticut.


Thanks for any suggestions you might have!


Rich Sperber





ROSCH, KRELL, NEUFELD (Western, Ukraine)


LERER, FIDELMAN, MALAMED (Eastern Poland & Warsaw)




I wish to hire a DNA analyst to interpret the results of a Big Y-700 FTDNA Sample #dna

Jay Willoughby

Dear Friends at JewishGen:

I am a goy, a Judaphile and a family historian.  My J-G member ID is 443058.

I would like to hire a Y-DNA specialist to analyze the results of a Big
Y-700 FTDNA Sample and produce a detailed report, in narrative form.  In
the following, I offer details of the Jewish subject which might lead to
an analyst already familiar with the surname and/or city of birth.

My son-in-law's father, Dr Benjamin Franklin, was the Y-DNA sampler,
born in Atlanta, GA in 1919.  The paternal grandfather was an Ashkenazi
Jewish immigrant born c1880 in the Pinsk, Russia area. G-father arrived
at Ellis Island c1906.  He immediately took the name of Louis Franklin
without legal process and his original Jewish name is uncertain.  The
surname Frankel has surfaced as a possibility.

 I am certain that the right person will be found through JewishGen. I
look forward to your reply.  Please correspond through my gmail
address.  Thank You!

Jay Willoughby
                                        jayawiloby@... Tel. (314)

Re: Instant Hebrew name translator #yiddish #names #records

Diane Jacobs

My mother’s  name was Jennie and her Hebrew name was Cherne or Tsernia.

Diane Jacobs

On Aug 12, 2021, at 3:27 PM, Elynn Boss <bossgen_1@...> wrote:

So so true.  My gr-grandfather on my dad's side was Sam - his birth name was Sheftel.  A gr-gr-grandfather on my dad's side also was Sam as was his brother who came over earlier. His naturalization papers are under Sam. He later changed his name to Joshua - his birth name was Yehoshua.  On my mother's side, her father was Moshe and took Morris as the English name.  One of his brothers was Mordechai and ALSO went by Morris.

I could go on, but you get the picture.
Elynn Boss
Frisco, Texas, United States
Searching: Abrahams (New York); Gichtin/Gechtin/Gertin (Buffalo, New York and Canada); Dreishpoon (New York, Russia, France), Danovitch/Daynes (New York, Massachusetts, Poland/Russia) and associated branches.

Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

Re: Seeking relatives of Erna EICHMANN of Bad Salzuflen and Cape Town #southafrica


Hi Anne,
My husband’s Grandmother, Hilde, was Erna’s sister. Erna and Eitel did not have children. They lived in Somerset West where Eitel owned a clothing store. 

Karon Dahmer
London, UK

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