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ViewMate: Budapest prison records #hungary #translation

Adam Turner
 

I've posted three records (in Hungarian, dated 1902-1907) from the Royal Criminal Court of Budapest Prison for which I'd like a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:


Re: Removing Picture From a Find A Grave Page. #general

Ralph Baer
 

I wish to thank all of the people who responded here or privately to my question of how I could have a picture of my aunt removed from my mother's Find a Grave page https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/77312694/lore-baer.  The most common answer was to ask to have a page transferred to me which I could do since I am a son. However since a couple of people said that would only give me the right to rearrange the pictures, I decided not to go that route. Instead I went through the Find A Grave help function (writing to support@findagrave) and asking to have it removed. Someone named Jacobo has now removed the picture for me.

The picture originated from my aunt's US citizenship application. The page of the application on Family Search with the picture is here https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99HD-59BK?i=223&cc=2060123 .
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Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


Use of Family Search for one's family tree #general

gmfromla1234@...
 

I am looking for a family tree program that will replace my Family Tree Maker and run on the android platform (I will no longer have a computer that runs on Windows or IOS).  I have been a member of Family Search for years, but have never posted my tree there because of the issue with the Mormons baptizing one's dead ancestors.  I believe that this was resolved a few years ago, but am not sure that the resolution was successful and will be lasting.  I am also a member of Ancestry and of My Heritage, but have hesitated to use them for the complete family tree for privacy reasons.  I tried Familygtg, but the version is too old to be fully compatible with my version of android.  I would like some guidance.  I am not necessarily looking for a free program.


Geri Mund


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

Mary D. Taffet
 

It * IS * possible to limit the number of Y-DNA markers that you look
for matches on, even if 700 were tested.  You can limit it to 35
markers, 67 markers, or 111 markers, and have a much better chance of
finding surname matches.

And yes, it is a good idea to also use the Family Finder test as well,
along with the Y-DNA test.

-- Mary D. Taffet
    Syracuse, NY
    mdtaffet@...


On 8/13/21 11:54 AM, Raina Accardi wrote:
The Big-Y is for granular assignment of your particular Y mutations
place in the Y-tree. It can tell you general migrations and locations
of the populations who had those same mutations or derivations of
same. If you are trying to identify the subject's original surname,
the Big Y test may not help. Ashkenazi only took surnames in the last
200 years or so. The Y-DNA tests, including the Big Y, look back at
DNA from 2000 years ago and more... Finding a match in a more recent
time frame is a huge long shot since the database of samples is pretty
small. You should use the at-DNA (Family Finder) test which will give
you matches who may be able to shed light on related surnames and
locations within a genealogical time frame of about 6 generations.


Re: Ancestry’s new rules #general

Raina Accardi
 

You could put watermarks all over the images so that they will have to contact you for a clean copy if they want to use them in an ad. 
--
Raina Accardi 
Saugerties, NY
RAgenealogy@...
Poland: GEVIRTZMAN in Kobylin; JESINOWITZ/YESNOWITZ in Mszczonów; FELSENSTEIN in Parysów.
Belarus: GUTTWOCH/GOODMAN and ZISSERMAN in Volchin; BUSHMITZ in Vysokaye.
Ukraine: TRAUB and JANOVSKY in Kolki, Sofievka, Radomysl, and Zhytomyr; WEISMAN or ROSENBERG.


Re: South African archives #southafrica #general

Michele Lock
 

There is a facebook group called 'Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy', and I have found them helpful in locating descendants of persons I know immigrated to South Africa. They seem to have good knowledge on the greater Jewish community in the country.
--
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


German address matching--Max KNISBACHER and the Adass Jisroel school #germany

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

My late father, Max KNISBACHER, attended the modern Orthodox ("Enlightened" Orthodox) Adass Jisroel school from 1919 until he graduated the 10th year in 1929. The 1912, 1913 and 1914 Berliner Adressbuch lsitings for my paternal grandfather Jsak Moses KNISBACHER show the family lived at 24 Grenadier Strasse (today Almstadtstrasse) in the heart of the largely Ostjuden Berlin district of Mitte.  (See attached Berlin district map). On September 28, 1918, just a few weeks before the end of WWI my grandfather passed away from the effects of the Spanish flu that he contracted while serving in the Austro-Hungarian army. At some point before or after that the family moved to 19 Prenzlauer Strasse (from the 1921, 1922, 1924, 1926 and 1928 Berliner Adressbuch listings for my paternal grandmother Cilli Szydlow KNISBACHER). What I am trying to find out is if the 19 Prenzlauer address reflects a location close to the Adass Jisroel school that my father attended.

From the book "Adass Jisroel, die Jüdische Gemeinde in Berlin (1869-1942) Vernichtet und Vergessen" it appears that the main Adass Jisroel school, through 1928, was at 31 Artillierie Strasse (today 40 Tucholdsky Strasse) also in the heart of Berlin's Mitte district. But a separate facility was also located in the higher rent Charlottenberg district west of Mitte (Wielandstrasse), for those congregants who had already moved up into that area, so that their children would not face the dangers of an hours long street car or city rail ride. The same book also lists several members of the Adass Jisroel community in 1898 living at various addresses on Prenzlauer Stresse. Can anyone tell me if the 19 Prenzlauer address would reflect a desire on the part of his family for my then young father to be close to his school, possibly within walking distance?   Jeff Knisbacher


Rovno #poland

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has added a new collection to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database (HSV): Rovno, Poland Community Fee Contributions: February 1939. This collection includes 2,685 households in Rovno that paid community fees in Feb 1939.

You can request and immediately receive digital copies of the document in your email.  Start your search at https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=49711  Holocaust

 

Peter Lande

Washington, D.C.

 


Naturalization Documentation --Pennsylvania Eastern District--Please Advise #records

Stephen Weiss
 

My GGF Jacob Weiss emigrated from Ettyek, Hungary in 1893 to Pennsylvania.
On Ancestry.com, I have identified what I believe to be reference to his application for citizenship, but I am unable to identify the actual records.
I am aware that there were at least a half dozen immigrant Jacob Weiss's in Philadelphia in the early 20'th century.

Please advise where I can find the Declaration of Intent and Petition for Naturalization. Will it require a trip to Philadelphia, or Washington, or can it be found on the internet? 
See below from Pennsylvania Eastern District Naturalization Index

Thank you-

Stephen Weiss


Re: Conscription practices in 18 century Galicia #galicia #poland

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Hi Moses,

While I see you submitted this to the discussion group last December, I'm trying to catch up on the too many emails filling up my email.

I don't know who may have replied to you, but whether a duplication or not, have you seen Erwin A. Schmiedl's book, (dual language, German and English), "Jews in the Habsburg Armed Forces, 1788-1918?"  I actually have a copy and was in touch with him a few times.  I think that would answer some of your questions.

You can also see more about that on the KehilaLinks page I created for Nowy Targ: https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/Nowy_Targ-Other.html

Best,
--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLÜCKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.
GOLDBERG, TARNOWSKI in Chmielnik and KHANISHKEVITCH in Kielce, Poland


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

Raina Accardi
 

The Big-Y is for granular assignment of your particular Y mutations place in the Y-tree. It can tell you general migrations and locations of the populations who had those same mutations or derivations of same. If you are trying to identify the subject's original surname, the Big Y test may not help. Ashkenazi only took surnames in the last 200 years or so. The Y-DNA tests, including the Big Y, look back at DNA from 2000 years ago and more... Finding a match in a more recent time frame is a huge long shot since the database of samples is pretty small. You should use the at-DNA (Family Finder) test which will give you matches who may be able to shed light on related surnames and locations within a genealogical time frame of about 6 generations. 

 

--
Raina Accardi 
Saugerties, NY
RAgenealogy@...
Poland: GEVIRTZMAN in Kobylin; JESINOWITZ/YESNOWITZ in Mszczonów; FELSENSTEIN in Parysów.
Belarus: GUTTWOCH/GOODMAN and ZISSERMAN in Volchin; BUSHMITZ in Vysokaye.
Ukraine: TRAUB and JANOVSKY in Kolki, Sofievka, Radomysl, and Zhytomyr; WEISMAN or ROSENBERG.


Re: Genealogy Software #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

Both FamilySearch's tree (NOT their records) and Geni are collaborative trees and hence controversial.  This style of tree allows others to change your information because someone else has other data.  Family Search requires that people be added individually (no Gedcom).  Decide where you feel comfortable about that kind of tree (WikiTree is another one) and act accordingly.
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Bruchsteiner, Paris, 1900s #france

grayps@...
 

I wonder if Andre could find any information on my cousin, Abraham Pelete (also spelled Pailet) and Adele Kalowski (also transcribed as Kalovvski or Kalorvski) for whom I found a marriage bann dated 1/2/1876 and a second marriage bann dated 1/2/1881, both in Paris (4ieme).
I would greatly appreciate any help or additional information prior to their emigration to the U.S.A. in February 1883.
Thank you.
--

Susan Gray, Chicago
Searching:

 -FELDSTEIN / FELDSZTAJN / FELTON / FELTYN etc.; GOLDBERG; WEINSTEIN / WEINSZTEIN etc. from Warsaw, Lutsk, Kamenets Podolskiy, Kholm.
-APPLE / APPEL / APEL etc; TAUB; LINEAL / LINIAL; KLEIN from Burshtyn, Rogatin, Sarniki, Putyatinsy, Dem'yanov, Solova.
-PAILET / PEYLET / PAILED / PEJLET etc; ITZCOVITZ / ITSKOVITCH etc. from Butrimonys, Panosiskes, Nemajunai, Vilnius, Drosgusitz.
-RATSAN / RACAN; SIROTA from Butrimonys, Jieznas, Brishton.


death notice and or obituary #usa

Steve Pickoltz
 

Facts--- My aunt Rose Bernstein (maiden name), age 22, married Edward McMahon, age 37,  on July 20, 1927 in Manhattan, NYC, NY.  She was born in NYC but did live in Binghamton, NY.  She may have lived in NYC at the time of her marriage.  Edward was living in NYC.  He died on Dec 9, 1927, in NYC (Manhattan).  This was about 4 months after his marriage.  
 
According to the death cert #27504, he was in real estate and lived at 6 West 107th St, NYC.  The cause of death was a car accident due to brain injuries as well as other damages.
 
However this cert give his last name as McMann not McMahon.
 
What I would like to find if possible is a death notice or obituary notice for him, or maybe a newspaper article about the accident.  It could be in a NYC newspaper or maybe in a Binghamton paper where his wife was from.
 
Thanks.
Steve Pickholtz
nj55turtle@...


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

peggyfreedman@...
 

You can get advice about interpreting a Y DNA kit from the Avotaynu DNA Project team.

In order to do this, Log into the Y DNA kit
Hover the curson on GROUP PROJECTS in the top menu bar
A menu dropdown box should appear, click on JOIN A PROJECT
Type AVOTAYNU in the Search by Surname block
Join the project

If you go to the website for the project at:
Avotaynu DNA Project (avotaynuonline.com)
you will see that there is an email address to contact with questions about your match.

As you have indicated that you have a Big Y 700 test, they should be glad to point you in the right direction!  Adam Brown has given a number of lectures about results from their work that are fascinating.  You can see some of them by searching YouTube for "Adam Brown DNA".

Best Regards,
Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA USA


Re: Genealogy Software #general

michele shari
 

Hi Geoffrey,
I use all Apple computers and I bought the RootsMagic program. It froze and gave me repeated problems. Customer service was useless. I then bought MacFamily Tree and have not had any issues. I can enter DNA results, add categories and it does integrate with FamilySearch and tells you if it found records and gives you the option of reviewing and adding them.
Their customer service is good and price was not expensive and they have add ons like a mobile version so others can use it simultaneously (I don't need that as I am the only one using my tree).
It is quite a robust program that I was able to use without reading the downloadable instruction book but I did use it for reference a few times. I hate reading instructions so I learn as I go and have been fine. Only glitch I found was entering a Religious name (hebrew first name) it just doesn't take it under that category so I just enter it under "additional names/name variation". 
Overall I am very happy with it and their upgrade from v8 to v9 was good and inexpensive. They do have a free trial version.
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL (formerly NY like so many others)
Researching: Farkas, Weiszhauz, Weisshauz (Vamospercs, Tasnad, Carei and other areas in Transylvania); Stauber, Stober, Stouber, Stambor, Malek, Davidovici, Davidovitz, Herstik, Hershtik, Hershtig, Teszler, Tesler (Viseu and surrounding towns, Teresva, Ukraine, Szurdok, Botiza, Dragomiresti).


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #belarus #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake
 

Conflict between the older and younger generations is nothing new, and that includes the Jewish communities in the shtetls. But in my readings of Yizkor book accounts, these seemed to grow sharper in the early 1900s. Often this had to do with the involvement of many younger Jews in social action organizations like the Bund or the Zionist groups that had sprung up and were disdained by many older and more traditional Jews.
 
But this story in the Yizkor book of Mogilev (Mahilyow) in Belarus by the Yiddish writer and playwright David Pinsky, who was born there, looks at the growing cultural gulfs between young and old in a much more personal way. The first paragraph in “Altinke – Cute old one” sets the scene.
 
“The young people are bored to sit with the old and hear their ear ripping chant, the entire strange thing gnawing and disturbing, and they have – with the exception of a few young people, that are still left here – gathered in another room. There they breathed freely, smoked their cigarettes, conducted their conversations and felt far from the old.”
 
The central character in the story — “old grey Reb Zelig, small, settled, broad shouldered and joyful Jew, with a Chassidic essence” — bemoans this state of affairs and makes an energetic effort to bridge the barriers of age.
 
An introduction to the chapter describes the empathy with which Pinsky writes about an older generation that “goes by in front of the readers’ eyes, like a sunset, yet leaves over after itself something of a longing. The reader himself does not know, if it is good that the generation is going away or if it is bad…”
 
 
 

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Chestnut Street Cemetery, Cincinnati #usa

gerrynewnham
 

My ancestor, Hannah Silverstone (nee Harris) died in the 1849 Cholera Epidemic in Cincinnati and I believe she may be buried in the Chestnut Street Cemetery. Is there is a schedule of burials for this cemetery and how I could access it, please?
--
Gerald Newnham
London


Re: Ancestry’s new rules #general

Teewinot
 

I've only deleted private photos, and some of those were copied by
others. I'm not going to waste my time chasing after strangers to get
them to remove them, which they probably won't do anyway. Everything
else on my Ancestry tree is public record. Why delete it? It's helped
me find a lot of relatives and even ones I never knew existed. It's
been a blessing.

Jeri Friedman
Port Saint Lucie, Florida


On 8/13/2021 9:03 AM, Shelley Mitchell wrote:
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
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Shelley Mitchell, NYC shemit@... <mailto:shemit@...>
Searching for TERNER, GOLDSCHEIN, KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD, in Kolomyya;
PLATZ, in Delaytn; and TOPF, in Radautz and Kolomea.
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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 

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