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Russia labor camps #russia

Shimy Karni
 

I found testimonies written by my aunt about my fathers and his brother, my uncle.
The testimonies are about the following labor camps and I have questions about them:
1. I quote: " in the summer of 1942 i was transferred to around Archangelsk, Siberia.
I helped to build roads in order to get Coal Mines...".
I looked at Wikipedia, and I did not see coal mines in the area. 
Also I am not sure if Archangelsk is in Siberia.
Can any one advise?
2.  I quote: "From Kazan I was sent to another labor camp in Dunbar..."
Does any one knows where is this place?

Thanks,
Shimi Karni, Israel


Is records from Lukowica Bukovina exists? #records #austria-czech #ukraine

Shimy Karni
 

I found only church records from Lukowica Bukovina.
Do any one knows if Jewish records from this place exist and where?

Thanks,
Shimi Karni, Israel


Re: The relationship between Pashtuns and Jews #general

Adam Cherson
 

Great discussion!

Based on my studies it seems that generally speaking the Pashtuns are more like the 'Lost Tribes of Europe' than of Israel. This because there is a large Pashtun affinity to the pre-historic Western European Hunter Gatherers (who were largely displaced by migrants coming from the East in later millennia). There is an interesting academic discussion these days about where the Western European Hunter Gatherers may have wound up, and one possible answer is: Central Asia.

The Pashtuns show a strong dna affinity to the ancient remains sampled at Sharh-I-Shokta (dating to circa 2800 BCE) and the corresponding Helmand Civilization. The Pashtuns have little affinity to ancient Levantine genes.

Interestingly there is one affinity both populations share: to the ancient Zagrosian samples (Northern Zagros Mountains), with these genes representing on average about 50% of Pashtun origins and on average about 22% of Jewish origins. The Zagrosian signal is visible in the ancient Canaanite (possibly Jewish samples from the Near East) which means it is not the result of subsequent assimilation during Jewish diaspora periods. For example the famous sample from Abel Beth Maacah dating to circa 928 BCE is about 28% Zagrosian.

In sum, there could be Jewish Lost Tribe origins in Pashtun ancestry, albeit highly diluted to the point where Levantine genes have disappeared in the modern Pashtuni population . The appearance of a Pashtuni male expressing the J-Z18271 haplogroup would be strong evidence of this hypothesis. I am currently conducting a project at FTDNA studying the Lost Tribes of Israel from this perspective and would appreciate any such knowledge regarding Pashtuni haplgrouping, now or in future.


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Adam Cherson


Rubin-Adler-Marciano families of Lawrence & LI. #usa

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the descendants of Rubin Rosphitz Dynasty
whose patriarch was Dr. Samuel Rubin (1922-2012), father of Rena
(married Rabbi Dr. Baruch Adler of Lawrence), Dr. Menachem Pinchas
Rubin, a neurologist, living in Riverdale), Sr Sholem Rubin of
Lawrence and Aviva (married Dr. Martin Broker, a radiologist).
NEIL Rosenstein.


Re: The relationship between Pashtuns and Jews #general

Lenoppenheim@...
 

The story that Pashtuns have a Jewish connection is not factual.  The "lost tribe" aspect was most likely promulgated by 19th century British explorers and missionaries.  I lived for two years in the 1960's in Kandahar, the Pashtun heartland, and I have remained in touch with many Afghans ever since. I have never met a Pashtun who referred to the "Bani Israel" in reference to their genealogical history.  

In reference to the AJEX Newsletter article:
1.  Pashtuns don't have a tradition of "lighting candles on Friday night".  If they do light candles it's because they don't have electricity and they light candles/lanterns every night and not just Fridays.  
2.  Pashtuns don't separate milk from meat.  In fact there are popular Afghan dishes in which meat is served with yogurt based dressings.  
3.  The deceased are generally wrapped in a shroud when buried (no coffin).  After being placed in the grave a decedent may then be covered by a stone or board and then covered by earth. At the burial a stone is generally placed on the ground over the area of the head and of the foot of the buried person.  I don't know of any tradition of placing stones on graves as a sign of a visit as is often done in the Ashkenazi tradition.    

There were two small communities of Afghan Jews in Afghanistan when I lived there; in Kabul and in Herat.  All but one of the Afghan Jews have emigrated, most of them having gone to Israel and New York.  Currently the only Afghan Jew remaining in Afghanistan lives in Kabul.   

Len Oppenheim


Re: Editable family tree forms #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I would suggest getting genealogy software made for a Mac.  The following programs are either Mac only or have Mac versions.  Some have free trials.  Ask here or google reviews:  In alphabetical order Family Tree Maker, Heredis, Reunion and Roots Magic.  I know that Heredis and Roots Magic have free trial versions.  I am not a Mac user, but my husband is (but I do the genealogy - using a Windows only program).
--
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: Supral and Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Richard:

The Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok is the only surviving Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok that has been preserved and has Matzevot. Bagnowka contains maybe 4,000 Matzevot out of what once was over 30,000. This cemetery has been documented by The Foundation for Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland. The link to the list of burials for Bialystok is at https://cemetery.jewish.org.pl/list/c_91. The homepage for the Foundation is  https://cemetery.jewish.org.pl/

The Jewish Community of Suprasl buried their departed at the Bagnowka Cemetery starting in 1892 when this Cemetery opened. 

Mark Halpern
Bialystok Area Coordinator for JRI-Poland and JewishGen

 

On 2021-09-05 7:25 am, Richard Oppenheimer wrote:

Does anyone know if a list of all those buried in the two Bialystok cemeteries is available on the internet?
--
Richard Oppenheimer
Venice, Florida, USA


Searching for Abraham Kowenski in Mir #belarus #records

Yehuda Rubin
 

My records show that my second great grandfather, Abraham (Avraham Yaakov Alter) Kowenski died in 1936 in Mir, Belarus. (I had submitted him as a Holocaust victim to Yad Vashem several years ago, when I had incorrect information. I will ask Yad Vashem to remove him once I have proof that he wasn’t a victim.)
I am trying to find his vital record/s in order that I can find the names of his parents. I haven’t been able to find any library or archive that has Mir Jewish vital records.
Does anyone know of any archives in the United States which carry such records? Would Mir records possibly appear in records of Grodno or Minsk?
Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided.
--
Yehuda Rubin
Lakewood, NJ
yehudazevrubin@...


Baron de HIrsch Fund and the Woodbine, NJ Agricultural Colony #records #usa

diamondesllc@...
 

I am trying to determine how, from where, and according to what criteria, the initial 50 to 60 jewish families were selected by the Baron de HIrsch Fund to initially populate the jewish agricultural colony in Woodbine, NJ.  The original families settled in Woodbine during the period from 1892, when the Fund established the Colony, to the late 1890s.  As part of my effort, I am trying to determine why there is such a large disparity between the listing of residences in Woodbine belonging to Jewish emigrants according to the 1895 NJ census (87) and the number of deeds registered to jewish emigrants in Woodbine (~ 15) through 1895?  I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information or anecdotal evidence related to this issue.  

Steve Diamond
New York City


Re: Book on Alte Rebbe descendants #rabbinic

Yehuda Rubin
 

I’m not sure where you’re located, but there is Sefer Ha’tzeetzaim, written by Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Heilprin, about the descendants of the Baal Hatanya in the New York Public Library. It’s reference only, so you’ll need to use it there.
If you’re located elsewhere, the following link shows all libraries that have it: https://www.worldcat.org/title/sefer-ha-tseetsaim-ilan-yohsin-li-tseestae-shneur-zalman-mi-liadi-shushelet-ha-dorot-shel-rabenu-mishpahah-vi-mishpahah-shemot-u-feratim-toldot-hayehem-torat-ve-sipurim-shel-nesie-habad-le-dorotehem-yahad-im-nasi-dorenu-menahem-mendel-shneurson/oclc/1085199795&referer=brief_results

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Yehuda Rubin 
Lakewood, NJ
yehudazevrubin@...


Rosh Hashanah Greetings from Gesher Galicia #announcements #austria-czech #poland #ukraine #galicia

Steven Turner
 

On behalf of the officers and the board of Gesher Galicia I would like to wish our members and friends a Shanah Tovah Umetukah. May you all be inscribed in the Book of Life for a year of good health, happiness and prosperity.
 
As we look back on 5781 we appreciate all that you have allowed us to share with you and look forward to 5782 with excitement for all that we will be able to do together.
 
We hope you enjoy your holidays with your family and loved ones and we urge everybody to please stay safe in these uncertain times.
 
Warmest regards,
Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


Re: Uncle of R' Samuel b. Aryeh Leyb Deiches, Dayan in Vilna ca. 1750 #lithuania

yairsegalparis@...
 


Re: Morris and Matilda Lyons #germany #unitedkingdom

paveanyu@...
 

Hi,                      5th September 2021

I wonder , if it is any help--or not?

In a public --Jewish Telephone book--London NW4 --
The  Telephone book been printed about 10 years ago.

There is  a Miss. A  Lyons---tel:  020-8201-5993  Fax: 020-8201 5992
and        a Miss S. Lyons     tel:: 020-8201-5994  Fax. 020-8201-5992

Same address

Best of luck
Veronika Pachtinger
London -UK

I would like to take the opportunity  to
Wish  a
Guth Gebenched , Mazeldike  Healthy Happy Year to 
Everybody at Jewish Gen 
and to
Klal Yisroel

Countless Blessed Healthy Years ahead in prosperity to All.
paveanyu@...


Supral and Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Richard Oppenheimer
 

Does anyone know if a list of all those buried in the two Bialystok cemeteries is available on the internet?
--
Richard Oppenheimer
Venice, Florida, USA


New - The Warsaw KehilaLink #warsaw #JewishGenUpdates

Eli Rabinowitz
 

 
Hi All
 
I am pleased to advise that we have added my 88th Jewishgen KehilaLink:
 
WARSAW Poland
 
We have launched the site somewhat modestly, and trust we will receive many articles including family stories, photos, trees and newsletters.
 
The Warsaw KehilaLink address is:
 
If you would like to add your contribution to the site, or have any queries, please email me at eli@....
 
For the list of and links to my 88 KehilaLinks, please visit:
 
If you are looking for examples of excellent family stories and newsletters, please visit these two links:
 
 
and
 
 
The Kimberley site is a successful collaboration between Geraldine Auerbach MBE in London, and myself in Perth Australia, as well as the many individual contributors all around the globe. Your story will be secure on Jewishgen’s server, and can be easily accessed by over 500000 Jewishgen members. 
 
I am also adding a Google Search app within each KehilaLink, making this function more powerful.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Finally, I would like to wish you Shana Tova U’metukah.
 
Best regards
 
Eli Rabinowitz
 
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Re: Morris and Matilda Lyons #germany #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan
 

Often surname changes are random.  In Scotland, we have Lyons families over the years who were previously  Entein, Lasker, Nussbaum etc.  There were also families which took the name Lyon.

Interestingly, my grandfather's Hebrew name was Aryeh Leib, but his Scottish birth certificate in 1890 lists him as Lion Kaplan - with lion being a direct translation of Aryeh.  All through his life, though, he was known as Louis!

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland


Re: Morris and Matilda Lyons #germany #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan
 

But what hasn't survived in Glasgow are any Jewish records of birth or marriage before the late 1850s.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow

On Sat, 4 Sep 2021, 16:35 Michael Tobias, <michael@...> wrote:
It is not that the possible marriage and birth records in Glasgow did not survive - they never existed.  Statutory Registration in Scotland did not start until 1855 - before that families registered in Churches (Old Parish Registers) and Jews were exempt.  Some Jewish families registered at the Parishes but they are few and far between.

There were other German-Jewish families in Scotland from the late 18th century who used the surname LYONS or LYON. In one case the father's given name was Leib (Yiddish meaning the animal Lion, hence the choice of surname).  Most German families in Germany at that time did not have surnames. 

Several researchers have family trees on Ancestry which give the names of Matilda's parents and her maiden name as LOVELL.  I see that son Isidore married Lavinia LOVELL so there might have been an ongoing connection between those families.

Michael Tobias
Glasgow, Scotland


Re: Editable family tree forms #general

Lee Jaffe
 

I second the recommendation to try a spreadsheet. I'd been looking for a way to represent my family tree in form inexperienced family members could follow without any luck. Then a cousin shared a hand-drawn tree created decades ago by a distant relative. The format was readily applied to a spreadsheet and I was able to quickly transcribe the original to Google Docs. Even better, I could share the private document with family members and get their updates and correction. After transcribing the original as-is, I've made a copy which I'm updating and enhancing, color-coding and annotating entries.  I particularly like the ability to keep generations in alignment with labeled rows.  I'm still waiting for updates from some cousins but once it is is reasonably up-to-date, I plan on trying to get it printed in a banner format -- it looks to run 5-6' wide - and share copies with my family.

Understand, this is not a simple project. You can't cut and paste or upload a GEDCOM file to populate your tree.  Nor have I tried to make it attractive a la Henry Gates' book of life.  But it is workable and readable.

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: The relationship between Pashtuns and Jews #general

Yehoshua Sivan
 


Re: The relationship between Pashtuns and Jews #general

haakonc@...
 

There has been a lot of ink spilled on this, and I’m not sure there is a definitive answer yet.

If the Pashtuns and the Jews are in fact closely related, this should show up in their DNA. Even here I’ve seen various claims, mostly unsourced. This post throws some doubt on their close relationship. The author is not a population geneticist, but he does give sources.


https://www.quora.com/Are-the-Jewish-people-genetically-closer-to-the-Pashtuns-than-to-the-Arabs

Haakon Chevalier

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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