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Final Reminder: The JGS of Pittsburgh Presents: “Practical Genetic Genealogy & Endogamy: Making Sense of Your Ashkenazi Jewish DNA Matches” with Adina Newman #dna #events #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Steve Jaron
 



The next program from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh will be “Practical Genetic Genealogy & Endogamy: Making Sense of Your Ashkenazi Jewish DNA Matches” with Adina Newman. 

Does your family tree look like tumbleweed? Do you have thousands upon thousands of DNA matches that make no sense? DNA matches that don’t show up for your parents, or matches that seem to all match each other? Don’t give up! Learn tips and techniques to mitigate the effects of endogamy in your DNA family search.

Adina Newman, EdD, is the owner of My Family Genie, where she assists clients with their research and blogs about her own family history. Her main interests are in Jewish genealogy, genetic genealogy, and New England. She has a doctorate in educational leadership and the certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. She volunteers as a Facebook moderator for a Jewish genetic genealogy group, Social Media Coordinator for NextGen Genealogy Network, and a discussion leader for ProGen 50. She was also a 2020 recipient of the AncestryProGenealogists scholarship.

Cost for this program is $5 USD. All programs are free for members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh.

For just $18/yr you can become a member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh. Membership include free admission to all programs, subscription to our newsletter, access to our members only portal and access to our private Facebook Group. 

For information on membership and future programs please visit our website.

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Thank You
Steven Jaron (president@...)
JGS President


Help with translation and interpretation of birth certificate from Gorlice, Austria #translation

boisedave@...
 

Hello,
I thought this was the birth certificate (attached below) for my female first cousin twice removed, named Ete (Yetta) Gelb.  Her grandparents (listed on the certificate as Wolf and Roza Fuhrer from Bystra) would have been my 2nd great grandparents.  I requested a translation from the Genealogical Translations Facebook group and they responded with this translation:

Abstract from the book of birth’, Gorlice, Tom. I, page 84 Born: 26 October 1879 Circumcision: 30 October 1879, Gorlice Name: Ete Stand: legitimate Father’s name: Eber Gelb, milk distributer in Bystra, according to local Marriage book 1878. Zl. 12 Name of mother: Chana Gelb in Bystra, daughter of Wolf and Rosa Führer of Bystra Witnesses: Markus Donner named Markus Domer (Can’t read his occupation) of Bystra Midwife: Marya Ducza of Bystra

This calls into question whether this is, in fact my female cousin, as there appears to have been a circumcision.  Is the translation correct or could there be some other explanation?  My relative Yetta's gravestone lists her date of birth as October 30, 1879 which is the same date as the circumcision date on the attached certificate.  Thank you in advance for your help!
Susan Kim
Boise, Idaho


Looking for French naturalization records #france #records

relly800@...
 

Anyone know how to find French naturalization records?  

I am looking for applications in Paris by:
Bynem Fudalowicz
Michael Fudalowicz 

Thanks
Relly Coleman

FUDALOWICZ, WASSESTEIN, FELD


Getting information from US Citizenship and Immigration Service #records #usa

Seymour Samuels
 

I thiink I am the sole supporter of CIS. I've sent many $65 checks and got bupkus.

I have received an e-mail with attached letter telling me that my records are available. I follow the instructions and end up in a continuous loop going back to the same home screen.

Any one have better luck. If so, please advise.

My direct e-mail is linsam4643@...
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Seymour (Sam) Samuels, III

Gainesville, Virginia, USA

e-mail: linsam2@...

Search Interests (Name – other information):

Samuels – Channel Islands (UK); Germany; Poland; Tennessee

Rosenfeld – Germany; District of Columbia; Virginia, Atlanta, GA, USA; Confederate Soldiers; Union Soldiers

Berg – Coblenz (or Koblenz), Germany; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Bobrow – Russia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Denver, Colorado, USA

Wofsy – Daugavpils, Latvia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Haas – Germany (along Rhine River near Worms); Ohio, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Schoen – Germany (Furth (near Nuremberg) and Berlin); Ohio, USA; Atlanta, Georgia

Wenar – Prague; Vienna, Austria; Bernam, Texas, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 


Re: Are there any records from LYUBO OR LYUBAR, UKRAINE? #ukraine

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

Hi Diane,

How certain are you that your family is from Lyubar, Ukraine (formerly Russian Empire)? I notice on the JGFF listing, you have Lyuban, Belarus listed additionally.

There are many lists for Lyubar that have been indexed by surname including ALL Novograd Volynsk revision lists that include Lyubar. Have you looked at the Lyubar KehilaLinks website to begin? See https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lyubar/.

Apologies for not having updated that site in almost two years, as we really need to re-design it. But we have continued to find additional material and projects. In fact, the group of those interested in researching Lyubar paid a team earlier this summer to cleanup the Lyubar Cemetery and photograph all stones - about 700 of them. Volunteers are currently translating them from Hebrew into Russian and English. 

Please contact me offline for more information.
--
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Lyubar Town Leader since 1994
Director, USA Research Division
ekowitt@...


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

hennynow
 

My mother's name was "Ida" but she was known as "Itte" or "Ittele" in Hebrew/Yiddish.
 
Cordially,
Henny
Henriette Moëd Roth
Los Angeles, CA


Stateless in Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #usa

Frank Dyer
 

 
Fri, Jul 30, 9:53 AM
   
to Jewishgen
I recently received documents in the Czech language regarding my uncle
Ladislav Weinberger. He and his family were
murdered in Zamosc, Poland after a brief stay at Terezinstadt. In
attempting to translate the documents into English, I found passages
in my uncle's requests in 1936 and 1938 for passports for himself and
family that seemed to indicate that he had become stateless because
his father had left Czechoslovakia for the United States in 1904 after
divorcing Ladislav's mother.
Was there a mechanism for declaring Jews stateless if a parent
emigrated to the United States? There did not seem to be any valid
reason for doing this to my uncle, who was making a good contribution
as a civil engineer.
Thanks in advance.
--Frank Dyer


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Michele Lock
 

There is a person named Jason Greenberg, who went through New York City naturalization documents for Jewish immigrants from the early 1900s, and he made note of the Yiddish names the immigrants gave as the name they traveled under, and then noted the first name they chose to use here in the US. The paper the person wrote is called "From Rochel to Rose and Mendel to Max". You can find it here: https://academicworks.cuny.edu/gc_etds/1820.

For the name Ida, he found this 28 times in the naturalizations, and 19 times the original name for the person was Chaya (also spelled Khaje, Chaje, Haje). But the other nine times, the original names were a real mix: Gute, Hinde, Hodes, Chave, Rode, Rochel, Toybe, Yochved, and Yudes. 

In my family, most of the persons with the name Ida were originally Chaya, but I do have one Ida who was originally an Itta.

To find out for certain what your great grandmother's Yiddish/Hebrew name was, you ought to get a photo of her gravestone, which should have it shown there.
--
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


Can you read this address? #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

I am attaching a link to a passenger ship manifest showing my great-uncle, David Sancton, on line 5.  I cannot discern the address to which he is going.  I hope someone can make it out. Thanks so much.

https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-details/czoxMjoiMTAyNDg5MDMwMjQ1Ijs=/czo4OiJtYW5pZmVzdCI7
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


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Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Henry Carrey Boston,MA . Carey/Kirzhner/Berestyaner , Belous , Isenberg - Lutsk ; Postolov/Herman/Kolovsky-Zhitomir
 


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As you can tell , the most common Yiddish name that was converted to Ida is Chaya/Chaye/Chaje/Chayke . Do you know where she is buried ? Does the stone have her Hebrew name? The second most common Yiddish name is Edel/Itl/Ite/Ita . 

But there are many other possibilities , on one document, my grandmother Hinde was called Ida . One person in this stream pointed out that her grandmother Ida  was originally  Zlate , a Polish variant of Golde .

Usually , there was a common " American translation"  for most Yiddish names , but in many cases , people just took an American name they happened to like for one reason or another .  

I believe in the Given Names Database on Jewish Gen ( if it still works ) you can put in an American name and get the most common Yiddish origins statistically . You can also look at the Ancestry Jewish section to see if you can get a variations from there. 
If what you are trying to do is to look for a ship manifest , try Chaye/Chaje/Chayke etc first and if that doesn't work , try other common possibilities . Sooner or later , you may get an answer!
Good luck .
Henry H. Carrey


Re: Are there any records from LYUBO OR LYUBAR, UKRAINE? #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa
 

Hi Jake

yes there are revision lists for this town from 1816, 1834 , 1850 and `1858 available on Alex Krakovsky's wiki page - the numbers to the right of each link represent the pages in each file where this town's data begins

Revision List of the Jews of Novograd-Volyn county. 1816 and additional Revision Lists  // DASHO. F. 118. Op. 14. Ref. 172. 118-14-0172 Любар 335-478
Revision List  of the Jews of Novograd-Volyn county. 1850  // RAIN. F. 118. Op. 14. Ref. 197. 118-14-0197 Любар 667–821
Revision List  of the Jews of Novograd-Volyn county. 1850  // RAIN. F. 118. Op. 14. Ref. 197. 118-14-0197 Любар 852-876
Revision List  of the Jews of Novograd-Volyn county. 1858  // RAIN. F. 118. Op. 14. Ref. 207. 118-14-0207 Любар 944-1223
Revision List of the townspeople of the Ostropolian Jews. 1834  // RAIN. F. 118. Op. 14. Ref. 187. 118-14-187 Любар 3–203
--
 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division


looking for town named Chartorey? Charlovey? #russia #romania

Jake Jacobs
 

Ancestor named HANTMAN was born in a town listed on his Petition for Naturalization as Chartorey or Charlovey, Russia. Any ideas where this might be?

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Jews and Hot Air Balooning #general

Jonathan Myers
 

 
Hi - I'm researching the history of Jews in the field of (aviation) ballooning, particularly the late 19th C and early 20th C. In collecting much information on the topic, I want to find out more about  Mr Herron’s East End Scientific Toy Shop. Prior to the first world war, they exhibited at Crystal Palace (possibly the Great Exhibition or another one more science focused). And it's because of that, that a toy balloon (made by the Weinling family) they were exhibiting was seen by the military. The military part I have collected information on but I'd like to know more about the toy shop - and Mr Herron - if anyone has information.
 
 
Thanks
Jonathan Myers
 
 


Re: Are there any records from LYUBO OR LYUBAR, UKRAINE? #ukraine

Ellen
 

Deborah Glassman's website, The Jewish Families of Ostropol, has some records from Revision Lists for Lyubar.

https://jewishfamiliesofostropol.com/revisionlists-lyubar

--
Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY

Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Roberta Sheps
 

Another possibility is Ita (pronounced "Eeta).
Roberta Sheps,
Colchester England


Re: St. Joseph Missouri City Directories. #records

Rose Feldman
 

Years ago I visited the Newberry Public Library in Chicago that had almost a whole floor dedicated to genealogy and had many directories from various areas  around Illinois.  Worthwhile checking - https://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history
The Newberry has been collecting genealogy and local history materials since 1887. Staff at the Genealogy and Local History desk can help you explore the Newberry’s rich collections of family histories; local histories; censuses, probate, deed, court, tax, and cemetery records; military rosters; periodicals; genealogical guides; and reference works.
www.newberry.org

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rose Feldman
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year
Israel Genealogy Research Association 
genealogy.org.il
Help us index more records at http://igra.csindexing.com
 
Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl

 


--
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Re: Are there any records from LYUBO OR LYUBAR, UKRAINE? #ukraine

Miriam Weiner
 

Diane,
Please search the ARCHIVE DATABASE at my website:  www.rtrfoundation.org
The search results produce information about the following record groups for this town:
census:  1816;1834;1850;1851;1856;1858 (INCLUDED IN NOVOGRAD VOLYNSKIY);1862;1872
Holocaust:  1941-1943
List of Jewish workers:  
1834 (LIST OF MERCHANTS);1851 (LIST OF MERCHANTS); 1858 (LIST OF MERCHANTS);1867 (LIST OF MERCHANTS)
Notary records:  
1889-1894;1903-1909;1914-1916

To my knowledge, these specific documents have not been indexed and therefore, you may want to contact the archive directly and ask them to search the records for your surnames (there will be a cost for this; you will need to ask the archive about that).  
Relevant file numbers are in the search results.
Contact info for the Zhitomir Archives:  
https://old.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ra06.php

Good luck.
Miriam Weiner
Secaucus, NJ


The Jews of Rhodes: Between Ottomans and Italians #events

contact@...
 

A Jewish community had lived in Rhodes and Kos since Antiquity. In
1912 Italy captured these Aegean islands from an Ottoman Empire in decline.
Planning an ambitious future 'Roman' empire in the Mediterranean, the
Italian state invested into rebuilding and growing the Jewish community.
Some resident Jews eventually acquired Italian citizenship. But the rise of
Mussolini’s Fascist dictatorship also meant a complex and difficult
relationship between the Italian state and the Jewish community. This talk
discusses the history of Jews in the islands during this period, the
different archival sources available for researching it, and some of the
meanings of this history for contemporary debates about nationality and
belonging. Our speaker this week, Valerie McGuire, is a Lecturer of Italian
Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of St Andrews
(Scotland).

The meeting is on Sunday 19 September 2021 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm
London, 8pm Paris/Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom.
Everyone is invited to join us for free at:
https://www.youtube.com/SephardicGenealogyAndHistory/ Please subscribe to
the YouTube channel. It helps us a lot and reminds you when we are going
live!

Shana Tova, Boas Entradas, Many Years!

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic World


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Linda Higgins
 

My grandfather's sister's name was Chaya/Chaia but she was called Ida.

Linda Gordon Higgins
Spring,, TX  

741 - 760 of 662557