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October 28: Ashkenazi Jewish DNA webinar from the Center for Jewish History #dna #events

Moriah Amit
 

Family History Today: No, You Don’t Really Have 7,900 Fourth Cousins - Getting Started with Ashkenazi Jewish DNA

Thursday, October 28, 5 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

DNA has the potential to be an essential and exciting genealogical tool. But many Eastern European Jewish testers find their DNA results completely overwhelming and unnavigable. In this talk, Jennifer Mendelsohn, an internationally renowned journalist and professional genealogist, will help those with Ashkenazi heritage learn how to make sense of their DNA results. She’ll cover the basics of DNA testing, including why our match lists are so large, (hello, endogamy!) why all our matches seem to match each other (endogamy, again!), and how to spot the meaningful matches and separate them from the faux ones. Using real-life examples of DNA success, you’ll learn techniques that will help you work effectively with DNA to expand your tree.

 

Tickets: Pay what you wish; register here for a Zoom link

 

 

This program is sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History. It is funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
mamit@...


"Young People Speak: Surviving the Holocaust in Hungary" #holocaust #hungary

Susan J. Gordon
 

I found this anthology in my local library, read it and decided to buy a copy too. Published in 1993 by Franklin Watts, it's a collection of stories written by adults who were child survivors of the Holocaust, but it is well worth reading by adults as well as teenagers. To my surprise, I found references to my second cousin, Eva, who was known as "Eva the Swede," in Budapest. Eva took great risks to save others before and after she and her sister were given (some) protection by the Swedish Embassy, which granted them an apartment just outside of the Jewish Ghetto, where they cared for Jewish children and also hid Jews. 

Susan J Gordon (Because of Eva book)
BIALAZURKER - Zbaraz
LEMPERT - Lvov, Skalat


Please help with translation and identification #belarus #translation

Lea Haber Gedalia
 

Shalom  
Attached please find two pictures of LEVIATAN family from Ruzhany Belarus.
Please translate what is written on the back, and if you are, by chance familiar with the people and can identify them, It would be greatly appreciated.
All the Best
Lea Haber Gedalia, Israel


Please help with translation on back of pictures #belarus #translation

Lea Haber Gedalia
 

Dear friends, I am attaching two pictures   of the LEVIATAN family from Ruzhany Belarus.
If you are by chance familiar with this family and can identify members in the pictures, I would greatly appreciate it. I would
also ask for your translation of what is written on their back.
 Thank you and All the Best
Lea Haber Gedalia, Israel


Re: How Do I Access JRI Poland #poland #records

Sarah L Meyer
 

Now I fully understand your question.  Once the donations for each of your towns reaches the level necessary to pay for the records (and possibly) translations, the records become part of the public part of JRI Poland.   Before Stanley's response I would have suggested is if you can afford it donate to Town 1 the first year, Town 2 the second year and Town 3 the third year.  But perhaps Stanley's response indicates another option - write each of the town leaders asking if there are records with your family surname (or given name and surname) from their town.  Now you may learn that your family did not live in town 2 at all and that most of the records for your family are from town 3.  Then I would definitely make the contribution to Town 3 (assuming that you can afford it), and the following year to Town 1.   
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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: Jacob Madelstein naturalization #usa #records

pathetiq1@...
 

Here is the record you are looking for (bottom half). Unfortunately not much information in it. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3MK-C95W-P?cc=3238391&cat=2840253

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Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Re: Looking for transcripts from nazi court in Radom/Krakow 1942 #poland #records

Lewis, Megan
 

Hi Alex,

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has selected records from the Radom prison (RG-15.112) and the District Court in Radom 1942-1944 (RG-15.354.) Go to our Collections Search catalog https://collections.ushmm.org and search for the RG#s I listed.  Both collections have finding aids under supplementary materials in the right column.  Search the finding aids for your great-uncle's name.  If you find him you can send a copy request to reference@....  Please include the RG# and the file number in your request- it makes our job easier.  RG-15.354 also has a user declaration that needs to be completed and sent to us before we can send you the copies. Sending us the completed form when you make your request also makes our job easier.

If you want you can address your request to me.

Megan Lewis
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Re: Query about how someone from Nyitra megye ends up in Mauthasen #general

Lewis, Megan
 

Start with the Mauthausen records on the Arolsen Archives website arolsen-archives.org and go backwards.  Many times the records about incoming prisoners will list where they came from. You should at least learn when he arrived at Mauthausen. If you hit a brick wall you can submit a search request with them, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or Yad Vashem.

I am working at home and don't have access to my Slovakian sources handy, so this is just a theory.  Many of the deportations from Slovakia went to Auschwitz.  The person in question was probably chosen for work either in Auschwitz or another camp (if it is the latter he was never registered as an Auschwitz prisoner), was sent to one or more camps or subcamps for slave labor, and ended up in Mauthausen at the end of the war, possibly at the end of a death march.

Megan Lewis, reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Musesum


Re: Pre 1895 Records from Ugocsa Megye #hungary

Friedman116@...
 

Hi, 
Regarding research in Szöllős ( Vinohradiv) recommend to contact Mr Baruch Huber from Ungvár. 
He is a local researcher, I'm sure he can tell you if the records exist in the state archive. 
His email : huberbelay@...

All the best and good luck.

Mark Friedman
 


Query about how someone from Nyitra megye ends up in Mauthasen #general

JACOB MICHAEL
 

Hello 
Can anybody help me with this?
I am looking to understand how someone from Nyitra megye ends up in Mauthasen  at end ofWw2?
Sources for Research 
Stages / points of travail 
Many thanks 
Jacob Michel 
Israel 

 


Abraham Mandelstam #usa #general

philafrum
 

Also seeking background documents/information about the immigration of Abraham Mandelstam.
 
Granted citizenship on October 1, 1894, Vol. 3, p. 798, Common Pleas Court in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
Jacob Madelstein is listed on p. 793 of same volume.  I wonder if he and Abraham are related, even thous surnames don't match exactly.  I believe the correct surname is Mandelstein/Mendelstein.
 
Thanks.
 
Evan Fishman

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Evan Fishman
New Jersey
MANDELSTEIN, LISNITZER, ADELMAN, PRESSEISEN, BURSTEIN, UDIN--Ukraine
FISHMAN--Terespol, Poland
FINKEL-- Brest Litovsk, Belarus


Jacob Madelstein naturalization #usa #records

philafrum
 

I'm trying to access background documents regarding the naturalization of Jacob Madelstein in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
According to both the New England Petitions for Naturalization Index and Connecticut District Court National Indexes, his naturalization was entered on September 26, 1894 in New Haven Common Pleas Court--Vol. 3, p. 793.
 
I've been unable to find a manifest for him so I'm anxious to see what his naturalization file indicates.  Can someone suggest how to do that?
 
Thanks.
 
Evan Fishman

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Evan Fishman
New Jersey
MANDELSTEIN, LISNITZER, ADELMAN, PRESSEISEN, BURSTEIN, UDIN--Ukraine
FISHMAN--Terespol, Poland
FINKEL-- Brest Litovsk, Belarus


JGS Toronto. Two Virtual October SIG Meetings. DNA SIG (Adam Brown) and Ukraine SIG (Marla Waltman). #events #dna #ukraine

Jerry Scherer
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto

 

For this month’s special, we are opening our two October 2021 SIG programmes to both members and non-members. The recordings for these two SIGs will only be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website. As per our policy, we will return to keeping future SIG programmes and their recordings open only to JGS Toronto members.

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

DNA SIG

The Avotaynu DNA  Project

Speaker:  Adam Brown

Tuesday, 19 October at 7:30 pm. ET

Adam Brown – The Genetic Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People

Under the auspices of the Technion (Israel’s MIT), the Avotaynu DNA Project is a landmark scientific study that has tested over a thousand men in far-flung Jewish communities from China to Surinam. Project Administrator Adam Brown will describe what the Project has learned thus far about Jewish origins, as well as the latest discoveries about our migrations during the last 3,000 years of Jewish history.

Adam Brown, Director of the AvotaynuDNA Project, is the Managing Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com. He was the co-chair of the 2017 IAJGS international summer conference on Jewish genealogy.  He speaks frequently on topics pertaining to DNA, Jewish history, and the application of technology to genealogical pursuits.

The Avotaynu DNA Project is a collaboration of experienced Jewish DNA project administrators, historians and geneticists worldwide to develop an online knowledge base that will enable genealogists to discovery the history of their own families and at the same time allow historians and demographers to illuminate the history of the Jewish People.

If you have tested at FTDNA, join the project by logging in at www.JewishDNA.org and identify yourself as a member of JGS Toronto so Adam can be prepared to answer any particular questions you may have during Q & A.

The project currently has DNA from thousands of participants from around the globe in its database. Their aim has been to describe the origins and migrations of the world’s Jewish populations since the founding of the Jewish People approximately 3,000 years ago.

Join us on to hear Adam describe and present his findings on the history of our heritage using the tools of the Avotaynu project.

Register at jgstoronto.ca/register

 

UKRAINE SIG

Jewish Life in Ukraine: A selected history from 800 to 1914

Speaker: Marla Waltman

Monday, 25 October at 7:30 p.m.

The JGS Toronto Ukraine Special Interest Group (SIG) provides an opportunity for members and registered guests to focus on subjects of interest for those with ancestors from Ukraine.

This presentation, “Jewish Life in Ukraine: A selected history from 800 to 1914”, will provide an introduction to the history of Ukraine as it pertains to Jewish settlement, from early recorded records, through the years of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Russian Empire, to 1914 and the start of the First World War. Given the length of the period covered, the presentation will examine the major political events and economic realities that had an impact on Jews and their neighbours. Its emphasis will be on the lands now part of modern Ukraine that were annexed by Catherine II (known as Catherine the Great by Russians) for the Russian Empire in 1772, and known as the Pale of Settlement. 

Marla Waltman, a former President of JGS Toronto and current Board member, was born in Toronto. Her paternal grandparents emigrated to Canada from Ukraine in the 1920s following other family members who arrived as early as 1905. Marla received a B.A. in History and Anthropology from York University and an M.A. in History from Queen’s University. Over a 32 year career, she worked in Ottawa as an archivist at Library and Archives Canada, policy advisor on heritage institutions and the Canadian music industry at Canadian Heritage, policy chief at the Canadian Literacy Secretariat, and Chief of the Culture Statistics Program at Statistics Canada. Her passion is genealogical research and sharing what she has learned with others.

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

 

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Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

jscherer@...

 

 

 

 

Jerry


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #translation

Dror Bereznitsky
 

Hello

I've posted a letter in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address -

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM95474

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Dror Bereznitsky


Wysokie Mazowieckie City Directories 1880-1930 #poland

JrRothst@...
 

I'm wondering if any of the Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland City Directories from the 1880 to 1930 exist anywhere online or even in a library in Poland?

Jerald A. Rothstein  jrrothst@...


SCJGS invites you to- O'Canada: Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors from Afar with Marion Werle on October 24 #announcements #events #canada #records

Leah Kushner
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

 "O' Canada- Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors from Afar "   


Speaker:  
Marion Werle. Professional genealogist


Sunday, October, 24. 2021, 1pm Pacific Time Zone/4pm Eastern  . 

Register:Here
Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests

 This presentation concentrates on internet-based Canadian family research that can be done from virtually anywhere. The focus is on the major years of Jewish immigration to Canada after 1880 and ranges from Jewish farming settlements in the Canadian West to immigration to larger cities. The presentation covers the major sources of Canadian genealogical records– government, general genealogy websites, educational and other institutions – and includes ship manifests, naturalization records, Canadian census and census substitutes, city directories, voter lists, 1940 residence records, Jewish communal institutions, vital records, cemetery data, military records and local histories.


Bio: Marion Werle, a professional genealogist, began family history research 25 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of JGSLA and JGSCV (Conejo Valley/Ventura County) and is a past president and founding member of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group). She is currently on the board of the revitalized JewishGen Latvia Research Division. She has an ongoing interest in applying general genealogical methodology standards to Jewish research. Marion has also spoken at several IAJGS conferences and local genealogical societies in the Southern California area.


Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder. For more information or membership information membership.scjgs@...

Contact: Leah Kushner

 President, SCJGS
Santa Cruz, California
 

SCJGSociety@...

 


Re: Bessarabia Revision Lists #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Teodoro,  thanks for your email.  Sometimes I am thinking that almost no one reads emails.  I hope this message will be helpful to everybody.

Teodoro,  you are correct, not all data on this 1910  list is right.  When we completed this set, we put an additional article about this set, explaining specific of that year list.

If you go to Introductory pages for Revision Lists -  https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/bessarabiarevisionlists.html 


Click and get the whole Inventory of Revision lists...
Find in that table Kishinev  1910...  and on the right column you find a link to that article Alan wrote  "Kishinev1910FamilyList".
Please let me know if you cannot find that article.

We wrote articles about a number of Revision list sets.  They could help you to understand what is special there.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Marriage license #hungary

Donna Kanlan
 

I have been unsuccessful in trying to locate a marriage license for my maternal great grandparents. The groom is Geza Haaz born Apr 1854, and the bride is Johanna/Janka Kohn or Kahn born approx 1867. Their first child was born 1883 in Vecseklo, Hungary so they were probably married 1881-1882. Prior to immigrating to the US it showed my ggf lived in Tomasi Hungary. Can anyone access the marriage licenses during that era? Thank you for any assistance.
Donna Kanlan


Re: How Do I Access JRI Poland #poland #records

Helen
 

I'm not sure I understand Stanley's response.  There is, in fact, a required donation to each town in order to receive offline records/indexes. I understand Sana Loue's question and I face the same issue.  I fully understand and respect the need for donations, but it is difficult for researchers who don't know which towns to search.  Maybe all off-line records could be behind one paywall and with one donation we can have access all available records.

Thanks,
Helen Gonzales


JGSCT Virtual Program, October 17, 2021, 1:30pm Eastern, Randy Schoenberg, How to Improve Your Family Tree with Collaboration on Geni.com #announcements #education #events

gkreynolds
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Randy Schoenberg on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 1:30 pm.  The topic is How to Improve Your Family Tree with Collaboration on Geni.com.

Geni is an online genealogy platform seeking to build the definitive online family tree. Using the basic free service at Geni.com, users add and invite their close relatives to join their family tree. All Geni users can share photos, videos, and documents with their families. Geni’s Pro subscription service allows users to find matching trees and merge those into the single world family tree, which currently contains over 100 million living users and their ancestors. Additional pay services include enhanced research tools and premium support. Geni welcomes casual genealogists and experts who wish to discover new relatives and stay in touch with family.

In this talk, Schoenberg will provide insights into using the Geni platform to make connections and conduct genealogical research.

Randy Schoenberg is an attorney in California, and a volunteer curator on Geni, and one of Geni's most active users, managing about 235,000 profiles.He is a board member of JewishGen and the Co-Founder of JewishGen's Austria-Czech Special Interest Group. He founded and moderates the Jewish Genealogy Portal group on Facebook, with over 37,000 members, the largest Jewish genealogy group in existence. He administers the Schoenberg FamilyTree DNA Project, Kolisch Family Tree DNA Project and Zeisel FamilyTree DNA Project. He is also the author of the Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy and the co-author of Getting Started with Czech-Jewish Genealogy.

Free for JGSCT members.  Donation of $5 for non-members.  Please visit www.jgsct.org for additional information.

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Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut

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