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Re: Question about the origin of my last name and familiy #hungary

stephen@...
 

If you think you have the Sephardi ancestry a good place to start would be to do a DNA test with MyHeritage to see if this comes up in your ancestry. There’s not 100% guarantee that it will show up, even if you have Sephardi Ancestry, but it’s worth a try.
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Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


Re: DNA testing #dna

stephen@...
 

I have tested with all four major DNA companies and I have found close and distant relatives on all of them. I manage more than 20 kits and for one of them I even found a half brother. It works best if you have a decent family tree to begin with, otherwise it’s a bit of a hit or miss. All four companies have their pros and cons on how they analyse and present their data. If you are serious about finding relatives then you have to be on all four and it’s best to test with them rather than transfer data because some of it gets chopped off. One advantage that MyHeritage offers is that it has a far higher European client base.
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Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


Re: DNA testing #dna

clucenti@...
 

The most important factor to consider when choosing a DNA test is what are you trying to accomplish? If you are searching for health-related information, 23andMe is probably still one of the better tests. If you are trying to determine ethnicity, Ancestry appears to be doing a better and better job, especially as their database increases. But none of the tests appear to be perfect in this regard. This is due, in part, to the limitation of test subjects self-reporting what they believe their ancestry to be.

If you are trying to find close relatives that might help you to better trace your ancestry, then the key is the size of the database. The larger the database, the more DNA kits that can be compared with yours, and the greater the chance of finding important DNA matches. Ancestry has one of the larger databases, and I have found it the most useful of the websites that I have tested on. 

If you are trying to trace your male ancestral line only, hoping to find other surnames associated with your male ancestral line or prove that someone else with your same surname is descended from the same ancestor, then you need to use a website that tests Y-DNA (applicable to males only), such as FamilyTreeDNA. However, I find that their database has remained relatively stagnant for a long time, so even this website does have its limitations.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Cary Pollack
Tamarac, Florida


Re: DNA testing #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

What do you mean by accurate?  If you mean ethnicity, it is a science in its infancy, and is generally accurate for most people to the continent level because people moved around and intermarried.  If you are 100% AJ or close to it, then all of the sites (except Living DNA) generally identify Ashkenazic Jews accurately.  MyHeritage does have reference populations for Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews.  
If you are talking about the shared DNA with your matches, MyHeritage tends to impute longer segments than other companies - and these may or may not be accurate.  Ancestry on the other hand has an algorithm TMBER which shrinks already small DNA matches even farther.   But all of the big 4 companies (Ancestry, 23 & me, FTDNA and My Heritage) are reputable and give you matches and good results.  The first two of the big 4 require that you test with them, and they are spit tests.  The last two accept uploads of your results from other companies and will give you matches (the amount of shared DNA from a direct test will be higher than from an upload).  The last two companies also use a cheek swab instead of a spit test.  Many people test with all 4.  Thanksgiving sales are on, so it is a good time to test.
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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: polish citizenship passport issued in Warsaw in 1921 #poland

Frank Szmulowicz
 

Map of divided Volhynia (blue) between Ukrainian and Polish (Wołyń) part, and Eastern Galicia (orange) in 1939

In 1921, after the end of the Polish–Soviet War, the treaty known as the Peace of Riga divided the Volhynian Governorate between Poland and the Soviet Union. Poland took the larger part and established Volhynian Voivodeship.

Most of eastern Volhynian Governorate became part of the Ukrainian SSR, eventually being split into smaller districts. During that period, a number of national districts were formed within the Soviet Ukraine as part of cultural liberalization. The policies of Polonization in Poland led to formations of various resistance movements in West Ukraine and West Belarus, including Volhynia. In 1931 the Vatican of the Roman Catholic Church established a Ukrainian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Volhynia, Polesia and Pidliashia (Wolhynien, Polissia und Pidliashia in German), where the congregation practiced the Byzantine Rite in Ukrainian language.

From 1935 to 1938 the government of the Soviet Union deported numerous nationals from Volhynia in a population transfer to Siberia and central Asia, as part of the dekulakization, an effort to suppress peasant farmers in the region. These people included Poles of Eastern Volhynia (see Population transfer in the Soviet Union).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volhynia

Frank Szmulowicz


Re: New York City Death Certificate #records #usa

mrsbrite@...
 

Another member gave me directions to copy the URL from SteveMorse search results and then enter it in the Ancestry thru the library portal.. but i kept on getting directed back to sign in/up for Ancestry. Does anyone have a fix for that. I guess it wont matter since the actual death certificate is not in Ancestry.  Since I know the cemetery he is interred in I wrote to them to plead my case. VitalRecords REFUNDED! my money because they don't have the record!??  I really wonder if they have people working there that can or will actually do the job. 

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Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN


Re: Szatmar, Hungary #hungary

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,

You may want to review an interesting website about SatuMare, maintained by George Elefant. The links I found within his website pages are (clickable links):
    1. Satu Mare Birth Registry

    2. Satu Mare Marriage Registry

    3. Satu Mare Cemeteries

    4. Satu Mare Memento

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Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


Re: RootsMagic Support Not Responsive #general

Richard Stower
 

I have been using RootsMagic 8 for a few weeks. I have had a couple of questions about use and an error message. They have responded with hours or a day. I told them about customer service issues being raised in this group. Here is their response (posted with their permission). 


We've had over 6,000 support tickets and are still trying to work our way through this backlog. Some support agents are able to manage their queues better than others. We are sorry about the wait our customers are experiencing. We are making tickets with issues downloading, installing and importing of files higher priority. I've asked support to review all their outstanding tickets today to make sure none of those are still waiting. 

They also said they will be providing frequent updates. Yes, they may have published 8 before it was really ready but I think it has great potential for organizing family trees. 

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine

Researching Kolomyya: SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, BEISER, GRAFF. 
 
Chortkiv/Budaniv: GROSS, FELLNER, HOCHMAN
 
Dobrowa Tarnowską: KANNER, SCHMIDT, WERNER
 


Re: Free book with more than 50 testimonies from Jewish survivors from Belgium #holocaust

Reinier
 

In addition to the orphanages mentioned in my previous message, I forgot to mention that the book also includes survivors who were in the orphanages in Lasne, Oudergem (Auderghem), Villa Miravalle (Boitsfort) and Hirondelles, as well as the orphanages in Israel in Kibbutz Nitzanim, the Alonei Yitzhak Youth Institution, Pardes Hanna and Kiryat Ye'arim.

Reinier Heinsman
heinsmanreinier@...
The Netherlands


Re: Szatmar, Hungary #hungary

Valentin Lupu
 

Szatmarcseke is a town in Hungary, Feheryamat district in Szabolcz-Szatmar-Bereg county. Szatmar (or Szatmarnemety) also known by his Romanian name Satu Mare is a different town in north-western part of Romania. The records are kept in Satu Mare Archives,
Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Re: Tay-Sachs- name used on 19th century European death records? #general #records

David Lewin
 

At 11:25 09/11/2021, Susan Miller via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:

What was the named used on 19th century European death records for Tay-Sachs.

Thank you for any and all responses.
Susan Miller
 
Pekar (Rozhiv, Kiev, Ukraine)
Davidov (Pushelot, Pumpenai, Lithuania)
Dorman (Rumsiskes, Ziezmariai, Lithuania/Obukhiv, Kiev, Ukraine)
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Extract From Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay%E2%80%93Sachs_disease
The disease is named after British ophthalmologist Waren Tay, who in 1881 first described a symptomatic red spot on the retina of the eye; and American neurologist Bernard Sachs, who described in 1887 the cellular changes and noted an increased rate of disease in Ashkenazi Jews. [6] Carriers of a single Tay–Sachs allele are typically normal. [2] It has been hypothesized that being a carrier may confer protection from tuberculosis, explaining the persistence of the allele in certain populations. [7] Researchers are looking at gene therapy or enzyme replacement therapy as possible treatments. [2]

David Lewin
London

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at https://remember.org/unite/


Re: polish citizenship passport issued in Warsaw in 1921 #poland

kosfiszer8@...
 

Some areas on the west of the current Ukraine were part of Poland and that may be the reason his passport is Polish. Welcome to the world of European history and changing boundaries. Regards.

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Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Re: Szatmar, Hungary #hungary

Avi Markovitz
 

Hi Barbara,

My late father Georg Markovits, was born in Szatmar (11/11/1928), I would  be more than happy to see those records. Is it possible and if so how?

Thank you
Avi Markovits
avi.markovitz@...
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Interested in: Markovits, Garay, Ehrenreich, Lubeck, Weisz, Herskovits
Hadad (hodod), Bajmok, Sopron, Alsoberekszo, Szatmat, Nagyvarad, Nagyszentmiklós (Sânnicolau Mare)
 


Census of Jews in Brookline, MA #general #usa

Myra Fournier
 

Hi, everyone:
I am writing an article about the history of Jews in Brookline, MA, one of the Jewish hubs of Greater Boston.
The US census data lists the number of residents in Brookline every ten years dating back to 1790.
However, I only found one incidental estimate of the Jewish population in the year 2002, 30%.
I have contacted the Brookline Public Library and the Brookline Historical Commission seeking records or information, but came up empty.
I know it's highly unlikely that a Jewish headcount is taken by city/town in modern times, but if anyone knows of such a resource, or another method of searching, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
Tx.
Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA
mjfourn@...


Re: Finding family born Russian Poland #records #unitedkingdom

jlevy2008@...
 

Hello Paul,

Do you mean that you would like to establish the specific town/city/village in Russian Poland from whence they came?

I would first urge you to provide the details (names, ages and location) of the family that you have found in the 1871 census. 

The first step would be to try to trace the family through the other censuses up till 1911. If you're lucky, a more specific place of birth may have been recorded in one of the years.

The other thing to investigate would be naturalisation records. You can search for these on the website of the UK's National Archives. The National Archives

Did this family have any children with them, i.e. born in Russian Poland, who then later married in the UK? If this is the case, it will be worthwhile investigating whether a so-called marriage authorisation is held in the archives of either the United Synagogue or the Federation of Synagogues, whose chief rabbis issued such authorisations to permit a couple to marry in a synagogue. The MA should specify the place of birth of both groom and bride. I can provide more details later.

Regards,

Justin Levy
(Dubai)


Re: Tay-Sachs- name used on 19th century European death records? #general #records

lydgateaction@...
 

Nothing. It would not have been recognised as a specific disease separate from many other progressive neurological diseases in children (such as Sandhoff, Leigh syndrome and many others, as well as non genetic diseases such as meningitis) until around 1880, and even then most patients would not have been recognised as having a specific identifiable separate disease (that you could translate on a death record) for many decades after that. 

Dr Aubrey Blumsohn

Sheffield, UK


Re: Simeon Greenberg #unitedkingdom

Boruch Fishman
 

Hi,

My mother's father is a Greenberg , and we know little about him except two facts. He was apparently a Cohen and he came from Odessa. Do either of these facts correspond to the little you know of your husband's ancestors?
Boruch Fishman


FILLED UP: FTDNA Matches Workshop Mon Dec 27, 2021 3-6 pm EST #announcements #dna #education #events #jgs-iajgs

Arthur Sissman
 

Workshop is not overflowing!!

Thanks for all who responded, we may have enough responses to set up another class!!!
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Regards,

Arthur Sissman

Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL

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Tay-Sachs- name used on 19th century European death records? #general #records

Susan Miller
 

What was the named used on 19th century European death records for Tay-Sachs.

Thank you for any and all responses.
Susan Miller
 
Pekar (Rozhiv, Kiev, Ukraine)
Davidov (Pushelot, Pumpenai, Lithuania)
Dorman (Rumsiskes, Ziezmariai, Lithuania/Obukhiv, Kiev, Ukraine)


Re: 1910 English Handwriting Question #translation

Feige Stern
 

I'd like to offer my two cents about the name you were asking about.
It looks like Exlivideh to me.  
I put the name as a "sounds like" search into the Jewishgen unified search engine and got a few possibilities.
One was Axlevoda which sounds close to me.
The informant was may have had a strong accent which may have made Axle sound like Exl.

Good luck to you,

Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH

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