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Phil Chikov #general

Marlene Krantz
 



 



My grandfather was born Picus Chykov in 1888. In America his name was Philip KOFF. He was a Russian soldier and came to the USA in 1912. He came with his wife Sarah to the USA. He left behind parents and siblings. I’m looking for his family and wondering if they all died in the Holocaust?
Marlene Krantz



Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Apologies up front for OT digression but this seems a good place to pop my head up with so many knowledgable people engaged. I have been sitting on the fence for a long time re DNA testing but realise this is my only path for answers. I want to find the 1917 unnamed father of a close (deceased) female relative from UK. What tests should I pay for?

--
Pieter Hoekstra 
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


French Genealogy Blog Article on French Genealogy-Ancien régime Geography is Important #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

For those researching older French history The French Genealogy Blog has an interesting article about ancient France and Jews and where they lived prior to their expulsion in 1394. The article has maps of how France looked at the time. It states, “that if working only with a modern map of France you will have the impression that the three main areas of Jewish communities, the Southwest, Alsace-Lorraine and Papal States and Provence survived the expulsion within France but they were not within France at the time and areas not within France at the time of the expulsion as areas were controlled by other powers:

  • By the English in the far northwest and the southwest region of Aquitaine
  • A tiny bit in the south belonged to the Kingdom of Navarre
  • The Holy Roman Empire held the northeast
  • Free Burgundy, Savoy and the Papal States owned all the rest of what is now eastern France

 

Paris was a special as – while Jews were not supposed to living there, most likely they were.”

 

Anne Mordell wrote the article and she is a professional  genealogist living in France.

 

She also reminds us of the language differences and that in all locations Jewish documents may also be in Hebrew.

Mordell also states the best research for each of the different regions may be done at Departmental and Municipal archives with their names, but not their websites.

 

To read the posting go to:

https://french-genealogy.typepad.com/genealogie/2022/09/french-jewish-genealogy-ancien-r%C3%A9gime-geography-is-important.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Document describing the founding of the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg in 1915 #southafrica

Roy Ogus
 

A document that describes the founding of the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg in 1915 has been posted on the Southern African SIG Johannesburg Communities web page at:



The document also includes the proposed bylaws of the congregation, as well as a list of the names of the founding members, board members, and other officials.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
roy.ogus at outlook.com

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Findmypast Free Access to Newspaper Archive to Honor the Late Queen #announcements #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

To honor the late Queen Elizabeth ll, findmypast is offering their newspaper archive free of charge Friday September 16 10:00 BST until Tuesday 20, 2022 10:00BST.Use time zone converter to convert times to your local time by using: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

To search the newspapers go to: https://www.findmypast.com/page/free-access

You will need to register with name and email address. No credit card information is required.

 

Your search results will have a newspaper and camera icon. When you click on it you will see the name or subject highlighted in the article.

 

To access findmypast's historical newspapers, select 'Search' and then 'Newspapers and Periodicals' from the site menu when logged in. You'll be taken to our newspaper search where you can choose a collection and filter your search by date, access type location, newspaper title and article type.

If you try to search after September 20 or try to search the other collections, you will be invited to subscribe.

 

I have no affiliation with findmypast and am sharing this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

Cathy Miller
 

I would agree with buying Your DNA Guide: The book.

I did a couple of courses with Diahan Southard (Y DNA and autosomal DNA) and the book came along with the course on Autosomal DNA. I learned a huge amount from the course (and the book) that I wish I had learned at the start of this DNA matching exploration which by the way has been very fruitful indeed. But the course is not cheap and the one you would really need at start out is the autosomal one which in any event takes 6 weeks..

She has a lot of practical tools and advice in the book - minimum segment size for example to consider a true relative, a bit on endogamy and so on. I am not sure how well it would work in isolation from the course. On the other hand the book could be a good back up to the course offered by Arthur - and I will be watching this space to see if he offers a free beginners course as I still consider myself a beginner
--
Cathy Miller, New Zealand
cathymillernz@...


Re: Need help reading passenger list #records #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

Can you either put this in viewmate or give the link to the page?  It is rather tiny to read on the computer this way. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

LMEIXLER@...
 

HI Barry,

I would suggest going to www.stevemorse.org.

On the left column, go to "genetics"

He has a very easy to follow and very thorough discussion of DNA, etc.

Best regards,

Lew Meixler
Beth El Genealogy Club
East Windsor, NJ 


Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

EA Wurster
 

Barry, 
I went down through the list of books at https://isogg.org/wiki/Genetic_genealogy_books and found Your DNA Guide: The Book (2020). Author is Diahan Southard. I haven't read the book, but I've been on the site where book and other materials can be found: https://www.yourdnaguide.com/your-dna-guide-the-book. There are free downloads in each area. I read one called, "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW About DNA Testing and Family History." I think the downloads and/or book may provide you with the top-level framework you're looking for. 

Since the technolgy and techniques frequently evolve, you do find many workshops and videos, and experience difficulty "putting it all together.". And the resources may be specific to certain populations and/or DNA testing sites. So developing a generic base knowledge, like you're asking, is a great idea. I think of your request as something that a professor answers in the very first class in a life-long course about genealogy. If you can develop good direction from the first class (or book), you'll be able to categorize everything that comes later, I'm sure.
--
Ed Wurster
Voorhees, NJ
Leider (Leader) | Samowitz (Samuels)


Re: Seeking Seattle public library member for obit lookup #records #usa

tompa@...
 

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 07:59 PM, Sara Spiegel wrote:
August 11, 1970
Attached is a PDF of the page with her obituary.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA


Re: Help reading passenger list #translation

Sherri Bobish
 

Linda,

Since Meyer Gold's address is in Cornelia, Ga, I did a search at Ancestry for surname Blumenthal and Cornelia, GA in the lived in field, and found a 1924 U.S. passport application for Gershon Blumenthal, born in Bialystok in 1899.  Gershon's father is Meyer David Blumenthal.  The passport application has a photo of Gershon.

M. GOLD of Cornelia, GA was a witness to Gershon Blumenthal's 1922 petition for naturalization.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.); LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.); WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.); SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL / WEINER / ROSENBERG (Vysoko-Litovsk, Brest, Biala Podlaska)


Seeking Seattle public library member for obit lookup #records #usa

Sara Spiegel
 

The Seattle public library has digitized copies of the Seattle Times archive available to library members. Is there a Seattle resident out there who would be willing to look up an obituary for me? I'm not asking for a visit to the library, just hoping someone can see if the obituary is available online through the library website.

I believe that the obituary was published on August 11, 1970. The details are:
Rebecca Weisberg ABBIT
Born approx. 1895 in Russia; lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died August 10, 1970 in Seattle, Washington
She had children Ernest, Harry, Minnie, and Bessie.

Thank you for any guidance or assistance!

Kind regards,
Sara Spiegel - Redwood City, CA
Researching WEISBERG, DUGAN/DUGIM, GOLDFARB in Pittsburgh, PA


Re: Help reading passenger list #translation

Diane Jacobs
 

Above Meyer Gold it says daughter ?. Smith,
11 Glendale Street, Brockton, Mass.

Diane Jacobs


On Sep 16, 2022, at 5:28 PM, David Buford <davidlinda@...> wrote:

from daddy's passenger list.png
 
I need help reading what is written above Meyer Gold. Part is George Blumenthal but can not make out the rest.
Thanks in advance.

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Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ, GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Orange County CA JGS Meeting on Sunday at 10:00 am Pacific Time #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Michelle Sandler
 


September 18 at 10:00 am (Pacific time zone)
Lisa Cooper: A Forgotten Land: Growing up in the Jewish Pale
Based on recorded conversations Lisa Cooper’s father had with his mother, Pearl, about her early life in Ukraine, Lisa’s book A Forgotten Land is the story of one Jewish family in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, set within the wider context of pogroms, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war.

Many Jewish immigrants to the West refused to talk about the ‘old country’, choosing to forget the unhappy times, not to pass on their memories. Lisa is fortunate that her grandmother was a great storyteller. Her father, who grew up in Canada surrounded by these tales of Eastern European shtetl life, later made recordings of the stories in the 1970s, before Pearl died. Lisa asked her father to translate the recordings (from the Yiddish) before he himself passed away, and turned them into a book so that we, today, can better understand how our ancestors lived. 

Register in advance for the virtual meeting by clicking this link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkfuiurD4sHd2TOK9_kf3blnwY81Y7Iwcy.  $5 for non members payable on our website and members are free.
 
Michelle Sandler MLS
Vice President of Programming OCJGS
Westminster, California


Re: Does anyone know of any upcoming lectures regarding shtetls specifically in Ukraine? #ukraine

Johanna
 

Hi Steven,
Thank you for your message.  From what I understand, I believe these were not areas in Galicia, but they were ruled under Russian Empire.  They are the shtetls of Lubar and Lyubeshev (coordinates 51° 46′ 0″ N25° 30′ 0″ E)
Thank you,
Johanna Pertuis


Re: Was there an age rule for children traveling with mother to Ellis Island in 1913? #usa #general

Susan J. Gordon
 

I don't know about age rules, but I do recall learning that children ages 2 and older were required to walk independently, without holding on to a grownup's hand (and certainly, not being carried). I learned this when I was writing my story, "Ellis Island Hanukkah," and researching the reopening of the immigration center at Ellis Island in 1900, when the new, red brick fireproof Main building opened (after the previous one - burned down). Guess what? Opening day was during Hanukkah!

Susan J. Gordon
BIALAZURKER - Zbarazah
LEMPERT - Lvov, Skalat, Czernowitz
SCHOENHAUT - Skalat


Help reading passenger list #translation

David Buford
 

 
I need help reading what is written above Meyer Gold. Part is George Blumenthal but can not make out the rest.
Thanks in advance.

--
Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ, GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER


Announcing the Publication of the RADOM Yizkor Book #yizkorbooks #announcements

Susan Rosin
 

Shalom,
 
JewishGen Press is proud to announce the publication of our 152nd title:
 
The Book of Radom; The Story of a Jewish Community in Poland Destroyed by the Nazis
This is the translation of: Sefer Radom
 

Details:

 

Hard Cover 8.5” x 11”, 914 pages with original photographs

 

Editor of Original Yizkor Book: Y. Perlow; Alfred Lipson (English Section)

Project Coordinator: Anita Frishman Gabbay

Formatting and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind

Reproduction of Photographs: Stefanie Holzman

Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hopper

 

Radom, Poland is located at 51°25' N 21°09' E and is 58 miles south of Warsaw.

The first records of Jews in Radom are from the year 1568 after which a chain of Jewish tribulations, decrees, persecutions, and expulsions began. Despite it all, the Jewish people thrived. The struggle for rights of residency in the settlement succeeded, and it became an important Jewish city.

Radom was a dynamic Jewish city of industry and commerce, Torah and Hassidism, love of Zion and ideals of freedom; a city with fine wealthy philanthropists and honorable workers; intelligentsia and folksy, simple and sincere Jews.

There were rabbinic personalities, who at first were the pride of the city, and later, of all Poland. There were tens of cheders and two Talmud Torahs.

In the final years before the Holocaust, Radom had a Jewish population of approximately 30,000 individuals (about 34% of the total population).

All this came to a bitter end when the Germans occupied the city in September of 1939. At the beginning of 1940, labor camps for Jews were set up in the Radom area. In the spring of 1941 two separate ghettos were established. Mass killings and deportations followed.

 

May this book be a memorial to all those who lived, worked and dreamed in Radom. To the proud and lively community that no longer exists.

For more details and where to order, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Radom.html

To see all JewishGen Press publications, please visit:  https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

I would like to take this opportunity and wish everyone "Shana Tova".

Susan Rosin

JG Press Publications Manager

 

 
 


Need help reading passenger list #records #usa

David Buford
 


I need help reading what is written above Meyer Gold. First part is George Blumenthal then I can not figure out the next part.


--
Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ, GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER


Re: Does anyone know of any upcoming lectures regarding shtetls specifically in Ukraine? #ukraine

csicher@...
 

As an ancillary aide, this might be helpful: Chaim Buryak  
JewUA.org - Research of Jewish Heritage in Ukraine  
+38 (096) 392-58-00 
 
Kiev, Ukraine 
 
--
Carol Sicherman
Oakland,CA