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IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #general

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #general

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


Eastern European Genealogy Handout for Speaking Engagement #general

Michelle Sandler
 

Does anyone have a handout for doing Eastern European Genealogy. I am
doing a speaking engagement in February to a senior citizens
genealogy club and I do not want to reinvent the wheel. What are the
websites to use in my handout?

Michelle Sandler
President OCJGS
Westminster, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Eastern European Genealogy Handout for Speaking Engagement #general

Michelle Sandler
 

Does anyone have a handout for doing Eastern European Genealogy. I am
doing a speaking engagement in February to a senior citizens
genealogy club and I do not want to reinvent the wheel. What are the
websites to use in my handout?

Michelle Sandler
President OCJGS
Westminster, California


Re: Rogachev #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Sharon Korn wrote

I believe I have thanked them all personally, but thanks again to
those who emailed me in response to my question about whether the
town of Rogachev (now Rohachiv), Ukraine, was in Poland in 1921. I
asked because the immigration manifest for some relatives indicated
that they came >from Rogachev, Poland, which was not the country I
associated with that part of my family.

The JewishGen Communities Database lists two towns formerly called
Rogachev, one in Ukraine and one in Belarus. Neither one was in
Poland in 1921.

As it turns out, there is a second town now called Rohachiv in Ukraine.
It is in an area which was part of Poland between the two World Wars.
I do not know why it is not listed by JewishGen, but perhaps it did
not have a Jewish community of significant size.
Sharon,

This locality, known in the interwar Poland as Rohaczow (accented "o")
was indeed listed in 1921 First National Census of Poland as folwark
and village in Klewan parish of Rowne district. In the statistical
summary of 1921 Census place is quoted as having 354 residents, amongst
them 342 Eastern Orthodox and 12 Roman Catholics folks. No Jewish
residents are identified there.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rogachev #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Sharon Korn wrote

I believe I have thanked them all personally, but thanks again to
those who emailed me in response to my question about whether the
town of Rogachev (now Rohachiv), Ukraine, was in Poland in 1921. I
asked because the immigration manifest for some relatives indicated
that they came >from Rogachev, Poland, which was not the country I
associated with that part of my family.

The JewishGen Communities Database lists two towns formerly called
Rogachev, one in Ukraine and one in Belarus. Neither one was in
Poland in 1921.

As it turns out, there is a second town now called Rohachiv in Ukraine.
It is in an area which was part of Poland between the two World Wars.
I do not know why it is not listed by JewishGen, but perhaps it did
not have a Jewish community of significant size.
Sharon,

This locality, known in the interwar Poland as Rohaczow (accented "o")
was indeed listed in 1921 First National Census of Poland as folwark
and village in Klewan parish of Rowne district. In the statistical
summary of 1921 Census place is quoted as having 354 residents, amongst
them 342 Eastern Orthodox and 12 Roman Catholics folks. No Jewish
residents are identified there.

Best

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #yizkorbooks

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #sephardic

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #sephardic

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #yizkorbooks

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


Connection between R' Shmuel LANDAU and KANTOR/KANTOROVITZ of Karlin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a family oral tradition of being descendants of R' Chaim of
Volozhin. The tradition relates that my ancestress , Sarah Hinda
(SHATZ/KANTOR) was the link to R'Chaim.

Sarah Hinda , her father was a Shat"z in Karlin in the mid 19th cent.
so it is not sure if he /they were called Shat"z after his profession
or was their formal name. One scribbled note mentions Shmuel LANDAU,
who was a son-in-law of R' Itzaleh son of R'Chaim of Volozhin. There
is another scribbled note stating that Sarah Hinda was a descedant of
R' Chaim but giving no exact connection.

Two other family oral traditions are that Sarah Hinda was orphaned at
a young age and that R' Itzaleh "took" her to her Chupa (wedding). It
seems that Shmuel LANDAU and his wife (a daughter of R' Itzaleh) died
young, making the above case even stronger. A second "rumor" is that
the Rav of Yahud, R' Mordechai Gimple YAFFE, who's father had studied
in Volozhin, told one of my cousins that he knows that we are
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As this cousin has long deceased,
and this rumor also does not specify an exact link to R' Chaim.

May be the most well known families that are descendant with me and
through them came these "rumors" are R"chaim Dov KANTOR
(KANOTOROVITZ?) a well known early settler in Moshav Shfeya and nearby
Zichron Yacov, (he was the Mashgiach of the Yekev in Zichron and close
to Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen KOOK) and his son-in-law Nachum
WEISFISH (who was murdered by Arabs in the 1920s).

If anyone knows of the above and can confirm these family
traditions/rumors I would love to hear >from you. I would also
appreciate it if this e-mail could be passed on to a member of the
WEISFISH family who may be able to confirm the above details.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #scandinavia

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Connection between R' Shmuel LANDAU and KANTOR/KANTOROVITZ of Karlin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a family oral tradition of being descendants of R' Chaim of
Volozhin. The tradition relates that my ancestress , Sarah Hinda
(SHATZ/KANTOR) was the link to R'Chaim.

Sarah Hinda , her father was a Shat"z in Karlin in the mid 19th cent.
so it is not sure if he /they were called Shat"z after his profession
or was their formal name. One scribbled note mentions Shmuel LANDAU,
who was a son-in-law of R' Itzaleh son of R'Chaim of Volozhin. There
is another scribbled note stating that Sarah Hinda was a descedant of
R' Chaim but giving no exact connection.

Two other family oral traditions are that Sarah Hinda was orphaned at
a young age and that R' Itzaleh "took" her to her Chupa (wedding). It
seems that Shmuel LANDAU and his wife (a daughter of R' Itzaleh) died
young, making the above case even stronger. A second "rumor" is that
the Rav of Yahud, R' Mordechai Gimple YAFFE, who's father had studied
in Volozhin, told one of my cousins that he knows that we are
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As this cousin has long deceased,
and this rumor also does not specify an exact link to R' Chaim.

May be the most well known families that are descendant with me and
through them came these "rumors" are R"chaim Dov KANTOR
(KANOTOROVITZ?) a well known early settler in Moshav Shfeya and nearby
Zichron Yacov, (he was the Mashgiach of the Yekev in Zichron and close
to Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen KOOK) and his son-in-law Nachum
WEISFISH (who was murdered by Arabs in the 1920s).

If anyone knows of the above and can confirm these family
traditions/rumors I would love to hear >from you. I would also
appreciate it if this e-mail could be passed on to a member of the
WEISFISH family who may be able to confirm the above details.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #scandinavia

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


autosomal DNA testing #dna

Helen Gardner
 

Hi all.

Some time ago, when I was first investigating DNA testing, I
found that autosomal testing was what I needed, since I am
looking for a relationship between three people: me (female),
through my father to my grandmother, a male who has the same
surname as my grandmother, clearly through the male line, and
as an additional help, my female 1st cousin, through her
mother to our joint grandmother.

Everyone has agreed. Yeeaaahhh!

But I cannot find a test called autosomal on the JewishGen
DNA site. I remember being told not to use mtdna. Which is
the right test to choose >from the JewishGen DNA site. Or do I
need to go somewhere else?

Regards
Helen Gardner
Melbourne, Australia


IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #latvia

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


DNA Research #DNA autosomal DNA testing #dna

Helen Gardner
 

Hi all.

Some time ago, when I was first investigating DNA testing, I
found that autosomal testing was what I needed, since I am
looking for a relationship between three people: me (female),
through my father to my grandmother, a male who has the same
surname as my grandmother, clearly through the male line, and
as an additional help, my female 1st cousin, through her
mother to our joint grandmother.

Everyone has agreed. Yeeaaahhh!

But I cannot find a test called autosomal on the JewishGen
DNA site. I remember being told not to use mtdna. Which is
the right test to choose >from the JewishGen DNA site. Or do I
need to go somewhere else?

Regards
Helen Gardner
Melbourne, Australia


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #latvia

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland IAJGS 2015 proposal submission re-opened #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Due to a technical challenge - the IAJGS Conference website closed down
the proposal submissions according to the wrong time zone.
It has been decided to allow an additional week for all of those who ran
into problems submitting their proposals.

The system is open again. Go to Speakers' tab at www.IAJGS2015.org to
submit your proposal. You now have through Sunday, December 14. Please
don't wait until the last minute!

Barbara Hershey
Publicity@...