Date   

Re: Family Finder #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

On a statistical basis, there is no reason to choose one gender or the
other for the autosomal testing. Is there a reason to do both? Yes.
Since the SNPs one got >from each of the parent is only half of that parent
SNPs. You and your brother have only about one third of the SNPs the
same, the rest while be different. About one quarter of the SNP of each
of your parent were not pass to either your brother or you. Using this,
half of the matches >from your results, should be the same as half the
matches >from your brother results. Therefore, if you test both of you,
you should get 50% more matches.

What I would suggest to you is have only one person tested and see how
many matches you get. If the number is small, then do not have the other
person tested. However it you get many matches, then it would be worth
getting the other person tested.

Sidney Sachs
Lorton, VA


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #dna

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #latinamerica

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


DNA Research #DNA Re: Family Finder #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

On a statistical basis, there is no reason to choose one gender or the
other for the autosomal testing. Is there a reason to do both? Yes.
Since the SNPs one got >from each of the parent is only half of that parent
SNPs. You and your brother have only about one third of the SNPs the
same, the rest while be different. About one quarter of the SNP of each
of your parent were not pass to either your brother or you. Using this,
half of the matches >from your results, should be the same as half the
matches >from your brother results. Therefore, if you test both of you,
you should get 50% more matches.

What I would suggest to you is have only one person tested and see how
many matches you get. If the number is small, then do not have the other
person tested. However it you get many matches, then it would be worth
getting the other person tested.

Sidney Sachs
Lorton, VA


DNA Research #DNA IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #dna

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Latin America #LatinAmerica IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #latinamerica

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Family Finder: Testing siblings, etc. #dna

Steven D. Bloom <sbloom@...>
 

There might be a slight advantage to having a male tested autosomally
if he has already been tested with Y-DNA.
The reason is that there would then be some additional constraints
regarding how someone might be related to you (for instance, if
someone shows up as both a Family Fider and Y-DNA match, you would
then know the person is likely a cousin along just that Y-DNA line).
However, I think this advantage is slight.

Having two siblings test autosomally also would only give a very
slight advantage. However, since DNA mixes differently for every baby
conceived, there is a possibility that each of you might get several
matches that the other doesn't have, though the odds are that these
would be the most distant cousins with the most "diluted" DNA (as
compared to any one given ancestor both of you have in common).

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia

My brother has had 37 markers for yDNA tested. I have had mtDNA and
am waiting for the FGS to be completed.
If I had to pick one of us to do this autosomal DNA test, would there
be any reasons to choose male or female? Any reason to do both??


DNA Research #DNA Family Finder: Testing siblings, etc. #dna

Steven D. Bloom <sbloom@...>
 

There might be a slight advantage to having a male tested autosomally
if he has already been tested with Y-DNA.
The reason is that there would then be some additional constraints
regarding how someone might be related to you (for instance, if
someone shows up as both a Family Fider and Y-DNA match, you would
then know the person is likely a cousin along just that Y-DNA line).
However, I think this advantage is slight.

Having two siblings test autosomally also would only give a very
slight advantage. However, since DNA mixes differently for every baby
conceived, there is a possibility that each of you might get several
matches that the other doesn't have, though the odds are that these
would be the most distant cousins with the most "diluted" DNA (as
compared to any one given ancestor both of you have in common).

Steve Bloom
Central Virginia

My brother has had 37 markers for yDNA tested. I have had mtDNA and
am waiting for the FGS to be completed.
If I had to pick one of us to do this autosomal DNA test, would there
be any reasons to choose male or female? Any reason to do both??


Translation request - Marriage Certificate in German #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Stephen Brown
 

Dear Fellow Members

I have posted on Viewmate two images.

They are the two sides of the Marraiage Certificate of my
great-grandparents, Abraham Laib BRICKMAN and Amalie BECKER. They were
married in 1876 in what was then Danzig. The certificate is a printed
pro-forma in German "Gothic" Characters with the personal details
handwritten in beautiful, neat (but unfortunately not understood by
me), German script.

I would be very grateful if a fellow member would be kind enough to
offer me a full translation of the document. It is displayed on
Viewmate as VM 14985 and VM 14988.

With best wishes for Pesach

Stephen Brown
Membership No 342258
Manchester UK
smbrown65@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The URLs of the images are
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=14985 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=14988
Please reply privately.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Translation request - Marriage Certificate in German #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Stephen Brown
 

Dear Fellow Members

I have posted on Viewmate two images.

They are the two sides of the Marraiage Certificate of my
great-grandparents, Abraham Laib BRICKMAN and Amalie BECKER. They were
married in 1876 in what was then Danzig. The certificate is a printed
pro-forma in German "Gothic" Characters with the personal details
handwritten in beautiful, neat (but unfortunately not understood by
me), German script.

I would be very grateful if a fellow member would be kind enough to
offer me a full translation of the document. It is displayed on
Viewmate as VM 14985 and VM 14988.

With best wishes for Pesach

Stephen Brown
Membership No 342258
Manchester UK
smbrown65@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The URLs of the images are
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=14985 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=14988
Please reply privately.


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Talne (Ukraine) #poland

Henryk Gruder <henrygruder@...>
 

Recently I have found an information about my Grandfather Henryk (Hersch)
Litwak (Litvak?), born in Talne (Ukraine) in 1874, son of Mordka and Soscha
(?). JRI does not seem to have such a shtetl in its records. I've learned
that it was "Gubernia" Kijev, "powiat" Human. His wife, Rifka (Rebecca)
Adaszew, daughter of Abraham and Chaia was born 1877 in Bohuslaw ("Gubernia"
Kijev, "powiat" Kaniow - Ukraine).

Any suggestion about finding any info about them?

Appreciate any help,

Henryk Gruder,
Ottawa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: While the JRI-Poland database does contain indices
to records for towns now in Ukraine, and which were once part of
Poland, Talne is not one of them. The first place to check for
information on the town is the website of the Ukraine Special Interest
Group and the All-Ukraine Database.


JRI Poland #Poland Talne (Ukraine) #poland

Henryk Gruder <henrygruder@...>
 

Recently I have found an information about my Grandfather Henryk (Hersch)
Litwak (Litvak?), born in Talne (Ukraine) in 1874, son of Mordka and Soscha
(?). JRI does not seem to have such a shtetl in its records. I've learned
that it was "Gubernia" Kijev, "powiat" Human. His wife, Rifka (Rebecca)
Adaszew, daughter of Abraham and Chaia was born 1877 in Bohuslaw ("Gubernia"
Kijev, "powiat" Kaniow - Ukraine).

Any suggestion about finding any info about them?

Appreciate any help,

Henryk Gruder,
Ottawa

MODERATOR'S NOTE: While the JRI-Poland database does contain indices
to records for towns now in Ukraine, and which were once part of
Poland, Talne is not one of them. The first place to check for
information on the town is the website of the Ukraine Special Interest
Group and the All-Ukraine Database.


Lithuania internal passport records #general

Howard Margol
 

The first group of Taurage (Raseiniai District) Lithuania internal passport
records, 1919-1940, have been received. A total of 489 records have been with more
in the process of being translated.

The internal passport records contain a wealth of genealogical information. They
could add greatly to your family tree, solve family mysteries you have been trying
to unlock, or may even enable you to break through that brick wall. Your immediate
family may have left Lithuania before 1919 but usually, the entire family did not
leave. Brothers, sisters, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, remained. Beginning in 1919,
when Lithuania became an independent country, everyone over the age of 16 in
Lithuania had to apply for an internal passport.

To receive all of the Taurage internal passport records that are translated, a
$100 contribution is required.

To contribute, go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm Once there,
you will find all about internal passports including examples of many documents
found in the files. Scroll down to Project Description and Needs. Click on
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity Feel free to use your credit card as
the site is secure. Be sure and indicate your contribution is for Internal
Passports - Taurage

Howard Margol
Founder and Coordinator - internal passport project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lithuania internal passport records #general

Howard Margol
 

The first group of Taurage (Raseiniai District) Lithuania internal passport
records, 1919-1940, have been received. A total of 489 records have been with more
in the process of being translated.

The internal passport records contain a wealth of genealogical information. They
could add greatly to your family tree, solve family mysteries you have been trying
to unlock, or may even enable you to break through that brick wall. Your immediate
family may have left Lithuania before 1919 but usually, the entire family did not
leave. Brothers, sisters, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, remained. Beginning in 1919,
when Lithuania became an independent country, everyone over the age of 16 in
Lithuania had to apply for an internal passport.

To receive all of the Taurage internal passport records that are translated, a
$100 contribution is required.

To contribute, go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm Once there,
you will find all about internal passports including examples of many documents
found in the files. Scroll down to Project Description and Needs. Click on
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity Feel free to use your credit card as
the site is secure. Be sure and indicate your contribution is for Internal
Passports - Taurage

Howard Margol
Founder and Coordinator - internal passport project


John Alexander Cameron and Jewish emigration from Bukovina #general

Vernon Kronenberg
 

This is an enquiry on behalf of a relation, in Australia, of John Alexander
Cameron, the brother of Dame Mary Gilmore (1865-1962, prominent Australian poet,
pacifist & utopian, whose portrait appears on our $10.00 note). I've searched the
discussion group and JewishGen archives without a single result.

The Camerons don't have a genealogical link to the Jewish community, but, at one
point in his career as a British diplomat, Cameron, who was born and raised near
Wagga Wagga (Australia), was very closely involved with the Jewish community of
Czernowitz and Bukovina, in what was then Romania (and had formerly been Austria
and is now Ukraine).

Dame Mary, in an obituary of her brother wrote that when war broke out in 1914
Cameron went as a London special correspondent to the Italian front. This war
ending, he was appointed as British Vice-Consul to Schaffhausen, on the border
between Germany and Switzerland. >from Schaffhausen he was sent as Consul to
Czernowitz. Here he surreptitiously saved the lives of as many as 500 Jews at a
time. Men women and children were being pogrommed by Czarist Russia, then a
British ally. They were lined up on trenches which the men had to dig for their
mass graves, and the guns were then turned on them.

"Some of those he saved came to Australia and told me this. The heads of Jewry (he
later told me) were so grateful they said his name was to go into the Golden Book
at Jerusalem directly next to the signatories of the Balfour Declaration." (Wagga
Wagga Daily Advertiser, 31 August 1949)

Dame Mary's account has been corroborated insofar as the record of Cameron's
diplomatic career did indeed include Czernowitz >from 1920 to 1923, and also, via
the Jewish National Fund, that his name was inscribed in the Golden Book, in
January 1924, by the Zionist Organization of Bukovina 'as an expression of
gratitude for his activity on behalf of Palestine immigration while in charge of
the British Consulate in Czernovitz'.

What the enquirer has not been able to confirm at this point is whether Cameron's
efforts as British Consul benefited the Jewish community of Bukovina or if they
were directed at helping the refugees >from the humanitarian tragedy that was
occurring across the very close border in the western Ukraine. Is Dame Mary's
account accurate on this point, or was her brother simply exercising his consular
responsibilities within the town and area in which he had been posted?

Are there any records, memoirs, biographies or any other documentary evidence of
Jewish migrants >from Bukovina during the early 1920s that might throw some light on
this question? Is there any indication even of migration to Australia >from Bukovina
in the inter-war period?

Vernon Kronenberg
vernon.kronenberg@...
CANBERRA, ACT, Australia
Searching: BLUMENKOPF (Garwolin& Warsaw); BOROWY; FISCZ (Poland); GRUETZMANN;
KRONENBERG (Lodz & Warsaw); KUPERMAN & LEDERER (Bronx 1940s); ORZEL; REZNIK
(Warsaw & Jerusalem); RUDZYNSKI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen John Alexander Cameron and Jewish emigration from Bukovina #general

Vernon Kronenberg
 

This is an enquiry on behalf of a relation, in Australia, of John Alexander
Cameron, the brother of Dame Mary Gilmore (1865-1962, prominent Australian poet,
pacifist & utopian, whose portrait appears on our $10.00 note). I've searched the
discussion group and JewishGen archives without a single result.

The Camerons don't have a genealogical link to the Jewish community, but, at one
point in his career as a British diplomat, Cameron, who was born and raised near
Wagga Wagga (Australia), was very closely involved with the Jewish community of
Czernowitz and Bukovina, in what was then Romania (and had formerly been Austria
and is now Ukraine).

Dame Mary, in an obituary of her brother wrote that when war broke out in 1914
Cameron went as a London special correspondent to the Italian front. This war
ending, he was appointed as British Vice-Consul to Schaffhausen, on the border
between Germany and Switzerland. >from Schaffhausen he was sent as Consul to
Czernowitz. Here he surreptitiously saved the lives of as many as 500 Jews at a
time. Men women and children were being pogrommed by Czarist Russia, then a
British ally. They were lined up on trenches which the men had to dig for their
mass graves, and the guns were then turned on them.

"Some of those he saved came to Australia and told me this. The heads of Jewry (he
later told me) were so grateful they said his name was to go into the Golden Book
at Jerusalem directly next to the signatories of the Balfour Declaration." (Wagga
Wagga Daily Advertiser, 31 August 1949)

Dame Mary's account has been corroborated insofar as the record of Cameron's
diplomatic career did indeed include Czernowitz >from 1920 to 1923, and also, via
the Jewish National Fund, that his name was inscribed in the Golden Book, in
January 1924, by the Zionist Organization of Bukovina 'as an expression of
gratitude for his activity on behalf of Palestine immigration while in charge of
the British Consulate in Czernovitz'.

What the enquirer has not been able to confirm at this point is whether Cameron's
efforts as British Consul benefited the Jewish community of Bukovina or if they
were directed at helping the refugees >from the humanitarian tragedy that was
occurring across the very close border in the western Ukraine. Is Dame Mary's
account accurate on this point, or was her brother simply exercising his consular
responsibilities within the town and area in which he had been posted?

Are there any records, memoirs, biographies or any other documentary evidence of
Jewish migrants >from Bukovina during the early 1920s that might throw some light on
this question? Is there any indication even of migration to Australia >from Bukovina
in the inter-war period?

Vernon Kronenberg
vernon.kronenberg@...
CANBERRA, ACT, Australia
Searching: BLUMENKOPF (Garwolin& Warsaw); BOROWY; FISCZ (Poland); GRUETZMANN;
KRONENBERG (Lodz & Warsaw); KUPERMAN & LEDERER (Bronx 1940s); ORZEL; REZNIK
(Warsaw & Jerusalem); RUDZYNSKI


Professional Researchers in Staro Konstantinov Ukraine #ukraine

mgs.list1@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:

I am looking for information on the Lessenker family of Staro
Konstantinov Ukraine. Does any one know what archives the
records would be in? Can anyone recommend a professional
researcher.
Please reply privately to michellegsandler@....
This email address is my listserv address.

Sincerely Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Professional Researchers in Staro Konstantinov Ukraine #ukraine

mgs.list1@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:

I am looking for information on the Lessenker family of Staro
Konstantinov Ukraine. Does any one know what archives the
records would be in? Can anyone recommend a professional
researcher.
Please reply privately to michellegsandler@....
This email address is my listserv address.

Sincerely Michelle Sandler
Westminster, California