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Re: Was "Theis" ISRAEL, born 1610, Jewish? #germany

Gerhard Buck <gbuckidstein22@...>
 

The fastest way to solve this question is to look into the Church
Books of his birthplace Bassenheim, which were filmed by FamilySearch.
If you live outside Europe, you can read them online. For me in Europe
they are top secret. Do not ask me why. In some German regions they
are free, in others not.

Since father and daughter have the same second name (Israel), this
must be a family name. At that time, all the Jews in the small
localities had names according to the patronymic system. That lets me
think that the persons in question were Gentiles and you find them in
the Church Books. In a modern telephone directory you can find the
family name Israel in many places.

Quite often I ask myself, if I can trust the person who copied the
registers. Was he an expert of the German script in the 1600s? This is
totally different >from the one used in the 1800s.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany buckidstein@t-online.de


German SIG #Germany Re: Was "Theis" ISRAEL, born 1610, Jewish? #germany

Gerhard Buck <gbuckidstein22@...>
 

The fastest way to solve this question is to look into the Church
Books of his birthplace Bassenheim, which were filmed by FamilySearch.
If you live outside Europe, you can read them online. For me in Europe
they are top secret. Do not ask me why. In some German regions they
are free, in others not.

Since father and daughter have the same second name (Israel), this
must be a family name. At that time, all the Jews in the small
localities had names according to the patronymic system. That lets me
think that the persons in question were Gentiles and you find them in
the Church Books. In a modern telephone directory you can find the
family name Israel in many places.

Quite often I ask myself, if I can trust the person who copied the
registers. Was he an expert of the German script in the 1600s? This is
totally different >from the one used in the 1800s.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany buckidstein@t-online.de


Re: Looking for sample introductry presentation or tips

Moishe Miller
 

Allan,

You ask about a sample beginners presentation. Why not attend the one being given this Sunday, nearby to you (relatively), by the JGSLI, in PlainviewIt is called: Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours+ to Your Family Roots

See the attached flyer.

The location is
Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY 

I am a member of several JGS's and had attended the workshop several years ago, for the same reason as you. I found it quite comprehensive. If you need a ride there contact me offline. 

Enjoy,

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY


Re: Linkuva (Lithuania) school photos for id

Saul Issroff
 

I posted  this correction and apology about an hour ago.
I have put two photos on veiwmate for identification. They are school
photos, one circa 1904, the  other probably a few years later. From
Harold Behr’s collection. Surnames already known in these are a Behr,
Hurwitz and a Issroff..
Some Linkuva families went to South Africa

any information appreciated

see:
My veiwmate post went out with an incorrect url. Apologies, these are
now correct .

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=75682
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=75683
Saul Issroff

On Thu, 31 Oct 2019 at 10:58, Flavio Baran <fdbaran@...> wrote:
Hi all, is this only me or all others are unable to see the photos mentioned above?

The only visible parts are the surnames mentioned in the post.

Thank you.

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Re: Linkuva (Lithuania) school photos for id

Flavio Baran <fdbaran@...>
 

Hi all, is this only me or all others are unable to see the photos mentioned above?

The only visible parts are the surnames mentioned in the post.

Thank you.


The name Orzsike

Amit N
 

Dear all,

Thanks to Judy Petersen, I have found a death notice for one of my
great-great-great grandfathers. One of the names signed as mourners is
Orzsike (the O has Umlaut).
What name this could refer to? It is obviously a nickname. Could it be Erzsebet?

Thank you very much,
Amit Naor
Israel


Re: Linkuva (Lithuania) school photos for id

Saul Issroff
 

My veiwmate post went out with an incorrect url. Apologies, these are now correct .


Saul Issroff
London. uK.


My COHEN branch from Lithuania #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

My grandma Sarah b. 1878 nee COHEN Richman was born in Sakiai, Lithuania.

As far as I know, she had two brothers:
Harris Tsvi Hirsch Cohen b. 1860.
Morris Moshe Cohen b. 1882

Their father was Shmuel Yitzhak b c. 1843. He married Chana d/o Efraim (possibly Cantor) and as far as I know, they were the parents of the aforementioned three children: Harris Tsvi Hirsch, Sarah and Morris Moshe.

I havent found other children from Shmuel Yitzhak and Chana, but it is odd that there is such a large gap between Harris and Sarah, if Shmuel Yitzhak and Chana were the parents of all three. 

According to DNA tests of Harris' descendant (direct ggrandson) and Sarah (my grandmother) we are 2nd-3rd cousins, so there doesnt seem to be a hiccup [ :-) ] there.

Shmuel Yitzhak had one brother that I know of: Mordechai.  Their father was either Yekutial or Yechial or Zusman Cohen. The name discrepancy comes from Shmuel and Mordechai's tombstones. Different father's names on tombstones can happen. For example on my father's tombstone it says s/o Yosef and on his full brother's tombstone it says s/o Zissel.

Anyhow both Efraim and Yekutial died in Lithuania.  All the other ancestors mentioned above, died in Leeds, Yorkshire.

I have been trawling through JewishGen trying to find Chana d/o Efraim to discover a surname (might be Cantor) and additional births for children of Shmuel Yitzhak and Chana.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Dare I say, Cohen is such a difficult name to research.

Thanks
Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds

KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

MULVIDSON, Rezekne, Latvia/Sweden

GREENSTONE, Rezekne, Lavia/Leeds

ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA

SOKOLOV, Latvia

KANTOR, Sakia, Lithuania




(Argentina) UPDATE Argentina's Museum of Holocaust Took Custody of Nazi Artifacts

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On October 4 I posted about The Museum of the Holocaust in Buenos Aires took custody of the largest collection of Nazi artifact discovered in the country’s history.   CNN has now reported that the artifacts were found to be false following an assessment by multiple German investigators and the Museum will not display any of the inauthentic artifacts.

See: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/americas/buenos-aires-nazi-memorabilia-scli-intl-grm/index.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #latinamerica

bounce-3749648-772964@...
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@iajgs2020.org or program@iajgs2020.org for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Latin America #LatinAmerica Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #latinamerica

bounce-3749648-772964@...
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@iajgs2020.org or program@iajgs2020.org for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Research Paper: GEDmatch Leaves Genetic Data Vulnerable to Compromise and Impersonations #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Researchers from the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering found that GEDMatch leaves users’ sensitive genetic data vulnerable to compromise and impersonations. GEDmatch is a public site where anyone can upload their data, this is different than the private DNA genealogy sites which do not share one’s DNA information other than with the client DNA owner. The study revealed a malicious user could mine data on GEDmatch to approximate a user’s genetic makeup. The “fraudster” could then use that information and create a profile that could appear to be another relative.  From the profiles the researchers created they were able to guess more than 90 percent of the DNA of other users. The researchers ask “What are the privacy issues associated with sharing genetic data online?’”

 

The choice to share one’s genealogy data is a personal one.  People should be aware that there may be risk whenever they share data.

 

GEDmatch was contacted by the study authors and said it is working to resolve the issues. The creator of GEDmatch said, “But no matter what you do, there will always be some potential for privacy invasion when you are doing genealogy. Genealogy is a procedure in which you want to compare your information to other people’s.”

 

To read more about this see:  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614642/dna-database-gedmatch-golden-state-killer-security-risk-hack/

 

To read the study see: https://dnasec.cs.washington.edu/genetic-genealogy/ney_ndss.pdf

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


Bessarabia Research Division: Monthly Update #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,
Here is an update for the Bessarabia Research projects for the month of October 2019.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Completed photographing and indexing of Valea-lui-Vlad Jewish Cemetery (former Jewish Agricultural colony) and sent to JOWBR 44 burial records with 44 images. Most of the inscriptions are not readable. See information at the Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website at Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report (https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/cemetery/valea-lui-vlad/Valea-lui-VladCemeteryReport.pdf )

-- See 2 minutes of Aerial view on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, mostly Sector 6, October 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QeW3wi6gHc )

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
--Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin, Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, etc, (see the progress at https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsOctober2019.pdf ) . There are already 2126 records completed.

Genealogical Articles.
-- Added an article/link about The Open Databases project at the Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. It is a great resource to find out more about our families in Bessarabia/Moldova. You can get all family trees, photos for a particular town, or a family. For example for town of Brichany I got 26 articles, Beltsy - 36 and Bendery - 75 even for Valea-lui-Vlad, an agricultural colony I saw 2 articles. Here is a link to Museum of Jewish People site - https://www.bh.org.il/databases/jewish-genealogy/ )

Culture, Recipes. Updates:
-- Roza Makes Kasha Varnishkes. Here is how Roza present herself: Ich bin a Khotiner, Bessarabie, labn Chernovitz (I am from Khotyn, Bessarabia, near Chernovitz). The video is in Yiddish with English subtitles. I should tell that I enjoyed it so much, that I want you to watch it too. Ich givein azoy tsifridn tsu zein dos... - I was so glad to see this: http://pakvim.net/watch/kEMiMBSOE94

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help us in our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
Directors of Bessarabia Research
JewishGen.org


Linkuva (Lithuania) school photos for id

Saul Issroff
 

ive put two photos on veiwmate for identification. They are school photos, one circa 1904, the  other probably a few years later. From Harold Behr’s collection. Surnames already known in these are a Behr, Hurwitz and a Issroff.

any information appreciated 
thanks saul issroff.
see 
(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/faq.asp#announce).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/faq.asp#announce


#Poland #Translations #poland

fdbaran@...
 

I recently found a postcard written by my great-grandmother to my great-grandfather in 1921. The image in the postcard makes me believe it is a love letter.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

https://groups.jewishgen.org/loginlink/5179638317612665064

They were from different towns in Volhynia, at that time part of Poland, but the calligraphy looks like Russian to me. 

Any help would be much appreciated. Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.


Re: LOWENTHAL/STERN/TOVEL #poland

sylvia.vanderhoeft@...
 

Hi Dan,

I don’t know if this could be of any help to you but in the mid 1800’ there were a lot of STERN families in the Màd region (Hungary) most of them came from Poland. You can find them on Jewish Gen census 1869. Succes!

Regards

 

Verzonden vanuit Mail voor Windows 10

 


Ancestry Awards Educational Grant to UpToDate for Physicians to Interpret and Act on Genetic Test Results

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Ancestry made an educational grant of $1 million to UpToDate for development of system to help physicians interpret and act on genetic test results.  UpToDate is a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer that produces evidence-based information for clinical decision support systems.  The content is expected to be available on both companies’ portals starting in early 2020.

 

To read more see: 

https://www.genomeweb.com/business-news/ancestry-awards-1m-uptodate-support-physician-genetic-testing

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am reporting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


JDC Archives Historic Film, Video and Audio Collection

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

The American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) houses one of the most significant collections of modern Jewish history. Comprising the organizational records of the JDC, the Archives includes over 3 miles of text documents, 100,000 photographs, a research library of more than 6,000 books, 1,100 audio recordings including oral histories, and a video collection.  They have more than 150 additions to their historic film, video and audio collection from the 1920s through the early 2000s depicting the JDC’s relief operations throughout the 90 countries where they worked over the past century.  The archives has audio as well as videos in their collection.

 

You can search the film, video and audio collection by going to:

https://archives.jdc.org/our-collections/film-video-and-audio-collection/

 

The JDC has begun to digitize their audio visual materials. A sampling of the digitized materials may be found at:

https://archives.jdc.org/our-collections/film-video-and-audio-collection/list-of-digitized-films-videos-and-audio-recordings/

 

To read more about this collection see: https://archives.jdc.org/bringing-sights-and-sounds-of-the-jdc-archives-to-life/

 

There is also an order form on the aforementioned page (URL)  if you want to screen digitized films. Videos or sound recordings.

 

While visiting the JDC website don’t forget to check their Names Index which has 500,000 names found in their historic documents and client lists at:  http://names.jdc.org

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Archeological Dig Finds Nazi Artifacts Buried in Sochaczew #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Sochaczew is one of my ancestral homes. It is 39 miles west of Warsaw.

The Museum of Sochaczew Lane and Battle of Bzura River were doing
research when exploring the Royal Canal when they found a trove >from
World War II...weapons and plaque belonging to Nazi Chief Administrator
Ludwig Fischer who later became Governor of the District of Warsaw.
The governor's Office was moved to Sochaczew after the Warsaw Uprising.
An amphitheater is rbeing constructed in the area. The underground canal
was built in the 1800s.

To read more with photos see:
https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-canal-reveals-grisly-secrets-
during-archaeological-dig-8363


Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki
Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine


JRI Poland #Poland Archeological Dig Finds Nazi Artifacts Buried in Sochaczew #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Sochaczew is one of my ancestral homes. It is 39 miles west of Warsaw.

The Museum of Sochaczew Lane and Battle of Bzura River were doing
research when exploring the Royal Canal when they found a trove >from
World War II...weapons and plaque belonging to Nazi Chief Administrator
Ludwig Fischer who later became Governor of the District of Warsaw.
The governor's Office was moved to Sochaczew after the Warsaw Uprising.
An amphitheater is rbeing constructed in the area. The underground canal
was built in the 1800s.

To read more with photos see:
https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/royal-canal-reveals-grisly-secrets-
during-archaeological-dig-8363


Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki
Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine

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