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Re: town of Korowa #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Mordechai:

My bet is Kozova (Kozowa in Polish) at 4926, 2509, which is not far
from Tarnopol. JRI-Poland has indexed the available 1877-1902 births
for that town, which can be searched at www.jri-poland.org by
clicking on Search Database. A search of the database will find many
entries matching HAMMER/HAMER and Kozowa/Kozova.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Mordechai Fine wrote...

I have found what might possibly be my g-grandfather's brother's
(Salomon Hammer) immigration record showing that he arrived in
1898 >from Korowa. Other records and family tradition indicate
that our Hammer family came >from Tarnopol....


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: town of Korowa #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Mordechai:

My bet is Kozova (Kozowa in Polish) at 4926, 2509, which is not far
from Tarnopol. JRI-Poland has indexed the available 1877-1902 births
for that town, which can be searched at www.jri-poland.org by
clicking on Search Database. A search of the database will find many
entries matching HAMMER/HAMER and Kozowa/Kozova.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Mordechai Fine wrote...

I have found what might possibly be my g-grandfather's brother's
(Salomon Hammer) immigration record showing that he arrived in
1898 >from Korowa. Other records and family tradition indicate
that our Hammer family came >from Tarnopol....


Weitzners of Lemberg/L'vov #galicia

Marty Epstein <meepstein@...>
 

I'm looking for info on the Weitzner family of Lemberg, Galicia.
My grandfather Rubin Weitzner and his older brother Charles
arrived in 1891. Some family members think Charles arrived first
and Rubin followed later. Rubin marries Pauli Schein / Pauline
Schoen and had four children. He worked as a conductor for the NYC
Transit Authority. Charles married Yetta Upin and had nine children.
Charles died young in an industrial accident in 1917.

Marty Epstein
meepstein@insightbb.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Weitzners of Lemberg/L'vov #galicia

Marty Epstein <meepstein@...>
 

I'm looking for info on the Weitzner family of Lemberg, Galicia.
My grandfather Rubin Weitzner and his older brother Charles
arrived in 1891. Some family members think Charles arrived first
and Rubin followed later. Rubin marries Pauli Schein / Pauline
Schoen and had four children. He worked as a conductor for the NYC
Transit Authority. Charles married Yetta Upin and had nine children.
Charles died young in an industrial accident in 1917.

Marty Epstein
meepstein@insightbb.com


Generali insurance claims #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

On Nov. 14, Tomer Brunner posted a message here about filing
claims with the Generali Fund, established to compensate heirs of
people who were insured by the Generali company and perished in
the Holocaust. Tomer also posted his message to the Austria-Czech
mailing list, where several people responded with additional
information. Anyone interested in filing a claim might want to read
those messages. You can find them (and Tomer's original message) by
searching the JewishGen SIG Archives
<http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop>
for the word Generali.

On Nov. 27, lawyers announced the settlement of a class-action
suit against Generali. Claim forms are available at
www.nazierainsurancesettlement.com and should be postmarked no
later than March 31, 2007.

I know nothing more about this subject -- just wanted to follow
up on Tomer's message to this list. The best place for further
discussion is h-justice, a discussion group which specifically
deals with Holocaust-era restitutions and compensations. Their
site is <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/h-justice>.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Generali insurance claims #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

On Nov. 14, Tomer Brunner posted a message here about filing
claims with the Generali Fund, established to compensate heirs of
people who were insured by the Generali company and perished in
the Holocaust. Tomer also posted his message to the Austria-Czech
mailing list, where several people responded with additional
information. Anyone interested in filing a claim might want to read
those messages. You can find them (and Tomer's original message) by
searching the JewishGen SIG Archives
<http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop>
for the word Generali.

On Nov. 27, lawyers announced the settlement of a class-action
suit against Generali. Claim forms are available at
www.nazierainsurancesettlement.com and should be postmarked no
later than March 31, 2007.

I know nothing more about this subject -- just wanted to follow
up on Tomer's message to this list. The best place for further
discussion is h-justice, a discussion group which specifically
deals with Holocaust-era restitutions and compensations. Their
site is <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/h-justice>.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Significance of Kohen ancestry #dna

Vivian Kahn
 

My maternal grandfather was a Kohen and my paternal grandfathers
were both Levites. All of this is apparently irrelevant to my son's
genetic ancestry. Moreover, there seems to be no genetic relevance
whatsoever for us female descendants. I haven't yet determined if
my maternal grandmother's ancestors were Levites or Kohen. If they
were, does it make any difference >from a genetic standpoint?

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA


DNA Research #DNA Significance of Kohen ancestry #dna

Vivian Kahn
 

My maternal grandfather was a Kohen and my paternal grandfathers
were both Levites. All of this is apparently irrelevant to my son's
genetic ancestry. Moreover, there seems to be no genetic relevance
whatsoever for us female descendants. I haven't yet determined if
my maternal grandmother's ancestors were Levites or Kohen. If they
were, does it make any difference >from a genetic standpoint?

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA


3 Generations from Levi to Moshe? [was: Kohen gene questions] #dna

MARC M COHEN <marc-cohen25@...>
 

I would question the figure of three generations >from Levi to Moshe.
I believe that the time elapsed was on the order of 300 to 400
years. Insofar as I can recall without opening the Torah, Jacob and
his sons went down to Egypt with about 75 people, many of them wives
and children. About four centuries later, tens of thousands of
Israelites fled across the Red Sea. Also, according to the Talmud
and Midrash, there were many who perished in the plague of darkness
before the Exodous. There is no way that Levi could have had that
many descendants (including the Korahites and others) in just three
generations.

Hope this helps,

Marc M. Cohen,
Palo Alto, California


DNA Research #DNA 3 Generations from Levi to Moshe? [was: Kohen gene questions] #dna

MARC M COHEN <marc-cohen25@...>
 

I would question the figure of three generations >from Levi to Moshe.
I believe that the time elapsed was on the order of 300 to 400
years. Insofar as I can recall without opening the Torah, Jacob and
his sons went down to Egypt with about 75 people, many of them wives
and children. About four centuries later, tens of thousands of
Israelites fled across the Red Sea. Also, according to the Talmud
and Midrash, there were many who perished in the plague of darkness
before the Exodous. There is no way that Levi could have had that
many descendants (including the Korahites and others) in just three
generations.

Hope this helps,

Marc M. Cohen,
Palo Alto, California


Re: Kohen gene questions #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

Zalman Lachman wrote

I read that the original researchers had purposely eliminated
anyone with a tradition of being a Levite (Tribe of Levi) and had
only conducted research on those who claimed to be Kohanim or
Yisroelim (all the other Tribes).
The text of the original paper by Dr. Hammer and associates,
published in Nature in 1997, is available online at
http://www.familytreedna.com/pdf/nature97385.html

The following quotation explains why Levites were not included:

"We determined the designation of each subject as a
member of the priesthood by direct questioning.
Subjects who were not sure of their designation or who
identified themselves as Levite (a separate junior
priesthood, based on a different, less-well defined
patrilineal lineage) were not included in the current
analysis"

The study compared DNA >from men with a Cohanim tradition with that
of Jewish men with no priestly tradition. The less well-defined
nature of Levite self-identification, which doesn't provide a clear
differentiation between priestly and non-priestly status, was the
reason for the exclusion.

Donn Devine, CG, CGI
Administrator
Devine, Baldwin and J2Plus DNA Studies
Wilmington, Delaware, USA


DNA Research #DNA Re: Kohen gene questions #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

Zalman Lachman wrote

I read that the original researchers had purposely eliminated
anyone with a tradition of being a Levite (Tribe of Levi) and had
only conducted research on those who claimed to be Kohanim or
Yisroelim (all the other Tribes).
The text of the original paper by Dr. Hammer and associates,
published in Nature in 1997, is available online at
http://www.familytreedna.com/pdf/nature97385.html

The following quotation explains why Levites were not included:

"We determined the designation of each subject as a
member of the priesthood by direct questioning.
Subjects who were not sure of their designation or who
identified themselves as Levite (a separate junior
priesthood, based on a different, less-well defined
patrilineal lineage) were not included in the current
analysis"

The study compared DNA >from men with a Cohanim tradition with that
of Jewish men with no priestly tradition. The less well-defined
nature of Levite self-identification, which doesn't provide a clear
differentiation between priestly and non-priestly status, was the
reason for the exclusion.

Donn Devine, CG, CGI
Administrator
Devine, Baldwin and J2Plus DNA Studies
Wilmington, Delaware, USA


JewishGen Lithuanian vital records project update #general

roetenberg arron <aaronr@...>
 

The JewishGen vital records project has added new records
from Birzai- 1200 records,
Linkuva – 1000 records, Panevezys – 1100 records and other
towns. Please support JewishGen and its projects. To see
the new records go to JewishGen and search the Lithuanian
database.
Aaron

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Lithuania database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/ .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Lithuanian vital records project update #general

roetenberg arron <aaronr@...>
 

The JewishGen vital records project has added new records
from Birzai- 1200 records,
Linkuva – 1000 records, Panevezys – 1100 records and other
towns. Please support JewishGen and its projects. To see
the new records go to JewishGen and search the Lithuanian
database.
Aaron

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Lithuania database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/ .


Finding info on Pskov and Porkhov and families from these towns #general

Rabbi Troupp <rabbit@...>
 

Pskov (57 08/24 20)and Porkhov (57 46/29 32) are located in Russia. I don't
know if there is a SIG for this area or if there is any other way to develop
information about these towns >from which members of the TRUPP and AISENMAN
families came. If anyone has any ideas or knows of appropriate databases, I
would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Len Troupp


Re: Help with U.S. census inconsistency #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

People with the American name William may have one of the following
Hebrew/Yiddish names: Wolf, Vulf, Welwel, Velvel, Zev, Binyamin.

Zev (William) Griner
US

Sam Lenger wrote:

A lookup in the 1930 census shows the family as Anna BLUMENKOPF, William
BLUMENKOPF and the 3 children and there states that William imigrated in
1914.
But a lookup in the 1920 census does not found William BLUMENKOPF or BLUM.
How can I found the Jewish name of William (since it does not seem
reasanoble that he was registered with that name in Poland)?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding info on Pskov and Porkhov and families from these towns #general

Rabbi Troupp <rabbit@...>
 

Pskov (57 08/24 20)and Porkhov (57 46/29 32) are located in Russia. I don't
know if there is a SIG for this area or if there is any other way to develop
information about these towns >from which members of the TRUPP and AISENMAN
families came. If anyone has any ideas or knows of appropriate databases, I
would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

Len Troupp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with U.S. census inconsistency #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

People with the American name William may have one of the following
Hebrew/Yiddish names: Wolf, Vulf, Welwel, Velvel, Zev, Binyamin.

Zev (William) Griner
US

Sam Lenger wrote:

A lookup in the 1930 census shows the family as Anna BLUMENKOPF, William
BLUMENKOPF and the 3 children and there states that William imigrated in
1914.
But a lookup in the 1920 census does not found William BLUMENKOPF or BLUM.
How can I found the Jewish name of William (since it does not seem
reasanoble that he was registered with that name in Poland)?


Jews in Central and South AMerica #general

L A <lisala7366@...>
 

Does anyone know to contact any Jewish Communities in
these areas?
Thank You,
Lisa Arnett nee Golden Philadelphia Suburbs
Searching for Greenblatt and Goldman of
Kishinev/Romania Finegold of Somewhere in Russia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews in Central and South AMerica #general

L A <lisala7366@...>
 

Does anyone know to contact any Jewish Communities in
these areas?
Thank You,
Lisa Arnett nee Golden Philadelphia Suburbs
Searching for Greenblatt and Goldman of
Kishinev/Romania Finegold of Somewhere in Russia.