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Re: Czech geography 1938 - 1942 #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Caroline Ranald Curvan" wrote

1) In 1938, the Prague Police Directorate listed his
home-residence as Drozdova, region Horovice.
Where exactly is this?
It is actually Drozdov, located 50 km WSW >from the capital Praha
(Prague), just off the main international road # E50 (Praha-Plzen
segment). District town Horovice is located 7 km East >from Drozdov.

At the time, he was registered as living in Dobrin, region
Roundice-nad-Lubem. Again, where is this?
Dobrin, pron. [Doh bzhin] (at 5026 1418) is located 40 km NNW
from Praha on the right bank of Laba River.
Roudnice nad Labem is close by Dobrin to the West.

Kladno is located 19 miles SSWt >from Roudnice-nad Labem, there is
well developed railway communication system between the towns in
this region.

He was a chemical engineer, trained at the German Technical
University. Supposedly he worked in a munitions plant/factory
between his graduation and deportation.
Town Kladno was known as the centre of coal, steel and
metalworking industry >from the mid 19 century, the famous Karel
Wittgenstein's Poldi Iron works known as Poldihutte was located
there. Around Kladno there are several smaller places known >from
their chemical plants: Rakovnik, Neratovice and Kralupy. Perhaps in
one of them Jan Zinker was employed.

BTW, Kladno industrial complex is similar to the other industrial
conglomerates in Ruhr and Upper Silesia regions.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Czech geography 1938 - 1942 #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Caroline Ranald Curvan" wrote

1) In 1938, the Prague Police Directorate listed his
home-residence as Drozdova, region Horovice.
Where exactly is this?
It is actually Drozdov, located 50 km WSW >from the capital Praha
(Prague), just off the main international road # E50 (Praha-Plzen
segment). District town Horovice is located 7 km East >from Drozdov.

At the time, he was registered as living in Dobrin, region
Roundice-nad-Lubem. Again, where is this?
Dobrin, pron. [Doh bzhin] (at 5026 1418) is located 40 km NNW
from Praha on the right bank of Laba River.
Roudnice nad Labem is close by Dobrin to the West.

Kladno is located 19 miles SSWt >from Roudnice-nad Labem, there is
well developed railway communication system between the towns in
this region.

He was a chemical engineer, trained at the German Technical
University. Supposedly he worked in a munitions plant/factory
between his graduation and deportation.
Town Kladno was known as the centre of coal, steel and
metalworking industry >from the mid 19 century, the famous Karel
Wittgenstein's Poldi Iron works known as Poldihutte was located
there. Around Kladno there are several smaller places known >from
their chemical plants: Rakovnik, Neratovice and Kralupy. Perhaps in
one of them Jan Zinker was employed.

BTW, Kladno industrial complex is similar to the other industrial
conglomerates in Ruhr and Upper Silesia regions.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Grandfather's surname: "ISZVOZCHIK?" #general

Betty Gardiner <bettygardiner@...>
 

I am struggling to find the surname of my grandfather, whose first names
were Yehuda Leib. He came (tradition says, >from Minsk) to marry my
grandmother whose name was Basha Beila Yofe and who lived in
Utena,Lithuania, and continued to live there with her and her father until
1874,when he and his family emigrated to the UK and changed his name to
Davis. I am told that his original name was "something like Iszvozchik"
so I am interested in the names posted by members nos. 1169, 952 and 434 on
the family search site, who refer to names not unlike this, and I wonder
whether any of the information above rings a bell for them. Betty
Gardiner - member no 1339


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grandfather's surname: "ISZVOZCHIK?" #general

Betty Gardiner <bettygardiner@...>
 

I am struggling to find the surname of my grandfather, whose first names
were Yehuda Leib. He came (tradition says, >from Minsk) to marry my
grandmother whose name was Basha Beila Yofe and who lived in
Utena,Lithuania, and continued to live there with her and her father until
1874,when he and his family emigrated to the UK and changed his name to
Davis. I am told that his original name was "something like Iszvozchik"
so I am interested in the names posted by members nos. 1169, 952 and 434 on
the family search site, who refer to names not unlike this, and I wonder
whether any of the information above rings a bell for them. Betty
Gardiner - member no 1339


Re: Can Anyone Read This Name? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Steve Orlen sent in a Viewmate VM7479 of a wedding
certificate >from the UK dated 1897. He could not read
a name: "The divorced husband of Ethel Volensky
formerly..."

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7479

The viewmate replies are usually private to avoid
flooding the postbox with like replies - but here is a
handy genealogical tip, using this Viewmate as an
example. There are very good censuses on-line for
England & Wales {E&W} [1851 - 1901 in ten-yr
intervals] so this is a excellent way to test out any
guesses. Beware though - there are many
mis-transcriptons and possible alternative spellings.

I read the mystery name as *SPIRAK* with the word
beneath as spinster and not part of the name.

There is a single SPIRAK birth in London in 1905 - so
perhaps this is a relative of Ethel's? The SPIRAK
family does not appear in the 1901 census - so I
presume they were recent immigrants. So more clues
here. Also you can see Israel's marriage to Betsy
ESSERLES indexed twice because of the alternative
spelling of his name:

March Marriages Mile End Old Town London Middlesex

ESSERLES, Betsy 1897 to VOLENSKI, Israel 1897 or
WOLINSKY, Israel 1897.

and as a bonus you get another Jewish wedding on the
same page: LEVY, Michael 1897 to DAVIS Sarah 1897

Following through on the WOLENSKY, WOLENSKI, WOLINSKY,
WOLINSKI as well as VOLENSKY [none in UK plenty in
US!]; VOLENSKI, VOLINSKY, VOLINSKI link - one finds
interesting references in the E & W censuses and bmd
records - but that is another story. Some are very
early residents of England.

ESSERLES appear nowhere in the UK censuses - either
mistranscribed or they too were recent immigrants.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: COHNREICH shop, Haifa #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Nick Landau writes: "I was recently told by my father
that when my parents were in Haifa 25+ years ago they
saw a shop with the name COHNREICH (presumably in
Roman characters)."

COHNREICH is Nick's great-grandmother's maiden name.
He asks about the shop and whether it still exists.
Nick also tells us that the COHNREICH family were from
Anklam, Germany and Krajenka, Poland.

When I first started on this genealogy lark, not that
many aeons ago, I found so many name-changes that,
although I have an excellent memory so far - I decided
they were worth recording in case I had a "senior
moment" sometime in the future. I started an excel
file with *old name* > *new name* and a reference.

Hardly a day goes by when I do not add to the list or
consult it and I welcome additions with references. So
far, I have recorded nearly 300 name-changes.

Well, blow me! - as they say in the neck of the woods
where Nick and I live - there is COHNREICH name-change
on my list: COHNREICH {originally from
Krojanke/Krajenka} changed to CONRIDGE and the
reference is a message to jri-pl on 1.1.2002.

Blow me .... a direct hit! Perhaps, the CONRIDGE
family have a spare key to the Haifa shop?

The message can of course be accessed >from the Jewish
gen archives. Apparently, the family moved away from
Krajenka in the 1830s.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Can Anyone Read This Name? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Steve Orlen sent in a Viewmate VM7479 of a wedding
certificate >from the UK dated 1897. He could not read
a name: "The divorced husband of Ethel Volensky
formerly..."

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7479

The viewmate replies are usually private to avoid
flooding the postbox with like replies - but here is a
handy genealogical tip, using this Viewmate as an
example. There are very good censuses on-line for
England & Wales {E&W} [1851 - 1901 in ten-yr
intervals] so this is a excellent way to test out any
guesses. Beware though - there are many
mis-transcriptons and possible alternative spellings.

I read the mystery name as *SPIRAK* with the word
beneath as spinster and not part of the name.

There is a single SPIRAK birth in London in 1905 - so
perhaps this is a relative of Ethel's? The SPIRAK
family does not appear in the 1901 census - so I
presume they were recent immigrants. So more clues
here. Also you can see Israel's marriage to Betsy
ESSERLES indexed twice because of the alternative
spelling of his name:

March Marriages Mile End Old Town London Middlesex

ESSERLES, Betsy 1897 to VOLENSKI, Israel 1897 or
WOLINSKY, Israel 1897.

and as a bonus you get another Jewish wedding on the
same page: LEVY, Michael 1897 to DAVIS Sarah 1897

Following through on the WOLENSKY, WOLENSKI, WOLINSKY,
WOLINSKI as well as VOLENSKY [none in UK plenty in
US!]; VOLENSKI, VOLINSKY, VOLINSKI link - one finds
interesting references in the E & W censuses and bmd
records - but that is another story. Some are very
early residents of England.

ESSERLES appear nowhere in the UK censuses - either
mistranscribed or they too were recent immigrants.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: COHNREICH shop, Haifa #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Nick Landau writes: "I was recently told by my father
that when my parents were in Haifa 25+ years ago they
saw a shop with the name COHNREICH (presumably in
Roman characters)."

COHNREICH is Nick's great-grandmother's maiden name.
He asks about the shop and whether it still exists.
Nick also tells us that the COHNREICH family were from
Anklam, Germany and Krajenka, Poland.

When I first started on this genealogy lark, not that
many aeons ago, I found so many name-changes that,
although I have an excellent memory so far - I decided
they were worth recording in case I had a "senior
moment" sometime in the future. I started an excel
file with *old name* > *new name* and a reference.

Hardly a day goes by when I do not add to the list or
consult it and I welcome additions with references. So
far, I have recorded nearly 300 name-changes.

Well, blow me! - as they say in the neck of the woods
where Nick and I live - there is COHNREICH name-change
on my list: COHNREICH {originally from
Krojanke/Krajenka} changed to CONRIDGE and the
reference is a message to jri-pl on 1.1.2002.

Blow me .... a direct hit! Perhaps, the CONRIDGE
family have a spare key to the Haifa shop?

The message can of course be accessed >from the Jewish
gen archives. Apparently, the family moved away from
Krajenka in the 1830s.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: Motis-Mendl/Emanuel #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Mon, 6 Feb 2006 15:26:07 UTC, jrw@... (Judith Romney Wegner)
opined:

Benzy wrote:

I live in Israel, where ...... about the only chance you
have of meeting someone who answers "Mordechai" to the question "What's your
name?" is to wander in Haredi neighborhoods. This applies, by the way, to
non-Ashkenazim too.
That surprises me -- because the name Mordechai used to be very
common also among non-Haredim.
What he is saying, Judith, is not that the name "Mordekhai" has lost
popularity, but that an official "Mordekhai" will generally be called
"Motti" (or some variant of same) by himself and by others. Remember
Motta Gur, the conqueror of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Motis-Mendl/Emanuel #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Mon, 6 Feb 2006 15:26:07 UTC, jrw@... (Judith Romney Wegner)
opined:

Benzy wrote:

I live in Israel, where ...... about the only chance you
have of meeting someone who answers "Mordechai" to the question "What's your
name?" is to wander in Haredi neighborhoods. This applies, by the way, to
non-Ashkenazim too.
That surprises me -- because the name Mordechai used to be very
common also among non-Haredim.
What he is saying, Judith, is not that the name "Mordekhai" has lost
popularity, but that an official "Mordekhai" will generally be called
"Motti" (or some variant of same) by himself and by others. Remember
Motta Gur, the conqueror of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


ABERMAN/SCHAFFER - maiden name update - Philadelphia. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Firstly I wish to thank everyone who responding to my enquiry regarding how
to find someone >from their maiden name only.

I have been inundated with ideas, however many have asked if I would give
first and surname of the person concerned as it might prove to be more
helpful

For many years the information I had was always the same until literally
last week an elder member of the family suddenly ‘remembered’ other facts
which contradicted the known ones, thus I am starting the search all over
again.

ABERMAN – Nochem (Nuchem) and wife Betty (Bassi) – >from Galatz (Galati)
Romania had the following children:-

Yosef,Yetta, Sam and Saul.

For whatever reason Yetta left Galatz and according to the Ellis Island
records arrived in the US under the name ABERMAN Eti – age 18yr, in 1921 and
went to her Uncle – Sam SEGALL, 1510 8th St, Philadelphia. However, it has
been pointed out to me that instead of 8th St it could have been 6th St. as
this was a predominantly Jewish area.. Eti's other siblings remained in
Romania, until with their families, they immigrated to Israel in the early
1950’s.

Family lore is that the siblings tried to find out where Eti (as she was
known) was in the US but failed to find her. One piece of information was
held by a brother, Eti married a Mr. Scharfer and they had a daughter Annie
and went to Chicago – who Sam Segall was noone knew – end of subject.

For years I have tried to find Eti and as I said previously it was only last
week that the family member came up with the words ‘Oh I remember Eti didn’t
marry a Scharfer but a Schaffer – and I think she died aged 28 in
Philadelphia’. One could weep!

The 1920 and 1930 census’ do not give me any information about Sam Segall. I
have tried soundex - but do not have access to city directories to check out
the actual address.

The 1930 census revealed – SCHAFFER – Yetta – age 26 – a widow with a
daughter Anna aged 1 yr 10 mths – living in 31st St. Philadelphia. Yetta
Romanian, father of child Russian. I believe this to be my Eti.

I then searched for other Russian Schaffer families who might have lived
nearby and found that in Norris St – which on the same page of the census
ran into 31st Street – same Ward 32 in Philadelphia – a family Schaffer,
head of household was a Sarah, widow and listed were 4 children - 25 to 17.
Living so near each other I presume, although one shouldn’t, that this
Schaffer could possibly be connected to Yetta’s late husband.

I then searched in the 1920 census for Schaffer, found the same family
living in Norris St but with another son called Martin age 20,. Martin did
not appear anywhere in the 1930 census. Could this have been Yetta’s husband
who died between 1928 and 1930 according to the birth of the child?

Checking the WW1 Draft cards I find Nathaniel Martin Schaffer, Norris St.

I can find no reference to the deaths of Nathaniel Martin, or just Martin
and Yetta (Eti) Schaffer. The SSDI obviously doesn’t apply.

What would have happened to Anna – would she have been placed in an
orphanage if both parents had died, would other family have taken her in?

Where does the original Chicago connection come in? – perhaps Eti and Anna
did in fact move to Chicago and Eti died within a couple of years and not in
Philadelphia as had first been suggested. The Chicago death records indicate
3 Yetta Schaffers, but they are in the mid to late 30's, one has been
checked out in the obituaries but the maiden name was not ABERMAN.

Anna could possibly be still alive and certainly her children if she
married.

So dear friends what do I have - certainly a dead husband, with 'possible
first name', Eti who may or may not have died young in Philadelphia or
Chicago, daughter Anna born approx 1928.

I have tried to check-out the SSDI for Anna both in Philadelphia and
Illinois using first name only birth 1928 but I cannot find her.

Apart >from taking a plane flight to Philadelphia to search the marriage
records for ABERMAN / SCHAFFER sometime between mid 1920's to 1930 I am well
and truly stuck.

There are so many cemeteries in Philadelphia, perhaps someone could tell me
which would have been the nearest to 31st St and or Norris Street during the
20/30's. I have contacted the 2 main Funeral Parlours who operated during
this time period but they can find no record of Eti or husband.

Does anyone have memories of a Yetta/Eti ABERMAN >from Romania who married a
SCHAFFER and had a daughter Anna? - were they part of your family? was Anna
adopted into your family?

If anyone has knowledge of any of the above please do contact me, and if
anyone in Philadelphia is willing to look-up pertinent records I would be
most happy to pay for your time and effort.

Thanking you most sincerely for taking time to read my tale of woe and I
look forward in anticipation that finally someone has the key to finding the
family.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ABERMAN/SCHAFFER - maiden name update - Philadelphia. #general

Nigel Wilson <wilsonettes@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Firstly I wish to thank everyone who responding to my enquiry regarding how
to find someone >from their maiden name only.

I have been inundated with ideas, however many have asked if I would give
first and surname of the person concerned as it might prove to be more
helpful

For many years the information I had was always the same until literally
last week an elder member of the family suddenly ‘remembered’ other facts
which contradicted the known ones, thus I am starting the search all over
again.

ABERMAN – Nochem (Nuchem) and wife Betty (Bassi) – >from Galatz (Galati)
Romania had the following children:-

Yosef,Yetta, Sam and Saul.

For whatever reason Yetta left Galatz and according to the Ellis Island
records arrived in the US under the name ABERMAN Eti – age 18yr, in 1921 and
went to her Uncle – Sam SEGALL, 1510 8th St, Philadelphia. However, it has
been pointed out to me that instead of 8th St it could have been 6th St. as
this was a predominantly Jewish area.. Eti's other siblings remained in
Romania, until with their families, they immigrated to Israel in the early
1950’s.

Family lore is that the siblings tried to find out where Eti (as she was
known) was in the US but failed to find her. One piece of information was
held by a brother, Eti married a Mr. Scharfer and they had a daughter Annie
and went to Chicago – who Sam Segall was noone knew – end of subject.

For years I have tried to find Eti and as I said previously it was only last
week that the family member came up with the words ‘Oh I remember Eti didn’t
marry a Scharfer but a Schaffer – and I think she died aged 28 in
Philadelphia’. One could weep!

The 1920 and 1930 census’ do not give me any information about Sam Segall. I
have tried soundex - but do not have access to city directories to check out
the actual address.

The 1930 census revealed – SCHAFFER – Yetta – age 26 – a widow with a
daughter Anna aged 1 yr 10 mths – living in 31st St. Philadelphia. Yetta
Romanian, father of child Russian. I believe this to be my Eti.

I then searched for other Russian Schaffer families who might have lived
nearby and found that in Norris St – which on the same page of the census
ran into 31st Street – same Ward 32 in Philadelphia – a family Schaffer,
head of household was a Sarah, widow and listed were 4 children - 25 to 17.
Living so near each other I presume, although one shouldn’t, that this
Schaffer could possibly be connected to Yetta’s late husband.

I then searched in the 1920 census for Schaffer, found the same family
living in Norris St but with another son called Martin age 20,. Martin did
not appear anywhere in the 1930 census. Could this have been Yetta’s husband
who died between 1928 and 1930 according to the birth of the child?

Checking the WW1 Draft cards I find Nathaniel Martin Schaffer, Norris St.

I can find no reference to the deaths of Nathaniel Martin, or just Martin
and Yetta (Eti) Schaffer. The SSDI obviously doesn’t apply.

What would have happened to Anna – would she have been placed in an
orphanage if both parents had died, would other family have taken her in?

Where does the original Chicago connection come in? – perhaps Eti and Anna
did in fact move to Chicago and Eti died within a couple of years and not in
Philadelphia as had first been suggested. The Chicago death records indicate
3 Yetta Schaffers, but they are in the mid to late 30's, one has been
checked out in the obituaries but the maiden name was not ABERMAN.

Anna could possibly be still alive and certainly her children if she
married.

So dear friends what do I have - certainly a dead husband, with 'possible
first name', Eti who may or may not have died young in Philadelphia or
Chicago, daughter Anna born approx 1928.

I have tried to check-out the SSDI for Anna both in Philadelphia and
Illinois using first name only birth 1928 but I cannot find her.

Apart >from taking a plane flight to Philadelphia to search the marriage
records for ABERMAN / SCHAFFER sometime between mid 1920's to 1930 I am well
and truly stuck.

There are so many cemeteries in Philadelphia, perhaps someone could tell me
which would have been the nearest to 31st St and or Norris Street during the
20/30's. I have contacted the 2 main Funeral Parlours who operated during
this time period but they can find no record of Eti or husband.

Does anyone have memories of a Yetta/Eti ABERMAN >from Romania who married a
SCHAFFER and had a daughter Anna? - were they part of your family? was Anna
adopted into your family?

If anyone has knowledge of any of the above please do contact me, and if
anyone in Philadelphia is willing to look-up pertinent records I would be
most happy to pay for your time and effort.

Thanking you most sincerely for taking time to read my tale of woe and I
look forward in anticipation that finally someone has the key to finding the
family.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Ynetnews.com - two genealogy articles #general

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list,

Just posted to www.ynetnews.com is Schelly Talalay Dardashti's
"Bridge to the Past: Celebrating 10 centuries of vibrant Jewish
life." The story is about Professor Yaffa Eliach, a pioneer of
Holocaust studies in America and one of 29 survivors of Eishyshok
(Lithuania, Poland, Russia). Eliach's Shtetl Foundation has just
begun the first of three phases in the construction of The Shtetl:
The Living History Museum of the Jewish World, in Rishon
Lezion, south of Tel Aviv.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3212102,00.html

Also at ynetnews are Jewish genealogy events for February, listing
events of JFRA Israel, Israel Genealogical Society and the Galil
Society, including relevant international events. Happenings include
a visit by genealogist/author Dr. Neil Rosenstein, a Turkish diary,
two archive field trips, Philadelphia resources and a Jewish genealogy class.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3209520,00.html

Or go to www.ynetnews.com -->Jewish, scroll down to see both.

Micha Reisel, Hod HaSharon Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ynetnews.com - two genealogy articles #general

Micha Reisel
 

Dear list,

Just posted to www.ynetnews.com is Schelly Talalay Dardashti's
"Bridge to the Past: Celebrating 10 centuries of vibrant Jewish
life." The story is about Professor Yaffa Eliach, a pioneer of
Holocaust studies in America and one of 29 survivors of Eishyshok
(Lithuania, Poland, Russia). Eliach's Shtetl Foundation has just
begun the first of three phases in the construction of The Shtetl:
The Living History Museum of the Jewish World, in Rishon
Lezion, south of Tel Aviv.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3212102,00.html

Also at ynetnews are Jewish genealogy events for February, listing
events of JFRA Israel, Israel Genealogical Society and the Galil
Society, including relevant international events. Happenings include
a visit by genealogist/author Dr. Neil Rosenstein, a Turkish diary,
two archive field trips, Philadelphia resources and a Jewish genealogy class.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3209520,00.html

Or go to www.ynetnews.com -->Jewish, scroll down to see both.

Micha Reisel, Hod HaSharon Israel


about DNA testing.... #dna

Ray Stone <rstone@...>
 

Would anyone who has had their DNA tested by any of the commercially
available testing facilities, please contact me privately. I am
interested in hearing your experiences.

Thanks.

Ray Stone
Santa Barbara, CA
rstone@...


DNA Research #DNA about DNA testing.... #dna

Ray Stone <rstone@...>
 

Would anyone who has had their DNA tested by any of the commercially
available testing facilities, please contact me privately. I am
interested in hearing your experiences.

Thanks.

Ray Stone
Santa Barbara, CA
rstone@...


Beyond the Basics Seminar: Denver, Feb. 26 #general

ANNE FENDRICH <AFENDRICH@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado has invited Gary Mokotoff, a
member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a foremost
lecturer and author on Jewish and Eastern European genealogical research to
present a seminar on February 26, 2006 at Denver Central Public Library, 10
W. 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80203. The Beyond the Basics seminar
will take place between 9:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. with a special lunch program
included. Box lunches may be ordered or you may bring your own. Full day
rate for members of the JGS of Colorado is $25; half day, $15. Non-member
rates are $5 additional. Do take advantage of pre-registration since there
is a penalty of $10 on the date of the event.

This will be our only event for the month of February. Regular meetings
will resume on March 19th, 1:30 p.m at B'nai Havurah. That program is
entitled Planning a Trip to the Old Country: Ancestral Shtetl Travel Panel.

For further information or registration, contact Anne Fendrich, 303-759-9824
or Rita Jo Tensly, 720-560-2789 (rjtensly@... ).

Submitted by:

Anne Chason Fendrich
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorao
AFENDRICH@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beyond the Basics Seminar: Denver, Feb. 26 #general

ANNE FENDRICH <AFENDRICH@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado has invited Gary Mokotoff, a
member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a foremost
lecturer and author on Jewish and Eastern European genealogical research to
present a seminar on February 26, 2006 at Denver Central Public Library, 10
W. 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80203. The Beyond the Basics seminar
will take place between 9:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. with a special lunch program
included. Box lunches may be ordered or you may bring your own. Full day
rate for members of the JGS of Colorado is $25; half day, $15. Non-member
rates are $5 additional. Do take advantage of pre-registration since there
is a penalty of $10 on the date of the event.

This will be our only event for the month of February. Regular meetings
will resume on March 19th, 1:30 p.m at B'nai Havurah. That program is
entitled Planning a Trip to the Old Country: Ancestral Shtetl Travel Panel.

For further information or registration, contact Anne Fendrich, 303-759-9824
or Rita Jo Tensly, 720-560-2789 (rjtensly@... ).

Submitted by:

Anne Chason Fendrich
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorao
AFENDRICH@...


JGSGW - Washington (DC) February 12 Program #general

JGSGW <jgsgw_dc@...>
 

You interviewed the relatives.............
You have done lots of research.............
You collected old family photos............

Now, what are you going to do with it all?

Come to the JGSGW Meeting, Display and Workshop
on Sunday, February 12, 2006
at B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD

Workshop: (11 AM - 1 PM)

"Get Your Act Together....
Organizing Your Research & Materials"
Presented by Marlene Bishow

Methods, materials and strategies for protecting and preserving your
research, photos and family documents.

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Display: (11 AM - 4 PM) "Sharing Your Story"

A presentation of family history books, cookbooks, and other items, created
by members of JGSGW to share their genealogy research. Anyone wishing to
contribute an aitem for display should contact Rita Margolis
ritamargolis@...

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Program: (1:30 PM Schmooze 2:00 PM Presentation)

Topic: "Write Your Family History Now!"
Speaker: Mike Karsen

We genealogists are very good at doing research and collecting many facts
about our families. For any of a number of reasons, however, most of us
delay publishing the results of this research. Mike Karsen shows how you can
publish your findings in books that vary >from a simple 30 pages to one that
contains detailed biographies and places your family in historical context.
Your goal should be to organize your findings and share them with your
family as soon as possible.

A professional genealogy speaker and instructor, Mike Karsen is a member of
the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
He speaks on genealogy topics locally and nationally, teaches classes in
genealogy and is on the faculty of the National Institute for Genealogical
Studies. Mike has presented at state, national, and international
conferences. He is the author of the JewishGen website "Guide to Jewish
Genealogy in Chicagoland" and has published articles on genealogy.

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March Meeting - Mark your calendar

March 5, 2006 2:00 PM

Topic: "Jews in the Polish Lands and Poland: Making Choices and Responding
to Modernity."
Speaker: Dr. Marci Shore

One common misconception is the envisioning of "Poles" and "Jews" as if they
consisted if two monolithic groups. By the turn of the century, the
heterogeneity was breathtaking and a bit dizzying. It was not at all
uncommon for families to be split: the parents Hasids, one child a Zionist,
another child a Polish communist, one a Yiddishist, one a Hebraicist, etc.
Modernity (beginning, say, with the Haskalah in Germany) was both a thrill
and a trauma, opening up an often bewildering array of dramatic choices,
splitting families apart, transforming identities.

Marci Shore is an Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at
Indiana University. She specializes in east and central European cultural
and intellectual history. She has taught three different undergraduate
lecture courses on modern central and eastern Europe; led undergraduate
seminars on Polish-Jewish relations, Jews and cosmopolitanism, and
intellectuals and Marxism; and conducted graduate colloquia on modern Polish
historiography; the avant-garde ; and modernity in Europe and Russia.

For additional JGSGW Program information, contact: Marlene Bishow
@Marlene

For additional JGSGW Workshop information, contact Ben Fassberg
BenjaminF@...

For additional JGSGW Membership information, contact Ric Erdheim
ricerdheim@...

Website: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/

Marlene Bishow
VP - Programs
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington


Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon: February 22nd Monthly Meeting #general

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon (JGSO) invites you,your
family, and friends to our February meeting.

Mining Old Newspapers
for Genealogical Gems
Presented by Deb Freedman

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Ahavath Achim Congregation
3225 S W Barbur Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Finally - an area of genealogy research that could be easier if your
ancestors were Jewish! Please join us as Tacoma storyteller/researcher
Deb Freedman shares samples of a rapidly growing field, using old
newspapers as primary sources. Deb brings headlines >from centuries past;
including an obituary called "A Life of Misery Ended" and a divorce
scandal "One New Dress in Seven Years." She'll also reveal her
Letterman-style list of "Top Ten Ways to Get Your Name in the
Newspaper." Throughout she’ll share tips for tracking down your own lost
stories. This evening promises to be one of energy and fun. No special
skills needed!

In her other life, Deb Freedman has just retired >from a twenty-year
career as a Youth Services Specialist for the Tacoma Public Library.
That job has helped her to develop the research and genealogy skills
necessary for digging into Tacoma's past. She also read books to
preschool children, sifting through many titles, searching for the ones
that were most appropriate. It was really not that different than
reading through old newspapers - it's all about finding the best stories!

This event is FREE to JGSO members. Contributions at the door of $2 door
are requested >from non-members to help us defray the meeting cost.
Contribution can be deducted >from new membership if you join that evening.

REMINDER: It is time to renew your JGSO membership. Annual dues are $23
for individual members, $30 for family members and only $10 for
students. Please bring your check to the meeting, or mail your check to
JGSO, PO Box 19736, Portland, Oregon 97280. If you are not yet a JGSO
member, this would be a great time to join. As a new, paid member you
will receive a free copy of JGSO's Handbook, "Getting Started in Jewish
Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, with Supplemental Information for
Advanced Researchers".

To be placed on JGS of Oregon's e-mail distribution list, send an e-mail
message to rondoctor@.... Once you are on the list, you will
receive periodic messages concerning Jewish genealogy. Your name and
e-mail address will not be distributed outside of JGS of Oregon.

For more information about JGSO and its activities, visit the JGSO web
site at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~orjgs
or call Joan Teller at 503-694-5646.

The JGSO is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies.