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Shapiro family name #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Are there any SHAPIRO experts out there? Where did the last name start? My branch started in Stolbsty, Belarus and in the Minsk area,,,last in Europe in Lubny, Ukraine. They were also known as Kahn-Shapiro or in the UK as Cohen. The wife came >from Timikovitz as Moskovitz. Date circa 1800.
Since the great grandfather died in Lubny,,Benjamin's father was Aron and mother Nushke.
Any help will be appreciated..Respond privately unless it helps others..

Gayle


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Shapiro family name #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Are there any SHAPIRO experts out there? Where did the last name start? My branch started in Stolbsty, Belarus and in the Minsk area,,,last in Europe in Lubny, Ukraine. They were also known as Kahn-Shapiro or in the UK as Cohen. The wife came >from Timikovitz as Moskovitz. Date circa 1800.
Since the great grandfather died in Lubny,,Benjamin's father was Aron and mother Nushke.
Any help will be appreciated..Respond privately unless it helps others..

Gayle


Lithuanian surnames (daughters) #lithuania

Alyssa Freeman
 

Hi, all -

I have a question about the surnames of daughters in Lithuania. I
have a couple of female ancestors who seem to have maiden names that
were not the same as their father (or not what documents in this
country say their maiden name was). One, >from what other relatives
have told me and has documents that show this, had the maiden name
FEINSTEIN (Rasha Minie FEINSTEIN), but records on the All-Lithuania
Database give it - consistently - as variations of SHACHAR, and her
father was apparently a Rabbi with that last name (Yehuda Leib
SHACHAR, according to a post on Kevarim.com about her husband).

Her death records give FEINSTEIN as her maiden name. (If it was SHACHAR,
does anyone know anything about Rabbi Yehuda Leib SHACHAR, who had
grandson with the same name was also a Rabbi? He was pretty
well-known. There's a Rabbi Yehuda Leib who was >from Rumsiskes, where
Rash Minie's husband was from, but left and went to Vilnius. I don't
know where in Lithuania Rasha Minie was born and the Rabbi Yehuda Leib
mentioned in the Kehila Links for Rumsiskes seems like he was old
enough to be her grandfather, at least, not her father. I can provide
the Kevarim link if anyone is interested).

Another one's father was clearly LEVANISKY (Itsik LEVANISKY), yet her
maiden name was GORDON (Feige GORDON). It's given as GORDON in her
marriage record on the ALD. Her mother's maiden name isn't listed and
I don't think her father's surname is given, either. I have MIRREL in
my records, but I'm not sure if that's a surname or part of her given
name. If it is her surname, was it her father's or her mother's?

Alyssa Freeman


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian surnames (daughters) #lithuania

Alyssa Freeman
 

Hi, all -

I have a question about the surnames of daughters in Lithuania. I
have a couple of female ancestors who seem to have maiden names that
were not the same as their father (or not what documents in this
country say their maiden name was). One, >from what other relatives
have told me and has documents that show this, had the maiden name
FEINSTEIN (Rasha Minie FEINSTEIN), but records on the All-Lithuania
Database give it - consistently - as variations of SHACHAR, and her
father was apparently a Rabbi with that last name (Yehuda Leib
SHACHAR, according to a post on Kevarim.com about her husband).

Her death records give FEINSTEIN as her maiden name. (If it was SHACHAR,
does anyone know anything about Rabbi Yehuda Leib SHACHAR, who had
grandson with the same name was also a Rabbi? He was pretty
well-known. There's a Rabbi Yehuda Leib who was >from Rumsiskes, where
Rash Minie's husband was from, but left and went to Vilnius. I don't
know where in Lithuania Rasha Minie was born and the Rabbi Yehuda Leib
mentioned in the Kehila Links for Rumsiskes seems like he was old
enough to be her grandfather, at least, not her father. I can provide
the Kevarim link if anyone is interested).

Another one's father was clearly LEVANISKY (Itsik LEVANISKY), yet her
maiden name was GORDON (Feige GORDON). It's given as GORDON in her
marriage record on the ALD. Her mother's maiden name isn't listed and
I don't think her father's surname is given, either. I have MIRREL in
my records, but I'm not sure if that's a surname or part of her given
name. If it is her surname, was it her father's or her mother's?

Alyssa Freeman


family JUPTZER #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for Birth dates and exact death dates for the following
members of the family JUPTZER (YUPTSER) born in Odessa in Ukraine
Ioyna born in 1894
Rukhel born in 1887
Azik born in 1890
Michel born in 1903
Jacob born in 1892

evelyne lemberski
evelynelemberski@yahoo,fr
saint Maurice
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen family JUPTZER #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for Birth dates and exact death dates for the following
members of the family JUPTZER (YUPTSER) born in Odessa in Ukraine
Ioyna born in 1894
Rukhel born in 1887
Azik born in 1890
Michel born in 1903
Jacob born in 1892

evelyne lemberski
evelynelemberski@yahoo,fr
saint Maurice
France


Ferszt/Erder translation request in Russian #general

Benjamin First
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.JewishGen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69796

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Ben First


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ferszt/Erder translation request in Russian #general

Benjamin First
 

I've posted a marriage record in Russian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.JewishGen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69796

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Ben First


DNA Websites Cast a Broad Net for Identifying People #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A recent study reported in the journal Science, says about 60 percent of the
US population with European heritage may be identifiable >from their DNA.
This is >from consumer websites, even if the person themselves never made
their own genetic information available. As more people upload their DNA
profiles to genetic analysis websites to find relatives, this number may
increase.

The study was done by Yaniv Erlich who is an associate professor at Columbia
University and Chief Science officer at MyHeritage. The study used the 1.28
million participants on the MyHeritage site at the time they did the work.
Most of the participants had northern European genetic background. They
looked for cousins further distant than first cousins in the MyHeritage
database.

They made certain assumptions about what kind of data would be available
for a criminal suspect. The researchers could pare down the possible
identity of the initial person to 16 or 17 people which is limited enough
for the police to zero in on their investigation.
"A database with DNA profiles of just 2 percent of a population is enough to
match nearly everybody with somebody who's as closely related as a third
cousin, researchers said."

The Associated Press has reported on this and the article may be read at:
http://apnews.com/308188da734f404e9c2aa5988dd5ba74

The Science article may be read at:
https://tinyurl.com/ybu29fm2

Original url:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/we-will-find-you-dna-search-used-nab-golden-state-killer-can-home-about-60-white

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft, Associated Press for sharing the
AP article with us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


DNA Research #DNA DNA Websites Cast a Broad Net for Identifying People #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A recent study reported in the journal Science, says about 60 percent of the
US population with European heritage may be identifiable >from their DNA.
This is >from consumer websites, even if the person themselves never made
their own genetic information available. As more people upload their DNA
profiles to genetic analysis websites to find relatives, this number may
increase.

The study was done by Yaniv Erlich who is an associate professor at Columbia
University and Chief Science officer at MyHeritage. The study used the 1.28
million participants on the MyHeritage site at the time they did the work.
Most of the participants had northern European genetic background. They
looked for cousins further distant than first cousins in the MyHeritage
database.

They made certain assumptions about what kind of data would be available
for a criminal suspect. The researchers could pare down the possible
identity of the initial person to 16 or 17 people which is limited enough
for the police to zero in on their investigation.
"A database with DNA profiles of just 2 percent of a population is enough to
match nearly everybody with somebody who's as closely related as a third
cousin, researchers said."

The Associated Press has reported on this and the article may be read at:
http://apnews.com/308188da734f404e9c2aa5988dd5ba74

The Science article may be read at:
https://tinyurl.com/ybu29fm2

Original url:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/we-will-find-you-dna-search-used-nab-golden-state-killer-can-home-about-60-white

Thank you to JewishGenner Randy Herschaft, Associated Press for sharing the
AP article with us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Galician Research: JewishGen's newest course begins Nov.2 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the
resources for researching them? This two part course is designed for
those relatively new to Galician research, but know the town of
origin. We begin with online town sources, continue with surname
research, using four major sources: Routes to Roots, JRI-P, Gesher
Galicia and JewishGen; advanced students may continue by researching
directly in the Polish archives websites.

We will focus on developing a methodology for foreign research,
including: (1) the Family Document containing all the necessary
information about your family branch, (2) the Research Table of where
you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) who is researching your
surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to connect with
fellow researchers and professionals.

Galicia I (November 2018) will cover researching town information and
vital records on the 4 major websites. Course Material will include an
online, downloadable textbook. Galicia II will cover the historical
background, the Polish Archives, over 50 different source websites
(census, military, directories etc), Holocaust, languages, hiring a
researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)
which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one
ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and work
one-on-one with the instructor to research your branch and ask your
questions. Our classes have no scheduled times as our students are
international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.

It is imperative that you read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40113, then
please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Galician Research: JewishGen's newest course begins Nov.2 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the
resources for researching them? This two part course is designed for
those relatively new to Galician research, but know the town of
origin. We begin with online town sources, continue with surname
research, using four major sources: Routes to Roots, JRI-P, Gesher
Galicia and JewishGen; advanced students may continue by researching
directly in the Polish archives websites.

We will focus on developing a methodology for foreign research,
including: (1) the Family Document containing all the necessary
information about your family branch, (2) the Research Table of where
you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) who is researching your
surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to connect with
fellow researchers and professionals.

Galicia I (November 2018) will cover researching town information and
vital records on the 4 major websites. Course Material will include an
online, downloadable textbook. Galicia II will cover the historical
background, the Polish Archives, over 50 different source websites
(census, military, directories etc), Holocaust, languages, hiring a
researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)
which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one
ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and work
one-on-one with the instructor to research your branch and ask your
questions. Our classes have no scheduled times as our students are
international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.

It is imperative that you read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40113, then
please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen


BEN-AROYA Bulgaria #general

Jules Feldman
 

A friend who is taking his first steps in genealogy would like to research
his family BEN-AROYA who lived in Sofia, Bulgaria until they came to Israel
in 1948. The family lived in Turkey until the beginning of the 20th century.
We are looking for a maven who can help him get started in this area for
which there seem to be no resources in JewishGen and few elsewhere.
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BEN-AROYA Bulgaria #general

Jules Feldman
 

A friend who is taking his first steps in genealogy would like to research
his family BEN-AROYA who lived in Sofia, Bulgaria until they came to Israel
in 1948. The family lived in Turkey until the beginning of the 20th century.
We are looking for a maven who can help him get started in this area for
which there seem to be no resources in JewishGen and few elsewhere.
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


Need Help on Viewmate; Read a Given Name in 1807 Jewish Census #hungary

Ed Zwieback
 

This is a duplicate of request sent previous; the image has just been
posted.

I need help reading a handwritten given name and have posted an image on
Viewmate.

at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69792

Shown is a portion of the 1807 Jewish Census of Bonyhad.  I need the
whole name of the sixth name on the list, but can't read the given
(first) name. I believe the given name starts with "La" and has 6 or 7
letters.The written surname is zwybak, all l/c.The list may be written
with German letters.

Many thanks for your help and please reply to me directly.

Ed Zwieback

California

ZWIEBACK Family Name at http://ezwieback.com/ZFN-p/index.htm


Hungary SIG #Hungary Need Help on Viewmate; Read a Given Name in 1807 Jewish Census #hungary

Ed Zwieback
 

This is a duplicate of request sent previous; the image has just been
posted.

I need help reading a handwritten given name and have posted an image on
Viewmate.

at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM69792

Shown is a portion of the 1807 Jewish Census of Bonyhad.  I need the
whole name of the sixth name on the list, but can't read the given
(first) name. I believe the given name starts with "La" and has 6 or 7
letters.The written surname is zwybak, all l/c.The list may be written
with German letters.

Many thanks for your help and please reply to me directly.

Ed Zwieback

California

ZWIEBACK Family Name at http://ezwieback.com/ZFN-p/index.htm


Re: Naming Traditions #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Curiously, I have some instances with the name Samu/Samuel as well.
Men seemed to have that secular name but their Hebrew names varied
quite a lot. Since I have a collection of birth records for parts of
Slovakia, I looked at various people named Samuel and here is a
collection of what their Hebrew names appeared to have been, aside
from the assumed Shmuel. You might find Shimon, Shimshon, Shlomo,
Shalom, Shaul, Schapse, Yehoshua (Shua), Zalman, Zeinvel.

I do not guarantee that these are all the variations in any case.

Regards,

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Lopuszna,
Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, and Kosice, Slovakia;
Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 12:45 AM H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:43:10 -0700
From: tsfishphotography@gmail.com
Subject: Naming Traditions
Hello,

I was hoping to obtain some insight regarding naming traditions in
Hungary. I know typically in Jewish traditions you do not name a child
after a living person. I was wondering how common it was to break this
rule or if this tradition did not apply.

My reason for asking: My 2XGG Samuel (Shmuel) WEIS b. 1868, Hungary)
immigrated to NY. According to his death certificate, his fathers name was
Samuel WEIS and his mother was Pauline KLEIN. This struck me as odd for
his father to have the same name considering Jewish tradition.

Thank you for your time,

Tracy Fish
tsfishphotography@gmail.com
Researching: Hungary- WEISS/WEIS, KLEIN, HERTZ, FRIEDMAN (mtDNA: H41a)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Naming Traditions #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Curiously, I have some instances with the name Samu/Samuel as well.
Men seemed to have that secular name but their Hebrew names varied
quite a lot. Since I have a collection of birth records for parts of
Slovakia, I looked at various people named Samuel and here is a
collection of what their Hebrew names appeared to have been, aside
from the assumed Shmuel. You might find Shimon, Shimshon, Shlomo,
Shalom, Shaul, Schapse, Yehoshua (Shua), Zalman, Zeinvel.

I do not guarantee that these are all the variations in any case.

Regards,

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Lopuszna,
Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, and Kosice, Slovakia;
Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 12:45 AM H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 11:43:10 -0700
From: tsfishphotography@gmail.com
Subject: Naming Traditions
Hello,

I was hoping to obtain some insight regarding naming traditions in
Hungary. I know typically in Jewish traditions you do not name a child
after a living person. I was wondering how common it was to break this
rule or if this tradition did not apply.

My reason for asking: My 2XGG Samuel (Shmuel) WEIS b. 1868, Hungary)
immigrated to NY. According to his death certificate, his fathers name was
Samuel WEIS and his mother was Pauline KLEIN. This struck me as odd for
his father to have the same name considering Jewish tradition.

Thank you for your time,

Tracy Fish
tsfishphotography@gmail.com
Researching: Hungary- WEISS/WEIS, KLEIN, HERTZ, FRIEDMAN (mtDNA: H41a)


LUBITZ family #lithuania

Bubbles Segall
 

Further to my message yesterday about the LUBITZ family.

Just to summarise:
I am looking for Sol LURIE, the son of Akiba Leib LUBITZ and his wife
Pessie ALUFOVITZ. Sol changed his name to LURIE and lived in Hammond,
Indiana.
I found his burial on JOWBR - buried in Hammond Indiana. Date of
birth 21 March 1894 and died 5 June 1973 and buried in the Elmwood
Cemetery in Hammond.

Does anyone know the name of his wife? Don't think he had any children.

Please respond privately

Bubbles Segall
Melbourne
Australia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LUBITZ family #lithuania

Bubbles Segall
 

Further to my message yesterday about the LUBITZ family.

Just to summarise:
I am looking for Sol LURIE, the son of Akiba Leib LUBITZ and his wife
Pessie ALUFOVITZ. Sol changed his name to LURIE and lived in Hammond,
Indiana.
I found his burial on JOWBR - buried in Hammond Indiana. Date of
birth 21 March 1894 and died 5 June 1973 and buried in the Elmwood
Cemetery in Hammond.

Does anyone know the name of his wife? Don't think he had any children.

Please respond privately

Bubbles Segall
Melbourne
Australia

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