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DNA Company Updates: Ancestry and MyHeritage #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Both Ancestry and MyHeritage have announced some changes with their DNA
programs.

Ancestry
Ancestry recently updated their ethnicity estimates. They did this because
they have more people in their own research studies and they say they are
better able to tell regions apart because they have 16,000 reference samples
assigned to 380 possible regions rather than the previous 3,000 reference
samples >from 353 regions in the world. The advancements in DNA science
allowed them to divide the world into more regions which permitted more
"nuanced" estimates. The change only affects percentages not matches. Just
about everyone tested will some changes.
To read more see:
https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2018/09/12/ancestry-unveils-more-detailed-precise-ethnicity-estimates/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y9ul5krr --Mod.]

MyHeritage
MyHeritage announced they now support the upload of 23andMe v5 and Living
DNA data files, in addition to supporting data uploads >from all major DNA
testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (prior to V5) and Family Tree
DNA (Family Finder). Since 2016, MyHeritage has allowed users who have
already tested their DNA to upload their DNA data >from Ancestry, 23andMe and
Family Tree DNA. They receive DNA Matches and ethnicity estimates on
MyHeritage for free. For users that upload now, they offer full access to
DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, and their chromosome browser for free.
You can upload your results by going to:
https://www.myheritage.com/dna/upload . As of December 1, 2018, MyHeritage's
policy regarding DNA uploads will change: DNA Matching will remain free for
uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features (for example,
ethnicity estimate, chromosome browser, and some others) will require an
extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. MyHeritage will
announce more closer to the December 1 date.

To read more see:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/09/new-myheritage-supports-23andme-v5-and-living-dna-uploads/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y9kk5rk6 --Mod.]

I have no affiliation with either Ancestry or MyHeritage and am sharing this
information solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


DNA Research #DNA DNA Company Updates: Ancestry and MyHeritage #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Both Ancestry and MyHeritage have announced some changes with their DNA
programs.

Ancestry
Ancestry recently updated their ethnicity estimates. They did this because
they have more people in their own research studies and they say they are
better able to tell regions apart because they have 16,000 reference samples
assigned to 380 possible regions rather than the previous 3,000 reference
samples >from 353 regions in the world. The advancements in DNA science
allowed them to divide the world into more regions which permitted more
"nuanced" estimates. The change only affects percentages not matches. Just
about everyone tested will some changes.
To read more see:
https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2018/09/12/ancestry-unveils-more-detailed-precise-ethnicity-estimates/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y9ul5krr --Mod.]

MyHeritage
MyHeritage announced they now support the upload of 23andMe v5 and Living
DNA data files, in addition to supporting data uploads >from all major DNA
testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (prior to V5) and Family Tree
DNA (Family Finder). Since 2016, MyHeritage has allowed users who have
already tested their DNA to upload their DNA data >from Ancestry, 23andMe and
Family Tree DNA. They receive DNA Matches and ethnicity estimates on
MyHeritage for free. For users that upload now, they offer full access to
DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, and their chromosome browser for free.
You can upload your results by going to:
https://www.myheritage.com/dna/upload . As of December 1, 2018, MyHeritage's
policy regarding DNA uploads will change: DNA Matching will remain free for
uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features (for example,
ethnicity estimate, chromosome browser, and some others) will require an
extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. MyHeritage will
announce more closer to the December 1 date.

To read more see:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/09/new-myheritage-supports-23andme-v5-and-living-dna-uploads/
[or https://tinyurl.com/y9kk5rk6 --Mod.]

I have no affiliation with either Ancestry or MyHeritage and am sharing this
information solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


More on Sokolow Maloposki vital records #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Following Gesher Galicia's announcement that we would shortly be
uploading to the All Galicia Database indexes >from the Sokolow
Malopolski death records for 1932-1941, Eden Joachim has mentioned a
source where there is possible data >from the town >from the 20th century.
Gesher Galicia seeks to make available on our online database - for all
interested researchers and free of charge - all relevant vital records >from
the former Galicia that are not otherwise publicly available.

As Dr Wojciech Wozniak, director of the Polish State Archives, observed
when opening the recent AGAD-Gesher Galicia Symposium in Warsaw,
"information wants to be free."

Just to clarify a statement in Eden Joachim's post, JRI-Poland's
searchable records for Sokolow Malopolski on their database go no
further than 1912. The marriage banns of 1895-1934 are not searchable
there beyond 1909.

Gesher Galicia wishes all our supporters a very good New Year.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Website: https://www.geshergalicia.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GesherGalicia/

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia More on Sokolow Maloposki vital records #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Following Gesher Galicia's announcement that we would shortly be
uploading to the All Galicia Database indexes >from the Sokolow
Malopolski death records for 1932-1941, Eden Joachim has mentioned a
source where there is possible data >from the town >from the 20th century.
Gesher Galicia seeks to make available on our online database - for all
interested researchers and free of charge - all relevant vital records >from
the former Galicia that are not otherwise publicly available.

As Dr Wojciech Wozniak, director of the Polish State Archives, observed
when opening the recent AGAD-Gesher Galicia Symposium in Warsaw,
"information wants to be free."

Just to clarify a statement in Eden Joachim's post, JRI-Poland's
searchable records for Sokolow Malopolski on their database go no
further than 1912. The marriage banns of 1895-1934 are not searchable
there beyond 1909.

Gesher Galicia wishes all our supporters a very good New Year.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Website: https://www.geshergalicia.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GesherGalicia/

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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page: Yom Kippur and the Days of Awe #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Rosh Hashanah is upon us, so what better time to bring you "The First Day of Rosh
Hashanah, and the Observance of Tashlich" >from the Yizkor book of Podhajce
(Pidhaytsi) in the Ukraine. The holiday was seen as both "a festival and a Day of
Judgment simultaneously" and in the packed synagogue "no joyous smile was seen on
the face of the worshipers, who conducted themselves with more seriousness and
somberness than usual." Later, the crowds of worshippers went to the river to
"cast to the depths of the sea all of their sins" and, even when they were done,
"remained standing at the banks of the river without moving. The last rays of
sunlight lit up their faces."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1923005561054923?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD 20901

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page: Yom Kippur and the Days of Awe #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Rosh Hashanah is upon us, so what better time to bring you "The First Day of Rosh
Hashanah, and the Observance of Tashlich" >from the Yizkor book of Podhajce
(Pidhaytsi) in the Ukraine. The holiday was seen as both "a festival and a Day of
Judgment simultaneously" and in the packed synagogue "no joyous smile was seen on
the face of the worshipers, who conducted themselves with more seriousness and
somberness than usual." Later, the crowds of worshippers went to the river to
"cast to the depths of the sea all of their sins" and, even when they were done,
"remained standing at the banks of the river without moving. The last rays of
sunlight lit up their faces."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1923005561054923?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD 20901

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Slovak Archives Records Project #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Dear all readers,

first of all, Shana Tova - I wish you all the best, healthy and
prosperous New Year!

As a New Year's gift, I'd like to give you transcribed 1857 Census
from Saros County. Well, not exactly today, but hopefully in near
future.:-) In fact, 5800+ records have been transcribed >from the
acquired images >from Saros county and they are pending quality checks
prior to their inclusion in JewishGen databases.

While I'm still looking for skilled validators to check through my
transcriptions (and I'm already grateful for work that Eric M. Bloch
and Peter G. Bakos are doing), I have recently found gentleman who has
all required skills (German, Hungarian, Slovak, local geography,
Kurrentschrift, old German handwriting etc.), who is willing to take
his part in the difficult job going through sheets record by record
and correcting the possible errors I could made.

I want to express my gratitude to all of you who contributed to this
project and allowed JewishGen to acquire new records that haven't been
filmed or published yet. This project can run thanks to your
donations. only

Even though the 1857 Saros census has been finished (and I even
haven't mentioned Zemplen towns that are included, too - see
http://hsig.absolon.eu for more info) there are still hundreds and
hundreds of civil BMD records that would like to be scanned and made
available to you.

Please take the upcoming days of repentance as opportunity to do the
mitzvah and consider contributing to this project. I'd also love to
hear >from you what towns >from Eastern Slovakia (civil BMDs 1895-1906)
you'd like to see included.

Thank you all for reading this long e-mail.

Shabbat Shalom,

Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia

P.S. Attn Moderators/Administrators of JewishGen - please update the
1857 Census description as clicking on the title leads to "page not
found". And it is not yet included in the summary at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary. Thanks.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovak Archives Records Project #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Dear all readers,

first of all, Shana Tova - I wish you all the best, healthy and
prosperous New Year!

As a New Year's gift, I'd like to give you transcribed 1857 Census
from Saros County. Well, not exactly today, but hopefully in near
future.:-) In fact, 5800+ records have been transcribed >from the
acquired images >from Saros county and they are pending quality checks
prior to their inclusion in JewishGen databases.

While I'm still looking for skilled validators to check through my
transcriptions (and I'm already grateful for work that Eric M. Bloch
and Peter G. Bakos are doing), I have recently found gentleman who has
all required skills (German, Hungarian, Slovak, local geography,
Kurrentschrift, old German handwriting etc.), who is willing to take
his part in the difficult job going through sheets record by record
and correcting the possible errors I could made.

I want to express my gratitude to all of you who contributed to this
project and allowed JewishGen to acquire new records that haven't been
filmed or published yet. This project can run thanks to your
donations. only

Even though the 1857 Saros census has been finished (and I even
haven't mentioned Zemplen towns that are included, too - see
http://hsig.absolon.eu for more info) there are still hundreds and
hundreds of civil BMD records that would like to be scanned and made
available to you.

Please take the upcoming days of repentance as opportunity to do the
mitzvah and consider contributing to this project. I'd also love to
hear >from you what towns >from Eastern Slovakia (civil BMDs 1895-1906)
you'd like to see included.

Thank you all for reading this long e-mail.

Shabbat Shalom,

Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia

P.S. Attn Moderators/Administrators of JewishGen - please update the
1857 Census description as clicking on the title leads to "page not
found". And it is not yet included in the summary at
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Hungary. Thanks.


FISCHER - STERN #hungary

John Anderson
 

I am searching for information on a great-great aunt, born Janka
FISCHER on 25 Sep 1878. I have no location except by word of mouth. My
grandmother always said her family was >from Hungary, possibly
Budapest. However, I have information that her father, Eleazar FISCHER
and his first cousin, Jonas FISCHER, were born in Czarny Dunajec
which, according to Jewishgen.org Town Finder, is (now) in Poland but
was in the Austrian Empire:
Czarny Dunajec
Nowy Targ
Galicia
Austrian Empire

Janka married Jonas STERN, and the only information I have on him is
that he was >from Csernadurnajci, Poland, a place I cannot locate
anywhere.

In any event, Janka and Jonas had a son, Bela Somogyi STERN, who was
born 17 Sep 1912 in Budapest and died 14 Nov 2002 in Flushing, Queens,
NY.

A search of Ancestry for Janka shows me this information >from Find-a-Grave:

Janka Stern

BIRTH1877
DEATH1913 (aged 35=E2=80=9336)
BURIAL
Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery
Kereszt=C3=BArid=C5=B1l=C5=91, K=C5=91b=C3=A1nya, Budapest, Hungary Add to =
Map
PLOTSection 37, Row 14, Grave 39
MEMORIAL ID168213852 =C2=B7 View Source

Could this be my gg-aunt? Where else can I turn for information?

John Anderson,
Orlando, FL


Hungary SIG #Hungary FISCHER - STERN #hungary

John Anderson
 

I am searching for information on a great-great aunt, born Janka
FISCHER on 25 Sep 1878. I have no location except by word of mouth. My
grandmother always said her family was >from Hungary, possibly
Budapest. However, I have information that her father, Eleazar FISCHER
and his first cousin, Jonas FISCHER, were born in Czarny Dunajec
which, according to Jewishgen.org Town Finder, is (now) in Poland but
was in the Austrian Empire:
Czarny Dunajec
Nowy Targ
Galicia
Austrian Empire

Janka married Jonas STERN, and the only information I have on him is
that he was >from Csernadurnajci, Poland, a place I cannot locate
anywhere.

In any event, Janka and Jonas had a son, Bela Somogyi STERN, who was
born 17 Sep 1912 in Budapest and died 14 Nov 2002 in Flushing, Queens,
NY.

A search of Ancestry for Janka shows me this information >from Find-a-Grave:

Janka Stern

BIRTH1877
DEATH1913 (aged 35=E2=80=9336)
BURIAL
Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery
Kereszt=C3=BArid=C5=B1l=C5=91, K=C5=91b=C3=A1nya, Budapest, Hungary Add to =
Map
PLOTSection 37, Row 14, Grave 39
MEMORIAL ID168213852 =C2=B7 View Source

Could this be my gg-aunt? Where else can I turn for information?

John Anderson,
Orlando, FL


Confirming number #hungary

acollens@...
 

Our relative, Eugene Tennenbaum, left Sered, Slovakia for the United States in March 1938. With aid he was fully ticketed and did not experience Ellis Island. Am trying to confirm the number of Jews that voluntarily emigrated >from Slovakia before the doors were closed. Have been told he was one of the last 2000 Jews to leave before the doors to voluntary emigration were closed. Would like to confirm the number and number of Jews who left in 1938, 1939 for accuracy.
Ivan Kamenec in â??The Deportation of Jewish Citizens >from Slovakia In 1942â?? part of the book â??The tragedy of the Jews of Slovakiaâ?? states:
â??In 1938â??1940 only 3000 people managed to leave Slovakia - mainly those were not Czechoslovak Citizens and had no residents qualification.â??

Arnold Collens


Hungary SIG #Hungary Confirming number #hungary

acollens@...
 

Our relative, Eugene Tennenbaum, left Sered, Slovakia for the United States in March 1938. With aid he was fully ticketed and did not experience Ellis Island. Am trying to confirm the number of Jews that voluntarily emigrated >from Slovakia before the doors were closed. Have been told he was one of the last 2000 Jews to leave before the doors to voluntary emigration were closed. Would like to confirm the number and number of Jews who left in 1938, 1939 for accuracy.
Ivan Kamenec in â??The Deportation of Jewish Citizens >from Slovakia In 1942â?? part of the book â??The tragedy of the Jews of Slovakiaâ?? states:
â??In 1938â??1940 only 3000 people managed to leave Slovakia - mainly those were not Czechoslovak Citizens and had no residents qualification.â??

Arnold Collens


Re: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola #hungary

carol@...
 

Abraham Berkovich is well known in Jewish Oakland to this day in part
because Temple Beth Abraham was named after him. I looked up the =
passport
application for his brother Louis, and in the application Louis stated =
he
was born in Taloborfalva. The name was typed.=20

Carol Robinson
Alameda, CA USA

-----Original Message-----




Subject: RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola)
From: steinsteve0608@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:55:22 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Larry,

Lacking other information, I would suggest Tereblya, Ukraine, in
Sub-Carpathia. The pre-WWI Hungarian name was Talaborfalu, also listed =
on JG
Town Finder is Talaborfalva.

Steve Stein



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Subject: Follow-up: Trying to find town
From: briggs327@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:23:09 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

First, thank you very much to so many Jewishgenners who quickly gave =
some
great input.=20

As suggested, I have gotten more information to add to my post. First, =
the
name is Abraham Bercovich who left Hungary in 1883 and settled in =
Oakland,
California. He was born in about 1845.
I mis-understood the document i mentioned. It was a published in =
Oakland
about the successive generations of Jews who settled in Oakland and =
their
activities. In that, it was noted that Mr.=20
Bercovich came >from Tobolfola, Hungary. I am sorry for the confusion =
=E2?? it
was not >from a Hungarian document or record.

Thank you again to all who have helped.

Larry

Begin forwarded message:
=20
From: Larry Briggs <briggs327@gmail.com>
Subject: Trying to find town
Date: September 10, 2018 at 7:47:28 PM PDT
To: h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org
=20
We have a friend whose Great Grandfather left then-Hungary to come to=20
the
US. The town he came >from looks like Tolobolfola.=20
=20
I could not find it online currently nor could I find it through the=20
Town
Finder on Jewishgen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
=20
Thank you.
=20
Larry Briggs


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola #hungary

carol@...
 

Abraham Berkovich is well known in Jewish Oakland to this day in part
because Temple Beth Abraham was named after him. I looked up the =
passport
application for his brother Louis, and in the application Louis stated =
he
was born in Taloborfalva. The name was typed.=20

Carol Robinson
Alameda, CA USA

-----Original Message-----




Subject: RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola)
From: steinsteve0608@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:55:22 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Larry,

Lacking other information, I would suggest Tereblya, Ukraine, in
Sub-Carpathia. The pre-WWI Hungarian name was Talaborfalu, also listed =
on JG
Town Finder is Talaborfalva.

Steve Stein



----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Follow-up: Trying to find town
From: briggs327@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:23:09 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

First, thank you very much to so many Jewishgenners who quickly gave =
some
great input.=20

As suggested, I have gotten more information to add to my post. First, =
the
name is Abraham Bercovich who left Hungary in 1883 and settled in =
Oakland,
California. He was born in about 1845.
I mis-understood the document i mentioned. It was a published in =
Oakland
about the successive generations of Jews who settled in Oakland and =
their
activities. In that, it was noted that Mr.=20
Bercovich came >from Tobolfola, Hungary. I am sorry for the confusion =
=E2?? it
was not >from a Hungarian document or record.

Thank you again to all who have helped.

Larry

Begin forwarded message:
=20
From: Larry Briggs <briggs327@gmail.com>
Subject: Trying to find town
Date: September 10, 2018 at 7:47:28 PM PDT
To: h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org
=20
We have a friend whose Great Grandfather left then-Hungary to come to=20
the
US. The town he came >from looks like Tolobolfola.=20
=20
I could not find it online currently nor could I find it through the=20
Town
Finder on Jewishgen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
=20
Thank you.
=20
Larry Briggs


Re: Trying to find town #hungary

tom
 

the 1913 gazetteer at bogardi.com lists "felsobotfalu" and "felsototfalu" as well as "totfalud" and "botfalu". handwritten "t"s and "f"s can look similar. ("felso" means upper, to't means slovak and bot means stick. falu and falud mean town.)

i think it's best to post the image of the page to viewmate if you can, and get opinions on what it actually says. (transcribed records can be mangled.) preferably, post more than just your record, to provide a reasonable sampling of the person's handwriting for comparison.


....... tom klein, toronto

briggs327@gmail.com wrote:

We have a friend whose Great Grandfather left then-Hungary to come to the US. The town he came >from looks like Tolobolfola.

I could not find it online currently nor could I find it through the Town Finder on Jewishgen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Larry Briggs

Moderator: We might be able to provide assistance if you provided the name of the
great-grandfather. This appears to be a misspelling of the name of a place that might
start with Tol... and conclude end with suffix "falva" or "falu".


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Trying to find town #hungary

tom
 

the 1913 gazetteer at bogardi.com lists "felsobotfalu" and "felsototfalu" as well as "totfalud" and "botfalu". handwritten "t"s and "f"s can look similar. ("felso" means upper, to't means slovak and bot means stick. falu and falud mean town.)

i think it's best to post the image of the page to viewmate if you can, and get opinions on what it actually says. (transcribed records can be mangled.) preferably, post more than just your record, to provide a reasonable sampling of the person's handwriting for comparison.


....... tom klein, toronto

briggs327@gmail.com wrote:

We have a friend whose Great Grandfather left then-Hungary to come to the US. The town he came >from looks like Tolobolfola.

I could not find it online currently nor could I find it through the Town Finder on Jewishgen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Larry Briggs

Moderator: We might be able to provide assistance if you provided the name of the
great-grandfather. This appears to be a misspelling of the name of a place that might
start with Tol... and conclude end with suffix "falva" or "falu".


Re: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola #hungary

smartlines@...
 

Steve Stein is right. Talaborfalu sounds very likely.
Andras Hirschler
Budapest

-----Original Message-----
From: H-SIG [mailto:h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:04 AM
To: h-sig digest recipients
Subject: h-sig digest: September 12, 2018

H-SIG Digest for Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

1. RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola)
2. Follow-up: Trying to find town

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Subject: RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola)
From: steinsteve0608@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:55:22 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Larry,

Lacking other information, I would suggest Tereblya, Ukraine, in
Sub-Carpathia. The pre-WWI Hungarian name was Talaborfalu, also listed on JG
Town Finder is Talaborfalva.

Steve Stein



----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Follow-up: Trying to find town
From: briggs327@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:23:09 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

First, thank you very much to so many Jewishgenners who quickly gave some
great input.

As suggested, I have gotten more information to add to my post. First, the
name is Abraham
Bercovich who left Hungary in 1883 and settled in Oakland, California. He
was born in about 1845.
I mis-understood the document i mentioned. It was a published in Oakland
about the successive
generations of Jews who settled in Oakland and their activities. In that, it
was noted that Mr.
Bercovich came >from Tobolfola, Hungary. I am sorry for the confusion â?? it
was not >from a
Hungarian document or record.

Thank you again to all who have helped.

Larry

Begin forwarded message:

From: Larry Briggs <briggs327@gmail.com>
Subject: Trying to find town
Date: September 10, 2018 at 7:47:28 PM PDT
To: h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org

We have a friend whose Great Grandfather left then-Hungary to come to the
US. The town he came >from looks like Tolobolfola.

I could not find it online currently nor could I find it through the Town
Finder on Jewishgen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Larry Briggs


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola #hungary

smartlines@...
 

Steve Stein is right. Talaborfalu sounds very likely.
Andras Hirschler
Budapest

-----Original Message-----
From: H-SIG [mailto:h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:04 AM
To: h-sig digest recipients
Subject: h-sig digest: September 12, 2018

H-SIG Digest for Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

1. RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola)
2. Follow-up: Trying to find town

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: RE: Trying to find town (Tolobolfola)
From: steinsteve0608@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:55:22 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Larry,

Lacking other information, I would suggest Tereblya, Ukraine, in
Sub-Carpathia. The pre-WWI Hungarian name was Talaborfalu, also listed on JG
Town Finder is Talaborfalva.

Steve Stein



----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Follow-up: Trying to find town
From: briggs327@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:23:09 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

First, thank you very much to so many Jewishgenners who quickly gave some
great input.

As suggested, I have gotten more information to add to my post. First, the
name is Abraham
Bercovich who left Hungary in 1883 and settled in Oakland, California. He
was born in about 1845.
I mis-understood the document i mentioned. It was a published in Oakland
about the successive
generations of Jews who settled in Oakland and their activities. In that, it
was noted that Mr.
Bercovich came >from Tobolfola, Hungary. I am sorry for the confusion â?? it
was not >from a
Hungarian document or record.

Thank you again to all who have helped.

Larry

Begin forwarded message:

From: Larry Briggs <briggs327@gmail.com>
Subject: Trying to find town
Date: September 10, 2018 at 7:47:28 PM PDT
To: h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org

We have a friend whose Great Grandfather left then-Hungary to come to the
US. The town he came >from looks like Tolobolfola.

I could not find it online currently nor could I find it through the Town
Finder on Jewishgen. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Larry Briggs


Righteous Among The Nations - Burden of Proof #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Friends-

There are at least two known cases of rescue by RATN in my
family that I know of - both happened in Vienna. What I'm
seeking is information >from readers who have successfully
(or not) made application to the Yad VaShem for recognition
as RATN.

I have read the pages of information on their website and
the stories featured therein. I have several times started
to prepare an application. But the trouble is that I don't
know very much. The participants have all passed away, and
the information I have is second and even third-hand,
although I have no reason to doubt it.

I'd be glad to hear >from people - privately - of their
experiences, especially if they had limited information to
start with. How much did you know, how much did you include
in your application to the Yad VaShem, and was your
application successful? Did you make application on behalf
of a rescuer no longer living?

Best wishes -

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Gesher Galicia's Vital Records project, and the latest additions to the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The following vital records are now available on the All Galicia
Database (https://search.geshergalicia.org).

Radziechow (Radekhiv). Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/295.
- Jewish births, 1832-1860 (466 records).

Tarnopol (Ternopil). TsDIAL, Fond 701/1/328, 331, 332 and 334
- Jewish deaths, May 1845-December 1869 (10,662 records).
These Tarnopol death records, covering a period of a quarter of a
century, show some large divergences in the death rates for certain
years, certainly due in large part to epidemics. The average rate of
deaths per year over the whole period was 432. However, in 1869 the
figure was 652, in 1855 it was 850, and in 1848 it was 904 - all
extremely high figures for a town that, in 1880, is said to have had a
Jewish population of about 13,500.

Tarnopol has been one Gesher Galicia's main goals in the vital records
indexing project, along with Stanislawow. Following the completion in
July of some 3,400 death records >from 1820-1834, and with the help of
some generous donations, we have this year indexed and uploaded to our
database 19,646 Tarnopol vital records. In total, just over 29,000
vital records, >from all towns, have been indexed and uploaded so far
this year.

Among the Tarnopol Jewish vital records held in Ukrainian state
archives (in Lviv and Ternopil), there still remain to be indexed the
following, which we should complete by the middle of next year:
Births 1820-1838; Marriages 1853-1858; Birth index books for 1924,
1927.

We also aim to finish indexing all the remaining Jewish vital record
books (>from all Galician towns) held in Ukrainian archives by the
middle of 2020, with the exception of 33 marriage and death record
books >from Lwow >from the 1920s and 1930s, all of which are duplicates
of books held at AGAD. Researchers can follow the progress of what has
been indexed and what remains to be done in our online inventory,
sorted by town, of Jewish vital records held in the Ukrainian
archives, at:
<https://tinyurl.com/ycwmqg4n>.
The same inventory, but sorted instead by fond and file number, can be found at:
<https://tinyurl.com/y7y4ddkd>.

We do not as a rule refer to our regular indexers and collaborators.
In this case, though, we want to specially thank Slawomir Postek and
Paulina Postek for their enormous efforts over the past year in
indexing a wide range of vital and other records. We are also very
grateful to Piotr Gumola, Gesher Galicia's representative in Poland,
for coordinating and overseeing the whole indexing process.

The next vital record books to be indexed should include:
- Klasno-Podgorze (Wieliczka): Jewish deaths (index book) 1918-1942
- Sokolow Malopolski: Jewish deaths 1932-1941
- Probuzna: List of residents, 1932

For further information, please contact: <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do not reply to this email.

Gesher Galicia wishes all our supporters a very good New Year.



Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
website: https://www.geshergalicia.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GesherGalicia/


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