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JewishGen Talks: New Recordings Available #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Friends,
 
Recordings of our most recent three JewishGen Talks are now available via the JewishGen YouTube channel.
  • Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death with Dr. David G. Marwell

     
  • Introducing the JewishGen Crypto Jewish Collection (SPANISH) with Genie Milgrom

  • Roots of Jews from Ottoman Empire: Names and History with Dr. Alexander Beider

We hope you will join us for our upcoming JewishGen Talk on January 17:
A complete schedule of JewishGen Talks for the new semester (January - March) will be announced next week.

Avraham
-- 
Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org





Schartmann-Sallmann family #germany

Catherine Claisse <catherine.claisse@...>
 

Hello I found I have ancestors in Germany, in Rott, Roetgen, North Rhine Westphalia. My ancestor's name was:

Johannes Jacob SCHARTMANN also found as Jois or Joes SCHARTMANN. He died in Rott,Roetgen,North Rhine Westphalia,GERMANY on the 4th of July Rott,Roetgen,North Rhine Westphalia,GERMANY. He got married with Maria Magdalena SCHWEITZER on the 29th of april 1795, same locatio, who died on the 7th of june 1827, same place. They got a son who was christened, Willem Jan, on the 26th of may 1796. Willem is found as SALLMANN/SALLMAN as well. He moved to NETHERLANDS first, where he got married to Sophia Steins, and then to Belgium to work. His descendance in Belgium is found as SCHARTMANN and SALLMANN.
I'm looking for ideas on how to find whether my ancestor's German family was Jewish and how to get more information on them.
Is there anyone who could help me? Thanks

Catherine Claisse, Florence italy


Jan. 21: CJH Zoom genealogy lecture #events #israel

Moriah Amit
 

Family History Today: Researching your Family History in Israel from Home

Presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History, in cooperation with the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

Thursday, January 21, 2 PM ET

Pay what you wish! Register at https://programs.cjh.org/tickets/family-history-today-2021-01-21 to receive a link to the Zoom program.

Searching for records of your family in Israel can be daunting. Fortunately, much of your research can now be done online. In this lecture, Garri Regev, President of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), will provide an overview of the types of records available online and where to focus your efforts. In addition, you will learn about alternatives to vital records and how you can create a vivid picture of how your ancestors lived in Israel.

--
Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
mamit@...


Translation solved long time question #translation

Sharon E Siegel
 

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/full.asp?ID=89394&loc=A&name=89394scan82%7E1%2Ejpg
 
This helped us to find something we've been searching for over a long period of time, a half sibling that we always knew existed but sadly perished with his mom and another sibling at the hands of Nazis.  
 
Thank you SO much for this translation.
--
Sharon E. Siegel 
Port Jervis, NY USA


Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Jeff.Kutcher@...
 

Greetings Debbie,

You might like to try this: Poor Jews Temporary Shelter Database

http://www.jewishroots.uct.ac.za/Shelter.aspx

We managed to find what we believe to be the record of our great grandfathers' arrival in the UK from Poland in 1902 including the name of the ship he came on. I say believe because all the details fit except that there was most probably a transcription error from the original handwritten document to the database. His surname was Zmidek but on the database its Lmidek. We are waiting to get access to the original document at the London Metropolitan Archives to confirm the error. Alas, like so many places its closed because of the Covid so we wait patiently.   Good luck with your search.   

--
Jeff Kutcher
Spain
Family Research:
Kutscher - Jaroslaw 
Zmidek - Chmielnik, Warsaw 
Litman - Lodz
Szklarek -Gombin
http://www.jskutcher.name/


Re: Tobias's from Romania #romania

Shelley Lyn Saunders <lylapeach@...>
 

Yes. Been working on this for a couple years.. DNA gave us the breakthrough, but we need to find out about the 3 siblings... Pauline, John Louis and Anna

on ged.com dna site, my daughter just matched with 190cm's to a Hinda Solomon, that's a 2/3rd cousin and I've messaged her, but have heard nothing, I think she is in Israel , but I'm working on getting in touch with her 

thank you for your reply 
--
Shelley Saunders
Email-Lylapeach@...
Sesrching for Tobias from Romania, who came to NYC in 1900
Harry Tobias b 1875 Romania 
Celia/Sali his wife b 1879 Romania
Children 
Joseph
Pauline
John Louis (my ancestor) 
Matilda
Anna


Wadowice Yizkor book #galicia #poland

Max Heffler
 

The Wadowice Translations Fund has been set up and it is now listed at:

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

 

Wadowice is in Poland near Krakow and once in Austria-Hungary/Western Galicia.


Once we have at least $500 in the fund, we can engage a translator for this project.


Thanks for your consideration.

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX


--

Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

UK Naturalisation records from about the 1880s up to 1916 are available on Ancestry.co.uk.

It depended where someone lived if they became naturalised, as there were local quotas. Three of my four great grandfathers naturalised in the 1890's after having been in the UK for 20 to 25 years.The 4th in Manchester joined a Naturalisation Society in Manchester with the aim of winning a lottery for Naturalisation as it was expensive. He never won the lottery, and so never bothered to naturalise. It was then about £5 equivalent to £60 today. One of my Hull ancestors failed twice in Hull and then succeeded a 3rd time in Grimsby as he had a police record due to bankruptcy. 

I wrote an article on this a few years ago in Shemot, the journal of the Jewish Gen society of GB. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia

Max Heffler
 

A professional genealogist/historian in Riga wrote me that, due to the death of head of archive department, Irina Veinberga, and a large backlog, Riga stopped taking new orders.

Max Heffler
Houston, TX


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Max Heffler via groups.jewishgen.org <max=texsys.com@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:34 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia
 

The current link to the Latvian Archives is:

 

https://www.arhivi.gov.lv/default.aspx?lang=EN

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 


--

Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Re: Ashkenazim with Oriental eyes #general

koshka5@...
 

My maternal great-grandmother was born around 1890 in Kolyshki, a small village in Vitebsk, Belarus.  She had Oriental eyes and high cheekbones as did my grandmother and a couple of her siblings.  My mother and youngest sibling both have Oriental eyes.  My mother thought there may have been some Mongolian genes, but her DNA test came back as 100% European Jewish.

Marcy Kalvelage
Illinois


Re: Tobias's from Romania #romania

Diane Jacobs
 

Have you tried family search.org
The Mormon site is wonderful.

Diane Jacobs


On Jan 6, 2021, at 10:12 AM, Shelley Lyn Saunders <lylapeach@...> wrote:

My mother in law Mary-Susan Tobias b 1945 CA, never met or knew her father, we knew his name (John Louis Tobias) she was told he was killed in WW2 before she was born, thru DNA we have found a couple members of this Tobias Family, and have learned John Louis was not killed in WW2 and died in 1968 Florida, we know what happened to the families of Joseph Tobias, Matilda Tobias, but Pauline, Anna, John Louis are still Mystery's... any advice/help is appreciate, I'm a decent genealogist using Ancestry.com and GED, but not the others 
thank you 
--
Shelley Saunders
Email-Lylapeach@...
Sesrching for Tobias from Romania, who came to NYC in 1900
Harry Tobias b 1875 Romania 
Celia/Sali his wife b 1879 Romania
Children 
Joseph
Pauline
John Louis (my ancestor) 
Matilda
Anna

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Ashkenazim with Oriental eyes #general

kshepard
 

For what it's worth the epicanthic fold is also present in Hispanics and people with Down Syndrome.

V/r,

Kathleen Shepard

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 08:52:52 AM CST, Jeffrey Herrmann <jeffrey.herrmann@...> wrote:


Before attributing an epicanthic fold to a 12th century ancestor, it would be helpful to read the posts in the thread Autosomal Analysis Question.
On average, any one ancestor’s contribution to your DNA is halved for every generation further back from you that ancestor is.   An ancestor living in the 12th century, on average, would be expected to contribute about one billionth or less of your DNA.  Endogamy could result in more DNA than that making its way to you, but quantifying it is impossible.  

On balance it would be far more plausible to find a recent Asian ancestor to explain the introgression of genes for the epicanthic fold into your lineage than one 12th century ancestor.
Jeffrey Herrmann
London, UK 


Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Michael Sharp
 

Firstly, the 1911 census is the last publicly available census under the 100 year rule for release of government records in the UK. The only later census type records is the 1939 register compiled for issuing identity cards during WW2. May be worth while checking there as I have found info that fills in gaps from earlier in the 20th century

You are correct about Russia often referring to Russian Poland, or anywhere in the Russian empire.

There were no passenger manifests for journeys between England and Continental Europe at that time - I've tried that route - in fact many immigrants did not come on passenger steamers but on fishing or cargo ships.

There was an optional naturalisation process - it was not mandatory - you can search the Public Records Office Discovery database by inputting in the relative's name. If an index record is found, you can request a quote for copying the contents of the file concerned, and then order the copy. However due to Covid, the service may not be available at present. If you can get the file, you may find useful information on where exactly (town) they came from and on parents, children, dates of birth, etc

Also if any children were born in the UK after arrival, their birth certificates may give info on mother's first name, maiden name, etc if you don't know that. Be prepared for errors due to transcription errors, etc, Use gro.gov.uk to order the actual certificates (sometimes they can send a pdf). Use either ancestry or freebmd.org.uk to get the registry entry details (registration district, year, quarter and volume/page number) that you will need to order the certificate.

Finally try jri-poland for searching for information that predates emigration to England
--
Michael Sharp
Manchester UK
michael.sharp@...


Help in comparing handwriting #general

Anna Olswanger
 

I have several documents handwritten in Yiddish. I’d like an opinion as to whether they are all written by the same person.
 
If I sent you the first page of each document, would one of you be able to offer an opinion as to whether it is the same handwriting in each document? I’m not asking for a translation (and you don’t need to know Yiddish, just Hebrew handwriting).
 
If so, please contact me privately with your email address and I’ll send you the samples.
 
Thanks very much.
 
Anna Olswanger

Anna Olswanger | Literary Agent | Olswanger Literary LLC
16-60 Chandler Drive | Fair Lawn, NJ | 07410-2715
t: 201-791-4699 | w: www.olswanger.com | twitter: @AnnaOlswanger | pinterest: www.pinterest.com/olswanger


Tobias's from Romania #romania

Shelley Lyn Saunders <lylapeach@...>
 

My mother in law Mary-Susan Tobias b 1945 CA, never met or knew her father, we knew his name (John Louis Tobias) she was told he was killed in WW2 before she was born, thru DNA we have found a couple members of this Tobias Family, and have learned John Louis was not killed in WW2 and died in 1968 Florida, we know what happened to the families of Joseph Tobias, Matilda Tobias, but Pauline, Anna, John Louis are still Mystery's... any advice/help is appreciate, I'm a decent genealogist using Ancestry.com and GED, but not the others 
thank you 
--
Shelley Saunders
Email-Lylapeach@...
Sesrching for Tobias from Romania, who came to NYC in 1900
Harry Tobias b 1875 Romania 
Celia/Sali his wife b 1879 Romania
Children 
Joseph
Pauline
John Louis (my ancestor) 
Matilda
Anna


Re: Ashkenazim with Oriental eyes #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

It is in my Polish line from my maternal grandfather to my mother to my sister and I and to both my children.

--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


www.GenTeam.eu - ca. 200.000 zusätzliche Einträge online #austria-czech #hungary

MiraHabelman
 

New on GenTeam, approx. 200,000 additional entries online:
1 Military: loss list 1914-1919 Austria-Hungary
2 Vienna: Catholic baptisms
3 Vienna: Catholic burials
4 indices from Catholic registers from Lower and Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol and Burgenland
 
Brief summary of the information found on GenTeam:
Complete place directory Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Tyrol with responsible parishes and archive areas and link to archive data from Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Burgenland, Salzburg, Tyrol, Styria, Carinthia, Vorarlberg, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Germany

All data are available free of charge after registration. GenTeam is and will remain free!

Best regards,

Mira Habelman

#Germany, #Austria, #Slovakia, #Slovenia

www.GenTeam.eu   -    ca. 200.000 zusätzliche Einträge online

 

Sehr geehrte Forscherin, sehr geehrter Forscher!

 nach nur 2 Monaten konnten wiederum zahlreiche Daten auf GenTeam online gestellt werden.

 

 Alle Daten stehen nach einer Registrierung kostenlos zur Verfügung.

 

GenTeam ist und bleibt kostenlos!

 Nun zum aktuellen Update:

 

 1     Militär – Verlustlisten Österreich-Ungarn 1. WK 1914-1919

 

 Erneut sind zahlreiche Listen und Teile von Listen online gestellt worden. 

 

In den Verlustlisten sind Verwundete, Gefangene und Gefallene aus allen Kronländern der Habsburgermonarchie zu finden. Gesamt werden es ca. 3 bis 3,5 Millionen Einträge werden. Hier sind Offiziere, Einjährig-Freiwillige und natürlich die gesamten Mannschaften aller Konfessionen, also auch jüdische, muslimische und protestantische Soldaten zu finden.

Neben zahlreichen fertigen Listen, darunter auch die Verluste Przemysl 1915 sowie Ergänzungslisten sind auch viele Teillisten bereits vorhanden; an zahlreichen weiteren Listen wird bereits gearbeitet.

Da hier mehrmals der Wunsch geäußert wurde, die Namen nicht zu nennen, darf ich mich bei allen, die an dieser so wertvollen Datenbank gearbeitet haben bzw. bereits an weiteren Listen arbeiten, sowie bei Projektleiter Frank Raschka sehr herzlich bedanken.

 Ich lade Sie ein, an diesem faszinierenden Projekt mitzuarbeiten. Gerne senden wir Ihnen eine Erfassungstabelle zu und organisieren die Nummer Ihrer Liste. Kontaktieren Sie dazu bitte Projektleiter Frank Raschka unter verlustliste@... oder kontakt@....

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Einträge aus den Pfarren 08 Gebäranstalt (Alservorstadt Krankenhaus), 10 Sankt Johann Evangelist, 15 Reindorf und 20 Sankt Brigitta wurden hinzugefügt. Die Zahlen geben den Bezirk an.

Eine Tabelle der Pfarreien mit aufgearbeiteten Zeiträumen sowie weitere wichtige Hinweise finden Sie unter Hilfe/Info (grüne Schaltfläche in der rechten oberen Ecke der GenTeam-Seite). 

 

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3     Wien – katholische Begräbnisse 1600-1938

Einträge der Pfarren 02 Sankt Johann Nepomuk wurden hinzugefügt. 

 

Bei Monika Fischer bedanke ich mich sehr herzlich!

Eine Tabelle der Pfarreien mit aufgearbeiteten Zeiträumen sowie weitere wichtige Hinweise finden Sie unter Hilfe/Info (grüne Schaltfläche in der rechten oberen Ecke der GenTeam-Seite).

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Matriken folgender katholischer Pfarren wurden hinzugefügt: 

 

Burgenland:

Mannersdorf an der Rabnitz

Niederösterreich:

Auersthal, Chorherrn, Großgöttfritz, Kleinhadersdorf, Oberstrahlbach, Sankt Andrä vor dem Hagenthale, Seefeld, Tulbing, Zwettl Stift

 Oberösterreich:

Gallneukirchen, Vöcklamarkt, Vorchdorf

Steiermark:

Glashütte, Graz-Münzgraben, Übelbach, Wies

Tirol:

Thaur 

 

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 Ganz besonders würde es uns freuen, wenn auch Sie bei GenTeam mitmachen, eine Datenbank erstellen oder eine fertige zur Verfügung stellen wollen. Egal ob Sie perfekt Kurrent lesen oder lieber mit Schreibmaschine oder in Lateinschrift erfasste Indices erfassen wollen: Es ist für alle etwas dabei! Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Mitarbeit.

 

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Re: Trying to locate Simon Abrahams 1880s New York #usa

Michael Hoffman
 

There is a Death entry indexed for a Simon Abrahams for 1890 see www.lancashirebmd.org.uk this might be the person that you are looking for.

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS UK


Re: Ashkenazim with Oriental eyes #general

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

Before attributing an epicanthic fold to a 12th century ancestor, it would be helpful to read the posts in the thread Autosomal Analysis Question.
On average, any one ancestor’s contribution to your DNA is halved for every generation further back from you that ancestor is.   An ancestor living in the 12th century, on average, would be expected to contribute about one billionth or less of your DNA.  Endogamy could result in more DNA than that making its way to you, but quantifying it is impossible.  

On balance it would be far more plausible to find a recent Asian ancestor to explain the introgression of genes for the epicanthic fold into your lineage than one 12th century ancestor.
Jeffrey Herrmann
London, UK 


Re: Volochisk - New Group #ukraine

Milton Koch
 

Is there any thought to include PIdvolochisk in this group, since it is "just across the tracks", though in a different oblast.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, Md
BARBASCH-Pidvolochisk

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