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Otto WEISZ, Vienna

rv Kaplan
 

Looking for information about Otto Weisz, born in Vienna in 1903, son of Dr David Weisz and Rosa Feuer, came to Scotland in 1934 and worked as a designer for Pringle of Scotland knitwear company.  He was naturalised in 1938.
 
Does anyone know anything about this man's background?
 
thanks
 
Harvey Kaplan
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Glasgow   


Re: My Heritage - Theory of Family Relativity #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I believe that it is the same as Ancestry thru -lines.  It is just named something else.  If your tree is not large enough or there are no matching trees then there are no theories of relativity, and no Ancestry thrulines matches.

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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


Re: My Heritage - Theory of Family Relativity #general

sbloom@...
 

I am not familiar with My Heritage's product, but it definitely sounds inferior to Ancestry's Thrulines.
I have to admit that I have a very large tree, and Thrulines will both try to make connections via "paper" genealogy (tree and documents) and separately or in conjunction with DNA. Thrulines helped me discover a number of new relatives. A number of the odd matches with both Thrulines and 23andme's product ended up being unknown (at the time) half siblings (always via common fathers) to known cousins.  


Re: Census question #bessarabia #records

Yefim Kogan
 

Yoram,   everybody,

please use information at our bessarabia website, Kishinev kehilalink website, JewishGen.

For these questions, here are the answers:

1.  See the lists of all Revision Lists (Census) for ALL towns at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/bessarabiarevisionlists.html
and go to the section   
Current Database Contents
A complete inventory can be accessed by clicking here.        Click on this link and you will get all TOWNs we have Revision and other lists for.

2.  See at Kishinev KehilaLink website: https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/chisinau/search.asp?q=pogrom
There are also several articles/stories about Kishinev pogrom, you can find at the Bessarabia website...  Remember, you can SEARCH the website, but any word, and get information needed.  On the right upper corner there is a Search mechanism... enter Pogrom and search the Bessarabia website...

Please explore our resources, and you find them useful.
All the best,
Yefim Kogan


Re: The female Yiddish name Losche in the US? #names

jrsackerman@...
 

As you know, anyone can choose any English name, whether or not it "corresponds" to their birth name.  However she might choose an English name beginning with the letter L.  For example, Louise, Louisa, Lettie, Lottie, Linda, Laura, etc. 

Joel Ackerman, Jerusalem, Israel (formerly from the San Francisco Bay Area)
Researching HACKMEYSTER, ACKMEYSTER, GAKMAJSTERA, ZIMMERMAN, CIMERMAN, CYMERMAN from Radzivilov, Demidovka and Berestechko (Volhynia, Ukraine) and Shereshevo (Belarus)
ISMAN, BLAU (Przemysl, Poland)
BRUMER, BRUMMER, GREENSTEIN, GRYNSZTAYN (Yavorov, Ukraine)


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #ukraine

Bruce Drake
 

Those of you versed in the practices and protocols of a respectable marriage in the shtetls of Eastern Europe also know that the path to the wedding involved more than a quick trip to City Hall or a visit to the Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas. “Weddings in Our Areas” from the Yizkor book of Mezhirichi, Ukraine methodically and in great detail lays out “the foreshpiel (foreplay)” that began on a Sunday before a Saturday celebration. On Sunday there was the viewing of the dowry trunk. On Monday, the gathering of the groom’s friends to tell stories and partake of refreshments like herring fish and wine. Tuesday was the poor man's day when people from all over the region showed up and received alms from the bride’s father. The aunts arrived on Wednesday. On Thursday, the out-of-town quests started arriving. The "chuppah" (wedding ceremony) was always held on Friday. And finally, the big celebration on Saturday night. 


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD 


Re: Online trees #general

Max Heffler
 

Ah, that is my problem with Ancestry and MyHeritage – “billions and billions” of siloed trees with imperfections and the benefit with a One World Tree like geni, a single tree of humanity with curators to continue to make it progressively more-correct - much like open-source collaboration makes source code less buggy and more secure…

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Sheryl Prenzlau via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 3:16 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Online trees #general

 

I have found that putting it on ancestry is much better because it remains yours and no one can change it. In geni it’s a public mishmash as you have found, and anyone can add to it or remove things and change it up

Sheryl 

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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Re: Silverman Family of Providence #usa

cnewman@...
 

I am originally from Providence and my sister married into a Silverman family.  So many Silverman's in Providence.  In addition, my fathers family has a Silverman coming out of Latvia.  I believe in casting a wide net and see what comes up in regarding to a close relationship.  Do you have any DNA date that could assist in any research?  My direct contact information is:

cnewman@...
518-461-7387
Charlie Newman


Re: Austria will Allow Descendants of Holocaust Victims to Receive Citizenship Beginning September 1st #holocaust

T R
 

I was told that indeed all direct descendants - including certainly grandchildren.  I didn't ask abou great grandchildren, but I don't see why they would exclude them.


Re: Belarus Meeting at the IAJGS Conference #belarus #announcements

Nancy Siegel
 

In Reply to:
 The annual Belarus meeting will be held at 2:45 pm (EDT) on Monday, August 10.  The conference is virtual this year but you will still need to register for the conference to get a link to the meeting.”

To register for the IAJGS Virtual Conference, go to: 
There is no charge to attend the Belarus meeting or other JewishGen Meetings being held during the conference. 

Nancy Siegel 
San Francisco, CA


Re: Austria will Allow Descendants of Holocaust Victims to Receive Citizenship Beginning September 1st #holocaust

Diane Jacobs
 

I know someone who got a foreign passport because she didn't want to travel with a US passport due to terrorism.

Diane Jacobs 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Shelley Mitchell <Shelley.Mitchell@...>
Date: 8/6/20 11:32 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Austria will Allow Descendants of Holocaust Victims to Receive Citizenship Beginning September 1st #austria #holocaust

This might be a silly question but I’m curious. I’ve several instances where Jews can apply for foreign citizenship while retaining US citizenship. My question is what would be the benefit of having a foreign citizenship?  Taxes?  Foreign Travel?

TIA

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Finding The Correct Record #general

Alan Shuchat
 

Jeri,
I answered exactly this kind of question the other day, with step-by-step instructions. You can find the question and my answer at messages 
--
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA



Encyclopédie des changements de noms #france #names

Rony Golan
 

Dear All,

I am looking for the two volumes of the Encyclopédie des changements de noms by Emmanuel Ratier. It was most probably published in 1995.
If you have access to it, please contact me privately.

Thank you & Shabbat Shalom,
--
Rony Golan
Ramat HaSharon, Israel

SEARCHING: KRMARUTSKY, KRIVORUCHKI, Kaunas, Lithuania
                        EISDORFER, Hungary
                        SLOMOVITS, Sighet, Romania


Re: Photo Vienna Jewish Cemetery Gate 4 #austria-czech #photographs

lionel.levy@...
 

Hi
if you go on the FINDAGRAVE  website. You can make a request, they have many people that will do that, I made a request once and someone did it in a couple of days.
my great great grandfather is there.

regards

Lionel


Re: Is Ojzer and Ejzer the same name as Uscher? #general

btkerman@...
 

Ozer and Ezra are not the same name but you are correct that they derive from the same word meaning help and that they have no connection to the name Asher. The most well known use of the name Ozer that comes to mind was a Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski who died in Vilnius in 1940.


Re: Given name SOSCHE #names

ryabinkym@...
 

More possible her name Shoshe.  My grandmother's name Shime-Shoshe


Re: My Heritage - Theory of Family Relativity #general

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

The only reason I signed up for MyHeritage several years ago was the marketing hype about their new Theory of Family Relativity.   I waited and waited and finally after a year or two I was notified about one Theory of Family Relativity generated by their super-duper algorithm.  It said I might be related to a third cousin I had known about for years and had myself posted to my tree on MyHeritage at least a year before their algorithm discovered her.  I haven't received another Theory from MyHeritage since.   
They talk a good game at MyHeritage about the wondrous things their computers can do with their vast data, but for me at least they perpetually underdeliver.


Re: Austria will Allow Descendants of Holocaust Victims to Receive Citizenship Beginning September 1st #holocaust

veronicazundel@...
 

From a UK viewpoint, this will mean that I can retain much-valued EU citizenship when Britain leaves the EU fully at the end of the year. As we also have substantial savings and investments in Vienna (the remainder of my parents' compensatory pensions from the Austrian government) it may also remove a layer of bureacracy, or even some charges, from the bank.


Re: Data Breach at GEDmatch has Concerns Over Privacy #dna #announcements

Tockuss1@...
 

Good example why you should think twice of using your DNA for genealogy. I prefer to stick to the traditional ways of research.


Privacy Issues for Federal Judges #usa #records

Kenneth Ryesky
 

When I submitted my comments to the old JewishGen discussion groups regarding the 2 February 2012 House Ways & Means Committee hearing on the Social Security Death Master File (specifically, the Agin testimony), one SIG administrator rejected my comment as irrelevant.  Fortunately, Jan Meisels Allen was a subscriber on one SIG discussion group where the posting went through.

 

As a result of that W&M hearing, significant embargoes were placed on the Death Master File (known commercially as the Social Security Death Index); some intense lobbying, including a lobbying entourage on Capitol Hill in which I participated, succeeded in controlling the worst of the damage (the initial legislation would have totally padlocked the DMF/SSDI).

 

I trust that we in the genealogy community have learned our lesson.

 

Here is one that may well pop up in some future form:

 

https://www.abajournal.com/news/article/after-lawyer-with-grudge-kills-her-son-federal-judge-calls-for-privacy-protections

 

-- Ken Ryesky

Petach Tikva, ISRAEL

 


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Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...