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Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general

David Lewin
 

At 02:07 03/08/2020, EdrieAnne Broughton wrote:
Actually we all, Jews and non-Jews alike, have a great deal to thank
the LDS church for. Without their obsession with record keeping
lots of the records Americans and world citizens depend on today for
genealogy would have been lost when counties decided to save space
and chuck records back in the 1920s-1970s. It wasn't that long ago
that I heard stories of people dumpster diving to preserve records.
EdrieAnne Broughton
Vacavillle, California
_._,_._,_
How right!!!

Not only did the Mormon Church spend its money freely to preserve our
heritage, but they made it freely available to us.

Members of the Church actually have a deeper access to records that
the general public does. So befriending one of them can greatly
enhance your genealogical reseach.

I have never understood why some people feel such animosity towards
the LDS Church. The Church's beliefs and practices are entirely
theirs. They do not force anybody to convert while still alive. Of
course they want us to convert. What human organisation does nor
want that? If they hope that my soul will join them after I have
died - let them!! They case me no harm, and they allow me to
benefit enormously!

David Lewin
London


Ancestry Introduces its AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry announced its launch of AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).  It is designed to help people understand their risk for developing certain inheritable conditions, such as heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and blood disorders. They also provide carrier status reports for cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs disease; five connective tissue disorder reports, which were not part of the existing AncestryHealth Core offering; and four cardiovascular reports related to heart disease, high cholesterol, risk of blood clotting, and iron overload, and rolled its wellness reports in AncestryHealth covering 10 traits related to alcohol flushing, caffeine metabolism, lactose intolerance, and others according to a report in Genomeweb.com (https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/ancestry-rolls-out-sequencing-based-health-offering-focused-common-conditions).

 

Ancestry has amassed a database of 18 million people in its AncestryDNA network since launching the microarray-based genetic genealogy service in 2012.

 

According to Ancestry’s press release, “Because NGS technology reads parts of the genome that a microarray cannot, the NGS technology that powers AncestryHealth does a better job of determining if someone is at greater risk for some of the most common inherited conditions. Quest Diagnostics developed NGS technology for AncestryHealth.  The release also states NGS achieves about 80-90 percent detection of inherited risk for specific health condition and they state the NGS technology powering AncestryHealth has a risk detection rate four times higher than most microarray-based tests.

 

AncestryHealth powered by NGS will replace the microarray-based AncestryHealth Core which it started last year. In partnership with PWNHealth, an independent network of board-certified genetic counselors, geneticists, physicians and other allied health professionals, AncestryHealth powered by NGS offers genetic information on risks combined with educational resources, remote access to genetic counselors and a clinical lab report consumers can share with their healthcare provider to help them understand their results and make more informed choices.

 

Ancestry does not share customers’ DNA data with insurers, employers or third-party marketers.

 

Beginning Aug. 3, AncestryHealth powered by NGS is available to adults (ages 18+) in the United States, with the exception of New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, for $179. Existing AncestryDNA® customers can upgrade to AncestryHealth for $99. You can purchase and activate the kit via the AncestryHealth website: https://www.ancestry.com/health


To read more about this see Ancestry’s press release at: https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/newsroom/press-releases/ancestry%C2%AE-launches-ancestryhealth%C2%AE-powered-next-generation-sequencing-ngs

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry or AncestryHealth and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Viewmate Translation Request - Polish - Surname Schwarz #translation

Harry Moatz
 

I've posted three vital records in Polish regarding persons named SCHWARZ for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses....
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83571

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83572

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83573

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


Re: Searching records in New Haven, Connecticut #records

beckyanderson53@...
 

The city directories may well have information about the family.   I was able to follow my great-grandparents for the years they were in New Haven from 1900-1903.  Actually also noted that they left for New York in 1903.
Rebecca Fogel Anderson


New Holocaust Database Set - Polish Jews Found in Hungary (April 18th 1946) #holocaust #poland #hungary #JewishGenUpdates

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce that a new data set has been added to Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/)

This is a small collection, put together by the World Jewish Congress, with 639 names of Polish Jews found in Hungary immediately after the end of the war.  Some of them had fled from Poland to Hungary to escape deportations to death camps in Poland.  In other cases, there is no explanation as to how/why they ended up in Hungary.  Since most of these survivors entered the postwar displaced persons system, using USHMM and Bad Arolsen databases, in many cases it is possible to establish their final destination

 

The material consists of surname and given name, year and place of birth and residence in 1939.  An unusual addition to this list is the mother’s given and maiden name.

 

This list of Polish Jews in Hungary was produced by the World Jewish Congress April 18, 1946.  It is one list in an extensive collection (3.1.1.3) of lists of liberated persons held at the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany.  The list was created by Carol Oliver, as JewishGen volunteer.  To learn more about this data set, please see https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/PolishSurvivorsFoundinHungary.html

You can search these records, along with all of JewishGen’s records from the Unified Search page at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/ Alternatively, to search the Holocaust Database specifically, please start at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/  You will also find a listing of all the component databases below the search grid.  By entering search terms in the grid, you will search all component databases at once.

Nolan Altman

Holocaust Database Coordinator

August 2020


Re: Formal name for the nickname, SHIL #ukraine #names

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Shil is probably a diminutive of Shia, short for Yehoshua/Joshua. 

to be distinguished from Chil, short for Yechiel. 

 


Birth Record from Kishinev YOSEF Meylman #bessarabia #romania

Yoram Millman
 

I am getting acquainted with the discussion group. Need help to crack a brick wall.
I am searching for any records from Romania ( Baccau and Monesht)  or Bessarabia ( Kishinev and Kalarash) related to my paternal family
MUHLMANN and GOLDSTEIN ( Romania), MUHLMANN, KHARTON, KARNER, GISTREK (Bessarabia).
The record attached might be of my great grandfather YOSEF MUHLMAN ,father of my grandfather HAIM MUHLMANN .
The birth records does not show the image and I am not clear what are the meaning of the other references it shows,

Will appreciate any help.

Yoram Millman


Re: Vital Records for Mariyampil in the Ivano-Frankivsk District from 1857 to 1920 #galicia #records

Mark Halpern
 

Hi Sharon:

The only Jewish vital records that have survived for Maryampol near Stanislawow are 1922-1932, 1936 births, marriages, and deaths that are now held by the civil records office (USC) in Warsaw. Many towns in the area were greatly affected by WWI, when many buildings with their records were destroyed. This may have been the case for Maryampol.

You should search Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation archival inventory https://www.rtrfoundation.org/search.php to determine other records for Maryampol that may be helpful. 

Mark Halpern 
JRI-Poland Stanislawow Area Coordinator
Conshohocken, PA

 

On 2020-08-03 5:07 pm, Sharon Taylor via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:

I am searching for vital records for the Nemeth and Ingier families from Mariyampil, Ukraine in the Ivano-Frankivsk (was Stanislawow) district. The Nemeths lived there from 1857 until 1921. I have checked a variety of repositories for vital records for this specific time period. There seem to be earlier and later records from the district, but vital records for Mariyampil from 1857 to 1920 seem to be missing.  I am looking specifically for records from the town of Mariyampil (was Mariampol) located in the Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine district. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Sharon Taylor
Philadelphia, PA
 
Researching NEMETH, INGIER and BLOCH in Mariyampil (Mariampol), Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), and Knihinin, Ukraine (Galicia)
Researching WIESNER, FLEISIG, and KASTENBAUM in Kulykiv (Kulikow) and Lviv (Lemberg), Ukraine (Galicia)


Re: Deportation from U.S. ports back to Eastern Europe #general

David Oseas
 

The only documented departure records that I'm aware of are from the port of Philadelphia -- see the article "NARA Coast to Coast: Emigration Records at the National Archives at Philadelphia, Part 1": http://blogs.archives.gov/online-public-access/?p=3273

You could get lucky and find their outbound journey at a connecting port, such as LIverpool -- try searching for them on a site that specializes in European records, such as FindMyPast.

For deportation records, there is an excellent article on that topic on the USCIS website: https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/genealogy-notebook/researching-deportation-records

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
KRONOWITH:
Hungary > New York
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SHEKTER: Kishinev, Bessarabia > New York  
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
STRUL:  Iasi, Romania > Haifa, Israel
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


Re: Viewmate - US Naturalization Index care - what info on it? #records

David Oseas
 

Michele,

7015983 is your grandfather's citizenship certificate number, which was issued 4/8/1952.  You can skip the initial index search and go straight to a request (for a fee) for his "C File" from USCIS (https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/requesting-records ) by asking for C-7015983.

195616 is his Petition for Naturalization and was filed in US District Ct @ Philadelphia prior to the issuance of his certificate, so early 1952 or late 1951.

Based on the date, I don't think that his naturalization papers are available from any source other than USCIS.

All non-citizens were required to register and were issued an A-Number starting in 1940 as part of the Alien Registration Program (https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/historical-record-series/a-files-numbered-below-8-million).  For many individuals, these became A-Files, which can also be requested (for a fee) through USCIS.

Regards,
David Oseas


Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,
 
For those that might want to create and share a Family Tree online, I just got an invite from someone using "FamilyEcho". I do not know much about it, but it seems free and "share-able", without having others update it without your permission.
 
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF# 3391


Cracking a brick wall - Hershkowitz in Bucharest in the early 20th century - #romania

Marc Friedman
 

I have recently inherited a quantity of family photos, and much to my surprise there was a photo postcard printed in Bucharest that was identified as my great grandmother's eldest brother, Morris Hershkowitz (anglicized spelling), with his wife and son. 

Based on the probable year of birth for this great granduncle (early 1870's), and my grandfather's brothers (1896-1905), and comparing it to the picture (the son appears to be less than 10 years old - in a sailor's suit, no less), I figure the picture dates from around 1900.

The only other information I have is my great grandparents' marriage record, where my great grandmother's parents are listed as Harry Herscovitz and Mimi Iuster.  Harry (Shimon Zvi) came over with the 4 younger children in 1888 (the mother died before emigration), and that the family was originally from Onesti (from the Hamburg ship registry).  As far as I know (oral history), Morris never emigrated to the US.

Another part of the oral history (which is always questionable until it can be documented) is that between the wars, the family/cousins were very involved in the largest department store in Bucharest (as I said, this may be questionable).

If anyone has any constructive hints as to how to break through this brick wall - or if there is a member out there who is related to these individuals, I would be interested in hearing from you.

Marc FRIEDMAN
Irvine, CA

Researching:
GERMANY:  APFEL (Bretten and Sinsheim, Baden); KAHN (Rimbach, Hesse-Darmstadt/Chicago, IL); LAUMAN (Spachbruecken, Hesse-Darmstadt/Attica, IN); MAYER (Nierstein, Rheinpfalz/Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI); PFEIFER (Eberbach, Baden/Little Rock, AR)

HUNGARY:  SACZ/SCHATZ (Satoralja Uhjely); LAZAROVITZ (Marmaros Szighet/Chicago, IL); SERMER/SCHERMER (Satoralja Ujhely/Pittsburgh, PA); WEINGARTEN (Satoralja Ujhely);

LITHUANIA and LATVIA/KURLAND:  ABRAMOWITZ/FRIEDMAN (Pasvalys and Kurland/Pittsburgh, PA); FRANKENSTEIN (Verzhbolovo and Wilkowisk/Pittsburgh, PA); HADAS; TSESARSKY/CHESARSKI (Panevezh);

POLAND:  COHEN and VOHALA

SLOVAKIA: SCHERMER (Nagy Mihaly)

ROMANIA: HERSCHKOWITZ (Onesti); IUSTER


Re: Why would my Grandfather travel under his older brother's name? #names

Mike Grossman
 

I have a similar question about my grandmother. According to her naturalization papers, Peppi/Bessie (nee BRODER) BERKOWITZ (her husband's name, married in Romania) traveled to the US under the name of Peppi GROSSMAN (no relation to my father's Grossman, I assume). When I found her on the ship's manifest, she was traveling with her 1-yo daughter Paulina/Pearl, who I had been looking for until then, but never could find under BERKOWITZ. Peppi's destination was to her husband "Abr Grossman" in Philadelphia, where her other children were born. After she arrived, I think they always used BERKOWITZ?
So, why GROSSMAN?
Thanks, MikeG


Yiddish Translation VM 83543 Request #translation

loren greenberg
 

Hello,
I would greatly appreciate your help with translating a short Yiddish note posted here.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83543

The note was written in 1939. On the reverse is a photo of 3 siblings in Kovno, Lithuania.
The photo was taken just before one brother left Lithuania for the safety of Sydney, Australia.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you,
Loren Greenberg
Los Angeles, California

Volpiansky- Kaunas or Kovno and Balbierishkis, Lithuania
Abelow - Merkine or Meretz, Lithuania
Golub(ofsky) and Perlow(sky) - Vasilishok or Vasilishki, Belarus
Milner - Smiltene, Latvia
Melamed, Shafir, Schaeffer, Agazim, Vinograd - StaroKonstantinov, Ukraine


Vital Records for Mariyampil in the Ivano-Frankivsk District from 1857 to 1920 #galicia #records

Sharon Taylor
 

I am searching for vital records for the Nemeth and Ingier families from Mariyampil, Ukraine in the Ivano-Frankivsk (was Stanislawow) district. The Nemeths lived there from 1857 until 1921. I have checked a variety of repositories for vital records for this specific time period. There seem to be earlier and later records from the district, but vital records for Mariyampil from 1857 to 1920 seem to be missing.  I am looking specifically for records from the town of Mariyampil (was Mariampol) located in the Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine district. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Sharon Taylor
Philadelphia, PA
 
Researching NEMETH, INGIER and BLOCH in Mariyampil (Mariampol), Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), and Knihinin, Ukraine (Galicia)
Researching WIESNER, FLEISIG, and KASTENBAUM in Kulykiv (Kulikow) and Lviv (Lemberg), Ukraine (Galicia)


Motel Turkanis #translation

Marvin Turkanis
 

 

 

I would appreciate a translation of all the information for my grandfather, Motel Turkanis, passenger number 66, and the applicable headings on the Hamburg Passenger List found at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1068&h=2400478&indiv=try.

Thank you.

Marvin Turkanis


"Rauschenbach" #slovakia #hungary

Hilary Osofsky
 

We're hoping to clarify a reference to  "Rauschenbach" [Hungary], in the 1899 New York passenger manifest of one of our Wolf family members. Some family information suggests that this referred to  Nizne Ruzbachy (earlier names include Unter-Rauschenbach), but Vysne Ruzbachy (earlier names include Ober-Rauschenbach).and Revuca (Grosz-Rauschenbach) are also possibilities.

Perhaps at that time Rauschenbach was understood to mean only one of those towns? RadixIndex does list the town of Rauschenbach, but this doesn't strike us as determinative since the name doesn't appear in either the JewishGen Gazeteer or cisarik.com. 

There are probably better sources; we would appreciate assistance in clarifying to which town Rauschenbach refers.


Hilary Stein Osofsky
Orinda, California

WOLF: Primarily in and near Huncovce, Nizne Ruabachy, Vysne Ruzbachy, Strazky, Sulín, Kral'ova Lehota, Jelsava, Banská Bystrica; Szatmar
NUERNBERGER: Primarily in and near Zalesie, Podolinec, Hagy, Liptovsky Hradok, Zilina, Kosice, Spisska Stara Ves, Stara Lubovna, Krizova Ves Hafka, Presov
 
 


MT. SHARON CEMETERY #usa

Carole Brewster
 

Thank you all for your responses to my question about Mt. Sharon (Delaware Co. Pa) Cemetery. I called directly today & they were very helpful. I spoke with Jack Livezey & he drove to the plot & I found out it was a family plot & 8 of my relatives are resting there. I was speechless. There are so many of you willing to help others..thank you
Carole Hoffman Brewster


Viewmate - US Naturalization Index care - what info on it? #records

Michele Lock
 

I found the following naturalization index card for my grandfather on Familysearch.org:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83502

What do the different numbers mean? There is a number in the 7015983 in the upper right corner, then a petition number of 195616 in the lower left, then an alien registration number also in the lower left. There is also a date in which 'the certificate was issued' of 4/8/1952.

Which, if any, of these numbers can I use to request his naturalization papers from the Genealogy service in the US Citizen and Immigration Services in DHS? Will I still need to have this Genealogy service do an Index search first? I often read on this discussion board that a person has the 'C' number or certificate number; is that any of the numbers on this index card?

It also looks like my grandfather Philip Leapman originally filed under his Yiddish nickname and surname Paska Leibman, then requested this name change in 1952. I don't know when he made the original petition/declaration.

And finally - this naturalization took place in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Has anyone had any luck finding the actual naturalization declarations/petitions online, for this district? On Familysearch.org, they only go up to 1930.

Thanks for any input you may all have.

Michele Lock
Alexandria, Va

Searching for Lock/Lak/Lack from Zagare/Joniskis, Lithuania
Olitsky from Alytus, Suwalki, Lithuania
Leapman/Lipman/Leibman from Dotnuva, Lithuania
Lavine from Trenton, New Jersey, originally from Minsk Gubernia.


Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting - Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the IAJGS Conference #events #jgs-iajgs

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Gesher Galicia SIG will meet virtually at the upcoming IAJGS conference on

Wednesday, August 12
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm U.S. Eastern time

(11:45 am - 12:45 pm Pacific, 7:45 - 8:45 pm UK, 8:45 - 9:45 pm Central Europe, 9:45 -10:45 pm Israel, 4:45 - 5:45 am next day Australia)

Please join us to hear the latest news from Gesher Galicia -- new research projects, upcoming webinars, website changes, and more -- as well as tips on making the most of both our free resources and our member benefits.

The meeting is open to all; you do not have to be a paid conference attendee to join in. However, whether or not you’ve paid for the conference, you do need to register to attend this and other “Free Access Sessions.” Please read more below.

PAID CONFERENCE ATTENDEES:
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FREE ACCESS ONLY:
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We hope that you will be able to attend the Gesher Galicia meeting.

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