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JGS of Maryland June 26 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Mindie Kaplan
Title: "Relatives, Cold Calls and Emails, & DNA Testing"
Date and Time: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance),
Pikesville, MD

Please join us for our next program, "Relatives, Cold Calls and Emails, & DNA
Testing," presented by Mindie Kaplan. This program provides techniques for
reaching out to relatives, including those who are reluctant to meet with a
stranger, and provides examples that will expand your research.

Relatives: What can living relatives add to my research? How do you contact
"uninterested" relatives, starting a conversation that will get them to open up?

Covered issues: family gatherings, preparation, audio/video recording, photos/
scanning, documentation, and ethics.

Cold calls: How do you find people? How do you reach out to strangers and
convince them to talk? How do phone techniques differ >from emails or social
sites such as Facebook? What if they think you're a con artist? How can you
build a relationship that will turn into a number of conversations, leading to
more relatives?

DNA testing: How do you ask someone to take a DNA test? Who pays? What are some
factors that will get them interested in participating?

Mindie Kaplan has been involved in Jewish genealogy for more than 20 years. Her
family tree currently consists of 3000 individuals. When printed (including
stories and biographies), it comprises 173 pages for the Splaver side and 99
pages for the Entes side. She has years of experience reaching out to distant
family members to learn their stories, discover old photographs, and obtain DNA
samples with the goal of putting together the story of her family. Mindie has
attended nearly every IAJGS conference since 2003 and is involved with the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to
membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting.
Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for
late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland June 26 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Mindie Kaplan
Title: "Relatives, Cold Calls and Emails, & DNA Testing"
Date and Time: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hadassah meeting room, 3723 Old Court Rd (Dumbarton Offices entrance),
Pikesville, MD

Please join us for our next program, "Relatives, Cold Calls and Emails, & DNA
Testing," presented by Mindie Kaplan. This program provides techniques for
reaching out to relatives, including those who are reluctant to meet with a
stranger, and provides examples that will expand your research.

Relatives: What can living relatives add to my research? How do you contact
"uninterested" relatives, starting a conversation that will get them to open up?

Covered issues: family gatherings, preparation, audio/video recording, photos/
scanning, documentation, and ethics.

Cold calls: How do you find people? How do you reach out to strangers and
convince them to talk? How do phone techniques differ >from emails or social
sites such as Facebook? What if they think you're a con artist? How can you
build a relationship that will turn into a number of conversations, leading to
more relatives?

DNA testing: How do you ask someone to take a DNA test? Who pays? What are some
factors that will get them interested in participating?

Mindie Kaplan has been involved in Jewish genealogy for more than 20 years. Her
family tree currently consists of 3000 individuals. When printed (including
stories and biographies), it comprises 173 pages for the Splaver side and 99
pages for the Entes side. She has years of experience reaching out to distant
family members to learn their stories, discover old photographs, and obtain DNA
samples with the goal of putting together the story of her family. Mindie has
attended nearly every IAJGS conference since 2003 and is involved with the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to
membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting.
Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for
late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

ronald Wallace
 

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.

I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.

However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.

Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.

I would appreciate any input. This Ernst died at 19 and so never married,
thus I have no reference >from any marriage.

Thank You, Ronny Wallace Apollo Beach, FL @ronaldw6


German SIG #Germany Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

ronald Wallace
 

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.

I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.

However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.

Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.

I would appreciate any input. This Ernst died at 19 and so never married,
thus I have no reference >from any marriage.

Thank You, Ronny Wallace Apollo Beach, FL @ronaldw6


surname BUSTOS or ANGULO #sephardic

harold ivan angulo bustos <haroldivan@...>
 

I want to confirm with genealogist if surname BUSTOS or ANGULO have
sephardite origin.

Harold Ivan Angulo Bustos


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim surname BUSTOS or ANGULO #sephardic

harold ivan angulo bustos <haroldivan@...>
 

I want to confirm with genealogist if surname BUSTOS or ANGULO have
sephardite origin.

Harold Ivan Angulo Bustos


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting---Sunday, June 26, 2016---Kvell and Tell short presentations #general

events@...
 

Jewish genealogists to share discoveries and offer tips at June 26,
2016, JGSI meeting:

Speakers have been selected for the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Illinois "Kvell and Tell" session on Sunday, June 26, 2016, as part of
its annual meeting. The chosen speakers will take turns sharing family
history discoveries and research tips in five short presentations
starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The speakers and topics are: Barry Finkel, "The Saga of Grace Milhouse
and Her Eugenic Baby"; Marcia Hirsch, "The Hirsch Family Book"; Rebecca
Hurwitz, "Creating a Biography Through Genealogy"; Debbie Kroopkin and
Scott Meyer, "What is StoryCorps?"; and Martin Fischer, "Write It! Tips
for Saving and Sharing Family History in Written Form."

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites, or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information,
see http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

The June 26 meeting will also feature the co-presidents' annual report
and the introduction of JGSI officers and other board members.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting---Sunday, June 26, 2016---Kvell and Tell short presentations #general

events@...
 

Jewish genealogists to share discoveries and offer tips at June 26,
2016, JGSI meeting:

Speakers have been selected for the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Illinois "Kvell and Tell" session on Sunday, June 26, 2016, as part of
its annual meeting. The chosen speakers will take turns sharing family
history discoveries and research tips in five short presentations
starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The speakers and topics are: Barry Finkel, "The Saga of Grace Milhouse
and Her Eugenic Baby"; Marcia Hirsch, "The Hirsch Family Book"; Rebecca
Hurwitz, "Creating a Biography Through Genealogy"; Debbie Kroopkin and
Scott Meyer, "What is StoryCorps?"; and Martin Fischer, "Write It! Tips
for Saving and Sharing Family History in Written Form."

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites, or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information,
see http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

The June 26 meeting will also feature the co-presidents' annual report
and the introduction of JGSI officers and other board members.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Draft Lists for Vilnius 1882-1884 #lithuania

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Vilnius District Research Group has translated the conscription
lists for Vilnius for 1882 to 1884. For an unknown reason, 1883
conscripts are in a separate file.

Draft and/or Conscription Lists often include the entire family of the
young man who has been drafted. Many of these entries include the
street address where the draftee is living. Because there are not good
revision lists or family lists for this time period, the conscription
lists are a valuable resource.

We can only translate additional years if you help financially. If you
have a family history that an uncle was drafted, please join our group
so that we can raise the funds to translate all of these lists. Your
tax deductible donation to the Vilnius District Research Group of
LitvakSIG of US$100 will qualify you to receive the documents as soon as
we receive them, and approximately two years before they appear in the
All Lithuania Database. More details are on our secure website at:
https://www.litvaksig.org/join-and-contribute/

A list of all surnames appearing in these files is freely available here:
http://www.bit.ly/VilniusDRG

The most common surnames (and the number of times that they appear) in
this time period are:

ARONOVICH ( 22 ), ASS ( 10 ), BALISHANSKI ( 11 ), BEKER ( 11 ),
ELIASHBERG ( 10 ), FRIDMAN ( 16 ), GAMBURG ( 22 ), GOLDMAN ( 19 ),
GORDON ( 19 ), KAGAN ( 38 ), KAMIONSKY ( 10 ), KAPLAN ( 13 ), KASEL ( 11
), KATS ( 12 ), KREMER ( 11 ), KUKSHES ( 10 ), LEVIN ( 14 ), LEVINSON (
11 ), MINIKES ( 18 ), NEMENCHINSKI ( 16 ), POCHTER ( 11 ), PRUZHAN ( 10
), SEGAL ( 26 ), SHTEIN ( 14 ), SLUTSKI ( 10 ), TSITRIN ( 10 ), VILKOMIR
( 20 ).


Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Draft Lists for Vilnius 1882-1884 #lithuania

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Vilnius District Research Group has translated the conscription
lists for Vilnius for 1882 to 1884. For an unknown reason, 1883
conscripts are in a separate file.

Draft and/or Conscription Lists often include the entire family of the
young man who has been drafted. Many of these entries include the
street address where the draftee is living. Because there are not good
revision lists or family lists for this time period, the conscription
lists are a valuable resource.

We can only translate additional years if you help financially. If you
have a family history that an uncle was drafted, please join our group
so that we can raise the funds to translate all of these lists. Your
tax deductible donation to the Vilnius District Research Group of
LitvakSIG of US$100 will qualify you to receive the documents as soon as
we receive them, and approximately two years before they appear in the
All Lithuania Database. More details are on our secure website at:
https://www.litvaksig.org/join-and-contribute/

A list of all surnames appearing in these files is freely available here:
http://www.bit.ly/VilniusDRG

The most common surnames (and the number of times that they appear) in
this time period are:

ARONOVICH ( 22 ), ASS ( 10 ), BALISHANSKI ( 11 ), BEKER ( 11 ),
ELIASHBERG ( 10 ), FRIDMAN ( 16 ), GAMBURG ( 22 ), GOLDMAN ( 19 ),
GORDON ( 19 ), KAGAN ( 38 ), KAMIONSKY ( 10 ), KAPLAN ( 13 ), KASEL ( 11
), KATS ( 12 ), KREMER ( 11 ), KUKSHES ( 10 ), LEVIN ( 14 ), LEVINSON (
11 ), MINIKES ( 18 ), NEMENCHINSKI ( 16 ), POCHTER ( 11 ), PRUZHAN ( 10
), SEGAL ( 26 ), SHTEIN ( 14 ), SLUTSKI ( 10 ), TSITRIN ( 10 ), VILKOMIR
( 20 ).


Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG


Family Numbers (again) #poland

Henryk Gruder <henrygruder@...>
 

The mystery of "Family Numbers" remains unsolved.

My ancestor Joseph GRUDER (ca. 1795 - 1846) is showed in the Family
Evidence, for the tax purposes as sharing / inheriting ? Family Number 1942
with Mund family, however Joseph has assigned number 505. Since 505 was a
number of another (older) branch of the GRUDER family, I assumed he was a
son of the family. Number 1942 included (I assume) a whole family of
Joseph, including his wife Rachel LICHTENHEIM and their children.

In another document, recording marriages in Lvov, Joseph Gruder, who married
Rachel LICHTENHEIM in Lvov, 1809 has a number 5818. This way Joseph has
three different family numbers! 505, 1942, and 5818.

Can anybody make sense of it? Untangling this knot is important, since it
can shed light on relations between different persons.

Any help is welcomed,

Henryk Gruder


JRI Poland #Poland Family Numbers (again) #poland

Henryk Gruder <henrygruder@...>
 

The mystery of "Family Numbers" remains unsolved.

My ancestor Joseph GRUDER (ca. 1795 - 1846) is showed in the Family
Evidence, for the tax purposes as sharing / inheriting ? Family Number 1942
with Mund family, however Joseph has assigned number 505. Since 505 was a
number of another (older) branch of the GRUDER family, I assumed he was a
son of the family. Number 1942 included (I assume) a whole family of
Joseph, including his wife Rachel LICHTENHEIM and their children.

In another document, recording marriages in Lvov, Joseph Gruder, who married
Rachel LICHTENHEIM in Lvov, 1809 has a number 5818. This way Joseph has
three different family numbers! 505, 1942, and 5818.

Can anybody make sense of it? Untangling this knot is important, since it
can shed light on relations between different persons.

Any help is welcomed,

Henryk Gruder


Errata : 150th anniversary of the New Synagogue, Oranienburgerstr, Berlin : #germany

Yvonne Stern
 

I did a mistake in my previous message on the celebration of the 150th
anniversary of the
New Synagogue, Oranienburgerstr, Berlin : the Synagogue was not destroyed in the
Pogromnacht, November 10 1938, but by bombs in WWII. I remember well
the ruins of the Synagogue before 1989.

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil


Weekly Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/debica/dem041.html#Page53
is >from the Yizkor book of Debica as it is known in Polish, or Dembitz as it is
called in Yiddish or German. The chapter is titled "Jokers," which describes
exactly what is about - the practical jokers of the town.

In addition to the translation in the online JewishGen Yizkor book collection,
it is also available for purchase in published book form >from the Yizkor Books
in Print Project http://bit.ly/1VKTb3i

[MOD. NOTE: original URL -
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Dubossary.html ]

There is also a KehilalLinks page for Debica/Dembitz:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/debica/debica.html

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


German SIG #Germany Errata : 150th anniversary of the New Synagogue, Oranienburgerstr, Berlin : #germany

Yvonne Stern
 

I did a mistake in my previous message on the celebration of the 150th
anniversary of the
New Synagogue, Oranienburgerstr, Berlin : the Synagogue was not destroyed in the
Pogromnacht, November 10 1938, but by bombs in WWII. I remember well
the ruins of the Synagogue before 1989.

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Weekly Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/debica/dem041.html#Page53
is >from the Yizkor book of Debica as it is known in Polish, or Dembitz as it is
called in Yiddish or German. The chapter is titled "Jokers," which describes
exactly what is about - the practical jokers of the town.

In addition to the translation in the online JewishGen Yizkor book collection,
it is also available for purchase in published book form >from the Yizkor Books
in Print Project http://bit.ly/1VKTb3i

[MOD. NOTE: original URL -
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Dubossary.html ]

There is also a KehilalLinks page for Debica/Dembitz:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/debica/debica.html

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


Re: New Synagogue Berlin , Oranienburgerstr. celebrates 150th anniversary #germany

markus@...
 

Am 17.06.2016 01:45, schrieb Yvonne Yvonne Stern Stern
yvonne.stern17@...:

The New Synagogue has not held an anniversary celebration of this
size and importance since it was destroyed in the Reichsprogromnacht,
November 1938.
Though it was damaged the New Synagogue was *not* destroyed in the
Kristallnacht, but by bombs during WW II (see
http://www.centrumjudaicum.de/cjudaicum_wp/en/geschichte/ ).

Some police officers stopped the SA and others who had set the building
on fire and called the fire brigade:
http://www.museum-blindenwerkstatt.de/en/ausstellung/themen/the-helpers-circle-around-otto-weidt/police-officers-from-police-station-16/

There is a often printed photograph that allegedly shows the synagogue
on fire in 1938, but it was taken in 1948 and then retouched:
http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article103132842/Gefaelscht-aus-Mangel-an-Bildern.html

Markus Röhling, Berlin
--
http://www.markus-roehling.eu


German SIG #Germany Re: New Synagogue Berlin , Oranienburgerstr. celebrates 150th anniversary #germany

markus@...
 

Am 17.06.2016 01:45, schrieb Yvonne Yvonne Stern Stern
yvonne.stern17@...:

The New Synagogue has not held an anniversary celebration of this
size and importance since it was destroyed in the Reichsprogromnacht,
November 1938.
Though it was damaged the New Synagogue was *not* destroyed in the
Kristallnacht, but by bombs during WW II (see
http://www.centrumjudaicum.de/cjudaicum_wp/en/geschichte/ ).

Some police officers stopped the SA and others who had set the building
on fire and called the fire brigade:
http://www.museum-blindenwerkstatt.de/en/ausstellung/themen/the-helpers-circle-around-otto-weidt/police-officers-from-police-station-16/

There is a often printed photograph that allegedly shows the synagogue
on fire in 1938, but it was taken in 1948 and then retouched:
http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin/article103132842/Gefaelscht-aus-Mangel-an-Bildern.html

Markus Röhling, Berlin
--
http://www.markus-roehling.eu


Daniel LEVY of Guernsey, Channel Islands #general

Sue Levy
 

This is a very long shot.

Daniel LEVY was the youngest son of Mark LEVY (b. Plymouth, England 1800, d.
Guernsey 1848) and his wife Mary (nee LAMBERT, b. Christchurch, Dorset 1804,
d. Guernsey 1839), born in the Channel Islands about 1837.

Daniel's last address that we can find was in Devon, England in the 1851
census, when he was living with a MARKS family, presumably his stepmother's
brother and family. After that he could have gone anywhere - America
perhaps. Who knows?

Daniel's siblings all made their way to Australia and New Zealand in the
1850-60s and we have masses of detail about their descendants and their
lives.

The picture would be complete if we could track down a family tree with him
near the head, or find evidence of his death.

Any help would be appreciated. More information available to anyone who
recognizes him.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia
slevy@...

Researching LEVY (Devon, Channel Islands, Australia, NZ); MORDECAI LEVI
(Devon, NZ, Australia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Daniel LEVY of Guernsey, Channel Islands #general

Sue Levy
 

This is a very long shot.

Daniel LEVY was the youngest son of Mark LEVY (b. Plymouth, England 1800, d.
Guernsey 1848) and his wife Mary (nee LAMBERT, b. Christchurch, Dorset 1804,
d. Guernsey 1839), born in the Channel Islands about 1837.

Daniel's last address that we can find was in Devon, England in the 1851
census, when he was living with a MARKS family, presumably his stepmother's
brother and family. After that he could have gone anywhere - America
perhaps. Who knows?

Daniel's siblings all made their way to Australia and New Zealand in the
1850-60s and we have masses of detail about their descendants and their
lives.

The picture would be complete if we could track down a family tree with him
near the head, or find evidence of his death.

Any help would be appreciated. More information available to anyone who
recognizes him.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia
slevy@...

Researching LEVY (Devon, Channel Islands, Australia, NZ); MORDECAI LEVI
(Devon, NZ, Australia)