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Cemetery photo request: Mt. Carmel #5 #general

andrew@...
 

If anyone is going to Mt. Carmel #5 in Queens any time soon, (I know that's
disconnected >from the rest of the cemetery, and is also known as Knollwood Park),
I'd be grateful for photos of the following four (adjacent) graves:

FRANKLIN, Harry 5-G-274-1
FRANKLIN, Pauline 5-G-275-2
GREENE, Clara 5-G-275-1
GREENE, Jack 5-G-275-3

As usual, please be in touch with me directly before going, to avoid
duplicating efforts if someone else already has done so.

Thanks,
Andrew Greene
Newton MA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetery photo request: Mt. Carmel #5 #general

andrew@...
 

If anyone is going to Mt. Carmel #5 in Queens any time soon, (I know that's
disconnected >from the rest of the cemetery, and is also known as Knollwood Park),
I'd be grateful for photos of the following four (adjacent) graves:

FRANKLIN, Harry 5-G-274-1
FRANKLIN, Pauline 5-G-275-2
GREENE, Clara 5-G-275-1
GREENE, Jack 5-G-275-3

As usual, please be in touch with me directly before going, to avoid
duplicating efforts if someone else already has done so.

Thanks,
Andrew Greene
Newton MA

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arranging family members #general

Molly Staub
 

Thanks to all who responded to my problem about arranging family members
with multiple surname spellings in a chart.

The best answer came >from Sally Bruckheimer, who suggested making a standard
spelling alias for all family members. In my case, I chose Stoffman and entered it
in AKA, and the program added each person in the correct place.

Problem solved.

Molly

HARAST, BERENSON, STOFFMAN, GRAFFMAN, WASSERMAN, GERSHMAN

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL 33428
E-mail staubmolly@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen arranging family members #general

Molly Staub
 

Thanks to all who responded to my problem about arranging family members
with multiple surname spellings in a chart.

The best answer came >from Sally Bruckheimer, who suggested making a standard
spelling alias for all family members. In my case, I chose Stoffman and entered it
in AKA, and the program added each person in the correct place.

Problem solved.

Molly

HARAST, BERENSON, STOFFMAN, GRAFFMAN, WASSERMAN, GERSHMAN

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL 33428
E-mail staubmolly@yahoo.com


Significance of my mtDNA results #germany

Tom Krakauer
 

I recently did a DNA analysis on FamilyTreeDna. My Autosomal results and my
Y Chromosome results make perfect sense to me, but I am totally confused
about the significance of the mtDNA results.
My family is >from Hannover, Germany, and I can trace my maternal ancestry in
Germany for 6 generations. Yet the matches on the mtDNA are overwhelmingly
from Eastern Europe.
Does this merely reflect that in the 6 generations the family maintained
their Jewish integrity and that the haplogroup is Askenazi and which
includes Eastern European Jews rather than a tracing of the maternal line.
If someone on GerSig has written about this issue, I would be glad to learn
about that.

Thomas Krakauer, Bahama, NC thkrakauer@gmail.com

Moderator note: Please reply off list to Mr. Krakauer. This topic is
more appropriate for the DNA Email discussion group.


German SIG #Germany Significance of my mtDNA results #germany

Tom Krakauer
 

I recently did a DNA analysis on FamilyTreeDna. My Autosomal results and my
Y Chromosome results make perfect sense to me, but I am totally confused
about the significance of the mtDNA results.
My family is >from Hannover, Germany, and I can trace my maternal ancestry in
Germany for 6 generations. Yet the matches on the mtDNA are overwhelmingly
from Eastern Europe.
Does this merely reflect that in the 6 generations the family maintained
their Jewish integrity and that the haplogroup is Askenazi and which
includes Eastern European Jews rather than a tracing of the maternal line.
If someone on GerSig has written about this issue, I would be glad to learn
about that.

Thomas Krakauer, Bahama, NC thkrakauer@gmail.com

Moderator note: Please reply off list to Mr. Krakauer. This topic is
more appropriate for the DNA Email discussion group.


Re: SAFT and BRILL - Thank you. #germany

Bryk Oliver <oliverbryk@...>
 

My thanks to everyone who responded with exactly the information that I
was looking for.

Helene SAFT's husband was Victor BRILL. They were deported
together and perished together.

Sincerely, Oliver Bryk oliverbryk@comcast.net


German SIG #Germany Re: SAFT and BRILL - Thank you. #germany

Bryk Oliver <oliverbryk@...>
 

My thanks to everyone who responded with exactly the information that I
was looking for.

Helene SAFT's husband was Victor BRILL. They were deported
together and perished together.

Sincerely, Oliver Bryk oliverbryk@comcast.net


Only one Y match #dna

Jackie Wasserstein
 

My brother took the Y67 DNA test in 2013. After 3 years he only has one
match. How is this possible?

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York


DNA Research #DNA Only one Y match #dna

Jackie Wasserstein
 

My brother took the Y67 DNA test in 2013. After 3 years he only has one
match. How is this possible?

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York


Where is Koleszirken? #general

Linda Fredin
 

I have someone who was born in Koleszirken, Russia according to
the 1908 Ellis Island transcription of passenger record.
I've tried various searches using the JewishGen Communities
Database, but so far no luck.

In 1941 on her California naturalization, she states she was born
in Neustadt, Russia. In 1954 when she traveled by ship >from
New York to Haifa she lists her place of birth as Lithuania.

Searching for Neustadt I find two possibilities based on the
fact that they have been both Russian and Lithuanian:
Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania and Zemaiciu Naumiestis, Lithuania.

I would appreciate any help.
Linda

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev
CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev,
Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or Zhvanchik).
FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)
GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is Koleszirken? #general

Linda Fredin
 

I have someone who was born in Koleszirken, Russia according to
the 1908 Ellis Island transcription of passenger record.
I've tried various searches using the JewishGen Communities
Database, but so far no luck.

In 1941 on her California naturalization, she states she was born
in Neustadt, Russia. In 1954 when she traveled by ship >from
New York to Haifa she lists her place of birth as Lithuania.

Searching for Neustadt I find two possibilities based on the
fact that they have been both Russian and Lithuanian:
Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania and Zemaiciu Naumiestis, Lithuania.

I would appreciate any help.
Linda

Linda Fredin
Solana Beach, CA

RESEARCHING:
GEREKOFFSKY or GARAKOFFSKY or GRAF >from Kiev
CHESTER and CZECZERMANN or CZECZIERMAN >from Odessa, Chernobyl, Kiev,
Padola, and Zhvanets (Zwantchik or Zhvanchik).
FROST and WURZEL or WURTZEL >from Poland: Ulanow, Sokolow, or Pysznica
(Pishnitza or Pyshnitza)
GOLDBLATT >from Poland: Ulanow or Sokolow


Seeking family of Zissel KRITZBERG, maybe in Montreal #general

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

Trying to help an older relative find his cousin or her family:

My relative had a cousin called Zissel who was born in the late 1940s
or early 1950s in a DP camp in Germany, moved to Israel for a number
of years, and then left and moved to Canada, probably Montreal, after
which the families lost touch with one another. The surname KRITZBERG
(or any spelling variation on that name) is associated with her, but
my relative couldn't recall if that was her maiden name or her married
name. Her mother's name was Manya (nee LESSER), father's name unknown.

If these details ring any bells with anyone, please get in touch with
me and I will forward the information to my relative.

All the best,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking family of Zissel KRITZBERG, maybe in Montreal #general

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

Trying to help an older relative find his cousin or her family:

My relative had a cousin called Zissel who was born in the late 1940s
or early 1950s in a DP camp in Germany, moved to Israel for a number
of years, and then left and moved to Canada, probably Montreal, after
which the families lost touch with one another. The surname KRITZBERG
(or any spelling variation on that name) is associated with her, but
my relative couldn't recall if that was her maiden name or her married
name. Her mother's name was Manya (nee LESSER), father's name unknown.

If these details ring any bells with anyone, please get in touch with
me and I will forward the information to my relative.

All the best,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


Re: ReMA (R Moshe ISSERLES) genealogy #rabbinic

Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@...>
 

I can add that the archive of Leo Baeck Institute in New York (and
online) has a copy of the "Stammbaum der Familien
Levi-Berlinger-Ellinger" >from 1934. It can be viewed and downloaded
online >from the LBI catalogue:
File Name: Levi-Berlinger-Ellinger Family Collection, 1863-1974
Call Number: AR 1284

I am just looking at it now. I met Izhak RISCH in Haifa in 2001.
Till now, I did not know that he was my distant cousin via the family
of R. Juda Loew ben Bezalel, MaHaRaL of Prague (or, so it appears from
a quick look at this family tree).

All the best,
Stephen Falk
Point Roberts, WA, USA
sfalkjd@gmail.com

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 7:47 AM, Abraham A Marmorstein
mehadrin@aol.com <ravsig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
I do not know of much early genealogical writings about Rabbi Moshe
Isserles, but there is a great deal in Maalot HaYuchsin written by
Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margulies of Brody. Rabbi Margulies (1760-1828)
was a prolific author whose output included responsa (Bais Efrayim),
codes of law (Mateh Efrayim on the laws of the high holydays, Shaarei
Efrayim on the laws of Torah cantillation, and Yad Rema and others),
his genealogical work was written at the behest of his brother (author
of Shaarey Teshuva) and was first published in 1900. I have an updated
edition published in Jerusalem in 2004, and there is also a
reproduction with notes in Rabbi Meir Wunder's Elef Margaliot.

Paragraph 6 of Maalot Hayuchsin starts to explain aspects of the Rabbi
Moshe Isserles family, he used a historic family tree in his possession
parts of which were the handwriting of his ancestor Rabbi Alexander
Shor 1673-1737, author of Tevuot Shor. His encyclypedic knowledge of
the literary output of Rabbi Moshe Isserles is also used in determining
family connections.

Paragraphs 8-10 discuss Rema's marriages and those of his childrem.
Paragraphs 11-24 discuss different aspects of his life and that of his
ancestors, including a long discussion about the erroneous biographical
details reported elsewhere.

Recently, Rabbi Shlomo Englard of Machon Tzfunot Hayuchsin, a
genealogical research institute in Bnei Beraq, publicized an ancient
family tree in the possession of Yitzchak Risch of Haifa and quoted in
his privately published Megilat Mishpachtenu (Haifa 1974) which
chronicles families Levi, Berlinger and Elinger. The only place in the
USA that catalogs show a copy of this 88 page privately published work
is in the Green Library in Stanford.

Rabbi Englard published the entire manuscript in Yeshurun Volume 13,
page 710-743 According to Yitzchak Risch's notes he heard about this
manuscript "Yichusbrieff" as a child in Germany, but only actually saw
the original in Israel in the possession of the Brillman family. The
first version was written by or for Rabbi Wolf Vilna, the father-in-law
of Rabbi Shabtai Cohen (author of Sifsei Kohen/Shach) in 1682, t was
updated and copied in 1771 and copied again in 1823 and this version
came to the hands of Risch.

Rabbi Englard's notes are copious and precise, he points out that there
are multiple omissions and this was apparently not attempting to be a
complete descendants chart. Those who have read my article on the
Horowitz family on Avotayanu Online will recall the discussion of the
Talmudic commentary manuscript of Rabbi Pinchas Horowitz (my great x
14 uncle who married the sister of the Rema) Bais Pinchas, which was in
the possession of the great genealogist Rabbi Yosef Levenstein. Rabbi
Englard questions if this commentary is truly of such provenance or
attributed in error.

This major historic family tree can be read online at hebrewbooks.org
I would also draw attention to the fact that Daat Kedoshim, the genealogy
classic on the descendants of the martyrs of Rozhinai (1685) published in
St Petersburg in 1899 is also accessible at that site, and it contains
the genealogy of Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi of Eisenstadt (Panim Meirot)

Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein
New York NY


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: ReMA (R Moshe ISSERLES) genealogy #rabbinic

Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@...>
 

I can add that the archive of Leo Baeck Institute in New York (and
online) has a copy of the "Stammbaum der Familien
Levi-Berlinger-Ellinger" >from 1934. It can be viewed and downloaded
online >from the LBI catalogue:
File Name: Levi-Berlinger-Ellinger Family Collection, 1863-1974
Call Number: AR 1284

I am just looking at it now. I met Izhak RISCH in Haifa in 2001.
Till now, I did not know that he was my distant cousin via the family
of R. Juda Loew ben Bezalel, MaHaRaL of Prague (or, so it appears from
a quick look at this family tree).

All the best,
Stephen Falk
Point Roberts, WA, USA
sfalkjd@gmail.com

On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 7:47 AM, Abraham A Marmorstein
mehadrin@aol.com <ravsig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
I do not know of much early genealogical writings about Rabbi Moshe
Isserles, but there is a great deal in Maalot HaYuchsin written by
Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margulies of Brody. Rabbi Margulies (1760-1828)
was a prolific author whose output included responsa (Bais Efrayim),
codes of law (Mateh Efrayim on the laws of the high holydays, Shaarei
Efrayim on the laws of Torah cantillation, and Yad Rema and others),
his genealogical work was written at the behest of his brother (author
of Shaarey Teshuva) and was first published in 1900. I have an updated
edition published in Jerusalem in 2004, and there is also a
reproduction with notes in Rabbi Meir Wunder's Elef Margaliot.

Paragraph 6 of Maalot Hayuchsin starts to explain aspects of the Rabbi
Moshe Isserles family, he used a historic family tree in his possession
parts of which were the handwriting of his ancestor Rabbi Alexander
Shor 1673-1737, author of Tevuot Shor. His encyclypedic knowledge of
the literary output of Rabbi Moshe Isserles is also used in determining
family connections.

Paragraphs 8-10 discuss Rema's marriages and those of his childrem.
Paragraphs 11-24 discuss different aspects of his life and that of his
ancestors, including a long discussion about the erroneous biographical
details reported elsewhere.

Recently, Rabbi Shlomo Englard of Machon Tzfunot Hayuchsin, a
genealogical research institute in Bnei Beraq, publicized an ancient
family tree in the possession of Yitzchak Risch of Haifa and quoted in
his privately published Megilat Mishpachtenu (Haifa 1974) which
chronicles families Levi, Berlinger and Elinger. The only place in the
USA that catalogs show a copy of this 88 page privately published work
is in the Green Library in Stanford.

Rabbi Englard published the entire manuscript in Yeshurun Volume 13,
page 710-743 According to Yitzchak Risch's notes he heard about this
manuscript "Yichusbrieff" as a child in Germany, but only actually saw
the original in Israel in the possession of the Brillman family. The
first version was written by or for Rabbi Wolf Vilna, the father-in-law
of Rabbi Shabtai Cohen (author of Sifsei Kohen/Shach) in 1682, t was
updated and copied in 1771 and copied again in 1823 and this version
came to the hands of Risch.

Rabbi Englard's notes are copious and precise, he points out that there
are multiple omissions and this was apparently not attempting to be a
complete descendants chart. Those who have read my article on the
Horowitz family on Avotayanu Online will recall the discussion of the
Talmudic commentary manuscript of Rabbi Pinchas Horowitz (my great x
14 uncle who married the sister of the Rema) Bais Pinchas, which was in
the possession of the great genealogist Rabbi Yosef Levenstein. Rabbi
Englard questions if this commentary is truly of such provenance or
attributed in error.

This major historic family tree can be read online at hebrewbooks.org
I would also draw attention to the fact that Daat Kedoshim, the genealogy
classic on the descendants of the martyrs of Rozhinai (1685) published in
St Petersburg in 1899 is also accessible at that site, and it contains
the genealogy of Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi of Eisenstadt (Panim Meirot)

Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein
New York NY


Researching Slovakia #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

Does anyone have suggestions for Jewish research in Slovakia (formerly part of
Czechoslovakia)? There is no SIG that addresses this area, but there was a
sizeable Jewish population at one time.

Thanks.
Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal
merlebk18@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching Slovakia #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

Does anyone have suggestions for Jewish research in Slovakia (formerly part of
Czechoslovakia)? There is no SIG that addresses this area, but there was a
sizeable Jewish population at one time.

Thanks.
Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal
merlebk18@gmail.com


Rabbi Judah Leib Glatt Admor Tyczyn-New York #general

Neil Rosenstein
 

Looking for information and any family living of Rabbi Judah Leib Glatt, succeeded
his father-in-law as Admur Tyczyn-New York, son of R. Joseph Glatt, ABD Birch and
Rozniatow (Rozhniativ) and author of responsa Pilpul Halacha, published in Przemysl
in 1900. He married the daughter of Rabbi. Israel Redlich, Admur Tyczyn.

Neil Rosenstein

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Judah Leib Glatt Admor Tyczyn-New York #general

Neil Rosenstein
 

Looking for information and any family living of Rabbi Judah Leib Glatt, succeeded
his father-in-law as Admur Tyczyn-New York, son of R. Joseph Glatt, ABD Birch and
Rozniatow (Rozhniativ) and author of responsa Pilpul Halacha, published in Przemysl
in 1900. He married the daughter of Rabbi. Israel Redlich, Admur Tyczyn.

Neil Rosenstein

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