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Re: Newbie looking for a Jewish ancestor in a non Jewish family #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

My great grandparents cut off their elder son when he married out - he had to move from Liverpool to Birmingham to start a new life on his own. Bearing in mind their daughter had died in her 20s, this was quire a drastic thing to do. It meant the only child left was the younger son (my grandfather). I know this had lasting impact, as the grandson of the elder son who was cut off feels it to this day. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey


Re: Polish Jews in the Red Army during WW2 #poland

xan madera
 

hi david,maybe here:
https://muzeum1939.pl/en
http://sikorskimuseum.co.uk/
https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/13463/Poland-War-Museum.htm
http://www.muzeumwp.pl/?language=EN

good luck
Jan Braunholz
Frankfurt/M




Re: When only part of the family emigrates to the US #usa

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Marcia,

Though the husband would most commonly come over first and then bring over wife and children, it would seem to be an earning capability thing more than a male/female thing.  (At least two of my g-grandmothers came to Philadelphia from the old country, but they were widowed and their passage was paid by other relatives.).

If the wife had better prospects than the husband for earning money, then, all else being equal, it would make sense for the wife to go over first.   Situations where the wife would have better expected success in earning money would include (but not be limited to) husband has a disability, husband is incarcerated, husband is preoccupied with other matters (including military service), et cetera.

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

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


When only part of the family emigrates to the US #usa

Marcia Segal
 

Hello and greetings to everyone,

Was it uncommon for the husband to come to the US _after_ his wife and children? I know anything is possible, and yet it seems like an oddity. I gathered that, in general, the husband (and perhaps one of the children, old enough to work) would come to the US, and earn enough money to bring over the rest of the family. But in my family a great-grandmother and her two oldest children came to the US (to Philadelphia), arriving in 1892. The note in the passenger manifest indicates that she was going to her sister's place, or perhaps it says her sister met her. It looks like "pp to sister and met." "PP" could be passage paid, but _to_ sister? If her sister met her, this still doesn't explain why her husband didn't meet her, or why he didn't travel with her. As I said, it could have been anything. Thanks for any thoughts on this.

Sincerely,
Marcia Segal


Wolstein/Katz #israel

malkikatz9361@...
 

I am trying to seek relatives of Rajza Wolstajn also known as Shoshana Senn born 31/1/20 in Kutno, living in Tel Aviv and step sister Esther Bergman 19/2/1925 also Tel Aviv in 1947, daughters of Joseph Raphael Wolstein born 1889 died 1954 in LA and Golda nee Kalman born 1892 died 1974 in Ramat Gan.
Regards,
Malcolm Katz


Re: DNA testing #dna

Adam Cherson
 

Have you tried running your own admixture studies using gedmatch? If this is something new to you:  you can take your FTDNA raw data, upload into gedmatch (for free) and use a variety of models to examine your Hebraic/Jewish proportions in relation to other modern groups. Depending on the model you use you are going to get different results. After years of exploring this topic I believe the most reliable model is something called genography, which uses ancient dna to determine proportions of ancient Hebraic, Anatolian, and other such ethnicities. Genography is not available on gedmatch or any other company. You either have to do it yourself, or hire a researcher to run the studies for you.

Adam Cherson


Re: Newbie looking for a Jewish ancestor in a non Jewish family #unitedkingdom

Diane Jacobs
 

My great aunt married a German evangelical in NYC in 1895 in church.
She was always part of the family and I remember meeting her as a young child.
Her husband died in 1917 and she never remarried.  

Diane Jacobs



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From: Eva Lawrence <eva.lawrence@...>
Date: 11/25/20 4:29 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Newbie looking for a Jewish ancestor in a non Jewish family #unitedkingdom

You ask whether you Jewish ancestor would have had to cut all ties with her own family on marrying her Christian ancestor in Church. I have a male ancestor who did this, and while I don't know how many of his Jewish   relatives he remained in contact with, he was a trustee of his Jewish brother's will, and I have no evidence of any formal converson either.  In  19th century England, civil marriages were the exception rather than the rule, and I don't believe that clergymen always asked too many questions of the couple.  You should have the name of your ancestor's father and his occupation on her marriage certificate.  If you only have the indexed version, you can buy a copy of the original record direct from the  Registry Office for about £11 once you can give them the exact details, from the index.
It's  free to register on their website and to fill in their form- don't go via any other genealogy site.     

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp

From her maiden name it may be easier to find out her family's religion.
 
--
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Need Hebrew text for Viewmate 88743 and 88744 #translation

Chaim Luria
 

I would like help in converting the Hebew handwriting to text for Viewmate 88743 and 88744.

 

Thanks,

 

Chaim Luria

Jerusalem


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Laufer, Shmuel
 

A need Russian translation for 5 certificates of Domb family from Pultusk. I don't need word-for-word but details such as names, dates, locations, occupations, and so on are very helpful.

 

A birth certificate Gersh Binyamin Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88733

 

 

A death certificate Leia Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

 

 https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88734

 


A
birth certificate Ita Leia Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address .... 

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88735

 

A death certificate Chasyk Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ....

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88736

 

 

birth certificate Nuga Braina Drozd for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ....

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88737

 

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

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel

 

Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)

 

 

_._,_._,_



ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #translation

Debbie Bloch
 

I've posted a photo of a tombstone with a Hebrew inscription for which I need a translation. The grave is located in Ermihalyfalva/ Valea lui Mihai in Romania. I found this photo on the KehilaLinks page and think it is the grave of my great-grandfather's brother.
 
The photo can be viewed on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88720

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. I will be very grateful for any help. 
 
Thank you very much.
Debbie Bloch
(Melbourne, Australia)  


Nowy Targ 1896 Cadastral Map – now on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia #poland #ukraine

Jay Osborn
 

New on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: An 1896 cadastral map of the
formerly-Galician city of Nowy Targ, now in southeastern Poland just
north of Zakopane:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/nowy_targ_1896/

This map is clear and nearly complete, lacking only the northernmost
sheets covering fields and forests with no residential buildings. A
second map linked to the first overlays an update from around 1927 of
the west-central section of the city, including both the main market
square (rynek) and a small second square. For this online version, we
"stitched" 22 digitized sheets of the map into a single huge digital
image, but unlike most maps in our collection we did not blend the
sheet edges because the alignment was already quite good and residual
gaps are comprehensible. Inspecting the sheet edges throughout the map
is a great way to learn about the high accuracy of 19th-century
Galician land surveys plus the graphical distortion which results from
120 years of even careful paper storage and handling as well as modern
digitization. The original paper map is preserved by the Archiwum
Narodowe w Krakowie.

The image attached to this post is a low-resolution preview; to see
the complete interactive map at full resolution, click the link above
and zoom in.

To see many more cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and
villages, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine


Re: Newbie looking for a Jewish ancestor in a non Jewish family #unitedkingdom

Eva Lawrence
 

You ask whether you Jewish ancestor would have had to cut all ties with her own family on marrying her Christian ancestor in Church. I have a male ancestor who did this, and while I don't know how many of his Jewish   relatives he remained in contact with, he was a trustee of his Jewish brother's will, and I have no evidence of any formal converson either.  In  19th century England, civil marriages were the exception rather than the rule, and I don't believe that clergymen always asked too many questions of the couple.  You should have the name of your ancestor's father and his occupation on her marriage certificate.  If you only have the indexed version, you can buy a copy of the original record direct from the  Registry Office for about £11 once you can give them the exact details, from the index.
It's  free to register on their website and to fill in their form- don't go via any other genealogy site.     

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp

From her maiden name it may be easier to find out her family's religion.
 
--
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


JewishGen Talks: The Genetic Origins of the Jewish People - Hanukkah 2020 Edition #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Adam Brown.
 
The Genetic Origins of the Jewish People - Hanukkah 2020 Edition
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)
 
About the Talk
Adam Brown, Project Administrator of the the Avotaynu DNA study, will describe how this ongoing worldwide academic collaboration of scientists, historians, genealogists and community leaders has utilized DNA to illuminate the origins and migrations of the Jewish People. Under the guidance of the Technion, the Avotaynu DNA study has over 8,000 participants representing all known Jewish communities from China to Curacao. Adam will answer any and all DNA questions and explain how the Avotaynu study can help you understand the origins of your own family.

About the Speaker
Adam is a frequent lecturer on genealogical subjects at conferences all over the world, is Managing Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com, and was National Co-Chair of the IAJGS 2017 conference in Orlando. A strategic planner by profession, he has led numerous boards and commissions pertaining to municipal planning and finance, Jewish education, and scientific research in Israel.

Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now!


 


Re: Help with translation of a plaque #translation

David Barrett
 

HERE LIES 
THE YOUNG MAN
SHMUEL [SAMUEL] SIMCHA ROTENBERG
DIED 16th ADAR ..............I do not understand and have no translation  for  בהדשיא........the Hebrew year was תרצא
The Hebrew date = 5th March 1931

The capital English letters below are    QEPD = QUE EN PAZ DESCANSE = REST IN PEACE
I hope this helps 
David Barrett


Re: Who Filled Out a NYC Marriage License in the 1920s #records #usa

ahcbfc@...
 

I have a copy of my grandparents' Staten Island marriage license and marriage Certificate of 1926. The Affidavit for License to marry was completed by each grandparent (from the Groom, from the Bride).
The New York State Marriage License was completed by the City Clerk.
The Marriage Certificate was completed by the Rabbi with the witness signing by himself.

Barbara Cohen


Re: Research individuals in France #france

David Choukroun
 

Dear Ellen,

I am sorry for the false alarm, it happens - so many homonyms

I guess you have checked already the Paris Archives for the wedding and the birth (1912) using the decennial tables ?

I went quickly through the "Fond de Moscou" archives without success for Moroz, Alexandre or Shaya-Leizer  (but you can check also -- only the 3 first letters are used for the order)
https://www.siv.archives-nationales.culture.gouv.fr/siv/UD/FRAN_IR_050044/c-8kx8sakrb-5ggxnfcthoko

Without at least an address/a city, this will be difficult (for me) to find Lidia MOROZ birth act in 1912.  There is no records for her death in the INSEE files neither (but they are for post 1970 and incomplete)
I checked as well into Gallica the jewish review (l'univers Israelite) where the events are tracked as well -- no success :(

I am sorry, none of this is helping you.

--
Regards,
David CHOUKROUN

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI


Re: Help with locating Fosfalou in Hungary? #hungary #slovakia #romania

Friedman116@...
 

Hello Eric, 
It can be Sosfalu or Novoselitsia ( today) in Transcarpathia region, today Ukraine.

All the best 
Mark Friedman


DNA testing #dna

roberto_d@...
 

I have had DNA testing in the past with Family Tree to investigate my Jewish origins. I have noticed that they have changed they way they calculate the proportion of Jewish DNA. 

Which company has the most accurate/reliable testing for Jewish origins?

Roberto D'Angelo
Australia


Abram Izaak Roth - Kalisz, Poland #poland

Cindy
 

ABRAM IZAAK ROTH/ROT - KALISZ, POLAND
 
I am trying to find the direct descendants of my great uncle Abram Izaak Roth/Rot b1880 in Kalisz, Poland. I can't seem to find anything further about him since his marriage to Chaja Laja Szimkewicz in 1907. 
 
Abram was the son of Yechiel Ber Rot and Dwojra Fride. His wife Chaja Laja b:1889 Kalisz, was the daughter of Chaim Lajba and Pessa Rajzel nee Fride.
 
Many thanks in advance for any help.
 
Cindy Caldon
 


Help with translation of a plaque #translation

Valentina Dora Krevisky
 

May I please ask for a translation of the plaque?

thank you 
Valentína dora Krevisky

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