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Re: German ancestry of my Galician or Ukrainian ancestors?

JoAnne Goldberg
 

My mother's ancestry is 100% German Jewish (maternal Hesse, paternal
Rhineland) well-documented to the early 1700s and before on some lines. 
And yet, everywhere my mother has tested, including Ancestry, 23andMe,
and FTDNA, she has many matches without any known German ancestry.

Ancestry is the most accurate in terms of identifying closer matches,
but even so, I see matches > 100 cM -- she's got over 200 of them on
Ancestry -- that don't appear to have German ancestry.

I think there are only two possibilities for these DNA matches:

* They date back to the 1500s/1600s when many German Jews were expelled
from their towns.  (The DNA suggests that some of my mother's ancestors
may have been in Galicia in the 1500s -- 1000 miles east of their German
towns.)

* The matches have German ancestry from the 1700s/1800s but  lack records.

I'd love to figure it out!

JoAnne
--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- Siauliai, LIthuania


Re: German ancestry of my Galician or Ukrainian ancestors?

Sally Bruckheimer
 

In the US, Germany was more socially acceptable than Russian, Jewish, Polish or other Slavic. My mother said she was thrilled to be marrying somebody who was German and Sephardic, because she was Russian and Polish. I also have ancestors who were supposed to have come from Germany but came from Russia. 

Some people might have lived in East Prussia or some other 'German' area which later became Russia (my mother's mother's family came to the US from an area that was once New East Prussia before Napoleon), but in my case, the family didn't live there at the time.

And anyway 100 cM is not a close match for Jews.

It might also be that clerks thought they were German, as one set of ggrandparents, who obviously didn't give the information, were, 'George and Annie' with the right surname, both German (he was born in the Netherlands, she in Nassau, which at least was in Germany when Germany formed). So some neighbor probably knew Mr & Mrs., and that they sounded German, and the clerk added the rest.

"So how do I interpret those DNA matches tied to German ancestry? How might I link them to ancestors in Galicia and Ukraine? Just to be clear, the DNA matches tied to German ancestry have typical strengths of around 100 cM."


Schwartzburg Belarus and Brooklyn circa 1934 - 1949

Bill Rubin
 

Searching for descendants of  Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949) from Seliba, Belarus and Brooklyn

Seeking descendants of Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949).  He is the editor of ‘Der Hurben Fun Mayn Shtetl Un Ire Kedoyshim’ (The Destruction Of My Holy Shtetl, Seliba and Zolin).  He lived in Seliba, Belarus and moved to Brooklyn, before 1934.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin613@...

Eishishok -  SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK
Lida -          KHIGEROVICH/CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, GORAVICH, HOROWITZ,SCHRIBER, SKOLNICK, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN
Vasilishki- KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH, HOROWITZ
Zeludock - KOSHINEVSKY /KOSCHETZINEVSKY,

Seliba, Belarus -        RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, KOOSHUK
Igumen/Chervon, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK
Puchowitz, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK

LICHEN      California, Cleveland, Colorado
DAVIDSON – Springfield MA, Brunswick, ME, Baltimore, MD
BERNSTEIN – Toronto, Canada; Lida, Belarus
SCHRIBER – Boston, Colorado, Eishishok

LESSOR, LEESER-        New York City, St.Louis, southern states
ROSENBERG -  New York City
LITMAN -       Kiev, Ukraine
MYERS –        London, Liverpool



Re: Chester, Illinois - Jewish Life/Community 1895 - 1905 and now

Bill Rubin
 

Searching for descendants of  Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949) from Seliba, Belarus and Brooklyn

Seeking descendants of Abraham Loeb Schwartzburg (1889-1949).  He is the editor of ‘Der Hurben Fun Mayn Shtetl Un Ire Kedoyshim’ (The Destruction Of My Holy Shtetl, Seliba and Zolin).  He lived in Seliba, Belarus and moved to Brooklyn, before 1934.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin613@...

Eishishok -  SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK
Lida -          KHIGEROVICH/CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, GORAVICH, HOROWITZ,SCHRIBER, SKOLNICK, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN
Vasilishki- KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH, HOROWITZ
Zeludock - KOSHINEVSKY /KOSCHETZINEVSKY,

Seliba, Belarus -        RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, KOOSHUK
Igumen/Chervon, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK
Puchowitz, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK

LICHEN      California, Cleveland, Colorado
DAVIDSON – Springfield MA, Brunswick, ME, Baltimore, MD
BERNSTEIN – Toronto, Canada; Lida, Belarus
SCHRIBER – Boston, Colorado, Eishishok

LESSOR, LEESER-        New York City, St.Louis, southern states
ROSENBERG -  New York City
LITMAN -       Kiev, Ukraine
MYERS –        London, Liverpool


Chester, Illinois - Jewish Life/Community 1895 - 1905 and now

Bill Rubin
 

Hello,
I am curious about Jewish Life in Chester, Illinois in the late 1800s and early 1900s and if there is a Jewish Community there today.  Is there a Jewish cemetery?

Thanks,
-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin613@...

Eishishok -  SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK
Lida -          KHIGEROVICH/CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, GORAVICH, HOROWITZ,SCHRIBER, SKOLNICK, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN
Vasilishki- KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH, HOROWITZ
Zeludock - KOSHINEVSKY /KOSCHETZINEVSKY,

Seliba, Belarus -        RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, KOOSHUK
Igumen/Chervon, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK
Puchowitz, Belarus - RUBINCHIK, NISHNEVITZ, POLISHUK

LICHEN      California, Cleveland, Colorado
DAVIDSON – Springfield MA, Brunswick, ME, Baltimore, MD
BERNSTEIN – Toronto, Canada; Lida, Belarus
SCHRIBER – Boston, Colorado, Eishishok

LESSOR, LEESER-        New York City, St.Louis, southern states
ROSENBERG -  New York City
LITMAN -       Kiev, Ukraine
MYERS –        London, Liverpool


Sefer Wyszkow is in Print

Howard Orenstein
 

Dear Fellow Wyszkow (and nearby towns) Researchers,
 
Although the Sefer Wyszkow translation has been online at JewishGen  <https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html> for a while, I am happy to report that the printed version is available now. For an individual copy, order at the following link:
 
 
If anyone wants 4 or more copies, you can get a big discount by writing to the Yizkor Books In Print Project Coordinator, 
Joel Alpert:
 
 
Cordially,
Howard Orenstein, Sefer Wyszkow Translation Project Coordinator
 
-- 
Howard B. Orenstein, Ph.D.
McDaniel College
Founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College
Westminster, MD 21157
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
 
Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszków,Poland:
Jewish Heritage in Serock,Poland:
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk,  Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


Re: Finding family in Israel #israel

David Lewin
 

I will try to help search in Israel but only after you have an answer from the Hevra Kadisha associated with the burial you identified,


At 15:06 03/02/2020, Toivykahan@... wrote:
Just to add the info i know mayby someone will be able to help
here is all the Info i know
His name was shmiel zev polak,
He was born in borsa Romania,
His father was Elye polak.
I found out about this uncle by searching on the yad vashem website he submitted records for his parents
On dose records he signed his name shmiel polak from kiryat yam,
But I found a gravestone named shmiel zev Ben Elya polak which is probably his gravestone because my great grandfather had a brother with the name shmiel zev.
he arrived aprox 1949
His daughter I also found on the yad vashem records her name tzpore grinberg also lived in kiryat yam.
I was not able to find anything else, 
i don't  know how to proceed
i would like to find his family


19th century medical condition

John Anderson
 

In researching my 3x great grandfather, Susmann HIMMELREICH, I came across an entry from Familysearch.org, 
  • Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001 
  • Montgomery Death records, 1866-1901, vol 1-4, which seem to indicate he died from a condition called "Sacalasis." I am attaching a screen grab, but regardless, I think it is a misspelling. Can anyone figure this out for me?     
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • John Anderson
  •  
  •  , Orlando, FL
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How to find a marriage certificate issued in Poland in 1937

alan moskowitz
 

Where would I  find a marriage certificate issued in Poland in 1937 for my great-grandfather and his second wife?  

Appreciate thoughts on this.  Thank you

Alan Moskowitz


Re: Badenski Stettin

Esther
 

Are you looking for relatives of Jospeh Badi. I believe his brother, who iived in  Israel had the name Badenski. Mr. Badi was my teacher in Marshalliah Hebrew High School in Brooklyn, NYC.


ViewMate translation request - Polish

alan moskowitz
 

I've posted several birth records in Polish for which I request a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:   I believe these to be the children of my great-grandfather's brother.    
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78122
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78121
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78120
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78119
 
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78118
 
 
 
Please respond via the forms provided on the ViewMate image page.
 
Thank you very much for your assistance.
 
Alan Moskowitz
 


Re: Emigration from Hamburg to U.S. (A Visit to Hamburg)

A. E. Jordan
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Ellman <eellman@...

A few of my ancestors came to the U.S. on the Hamburg-America Line.  I am going to Hamburg for business in May and I am interested in exploring the places Jewish Emigrants from Europe might have stayed/visited before they left Hamburg for the U.S.  Do such places still exist?  Is there more information available?





Hamburg is a great city and the port is still very active.  Here's two museums to consider:

https://www.hamburg.com/museums/11749824/ballinstadt/


https://www.hamburg.com/museums/11750292/immh/


Allan Jordan


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German ancestry of my Galician or Ukrainian ancestors?

Joseph Walder
 

One of the thus far enduring mysteries of my DNA matches (on Ancestry) is the appearance of moderately strong matches with people who, when contacted, tell me something along the lines of "I can trace my ancestors back in Germany several hundred years." This is mysterious to me because my paternal grandparents came from Galicia and my maternal grandparents came from  Ukraine. I've traced three of the four back to the mid/early 1800s. (The fourth, who abandoned his family in the US, had very likely falsified his name and perhaps other aspects of his history.) The trail goes cold when I get back far enough that Jews in Galicia and Ukraine did not have surnames.

So how do I interpret those DNA matches tied to German ancestry? How might I link them to ancestors in Galicia and Ukraine? Just to be clear, the DNA matches tied to German ancestry have typical strengths of around 100 cM.

Joseph Walder, Portland, Oregon, USA


Re: Finding family in Israel #israel

Toivykahan@...
 

Just to add the info i know mayby someone will be able to help
here is all the Info i know
His name was shmiel zev polak,
He was born in borsa Romania,
His father was Elye polak.
I found out about this uncle by searching on the yad vashem website he submitted records for his parents
On dose records he signed his name shmiel polak from kiryat yam,
But I found a gravestone named shmiel zev Ben Elya polak which is probably his gravestone because my great grandfather had a brother with the name shmiel zev.
he arrived aprox 1949
His daughter I also found on the yad vashem records her name tzpore grinberg also lived in kiryat yam.
I was not able to find anything else,  
i don't  know how to proceed
i would like to find his family


Re: Emigration from Hamburg to U.S. (A Visit to Hamburg)

Susan&David
 

There is a good description on-line at the GG Archives:

https://www.gjenvick.com/Immigration/Emigration/1903-10-08-EmigrationToTheUnitedStatesViaHamburgGermany.html

David Rosen
Boston MA



On 2/3/2020 8:03 AM, Eric Ellman wrote:
A few of my ancestors came to the U.S. on the Hamburg-America Line.  I am going to Hamburg for business in May and I am interested in exploring the places Jewish Emigrants from Europe might have stayed/visited before they left Hamburg for the U.S.  Do such places still exist?  Is there more information available?
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Forward Article Written in Yiddish

Ruth Clarke
 

I am doing research on Blyakher/Bliakher/Blocher family of Michaliski (in what is now Belarus) and have a 1963 article published in Forward (in Yiddish) which I am seeking to have translated.

Two pages posted on View Mate:  files 78141 and 78142

I would be most indebted to anyone who can translate the article for me.

Thank you.


Re: venezuela

brotker@...
 

Hi, the name of the German town near Caracas is Colonia Tovar. 

Regards,

Bobby Rotker

Searching
ROTKER, ROTKIER, ROTKIERN, RODKIER, GOLDMAN, GUTMAN SZULMAN, SCHULMAN etc from Warsaw and New York
ZEITLIN from Slonim and Derechin Belarus and New York
FELDMAN, LEVIN, LEWIN from Belarus and Baltimore
SAPERSZTEJN, SAPERSTEIN, KERSZENBAUM, KIRSCHENBAUM, KIRSCH, KIRSH from Ciechanow, Radzanow, Norfolk, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland


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New Article on IGRA website- “Military Resources in Eretz Israel for the Genealogical Sleuth”

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article on its website, Military Resources in Eretz Israel for the Genealogical Sleuth” by Rose Avigael Feldman.

In this article, Rose Feldman provides an in-depth history of the various military and paramilitary organizations, that included Jewish soldiers/defenders in Eretz Israel, during the Turkish rule, Word War I, the British Mandate, World War II and Statehood. In addition, the article includes Information as to where military resources are available, such as websites, archives and museums.

Rose Feldman is the database coordinator and board member of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), and lectures on subjects dealing with genealogy research in Eretz Israel. She is one of the coordinators of the Montefiore Censuses Project and has four KehilaLinks sites on the JewishGen website. She lives in Tel Aviv.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website.

http://genealogy.org.il/

The article is available for free for one month to non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article, go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2020/01/29/military-resources-in-eretz-israel-for-the-genealogical-sleuth-by-rose-avigael-feldman/

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chairperson

 


Emigration from Hamburg to U.S. (A Visit to Hamburg)

Eric Ellman
 

A few of my ancestors came to the U.S. on the Hamburg-America Line.  I am going to Hamburg for business in May and I am interested in exploring the places Jewish Emigrants from Europe might have stayed/visited before they left Hamburg for the U.S.  Do such places still exist?  Is there more information available?


Re: venezuela

André Günther
 

Hi Jan,
I suggest to make contact with a jewish FB-Group in Venezuela. To speak spanish is not necessary.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/415948768842420/
Andre Guenther , Municg