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ViewMate translation request: French and German #germany

Caryn
 

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I've posted a vital record in what I believe to be both French and German,
for which I need a word for word translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25726
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much,

Caryn Levinson, New York, NY

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation request: French and German #germany

Caryn
 

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I've posted a vital record in what I believe to be both French and German,
for which I need a word for word translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25726
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much,

Caryn Levinson, New York, NY

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Finding whether 2 men are related #dna

Hanna Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

I have a general vague idea that using Y chromosome DNA it is
possible to say whether, or to what degree 2 men are related.

Someone has turned up sharing my (relatively unusual) maiden name,
but >from whose family going back 5 generations no tie has been
established. Would comparing his Y DNA with that of my brother be
able to say whether they are related? More than that they are both
German Jews? How many comparison points would be needed? Which
company is most appropriate to use for this? What else would I
need to know to get this going?

Or can you do with DNA not >from Y?

I've been reading the posts on this site for a year ( as well as
quite a few books and articles) without knowing how to proceed.

Hanna Grossman
Cornwall, CT

DNA Research #DNA Finding whether 2 men are related #dna

Hanna Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

I have a general vague idea that using Y chromosome DNA it is
possible to say whether, or to what degree 2 men are related.

Someone has turned up sharing my (relatively unusual) maiden name,
but >from whose family going back 5 generations no tie has been
established. Would comparing his Y DNA with that of my brother be
able to say whether they are related? More than that they are both
German Jews? How many comparison points would be needed? Which
company is most appropriate to use for this? What else would I
need to know to get this going?

Or can you do with DNA not >from Y?

I've been reading the posts on this site for a year ( as well as
quite a few books and articles) without knowing how to proceed.

Hanna Grossman
Cornwall, CT

need ViewMate 25574 translation - German #germany

Feige Stern
 

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello my fellow researchers,

I've posted a birth record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25574

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks ever so much,

Feige Kauvar Stern Cleveland, Ohio Researcher 12774

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Researching: SINSHEIMER, Frankfurt am Main,; SPRINGMANN, Frankfurt am Main,
Aschaffenburg, Wuerzburg, and Rokitno, Poland; TEICHMANN, Rokitno, Poland
and Dresden & Wuerzburg, HERMANN, Rokitno, Poland and Wurzburg, Germany

Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #scandinavia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #sephardic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #yizkorbooks

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

German SIG #Germany need ViewMate 25574 translation - German #germany

Feige Stern
 

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello my fellow researchers,

I've posted a birth record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25574

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks ever so much,

Feige Kauvar Stern Cleveland, Ohio Researcher 12774

Thank those who help you and support ViewMate, GerSIG and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Researching: SINSHEIMER, Frankfurt am Main,; SPRINGMANN, Frankfurt am Main,
Aschaffenburg, Wuerzburg, and Rokitno, Poland; TEICHMANN, Rokitno, Poland
and Dresden & Wuerzburg, HERMANN, Rokitno, Poland and Wurzburg, Germany

Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #scandinavia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #sephardic

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #yizkorbooks

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Registration Open for the 33rd IAJGS International Conference #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

January 21, 2013

Boston -- Registration is now open for the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in historic Boston on
August 4-9.

The early registration discount will end on April 30. For more
information or to register, visit www.iajgs2013.org.

The conference is the leading genealogy event of the year for people
researching their family history. Experts will give 200 lectures,
hands-on workshops and programs during the conference.

Over 1000 researchers ranging >from beginners to professional
genealogists >from all over the United States and around the world
are expected to attend the conference in Boston.

Attendees will have a special rate at the centrally located Boston
Park Plaza Hotel (hotelinfo.iajgs2013.org). The rate will be in
effect >from July 29 to August 14, so consider spending extra time
doing research or enjoying Boston and its wonderful vacation areas
nearby. Within a few hours' drive of Boston are Cape Cod, the
Tanglewood Music Center in western Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

For people who have never attended an IAJGS Conference, see this
video, Passport to Your Past, to learn about the experience:
video.iajgs2013.org.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(JGSGB) are co-hosts of the conference. Co-chairs are Marlis
Humphrey representing IAJGS and Jay Sage and Heidi Urich for
JGSGB (chairs@...)

Locating family records from Lebanon? #france

thierry.samama@...
 

Hi Ariel,

If your grandmother's father was a French citizen born in Lebanon,
their vital records would have been created by the local French
consulate.

For 1933-1934, you may write to the "French citizens abroad" public
registry service to request records:
Service central d'Etat civil
11, rue de la Maison Blanche
44941 NANTES Cedex 09
France

Or even better use their web interface:
https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/dali/index2.html

Records more than 100 years old can be viewed at the Archives
Diplomatiques center in La Courneuve near Paris:
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/ressources-multimedia-et/archives-et-patrimoine/colonne-droite-5491/salles-de-lecture/article/salle-de-lecture-du-centre-de-la
[TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/b2w3hes ]
Hope this helps,

Thierry Samama
Paris, France

French SIG #France Locating family records from Lebanon? #france

thierry.samama@...
 

Hi Ariel,

If your grandmother's father was a French citizen born in Lebanon,
their vital records would have been created by the local French
consulate.

For 1933-1934, you may write to the "French citizens abroad" public
registry service to request records:
Service central d'Etat civil
11, rue de la Maison Blanche
44941 NANTES Cedex 09
France

Or even better use their web interface:
https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/dali/index2.html

Records more than 100 years old can be viewed at the Archives
Diplomatiques center in La Courneuve near Paris:
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/ressources-multimedia-et/archives-et-patrimoine/colonne-droite-5491/salles-de-lecture/article/salle-de-lecture-du-centre-de-la
[TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/b2w3hes ]
Hope this helps,

Thierry Samama
Paris, France

First American Jewish Families on Geni #usa

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We are making progress entering all of Malcolm Stern's First American
Families on Geni.com. See:

http://www.geni.com/projects/First-American-Jewish-Families/13288

Please join the project as a collaborator if you would like to help link
up any of the remaining families.

Randy Schoenberg, Los Angeles, California

Early American SIG #USA First American Jewish Families on Geni #usa

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We are making progress entering all of Malcolm Stern's First American
Families on Geni.com. See:

http://www.geni.com/projects/First-American-Jewish-Families/13288

Please join the project as a collaborator if you would like to help link
up any of the remaining families.

Randy Schoenberg, Los Angeles, California

Benefits of District Research #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

For many years, I have had the pleasure of using the All Lithuania Database on
the LitvakSIG site. In addition, I have been a member of the Ukmerge District
where my ancestral shtetl of Kupiskis could be found. Recently, I decided to
add another district to my research arsenal, that of Panevezys which
incorporated many of the towns surrounding Kupiskis.

This came at a propitious time as some descendants of the Meyerowitz family >from
Kupiskis contacted me regarding various questions they had about their
ancestry. These Meyerowitz family members had settled in Australia,
Israel, Pennsylvania, and South Africa. As I was also a member of the
Meyerowitz family of Kupiskis, this fit in with my own long-time questions about
how I was related to these other branches of the family as the other Meyerowitz
families had no knowledge of my family.

from prior research, I knew that the Meyerowitz family came to Kupiskis >from
Birzai to marry. Now, as I viewed what was available on the Panevezys District
site, I found the Birzai 1887 Family List. I knew that my great grandmother was
Freide or Fanny Meyerowitz, the daughter of Samuel and Bertha Meyerowitz and her
brother was Gershon-Movsha Meyerowitz and there were several sisters whose names
were not remembered. They all came to New York and then settled in Morristown,
Paterson and Plainfield, NJ, as well as Boston.

I had never been able to locate any vital or other records in Lithuania for my
great grandmother, who was born in 1860, according to her death and burial
records in America. This Family List provided a welcome opportunity to see if I
could, at last, find my errant great grandmother on a Lithuanian document.

My first look at the Birzai 1887 Family List produced a Samuel ben Beniamin
ben Wulf, born 1841. Here was my great great grandfather and, all of a sudden,
I was back two more generations than I had previously known about, It appeared
that Samuel and his wife Braine, who later became Bertha, had three children
listed: Reize, born 1868, Gershon, born 1871, and Sheine Ite, born 1873. No
mention of Freide or Fanny, my great grandmother, who was born in 1860. She was
missing as usual. Where was she?

After considering life cycle dates, I realized that my great grandmother was not
included in the Birzai 1887 Family List for the very reason that in 1887 she had
already married and had left home and was busy raising my grandmother
Hiena-Musha, who had been born in 1880 and her other children. Not to be
deterred, I knew it was the right family as the son on the list was Gershon and
his birthdate was 1871. This matched what I knew was my great grandmother's
brother, Gershon-Movsha's, birthdate. Now, I also had the names of the sisters,
Reize and Sheine- Ite, which I didn't have previously.

Given all this information, I now noticed that the Family List also included
Eliash ben Beniamin ben Wulf, a brother of my great great grandfather Samuel ben
Beniamin ben Wulf. Viewing his family, I found that his children and
grandchildren matched those I knew to belong to the Meyerowitz family who had
gone to South Africa and further afield.

What an "Ah Hah" moment as I finally knew how all of our disparate branches were
now related, albeit, distantly. I could feel my great grandmother smiling down
on me and saying "So you found us at last, what took so long? Don't stop, there
are more Districts to visit."

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Benefits of District Research #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

For many years, I have had the pleasure of using the All Lithuania Database on
the LitvakSIG site. In addition, I have been a member of the Ukmerge District
where my ancestral shtetl of Kupiskis could be found. Recently, I decided to
add another district to my research arsenal, that of Panevezys which
incorporated many of the towns surrounding Kupiskis.

This came at a propitious time as some descendants of the Meyerowitz family >from
Kupiskis contacted me regarding various questions they had about their
ancestry. These Meyerowitz family members had settled in Australia,
Israel, Pennsylvania, and South Africa. As I was also a member of the
Meyerowitz family of Kupiskis, this fit in with my own long-time questions about
how I was related to these other branches of the family as the other Meyerowitz
families had no knowledge of my family.

from prior research, I knew that the Meyerowitz family came to Kupiskis >from
Birzai to marry. Now, as I viewed what was available on the Panevezys District
site, I found the Birzai 1887 Family List. I knew that my great grandmother was
Freide or Fanny Meyerowitz, the daughter of Samuel and Bertha Meyerowitz and her
brother was Gershon-Movsha Meyerowitz and there were several sisters whose names
were not remembered. They all came to New York and then settled in Morristown,
Paterson and Plainfield, NJ, as well as Boston.

I had never been able to locate any vital or other records in Lithuania for my
great grandmother, who was born in 1860, according to her death and burial
records in America. This Family List provided a welcome opportunity to see if I
could, at last, find my errant great grandmother on a Lithuanian document.

My first look at the Birzai 1887 Family List produced a Samuel ben Beniamin
ben Wulf, born 1841. Here was my great great grandfather and, all of a sudden,
I was back two more generations than I had previously known about, It appeared
that Samuel and his wife Braine, who later became Bertha, had three children
listed: Reize, born 1868, Gershon, born 1871, and Sheine Ite, born 1873. No
mention of Freide or Fanny, my great grandmother, who was born in 1860. She was
missing as usual. Where was she?

After considering life cycle dates, I realized that my great grandmother was not
included in the Birzai 1887 Family List for the very reason that in 1887 she had
already married and had left home and was busy raising my grandmother
Hiena-Musha, who had been born in 1880 and her other children. Not to be
deterred, I knew it was the right family as the son on the list was Gershon and
his birthdate was 1871. This matched what I knew was my great grandmother's
brother, Gershon-Movsha's, birthdate. Now, I also had the names of the sisters,
Reize and Sheine- Ite, which I didn't have previously.

Given all this information, I now noticed that the Family List also included
Eliash ben Beniamin ben Wulf, a brother of my great great grandfather Samuel ben
Beniamin ben Wulf. Viewing his family, I found that his children and
grandchildren matched those I knew to belong to the Meyerowitz family who had
gone to South Africa and further afield.

What an "Ah Hah" moment as I finally knew how all of our disparate branches were
now related, albeit, distantly. I could feel my great grandmother smiling down
on me and saying "So you found us at last, what took so long? Don't stop, there
are more Districts to visit."

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...