Date   

Alois MUNK #austria-czech

jberlowitz331@...
 

Re. the message >from Peter Wells: I see that you have posted your
grandfather's name on Geni.com. If you make his profile public, it
will open an opportunity for other researchers to connect to your tree
and perhaps learn more about Alois and his family.
Judith Berlowitz,
Oakland, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Alois MUNK #austria-czech

jberlowitz331@...
 

Re. the message >from Peter Wells: I see that you have posted your
grandfather's name on Geni.com. If you make his profile public, it
will open an opportunity for other researchers to connect to your tree
and perhaps learn more about Alois and his family.
Judith Berlowitz,
Oakland, CA


Re : location of Niederstetten #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

Niederstetten, currently in Baden-Wurttemberg is in the undelineated area of
Germany called Hohenlohe. It had a chequered history, which is described
in detail by Bruno Stern in his Lebenserinnerungen (Kohlhammer, 1968).
In Summary:
Its situation is in the Northern corner of Wuerttemberg, where Baden, Bayern
and Wuerttemberg meet.

Its earlier name was simply Stetten. In the 18th century it was in fact
ruled by the Hatzfelds, a Hessen family, but between 1807 and 1810 with
the death of Friedrich Karl von Hatzfeld, it was taken over firstly by the
city of Wuertzburg, then by Bayern and finally became part of the Kingdom
of Wuerttemberg.

This, presumably is the area listed as 49.24 N 9.55 E . It certainly had
a thriving Jewish community, also described by Bruno Stern.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@idnet.com

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 "Roger Lustig (GerSIG)" <GerSIG.Research@verizon.net> wrote:
The Niederstetten with a Jewish community is the one in
Baden-Wuerttemberg--your 2nd set of coordinates.
The first set of coordinates you give maps to Feldatal in Hessen, near
Kestrich, which had a small Jewish community.


German SIG #Germany Re : location of Niederstetten #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

Niederstetten, currently in Baden-Wurttemberg is in the undelineated area of
Germany called Hohenlohe. It had a chequered history, which is described
in detail by Bruno Stern in his Lebenserinnerungen (Kohlhammer, 1968).
In Summary:
Its situation is in the Northern corner of Wuerttemberg, where Baden, Bayern
and Wuerttemberg meet.

Its earlier name was simply Stetten. In the 18th century it was in fact
ruled by the Hatzfelds, a Hessen family, but between 1807 and 1810 with
the death of Friedrich Karl von Hatzfeld, it was taken over firstly by the
city of Wuertzburg, then by Bayern and finally became part of the Kingdom
of Wuerttemberg.

This, presumably is the area listed as 49.24 N 9.55 E . It certainly had
a thriving Jewish community, also described by Bruno Stern.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@idnet.com

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 "Roger Lustig (GerSIG)" <GerSIG.Research@verizon.net> wrote:
The Niederstetten with a Jewish community is the one in
Baden-Wuerttemberg--your 2nd set of coordinates.
The first set of coordinates you give maps to Feldatal in Hessen, near
Kestrich, which had a small Jewish community.


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #poland #ciechanow

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
records to determine if her grandmother's Bessarabia family surname of
Heller had once been Blecher, as rumored.
....Aaron Hurwitz connects with an unknown branch of his Blistein
family as a result of his posts on JewishGen's Family Finder and
Family Tree of the Jewish People.
....Janet Silver Ghent is contacted by a formerly unknown distant
cousin as a result of her posting on JewishGen's Family Finder and
they collaborate to research their common ancestors.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Thank you #ciechanow #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,=20

The 1st JewishGen Spring Brunch this past Sunday was a success.=20

On behalf of our board, the event committee and the many volunteers=20
who were instrumental in organizing the brunch, thank you to all who=20
participated in showing just a small level of appreciation to Gary=20
Mokotoff, Karen Franklin and Lance Ackerfeld. =20

The Tribute Journal is now available online at:=20

http://wizadjournal.com/jewishgen2013/playfull-controls.php
(Use the controls on the upper left-hand part of the screen to navigate=20
the pages.)

Pictures >from the event are on our Facebook page, and can be viewed at:=20

http://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org=20

If I can ever be of help, please contact me anytime at 646-437-4326 or=20
email agroll@JewishGen.org .

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Thank you #ciechanow #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

The 1st JewishGen Spring Brunch this past Sunday was a success.

On behalf of our board, the event committee and the many volunteers
who were instrumental in organizing the brunch, thank you to all who
participated in showing just a small level of appreciation to Gary
Mokotoff, Karen Franklin and Lance Ackerfeld.

The Tribute Journal is now available online at:

http://wizadjournal.com/jewishgen2013/playfull-controls.php
(Use the controls on the upper left-hand part of the screen to navigate
the pages.)

Pictures >from the event are on our Facebook page, and can be viewed at:

http://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

If I can ever be of help, please contact me anytime at 646-437-4326 or
email agroll@JewishGen.org .

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


#Ciechanow #Poland Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #ciechanow #poland

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


#Ciechanow #Poland New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #poland #ciechanow

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
records to determine if her grandmother's Bessarabia family surname of
Heller had once been Blecher, as rumored.
....Aaron Hurwitz connects with an unknown branch of his Blistein
family as a result of his posts on JewishGen's Family Finder and
Family Tree of the Jewish People.
....Janet Silver Ghent is contacted by a formerly unknown distant
cousin as a result of her posting on JewishGen's Family Finder and
they collaborate to research their common ancestors.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


#Ciechanow #Poland Thank you #ciechanow #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,=20

The 1st JewishGen Spring Brunch this past Sunday was a success.=20

On behalf of our board, the event committee and the many volunteers=20
who were instrumental in organizing the brunch, thank you to all who=20
participated in showing just a small level of appreciation to Gary=20
Mokotoff, Karen Franklin and Lance Ackerfeld. =20

The Tribute Journal is now available online at:=20

http://wizadjournal.com/jewishgen2013/playfull-controls.php
(Use the controls on the upper left-hand part of the screen to navigate=20
the pages.)

Pictures >from the event are on our Facebook page, and can be viewed at:=20

http://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org=20

If I can ever be of help, please contact me anytime at 646-437-4326 or=20
email agroll@JewishGen.org .

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


#Ciechanow #Poland Thank you #ciechanow #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

The 1st JewishGen Spring Brunch this past Sunday was a success.

On behalf of our board, the event committee and the many volunteers
who were instrumental in organizing the brunch, thank you to all who
participated in showing just a small level of appreciation to Gary
Mokotoff, Karen Franklin and Lance Ackerfeld.

The Tribute Journal is now available online at:

http://wizadjournal.com/jewishgen2013/playfull-controls.php
(Use the controls on the upper left-hand part of the screen to navigate
the pages.)

Pictures >from the event are on our Facebook page, and can be viewed at:

http://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

If I can ever be of help, please contact me anytime at 646-437-4326 or
email agroll@JewishGen.org .

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


IGRA celebrates International Archives Day #general

Garri Regev
 

June 9, 2013 is International Archives Day. Some of the goals are:
making the public aware of the importance of archives, making all
aware of the need to preserve documents and make them available to the
public, to publicize the archive holdings.

IGRA has a relationship with close to 30 archives and is working
prepare databases that relate to those who lived in this corner of the
world or documents that are held in archives here in Israel.

In honor of International Archives Day we are releasing the following
databases:

Index of Etzel Service Card Applications 1949-1953

Executive of the Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) 1927

Automobile Owners in Petah Tikva 1928

Those allowed to serve as lawyers in civil courts in 1958

Persons authorized to act as notaries in 1957-58

Licensed physicians who received their license >from 21 January 1958 to
31 December 1959

Licensed midwives who received their licenses through December 31, 1959

http://www.slideshare.net/igra3/new-databases-in-honor-of-international-archives-day-2013

Garri Regev
President, IGRA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA celebrates International Archives Day #general

Garri Regev
 

June 9, 2013 is International Archives Day. Some of the goals are:
making the public aware of the importance of archives, making all
aware of the need to preserve documents and make them available to the
public, to publicize the archive holdings.

IGRA has a relationship with close to 30 archives and is working
prepare databases that relate to those who lived in this corner of the
world or documents that are held in archives here in Israel.

In honor of International Archives Day we are releasing the following
databases:

Index of Etzel Service Card Applications 1949-1953

Executive of the Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) 1927

Automobile Owners in Petah Tikva 1928

Those allowed to serve as lawyers in civil courts in 1958

Persons authorized to act as notaries in 1957-58

Licensed physicians who received their license >from 21 January 1958 to
31 December 1959

Licensed midwives who received their licenses through December 31, 1959

http://www.slideshare.net/igra3/new-databases-in-honor-of-international-archives-day-2013

Garri Regev
President, IGRA


Re: What numbers are significant #dna

Harvey Kabaker
 

I've received two private messages, both extremely helpful, to my
recent query. Now I am sending it again with revisions.

I'd like to hear >from people who got results in Family Finder at FTDNA
or DNA Relatives at 23andMe showing a match with a known cousin, or
with a previously unknown relative, who turned out to be a proven
relative.

At FTDNA, what were the numbers for shared CM and longest block? At
23andMe, what was the percentage of shared DNA and number of segments?

At FTDNA I have one suggested 2nd cousin who has no known surnames in
common with me. FTDNA also reports _forty-three_ 2nd-to-4th cousins,
suggested as 3rd cousins.

At 23andMe there's a predicted 2nd cousin with 3.16% matching across
15 segments, who has declined to correspond. I'm told that this could
be a first cousin of one of my parents. This is extremely helpful,
because it suggests some surnames for my anonymous cousin.

For another proven match at 23andMe, a known second cousin shares .95%
over 5 segments.

How do these figures compare with your matching successes?

Thanks.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD


DNA Research #DNA Re: What numbers are significant #dna

Harvey Kabaker
 

I've received two private messages, both extremely helpful, to my
recent query. Now I am sending it again with revisions.

I'd like to hear >from people who got results in Family Finder at FTDNA
or DNA Relatives at 23andMe showing a match with a known cousin, or
with a previously unknown relative, who turned out to be a proven
relative.

At FTDNA, what were the numbers for shared CM and longest block? At
23andMe, what was the percentage of shared DNA and number of segments?

At FTDNA I have one suggested 2nd cousin who has no known surnames in
common with me. FTDNA also reports _forty-three_ 2nd-to-4th cousins,
suggested as 3rd cousins.

At 23andMe there's a predicted 2nd cousin with 3.16% matching across
15 segments, who has declined to correspond. I'm told that this could
be a first cousin of one of my parents. This is extremely helpful,
because it suggests some surnames for my anonymous cousin.

For another proven match at 23andMe, a known second cousin shares .95%
over 5 segments.

How do these figures compare with your matching successes?

Thanks.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD


Re: What numbers are significant? #dna

Russ Maurer <RMaur@...>
 

Harvery Kabaker wrote,

I'd like to hear >from people who got results in Family Finder at FTDNA
or DNA Relativbes at 23andMe showing a match with a known first, second
or third cousin...

23andme, known 2nd cousin
3.08% match, 13 segments, longest 40.8 cM/35 million base pairs

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH


DNA Research #DNA RE: What numbers are significant? #dna

Russ Maurer <RMaur@...>
 

Harvery Kabaker wrote,

I'd like to hear >from people who got results in Family Finder at FTDNA
or DNA Relativbes at 23andMe showing a match with a known first, second
or third cousin...

23andme, known 2nd cousin
3.08% match, 13 segments, longest 40.8 cM/35 million base pairs

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH


Re: bessarabia digest: June 07, 2013 #bessarabia

Office S. De castro Leon @ Valueforless.com <sdecastro@...>
 

I thank Martin Davis for his answer to my post regarding the suppression of
certain Jewish achievements and persons in recorded Jewish history, in part
I suspect by the rabbinical establishment.
Case in point the grave of a lieutenant colonel with a Christian sounding
name and a large star of david in his grave in the jewish cemetery of
Bendery, a case fairly similar to my gggrandfather.
This person is nowhere to be found in any recorded history of Bendery, why
is a Jewish lieutenant Colonel not worth of mention?
I hazard to say the reason may be his conversion to Christianity, which
obviously was fake, the fact remains that converted Jews remain Jewish since
they pass the test of having being born >from a Jewish mother.
The protection and aid to the Jewish community of such high ranking
(converted) Jews and their offspring must have been immensely invaluable, in
protecting a vulnerable community with few rights.
I understand the need back then, for secrecy and not wanting to make
conversion look like a way to get community recognition, but now it is time
to recognise the achievements and support these Jews gave to the community
by correcting the historical record of the community.

On a practical tangent, as assimilation is rampant nowdays, there will be
more converted persons of Jewish ancestry and their progeny than ever
before, it is important to show them that there is an open door back, and
history is a good example.

I propose we embark on a project to set right Russian Jewish history and
acknowledge Russian Jewish heroes, even those selfless and brave enough to
fakely convert.

Spiros De Castro Leon
London


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: bessarabia digest: June 07, 2013 #bessarabia

Office S. De castro Leon @ Valueforless.com <sdecastro@...>
 

I thank Martin Davis for his answer to my post regarding the suppression of
certain Jewish achievements and persons in recorded Jewish history, in part
I suspect by the rabbinical establishment.
Case in point the grave of a lieutenant colonel with a Christian sounding
name and a large star of david in his grave in the jewish cemetery of
Bendery, a case fairly similar to my gggrandfather.
This person is nowhere to be found in any recorded history of Bendery, why
is a Jewish lieutenant Colonel not worth of mention?
I hazard to say the reason may be his conversion to Christianity, which
obviously was fake, the fact remains that converted Jews remain Jewish since
they pass the test of having being born >from a Jewish mother.
The protection and aid to the Jewish community of such high ranking
(converted) Jews and their offspring must have been immensely invaluable, in
protecting a vulnerable community with few rights.
I understand the need back then, for secrecy and not wanting to make
conversion look like a way to get community recognition, but now it is time
to recognise the achievements and support these Jews gave to the community
by correcting the historical record of the community.

On a practical tangent, as assimilation is rampant nowdays, there will be
more converted persons of Jewish ancestry and their progeny than ever
before, it is important to show them that there is an open door back, and
history is a good example.

I propose we embark on a project to set right Russian Jewish history and
acknowledge Russian Jewish heroes, even those selfless and brave enough to
fakely convert.

Spiros De Castro Leon
London

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