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American Ancestors Free Access to Their Databases 12 November Through 19 November #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors is offering free access to their 1.4 billion names
covering 18 countries >from 12 November 12:00AM ET to 19 November 11:59 PM
ET. You will be required to register for a guest account in order to have
access. If you try to access the database before or after the time of the
free offer, you will limited in which data you will have access to unless
you pay for a subscription.

Go to: https://www.americanancestors.org/free-billion

You will need to create a guest account to see the images.
Click on sign up for account:
https://www.americanancestors.org/membership/guest-users
The information requested is email address; password; first and last name.
No credit card information is required.

You can also download a free guide to getting started on your genealogy from
this site as the window pops up middle of page. When you click on download
button it asks for your email address and it will be sent to your email
inbox.

To browse the database which is far more than New England records see:
https://www.americanancestors.org/browse-database

There is a free video in YouTube on how to search the indexes on American
Ancestors.org which is viewable at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFL2vliTGA&feature=youtu.be

I have no affiliation with American Ancestors and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA American Ancestors Free Access to Their Databases 12 November Through 19 November #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors is offering free access to their 1.4 billion names
covering 18 countries >from 12 November 12:00AM ET to 19 November 11:59 PM
ET. You will be required to register for a guest account in order to have
access. If you try to access the database before or after the time of the
free offer, you will limited in which data you will have access to unless
you pay for a subscription.

Go to: https://www.americanancestors.org/free-billion

You will need to create a guest account to see the images.
Click on sign up for account:
https://www.americanancestors.org/membership/guest-users
The information requested is email address; password; first and last name.
No credit card information is required.

You can also download a free guide to getting started on your genealogy from
this site as the window pops up middle of page. When you click on download
button it asks for your email address and it will be sent to your email
inbox.

To browse the database which is far more than New England records see:
https://www.americanancestors.org/browse-database

There is a free video in YouTube on how to search the indexes on American
Ancestors.org which is viewable at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFL2vliTGA&feature=youtu.be

I have no affiliation with American Ancestors and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


[Where was] Mahlhof ? Is it perhaps Mielno (Chodecz)? #germany

Alex Magocsi
 

On the residency registration form (Meldekarte der Stadt Passau, September,
1945), it indicates that a former Hungarian Forced Laborer had arrived
from Mahlhof.
I am looking for the current location of Mahlhof which I believe could
be in Poland, or, at the time of his release, is assumed to have been in
the Soviet Occupation Zone (SBZ). He had been taken prisoner by the
Soviet Army.

Is it perhaps Mielno (Chodecz)?

If not, is anyone familiar with Mahlhof >from whence former laborers were
released? (responses in German or English appreciated)

Regards, Alex Magocsi awmjr@...


German SIG #Germany [Where was] Mahlhof ? Is it perhaps Mielno (Chodecz)? #germany

Alex Magocsi
 

On the residency registration form (Meldekarte der Stadt Passau, September,
1945), it indicates that a former Hungarian Forced Laborer had arrived
from Mahlhof.
I am looking for the current location of Mahlhof which I believe could
be in Poland, or, at the time of his release, is assumed to have been in
the Soviet Occupation Zone (SBZ). He had been taken prisoner by the
Soviet Army.

Is it perhaps Mielno (Chodecz)?

If not, is anyone familiar with Mahlhof >from whence former laborers were
released? (responses in German or English appreciated)

Regards, Alex Magocsi awmjr@...


Re: Surnames: Palumbo - SIcily/ Homer - Poland

Louis Zetler
 

My cousin's machatenister's maiden name was PALOMBO. She comes from Boltiere, Lombardia, Italy.


APOTHEKER-LANDA/LANDAU in Nowy Sacz(and Brody) #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Thanks to you all we are making a steady progress in unfolding the roots of
my late father in law David APOTHEKER.

His grandfather was Isak Saul APOTHEKER who was born in 1831 in Uscie
Zielone(Ustya Zelene) nearby Stanislawow
to a Rabinical family which lived already in the mid 18th century in
Brody.

Just got access to the list of graves in the old cemetery of Brody
where I found this piece of evidence. He moved around 1850 to
Nowy Sacz and married Lea LANDAU/LANDA whose father was Arieh Leib
SEGA"L LANDA. His father was Rabbi Bauch Segal LANDA, Av Beith
Din Nowy Sacz and environs. LANDAU is of course a huge family
but I need assistance to lead me into the Nowy Sacz Rabinical
branch.

Many Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


JRI Poland #Poland APOTHEKER-LANDA/LANDAU in Nowy Sacz(and Brody) #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Thanks to you all we are making a steady progress in unfolding the roots of
my late father in law David APOTHEKER.

His grandfather was Isak Saul APOTHEKER who was born in 1831 in Uscie
Zielone(Ustya Zelene) nearby Stanislawow
to a Rabinical family which lived already in the mid 18th century in
Brody.

Just got access to the list of graves in the old cemetery of Brody
where I found this piece of evidence. He moved around 1850 to
Nowy Sacz and married Lea LANDAU/LANDA whose father was Arieh Leib
SEGA"L LANDA. His father was Rabbi Bauch Segal LANDA, Av Beith
Din Nowy Sacz and environs. LANDAU is of course a huge family
but I need assistance to lead me into the Nowy Sacz Rabinical
branch.

Many Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Re: Rabbinic SIG

Carol Lieberman
 

Where is digest. Does it exist.

Dr. Carol Lieberman
CAROLLIEBS@...


Radomsk Chasidim In Sosnowiec

Derek Stavrou
 

Shalom to the Discussion Group
I have been researching my wife's TUCHSCHNEIDER and BRONSTEIN families in Sosnowiec, Poland for quite a while now.  The town was a centre for Radomsk Chasidut until its virtual annihilation during the Holocaust.
I believe  that Susan's great-grandfather Leib TUCHSCHNEIDER (1871-1942) may have been a Radomsk chasid, and I want to learn more about the movement's connection with Sosnowiec: addresses of their steiblach and synagogues, lists of rabbis, officials and congregants, and so on.  

Apparently there is a strong Radomsk presence in Bnei Brak today,  but I can't find a link to them. I will be visiting Sosnowiec later this month and would like to have some basic information about the movement's  history there before I leave.

With thanks in advance for any guidance anyone can give

Derek Stavrou
Kfar Sava, Israel


Givatayim, Israel Meeting Nov. 13, 2019 Pedigree Scrolls Throughout Jewish History #rabbinic

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)
Pedigree Scrolls Throughout Jewish History - The lecture will be in Hebrew.
Lecturer Beniamin Panteliat.

As part of the International Month of Jewish Genealogy, Beniamin
Panteliat will introduce us to the world of pedigree scrolls of the
Jewish people. What are they? When did they come into being? And why?
How were relationships documented? How was documentation kept in
different periods and how was it passed >from generation to generation?
Why did the members of the Ibn Danan family >from Morocco make
sure to write down their yichus as far as Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon on
every ketubah?
Beniamin Panteliat is an expert in rabbinical genealogy, and helps
bridge the gap between ancient genealogies
and modern family trees.
Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavne'eli St., Givatayim, Israel
Entrance fee NIS 20. IGRA members no charge

7:30 PM -Mingling and light refreshments
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Lecture

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zvesttigzxJT6ViQ7
E-mail: billie@...

Billie Stein
Givatayim Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Givatayim, Israel Meeting Nov. 13, 2019 Pedigree Scrolls Throughout Jewish History #rabbinic

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)
Pedigree Scrolls Throughout Jewish History - The lecture will be in Hebrew.
Lecturer Beniamin Panteliat.

As part of the International Month of Jewish Genealogy, Beniamin
Panteliat will introduce us to the world of pedigree scrolls of the
Jewish people. What are they? When did they come into being? And why?
How were relationships documented? How was documentation kept in
different periods and how was it passed >from generation to generation?
Why did the members of the Ibn Danan family >from Morocco make
sure to write down their yichus as far as Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon on
every ketubah?
Beniamin Panteliat is an expert in rabbinical genealogy, and helps
bridge the gap between ancient genealogies
and modern family trees.
Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavne'eli St., Givatayim, Israel
Entrance fee NIS 20. IGRA members no charge

7:30 PM -Mingling and light refreshments
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Lecture

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zvesttigzxJT6ViQ7
E-mail: billie@...

Billie Stein
Givatayim Israel


An Article About The Old Cemetery in Brody #rabbinic

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Does any of you have an easy access to this article which was
published in 1920?

I am specially interestd in a head stone >from 1751(1751) bearing the
the surname APTEIKER( in Hebrew letterrs which I cannot print in
this email system):

"Gelber, Nathan Michael. 'Aus dem Pinax des alten Judenfriedhofes in
Brody (1699-1831). [>from the pinax of Brody's old Jewish cemetery.]'
Jahrbuch der Juedisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft (1920): 119-41"

Many thanks >from Jerusalem

Jacob Rosen


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic An Article About The Old Cemetery in Brody #rabbinic

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Does any of you have an easy access to this article which was
published in 1920?

I am specially interestd in a head stone >from 1751(1751) bearing the
the surname APTEIKER( in Hebrew letterrs which I cannot print in
this email system):

"Gelber, Nathan Michael. 'Aus dem Pinax des alten Judenfriedhofes in
Brody (1699-1831). [>from the pinax of Brody's old Jewish cemetery.]'
Jahrbuch der Juedisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft (1920): 119-41"

Many thanks >from Jerusalem

Jacob Rosen


Jewish man from Volyn, Ukraine in which Russian army? #ukraine

N. Summers
 

My grandfather (Sol Finkelstein) was from Radziwillow, Ukraine. He served (voluntarily, I think) in the Russian army during WWI. Apparently he spoke several languages and served as a translator. He was injured and sent to a POW camp, which I think was in/near Vienna. He must have been treated well there as i have a photo of him with two other men, all dressed in military-style uniforms. Will try to post it in ViewMate.
1. Does anyone know which army he would have joined and where?
2. Are there any records which might help?

Thanks
Nancy S
Maryland USA

Finkelstein, Bookstein, Liss/Alper, Lifshitz/Leaf


APOTHEKER - LANDA / LANDAU in Nowy Sacz (and Brody) #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Thanks to you all we are making a steady progress in unfolding the roots
of my late father-in-law David APOTHEKER.

His grandfather was Isak Saul APOTHEKER who was born in 1831 in
Uscie Zielone (Ustya Zelene) nearby Stanislawow, to a Rabbinical family
which lived already in the mid 18th century in Brody.

Just got access to the list of graves in the old cemetery of Brody, where
I found this piece of evidence. He moved around 1850 to Nowy Sacz
and married Lea LANDAU/LANDA whose father was Arieh Leib SEGA"L
LANDA. His father was Rabbi Bauch Segal LANDA, Av Beith Din Nowy
Sacz and environs. LANDAU is of course a huge family, but I need
assistance to lead me into the Nowy Sacz Rabbinical branch.

Many Thanks

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia APOTHEKER - LANDA / LANDAU in Nowy Sacz (and Brody) #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Thanks to you all we are making a steady progress in unfolding the roots
of my late father-in-law David APOTHEKER.

His grandfather was Isak Saul APOTHEKER who was born in 1831 in
Uscie Zielone (Ustya Zelene) nearby Stanislawow, to a Rabbinical family
which lived already in the mid 18th century in Brody.

Just got access to the list of graves in the old cemetery of Brody, where
I found this piece of evidence. He moved around 1850 to Nowy Sacz
and married Lea LANDAU/LANDA whose father was Arieh Leib SEGA"L
LANDA. His father was Rabbi Bauch Segal LANDA, Av Beith Din Nowy
Sacz and environs. LANDAU is of course a huge family, but I need
assistance to lead me into the Nowy Sacz Rabbinical branch.

Many Thanks

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


American Ancestors Free Access to Their Databases 12 November Through 19 November #United States

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

American Ancestors is offering free access to their 1.4 billion names covering 18 countries from 12 November 12:00AM ET to 19 November 11:59 PM ET. You will be required to register for a guest account in order to have access.  If you try to access the database before or after the time of the free offer, you will be  limited in which data you will have access to unless you pay for a subscription.

 

Go to:  https://www.americanancestors.org/free-billion

 

You will need to create a guest account to see the images.

Click on sign up for account: https://www.americanancestors.org/membership/guest-users

The information requested is email address; password; first and last name. No credit card information is required.

 

You can also download a free guide to getting started on your genealogy from this site as the window pops up middle of page. When you click on download button it asks for your email address and it will be sent to your email inbox.

 

To browse the database which is far more than New England records see:

https://www.americanancestors.org/browse-database

 

There is a free video in YouTube on how to search  the indexes on American Ancestors.org which is viewable at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFL2vliTGA&feature=youtu.be

 

I have no affiliation with American Ancestors and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 


CORRECTION: UK General Register Office Added Death Records Index From 1984-2019 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Correction:
In my November 8 posting on the addition of deaths to the index >from 1984 to
2019 for England and Wales, the part about the death indices was correct.
Where I erred, was my comment on birth records. I said they were only
available to 1918. I have been informed they are available after 1918 but
are not searchable on the General Register Office (GRO) website. They are
however, available up to 2007 on subscription sites such as Ancestry and
Findmypast. Additionally, the free site, FreeBMD.org.uk
(https://www.freebmd.org.uk/) currently has records up to 1992.

It is possible to order copies of all birth certificates where they are
listed on indexes. In addition, there are copies of birth and marriage
indexes up to 2019 on microfiche in a small number of Archives and Libraries
around England and Wales. The limit of 1918 on the GRO search facility is
related to the PDF copies of birth certificates only being available up to
and including 1918.

Restrictions on ordering Birth and Death Certificates issued within the last
50 years and restrictions on ordering copies of recently issued certificates

from the GRO website:
"You will be prompted to supply further details for more recent births and
deaths (within the last 50 years) when you complete the online application
form. If you are unable to complete the mandatory fields, then you will
not be able to apply online and you will need to follow our telephone
ordering process. Please contact us on +44(0) 300 123 1837 for further
information."

"Records we are not able to provide -GRO is not able to issue certificates
for events that have taken place within the last six months (for marriages
this period is extended to eighteen months) and you may wish to obtain a
certificate >from the register office or church where the event was
registered. This information excludes adoption certificates, as the local
register office does not hold a copy of the Adopted Children Register. If
you require further information please call 0300 123 1837 to talk to our
customer service team."

My apologies for the error in the original posting.

Thank you to Mark Nicholls and Jeanette Rosenberg, both >from JGS Great
Britain for advising me of the correct information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom CORRECTION: UK General Register Office Added Death Records Index From 1984-2019 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Correction:
In my November 8 posting on the addition of deaths to the index >from 1984 to
2019 for England and Wales, the part about the death indices was correct.
Where I erred, was my comment on birth records. I said they were only
available to 1918. I have been informed they are available after 1918 but
are not searchable on the General Register Office (GRO) website. They are
however, available up to 2007 on subscription sites such as Ancestry and
Findmypast. Additionally, the free site, FreeBMD.org.uk
(https://www.freebmd.org.uk/) currently has records up to 1992.

It is possible to order copies of all birth certificates where they are
listed on indexes. In addition, there are copies of birth and marriage
indexes up to 2019 on microfiche in a small number of Archives and Libraries
around England and Wales. The limit of 1918 on the GRO search facility is
related to the PDF copies of birth certificates only being available up to
and including 1918.

Restrictions on ordering Birth and Death Certificates issued within the last
50 years and restrictions on ordering copies of recently issued certificates

from the GRO website:
"You will be prompted to supply further details for more recent births and
deaths (within the last 50 years) when you complete the online application
form. If you are unable to complete the mandatory fields, then you will
not be able to apply online and you will need to follow our telephone
ordering process. Please contact us on +44(0) 300 123 1837 for further
information."

"Records we are not able to provide -GRO is not able to issue certificates
for events that have taken place within the last six months (for marriages
this period is extended to eighteen months) and you may wish to obtain a
certificate >from the register office or church where the event was
registered. This information excludes adoption certificates, as the local
register office does not hold a copy of the Adopted Children Register. If
you require further information please call 0300 123 1837 to talk to our
customer service team."

My apologies for the error in the original posting.

Thank you to Mark Nicholls and Jeanette Rosenberg, both >from JGS Great
Britain for advising me of the correct information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The DNA Testing Companies Reply to Warrant Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Earlier this week I posted about a Florida judge granting a warrant to law enforcement to search GEDmatch’s full database. The court basically overruled the public DNA company’s policy on privacy. Since then both Ancestry and 23andMe—both private DNA testing companies,  have issued statements.

 

Ancestry

Ancestry believes GEDmatch could have done more to protect the privacy of its users by challenging the warrant in court or at least pushing back on the warrant.  Ancestry has emphasized that their customer’s privacy and being good stewards of their data is their highest priority. They also have a transparency report that outlines law enforcement requests for member data. They say they received no valid requests for information related to genetic information. To read their statement in full including the Coalition for Genetic Data Protection’s comments, of which Ancestry is a member see:

https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2019/11/08/your-privacy-is-our-top-priority/

 

23andMe

 

23andme also issued a statement commenting on how troubling they find GEDmatch’s lack of challenging the warrant. They question as a private database whether the Florida court’s warrant impacts them. 23andMe also has a transparency report and they have received 10 requests out of their 10 million customers and successfully challenged each one. They are also a member of the Coalition for Genetic Data Protection.

Their statement may be found at: https://blog.23andme.com/news/our-stance-on-protecting-customers-data/

 

I have no affiliation with either Ancestry or 23andMe ad am reporting on this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee