Date   

New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #belarus

bounce-2265945-772948@...
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Finding name of ship #general

Jim Gutterman
 

I have the date of arrival of Solomon GUTTERMAN (6/10/1892), possibly a
relative, but nothing else of substance. I have tried searching both Castle
Garden and Ellis Island thru both Steve Morse as well as going to the library
and using Ancestry. Tried search both with and without using last name and
first initial. How can one simply get a list of ships arriving on a certain
date in NYC?

Jim Gutterman
(GUTERMAN, GELLER,GOODMAN,LAND(E)SMAN,HERSHKOVITZ)


Belarus SIG #Belarus New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #belarus

bounce-2265945-772948@...
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding name of ship #general

Jim Gutterman
 

I have the date of arrival of Solomon GUTTERMAN (6/10/1892), possibly a
relative, but nothing else of substance. I have tried searching both Castle
Garden and Ellis Island thru both Steve Morse as well as going to the library
and using Ancestry. Tried search both with and without using last name and
first initial. How can one simply get a list of ships arriving on a certain
date in NYC?

Jim Gutterman
(GUTERMAN, GELLER,GOODMAN,LAND(E)SMAN,HERSHKOVITZ)


[UK] National Archives Launches New Library Catalogue #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives of the United Kingdom has replaced its library
catalogue of published works with a new open-source system called Koha. This
new web-based system uses the data transformed >from the previous library
catalogue. New features include an RSS feed of new book lists, access to
bibliographies on specialist subjects created by records specialists at The
National Archives. To read more about the new system go to:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/603.htm
While looking at the site, look at the latest document releases and document
release archive -- buttons are on the left.

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman On-Line Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to the new system.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [UK] National Archives Launches New Library Catalogue #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives of the United Kingdom has replaced its library
catalogue of published works with a new open-source system called Koha. This
new web-based system uses the data transformed >from the previous library
catalogue. New features include an RSS feed of new book lists, access to
bibliographies on specialist subjects created by records specialists at The
National Archives. To read more about the new system go to:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/603.htm
While looking at the site, look at the latest document releases and document
release archive -- buttons are on the left.

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman On-Line Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to the new system.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Free Webinar - Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA - Thursday, August 4 #dna

Elise
 

JewishGenners,

The August session of the free "Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family
Tree DNA" webinar is now open for registration:

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011
Time: 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 5pm GMT, 6pm
BST, 8pm Israel)

A recording of this webinar will also be available for those who cannot
attend live!

*Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA*

What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I
order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a
geneticist to understand my results?

If you're a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to
these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will
learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics
and inheritance paths, learn about the different types of DNA tests
available for genealogy, and learn about resources that will help you make
the most of your Genetic Genealogy experience. Focus will be on the genetic
genealogy tests offered by JewishGen's DNA testing partner, Family Tree DNA.

*Registration*

Advance registration recommended! To register for either the live session
or recording of this webinar, please visit:

http://relativeroots.net/webinars/intro-ftdna/

*Discount >from Family Tree DNA*

Attendees of this webinar will receive an exclusive, limited-time discount
on select new test kits and upgrades >from Family Tree DNA.

*What is a Webinar?*

Webinars are "web-based seminars" -- presentations given via the internet.
You attend >from the comfort of your own home, see and hear the presentation
via your own computer (or you can listen by phone if your computer doesn't
have speakers), and you can ask questions just like you can at an in-person
presentation.

Regards,

Elise Friedman
Relative Roots
www.relativeroots.net


DNA Research #DNA Free Webinar - Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA - Thursday, August 4 #dna

Elise
 

JewishGenners,

The August session of the free "Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family
Tree DNA" webinar is now open for registration:

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011
Time: 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 5pm GMT, 6pm
BST, 8pm Israel)

A recording of this webinar will also be available for those who cannot
attend live!

*Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA*

What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I
order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a
geneticist to understand my results?

If you're a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to
these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will
learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics
and inheritance paths, learn about the different types of DNA tests
available for genealogy, and learn about resources that will help you make
the most of your Genetic Genealogy experience. Focus will be on the genetic
genealogy tests offered by JewishGen's DNA testing partner, Family Tree DNA.

*Registration*

Advance registration recommended! To register for either the live session
or recording of this webinar, please visit:

http://relativeroots.net/webinars/intro-ftdna/

*Discount >from Family Tree DNA*

Attendees of this webinar will receive an exclusive, limited-time discount
on select new test kits and upgrades >from Family Tree DNA.

*What is a Webinar?*

Webinars are "web-based seminars" -- presentations given via the internet.
You attend >from the comfort of your own home, see and hear the presentation
via your own computer (or you can listen by phone if your computer doesn't
have speakers), and you can ask questions just like you can at an in-person
presentation.

Regards,

Elise Friedman
Relative Roots
www.relativeroots.net


Re: Lineage Based Projects #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

Howard,

With all due respect, there is not much that can be done for a Y-DNA
J2 who tested only 12 markers. At under 37 markers your test may
have some recreational value, but very little genealogical or
anthropological usefulness. Testing for 67 markers may be better,
and then you may qualify for participation in speculative genetic
genealogy. As for your exact haplogroup -- subsequent to further STR
testing, you may need a deep clade test to figure that out.

Lineage projects are usually, if at all, useful for some men who
have tested enough STR markers to indicate relatively recent (several
centuries) common ancestry. There are very few of these projects.
Deciphering your STR markers results is less mysterious than reading
tea leaves but you need some skills in order to make sense of them.

Also -- your Y-DNA test says nothing about your maternal grandfather.

A decade ago I (and most this form's participants) was clueless about
all of this stuff. Now I am not so baffled when I listen to the experts.

Itzhak Epstein

At 08:18 AM 8/1/2011, Howard wrote:
I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA,
which says that I'm J2 J-M172. Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.


New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #dna

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


DNA Research #DNA Re: Lineage Based Projects #dna

Itzhak Epstein
 

Howard,

With all due respect, there is not much that can be done for a Y-DNA
J2 who tested only 12 markers. At under 37 markers your test may
have some recreational value, but very little genealogical or
anthropological usefulness. Testing for 67 markers may be better,
and then you may qualify for participation in speculative genetic
genealogy. As for your exact haplogroup -- subsequent to further STR
testing, you may need a deep clade test to figure that out.

Lineage projects are usually, if at all, useful for some men who
have tested enough STR markers to indicate relatively recent (several
centuries) common ancestry. There are very few of these projects.
Deciphering your STR markers results is less mysterious than reading
tea leaves but you need some skills in order to make sense of them.

Also -- your Y-DNA test says nothing about your maternal grandfather.

A decade ago I (and most this form's participants) was clueless about
all of this stuff. Now I am not so baffled when I listen to the experts.

Itzhak Epstein

At 08:18 AM 8/1/2011, Howard wrote:
I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA,
which says that I'm J2 J-M172. Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.


DNA Research #DNA New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #dna

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Re: Lineage Based Projects #dna

David Ungar <daveungar@...>
 

In reply to Mr. Sedlitz's request for more information:

As I understand this the areas of the Y chromosome that are tested
for genealogy are areas that are passed on without modification; the
entire Y chromosome is probably passed on without any changes since
there is no "female" Y chromosome to split it with. Perhaps someone
with better knowledge of the subject can confirm this. Therefore
your tests only show your father, his father, his father, etc.

I've just recently started on genealogy DNA and found these 3 sites
very helpful - they all have good sections on explaining how it works:

http://dna.ancestry.com/welcome.aspx
http://www.genebase.com/
http://www.familytreedna.com/ (Associated with JewishGen project)

This is my first posting to a JewishGen group - is this the correct
way to reply or is there a better way?

Good luck

David Ungar

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to JewishGen. I've added your name (>from your
"From" header) as a signature, and modified your subject line slightly.
Other than that, you're doing fine. Keep it up!


DNA Research #DNA Re: Lineage Based Projects #dna

David Ungar <daveungar@...>
 

In reply to Mr. Sedlitz's request for more information:

As I understand this the areas of the Y chromosome that are tested
for genealogy are areas that are passed on without modification; the
entire Y chromosome is probably passed on without any changes since
there is no "female" Y chromosome to split it with. Perhaps someone
with better knowledge of the subject can confirm this. Therefore
your tests only show your father, his father, his father, etc.

I've just recently started on genealogy DNA and found these 3 sites
very helpful - they all have good sections on explaining how it works:

http://dna.ancestry.com/welcome.aspx
http://www.genebase.com/
http://www.familytreedna.com/ (Associated with JewishGen project)

This is my first posting to a JewishGen group - is this the correct
way to reply or is there a better way?

Good luck

David Ungar

MODERATOR NOTE: Welcome to JewishGen. I've added your name (>from your
"From" header) as a signature, and modified your subject line slightly.
Other than that, you're doing fine. Keep it up!


Re: Lineage Based Projects #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

Howard, there is indeed a group you can join--the Y J-Haplogroup Project at
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Y-DNA_J/default.aspx

This is a very active group, led by some very knowledgeable avocational
genetic genealogists. Through cooperation with professionals in the field,
they have helped discover a number of new markers that define branches on the
haplogroup J tree, helping to identify their origins in time and place..

The Y-chromosome tests--both the STR numbers, twelve of which you just
tested, and the deep-ancestry SNP markers (tested separately)--do reflect only
your all-male-line paternal ancestry. The 12-marker test isn't precise
enough to provide much useful information, beyond what you quoted. You'll need
an upgrade to at least 37 markers, and perhaps to 67, to provide much
meaningful data either to the project or to you personally.

Your other DNA chromosomes can be separately tested for shared lengths of
DNA >from the 22 other chromosomes, called autosommal. The test is called
Family Finder by Family Tree DNA, and Relative Finder by 23 and Me. It does
test for genetic contributions >from all lines of ancestry, both male and
female. However, each line's contribution is approximately halved in each
generation, so these tests are usually not useful in identifying relatives
further out than third to fifth cousins, who share only a tiny fraction of each
other's genome.

Donn Devine
Wilmington Delaware

In a message dated 8/2/2011 Howard Sedlitz asks:

I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA, which says that I'm J2 J-M172.

?Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.


DNA Research #DNA Re:Lineage Based Projects #dna

DonnDevine@...
 

Howard, there is indeed a group you can join--the Y J-Haplogroup Project at
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Y-DNA_J/default.aspx

This is a very active group, led by some very knowledgeable avocational
genetic genealogists. Through cooperation with professionals in the field,
they have helped discover a number of new markers that define branches on the
haplogroup J tree, helping to identify their origins in time and place..

The Y-chromosome tests--both the STR numbers, twelve of which you just
tested, and the deep-ancestry SNP markers (tested separately)--do reflect only
your all-male-line paternal ancestry. The 12-marker test isn't precise
enough to provide much useful information, beyond what you quoted. You'll need
an upgrade to at least 37 markers, and perhaps to 67, to provide much
meaningful data either to the project or to you personally.

Your other DNA chromosomes can be separately tested for shared lengths of
DNA >from the 22 other chromosomes, called autosommal. The test is called
Family Finder by Family Tree DNA, and Relative Finder by 23 and Me. It does
test for genetic contributions >from all lines of ancestry, both male and
female. However, each line's contribution is approximately halved in each
generation, so these tests are usually not useful in identifying relatives
further out than third to fifth cousins, who share only a tiny fraction of each
other's genome.

Donn Devine
Wilmington Delaware

In a message dated 8/2/2011 Howard Sedlitz asks:

I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA, which says that I'm J2 J-M172.

?Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.


Re: Lineage Based Projects #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

You should join the "J2-M172 Project". The steps to join it can be find
on <http://tracingroots.nova.org/join.htm> except pick the right project
instead of mine. After you join, you may want to check out where the
project administrator placed you. Then go back and check the list of J
haplogroup projects for a another project such as J2b-M102+ or J-L24-Y-DNA
and then join that one also. It's a good way to find your haplogroup
subclade and the persons closest to you.

Sidney Sachs

From: Howard Sedlitz <howardsedlitz@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 08:18:38 -0400

I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA,
which says that I'm J2 J-M172. Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.
Howard Sedlitz, NY
HowardSedlitz@Gmail.com


DNA Research #DNA Re: Lineage Based Projects #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

You should join the "J2-M172 Project". The steps to join it can be find
on <http://tracingroots.nova.org/join.htm> except pick the right project
instead of mine. After you join, you may want to check out where the
project administrator placed you. Then go back and check the list of J
haplogroup projects for a another project such as J2b-M102+ or J-L24-Y-DNA
and then join that one also. It's a good way to find your haplogroup
subclade and the persons closest to you.

Sidney Sachs

From: Howard Sedlitz <howardsedlitz@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 08:18:38 -0400

I 'm new to this and recently received my Y-DNA 12 results back from
Family tree DNA,
which says that I'm J2 J-M172. Is There an ongoing group for this
where I could compare results with others for any possible closer
matches? Since this particular Test results was for my Paternal
Ancestors would it only reflect >from my father to his father and so
forth or does it also have my fathers mothers father's DNA within it?
I'd appreciate if somebody could explain this to me or guide me to a
Lineage Group. Thanks in advance.
Howard Sedlitz, NY
HowardSedlitz@Gmail.com


New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #courland #latvia

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


New Edition of SUCCESS! STORIES #southafrica

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@gmail.com

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