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CLASS/WHITE families Leeds/Liverpool #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

My GGM Edith/Etta BERNSTEIN came to Liverpool in 1912 >from Ylakiai, Kaunas with
her sister Necha (Nechama), her Alien Registration Document states that one of
her early addresses was ** Warburton St, Liverpool. I did a search on that address
using the an online census search database and found that in 1911 the family of
Myer and Betsy CLASS ne.WHITE lived at that address, all their children were born
in Leeds, with the exception of the youngest born in Liverpool.

I'm not sure if my GGM had a connection to this family, or even if they still
lived there in 1912 when my GGM arrived in Leeds, but if anyone is researching
BERNSTEIN, CLASS or WHITE with a Leeds or Liverpool connection l'd be happy to
share what I have.

Shabbat Shalom

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BENSON: Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakiai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Seider: Kursan, Lithuania


Boruchas VEIESTEINAS - information please. #general

Ron Morris <rmorris5@...>
 

I would be very grateful for any information concerning Boruchas VEIESTEINAS
whose address in 1953 was **Montefiori Str., Tel-Aviv, Israel.

He served in the British Army, Royal Engineers during WW2. He enlisted in
Palestine and may have served in the Jewish Brigade Group.

Kind regards,

Ron Morris,
Launceston,
Tasmania,
Australia.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CLASS/WHITE families Leeds/Liverpool #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

My GGM Edith/Etta BERNSTEIN came to Liverpool in 1912 >from Ylakiai, Kaunas with
her sister Necha (Nechama), her Alien Registration Document states that one of
her early addresses was ** Warburton St, Liverpool. I did a search on that address
using the an online census search database and found that in 1911 the family of
Myer and Betsy CLASS ne.WHITE lived at that address, all their children were born
in Leeds, with the exception of the youngest born in Liverpool.

I'm not sure if my GGM had a connection to this family, or even if they still
lived there in 1912 when my GGM arrived in Leeds, but if anyone is researching
BERNSTEIN, CLASS or WHITE with a Leeds or Liverpool connection l'd be happy to
share what I have.

Shabbat Shalom

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BENSON: Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakiai, CAHN/WOLF: Koeln;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;
STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Seider: Kursan, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Boruchas VEIESTEINAS - information please. #general

Ron Morris <rmorris5@...>
 

I would be very grateful for any information concerning Boruchas VEIESTEINAS
whose address in 1953 was **Montefiori Str., Tel-Aviv, Israel.

He served in the British Army, Royal Engineers during WW2. He enlisted in
Palestine and may have served in the Jewish Brigade Group.

Kind regards,

Ron Morris,
Launceston,
Tasmania,
Australia.


Re: Seeking missing US ships manifests: SPIEGEL and SCHWARTZ, Hungary #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

Have you checked the Hungarian Births Database? I found birth records for
three children of Jozsef SPIEGEL and Eszter KLEIN in Nyiregyhaza
Marton b. 8 May 1883, Majer b. 25 May 1885 and Jozsef probably incorrect since
he's unlikely to have the same name as his father and his birthdate is also
listed as 25 May 1885.

I suspect that what looked like "Goereb" Street was Goerck Street, a street on
the Lower East Side where my maternal grandparents also lived after arriving >from
Hungary. The street was removed during construction of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Vivian
Vivian Kahn, SIG & BOF Chair
JGSLA 2010 Conference
sigs_bofs@...

On Jun 23, 2010, at 11:04 PM, Nancy Shaw <nancyshaw1@...> wrote:

... Ggf Morton SPIEGEL was born May 1883 in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.
According to census documents, he immigrated 1904. He married Pauline
SCHWARTZ in NYC in December 1905 and lived at 290 Stanton Street at
that time. Morton was a carpenter.

Morton's parent's were Joszef SPIEGEL and Ezter KLEIN... A married
Josef/Joseph and Ester SPIEGEL >from Hungary, about the right age,
immigrate separately in 1906. Three of their sons also immigrate in 1904-6 -
Alexander b 1876, Adolf b 1887, Nathan b 1892 - and join another brother,
Isidor, who is already here by 1904. Adolf's home on his manifest looks
like Nyiregyhaza. The others put other towns - Budapest, "Orvich".

I don't know if this is the same family or not, but I'm intrigued by
the Joseph and Ester, possibly >from Nyiregyhaza, who could be my
gg-gps. (Though none of the relatives or addresses on these manifests
link to my family.) If my Morton is going to brother Isidor or
Alexander in 1904, then I've greatly expanded my tree...

My ggm Pauline/Paula SCHWARTZ was born about 1886. According to census
documents, she arrived in either 1902 or 1904. Her parents back in
Hungary - shtetl unknown - were Morris SCHWARTZ born abt 1860 + Jettie
ROTHMAN born abt 1860. I don't know if they also immigrated or not.
She also had a sister Celia who came about 1908. In December 1905,
Pauline lived at 139 "Goereb" Street, which no longer exists if it was
a real street name then.


Lithuania internal passport records, 1919-1940 #general

Howard Margol
 

1,635 internal passport records have been added to the database and can
now be searched.

Panevezys - 177 records, Telsiai - 843 records, Birzai - 265 records,
Ukmerge - 351 records.

Many more records have been translated but will not be added to the
database for 18 months. If you would like to receive all of the translated
records, without waiting 18 months, contribute $100 to Jewishgen for each town of
your choosing. You can also choose >from the towns listed below. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm Once there,
you can read all about internal passports, why they were important, and
see examples of different documents that may be found in some of the
individual files. Scroll down and you will see To contribute to this project,
please go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity Be sure you designate
your contribution is for internal passports and the town of your interest.
The site is secure so feel free to use your credit card. If you prefer, you
can mail in your contribution.

Total Internal Passport Records translated - 62,075 (as of 6-24-10)

Alytus City - Fond 399 - 192 records (IN PROGRESS)
Alytus District Fond 1569 - 149 records (IN PROGRESS)
Birzai 2,739 records (Completed)
Jonava - 840 records (Completed)
Kaunas (City) - 27,656 records (Completed)
Kaunas Uyezd - 3,846 records (Completed)
Kretinga Uyezd - 131 records (Completed)
Marijampole - 2,694 records (IN PROGRESS)
Naujamiestis - 261 records (Completed)
Panevezys - 8,993 records (IN PROGRESS)
Pumpenai - 245 records (Completed)
Rokiskis - 187 records (Completed)
Rozalimas - 67 records (Completed)
Seinai Uyezd -(includes Kapciamiestis and Lazdijai) - 453 records
(Completed)
Siauliai Uyezd - 5,594 records (Completed)
Taurage District (Raseiniai) - 1,026 records (IN PROGRESS)
Telsiai Uyezd - 1,623 records (Completed)
Troskunai - 504 records (Completed)
Ukmerge - 5,570 records (IN PROGRESS)
Vandziogala and surrounding area - 694 records (Completed)

Other towns and districts to be translated.
Trakai District
Vilnius City
Klaipedai City
Zarasiai City
Utena City & District

Howard Margol
Coordinator - Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking missing US ships manifests: SPIEGEL and SCHWARTZ, Hungary #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

Have you checked the Hungarian Births Database? I found birth records for
three children of Jozsef SPIEGEL and Eszter KLEIN in Nyiregyhaza
Marton b. 8 May 1883, Majer b. 25 May 1885 and Jozsef probably incorrect since
he's unlikely to have the same name as his father and his birthdate is also
listed as 25 May 1885.

I suspect that what looked like "Goereb" Street was Goerck Street, a street on
the Lower East Side where my maternal grandparents also lived after arriving >from
Hungary. The street was removed during construction of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Vivian
Vivian Kahn, SIG & BOF Chair
JGSLA 2010 Conference
sigs_bofs@...

On Jun 23, 2010, at 11:04 PM, Nancy Shaw <nancyshaw1@...> wrote:

... Ggf Morton SPIEGEL was born May 1883 in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.
According to census documents, he immigrated 1904. He married Pauline
SCHWARTZ in NYC in December 1905 and lived at 290 Stanton Street at
that time. Morton was a carpenter.

Morton's parent's were Joszef SPIEGEL and Ezter KLEIN... A married
Josef/Joseph and Ester SPIEGEL >from Hungary, about the right age,
immigrate separately in 1906. Three of their sons also immigrate in 1904-6 -
Alexander b 1876, Adolf b 1887, Nathan b 1892 - and join another brother,
Isidor, who is already here by 1904. Adolf's home on his manifest looks
like Nyiregyhaza. The others put other towns - Budapest, "Orvich".

I don't know if this is the same family or not, but I'm intrigued by
the Joseph and Ester, possibly >from Nyiregyhaza, who could be my
gg-gps. (Though none of the relatives or addresses on these manifests
link to my family.) If my Morton is going to brother Isidor or
Alexander in 1904, then I've greatly expanded my tree...

My ggm Pauline/Paula SCHWARTZ was born about 1886. According to census
documents, she arrived in either 1902 or 1904. Her parents back in
Hungary - shtetl unknown - were Morris SCHWARTZ born abt 1860 + Jettie
ROTHMAN born abt 1860. I don't know if they also immigrated or not.
She also had a sister Celia who came about 1908. In December 1905,
Pauline lived at 139 "Goereb" Street, which no longer exists if it was
a real street name then.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lithuania internal passport records, 1919-1940 #general

Howard Margol
 

1,635 internal passport records have been added to the database and can
now be searched.

Panevezys - 177 records, Telsiai - 843 records, Birzai - 265 records,
Ukmerge - 351 records.

Many more records have been translated but will not be added to the
database for 18 months. If you would like to receive all of the translated
records, without waiting 18 months, contribute $100 to Jewishgen for each town of
your choosing. You can also choose >from the towns listed below. Go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm Once there,
you can read all about internal passports, why they were important, and
see examples of different documents that may be found in some of the
individual files. Scroll down and you will see To contribute to this project,
please go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity Be sure you designate
your contribution is for internal passports and the town of your interest.
The site is secure so feel free to use your credit card. If you prefer, you
can mail in your contribution.

Total Internal Passport Records translated - 62,075 (as of 6-24-10)

Alytus City - Fond 399 - 192 records (IN PROGRESS)
Alytus District Fond 1569 - 149 records (IN PROGRESS)
Birzai 2,739 records (Completed)
Jonava - 840 records (Completed)
Kaunas (City) - 27,656 records (Completed)
Kaunas Uyezd - 3,846 records (Completed)
Kretinga Uyezd - 131 records (Completed)
Marijampole - 2,694 records (IN PROGRESS)
Naujamiestis - 261 records (Completed)
Panevezys - 8,993 records (IN PROGRESS)
Pumpenai - 245 records (Completed)
Rokiskis - 187 records (Completed)
Rozalimas - 67 records (Completed)
Seinai Uyezd -(includes Kapciamiestis and Lazdijai) - 453 records
(Completed)
Siauliai Uyezd - 5,594 records (Completed)
Taurage District (Raseiniai) - 1,026 records (IN PROGRESS)
Telsiai Uyezd - 1,623 records (Completed)
Troskunai - 504 records (Completed)
Ukmerge - 5,570 records (IN PROGRESS)
Vandziogala and surrounding area - 694 records (Completed)

Other towns and districts to be translated.
Trakai District
Vilnius City
Klaipedai City
Zarasiai City
Utena City & District

Howard Margol
Coordinator - Internal Passport Project, 1919-1940


Ukraine -Argentina-Scotland links #general

rv Kaplan
 

We all know that in our genealogical research, nothing is impossible
and miracles sometimes happen! That is why I post the following
enquiry >from time to time:

Does anyone out there have Argentinean Jewish ancestry, with Ukrainian
immigrant roots (Kamenets-Podolsk) and a story that relatives also
emigrated >from Ukraine to Scotland?
If so, please contact me.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

FELMAN, Kamenets-Podolsk, Shatava (Ukraine)
ROSENBLOOM, Kamenets-Podolsk (Ukraine)
MILER,Kamenets-Podolsk,Balin (Ukraine)


Renaming a sick child after a long-lived deceased relative #general

Jeff Werner
 

Dear Genners,

I realize there are Jewish customs for naming newborns to honor deceased family
members and renaming the ill with the Hebrew name Chaim (for life). However, my
question:

Are there customs and/or biblical references as well as any examples for
re-naming a sickly child after a deceased but long-lived relative in order
to heal the child?

Thanks,

Jeff Werner
wernj@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine -Argentina-Scotland links #general

rv Kaplan
 

We all know that in our genealogical research, nothing is impossible
and miracles sometimes happen! That is why I post the following
enquiry >from time to time:

Does anyone out there have Argentinean Jewish ancestry, with Ukrainian
immigrant roots (Kamenets-Podolsk) and a story that relatives also
emigrated >from Ukraine to Scotland?
If so, please contact me.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

FELMAN, Kamenets-Podolsk, Shatava (Ukraine)
ROSENBLOOM, Kamenets-Podolsk (Ukraine)
MILER,Kamenets-Podolsk,Balin (Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Renaming a sick child after a long-lived deceased relative #general

Jeff Werner
 

Dear Genners,

I realize there are Jewish customs for naming newborns to honor deceased family
members and renaming the ill with the Hebrew name Chaim (for life). However, my
question:

Are there customs and/or biblical references as well as any examples for
re-naming a sickly child after a deceased but long-lived relative in order
to heal the child?

Thanks,

Jeff Werner
wernj@...


Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) BOF Meeting at the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

The Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) meeting at the Los Angeles IAJGS
Conference is scheduled for:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM


Members of SRRG and everyone with family links in shtetlach included in the
Suchostaw Region Research Group are invited to attend.

Please let me know if you will be attending the
meetings and which shtetlach you are
researching in case I have material of special
interest that I should bring with me.

SRRG includes the following Administrative Districts
BORSZCZOW - BUCZACZ - CZORTKOW - HUSIATYN - SKALAT
TARNOPOL - TREMBOWLA - ZBARAZ ZALESZCZYKI

Shtetlach included in SRRG:
Although there are many other shtetlach in the KRRG area that
once had a Jewish community we list, below, only some of the
shtetlach where our members had family connections.
Barysz, Baworow, Beremiany, Bialoboznica, Biala,
Bilcze, Borki Wielkie, Borszczow, Buczacz,
Budzanow, Burakowka, Chorostkow, Cygany, Czahary Zbaraskie,
Czarnokonce, Czortkow, Draganowka, Darachow, Davidkowce, Dolina,
Gleboczek, Grzymalow, Hadynkowce, Holoszynce,
Horodnica, Husiatyn, Ilawcze, Iwanowka, Jablon
Jagielnica, Janow, Jazlowiec, Jezierzany,
Kaczanowka, Kalaharowka, Klebanowka, Klimkowce,
Kluwince, Kobylowloki, Kolodrobka, Kolodziejowka, Kopyczynce,
Korolowka, Koscielniki, Kosmierzyn, Kosow, Kotowka, Kozaczyzna,
Kozowka, Krasne, Krzywcze Gorne, Krzywenkie,
Krzywoluka, Kujdance, Ladyczyn, Lanowce, Losiacz, Lozowka,
Majdan, Maksymowka, Mielnica, Mikulince, Molczanowka, Monasterzyska,
Mszaniec, Myszkowice, Nagorznka, Nowosiolka, Okopy, Olchowiec,
Ostapie, Ostra, Pauszowka, Petlikowce Stare, Pilatkowce, Plotycz,
Podfilipie, Podwoloczyska, Postolowka, Potok Zloty, Probuzna,
Proszowa, Romanowe Siolo, Romanowka, Rosochacz,
Rosochowaciec, Ruzdwiany, Salowka, Semenow, Skala, Skalat,
Skomorosze, Snowidow, Sosolowka, Strusow, Stryjowka, Suchostaw,
Suszczyn, Swidowa, Swierzkowce, Tarnopol, Tarnoruda, Teklowka,
Tluste, Touste, Trembowla, Trojka, Trybuchowce, Tudorow, Turylcze,
Ulaszkowce, Uscie Biskupie, Uscieczko, Uwisla,
Wasylkowce, Wierzbowka, Winiatynce, Wolkowce ad Borszczow,
Worwolince, Wygnanka, Zadniszowka, Zaleszczyki, Zascinocze,
Zazdrosc, Zbaraz

See you in Los Angeles!
Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html
bloch@...


JRI Poland #Poland Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) BOF Meeting at the IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

The Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG) meeting at the Los Angeles IAJGS
Conference is scheduled for:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM


Members of SRRG and everyone with family links in shtetlach included in the
Suchostaw Region Research Group are invited to attend.

Please let me know if you will be attending the
meetings and which shtetlach you are
researching in case I have material of special
interest that I should bring with me.

SRRG includes the following Administrative Districts
BORSZCZOW - BUCZACZ - CZORTKOW - HUSIATYN - SKALAT
TARNOPOL - TREMBOWLA - ZBARAZ ZALESZCZYKI

Shtetlach included in SRRG:
Although there are many other shtetlach in the KRRG area that
once had a Jewish community we list, below, only some of the
shtetlach where our members had family connections.
Barysz, Baworow, Beremiany, Bialoboznica, Biala,
Bilcze, Borki Wielkie, Borszczow, Buczacz,
Budzanow, Burakowka, Chorostkow, Cygany, Czahary Zbaraskie,
Czarnokonce, Czortkow, Draganowka, Darachow, Davidkowce, Dolina,
Gleboczek, Grzymalow, Hadynkowce, Holoszynce,
Horodnica, Husiatyn, Ilawcze, Iwanowka, Jablon
Jagielnica, Janow, Jazlowiec, Jezierzany,
Kaczanowka, Kalaharowka, Klebanowka, Klimkowce,
Kluwince, Kobylowloki, Kolodrobka, Kolodziejowka, Kopyczynce,
Korolowka, Koscielniki, Kosmierzyn, Kosow, Kotowka, Kozaczyzna,
Kozowka, Krasne, Krzywcze Gorne, Krzywenkie,
Krzywoluka, Kujdance, Ladyczyn, Lanowce, Losiacz, Lozowka,
Majdan, Maksymowka, Mielnica, Mikulince, Molczanowka, Monasterzyska,
Mszaniec, Myszkowice, Nagorznka, Nowosiolka, Okopy, Olchowiec,
Ostapie, Ostra, Pauszowka, Petlikowce Stare, Pilatkowce, Plotycz,
Podfilipie, Podwoloczyska, Postolowka, Potok Zloty, Probuzna,
Proszowa, Romanowe Siolo, Romanowka, Rosochacz,
Rosochowaciec, Ruzdwiany, Salowka, Semenow, Skala, Skalat,
Skomorosze, Snowidow, Sosolowka, Strusow, Stryjowka, Suchostaw,
Suszczyn, Swidowa, Swierzkowce, Tarnopol, Tarnoruda, Teklowka,
Tluste, Touste, Trembowla, Trojka, Trybuchowce, Tudorow, Turylcze,
Ulaszkowce, Uscie Biskupie, Uscieczko, Uwisla,
Wasylkowce, Wierzbowka, Winiatynce, Wolkowce ad Borszczow,
Worwolince, Wygnanka, Zadniszowka, Zaleszczyki, Zascinocze,
Zazdrosc, Zbaraz

See you in Los Angeles!
Susana Leistner Bloch, Coordinator
Suchostaw Region Research Group
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/SRRGhome.html
bloch@...


Shutterfly site - Vilna District Research Group site has gone live #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The newly created Shutterfly site for the Vilna District Research Group has
gone live. Invitations have been sent out to those who have recently
supported the 1875 Vilna City Family List Project. Vilna district researchers
wishing to join the 1875 Family List project can do so at the LitvakSIG web
site at www.litvaksig.org . Click on Join/Contribute and select the VDRG
from the District group menu. A qualifying contribution to this project is
$200. Currently on the Shutterfly site are all past records >from the NEXO
site as well as the first records received for the 1875 Vilna City Family
List project.

Joel Ratner


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Shutterfly site - Vilna District Research Group site has gone live #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The newly created Shutterfly site for the Vilna District Research Group has
gone live. Invitations have been sent out to those who have recently
supported the 1875 Vilna City Family List Project. Vilna district researchers
wishing to join the 1875 Family List project can do so at the LitvakSIG web
site at www.litvaksig.org . Click on Join/Contribute and select the VDRG
from the District group menu. A qualifying contribution to this project is
$200. Currently on the Shutterfly site are all past records >from the NEXO
site as well as the first records received for the 1875 Vilna City Family
List project.

Joel Ratner


German Jewish DNA Project at Family Tree DNA #germany

akaha@...
 

FamilyTree DNA is now offering a special promotional price on DNA
testing until the end of June. For $119 you can test the male Y-DNA
37 markers. This 37 marker test can show if two individuals are
related within the 7-9 generation range. Since the Y chromosome is
passed essentially unchanged >from father to son, the donor must be a
direct line male. (So all of your matches are likely to have the same
surname if your connection is within the last 4-6 generations and may
have many different surnames if the connection is sometime before your
line took a surname).

Nancy Grossman and I Co-Administer the German Jewish Project at Family
Tree DNA. This group has gained many new members in the past year,
but we still would love to see many more families represented in our
project. Surnames included in the Y-DNA (direct line male) portion of
our project include: Altman, Bach(a)rach, Berman, Billstein,
Boesinger, Britzman, Cohan, Cohen, Devine, Doernberg, Elbel, Eiber,
Faust, Haag, Hahn, Hecht, Howard, Isaak, Kadosh, Kashman, Katzenstein
(x3), Kaufmann, Klish, Koch, Kraewitter, Lang/Long, Linz, Lorsch, May/
Mayer, Michel, Miller,Vogel, Unger, Nussbaum (2), Oppenheim, Reiss,
Reiss, Ringling, Rosenberg, Rothschild, Scheeler, Spier, Temesgen,
Theiss, Trounstine, Unger, Vogel, Wachtel, Wolfe, Werth & Wertheim (4).

If you are interested in joining us or just have questions, feel free
to write or call. Hopefully at this point I know enough that I can
help answer any questions you may have. This test must be ordered and
paid for by June 30th in order to take advantage of the promotional
rate. For an additional $40 you might be interested in adding the
mitochondrial area 1 test. I don't appear to be able to post the
link to our German Jewish dna project in this email. So please
contact me and I'll pass it along.

There also is a brand new test called "Family Finder" that is not on
sale, but might be of interest to those of you who want to find
matches on lines other than your direct male or direct female line.
This test looks for areas of matching dna on ANY of your lines.
So if you share a statistically significant chunk of similar DNA with
another individual, this test can predict back to the 5th cousin range
approximately when you share a common ancestor. Further than the 4th
- 5th cousin range, it can only suggest relationships as the similar
dna becomes smaller and smaller as you go back in time. This test
costs $289 and it does not replace either the mtdna test or the y dna
test. My brother has upgraded to this test and seven others in our
group have also upgraded to this test.

On a personal note, I also am the administrator of the WWRTHEIM
Project and the BILLSTEIN Project. I Co-administer this project and
the KATZENSTEIN Project.

Janet Akaha akaha@...


German SIG #Germany German Jewish DNA Project at Family Tree DNA #germany

akaha@...
 

FamilyTree DNA is now offering a special promotional price on DNA
testing until the end of June. For $119 you can test the male Y-DNA
37 markers. This 37 marker test can show if two individuals are
related within the 7-9 generation range. Since the Y chromosome is
passed essentially unchanged >from father to son, the donor must be a
direct line male. (So all of your matches are likely to have the same
surname if your connection is within the last 4-6 generations and may
have many different surnames if the connection is sometime before your
line took a surname).

Nancy Grossman and I Co-Administer the German Jewish Project at Family
Tree DNA. This group has gained many new members in the past year,
but we still would love to see many more families represented in our
project. Surnames included in the Y-DNA (direct line male) portion of
our project include: Altman, Bach(a)rach, Berman, Billstein,
Boesinger, Britzman, Cohan, Cohen, Devine, Doernberg, Elbel, Eiber,
Faust, Haag, Hahn, Hecht, Howard, Isaak, Kadosh, Kashman, Katzenstein
(x3), Kaufmann, Klish, Koch, Kraewitter, Lang/Long, Linz, Lorsch, May/
Mayer, Michel, Miller,Vogel, Unger, Nussbaum (2), Oppenheim, Reiss,
Reiss, Ringling, Rosenberg, Rothschild, Scheeler, Spier, Temesgen,
Theiss, Trounstine, Unger, Vogel, Wachtel, Wolfe, Werth & Wertheim (4).

If you are interested in joining us or just have questions, feel free
to write or call. Hopefully at this point I know enough that I can
help answer any questions you may have. This test must be ordered and
paid for by June 30th in order to take advantage of the promotional
rate. For an additional $40 you might be interested in adding the
mitochondrial area 1 test. I don't appear to be able to post the
link to our German Jewish dna project in this email. So please
contact me and I'll pass it along.

There also is a brand new test called "Family Finder" that is not on
sale, but might be of interest to those of you who want to find
matches on lines other than your direct male or direct female line.
This test looks for areas of matching dna on ANY of your lines.
So if you share a statistically significant chunk of similar DNA with
another individual, this test can predict back to the 5th cousin range
approximately when you share a common ancestor. Further than the 4th
- 5th cousin range, it can only suggest relationships as the similar
dna becomes smaller and smaller as you go back in time. This test
costs $289 and it does not replace either the mtdna test or the y dna
test. My brother has upgraded to this test and seven others in our
group have also upgraded to this test.

On a personal note, I also am the administrator of the WWRTHEIM
Project and the BILLSTEIN Project. I Co-administer this project and
the KATZENSTEIN Project.

Janet Akaha akaha@...


Looking for LOEWENSTEIN #germany

Alice Fleischmann levitin
 

I am looking for the LOEWENSTEIN family Arthur would be my great Uncle.

He and his wife Rosa ( Last) and their daughter Inge came to the US in 1939.
I have searched ancestry for death records and I can not seem to find any.
They had lived in Wurtzburg, Germany before coming to the US. Arthur was
originally >from Elbag. I would appreciate any help. Thank-you

Alice Levitin, Columbus, Ohio Majjongmav@...


German SIG #Germany Looking for LOEWENSTEIN #germany

Alice Fleischmann levitin
 

I am looking for the LOEWENSTEIN family Arthur would be my great Uncle.

He and his wife Rosa ( Last) and their daughter Inge came to the US in 1939.
I have searched ancestry for death records and I can not seem to find any.
They had lived in Wurtzburg, Germany before coming to the US. Arthur was
originally >from Elbag. I would appreciate any help. Thank-you

Alice Levitin, Columbus, Ohio Majjongmav@...