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Re: Dalmakerran, Dumfries, Scotland #unitedkingdom

NORMAN FUHRER
 

Does anyone know if Dalmakerran was a township or an estate in Dumfries,
near Tynron. Our relative, Peter Laurie was born there abt 1800?

Norman Fuhrer
Titusville, FL

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re:Dalmakerran, Dumfries, Scotland #unitedkingdom

NORMAN FUHRER
 

Does anyone know if Dalmakerran was a township or an estate in Dumfries,
near Tynron. Our relative, Peter Laurie was born there abt 1800?

Norman Fuhrer
Titusville, FL

Re: DNA Testing #unitedkingdom

swalters@...
 

Hello,

I have my Dad's yDNA - I had 45 markers tested. The results did not match to
anyone in the ancestry.com database (it was their test) but I have since
discovered a couple of other sites where you can record your results and
wait for any matches to contact you. It was most interesting to see the deep
ancestry results - this put my father's YDNA in haplogroup J2b, not at all
what we had expected for his English ancestry that seems to consist of many
ag labs in deepest Staffordshire >from the mid-1700s at least. J2b is common
around the Mediterranean - perhaps my early ancestor was a Roman soldier.
Intriguing but nowhere near definitive!

The other test I had done is my father's female cousin for mtDNA. I was
looking for insight into my grandfather's supposed Jewish mother. I can find
no trace of this woman in any of the records until the 1881 census and then
her marriage certificate in 1885. The family story is that her mother was
ousted >from her family for marrying outside Judaism. The man she named as
her father was not Jewish and there is no connection between the two of them
on any census, although he is there. There is no birth certificate for her
with him as father and she may have been illegitimate. Sadly, he hanged
himself not long after my greatgrandmother his daughter married (and he was
estranged >from his wife in 1881). Anyway, the DNA (sorry for the
digression - I could go on about what I don't know for hours LOL): no
matches to anyone but the deep ancestry put my great-grandmother's mtDNA in
haplogroup D - this originates in east Asia and is important in North and
South American aboriginal groups. I have no idea what to make of this!

I got more questions than answers with both of the tests but I'm glad I got
them done and I see it as another piece of the puzzle. The more people who
get tested, the more connections will be made. There are sites to register
both y and mtDNA results but my impression is that the numbers of people who
have been tested, out of the huge number of people doing genealogy, are
still relatively small.

And it's great fun waiting for the results :-)

Sally Walters in Canada

MODERATOR'S NOTE: As this subject is technically rather off topic for this
sig this is the last response we we will allow on the subject. We thanks all
of you who have responded to the original query

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: DNA Testing #unitedkingdom

swalters@...
 

Hello,

I have my Dad's yDNA - I had 45 markers tested. The results did not match to
anyone in the ancestry.com database (it was their test) but I have since
discovered a couple of other sites where you can record your results and
wait for any matches to contact you. It was most interesting to see the deep
ancestry results - this put my father's YDNA in haplogroup J2b, not at all
what we had expected for his English ancestry that seems to consist of many
ag labs in deepest Staffordshire >from the mid-1700s at least. J2b is common
around the Mediterranean - perhaps my early ancestor was a Roman soldier.
Intriguing but nowhere near definitive!

The other test I had done is my father's female cousin for mtDNA. I was
looking for insight into my grandfather's supposed Jewish mother. I can find
no trace of this woman in any of the records until the 1881 census and then
her marriage certificate in 1885. The family story is that her mother was
ousted >from her family for marrying outside Judaism. The man she named as
her father was not Jewish and there is no connection between the two of them
on any census, although he is there. There is no birth certificate for her
with him as father and she may have been illegitimate. Sadly, he hanged
himself not long after my greatgrandmother his daughter married (and he was
estranged >from his wife in 1881). Anyway, the DNA (sorry for the
digression - I could go on about what I don't know for hours LOL): no
matches to anyone but the deep ancestry put my great-grandmother's mtDNA in
haplogroup D - this originates in east Asia and is important in North and
South American aboriginal groups. I have no idea what to make of this!

I got more questions than answers with both of the tests but I'm glad I got
them done and I see it as another piece of the puzzle. The more people who
get tested, the more connections will be made. There are sites to register
both y and mtDNA results but my impression is that the numbers of people who
have been tested, out of the huge number of people doing genealogy, are
still relatively small.

And it's great fun waiting for the results :-)

Sally Walters in Canada

MODERATOR'S NOTE: As this subject is technically rather off topic for this
sig this is the last response we we will allow on the subject. We thanks all
of you who have responded to the original query

Looking for information/connections regarding name Arbeit #general

Michelle C <michelle30c@...>
 

Hello

I'm looking for information and connections to the Arbeit name but unfortunately
don't have a lot of information to go on.

Beila/Bella/Becky (born around 1863) and her brother Lewis/Leib (born around 1869)
followed her son to the UK in the early 1900s, and on a census return Lewis'
surname is written as Arbeit - (this was written by the head of the household so
assume it is correct). Therefore Beila's maiden name presumably must have been this
also. Through a viewmate translation of Beila's tombstone it seems her fathers name
was Yeshaya (Isaiah) Meir/Meyer.

Beila was married to Israel and had at least 2 children Solomon and Jacob - there
is some confusion as to her married name. It also stated on the census that Lewis
was married (11 years) meaning he would have married around 1900 but his wife
didn't travel to the UK with him - so he may have left children behind when he
emigrated.

Solomon/Jacob said they came >from Kiev but I don't know whether this meant the town
of Kiev itself or one of the other town/villages in Kiev Gubernia. I don't know if
this is where Beila, Lewis and their family originated from.

I was hoping that once I had discovered Beila's maiden name it would open up a few
more doors but unfortunately this doesn't seem to be the case. Arbeit doesn't seem
to be a particularly common name and I have contacted members on the JGFF - I also
tried contacting members searching the Arbit surname but the consensus seems to be
that these 2 names are completely different.

Incidentally I was also told by Beila's grandaughter that her grandmother always
made sure she obtained copies of American newspapers (poss New York) and would take
great interest in the announcements section - so maybe she knew of family that had
emigrated to the US?

So, if anyone thinks they may know of this family or can offer me information about
the name in general it would be greatly appreciated!

Please respond privately

Many thanks in advance

Kind regards

M Chaffey
UK

Searching for: ARBEIT, DRUBITCH/DRUBICH (and all varients) - Possibly Ukraine,
Cherniak/Czerniak, Szwarcbart, Firsht/Fersht - Poland

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for information/connections regarding name Arbeit #general

Michelle C <michelle30c@...>
 

Hello

I'm looking for information and connections to the Arbeit name but unfortunately
don't have a lot of information to go on.

Beila/Bella/Becky (born around 1863) and her brother Lewis/Leib (born around 1869)
followed her son to the UK in the early 1900s, and on a census return Lewis'
surname is written as Arbeit - (this was written by the head of the household so
assume it is correct). Therefore Beila's maiden name presumably must have been this
also. Through a viewmate translation of Beila's tombstone it seems her fathers name
was Yeshaya (Isaiah) Meir/Meyer.

Beila was married to Israel and had at least 2 children Solomon and Jacob - there
is some confusion as to her married name. It also stated on the census that Lewis
was married (11 years) meaning he would have married around 1900 but his wife
didn't travel to the UK with him - so he may have left children behind when he
emigrated.

Solomon/Jacob said they came >from Kiev but I don't know whether this meant the town
of Kiev itself or one of the other town/villages in Kiev Gubernia. I don't know if
this is where Beila, Lewis and their family originated from.

I was hoping that once I had discovered Beila's maiden name it would open up a few
more doors but unfortunately this doesn't seem to be the case. Arbeit doesn't seem
to be a particularly common name and I have contacted members on the JGFF - I also
tried contacting members searching the Arbit surname but the consensus seems to be
that these 2 names are completely different.

Incidentally I was also told by Beila's grandaughter that her grandmother always
made sure she obtained copies of American newspapers (poss New York) and would take
great interest in the announcements section - so maybe she knew of family that had
emigrated to the US?

So, if anyone thinks they may know of this family or can offer me information about
the name in general it would be greatly appreciated!

Please respond privately

Many thanks in advance

Kind regards

M Chaffey
UK

Searching for: ARBEIT, DRUBITCH/DRUBICH (and all varients) - Possibly Ukraine,
Cherniak/Czerniak, Szwarcbart, Firsht/Fersht - Poland

Grajewo Yizkor book #general

Shelly Crane
 

Dear Cousins,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the official start of the Grajewo
Yizkor book translation project. You can read the project proposal at the
following url:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Grajewo.html. Grajewo is
in the Lomza Gubernia of Poland.

As a brief summary, The Yizkor book is written in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, German
and English. We are about to hire a professional translator to translate the
Yiddish sections into English with an anticipated cost of approximately $8000.
She is a delightful woman who not only has experience translating Yizkor books,
she also once managed the Institute of Yiddish Studies in Vilnius. She will begin
translating the first chapter once a minimum of $500 USD is raised and will
continue to completion as we raise additional funds.

Additionally, we have two very generous landsmen who graciously offered to
translate the Hebrew and German sections. We hope to find a Polish translator in
the very near future.

I want to stress this Yizkor book was written approximately 60 years ago with the
goal of keeping the memory of Grajewo alive. As many of you may know, Yiddish is
a dying language and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have found someone
very passionate about the language. So my dear friends and family, it may be only
a matter of time before Yiddish becomes a language of the past. Therefore, we
feel it is our duty to translate the Grajewo Yizkor into English as soon as
possible. This is one way of ensuring the memory of Grajewo and all of her souls
who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust is kept alive for generations to
come.

What can you do to help? Please consider donating money. We also encourage you to
talk to your friends and relatives who you think would be willing to help us
raise the $8000 USD necessary to complete this very worthwhile project.

Donations can be made online:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23,
simply scroll down to Grajewo and click, "donate." The minimum online donation
online is $10 USD. May the memory of Grajewo live on forever, to all generations:
LeDor VaDor.

Thank you very much.
Co-Coordinators,
Shelly Levin and Evelyn Fine

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grajewo Yizkor book #general

Shelly Crane
 

Dear Cousins,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the official start of the Grajewo
Yizkor book translation project. You can read the project proposal at the
following url:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Grajewo.html. Grajewo is
in the Lomza Gubernia of Poland.

As a brief summary, The Yizkor book is written in Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, German
and English. We are about to hire a professional translator to translate the
Yiddish sections into English with an anticipated cost of approximately $8000.
She is a delightful woman who not only has experience translating Yizkor books,
she also once managed the Institute of Yiddish Studies in Vilnius. She will begin
translating the first chapter once a minimum of $500 USD is raised and will
continue to completion as we raise additional funds.

Additionally, we have two very generous landsmen who graciously offered to
translate the Hebrew and German sections. We hope to find a Polish translator in
the very near future.

I want to stress this Yizkor book was written approximately 60 years ago with the
goal of keeping the memory of Grajewo alive. As many of you may know, Yiddish is
a dying language and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have found someone
very passionate about the language. So my dear friends and family, it may be only
a matter of time before Yiddish becomes a language of the past. Therefore, we
feel it is our duty to translate the Grajewo Yizkor into English as soon as
possible. This is one way of ensuring the memory of Grajewo and all of her souls
who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust is kept alive for generations to
come.

What can you do to help? Please consider donating money. We also encourage you to
talk to your friends and relatives who you think would be willing to help us
raise the $8000 USD necessary to complete this very worthwhile project.

Donations can be made online:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23,
simply scroll down to Grajewo and click, "donate." The minimum online donation
online is $10 USD. May the memory of Grajewo live on forever, to all generations:
LeDor VaDor.

Thank you very much.
Co-Coordinators,
Shelly Levin and Evelyn Fine

Requester's final comment Re: Follow-up to Viewmate - Please decipher handwriting (Mary) #general

Arnold Davidson
 

I want to start by again thanking everyone who commented on my postings.
Reluctantly, I am forced by the preponderance of the responses to accept the
conclusion that the name written on the certificate is Mary. Mary appears to be
the "Americanization" of either the name given to clerk or the name the clerk
heard. I was hoping that someone could deduce another name after looking at the
handwriting but such was not the case.

I will follow up on the suggestions of what her name actually was, such as Mirel,
which is a name that my wife was given to memorialize her grand-aunt.
Interestingly, a name beginning with "M" was not given to any of "Mary's"
grandchildren or great-grandchildren descended >from her son Nathan. I don't know
anything about the families of Nathan's siblings.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Requester's final comment Re: Follow-up to Viewmate - Please decipher handwriting (Mary) #general

Arnold Davidson
 

I want to start by again thanking everyone who commented on my postings.
Reluctantly, I am forced by the preponderance of the responses to accept the
conclusion that the name written on the certificate is Mary. Mary appears to be
the "Americanization" of either the name given to clerk or the name the clerk
heard. I was hoping that someone could deduce another name after looking at the
handwriting but such was not the case.

I will follow up on the suggestions of what her name actually was, such as Mirel,
which is a name that my wife was given to memorialize her grand-aunt.
Interestingly, a name beginning with "M" was not given to any of "Mary's"
grandchildren or great-grandchildren descended >from her son Nathan. I don't know
anything about the families of Nathan's siblings.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL

Kuperwasser #general

Shirlene Cooper <philipcooper@...>
 

I am doing research regarding the family of Hersz and Sara Estera Feldon
Kuperwasser who lived in Zgierz, Poland. Sara Estera was born in 1867, and she
and Hersz were married in 1886. I am trying to determine the names of their eight
children and what happened to them. The children were probably born between 1886
and 1930. Three of the children came to the USA ( New York City) between 1909 and
1918. They changed their surname to Cooper and also changed their first names. I
did a great deal of research until I determined the original surname and that they
were originally >from Zgierz, Poland. One of the siblings was my husband's
grandfather, Philip Cooper. One of the sons , moved to Israel, and he was married
to Sara Talman. I am also interested in knowing if there are any Kuperwasser
family members who reside in Zgierz at the present time. Any guidance or
information that you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.

Shirlene Cooper
Houma,Louisiana

philipcooper@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kuperwasser #general

Shirlene Cooper <philipcooper@...>
 

I am doing research regarding the family of Hersz and Sara Estera Feldon
Kuperwasser who lived in Zgierz, Poland. Sara Estera was born in 1867, and she
and Hersz were married in 1886. I am trying to determine the names of their eight
children and what happened to them. The children were probably born between 1886
and 1930. Three of the children came to the USA ( New York City) between 1909 and
1918. They changed their surname to Cooper and also changed their first names. I
did a great deal of research until I determined the original surname and that they
were originally >from Zgierz, Poland. One of the siblings was my husband's
grandfather, Philip Cooper. One of the sons , moved to Israel, and he was married
to Sara Talman. I am also interested in knowing if there are any Kuperwasser
family members who reside in Zgierz at the present time. Any guidance or
information that you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.

Shirlene Cooper
Houma,Louisiana

philipcooper@...

STERNBERG, WEINBERG #general

Claudia Kugelmass
 

A friend is looking for information about her great grandparents Eleazer STERNBERG
(died June 5, 1914) and Deborah STERNBERG (died October 26, 1940). Eleazer and
Deborah had a daughter, Annie who married Harry WEINBERG. Harry and Annie had a
daughter, Esther WEINBERG born in London, England March 21, 1912, died in 2006.
Esther married Henry Lloyd SINCLAIR in London where their daughter, my friend
Valerie, was born. They all moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Henry died in 1976.
Esther died in 2006.

Thank you!

Claudia Kugelmass
claudiakugelmass@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STERNBERG, WEINBERG #general

Claudia Kugelmass
 

A friend is looking for information about her great grandparents Eleazer STERNBERG
(died June 5, 1914) and Deborah STERNBERG (died October 26, 1940). Eleazer and
Deborah had a daughter, Annie who married Harry WEINBERG. Harry and Annie had a
daughter, Esther WEINBERG born in London, England March 21, 1912, died in 2006.
Esther married Henry Lloyd SINCLAIR in London where their daughter, my friend
Valerie, was born. They all moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Henry died in 1976.
Esther died in 2006.

Thank you!

Claudia Kugelmass
claudiakugelmass@...

Buckner's from New Brunswick, New Jersey #general

Mark Belafsky
 

Hello everybody: You all have been so helpful in the past! Over a year ago, I
discovered my mother's entire "Buckner" family, >from New Brunswick and Highland
Park, New Jersey, on the public family tree of a well known genealogy site. The
names were on the "Barlaz" Family tree, and the contact person was a
"JoelSchwartz52." I have been trying to contact him all this time with no
response. I have contacted members of two other "Barlaz" family trees and they
have no knowledge of a Joel Schwartz, or of any members of this mystery tree, or
any knowledge of my Buckner family. All of us would like to find Joel Schwartz, and
his connection to our families. To compound the mystery, the Barlaz's in the
Schwartz tree are >from Highland Park, New Jersey, but are unknown to the other
Barlaz's >from that town in the other trees. To further compound the problem, the
Schwartz-Barlaz Tree has now been removed >from that popular site. If anyone has
any knowledge of this relationship, and can help solve a "Three Tree Mystery,
please help us. Respond privately to <markbelafsky63@...>
researching: Buckner(Kovno), Belafsky, Frankel, Golub (Konotop)
Mark Belafsky
markbelafsky63@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Buckner's from New Brunswick, New Jersey #general

Mark Belafsky
 

Hello everybody: You all have been so helpful in the past! Over a year ago, I
discovered my mother's entire "Buckner" family, >from New Brunswick and Highland
Park, New Jersey, on the public family tree of a well known genealogy site. The
names were on the "Barlaz" Family tree, and the contact person was a
"JoelSchwartz52." I have been trying to contact him all this time with no
response. I have contacted members of two other "Barlaz" family trees and they
have no knowledge of a Joel Schwartz, or of any members of this mystery tree, or
any knowledge of my Buckner family. All of us would like to find Joel Schwartz, and
his connection to our families. To compound the mystery, the Barlaz's in the
Schwartz tree are >from Highland Park, New Jersey, but are unknown to the other
Barlaz's >from that town in the other trees. To further compound the problem, the
Schwartz-Barlaz Tree has now been removed >from that popular site. If anyone has
any knowledge of this relationship, and can help solve a "Three Tree Mystery,
please help us. Respond privately to <markbelafsky63@...>
researching: Buckner(Kovno), Belafsky, Frankel, Golub (Konotop)
Mark Belafsky
markbelafsky63@...

JGSLA - Monday, April 26 - The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Please note that the correct meeting date is this Monday, April 26th. Hope to see
you there!

Please join us at our next Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles meeting on
Monday April 26, 2010

The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue 15739 Ventura
Blvd. Encino, CA 91436 7:30 PM
Hal Bookbinder will trace Eastern European border changes over the past millennium.
An ancestral town may have been under the rule of several countries over time.
Recognizing what government was in control at various times can help in
understanding the environment in which our ancestors lived, events that stimulated
migration, languages in which records were kept and likely locations where these
records might be found. The speaker's ancestral town of Dubno is typical of this
and is used to demonstrate how understanding these changes over the years can help
both in placing our ancestors' experiences into context and in pursuing our own
research.

Free to JGSLA members. $5 for guests. Traveling library opens at 7:00PM.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
Program Chair JGSLA
pweisberger@...

The JGS of Montreal - next program in our lecture series - May 17, 2010 #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal in association with the Jewish Public
Library, is pleased to announce as our guest speaker: Dr. Muriel Gold, C.M., whose
topic will be: "Capturing Memories: How I Researched & Wrote my Family History".

Dr. Muriel Gold, C.M., theatre educator, producer/director, a Montreal native, is
former Artistic Director of the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre, for which during
her eight-year tenure she won acclaim >from theatre critics, academics and the
public at large. Dr. Gold has been on the McGill faculty teaching acting, at
Concordia, Drama in Education and Drama with Special Populations, at Dawson College
in the Professional Theatre Department, as well as many workshops at various
institutions.

The meeting will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Gelber
Conference Centre 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops
- JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day: 514-484-0969

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLA - Monday, April 26 - The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Please note that the correct meeting date is this Monday, April 26th. Hope to see
you there!

Please join us at our next Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles meeting on
Monday April 26, 2010

The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue 15739 Ventura
Blvd. Encino, CA 91436 7:30 PM
Hal Bookbinder will trace Eastern European border changes over the past millennium.
An ancestral town may have been under the rule of several countries over time.
Recognizing what government was in control at various times can help in
understanding the environment in which our ancestors lived, events that stimulated
migration, languages in which records were kept and likely locations where these
records might be found. The speaker's ancestral town of Dubno is typical of this
and is used to demonstrate how understanding these changes over the years can help
both in placing our ancestors' experiences into context and in pursuing our own
research.

Free to JGSLA members. $5 for guests. Traveling library opens at 7:00PM.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
Program Chair JGSLA
pweisberger@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The JGS of Montreal - next program in our lecture series - May 17, 2010 #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal in association with the Jewish Public
Library, is pleased to announce as our guest speaker: Dr. Muriel Gold, C.M., whose
topic will be: "Capturing Memories: How I Researched & Wrote my Family History".

Dr. Muriel Gold, C.M., theatre educator, producer/director, a Montreal native, is
former Artistic Director of the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre, for which during
her eight-year tenure she won acclaim >from theatre critics, academics and the
public at large. Dr. Gold has been on the McGill faculty teaching acting, at
Concordia, Drama in Education and Drama with Special Populations, at Dawson College
in the Professional Theatre Department, as well as many workshops at various
institutions.

The meeting will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Gelber
Conference Centre 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops
- JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day: 514-484-0969

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@...