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San Francisco, Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

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Topic:  Power and the People:  The U.S. Census and Who Counts
Speakers:  Curators, UC Berkeley Library Census Exhibit

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Sutro Library Reading Room
J. Paul Leonard Library, 5th Floor
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

A discussion of the U.S. census, why it matters, and its historical context.

RSVP at sutrocensus.eventbrite.com.  For more information, contact Sutro Library at (415) 469-6100 or sutro@....

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Janice M. Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/
Helping Bay Area Jews discover their family histories.

SFBAJGS, Oakland, Sunday, January 19, 2010: Digging Deeper on FamilySearch.org

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San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic:  Digging Deeper on FamilySearch.org
Speaker:  Kimberlee Mller

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Program begins 1:30 p.m.

Are you frustrated that you can’t find what you need on FamilySearch.org? FamilySearch has millions of records from all over the world, but how do you access them? Come to this informative presentation on how to dig deeper in FamilySearch by using some little-known tips and tricks to access the 70% of records that don't have an index. Learn about waypoints that break down the massive collections and how to find out if there are problems with the collection you are looking at.

Kim Miller has degrees in Liberal Arts and Education, plus a Family History Research certificate from BYU Idaho. She is presently on staff at the Oakland FamilySearch Library, where she is one of two people in charge of staff training.

Light kosher refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and
everyone interested is welcome to attend.  For more information visit
http://www.sfbajgs.org/.

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Janice M. Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/
Helping Bay Area Jews discover their family histories.

Re: Do you keep passports? #advice

Robert Fraser
 

Absolutely!

Passports are not only vital official and formal evidence, if it should be needed, but essential in family research. I still have my parent's (german) passports from when they left Vienna for Britain in 1939, with the various stamps and visas. They provided much-needed assistance when I was re-constructing their migration history.
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Robert W Fraser

Perth, Western Australia

Researcher 6342
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Re: thoughts - opinions

EdrieAnne Broughton
 

If the mother is still living, I ask her.  Sometimes it's nice to know that someone cares about the stubbed off branches.  Some have hardly been able to talk about that empty crib.

Re: Sare Czarne Margulies

Renee Steinig
 

It's possible that there were two more children. Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database (https://search.geshergalicia.org) also lists

Samuel GROS, son of Herz and Channa
Birth registered in Lwow in 1826

An unnamed daughter of Herz GROSS and Chana
Age 7 days
Death registered in Lwow in 1833

Like the other children, they were members of "Congregational Family 2408," so perhaps Channa and Chana were misspellings of Czarne.

Also in the All Galicia Database: 

The marriage (1862, Lwow) of Isaac Juda GROSS, son of Herz GROSS and Sara Czarna, and Slatta DRUKER, daughter of Simon FREUD and Bella DRUKER.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
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Beulah Gross <beulah144@...> wrote:

Can anyone supply more information about Sare Czarne Margulies. She was the second wife of my husband's ancestor, Herz (aka Hyman) Gross. He was born in 1793 and died 1853 in L'viv, Ukraine. Their children were Leib, twins Isac Juda and Feigel Gittel, a stillborn and Josef Salamon who was my husband's great, great grandfather. I found all this on Gesher Galicia but cannot find anything more about her.

Re: 1911 London census help needed

richard@...
 

Francoise,
Is this them?
The image also says 8 years in present marriage.

Name: Solomon Rompel
Age in 1911: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Russia
Civil Parish: Whitechapel
Search Photos: Search for 'Whitechapel' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street address: 83 Plumbers Row Or Plummers Row, Whitechapel E
Marital status: Married
Estimated Marriage Year: 1903
Occupation: Trousers Presser
Registration district: Whitechapel
Registration District Number: 18
Sub-registration district: Whitechapel
ED, institution, or vessel: 04
Piece: 1480
Household Members:
Name Age
Solomon Rompel 28
Dorah Rompel 29
Fanny Rompel 6
Jacob Rompel 0

Re: Book JEWISH-FOREIGNERS IN THE SOUTH OF UKRAINE #Bessarabia #Ukraine #odessa #nikolaev #kherson

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Inna,
I live in Florida and I would be interested. Not sure what tri-state you are referring to. 
Thanks.
Beverley Wiseman Markowitz

Sare Czarne Margulies

Richard Gross
 

Can anyone supply more information about Sare Czarne Margulies. She was the second wife of my husband's ancestor, Herz (aka Hyman) Gross. He was born in 1793 and died 1853 in L'viv, Ukraine. Their children were Leib, twins Isac Juda and Feigel Gittel, a stillborn and Josef Salamon who was my husband's great, great grandfather. I found all this on Gesher Galicia but cannot find anything more about her.

Re: UPDATE Surprising DNA results from Ancestry

Zora Moore
 

Jane,

No one remembers where the Mexican story/connection came from,  family gossip is the best I came up with.   Well, DNA has fixed that.   Now to figure out what is 51% Jewish  actually means. 

Re: UPDATE Surprising DNA results from Ancestry

Zora Moore
 

Thank you!  I am open to this new adventure. 

Re: UPDATE Surprising DNA results from Ancestry

Zora Moore
 

Thanks for sharing.   So far I have found I have 4 half Siblings on my BF side.   They are processing it all and have not been wanting to connect at this point, which is understandable.   I think time will fix all.   

Re: UPDATE Surprising DNA results from Ancestry

Zora Moore
 

My initial Ancestry match matched me to a 1st Cousin... I reached out to them and come up with a hypothesis of who could be my BF.   Then a second 1st Cousin contacted me who got their results, So in comparing the two results we were able to conclude who my BF was.  Went a lot faster than I ever expected.  But the 50 year old mystery has been solved.  DNA is #Facts!

Re: Do you keep passports? #advice

fredelfruhman
 

I do keep them, feeling that they are an important part of the history.

If you don't want to -- or have room to -- keep them, I would definitely at least scan them (cover plus all pages that have entries) in high resolution, and keep several copies of the file.

Fredel Fruhman

1784 Poll Tax lists for Lithuania districts

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to make publicly available our entire collection of 1784 poll tax lists, part of our Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) project. The lists are organized into 14 compilations by district. The compilations include 158 component lists and a total of 46,906 lines.

Detailed information about the GDL project, including guidance and examples of locating one's ancestors in these patronymic records (i.e., no surnames, for the most part) can be found on our GDL page. The compilations may be downloaded - no password needed - from our GDL Transcriptions page.

We thank Dorothy Leivers for her dedication to this project. We also thank Sonia Hoffman and the late David Hoffman, who initiated the GDL project and donated the full set of scans and their partially completed transcription work to LitvakSIG.

LitvakSIG is an independent organization that raises its own funds and determines its own activities. As always, we are grateful to our donors and translators, without whom we could not make these records available. These records have been available exclusively to our donors for about the past 18 months. To learn how to support LitvakSIG's work and gain priority access to new translations, visit our website,  https://www.litvaksig.org .

Russ Maurer (vhrproject@...)
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, LitvakSIG

Re: thoughts - opinions

Sarah L Meyer
 

I include all those born alive, even if they only lived a few hours.  I do not include stillborns.  I may make a note on the mother's record that she had a stillborn child, but especially without names, I do not create a record for that child.

Re: Book JEWISH-FOREIGNERS IN THE SOUTH OF UKRAINE #Bessarabia #Ukraine #odessa #nikolaev #kherson

Sarah L Meyer
 

I tried replying to your email and the message bounced.  I do not live in the tri-state area (wherever that is-Illinois, Indiana and Michigan or NY, NJ and PA or CT, I am in Central Texas.  Thanks for mentioning the shipping costs.  I doubt that I will buy the book unless it is the English translation.  But if there is a Russian reader who would be willing to check names for me, I would be willing to share the cost of the book - or even buy it as a gift for her.

Re: thoughts - opinions

jbonline1111@...
 

My maternal grandmother's first child was stillborn.  I list that baby on our tree because it explains some things about the family and also because knowing she was stillborn can help to dispel a family myth that she "froze to death" while my grandmother was being tended to.  I would not list a miscarriage for someone who is still living, but I might for someone who is deceased if I knew for sure that would not cause pain to anyone.  I have not done it, but the idea of unlinking a relative also has merit. 

opinion/thoughts followup

Trudy Barch
 

Thank you everyone for your thoughts.   Most of the people said Yes to include the found stillborn.  For stillborns that occurred 100 years ago….I can not foresee a problem…parents and other siblings are probably deceased.   But what about more current (50 years) infant deaths?   Might we be bringing up some hurtful/painful memories that other siblings might not even know?

Yes genealogy is factual but we should also be sensitive to people.   I am thinking, after hearing from everyone, including the information in my note sections where I will have the information but not shared with everyone. 

Other viewpoints, please.    Thank you,   Trudy Barch

Re: Lodz Jewish voter list 1924

Deborah Blankenberg
 

Thank you. I was able to get to thre images by following your suggestions. 
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Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
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Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)

Re: DNA ethnicity

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Thank you Sarah. I'm a member of some of these sites. You are right they can be very helpful.  I find myself doubling up as I'm exploring both the RC and Jewish routes for information.