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Help with Yiddish Translation

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Can anyone help me translate the following two images? 

Warrant Issued Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database-- A Game Changer #DNA

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Accessing public DNA databases to find a potential familial match for a criminal act such as murder or rape started in April 2018 when California police used GEDmatch to identify someone whom they believe is the Golden State Killer. Since then there have been many law enforcement agencies that applied the same method to their own cases. Private DNA testing firms such as 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage,  etc. have pledged to keep their client’s genetic information private, and GEDmatch, a public site  restricted police access earlier this year, by requiring the use to opt-in for law enforcement access to their genetic information.

 

Last week a detective in Florida announced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference  convention that he was successful to “penetrate” GEDmatch and search its full database of almost one million users. It appears to be the first time a judge approved such a warrant. With a court overruling the company’s policy may be a game changer for those who upload their genetic information to such a site.  Remember, when you are sharing your genetic information, that encompasses not only your own personal information, but those family members who share your DNA. It is anticipated that a similar approach will be used to see if law enforcement may access the larger private genetic databases.


FamilyTree DNA, like GEDmatch make it possible for anyone to upload their DNA information and start looking for relatives.  FamilyTreeDNA permits law enforcement searches of its database of 2 million users for certain types of crimes.

 

For more information read: https://www.yahoo.com/news/game-changer-warrant-let-detective-125158273.html

The article originally appeared in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/business/dna-database-search-warrant.html

 

 

Thank you to Bill Forsyth, ProQuest, for sharing the article with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Re: Date of Birth input into databases #advice

nardir4@...
 

HI Angie.I used Family Tree for the Y-dna test.I am also on Ancestry,My Heritage,and Gedmatch with my autosomal dna results.
Best Wishes
Robin

Re: New site/app for searching graves in Israel #research #Israel

elsbo@...
 

 I put the names in Hebrew. I could only write the first 4 letters but I found relatives that I've been searching for.

(US-VT) University of Vermont Health Network Launches DNA Risk Screening Pilot Program #DNA

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The University of Vermont Health Network launched a pilot program to offer DNA testing as part of routine medical care to detect patient risk for specific diseases. This is a 12-month pilot program which started November 1st at U of Vermont primary care sites. About 1,000 patients will be screened. The company Invitae will provide the testings, assessing 147 genes for certain disease risks, including carrier status for other conditions.  University of Vermont said, "Integrating genetic risks into clinical care will help patients and providers in their decision-making."

 

The University of Vermont is also partnering with  LunaPBC a genomic data-sharing platform.  Patients who opt for genomic testing will have the choice to share their results with researchers through LunaDNA.  


To read more see:

https://www.genomeweb.com/molecular-diagnostics/u-vermont-health-network-launches-dna-risk-screening-pilot-program

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

JGS of Washington State's November 11, 2019, Program: Digging Deep: Doing Historical Research, presented by Michael Saunders, Regional Archivist, Puget Sound Branch Archives

Karen Campbell
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) is pleased to invite you to its free program is Monday evening, November 11, 2019.

Location:
LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy our extensive library of genealogical resources, including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!
Free Wi-Fi available. Come early and network with other attendees!
Presentation starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Digging Deep is for genealogists, history buffs, local heritage volunteers and others interested in exploring the past. You'll receive practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you need to investigate and interpret any historical topic. This class will cover: what primary sources are - and aren't; what historical sources are - and how to use them; and how to (a) use the library system in your research, (b) use archival collections, (c) find and use reliable online resources, (d) properly cite your sources, and (e) use information from different sources. You'll also come away with knowledge and understanding of the rich resources of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, which are largely undiscovered by researchers as well as tips on how to efficiently search the Archives so you can use its resources to help you in your genealogical and historical research.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Michael Saunders is the Regional Archivist who oversaw the design and construction and continues to oversee the operations of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, one of the State of Washington's regional archive locations. Located in Bellevue on the campus of Bellevue College, Mike not only manages the Archives but also provides records management advice and does archival appraisal and transfer for local government agencies in King, Kitsap and Pierce Counties. In addition, he presents records management training for state and local government agencies; training on the basics of historical research for genealogists, educators, historical researchers, students and the general public; and represents the State Archives on the Washington History Day Advisory Committee.


JGSWS BUSINESS:
Nominations:  According to the JGSWS Bylaws, anyone who is eligible and wishing to be nominated to the Board can do so during the November 11, 2019 meeting of the Society. An individual may nominate him/herself or another person. Nominees must be members in good standing of the Society. Any person who is nominated from the floor must be present and orally agree to serve on the Board if elected or, if not present, must have signed a written statement indicating their willingness to serve if elected. The vote will take place at our December meeting on December 9, 2019.
 
We have started our 2020 membership campaign. Renew or join now and your membership is good through December 31, 2020! Please either use PayPal or mail in your membership check along with the form.  Membership forms for the rest of 2019/2020 will be available at the meeting and are on our website at http://www.jgsws.org/membership.php


All are welcome to our meetings and we appreciate your sharing the information to your family, friends, and others you think would be interested in our programs.

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President, JGSWS
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ViewMate translation request from Polish - Ewa FELD SIGAL

Selma Sheridan
 

The birth record of my father's older sister, Ewa Estera FELD SIGAL, in
Podhajce, 1907, is in 2 images at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75773 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75774
Please provide a complete translation from the Polish, via the form provided
on the ViewMate image page.
This document was obtained at JRI-Poland.
Many thanks in advance!
Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY

JGS of Washington State's November 11, 2019, Program: Digging Deep: Doing Historical Research, presented by Michael Saunders, Regional Archivist, Puget Sound

Karen Campbell
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) is pleased to invite you to its free program is Monday evening, November 11, 2019.

Location:

LDS Factoria Building

4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA  98006

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy our extensive library of genealogical resources, including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

Free Wi-Fi available. Come early and network with other attendees!

Presentation starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Free admission and refreshments

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Digging Deep is for genealogists, history buffs, local heritage volunteers and others interested in exploring the past. You'll receive practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you need to investigate and interpret any historical topic. This class will cover: what primary sources are - and aren't; what historical sources are - and how to use them; and how to (a) use the library system in your research, (b) use archival collections, (c) find and use reliable online resources, (d) properly cite your sources, and (e) use information from different sources. You'll also come away with knowledge and understanding of the rich resources of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, which are largely undiscovered by researchers as well as tips on how to efficiently search the Archives so you can use its resources to help you in your genealogical and historical research.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Michael Saunders is the Regional Archivist who oversaw the design and construction and continues to oversee the operations of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, one of the State of Washington's regional archive locations. Located in Bellevue on the campus of Bellevue College, Mike not only manages the Archives but also provides records management advice and does archival appraisal and transfer for local government agencies in King, Kitsap and Pierce Counties. In addition, he presents records management training for state and local government agencies; training on the basics of historical research for genealogists, educators, historical researchers, students and the general public; and represents the State Archives on the Washington History Day Advisory Committee.

 

 

JGSWS BUSINESS:

Nominations:  According to the JGSWS Bylaws, anyone who is eligible and wishing to be nominated to the Board can do so during the November 11, 2019 meeting of the Society.  An individual may nominate him/herself or another person.  Nominees must be members in good standing of the Society.  Any person who is nominated from the floor must be present and orally agree to serve on the Board if elected or, if not present, must have signed a written statement indicating their willingness to serve if elected.  The vote will take place at our December meeting on December 9, 2019.

 

We have started our 2020 membership campaign.  Renew or join now and your membership is good through December 31, 2020!  Please either use PayPal or mail in your membership check along with the form.   Membership forms for the rest of 2019/2020 will be available at the meeting and are on our website at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jgsws.org%2Fmembership.php&data=02%7C01%7C%7C6168b727f4984f88675508d7631786c7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637086824997275140&sdata=vbiUSKElL4263qbC2q7yRZ3jDoQwMT6DANnyVz5r40M%3D&reserved=0

 

 

All are welcome to our meetings and we appreciate your sharing the information to your family, friends, and others you think would be interested in our programs.

 

Karen vanHaagen Campbell

President, JGSWS

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ViewMate translation request – Russian from Leczna, Poland – DRESZER

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1893 Leczna, Poland birth record for Sura-Chana DRESZER, Akta 83.  I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant information, especially the actual place and date of birth and the ages of her parents.  Please verify that the names of her parents were Josef Majer Lejb DRESZER and Chawa SZRAJBER.  Did Sura-Chana’s mother die in giving birth to her?

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75767 .

 

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you very much.

--

Sinai (Sonny) Putter
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonnyputter@...

 

Researching: BILK | BLAJSER | CUKIERMAN | DRESZER | DYCHTERMAN | ELBAUM | ERLICH | FAYNER | FEDER | FRAJMAN | GOFMAN | HOCHMAN | KLINGIER | KREMER | LEJWENFUS | LEMCHEN | LIBEL | MESSYNGIER | MEC | METZ | PUTER | ROTFELD | SOBEL | SZAJNBERG | SZECHTER | SZLOFMAN | SZNAI  SZOK | SZPISAJZEN | SZRAJBER | SZYR | WAYC | WERTKIN | ZALCMAN.
In Lublin, Poland and Lublin area shtetlach: Biala Podlaska, Chelm, Gorzkow, Izbica Lubelski, Jozefow Bilgorajski, Krasnobrod, Krasnystaw, Laszczow, Leczna,  Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogrod, Tomaszow Lubelski and Zamosc. 
Also, in Courland area, Latvia and Babruysk area, Belarus.

 

 

ViewMate translation request – Russian from Leczna, Poland - KOVARTOVSKA

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1903 Leczna, Poland birth record for Rywka KOVARTOVSKA, Akta 49.  I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant information, especially the actual place and date of birth and the names and ages of her parents. 

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75778.

 

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you very much.

--

Sinai (Sonny) Putter
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonnyputter@...

 

Researching: BILK | BLAJSER | CUKIERMAN | DRESZER | DYCHTERMAN | ELBAUM | ERLICH | FAYNER | FEDER | FRAJMAN | GOFMAN | HOCHMAN | KLINGIER | KREMER | LEJWENFUS | LEMCHEN | LIBEL | MESSYNGIER | MEC | METZ | PUTER | ROTFELD | SOBEL | SZAJNBERG | SZECHTER | SZLOFMAN | SZNAI  SZOK | SZPISAJZEN | SZRAJBER | SZYR | WAYC | WERTKIN | ZALCMAN.
In Lublin, Poland and Lublin area shtetlach: Biala Podlaska, Chelm, Gorzkow, Izbica Lubelski, Jozefow Bilgorajski, Krasnobrod, Krasnystaw, Laszczow, Leczna,  Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogrod, Tomaszow Lubelski and Zamosc. 
Also, in Courland area, Latvia and Babruysk area, Belarus.

 

 

LitvakSIG - Batch 7 of the Vilnius Household Registers

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 7 of the Vilnius household registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius) city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time, as well as information about many visitors. This includes refugees fleeing the Nazis toward Vilnius in autumn of 1939. The registers will potentially hold discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you don’t think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 7, 5033 lines, includes three large apartment buildings located at Niemiecka 29 and Wielka Stefanska 19 and 23. You can find these streets on our Vilnius interactive street map  (https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/). To help you determine if this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, you can review a file containing previews of all seven batches to date (http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). The batch preview is a bare-bones version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews also include instructions to qualify to receive the full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on the VHR home page, https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers.

Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at vhrproject@....

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator

Re: New records online: the New York City *Geographic* Birth Index, late 19th and early 20th century,

Dick Plotz
 

In response to comments like Bruce's, Steve Morse has created a new
One-Step tool for viewing images found using this database. You can
select a record set from familysearch.org (login required), listed by
borough and reel number, or from archive.org, listed chronologically
by borough, and you will be taken directly to the reel of images.

The tool is at

https://stevemorse.org/vital/nyc_geo_birth.html

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 2:03 PM Bruce Drake <Bdrake100@...> wrote:

I appreciate the work and new offering from Reclaim the Records as well, but I found it hard to use

Re: New records online: the New York City *Geographic* Birth Index, late 19th and early 20th century,

Joel Weintraub
 

Steve Morse has just put up a utility for searching the new records at: https://stevemorse.org/vital/nyc_geo_birth.html

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

ViewMate translation request - German

torontorsh@...
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need an English
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ... I need both
the original left side translated and the Nazi notations on the right
side translated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75772

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Robert S Heuman
North York, Ontario, Canada
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Cemeteries in Israel

blankdavid@...
 

New app for cell phone.   GRAVEZ

Able to search all cemeteries in Israel.

Great app

David Blank
Jerusalem

my book about great-grandparents escape from Nazi Germany overland to Shanghai

Epitaph Of No Words
 

Good day

 

I have launched my book through the Holocaust and Genocide Centre in Cape T= own. It is the story of my great-grandparents, Emil and Martha Galliner who=  lived in Shanghai from 1941-1947.

During my research I was assisted by jewishgen who asked that I let them kn= ow when the book is published.

 

Epitaph Of No Words =E2=80=93 Written by Jeanine Hack. Finsterwalde, Berlin= , Shanghai, San Francisco, Chicago, Windhoek, Johannesburg:

My maternal great-grandparents Emil and Martha Galliner delayed leaving Naz= i Germany until more than three years after Kristallnacht. When they eventu= ally made the heart-rending decision to go, it meant leaving their oldest d= aughter Hanna behind.

Emil and Martha=E2=80=99s around-the-world journey lasted from 1938-1960. I= t began on 10 June 1941 with travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway, then=  sailing to Shanghai where they were ghettoized by the Japanese. They went = subsequently to the US, assisted by the Hilfskomittees, then to South West = Africa (Namibia), and finally to Johannesburg.

Their story, esta= blished through affidavits, testimonials, postcards, poetry and photographs, records thei= r trauma in the most direct voice.

Print: Full colour single-sided cover, 286 pages (182b/w, 104pp full colou= r). A5 Size. RSP Price: R280 ZAR

 

 


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my book about great-grandparents escape from Nazi Germany overland to Shanghai

Epitaph Of No Words
 

 

Good day

 

I have launched my book through the Holocaust and Genocide Centre in Cape T= own. It is the story of my great-grandparents, Emil and Martha Galliner who=  lived in Shanghai from 1941-1947.

During my research I was assisted by jewishgen who asked that I let them kn= ow when the book is published.

 

Epitaph Of No Words =E2=80=93 Written by Jeanine Hack. Finsterwalde, Berlin= , Shanghai, San Francisco, Chicago, Windhoek, Johannesburg:

My maternal great-grandparents Emil and Martha Galliner delayed leaving Naz= i Germany until more than three years after Kristallnacht. When they eventu= ally made the heart-rending decision to go, it meant leaving their oldest d= aughter Hanna behind.

Emil and Martha=E2=80=99s around-the-world journey lasted from 1938-1960. I= t began on 10 June 1941 with travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway, then=  sailing to Shanghai where they were ghettoized by the Japanese. They went = subsequently to the US, assisted by the Hilfskomittees, then to South West = Africa (Namibia), and finally to Johannesburg.

Their story, esta= blished through affidavits, testimonials, postcards, poetry and photographs, records thei= r trauma in the most direct voice.

Print: Full colour single-sided cover, 286 pages (182b/w, 104pp full colou= r). A5 Size. RSP Price: R280 ZAR  http://epitaphofnowords.com

 

 


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BADER Emma

Amit N
 

Dear all,

I am trying to crack open a black hole, with no luck so far.
My grandmother's uncle was married to a woman who according to the
family knowledge took her life at some point. I have succeeded to find
her maiden name this week. She was Dr. SPITZER Istvanne Szul BADER
Emma.
I can tell they were married before 1900, and that she died sometime
between 1910's-1930's. They lived in Sombor (Zombor in Hungarian,
nowadays Serbia).
I thought that such a case would appear on newspapers, but couldn't
find anything in Hungaricana.hu. I don't read Hungarian, so that's
another impediment...A JewishGen search also did not show results.
Do you have any idea on how to break this wall and find some
information about her and her untimely death?

Thank you all,
Amit Naor
Israel

please help Genner # 546778

Kathy Miller
 

The oldest daughter of Israel Goldmann - Henriette - married Simon Herlitz. The couple had a lot of children and the two sons 
Hans (grandfather of Hanna, 1873-1942) and 
Ismar (1877-1941) went from Neisse to Frankfurt. 
The third brother in that region was Fritz Herlitz (1871 in Neisse - 1948 in Marburg). 
I don't know how and why he, his wife and his son survived WW2. He was Jewish, his wife was Jewish and the son was Jewish. Suddenly during WW2 the wife was no longer Jewish but protestant. I don't know why because  her birth certificate has been sited.  Her mother was Jewish without any doubt.
 
Family Herlitz moved from Frankfurt to Marburg during WW2, the son, Michael  had a cinema after the war and they lived in Bahnhofsstrasse 22. 
Michael Herlitz lives in Bahnhofsstrasse 29 , Marburg.
I've written to him with no response...does anyone out there know of this person or family?
Thanks in anticipation

Kathy


 

Re: Surnames: Palumbo - SIcily/ Homer - Poland

Jill Whitehead
 

Hello,

One of my mother's Wigram cousins of Sheffield UK married a Palumbo, and their descendant is a member of the Uk House of Lords - Lord Jamie Palumbo. I have never met him and he does not respond to family contacts as per a family reunion held in 2015 for my mother's mother's Guttenberg/Graham family. The Palumbos are not Jewish, as far as we know. The Palumbos are on my Ancestry family tree and can be viewed there.