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Michael Shade
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Back to Russia!
The second talk I did at the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw last month was Back to Russia! , about the experiences of my grandfather Louis Frankenstein and his cousin Jack Schwartz during the First World War. They had both emigrated from Gombin in Poland to Lon...
Back to Russia!
Back to Russia!
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Fields of Glass
Here's the Fields of Glass Presentation
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The Schreibmans of Pinsk - Thirteen Families or One?
Some of the 13 separate Schreibman Trees visualised in MacFamilyTree's Interactive Tree Benjamin and Andrew go back to Pinchas Schreibman, b c1740; I go back to Movsha Schreibman, also b c1740. The two families are separate lines as far back as we know them...
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The Prayer Books of Gombin
A year ago I took part in a visit to Gombin in Poland, home town of my grandfather Lajb Frankensztajn. I went along with a few other members of the Gombin Society from the USA and the UK, all of us descendants of Jewish inhabitants of the town. We were ther...
The Prayer Books of Gombin
The Prayer Books of Gombin
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Tracing the X in Levin
Several of my cousins have now done a DNA test, and we are beginning to get some interesting results. Within the last couple of weeks results have come in for Beatrice, a 3rd Cousin to me, and for Dan, a 2nd Cousin. Dan and I share great-grandparents, Shlio...
Tracing the X in Levin
Tracing the X in Levin
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Climbing the stairs
Lewis (Leibisch) Levin was a brother of my great-grandmother Mikhlya. He was born in 1861 in Streshin , a little village on the river Dniepr, in what is now the south-east of Belarus. In the early 1900s he came to London accompanied by his three children fr...
Climbing the stairs
Climbing the stairs
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Something in the air
There must be something in the air ... There I was, whiling away the time on the top deck of the Number 7 bus, scrolling through the emails on my phone. There was one from MyHeritage , so I opened it to see what news there was on the family history front. I...
Something in the air
Something in the air
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Just like a jigsaw
Our first success I did an autosomal DNA test with FTDNA getting on for 5 years ago, and since then a few of my cousins have done so too. Week after week I check our match lists, occasionally spotting a promising looking match, but never yet managing to est...
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Let’s say I’m over the moon!
Six weeks ago I received an email from the Lida District Research group, associated with JewishGen , the website which collects together all manner of material to do with Jewish Genealogy. They had just released to subscribers a spreadsheet containing all t...
Let’s say I’m over the moon!
Let’s say I’m over the moon!
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I think he was a tailor
My cousin Sandra posted this a few days ago in our family Facebook Group: “As a child I met relatives who came from Panama to visit us in the USA. I don't remember the names but the male was our cousin and I think he was a tailor. This was in late 40s or ea...
I think he was a tailor
I think he was a tailor
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