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Michael Shade
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Is this the Missing Link?
You know that moment when you're looking for something, and you find something else? Well, this is one of those moments. Last week I met my Frankenstein 3rd Cousins Eve and Alan for the first time. We're 3rd Cousins because my great-grandfather Jankel Josek...

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My Lost Cousins
To mark International Holocaust Remebrance Day, I bring together what I currently know about the fates of members of my family who were caught up in the terrible events of the Second World War in Eastern Europe. My mother’s families - Frankenstein and Waxma...

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Finding Florkiewiczs
"Hi, I just discovered ... " Ten days ago I received an email via the JewishGen Family Finder beginning: "Hi, I just discovered .... ". It was from a lady called Emily Y, and what she had just found was that her grandfather's brother, Barney Rosenberg, had ...

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I have a feeling that we are related
So starts the email I received out of the blue from Louis K, about 6 weeks ago. He'd been looking in the Family Finder section of the JewishGen website, where we can list the family names we are interested in, and the places they come from. He'd spotted tha...

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Of X-boxes and Abraham’s Ancestors
Or, ‘No’ is also an answer. I have recently posted - Big Chunks of DNA , Talking ‘Bout Our Generations - about a close autosomal DNA match I have with CG. He has only one Jewish great-grandparent, whereas I have 8, so the match between us almost certainly g...

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Talking 'Bout Our Generations
Autosomal DNA match: Michael Shade and CG - the view from GEDmatch The GEDmatch website has a number of utilities that offer different ways of looking at your DNA match data. It’s an independent website, and anyone who has done an autosomal test with any of...

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Big Chunks of DNA
Autosomal DNA match: Michael Shade and CG I am of East European Ashkenazi Jewish origins. For centuries the East European Jews lived as small minority populations in whichever country they were in, and consistently married within their own community. Marrie...

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A Hundred Up
Three years ago I submitted a DNA sample to FamilyTreeDNA, and sat back and waited for the test results. The genetic 'matches' have duly been coming in, week by week since then, over 5000 of them and counting. Today I received my 100th match at the level of...

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Who was Isaac Frankenstein?
My Frankenstein family were originally from Gombin and Plock in Poland, and came to England during the mid-19th-to-early-20th Century. I have recently come across an Isaac Frankenstein, who was born around 1825 in Poland, and appears in the 1851 UK Census. ...

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David Frankenstein, 1899-1918
Last Thursday we laid stones on the grave of my cousin David Frankenstein, also known as Franks, who died nearly 100 years ago. I say "cousin" for short - he's actually my 5th Cousin; our common ancestors are my 4x-great-grandparents Jakob Wolkowicz and Baj...
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