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Tracing the Tribe for Jewish Genealogy

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Comment by Dorie Wilsnack on December 23, 2018 at 8:13pm

I am new to the group. My Jewish heritage includes NELSON ancestors who came from Emmendingen in Baden, Germany. NELSON does not sound like a very Jewish (or German) name, but this is the surname they took when Jewish families were required to adopt common surnames. I am also involved in helping friends research their LIPPERT ancestors from Niesky in Sachsen.

Comment by Jose Luis Zambrano De Santiago on October 7, 2014 at 2:43pm

I been working on my family history from the oldest reference to present, when i found a dna research.

I found out i have Hebrew dna, EM35 in sub group eL117. I have the same dna as the Levy family.

As far as the Dna i belong to the berbers who are a jewish tribe that lived in northen africa and migrated to spain were we mix with the natives r1b Barque / Irish and the J2 Northen jerusalem Palestine/Hebrew families.

The berber jews havebeen refere to as Sephardic / Spanish , And Bohemian / Germany

Comment by RoCo Castaño on June 27, 2012 at 6:30pm

I started researching my surname and noticed that my early ancestors were from Portugal and Lepe Spain. Reading ,reading and reading I began to notice alot of Conversos, and the word crypto -jew. Just wanted to say hola to all!!! Interested in anyone from Lampazos Nuevo Leon or Portugal. I traced my familia to Gaspar Castaño de Sosa and Marcos Alonzo de Alcor. I don't know what to make of this but I AM interested in any if any information!

Comment by Catherine A Minick on October 18, 2010 at 8:29am
I am searching for information on Harry Shuper, a German who emigrated from Russia to US (and through Portal ND from Canada) in the first decade of the 20th century. Harry Shuper was a fur trader and was accompanied by his wife Bertha Miller.
Comment by Daniel Horowitz on February 4, 2010 at 4:46am acquires major family network OSN ( to accelerate building the world’s family graph

With 13 million family trees, 47 million members and 530 million profiles, becomes the largest international site dedicated to families on the web, the company that connects families to their past and to one another, today announced a significant expansion of its global family network through the acquisition of the Hamburg-based OSN Group, which operates a network of 10 market-leading family sites, including (Germany), (Poland) and (USA).

Comment by Daniel Horowitz on December 21, 2009 at 4:18am
Dear friends,

On December 15, Beit Hatfutsot (Museum of the Jewish People) &
MyHeritage announce a partnership to help preserve -for the future-
digital information about the Jewish people.

This partnership, with your help, will add millions of data elements to
the existing multimedia database at the Museum.

To participate: Go to the special page to accept the terms & conditions and create
a FREE account to start building your family tree. MyHeritage will
periodically transfer the data to Beit Hatfutsot to update the database.

You and your family are part of the history of the Jewish people. By
sharing your family tree with the Museum, preserve your family’s memory
and history forever.

Please help everyone learn about this project through providing
information on your Website, in your blog, at your synagogues, Jewish
schools, Jewish organizations and any other media or group that might be
interested to learn about this project.

For more information please visit

For the complete press release click here

Best wishes and many thanks
Daniel Horowitz
Genealogy and Translation Manager
Comment by Debbie Burr on July 15, 2009 at 4:51pm
I am researching Kopstein (Novogrudok Belarus), Korlitsky (Minsk Belarus), Adler (Bucharest Romania), Greenberg (Romania), Hillenbrand (Romania), Slutsky(Luben Russia), Nosovitsky (Russia), Borock (Romania) . All of these family lines moved to the United States except for Kopstein and Korlitsky who for the most part moved to Canada. I have a couple of brick walls so any help appreciated.
Comment by June Lowe on July 15, 2009 at 4:41pm
I am researching Samuel L. Lewis and Flora Gesas and their ancestors from Lithuania formerly in Russia. They immigrated in the 1800's to New York City then to Southern Idaho then passed away in Chicago, ILL. I'd appreciate any help with especially the Lewis line.
Comment by Leslie Klein Moser on July 12, 2009 at 5:34pm
I am researching the names WIMENITZ from Belarus and BOGUCHWAL and KLEINER from Szydlow and Lodz, Poland
Comment by Judi Zimmer on July 12, 2009 at 10:19am
Interested in my Galitzianer ancestors, specifically ABROMOWICZ (Radomysl nad Sanem), AUERBACH (Mikulince), BAER (Buczacz), BETT (Nisko), SCHNEIDER (Buczacz), SCHUPLER (Buczacz) as well as ROTHSTEIN(Smela, Russia--now Ukraine) and KOSMINSKY (Smela, Cherkassy).

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