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74103Re: [TexasCzechs] Searching for Employer of Maid-my ancestor

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  • Peggy Harmon
    Apr 26 3:24 AM
      Sorry to be so late in responding, due to unforeseen circumstances I'm juggling to many roles lately.  

      First and far most I want to respond to  Paul, it was never my intentions offending anyone, by using the term "that" in my writing.  I find all of my blood lines interesting even if I wasn't aware of any particular ethnicity, I myself refer to me as a Heinz 57, because I have a little of everything.  I embrace and I am proud of every ounce of it.

      Rosemary, I didn't have a family tree made until afterwards, because I wondered, but it did connect me to people later showing me moderately related, when nothing in their tree nor mine link but 1 last name being same???? so I wondered how they were determining relationships.  I did the DNA primarily to match to a 2nd family that my 3rd grt grandfather deserted my grandmother in 1870's never to be heard of again.  The 2nd family and I know it's him, but we thought it would hit to confirm us from him, and it did not....but we hit on 2 same cousins so we know we have a connection.  I plan on doing a grandparent lineage DNA I found on line and they specifically gene marker to prove he is the same man. 

      Peggy Harmon, CPC
      "Texas is My Heart"
      New Braunfels "is my home"   

      On Sunday, April 20, 2014 2:18 PM, Leroy Janda <ljanda@...> wrote:
      I agree 1000%, wife had the same results.

      I think they try and go and find all family trees where she was posted, and used that to calculate the %. Probably did not even do a dna.

      On Apr 20, 2014, at 9:48 AM, Rosemary Ermis <roseermis@...> wrote:

      The Ancestry DNA test is a rip off.  My cousin, who is 100% German, took it.  They sent him a lovely pie chart and European map showing he was Scandinavian and English.
      If you want an accurate DNA test consider the National Geographic DNA test.  You pay more, but it is more accurate.
      From: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul Kurecka
      Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:17 AM
      To: TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] Searching for Employer of Maid-my ancestor
      „any of that"? Such phrasing could be considered anti-semetic.
      From: Peggy Harmon <peggyharmon@...>
      To: "TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com" <TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com> 
      Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:52 PM
      Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] Searching for Employer of Maid-my ancestor
      I recently did my DNA through ancestry and it shows the percentage, and mine showed Europe Jew, I was not aware of any of that in my bloodline. It does give you a percentage and trace amounts, that could determine if it were true?  I had a lot more Scandanavian than first thought. 
      Peggy Harmon, CPC
      "Texas is My Heart"
      New Braunfels "is my home"   
      On Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:31 PM, Shantelle Grace <buzzinggrace@...> wrote:
      Where do I go from here?  My great great grandfather, Josef Volny, was illegitimate.  He was born in Rychaltice in House No. 12 on 31 May 1859.  His mother's name was Barbara Volny and she was born as well in Rychaltice in House No. 12 on 01 May 1835.  It was always a family story that we were part Jewish or had some Jewish blood in us.  Then when I started researching my genealogy, I found out that a distant cousin also did some research and found out that supposedly Barbara Volny was employed in the home of a Jewish family and became pregnant.  Can this be true?  I don't know.  I was trying to find out the employer, but unfortunately, Rychaltice does not have any 1857 census records.  So am I at an impasse? 
      My question is, would she have been employed locally or in a bigger Jewish community?  I have been coordinating with Martin Pytr in the CR.  He has given me a list of the villages that had some Jewish records kept in the Parishes.  From this list, I have looked at the census for Pribor in 1857, found about 6 Jewish families.  I also looked at the Census for Hukvaldy for 1880 and found one Jewish family:  Shonhof.  They employed a maid from Merkovice and a cook from Petrivald.  In 1890, they employed a Pospech? from Rychaltice.
      So what should I do?  Keep looking at census records for 1857 around the area for those that exist?  Anyone else have a similar dilemma? 
      Any insight is greatly appreciated.
      Shantelle Grace

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