[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] last names?

Sandra Braun sandi.braun at hotmail.com
Mon May 9 06:18:28 PDT 2016

Hi Dave. I have Krause ancestry and have had dna testing  The test results showed there was no Jewish connection. FYI
Sandra Braun

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> On May 9, 2016, at 6:45 AM, Sigrid Pohl Perry <perry1121 at aol.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> It this statement based on surname alone, or does it include a dna test? I can see that if dna shows commonality with Jewish haplogroups that they might link that with a common German Jewish surname spelling in Eastern Europe where Ashkenazi Jews settled. But the name/spelling Krause is used by German groups who aren't Jewish. There are almost 1600 Krause entries in the SGGEE MPD, even without selecting "Soundex." The other databases show that as the most common spelling as well, even those that favor the literal Polish spelling, e.g. Parish Records Database and the Lublin Project Database. There are a few Krauze and Kraus/Krauss, but I wouldn't eliminate those spellings in a search for Krause ancestors. Although SGGEE databases include some Baptist and probably Catholic family records, it consists primarily of Evangelical Augsburg/Lutheran records.
> Regards,
> Sigrid Pohl Perry
>> On 5/8/2016 9:42 PM, Dave Krause wrote:
>> Then, what is the "source" that allows Ancestry.com to make an absolute
>> statement?  Ancestry indicates that the spelling "Krause" indicates a
>> connection to German and Ashkenazi Jews.
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