Re: Introduction

Pieter Hoekstra

Thank you for your response Dianne, however my research is not centred in Australia but families living in UK. Sorry if my original post was not clear.

For others researching Australia, the book you mention is "These Are the Names - Jewish Lives in Australia, 1788-1850" by John Levi (he is a Rabbi). It has biographical entries for over 1600 Jews who settled in Australia between 1788 and 1850.

My specific research right now is to find parents of the following ancestors:

1a. Ellen JOSEPH b.(LAZARUS) 1813 London. I believe father is Michael LAZARUS b.c.1770 but I have no record. Michael's father may have been born in Hessen, Germany.
1b. Her husband - Isaac JOSEPH b.London c.1796 - d.1867 London
      Ellen and Isaac married 29 May 1939

2a. Benjamin MOSES b.London c.1806   Father could be Aharon MOSES
2b. His wife - Hannah LEVY (LEVI) b. London c.1806  Father could be Isaiah HaLevi

       Benjamin and Hannah married 2 Nov 1823

Re: Re name Marks - US immigration records in early 19th century

Lynne Schneider

For another name to checkout, I have MARCHEWKA which became MARKOWITZ which then became MARCH in my tree. The family is from Poland. 


Re: Include Family Name in Subject

Nicole Heymans

My understanding of Marjorie's original post was that when posting a message about searching for some elusive relative, the subject should include the relative's name, rather than just e.g. "searching for lost relative".
I don't believe anyone in this thread meant you should put your names of interest in the subject line.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

Second Annual Future Scholars Fellowship Program

Nancy Siegel

JewishGen Announces the Second Annual Future Scholars 

Fellowship Program and Heritage Tour, in partnership with The Matzevah Foundation and the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, is pleased to announce the second annual JewishGen Future Scholars Fellowship program to take place from July 14, 2020 – July 23, 2020. We invite graduate students as well as third and fourth-year college students to apply for this unique opportunity.

Six Future Scholars will travel to Poland to participate in this program, focusing on the role of Jewish cemeteries today in preserving the memory and legacy of former Jewish communities. They will tour many Jewish Heritage sites and will be involved in the clean-up and preservation of a Jewish cemetery in partnership with local residents. 

The trip will be led by highly experienced staff, and participants will have an opportunity to learn from rabbis, scholars, dignitaries, and community leaders, who will offer first-hand insights regarding the imperative (and challenges) of cleaning-up cemeteries in accordance with Jewish law. 

To learn more and to apply for the 2020 program, please visit Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2020.

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ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia #poland

alan moskowitz

I've posted several brief birth records in Polish for which I request an English  translation.  These are the children of my great-grandfather's brother (my second great uncle?)   They are on ViewMate at the following addresses
I appreciate your assistance with this fascinating discovery.
Please respond via the forms provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you for any help you can provide

Alan Moskowitz
New Jersey, USA

Re: #JewishGenNews


So very sorry to hear this sad news. May his memory be for blessing. 
Sandy Lanman

Searching for ancestor

sylvia vanderhoeft <sylvia.vanderhoeft@...>

We are still searching for information in Nowy Sacz( former Galicia) for family called Stein( possibly Sztain)  or Stern, head of the family was born in Galicia his name was Akiba (Kive) Stein .Born around 1800-1805. He moved to Màd ;Hungary, around 1830-1840 .Married to Hàni NN, They had 2 children :Heriem Stein born in 1842,. and Mindel Stein born in 1846 married  Herezka Steiner, they had 5 children : Kati  Steiner 1875, Markuz Steiner 26 feb 1880, Jakab Steiner 1883, Freidel ( Fani) Steiner 13th April 1887, Adolf Steiner 19th Feb 1891. Later he married a second time to Julianna NN . And had 4 more childeren .
Sylvia Stein-Vanderhoeft

(US-Bronx, Queens NYC) Naturalization Records from Bronx and Queens to Become Available Online #Records Access

Jan Meisels Allen



The )US) National Archives gave a three-year grant of $872,000 which will pay for the Bronx and Queens (New York City)  County Clerks offices to upload naturalization record online starting in 2022.   They will be freely accessible on line.


Naturalization records in the Bronx and Queens stretch from the late 1700′s through the 1950′s when clerks offices ceased processing naturalization documents. The responsibility shifted to the federal government.  Thus far most of the requests in Queens are for records from the mid-1800′s through the early 1900′s.

to read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



Re: Re name Marks - US immigration records in early 19th century

Randall Tenor

Jeff, Markson is also a possibility. There was a large Markson family in the Pilvishok area .Perhaps some of them changed their name to Marks.

Re: US immigration records in early 19th century #usa

Sally Bruckheimer

Karen replied, "

You may be searching the right way however it was probably too early to obtain the information you want from those records. According to this Ellis Island link about researching U.S. immigration records, it seems:

The person's birthplace was not requested on ships' lists until 1906."

This was common, and most passenger lists had very little or no information, but you never know. My ggrandmother came to the US, alone, at age 11, in 1858 - very much before 1906 - and her passenger list had her place of birth. Since I had her parents' names from her death record, I ordered the bmd from LDS for that town (luckily they had the right years). And despite the fact that she had a very common name (Sara Hirsch) and the passenger list said she was 8 years old, her parents were right and her birth date was right. Later I found that her sister came also, in 1870 - also before 1906, and also with the same birth place.

The bottom line is that you never know until you find the record.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Re: Couple getting married multiple times


Why not ask them directly? Are they still around?


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Fridson, Fridzon, and Friedson

Diane Jacobs



There is a Motole website with family names I believe through the Jewishgen shtetl links.


Diane Jacobs



From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Bob Silverstein
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 9:29 AM
To: main@...
Subject: [] Fridson, Fridzon, and Friedson


I am looking for these surnames from these locations: Motol, Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts (Springfield, Athol, Gardner, Fitchberg, Springfiled, Worcester, and, Leominister), and Chicago.

Bob Silverstein

Diane Jacobs

Re: Introduction

Diane Jacobs



Do you know about The Book of Names (believe this is the title)

which lists known Jews in Australia from 1850 back.  I don't have

access to the book as I am not at home.  But I am sure someone

on this disussion group knows it very well.


Diane Jacobs



From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Pieter
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:53 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [] Introduction


I am a researcher from Sydney, Australia.

My mother was born MOSS and I am researching this name and other listed below.
Cheers Pieter

Researching the Following London families from circa 1800:

MOSS / MOSSES (London and Brighton)


Diane Jacobs

Re: Couple getting married multiple times

Sarah L Meyer

Possibly one religious and one secular - that I have seen.  Also there may have been family that were unable to travel between California and Florida, and instead of just having a reception for the couple at the new location, they actually remarried.

Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

1921 divorce in Lviv

Errol Schneegurt

I have been trying to find information about the divorce, in Lviv in 1921, between my grandparents. When my grandfather remarried the record stated that he was divorced and gave the record number and the date of the BANN, written by Rabbi Ziff in the Poviat court, as 15.15[16] 922. How can I get a copy of the paperwork related to this divorce?


Errol Schneegurt ESLVIV@...   LI NY

This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bruce Drake

J. Orbach’s wife Chaike had been caught by the Germans during a rebel group operation and murdered by the head of the Gestapo in Grodno, Poland. Both of his children would meet the same fate at the hands of “the bloodthirsty murderer Kurt Viso.” Later, Orbach found himself in the woods with other Grodno refugees remembering “our past beautiful lives” and thinking of revenge. As told in the chapter “The Past Horror,” from the Yizkor book of Zaglebie (Poland), the band learns that the men of the Grodno Gestapo, including Viso, are heading for a meeting in a nearby town. Their leader says he knows they can’t hope to kill all the Gestapo men, “but we can and we ought to say that Viso shall not reach it alive." They attacked the car carrying the Germans with automatic weapons and grenades. The peaceful stillness of the woods filled with the sharp screams of the Germans.

Viso was not killed that day. But Orbach saw him brought to justice years later.


Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD


Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Lisa Liel

Is there anyone here who is going to be going to Waldheim Cemetery in the Chicago area some time soon and might be willing to photograph a headstone for me?

It's Michael Chimberoff. The part of the cemetery in question has a gate that says First Englewood Congregation (one of the smaller cemeteries that make up Waldheim), and it's Gate 128 Lot 1302 Section 121 Row 2. There are a few Chimberoffs there. A couple of them were already photographed, but his was not.

We're researching all members of this family.  Zimberoff, Zimberov, Tzimberov, Zimbroff, Chimberoff, Chimbroff, Tzimberovich, Zimberow, Cimberow, etc.



Re: 19th century medical condition

John Anderson

How “old” a drug is it? My ancestor died in 1894 in Dayton, Ohio. Would it have been around then!


following up: Re: post-war immigration to Argentina and Israel: where to start

Wendy Griswold

Hi, cousins. As usual, I am overwhelmed by the response. It never
fails. The minute I post a question on the list I get swamped with a
freelance job and I have to take a step back from genealogy for a few
days. I don't want anyone to think I'm ungrateful or, heaven forbid,
that I wouldn't follow up, but it's not going to be this week.

Many thanks to Marilyn Newman, Alberto Guido Chester, Joel Alan
Weiner, Mitchell Collier, Rose Feldman, and Barbara Ellman. I can't
wait to get started with all the helpful hints you've offered.

Wendy Griswold
Jupiter FL

Searching: Zurawno, Israel, Argentina: BLITZ, PFEIFFER (every
conceivable spelling)
Ekaterinoslaw (Dniepro): DWASS
Nowy Sacz area: EINHORN, WENZELBERG, SHIFULDREM (every imaginable spelling)

Couple getting married multiple times

Joel weiner

Anyone have an idea why a couple would get married over and over again? I definitely have the same people getting married in Florida in 1996, 1999, and 2000. Each time in a different county. In addition, they got married in California in 1994.

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