Re: Repatriation 1945-7: Russia to Poland

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך

my mother and her parents escaped from bilgoraj to Uzbekistan. there the parents  died .we don't have any details  or picture of the parents.

Re: Find Court records in Hungary

Susanna Vendel

I would suggest to try this Hungarian database  under "archives". Searching on the family name of my grandfather I found several court records for his brother, who was arrested for fraud. This huge Hungarian database is really a "gold mine" for genealogy. 
Susanna VENDEL

RÖSSLER- Zrenjanin, Beograd, Budapest, Israel
ROSMANN - Alba Iulia , Budapest
WEISZ - Salonta, Oradea
WAGNER - Siget,

Re: An email from South Africa seeking Shoa information on my aunt

Ina Getzoff

I know that I probably sound like a cynic but before you give this man further information ask him how he found you and what he already knows. Also, did you post a page of testimony on Yad Vashem?  I would also think that if he wants people to post information on Yad Vashem he would also have gotten in touch with them. 

I am not saying he is not a "real person" but these days we all need to be careful about what personal or family information we sometimes release and I have been doing genealogical research for a long time so I welcome new information when I can get it.

Good luck and keep the group posted
Ina Getzoff
Delray Beach, Fla.

Recommendations for research at the Polish State Archives in Warsaw


I will be visiting Warsaw in April 2020 and want to see original
records related to my family from Serock Poland for years prior to
1907.   I would appreciate guidance and recommendations on how to hire
someone to help look at the records at the Polish State Archives in
With thanks
Rebecca Fogel Anderson

KIMLAT: Odessa, Melnitza, Argentina, Uruguay, Israel
GREENBAUM (GRUNBAUM), JAWETZ, VOGEL: Bukovina, Campulung Moldonescz

Need your help identifying Family Member's Country of Origin - #general


As many of you may know, us Jews come from "Russia" and Russia was a big place now scattered into many countries.  Unfortunately, I have a document from a family member, and I have been unable to identify where he was born.  The city appears unreadable to me.  There 2 links are documents I am 100% certain belong to him.

Link 1 Photo is marriage license.  His name was Solomon Sherman and he married Sophie Carp (originally Krupnik) in 1916.  Solomon lists his parents as Morris Sherman and Ida Hoffman.  I am told his Morris might have been called (Moshe or similar spelling).  I see on Ancestry that Sherman has several variations (Szerman, Sherman, etc)

Link 2 Photo is Solomon Sherman's registration card.  The city where he was born appears to not exist or be illegible aside from Russia.  This is where I need your help!  Where was Solomon Sherman Born? Link High Resolution Registration Card

The 1920 Census lists Solomon Sherman arriving in the USA in 1913 and Russian.  Profession Shoe Maker.  Below are "Speculative" Documents I found at Ellis Island Website that May or May Not be him!  Have yet to find documents corroborating the Parents of this Solomon Sherman.

Find Court records in Hungary


Hi all,
is it possible to find Court records in Hungary from the 1920's?
i found a newspaper that says that my gg grandfather was arrested because he was carrying fake money,
i asked his son my great grandfather he told that there was a court case where he got acquitted.

i would like to know if its possible to find those court records 

Thanks in advance
Toivy Kahan

Re: searching for information on family of Jake (Yankel) MUSHKAT

Jill Whitehead

My great great grandmother was Cyza Malka Muskatenblit (shortens to Muskat) who was born in Rajgrod in Lomza Gubernia in NE Poland (on borders with Lithuania). She married Leib Guttenberg of Rajgrod and their son Aaron Berko Guttenberg (my great grandfather) came to Hull, England in c 1865 with his wife and baby daughter to escape the Tsar's draft.

Jill Whitehead

R. Meir Margolies from Ostrog

Todd Brody

My gr-gr-grandfather was R. Yehudah Yudel Rosenberg (1860-1935), originally from Skaryszew, Poland, but more famously from Montreal, Canada. 

His first wife (from who I am descended) was named Chaya Chava (D. 1886).  A book written for R. Rosenberg's 70th birthday states that Chaya Chava was descended from the Ostrovtzer Rebbe, R. Leibush Zucker and was a grand-child of the Ostrovtzer Rebbe, R. Meir, the son of R. Hertzkes. 

I have had a very difficult time trying to identify these rabbis. My current theory is that the R. Meir the son of R. Hertzkes was R. Meir Margolies ben R. Tzvi Hirsh, the rabbi of Ostrog ("Ostroh") from 1777-1790.  He is a R. Meir the son of a R. Hirsh who could be the Ostrovtzer Rebbe.  I haven't been able to find any other rabbis from a town named Ost***** with a R. Meir the son of a R. Hirsh.

Additional support from my theory comes from the fact that Chaya Chava's maiden name was Zusman and there was a well-known Zusman family in Ostrog.

I have no idea who the R. Leibush Zucker might be, but I have confirmed that Chaya Chava's maiden name was Zucker. 

There is a geni profile for R. Meir Margolies but there is little about his descendants on that site.  Has anyone ever seen descendants from this rabbi with the last name Zucker or Zysman?  I haven't yet gone through Meir Vunder's or Neil Rosenstein's books on the Margolies families, but I am planning a trip to the New York library. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

Todd Brody

An email from South Africa seeking Shoa information on my aunt

Alberto Guido Chester

I have received a very polite mail from a gentleman in South Africa.

He says he found my decesased aunt's name and my name posting her Page of Testimony at Yad Vashem.

He requests further info on her with the project of posting it on his Facebook page. The gentleman says if thousands of people would do the same, a fair homage would be made.

I googled the man's name and email and it corresponds to a real human being in South Africa.

Has anyone had a similar experience ?

I will welcome any comments.


Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: How to open Yad Vashem testimony document? Need translation of testimony


I apologize for the confusion in what I wrote.  I did not mean to say that there was no address given for the person who submitted the page.  I meant that these details were not included in the column on the left.  Kudos to Ms. Habshush for deciphering the address; I could not have done so.
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

looking for a rearcher and someone to visit WOJNILOW and MOSZKOWCE


I will travel in june, 19 to 25 of june to Warsaw, Krakow, and  25 to 27 of june to Ukranie, to visit Wojnilow (Voynilov) and Moszkowce and near villages.

I would like to contact a guide with preference in Spanish language, and also a contact of some researcher to find out additional info and documentation of my family that lived there.

Anyone may have contacts???


Diana Kraushaar

Re: Another cause of death question

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>

think it’s impaction with torsion (of the colon) which cuts of blood supply to part of the intestine  ollowed by paralysis of bowels.

Barbara Stern Mannlein
Tucson,  AZ

In this cause of death of Irma FRENKEL (11 Jun 1922 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri), I can only make out certain words: "Impaction" and "high up followed by paralysis of..."  Can someone make out the other garbled words?

John Anderson,
Orlando, Florida._,_._,__._,_._,_

SA Jewish Life - Vol 6 - New Book

Eli Rabinowitz

SA Jewish Life - Volume 6 - New Book

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia

Another cause of death question

John Anderson

In this cause of death of Irma FRENKEL (11 Jun 1922 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri), I can only make out certain words: "Impaction" and "high up followed by paralysis of..."  Can someone make out the other garbled words?

John Anderson,
Orlando, Florida

Re: Cemetery help at La Tablada, Buenos Aires

דוד לחמי

You can email AMIA: reunir@...
They have volunteers who can take a picture for you. They sent me a picture a week after I asked.

Strike breaker Henoch KATZ

Tania Kac

Seeking information on Henoch KAC (KATZ) (prob. born between 1860-1880) who came to the US between 1904-1915 from Hoshcha (Hoszcza/Goshcha), Ukraine. He died crossing picket line (he probably didn't know the language enough to know not to cross it). Per family lore, this happened in/around Boston and widow received compensation back home. Family in Europe did not immigrate to the US. Henoch may have stayed with brother-in-law and sister-in-law. The maiden name of the sister-in-Law was Zeigermakher. Possible connection to a Max Nathan Silberman. I can't find strike, insurance company, union involved, death record or burial place. Any help or hints would be appreciated. 

Thank you!
Tania Kac
Des Moines, Iowa, USA


Identifying people on Viewmate photo

ingrid rockberger

Dear Genners,
I am posting this on behalf of my sister-in-law as there seem to be some technical difficulties in this post appearing - she has tried several times!
Here is Michelle's message:
I am hoping you can help me identify the members of the wedding party
in this photo. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
ViewMate - Image 78256 - Do you recognize? - Germany - Frankfurt

I am trying to confirm if this was my grandparents' wedding on
February 17, 1923 in Frankfurt-a-m, Germany and who is in the photo.
My grandmother was Lili Sander nee Wolff and my grandfather was Hugo
Sander.  Lili’s parents were Dr. med Ludwig Wolff and Thekla Wolff nee
Rothschild. Thekla’s parent’s were August Rothschild and Eugenie
(Jenny) Rothschild nee Lenel and her parents were Moritz and Caroline
Lenel.  Hugo Sander’s parents were Max and Lina Sander nee Haas. Max
Sander’s father was Isaak Sander and Lina’s parents were Jettchen and
Levi Haas.

My grandmother’s family came from Frankfurt-a-m and my grandfather’s
from Darmstadt.

I need help in identifying all of the people in the photo. 

Appreciate your help.

Please respond to me personally.
Michelle Stein

JGS of Illinois Feb. 23, 2020, program: “Unique Aspects of Jewish Genealogy”

Martin Fischer

Debbie Kroopkin, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will speak on “Unique Aspects of Jewish Genealogy” at the Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, JGSI meeting. Her presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Illinois. The JGSI research library and genealogy help desk will be available starting at 12:30 p.m.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, see or phone 312-666-0100.

In her presentation, Debbie will explain how to navigate genealogy research for Jewish families. Attendees will glean a basic understanding of variations in Jewish given names and how the surnames were acquired. She will also share Jewish community migration patterns, how to read Hebrew inscriptions on tombstones, and where to begin to search for family, including Israelis, and survivors and victims of the Holocaust.

Debbie Kroopkin has explored her family history for over two decades and now conducts research for others. She has discovered her family origins in Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. Debbie has traced her clients’ families to towns in these countries, as well as in Lithuania, Moldova, and Romania. Her roles on boards of directors have included co-president, treasurer, fundraiser, and special events coordinator. She has a master’s degree in social work administration with grant writing, interagency collaboration and program planning experience.

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members forum, more than 50 video recordings of past speakers’ presentations, the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more.

Most monthly meetings feature informative speakers as well as access to a research library and expert volunteer genealogy help from 12:30 to 1:55 p.m. 

Submitted by:

Martin Fischer

Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD): 
Twitter: @JGSofIllinois 


Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website:

JGS of Maryland February 23, 2020, program announcement

Susan Steeble

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Rick Gwynallen

Title: “B’nai Israel Descendants’ Day Research Using Reverse Genealogy”

Date and Time: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD


Please join us on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, when Rick Gwynallen presents our next program: “B’nai Israel Descendants’ Day Research Using Reverse Genealogy.”


Descendants’ Day at B’nai Israel is simultaneously an extensive genealogical and history project and a unique community-building initiative, connecting people to their heritage and drawing fresh attention and energy to the historic Jewish community of Jonestown. B’nai Israel Congregation partnered with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and the Jewish Museum of Maryland to research the living descendants of Jewish families involved in B’nai Israel and the Jonestown community, going back into the late 19th century. The project’s goal is to update the existing historical record with new and inclusive information about the people who lived, worked, and worshipped there and to identify their descendants. The Descendants' Day project is an ambitious multi-year undertaking, with the first year culminating in the first B'nai Israel Descendants' Day Shabbaton on March 20–22, 2020.


This project is an example of reverse genealogy; instead of primarily looking into the ancestry of a research subject, we are attempting to identify living descendants. Sources and strategies for this type of genealogical research will be discussed.


Richard Gwynallen is the Director of Special Projects for B’nai Israel Congregation. Just prior to his position at B’nai Israel, he spent thirteen years working in community development in West Baltimore. He writes essays on his own family’s history and has done extensive genealogical research as a passion.  

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble

JGSMD Publications and Public Relations

Baltimore, MD

Susan Kahan Steeble
Baltimore, MD, USA
Researching: FRIDGANT/FRIEDHAND and variants from Bershad, Ukraine
                      KESSELMAN from Chorna/Okna, Ukraine
                      BUDIANSKY/BUDINOFF and SLUTSKY from Korsun and Zolotonosha, Ukraine
                      KAHANOWITZ/KAGANOVICH from Grodno, Belarus
                      STUCHINSKY from Jurbarkas/Yurburg, Lithuania

Re: Isaac YOSELOWITZ, Manhattan New York #help #records #New York

Rod MacNeil

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