Re: Argentina naturalization records? STAHL

Pieter Hoekstra

Many thanks Alberto Guido Chester for your assistance. We may not have located a grave (yet), however I have learned alot about European immigration in Argentina.

Re: JGS of Georgia meeting - March 22, 2020 - Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War #usa

Pieter Hoekstra

I wonder if they identified with one side or another or spread equally between the sides?

Translation of Hebrew or Yiddish photo inscription

Roy Ogus

This ViewMate image shows the back of a postcard of a man in a military uniform. I'm not sure if the text is in Yiddish or Hebrew.  I would appreciate a translation.

The Viewmate image can be found at: 

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application (or to me personally by e-mail).

Thanks for your input!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California

#holocaust #holocaust

Linda Kelley

Does anyone know if there are travel records of the 400 surviving forced labor workers from the Pfaff sewing machine factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany? I contacted the Jewish Museum, Yad Vashem and the American Jewish Committee, but they had nothing.
Vania Caretti in Italy has proof her relatives worked at the factory, but is seeking further records:
Maria Leszko, wife of Nicolas Lischt, possibly of Kiev or Drohobych, may have died at Kaiserslautern.
Their daughter, Olga Lischt, b. 1924, married Eugenio Francini, an Italian soldier who worked at the factory, and both went to live in Italy. [Vania has taken a DNA test at My Heritage and her kit is in GEDmatch. She has no close matches in GEDmatch as yet.] Thank you very much! Linda Wolfe Kelley, Portland, OR, USA

Death Certificate for Detroit for Julius Kozloff

barbara Schoenburg

Can anyone help? I need a copy of the death certificate for Julius Kozloff (my Grandfather) who died 12/4/1949. Cannot get it as there is a 75 year wait. Thank you.

Re: Vital Records in Detroit, Michigan

Linda Kelley

Handwriting is hard to read. Cause if death was cirrhosis of the liver, along with myocardial disease.
Thanks to Michigan for posting death certificates online!
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA

Re: Divorce

Sarah L Meyer

You mentioned Reno, but not Las Vegas.  Have you checked Clark county Nevada?  What about Mexico?

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

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

Bruce Drake

“Verdict Without Appeal” is an entry from the diary of Dr. P. Czerniak in the Yizkor book of Antopol (Belarus). It is a chapter that drips with bitterness, born of the author’s indignation about the fate awaiting himself and other Jews, but also the very in-your-face insult of living life as someone deemed inferior to a “pure-blooded” former classmate who had risen in the world despite his incompetency.

Dr. Smirnov had been a bad student in high school but went on to become director of health services for the region after attending a university where the Czerniak had been refused. “When the Germans arrived, he became important - a man with Slavic Aryan blood in his veins and a diploma in his pocket. It did not matter much what he had, or did not have, in his brain.” Czerniak lived in the ghetto, but “whenever something happened in the hospital, which Dr. Smirnov did not know how to handle, he would come running out of breath to ask my help.”

Czerniak, who had been left alive because there were no Christian doctors in Antopol, writes: “Why is this absolute nonentity now a free physician in control, even though it is clear that the distance between him and the Jew-dog is the distance of long years of evolution of the human species on earth? Why, after all, is he sure of his life and is entitled to it, while I am sure of death and am not entitled to live?”

As the two of them walked together one day, Smirnov answered the question.


Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD


Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

NJ State Archives - is anyone going?

A. E. Jordan

A member of the list was extremely kind and helpful to me retrieving a few documents and doing research for me and as a result I need one more death certificate from the NJ State Archives if anyone is going there.

I have the name and date and even the location of the death -- I see it on the index -- so I just need someone to print out the death certificate for me.

It is a common name so when I tried searching I could not pin it down and the same for the husband.  I tried calling the local cemeteries, the cemeteries where her children are buried, I tried calling the likely funeral home and searched the local newspaper.  I repeated the same for the husband but in both cases I had common names and only a fairly broad range for the dates of the death. 

One of our participants was kind enough to go year by year through the 1940s looking for the death certificate and sure enough he found the husband.  Problem was Isidor was listed as Izzie and the burial instead of being local in New Jersey is 100 miles away in New York in my own local area.  I checked the cemetery records and sure enough the missing woman is next to her husband and backtracked I found an obit in The New York Times but not her local newspapers.

Just goes the show the value of following every avenue.

Now to complete the paper trail I would like to have a copy of her death certificate if anyone is going to be at the NJ State Archives.

Thank you

Allan Jordan

Re: New Digest format does not cite the original post

Rodney Eisfelder

Under the message is a line of links. Click on "View/Reply Online". On the web page that is displayed, click on the button that says "View all x messages in Topic".
It is pretty clunky, but the old system had a similar problem, except that most people quoted enough of the original for the reply to stand on its own.

Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

Re: New Digest format does not cite the original post

Joan Parker <parker5850@...>

Hello Albert,

I had the same problem until being curious one day I clicked on View/Reply Online (#640466) to see what it was and that's where you'll find all the emails pertaining to which ever one you are currently reading at that time.

These are at the very end of the email:

All the best,
Joan Parker
Past President/Archivist
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
1) GOLDBERG, GOULD, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN, BERGER, JAGODA-Lipno and Plock,Poland-Russia; Warsaw, Poland-Russia; Galveston, TX; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY.
2) PARKER, PINKUS/PINCUS, WINOGRAD, (GERSHO-BEROVNA?)., R0SEN, -Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS, NEIKRUG, DEL PINO--Brooklyn, NY.  RABWIN--Hollywood, CA, Salt Lake City, UT. CLAYTON-California.
3) GELFAND, KRITZOFF, KATZ, TROCK --Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk, Belarus, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 10:27 PM Alberto Guido Chester <> wrote:
I apologize for coming back to the new format issue.

Most answers in the new format do not cite the original post, making it difficult to remember what question is being answered.

Can someone illuminate me if there is any solution for this ?

Thanks in advance

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

New Digest format does not cite the original post

Alberto Guido Chester

I apologize for coming back to the new format issue.

Most answers in the new format do not cite the original post, making it difficult to remember what question is being answered.

Can someone illuminate me if there is any solution for this ?

Thanks in advance

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

ViewMate Translation Requests #ukraine


Subj: ViewMate translation request - Russian / Hebrew

I've posted several vital records in Russian / Hebrew for which I would greatly appreciate a complete 
translation. They are located on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thank you very much.
Paul Moverman
Milford, NH, USA

JGS of Georgia meeting - March 22, 2020 - Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War #usa

Peggy Mosinger Freedman <peggyf@...>

Adrienne Usher, Director of Research for the Shapell Roster, will be speaking to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia about her research on Jews who fought in the Civil War.  Historically, Jews were identified in Civil War Rosters by name profiling.  The Shapell Roster research team has identified Jewish soldiers using documents, newspaper articles, and other primary sources. Ms. Usher will discuss the project and share information about the 1,200 soldiers they have identified as Jewish who were not included on previous lists.


The presentation will be held Sunday, March 22 at The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA.  Doors open at 1:00, meeting begins at 2:00.  Admission is free for members of The Breman Museum and included in admission for non-members.


For more information, contact Peggy Mosinger Freedman at peggyfreedman@...

Re: Vital Records in Detroit, Michigan

Mary Henderson


Attached is a copy that I retrieved from the Michigan state archive site

Mary Henderson
Genetic Genealogy Research, LLC
Ann Arbor, MI


On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 1:35 PM Joan Rimmon via Groups.Jewishgen.Org <> wrote:
I want to find the cause of death for my grandmother, Esther Knoppow Glanz, and would appreciate it if someone could check it for me.  She died October 7, 1944 in Detroit.

If not, does anyone know how much a copy costs and how to obtain a copy of the certificate?

MyHeritage Offering FREE Worldwide Access to All Irish Records March 5-22

Jan Meisels Allen



In honor of Irish-American Heritage Month MyHeritage is offering free worldwide access to all Irish records on their website March 5-22.  While no time zone is given for the cut off time, based on past practices assume it’s the US Central time zone ( remember the clocks get changed  in many states this Sunday AM at 2AM).


To search their records go to:

When the window opens on the right side  there is a list of the Ireland collections with a green “FREE” written next to it.

The actual records are not there but a transcript of what MyHeritage has –at least in the several examples I tried.


If you hit the button that says free trial you will be invited to provide your credit card information. This is NOT the Free world wide access for this promotion.


MyHeritage also built a dedicated webpage that includes facts about Irish heritage, information about their Irish collections, and a search bar so users can easily search the free Irish record collections directly from the page. To access that page go to: 


If you try to access record collections not offered during this Free Irish records promotion or after the promotion is over, you will be invited to subscribe with a free trial for 14 days which may require you to provide your credit card information. The Irish Records Promotion does not require your credit card information.


Jews in Ireland

While always a small Jewish community in Ireland it is an established community. In addition, a number of Jews immigrated to Ireland in the late 19th and 20th centuries whose families were from central Europe, due to the pogroms, and especially from Lithuania. Jews also stopped in Ireland along the way to immigrating to North America—and may have lived there for a few years.  You never know what an Irish record may reveal!


I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am sharing this solely for the information of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

joannegrosman joannegrosman

Years ago I was researching relatives who ended up in a DP camp near Munich and at that time Arolsen Tracing Service was closed. I emailed Munich city hall and eventually providing as much information as possible (they also had a child born in Munich after WWII) a Munich city archivist sent me everything they had which was very helpful.

researching Grosman, Bocian, Garbarski, Kremsdorf, Altman



Can you please give me any advise on how to obtain thé death certificate of m'y grandparents Rachel dayan and Messaoud Amar burried in Israël , Haïfa
I don't have their ID

Re: Vital Records in Detroit, Michigan

Sherri Bobish


Looks like the cost is $34.  Also, if you want the medical info than you have to order the long form.

This page should answer your questions.

*Short form vs. Long form (from front):A short form includes pertinent facts on who died, when and where they died, and the manner of death (natural, accidental etc.), but no medical information. A long form includes the full death registration including the medical conditions reported and other circumstances that led to death

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching:  RATOWSKY (Ariolgala, Lith.), WALTZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker, Pol.) and many others!

Death certificate


Can someone give me any advise in ordre to get the death certificate of m'y grandparents Rachel dayan dead in 1967 and Messaoud Amar both burried in Israël. (Haïfa or ashdod)
Thanks for your help

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