Re: Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens #usa

Susan Beecher <s_beecher@...>

Although not that exact part of this huge cemetery, I have contacted the Mount Lebanon part to get information about two people buried there. Ancestry had shown that one was there but with no information. The staff person immediately responded by email sending me the information. My friend for whom I am researching her family called the cemetery and for a small donation got photos of the graves.  I don't know if all of the different groups will be this helpful.
Susan Beecher
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Re: Head of Ukraine Sig #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa

Ostrog is in Volyn Province
Alex Krakovsky has additional Revision Lists for Volyn province for 1881-1883 which includes a detail town listing showing Ostrog starting on pages 69 and 145.  This is a huge file at 1.25GB.  The url for this is:ДАЖО_118-14-0093._1883_год._Дополнительные_ревизские_сказки_Волынской_губернии.pdf

there are also additional list for these years at:ДАЖО_118-14-0093._1883_год._Дополнительные_ревизские_сказки_Волынской_губернии.pdf

There are indeed RLs for Voln province for 1862-1863 but unfortunately no town detail:год._Добавочная_ревизская_сказка_мещан_евреев_Кременецкого_уезда_Волынской_губернии.pdf
and at:

Unfortunately these have not been translated so this is the best I can d for you...

Gary Pokrassa 
Data Acquisition Director 
Ukraine Research Group

Re: Trying to break a brick wall to find living relatives in the US... #general #usa #belarus

Stephanie LaRose Lewison

I second the suggestion to call the cemetery and try again another day if the person is not helpful.
Finding current relatives has proven difficult for me too.
Have you tried any DNA testing to find current relatives?
Have you tried randomly Facebook friending or messaging people with the last names you are looking for?
How about internet searches for those names?

Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Art Hoffman <arthh@...>

My Aunt Ida's name as written on the Ellis Island passenger manifest was

Arthur Hoffman
Boynton Beach, FL

Searching for GOICHMANN, GOYKHMAN from Golovanevsk
WHITE from Annopool

Re: Seek name origin Ida JABLONSKI #belarus #russia #names


Possibly Itta (familiar form: Itka). My grandmother's sister as Itta - she did not come over though.
Jeff Goldner
Researching Goldner, Singer, Neuman, Braun, Schwartz, Reichfeld (Hungary/Slovakia); Adler, Roth, Ader (Galicia); Soltz/Shultz (Vitebsk, maybe Lithuania)

Zablotow, Galicia 1892 #galicia

Dorcey Rose

In researching my family from Zablotow, I am finding a significant number of deaths in 1892. Was there an epidemic or any other major event that happened that year? I have tried searching but have not come up with an answer. Does anyone know about a major problem that year in the Zablotow area or does anyone have an idea where to research this question? Some of these relatives, both husband and wife died at 40 in1892 and it turns out that the wife's parents also died the same year. Thanks in advance, Dorcey Rose
Dorcey Rose
Florida US

Re: Given name Ksyel

Shelley Mitchell

JoAnn. It may be a simplistic sounding solution but, if your father passed, do you have a copy of his headstone? It should name his father. A lot of people do that. And if he has passed, a copy of both the cemetery application, the hospital records, and his birth certificate can show the name of parents.
Shelley Mitchell 

Re: Somlo-Horowitz-Margareten family of Toronto#Canada #rabbinic

Peninah Zilberman



I have for you’re the following suggestions:



·       Contact the local Genealogy Chapter,

·       Write a letter to the editor of the Canadian Jewish News

·       Post on fb

Daughters of Holocaust survivors Toronto

Look up the names in the local tel. book 411

Good Luck

Blessings of Good Health



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Re: Seek name origin Ida JABLONSKI #belarus #russia #names


Itta is another.

Re: Seek name origin Ida JABLONSKI #belarus #russia #names


eida is a yiddish name some say eidy i can help you more if you need 

Re: Fogel family in Rivne or Rowno is this the same place #ukraine


Also attaching a book ''Shelter from the Holocaust'' by Anita Grossman.

Many people might find it interesting. 

Re: yiddish words #yiddish


it is wood as pointed out by ch. fried  
i just reminded myself of another saying in yiddish
ehr veint vi a beaver   the explanation i heard was that the beaver while going in to the his captures
is crying so like saying you are your self to blame and tears of your own making  pleas fill me in if you know more 

Yiddish tombstone #general


Subj: ViewMate translation request - Yiddish
I've posted a tombstone in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Re: Seek name origin Ida JABLONSKI #belarus #russia #names

Diane Jacobs

It is Pruzhany, Pruzany district
Grodno Gubernia, once Russia, now Belarus.  You can find information on it 
On, and
CPSA (Children of Pruzhany...).

Email me personally, if you need more help.

Diane Jacobs 

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-------- Original message --------
From: Marilyn Weinman <marilynweinman@...>
Date: 3/29/20 10:39 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [] #general

Hope this finds everyone healthy and safe this evening !
My maternal grandmother was born somewhere around 1873 - 74 in Pruzani,Russia,which I now believe is Belarus. Not sure the town name is the same ? 
My grandmother's name was Ida Jablonsky, and my question pertains to her name. I'm assuming that Ida was her given name when she arrived in the U.S.,but does anyone know what the Hebrew/ Yiddish name would've been at birth ?
Thanks for any help I can get, and stay well :) 

Diane Jacobs

Re: Name IDA #names

Diane Jacobs

Usually it is Chaya, but sometimes it could
Be another name.
Diane Jacobs 

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-------- Original message --------
From: Marilyn Weinman <marilynweinman@...>
Date: 3/29/20 4:47 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [] Name IDA #general




Hoping this fines everyone healthy and safe !

I’m curious about the name IDA. My maternal grandmother was born IDA JABLONSKY in Pruzani, Russia somewhere in or around 1883,but my question is wouldn’t there be different birth name another name for IDA ? Any help from other JEWISHGENNERS, would be greatly appreciated !




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Marilyn Weinman
Diane Jacobs

Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine "Fake Rabbis" #usa #general


Neither of those names is immediately familiar, Diane. Sorry. I'm always curious for more of the story, though I recognize that may be moving from genealogical questions into other sorts of topics.

-- Joe

Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine "Fake Rabbis" #usa #general

Carl Kaplan

Thanks. Any chance you came across any references to Boston in your research?

Digital Public Library of America #usa

Lewis, Megan

The Digital Public Library of America brings digital resources from libraries around the US into 1 search interface.  Resources include maps, photos, year books, personal papers, etc.
They have information and a presentation on how to use their resources for family history research at 
I thought some of you might find this website useful.

Megan Lewis  Reference Librarian  202.314.7860
NOTE: I am working remotely until further notice.

National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Re: Fogel family in Rivne or Rowno is this the same place #ukraine


Thank you Victoria!

I have ordered this book from Amazon already.

Do you have it in PDF by any chance?

Also it would be nice of you to send a link with this film about Mr. Fritz Graebe or just its name as it was present at the Jewish film festival, if it is possible please.

Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia

Joel Ratner

In support of Herbs point, here is a short history of St. Petersburg. Peter the Great founded the city in 1701. Lands from Poland were ceded twice during the 1770s and fhe third and final partition of Poland occurred in 1795. The importance of these events lies in the fact that prior to the partitions, there were not many Jews within Russia proper however, with the partitions, Catherine now owned lands with large numbers of Jews and had to decide what to do with them. Her answer was the formation of the Pale of Settlement.

See the article on the Pale for further information. 

Generally, Jews were not allowed to live outside the Pale however, the exceptions to the rule began to take place in the 1850s under Alexander II. This is the time where the strict prohibitions began to unravel for selected classes of people. Alexander ruled from 1855. An examination of the listing of 549 metrical register books for the Jewish community of SPB (Choral Synagogue), the first metrical register of births in the SPB archives is 1856.The listing states this register contained marriages, deaths and divorces however, examination of the images shows births were included.  The births of thirteen boys and nine girls were recorded as well as some marriages and deaths. See the record listing at SPB Metrical Register Listing .  A translated version appears below.

In the 1850s, the exceptions to the rules of prohibited residence outside the Pale began to emerge and these are discussed at some length in the YIVO article. Suffice it to say that artisans, army veterans, etc. were sometimes granted access to settlement in SPB from this time. This was the seeding of the population with the first community of Jews. Metrical registers are available in the SPB archive (TsGIA) for the Jewish community through 1918.

On a decidedly different but related topic, see the 

Laws Pertaining to the Jews in Russia

Full text of: The Persecution of the Jews in Russia

Joel Ratner

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