Re: Does anyone recognize this town name? #russia

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

Like most town names, Rosolovitz brings up a whole list of 'sounds like' names in the Jewishgen Gazeteer. I highly recommend that you look at that.
But I also need to tell you that a death certificate is not a wonderful source of information on an immigrants birth. If the kids were born in the US, they might not remember right. And the informant might be a grandchild or the neighbor.
But we work from what we have. I once spent 2 years looking for somebody in St. Louis, until I found them in NYC.
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Re: Marcovich/David Family #romania #general


Hi Steven.

As mentioned in my email, I am beginning to find Davids in North America, writ large, including Canada. I will find the Manifest for entry into Halifax or some other Canada-Nova Scotia Port. This is dependent on the Ship leaving England.

My best wishes to all of you in Israel!!

Your possible relative, Julien David

I will continue correspondence privately.

Re: My great hunt Rachel Levinsky #names #israel


You are amazing, thank you very much

Re: My great hunt Rachel Levinsky #names #israel


Another thing, I forgot to ask – does the census point Rachel mother name and Michael parents' names? I cannot open the file you attached.


Descendants of Frymeta Rochwargier? #poland

ingrid rockberger

We know that Frymeta Rochwargier, (?birth 1872 Sobota) daughter of Anszel Leib Rochwargier and Alta Zena Zajonc was married with 8 children. We do not know her married name. Any connection with anyone, descendants?

Ingrid Rockberger

Searching for descendants of Abraham Rauchwerger #poland #usa

ingrid rockberger

Looking for descendants of Abram/Abraham Rochverger/Rauchverger, born approx. 1884, death date unknown, arrived in the US June 8th 1904 on the ship “Kroonland” – point of departure Antwerp, last place of residence London. He had arrived in London from Hamburg July 1st 1902 on the ship Silvia. He was a resident of Lodz and his parents (hopefully) were Anszel Leib Rochverger (born 1845 in Strykow) and Alta Dyna Zajonc (born 1844 in Strykow).

We believe Abraham could be the brother of Mordechai Mendel Rochverger, who settled in England with his family. Family lore has it that a brother came to England with Mordechai (anglicized to Marks Rockberger), then went on to the US – Chicago – and was never heard from again. Could Abraham be the missing brother? Abraham arrived in London in 1902 on the same ship as Mordechai.

Ingrid Rockberger


Translation Request- Russian Document #latvia #russia


Dear all,

I am new to this forum- thank you very much for allowing me in. 

I have received a very moving document from YadVashem - the deportation file of my ancestors from Latvia in 1941 by the Soviets.

I can barely make head or tail of it, I think it mentions two people- Ilja Goldberg born 1922 z"l and Moshe Goldberg born 1884 z"l.

The actual file is 24 pages long. I'm attaching one page of it here- if you think you could help some more- that would be amazing and I can send it to you- but no worries if not!

I look forward to receiving some translations.   

 Stay safe,


Re: My great hunt Rachel Levinsky #names #israel


Dear Lynn

I am very grateful to you for the findings. I have no doubt the data fits my great aunt and her family.

Does the Census point the year they came to the United States? Have they lived all the years only at the address listed in the 1930 census? If it is not difficult – I would thank you for every bit of information.

Thank you very much



(UK) The National Archives Makes Digital Records Available Online Free for Now #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen



The (UK) National Archives announced, that they are making digital records available online for free as long as Kew is closed due to the Coronavirus.

To manage the demand, registered users will be able to order and download up to 10 items at no cost, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days.

To access the service and download free, users are required to:

Register/sign in to their Discovery account before adding items to their basket (maximum ten items per basket);

Complete the order process to receive a download link, which will remain active for 30 days. (The link will also be saved in ‘Your orders’ in your account for 30 days); and

Abide by their fair use policy. 




To register for a free account and be able to download documents go to:

This requires your name, email address, country and password.  No credit card information is required.


You may also find their latest blog posting of interest as it has posts on various records, research , technology and more:



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Does anyone recognize this town name? #russia


On my great great grandmother's Michigan death record, her birth town is listed as Rosolovitz, Russia. Google doesn't seem to believe this town has ever existed. Has anyone ever heard of this place, or anything that might phonetically match it?
Thanks, Julie

ViewMate - Russian to English #translation

Terry Ashton

Dear Jewish Genners,

I would very much appreciate your help with the translations of the following birth and death records from Russian into English:


Please reply only via ViewMate.

Ms Terry Ashton, Melbourne, Australia

SEARCHING: PRASHKER: Kalisz, Poland/SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola, Lomza,  Poland/WAJNGOT: Poland/WIERZBOWICZ: Gorki, Lomza, Poland/GOLDMAN: Blaszki, Poland/SEGAL/SEGALOVITCH: Vilnius, Lithuania/HOLTZ: Dvinsk, Russia


ViewMate Translation Request -- Polish #poland #translation

Paul A. Auerbach

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

The document is the Krakow birth record of my 2nd great-grandfather, Joel Rosenlicht (1822 Births #61).

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thanks very much.
Paul Auerbach
Sharon, Massachusetts, USA


ARONSON /ARENSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine), ATTELL/ETTEL (Krakow, Poland),  (AUERBACH / AVERBUKH (Chisinau, Moldova), BARR (Kreslavka, Latvia), BECK (Krakow, Poland),  
BENJAMIN (Ostrolenka, Poland), BLODEK/WLODEK (Krakow, Poland), CALKE / SELKA (Ostrolenka, Poland), CHAKIM / KHAKIM (Maisiagala / Musninkai/ Vilnius, Lithuania), 
DAVIDSON (Traby, Belarus), DREYEK (Krakow, Poland), HALTZMAN/HOLZMAN (Chisinau, Moldova), HURWITZ / HURVICH (Musninkai, Lithuania), ITCHOFF (Lechowitz, Belarus), 
KAPLAN (Dzyarzhynsk / Minsk, Belarus), LAZAROWITZ / LEISEROVICI (Iasi, Romania), LEVINE /LEVIN / LEWIN (Traby, Belarus), MESCHER/MEZAK (Odessa, Ukraine), 
MINKIN (Rezekne / Kaunata, Latvia), NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa, Ukraine & Lechowitz, Belarus), NESIS / NESSIS (Zinkiv, Ukraine), PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England & Tarnow / Krakow, Poland), 
ROSENLICHT (Krakow, Poland), SHAFFMAN (Lechowitz, Belarus), TAFFET (Krakow, Poland), WEINER/VENER (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Re: Seeking 1940 ship name and manifest Lisbon to Mozambique Portugal Lourenço Marques #general

Paul Silverstone

The Salvador had nothing to do with a  voyage from Lisbon to Lourenco Marques.   Portugal had regular shipping between those ports.  Whether
there are passenger lists available i have no idea.

OCJGS Virtual Meeting on Sunday at 1:30 pm Pacific #jgs-iajgs #events

Michelle Sandler

The Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society is having a virtual meeting on Sunday April 26th at 1:30 pm Pacific time.  The speaker will be Sheryl Stahl the Library Director speaking on Jewish Genealogy resources available at the Hebrew Union College Los Angeles Campus Library.  See our website at for the link.  There is a new link as of today so make sure to get the new link and not the old link.
Michelle Sandler
President, Vice President of Programming and Librarian

Re: Marcovich/David Family #romania #general

Peninah Zilberman

Good day,
Check on fb, there are several 
Romanian pg.
The main one is 
שורשים רומניים
There is also a Piatra Niamt group
Good Luck
Peninah Zilberman

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet
+40 74 414 5351

Re: Maiden name: Is it GUTMAN or SZTABINSKA #names

Warren Blatt <warren.blatt@...>

Images of the Jewish births, marriages and deaths for Łosice (1829-1860) can be found on the Polish Sate Archives website, at:
Looking at Łosice 1858 Marriage #11, it says:
 - Groom:  Moszek Leyb LEWIN, age 19, son of Herszek and Sura Ryfka, of the village of Przesmyki,
 - Bride:  Fayga GUTMAN, age 17, daughter of Joska and Masia, also of the village of Przesmyki.


Re: Seeking 1940 ship name and manifest Lisbon to Mozambique Portugal Lourenço Marques #general

Nomi Waksberg

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 12:51 PM, Della Peretti wrote:
Lisbon to Mozambique
Wiki is showing RMS Ebro - url

Hope this helps.  nwaksberg@...

Pinkas of Slutsk #belarus

Yehuda Rubin

The Slutsk pinkas ends in 1924. I have an ancestor who died there in 1926, where would I be able to get a hold of his death records?
Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Yehuda Rubin  <yehudazevrubin@...>

JOWBR Grows Past 3.7 Million Burial Records! #JewishGenUpdates #general

Nolan Altman

     JewishGen is proud to announce its “2020 Pesach Update” to the JOWBR (JewishGen’s Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database, (previously known as the “2019 Year-End Update”). Therefore, please keep in mind that this update only includes submissions received by November 30, 2019.  All subsequent submissions will be part of the next update. The reason for the delay is that JewishGen’s databases were being reviewed, and in many cases, code was rewritten, to make the updating process more efficient for future updates.  We hope to get back to our usual semi-annual update schedule as follows:


            Data received by May 31                Update in July (pre-conference)

            Data received by November 30     Update in December


Please visit to access the JOWBR database. If you’re a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at  and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.


     This update, adds approximately 120,000 new records and 52,000 new photos.  The database is adding and/or updating 550 cemeteries.  This update brings JOWBR’s holdings to 3.71 million records and 700,000 photos from approximately 8,670 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 133 countries! 


     Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums.  We appreciate all our donor’s submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. 


Of special note, this update includes the first installment from the Lasky Collection.  His submission will include approximately 125,000 records, the vast majority with photos.  For more information on Mr. Lasky's current work, please see (the Museum of Family History website.)


          Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:


  • Australia – approximately 800 records and 2,400 photos from new and existing cemeteries.
  • Canada – 400 additional records and 4,300 photos, mostly from Montreal, Quebec area cemeteries.
  • Czech Republic – approximately 5,000 new records and 3,400 photos from 14 cemeteries.
  • England – 1,250 records and 250 photos from 6 cemeteries.
  • France – 3,000 new records covering 121 new or existing cemeteries.
  • Germany –10,000 new records and 2,000 photos covering 70 new or existing cemeteries including 6,000 records from Jüdischer Friedhof Schönhauser Allee in Berlin.
  • Moldova – added 1,5000 new records and photos from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries.
  • Morocco – added 1,600 new records and photos from 2 Moroccan cemeteries.
  • Netherlands – added 4,400 new records, including 4,300 from Wassenar.
  • Poland –approximately 6,200 new records from 23 new and existing cemeteries including 5,100 from 3 cemeteries in Wroclaw.
  • Russia – added 2,500 new records from 7 Russian cemeteries including 2,000 from Astrakhan.
  • United States - approximately 100,600 new records and 4,250 photos for 24 new and 42 updated cemeteries including 91,200 records from Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in Los Angeles.


Please see for a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.


     I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find and gain permission to add many non-US records from Germany, France and under-represented countries.  Eric’s group of volunteers includes Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Deborah Ross, Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the information from some very difficult to read photos.


     We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make additional submissions.  Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or other group, it’s your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they otherwise might not.  Please also consider other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.


Nolan Altman


JewishGen Director for Special Projects - JOWBR

April, 2020


Translation of the Memorial Book of Rokiskis, Lithuania available at reduced pric #yizkorbooks #lithuania

Joel Alpert

Memorial Book of Rokiskis - A Tribute to the Memory of our Town
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