Re: Hebrew name question #names


it can also mean המ"י המבין יבין an abbreviation  as to say the one i'm referring to will know who they are 

Re: Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general


i can help 

Searching descendants of my G-uncle Robert ABRAHAMSOHN who lived in Portland, Oregon. #germany #russia #usa

Paulo A Abrahamsohn




My grandfather Alexander Abrahamsohn and his brother Robert were born in Velikye Luki, Russia. Eventually they moved to Tuetz (West Prussia), presently Tuczno (Poland). Robert emigrated to the US and lived in Portland, Oregon. I heard from my father that in 1905 he visited his brother Alexander in Berlin. Since then we know almost nothing about him and about his offspring. A search on the Federal Census of 1920 gave the following: Robert Abrahamson, wife Anna, daughter Pearl. Any information would make me very happy. I thank you in advance.

Paulo Alexandre Abrahamsohn. Sao Paulo. Brazil. <paulo.abrahamsohn@...>

Re: What or where is Divirol #names

Butch Hill

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 09:09 AM, Dr.Josef ASH wrote:
My family is from the Minsk Gubernia. The woman writing on the back of the photo was my grandfather's sister. My grandfather and his brother both married women from Swerznie. So, I suspect the brothers were originally in that vicinity. The location of Dvorets for a sister fifteen years after their immigration is reasonable. Thanks very much!

Re: What or where is Divirol #names

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

There are a list of possibles in the Jewishgen Gazetteer. Take a look to see what you like, using 'sounds like'.  If you have an idea where it was, you can whittle down the list.
The gazetteer is great, as it has every little town in it, and lots of Jews lived in little towns. The Jewish Communities Database has only the major Jewish communities.
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Re: Hessen Gatermann database #germany

Ernst-Peter Winter

Users of the Germany databases may have noticed that links > to the images associated with the Hessen Gatermann
database > are going to a blank viewer screen, not the
desired page.> ...> In the meantime, note that the images
can be accessed via>
I regret that my mails dated 1 Nov. 2019 and 20 April 2020
to info@... did not reach the responsible persons.
The text shows the procedure how to get directly to the images:

>the links from "The Hessen Gatermann Index" to the images
at the Hessisches Haupt-Staatsarchiv Wiesbaden are broken.
>old: ... =http%3A// ...
>new: ... = ...
>for example:
>changed to:

Kind regards
Ernst-Peter Winter
Münster (Hessen)

Re: Slovakia deportations: Volunteers needed #general


I can help as well

Israelitische Erziehungs- und Unterrichtsanstalt - Jewish Day School in Würzburg, Germany #germany


Does anyone have information about the above Jewish school in Würzburg, where my father studied in the years 1928-31? The school operated until 1938, and I am looking for school records, which are hopefully archived somewhere.

The headmaster of the school was Dr. Jakob Stolle, who managed to get out of Germany and settled in the US.

Any information will be much appreciated. Please communicate to 
seth at jacobson dot co dot il.

FERTEL /Gisser from the Ukrain #ukraine


I am searching for my relatives from the Ukraine. The names are FERTEL and GISSER from Shepetovka, 1910- 1930), KUSCHNIR (from Polonnoye, the same years or before), MOLDOVANSKIY from Belaya Tserkov.

Re: What or where is Divirol #names

Dr.Josef ASH

I would read the last letter not Lame"d but Tsad"i.
and I have found a place Dvorets, in Grodno goubernia ~120 km WS to Grodno and ~ 160 km S to Vilno.
Does it do for your family origin?
Josef ASH, Israel

Re: Other names for Ruth #names #hungary


Aside from the fact that any English name can be chosen, not one that is in any way considered an "equivalent", some common names in Eastern Europe that begin with the letter "r" are Rachel, Ruth, Reisel (spelled various ways), and Rivka, 


Stephen Weinstein

Since you think "He was also apparently naturalised American", order copies from the U.S. government of whatever records pertaining to the naturalization that they have (certificate of arrival, declaration of intent, petition for naturalization), etc.  Since you don't have specifics needed for them to find the records easily, you'll have to pay them to search for the records, but you've put in enough effort already that you shouldn't quit now if you can afford it.  I don't know what these records will tell you, but there should be a birthplace and date of birth (which may or may not be accurate, but at least it's a lead) and some information helpful in figuring out when the name changes occurred, including the name under which he arrived in the U.S., his name immediately before naturalization, and the name he adopted at naturalization.  Sometimes also an explanation (not necessarily true) of reasons for entering the country under a false name.

Re: What or where is Divirol #names

Jacob Walzer

Good evening,
I would think Divoril is Devorah. And her husband. 

On Sat, May 2, 2020, 12:53 PM Butch Hill <butchbeg@...> wrote:
I have a photo of some missing family members that was dated 1917. The back has some information in Yiddish. Recently I uploaded it to Viewmate and someone was kind enough to translate it for me. One section contains the phrase "In Divirol with the husband." Of course, that sounds like she is in a place called "Divirol" with her husband. But, I've searched for references to "Divirol" as a place and/or as word with a special meaning. But, I can't find it anywhere. Is anyone familiar with a place of that name or of any other meaning associated with that word?
I've attached a snapshot of the back if it's of any help. The phrase is contained on the upper portion of the right-side.
This photo and the writing on the back is the only information I have about these individuals (my grandfather's sister and family) as they eventually disappeared. So, any additional insight would be of great value.    Thanks so much for any assistance.

Giby, Sejny and Lazdei… #poland #lithuania


The village of Giby and the adjacent towns of Sejny and Lazdei*… are the roots of my grandmother’s families¹ Pavlowsky and Romanowsky (spellwings obviously vary).

My grandmoth11¹er was born in Giby, but her youth, and maybe childhood, was spent in Lazdei.

Lazdei (or Lazdijai) is today on the Lithuanian side of the border. It had 1,212 Jewish inhabitants in 1939, which was 40% of the total population. Except for a mass grave outside the town, I am not aware of any Jewish remnants of that population and culture.

In 2018, I visited Giby, which seems to have no Jewish remnants at all, and I have been trying to get in contact with anyone who knows more about this village from its “Jewish times” and what happened to its Jewish residents during the Holocaust.

Seth Jacobson. seth@...>

Translation of the Memorial Krosno, Polandle at reduced price #poland #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert

Krosno by the Wislok River: Memorial Book of Jewish Community of Krosno, Poland

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Translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Rozniatow, Ukraine (Rozhnyativ) available at reduced price #yizkorbooks #ukraine



Hessen Gatermann database #germany

Roger Lustig

Users of the Germany databases may have noticed that links to the images
associated with the Hessen Gatermann database are going to a blank
viewer screen, not the desired page.

The Hessian archives have informed me that they've changed their URLs.
Before setting out to rebuild the database I'm hoping to convince them
to add in a redirect routine.

In the meantime, note that the images can be accessed via

Roger Lustig,    research coordinator, GerSIG   <GerSIG.Research@...>

Looking for Schmuel MITSCHNER family in New York City in 1923 #usa #russia

Milton Koch

Schmuel lived in NYC in 1923. He was listed as a friend of Chaje Dickovsky, from Elisavetgrad, Russia-where he also came from.
Chaje was on USS Lithuania to be with her daughter. However, she listed Schmuel as a “friend” she was visiting.
I am looking for any information related to Chaje in particular.
Thank you.

Milton Koch   <mjk1944@...>

JewishGen Class starts May 15 - Research in Galicia #JewishGenUpdates #galicia #events

Nancy Holden

Research in Galicia has a few more places
This is a JewishGen private forum class open 24/7
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Accessing Russian Archives #russia #latvia #warsaw


My ancestor, Schimel Mozeson, born: 1859, Father: Hirsch, Mother: Libe, registered as Merchant of the First Guild in Riga. Lived in Warsaw 1883-1915. Lived in Moscow 1915-1917. Had a tailor shop or clothing store at Ul. Nalewki 18 in 1900. Got into the mechanical [automated] laundry business in Warsaw and made a lot of money. Expanded his mechanical laundries into Moscow, Odessa, and St. Petersburg around 1915. Unfortunately, during the 1917 Russian Revolution, all of his businesses were nationalized and he lost all of his money. Question: being a merchant of the First Guild within the Russian Empire and having traveled to Moscow, Odessa, and St. Petersburg, would the Russian Empire have kept a file on him, somewhere, perhaps with a photograph of him? If it still exists, where would I find such a file and who would I have to contact in Russia, these days, to obtain that information?

Thank You,
George Mason

Re: Other names for Ruth #names #hungary

Shelley Mitchell

I think the most common equivalents are Ruchl and Rivka.
Shelley Mitchell 

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