Re: Searching for Argentina Jewish records #germany #holocaust

Rochelle Gershenow

A number of years ago I used Andres Rodenstein to do research for me in Argentina.  I would recommend him.  He can be reached at info@....  His website is

Rochelle Gershenow,   Connecticut, USA     Reply to <rpgersh@...>

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

barbara hershey <barbara.hershey@...>

Paulo Alexandre Abrahamsohn. Sao Paulo. Brazil. <paulo.abrahamsohn@...> wrote:
"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 have been in touch with Paulo and sent him many references to his great-uncle, who was a rabbi in Portland, Oregon.  One of my friends, a multi-generational Portlander, also joined in the fun looking.  He now has articles, pictures and more.  I love to see that we each approach a research question differently yet all find valid information. 

 Barbara Hershey, Portland, Oregon, USA



Can You Identify This Partial Document from Russia? #translation

Paul Shapiro

The attached document is  related to my Grandfather and Uncle (pictured) -  I hope the attachment came through.  I don't know how much of it is missing, but I would like to get what's there translated to see if helps fill in my genealogy background.  Thank you for your help via email  to  <paulgshap@...>.

Paul Shapiro   <paulgshap@...>

Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

fred feldman

Family Tree Maker is still available. See

fred feldman <fred.feldman@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: Better yet, use a link that works:

Re: Mystery of my Makler Family (Vilna to Boston) #names

Corey Brand

I'd also like to say that Badane's maiden name was written as Toube, Turner, Tinnick, Turnick.

How much did a shojet (ritual slaughterer) earn in Galitzia in 1900 ? #galicia

Alberto Guido Chester

My grandfather, his father and his grandfather were shojets in Rogatyn, Galitzia from about 1850 to 1928.
Their only abundance was poverty, family lore says.
How did a shochet earn a living? As an employee of the kahal ? Sometimes acting as a mohel also?
How did other religious personnel earn their living?
I am looking for any kind of information, either novels or memories or scholarly works about the socio economic oranziation of Polish shtetls. 
Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions by private Email to  <agchester@...>.

Alberto Guido Chester,   Buenos Aires, Argentina    <agchester@...>

ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland #translation

Wendy Newman

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

Please respond only via ViewMate

Thanks again for your help. :)

Wendy Newman, San Francisco 

Translation request of birth documents from Russian into English #translation

Terry Ashton

Dear Jewish Genners,

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


Please reply only via ViewMate.

Ms Terry Ashton, Melbourne, Australia


(Canada) Canada Marks VE DAY With Free Canadian Military Records and All Content on #general

Jan Meisels Allen



From: janmallen@... <janmallen@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:49 PM
To: IAJGS Leadership Forum <leadership@...>
Subject: (Canada) Canada Marks VE DAY With Free Canadian Military Records and All Content on  Canada-- is marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day with free access to 10 million Canadian, military records on the site.  From Monday May 4 to Friday May 8. May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and the Liberation of the Netherlands.


In addition, Canadians will be able to access for free all content on the online newspaper archive ( as well as all records on Fold3 site (


I do not know if this free offering will be extended worldwide or is only for Canadians.  I checked several of the other Ancestry sites but did not see any mention of a similar offering, but then it does not begin until Monday May 4.


I am presuming one would have to register with name, email address and password as that is how Ancestry has run free offers in the past. Since the offer is not yet activated I was not able to try it out first to find out.


If you try to access the records either before the offer begins or after it ends you will be invited to subscribe.


Thank you to Gail Dever and her Genealogy à la carte blog for informing us about this opportunity.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #poland #translation #russia

Greg Tuckman

Hello everyone,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

1.  Death Record of Hersz Josef TAUBENFEDER:;data=02%7C01%7C%7C0cd5783c4179430b0a5608d7efa4be0b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241363143062437&amp;sdata=ml1Kp9lPzwjUiNC263XoVxgn39XD52StX1MoF9mhDpA%3D&amp;reserved=0

2.  Birth Record of Golda GLIKMAN:;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ccba080d929524427adf608d7efa4c116%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241363193235534&amp;sdata=p5C3f43bbuGtS5XvEc0v8XqOR5G47h0WIfOu9uyRHKU%3D&amp;reserved=0

3.  Birth Record of Zlata Necha BLONES....or possibly Zlata Hela BLONES:;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3b47a35a64d54380e5f708d7efa4c3bd%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241363238171105&amp;sdata=t4vgY9E1PT3rf7xJVfn1pr6dJij8sU6TJzdNPM%2FgqTA%3D&amp;reserved=0

4.  Birth Record of Chaim Hersz ROZENCWAJG:;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cf6e05a2aec4749aa0d3608d7efa5d721%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241367857833816&amp;sdata=rhEGIMbi1NFaUDIgXi7vQ8R7vj5Bah8FpKMDc2JHCc8%3D&amp;reserved=0

5.  Death Record of Pesa KORENSZTAJN nee SZTAJNFELD:;data=02%7C01%7C%7C165e7cc6154a4ce8f47e08d7efa5d962%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637241367895984589&amp;sdata=8NmD1%2B6HvLCL%2Febgh%2FhgC6JwNnoMKLRKJoCijhfp5Fs%3D&amp;reserved=0
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona  

Please help deciphering and translating two related documents in German on Poland #translation

Alberto Guido Chester

Dear Genners

I have posted two related documents on View mate.(PERELMUTTER-MEISELS-SCHORR)
One is a death act and the other a marriage act.
Some persons are mentioned in both, thus I believe a joint approach will make them easier to decipher.

I have special interest in the names and towns of origin of her parents. If there is a profession mentioned, I will appreciate tant also.

These are the links

Thanks in advance
Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

Renee Steinig

Hello Paulo,

I was able to find the family on more censuses, which were badly
indexed on Ancestry. (Look for Robert Abrahamham in 1900 and Robert
Abraham in 1910.)

Here's what I learned:

Robert ABRAHAMSON b: 6 Dec 1853 d: 21 Jul 1922 Portland OR
+ Annie EPSTEYN b: c1863 Michigan m: 1887 d: _____ ?

...... Nissim ABRAHAMSON b: 1 Jun 1889 Portland OR d: 6 Jan 1962 Winatchee WA
...... + Myrtle DONAHUE

(See the Hoyt Family Tree on Ancestry for Nissim's descendants.)

...... Edith ABRAHAMSON b: 22 Jul 1892 Portland OR d: 24 Jan 1978 WA
...... + Maier KASPER

........... Frances Margaret KASPER b: 1923 d: 2014
........... + Sidney WEINER

(See the Weiner Family Tree on Ancestry for more information about this family.)

...... Pearl Rose ABRAHAMSON b: c1894 Oregon d: 23 Dec 1935 Auburn WA

...... Morton A. ABRAHAMSON b: c1900 Oregon d: 14 Sep 1913

Memorials for Robert, Nissim, Pearl and Morton are on FindaGrave. Note
that Robert was a rabbi.

I'm sure there's much more to be discovered. Good luck!


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 2:59 PM Paulo A Abrahamsohn
<pauloabrahamsohn@...> wrote:

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: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Joyaa Antares


Dear Amy of Silver Spring,
I am responding to your post in which you asked “
We have compiled a great deal of data and now are looking at ways to set up the data into a family tree format.  We had used Family Tree Maker when we did the previous work c. 2003-2004. We … are looking at some new vehicles.  We are also trying to connect to your incredible work as part of Family Tree of the Jewish People, where we may find connections beyond our great grandparents on my side who came from Europe.
I imagine that many responders will suggest popular programs like Legacy, Rootsmagic, Family Historian and so on.  They are all very good and have many keen advocates.
I switched from Family Tree Maker to Family Historian (FH) many years ago.  However …  after a year or two, I decided that what was most important to me was how I wish to PRESENT my information to those interested and at this point I started using TNG (The Next Generation). 
Some TNG users, like myself, use TNG as their sole software.  Others use two sets of software – something like FH or Legacy or RootsMagic “at home” and then up load to TNG for their website.  Personally, one set of software is quite enough for me. 
My site is here – – as you can see, I choose to keep it locked down.  (The reason being that it contains a fair amount of sensitive family info).  Many users share their sites happily and the TNG software allows for many different “templates” or appearances/looks based on the same data.  Take a look here for a wealth of examples –
--- there you will see examples of family trees --
--- one name studies --
--- or sites that may be more similar to what you are trying to set up?

I hope this helps.  Good luck!

Joyaa of the Gold Coast   
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Re: JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jungreis(z) dynasty #general

shlomo and meriam haringman

My family trees of Goitein and Baneth show family connections. Both were Rabbinic families.
Meriam Haringman-Goitein

Searching for Argentina Jewish records #germany #holocaust


I’m trying to find my mother’s cousin, Walter WOLFF, born 29 March 1910 in Thorn, West Prussia.  His parents were Louis WOLFF and Paula WEIL WOLFF.  He lived in Berlin before World War II.
On Ancestry, I found a Walter WOLFF from Berlin, born around 1910, who left Hamburg for Argentina on 24 Dec. 1932. 
On JewishGen, there was an Argentinian death record for a Walter WOLFF born around 1911, who died in La Plata, Argentina on 26 Dec. 1964.
I wrote for more information to 
with no response.    I also tried writing to the Argentinian Jewish community through
but kept getting error messages.
Do any of you know whom to contact to find Argentinian Jewish records?
Thaks for your help.
Ruth Nadelman Lynn
Lexington, MA

Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Amy Federman


I am a historian who worked for many years for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and the National Park Service.  My husband and I have been working on both of our family's histories.  We have compiled a great deal of data and now are looking at ways to set up the data into a family tree format.  We had used Family Tree Maker when we did the previous work c. 2003-2004.  
We understand now that program isn't available anymore and so are looking at some new vehicles.  We are also trying to connect to your incredible work as part of Family Tree of the Jewish People, where we may find connections beyond our great grandparents on my side who came from Europe.  My husband's family came through the Shoah with many losses, but we have been interested in finding connections predating that time as well.
Any suggestions would be incredibly helpful and also ways to outline our next steps.  

Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Amy Federman
402 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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

David Oseas


I'm afraid that you are misinterpreting the information on the manifest ( ):  the 1907+ manifests run two pages.  On the first page of Chaje's manifest, column 12 is the name of the friend or relative back in the "old country" -- this is Schmuel MITSCHNER, still back in Elisavetgrad in 1923.  The pre-1907 one-page manifests did not ask this question.

Column 19 on the second page indicates that Chaje is going to join her son-in-law, Emanuel RESNIKOFF at 2159 Morris Ave, NYC.

There are several records for Emanuel RESNIKOFF on FamilySearch, including a marriage record for Eleanor REED, who is the daughter of Emanuel RESNIKOFF and "Batrae DICKOFF" and is likely the granddaughter of Chaje DICKOVSKY.

David Oseas

KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
KRONOWITH: Hungary > New York
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SHEKTER: Kishinev, Bessarabia > New York  
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
STRUL:  Iasi, Romania > Haifa, Israel
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles

Translation of the Memorial Book of Kobylnik, Belarus at reduced price #belarus #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert

Memorial Book of Kobylnik - Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus 
Translation of Sefer Kobylnik

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $53.95, available from JewishGen for $35

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project

Mystery of my Makler Family (Vilna to Boston) #names

Corey Brand

Hi. My great-great-grandmother was Elizabeth Lizzie Makler Weiner, from Vilna, lived in Boston, and later a suburb called Revere. Her name per her grave is Etil Leah (עטיל לאה) bat Dov. Her father was Barnett/Barnard, but it seems he couldn’t pronounce that, or read/write, and his grave says Bannet Mackler (also Lizzie‘s son’s grave, who is named for him, says Berel). His grave reads Dov bar Israel, and his death certificate says his father is Israel and his mother is Etta Michaelson (possibly Etil Leah?). The mother was Badane bat Hoshea Hirshel, per the grave, and the daughter of Hirshel and Ida Bisofsky, per the death certificate. Lizzie had two brothers, Harry Makler and Dr. Moses Makller, and a sister, Ida Makler Raymond. The life expectancy in this family was terrible, most not outliving 55. Harry’s grave reads Eliezer Hesel ben Dov (I thought Harry was named for her father, but I now don’t know). Moses’ does not say a Hebrew name. I do not have a picture of Ida’s grave, but I can see hers a couple rows behind Lizzie’s, but blocked.

Now the confusing part…
There was an Abraham/Abram Makler (later Maklar) and family residing at the same address, from 1894 to 1899, when he moved to Providence just in time for the 1900 Census. I was able to track his Mekler Family to Paberze (Podberezhe), near Vilna, through LitvakSIG. I found a lot of his extended family recorded on LitvakSIG, in Paberze and Vilna, spelled Mekler, but it does not seem like Bannet, my direct ancestor, was a brother or cousin of Abraham’s. Abraham’s wife Anna (Nechama) died in 1917, and her Rhode Island Death Certificate says she is the daughter of Israel and Rose Chicoff. I found that there are many residents of Paberze and Vilna called Tsikhok, Tsikhov, Tsikhon, and so on. The LitvakSIG records for Abraham and Anna’s children says Israel for two of them, but the third says Itsko. I don’t know of this is a mistake or her father had two names. I know where Anna is buried, but I have yet to receive a picture of her grave. 
Abraham and Anna’s children:
Isaak, born 1885 in Vilna, not recorded on passenger lists so assume he died in infancy. 
Rasya or Rose, born 1887 Vilna
Musya or Ida, born 1889 Vilna
Samuel born 1898, Boston

Now the more confusing part…
Harry and Moses said they were from Vilna per their naturalizations, and Lizzie’s husbands naturalization said she was from Wilno. Makes sense. But Harry said he immigrated 7 June 1892 to Boston, from Liverpool, on an unknown ship. Moses said he immigrated 10 June 1892, Liverpool to Boston, unknown ship. On the censuses, the four siblings and the parents give a whole bunch of dates, all in the 1890s, for when they arrived in the US. I had been unable to find the passenger lists, but I just found a list that could be it. 

10 June 1893, sailing from Rotterdam, on the ship called Rotterdam, to New York. 
Berl Sico, lawyer, from Russia, that’s all the information
wife Chase/Chaje
children Mendel, Moses, Badan/Baden, and Chajen/Chajem. 
(Just to note, Ancestry has the surname spelled Sies, but Steve Morse has it Sico, and after comparing the letters, I think it’s Sico). 

Sico could be a bad interpretation of Tsikhok, Tsikhov, Tsikhon, etc. 

So can this be them? Can their names recorded in the passenger lists vary this much? Can the mother’s name be listed as the daughter’s? And etc. 
Is there any proof Harry and Moses needed to naturalize? I know the certificates of arrival started in 1906, but was there anything before that? Any records for immigrants going from NY to Boston? 
The father Bannet was not naturalized, and worked as a tailor. He is first recorded in 1894 in the Boston Directory, along with Abraham. 
The Sico Family is twice recorded in the Russians to America Index. But it does say they hailed from Isac, Russia there. It does not say this in the passenger lists. So where did they get that from? Also Isac isn’t a place as far as I can tell. 

I will attach some important documents. Any incite is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. 

Corey Brand
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Re: JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jungreis(z) dynasty #general


Those are two different people with the same name.
The last Rav in Csenger before WWII was Rav Asher Anshel Jungreis. His wife was Sarah Zaltzer who was a daughter of Rabbi David Zaltzer.
A.A. Jungreis:
David Zaltzer:
Where did you see that he was ABD Czager?