Re: Searching for Argentina Jewish records #germany #holocaust

Daniel Horowitz

One can find a lot of WOLF arriving to Argentina in CEMLA ( Argentina Immigrants Database.
Another option is to search on MyHeritage ( using the advance form, with as many details as you know.
Best regards,   Daniel Horowitz   Daniel@...

Other names for Isaac #germany #names


A family photo of a soldier in a WWI Austrian army uniform is labeled "George Bloomfield." A newspaper article from 1915/16 says that this "George," the second cousin of a member of our family, was killed on the western front. I know that his family name was Blumenfeld, which almost all of those who emigrated changed to Bloomfield. But in all of the birth records for their home village of Momberg in Hessen I find no "Georg." There is also no "Georg" listed in the Verlustlisten for WWI. The Blumenfelds we are related to that fell in the war were Isaac and Moritz -- second cousins. Comparing photos of Isaac and "George" it appears they could be the same person. Has "Georg" been used in other situations as a "translation" of the name "Isaac?"

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Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

David Lewin

At 21:01 03/05/2020, Amy Federman via wrote:
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 [SIC] 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   Silver Spring, MD   briarpath@...

I have for many years used Ancestral Quest. It sprang out of the  Mormon world. Has superb support for the very rare times when I needed it

David Lewin   London   david@...

Re: Did a refugee doctor have to study a medical textbook he had written?

Ron Hoenig

The same thing happened to Jewish doctors who were refugees in Australia - and actually continues today. There is a persistent urban myth? that one doctor who was undertaking this retraining found himself studying a medical text that he, himself had written. Does anyone have any evidence of this?

Ron Hoenig, Adelaide South Australia   Ron Hoenig <ronhoenig@...>

Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People and Software for Family Trees. #general

Arlene Beare

As Fred says FTM is still available. The URL is edition is now 2019.  It has a lot of useful features especially connecting with an online Tree in Ancestry. This means that any changes you make to the Tree whether in FTM on your computer or online at Ancestry you can sync them. It also includes useful Cloud programme called the Vault which synchs with an app on your phone so your tree is always with you.  The support is via Chat online and very helpful.  Another useful feature is colour codes for  your different family lines.Myhistorian is an excellent programme especially for charting and has hints that connect with Findmypast. 

Arlene Beare UK  agold13@...  Reply to <agold13@...>

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

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