Searching for RABINOVITCH AND ARON families (from Ovruch, Ukraine and Vilna, Lithuania) #ukraine #lithuania #belarus #russia


Hello!  I am searching for my paternal grandfather's side of the family.  My great grandparents were called Sora Aron who was from Vilna, Lithuania and David Rabinovitch who was from Ovruch, Ukraine.  They had 3 children:  Esther Mura who was born in 1900 in Vilna, Lithuania and Marie who was born in 1901 in Minsk, Belarus and my grandfather Michel who was also born in Minsk, Belarus in 1904.

At some point my great grandfather David and his brother Boris Rabinovitch started a Metallurgical company in St. Petersburg, Russia.  I don't know the exact year they left Russia if it was before, during or after the Russian Revolution of 1917.  I do know that when they left they first went to Berlin, Germany and then by 1922 they moved to Paris.

A genealogist in Russia helped me find my great grandparents marriage records and also found that she had 7 brothers and sisters.  I haven't been able (so far) to find any family members on that side of the family.

On the Rabinovitch side, I found a living relative in Israel but unfortunately she's a bit elderly and either has Alzheimer's or Dementia because when I have spoken to her on the phone, she mixes everyone in the family (For example she said her father was her son and her aunt was her mother).  She has no children and her husband has passed away so on her side, I can't get any more information.

If you have any information, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you!

Maria Amalia Robbin

Seeking my ZEPEL ancestors #ukraine


Hello, I have a question regarding the surname Zepel. I have been struggling finding information regarding my 3x great grandfather Itsko Ichack ZEPEL. I don't know the exact date when he was born. I do know that his son Hersch Zepel (2x great grandfather) was from Smotrich but then Moved to Moldova (Chisinau) where my great grandfather Louis "Leib" ZEPEL was born. I was wondering if anyone can assist me with this surname. Please let me know. Thank you so much.

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Kalarash Bessarabia


Grandfather was Itzik Harol from Kalarash, Bessarabia.  His father was David.  Looking for info

May 5: Webinar on U.S. Census Records from the Center for Jewish History #events

Moriah Amit

Every Tuesday at 3:30 pm ET, tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for Genealogy Coffee Break, a short talk on a specific topic with one of our genealogy librarians. Discover recommended resources and strategies for online research, and have your questions answered live. This Tuesday (May 5), join us as we discuss why genealogists love census records and more. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, write to us at gi@.... Catch up on the entire series here

Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian at the Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

Traduccion de acta #translation

marcelo kisnerman

Quisiera saber si alguna persona me puede decir lo que dice esta partida. Gracias
Marcelo Kisnerman de Argentina

Searching for info on Choiniki #belarus

Joel Baker

Looking for info on my father who came to US in 1922 from this shtetl.
Anybody else connected to Choiniki?
Joel Baker


Jewish Records in/around St George in the East, London, England #unitedkingdom


  I have a birth record for a Henry Sands, Jul 1905 in the above
district of London. His parents are listed as Morris (other records say
Shmuel/Samuel.) and Rifka/Rebecca (nee Beeby)
  I have been unable to locate records via the GRO indexes, perhaps
because of a lack of understanding how they sort their records for this
  Apparently his parents died within a few years of his birth. I am
seeking their death records, burial information, etc.  The parents may
have been married in England? and may have been relatively(?) recent
  Any orphanages which might have catered to Jews in particular, or
children in general?

What would be the appropriate Synagogues or Cemeteries to focus on in
that area which might be a source of some information?

  Thanks for any pointers, I am quite willing to dig if people can
point me in the right direction to dig.

#London #England #Deathrecord #Marriagerecord #immigrationrecord

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Translation: Hungarian to English #hungary #translation


I am new to jewishgen.  I am writing a book about my great grandparents' immigration to the United Stated. Zaly Friedlander (Re-named Sadie when she got to the US) was from Serespotok. Edward Taub was from Nereghauser (sp?).  Zaly had a diary which is in half English, half Hungarian. I need someone to translate the Hungarian parts. It appears that there are two love poems in two different handwritings in the diary, one by Great Grandpa Edward and one by someone else-- apparently Great Grandma (a very attractive woman in her day) had two suitors! I wonder what each of them had to say?
Edith Reese

Seeking descendants of eleven LIEBOWITZ children who settled in Toronto, New York and New Jersey #usa


Looking for lost cousins!  My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Liebowitz.  She was the oldest of 10 or 11 children. Most of the children settled  in Toronto and two is New York and Edward, the youngest in New Jersey.  Anyone know anything about a family with these parameters? 

Have so far not been able to make any connections, but am still hopeful.

Thanks for reading.       Fred   <userflw@...>

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Was my 4th Grandfather Raffael CIACCIA Jewish ? #sephardic #dna

heidi kinsman

Hi, my 4th Grandfather Raffael CIACCIA was born in Naples 1792 but we have found no birth records for any of his children so I was wondering if he could have been Jewish? I’m so sorry if This isn’t the right place to ask but I have been curious for a long time since my Father took a ydna test which came back J-m92 

 heidi kinsman <heidi_kinsman@...>


Rabbi Adam of Rohatyn, about 1750 #galicia #rabbinic


Rabbi 'Adam' (David Moshe Avraham, ish Treves Ashkenazi), the author of Mirkevet Hamishne, had descendants in Rohatyn who were surnamed Nagelberg. Can anyone fill in the gap between him and the grandchildren/descendants like Moshe Nagelberg who eventually had Rabbi Adam's book published in Lwow in 1895?
(My great-great-grandfather around 1850 was Samuel Nagelberg of Czahrow, 17km SSE of Rohatyn),


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Re: Passenger arrival records #usa #general

Marshall Lerner

For years I had absolutely no success in finding the immigration record for my paternal grandfather. I knew the date of his arrival from his naturalization papers but I could never find his name on any manifest. Then a colleague at a local Jewish Genealogy club offered to help. 

He discovered that my gf had arrived with a different name than the one I always knew him as. And it was the same surname as my grand uncle and great grandfather had used when they first arrived in the US. My grand uncle changed his name and the other family members followed his lead with all adopting the new last name.

My colleague had the patience to compare ship manifests for both the ship my grandfather had traveled on and the ship my grand uncle had traveled on. He discovered an individual on each manifest with the same name, from the same town in Bessarabia with the correct ages. The mystery was solved. My great grand father made 3 voyages to the US and mentioned my grand uncle on 2 of the voyages. My grand father mentioned him as well.That allowed us to confirm the accuracy of my colleague's discovery.

Patience, persistence and creative thinking generally pays off.

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Re: Passenger arrival records #usa #general

Joel Weintraub

I want to remind the group that I have an Infofile at JewishGen showing and testing a number of strategies for finding difficult passenger manifests at Ellis Island.  Some of the strategies are pretty powerful, but not well known.  I was scheduled to give a talk on this at the 2020 IAJGS San Diego Conference, now cancelled.  Perhaps if the conference organizers go virtual and I’m one of the people they pick, I can do it online.  In the meantime, I’ll include here my handout for the talk which includes more hints then my InfoFile, and contains a link to my  JewishGen Infofile:
Joel Weintraub,   Dana Point, CA   <JWeintraub@...>

BORNHEIM - Germany and JASHONOVSKY - Poland families #poland


I am trying to research my father's family. The Bornheim side came from Germany and the Jashonovsky family came from Poland. Any information would be most helpful and appreciated.
Rosalyn (Roz) Bornheim-Allina

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Re: Other names for Ruth #names #hungary


Rivka may also be spelled as Rifka.

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


In the pale, he wouldn't have earned much but by emigrating to America, he could earn enough to make a living as did my maternal grandfather. We was a Tzarist beurocrat in his village(Yurovichi in Belarus) but left his home and family, at age 39, to travel to, i believe Mozyr, to study to become a shochet and remained in school long enough to also get certified as a butcher. He felt this would be the way to be accepted as an "immigrant with a profession" in the U.S. when he arrived in 1916+/-. He was a highly educated man who became an itinerant Rabbi and Shochet in the northeast (NY, NJ and New England) until he earned enough to go back to his village and bring his family to America. His story is so fascinating that i am in the process of writing a somewhat fictionalized biography of him.


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Searching for Richard PARLIMAN (?) my Jewish Grandfather#latinamerica



I joined this group with the hope to find more information about my grandfather. His name is Richard Parliman (unsure about the spelling). He met my grandmother in Bogota, Colombia in the 70s. There’s little to none I know about him. According to my great grandmother, he had a red convertible (very uncommon car in that time). My grandmother’s name is Gladys but he knew her as “Patricia”. She was 19 when she got pregnant with my mother so she left and never contacted him back. 
If there is anyone here that might know something about him. Please reach out.

Thank you.  Sincerely,    Karen   <Karen.martinezg09@...>

ViewMate Russian Translation #Russia, #translation


I have posted two records for translation from Russian.  They can be viewed at


and  I don't need word-for-word but like to get the names of everyone on the record, all dates and any locations and/or occupations.  Thank you so much!  The ViewMate volunteer translators have been extremely helpful to my research and I am very grateful.

Please reply only  via ViewMate

Louise Goldstein

ViewMate Translation-Polish #translation


I have placed a Polish record on ViewMate for translation, that of Yudko Rozenzumen in 1843.  It can be viewed at I am hoping for all the names, dates, locations and so on.  Please respond via the ViewMate form.  Thank you so much!




Susan Miller

I would appreciate any help in getting information about a sugar beet processing factory in the Ukraine.   I assume it was near Obukhiv, Kiev Gubernia because my great grandfather lived in the town from c. 1880 to 1901.  However, I would be interested in information about any sugar beet factory in the Ukraine with the same name.


The name of the factory was GREGOREVSKI SUGAR FACTORY in GREGOROVKA, as it appears on a recommendation in the form of a “diploma” which he received in 1896.


I am also interested in knowing if the Gregorevski factory was located on a Polish estate.  And, if so. the name of the Polish family.


Thank you for any assistance.


Susan Miller


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