Re: Great-grandfather Saul Isaiah BERALL from Romania #romania


I see the Berall family in Husi. The Botosani research team has acquired and indexed the records.
Shaia and Freida Berall had three daughters and one son between 1882 and 1888, the son dying a few days after birth. 
I see also the marriage. Fathers names matches what you know.
You're invited to join our FB group:

Sorin Goldenberg
P.S. The Romanian principalities declared independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877, the independence was recognized after the 1877-78 war.

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

Terry Ashton

Sometimes you can't get records from GRO because they only have records for certain years, so perhaps just check the dates (in years) you are looking for, with the years available on the GRO website.

See if there is anything in relation to Norwood orphanage which took in many Jewish children.

The 2 main groups (other than for Sephardi burials) are the Western Charitable Foundation Burial Society or United Synagogues, so check their websites.But then to find the plot, you need to know the cemetery. However, when I have called them, I have found them to be very helpful.
I hope some of this helps,
Terry Ashton, Australia

Re: Headstone Translation #translation

Dr.Josef ASH

(Here lies) Dear mother and gM Lea B:OCK nee ZEITSER passed away on 17 of Kislew( may her soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life)
(HL )Mr Tsvi son of Mr Herts passed away on 9 of Tamuz (may his soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life)

Re: MAIMON family from Rădăuţi Romania - but which Radauti ? (there are two) #romania


There were Maimons and Talmaciu in Radautz Prut.
The Botosani research team has acquired the records of this small place.
You're invited to join our FB group:
Sorin Goldenberg

Re: Trying to find my grandfathers and great-grandfathers families in Hungarian records #hungary

Eric M. Bloch

For starters, JewishGen's Hungary Database has over 1.7 million records to peruse.  Currently, we are transcribing Budapest and Pest-Pilis-Solt Jewish Census records covering the years 1781 to 1846.  So far, we have 10,000 records transcribed, and hope to have the project completed by the end of  September 2020.  These records came from the Hungarian National Archives in Budapest.

Eric M. Bloch, Coordinator
Other Hungarian Census database
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Re: IGRA Upcoming Free Webinar and Zoom Meeting #events


To register I’m asked for 9 digit code? Where do I find that?

On Apr 29, 2020, at 5:47 AM, Elena Bazes <elena@...> wrote:

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will be broadcasting
a free webinar and a “Show and Tell’ free Zoom meeting next week.

The Zoom “Show and Tell” meeting in English will be broadcast on May
4th at 9pm Israel Time, 2 pm (EDT). The topic is “Reuniting Sisters”.

Nitai Elboim will describe the use of clues, MyHeritage technology and
logic culminating in the reunion of sisters after 70 years.

There is no need to register in advance. The meeting will be open to
those who connect to ZOOM with the following link and meeting code.

Meeting ID: 734 3325 1958

“Using the JDC Archives Website and Online Databases for Family
Research”, a webinar in English, will be broadcast on Thursday, May
7th at 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm (EDT). The lecturer will be Jeffrey

The JDC Archives online database includes material of great interest
to Jewish genealogists. This webinar will present the lists, index
cards, and other documents that have been indexed, with an emphasis on
material from the Shoah era, and will introduce both basic and more
advanced Names Index search options.

Jeff Edelstein is the digital initiatives manager at the JDC Archives,
where his responsibilities include management of the collections
database and website, the digitization of text collections, and the
JDC Archives Names Indexing Project. Prior to his arrival at JDC in
2013, he had a long career in academic reference publishing,
culminating as project director of The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in
Eastern Europe. He has presented on digital resources of the JDC
Archives at numerous conferences and workshops, including IAJGS, the
Association of Jewish Libraries, the Association of Jewish Studies,
EVA Minerva, and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
(EHRI). Publications include articles in Jewish Culture and History,
Metropolitan Archivist, and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
Edelstein holds a BA from Amherst College, an MA from Columbia
University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the
Pratt Institute.

Registration in advance is required. There are a limited number of
seats available. Entrance will be according to those arriving first.
Reminders will be sent out closer to the date of the webinar. To
register go to the link below.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair

Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Pieter Hoekstra

Gramps is a free open-source program.

Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general


Thank you for posing this question.  My research has a working home on my Legacy software, but it is hard to find the right way to distribute the information to family and other researchers.  Legacy does have many different types of charts and reports, but when I sent people the .pdf reports, the truth is that no one printed them out, and I can't afford to self-publish for everyone, now and in the future.  It's decades of work to collect the information, but what is the end game?  Because of your question, I went back and looked again at Family Tree of the Jewish People, and found that now they accept uploads of gedcom files.  I happily exported all of my research lineages onto the Family Tree of the Jewish People.  Now my work is truly available to any researcher or relative who wants it, during my lifetime and beyond.   All I have to do is notify everyone to register at, (if they're not already a member) and search the database: Family Tree of the Jewish People!  

ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #translation #ukraine

Barry E Chernick

I have posted on ViewMate three different 1912 Starokonstantinov birth
record pages in Hebrew for which I need a translation of one record on
each page. The records are at the following addresses ...
Male 1 (top record). Sorry the page is in such bad shape.
Male 5 (the middle record). Sorry the page is in such bad shape.
Male 49 (bottom record).
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick, Bellevue, WA

Re: JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LAX from Sighet #general


Dear Mr. Katz,

Maybe I’m a descendant (grandson) of Jenő Lax. He was from Máramarossziget, not from Budapest, but this is irrelevant as he may have declared it to simplify things with the shipping company. He eventually emigrated to Uruguay (which I believe was not his intended destination) but I know he made a stopover in Rio de Janeiro.

I would be very grateful if you could provide some information about him and the other Laxes who apparently were from the same place as my grandfather (Maramores, Sighet).


Best regards,


Carlos G. Spitz

Spitz - Translation & Editing
7, Hatzanhanim St.
Mazkeret Batya 7680400

Phone: ++972-8-9349393

Cell: ++972-54-5749394


Re: Manifest Question #poland

Lee Jaffe

Thanks.  I was finally able to get from the stevemorse site to Ellis Island.  I found the same results you found.  My great uncles  – Sender and Gedale  – are there but don't see any possible entries for my grandfather.  -- Lee

Photos of Kryve Ozero (Krivoye Ozero, Kreevozer) #ukraine


In 2004 my husband and I visited Ukraine. My ancestors are from Kryve Ozero (My paternal Grandmother, Mollie Abramsky Sirulnick, was part of the Krovoser Society in NY). From what we could determine, all of the Jewish vital records from Kryve Ozero were destroyed in WWII. (We went to the archives in Mikalaev and Odessa to inquire). There were only 4 Jewish people living in Kryve Ozero at that time and one of them was gone at a hospital in Mikalaev with his wife, but we were able to speak to Ana and Esther (We didn't get their last names). My husband speaks better Ukrainian than Russian, so I'm not sure how much was lost in translation. I have attached the photos we took.  

Need help finding records of great-grandfather TESZLER from Romania/Hungary #hungary #romania



I'm in search for records of my grandfather's family and I don't even know where to look. My great-grandfather was named Arie Laib Teszler/Tessler (exact spelling is uncertain). According to the 'Daf-Ed' my late grandfather filled after him in Yad Vashem (and that's my only source of information), he was born in 1890. His place of birth (written in my grandfather's handwriting) seems in Hebrew like 'קרצניף\ץ' which from my research, I came to believe it's Crăciunești in Romania. I do know my grandfather grew up in a Hasidic family, however, I have no idea from which dynasty. I'm aware there's the Kretshnif Hasidut. Does anybody know if Hasidic groups ever saved records of their members? I do know Arie Leib married my great-grandmother, who was born in Apsa (I don't know which one) in 1894. They lived in Cluj, where my grandfather and his brother were born, and later moved to Borsa, Maramures. They were taken to Auschwitz from Borsa. Are there any records of Borsa's Jewish residents in 1944?

I couldn't find any records on my great-grandparents or my grandfather's brother. My request for information from the Auschwitz archive came up with nothing, as well as my search in the Arolsen archives. I found only information on my grandfather, under his Hungarian name, which leads me to believe the rest of his family members might have had Hungarian names as well, but I have no way of knowing that, and without it, I find myself at a dead end. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!
Shiran Tesler-Greenberg

Re: Searching STEINBERG , KVATIRMAN from Akkerman/Cetatea Alba- Bessarabia #ukraine


Good afternoon.  My name is Boris.  I am the grandson of Sarah Steinberg (Raider) her father, Israel Steinberg was originally from Akkerman.  Perhaps we are somehow connected with you?

Re: Searching for Argentina Jewish records #germany #holocaust


Hi.  I have recently been in touch with the Argentina JGS.  Their email is  consultas.agja@...  A woman by the name of Estela was kind and replied fairly quickly.  Try that. 
Lia Sragovicz

Re: Headstone Translation #translation


I'm no expert but I believe Harry is Tsvi, son of Hertz. 
Leah's stone says she is Leah, (I think it says her maiden name is "Zeltser"). 
Its unusual to show maiden names - usually fathers given name is used. Perhaps someone with better Hebrew can enlighten us?

Trying to find my grandfathers and great-grandfathers families in Hungarian records #hungary


​I have done alot of searching but cannot get very far on any of the ancestry sites (myheritage; ancestry; geni; etc.) and even had a Hungarian genealogist (amateur) look into it in Budapest. He said there are no records before 1851 and that was all he could do.


If anyone has any suggestions, I would be grateful. I have located their places of residence and many family names, but to no avail.


Thank you and be well, amy

Amy Winter amy.winter@...>
(Strauss, Weiss, Friedman, Braun family names)

Re: Kopyl (Kapule) #belarus

Steven Usdansky

No shtetl documents, but my grandfather, Isaac Usdansky, and three siblings, were among the Kapuliers who ended up in Sioux City for a while. I wasn't doing any serious record keeping at the time, but about 15 years ago, I spent a morning in the Sioux City library copying down address where my grandfather had lived, then went looking for them. None of the original buildings are still in existence. Is Offering Free Access to Featured Collections Through May 10 to Commemorate VE Day's 75th Anniversary #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen







To commemorate the 75th anniversary of  Victory in Europe (VE) Day, is offering free access to featured collections through 10 May 2020 23:59 GMT. To view these records you will need to register for free with with your name and email address. They will then send you a username and password to access the records. If you try to access records not in the featured collection, which are predominately military relating to World War ll, you will be invited to subscribe. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an paid membership.


To see the list of featured collections go to:

When you find the record you are looking for you can save it to your computer by going to the green “save” button on upper right


The only other Ancestry site that I have found that is offering free access to their military records is and that was posted earlier  You will have to register for each site individually unless you have a worldwide subscription.


I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Headstone Translation #translation

Pamela Works McCarthy

Hoping someone can translate the Hebrew on this headstone. 

Thank you in advance. 

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