Re: Translation of the Memorial Book of Bacau, Iasi and Podu Iloaiei, Romania at reduced price #romania #yizkorbooks

Laura Isenstein

What years are covered for these three cities? I am interested in mid to late 19th century and beyond (1875 going forward).
Family name was Eisenstein. Thank you.

May 12: Genealogy Webinar for Teachers and Parents 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 12), join us as we demonstrate an activity you can use to engage your kids in genealogy research. 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

A boy named Israel #names #general

Paul Silverstone

On May 27, 1887, my great-grandmother Doba Rosen arrived in Quebec on the s.s. Circassian,
with her eight children.   With her was boy named Israel, age 13.
This boy was not her child, and I do not know who he was.
Perhaps someone is missing a male family member named Israel who arrived in Canada
in 1887.   
Paul Silverstone 

Re: searching Austro-Hungary for family #austria-czech #hungary


The only Australian to win an individual bronz medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games was Eddie Scarf in Freestyle Wrestling Lt. Heavyweight event.

If he was born recently enough, check the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Game medalists. Google Olympic Games medalists.

James Castellan
Montreal Games 1976

Finding Treasure in the Archives: May 24 MNJGS Virtual Mtg #events #jgs-iajgs


On May 24, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, The Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society, the Berman

Upper Midwest Jewish Archives and TC Jewfolk will be hosting Kate Dietrick and Susan Weinberg

speaking on Finding Treasure in the Archives.  The meeting will be held online and a link will be

provided upon registration.


Register at

Pogulyaev and Pugliev family #belarus #ukraine


I am searching for my fathers family. My father was born Igor Pogulyaev 1929, Kyiv, Ukraine. Until recently we did not know who his parents were as they disappeared when he was very young. We now believe his father was Aleksi Danilovich Pogulyaev born 1907 Novozybkov, Belarus. Through my fathers Ancestry dna matches I am searching for family of
Moshe Meir Pugliev Bogdanoff 1851-1915 father Tuvia from Novozybkov, Belarus
Shlyoma Pogulyaev 1804-1842 father Nokhim from Novozybkov and Dobrush of Gomel
I have searched through Arolsen archives, Ancestry, J-roots, Vgd,, Ukrainian archives and any other site I can find but can not find the connection between these two families or where my father might fit.
Thank you in advance for any information or advice on where I might look next
Helen Craddock 

Re: ViewMate - Polish translation request - Uscieczko, Galicia (1763) #translation #galicia

Emily Garber

For some strange reason my URLs all point to the first ViewMate post:

I also posted the second page of the record with the same headings to help translators if the writing on the first page was not clear.

The last post was the title page for the record:

Emily Garber

Perelmiter and Langer from Kamenny Brod and Baranovka #ukraine

Hello! I have been professionally researching genealogy for many years by the lastname of Perelmuter (Perelmiter) and Langer from Baranowka and Kamenny Brod (Ukraine) 
There is a family tree of Langers and Perelmuters  from 1816!
Perhaps someone will be our relative. Write to me about it.

Shklyar, Pinkhasik and Reznik from Slutsk and Kletsk #belarus

Hello! I have been professionally researching genealogy for many years by the lastname of Shklyar, Pinkhasik from Slutsk and Holtchitci shtetl (Belarus) and Reznik from Kletsk (Belarus) 
There is a family tree of Reznik  from 1740!
Perhaps someone will be our relative. Write to me about it.

Feldman from Ushomir #ukraine

Hello! I have been professionally researching genealogy for many years by the lastname of Feldman from Ushomir (Ukraine).
There is a family tree from 1770!
Perhaps someone will be our relative. Write to me about it. 

1875 Revision List Review/Translation Assistance #translation #ukraine



I am trying to locate persons with the surnames below in the 1875 Revision lists (available on Alex Krakovsky's website) listed next to their names. I don't believe there is yet an index for either list. Are there any services available to find/review/translate the Ukrainian? 
Happy to make a donation to JewishGen or pay a professional as needed. Is anyone in fact currently indexing these? Grateful for any guidance.




Looking for Hele Graber #general


I am trying to find relatives or details about Hele Graber.  He was born about 1890 at Volusia, Lithuania (Volozin, Lita) to Yitzhak and Pesia.  He was the brother of my grandmother Chaya Libe Pollack Ginzburg.  He immigrated to the USA in the early 20th century, about the same time that my grandmother, her mother and younger sister immigrated to Israel, around 1906.  I don't think that he had any children.  I had another uncle who corresponded with him until mid-20th century (nothing remains of these letters).  I will appreciate finding out any more details about Hele Graber (born Pollack) and his family.


Thank you in advance,

Re: Epsztejn and Cemelinska #belarus

Jill Whitehead

Try "Belarus SIG" online, or via JewishGen.

Jill Whithead, Surrey, UK

Re: Eastern PA Naturalization #usa

EdrieAnne Broughton

I'd look for a parent's naturalization.  At age 14 in 1912, he was probably included in his father's naturalization.
                          EdrieAnne Broughton
                          Vacaville, California


Eva Blanket


I've posted a vital record in CZECH for which I need an ENGLISH TRANSLATION please. 
It is on ViewMate at the following address …

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,
Searching Names: 
HERMAN - Nisne/Also Vereczke
LIPSICZ - Paskocz; Munkacs; Bukocz; Zsdenyovo
BERNSTEIN - Perekreszna; Perechin; Paskocz; Holubina; Solotszina; Munkacs; Also Vereczke; Mezoterebes
DAVIDOVICS/DAVIDOVITS - Also Szinevir; Zsdenyovo; Huszt
VEISZ/WEISZ - Talamas; Zugo/Hukliva
NEUMAN - Torunya; Zugo/Hukliva

Help with gravestone artwork and translation for Sarah P. Weiner #translation #usa

Corey Brand

Hi. Does anyone know what the significance of this beautiful artwork is on Mrs. Weiner’s gravestone here? I can read Hebrew but not speak it, so I know her original name, but can anyone tell me what the first line says? Any indication she’s a mother?
Thank you very much.

Corey Brand

In this case, researching:
VINTSIUNSKI (changed to WEINER) - Punia, Lithuania to Boston
VAINER - Punia, Lithuania
DOMBROVSKI - Punia, Lithuania 

If the picture is blurry:

Looking for the oldest son of Jankel-Mendel and Peshe-Freide (Fradel) FLESSER / FLEYSHER from Prienai #lithuania #usa

Denise Fletcher

Jankel-Mendel FLESSER / FLEYSHER (b. 1845 Prienai, d. about 1898 Prienai) and his wife Peshe-Freide /Fradel (neé Bialobrodka, b. 1858 Balbieriskis d. 1929 Prienai), apparently had 12 children, the oldest of whom left Lithuania for America before the turn of the 20th century.  He would have been born before 1879, we think.

Six of the children left Lithuania for the UK around the turn of the 20th century:

Betty / Bessie (Basia), b. 1879, married Chaim Amdorsky
Woolf, b. 1883, married Betsy 
Leah - possibly married somebody Lazarus
Kitty - never married
Max, b. 1888, married Mary 
Davis (aka David) b. 1889, married Milly Goldstein

Two left Lithuania for South Africa in the 1920s:

Benjamin, b. 1891, married Leah Binski
Morris, b. 1896

A daughter, Feyga, b. 1880, perished in Lithuania in the Holocaust, and we don't know what happened to a son, Zalman, b. 1893.

We don't know the name of the oldest son or where he went, but if any of these details ring any bells, or if anybody has any ideas of how/where to search for this missing brother, please contact me at dfletcheroz@...  

Denise Fletcher
Sydney, Australia

Looking for ROTHBART family members originally from South Africa #South Africa #general

Denise Fletcher

My grandfather, Moritz Jacobson, had an older sister Sarah who married Philip Rothbart.  Sarah and Philip had 3 children: Blanche (married Philip Zimmerman and also Percy Eagle), Jukie/Julius (married Bebe Shapiro) and Barney (married Miriam Bessels).
I believe Blanche had a son with Philip Zimmerman and 3 children with Percy Eagle, while Jukie Rothbart had 2 daughters, possibly called Sharon and Riva.
I am keen to make contact with any members of the Rothbart family for family tree purposes.  I can be contacted on dfletcheroz@...
Denise Fletcher
Sydney, Australia

Re: Divorce Among Jews in Poland #poland

Shelley Mitchell

It is my understanding that the decision to give a get was the husband’s. A wife might ask for one but she usually needed her husband’s consent.

As more European Jews came to the US, husbands often used the threat of refusing to give a get in order to get a very favorable civil divorce settlement. Over time, in places like NY, judges had to deal with that Jewish issue. I believe they ordered men to give their wives a get. Without a get, a religious woman could not remarry in the eyes of the community.
Shelley Mitchell 

Re: Eastern PA Naturalization #usa

Emily Garber

The number you have is  the number attached to his certificate of naturalization. That is not something that one can ordinarily use to look up a record. However, FamilySearch has records from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on their website (free with registration). I searched on the name Snader and found him as David Snader, naturalized on 24 September 1912. The way I can tell it is the record you cited is that on the last page (his oath) it shows the number of his certificate: 320893.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ

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