moderated Which name do I use to enter into my family tree program---the old Russian name or the USA name? #general #names


Regarding my grandmother, she was born around 1901 with name Sarah BOLDO but the surname changed to GOLDBERG  in the USA.   Which surname should I use in my family tree program on Ancestry?  Similarly, my grandfather was born with first name KALMEN but it changed to CARL in the USA.  Which name should I use for him?
Thanks for any insight,

Louis Loccisano   <loulocc@...>

Re: immigration to Cuba #general #latinamerica

Naomi Sachs

I'm looking for similar information. My family got out of Berlin sometime around 1933/34 and made their way to Rio de Janeiro via Cuba. I haven't been able to find them on any manifests and would be super grateful to anyone who can point me in the direction of where those passenger lists may reside. I have subscriptions to most of the genealogy websites out there.  Thanks so much!

Naomi Sachs <naomisachs1@...>
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Searching for Teodor BRAUDE born 1909 in Torun, Prussia #poland #warsaw #russia


I am looking for information on Teodor BRAUDE. Born 1909 in Torun, Prussia. Mother was Terese Mozeson, Father was Bernhard BRAUDE. Parents married in Warsaw in 1909. Teodor may have been known by the first name of Terry or Teddy. Growing up, he lived in Warsaw with Alexander and Sonia Lorski. He attended Warsaw University around the late 1920's to early 1930's. He was interested in the theater and cinema, He would have been 30 years old in 1939. It is not known if he was married, what work he did, or where he lived in the mid-to-late 1930's. After the Invasion of Poland in 1939, he was reported to have been in Russian-occupied Poland, "acting and directing" in 1940. No further sightings after that. Could he have fled into Russia during the war? Fought in the Russian Army? Survived the War? Did he have children who might still be living? Any assistance would be appreciated.        Thank You,

George Mason,    USA  <gmason3815@...> 

Re: Jewish gauchos Argentina #latinamerica


I grew up hearing that my maternal grandfather was a gaucho on the Argentine pampas. Though my grandmother's brother did go from Bessarabia to near Mendoza, my grandfather ultimately operated a furniture store in Montevideo, Uruguay!  Look at nearby cities and ports of entry in your search.

Re: Looking for what happened to family Blumberg, Popower, Chmielnik in Rio de Janiero #poland #latinamerica


Hi Helen

You should also read what is written on the back of the Brazil immigration card of Mauritz (Mauricio) Popower, there is also a second card where the information on the back continues.
The same for the Brazil immigration cards fo Elza Chmielnik, née Popower, and Lajb Chmielnik, he has three immigration cards, where the information on the back continues.

If they immigrated to the United States before 1957 and if they arrived in New York, you could find their passenger manifest online on familysearch and ancestry.

Brazilian newspaper archives online


Corinne Iten

Mishpokhe. Jewish Polish Genealogy Webinar on May 27 #events #poland

Daniel Horowitz

Hi all, 

The second part (after 1939) of the webinar Mishpokhe. Jewish Polish Genealogy will be broadcasted live on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon) EDT.
Tracing family histories after 1939 is very often a silenced topic in our homes which can still affect next generations after Shoah. These stories are left untold because of huge pain of Survivors or lack of the witnesses that could give a testimony.

The speaker is Kamila Burchart – genealogist, translator, ghost hunter
Lacerated between Prussia and Yiddishkayt. Researching narrations about local Jewish communities led her into oral history and genealogy. She translates texts from German, Lithuanian, Yiddish and Russian and is part of Your Roots in Poland, the organization responsible for the webinar.

If you missed the first part you can still see it at

I have no affiliation with Your Roots in Poland or this webinar but thought it will be of interest to you.

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz

Re: Re: Searching for Leah Noah Da Costa #unitedkingdom

Martyn Woolf

I think that the best church to try first would be St. Mary's Whitechapel and then maybe St. Botolph's Aldgate.  Both within the area where Leah was probably living.
 I do wish you luck.

Martyn Woolf

Re: Home Town of Harry Dorf #ukraine #galicia #austria-czech

Brucce Wexler

Thank you for your note, having to do with my DORF ancestors. I have a picture of Aaron's gravestone which confirms his father was Benjamin. My grandfather's (Harry) headstone says his father was Aaron. I believe this was a mistake on the part of my Uncles and Aunts who ordered the headstone.  Aaron was definitely Harry's brother. Older by 16 years.
I have both my  grandfather's intention to be naturalized, and his Naturalization papers. I know the port, date and ship that my grandfather arrived on. It was the SS Zeeland, New York, October 7, 1907. (My father told me that he and my grandfather used to joke that they arrived the same week. My father being born in New York city on October 4, 1907). I actually have a copy of the report of the ship's landing from the NY Times, the following day. I also have the Passenger listing, showing my grandfathers name. It shows he arrived from Czernowitz, leaving my pregnant grandmother,and my two eldest uncles. The passenger ship listing shows the last residence as Czernowitz, but not a date or place of birth.
Aaron was married to a Gital Zwick. They had seven daughters, the first one born 1885, the last one, 1901. I doubt they were married in 1901.
It very  well may be that my grandfather was born in Zaleszczyki, but of course I would like to have proof. 
Thanks again for your note and information. I really appreciate it.
Bruce Wexler

Loction of Kisenovich town. Romania? #general #romania

Bob Bloomberg

Does anyone have information on the location of the town or village of Kisenovich (or variation thereof), possibly in Romania?

Re: Looking for info on Milman (only one "L") family from Kishenev Bessarabia pre-1900 #bessarabia

Jeffrey Knisbacher

Don't limit your search to a particular spelling. Also consider possible variants like MAILMAN. Jeff Knisbacher 

Re: Suwalki-Lomza Landsmen Journal #poland

Jill Whitehead

I last heard from Marlene Silverman in 2018. Nothing since. 

I have her latest known email address and have just emailed her to see if I get a response.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Re: Ursula Wyss FREY, 16th century religious crossover? #general

howard sachs

"Lengnau" apparently is the place of very early Jewish refuge in Switzerland.  I mistakenly assumed that a Frey family would not be Jewish.  Wikipedia lists it as an Ashkenazi surname.  But this Frey family line apparently became Protestant, in Alsace or Switzerland, sometime before migration with the "Pennsylvania Dutch".  There may be a significant number of people with some Jewish genetic background in that migration.  This line has "cousins" of my mother.  My paternal line DNA nearly matches still another family in that community. HFS

Rattner / Ratner Family Search #germany #belarus #austria-czech

Trish Lane

I am trying to find a link between my great uncle (by marriage) Pavel Israelovic Rattner (later Pavel Isidorovic Rattner )who was born in Belarus in 1859.  His wife was Ita lulia Ratner nee Rosenstein whose mother was Chasie Katherina Rosenstein nee Ratner. born in Constantinople.  Pave; was a famous Jewish engineer who put the electricity through St Petersburg  and was given the title of his Excellency.  His family were very famous in St Petersburg .  I believe they left Russia in 1917. I would like to find out what happened to them after they left Russia.  They had 2 daughters neither of whom had children and the daughters had a connection to Berlin?
Any information very welcome. 
Patricia Lane

Re: family tree template #general


We use Echo Family Tree and have large multigenerational template. Very comprehensive.

Burt Jaffe

David and Ida. Itzik from Kalarash .#bessarabia


My grandfather immigrated to U.S. in 1907.   His name on the ship manifest was Itzik Harol, later Americanized to Isadore Harold. His parents who never immigrated were David and Ida. Itzik was from Kalarash. 

I am looking for European records about David and Ida and earlier generations if possible.  My preliminary searches do not find any Harol entries but do find the names: 


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Rick Harold

Re: An Unexpected Reply and Win for JewishGen #hungary #JewishGenUpdates

Rosemarie Ryan

What a wonderful story! Are you allowed to post pictures of Viglia? And his dance partner? 

Re: Please help me find any death and burial information for my Great Aunt, Elsa (Elsie) KNEDEL-KENDALL born on April 14, 1892 in Vienna #austria-czech #usa

Karen <kgschneider@...>

Hi Thomas,

Ancestry lists an Else B. Kendall, died 15 Aug 1964, residing in Black Rock, Erie, NY (about 5 miles from downtown Buffalo). There is also an Else B. Kendall buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. The cemetery seems to have excellent online records.  This Else was born in Vienna, Austria, was 72 when she died, resided at 694 W. Delavan Ave., nearest relative was son Robert Kendall, and her father was Julius Elbogen. So it appears this could be your great aunt.
And you can also use this link and input Else Kendall in the search function for more information:

Good luck,
Karen Schneider

Karen Schneider

Re: family tree template #general


Dear Carole,
according to my experience I would suggest using GenoPro. It is very easy to use and allows making even very large family trees, virtually limitless as number of people involved.

Davide Csermely
Parma, Italy

Re: Second Tiraspol Cemetery Project #bessarabia


Dear Inna,

As you suggested it to me, you will find included in the attachments the list of the Jewish families from Tiraspol of whom I am looking forward to get information. Thank you in advance for all you will be able to verify in your lists for me.
Have a nice day and take care of yourself.
Very Sincerely Yours,
Patrice Markiewicz.

Re: Werner and Eisenhandler families. #poland #ukraine


Thank you so much for this information, Peter. I joined GenTeam a few weeks back, but didn't get very far as they said I really need to know where in Vienna the family lived. I also haven't got very far with, so if you are able to send any info privately I would much appreciate it. Here is the info I have on the other children of Tobias Eisenhandler and Lea Werner.
Heinrich born around 1891 in Nowe Miasto, died 10/12/1930 in Vienna. He married Else Grunbaum and they had two daughters, Gerda, born 11/9/1926 and Ruth, born 12/12/1928, both in Vienna.
Then came Berta Bluma, born 4/2/1896 in Nowe Miasto, died 19/12/1976 in Sydney, Australia.
Next was Sacher Siegfried Werner (the horse-racer), born on 29/12/1898 in Nowe Miasto, died 28/7/1983 in Hollywood, Florida. He married Martha but I have no info on her.
Moritz Robert was born on 14/5/1903 in Vienna, died 30/1/1968 in Katoomba. He married Grete Raymond (no dates known).
The last of the five children (unless there were more we don't know about) was Helene, born on 4/8/1906 in Vienna, died 19/2/2001 in Sydney. She married Richard Morley, born 3/6/1901 in Vienna, died 30/9/1960 in Sydney.
we don't know where Lea and Tobias were married. I have tried searching for Nowe Miasto (which means New Town!) but no luck so far. I think it may be useful to have a birth certificate for Lea and Tobias, as hopefully that would give their parents' names and perhaps some other details. In connection with the Werner family, who spent some time in Ulanov, I have been told that the official records are kept in Sanok, but the website I was indicated for searching their details is only in German and Polish, I think, so I am a bit stuck.
Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.
Best regards,

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