accessing US census by address #general #usa


I have addresses from my grandmother's 1906 address book and would like to access census lists for 1905 New York census by address, without regard to names.  Any suggestions?
Michael Cohen
Herzilia, Israel 

Re: Romanian immigrants in Rockland County NY in 1900 #romania #usa #general

Peninah Zilberman

I think simply maybe an opportunity was offered, the new immigrants were willing to try anything just to advance themselves ..
Or maybe in the new communities ur family members skills were requested...people in those days moved also to be closer living near a relative...Jews from Iasi were more observant therefore liked to live closer to family members....moved back to NYC again might have realized not for them

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet
+40 74 414 5351

Re: TEDESCO surname in Italy #holocaust #usa #austria-czech

Vernon Kronenberg

Here's a famous Florentine one for you
KRONENBERG - Lodz, Warsaw
ORZEL - Poland
BLUMENKOPF - Garwolin, Warsaw

KRONENBERG - Warsaw & Lodz,
BLUMENKOPF Garwolin & surrounds, Warsaw,

Re: Help needed re a mysterious record notation / Jewish Death Records #galicia #ukraine #general


I have run across this before.  This is usually either a residence for the elderly or a resident in a mental health facility.  For some reason which I don't know,  they used the terms, "prisoner" or "inmate" instead of resident.  Robin August

Re: Condition of the Jewish cemeteries in Dvinsk, Latvia #latvia


Daugavpils cemetery 
from late Christine Usdin site.

Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

"2. Different middle names."

Our ancestors in Europe did not have middle names as we know them. Double names were common, however, with both parts being equal. My ggrandfather Abraham Samuel, for example, was called Abe or Sam at different times.

However, I have also seen birth records from Eastern Europe, with the baby and father having the same name, and the father has an age and occupation, so he is alive. I agree with the meaning of the post - perhaps either the father or son - or both - had double names, so the names aren't identical.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

June 2: Ancestor's hometown Webinar from the Center for Jewish History #events #announcements

Moriah Amit

Tomorrow at 3:30 PM ET,  join the Center's genealogy librarians for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. We'll discuss how you can research your ancestors' hometowns using the Center's online resources and answer your questions live.   

Re: Father and son with same given name #names #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>

Please bear in mind that the religious name is what is important.

You can have Michael Goldberg son of Michael Goldberg, but the son’s religious name could be Meir or Shlomo or Leib, while the father’s Hebrew name could be Mattis, Sender, Ephraim, etc.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ.

Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general


Thank you for your reply. Number 2 is definitely a possibility for the instance from the early 19th century. For the one from the late 19th century, the Hebrew name on the headstone of the son is Meyer ben Meyer, so I’m assuming the father passed before the son was born.
Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general 
From: peter.cohen@...
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:24:11 EDT 

Two possibilities come to mind: 
1. The father died during the mother's pregnancy (I have also seen girl babies named after their mother who died in childbirth.)
2. Different middle names. You sometimes see revision lists with brothers with the same first name (such as Yosel Shlomo and Yosel Yitzchak). Not every document will list both first and middle name, which can lead to confusion.


Re: Father and son with same given name.i have xome across #belarus #poland #general


In some families, whether Ashkenazic or Sephardic, I know of father and son having the same name in today's world, with Jr. and Sr. being used.  Very Americanized!

Looking for MUTCHNIK /MUCZNIK family from Warsaw, Poland #warsaw #holocaust


I am asking for a friend who lives in Israel who is looking for information on a “lost” family member from Warsaw, Poland.  They are hoping to find a family member or her descendants, with the surname “Mutchnik” from Warsaw.  The searcher was born in 1939 and is a survivor – the family she is looking for would belong to her aunt who fled before WWII. We know there isn’t much hope of success, but it never hurts to ask. 

I have already searched on JGFF and used the JG resources. 

Thank you in advance.

JoAnne Vanett,
Ambler, PA

Old Jewish Vilna Cemetery #lithuania

Tony Hausner

In this video,  the Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations indicates concern for the Old Jewish Cemtery in Vilna.  Who is familiar with the status of that cemetery.  
Dr. Schnayer Leiman appeals to Lithuanian government to save cemetery
Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)

Tony Hausner

Re: Bayview Nemo B.A. #general

Karen <kgschneider@...>

Hi Shlomo,

It appears the B.A. of Bayview Nemo stands for Benevolent Association. See JewishGen's burial society site:

You might also want to contact the cemetery for further information about the group:

Karen Schneider
Bolingbrook, Illinois

Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #general


I would like to suggest that we start a new group for descendants of Dutch Jews. Although the Nazis killed seventy-five percent of the Jewish population of the Netherlands, the country has made a concerted effort to recognize this and to make available lists of those murdered in the Holocaust.  Dutch Jews were among the earliest Jewish immigrants to the US.  I have Dutch Jewish ancestors who settled in Philadelphia and environs in the mid-19th century.
Thanks for your consideration.
Linda Hart Scatton

Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general

Peter Cohen

Two possibilities come to mind:
1. The father died during the mother's pregnancy (I have also seen girl babies named after their mother who died in childbirth.)
2. Different middle names. You sometimes see revision lists with brothers with the same first name (such as Yosel Shlomo and Yosel Yitzchak). Not every document will list both first and middle name, which can lead to confusion.

Re: Need Help locating s Ship's Manifest, Port of New York /FEUERLICHT family #usa #general #hungary


If you're on Ancestry, have you tried checking border crossings? I found my family from England came through Canada to Vermont in 1900.

Romanian immigrants in Rockland County NY in 1900 #romania #usa #general


My great-grandfather, his wife and children emigrated from Iasi, Romania to New York in 1901.  The family first lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, but sometime after December 1902 moved to the rural town of Ramapo in Rockland County, New York. The family appears in the June 1905 New York State census of Ramapo along with many other Eastern European immigrants, many of them from eastern Europe. By December 1905, the family had returned to the Lower East Side. I am trying to understand what might have drawn my great-grandfather, a painter and paperhanger in Iasi, and other semi-skilled tradesmen, to a rural, farming town. Is anyone aware of any attempts by Jewish organizations to establish farming co-ops in Rockland County, New York, at that time? Any other thoughts?

Richard Gross
Guilford, Connecticut, USA

SCHLESINGER in Switzerland and Israel #israel #germany

Werner Hirsch

I am trying to find out whatever happened to a step cousin of mine, Marion (or Marionne) Schlesinger.  She was born in Freiburg, Germany in 1931.  In April of 1939 she was taken on a Kindertransport to Switzerland where she lived with a foster family in Dürrenäsch, Canton Aargau, Switzerland.  According to the Swiss records she moved to Israel in 1964.  Does anyone know how I might trace her in Israel?  I don't know where she lived, if she ever married, or if she is still living there.  I would greatly appreciate any ideas or any help.
New Haven CT USA
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Re: Require help in ordering Bobrka, Lwow birth certificate #poland

Mark Halpern

Dear Rose:

The 1919 Bobrka births are included in a register that still resides at the USC (civil records office) in Warsaw. Your sister-in-law can obtain an offical extract of the record by providing details of the birth to the USC. The email for the Warsaw USC is 

Best regards,
Mark Halpern


On 2020-05-31 7:40 pm, Rose wrote:

Dear Group


I'm currently assisting my sister-in-law in locating a birth certificate/extract for her paternal uncle Leib KLINGS. Leib was the youngest of three sons born to Mendel and Leiba KLINGS (SCHAFFEL) in Bobrka, Lwow, in 1919. His elder brothers Naftali and Ignacy, survived the war and subsequently emigrated to the USA and Australia. However, Leib and his parents all perished in the Shoah. My sister-in-law has one image of her uncle found in the Bobrka Yizkor book by the Magen David Adom Tracing Department in 2014.


I would really appreciate it if anyone could point me in the right direction re ordering this document.


Best wishes

Rose Raymen

Perth, Western Australia







Re: ISRAELOVICI, ISRAILOVICI from Braila or Galatz, Romania #romania

t s

In response to your question, I discovered that my great-great-great grandfather was Itzik Izraelovits/Israelovics. As of 1881, he was listed as being from Benedike, Hungary. However, perhaps there is some connection given the similarity of the last name.
Todd Samovitz

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