Re: Looking for Advice and Guidance in Kfar Chassidim, Israel. #israel #general


As you live in Israel I don't understand why you don't look at the web or phone book. Kfar Hassidim has a Local Council and also a separate archive . Check with them directly


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


  Try the SteveMorse website. Here is a link to ships arriving on 1 Sep 1891. From the immigration info you have it might tell the ship name, so that would narrow it down. If not you could search through the lists for each of these ships. Let me know if you need some help navigating the lists.
Larry Bassist

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

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay

A couple of other possibilities I have myself encountered:

1. A simple clerical error in which the officiating clerk erroneously repeated the father’s name as the son’s (or vice versa). The father and witnesses didn’t necessarily (maybe couldn’t) read through the document to check its accuracy. I have seen that a couple of times. Usually you’ll be able to clear that up if you can find the son’s marriage or death record, or the father’s death record, or sometimes even the BMD records of any siblings. 

2. Similar looking names that may be misread if not written clearly and looked at carefully, but that are not in fact the same name, e.g. Srul and Szmul, Szlama and Szulim, Ber and Berek, Gersz (in Russian documents standing in for Hersz) and Gerszon, Icek and Josek, Nuchim and Nachman, are all names I have personally seen mistakenly indexed/transcribed as each other. So take a good look at the original documents to see if that may be the situation.

As you noted, Ashkenazi Jews in late 19th century/early 20th century Poland/Russia would not have named a son the same name as his father, unless the father had died. 

Best of luck,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

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


I found the ships manifest at one of the many National Archive locations.  I live in boston and went to the Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center, Waltham, MA 02452-6399 which is also the one closest to Maine. I had the name of the ship and the date it arrived.  No trouble finding the manifest with that information. I also had the deportation location in England.
Burt Jaffe

Kornbrot, Joseph born 1902 #warsaw


Request info: relatives or descendants of Joseph Kornbrot, born Warsaw 1902. My father-in-law

Re: Looking for Lapes (Lopis, Lapis) Odessa/Ukraine 1880s #ukraine


by family lore Abraham Sudack, my paternal great grandfather’s family name was originally Lepis (spelling uncertain) from Ukraine. He fled the Czar’s army in the early 20 th century and came to the US changing his name somewhere along the way. Settled in Fall River, MA. (Sudak is a town on the Black Sea coast of Crimea).

Bruce Baron

Re: Women's names Poland and Lithuania #names #poland #lithuania


Liza (Elizavetta) and Luba (Lubov') are distinct Russian names.

Re: accessing US census by address #general #usa

David Oseas

Steve Morse has an excellent tool to obtain the AD/ED from an address for NYC: .  Once you have determined the proper AD/ED, you can click on a link to view the corresponding digitized roll on FamilySearch.

David Oseas

HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York;  KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
Hungary > New York;  OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SHEKTER: Kishinev, Bessarabia > New York;  SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
STRUL:  Iasi, Romania > Haifa, Israel;  WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles

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


Hello Alex,

Another poster makes a good point, this immigrant family may have come to the US via Canada, a popular option for people traveling from Britain/Northern Europe/the Baltic in the 1880s and 1890s.  Unfortunately the US border records did not begin until 1894.  But if they came via Canada ca. 1891 you might find them on a Canadian passenger arrival record.

Marian Smith

FTJP-Family Tree of the Jewish People #general #courland


I uploaded my tree and got a “success” message, and a filename. However, in response to my follow up query, I received this email: “At the present time we are not uploading trees.”
I feel it is my time to wrap up my tree research, and publish them for future researchers. I will find a family member for the 4 binders, which have the 4 family trees, family narratives and paper copies of sources. 
I’m thinking maybe Geni as a substitute for FTJP. Any ideas on that?
Reba Harris Solomon
NY and FL

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Re: Seeking descendants of Rebecca and Israel Balkin #unitedkingdom #usa #general #lithuania


Look at the web site ScotlandsPeople.  There is a Rebecca Balkin  mentioned in the censuses of 1901 and 1911, and a death notice in 1934.  These might help you.  I knew the Balkin family when I lived in Glasgow.

Re: Women's names Poland and Lithuania #names #poland #lithuania

Jill Whitehead

The Leah's in my family were anglicised to Lily in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lily was a popular name at the time. My middle name is Leonie after my grandmother Leah (I was born in 1951). Probably depends on what name was fashionable at the time. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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


My grandfather, Moses Plitt,  also  from Iasi moved to Spring Valley, Rockland County as did his sister Esther.   However, it was not until the 1930s, during the Depression they left they left Queens, St. Albans.  Seemed like they were desperate and they got into the egg distribution business.  How fascinating that Iasi immigrants gathered in Rockland.

Jane Plitt
Bradenton, Florida

Rabbi Yisrael of Ostrov- 19th century #names #israel

Yonatan Ben-Ari

In Biber's "Mazkeret Legdolei Ostrov" he has two articles on a Rav
Yisrael of Ostrov and he presumes that they one of the same person. My
great great grandfather, Rav Yisrael of Ostrov made aliya to Tzfat
(Israel) in the first half of the 19th century was most likely one of
the Yisrael which Biber mentions.

Is anyone knowledgeable regarding these Rabbanim mentioned in Biber's
books who can shed more light on these (this ?) Rabbi?


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

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


My father  and his father have the same name.  In his case the grandfather passed away very close to his father's death. My father's name Abraham was changed to Aron and so it appears on all documents. (Just another explanation)

FEUERLICHT family Ship Arrival #names


The FEUERLICHT family can be found on the JewishGen USA Database by searching the surname and using the Fuzzy Match option.
Thanks to the work of Dr. Howard Relles and a group of dedicated volunteers who went through the 1890 and 1891 microfilms  20 years ago and indexed 96,699 names of  New York Immigrants from Austria, Poland and Galicia.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/31/2020 10:13 AM, Alex Magocsi wrote:

A number of members of the Herman and Johanna FEUERLICHT family reportedly arrived at the Port of New York on 1 Sep 1891.  Along with Herman und Johanna, daughters Irene and Bertha and sons Albert and Sydney Julius were also in the group of arrivals. I’ve not been able to find a ship’s manifest for this event. .......

Re: Early 1900s records from Rosario, Argentina #latinamerica


Hi Helen,
What exactly are you looking for? 
I am from R., although not living there. I can give you some tips, links, ideas.

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


I come from an Ashkenazi family. My father, David, was named after an uncle by marriage who had died just before he was born. He also had an uncle who was still alive whose name was also David, who died in 1982. My youngest brother, who was born in 1984, is named after this second uncle. So although my father and brother have the same first name they are named for people who had died. It looks like my brother is named after my father, but he is not. This may be one of the reasons it looks like sons are named after fathers, if one doesn't know the history behind the naming.


Eva Schectman
Montpelier, VT (originally from Philadelphia, PA)

Researching SCHECTMAN in Fastov/Kiev, Ukraine, Fuchs in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine, Savar/Sawronsky/Sevrensky in Ostropol, Ukraine, Kanofsky/Kahonofsky in Ekaterinaslov, Ukraine. Krieger, Kohn, Reichman/Rajchman, Chajmkowitz in Lodz, Poland. Paster/stein in Kaunos, Lithuania, Rabinowitz in St. Petersburg, Russia or Kaunos, Lithuania.

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