Re: Searching for my father's family in #galicia #poland


It would be helpful to know if you have further information, such as birth dates, death dates, occupations or other identifying information, as well as to know what tools you have already tried. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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

Kate Dresdner

Try searching castlegarden dot org
Although the Castle Garden Emigrant Landing Depot closed in spring 1890, has a database of ship manifests from 1820 to 1892, including the Barge Office lists. 
It is likely that in 1891 your family entered the Port of New York through the US Barge Office near the Battery. 
At the moment it seems that the search function for the castlegarden website isn’t working, so check back later in the week. 

Headstone translation help - Hebrew #translation

s & t steinberg

Hi.  I'm a new member to this discussion group.  Could anyone please translate the headstone of my great-grandmother?  Thanks so much for your help.

Terry Steinberg

jews in hiding in freezone France #france #holocaust


My family went into hiding in the south of France as soon as june 40. They hid in Marseille, then Nice and finally in a village in Provence St Jeannet  till the allied landing in Provence. I would like to know more on how they survived, who helped them.... I do not know where to start, how  to get in touch with people who can help me get into the right archives of associations helping jewish refugees during ww2. Any suggestion is welcome.
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Re: Looking for Lapes (Lopis, Lapis) Odessa/Ukraine 1880s #ukraine


Oh - We have some odd hints.

One is 'Sandeck Kaplin' against Rissie Lapis - Rosalia Lapes ( in her death record.

Also 'Risa Sundock'

Rosalia Lapes died Manhattan 1912
is the Wife of William (Wolf) Lapes died Odessa 1902 - My GG Grandparents

My Great Grandparents are Edmund (also Samuel Lapes or Hyman Lopis) and Phoebe (also Rebecca Lopis)
We have a family lore of them coming from Prague and being Christian and also Phobe Nicols/Nicolai [maybe ref to Nikolaev] as potential maiden names.

We think that Wolf had at least one brother Nathan - who took his family to NYC around 1908.

We also find Lapis in Yad Vashem with many clusters in Ukraine - but throughout the Pale.

More to follow

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

Robert Cohen <pioneerbob@...>

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Robert Cohen

Re: Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #general



I also have Dutch ancestors whom I have traced back to Permerend (near Gouda) it the 17th century. My branch immigrated to the UK in the mid-19th century, so I too would be interested in this group.

Henry Best,
London, UK.

Accessing the Center for Jewish History's Genealogy Webinars #events

Moriah Amit

We have received feedback from a number of people stating that it has been difficult to access our weekly Genealogy Coffee Break  live webinars.  Therefore, I will provide step-by-step instructions here. Any time before your next viewing, please log in to your Facebook account, go to, and click "Follow". Then, on Tuesdays at 3:30 PM ET, you will log in to your Facebook account and go back to Once the webinar goes live, you will automatically see a notification pop up on your screen; please click on the notification to start watching. To watch our previously recorded webinars, visit Thank you for your interest!

Moriah Amit
Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

Re: Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #general

Emily Rosenberg

Yes. I would like a Dutch Hewish group   My family were Amsterdamers who came to US mid 19 Century  

Re: accessing US census by address #general #usa

Jim Gutterman

SteveMorse has a capability, a two step process if  remember correctly it first assigns  street address to ED or AD and then you go into census based on that. Might have to go thru a few pages for your street, but nothing too onerous. That was for US census, not sure if also includes NY census. Good luck....
James Gutterman
Albany, New York
researching GUTTERMAN/,GITLEMAN, GUTMAN,/GOODMAN (Ukraine and Russia),GELLER and OCHS (Gailica and Austria) , LAND(E)SMAN and HERSHCOVITZ, (Hungary and Rumania)

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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