Erika Gottfried

This is fascinating.  It's great that you have a translation.  Would it be possible for you to post a scan of the original document?  I think I'm not the only one who's always wanted to see what these look like.

Erika Gottfried  - granddaughter of another successful draft dodger (Thanks, grandpa!)
Teaneck, New Jersey

Jagiellonian University Records Added to the All Galicia Database #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new records to
the All Galicia Database– a database that offers free access to all.

This update refers to the recent addition of indexes of Jewish medical
students from Galicia who attended the Jagiellonian University,
1919–1939. Where applicable, the extracted information from the
Jagiellonian has been linked with the students’ education in other
European universities.

To date, the entire project comprises indexed records of about 5,400
Jewish medical students. The following indexes from several university
archives can be easily searched in the All Galicia Database:

— Jagiellonian University (1802–1939)

— Lwów (Lemberg) University (1894–1939)

— Pest University (1793–1921)

— Prague University (German and Czech universities) (1882–1939)

In addition to the open-access All Galicia Database, Gesher Galicia
members can view supplemental information (where available) derived
from the university records and other sources (e.g., information on
parents, course of studies, postgraduate professional details, etc.).
These annotated indexes are accessible via the Members Portal after
login at, and can be found in the
Archival Records section there (go to:

To learn more about the Jewish Medical Students Project, please visit
our homepage.

We invite everyone to share additional details about Jewish medical
students found to date, and in particular with information about
emigration or employment, or from the Holocaust period.

Please contact us at info@... with questions about the
project or these new additions. Our annotated database is updated

Andrew Zalewski, MD

Vice President, Gesher Galicia

Medical Students Project Coordinator

Send all inquiries to info@...

Chislavichi and Monastyrshchina of Mogilev gubernia #belarus #russia

Shlomo Gurevich

I am glad to inform that recently the memoirs of Samuel Kutzman "Life in the Shtetl of Chislavichi, Russia circa 1890" and 1900' list of donors to the hungry in Bessarabia were added, and the lists of WW1 and WW2 soldiers were updated at my website Jewish Chislavichi , and new Jewish Monastyrshchina website was created.

Shlomo Gurevich
Hoshaya, Israel

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

rv Kaplan

And I am looking my mother's cousin (unfortunately name unknown) who emigrated from Kaminets-Podolsk, Ukraine, in 1906 to Argentina - when others in the family went to Scotland. 

I always hoped that there might be a descendant of this cousin in Argentina (Israel, USA?) who knew this story and that pre-WW2, the families in Argentina and Scotland used to correspond.

I now hope that I will find a dna connection in Argentina or elsewhere which will help unlock this family mystery.  I do have dna matches in Argentina, but they don't respond to my approaches.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

FELMAN, MILER, ROSENBLOOM - Kaminets-Podolsk, Shatava, Balin, Ukraine


On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 19:05, <scrybe101@...> wrote:
I am also looking for family who immigrated to Rosario from Ukraine in the early 1900s. I have some information from an older tree done by a cousin and a MyHeritage Match but have had no reply to my messages. 

YUNIS, KOKAKOV/COSACHO/ KOZACOFF, GRUVMAN - Ukraine - Bogopol/Pervomaysk, Kiev

SOLZI - Basavilbaso, Entre Rios, Argentina 

IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings May 2020 #general #jgs-iajgs

Jan Meisels Allen

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below. The following are the summaries for the month of May 2020.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you and your society to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert. Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.


  • (Australia) Government Orders Competition Watchdog to Develop Mandatory Code of Conduct Governing Technology Giants and News Media


  • (Australia) Australian Government to Force Facebook and Google to Pay for News Content


  • Data Breach Report 2020 1st Quarter


  • (European Union)  Two-Year Report on GDPR by Access Now


  • (Finland) Google Required to Delete Four Consumer Search Links Under Right to be Forgotten


  • (Germany) Court Rules Privacy Rights In Germany's Constitution Extends to Foreigners Living Abroad--Including their Online Data


  • (India) Proposes Levying 6% Equalization Tax on Online Advertising Platforms


  • (Ireland) Irish Data Protection Commission Submits Draft Decision on Twitter GDPR Compliance; Submitted Preliminary Decision on WhatsApp and More


  • (US-CA)  Amended Version of SB 980 Genetic Information Privacy Act SB 980


  • (US-CA)  California SB 980 Hearing Set For 22-MAY-20 9 a.m.


  • (US-CA) California Supreme Court Rules State's Public Records Act Prohibits Government From Charging for Redaction


  • (Vatican) Researchers Find that Pope Pius Xll Knew About Atrocities Happening to the Jews During World War ll



The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to: and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, Avotaynu, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at:


The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.


These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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


I am also looking for family who immigrated to Rosario from Ukraine in the early 1900s. I have some information from an older tree done by a cousin and a MyHeritage Match but have had no reply to my messages. 

YUNIS, KOKAKOV/COSACHO/ KOZACOFF, GRUVMAN - Ukraine - Bogopol/Pervomaysk, Kiev

SOLZI - Basavilbaso, Entre Rios, Argentina 

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.
Reply to catherine.jurovsky@... 

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@...>

I found my Parents records at:

201 Varick Street, 12th Floor, New York City, NY 10014-4811  

Archive has 
relocated to

One Bowling Green, Room 328

New York, NY 10004

Phone:  212-401-1620

Toll-free: 1-866-840-1752

Fax:  212-401-1638

Email:  newyork.archives@...


NewYork • NewJersey Puerto Rico • U.S. Virgin Islands

We hold permanent records created by Federal agencies and courts in the following states: New Jersey New York Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands Hours and Address Enlarge Directions Address One Bowling Green, Room 328 New York, NY 10004 Phone: 212-401-1620 Toll-free: 1-866-840-1752 Fax: 212-401-1638 Email: newyork.archives@... Hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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

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