Re: a question about the ages of young men on entering the US from Germany #general

Barbara Ellman

Families often reported their children who could pass as being younger than 10 so the fare paid was a child’s.

My grandmother’s case was one of these.  She continued using the age on entry for her entire life.  Until I discovered her birth record in Ukraine!

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus, NJ USA
Barbara Ellman

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland

Steven Lowenstein Historian of German Judaism passed away May 31 #germany

Ralph Baer

Steven Lowenstein, historian of German Judaism and the German Jewish immigrant community of Washington Heights in Manhattan, passed away on May 31. and

I met Steve the first time I went to the Leo Baeck Institute in late 1977 or early 1978. He was an archivist there at the time. We have exchanged e-mails sporadically ever since. A matter of fact, the reason that I found out that he passed away is that an e-mail bounced. When he asked me at the LBI what towns I was researching, I mentioned Memmelsdorf in Unterfranken. He then asked, what families? I responded "Gunzenhäuser". He then asked if I knew Anne (originally Anneliese) Sachsendorfer nee Gunzenhäuser, his aunt. I said, sure, she is my mother's cousin. I was in the same HIgh School class as Steve's younger brother, but it took a few minutes to draw the connection.

Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC

Polish estate near Bela Tserkva PRITZKER FAMILY #ukraine

Susan Miller

  1. I would appreciate any help in finding the Polish estate on which my relatives lived from approximately 1875 to 1905. We think it was called Stepanivka. It was near Bela Tserkva, Ukraine. My male relative, David, was the overseer of the sugar beet plantation and factory. When he died (1886) his sons took over. The Polish count who owned the estate offered to help David’s widow (Rose) open a small store on the estate. The count's daughter, Alexandria, was friendly with Rose’s young daughter who was on many summer days invited to spend time at the manor house with Alexandria. We think it may be the Branicki family, but we can’t find the specific Branicki who owned the estate in c. 1886 and who had a daughter named Alexandria.
    Thankful for any assistance in verifying the location of the estate and the name of the Polish count that owned it.
    Susan Miller
    Philadelphia, PA


Re: Headstone translation help - Hebrew #translation

Dr.Josef ASH

H(ere) L(ies)
our dear mother
Sima Perlsweig
d. on 7 of tevet 1939
Let her soul ...

Josef ASH, Israel

Re: jews in hiding in freezone France #france #holocaust

Joe Ross

If you live in France, visit the Holocaust memorial in Paris. They have a research library there. My family also lived in Nice for part of the war.

Re: DORRA Family Descendants , Egypt/Syria #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta

I would love to reply privately if I could find Peter's email address. Can you provide it because I may have some answers to his inquiry.

Jacob Rosen



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


I always wondered why my father - Harold, had the virtually the same name as his grandfather - Harry, who was alive when my father was born. When I did eventually ask him about it he replied emphatically NO! they didn't have the same name at all! His grandfather was Chaim and he was Herschel (which was news to me as never had I heard him called Herschel)! He then explained another thing I had always wondered about - why his Hebrew name was Tzvi, which didn't seem to me to have any relation to Harold. Tzvi, as I now know, is the Hebrew equivalent to Herschel, meaning deer or gazelle). My father was born in Canada and I think was named Harold for his other grandfather who was Herschel - actually Chaim Hersch just to confuse matters more.
Even so, in Romanian records, his Harry grandfather is Sender with no middle name recorded and in fact, had a son named Chaim who died as an infant. So, maybe Harry/Chaim was just a name he took in Canada.

a question about the ages of young men on entering the US from Germany #general

Susan Lindheim

I have several family members who came to the US from Germany in the 1860s-70s.  All of them are aged 17 on their immigration papers and afterwards although based on other information they had to be older.  Was there something about being a minor upon entering the US?  Thank you 
Susan Lindheim

Re: Looking for a researcher who lives in Vitebsk #belarus


What would the address (email or snailmail) to get a birth certificate copy there?

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


Re: Headstone translation help - Hebrew #translation


Hello Terry,


Here lies or here is buried  (abbreviation on top)

Our dear mother

Sima Perlzweig

Passed away 7 Tevet 5600 (Hebrew date)

May her soul be gathered in eternal life (abbreviation on the bottom)


Welcome to Jewishgen  Shalom, Malka


Re: accessing US census by address #general #usa

Moishe Miller

You can see examples, with images, of how to look up an address for the
1920 or 1930 census. See:

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY



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. 

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