Re: Lincoln Brigade and Spanish Civil War #usa


On the link that Judith Berlowitz sent there is a photo of a number of the volunteers. As if to illustrate the point, one of them is reading a Yiddish newspaper, the Freiheit.

Re: Translation please from Dutch #germany #translation


Hello Reuven Stern,
I'll give it a try. Although it's quite a complicated job.
Do you've by any chance more information on Rika Os who is mentioned in this document ?

Ed van Rijswijk
Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Moshe Davis

My g-g-g-grandmother was named Udel (maiden surname Glickman) Goldstein, from Jasse, Romania.

Udel came to the USA circa 1890 to be with her daughter, my g-g-grandmother Rebecca (Goldstein) Brecher. I think that Udel's husband Samuel Goldstein died in Romania.
Rebecca had come to the USA in 1886, shortly after her marriage (to Hersch Brecher). According to the family story, Hersch promised to take her to America if she would marry him.

Udel died in NY sometime before 1907. In the USA, she went by the name Adele.

Moshe Davis


On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 19:34, Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@...> wrote:
I believe that Yudel is a nickname for Yehuda. Udel is pronounced like
oodel which is usually a woman's name.

Yoni Ben-Ari

Re: Does anyone know any survivors from Krinki/krinik #poland

Irwin Keller

I would be interested in a Krynki group. My family came to Chicago from Krynki and Kolonja Izaaka around 1904, and were active in Chicago's Krinker Verein. A note to the Epsteins and Suchonitzky's upthread: check out your families' possible involvement at Kolonja Izaaka here: 

Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany

I would be very cautious about your theory.  I have a branch of the family from Austria/Moravia.  Seraphine/Seraphina/Serafine 
was not an uncommon name.  There are several in the family.  Multiple uses of the same name (often for cousins) makes it more
difficult to sort out families.  In your case, the geographic differences may make it even more problematic. Do you have a death
record for Henriette?   These may well be two separate families with daughters named Seraphine/Seraphina.

Good luck
Avivah Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA

1a.  Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany
From: Shana Millstein
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 22:00:30 EDT

I want to thank all of you for sending me your thoughts. I will be following up on them. Right now, I have a theory which fits the data I have (data that I do not have italicized in parentheses):  In 1813 Levi and Henriette LICHTENSTEIN have a daughter Seraphine. (Henriette dies). Levi (who now has the imposed surname Israel?) remarries Freidericke and they have a daughter in 1826 they name Seraphina (a tiny variation in the name, and the main part of this theory I have trouble with. More research to do).  They have another child in 1833 named Johanne Henriette (after his dead wife?). The two records do come from different parts of Germany.  None of them ever came to the US.
I look forward to following up on your ideas and solving the mystery.


Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA

Re: Charlotte FRIEDMANN from Breslau #poland #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan

Thanks David - link doesn't seem to work.  Wonder if you have to be a member?


On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 at 13:56, David Lewin <david@...> wrote:
At 20:19 06/07/2020, rv Kaplan via wrote:

Looking for information about the fate of Charlotte (Lotte)
FRIEDMANN from Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), who was a refugee in
Scotland during the Second World War, living in Aberdeen. The trail
goes cold after 1945, though she doesn't seem to have married or
died in Scotland.


Harvey Kaplan
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Harvey L Kaplan MA, Director
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Garnethill Synagogue
129 Hill Street
Glasgow G3 6UB
Tel: 0141 332 4911  Email:
The Scottish Jewish Archives  Centre is a national heritage, information and research centre that documents, collects and researches the history of Jews in Scotland since the 17th century.                                                                                Scottish Charity: SC030542

Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica


Hola Rubén:

Me interesaría buscar info acerca de mis abuelos: 1) Israel & Luisa Liberman
2) Bernardo Dardik & Sofía Stisman
3) Miguel Dardik & Sara Grinspun (Bisabuelos)

Cómo se puede acceder a la base de datos?

Muchísimas gracias.
Gabriel Dardik 
Weston FL USA

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Re: Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

Judith Singer

Vidugora is probably Vidugiriai. The JewishGen Gazetteer includes two communities in Lithuania with the name Vidugariai, both of which are near Panevezys (known under Russian rule as Ponevezh)::

Vidugiriai, Vidugirtsy, Vidugirtsay populated place 55°38' N 24°55' E G Lithuania 23.1 miles ESE of Panevė�ys (Ponevezh) 55°44' N 24°21' E
Vidugiriai, Vidugirtsy populated place 55°45' N 24°58' E G Lithuania 24.0 miles E of Panevė�ys (Ponevezh) 55°44' N 24°21' E

I can't tell which of these would be your grandfather's birthplace but now at least you have a starting place. 

Good luck - Judith Singer

Re: Chicago repeat marriage in mid 20th C. #general #usa

Bob Silverstein

I have the same thing in my family.  A relative with two wives with the same first name.  If the headstones have the women's father's names, then you would have seen they were two different ladies.  Likewise, a search of documents could show them to be different.

Re: Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania


I used a Daitch-Mokotoff search
on the JewishGen Gazatter (more places, less specifically Jewish)
and searched on only the consonants in the name (VDGR).

The search returned a long list, but these are the places in Lithuania:

You can check each one out on Google maps to see which ones are close to Pasvalys and/or Ponevezh.

You didn't include your grandfather's date of birth, but it is possible that they were the only Jews in town so that there is not much research on that place.  Or, they may have other records recorded as part of the Jewish community in a nearby town.

Keep us posted on what you find!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

New Class - JewishGen Education Offers Brick Walls or Dead End July 20 - Aug 10 #JewishGenUpdates #general #education

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In preparation for this class, we suggest you send the instructor an introduction to your project (names, dates and places) and pinpoint your brick wall or dead end.

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Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

Ruben Weiser

Hi to all
About the magnific explanation of alberto about argentinian genelogy
I can add that i can search for specific queries in the guide of argentinian jewish of year 1948

Hope it helps

Ruben weiser
Buenos aires

Enviado desde mi iPhone

Re: Grave photo request: KOMINSKY, Menorah Gardens, Broadview, Illinois - correction #usa


Re my request for photos of KOMINSKY Jack and Jennie, the correct cemetery name is:

Menorah Gardens, Broadview, Cook County, Illinois, USA


Yohanan Loeffler

Melbourne Australia

Re: Chicago repeat marriage in mid 20th C. #general #usa


Yes. Something similar happened to me. I was born in April 1937 but my birth was not recorded until almost 3 years later in February 1940. The doctor who delivered me by cesarean section simply failed to record my birth.

In the case of your relative, they probably needed to produce a marriage certificate in 1950 and discovered their marriage had not been recorded by whoever conducted it (probably a rabbi). So the least expensive solution was to get married again, perhaps in a private ceremony conducted by some county official.

Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

Yoni Kupchik

I would like to add to what Alberto Guido Chester wrote on research in Argentina - 

1) covers only arrivals at the Buenos Aires port. It does not cover any other port (for example the port of La Plata through which many immigrants arrived to Argentina)

2) The JewishGen database of the agricultural colonies in Argentina is a growing one. We currently have online 20,000 different names from passengers lists and other sources. We are working hard on the actual census records from all colonies and from various years, hopefully a first batch of census records will go online soon.

3) Another very good source for Jewish immigrants in Argentina is They have scanned and put online two important databases - the Argentina 1895 census and the Civil Registration records for the district of Entre Rios for the years ~1900-1930. Entre Rios was the district where most colonies were located so these records have a tremendous amount of Jewish vital records. The records are in Spanish. According to the data in these records will be searchable soon. Right now most of the data can be browsed but not searched through the search engine. Most books have indexes so it's not a big deal looking for a name.


Re: Translation please from Dutch #germany #translation


Dear Reuven Stern

Although I am Dutch-born, this declaration is from 1853, and being in official language, it is quite a challenge to translate it properly. Ideally, it should be translated by a Dutch notaris [notary public]. My late brother was one!!
I hope you get a better offer, but if not, please contact me.
Kind regards, Nick Lambrechtsen

Sheindel Witztum #galicia #poland


I am looking for possible sibling to SCHEINDEL WITZTUM married to SEINWEL WITZTUM (no maiden name) who lived in RYMANOV/ SMOLNIKA or surrounding circa 1850. 
Their son MOSES WITZTUM  (1874) married MARGULE WITZTUM and had 6 children:
Thank you,

Morris Chaikin Mogilev, Russia #belarus

Ilan Leibowitz


Searching for more information on my Great Grandfather Morris Chaikin who left Russia for England I believe in the mid 1800's. He was married to Chana. They had 4 daughters; Annie(my Grandmother), Leah, Rae, and Celia .Are their records in Russian that might give more detail on the Chaikin family? On Morris's Gravestone it gives A DOV as his father! As a Young man Morris was in  the army(Cossack) because of pressure! I believe he was born in 1860. They lived near The Dneiper River!

Thank You,

Ilan Leibowitz


United Kingdom National Archives Announces Reopening of Reading Rooms on July 21st #unitedkingdom #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


The (UK) National Archives announced that on July 21st the reading rooms in Kew will reopen after being closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


The Archives will be providing limited access to parts of the building and our services will operate differently for the time being.


They are introducing new systems:

  • They will be introducing a booking system. All visits will need to be pre-booked and they will ask everyone to pre-plan and order all documents in advance
  • You will notice a new document delivery process to protect you, their staff and to ensure the correct handling and quarantine of documents
  • A one-way system will be in place around the building with signage to help with social distancing. There will also be rigorous cleaning throughout the day.

For the time being, we will also continue to provide free downloads of our digital collection on our website, along with a huge number of research guides, resources and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information please read:

Thank you to Mark Nicholls, JGS Great Britain and member IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for sharing this information.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee