Members of A Feld Family #general

Ilan Leibowitz


On Ancrestry it mentions Members of A Feld Family. Whom I am unaware of. No details A Birth of a 'MOLLIE FELD" in 1902 in the United States? Death of a Samuel Feld in the states in 1983? Just wondering who they might be?


Thank you,

Ilan Leibowitz



Re: Why would my Grandfather travel under his older brother's name? #names


One possibility is his age at the time of transit.  My grandfather came to America with an uncle, but was separated from him at Ellis Island and lied about his age in order to be allowed to enter the country.  
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Finding records in Alexandria, Egypt? #general


Does anyone know how I might find records of relatives living in Alexandria, Egypt in the early 1900's? I have found two passenger records of my great grandfather (Wolf Braverman/Brawermann) saying his last residence was in Alexandria in 1898, and a record of his mother (Anetta Grossman Brawerman) traveling from Philadelphia back to Alexandria in 1903. They also lived in Roumania at some point. I was unable to find anything on JewishGen or Genealogy Indexer.

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Steve Daggers

Art thank you for your generosity. If you could find any info about my g-grandfather that would be much appreciated. Israel Harris was born in 1879 in London, England. He went to France in the 1920s-1930s (estimated). Thank you sir!

Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

C Chaykin

Yes, it's possible that officials at Ellis Island may have made mistakes. But those mistakes did not result in name changes. 

Re: Kornitzer family in Brooklyn #usa

David Lewin

At 05:45 12/07/2020, Neil Rosenstein wrote:
Trying to make contact with the family of Feige Rachel (Faye),
daughter of Rabbi Avarham David Rubin who was the Lacunt Rebbe. Faye
married Moshe Yehoshua Kornitzer. Children are Binyamin Zeev and
Shalom Akiva.

I am working on the date of the late Florence MARMOR who collected data on the Mokkom Sholom. Acaia and Bayside cemeteries

She has

Location                                Surname      Given Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death (English) Age Date buried

78   Brith Abraham Society   KORNITZER Harris                                                                                                          7m     08 Aug 1886           

Re: Why would my Grandfather travel under his older brother's name? #names

Lisa Bertman Hoffman

My great uncle came to the US using his dead brother-in-law's name.  The BIL had already emigrated to the US and been living there when he died in an accident.  He was  escaping the Czar's army according to family lore.

Re: Hebrew record, is Fani Taub here? #hungary

Hinda Solomon

The beginning of the registration book is a list of circumcisions which is why it is all males.   Later on it changes to birth records.

Hinda Solomon
Rishon LeZion, Israel 

Re: How to determine Warsaw street address? #warsaw

Kris Murawski

Grzybów was a „jurydyka” (a privately owned autonomous enclave within a larger municipality), established by Jan Grzybowski in 1650. The legal entity of a „jurydyka” was abolished by the Polish constitution of 1791. Grzybów was assigned city street names, lot 1101 becoming Plac Grzybowski (Grzybowski Square) No. 16.


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Re: Research individuals in France #france


Bonjour à Tous
Je suis désolé d'utiliser ce fil de discussion mais ma question est en direction de Bernard Flam et concerne le lien évoqué dans sa réponse concernant les listes scolaires.
Ma tante Hilde MARX, née à Duisbourg le 13 septembre 1924 a été raflée avec ses parents à Bry-Sur-Marne en juillet 1942.
Dirigée vers Drancy, Elle est déclarée morte avec ses parents le 29 juillet 1942 à Auschwitz comme la totalité des 1000 déportés de son convoi.
Elle fait donc partie de la longue liste des enfants juifs morts en déportation.
Je sais que ma famille était réfugiée à Forbach de 1933 à 1935 puis à Bry-sur-Marne de 1935 à 1942 et que durant cette période ma tante a obligatoirement été scolarisée.
Aussi je suis à la recherche de conseils pouvant me permettre d'en découvrir un peu plus sur elle.
En vous remerciant par avance

Good morning all
I am sorry to use this topic, but my question is for Bernard Flam and concerns the link mentioned in his answer concerning school lists.
My aunt Hilde MARX, born in Duisburg on September 13, 1924 was arrested with her parents in Bry-Sur-Marne in July 1942.
Directed towards Drancy, She was declared dead with her parents on July 29, 1942 in Auschwitz as the total of the 1000 deportees of her convoy.
She is on the long list of Jewish children who died in deportation.
I know that my family was a refugee in Forbach from 1933 to 1935 and then in Bry-sur-Marne from 1935 to 1942 and that during this period my aunt had to attend school.
I am looking for advice that can allow me to discover a little more about it.
Thanks you in advance

Re: Need help with "Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in CANADA" 1918 #canada

Paul Chirlin

The index card is a duplicate of the information on the manifest
see all 3 pages of the manifest.
It seems Fanny was in the US from 1912 to Dec 1918, then went to Montreal for a few months, perhaps visiting someone, then on 10 May 1919 she was "examined" for returning permanently to the US. Some of the earlier pages have names of ships, but her page does not.  I don't know what a class C vs a class B alien might be. 

Familysearch has a much sharper copy of the alien manifest
as well as an additional index card

You can search Montreal city directories on Stevemorse.  The 1918 and 1919 city directory at 198 Fifth only lists Jesse Ash

Re: How to determine Warsaw street address? #warsaw

Michael Turnbull <corbie41@...>

Where can I find Online a Warsaw Street Index for 1915, 1914, 1913, 1912?
The particular Person and Street I am looking for is:

Orla str., 5/7 Tarnower, Adolf.

Many thanks.

Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

Bob Bloomberg

I agree.  Names were changed at point of departure.  I do not agree that the officials at Ellis Island NEVER NEVER NEVER made a mistake

Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

Bob Bloomberg

I think you missed several posts.  Long ago the idea that names were changed on purpose was put to rest.  No one's name were changed against their will

Re: US Passports #usa

A. E. Jordan

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Reische

Would US citizens be required to hold passports for 1927 travel ex US,
and if so, what information would have been required?

Yes by the late 1920s US citizens were getting passports for travel to Europe not so much for the Caribbean or near in places.  My grandparents did the grand tour in the mid 1920s and I got their passports although it was painful to do.

The applications through the early 1920s are online and you can search them out and review them that way.  After that cutoff they are still at the passport bureau.  When I did it I was told you could do a FOIA via either the State Department or the Passport Bureau.  I did the State Department because the woman at State was very nice and helpful.  She actually intervened with Passport Bureau when I was having problems getting the records,

First thing I would suggest if you are going to file for a copy is search the passenger lists on line and see if you can find the people either inbound or outbound.  Sometimes not always they wrote passport numbers in when they returned and if you get that lucky it is a major head start.  It shows up with pp note most times.  But even if you do not find the passport it gives you dates for the travel.

When I did my requests they wanted the dates, the names, the address they were living at and both proof the person was deceased and proof of relationship which I did with a photocopy of the death certificate.  I did not send originals.

In the case of my great grandfather they passport folks sent me the dreaded not found letter the first time I filed even though I knew the basic details of his travel and the address where he lived.  I later found his passenger lists with the passport numbers and I printed and highlighted his name and passport number and that time they found them.  It took months to get them (he had two passports for two different trips) and as I said State had to give them a little push.  A year after I got the first copies I got a second copy in the mail from the Passport Bureau of the exact same information.

I wanted it because in addition to a photo it asks where he was born but at least in my case he got away with saying just Russia without details.  Even still I got his description, his address, when he planned to go and where he was going and why , which was he was visiting his son studying in Europe.  So I did not get what I hoped for but they were still interesting to see.

Allan Jordan

Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

Bob Bloomberg

Obviously the name was written at the point of departure.  I believe I said that in one of my posts.  That doesn't mean that names weren't written illegibly, spelled incorrectly, heard incorrectly.

Re: Hebrew Translation of Headstone please #translation

Dubin, David M. MD

Here lies Mr Feivel son of Mr Leib
died 2 Shvat 5630

here lies Ms Chava daughter of Mr David
died 16 Second Adar (it was a leap year with a second month of Adar) 5630
bottom abbreviation stands for may his (or her) souls be bound in the bonds of everlasting life 

Re: Need help with "Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in CANADA" 1918 #canada

Shelley Mitchell

Yes. Tremont Avenue is in The Bronx. And there has been a train for a while between Canada and US. One of your links is broken so I might be missing something.

However, is it possible that your relative was staying in Canada during the Spanish Flu?

Why Canada? Not enough details like a Canadian Census or newspaper articles, for example.
Shelley Mitchell, NYC    shemit@...
Searching for TERNER, GOLDSCHEIN, KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD, in Kolomyya; PLATZ, in Delaytn; and TOPF, in Radautz and Kolomea.

Waldheim Jewish Cemetery" #usa

Robert Murowchick

Many thanks for these links, Martin. I have made a number of treks to the Waldheim Cemetery complex in search of relatives' graves, some successful, and some not. The Waldheim staff has been very helpful providing whatever details they have in their database about gravestone locations, but I have run into several recurring problems: sometimes the gravestones are simply not where they are supposed to be (perhaps they were removed later, per family requests?); the database gives grave locations by "gates" (named sections of the cemetery), but many of the gate name signs have long gone missing. In a cemetery this size, that leads to lots of wandering. Out of frustration I searched online and over the years have found a number of "official" as well as informal lists and hand-sketched maps that have proven extremely useful, which I have loaded to my GoogleDrive for anyone who is interested (see link below). 

The cemetery appears to be pretty well maintained these days, although the threats of encroachment from surrounding commercial and highway pressures are clear. Nearly 100,000 of the almost 200,000 graves have been photographed and entered into the Find-a-Grave database at Unfortunately, some of gravestones have been vandalized over the years, especially the wonderful photo portraits that are mounted on some graves (you will see instances of this in the FindaGrave images that provide multiple photos of gravestones taken over the course of five or ten years). During one of my visits in a remote part of the cemetery where my grandmother was supposedly buried, I was happy when a local police car appeared within minutes to see what I was up to--it seems that they are making an effort to keep the cemetery protected from vandals. 

I've loaded a number of lists and maps of Waldheim's many "gates" and burial societies to the following shared folder on my GoogleDrive, for anyone who would like to see them. (I will keep them there for the next few months, and will add more Waldheim material as I find it). If you are trying to locate specific graves in the vast Waldheim complex, by all means use these lists and maps--they might save you a lot of effort during your search! And if you have a chance to visit Waldheim, consider adding photos to the FindaGrave gravestone database or other similar databases for the benefit of others.

I am attaching here an interesting 2016 article in the Chicago Jewish Historical Society's newsletter on Waldheim Cemetery and the Haymarket Martyrs Memorial there.
With best wishes,
Bob Murowchick

Robert Murowchick    <robertmurowchick AT>
Needham, MA

Researching these family links:
MUROWCHICK/MURAWCHICK/MURAWCZYK etc (David-Gorodok and Luninyets, Belarus, New Jersey, Chicago)
KUNECK/KONIK/KYONIK (Kozhan-Gorodok, Belarus)
EPSTEIN/EPSTINE (Gavish/Gavieze, Liepaja, Latvia)
SEGAL/SIEGEL (Tilsit, Koenigsburg, Germany; Baltimore; Chicago)

Re: Does anyone know where Nishene Russia is? #poland #russia

Barbara Hemmendinger

May also be spelled as Nizhyn.  It was formerly in the Russian empire and is now in Ukraine (Chernihiv, or formerly Chernigov). 

Barbara Hemmendinger 
researching surnames of Basin and Kozachkov from Starodub, Klintsy, Mglin, Surazh, Nizhyn, Pochep. 

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