Re: Warszawa Research Group Photos in Warsaw #warsaw

Anna Doggart

It is a long time since you made this post. I hope you found photos and information that you were looking for. I am interested because my great uncle, Moisha Mikhail Friedland, moved from Odessa, I think in the 1910s, to Warsaw in order to set up/ work in a chocolate factory. I wonder if This could be the same chocolate factory. I’d be very interested to know more. I live in UK. He has descendants in Israel and France.

Re: Train travel Ukraine 19th-20th Century/ #ukraine

Shelley Mitchell

Regarding train travel between Kolomea and Czernovitz.  
Travel from Kolomea was common enough because of the inability of Kolomea to produce enough grain to feed its people.  During the war, the train from Kolomea, by then a significant ghetto, was used to transport Jews to Belzec.
Shelley Mitchell

Shelley Mitchell, NYC    shemit@...
Searching for TERNER, GOLDSCHEIN, KONIGSBERG, SCHONFELD, in Kolomyya; PLATZ, in Delaytn; and TOPF, in Radautz and Kolomea.

Nacham ZARCHI in Israel #israel

Felissa Lashley

I have come across some old letters that a deceased cousin had that were from Binya ZARCHI formerly ZATULOVSKY in Israel. He mentions a son, Nacham, and some other relatives. Binya must be deceased by now but he mentions having extensive photos and family trees of the family of which my great grandmother Fagga SATLOFF, formerly ZATALOVSKY belongs to. He mentions other names such as a Rabbi Lewis SATLOW, and a Rabbi Eliezer SATLOV as well as a relative that owned a bookshop in New York City, Moshe-Asher SATLOV or ZATOLOVSKY. At the time of the writing of the letters, Binya ZARCHI  lived at Nahalal 16. 
I am in need of assistance please to find the ZARCHI family descendants so as to complete my family history. I have so much appreciated the wonderful help to find "missing" relatives before! Thank you all so much.
Felissa Lashley
Austin, Texas

Bernard Stahl manifest found (and where I went wrong) #general

Sheryl Stahl

Thanks to everyone who sent hints and images for my ggf's manifest.
I realized that in addition to not documenting what I found, that I had put the arrival port as NY in my searches. Instead he went from Hamburg to England; from England to Quebeq; and then apparently traveled over land to get to NY.
So the lesson I learned is NOT to assume they took direct passages to NY.
Thanks again! you all rock!


Sheryl Stahl (Los Angeles)

Suwalki (RAKOVSKI, OKRAGLINSKI,) Wizajni (RAKOVSKI) Kalvarja
Odessa (STESSEL) Pervomaysk (STESSEL)  Grzymalow (LANDAU) Kolomyya (STAHL,


Are ship manifests available from departing ports in Europe? #general

Jx. Gx.

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to know if ship manifests prepared at departing ports in Antwerp and Le Havre  between 1905 and 1920 are available somewhere online for ships that arrived at Ellis Island.  I'm hoping to match these documents with the manifests I have for my ancestors who arrived at Ellis during that time. 

Thank you!
Jeffrey Gee

Does anyone have a premium account in gw.geneanet for a one time only search? #france

Alberto Guido Chester

A general thank you to the nice people who gave answers to my query., either by looking in gw.geneanet or Filae or offering other solutions.
A particular thank you goes to  David Choukron from Paris who pointed out to the exact person I was looking for, which led to further contacts which provided even more data.
Regards to all
Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: Found after 76 years descendants of the family who hid my mother and grandmother in Budapest in 1944 during the German Occupation and the Arrow Cross terror #hungary #holocaust

Susan J. Gordon

Andres - how can I contact you? Please let me know - I'm at sjgwed@...
Susan Gordon, member

Re: Research individuals in France #france

David Choukroun

@ Judi Gyori Missel,

- One wedding  the 29 Avril 1888 @ St Avold / Moselle - France between Emile Hirschfeldt and Berthe Hertz

an extract here in the decennial tables:

see #203 over 688 (top left)

Not sure if this Emile is one of the 10th children you mentioned  -  Do you know where they are born ? Strasbourg ? 1870-1890 ?

Best regards

Kansas City Lithuania Jews #lithuania #usa

JoAnne Goldberg

Howard's post reminded me -- there's a theory that all early Kansas City Lithuanian Jews were related. Since I still have no idea what brought my Ginsberg ancestors to Kansas City, I'd love to connect with anyone who has 1800s KC/St Joseph/etc ancestry.



JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535


Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland


Thanks for the excerpt (which I read most of) : while it looks a bit romanticized (through the lens of memory of a place which no longer existed), I like the "rose-colored glasses", and there is quite a bit of detail (and 1 photograph).

(1 reason I looked at the excerpt is that I was informed (about a year ago) that my great-grandfather Isaac Pat's family (although when he and his family left for good to go to the US in 1898, they were living in Bialystok) may have been Pats from Krynki/Krinek.)

Ethan Kent.

Re: Reading the digest is becoming more difficult.... #general

Joan Parker

 At first I found it difficult too but checking the various links below found that for me the two best ones are "mute this topic" which helps to decrease the amount of daily posts to my inbox and View Online which does keep the thread together for easier reading.  The others are self-explanatory and serve good purposes.
Stay safe and stay well.
Joan Parker
Past President/Archivist
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
1) GOLDBERG/ GOULD, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN, BERGER, GERBER/CRAWFORD, JAGODA-Lipno, Plonsk, Plock, Poland-Russia; Warsaw, Poland-Russia; Galveston, TX; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA.
2)  PARKER/PINKUS, WINOGRAD, (GERSHO-BEROVNA?)., R0SEN, -Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS, NEIKRUG, DEL PINO--Brooklyn, NY.  RABWIN--Hollywood, CA, Salt Lake City, UT. CLAYTON-California.
3) GELFAND, KRITZOFF, KATZ, TROCK --Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk, Belarus, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

SCHAUER Family From Vyzhnytsia #ukraine


Trying to find any information on the SCHAUER / SHAYER family from Viznitz, Bucovina Romania.
Names of the family members : Aharon, Miriam, Moses, Benzion.
Due to World War II all documents and information were destroyed.
Anyone know a local researcher?
I would be happy for any information or help.

Turning US Census Entries into Stories - Zoom meeting Tuesday [date??] #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Ellen Beller

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado Presents:
Sunny Jane Morton

Turning US Census Entries into Stories 
 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Mountain Time)
TUESDAY ZOOM Meeting (Registration Required)
Boost your use of U.S. census records to reconstruct families and their stories! See from fascinating and inspiring examples what unexpected genealogical clues may appear in census population schedules, how original instructions for census-takers can clarify your understanding, and how to use what you learn to take the next research steps.To register (and obtain Zoom meeting details), click here .     
(  Registration page:     )

Ellen Beller <ebeller@...>

Re: Finding ship manifest #general


  On Ancestry just search for Bernhard Stahl with exact spelling. Then when the items come up, select immigration & emigration. Then scroll down to the entry that says: Hamburg Passenger Lists. Click on that one. It looks like what you snipped from. His entry is on the right side of the page.
  I have attached an image. I hope it shows up with this message.
Larry Bassist
Springville, Utah

Re: Finding ship manifest #general

Ellen Barnett Cleary

Have you looked on  There are several people with that name in their immigration records. 

Ellen Barnett Cleary
San Francisco CA

Re: LEMBERG/WIELKE OCZY geographically close? #galicia

Steven M. Greenberg

I have visited Wielkie Oczy.  There is a lovely restored synagogue at the entrance to the town and a gated cemetery with a few headstone artifacts.  I have many photos if you like.  The village is very close to the modern border with Ukraine, but at the time of Galicia (Austro-Hungarian Empire, pre WWI), it would have not been unusual to travel to Lemburg/L'viv/Lwow given the close distance--a half day's travel by buckboard--even closer by train.  

My portion of my family originated in Wielkie Oczy in the late 18th century--HOLTZ/HOLZ.

Re: SSDI claim dates #general


There are two different indexes based on Social Security information.  

One is the SSDI or Social Security Death Index which lists the name, date of death, and formerly the SSN, and some other info.  It used to be a separate index, but now is listed as part of the database of Ancestry and some other online sites.

The other is the SSACI, the Social Security Applications and Claims index which is what you are referencing.  It lists information on the application and claims against the account. So the date listed there would reflect when a claim was initiated. In my experience the amount of data found on SSACI listings varies considerably from next to nothing to  birth date, name changes, death date, and a variety of other useful information.  I don't know why there is such a disparity in the amount of information from one person to the next.  I have seen multiple SSACI listings for the same person, with different data, or amounts of data.

A fairly good explanation of this can be found on the Legacy Tree website at

Rich Meyersburg
Laurel, MD

Re: Reading the digest is becoming more difficult.... #general

Nicole Heymans

In fact clicking "View/Reply Online" below a message opens a window where you can scroll down till you see a button "view all n messages in topic". This is certainly an improvement over the previous system where answers could be scattered among several digests.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

Re: Train travel Ukraine 19th-20th Century/ #ukraine


Interesting question, Sheryl, and similar to thoughts I've had. 

Hopefully, you don't mind my adding to your message.  My grandmother took her three children from Czernowitz sometime in 1914, and moved to Vienna.  I have wondered what the likely routing would have been & how long such a trip would have taken. ( I remember hearing how my father felt sorry about wounded soldiers he saw, and then decided he wanted to become a doctor. *He did in fact, become a doctor.) Would the train have gone through Lwow?  What would the cost of such a trip have been?


Leah H. Snider

HEILPERN (Brody, Czernowitz, Vienna)
KORPUS (Lwow, Vienna)
MANDELKIERN (Lublin, Chelm)
GOLDENTHAL (Brody, Berlin, Vienna)

Re: Portuguese Legislators Step Back from Attempt to Severely Limit Applications for Citizenship From Sephardic Jews Descendants #sephardic

Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the Iberian citizenship program of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico. After a very successful program of thousands upon thousands of applications for Spain (now closed), the program is now working on Portugal.

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