Re: need a document from Nuernberg Staatsarchiv, Germany #germany

David Lewin

At 01:54 20/07/2020, Arline and Sidney Sachs wrote:
Can someone help me to find the digital version of
following document;
at the Nürnberg, Staatsarchiv Nürnberg (StA Nürnberg):

Rep. 110 Fürstentum Ansbach, Ansbacher Historica,
Nr. 220, 221, 225, 226a/b.

This document was listed among the sources of a recent book so it must
exist somewhere.

Arline Sachs
Springfield, VA 22150
researching Mainz, Kastel, Ansbach

Nice to see you again!   I hope you are well!!

Write to them

Staatsarchiv Nürnberg
Archivstr. 17, 90408 Nürnberg
Tel. 0911/935190
Fax 0911/9351999

David Lewin

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at

Re: greek jews #sephardic


I'm interested in knowing who this researcher is.

Re: greek jews #sephardic


My DNA shows a small amount of Greek background.  I have not figured out the exact ancestor line.  I do know that we are descended from some Spanish/Portuguese who fled the Inquisitions, moving through many countries. I would be interested in having your contact reach out to me.
Thanks for your referral!

French Naturalization #france

Fran Stark-Hundiak

I am hoping someone with experience in French Naturalization can assist.

I have 3 different documents with 3 different dates for my family's Naturalization.

The first one is        Record of the 3rd of September 1899 which lists my great grandfather only. Numéro de décret: Bulletin Nº 3365 Décret Nº 57354

The second one is  Record of the 25th of September 1901 which lists my great grandfather, great grandmother and 4 children, one of whom was born in France.   Numéro de décret: Bulletin Nº 3548   Décret Nº 63216

The third on is        Record of the 9th of December 1901 which lists the 4 children only, including the one born in France.  Numéro de décret: Bulletin Nº 3561 Décret Nº 63580

My questions are: 1) Why are there 3 dates and apparently 3 files?
                              2) Does this mean if I want the files for the Naturalization I need to ask for 3 separate files?
                              3) I live in the USA and I read nor speak French. Would it be best for me to hire a researcher to retrieve these files?

Thank you in advance.
Fran Stark-Hundiak
Michigan USA



Re: ViewMate translation request - Spanish (Mexico) to English Revised #translation

Fran Stark-Hundiak

I have corrected the link to the Spanish document below.  Please disregard earlier email.
I've posted a death record in Spanish for which I need a translation.
The record is for Harry Popkin and the record is from Mexicol  

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Fran Stark-Hundiak
Michigan USA

Re: My father seeking neighborhood friends from Bayside, Queens #names #usa


Hi All
Again I apologize for my dad has very little information. What I can assume is that they are my dad's age, which means born about 1943-45. They would be in their middle 70's. I apologize for not mentioning that in my original post. I have tried Facebook, but most people from my dad's generation are computer phobic so I don't think I will have luck with that. I had better luck tracking his army buddies a few years back.

Re: Emigration Routes to London UK 1890s #courland #latvia #russia #poland #general

Jill Whitehead

Hi Carola,

The Hamburg-Hull-Liverpool-USA route was very common. There is a sculpture at Hull railway station that commemorates this. 

A Chicago distant cousin of mine made a programme for the BBC's Coast series in 2008, as his ancestor made this trip in 1892.  His ancestor was lucky as it was the last trip out of Hamburg for some months, due to a Cholera outbreak.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Re: Introduction to Ukrainian Archives #announcements #ukraine

Rick Zeckel

I was unable to participate in the webinar discussed here. Was it recorded and, if so, was it made available for viewing to the general public? I would very much like to view it if so.

Die Judenmatrikel 1824 - 1861 für Oberfranken - look-up request #germany

Justin Levy


I was wondering whether anybody happens to have the DVD entitled "Die Judenmatrikel 1824 - 1861 für Oberfranken" and would be kind enough to look up the details of the people who adopted the surname OPPENHEIMER in Burgkunstadt.

These Judenmatrikel, like the ones for Unterfranken and Mittelfranken, were created in the course of the implementation of the notorious Bavarian Jews' Edict of 1813. I'm somewhat intrigued that it seemingly took the local government over 10 years to implement the edict.


Justin Levy
(Dubai, UAE)

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


I am also interested in obtaining Portuguese citizenship.  I would appreciate any advice and contact information.  Thanks so much!

Re: 1936 Hungary birth records #general #hungary

Larry Briggs

I can recommend a researcher who did excellent work for me, including with documents in Sátoraljaújhely, is Kareaz Vandor. info@...

Karesz is based in Budapest, but is extremely knowledgable in and covers all of Hungary.


Re: Translation Request - French #france #translation

Fran Stark-Hundiak

Thank you so much for your quick response.  I have made an error on the link for number 4.  The correct link is:
This should be information about the death of a child.  
Also, I would like the information of the addresses.  I am curious as to where they 
lived and how often they moved.
Fran Stark-Hundiak
Michigan USA

Passage from Jaffa to LeHavre to Ellis Island #courland #latvia #russia

Roberta Lipitz <rlipitz@...>

I have the ship's manifest that left out of Le Havre to Ellis Island July 1903 for My GGF Hersche Shore (together with his daughter/my Grandmother Fannie and a younger daughter. They were detained for LPC (a relative did come forward). He also might  have been questioned as to why he left the United States after having been here 1893-1896 ( I got this information from JewishGen which stated he may have had to leave for financial reasons, a victim of the Financial Panic of 1893-1897).

I realize this seems impossible, but my question is this - how could I go about finding any information of the 1893-1896 trip.  I do know that he originally came from Libau, Lativa, Courland, Russian Empire.

This information is now adding to a very complicated man!

Roberta Lipitz
Cherry Hill, NJ

Gotlibowicz-Kon marriage from Szczucyn, Lomza Gubernia, Poland 1893 #poland

Shelly Crane

Hello Lomza geneologists,
Does anyone have this document:  Marriage of Srol Szlema Gotlibowicz  to Chaje Sora Kon?
I would like to learn more about Chaje Sora
Thank you!
Shelly Levin
Northern California

Re: Freedman from Marjempol #lithuania

Sherri Bobish

Hi Anita,

On Ancestry I see two WW11 draft cards for Leon and Robert SAUNDERS.  Both say they were born in Troki. 

In 1942 they were living in Norfolk, VA.

Harry L. Saunders is listed as closest relative.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Re: Please help me identify the people in this family Ferein photo in Cleveland, OH #usa

Sherri Bobish

Hi Elise,

Have you tried searching The Digital Archive of the Cleveland Jewish News?

I did a quick search of "Abraham Raphael Family" and got one hit.  You may find more by searching names of individuals.  Perhaps you will get some clues there.


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

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


Thanks for those two great name change chronologies (Bercovici & Goldstein).
I have a couple of similar surname mutation sequences — all self-administered, we believe — although without your level of detail:
Iacovici >> Janucci >> Jacobson (from Frumasica, Romania)
Haimovici >> Haimowitz (from Iase, Romania).

Marc M. Cohen, Los Gatos, California, USA

BARAK/CANTORCZY: Khotin, Bessarabia; Strorozhinets, Bukovina, Ukraine
CHOMITZ/HAMETZ: Ionina (Janina), Greece; Ignatovka, Ukraine; Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine
COHEN: Dinovitsi (Dunayevtsy) Ukraine; Roman/Tirgu Frumos, Romania
KORNITZKY: Kiev Gubernia, Stepnitz/Stepantsy, Ukraine
RÎBNER: Storozhinetz, Costesti (Costyntsi), Drachinets, Cabesti, Bukovina, Ukraine
ROSENBERG: Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania; ISRAEL
WEININGER: Cabesti, Costesti, Drachinets, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Ukraine

ViewMate Translation Request - Russian 1913 #translation

loren greenberg

I've posted a vital record in Russian from 1913 for which I would appreciate a translation.

It is on ViewMate at:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you in advance.

Loren Greenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Volpiansky - Balbieriskis and Kaunas, Lithuania
Abelow - Merkine, Lithuania
Golub(ofsky), Perlow(sky) - Ostryna and Vasilishki, Belarus
Milner - Smilten, Latvia
Melamed, Agazim, Shafir - Starokonstantinov, Ukraine

need a document from Nuernberg Staatsarchiv, Germany #germany

Arline and Sidney Sachs

Can someone help me to find the digital version of
following document;
at the Nürnberg, Staatsarchiv Nürnberg (StA Nürnberg):

Rep. 110 Fürstentum Ansbach, Ansbacher Historica,
Nr. 220, 221, 225, 226a/b.

This document was listed among the sources of a recent book so it must
exist somewhere.

Arline Sachs
Springfield, VA 22150
researching Mainz, Kastel, Ansbach

Fayn in my Family Tree (Faneuil/Druch/Grass/Ginn Family Tree) #names


I am looking for relatives of my paternal great grandparents and beyond. The relationship is as follows:

Louis Leyzer (Leyzor Eliezer Lazarus) Fayn 1755-
5th great-grandfather
Zelman Salmen Fayn 1781-
Son of Louis Leyzer (Leyzor Eliezer Lazarus) Fayn
Girsha (Girsh) Fayn 1829-
Son of Movsha (Jacob, Yankel) Fayn/Fain
Phillip Fred Faneuil 1920-1979
Son of Louis (Leizer), (Eliezer Bar Dov Baer) Faneuil (Fayn, Fainer)
Robert Alan Faneuil
You are the son of Phillip Fred Faneuil
I have tested at 23andme,, and my heritage.. My gedmatch kit# is TW6348415.
My tree (Faneuil/Druch/Grass/Ginn) is and FamilytreeDNA. Thanks in advance. 

Robert A. Faneuil 

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