Help with Bessarabia Birth Index #bessarabia

Fran Stark-Hundiak

I hope someone can help me.  I searched through Jewishgen and found the following record:

In the last column is a link(not here as this is only a picture).  The link takes me to a microfilm on Family search.  I went to image #655 on that microfilm, however, there is no Chaim Bodner on that page.   Can anyone tell me how to get to the correct page?  
Thank you,
Fran Stark-Hundiak
Michigan USA

𝗔𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗥 [𝗮𝗸𝗮 𝗔𝗻𝘀𝘇𝗲𝗿], 𝗔𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗺 (𝗯. 𝟭𝟴𝟰𝟱) , 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗹, 𝗦𝘂𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗴𝗼 #lithuania #poland

Peter Lebensold

If the above is one of "your" families, you may be interested in a document presently listed for sale in an upcoming NYC auction.  It consists of a series of handwritten letters addressed (c. 1883-84) to various members of the ROE and ROGALSKI families (immigrants to Chicago) from Abram ANSCHER "describing adventures in Africa including big game hunting; trekking through the desert ... interspersed with personal recollections of family and home (Mariampol, in Suwalki, Poland, modern Lithuania), cultural and religious notes ...  and accounts of earlier adventures in Colorado, Utah, the California gold fields, and elsewhere" ...  295 loose octavo format leaves inscribed on both sides.
Happy hunting!
Peter Lebensold
Researching: GELBFISZ/FISH/GOLDWYN (Warsaw, Los Angeles), LEBENSOLD/LIBENSCHULD/and variants (anywhere), SZAFIR/SHAFFER/ and variants (Warsaw, Brazil, New York, Texas, elsewhere in USA), KORN (Poland, Philippines, San Francisco), BORENSTEIN (Poland, USA, Canada), WERNER (Poland, Glasgow) ...

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

Dennis Flavell <dennisjobflavell@...>

Another shipping company into Hull from Hamburg / Bremen was AHL (Associated Humber Lines). 

Re: Ballasagyarmat: what census records are there? #hungary


Thanks Julia, ok I should start to use BGyarmat then (or B-Gyarmat), I think that's also a common form. Writing in full Balassagyarmat every time is pretty long! The good thing about Fani's name is that Taub seems to be really quite a rare surname. I spotted a Simon Taub on my great grandfather's marriage entry in Budapest in 1873 as one of the witnesses, which leads to another, Hugo Taub. So building up the Taub family might be the way forward, There was also an intriguing Taub family I found on this site's databases at the 1848 census for Abaújszántó ,  2 Taub children separately entered, Fani (aged 9) and Rozsi (aged 2) without other family members, so I will have to trace that link back too.

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

Sylvia Fleck Abrams

Have you consulted the Jewish Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society? Dr. Sean Martin is their Director. Website is The archives have an extensive collection of various organizations and personal papers from the Jewish community. Their library has just reopened for limited patronage. Staff is very helpful, even from a distance. 

Sylvia F. Abrams
Past President 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland 
Past Chair Hewish Archives Advisory Committee, WRHS

Re: military notbook #bessarabia

Erika Gottfried

Adrian --

I don't know if you intended to post the scan of your grandfather's "military notebook" for all to see, but I'm very glad that you did.  It's a fascinating document.  I don't know what a "military notebook" is.  Can you--or someone else looking at this thread--tell me what another equivalent or similar term for this document for the military service(s) of another country (especially the U.S.) that might be used to describe this sort of document and what its function was?
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

P.S.  I notice there's another document in the same scan after the military notebook that seems to be an Argentinian record; did your grandfather immigrate to Argentina after he served in the Russian army?

Re: Kansas City Lithuania Jews #lithuania #usa

Erika Gottfried

You don't specify whether you mean Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri.  If you mean Kansas City, Missouri, then it's perhaps worth knowing or reminding that Calvin Trillin, humorist and writer for the New Yorker, was born and raised there.  A shot in the dark, perhaps, but you might try to contact him and see what he may know.
Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

Surname query Romania/Hungary #romania #hungary


Hello folks,
I just finished watching Dr. Sacks Zoom lecture and am looking for the place to submit questions on JewishGen per her suggestion. 
I am looking for help in understanding our surname Hans/Hancz/Hantz from Kretchinev and Sighet.
From my research I have come to the conclusion that it is not a Jewish name at all. The farthest I can go back in my research is to 1750. 
The only Jewish people that I know with the name Hans are my own relatives.
The family story goes that once upon a time there was a man named Hans and when it was time for him to add on or choose  a surname he just said I will be Hans Hans!
Another part of this story that many of my cousins know is that they were all told over several generations that we came from Spain. 
This is borne out perhaps in the percentage of Iberian DNA that I and relatives have so I believe the story is true as do many of my cousins.
So at this point my two questions are what kind of a Jewish surname is Hans??
 And the second question is how can I ever trace back to Spain via Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and then Spain or Portugal? LOL
Anyway, I would be grateful if you could either pass this along to someone who might be able to help me, or respond and let me know where is the proper place to address my questions. 
Thank you so much for all that you do. 
My best, 

Presentation about the Ukrainian Orthodox Church records was not about research in Ukraine #ukraine

Barbara Ellman

This presentation was about the Ukrainian Orthodox Church records held in Somerset, NJ.  It was not about research in Ukrainian archives in Ukraine.
Barbara Ellman

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

Re: 1936 Hungary birth records #general #hungary

Israel Guttman

Thanks to everyone for replying. I reached out to Karesz he say he can't
help me in my research. Does know of anyone else?

Thank you

Israel Guttman

Re: Naturalisation - Women - Early 20th century #unitedkingdom

Eva Lawrence

On ,marriage in England, a woman automatically took on her husband's nationality throughout the 20th century. So only single women needed to start proceedings to be naturalised as British subjects.  That cost money, and generally women would be far worse off than men,  so it happened rarely.  My own mother, however did. naturalise separately from my father in 1949, I don't know why, since presumably he paid her fees as well as his own. Possibly she was able to obtain hers earlier than he could,  since he had been interned. 
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Sulkin from Belarus #belarus

Angela Lehrer

My paternal great grandmother was Raziel Sulkin (or Sulkiss) daughter of Tankhum from Belarus. Her daughter in law was Esther Shulkin daughter of Mordecai also from Belarus. How can I find out if Raziel and Mordecai were siblings and  which town they were from?
I've just watched with great interest Dr Sallyanne Sack's talk on names and one of her family names was Sulkin. Could there be a connection between us?

family name meanings #names

Carol Sage-Silverstein

My maiden name is Wahrsager (variant is Varzager, Warsager, Voorsager).  It means soothsayer or fortune teller.  However I believe that Jews are prohibited from fortune telling so I'm curious to how that name came to be.  The origins are in Bendzin and Lvov area (Sambor, Turka, Skole).  Any ideas?

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

Sarina Roffe

My genealogical research company handles Portuguese applications for citizenship for Sephardic Jews. I do not handle non-Jewish applicants as the process is more detailed than I can manage.
The Portuguese process for Jews needs to go back to a jewish surname. BUT THE MOST important document is a letter from an Orthodox rabbi certifying you are a descendant of a Sephardic Jew.

Without such a letter, on letterhead, with the rabbis credentials, it is almost impossible.

Sarina Roffe

Re: Is the first name Marx a shortened version of Mordecai #names

Neil Kominsky

My ggf's family emigrated from Romania to England where they stayed for a couple of years before continuing on to America.  While they were there, my great uncle Marks (Max, I think, in family usage) was born and named. His maternal grandfather was Mordecai, which may well account for the name.
Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

Re: Is the first name Marx a shortened version of Mordecai #names

Judy Floam

My grandfather was named Max and his Hebrew name was Mordecai.  There’s a possibility that “Max” was written down incorrectly as “Marx”.    I have never heard of Marx being used as a first name.

Judy Floam <jmfloam@...>

Re: Orphanage in Newark, NJ 1943 #usa #france

Susan Kobren

I suggest you contact Linda Forgosh, director of the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey. You may even want to do a search of the Jewish News that is on line there.
Linda’s email is lforgosh@...
Susan Kobren

Researching GLAZAMITSKY, NINBURG, KISSEN, SMULOWITZ, DRESKIN (Nevel, Russia) and SCHWARTZ, SOFER, CHREIN (Volochysk, Volhynia, Ukraine) and KOBRENSKY (Zvenigorodka, Kiev, Ukraine)

Re: Requesting help reading name #names #russia

Alan Shuchat

It's hard to tell from this image but familysearch has a clearer one. It looks to me like "Daughter Perle Bragarnick". The address is "Ribwaya St.", probably Rybvaya Street, "Tiraschpol Chersonsky Russia", probably the city of Tiraspol, Kherson gubernia (province), in the Russian Empire. Tiraspol was in Odessa uezd (district), and the family's last address was Odessa. The second page of the manifest shows that the mother and children were all born in Odessa. Incidentally, the name Worobiew, or Vorobev, comes from the Russian word for sparrow.
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

Re: Is the first name Marx a shortened version of Mordecai #names

Kenneth Ryesky

In German-speaking societies, there is a common practice of people going by their "call name" ("Rufname" in German), which are often quite different from their legal birth names.  Often the official given name ("Vorname") is freely interchanged with the Rufname, and it is not unusual for the Rufname to come to exclusive use by the person.
The Israel Genealogy Research Association is now indexing the 1938-1939 cards from the German Consulate in Jerusalem.  The printed cards have a field for the Vornamen, with instructions to underscore the Rufnamen.  I have been proofreading a batch (I expect to get it finished soon, Rose).


-- Ken Ryesky
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL

Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Fran Stark-Hundiak

Hello Patricia,
Although I do not speak French I was able to locate the attached death record for Paul Rattner from  It is from 1941.  Maybe someone can translate for you?

Fran Stark-Hundiak
Michigan USA

25041 - 25060 of 671874