Double First Name, 2nd Maiden Name, or Something Else? #galicia #general

Carl Kaplan

A great-great uncle from Galicia, named A. Bienenstock, has the following in the information from New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949. What would Nuseaue be, since the mother's married name would have been Bienenstock, and maiden name was Hoffert? I didn't find Nuseaue in Beider's book on given names. Thanks.

Mother's Name: Esther Nuseaue Hoffert

Carl Kaplan
Winchester, MA

Re: Bessarabia region: new records found #bessarabia #ukraine

Yefim Kogan

Yerukhim,  I am not sure I understand your question.

For now, I am looking for translators/transcribers?  Do you want to be one of them?

Just let me know.  We still need a person who will work on Cheder's list for Khotin,

All the best,

Re: military notebook #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan


I think we saw here TWO different documents.
I believe that Adrian's document was given after the service ended.  It says in the beginning "Uvolnitelnyy bilet", which is given when person is dismissed.

Larry's document is different. It is like a certificate that a person completed his service and now he is in "opolchenie" - militia and will be going to service in time of war, etc.

All these documents have a lot of information for  genealogists.

All the best,

Re: Hatschek (Hungary), Schwartz from Herend, Hungary, Valdhauser (Waldhauser) Hungary #hungary

George Muenz

Thank you.

I have two both under George Muenz


Re: military notbook #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan


thank you very much for allowing us to post this document to the JewishGen Bessarabia website.  I appreciate it very much.  One more thing here, if you can also write a brief article about that person, and together with the military papers, that would a great addition to our site.  Tell a bit about his life, when, where was born, education, family.... moved out from Bessarabia...

I think that when he left Russia, he did not have any other documents except this one, and that in fact became his passport, that is why all these stamps, etc.  Does it say on page 19 that this document is going to be excepted as passport?  Also on that page is a date 1935.... what was that year?

The regiment lists has only listed officers, and not soldiers.  I found in one regiment Jews listed as wounded or killed in action, but not in one you are interested in.

As far as JewishGen... please explore the site, it has a lot of great information on Jews in Bessarabia.  The main site is
from that you can find all databases, and especially you need Romania(Bessarabia)... and direct link is
after that you can do all kind of searches, by surname, town, etc.

I am looking forward to get a story for us, and also to see how you searched our database.  one more thing, we also have in JewishGen our Bessarabia website, where you can find additional information on  Jews in Bessarabia... please explore that too:

All the best,
Yefim Kogan

Re: Lost family in Ukraine-a dead end #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein

Many metrical records for Belaya Tserkov can be found on Alex Krakovsky's excellent wiki page at  The site is in Ukrainian, but Google Chrome browser will translate into English (sort of).  Scroll down to Bila Tserkva.  The records, themselves, are in Russian.  We hope to find volunteers to translate them and create an index.  

Chuck Weinstein

Re: IAJGS Conference Announcement #jgs-iajgs #education #events #announcements

Chuck Weinstein

It is up on the website on the Program tab.

Chuck Weinstein

Re: Looking for 19thC marriage record in NYC(?) #usa #austria-czech

Joan Parker

If one is lucky as I was I did find two prior 1900 NYC marriages listed both of which provided needed answers. My maternal  grandparents were married in Brooklyn in1897 and one of her siblings the year before in 1896.  The rest of the family were from 1900 onward.  This was years ago while I was at the library in SLC that I found them.  They were indexed in a big printed book which gave the license number and from there found them in the microfilm. It was one of the volunteers who found them for me in the printed book.
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.

Re: Ida Friedman/ Herman and Perl Katz #holocaust


I would suggest getting in touch with Israel Sheinberger in Israel at ayidzakarpatie@... 
He's involved with a Facebook group for Zakarpatie (Subcarpathia) Jews. Perhaps he can post your request to the group to see if any of them may have useful information. I don't know if Mr. Sheinberger speaks English

Re: Nograd - Ludany, birth records KLEIN in 1880s #hungary


Very clever detective work, impressive! It's tantalisingly close, Szécsény is at the end of the book and seems to only go up to 1867 for births. The role/film is listed as item 4, so maybe there are more dates on a different film. But much easier to be searching in the right place, ie Szécsény, thank you Julia!

JewishGen Adds New Holocaust Database #JewishGenUpdates

Tony Hausner

Avoytanu informs us: JewishGen Adds New Holocaust Database.  Do not know how complete this database is, but have found several of my family records in it.  Don't know how it compares to the USHMM database.  Some came from my family town Yizkor Book that I arranged to be translated from the original.  Skala, Galicia.  


Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)

Tony Hausner

Re: Weinstock from Hungary #general #hungary #slovakia

Aaron Slotnik

Dear Moishe,

I found Jonas' death record in the JewishGen Hungary Database in Oradea, Romania (formerly Nagyvarad, Hungary) and have attached it below.  There also appears to be a record in JOWBR for his wife in the Oradea Velenta cemetery, although she is only listed as Jonasne Weinstock.

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

Isak (Ignacz) Weinstock, then BOROS #hungary

Moishe Miller

Hello Fellow Researchers,

My 1c4r, Isak Weinstock was born in Satoraljaujhely on 14 Jun 1859. See
LDS Film 642954 (DGS 4210898), page 033 (of 552), line 032 (#858). OR,

It seems he had a name change from Weinstock to BOROS. Is anyone
familiar with why that might be? Also, on the bottom margin, there are
some notes related to his record. Can anyone read the Hungarian to
decipher what it says? The notes span both sides of the page.

Thank you!

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY

Re: Post WWII relatives records in Brussels, Belgium - JAKUBOWICZ #general


Hi Sylvia,
I don't live in Belgium. But if for example a same related cousin lives in Brussels, how should he prove he is a a relative of the person?
We don't have any offical documents. Just names, address and pictures with references.

Best regards,
Aviv Yahav

Re: Post WWII relatives records in Brussels, Belgium - JAKUBOWICZ #general


Hi Etienne,

In general, I'm trying to expand the search for my family (JAKUBOWICZ) roots from Poland. We were in contact between late 1950s to late 1960s with our allegedly cousins who named also JAKUBOWiCZ and immigrated from Poland to Belgium - not sure if before or after WWII. I have the names of the father and his daughter who born ~ 1946. I have their address in Brussels for that period of contact. I hope with some key facts I could find regarding them to link between the families and know more about my great grandparents.
Of course renewing the contact with them will be a bonus.

Where do you think I should start?

Best regards,
Aviv Yahav

Re: Shabbos meals #belarus

Molly Staub

My maternal family was from Ukraine, my paternal side from Bessarabia. Every Jewish family we knew had chicken on Friday nights,



Molly Arost Staub, M. A. in Journalism

E-mail staubmolly@...


AROST Bessarabia


BERENSON-Ukraine and England

GRAFFMAN/GROFFMAN-Ukraine and England

Re: Let's Introduce Ourselves #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Pablo, it is a great idea to revive our old request to "introduce" ourselves.

I also will ask if you did search our Romania (Bessarabia) database?  There are a lot of hits on CHAMUDIS (KHAMUDIS - that is the same).

For example. Tatar-Bunary was not a very large place, it is clear that this is your relative:

and one more:

There are also many records with this surname, but not in Tatar-Bunary, but in Akkerman.  It is possible that some registrations, like for Merchants could be done in that small town, but people were registered in Akkerman.

Also, please when you introduce what you are researching, in addition to Last name, write first name, and very important - dates people lived in town (approximate date is OK too).

I am looking forward to hear more introductions from our members, and please help each other if you can...  and if so, you would be helped too.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan

Re: Reaching Out to Budapest City Archives for Resident Information (late 1800's to early 1900's) #galicia #hungary


People have already mentioned Hungaricana in general. Specifically for residents of Budapest in exactly that early-20th-century time period, they have a series of city directories (like a phone book, but minus the phone numbers):

I don't have any experience with contacting the city archives, but their website has some possibly-relevant material:

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Re: Avigdor family of Mexico, Hartford, New Haven, Brooklyn and Toronto #usa #canada

Isme Bennie

If you google Avigdor Toronto, several names come up for you to contact as possible relatives.

Dead end for Ukraine records— please help #general


I have been trying for years to find records of my family before they came to america.  Their Ellis Island records and other documents say they lived in Kiev at the time of immigration. My great grandfather and his siblings were born there.  I believe there may have been other siblings that either stayed in Europe, or immigrated at another time.

My 2x great grandparents’ names were Moishe Spisman and Sisel Lechenger (both born about 1866).  I believe Moishe was born in Kamenetz.

Their children listed on the Ellis Island manifest were:
- Chane Spisman (b. 1888)
- Meier Spisman (b. 1892)
- Chaim Spisman (b. 1896)
- Alexander Spisman (b. 1898)
- Maria Spisman (b. 1902)

Sisel had a sister Bayla Leichenger who married an M. Silberman.

I also have a family story about a great uncle (possibly was a doctor) who was killed by wolves in Russia, but I don’t know his name or a way to ever find record of that.

I have close DNA matches with names I am unfamiliar with. My closest match is estimated to be 1st cousin 2x removed - 3rd cousin.  It makes me wonder if the Spisman/Lechenger names had changed or been different in Russia.

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