A curious mtDNA question #dna


It may reflect a propensity for the descendants of conversos to marry other descendants of conversos, even after leaving Spain.  That would result in an even higher degree of endogamy than is often the case for Jews in general.

Re: How to use the Paris Census record -- a guideline #guidelines #france

Richard Cooper

Many thanks for this very interesting information!
Any ideas how to access much earlier Paris censuses? I'm looking for 1876 and 1882,
Ric Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK

MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL from Tarnow, Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN from Berdichev

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

Renee Steinig

"Nuseaue," like many names in Family Search's NYC indexes, is likely a transcriber's bad reading of bad handwriting. I would want to get a copy of the original death record to interpret it for myself.

Also, as you may know, Abraham had a sister named Nettie Biegeleisen, one of whose daughters was Ester Marion Thurm (c.1890-1978). Perhaps she was named for Nettie and Abraham's mother. Unfortunately, her gravestone, pictured on, shows no Hebrew name.


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

Carl Kaplan <carl.kaplan@...> wrote:

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: Weinstock from Hungary: Romanian Nat'l Archives-Oradea, Reg.46 #hungary

Moishe Miller

Aaron and the rest of our community,
Wow! Thank you so much! I have been looking for this death detail for decades. I appreciate you doing the obvious and then sharing it with me. Over the years, I have done this same search, but with no results, which is why I thought to reach out to our group. 
The record you point out has Jonasz at age 73 in 1906, which yields a computed birth in 1832 or 1833. That dovetails nicely with the 1832 birth for him in the 1869 Hungarian census.
Would anyone know how I could:
  • get a copy of the record
  • get a picture of his tombstone 
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY

Searching for Brom/Braun family in Lithuania #lithuania

Phil Goldfarb

I am hoping that there are some great researchers out there who can help myself and some cousins with a brick wall. We are looking for the name of the wife of Mordecai Braun/Brom from Lithuania. We know that they had at least three children: Elka b~1850 who married Josef Fivel Jacobson, a son Boruch b~1855 who married Sara Matushon and Rachel b.1864 who married Benjamin Lit/Leet. The last town that Boruch Brom listed on his ship manifest was Svedasai, Lithuania. We know that Benjamin Lit and his family lived in Radeikiai, Lithuania which is about 11 miles away. Rachel Leet had he maiden name as Broun on her death certificate while Boruch Brom's ship manifest and death certificate had Brom.
Any help would be appreciated
Phil Goldfarb
Tulsa, OK

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


My father was Fred Klein, b. 1918, son of Arthur Klein, son of Israel Klein. They lived in Vienna, Austria, however, I don't know where they came from before they landed in Austria.
Sorry if this doesn't help. I thought I would send it to you because you never know if there is a link.

AVIGDOR rabbinical family-Pinsk (Karlin ?)18-19 th cent #belarus

Yonatan Ben-Ari

When I was researching my maternal great grandparents' roots in Pinsk
I came across the name AVIGDOR . As I don't have that material handy
right now can anyone confirm or send me details on this family.
There's a slight chance that the AVIGDOR that's in my mind was the
first name rather than a family name but I doubt it.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Re: Braila Romania cemetery #romania


I would be interested in knowing this as well.  Thanks.

Lisa Bracco
New York City

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

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