Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Neil Kominsky

Ancestry no longer owns Family Tree Maker.  I has been acquired and is maintained by MacKiev. FTM can, however, still be synced to Ancestry.

Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

researching Blitstein (Vitebsk), Rothstein (Obruch?), Samson (Iasi), Chalit (Odessa), Kominsky (Aleksandriya, Ukraine), Medvedovsky (Nikolaev, Ukraine), Frank (Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia), Rosenbaum (Kunreuth, Bavaria), Pentlarz/ Pentlarge (Hostacov, Bohemia), Kleemann (Werneck, Bavaria), May (Wolfisheim, Alsace)

Gittle ABRAMOWITZ's (19th cent. Novarodok) maiden name-HOROWITZ? #names

Yonatan Ben-Ari

I am researching my great great grandmother's maiden name. Gittle
ABRAMOWITZ, widowed from Yitzchak in Novarodok during the second half
of the 19th cent.and came to the USA (New Haven 1870-1880, I have no
records only family lore).

There is a HOROWITZ family who also left Novarodok ,one branch
(including Rabbi I.S. ) came to Hartford, Ct. (USA) another to Israel
(Petach Tikva -Reb. Shimon "Shoichet") and they all "know" we are
cousins but no one alive today seems to know the exact connection.
Both Rabbi I.S. and Simon "Shoichet" passed away many years ago.

One family note (again no records) that one of my ABRAMOWITZ
forefathers from Novarodok was the brother of the Rabbi of the city in
the mid 19th cent.-a certain Rav David (family name unknown to me-one
suggestion was TCHERMINSKY- but researching that name couldn't make a
connection), also known as the "Galia Mesechta" as per his book which
he authored, whose son married a daughter of a HOROWITZ from Minsk.
The son adopted the family name HOROWITZ as his own.

A friend of mine, who is a member of the USA HOROWITZ clan said to me
years ago that he had seen a family tree (his) in which our family
appears but didn't remember where and when he saw it. My parents
(KATZOFF) generation were friends with school mates (HOROWITZ) who
later lived in the New York area.

Its been suggested that I do dna testing. Its problematic here in
Israel so I prefer not to go in that direction. I should mention that
I am not sure if the spelling is HOROWITZ or HURWITZ.

If anyone knows a connection between ABRAMOWITZ and HOROWITZ both of
Novarodok , I'd appreciate hearing from you.


Yoni Ben-Ari (Katzoff), Jerusalem

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Gayle Cannon

If your account is still active, I’m interested in finding info about my aunt’s brother, Henri Felman. I don’t know his original first name—I doubt it was Henri.   He was born in Chmielnik Poland, studied in Belgium, fled from Paris to London during WWII where I was told he was active in the resistance.  He lived in Paris after the war and practiced law there.  His niece told me that she wasn’t sure he was legally doing so.  She also believed he remarried and had a family after the war.  I can’t find him in any French cemeteries.  

Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general



Build your family tree on Family Search's Family Tree site. This LDS collaboartive tree site is totally free and claims it's the largest family tree and still growing.

James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA

Re: Let's Introduce Ourselves #bessarabia

Pablo Libedinsky

I'm making a bigger effort in researching CHAMUDIS because I think it's an unusual name.   On the other hand, I've been told by Russians I know that LIBEDINSKY is a common surname. 
There are many Libedinsky in Argentina. I met one of them who has an extended family tree and I've been trying to find the connection to my family but without success, yet.
My grandfather Paltiel Libedinsky came from somewhere near Odessa.  He migrated to Argentina, where Paltiel became Pablo and from there moved to Chile.

Thank you.

Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>

INCORRECT:   McKiev bought FTM four years ago and supports it. 

Older versions (pre 2017) are not able to sync with Ancestry.  

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Jul 30, 2020, at 5:48 AM, sonialipham368@... wrote:

Ancestry owns Family Tree Maker and no longer supports any problems_,_._,_

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


Hi Etienne,

The information you have provided seems to be very helpful. I will give it a try indeed.

I have already contacted the mentioned archive in Brussels and I'm on a progress to reproduce a file regarding a family relative. Do you know if it can be sent by e-mail or just in hard copy?
In addition, I found on FamilySearch an immigration documents from Antwerpen, 1926, that with a careful guess I belive it also related to my family. What databases do you recommend for such documents?

Best regards,

Quick Translation from German to English Please #translation

Carol Zinter

Just found this marriage certificate on Ancestry yesterday.  It contains the names of our 3rd great grandparents, Marcus Liebermann and his wife Rosalie Espen.  It also seems to contain the names of each of their parents, who have been unknown to us until now.  Would appreciate a full translation to include any and all names mentioned.  Thank you so very much!!


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Sad news #general

Bruce Drake

The husband of Ala Gamulka, who has translated many Yizkor books for JewishGen, has passed away. He was born in Kovel, grew up in Rokitno, and survived the war by hiding out in the forest with his mother.
I came to know Ala because she volunteered her help to translate the now-completed Kovel Yizkor book. Because of her husband's heritage, she did it as "a labor of love."
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD 

Re: Town of ROSOW or REZOWO in Grodno gubernia #belarus

Alexander Sharon

Town Ros' in Volkovysk uyezd, Grodno Gubernia

Re: Ester Fanya Fomin family from Vitebsk, Belarus and then Riga, Latvia #belarus #latvia

Pavel Bernshtam

Fomin family lived in Kolyshki, a small village near Vitebsk:

one of famous Fomins was

ViewMate Translation Request - German #translation

Carol Jean Weightman

I have posted 3 vital records in German for which I need a translation. 
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Researching meaning of surname from Ukraine #ukraine #names

Denise Suttle

Hello. If anyone has a copy of Alexander Beider's Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire I would be so grateful if you could search for the name MESCHMAR or MYSHMAR. My father's family was from Odessa, and we have no information earlier than the 1880's. The surname in Hebrew means guardian, jail or guard post. We are curious about in the required selection of a surname, how it came to be that a Hebrew name was chosen, rather than something more secular. If there is a possible meaning in Russian for the name, this might answer the question. All suggestions and thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.
Denise Suttle
MESCHMAR (Ukraine, Odessa, Kiev) LECHZIER, LEKHTSER (Kishinev, Medzhibozh, Bessarabia, Moldova)

Weinstein/ Skora/Zlotschewer/Blecher families #poland

alizah hochstead

I am also rather new to this and not to successful. My grand father was Oscar Aron Weinstein his wife was Rochel Yetta Skora Weinstein (Possibly SHmuckler. My grandfather was from the Poland but moved around as his father had remarried. He did have a half brother named Mayer.

Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

Adam Cherson

Thank you Allan for the thorough and entertaining information. One more question: is there an index of NYC Death Certificates for the years 1949-1968 (or any sub-period within that time frame)? Thanks in advance.

Re: Deportation from U.S. ports back to Eastern Europe #general

Judi Wagner

No, their mother was dead, and the father could not come to US, was already sent back in 1923 before they were born for a heart murmur.  I am hoping to find a marriage record, then maybe I can trace them.  I did a quick check on that and nothing turned up, but I will keep at it.


Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

Adam Cherson

Thanks to all for the leads. It seems access to NYC DCs from 1949-1968 is in the courts since 2019. I just donated $25 to the cause. This is a travesty for NYC which is way behind the rest of NY State and many other states on this issue. I wonder if under the current regulations the Health Department would release to me a DC for my 3rd cousin, once removed who died in 1949? This event occurred 71 years ago. Ah well, on to more fruitful pastures..

Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Max Heffler

I think there is confusion in that many MyHeritage trees were entered in Hebrew and thus it presents them as entered. It does not change any local settings.


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Re: help with ged/dna #dna

Jeffrey Herrmann

Thank you, Rollie.  That is especially interesting because she also lived in the 17th century, and from the surname Weber I would guess it was the German-speaking part of Switzerland. 

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