Re: given name "Slawa"? #names #poland


It is a short form of BRONISLAVA.
BrOnja ist a one possibility to be called. And SlAva the second one. 
With an another stress the word BronjA means armor. And Slava means glory.
BRONISLAVA means the glory of the armor.
It is a beautiful russian name.


Re: Jewish soldier in Boer War #general

Jeremy Lichtman

Some records of Jewish soldiers in the Boer War can be found on the SA Jewish Rootsbank database, here:

Re: Research individuals in France/MEYER #france

David Choukroun

Dear Barbara,

I forget to write : in case this is Laubach, Just change the city in the interface



Re: Research individuals in France/MEYER #france

David Choukroun

Dear Barbara,

I tried Geneanet without success
this is most probably Lembach in Alsace (67), France

You can find all the records (birth , marriage , death) via a nice interface :
I am reading 1717 as early dates

As always, if you are not sure about the dates, start  with the Decennale tables

Hope you will find your names !

Best regards


FBI Case Files on Fold3 #records

Sherri Bobish

Dear Genners,
There is a database "FBI Case Files" on Fold3.
There are two separate pages in that database, as follows:
# 40-628
Both pages have the same number.
Can anyone with access to Fold3 tell me what these two pages contain?
Since her surname here has the same misspelling as on her 1921 passenger manifest, I am wondering if it relates to that, or her naturalization?
Thank you,
Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Lazar Schwimmer + Ruchel Berkovits, married 1899 in Munkacs #general #subcarpathia #ukraine

Moishe Miller


My g-gm had a brother named Lazar Schwimmer, born 1876, who married Ruchel Berkovits in 1899, in Munkacs. He had a shoe store. Does anyone have knowledge of this family?

-Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF# 3391

Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

Alexander Sharon

This profession was very popular just 50 years ago in Poland based Jewish tailoring co-operatives. Today I cannot locate name or definition of the tailor-cutter in Polish dictionaries.
If you are searching name of cutter in old Polish professions is known as "zakrojczy" [zah kroh i:chi]

Alexander Sharon

Re: Research individuals in France/MEYER #france

Barbara Stein


My 2ndGGF, Leon Meyer (b. 1836, Laubach? Lembach?), emigrated from Alsace to the U.S. 1855.  His father, Solomon M. Meyer (b. 1798), emigrated in 1859, if I have the correct records.  My grandmother noted that that Solomon was married to a Fredericka Moehler (b. 1803).  As I have not found an immigration record for her, I presume she died before Solomon left France.  I know nothing else about where Solomon and Leon are from or their families.

NOTE:  There is a Solomon Meyer from Alsace who married a Fredericka Moog and I believe this couple has had their records confused with my relatives by others.  Moog is listed as having a daughter Julia and a son Lewis.  Fredericka Moehler had at least six children--Moses, Samuel, Leon, Sophia, David, Simon.

I would welcome any records or hints you might find.  My than ks in advance for your generosity and willingness to help!

Barbara Stein
Seattle, WA

Re: JOWBR Grows Past 3.8 Million Records! #JewishGenUpdates #announcements


I'm delighted that you have added records from Liverpool.  It has let me confirm details for many family members.

Charles Joseph

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

Cindy g

You may wish to check with your local library as many libraries subscribe to You can then access the site for free through the library. You do not have to be at the library to do this. There are many other sites that require paid membership, but can be accessed through you local library.  

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>

How kind of you, David.  
My Weisser/Weiser are from BUCZACZ (today called BUCHACH)a Galician shtetl that belonged to Poland between the World Wars and is today in Ukraine.

Per wikipedia: It was in Habsburg Monarchy (1772—1804),
Austrian empire (1804—1867), 
Austro-Hungary (1867—1918), 
Poland (1919—1939).  

Shabbat Shalom, 

On Jul 30, 2020, at 2:25 PM, David Choukroun <david.choukroun@...> wrote:

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 09:19 AM, Barbara Mannlein wrote:
Dear Barbara, 

I am sorry for your recent loss

I was looking at various lists of people who were caught in France (via Drancy) : can this be the following ones ?

Weiser (Moses) born on July 11th, 1902 in Warsaw (Poland)                    died on September 30th, 1942 in Auschwitz (Poland).  
Weiser (Rosa)         born on the April 1st, 1894 in Budapest (Hungary)            died on August 29th, 1942 in Auschwitz (Poland)

I have no clue where is Buczacz mentioned -- can you please add more information ? 


Sunday's presentation #events


Please include the details of Sunday's presentation by Rose Feldamn
Thank you, Malka Chosnek

Re: Maiden name of Great Grandmother #ukraine

Raylene Gurewich

Ellen, yes it's very frustrating. I hope somehow we can both find that missing branch. I see you are researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN. Funny, that is my paternal grandmother's mother's maiden name. She died giving birth to her 6th child in the Ukraine. Her first name was Hinda. The one I am missing is my paternal grandfather's mother.  
Raylene Gurewich 
Port Jefferson Station, NY

Re: Jewish soldier in Boer War #general

EdrieAnne Broughton

Since the Boer War was fought in South Africa, 1899-1902 you have a time frame for your search.  Since I doubt there was British Army recruitment in Lithuania, I would suppose that he immigrated to Britain before that.  You don't give grandmother's birth date, or the brother's...or what his name was in Lithuania.  With 20 years between siblings, there might have been siblings in between who passed down more complete information.  My advice would be to write out a more complete synopsis of what you know, with complete names and dates as you know them...even off-line, as if you were writing a story and you might answer some of your own questions and at least in the end you might better define what your question is.  
               EdrieAnne Broughton
               Vacaville, California 

Lipschitz-Cohen family of Chicago #usa

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with the family of Charles Lipshitz of chicago
who died there in 2017, father of Rabbi Leon M. Lipshitz, married
Sheri Linn Neiman, having four children and Deborah, married and later
divorced Harold Katz (parents of Yaakov Katz, an American-born Israeli
journalist and author and Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post since
2016, born in Chicago, in 1979, married, living in Jerusalem, having
four children).

Re: Naturalization Index card states "Missing Record"...lost cause? #records #usa


Ryan: has placed the digitized images on-line of the microfilmed  records from this series of naturalizations.  The film has 360 images. 87 of these consist of a single page with only a Missing Docket note and a name.    #147 (image 354) says: "Missing Dockets  Abraham Kaslik"     
I appears that the original records were damaged or lost  before the index cards were prepared, and before filming.  There must have been a listing in existence whereby the absence of a record could have been determined.

If you have access to I can help you find it yourself.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 7/30/2020 12:03 PM, Ryan Cramer via wrote:

I've found my 2nd great-grandfather (Abraham Kaslick)'s naturalization index card however in the certificate (attached photo) it states "missing record."  
Is this common?  What would be the reason for this record to be missing?
Are there other avenues to pursue where I can find this "missing record"?  Abraham Leib Kaslick was born in Odessa, Russia in May 1858.  According to various census records he arrived in the US between 1886-1889 and settled in East Boston.  Thx

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

JONES Etienne H.L.F.

response in your text

. . I have already contacted the mentioned archive in Brussels  . .  « Archives Générales du Rpyaume » or from which municipality ? – 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 ? I think it depends upon what you requested, perhaps they could both. 
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 ? Here Marcel did answer.

Kind regards,
Etienne JONES

How to find reference of dead people in France after 1970 -- a guideline #france #guidelines

David Choukroun

Dear all, 

Insee in France stands for "L’Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques"

They are collecting, from all the 35000 communes in France (not a typo 35x1000) the death act of the French citizens
this is not 100% completed -- as paper was used intensively in the 70"s and even 80's and those databases are updated monthly 
You have more than 25 Millions of records here

I wanted to share here "how to do" with an example 

There are various tools to collect the information -- one of them is 
(ok this is my favorite because I know the SW dev. -- you have plenty of them with various interfaces like :

I am looking at all the "Hirschfeld" dead in France from 1970

Just go to Advance search and type the wanted name (here Hirschfeld) - there is a gray framework to help about how to fill-in the fields -- they are ignored
(Georges Pompidou was a French President in  1969 :

You will have a collection of results with variants in orthograph etc... just narrow your research by adding a first name, a gender (becareful, mistakes can happen) etc...

A major function is about the Excel/CSV File as you can organize your filtering as wanted  (see in RED below)

What can you learn : a lot 

let see one record (the first one : HIRSCHFELD Marguerite)

You can lean not only the dead information (date, location city, act number ) on the left side ,  but also the BIRTH dates/location/act number etc.... on the RIGHT side

Those INSEE files are indexed by the major tools (e.g. Geneanet etc...) , but I find them very instructive while looking at siblings or even specific records where you do not know the exact dates/locations of one people

Hope that helps



note : if you do not find your wanted name : either this has not be added (there are holes), either ... the wanted person is dead BEFORE 1970 ... either the wanted person wa NOT FRENCH either... bad luck (= I saw some mistakes in Gender for example)
note2 : many thanks to the developers of MatchID  -- the online documentation is in French today , I will ask them to produce an Eng. version

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


My father in law came to New York as a stow away. He went to work for his brother but was turned in by the person whose job he took. He was sent back to Roumania. His future wife was sent to marry him, get pregnant and then he arrived about 1938 back in NY. Where would I find his deportation records for around 1935-37? Menacum Mendel (Max) Glazer or Glaser b. abt 1907.
Thank you
Beth Glaser
He stowed away with his friend Irving Hans who was also returned but from what I could find on him he was sent to Canada where he reentered with papers. Max chose to go
home as his mother was very sick. Free ticket I guess.

Re: Equivalent Name for Rose #names

Nina Tobias

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the many who contacted me privately as well to those who posted here. Your suggestions are most appreciated.

Now all I have to do is find my great-grandmother "Rose"!


Nina Tobias
Scottsdale, Arizona

Researching: HOROWITZ (Iasi, Romania; Odessa)
                      SWARTZ (Iasi, Romania; Philadelphia; Chicago)
                      TOBIAS (Rymanow, Galicia; Chicago)
,                     VOROBYEV, GOLDMAN, VERB (Russia; Chicago)

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