Re: Mt. Sharon Cemetery #general

Kenneth Ryesky

As noted in the discussion thread (which seems to have been excluded from the particular JewishGen Discussion Group Digest installment), the relevant Mount Sharon Cemetery is in Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA, North America, Planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy.
The relevant Mt. Lebanon Cemetery is nearby in Collingdale, Delaware County, etc. (at least the office is in Collingdale; most of the land is located in Darby Township, Delaware County, etc.).
-- Ken Ryesky
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL

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

Re: ProQuest #ciechanow #records #poland

Bob Silverstein

If you cannot find anyone with Proquest, I can try on


Re: Ancestry Faces $250 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Auto-Renewals

Bob Silverstein

Two points.  Every free trial I have seen requires a credit card.  If I do take the teaser, I mark my schedule at the end of the trial so I can cancel it.  I do not think what these websites do is bad but two-faced.  On one hand, they are hoping you forget so they will ding you but then again, they offer you the convenience of starting the paid subscription.  Nonetheless, the ethical thing to do is not to require a credit card up front but to pester you as the free trial ends.

Second point.  Terms.  The courts know that no one reads them, that they are written by and for the benefit of website, not the user, they are non-negotiable and they are coercive.  You cannot use the site unless you accept its terms.  The practice is just about universal.  We certainly need reform for both practices.

Caveat emptor!

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

Eva Lawrence

This is a really  valid point. There is no need to be tied to one site or the other if you keep your own records on your computer. The difference between the sites has always been that MH  offers primarily user-generated information, while Ancestry has provided a search engine based on indexed primary records, but now each of the sites is  trying to enter the other's field.. Geni, too, consists of user-generated records, but they are moderated,  unlike MH's, because they are (in theory) part of one single tree. Since it was acquired by MH, its benefits are  gradually being withdrawn from non- subscribers.  
I'd say that for someone starting out, Ancestry's record-based approach,  while not as exciting would be a better discipline, but they seem to have abandoned it.  Now their main advantage is their larger set of long-term subscribers and well-known name give a better chance of a DNA match. 
It does depend on what you're looking for, and threads like this one are a real help.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Re: Please help with translation of marriage certificate in Russian from Markuszow, Lublin, Poland #poland #russia #translation

Dr.Josef ASH

marriage (and the registration) 
On Feb 5/17, 1876 in Markushev settlement
Groom: Elya GOLDZIKHER, single, 27 yo,, privat of the Taurus regimen # 131  on leave, who was born in Kurov settlement, son of Khaim and Sura-Khana nee GOLEVAYA, the GOLDZIKHER family
Bride: Khaya Rifka NIRENSHTEIN, unmarried, 17 yo (the age is added on left side) who was born and  resides wit her mother in Markushev, d/o the late Khilya and Khinda nee Taub thr NIRENSHTEJN family.
no parents' ages
Josef ASH, Israel 

Re: Ancestry Faces $250 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Auto-Renewals

David Ellis

I had a similar problem with MyHeritage.  They offered a one year "premium plus" subscription at a heavily discounted price ($150 instead of the full $300 price).  I submitted payment details and paid gladly.  One year later, they charged my credit card $300 for a renewal I didn't request.  

This appears to be a fairly widespread practice with online services as well.

Re: Need Information on Aharon WOLLNER fm Beregsurany #hungary


Try contacting Baruch Huber from Ungvar. Sure he will be able to help you. 
His email: huberbelay@...

Re: Hedwig, Sophie and Alice KASSEL in Uruguay #germany #latinamerica

Carol Sage-Silverstein

I can ask my cousin who lives in Montivideo.  Her grandmother moved there from Poland in the 1930’s as well.

Re: Kreindler / Kriendler town of origin in Galicia #galicia


I can’t help you in your search, but as an interesting side fact, Carl KREINDLER’s daughter was a midwife who delivered my father and his two brothers between 1903-7.
Bob Weiss
Kreindler / Kriendler town of origin in Galicia #galicia 
From: Simon Kreindler
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:56:11 EDT 

I have documented my KREINDLER line back to my GG Grandfather, Simon Kreindler, who was born in 1790 in Solotwina, a shtetl in the Austro-Hungarian Empire not far from Stanislawow (today it is Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine).


Although the KREINDLER name is not all that common, I have never been able to connect my line with the KREINDLERS of Club 21 fame. Their earliest ancestor in the US was Kieve/Carl KREINDLER who arrived in NY either in 1900 (according to Ellis Island records) or in 1896 (according to his son, Peter).


Kieve/Carl’s branch subsequently changed the spelling of their name to KRIENDLER, probably because it was grammatically more correct in English-speaking USA. My line retained the original spelling.


Years ago, I tried to find out where Kieve/Carl’s family had originated. It was not on his Ellis Island arrival record and none of his family apparently knew the answer (although the ones I spoke to were also very curious).


I wonder if, in the intervening 20 plus years, any of the KRIENDLER branch has been able to find the answer? If so, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Cindy g

Does anyone have a subscription to ProQuest who would be willing to look up an obituary for me?  I used to be able to access the site through my public library, but they no longer subscribe to the site. 

Thank you,
Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO
Researching Rothblatt, Komisarchik, Feldman, Lobatch and Goodman

JewishGen Research Divisions #records

Beverley Davis

For many years I was subscribed to the following JewishGen Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Early America, GerSIG, JCR-UK, JRI-Poland, Latvia, Litvak, Rabbinic, South Africa, and Warszawa, which all ceased operation when the upgraded Discussion Group was initiated.

I would like to know what has happened to the previously archived messages, and directions on how to access the new Research Divisions.

Beverley Davis, Melbourne Australia

Re: Quick Translation from German to English Please #translation


On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:11 AM, fredelfruhman wrote:

I apologize for the two typos.  I should have written:
The groom was from Nordenburg.  His parents were the vinegar manufacturer Katzke Lieberman and Rahel nee Wolff.

Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Oradea (Grossverdan / Nagyvarad) Cemetery Search #general #romania #hungary

Moishe Miller

Dear Group,

Does anyone know of a resource to locate and possibly photograph the tombstones of my g-g-gp's, in Oradea? I know there are three Jewish cemeteries there. The Valenta has many tomstones photographed on JOWBR. 

-Moishe Miller
Brooklyn. NY
JGFF# 3391

Ancestry Faces $250 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Auto-Renewals


I realize that in some places this might not be applicable right now, but public libraries often have subscriptions to Ancestry that can be used for free.  They won't offer a free trial, nor will they ask for a credit card number.
Some of these libraries have made it possible to connect to Ancestry from home through them during the pandemic.
Yale Zussman

Please help with translation of marriage certificate in Russian from Markuszow, Lublin, Poland #poland #russia #translation


This is a wedding certificate from 1876 that may be of my wife's great grandmother in Markuszow, Lublin, Poland, then under Russian control. The family names are Neirensztein and Goldzycher. Thank you in advance for your help.
I need to know the names and age related information of the parents of the bride and groom and the bride and groom, and the place where they were born.
Angel Kosfiszer
Richardson, Texas

A Presentation from Gesher Galicia: The Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków: A Virtual Tour Narrated By Jakub Nowalkowski and Jonathan Webber #galicia #events

Steven Turner

Dear Friends,

The webinar series from Gesher Galicia returns today with this engaging presentation by Jakub Nowakowski and Jonathan Webber from the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków. They take you on a virtual tour of the museum that you will not want to miss.

Jakub Nowakowski was born and raised in Kazimierz, the former Jewish district of Kraków. Coming from a non-Jewish family that lived in Kazimierz for generations, from an early age he was compelled to research the history of his neighborhood. In 2007 he graduated from the Department of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University, where he wrote a thesis on Jewish resistance in Kraków during the Second World War. In 2005 Jakub joined the staff of the newly open (2004) Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków. In 2006 he joined the Museum’s Education Department, and in 2008 he became its manager. In 2010, after an international competition, Jakub was appointed the Galicia Jewish Museum’s director.

Jonathan Webber is a British anthropologist and Jewish activist now living in Kraków Poland. From the end of the 1980s Jonathan conducted fieldwork over many summers in about 100 towns and villages searching out Jewish heritage across the length and breadth of that part of Galicia which is today in Poland. After sharing his findings with the British photographer Chris Schwarz, he then went on to curate with him the permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, established in 2004.

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Re: Jewish Legion WW1 #canada


There is another excellent book on the history of the Jewish Legion.    "The Jewish Legion and the First World War", by Martin Watts.  Publisher - Palgrave (Macmillan) 2004.

Re: searching SMITH (SCHMIDT) /FRANK families of Milwaukee from Lithuania #lithuania



I sent you an email concerning a similar search I am conducting, however I do not have any of the first names you are looking for.  Maybe we have lines that connect further back!

Good luck!

Brad Johns

SULOWAY / DAVIDSON (Lithuania / Russia)

Re: Mt. Sharon Cemetery #general

EdrieAnne Broughton

It might help if you include the location of the Mt Sharon and Mt Lebanon cemeteries you were talking about.  There are several Jewish Mt Sharons that come up in a google search and many more that are obviously not Jewish.  I found that while Mt. Lebanon in Glendale (Queens) NY doesn't have much presence on Find a Grave, it does have a website of it's own and includes a search engine for those buried there.  Adding a cemetery to FAG is easy.  First find the complete name of the cemetery, including previous names.  Go to FAG's page, hit Cemeteries in the top menu bar.  There are two choices below the "search for cemeteries".  One is Add a Cemetery, the other is Browse by Location.  Do try to browse by location because often the missing cemetery is there under another name.  If it isn't, then hit the Add a Cemetery and fill out as much as possible.  If there's an office where the clerk is missing, ask for a business card and enter the information on it.  If you add a burial or two that will get things started.  I support Find a Grave because they are mostly volunteer and a handy place to start searching when you don't have much money.  You get out what you put in.
               EdrieAnne Broughton
                Vacaville, CA  FAG # 47015046

Re: Early 1900's Address Book of Stanislawow #galicia

Logan Kleinwaks

Stanislawow is included in well more than 100 directories on, but most of them have geographic scope of all of Poland or all of Galicia, rather than being limited to just Stanislawow. The easiest way to search these is by surname, but you can also enter both a surname and stanislawow (separated by a space) to find pages mentioning both words (not necessarily in connection to each other). For a few of the most important such directories, search results (even just for surname searches) include an indication of the towns covered on the matching page, but I have not had time to create such a town index for each directory and many are not even organized by town, but by occupation or in another fashion. Another option is to manually browse the Stanislawow section of a directory that is organized by town. To find the Stanislawow section, you can browse the directory via the links at or search for stanislawow {X} where X is the directory's id number listed at Usually, if there is a Stanislawow section, you will see in the search results many matches for consecutive image numbers, with the first such consecutive match being at or near the beginning of the Stanislawow section and often having the word Stanislawow in all caps. In directories with a geographic scope larger than just Stanislawow (e.g., covering all of Poland), the amount of information about Stanislawow can vary considerably -- many of these directories are limited to certain occupations, but some are much more comprehensive, such as the well-known series Księga Adresowa Polski (wraz z w. m. Gdańskiem) dla handlu, rzemiosł i rolnictwa for 1926/1927 {d21}, 1928 {d22}, 1929 {d23. d1391}, and 1930 {d24. d1392}.

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.

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