Surname Czeretynka family born in Rovno, Poland #poland


The family came to New York arriving on 9 Sept 1939 leaving from Goynia, Poland on 24 August 1939.  The ship was the S.S. Batory.  Family names were Chaim (36), , Fejga (34), children Lejb (12),Chaja (10), Josef (5).  They changed name to Cherry on Petition for Naturalization in 1940.  Does anyone have more information on this family?  I have one person who is a DNA match but she will not respond to me.   I will greatly appreciate Any info about them, thank you.

Janet Venuti

Re: Jewish Agricultural Colony in Woodbine, NJ #usa


My great-great-grandparents (DORFMAN) from Kishinev, Bessarabia brought most of their family to Painted Woods Jewish Farming Settlement in 1882.  Their daughter, my great-grandmother who was their oldest child, did not arrive with he family from Kishinev until 1885 and my grandmother was soon born in Painted Woods.  Her younger brother also arrived to America in 1882, but he went to the Alliance Colony in Vineland, NJ.  Maybe he thought that Vineland had better opportunities, or maybe he was waiting to see how things turned out in Painted Woods.  Either way, in 1884 he came to Painted Woods too and eventually earned his homestead.

I do not know how Woodbine attracted participation, but major contributors to Painted Woods sent a flyer out to Bessarabia (and probably Ukraine too) to attract Jews who were interested in farming.  See a picture of the flyer and more information at 

Richard Levine, Florida
Researching LEVINE/LEVIN (Ukraine, Lithuania), FORMAN/FURMAN (Lithuania/Belarus/Ukraine), CORREN, CONFELD/CONFELDT/CORNFELD (Romania/Hungary/Bessarabia), DORFMAN (Bessarabia/Ukraine), WINNER/WIENER/VAYNER (Bessarabia), ADELE, SILBERWASSER/ZILBERWASSER (Poland), KALISH/KALISZ (Brzeziny,Poland), JERUZAL/JERUZALSKI (Poland), NAJMAN/NEJMAN (Brzeziny,Poland), SZAJOW (Poland), GUTMAN (Poland), GILLER/HILLER (Brzeziny,Poland), SENDER (Lodzkie,Poland), WOLRAUCH (Poland)

Re: Name changes before emigrating #names #romania

Linda Lang

My family also emigrated from Odessa. Because my grandfather was already conscripted into the army, he had to change the family name before leaving to avoid detection from the Russian army. Papers were forged to achieve this. Hope this helps.


t s

I am researching Mankoff/Mankovetsky/Monkowski relatives in Russia and Poland. 
Records indicate they resided at different times in Berdichev, Vinnitsa, Riga and Bialystok. 
My cousin Jeff Mankoff and I are interested in finding a researcher for those areas. 
Below please find the earliest data available that Jeff has discovered so far:
1. Baruch Mankoff/Mankovetsky b. 1841 (possibly in Berdichev) d. 1912 (possibly in Vinnitsa)
        a. Baruch married Rose Langerman Mankoff b. 1850 d. July 9, 1931 in either Potter, S.D. or Minneapolis. Rose's parents were Lev Langerman and Minnie Weinstein)
2.  Raize Mankoff/Mankovetsky b. 1835
3. Mousza Monkowski b. 1832 in Bialystok d. 1888
4. Isaac Mankoff/Mankovetsky b. 1851 in Riga d. December 21, 1931
5. "Papa" Mankoff/Mankovetsky b in 1795 
        a.  "Papa" married "Mother" Wexler b. 1800. 
        b.  "Mother" Wexler" had a brother Noah Wexler b. 1810.  
        c.   Their "Papa" Wexler was born in 1770
Look forward to learning if anyone else is researching these relatives as well as being referred to a researcher in these areas.
Todd Samovitz
Also researching:
SAMOVITZ/SAMOVICS (Benedike and Nagygejoc, Hungary)
IZRAELOVICS (Benedike, Hungary)
FRIEDMAN (Horlyo, Hungary)
GROSS/GRINGRUS (Ulege, Kamentetz Podolski Guberne, Russia)
ZIPPERMAN (Zhvanetz, Russia)
BERMAN (Kovel, Lithuania)

Re: Jewish Agricultural Colony in Woodbine, NJ #usa

Toby Blake

There is also a book titled Jewish Agricultural Colonies in New Jersey 1882-1920  by Ellen Eisenberg.

Re: where is Pitze? #hungary


Any chance of a link or image for the death record where this is found? I've found that even typed documents are easier to read if you know what they're supposed to say; for handwritten things, I always want to look at the writing myself.

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Can anyone suggest books and/or articles on Jewish history for Great Britain, Europe and Eastern Europe? I'm looking for both general histories and histories specific to a town or topic such as migration patterns. I'm especially interested in Odessa.
Thank you so much!

STOUBTSY MEMORIAL BOOK (Stolpce/Stoibtz/Steibtz) #belarus

Janis and Joe Datz

I am a coordinator for the Yizkor Book translation of the STOUBTSY MEMORIAL BOOK. We are in the process to accomplish a full translation of this treasured book and would be delighted if we could find interested descendants who may have photographs and stories of your ancestors so that we may include them in our final published book (with your permission) once all translations are completed.    We would very much enjoy hearing from you.

Janis Friedenberg Datz

Re: where is Pitze? #hungary

András Alvincz

Halló:Bitte Zeitraum bekanntgeben

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

j <antiqco@...>

In NYC the cause of death is listed on the death certificate usually in some detail. In the case of my great great grandmother who was hit by a car on the Grand Concourse, the death certificate was clear as to the fatal injury.
In another case of a great great aunt her death from pneumonia was listed as the result of  long term complications from a flu epidemic  in an epidemic after the Spanish flu. A great great grandfather of mine died according to his death certificate died of exhaustion caused by malnutrition. It also indicates that the doctor who signed the certificate saw him twice within a week of his death. 
The best thing to do is order a copy of the death certificate.
Janet Marcus

Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania


My paternal grandparents are from Poland/Galicia.  I like both applesauce and sour cream on my latkes.  That just makes me greedy.

Kleinman, Smith, Ganz, Sussman

Re: Seeking Immigration Record for Lazarus and Leah MARKS between 1866 and 1868 #records #usa

Diane Jacobs

Have you been creative in your searches
on all databases in with different surnames like Markus, Markovsky
Mardonsky, Markunsky, Etc. Etc.

You may get lucky also with the passenger manifests using the search engine at

Good luck.
Diane Jacobs
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 8/17/20 8:55 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [] Seeking Immigration Record for Lazarus and Leah MARKS between 1866 and 1868 #usa #records

I am looking for the arrival records for Lesser (Lazarus) MARKS and his wife Leah Kreinzohn Marks. They also brought with them their daughters Rose and Dora. They were living in Manhattan in 1868 in September when my mother's paternal grandfather Harris MARKS was born. The youngest daughter was born in the old country in 1866. I have been looking for 34 years. I have tried FamilySearch,, MyHeritage, Steve Morse One Step Page. I have never found anything nor do I know where they came from. I have never found a naturalization record either. Lazarus and his son Harris were Furriers in Manhattan.  
Michelle Sandler,  Westminster California

Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

Re: Does anyone know this town? #records

Carol Hoffman

It could be Jurbarkas (Yurberg in Yiddish)? It is in Lithuania, and rec ords of Jews in that town can be searched on the ALD All Lithuania Database

Latvia Database / Christine Usdin Clarification #latvia #records

Marion Werle

The Latvia database's Christine Usdin vital records collection is based entirely on the translations of the late Christine Usdin. There is no need to access Christine's original webpages, which contain the same data.. The ONLY thing that has changed is that the links in our database to the original Russian records on the Latvian Archives website, known as "Raduraksti," no longer work, due to a complete redesign/replacement of the website. There are NO links on Christine's old website.
FamilySearch has since filmed these records. We will be working to correct the database links in the near future, pointing to FamilySearch, whose links are more stable. In the meantime, we will be posting the slides presented at the Latvia Research Division meeting last week, which describe a workaround for finding the original vital records. The workaround will also apply to the 1897 census records from the All Russian Census Latvia database, not all of which have yet been filmed by FamilySearch. #Latvia #records

Marion Werle, Co-director, Latvia Research Division

Re: LIVERPOOL HOPE PLACE SYNAGOGUE Book re 1836 to 1930. #unitedkingdom #records

Richard Gilbert


I would still recommend that you contact the Jewish Historical Society of England's branch in Liverpool.  They should be able to point you in the right direction.  This is available for free through the JCR-UK database but is slightly earlier than what you're looking for.
This was written by Melvyn Goodman -  I'm sure he was a past president of the JHSE of Liverpool.

Kind regards
Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England

Re: Zweinache. Austria

Susie Adani

The one in the Ukraine seems just in the right area because my Grandfather's sister wrote she was from Bucovina which is in that area. Thanks so much!!! I searched the databases in Jewishgen but maybe I forgot to switch to the search by Soundex. I really appreciate it!!

Re: Does anyone know this town? #records

Deborah Blinder

Looks to me like Yurbrek, Russia. I searched for that in the JewishGen Communities Database using "sounds like" matching and came up with only one result: Jurbarkas, Lithuania ( modern name), which was Jurbarkas, Russian Empire when she was born. Other names listed for this town are Jurbarkas [Lith], Yurburg [Yid, Rus], Georgenburg [Ger], Jurbarka [Latv], Jurbork [Pol], Jurgenburg, Jurborg, Jurburg, Yorburg, Yorvorig, Yurbarkas. Note that all those initial J's would be pronounced in English as Y.
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)

Re: August 18: #holocaust Genealogy Coffee Break #holocaust #events #announcements

Relly coleman

This event does not appear on the website calendar or mentioned on FB page.

Is it on today august 18 at 3:30pm?  


Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa

Stewart Levy


Stewart Levy


4215 Wendell Drive # 204

Atlanta, GA 30336


404 691 8567 - PH

404 691 8585 - FX




Re: How do I access the actual image at the Lithuanian historical archive #lithuania

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

The Vilnius State Historical Archives participated in the Archives Portal Europe project.  I thought that they had put some documents online, but when I checked before responding, I only found catalogue information, I could not find digitized documents. Carol Hoffman's information is more current than my information.

The Archives Portal Europe project is vast, and requires working in a variety of languages.  If someone else finds
links to actual documents, I hope that they will share the information.  I found a catalog listing for one interesting file, but I do not know if LitvakSIG has already indexed it.
The file is Vilniaus rabinų mokykla (Виленское раввинское училище) (Villnius School of Rabbis).

The link to the Archives Portal Europe listing for the Lithuanian State Historical Archives is:

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA USA

24861 - 24880 of 673588