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

Stephen Weinstein

The numbers following LVIA are Fond, Aprakst. [List], and Lieta [Item].

Re: Seeking recommendation for organizing a directory of townspeople (residents, survivors and victims #poland #names

Adam Cherson

Dear Avigdor Ben-Dov,

I started a Kehilalinks site for Dieveniskes several years ago and dealt with what you describe by creating a community wide family tree, which is just another database format, one that allows many variables and facts to be attached to any profile. As for the mention of unknown offspring (whether speculated or derived from a numerical accounting in a source) there is no reason not to include both so long as you clearly indicate the basis for the inclusion. For example, using a Levine surnamed family, you could establish a convention within your database that all children who are derived from a source (making sure to include the source in the profile) but whose names are unknown will be called UnknownM Levine or UnknownF Levine or simply Unknown Levine (if no gender is known). Conversely, if the offspring are based on statistical averaging you might use PlaceholderM Levine, PlaceholderF Levine, or simply Placeholder Levine.

Best Wishes,
Adam Cherson

Re: MARANTZ - Odessa, Ukraine, Russia 1872 #ukraine #russia #austria-czech #unitedkingdom

alizah hochstead

There is a Marantz family originally from the states or Canada in Kfar Chabad could they be a connection?

Re: Jewish Agricultural Colony of Alliance, NJ #usa


Maybe the State Library has some information you can use.

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ

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


I did research on my father's family. One of his first cousins married a man whose parents were from Stolpce.  The name was Russack.  No one is living would have any recollections, though I will check whether there are any pictures.  Just thought I'd mention it in case it's of any use to you....
Carol Isenberg Clingan
Dedham MA

Lichtenstein family from Slovakia, Austria now called LANE living in Chicago area #austria-czech #general #slovakia #usa


My great-grandmother was Filipina LICHTENSTEIN. Her brother Robert's sons settled in Chicago and were known as Fred and George LANE.

Fred's children (according to geni) are: Peter LANE, Nancy LEAVITT, Larry LANE. 
I would like to get in contact with them or any surviving family and would be grateful for any leads.

I would also be pleased to hear from any other LICHTENSTEIN family to see if we can work out any connection.

Gary Binetter

Re: Simonia card? #yiddish #translation

Vered Dayan

As far as I can see the letters comprise a word that would be pronounced "simoine" [see-moy-ne]. Questions that can help: Perhaps it derives from an English word? An American name for some kind of a bank card? Wikipedia says that credit cards were "born" in the 1920s. Or perhaps there was a department store by a similar name? A calling card?
Vered Dayan

Re: Searching for Tombstone/Cemetery Record for Teraizah/Alice JUROWICZ, died 1933 in Budapest #hungary #records



She have been buried in the Orthodox cemetery, also known as "Granatos Street" – of course, since the Kozma Street Cemetery was Neolog.


Sandor Bacskai
Budapest, Hungary

Chevras HaMaggidim - Pressburg 5666 (1906) #rabbinic #austria-czech #photographs

Mordechai Perlman

     This photo is part of our family collection. It depicts a club of young unmarried rabbinic scholars that studied in the prestigious Yeshiva of Pressburg in 5666 (1906) and functioned as part of their club as preachers in the surrounding countryside. I have another two such photos. However, I am asking about this one because my great-grandfather, Rabbi Yoel Jakobovits, appears in it. Rabbi Jakobovits (father of Lord Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits of England) was a Dayan and Rav in Berlin and post-1938 was a member of the London Beis Din. He appears in the back row, 3rd from the left. I believe his brother, my great-great-uncle Moritz (who later served as Dayan in the German-Jewish Kehilah of Washington Heights, NY) is standing in the same row, 2nd from left.

     I am wondering if anybody knows the identity of other members of this club that are depicted in the photo.

Mordechai Perlman
Ramot, Jerusalem

Viewmate transcription request - German / Hungarian #translation


I request a transcription of the German or Hungarian name on a photo. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you,

Janet Isenberg

Glen Rock, NJ

Janet Isenberg
Glen Rock, NJ

Re: Viewmate Photo Identification #translation


See pdf:
Ron Peeters
Ulvenhout (NL) 

Re: Russian Website Jewish Roots #russia #general

Harold Love

I’m some researcher! I can’t find the website. Can you post the link, please?

Re: Simonia card? #yiddish #translation

Odeda Zlotnick

A "simmaniya" (in Hebrew) is what we used to call the dedicated cards inserted into books to mark the place you stopped reading. 
They could be quite elaborate hand made or hand decorated objects - and were of course - used again an again.

In other words: a simmanya card is a bookmark. And the "mo" would be the Ashkenazi pronunciation of the "ma" sound.

I don't what's special about the bookmark mentioned in the letter - perhaps the writer was an artist perhaps it's a sentimental issue, maybe a totally different meaning of the term with which I am not familiar, or even a code the reader would understand and the censor would not fine suspicious.

But it could be a beloved bookmark card.

Odeda Zlotnick,
Jerusalem, Israel.

Looking for Lilly FETTER, Jewish Educator, UAHC Camp Swig Program Director in the 1970's #usa #general

Robinn Magid

Dear JewishGen Friends,


My UAHC Camp Swig Counselor-In-Training Class of 1977 – just had our first reunion (Yes, on Zoom) and we are looking for our CIT ’77 Program Director, Lilly FETTER. Everyone seems to have lost touch with her about 35 years ago. So far, I know she was born December 9, 1952; attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles; was the religious school director at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley in 1980; was the director of a new Jewish day school in West Covina called “San Gabriel & Pomona Valley Jewish Day School” in 1981 – and that’s where my clues end. If I interpret a newspaper article correctly, Lilly’s parents may have been Shoah survivors.


There was another Hamilton High School student named Fay Fetter (z’’l) who may have been her younger sister. Fay married an orthopedist in Los Angeles named Scott Goldman.


If you can help me find Lilly FETTER or can add a factoid to this thin portrait we have for her, please write me privately at: Robinn.Magid@...

Thank you!


Robinn Magid

Berkeley, California


ViewMate translation request - Russian- Gielberg family of Kozienice #translation


I've posted two vital records in Russain for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

The parents of Moszek Kalman and Lejbus are probably my grandmother's grandparents so I'm interested in all information especially dates, names, and occupations.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you in advance,

Ofer Cornfeld
Ramat Gan

Re: Russian Website Jewish Roots #russia #general

Could you please let us know what the link is for the Jewish roots Russian Website?
Thank you.

Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA

Re: LEBEDENKO/LEBEDENCO surname origins #ukraine #romania #russia #general

Dr.Josef ASH

Looks like the Ukrainian surname from the Russian "lebed' " for "swan"

Re: Finding a Location: Padol, Russia (eta. 1875) #russia

Dr.Josef ASH

the Gubernia is after the town Kamenets-Podolsk, its center.
It stands in the lower part of Ukraine, as "pod" is the russian for "under"
Josef ASH - Israel

Re: Finding a Location: Padol, Russia (eta. 1875) #russia

Dr.Josef ASH

PodOl - the low part of Kiev (you felt it right!), in a center of the city. whell known place

Re: Simonia card? #yiddish #translation

Dr.Josef ASH

a strip of paper you you put between the pages to know tomorrow morning where had you fallen asleep...
from Hebrew "siman" - sign

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