Preserving Lviv Jewish Cemeteries #ukraine

Tony Hausner

Several members of the Lviv Jewish Community have been battling with the Lviv City Government over the preservation of the Jewish cemeteries.  There are two cemeteries in the city.  This battle has been going on in the courts for many years and the leader of this effort has been Rabbi Meylakh Sheykhet and the UCSJ (Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet

Union).  Here is a link to a letter from UCSJ to Secretary Pompeo about this issue (See
Recently, Rabbi Sheykhet has learned that lawyers in the Ukranian Parliament are willing to submit legislation to protect the cemeteries.  He is asking for contributions of $5000 to pay these lawyers for their services.  Please let me know if you are willing to make contributions for this cause and the amount. 
Tony Hausner 
Tony Hausner
Founder, Safe Silver Spring
Past Chair, 
AAII Chapter Leaders Executive Committee
Cell: 301-641-0497


Tony Hausner

Re: Family Tree #general

Joyaa Antares

To better ensure those with a knowledgeable response notice your question, may I suggest reposting this question under a more informative title?  Something like: "Flash Player will disappear: how do I preserve family tree posted on MyCanvas?"
Good luck with your enquiry.
Joyaa ANTARES, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

BIALYI family #belarus #names

Jacques Klein

Is there somebody having connections with BIALYI family who lived in Grodno (Belarus) in the second half of XIXth century. I know Schlioma, married to Beila, both parents of Pessia born in 1886.
Jacques Klein

Academic Education in Krakow #translation #poland

Yaron Wolfsthal

Dear Group,

Please see these quotes from the student book of Jagiellonian University, Krakow (where my relative studied in 1920):

I could not transcribe these few words (department/domain of study, basis for matriculation,  address of apartment),

Would appreciate your help.

Thank you very much! - Yaron Wolfsthal

Re: how to print a large tree #general

Dahn Cukier

Printing a large tree. If you want to print on a number of pages
there are many ways to do so, but to print on one large page, you
will need to use a plotter. *

I produce a tree in jpg format from "Agelong Tree".
I load Agelong from a GED file I produce from the software
I use, but does not have a way to produce a
"nice" (subjective) tree.

I take the JPG file on a flash drive to a print service
I find near most city halls where people
copy, or print,  blue prints. Be sure they print
the file at 100% and not as some programs save the
file. I have used only 2 locations, one required
TIF format and the other PDF. Each was able
to convert my JPG to their formats.

I have 1600, 1300 are linked and I get a tree of 40cm by
18 meters. 

Additional question: The largest home format printers I find
are A3, does anyone know of a home printer that will
take continuous paper?

Dahn Cukier

* In the olden days, before 2005 or so, there were dot matrix printers
and software to print sideways on continuous paper.

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 7:24:14 PM GMT+3, renato mannheimer <renato@...> wrote:

I would like to print my tree that has approximately 500 names. I cannot do it with the program I use (Family Tree Maker 2019). Is there another program or way to print it?

Thank you for your help
Renato Mannheimer

Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

Stephen Cohen

Hi Deborah,

At this point there are no translations. You must either learn to read Pre-Revolution and Hebrew handwriting, or hire someone to do this. I opted for the former route, and can make out pretty well most names till the handwriting gets dreadful.

JewishGen has indexed a small number of the records, but I don't know if Zaslav is included.

-Steve Cohen
Central New Jersey

ViewMate translation request - Hungarian #translation #hungary


Hi, I've posted four records in Hungarian for which I need translations. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much!

Jason Lohn

Re: Why a 1911 Registry Office Wedding? #unitedkingdom #general


I found a similar story in a newspaper clipping (available during the IAJGSG Conference on one of the paid sites).  I have attached the article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1910.

Apparently, my very proper Great Aunt Rose tried to elope with the love of her life, Herman B. Gotteib in 1910.  Her mother grabbed the couple, took them home, called the Rabbi, and there was a small wedding at the house that evening.

This is all very far away from the Liverpool registry office, but the article mentions that six of Rose's first cousins had already eloped.  Rose was born in Latvia.(Rachel Poole mentions that part of her family was from Latvia, too.)

I wonder if we are overthinking this.  I wonder if young couples at the beginning of the Modern New Era of the Twentieth Century just wanted to skip some of the ornate rituals of a very traditional Jewish wedding.  Having a Rabbi at the Registry office might be a simple compromise.

It's not proof, but something else to consider.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA

Re: Registry Files: USCIS information #records

Moishe Miller

Thanks for explaining more of the 1929 law regarding the Registry.
Would an arrival in the 1940's, with a Certificate of arrival, still
possibly have a Registry File? If it would, what might it contain?
Anything else not found in the Cert, Declaration and/or Petition?

Wishing everyone a Shana Tova,
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF# 3391

Palestine Censuses of 1922 and 1931 for Ness Ziona, Israel #israel #records

Ava Nackman

We know absolutely nothing about the families of my husband's great-grandparents, who arrived in the US with their children in 1908.  However, I have located a ship manifest listing them as going to Ness Ziona in Palestine in 1928 to visit a "parent".  The Wikipedia article on Ness Ziona mentions two censuses done there by the British Mandate authorities in 1922 and 1931.  Can anyone tell me what form these censuses took?  Were they just headcounts, or did they actually list household members by name?  If the latter, can anyone tell me where they would be available to view?  It would be exciting if I could learn something about the relatives of these great-grandparents in this way!  Also, if anyone knows of any other types of records from that time frame that would have been kept in Ness Ziona and might still be extant, I would love to know about them.  Thank you.
Ava Nackman

Segel- name or title #names

Terry Ashton

My maternal great grandfather was Leib Segalovich from Vilna who became Lewis Segal once he arrived in the UK by 1891.


Ms Terry Ashton, Australia




Looking for records from the town of Oświęcim #austria-czech #poland


I am interested in finding any information about the GERSTNER family of Oświęcim. My grandfather, Moritz GERSTNER (28 April 1910 - 26 Apr 1998) told us that he was born in Oświęcim to his parents Leopold Mordechai Leib GERSTNER (28 May 1879 - 28 June 1921) and Saliza Leiba nee TEICHNER (012 Sep 1877 - 17 May 1933).
So far, I was not able to find any vital records of the Gerstner of Oświęcim and was wondering if any such records exist. I there are known records, could anyone please advise me as to the location of such records?
Thank you very much and Shana Tova!
Yonat Klein
Syracuse NY

Jewish Genealogical Documents from the United States and Czechoslovakia #general

Michelle Sandler

I was contacted by a Christian Genealogist living in Banning California who was given a collection of original documents from the United States and Czechoslovakia from her tax accountant.  She sent me the package so as to not throw it out.  The family name is Weisz, William and Aurulia. It looks like he died in 1957 and was born in 1900. If anyone knows what to do with this package I would be grateful to hear about it.  There is a Naturalization certificate, a passport, a  ship's arrival record printout and many documents in the Czech language.  If you are on the board of the Czech Research Division please get a hold of me.

Michelle Sandler
President OCJGS
Westminster California

Would appreciate a ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

Robert E. Ybanez

I've posted two vital records in Polish for which I need a translation to English. They are on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski-- 

Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski

Help reading handwriting in 1869 Hungarian census #hungary #translation

Shana Millstein

I have uploaded two images to Viewmate of entries on the 1896 Hungarian census related to my great-great grandfather and his family. In the first image   
I can read Eperjesen and Tokay but nothing else. In the second I am able to read entries in the far right column (i.e., Tokay and, I believe, Sebes, Saros and Kellem) but not the other script. Any help with new eyes would be appreciated!
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Shana Millstein

Records for the town of Horochov, Volynia Gubernia #poland #ukraine


Hello all,
I am looking for any records for the town of Horochov, Volynia Gubernia for the period of 1825 and on. If there are any records, do you know in which archive will they be?

Thank you
שנה טובה וגמר חתימה טובה
Yonat Klein
Syracuse NY

Translation Request - German #translation

Deborah HOLMAN

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. This is the second page of letter. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Deboarh Samuel Holman
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Viewmate Translation Request - German #translation

Deborah HOLMAN

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Deborah Samuel Holman 
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ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #translation


I've posted two vital records in Polish for which I would appreciate 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.

Paul Moverman
Milford, NH USA

Columbia Gazetteer of the World #general

Michelle Sandler

I am a former Cartographer with a Certificate in Cartography and a retired Librarian with a Masters Degree in Library Science.  I just discovered the 2008 edition of the Columbia Gazetteer of the world.  I have the Rand McNally International Atlas from 1994 and the Times atlas of the world 14th edition.  They are both the very top of the line atlasses for their year.  I also have Where Once We Walked 2nd edition and Shtetl Finder.  Should I consider a used set of the 2008 Columbia Gazetteer of the World.  Does anyone know how it compares to the JewishGen Gazetteer?  I have also extensively used the United States Board on Geographic Names 7 volume set on the Soviet Union mainly in the 1980's and early 1990's.  I like to collect the top of the line atlases and gazetteers.  I Use these in Jewish Genealogy all the time.
Michelle Sandler
Westminster California
Jewish Genealogist since 1984
President, VP of Programming, Publicity, Librarian
Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society