Require help in understanding items on the attached New York marriage certificate #records


I would appreciate help reading the attached 2-part marriage certificate.  The bride's given name appears on both pages, the 2nd signed presumably by her.  She was my 2nd great aunt known as Emma in America.  Can anyone suggest what the two versions on the record might be?  Also, why does an address appear for the Number of Groom's Marriage and what does the Number of Bride's Marriage say?  I am also hoping to find any descendants of Emma (c 1880 - 1954) and her husband Jacob Wagner (c 1873 - 1934).  Both are buried at Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island. Emma's parents were Salomon Feuerman and Marjem Waldman.  She was born in Zabrid/Zabrougy, Galicia, near Lviv. Their children, all born in NYC, were Mae (1901), Anna (1904), Herman (1906), Martha (1913), and Louis (1916-1999 Los Angeles).

Many thanks for any suggestions.

Lynda Mandlawitz

Zigmund Stern of Smithtown, NY #general

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with the family of Zigmund whose father was
Asher Zelig Stern of Rozavlea, Rumania who perished. Zigmund posted a
Page of Testimony for his father in Smithtown in 2008. Zigmund had a
sister, Bina Gantz (Ganz) who lived in Kar Pines in Israel. The family
descended from the famous Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Horowitz of Czortkow.
Neil Rosenstein

What would be a full set of naturalization records in NYC from the 1850's? #records


I have been able to find the Declaration of intent (19 April 1850) and Oath (2 July 1843) as components of the naturalization record of my 2nd great grandfather Charles Schiff.  They correspond to the records referenced in the index to naturalization records - dates, bundle number and record number – all on Ancestry.  Neither the index card nor the records contain the port of arrival or date of arrival.  Is it likely that there are any other naturalization records that would give me any more information?  The Court was the Superior Court of New York County; would other paper records still be in an archive someplace? (Assuming we can travel someday!) (And I have been unable to find any manifest with his name for the period before 1846 when his first son was born in NY.)


HTML - looking for volunteers to help on Yizkor Books Project #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert

I am looking for help for the Yizkor Books Project to work on placing
material on the web. Lance Ackerfeld calls them "HTML's" This is a
critical task to get newly translated material up on the Yizkor Books

The persons we looking for should (or willing to learn):

- Know how to convert a Word or Excel document into a web page using very
basic html coding. We use simple conversion program called "Arachnophilia"
for doing this but any similar conversion program is fine.

- Be familiar with html coding tags, hyperlinks, SSI files and know how to
include pictures in a web page.

- Generally, the person needs to be organized, able to work independently
and willing to dedicate at least 5 hours a week to the project.

If you can do these things, please be in contact with me,

Joel Alpert, YBIP@...

Vital Records for Lutomiersk, Poland online? #poland #records

Yossi Jalas

I am looking for the scans of the Jewish vital record books for Lutomiersk, Poland. doesn't have any of the Jewish records for this town and has only limited years. Per JRI-Poland most of the records from 1826 onwards survive and a chunk of them were indexed on JRI.
Does anyone know where the scans can be found online? Requesting individual scans from the Lodz archive is a painfully drawn out process....
Yossi Jalas

how to respond to prospective relatives on ancestry #general

Micki Potchinsky

If you write your surname on ancestry family trees you will find a list of family trees with that name.
when I find something that might connect my family however, I do not see a link to contact the
person who posted that family tree.  have others had this problem?

Micki Potchinsky

Translation from Slovakian #slovakia #translation

Kathy Lorber

See View Mate #86542. This page is from the Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books. I would like a translation of the headings at the top of the page. Also, I am interested in deciphering information on line 19 for Gerson Lorber.  
Thank you for your help,
Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ
LORBER: Poughkeepsie, NY, Bardejev, Slovakia, Austria-Hungary
FELDMAN: NYC, Varifalu
LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport, IA, Lithuania 
GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, IA, Mariampol, Lithuania
DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK, Pikela, Lithuania
HERTZBERG: Chicago, Courland, Lithuania

Re: Does anyone know the shtetl in Lithuania where Rafuel and (Blume) Gertie Nillis Gilinsky lived? #lithuania

Barbara Levy

By the way, most of their children came to the US. It's not clear when, but I know that Fruma was here in 1907, because she was married in Nashua, New Hampshire. Sora Feigel died in childbirth. I know the least about Shayla.
Barbara Levy

Re: Does anyone know that Shtetl or town in Latvia where Israel and Sora Michla (Margolis) Katz lived? #latvia

Barbara Levy

Sherri -
Israel and Sora Michla's children, Morris, Louis and Ida came to the US. I think Israel Joseph did also, but I'm not sure. Morris came to the US sometime before 1907. He probably came to the US in 1905. In Russia, Morris was in the Tzar's army, and he played tuba in the army band.
Barbara Levy

Re: Does anyone know the shtetl in Lithuania where Rafuel and (Blume) Gertie Nillis Gilinsky lived? #lithuania


Hi Barbara:

I have gilinski (with i) in my family. Yishie Gilinski married Chaya Sragovicz, who was my great aunt. In my records, I have that he was born in Poluse, Ignalina, Lithuania. 
Lia Sragovicz

Re: Family Tree #general

Maurice I. Kessler

I donated most of my records to YIVO.  This is a Jewish archives in NYC. U can google them.

Or call and talk to Leo Greenbaum , Archivist.

Maurice Kessler

Re: Does anyone know that Shtetl or town in Latvia where Israel and Sora Michla (Margolis) Katz lived? #latvia

Sherri Bobish


Did Israel and Sora Michla (Margolis) Katz and their children stay in Latvia?

Did they emigrate to another country at some point?

Sharing that info will enable people to offer you research tips.


Sherri Bobish

Re: Restitution for survivors of Transnistria #romania



Entitlements have dramatically changed in the past 1-2 years for these survivors and/or their families.

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L'shana Tova to all!

Brian Kramer

Re: Does anyone know the shtetl in Lithuania where Rafuel and (Blume) Gertie Nillis Gilinsky lived? #lithuania

Barbara Levy

I've looked at JGFF and the LitvakSIG databases and I haven't found them. I wrote to a number of researchers in the JGFF, and they haven't come upon them either. I know that Svencionys is a good guess because there were a lot of Gilinskys there, but I also have not found them there.

Barbara Levy

Re: Naming Conventions #names

Roberta Sheps

My father had a friend named Haskel Masters in Saskatchewan whose name had
been Chatskiel. The story is his first grade teacher made the change,
although I think of it more like an adaptation. I don't know what
"Masters" had been. My grandfather's first grade teacher, according to what
he told my mother, (my grandfather, not the teacher) imposed Charles on him,
rather than allowing him to use his original name which was Efraim, which
she thought was absurd.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, UK
Born in Winnipeg

Re: Looking for Yaakov Rotem — Yad Vashem testimonies reporter #holocaust #galicia

Daniella Alyagon



Dr. Yaakov Rotem is my mother’s uncle.


Are you related?


Daniella Alyagon

11 Rav Ashi St, Tel Aviv 6939545, Israel



Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), JELEN (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)


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Subject: Re: [] Looking for Yaakov Rotem — Yad Vashem testimonies reporter #holocaust #galicia


Thank you to all the replies to my inquiry regarding Yaakov Rotem's testimonies on Yad Vashem regarding Wilder family from Lwow.
The replies have helped me further my research regarding this family branch.

Re: New records on the all GALICIA database, Progress on PRZEMYSL ID project #galicia


My grandfather was born in 1880 in Chrazanow, Poland, in the general area of Galicia. Is that town part of your records? Thanks.
Barbara Schneider Cohen

Re: GILINSKY in Lithuania #lithuania

Barbara Levy

I have gone to the LitvakSIG All Lithuanian Database, and looked everywhere for their names. I have not been successful. I have looked at Svencionys through the JGFF, and I was not successful there. 
Barbara Levy

Re: JewishGen's Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Michael Herzlich

I received this reply from FTJPHELP on July 10th when attempts to update my tree on the FTJP were not successful:

"We are not processing files at this time."

I was not given any time estimate on when they would be processing files again.
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER

Re: Do old hotel registers exist? #general

John Hirschmann

If he crossed as a tourist, it is very likely no record was ever made. You were usually just waived through, particularly if you were a USA or Canadian citizen. 

John Hirschmann
Washington, DC

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