Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa


Hello All:
Need to some help or advice. I have the death certificate for my GGGM Leah Brawer( misspelled on death certificate as Braver). It says she is buried in Mt Carmel Cemetery in New York. However, she is not listed on the internment list. I called the cemetery and after spending 20 minutes on the phone with me and searching by date of death and different spellings, they could not find either in their computer system.  Her husband David Brawer is buried there as well as her daughter and son in law(Max and Bella Pfeffer). Any thoughts on how to proceed? I have attached her death certificate if it helps.

Todd Steinberg

Towns (Villages) of outskirts of Kiev #ukraine


Is anyone familiar with Tulne ( Talnoye , Tulna) a small town near Kiev ?   (1850's - 1923)
family names were Kaliko, Rabinovitch,

Also  the  village of Pliskov ?  outskirt of Kiev    (1840's - 1922)
family names     Feldman, Cohen

Steven Wohlstetter

Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #poland #translation #russia

Greg Tuckman

Hello everyone,
I've posted 5 vital record in Russian for which I need an extraction of data. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

1.  Death record of Abram Icek WAJSBLECH:

2.  Birth record of Sura Dwora WAJSBLECH:

3.  Birth record of Chaim Iser WAJSBLECH:

4.  Death record of Pinkwas Hersz WAJSBLECH:

5.  Death record of Abram Szmul SZNAJDER:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Kremenets region - Village of Kolosova #ukraine

Arkady K <arkadyka@...>


I previously posted a help request for Dolginovo trying to find some great aunts/uncles, no such luck.
I believe that two of the siblings Yaakov Kamenetsky (famous rabbi who moved to America) and his brother Haim-Zorach were both born in Kolosova which is present-day Ukraine. 

However Kolosova is not easy to find.  On the off change that this is the same Kolosova located in the Kremenets region, would appreaciate any help.   I have not conisdered using JewishGen to search for anything Ukraine related, but I am grasping at straws.

On the biography of Yaakov Kamenetsky it states 'Born in a small hamlet of Kolosova'...
Arkady Kamenetsky

ViewMate translation request: Hebrew #translation #slovakia

David Kennedy

I've posted a tombstone in Hebrew 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.  

Dave Kennedy
Newcastle, Australia

The religious (?) family in the photo - Do you recognize them? #belarus #galicia #ukraine

alan moskowitz

I have this wonderful old photo found in my parent's photo album, but the people's identity remain a mystery.  They could possibly be related to any of these family surnames: Galicia (ZUCKER, BRODER,WEISEL, BUCHWALD), Belarus (MOSKOWITZ, HOROWITZ), Ukraine (BACKRACK, SMOLOWITZ, SAMOLOVICH)

 It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thanks for taking a quick look.
Alan Moskowitz
New Jersey

Re: Looking for the origins of my family #general

David Oseas

According to the index card, the naturalization for Samuel/Solomon can be found in the records of the Court of Common Pleas, New Haven, Vol 4, pg 67 (Oct 20, 1894).  The document is not indexed on FamilySearch, however, an image of the document can be found here:

David Oseas

Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

David Dubin

I have my family tree on different websites, but it isn't in gedcom file format. Is there a way to either convert what is on these websites to gedcom and if so, how so and if not? Is there a way to upload what is on these sites to Family Tree of the Jewish People and if so, how so, and if not why not?

David Dubin

From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [Special] [] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 

While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.

Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.

The FTJP can be searched by visiting:

To submit a Family Tree, please visit:

Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.

Avraham Groll

Executive Director


Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia

Alexander Sharon

Re: Tsar's dentist:

The family of Nicholas II had three personal dentists for 23 years of their reign. According to the established rules, they were included in the staff of the Court Medical Unit.


The first of them was American Georges Charles de Marini, who worked under Nicholas II as "Dentist of His Imperial Majesty" from 1894 to 1898. This doctor was inherited by the young emperor from his father, Alexander III. 

The Emperor's second dentist was also the "American Physician, Honorary Dentist Wollison". He also passed to Nicholas II from his father - G. Wallison began working at the Ministry of the Imperial Court in 1896 as an honorary dentist.

"Personal dentist of Their Imperial Majesties" Henry V. Wallison lived in St. Petersburg on the Admiralteyskaya embankment at number 10. It was very close to the Winter Palace, where the Russian emperor lived from December 1896 to April 1904.
" Along the way, we will mention that in 1900, 634 general dentists + 59 specialized dentists practicing in St. Petersburg. 

Alexander Sharon


Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia

Alexander Sharon

1897 First All Russian Empire General Population Census shows following numbers of Jewish resident identified by their declaration of the mother language:

St Petersburg City - 12, 037 Jewish residents
St Petersburg Guberniya - 16,061 Jewish residents

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

Re: Looking for BMD records in Wisnnitz #ukraine

Howard Fink

It would help to specify which town information is being requested from; there are 3 towns that sound like this:
• Wiśnicz, currently known as Nowy Wiśnicz, Poland
• Wiznitz, currently known as Vizhnitsa, Ukraine
• Vishnevets, Ukraine

JRI-Poland has indexed the Jewish vital records from Nowy Wiśnicz for the entire period you have specified (and many more years), with the exception of deaths 1850-1858.

In almost all cases up through 1911 there are high resolution scanned images available of the original records.

Howard Fink
Nowy Wiśnicz Town Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Family Tree in Geni question #general

Isme Bennie

I have a family tree in Geni. Can it be easily  added to the Family Tree of the Jewish People?  I am non-technical.

Isme Bennie

Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Daniel Horowitz

Not necessarily Max.
Lorraine can download a GEDCOM directly from the MyHeritage website.
You should know that you can also submit a tree to FTJP, and keep it updated by opening a NEW -free- account on MyHeritage using the following link
You can upload your GEDCOM or build a tree from scratch, and every month MyHeritage will send an update (if something changed on the tree) to JewishGen FTJP. 
Kudos to all the people involved. This is indeed great news, as now trees will be updated and more easy to maintain.

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz

Re: Soviet Era Database Releases Free Documents on More Than One Million Citizens #records #russia #announcements


Thanks a lot to Jan Meisels Allen for tipping!

Here is my 2 cents and 2 tips of searching the DB.
1. Entering a partial name (i.e. "start with") may increase your chances
2. Found document is not shown. There is a workaround. Take a note of the current page number, then move to another page in the same document and take a note of any other name on the page. Then make a new search for that new name and move to the required page. Vu a la!

Semion Sucholutsky

Re: Dolginovo #belarus



I am having an equally hard time finding birth records, etc.  However according to JewishGen, it was Russia when your relatives were born - it became Poland after - basically between WW1 and WW2?

Mine were all born between 1890-1904 and I cannot find a single birth record. 

Arkady Kamenetsky

Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates


You must contact the submitter to have them submit a corrected file

Iris Folkson

Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates


For information on genealogy software programs go to


Since each program is different, you must read the help file and or manual FOR YOUR OWN GENEALOGY PROGRAM.  I suggest you print the directions from the help file before you start.


Generally under the file menu you will see a copy/export option.  This is the option you need to create a gedcom file.  If you have choices for the gedcom file select PAF, UTF-8, Version 5.x.  Be sure you select gedcom.ged as the file type.  The file will usually be created in the same directory as your family tree file.  Note the name before you save.


Follow these steps:

1.            Go to

2.            Select Family Tree of the Jewish People.

3.            Scroll to the bottom of the page Enter your JGID researcher code and password.

4.            Select "I accept and wish to UPLOAD my GEDCOM."

5.            Read the screen and make the appropriate selections.

6.            Select UPLOAD my gedcom.

7.            Click the browse button and find the directory and file you created.  When you see the    filename in the field, click the UPLOAD button.  Wait for the message that says your    transmission was successful.  If you have a problem sending this way, see option 8.

8.            Select "Alternatively click here to send your file by email". Attach your file to the                email form that appears on your task bar.


If you still have questions, contact me directly.



Iris Folkson

Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates


You still must submit a new file

Iris Folkson

Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates


To prevent any errors in the 100 year rule I would suggest you privatize your file before submitting

Iris Folkson

Re: Al Lederer #announcements #germany

John Anderson

I am saddened to hear of Al’s passing. He was a 4th cousin of mine, but I felt a closer kinship to him due to the many years we collaborated on the MILIUS line, our common ancestral connection.

John Anderson,
Orlando, Fl

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