Mt Hebron Cemetery Flushing Queens NY #usa

A. E. Jordan

I am going to continue to do cemetery visits as long as the weather holds out in New York.

I am offering photos from Mt Hebron in Flushing, Queens.

Please send me the specific names, dates and location of the grave. You can research people on the cemetery website which is one of the best databases available. Better to use the cemetery page versus the commercial sites like Find a Grave.

Please no generic requests saying that I think someone s buried there or sending me around the cemetery to find everyone with a specific name in hopes it is your family member.  FamilySearch transcribed a lot of the death certificates and they show what cemetery someone is buried in.

My process is I group and sort the requests based on location, time, weather and how far I can get in a day.

I appreciate but do not require a few dollars in return to help offset the cost of doing this for everyone. Unfortunately the expense of doing this week after week, plus having to invest in a new camera, adds up. 

As always feel free to ask questions as well on email. Please reply directly to me and not the entire list.

Allan Jordan
New York

Re: Records for Ellis Island deportations #records

Wendy Griswold

Years ago I wrote to Homeland Security (was it INS then?) asking if they had anything on my mother's uncle, who was rejected at Ellis Island in 1906. They referred me to the US archives, and told me exactly what file to ask for, and its location. What I got was a miracle: the record of the hearing on his appeal of deportation. A treasure trove of information. I am told that very few of them survived.

Kind regards,
Wendy Griswold
Jupiter FL.

Seeking: Zurawno: Blitz, Pfeiffer / Feifer

Nowy Sacz area: Einhorn, Wenzelberg, Shifuldrem

Ekaterinoslaw / Dniepro: Dwass

Re: Travel from Galicia or Imperial Russia to Bessarabia #bessarabia #russia #galicia

Renee Steinig

It's not possible for a town to have been partly in Galicia and partly in Bessarabia, because the two regions didn't share a border.

A possibility to consider is Novoselitsa, Bessarabia -- now Novoselytsya, Ukraine.
It's on the Prut River, which separated Bessarabia and the Austrian crown land of Bukovina, and about 27 miles from Lipkany -- now Lipcani, Moldova.


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

Marilyn Levinson <wallachlevinson@...> wrote:

<<I know based on a passenger manifest that my grandfather emigrated to the United States in 1911 from the village of Lipkany in Bessarabia and in other documents he states his birth place is Nova Sulitza in Bessarabia. Half of the town of Nova Sulitzy was in Galicia and half was in Russia. I was wondering if anyone has any information about their families' journey from Galicia to Bessarabia or from a part of Tsarist Russia to the specific area of Bessarabia. The family name I am researching is Wallach.>>

Re: 1910 Manhattan census - Seward Park Strollers #usa


I haven't heard the term before, but the Seward Park Strollers were most likely homeless. Seward Park is on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, at Essex Street/East Broadway.

Billie Stein
Givatayim, Israel

Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

Diane Jacobs

I agree totally but one trick I learned if I am able to make contact with a possible relative who does not know me is to give them some information they might not know and then they usually respond and provide me with information.

I have made contact with family over the years and with some friendships.  I have
visited family in Sydney. London, Halifax NS, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, and Tel Aviv.

Diane Jacobs

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Subject: Re: [] Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

Hi Ralph,
Twenty or thirty or more years ago, I wrote to a cousin who DID know me and did not respond. About 5 years ago she died, her son found the letter and contacted me. 
I would say 1 out of 10 is great odds. Mine were not that good. 
Not everyone in the family is interested in the family tree.
A bigger annoyance: cousins who are working on the same family and will not answer emails or work with you! I have better luck with complete strangers.
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine

Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

Re: Dobromil research guidance #ukraine

Tony Kahane

Hi David,

A good way to find possible Jewish vital record sets from Galicia is to search Gesher Galicia's "Global Search" facility. You can find this at:
If you enter "dobromil births" in the search box at the top, you will see the second result in the list, which is:
"Dobromil [Jewish] Births 1896-1915". This is held, as it indicates, at AGAD, in their Fond 300, File 3211. There is also a green rectangle displayed on the right of this record, labeled "SCANS AVAILABLE". If you click on the green rectangle, the link will take you straight to the set of page images of this book, stored on the AGAD website. There you can inspect the records, including those from 1906.

The Global Search facility aims to cover all the Polish state archive and Ukrainian state archive branches with records from Galicia. The exception is the National Archives in Kraków. We plan to add record sets held in Kraków once the restructuring of that archive is complete - hopefully next year.

Best wishes,

Tony Kahane

Re: Need help to translate several old postcards handwritten in German script #germany #translation

Carl Kaplan

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 05:23 PM, Ellen Lukas Kahn wrote:
If Viewmate doesn't work out, I have used someone by the name of Joshua Grayson. His rates are reasonable. He gave a seminar at the IAJGS Conference, and has a website: Lost Roots Family History. One of the things he did for me was to translate Kurrentschrift.
Carl Kaplan

KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania

Re: Translation of Birth, Marriage, Death Record Headings #germany #poland #translation

Howard Fink

JRI-Poland has this:

You can find this link along with many other useful resources here:

Howard Fink
Acton, Massachusetts

Re: Jewishgen Latvia Research Division Quarterly Meeting #announcements #latvia

Joyaa Antares

Hi Paul,
Will it be recorded - and might those of us unable to attend at this time (e.g. those based in the Antipodes) be able to make a late contribution?
Thank you for your consideration.
In the Land Downunder ...

Re: Information Wanted regarding the Legion Etrangere Civile #france

Bernard Flam

Hi from Paris,
Dear Paul,
I have checked with Google to be sure (even if you surely did it), and there is no link to "Legion Etrangère Civile".
My GF was enrolled in Legion Etrangere, as a lot of Bundist from Paris : I have some of their military papers.
If you wish, send me by private mail or by Viewmate your document for a more accurate answer.
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (French Bund -Workmen Circle)

Dobromil research guidance #ukraine

David Ellis

Hi, I wonder if anyone could help steer me in the right direction? 
I have been researching my Grandfather who was born in 1906 in Dobromil, I have tried many searches through the JewishGen databases to find out more about him and his family but I have had very limited success. 
Does anyone have any hints/ tips/ guidance?
David Ellis

Re: village location #hungary #slovakia




Please share the source or the link to the document you read this town name in. I am very positive it is a transcription/reading error and it would be something like Felso-something but I would need to see.




Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
e-mail: info@...



Mentes a vírusoktól.

Re: Which is the town of "Zanzire, Poland"? #belarus #poland

Roy Ogus

Hi, Sherri,

Good ideas!  The death certificate doesn't indicate the town of birth, but I've looked at the naturalization records for some of Benjamin's children, and they state that their births occurred in Dyatlovo (Zhetel).  So I'm pretty sure that Benjamin's passenger list should have stated "Zhetel".  But where "Zanzire" came from ... who knows!


Roy Ogus

1910 Manhattan census - Seward Park Strollers #usa

Mary Henderson

Hi, all!

In the 1910 Manhattan census there are 2 supplementary sheets with a
list of men shown with relationship "partners" except the first person
listed on each page is shown as "head". Most show a birthplace of
"Russ Yiddish". Along the left margin is written "Seward Park

I am not permitted, by group restrictions to this list, to include the
links to view this census page, but can privately provide both an
Ancestry link and a FamilySearch link to this census page.

Does anyone know what "Seward Park Strollers" would represent? I've
Googled it, and only see a reference to a newspaper blurb in 1920
about a tailor attacking the Seward Park Strollers, but with nothing
else to indicate who the Seward Street Strollers are.

Thank you!

Mary Henderson

village location #hungary #slovakia

Marcia Heller

Synagogue records from Eperjes/Presov Synagogue in Saros County mention that in 1813 Eliazer Glueck resided in Felrener. Unable to locate this village. Does anyone know where it is located please?
Marcia Amster Heller marciaheller@...

Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general


I have found that sharing a photograph, that links both families, significantly improves the chances of a productive response, whether email, snail mail or meeting in person

Leslie Kelman, Toronto, Canada

KELMANSKY, WEINERMAN Zhitomir and Pogrebishche
WOLFSON Latvia (Jaunjelgava previously known as Friedrichstadt)
MEK Lithuania and Latvia
RZHEMIANSKI Lithuania (Seirijai)

Trying to contact the family of Sam and Anne Peal originally of the Bronx. #usa

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with the children of Sam Pearl 1910-93 who
owned a grocery store in the Bronx, married Anne Finkelstein and have
a son Jerry (Gerald, died in 2002) and daughter Shirley (born in
1938). They traced back to the rabbinical families of Stern and
Horowitz of Hungary-Rumania

Neil Rosenstein.

trying to make contact with the Pearl family originally from the Bronx. #usa

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with the children of Sam Pearl 1910-93 who owned a grocery store in the Bronx, married Anne Finkelstein and have a son Jerry (Gerald, died in 2002) and daughter Shirley (born in 1938). They traced back to the rabbinical families of Stern and Horowitz of Hungary-Rumania
Neil Rosenstein.

Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

The Becker's Email

I  believe in snail mail vs. email.  I just sent a letter to a distantly related family member of my husband's and provided my relationship, the relationship of the parties involved etc.  In full disclosure, I didn't have an email address but wouldn't have used it as one can never be sure whether the email will end up in spam and not be seen.  I always give my home address and an email and sometimes a phone  number for response.
Johanna Becker
Newport, RI

Re: Latest additions to JGFF towns database #JewishGenUpdates

Alexander Sharon


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