Photo id Winer-Winokur, Brooklyn? NY-Polonnoye 1940's #photographs

Cindy Taylor

TWO Sam/Samuel Winers. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...Please have a look. 
Recognize the man and woman on right? Man on left is Sam Winer from Boston....he's related to the KELMAN and WINER families of Portsmouth, NH.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thank you in advance.
Cindy Potter Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL

Newbie looking for a Jewish ancestor in a non Jewish family #unitedkingdom


Hi everyone,

My name is Tanya and I come from a pretty standard non Jewish lineage in London, and S E England, UK.

Recently I spoke with a cousin of my Mum’s, Carol. My Mum was born 1944 and Carol in 1945 so they were very close. Sadly Mum died in 2001 so Carol is the last in my Mum’s paternal family to speak to. 

Carol told me that my G G grandad’s wife was Jewish. I haven’t been able to find anything to prove this. They were married in an Anglican Church in London in 1880. So I’m guessing she converted to Christianity. Would this have meant she was cut her off from her family? The marriage certificate gave her father’s name but I  haven’t been able to find either of them in any searches, including on JewishGen. 

If anyone has any ideas of where I could possibly find any further information on them I would be very grateful as I am now beginning to doubt that she was Jewish at all.

Thank you in advance
Tanya Young 😊 

Re: looking for information regarding a French cousin - Frédérique ( or Frédéric ) Sternberg #france #records


Hello every one
This file can be great for some but I has a lot of missing entries. My father died in 1986 and I cannot find him as well as 2 of his cousins Marc(o) Meites and Helen Meites born Landau.
Catherine Jurovsky

Dora and Archie RABINOWITZ #southafrica


I am looking for descendants of Dora (nee Ronde) and Archie (Aaron) RABINOWITZ.  Dora died in 1987 and Archie in 1994.  At the time of his death, Archie was survived by children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Unfortunately, I do not have any of their names.

In 1984, a voter registration register shows their address as 119 Commissioner Street, Krugersdorp.
I would like to be in contact with anyone who has any ideas on how to find their descendants.  I believe that Dora was my grandfather's cousin.

Thank you,
Susan Rand-Lakritz
Kfar Vradim, Israel
(originally from Philadelphia, PA)

LatviaRD email address #latvia #courland #russia

Arlene Beare

Unfortunately our contact email address did not appear correctly when we posted it for our meeting on December 6th. The contact address to sign on for the meeting is



We look forward to welcoming anyone with an interest in research in Latvia. The meeting is free.


Arlene Beare

Co-Director Latvia Research Division



ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

Greg Tuckman

Hello everyone,
I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...the record is actually in Russian,  but there are Polish notes recorded that I am interested in.
Birth record of Pinches MOKRE:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona   USA

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Greg Tuckman

Hello everyone,
I've posted 4 vital record in Russian for which I need translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

1.  Birth record of Izrael Hersz GUTERMAN:

2.  Birth record of Symcha Binem GUTERMAN:

3.  Birth record of Sura Liba WAJSBROT:

4.  Death record of Unnamed MOKRA:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona USA

ViewMate translations Russian #translation

Debbie Terman

I've posted 3 vital records in Russian for which I need translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Debbie Cohn Terman
Newton MA, USA

Re: ViewMate Translation Request - Russian, Hebrew #poland #translation

Aaron Slotnik


It turns out I posted the incorrect image and I've now posted the correct one:
Pinchas WAJNSZTEJN death registration - 

I would also appreciate if anyone can glean any additional information from the Hebrew side of this record, in particular any locations and/or the bride's father's patronymic:
Itka WAJNSZTEJN marriage registration - 

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

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

Re: Young Galician boys forced labor for Russian army during FIRST World War #galicia

Sharon Taylor

Wow, Andrea, thank you for sharing your grandfather’s amazing story.

You mentioned that they returned to Tarnow in 1917, but couldn’t return home until 1918. Who was holding them? Was it the Austro-Hungarian authorities? I’ve read elsewhere that those who did make it back to Galicia were often detained by Austrian officials.

Does anyone else have insights as to what happened to the men and boys who were able to return to Galicia after they were taken by the Russians for forced labor during WWI?

Sharon Taylor 
Philadelphia, PA

Google Extends Support for Chrome on Windows 7 Until 2022 #announcements #general

Jan Meisels Allen




Google has decided to extend support for Chrome users on Windows 7 until at least January 15,2022 to allow enterprise users more time to transition to Windows 10. The end date had been July 15, 2021.




Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Stanley Diamonds lecture of DNA assisted genealogy #dna

Sarah L Meyer

A transcript would benefit those of use who are hearing challenged as well.

Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

Re: looking for information regarding a French cousin - Frédérique ( or Frédéric ) Sternberg #france #records

David Choukroun

Dear Aline, 

About Denise Gratienne,  the application matchID - moteur de recherche des personnes décédées , listing the french dead people since 1970 - 25 millions of records and updated every months is giving me : 

For Paris archives, there are various strategy to find the place.

Did you try as well the Résultats : Sternberg : Adresse et numéro de téléphone - PagesBlanches - PagesBlanches (

Stay safe !




Blog post on using Alex Krakovsky's Ukraine records #ukraine

Michael Moritz

I've written up in a blog post how I was able to use Alex Krakovsky's wonderful catalogue of Ukrainian Jewish scans freely available online to piece together a century of Russian Empire records on my family. There are many useful tips on how to utilize his resources, including steps to review these sources if you do not read or understand Russian. The blog post is available here:

Michael Moritz

Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake


if you go to the excerpt on the FB page, you’ll find at this at the bottom if my introduction:

You can find the book here:

(In this case, the Noyke excerpt is the second one down)

i generally don’t put in the paragraph that goes out on this email list because the point is to get people to go to the FB page

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Re: Margolioth/Margulies rabbinic family from Galicia #rabbinic #galicia

Jill Whitehead

There is a famous Rev Moses Margoliouth who was born in Suwalki in NE Poland and came to Britain in 1837. He was an academic who converted to Christianity but in 1845 he gave a series of six lectures on the history of the Jews of England  at my father's old school in Liverpool. Most of his academic life seemed to be centred on Judaism and he spoke many languages. He ended up in Dublin, but he also had a famous nephew who was an academic at Oxford University who specialised in arabic topics. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Re: Stanley Diamond lecture on DNA-assisted discoveries #dna #poland

Patrick Atlas

That means 0:30 am GMT on November 24th. Will this lecture be available offline a moment after?
Patrick Atlas

Re: Minsk Jewish names, #names #belarus


Lev Girschov Malachosky(1884-1915) the husband of my 2nd great-aunt would have disagreed with him.  His father's name was Girsch.

Bob Malakoff
Pittsburgh, PA

Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland


Once we clicked on the url it used to bring up the Yizkor book page. For example, the Yizkor book of Wyszkow.. Now clicking k brings up a general information page on Yizkor books. How do i read the Wyszkow book extract?

Harvey Weisthal
Stoughton M

Re: Potok Zloty cemetery project-link correction #ukraine


Link does not appear to be correct. 404, page not found etc. Please repost so we can try again. Thanks!! 
Jan Lastman, Toronto ON CANADA  janllb@...

Researching: LASTMAN/N HOLLAND=>Lublin early 1700s; mid-1800s=>POLAND: Łódź, Radom, Warsaw, Szydlowiec, Ostrowiec; GERMANY: Leipzig, Breslau. Married KLAJMAN, KAUFMAN, LEDERMAN, KAC, CUKIER, MANDELSBERG (to DAVIDSON), STROSBERG, WAJCHANDLER, KUTNER/KUTCHINSKY=> Toronto, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro pre/post WWI. Survivors=> France, Israel, Australia, Sweden, USA
Also researching: SINGER/ZYNGIER POLAND: Janow Poldaski=>Toronto, ?Columbus OH? pre WW1 married SCHAFER/SHAFIR UKRAINE: Linitz/Illinits=>Toronto, Detroit, NYC 
See also: Rapoport-Quint Tree

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