World War ll Veterans' Memories for New Welsh Archive #announcements #records #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen


The BBC reports about a new archive, the West Wales Veterans Archive, which will be online at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. It is not yet online.


The archive, is the focus of about 80,000 members of the Women's Land Army fed the UK during WW2, becoming a powerful rural workforce.  The article focuses on two of the women with their stories and photographs. See:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Trying to locate Simon Abrahams 1880s New York #usa

Mike Coleman

From the online G.R.O. index this Simon Abrahams was 77 when he died.....

1890  D Quarter in MANCHESTER  Volume 08D  Page 232

Mike Coleman, London U.K.

"Russcheitz": is it Russocice and Russocice-Wladyslawow? Does anyone else have ancestors from here? #unitedkingdom #poland

Judy Bowman

For UK and POLAND researchers: 

I have been researching my Baumgarten ancestors, most of whom changed their surname to Bowman. Jacob was my great-great grandfather.  His son, Israel, was my great grandfather.  He was born in "Wladyslawow, Poland" in 1880 and emigrated to Port Talbot, Wales, UK.  He eventually came to Bridgeport, CT and settled in the US.   He was the youngest of 16 children, by 2 different mothers.    His brother or half-brother Harris Bowman, says he himself was born in "Russcheitz, Russia/Poland" in 1860.  In my research on Israel Bowman, I have determined that he and his brother came from Russocice-Wladyslawow.    Does anyone else have have "Russcheitz" or "Russocice" in their background? 

Judy Bowman

Baumgarten/Bowman(Poland, Wales UK, South Africa), Halpern(Indura, Grodno), Kopelman(Odessa/Starokonstantinov) Rosenbaum(Sieradz, Zychlin, Lodz), Muskat(Halubitz), Fellman/Felman/Berkman(Sakiai)Aschkenas(Chroskoff, Austria)

Judy Bowman

Baumgarten/Bowman(Wladyslawow-Russocice, Poland;  Wales UK, South Africa), Halpern(Indura, Grodno), Kopelman(Odessa/Starokonstantinov) Rosenbaum(Sieradz, Zychlin, Lodz), Muskat(Halubitz), Fellman/Felman/Berkman(Sakiai)Aschkenas(Chroskoff, Austria)



Bryan Sykes Dies, Pioneer in Informing People About Their Ancestry #dna

Jan Meisels Allen

Bryan Sykes was an Oxford geneticist.  A pioneer in realizing the possibility of using mitochondrial DNA to reveal a person’s genetic history died at age 73, in Edinburgh on December 10.  He was a researcher specializing in inherited bone diseases who in the late 1980s was drawn into the field of ancient DNA—that which passes from mother to child which could b traced the deep origins of human populations. Dr. Sykes had a hunch that mitochondrial DNA, which passes largely intact from mother to child, could be used to trace the deep origins of human populations. He studied hamsters to prove his hypothesis. He became one of Britain’s’ best-known scientists, and through his books and TV appearances gave millions of people access to their distant pasts.


His book The Seven Daughters of Eve published in 2001 resulted in readers learning that most modern Europeans can trace their roots to one of seven women who lived from 10,000 to 45,000 years ago and in turn descended from African-born Eve. He turned this book success to a direct-to consumer genetic testing service Oxford Ancestors.


To read the New York Times obituary see:



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



Re: Transport to Chelmno to get record of Bajla Fuks #holocaust





      מישפחה  שלי  הושמדה  בחלמנו

Alexander Ashkenazy (1911-97) of Sighet, Maramarus, Transylvania #romania #canada


Looking for the daughters and/or grandchildren of "Sender" Ashkenazy (1911-97), born in Sighet, Maramarus, Romania. Sender (Alexander Avraham) emigrated first to Israel, then to Canada. He settled in Willowdate, Ontario and is buried in the local Pardes Shalom Cemetery.



Given names of his and his wife Margaret’s daughters are Tova, Yuta (murdered in the Holocaust), Sheindel and Helen. At least one of their daughters supposedly moved to the US.


Please contact the undersigned privately, who is married to the daughter of a 1st cousin of Sender Ashkenazy.


Seth Jacobson


Russian Translation needed please #russia #translation

Rachelle Litt

I've posted the back of a picture on Viewmate. I believe the language is Russian and needs translation. I am hoping to identify the person in the photo.  I posted several years ago but responses were not conclusive. Thank you The link is
Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens Florida
Researching KATSMAZOVSKIJ, SNAYDE, ZNAYDE, BURD(EINIC?) in ,Argentina, Brazil, Czernovitz and Soroki

Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead

You need to look at the ScotlandsPeople website for Scottish BMD and Census records including the 1939 Register (this is the sister website to Findmypast which deals with England and Wales). 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Help with Translating Birth Record - German/Romanian? #translation

Sarit Klein

Hello. Hoping for some help translating what I believe is a birth record of my grandfather, Wilhelm Schimmel. The record is a bit hard to read.  Can anyone translate the column titles (columns 1-12) and/or any of the responses in the first line (line 151) for those columns? 
Thanks in advance for the help!
Sarit Klein

Re: Chelmno record of Bajla Fuks born 1923, transport june 28, 1944 #holocaust


I also have many family members that were in the Lodz Ghetto that “disappeared”. In general, I’ve found records at the US Holocaust Museum’s website but not necessarily complete records for all of them. Sometimes I’ve seen in address registrations in the “comments” column that someone died or was deported with a date. I’m not sure I’ve seen an actual transport list. From my understanding, Chelmno was strictly an extermination camp and no one was truly “detained” but murdered upon arrival. Someone else in this discussion group may know more.

Sharon Fleitman 
Atlanta, Georgia

Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Michael Hoffman

Hello Peter,

The following is the 1939 Register for Scotland

Michael Hoffman


Re: RUBIN Family--Not Much Information #usa

Bill Rubin

Do you know where Fanny and Harry Rubin are buried?

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA

Documents from the Lithuanian Embassy in Riga (Latvia) #lithuania #latvia #records

luciana gandelman

Dear Genners,
Does anyone knows what happened to documents of the Lithuanian Embassy in Riga pertaining to the period around WWI (1914-1920)? Where could I find them? I am looking for information on my relatives who were Lithuanian jews living in Riga during this period.
Is anyone else researching Lithuanians jews who migrated to Riga or anywhere in Latvia?
Thank you in Advance!
I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!
EPPEL (Riga and Daugavplis, Latvia)
ABRAMOVITCH (Riga and Daugavpils, Latvia)
GANDELMAN (Trinca, Bessarabia)
Luciana Gandelman 
Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro - UFRRJ

Re: Viewmate Translation Request - Hebrew names #translation


Jonathan Rigbi
Herzlia, ISRAEL

Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia


what kind of documents are you trying to locate?  Yad Vashem might have lists of families evacuated to Ufa that would have been compiled around 1942-43.   The list will typically contain immediate family members, age, where they lived and worked prior to evacuation.  If you are able to locate them in Yad Vashem database, then you can try to contact them to get a scan of the page and get it translated here.
If they worked in Ufa, there might possibly be employment documents in the city archive.

On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 01:41 AM, <jenny.grosslerner@...> wrote:
why jewish people from poland and letonie went to Ufa ?
These were just different regions of the same country - the Russian Empire.  Riga was one of the uezd (district) capitals in the Livonia governorate, Radomysl (which specific one?) would have been part of one the governorates in what is now Poland (there was also Radomysl in the Kiev governorate), and Ufa was the main city of the Ufa governorate.
I don't think it's possible to find out why they were in Ufa without knowing what line of work Leon was in and when they got to Ufa.  Maybe they were there for a job or as internally displaced persons (WWI or Civil war).  Knowing when they arrived is critical to determining what documents to look for. If they arrived prior to the revolution, there are going to be documents that list the reason why they were there, approval to settle or stay temporarily, as well as census records.  There aren't going to be documents like that after the Revolution, as they wouldn't need to be authorized to be there.  Registration of births around 1920 was handled by the civil authorities, prior to that it was recorded by the religions authorities.  The only Jewish birth records that survived in Ufa are from 1908 to 1911.  You can try to contact the Ufa City Archive to see if they can locate documents about the family, but it would definitely be helpful if you knew when the family moved there and when they left.  If your uncle's parents worked in Ufa, there might possibly be workplace documents in the archive, depending where they worked.

email address: archiv@...

Mike Vayser

Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia


Hello from Paris (France)
I would be inetrested to know how to find any information about Ufa : my uncle Heny Kirschenbaum (1920-1943) is born in Ufa. His father (Leon Kirschenbaum 1891-1971) from radomysl (poland) and her mother (jenny Goldberg 1897-1944) from riga (letonie) went to Ufa ; I do not know why ; neither her sisters (my mom Frida  (1924-) or emy born in France
why jewish people from poland and letonie went to Ufa ?
how to find a birth certificat from Ufa ?

jenny grosslerner
Paris (France)
grosslerner (izbica, turobin, chelm, bychawa, canada) kochmann (izbica, lublin), kirschenbaum (radomysl), goldberg / berg (riga, brooklyn)

ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

Todd Brody

I've posted 3 vital records (one is in two parts) in Polish for which I need a translation. 
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you so much in advance for all of your help.
Todd Brody (Looking for Grosser, Lamm and Glantz in Sieniawa, Przemysl and Jaroslaw)








Does anyone know how to find a birth certificate from Poland 1924 ROZENBAUM? #poland #records


At the time of his birth, Pruzhany was in Poland I believe, tho at other times it is in Russia/BelaRus. I am looking for the birth certificate for Aron (aka Mordechai Aharon ben Tzvi ha Levi) ROZENBAUM from March 1924 or his father, Tzvi (or Hersl). I have a paper he signed at the DP camp after the war that said his birthday and parents, but am trying to find a copy of the birth certificate. He did have one, I believe, as the DP document said it was "lost".

Marijke Bekken

Re: Trying to locate Simon Abrahams 1880s New York #usa

The Becker's Email

The manifest lists him as a citizen of the US.  iIghly unlikely that this is your gg gf.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI

Re: Immigration from Poland to England #unitedkingdom

Peter Lebensold

Does the 1939 UK Register include Scotland?  If not, was there an equivalent survey for Scotland?  Thanks.
Peter Lebensold

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