Hyman Sacks death record, Manchester, England #records #unitedkingdom

Maurine McLellan

Does anyone know how I can get a copy of the complete death record for Hyman Sacks from Manchester, England? According to the England & Wales Civil Registration Death Index, Hyman was born in 1851 and died between April and June 1916. His record is in Vol.8D, page 253. 
Thanks in advance for your assistance,
Maurine Bothman McLellan

ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #translation #poland

Aaron Slotnik


I'm seeking a translation of all genealogically relevant information from the death record for Meer Itsko WAJNSZTEJN that can be found on ViewMate here:

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Kind Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

-"Mazkeret legedoley Ostraha" by Menachem Mendel Biber, #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Menachem Mendel Biber's book "Mazkeret Legedoley Ostraha" mentions two
Rav Yisrael of Ostraha, which he presumes they are one and the same.
As I am a descendant of one of these Yisraels , I would like to share
information with others what I have on our tree.

My greatgrandfather's granfather, Yisrael, (ROSENBAUM but Biber
doesn't mention the family name) was a follower of Yehoshua Heschel of
Apta and came to Zfat and or Tveria during the first half of the 19th
cent. Some of his descendants changed their family name to SCHECHTER
as to their profession in Europe.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

REMINDER: JGS of Illinois webinar Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. CST #announcements

Martin Fischer

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland’s founder and executive director, Stanley Diamond, will present “JRI-Poland Update and More” for the Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This live streaming genealogy talk will begin at 2 p.m. CST. 

To register for this free event, go to

After you register, you will be sent a link to join the meeting. This webinar will be recorded so that JGSI’s paid members who are unable to view it live will be able to view the recording later.  

For more information, see or phone 312-666-0100. 

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website:

FW: ViewMate German translations #germany #translation

Judith Goldsmith

Thank you!

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Judith Goldsmith

Re: Judaica Bohemiae #general #austria-czech


Found reference to this here -  -  
By clicking on "Contents" you can get a PDF file - although it appears there is a fee for this

Dassy Wilen

Looking for family members in Volunskaya gubernia ( now Ukraine) 1800-1900. #ukraine

Marina Bosher

Dear all!
My family member is Meer Gershwin Haim (ZVI) Kluger.
Was born in Poritzk (Ukraine) 1839/1840.
How do I go about finding members of same family, births, deaths,marriages?
Please help
Many thanks
Marina Bosher
My ID 889251

MODERATOR NOTE: General resources may be posted to the list. Please reply privately with specific family information

Re: JewishGen Talks (RUSSIAN): Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with #JewishGenUpdates

Molly Staub

Unfortunately, I had to miss the session. Will it be available on Facebook or any other site?


Thanks, Molly

M. A. in Journalism


Molly Arost Staub

Researching Kharest/Harast and Shtofman in Dumbraveni, Soroki, Russia/Romania/Moldova.

E-mail staubmolly@...


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Subject: [Special] [] JewishGen Talks (RUSSIAN): Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with #JewishGenUpdates


We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with Inna Vayner and Yefim Kogan.


Workshop: Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with (IN RUSSIAN)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

12:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

Registration is free with a suggested donation.

Please click here to register now!


About the Talk
In this participatory workshop - given in Russian - we will share how to best search the JewishGen databases, as well as Along the way, we will share histories, resources, data, and research tips to help each other research Jewish Genealogy in the region of the Bessarabia gubernia of the former Russian Empire (including parts of today's Moldova and Ukraine) as well as today's Transnistria region with sections of Kherson and Podolia gubernias. *Requires a JewishGen account and access to a computer.

About Inna Vayner & Yefim Kogan:
Inna Vayner was born in Tiraspol, Moldova and immigrated with her family to the United States in 2002. Inna is co-Director of the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division, and is also a professional genealogist and a founder of

Yefim Kogan was born in Kishinev, Moldova. After immigrating from the USSR in 1989 he has engaged in extensive genealogical and historical research. Yefim is co-Director of the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division - which he organized in 2011 - and continues to work on multiple projects and present at conferences. In 2012, he received a Master's Degree in Jewish Liberal Studies from Hebrew College Boston, with a focus on Jewish Cultural History.

Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now!

Re: Looking for a researcher in L'viv to access a record #galicia #records

Beth Galleto

I recommend Alex Dunai, as a researcher and tour guide. His website is
Beth Galleto
Washington DC

Re: Russian immigration to the US late 1980s where to look? #russia

Michael Levin

On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 06:40 PM, David Syner wrote:
Hi David,
Unfortunately the immigration from Soviet Union (more than 600,000 Jew) is not tracking online
You can try to find your relatives by FACEBOOK: 

Re: Cohen and Katz #names

Adam Cherson

Something else to keep in mind: there are also Katzenellenbogen descendants who abbreviated their toponymic surname (derived from the County of Katzenelnbogen) to Katz, meaning that not all Katzes are Cohens.
Adam Cherson

sephardic genoma and Familytreedna #dna #sephardic

luciana gandelman

Dear Genners,
Does anyone know what happened with the merging of FamilyTreeDNA and MyDNA? It has changed my autosomal DNA analysis. It has substituted my sephardic (and part of my Italian also) percentages for Greek/Balkans. Did it happen to anyone else? Does it mean Familytreedna inicial analysis was wrong? The previous analysis made much more sense with my family history... 
thank you in advance
Luciana Gandelman 
EPPEL (Riga)

Re: Immigrant ships that never made it to America #general

Jill Whitehead

There are common stories amongst descendants of UK Jews that they had intended to go onto USA but never got there. Mine all arrived between 1865 and 1875 in Hull or Leith on the East Coast of Britain, having travelled across the Baltic, likely from Konigsberg or Libau, and by all accounts, they came by sailing ship before the advent of steamships.

The reasons given for not continuing onto USA include sea sickness (I get very seasick and can imagine this), being given the wrong ticket in the old country, being robbed on arriving in Britain, and intending to have a break in Britain to save money for part 2 of the journey, but  not needing to/wanting to or being able to afford the new journey. 

However significant numbers of my father's family emigrated a second time in and around 1905, when the UK Aliens Act came in, having been in the UK for 30-40 years, and having married and raised children in the UK.  Put quite simply, those who had naturalised did not migrate a second time, but those who had not bothered to naturalise (it was expensive) did go onto USA in 1905. Naturalized citizens did not need to report to police etc, under the Act, but those who had not become British Citizens, were subject to monitoring and controls. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

JewishGen’s January Newsletter #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Siegel

Don’t miss the January issue of JewishGen News! If you aren’t subscribed to receive a copy of the newsletter via email, you can read it by following this link:



Nancy Siegel
Director of Communications
(San Francisco, California)

Viewmate -- Polish Transation Requested #translation

Todd Brody

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:.

Thank you very much in advance for your help.  Any biographical information would be extremely helpful.  

Todd Brody (Rosenberg -- Gebarszew, Skaryszew, Radom, Sandomierz)

ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland #translation

wenglenski virginie <vwenglen@...>


I have received from polish archives 4 documents attached to the marriage of Michal Szwarcberg and Rajzla Goldsztejn on November 29, 1881 in Barczkowice/Kamiensk. This time, I hope these are the right documents.

As I don't read Russian, would someone be kind enough to translate it for me?

It is on ViewMate at the following address :

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you in advance.

Virginie Wenglenski

Workshop: Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots (English and Russian) #bessarabia #ukraine

Yefim Kogan

Hello dear researchers,

Our Bessasarabia group conducted two classes/workshops on a topic of Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria JewishRoots.

     December 13, 2020 - a workshop in English

     January 17, 2021 - a workshop in Russian.

You can find material on these TWO workshops at

You can see written material for each of these sessions or watch video for these workshops.

Both these sessions were mostly for new researchers.  We are planning to have more of these classes if there is an interest.

Please let Inna and me know what topics you would like us to cover.

I want to point you to a page on our website: Genealogical Conferences  -
where you can find many important topics of interest to our group.  Please check these pages for each conference from 2012 to 2020 and let group know if you found anything of interest to you.
Inna Vayner and Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia group Leaders and Coordinators

Re: Cohen and Katz #names

Kenneth Ryesky

My now-retired rabbi from my now-former shul in the USA (though my wife and I still maintain our status as "Honorary Members" through a special dues rate accorded to people who have relocated from the vicinity) was active with the chevra kadisha.  We had numerous discussions regarding funeral and burial practices.


Seems that there are many people who, for whatever reason, acquired surnames such as Cohen or Katz when they were not in fact Kohanim, or surnames such as Levy or Levinson when they in fact were not Leviim.  The Hebrew spelling of their surnames in such cases is (or at least should be) קוהן or קץ  instead of כהן or כץ , or לבי or  לבינסון   instead of לוי or  . לוינסון

Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)

Re: Translate Russian Records on ViewMate #translation



In Russian:


Состоялось в Посаде Бяла 2-го (14-го) июля 1892 года в 10 часов утра.  Явился лично (не ясно) Боранштейн, исполняющий обязанности равина Бяльничного религиозного округа и в присутствии свидетелей: Гутман Вигдора, 54-х лет, торговца и Лейба Лейзеровича, 65-и лет, учителя, жителей посада Бяла и объявили вместе со свидетелями, что вчера, в 7 часов вечера, был заключен религиозный брачный союз между евреем Мошкой Кляйнбард, холостым, 20-и лет, сыном Пинкуса-Лейбы и Бейли, урожденной Калманович, супругов Кляйнбард, родившимся и живущим в деревне Лытодор с родителями и акт о его рождении записан в книге гражданского состояния данного округа под номером 4 на странице 60, 1875-го года,  с еврейкой Рейзлей Студной, девицей, 20-и лет, дочерью Лейбы и Рохли-Леи, урожденной Калманович, родившейся и проживающей в деревне Левин сего округа и где находится акт о рождении, записанный в книге гражданского состояния под номером 31 на странице 86 от 1876-го года.  Браку этому предшествовали троекратные оглашения в Бяльской синагоге - 6-го (18), 13-го (25) и 20-го (2 июля) июня сего года.  Дозволение присутстствующих лично при заключении брака и сего акта родителей заявлено словесно.  Новобрачные заявили, что предбрачный договор между ними заключен не был.  Акт сей по прочтении, равином и и 1-ым свидетелем подписан. 2-й свидетель и новобрачные заявили, что они неграмотны.

Равин Боранштейн

Гутман Вигдора

Чиновник гражданского состояния       Подпись


Translated into English:


It took place in Posad Byala on July 2 (14), 1892 at 10 am. (not clear) Boranshtein, the acting rabbi of the Byala religious district, appeared personally and in the presence of witnesses: Gutman Vigdor, 54 years old, a merchant and Leib Leizerovich, 65 years old, a teacher, residents of the Byala settlement, and announced together with witnesses that yesterday , at 7 pm, a religious marriage union was concluded between the Jew Moshka Kleinbard, single, 20 years old, the son of Pinkus-Leiba and Bailya, nee Kalmanovich, the Kleinbard spouses, who was born and lives in the village of Lytodor with his parents and the act of his birth was recorded in the civil status book of this district at number 4 on page 60, 1875, with a Jewish woman Reizlya Studnaya, a girl, 20 years old, the daughter of Leiba and Rokhlya-Leya, nee Kalmanovich, who was born and lives in the village of Levin of this district and where there is a birth certificate recorded in the civil register under number 31 on page 86 of 1876. This marriage was preceded by three readings in the Byala synagogue on the 6th (18th), 13th (25th) and 20th (July 2) of this year. The permission of the parents present personally at the conclusion of the marriage and this act is declared verbally. The newlyweds stated that the prenuptial agreement was not concluded between them. After reading this act, the rabbi and the first witness signed. The 2nd witness and the newlyweds stated that they were illiterate.

Rabbi Boranstein

Gutman Vigdor

Civil Status Official Signature

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH

A Genealogical and not political post. #general

Phil Goldfarb

While Discussion Group Guidelines does not allow political postings at all, this post from new Georgia Senator Jon Issoff goes to the heart of genealogy and while not political, it was inspiration for many of our ancestors of what could happen if they left the oppression of the "old country" and opportunities that await them in other countries, such as the United States. In my opinion, it is worth sharing.
Phil Goldfarb
President, JGS of Tulsa

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