Birth Records Warsaw #warsaw #records


Are birth records of a now deceased person born in Warsaw about 1921-23 available on line? I know there is a 100 year restriction and if so could the daughter of this person still apply to the Polish authorities for the record if it survived the war. Any advice greatfully received. 

Geoff Ackerman

Russian translation #translation #russia

Sue Gil

This is the first time I have contributed to this group so hope I am
Doing this correctly
I am
Anxious to find out my paternal grandfathers real surname spelling and his town of origin
This will help me to trace his ancestry 
I am attaching his passport and his naturalisation certificate to see if anyone with a knowledge  of Russian and Lithuania can help me
He comes from a town called DEVONISKES NEAR VILNA 
I believe his grandmothers maiden name was DAICHES and his surname Devons was an anglicised version of the name of his town
Sue Gil nee Devons 
Bushey United Kingdom 

Sue Gil
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What Is The Legacy Of Polish Jews? #poland

tony hausner What Is The Legacy Of Polish Jews?   
Tony Hausner
Founder, Safe Silver Spring
Past Chair, 
AAII Chapter Leaders Executive Committee
Cell: 301-641-0497


Need help making contact Sandy or Eugene Parlin #general

Jay Lenefsky

Dear One and All: 
I have recently learned that the descendants of Hyman David Perlin changed their surname to PARLIN.

On I found two different people who are connected to Hyman David Perlin:
Sandy Parlin

Eugene Parlin.

I have written to them but have not heard back. 
If anyone knows them please help me make contact.

Thank you!

Jay Lenefsky -Israel 

Re: Great Synagogue in London records #unitedkingdom


For marriages in  many UK synagogues (including the Great Synagogue, London) from c.1880, you should try to get a copy of the Chief Rabbi's marriage authorization for the marriage,  in addition to a copy of the (civil) GRO marriage certificate, There is an index of the Chief Rabbi's marriage authorizations (1880-1920), and details of how to obtain a copy, at  . 

There are some delays  at the moment due to the Covid-19 restrictions. 
What information might I see on a marriage Authorisation?
  • The proposed place and date of marriage
  • The Hebrew and English names of the bride and groom
  • Their addresses
  • Their country of origin
  • The Hebrew names of the groom's unmarried brothers and which ones intend to attend the     marriage ceremony
  • Other Miscellaneous information

The documents are part Hebrew and part English.

In the search box on web page above, type in the name Dinah Jacobs.  There are several results with bride's of this name but only one with a spouse name of Simon SHERATSKI.  You can then order the document.

This index was a collaboration between the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain and the United Synagogue who hold these records.

For a better understanding of the terminology used in the Chief Rabbi's Marriage authorisation the see: 
and a sample at 

Laurence Harris
London, England

Re: Sephardic resources new for 2021 Rootstech #sephardic #events #announcements


Looking forward to it 

Mandy Molava
Researching Russia Belarus 

Viewmate Photo Identification - Post WWII Poland #translation

Eliyahu Allon

I've posted a post-WWII photo in Polish for which I need some information.
This is a photo of my father-in-law, Wolf Szymkowicz (3rd from the left),
and 3 other men, taken in 1945 or 1946. We think this was in the cemetery in
Czestochowa, Poland, where he had lived before the war. If anyone can
identify the other men or confirm the place or circumstances around this
photo,please respond.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

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

Eliyahu Allon

Trying to find information on GGP #poland


I am at a stand still with searching for GGP, David, Dawid, Aleksandrowicz, last known residence Rudniki Wielun Poland, There was a butcher store that was owned by my family that was taken by the Nazis.  Esther Hanna nee Skorupa, Aleksandrowicz.  5 children, 2 of them survived, my grandfather Yakov,Jakob, Jack, Aleksandrowicz, my uncle Godel Aleksandrowicz.  I can find plenty on thoses 2 but the great grands I am stumped.  I do get results on a lot of the same names without any B dates or D dates.  I have found family connected to ggm from Zelow Poland, Kifer, Kiffer, hair dressers and midwives. 
Any help is welcomed
Paulette Turner

Re: Tracing my GGF's first wife #general


Are you 100% sure that you have the right Abraham Cohen?  If so, then I would ask whether Pesche Cohen's record says she was going to her husband Abraham, as well.  It is also possible that Abraham Cohen went back and forth between the countries a few times before his wife joined him in America.  My GGM would not emigrate, so my GGF would work in America and then go back to Russia.  I found that another GGF made several trips back to Europe to bring his children to America.  Finally, consider checking for misspellings.  Using wildcards, others found that one of GGFs made several trips but his name was misspelled so didn't come up when I searched. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

looking for photos #photographs

Stefanie Sarason

To Whom It May Concern:
   My name is Stefanie Sarason and I am looking into my family history. My grandfather was Louis Jacob Newman, oldest son of Simon Newman and Rosa Cohen. He was born on June 4, 1898, was married three times. 
  I am writing to you to ask for help in seeing if you can possibly help me locate a picture of him. If it helps, I can send you a picture of his parents, and one of my brothers, who was always told that he looked like Louis.  Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely Yours,
Stefanie E. Sarason

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Great Synagogue in London records #unitedkingdom

arnold friedman <afriedman21@...>

hi, I need help in finding or how to find the marriage record for
dinah JACOBS who married in the Great Synagogue in London on 10 June
1903. I have the UK government marriage record, but i am looking for
the Great Synagogue record, so i can get more information on her
husband's family. I have been unable to find any information on
simon SHERATSKY (her husband) or variations of his name shown in the
UK marriage certificate besides this UK government marriage record..

In Canada and the US, Simon changed his name to Shereck and I have
substantial records for him in these locations.

more info, for those that are interested:
according to dinah JACOBS uk marriage record, simon SKERATSKY lived
prior to marriage at 24 jubilee street, mile end old town london.
Unfortunately in reviewing the 1901 census, there were no simons or
SHERATSKYs at 24 jubilee in 1901.

From simon SHERATSKY naturalization papers, I have his city of birth
as Pretokov, Poland in 1880. Simon's father is listed as asher
SHERATSKY.. cannot find any records of him either.
They were tailors, maybe furriers.

With more details on simon and asher, I could connect them back to
their polish roots/tree. I have tried ancestry, myheritage,jewishgen
and other searches without luck so far. I am a bit confused on how
to get the records for the Great Synagogue marriages.

I am also looking for the Great Synagogue marriage record for dinah
JACOBS father, morris JACOBS who married marianna green on 28 November
1977. Morris was also a tailor and father is Israel Jacobs (this
is from the Uk marriage record). Trying to find out more immediate
family members for morris so i can trace him back to Poland too

Help is greatly appreciated.


arnold friedman
redwood city, california

cities of interest

Re: Moldova research from JewishGen #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Hello Bob, 

I am not sure what announcement you are talking about, but we usually are sending Revision List records and other updates to JewishGen twice a year.

In July of 2020 we send to JewishGen 7,525 Revision List records from 3,630 families and all of them are available at JewishGen!

In December of 2020 we sent updates to many databases, including 
12306 Revision records from 4219 families, 3407 Vital records (births) from different towns and more.  The last load is not yet moved to our database.  It takes some time to do.

You can see everything we sent to JewishGen in the News Archive:

We will update you when last December load will be available.

If you you want to help our translator to speed up this work, please let me or Inna Vayner.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia group Leader and Coordinator

Re: Krakow records #records #galicia

Avraham Groll

You can also search the JewishGen Poland Database ( which has a significant Krakow collection (and which will be updated over the next month or so).

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Re: Trouble Updating trees submitted to FTJP #general #guidelines

Michael Herzlich

Same problem here trying to update my tree from 2016.  Recently tried uploading replacement trees in November and earlier this month.  Both time the upload timed out but I received acknowledgements, but no updates happen.  If I could delete my old tree and then successfully upload the replacement that would be preferable to uploading a second copy of my tree.
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER

Ethical Responsibilities of Genealogical Organizations during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic #education #guidelines


The situation is actually a lot more complicated than has been suggested:
The two vaccines approved so far are effective at preventing serious symptoms from SARS-CoV-2, but the medical community is still waiting to see whether people who have been vaccinated can still spread the virus.  
The answer will probably come from Israel, where every adult should be vaccinated by the end of February; if it does, there should be a dramatic drop-off in new cases there within the next few weeks. The effect in the US should be the same.  Other vaccine candidates still in the pipe-line may be better at stopping the virus from spreading.  If one emerges that can stop transmission, it should be used preferentially to the two currently being administered; people who have received the first two may have to get the new one as well.
If people who have been vaccinated can still transmit the virus, the next open question comes into play: How long does the protection offered by the vaccines last?  At the rate of vaccination envisioned by Pres. Biden, we will reach "herd immunity" no earlier than August, i.e., eight months after vaccinations began.  If the vaccine doesn't provide at least eight months protection, and doesn't stop transmission, we'll be little closer to the end of the pandemic in August than we are now; some fraction of the public will be protected from serious consequences at any one time, but that's it.  People who have not been vaccinated, and those whose vaccine protection has been lost will remain vulnerable.
Plans for any face-to-face meetings during the coming summer ought to consider that this August may be little different from last August from the perspective of the pandemic.
Sorry, but that is the reality.
Yale Zussman

Re: Krakow records #records #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta

I would advice yo follow Michael Hoffman's recommendation. If it does not yield results you should take a private researcher in Krakow.

Jacob Rosen


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