Re: Cemetery Photos: Mt. Sharon Cemetery, Springfield, PA #photographs #usa

Renee Steinig

Unfortunately, the "% photographed" shown on FindaGrave is not the
percentage of a cemetery's total graves. It's the percentage of FAG
memorials for graves at that cemetery that include photos.

Suggestion for better results on FindaGrave: Whenever possible, call
the cemetery yourself to get exact grave location and add that to the
FAG record. FAG volunteers are more likely to photograph graves when
this information is provided.


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

Fred Kolbrener <fkolbrener@...> wrote:

<<Mount Sharon Cemetery is 68% photographed already per its entry in (
Chances are that some of your relatives' burials have already been

Re: Viewmate Photos: Are these of the same person? #latvia #translation


It looks like the same person to me. He is younger in the photo with only the mustache.

Deborah Shindell
Trumbull, CT
researching: Beserglik, Lederhendler, Goldberg (all in Poland) and Szmukler (Ukraine)

Desperately searching for information about the Bromberg family #poland


Hello, everyone, my name is Yehuda Bromberg.
I've searched every online database (limited to English because that's the only language I know) and have found almost zero information regarding my family, which almost entirely killed in Treblinka. My Bromberg family had a small factory making leather for shoes, they lived in Stanislawow Poland, Warsaw, Kaluzyn. Any tips, leads and information would be so greatly appreciated. I've been trying to find information for over a year. (I have a potentially valuable treasure trove of information from a diary from my grandfather, Jankiel Bromberg, who's listed below as one of the survivors of the children of Avroham Bromberg, but he wrote in yiddish and I can't afford translation services at the moment...).

1. Avroham Bromberg. Approximate birth is 1886. Married to Chaya/Chaja Pinkus. Occupation: leather factory, tops for shoes. Death: approximate: 1936.
2. Chaja/Chaya Pinkus, married to Avroham Bromberg.
3. Bertha Bromberg, approximate birth date 1902. Father possibly avroham/hirsh leib or aaron shlomo. Brother is Avroham Bromberg, listed above.
4. Shmuel/ Samuel Bromberg, approximate birth date is 1889, 10th of October, siblings are Bertha Bromberg and Avroham Bromberg. (Father is either avroham/hirsch leib or aaron shlomo).
It is most likely the name of the father of Avroham, Bertha and Shmuel is Aaaron Shlomo.
Children of Avroham and Chaja/Chaya Bromberg:
1. Yitzchak Moshe/Itche Moshe, approximate birth: 1912.
2. Genya/Janet Bromberg: approximate birth: 1909.
3. Baila Mindel: approximate birth 1912.
4. Noach/Noa/Noah Bromberg: approximate birth 1925-1926.
5. Chaim Meir-unknown.
6. Aleksander Bromberg-1917/1914 (SURVIVOR).
7. Yankel/Jacob/Yaakov Bromberg: 1917. (SURVIVOR).
8. hirsh leib bromberg: 1919. (SURVIVOR).
Possibly, the names of the other siblings are: Sruli/Srulka, Asher, Schmilka, Menachim.
-My name is Yehuda Brombeg. Baltimore, Maryland, 21209.
Personal email: yehudabromberg1@...

Re: Trying to get spellings of Hebrew names for gravestone #hungary

Yitschok Margareten

I believe the recording is Shea Falik. Falik is mostly associated with the Hebrew name Yehoshia, which is pronounced in general as Shea. 
So I would say certainly that the Hebrew name is Yehoshia Falik. 
Spelled in Hebrew: יהושע פאליק 

Yitschok Margareten

Jewish Genealogy Research Deep-Dive Virtual Workshop -- this Sunday #education #announcements

Michael Moritz

Looking for your Jewish ancestors?  Not sure where to turn?  Seeking some new tips?
This Sunday, in conjunction with the Greater Houston JGS, I will be leading a four-hour virtual workshop on Jewish genealogy research (don't worry, there are intermissions!).  An outline of the workshop is below; the workshop includes all three segments.
Jewish Genealogy Research Intro Series
Sunday, January 31, 2021, at either 11:00-3:00 EST or 4:30-8:30 EST
Segment 1: Where to Look.  Introduction to the most important databases for Jewish genealogical research and how to make the most out of your searches. Discussion of general commercial databases, specific Jewish databases, burial databases, Holocaust databases, Jewish newspaper collections and more.
Segment 2: What's in a Name?  Introduction to Jewish naming practices and how names changed when coming to English-speaking lands. We will touch on the "Ellis Island myth" and explore how to find an ancestor's "original" name through records research, including naturalization records, gravestones and ship records.
Segment 3: The Old Country.  Introduction to locating where your ancestors came from in Europe. Background discussion on European historical borders and how they have shifted through time. Exploration of the best sources to use in order to locate what town in Europe your family came from, and where to turn next once you have located that information.
Registration and fee information is available here:
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Michael Moritz (New York)
Note that while I am the Director of the Romania RD, this is not a JewishGen event, but is being offered in conjunction with the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogy Society.

Re: The Jewish Genealogy SIG (Special Interest Group) is meeting in Feb on Zoom #events #general #announcements #education

Arthur Sissman

The JGSIG Feb meeting is on Tues 2/9/21 at 10-11:30 am ET on Zoom.  Please answer questions above when you RSVP.   

Thanks to Adelle for making me aware that I did not put in the Day, Date, Time!   
Arthur Sissman
Jewish Genealogy SIG of SW FL

Re: Help finding locations #russia #poland


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Vivs Laliberte

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Vivs Laliberte


Orange County, Calfiornia

Re: Naming Conventions #names

Sherri Bobish


Not odd at all.  Lewis was a common Americanization of spelling of the name Louis.  I've seen many Louis' morphing into Lewis' as they grew up in America in the early decades of the 1900's. 


Sherri Bobish

Re: Cemetery Photos: Mt. Sharon Cemetery, Springfield, PA #photographs #usa


Just to clarify what Kenneth said for people interested in Har Zion (I know, I am verging off of the original topic of this post, but since this lives in online history...), Mt. Lebanon does not have any information on the people buried at Har Zion.  When I saw Kenneth's response to this post, I got excited and thought they might be able to help me find someone at Har Zion, but alas, they are completely separate from Mt. Lebanon.  Har Zion is one of those cemeteries where the owner has practically deserted the property and getting grave locations is futile.

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ

Help finding locations #russia #poland


Hi,  this family , father, mother, daughter, were born in 3 different cities in Poland/Russia.  I have been unable to determine where any of the 3 might be.  Hoping, perhaps, someone might have more of a clue than myself with either the handwriting, or the settlements in this region. Please and thank you

Vivs Laliberte

Orange County, Calfiornia

Re: Where are the HIAS archives? #records #general

Moishe Miller

You might also want to see detail on the HIAS archives in Boston:

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF #3391

Re: Trying to get spellings of Hebrew names for gravestone #hungary

Mike Coleman

A photo of your grandparents' stones could also be on Findagrave :

Good luck.

Mike Coleman  London U.K.

Re: I am looking for my stepsister #general

michele shari

I have Dikkers in my family tree, they were from Teresca, and I just emailed you. If you have not done DNA please seriously consider it as it is an invaluable tool.
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL (formerly NY)

Re: Brezov, Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #slovakia #hungary

András Alvincz

Alvincz Andras
Hello Ozzy Bernstein!
Brezov = Nyirjes: In Sáros County, the edge of the County over Romania is about 10 km. It used to be Czechoslovakia, now Sovakia.
Regards Andra Alvincz

Re: Trying to get spellings of Hebrew names for gravestone #hungary


The name could also be Yeshayahu (Isaiah). I have seen the name also shortened as Shaya.
In Hebrew: ישעיהו

Ann Belinsky
Modiin, Israel

Re: Help translate the last few letters of my Grandfather's collection #translation #lodz #poland


VM89779 (VM89754 written in Polish language).

In Russian:

и счастья и поцелуй за меня твоих детей.  Целую тебя крепко-крепко твоя сестра Естер Евентох (возможно).

Не забудь описать твою девочку и сейчас-же сообщи о здоровье твоей жены.

Translated into English:

and happiness and kiss your children for me. I kiss you tightly, your sister Ester Eventokh (possibly).



Do not forget to describe your girl and immediately report the health of your wife.

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH

Surnam BOKUZHAKIAL ? #romania #names

Rony Golan

Hello all,

A man who immigrated from Romania to Israel, indicated in a certain document that his mother's maiden name was: בוקוז'אקיאל.
The Hebrew handwriting is very clear.

If I transliterate the name into Latin letters it reads: Bu(Bo)-Ku(Ko)-Zha-Ki-Al Bokuzhakial.

I can't find any other mention of this surnmae or anything that sounds like it.

Do you know this surname or any close one? Any other ideas?

Thank you and a Happy Tu BiShvat!

Rony Golan
Ramat HaSharon, Israel

                        EISDORFER, Hungary
                        SLOMOVITS, Sighet, Romania

Re: ViewMate translation request - Russian Birth Certificate #translation


In Russian:



Состоялось в городе Ломжа 11 (23) февраля 1887 года в 9 часов утра.  Явился лично житель города (не ясно), временно проживающий в городе Ломжа Узиль Лейбович Моед 36 лет.  В присутствии свидетелей, учителей: Гершона Ружи, 71 года и Цемера Врубеля, 43 лет, живущих в городе Ломжа и предъявили нам младенца девочку, объявляя, что она родилсь в городе Ломжа 4 (16) февраля сего года в 10 часов утра от законной жены Ривки Зисковны, урожденной Рибицкой (возможно), 30 лет.  Младенцу этому при религиозном обряде дано имя Рохля.  Акт сей объявляющему и присутствующим прочитан и ими подписан.

 Гершон Ружа

Цемер Врубель

Содержащий акты гражданского состояния, президент города Ломжа Подпись


Translated into English:



It took place in the city of Lomza on February 11 (23), 1887 at 9 am. A resident of the city (not clear), temporarily residing in the city of Lomzha Uzil Leibovich Moed, 36 years, appeared in person. In the presence of witnesses, teachers: Gershon Ruzha, 71 years old and Tsemer Vrubel, 43 years old, living in the city of Lomza and presented us with a baby girl, announcing that she was born in the city of Lomza on February 4 (16) this year at 10 a.m. from her legal wife Rivka Ziskovna, nee Ribitskaya (possibly), 30 years old. This infant was given the name Rokhlya during a religious ceremony. This act was read to the announcer and those present and signed by them.


Gershon Rouge


Tsemer Vrubel


Civil Status Acts, President of Lomza City Signature


Comment: Uzil Leibovich Moed, mean Uzil, son of Leiba Moed.

Rivka Ziskovna, mean Rivka, daughter of Ziska.

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH

Re: Trying to get spellings of Hebrew names for gravestone #hungary


Laura my mother is from Ungvar. Maiden name is Stern. She just passed 13 months ago. She settled in Cleveland in 1950 with my dad. Have you been to Ungvar? It’s now known as Uzchorod. If you haven’t I highly recommend it. I took my kids and wife a couple years ago. Had a great tour guide if you’re interested in pursuing it. We found the jewish cemetary there and I was able to locate my great grandmothers grave.
Take care, Steve Small

Mlynarz, Waisman Family of Warsaw, Poland #poland #records #warsaw



My late father was born in Warsaw in January 1920.  

From the information he provided when enlisting in the reformed Polish Army in 1941, his parents were Chaim Mlynarz and Sara Mlynarz (nee Waisman) and the family’s pre-War Warsaw address was recorded as having been Ulica Niska 43, Warsaw.

Her first name is not known for sure, but my father had a younger sister, believed “Helen” or similar, born around 1925.

My father obviously survived the War, mainly because he was away at Jewish Trade School in Eastern Poland in 1939, but his family will have perished in Warsaw or in the Death Camps.

My father wouldn’t speak in any detail about his family and I know nothing of any extended family that reasonably existed.

Over a number of years, I have periodically researched all the usual databases, including Arolsen, Yad Vashem, JewishGen, Warsaw State Archives, Jewish Historical Institute, etc., but, apart from my father’s Army Records and my father being listed in a record of “persecuted Jews” held by Yad Vashem, it seems that the family has disappeared from recorded history.

Request for Help

I have two questions: (a) does anyone recognise any of the above details from their own family research and (b) does anyone have a suggestion as to other possible surviving records or any other specific research or enquiries that I might usefully undertake?

Thank you. Barry Mlynarz

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