Original personal name for USA Nettie #general

ada zig

I've tried various searches but cannot locate the pre-immigration personal name likely before Nettie. Many thanks for your help. 

passenger lists from poland to london 1880s #poland #unitedkingdom

arnold friedman <afriedman21@...>

I have family members (sieradzi) who traveled from piotrków kujawski, poland to london in the 1880s.   Where might I find the ship/passenger list for them online?
I am not sure what port they exited poland, there is a chance it's the port of gdynia.
arnold friedman
abram hersh joseph,   szymon (simon), zusman, gershon, ruchla, gedalie, jakob  Sieradski/Sheratsky   
piotrków kujawski, poland
london, england  

Surnames #general


How do you establish when & where it is recorded that Jewish families took on their “new” surnames? 
With thanks
Karen Saunders
Researching Surnames: Frank, Wallerstein, Stern, Horowitz, Davidow

Hello. I would like to join to research info about my 4 x g grandfather Abraham ben Gedaliah Tiktin 1764 - 1820. With thx.

Esterkin or Evzerickin from Shklov #belarus

Sandy Levin

Looking for any information on family from Shklov with the name Esterkin or Evzerickin. If these are familiar please reply privately to sandy.levin@...

Sandy Levin
London, ON

Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia


On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 08:54 AM, Sarah L Meyer wrote:
Are there any birth records from about 1895 from the shtetl Kolonie L'vove in Kherson Guberniya?  
Don't know if the vital records exist for this particular settlement, but there is definitely an 1858 census, that it is included in. 
Actually, L'vovo can't be considered a shtetl as it was organized as a Jewish farm colony.
You can reply directly to me with the last name(s) and I will check if they are present in the document.

Mike Vayser

ViewMate translation request - German #translation

Jeff Lieberman

I've posted a German marriage record for which I need a translation. It's on ViewMate at the following address:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thanks for your help!
Jeff Lieberman

Yiddish Translation Needed Viewmate 91255 #translation

Henry Carrey Boston,MA . Carey/Kirzhner/Berestyaner , Belous , Isenberg - Lutsk ; Postolov/Herman/Kolovsky-Zhitomir

Yiddish translation need see Viewmate 91255 . 
Henry H. Carrey

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Laufer, Shmuel

A need Russian translation for 5 certificates. I don't need word-for-word but details such as names, dates, ages, locations, occupations, and so on are very helpful.


A death certificate of Aron Wiatrak for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


A marriage certificate of  Szlomo Kruk and Roiza Mlaver for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


A death certificate of Moszko Brukman for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


A marriage certificate of  Zelman Gerbard y Estera Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


A death certificate of Sara Zyman for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

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


 Thanks in advance


Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel


 Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)

Re: Additional Kiev Jewish metrical books posted to Ukrainian Archives website #ukraine #russia

Thank you Ted for showing us where these records can be accessed.  
To help with my own search, it would be nice to have a translation of the column headings from Russian to English as well as an idea of where the names of the individuals are listed in each entry.  
Thank you
Karen Silver
Researching Potschinko, Putchinsky, Puczinska, Puchinsky from KIEV

Re: Canadian researcher needed to order 1927 naturalization record for Leib ZAROW (ZAROVSKY) #canada


Hi Ben,

I found a researcher to do the same research from the Canadian Archives for me.  His name is Peter Stockdale and his email is Drpeterstockdale@....  He was able to submit the application for me and I am now waiting for a response from the Archives.  Good luck!
Karen Paul

Re: Researching the family of Emil DAMMANN in Berlin #germany #holocaust

Simon Srebrny

Emil's Berlin death record, available at, says he was indeed born in Gehrden. It gives his date of birth as 26 September 1871.

Simon Srebrny
(from London, in Berlin)

Seeking KLEINS in VIENNA - Evelyn (MD); Walter; Julie Miriam #austria-czech

Myra Fournier

I recently learned that Heinz Klein of Vienna, Austria was my 2nd cousin. He was born in 1917 and died in 2015. 
He was married to Desi Blumenthal, who must also be deceased.
Their children are Dr. Evelyn Klein and Walter Klein, and I believe them to be alive.
Walter's daughter is Julie Miriam Klein.
I would like to make contact with Evelyn, Walter, or Julie and would appreciate any information.
Thank you.

Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA USA

Re: Turkish or Sabbatean Jews and Jews from Salonika #general


Under Ottoman rule the city was Saloniki.  Do you mean that researchers should make sure to check that name too?

Your request for information is confusing.
Do you mean the Sabbateans who lived in the Ottoman empire or modern Turkey or do you want include other places? 
Until after WWI, Salonika/Saloniki was part of the Ottoman empire but it was transferred to Greece.   The Jewish community was wiped out by the Nazis. 

You might also want to contact Kehila Kadosha Janina in New York which is the only synagogue founded by Greek Jews (Romaniote) in the US.  T

There was just a wonderful film festival about Greek Jews from LA Greek film Festival. You might get some leads from this link:

Jessica Schein


New archive of the weekly Yizkor book excerpts postedon the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake

Thanks to the help of Lance Ackerfeld and Nancy Siegel, there is now a searchable archive of past postings of the weekly excerpts. There is still a gap for a month in 2019 and several months of early 2020, but I am slowly but surely filling those in.
You can find it here:
The search function is a little rudimentary, and works for simple searches on a specific key word, like the name of a town or a holiday.
On a PC, you do it with a Ctrl-F. If you are on an iPhone, you can click on this “share” symbol in Chrome or Safari and go to “Find on page” in the menu. For Google on Android, the icon is 
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Seeking Bremen Arrival Records for 1913 #germany #romania


GG-Great grandmother left New York for Bremen on Aug 9, 1913 on the SS George Washington. Her name was Anetta (Grossman) Braverman. It seems that there are records for Bremen for 1913-1914 that survived, but how do I find INCOMING manifests? I do not seem to be able to find incoming records for Bremen, nor outgoing records from New York.

Donna Borok Moss

Re: Cluj Romania Jewish Community Asks NY Auction House Not to Sell Burial Registry #holocaust #romania

michele shari

Thank you to all involved in halting the auction of these valuable records.
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL
Researching Farkas, Izsak, Rosenfeld, Jakab, Stauber/Stober, Davidovici, Teszler, Herstik
Romania and surrounding areas.

Upload your DNA to MyHeritage and Get Free Access to all DNA Features #announcements #dna

Jan Meisels Allen

Whoops! I forgot to include the blog post url:


Jan Meisels Allen




MyHeritage DNA is offering FREE access to all DNA Features if you upload your DNA data to MyHeritage. This offer is good only from February 21-28, 2021. This means for those who tested their DNA on 23andMe, Ancestry or FamilyTreeDNA Family Finder you can participate . You will  get access to your Ethnicity Estimate, Genetic Groups, and other advanced DNA tools such as the Chromosome Browser, AutoClusters, and Theory of Family Relativity™ — absolutely free! These features will remain free forever for the DNA kits you upload to MyHeritage during this week.


Without this FREE limited time offer, MyHeritage allows you to upload your DNA data from other providers and get DNA Matches for free, but a one-time unlock fee of $29 (or a Complete plan with MyHeritage) has been required to access the advanced DNA features — and that includes the Ethnicity Estimate and the new Genetic Groups.


To upload your DNA data go to:


If you have  questions? Call MyHeritage at!


Mon–Sat 24 hours EST


I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Numbers on 1895 UK passenger list #unitedkingdom #general

Laurie Sosna

I looked through all nine pages in the manifest.
They are recorded in this order: 2nd cabin, Steerage, Saloon passengers
Second Cabin and Steerage Passengers have it, Saloon passengers don't.

I don't think it's a pound symbol, I think it's a Z, which is often written with a bar across the middle.
There are other letter/number sequences, beginning with A, H, P, U, X
Some are only number sequences 03/4155
I'm wondering if they are ticket numbers? But not every group has one.
I compared it to the manifest on the NY end, to see if anything popped up to explain it. There isn't anything there.
Manifests from the late 1890s often have inconsistencies,  but this one is a doozy.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

Re: DNA Matches - Most CentiMorgans or Largest Segment? #dna #education #poland #ukraine #galicia

Hazel Dakers

The advantage of choosing Ancestry, Ric, is that whilst you can export your raw data from Ancestry into FTDNA, Gedcom, Living DNA and My Heritage - so testing yours against all these pools of DNA - had you chosen one of the others, Ancestry would not allow you to import raw data from another company into their system.

I know precisely the link between myself and one of my 5th cousins who has become a friend through genealogy for some 20 years. Of course we didn't use DNA for that - merely old fashioned archival research! However, I now also manage his DNA results which could at some time prove useful to researching our mutual family.

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz, Poland),  HEIMANN (South Africa and Luegde, Germany), NORDEN/NORDON/NORTON (London and South Africa)

Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

Sarah L Meyer

Are there any birth records from about 1895 from the shtetl Kolonie L'vove in Kherson Guberniya?  
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

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