Trying to Make Sense of a Jewish Welfare Board, War Correspondence Entry #records

Eric Ellman


I do not understand what's going on in an entry for the Jewish Welfare Board, War Correspondence Entry.  Can someone help?  The docs concern Max Ellman (1890-1963)

Max Ellman, Army No. 1907079; Beneficiary, Selke Ellman (daughter); c/o Etel Tsiril Schwartz (grandmother and guardian), Saratov, Russia; Nature of Claim, Allotment and Allowance; Located through information given by [Max or Mrs.] Ellman; Allotment and allowance due to daughter was recent settled by check upon forwarding proper papers to Veterans Bureau; case closed.

Comments and questions:
(1) I have a vague idea of what's going on here, but I can use some more help?;
(2) What year might this record be from?  According to Max's headstone application, Max enlisted 9/19/17 and was discharged 9/27/19;
(3) Max Ellman was from Minkovitz, Ukraine in the Kamyanets, Podilsky. He married his wife, Rachel (or Jennie) there in 1912 and immigrated to New York in 1913.  Sartov is light-years (1,600 mi.) from Minkovitz so that seems strange to me.  I have a high degree of confidence I have the right Max Ellman since the Army serial number on the JWB document matches the Army serial number on the headstone application in 1963 and the headstone application matches everything I know about Max.  Nu?
(4) On Max's petition for naturalization in 1925 (I know this is the right Max), he lists a son, Soloman, but no daughter.  I could not find Max on the manifest. The 1930 and 1940 censuses (Brooklyn) lists a daughter, Bessie (b. 1924), but no son.  I found no census info for 1915 or 1920.


Eric J. Ellman
N. Bethesda, MD


Searching: COHEN (London), COIRA, (Minkovsty, Ukr.), ELLMAN (Minkovsty, Ukraine), FAGIN (Dvinsk, Latvia), GREENBERG (Rzeszów, Galicia), GRUDMAN/GRUBMAN (Kedainiai, Lit./Riga, Lat.), KOTZEN (Riga, Lat./Birzhay, Lit.), KREIGER (Riga, Lat./Kedainiai, Lith.), LUFFER, ((Riga, Lat./Birzhay, Lit.), MAIDMAN (Minkovsty, Ukr),ROSENBERG (Lomza/Nowogrod, Poland), STORCH/STOCK (Rzeszów, Galacia), STERN (Narajow/Narayiv, Galicia), SZRENZIL (Narajow/Narayiv, Galicia), WYSZYNSKI (Mlawa, Poland)

Re: Alternate locations for an Orthodox wedding/marriage ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #usa

Sally Bruckheimer

"married in the rabbi's office rather than in the main sanctuary (not sure if that's what the primary area of worship was called). Would there have been a precedent, or reason? "

My mother said she got married in a blue suit - I don't know where, but it wasn't a big wedding, and money wasn't the issue. The issue was that WW II was raging in Europe (and the US wasn't in it yet, but soon), and a big todo wasn't proper. 

Perhaps your grandparents married near or during a war?  Or Covid-19? Or Spanish flu?

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

looking for magazine " Menorah " ,June 1,1984 pages 4-8 published in Toronto ,Canada #canada



I am looking for an article  written by Slovakian  lawyer Miklos Gasko, published in the  “  Menórah,  "  magazine  of  Toronto   on 1 June 1984 pages  4-12  on "Death Trains "

I am from Melbourne, Australia




Roslyn Eldar




Update on event: “The 11 Tribes of Rubel: The Search for My Cousins, Past and Present”. At 1PM EST on March 10, #announcements

Walter Rosenthal


“The 11 Tribes of Rubel: The Search for My Cousins, Past and Present”.  At 1PM EST on March 10, a virtual presentation will be hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County  (Florida).  Ken Cutler, an attorney and Parkland City Commissioner , will speak about his unique strategy for conducting genealogical research. Priority will be given to the members of JGSPBCI.  A link will be provided prior to thE presentation.

Please respond to Walter Rosenthal waltrose864@...   


Walter Rosenthal

Washington Heights by LBI #usa

Alan Ehrlich

Interesting retrospective concerning Washington Heights... The ’upper’ Manhattan neighborhood where so many German Jewish refugees relocated to that it’s been nicknamed: "Frankfurt on Hudson, respectively "The IV. Reich":

Friendly regards,,
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland

Charlap family #rabbinic #usa

Moe D

I'm a descendant of rabbi Yaakov Moshe charlap. I haven't chanced upon too many relatives that are descendants of him as well. I know that there was a rabbi in new york, by the name of rabbi yechiel michel charlap. If anyone has a file with a list of all  his descendants, and also a couple of photos, it would be cool to see.
Moe Dinkel

Re: Alternate locations for an Orthodox wedding/marriage ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #usa

Shlomo Katz

In fact, getting married in a Shul (synagogue) is a relatively new (i.e., 19th century) innovation and was disapproved of by many rabbis who viewed it as being influenced by the Christian concept of a church wedding. Traditionally, Jewish weddings were conducted outdoors weather permitting.

Sources to rabbinic works available on request.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD

Families from Petkunai, Lithuania #lithuania

David Wolk

Seeking contact with any Jewish Gen members who had relatives living in Petkunai during period 1870-1900.  Would like to find possible links to my ancestors, Max and Leba Wolk.

Many thanks,
David Wolk

Yiddish Letter Translation Assistance - Thank You! #translation

Dave Baron



Thank you in advance for any assistance translating this note to my Saba (grandpa), from I believe Moshe Shertok, also known as Moshe Sharett.


Moshe Sharett, Israel’s first foreign minister (1948–56) and second prime minister, replacing David Ben-Gurion who in 1953 retired temporarily.


The signature resembles that of Shertok on the list of signatures from the Declaration of Independence, last name on the left, but I could be wrong:


Gratitude as always to the JewishGen community for this forum and support. 

Gratitude as always to the JewishGen community for this forum and support. 

David Baron
Baltimore, Maryland

Glïckstadt - portuguese jews to Emden #germany #sephardic #scandinavia


We are a little group of people trying to verify if our ancestors born in Emden/Bunde/Jemgum in the 1600’s are really related to the Henrique family who settled in  Gluckstadt in the early 1600's.

Some researchers think that they would be children of  Josua Moses Henriques born in 1665 in Gluckstadt, Manuel Mendes Henriques Cohen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt, a Female Mussaphia Dionis Hinrichen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt or  Manuel Mendes Henriques Cohen born around 1640 in Gluckstadt (parents unknown), 

However, until now we found not written evidence on such link.
We have very little information on Glückstadt for this period, and we are looking for any document which could guide us and be evidence such a list of all list of Jewish residents between 1600-1700 in Glückstadt, a list of residents in Emden during this period, travel documents, etc...


 Thanks and best regards



Joelle Meyer from Paris
Looking for Meyer/Meijer/Meier and Nathan ancestors from the Emden region (Emden, Bunde, Jemgum, Wittmund, Leer, Aurich, Norden during the 18th century

Re: New England Ports of Arrival pre 1905 #usa #records


For Rhode Island arrivals prior to 1911, look in Boston arrival records.

Marian Smith

Re: New England Ports of Arrival pre 1905 #usa #records


Karol: If you have access to you can search for immigrant ship arrivals at US Atlantic Ports.  Rhode Island is included.

David Rosen
Boston Massachusetts USA

On 2/28/2021 4:32 AM, Karol Swanson via wrote:
I was once told that my G-Grandfather arrived in the US in a port in Rhode Island- possibly Truro or Providence.  He certainly does not appear on the EIDB.  Does anyone know where I can find more information?

Karol Schlosser Swanson

Family tree of Avraham Avinu...any connections? #general

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך

hello everybody.i share with you a family tree till avraham avinu and sara so you can try to conect your family to this tree.
y.z.kinstlich.  Kinstlich123@...

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The following photos have been uploaded to the David Ackerman Lublin about 1901-10 album of the main@... group.

By: philippa ackerman <philippaackerman@...>

Re: Genealogy Programs #general


I have in the past used Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic and others.  However, I changed to Family Historian about 5 years ago as it is incredibly flexible and customisable.  It does great charts and reports as well.  It supports Plugins and there are lots of these to expand the features, should they be needed. 

There is also a Family Historian User Group that has given me an incredible amount of support with the more advanced features.

Colin Harris
London, UK

New England Ports of Arrival pre 1905 #usa #records

Karol Swanson

I was once told that my G-Grandfather arrived in the US in a port in Rhode Island- possibly Truro or Providence.  He certainly does not appear on the EIDB.  Does anyone know where I can find more information?

Karol Schlosser Swanson

SCHLOSSER –Stry, Kolomea
FLUGMAN- Bukaczowce, Burztyn
ROSENBERG- Koniuszkow
KITTLER, KITTER- Bukaczowce, Wojnilow

Bergerfruend/bergier from bilgoraj #general #poland

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך mother (lea)born in bilgoraj.her parents (died from starvation)were. binyamin and chaya sara bergerfrajnd.
Binyamin's parents were Moszek bergier and ajdla golda porcelan.
Chaya sara's parents were Lejba Josef nudel and necha cukier. 
I need to know who were their parents?
i will be very happy to get an answer ...
Y.z.kinstlich.      Kinstlich123@gmail

Re: Romanian Jewish Surnames Book #romania

Peninah Zilberman

Hi Michelle,

Do you know who is the author, editor and the publisher


Peninah Zilberman


Peninah Zilberman




Re: Genealogy Programs #general

Ellen Lukas Kahn

I also would like to hear from others about the possibility of creating a book using Family Tree Maker.  
Does it allow a person to add more than just the genealogical data?  
Can one add photos?  
Do you print out one at a time at home? 
And how does the finished product look?

Ellen Lukas Kahn

Shared History: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands #events #germany

Lee Jaffe

Forwarding an item I thought might be of general interest.   -- Lee Jaffe

Shared History: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands:


2021 marks the 1,700 anniversary of the earliest evidence of a Jewish presence in the Roman provinces of the Rhineland (mentioned in a 321 edict of Constantine the Great as preserved in a 6th century manuscript at the Vatican library).  The Shared History Project will use 58 objects located in several dozen collections presented chronologically to create a multifaceted historical narrative of the complex coexistence of Jews and non-Jews in German-speaking lands over 1,700 years. Each object will illustrate a facet about  Jewish history and everyday life which was and still is deeply interwoven with the peoples, regions, and countries of Central Europe. Each week in 2021, a new object will be released (you can sign up for a weekly reminder), with daily entries during the week of November 10,  each object is accompanied by two brief essays & a provenance note, embedded in a time-line, featured on a map, and will also be placed in a virtual exhibition room which will open this week.


Last week, the 14th century Jewish wedding from Colmar was featured, held by the  Musée de Cluny in Paris, which was very recently (exactly pre-pandemic ….. sigh, those were the days )  presented at the Cloisters/ Metropolitan Museum as the highlight of the exquisite Colmar Treasure exhibition.


SHP Object 8, released Feb 21, 2021



Throughout the year, events and lectures will accompany the online project.
During our first event last week, three experts on late antiquity discussed archeological and historical evidence surrounding Jewish life in ancient Roman provinces north of the Alpes (mainly related to the archaeological sites in Cologne (Germany) and Kaiseraugst (Switzerland), the recording was just placed on LBI’s Youtube channel: Jewish Life in Late Antiquity: From Colonia Agrippina to Augusta Raurica,


We would be delighted if you could join and follow this project -  and spread the word 



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Director of Collections

Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History





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