Reminder: Gesher Galicia President Steven Turner JewishGen Talk This Tues 2:00PM EDT #education #galicia #poland #ukraine #JewishGenUpdates

Steven Turner

The title of the talk is "Highlighting the Partnership between Gesher Galicia and JewishGen."

You can register for the March 23rd 2:00PM EDT talk here
We look forward to seeing you. Thank you.

Steven Turner

Re: Triangulating matches #dna


I use a spreadsheet, as it can be sorted easily.  I think I started with a spreadsheet generated through MyHeritage and adapted it for my needs.  In the file, I have one sheet sorted by the name/username and another sorted by chromosome, so I can see matches from MH and FTDNA together.  I also have a sheet listing my strongest DNA matches based on various criteria.  


Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY


Re: Natan Noteh equivalent to one name? #names


On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 02:22 PM, Howard Nightingale wrote:
Natan and Noteh are separate names
According to Alexander Beider's reference of Yiddish names, it is the same name, from Nosn.
Here is the full list of Yiddish names associated with Nosn:
Nasan, Nason, Natan, Natsko, Neytel, Nosan, Nosel, Nosen, Noson, Nota, Note, Notel, Notka, Notko, Nusen, Nusin, Nuson, Nus, Nusya, Nuta

Mike Vayser

Proposed Day to Devote to Holocaust Survivors #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen

We are familiar with International Holocaust Remembrance Day January  27th commemorated in each year as the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day begins in 2021 at sunset on Wednesday April 7 and is commemorated on Thursday April 8. It corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.


A new commemorative day is being proposed for Holocaust survivors. Jonathan Ornstein, director of the JCC Krakow in Poland, and Michael Berenbaum, director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University, have jointly proposed a new holiday. Holocaust Survivor Day would be celebrated on June 26, the birthday of a prominent Polish survivor and advocate, Marian Turski.


They proposed June 26 because it is the birthday of Marian Turski. Born Mosze Turbowicz in 1926, Turski survived Auschwitz and the 1945 death march of prisoners from that camp to Buchenwald. Following liberation Turski moved to Warsaw, where he is involved in the work of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland, the Association of Jewish Combatants and Victims of the Second World War and the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Changes in IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee #records #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jan Meisels Allen

Dear JewishGen Discussion Group Subscribers:


I am writing to advise you of two changes to the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee which is responsible for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and replying to proposed legislation and regulations affecting records access.


First, we are delighted to add to our committee, Peter Graber-Lipperman. He goes by Pete. He recently retired as Corporate VP and Associate General Counsel of United Technologies Corp and formerly Vice President and General Counsel of Sikorsky Aircraft. In both he worked on federal legislation and regulations. Located in Connecticut, he is a recent member of JGS-NY, Inc.


Secondly, we announce the retirement of Paul Silverstone, who was appointed by the IAJGS Board to the committee in 2004. For a number years he served as IAJGS treasurer (2009-2015). Paul is an active, almost nonagenarian, who recently relocated from New York City to Vancouver, British Columbia to be closer to his family. Paul served on the JGSNY Board of Directors for many years.  He has dual citizenship between Canada and the U.S. Paul has written a number of books on ships and is an internationally recognized naval authority known for his many books and articles on warships. He is author of US Warships of WWII and editor of the naval notes column of Warship International, the quarterly journal of the international Naval Research Organization. He is currently writing another book!


The IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee:

Jan Meisels Allen  Chairperson,                                    JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)

In alphabetical order:

Peter Graber-Lipperman                                               JGSNY, Inc

Teven Laxer                                                                     JGS Sacramento

Bert Lazerow                                                                   San Diego JGS

Mark Nicholls                                                                  JGS Great Britain

Catherine Youngren                                                       JGS Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ken Bravo, ex officio   President, IAJGS                      JGS Cleveland


The IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee currently is comprised of two retired lobbyists, a retired general counsel, an active law professor, a word-smith extraordinaire, two international representatives-all active in their personal genealogy! Your committee has an excellent complement of talent to represent IAJGS on the many issues facing records access worldwide, so we can all do our genealogy research with hopefully a limited intrusion to our advocation and for some vocation.


Note:  All appointments are approved by the IAJGS Board of Directors

The JGS listed is the “home” JGS of the member as some of us belong to multiple JGSs.


For those interested in registering (its free) to the IAJGS Records Access Alert  go to:  You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized. It is required to include your organization affiliation (genealogy organization, etc.) To access the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives go to:  You must be registered to access the archives.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee





Re: Handwriting Help #records

The Becker's Email

I used the URL you included and that gave me Ancestry and the original manifest and I was able to zoom in to try to read.  Hinde's contact in the country from whence she came was her mother Blume Pela??sl, Savatzsky St., Wegdarovtz, Russia.  I can't find this town on jewishgen townfinder.  I checked out and their transcription lists other person as Bleyne Pelaunsh.  

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI

Re: Natan Noteh equivalent to one name? #names

Howard Nightingale

Natan and Noteh are separate names
My great uncle was known as Natan Noteh and that was on his passport as well

Howard Nightingale

Rabbin Rajzer Lejb Treistman #lodz #rabbinic #poland

Sylvia Kesbi <sylvia.kesbi@...>

My grand-parents were married in a synagogue by the Rabbin Rajzer Lejb Treistman in Lodz in the beginning of the 20 th century. I would like to know something about this jewih community. 
Thank's a lot
Sylvia Kesbi-Herszbajn

Re: "Neustat" shtetl near Minsk #poland #names

Gerald and Margaret

I would suggest that you contact "The Together Plan".  It is a charity based in London and Minsk helping the remaining Jews in Belarus to become more self-sufficient.  One of their projects is to provide a genealogical research service. 
They have the huge advantage of being local, fluent in the relevant languages and experienced in the quirks of the local bureaucracy.  .
Good hunting 

Margaret Levin
London UK 

New Book: Shealtiel-Charlap Family of Eastern Europe #general

Gary Mokotoff

The Charlap family ancestors were Royal Court Jews of Portugal: prominent rabbis, great scholars and prosperous businessmen. In this book, Andrew Charlap of Kazakhstan has diligently documented his Christian family back to circa 1650. The Jewish Charlap family is well documented with a fixed, inherited family name in Eastern Europe as early as the 17th century. Each reader must decide for himself whether or not the evidence is convincing that the author has assembled to support his hypothesis about his ancestor Parchom Charlapowicz’s connection to Eliezer ben David, who is apparently the first Jew to adopt the Charlap name. 


Additional information can be found at

Gary Mokotoff

Re: request for gravestone picture at Mt. Hebron Flushing, NY #photographs

Renee Steinig

Peter Cohen <peter.cohen@...> wrote:
There is very little chance of getting a photo request fulfilled through findagrave at a big New York cemetery. There are just too many requests. Most of those cemeteries will take a picture and email it to you for a fee. Probably $15 or $20.
And Mount Hebron makes that easy. One of several helpful features on its website is online ordering of grave photos. After locating a name at , click to see the person's record, which will include this link: PAY FOR PHOTO OF GRAVESITE. The cost is $14; "the cemetery will take a picture... and email it to you within one week."
Another nice feature on the Mount Hebron website: GPS. Many decedents' records now include satellite photos showing grave locations.
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY


1910 US Census Record for Grandmother #names #general


My grandmother emigrated from Poland, then part of Russia, in 1906. Her given name is listed in the 1910 US census records as Sporcha.  However, she is listed in the 1920 US census as Sophie. Could Sporcha be her Polish name which was later anglicized to Sophie?  Or could the 1910 listing of Sporcha just be a misspelling of Sophie. I am very curious to know. Diana

Diana Gleave

Re: request for gravestone picture at Mt. Hebron Flushing, NY #photographs

Peter Cohen

There is very little chance of getting a photo request fulfilled through findagrave at a big New York cemetery. There are just too many requests. Most of those cemeteries will take a picture and email it to you for a fee. Probably $15 or $20.
Peter Cohen

Re: Romania Research Division Update #romania #announcements #records #JewishGenUpdates

Vivian Kahn

More information for people buried in the Velente Cemetery or any other cemetery included in JOWBR may be found by searching the Hungary database. Burial records often identify deceased by their Yiddish or Torah names (e.g. Zisha) rather than the Hungarian secular names that may appear in the database. When searching Hungarian records remember that there are often alternate versions of given names. Alexander  could be Aleksander, Sandor, or Sanyi. Moreover, burial records included in JOWBR identify cemeteries by their current location and many towns in Hungary often had German as well as Hungarian names (e.g. Nagyvarad, Grosswardin or Pozsony, Pressburg, Bratislava). Many of those listed in burial records may have been born before the end of World War I, when Hungary lost about two-thirds of its land area so the record is listed under one of the former names. It is also a  good idea to search by entering the Hungarian county or district where the cemetery was located in Any Field.
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director

Re: Handwriting Help #records


This is all I could decipher.  The dots represent indecipherable.

Son  ....... allschiter 217/9
Siegel st, Brooklyn ny
Aunt. .......(hinde Lurie?) C/o m. F.....

238 mel ave, Brooklyn
Husband  .l or p lipshitz 43
vie(nna?) st. Rochester ny
Son j salvo/c/o John

Tanya Roland

Re: POLISH CERTIFICATE OF NATIONALITY #poland #general #austria-czech

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz

The list of certificates issued by the Consulate should be in the Warsaw Archives of New Files. Inquiries should be sent to the following mail: 

Ruth Leiserowitz
Researching East Prussia and Western Lithuania

"Neustat" shtetl near Minsk #poland #names

Todd Leavitt

My "Levitsky" family co-hort apparently originated from a shtetl that is referred to in several passenger manifests as "Neustat" (which would be close to Minsk based on Naturalization Papers of those involved). I know that Negnevichi is one close shtetl that might qualify. Does anyone have other suggestions?
Todd Leavitt
Santa Monica, CA (USA)

Re: Need copy of record located at LDS library - KLEPFISZ #poland #records

Michaele Burris

There is an FHC open near me.  I can get a copy of the record next week.
Michaele Burris

Balassagyarmat street names/maps #hungary


My grandfather Ferencz Weisz was born at 379 Nagyhid utca in Balassagyarmat in 1880, I have a photo of the house. I think the street may have been called Altstadt st just before that. Does anyone have or know where I may find a map of the town in the 1870s or 1880s to work out where on the street the house would have been?
Many thanks
Emma Cole

Handwriting Help #records


Can anyone decipher the handwriting on this Passenger Manifest Lines 28-30 Column 11 for Hinde Lurie and Family. I am providing a Link to the entire document and a Screenshot below
Thanks for your patience and help
Jay Filan
Brooklyn, New York

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