Obtaining a death record listed on FamilySearch #usa #records

michele shari

I know someone posted that there is a way to obtain the actual records from familysearch while sitting in a parking lot and logging in. I was wondering if there was anyone who could get this record of an aunt that passed away so we could find more info on her (grave, parent info, etc).
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL
This is what I found on FamilySearch





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Name: Minnie
Birthplace: Russia
Sex: Female
Husband: Isaac Kaufman
Daughter: Dora Kaufman

Other information in the record of Dora Kaufman

from New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949

Name: Dora Kaufman
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 2 Sep 1896
Event Place: Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
Event Place (Original): Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Address: 136 Madison St.
Residence Place: New York
Sex: Female
Age: 22
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Occupation: Dressmaker
Birth Year (Estimated): 1874
Birthplace: Russia
Burial Date: 2 Sep 1896
Cemetery: Washington Cem
Father's Name: Isaac Kaufman
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Name: Minnie Postasnik
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Certificate Number: cn 30513

Re: Searching for FRIEDMAN relatives from Minsk #belarus



Are you searching information about the Friedman family  after their arrival to the US,  or before?  On and you can find many records for them. 
Giannis Daropoulos 


Re: ZIMBLER - Lazarus (Eliezer) and Rose/Rosie (Raizel) - London 1911 #lithuania #latvia #unitedkingdom

Michael Hoffman

Hello Simon,

Do searches on the following : 
The United Synagogue website for Marriage Authorisation Certificate at 
Rose/Rosie's maiden name is Segall
Do a search on the website of for the 1939 Register which was produced prior to WWII
and was used for providing Identity Cards, Ration Books and other official documents.

You should use the General Register Office also known as the GRO for obtaining Births, Marriage Death Certificates, you can do a search in the official indexes for Births and Deaths on this website.

Michael Hoffman,


Re: HOROWITZ-Minsk turn of 18th century #rabbinic

michele shari

Hi Yoni,
Did you do DNA? My great grandparents were Aizik Horowitz married to Ester Kaufman from Minsk but I don't have any records of the names you mention. If there is a connection I would love to know, but DNA may be very helpful in your search and make sure you upload to gedmatch and other sites.
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL

Researching Kaufman, Horowitz, Hurwitz/Gurevitz, Potashnik/Potasnik/Perlman, Perlmutter/Perelmutter, Lipsky, Leykin/Leikin, from Gomel, Minsk/Russia, Rosen and Resnick from Russia

Re: Begging translation of my newly found Grandmother's resting place FANNY LEVY #translation

Odeda Zlotnick

I read the second name as "Marisha" and was wondering if you were named after her.
The Hebrew month is Mar-Cheshvan, commonly called Chesvan.
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Looking for the children of my uncle who disappeared during the Holocaust in Romania-Father Stauber, Mother Fischman #romania #holocaust

michele shari

Hi group,
My late great uncle, Josef Maier Stauber, b. 1909 (parents Lazar Stauber and Czipre/Tipora Stauber), from Viseu De Jos (Also Visso) was married to Marta/Mindel Fischman b. ~ 1910 (parents Yenta Perl and Abraham Fischman) and they had 2 children, I believe sons. Mindel was killed in 1943 and I found her grave. My great uncle survived the camps and came here after and lived with my father and his parents (his mother was Josef's oldest sister). All through childhood I knew about these young children, but his sons from his second marriage never did until I told them and I was the younger cousin so they were quite shocked. We all did DNA (FTDNA, MH, uploaded to Gedmatch) and I have searched the Arolson Archives as best as I could. Any idea if there are any other resources to find out about these children, if only to remember their names for Yahrzeits. They would have been born probably in the 1930s so the birth records are not online yet due to privacy laws. 
Thanks for any and all help. 
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL 

researching Farkas in Transylvania/Hungary (Carei, Tasnad, Cluj, Kisvarda, Margitta, Satumare), Weiszhauz/Weisshaus (Vamospercs), Rosenfeld (Vamospercs), Isak/Izsak, Taussig/Tauszik, Schein, Pollak (married Farkas), Jakab (married Farkas)

Researching Stauber/Stober/Shtauber (Viseu and surrounding towns, Maramures, Romania), Deutsch, Malek/Malec, Fischman, Genud/Genuth, Apter, Herstik/Hershtik/Herstig, Teszler/Tessler, Davidovici, Ganz/Gancz, Paszternak, Feig, Pollak, Jakab

Re: Begging translation of my newly found Grandmother's resting place FANNY LEVY #translation

Valentin Lupu

Here is interred
Mrs. Feige Nazarisha daughter of Reb Avraham
A modest and precious woman
Passed Away on 3rd Marcheshvan 5697
To the sorrow of her sons and daughters
May her soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life

Valentin Lupu

HOROWITZ-Minsk turn of 18th century #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Looking for HOROWITZ family from Minsk whose daughter married Moshe
ben (son of) Rabbi David , the rabbi of Novarodok during the 18th
cent. I haven't found David's family name and his son Moshe, adopted
the family name HOROWITZ for himself.


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Re: Ancestry World Explorer subscription #general

michele shari

We found a lot of Canadian records for our relatives there on Ancestry, but I had also already found many of them on FamilySearch. I suggest you try it for 6 months but remember to calendar the renewal date and cancel it beforehand as many of these sites do automatic renewal and once they bill your credit card you can't get a refund. Also, we pooled our resources, my cousin pays for the Ancestry and I pay for MyHeritage and we share info. Also, my cousin put up a private tree on Ancestry bc she had some hunches and ended up getting hints so make sure you have your latest version up when you start your membership. Also when emailing people through their system (you can only contact people through their server unlike FTDNA) always include your email so if you discontinue after the 6 months people can continue to contact you (see if you can add it to a bio if they allow as well). Try tag teaming it to save money. All the other suggestions on here are great too. What a wonderful community we have!
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL (formerly NY like so many others)

researching Farkas in Transylvania/Hungary (Carei, Tasnad, Cluj, Kisvarda, Margitta, Satumare), Weiszhauz, Weisshaus (Vamospercs), Rosenfeld (Vamospercs), Isak/Izsak, Taussig/Tauszik, Schein, Pollak (married Farkas), Jakab (married Farkas)

Researching Stauber/Stober/Shtauber (Viseu and surrounding towns, Maramures, Romania), Deutsch, Malek, Malec, Fischman, Genud/Genuth, Apter, Herstik, Hershtik, Herstig, Teszler, Tessler, Davidovici, Ganz, Gancz, Paszternak, Feig, Pollak, Jakab

Trying to identify Congregation Ben Menashe LES #galicia

Alan Reische

I’ve been able to determine that my great grandfather was buried in a Washington Cemetery subplot for the members of Congregation Bnei Menashe (or Menasche) which in 1902 was located at 89 Ridge Street in the LES. He and his family lived close by this location in the late 19th Century. The same congregation or its successors were later relocated to 289 East 4th and 159 Attorney Street.  (This information comes from the WPA survey of churches and synagogues.)

The following names are affiliated with Ben Menashe in the WPA records: Nachlath/Nachlas Zvi/Zevie B'nai Israel Linath Hazedek B'nai/Bnei Menasheh/Menasche

 I’ve reviewed the municipal records for backup to the WPA survey without finding anything further about this congregation.  I’ve unsuccessfully attempted to trace its records through funeral homes that might have historical information. I’ve also searched the YIVO index, again with no results.

Is anyone familiar with it and in particular, with its affiliation with specific towns or regions in Galicia? Based on other records, it appears my great grandfather migrated from the general area of Rzeszow, but I don’t have confirmation of that.

(I’m mindful of the possibility that cemetery plots may from time to time have been purchased by non-members.)

As always, I’ll appreciate any further information members can provide.

Alan Reische
Manchester NH USA
REISCHE - Przeclaw and Rzeszow Galicia

Re: RECHT family of Poland research #poland


Hi all, I should add that Jack's SS application has him from Lodz, but other family records are from areas around Kielce & Rado.  Also, Jack was born in April of 1917, and came to Canada with his father in about 1935-36, and lived in Toronto.

Thanks, Colleen Knol
Edmonton, Canada

Re: Photographs of Berlin Addresses Pre-war #germany #general

Judith Elam

Karen - if you know specific addresses in both Berlin and Leipzig, you can google them.  I was happy to see that several of the addresses of my my father's Berlin family and my mother's Leipzig family look exactly the same as they did pre-Holocaust.  But it was also shocking to realize that this is therefore also exactly how their homes and streets looked when they were deported.  I have visited these places in person too.

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI

Re: Ancestry World Explorer subscription #general

Feige Stern

I've found the Ancestry world subscription useful, especially if you're researching family in Canada, which is not included in their basic US membership.
And I've gotten some European records too!  Shortly after a trip to Germany and getting records from a small town there, I got hints for those relatives and up popped the same records I had just gotten, plus a few more!  

Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH

Re: Ancestry World Explorer subscription #general


No site gives you everything, so every few years I take out a short subscription to Ancestry and MyHeritage. If you go to a public library you can try Ancestry for free. Ancestry tends to be a bit week on Eastern Europe and often they have only indexes. For Polish records the best site is JRI-Poland and they are slowly adding links to the actual documents. For many places FamilySearch remains the best source, for example, for Hungary, Ancestry gives you some indexed data, but since most records have not been indexed the best way to find information is to look at the digitized original records.
Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia

Re: Looking for information( tlf number, email address) of Mr.Shraga Tzevi Levi ( Israel) #hungary #romania

Eli R.

Per public information, Mr. Shraga Tzevi Levi  lives at 2 Torat Chesed Street, Jerusalem.
His land line phone number is +972 2 622-9783

This is a link to a summary of the book you mentioned:
In essence, a tribunal headed by Rabbi Shraga Zvi Tenenbaum disqualified Rabbi Moshe Feldman from serving as rabbi in Galanta.
The book presents the reasons for the ruling and the correspondence between the rabbis of Hungary in this case.

Good luck with your search.
Eli Rohn, PhD
Netanya, Israel

Re: Records of Landsleitschaften in New York City #records #usa

Barbara Ellman

If the landsmanshaften is still active, the papers would still be with the society's contact.  Check with the cemetery where the society has a plot for a contact.  Sometimes the contact can be very helpful.

Check the Yivo online for to see if the contents of the society are listed.  Some society's folders contain as little as a single piece of paper.  In this case, it was the form that members completed to indicate what money they were submitting should be applied against.  The society I'm referencing is not currently listed on Yivo's search.

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland

Re: Hebrew to English translation #austria-czech #translation

Dubin, David M. MD

Here is buried  (abbreviated )
The honored rabbi (abbreviated, and not necessarily a rabbi) Dov Ber Pichler of blessed memory (abbreviated)
died at age 50 years on 7 (maybe 6) Tamuz (5)681 (I think)

Then the boilerplate abbreviation: may his soul be bound in the bonds of (everlasting) life 

david dubin
Teaneck New Jersey 

Re: Tiktin Family of Rabbis #poland

Adam Cherson


Does the deep ancestry of R' Abraham ben Gedalye of Tiktin have something to do with the Maharam of Tiktin ( ?
Adam Cherson

Re: Photographs of Berlin Addresses Pre-war #germany #general


Part of my family lived in pre WW2 Berlin, at Alt Shoenhaus Str.  As a result of my own research, I can suggest the following links to further your research:

1930's Berlin Jewish address book

The link below is a blog by a UK student who had lived in Alt Schonhauser Str, Berlin in the 1990’s and on his link are some old photos of the street/area before it was redeveloped as we can see it now.  In his blog he says the street would have been in the old East Berlin.

Alte Schönhauser Straße

Extract from a BBC link:
Jewish renaissance
And speaking of beacons: across from Tacheles sparkles the gilded dome of the Neue Synagogue (New Synagogue), the most visible symbol of Berlin's revitalised Jewish community. The 1866 original was once Germany's largest synagogue but its modern incarnation is not so much a place of worship as a place of remembrance. Climb the dome to gaze out over the quarter's rooftops. Nearby, on Grosse Hamburger Strasse, is Berlin's oldest Jewish cemetery, the Alter Jüdischer Friedhof, which was destroyed in WWII. A replica of Enlightenment philosopher Moses Mendelssohn's tombstone now stands as a lone representative for all 12,000 six-feet-under residents.

I hope you will find the above links of interest.  

Malka Flekier
(London, England)

Hebrew to English translation #austria-czech #translation

Peter Pichler

Hello.  This is my grandfather's gravestone returned to its upright position in the Vienna Jewish Cemetery 18 months ago. The photo was sent to me by the cemetery after they did the work, but the inscription isn't terribly clear.  CoViD has stopped me going back to see it.  Can anyone read the Hebrew inscription and translate it for me?  I have asked the cemetery people but they haven't responded.  Many thanks.  Peter Pichler

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