Re: Why would 2 neighboring states issue death certificates for the same individual? #usa #general


If both death locations seem incorrect, it is possible that one was the place where he was visiting when he died and the other the location of a hospital to which he was transported. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Re: Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #records #ukraine #usa


Is it possible that Mr. Kramer stated the wrong ship or sailing date?  If you have not searched for him without the ship name, I suggest doing so.  Also, did you search such names as Yitzchak and derivatives? I wish I had more suggestions.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Looking for info on great-grandmother's brothers - Resnick #usa


I'm looking for information on my great-grandmother's brothers. 
Background info: 
My great-grandmother's name was Jennie Resnick (married name Zavell). She immigrated to Cleveland, OH in the early 1900s from somewhere in Russia. I don't know the exact name of the city, but I do know that it was very close to the border with Poland and may actually be in Poland now because of the border switching. She would send money back to her family to get them to the US. We were told that her father's name was Moshe Resnick, but on her gravestone it says her Yiddish name (Yenta) bat Eliezer Yerachmiel. With the money she sent, her family was able to send over her two sisters - Esther (married name Simon, lived in Boston) and Eva (we don't know what her married last name was or where she lived). My great-grandmother and her sisters continued to send money and letters back home, hoping the rest of the family could make it to the US. The family in Russia would send letters back, but one day the letters just stopped. They were likely killed in the Holocaust, but I was hoping these names and this story might ring a bell and someone can tell me, at the very least, what my great-grandmother's brothers' names were. I don't know how many brothers she had. 

Thank you,

Robin Stein
Cleveland, OH

Jewish Cemetery in Baimaclia, currently in Moldova Republic #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Hello everybody, 

You may remember from previous presentations at JewishGen conferences that there are a number of Jewish cemeteries destroyed in Bessarabia / Moldova region.
Here is a list of 11 such cemeteries:

There are also a number of cemeteries where 1 or 2 tombstones standing, and the rest is ruined.  For example:  Dombroveni Jewish cemetery:
There is one stone still standing, where we could read the name. When I posted a message about that cemetery, I received from our member, 3 more names of people buried there.  If you know of people who buried in any of these demolished or almost destroyed cemeteries, please send me that information.

Next Jewish cemetery demolished is Baimaclia Jewish Cemetery in Cantemir district, not far of Cahul in Moldova.
I have already received three names of people buried there, and also many photos of pieces of stones, some with a Hebrew letter.  These photos will be part of Baimaclia Cemetery Report.
If you know people buried in Baimaclia,  please email me.

After Baimaclia, we will work on Destroyed Jewish cemetery of Kaushany.  I have a number of family members buried there: my grandmother Fanya Spivak (Khaimovich), great grandmother Golda Khaimovich (Srulevich), great great grandmother Sheiva Srulevich died in Kaushany in 1941 at the age of 104 and many more.

If you know of someone died/buried in Baimaclia, Kaushany, please send me that information at yefimk@....
Also if you know about a destroyed Jewish Cemetery, which is not on my list, also let me know.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator

NYC Directories of Funeral Homes in the 1920's #general #usa

Gary Gershfield

I have a NYC death certificate from 1922, and am trying to make out the name of the funeral home/Undertaker. 
Although the name is illegible, the address looks like 228 Lexington Ave in Manhattan.
Please see attached Death Certificate.
Thanks for any assistance.
Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills, NY
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Re: Why would 2 neighboring states issue death certificates for the same individual? #usa #general

EdrieAnne Broughton

Most commonly, the reason for two death certificates is if the individual died in one state and was to be buried in another.  Not all states require a second DC for a burial permit but some do.  
EdrieAnne Broughton

Re: Why would 2 neighboring states issue death certificates for the same individual? #usa #general

R Jaffer

He probably died in one of the states but lived and was buried in the other.

Roberta Jaffer

Re: Podhorini a village near Munkach Hungary #hungary #general


Birth , death and marriage records available from 1845  to 1943. 

Mark Friedman

Re: Help with location and possible date of photo #photographs

Joyaa Antares

Hi Felissa,

Consider the Facebook group, "Genealogy - Dating Old Photographs"

Good luck!

Joyaa ANTARES, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia.

Re: Podhorini a village near Munkach Hungary #hungary #general

Hap Ponedel


Try looking at this map:
Munkac is just a few kilometers southwest of Podhering.
Also there is this map:

You can view the whole map here:

Hap Ponedel
Eugene, OR

The cemetery at Krynki, Poland #poland

Bob Silverstein

Krynki, Poland, is a town east of Bialystok on what is now the border with Belarus.  Jews lived and thrived there for over two centuries.  The Germans deported the last of them in November, 1941.  Like so many other towns and cities throughout Poland, all that remains of the Jewish presence are three synagogues and the cemetery.  However, the descendants of those Jews of Krynki are scattered around the globe and are now coming together to restore the cemetery.


To learn more about Krynki and the cemetery restoration, visit the website or email me.

Bob Silverstein
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).

Why would 2 neighboring states issue death certificates for the same individual? #usa #general

Ken Cohen

I have been a long time subscriber but this is my 1st post. I don't really know what I am doing. 
Why would 2 neighboring states issue death certificates for the same individual?
Connecticut vs Massachusetts
1. Same name including middle initial.
2. Same birth date.
3. Same death date.
4. Different place of death.  Both seem incorrect. 
Ken Cohen
Norfolk, VA

Request for info from this Alegata record #translation

Randy Eckstein

I've attached 2 images (3 pages) from the 1919 Bilgoraj Marriage Alegata book.

I believe the 1st 2 pages (in 1st & 2nd image) is an exact copy of Aron Mordko DOMFROCHT's birth record from the records from Modliborzyce, written in Russian. (He's marrying someone from Bilgoraj.) Please confirm and extract dates, names, etc.

At the bottom & continuing to the next page seems to be some official explanation in Polish. I would like a full translation of it, as I have never seen this verbiage before.

Randi Eckstein
San Jose, CA

How can I get a copy of the World Jewish Congress Collections? #records


I found these records of interest.

How can I get a copy of these records?

Shia Rabinowitz

Help with location and possible date of photo #photographs

Felissa Lashley

This photo is of my great uncle, Jake Dorbin. I am trying to figure to figure out the geographic area where it was taken, and an approximate date. As to geographical location it could be either the central Ukraine or Nebraska, southern Missouri, Kansas or Oklahoma. He arrived in America by 1906.
I would appreciate any insights or ideas about the photo. Thank you very much.
Felissa Lashley
Austin, Texas
russia 3 2.jpeg

Agricultural Settlement Near (?) Minsk? #belarus

Phyllis Winstead

Hi! My grandfather, Julius (Yehuda/Yudel Mendel) WINNER (VAINER), never told us where he was from except that he came from a settlement close to Minsk. I think it could have been an agricultural colony? He did go to a Yeshiva that was so far that his mother knitted one sock on the way there and one on the way back. Could this be the HORODOK yeshiva?? 
Phyllis Grodzinsky Winstead 

Documenting the Shoah in Dubno #holocaust #ukraine

Hal Bookbinder



Of the 12,000 Dubno Jews in 1941 possibly 300 survived the Shoah. My cousin, Boris Fradkin’s mother was one of them, working on a farm, posing as a Christian, while supporting partisans in the forest. Virtually all of her large family were murdered, many by Ukrainians, some under Nazi direction and some on their own. Her father was murdered by Ukrainian irregulars long before the Nazis captured Dubno.


My cousin is seeking to gather stories of Ukrainian participation in the Shoah in Dubno. He is striving to document this aspect of the Shoah. If you have stories to relate, please reach out to Boris at fradkin@... or, if more convenient, please respond directly to me or email me at hal.bookbinder@... and I will see that Boris receives your response. #Ukraine, #Holocaust



Hal Bookbinder

Oak Park, CA

Hal Bookbinder, Oak Park, CA
(310) 800-7905

Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #records #ukraine #usa


I have "hit the wall" and would appreciate any help you can provide in my search for the immigration record (ship manifest) and naturalization petition for my grandfather, Harry KRAMER.

Harry cited his birth date as April 9, 1896. He was born in Kiev into a family with the surname GOLANSKI, but he changed his surname in the US to Kramer, as his mother’s Kramer family was well established in the US. I do not know for certain what his Hebrew/Yiddish name was, but it was listed as Isaac on my mother's ketubah. To the best of my knowledge, he was always known as Harry Kramer in the US. I do not know what name he may have sailed under. Likely options for first names are Harry, Hirsch, Zvi, and Isaac, with spelling variants. Options for surnames are GOLANSKY, GALINSKY, KRAMER, and KRAMEROFSKY.


I have searched numerous databases in numerous ways (Ancestry, Steve Morse’s, Family Search, My Heritage) under all of these possible names, but have been unable to obtain his ship manifest record or naturalization petition. Harry's July 16, 1918 Declaration of Intention, filed in the Kings County Court, states that he sailed from Antwerp to New York on the Kroonland, arriving on December 20, 1911. Harry initially worked as a varnisher at his uncle’s furniture factory, but by 1918 reported that he was a butcher, his ultimate profession (See screenshots below of the Declaration).


I reviewed every page of the ship manifest of the Kroonland arriving on December 21, 1911, including names not even remotely similar to his, but none of the entries seem to show similar relations in the US or Russia. I also reviewed all records of ships sailing from Antwerp in 1911 and all sailings of the Kroonland in a several-year period but could not identify him. We believe he would likely have been going to one of his maternal Kramer uncles, Borice, Harry, or David Kramer, all in Brooklyn.


I suspect, but am not certain, that Harry may have naturalized while serving in WWI. He was inducted on August 5, 1918 (just 2 weeks after the date of his Declaration), then served at Camp Greenleaf until October 7, 1918 and Camp Joseph E Johnston until approximately November 12, 1918 before shipping out overseas. He served overseas from November 12, 1918 to August 26, 1919 and was discharged on September 3, 1919. I reviewed WWI military petitions available through FamilySearch and Ancestry, and paged through records of military naturalizations in the District Courts overseeing these bases during the dates he was stationed there, with no luck.


After the war, Harry lived in Boston from 1920-1923 before ultimately returning to Brooklyn, so I also looked for naturalization records there. I found records of another Harry Kramer naturalizing in Boston during that time frame, but it’s not my Harry.

Harry appears on the 1924 NYC Voter List, so it seems highly likely that he was naturalized by then.

Any advice you can provide on finding one or both of these records would be most appreciated!

Mark Kramer
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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The Brooklyn naturalization database shows that he submitted his Declaration to that court, but not his petition. See screenshot.

Re: Help with spelling of a name #names

Sherri Bobish


Was there an address for Seidel Stadlen on the manifest?  If so, try searching the address in the keyword box at
You may find him listed with a different first name and/or different spelling of surname in an old Lynn city directory from 1907 time frame.

What town did the person going to
Seidel Stadlen come from?  Try searching, also at Ancestry, for anyone with surname STADLEN born in that town.  You may find Soc. Sec. application, draft card, naturalization, etc.
If you do not have an Ancestry subscription, check if your local library does.  Ancestry has been allowing remote access to library patrons since Covid.

You can also search passenger manifests for
Stadlen coming from that town.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish

Re: Searching for information Zlotchover and Blechner Families from Cernicvic and Skora and Winstein from Poland (Ozno) or Ukraine #poland #ukraine

Sherri Bobish


Don't worry!  Since you know what towns they came from than you already know more than many of us researchers knew when we began our searches.

Cernicvic may be today called:
Chernivtsi [Ukr], Chernevtsy [Rus], Kleyn-Tshernevits [Yid], Czerniejowce [Pol], Chernivitz, Cernivci, Cernevţi, Chernevtsi, Tschernewzi, Çernivtsi

Region: Podolia

Skora may be:
Skvira [Rus, Yid], Skvyra [Ukr], Skwira [Pol], Square, Skver, Skvere

Region: Kiev
Ozno may be:
Ośno Lubuskie [Pol], Drossen [Ger], Drossen Stadt, Ośno

Region: Prussia

These are the closest soundex matches found at:

You can search yourself for the towns at the above site.  You may find something that makes more sense to you.

You can search for records from these towns in the appropriate country databases at:

I suggest doing phonetic or soundex searches on names as they get spelled in various ways in the records.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

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