Rokiskis SIG missing members #lithuania

Linda Cantor

Messages to 2 members of the Rokiskis SIG (Lithuania) have been bouncing.  Please contact me at lincanfamily@....

Eleanor Lind Platt
Eliahu Abram


Linda Cantor
New York, NY

Yiddish and Russian translators/transcribers #JewishGenUpdates #translation

Karen Leon

JewishGen is seeking volunteers with the following language skills:
1. Ability to read old, handwritten, Yiddish and transcribe and/or translate, starting with a very meaningful set of records relating to the pogroms of 1919-1921.
2. Constant need for transcribing old, pre-revolutionary Russian handwriting, to typed Cyrillic format in spreadsheets, that get uploaded to a public Wiki for sharing. In addition, Russian transcriptions and/or translations from old, typed documents.
Please email Karen Leon at kleon@...
Thank you.

Karen Leon

Volunteer Coordinator


Volunteer translators of Hebrew or Yiddish needed for the new Yedinitz Yizkor Book translation project #yizkorbooks #translation



We are looking for volunteer Hebrew or Yiddish translators for the Yad l'Yedinitz; memorial book

for the Jewish community of Yedintzi, Bessarabia (Edineţ, Moldova).  Only a few articles have been fully translated.
Please contact me directly if you are available to work on this important project.

Thank you.

Allan Ira Bass

Translations of articles on Dobrzyn nad Wisla from Yizkor book now online #yizkorbooks #poland

Relly coleman

For those interested in Dobrzyn-nad-Wisla, I translated the two articles about the shtet from the Wloclawek Yizkor book. They are now available online at:

‘My Hometown Dobrzyn nad Wisla (Dobrin)’ (from Yiddish)
‘Alexandrov and Dobzhin on the Banks of the Vistula’ (from Hebrew)

Relly Coleman
Feld, Warszawski, Fudalowicz, Wasserstein

Re: Need Help With DNA Puzzle #dna

Jeffrey Herrmann

Once you feel you have figured out these DNA puzzles, here’s another: those of us with European ancestry have about one and a half percent Neanderthal DNA, which is about as much DNA, on average, as you would get from one fourth great grandparent, six generations back.  But the Neanderthals died out around 40,000 years, or roughly 160,000 generations, ago.  How do you explain this?
Jeffrey Herrmann
New Rochelle, NY

What is the subject of this Yiddish article? #translation

Toby Glickman

Please translate. I found this among my mother's belongings. I am curious to know why she kept it.
Thank you.
Toby Glickman

Looking for DUSSELDORF descendants #germany

Tanya Williams

Finding Family of LOUIS DUSSELDORF 

Looking for descendants of Louis Dusseldorf, born about 1803. Louis lived in Grotjahnstrasse, Altona in 1845. He had two sons Adolph Bendix & Otto Louis (who became a Dr. And went to America) & a daughter Maria (who left Altona in 1856 and went to England). If anyone knows anything about this family, what happend to Adolph or Louis or where they were born etc. Would be greatly appreciated.
Tanya Williams from Cowra NSW Australia 

Registration with the SS in Netherlands #holocaust #records


In January 1941 all Jews in the Netherlands were required to register with the SS.
About 160,000 did. Are those records still in existence and are they available to search?

Alan Cohen
researching Estera Kutnowska and Hendrik van Oijen  living at the Hague.

Searching my family connection on Bielitz (surname FLIESS) #galicia #records



I'm new here, sorry if this is not the correct place to ask.

I'm trying to find the polish/austrian connection to my family in Argentina.
As far as I know, my great great great father was "Alois E (Emil / Emile) Fliess", born in Bielitz, Schlesien (Silesia?) and I have 1833 as it's born year (maybe wrong).
But I can't find ANYTHING related to him.

He married in Argentina, had participation on Argentina/Brasil/Paraguay war (1864) and after that he wrote some books about agricultural industry for the government.

First I was trying to search on catholic records (familysearch) because his sons were baptised but then I found that he could be jewish.
Also I know he has some kind of relationship with "Wilhem Fliess" (some of best friends within Freud) born in Arnswalde (currently Choszczno?)

That's all I have and to make it more difficult, I know NOTHING about polish language...
Any ANY help would be awesome.

Again, sorry if my request was sent to a wrong place.

Best regards
Carlos Sola

Re: Searching for Heyman family in Latvia and Montevideo, Uruguay #latinamerica


Another suggestion—contact the Jewish community in Montevideo. Google for synagogues, etc. The community is close-knit and maybe someone would be able to help you. 
 Best wishes—
Lillian Meyers
New York, NY

Help finding family in South Africa #southafrica


I am trying to get the email address of either Beryl and/or Cyril Schlosberg from Johannesburg. I am trying to ascertain the exact relationship between the Schlosberg and Salmenson families originally from Piet Retief. I am also interested in finding out if they have any genealogical information about the family.
Herman Salmenson

Fold3 Is offering FREE Access to Civil War Records Through July 18 #announcements #records #usa

Jan Meisels Allen




Fold3, a member of the Ancestry family of companies is offering free access to search their 100 million  Civil War Collection through July 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM MDT. Registration is required. Name, email address and password is required to register, no credit card information. If you try to access the collections not featured during the free access period, or any records after the free access time expires you will be invited to subscribe for a Fold3 paid-membership.  To access the collection go to:


When the record you want appears on the upper right is an icon with tools. Click on that to download or print the image.


I have no affiliation with Fold3 or Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Russian translation #translation

Laufer, Shmuel

A need Russian translation for 4 certificates of families.

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


A marriage certificate of Zelek Zylberman and Enia Liba from Wyskow for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


 A death certificate of Chaim Pech from Dubienka for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


A death certificate of death certificate of Lea Pech from Dubienka for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ....


 A birth certificate of Szyia Majufes from Przasnysz 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: How were Hungary censuses conducted? #hungary

Dan Rottenberg

Yes,  the age discrepancy between these 2 Salis is another complication I must explore further. The 1829 birth date for Sallie Klein Jolesz might be an error, or it might be a faulty transcription meant to read 1819 (as you point out, a woman born in 1829 could not have given birth to a son in 1840). In any case, my original question remains: How was the census information gathered, and over how long a period (days, weeks, months?) was the information collected?

JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. VIENNA, BUDAPEST, PRAGUE — THREE GREAT JEWISH COMMUNITIES. Henry Wellisch. Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 7:30 p.m.. ET. #jgs-iajgs #austria-czech #hungary

Jerry Scherer





Speaker: Henry Wellisch




Wednesday, 14 July 2021, at 7:30 pm. ET.


These three cities were, before World War I, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the 19th century, thousands of Jews moved to these cities from the provinces to look for a better life. Once there, they became an important part of their new homes; some became leaders of society and distinguished themselves in the fields of science, literature, medicine, theatre, politics, etc.


The presentation will cover a period of several hundred years until World War I. For those who had relatives who may have resided there, Henry has prepared a register of research materials. These will be found on the website of the JGS Toronto and will consist of searchable birth, marriage, death records; and cemetery records, city directories and others. Also provided is an extensive list of books on the history of these communities.


Henry Wellisch was born in Vienna and escaped from there in 1940. He spent the war years in a British Internment camp on the island of Mauritius and in 1944 volunteered for the Jewish Brigade. In 1948 he joined the Israeli army and participated in the War of Independence.


Over 25 years ago, he began to investigate his family background, concentrating his research on the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was able to trace his family back into the middle of the 18th century. He has published numerous articles on Jewish family research, has lectured on various genealogical subjects, and was president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto from 1993 to 1998.


To register, please go to:


Please keep the acknowledgement email when you receive it as it contains your personalized link to join the Zoom meeting on 14 July.  

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website, a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event


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Vice President, Communications



Re: Need Help With DNA Puzzle #dna

Bob Smiley

This may not be caused by endogamy. I have a personal case where a known (by paper trail) 2C2R matches me with 236 cM total. This is way beyond the expected amount and is due not to endogamy. Her Great Grandmother was my father's cousin. The rest of her relatives going down that line were non-Jewish, so endogamy does not come into play, nor inheritance through a second line.
When you inherit DNA from a set of great grandparents, you do not always get an even split between the two. And you may continue to inherit that larger amount going further. It does not always get diluted by halves in each generation. This is what happened in my case. My match maintained more of that specific multi-great grandparent's sequences that would be expected.
Another example is my wife who shares an untouched 48 cM segment on a particular chromosome with relatives who are known 6Cs. Some chromosomal sequences continue unaltered.
Bob Smiley
Kirkland, Washington USA

Re: Need Help With DNA Puzzle #dna

Jill Whitehead

I have been trying to get my double second cousins to do DNA testing but they will not, but I would love to see the results.They are descended from both my mother's mother's family and my mothers' father's family, with my maternal grandmother's 1st cousin marrying my maternal grandfather's first cousin in 1920. 

I also have a situation where my maternal great grandparents were first cousins, and then one of their sons married the daughter of my great grandmother's brother, making them double first cousins.  Ancestry's family tree cannot cope with that and so I have had to enter them twice. 

But we are commonly related several times over to our different families. When another of my 2nd cousins tested a few years back, I also found I was related to his wife. I have the situation where some members of my father's family are distantly related to my mother's family - not surprising as they came from the same geographical area. So endogamy will be the main reason for the result. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Re: Searching for Heyman family in Latvia and Montevideo, Uruguay #latinamerica

Arlene Beare

Unfortunately you give very little information as far as family names and dates are concerned. I suggest you consult the Jewishgen Family Finder . Also when doing a search remember that in Russian there is no H so you should  search for Haiman, Heiman.,Geiman,Gaiman.  I had a look at the Internal Passports on Citlskoki and there were quite a lot of names spelled the way I have indicated.  checked a few but  you would be best placed to look as you might recognise other family names.
Once you have a username and password use the site in Latvian not English.  Enter in the first box which is surname Geiman and leave the Town Box empty. Look at all the hits both Geiman and Heiman.
Arlene Beare
Co-director Latvia and Estonia Research Division.

Re: How were Hungary censuses conducted? #hungary

Marianna Toth

and also, in 1857 census Sali Klein was born in 1829, so it is strange that Jakab Tannenbaum was born in 1840 when Sali was only 11 years old.

Marianna Toth

Re: How were Hungary censuses conducted? #hungary

Marianna Toth

Tannenbaum Sali is 31 years old according to this household 448, but Jolesz Sali only 19....I know that ages are not exact in Hungarian censuses but still, this is a large difference

Marianna Toth

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