Re: Trying to figure out where in the Russian Empire my grandfather was born! Confusing location ("Limyazov") on his naturalisation papers in the UK #translation #ukraine #russia #unitedkingdom

Sherri Bobish


Have you searched for Limyazov at:
Do a "fuzziest" search from the drop down menu.

Try searching for old records of surname LAZOFSKY at:

I suggest doing a soundex or phonetic search on the surname.

Are there records from The U.K. for family members that might give their town of birth, i.e. marriage, military, death records?  Perhaps another record may have a better spelling of the town name.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Re: How to access the Residents Book for Jalowka and help with place name needed #records #belarus #poland

Todd Leavitt

Mandy: You may well be aware, but be certain to take a look at the KehillaLinks site for Jalowka administered by Brock Shamberg/Ron Killian. I am a Serlin/Rudy descendant from Jalowka. You can e-mail Brock at shamberg@... andr Ron at ronskillian@... to be added to the distribution list.

Todd Leavitt
Santa Monica, CA

Re: Question about ZATULOVSKY Family Photo from Ukraine circa 1909 #ukraine

Sherri Bobish


Are there any census records that exist for their town at that time?  That may indicate if a nanny was living with them.

She could be a girl they hired, or she could be a relative that needed the work.  We really can only conjecture unless some record exists of the inhabitants of their home at that time.

Was the family well-to-do enough to keep a nanny?

About her hair, it is hard for me to tell if her hair is short, or just pulled back in a severe style.  Either way, it may be just personal style choice, or a specific reason, i.e. lice?

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching for Information on Rabbi Samuel Miller of Scranton, Pennsylvania #usa #records

N. Kotz

I am researching my husband's great grandfather, Rabbi Samuel Miller. The few records I have found thus far indicated that he was in Scranton, Pennsylvania around 1883-1093 but I have not been able to find him in the 1900 US Census. I am trying to determine his birth and death dates as well as the name of his wife and any other children besides the following.

What I do know is that he officiated at the wedding of his daughter, Esther, to David Kotz on December 15, 1909, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  I have a wedding registry record as well as a wedding announcement regarding the marriage.

According to an article from The Tribune of Scranton dated 11 March 1903,  another daughter, Fannie died by suicide. This information is corroborated by the listing of Fannie's death in the Record of Deaths of Scranton PA for March of that year. According to that record, Fannie died at the State Hospital in Scranton.

He may have also had a daughter named Rose.

Thank you all in advance for any assistance you might be able to provide.
Nancy Cohen Kotz

Cohen /Kelman/Winterberg/Schweid

Nobel./ Chisinau /Wolfhagen /Warszawa
Repynne/ Hrymayliv /Lviv


Re: How to access the Residents Book for Jalowka and help with place name needed #records #belarus #poland



I believe you are seeking Slutsk (aka Sluki). 
We have a group researching Jalowka, which I visited in 2006.  Please email me directly for an intro to our group.

David Gordon
Miami Lakes, FL

GRODINSKY/GORDON/GRODY  from  (Jalowka & Leonovicze, Grodno Gubernia - Poland/Belarus) 
KAPLINSKY from Grodno Gubernia (Poland/Belarus)
PARANSKY and HECHT from Ruzhin (Kiev Gubernia)
KUTSOVSKY/KATZOWSKY from Peryaslav, Ukraine 
SACHAROV/SACHAROW from Poltava, Ukraine
GELTZER from Iasi, Romania
TOLCHINSKY from Poland and Ukraine


translation of monument's hebrew #translation

Enid Rose

Requesting translation of 2 monuments
Enid Rose
Paramus, Nj

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Re: Looking for Lviv Researcher #ukraine

Hazel Dakers

Hello Israel

Alex Dunai is a very experienced researcher, translator and guide around much of E. Europe and based in Lviv aldunai@...

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz, Poland),  HEIMANN (South Africa and Luegde, Germany), NORDEN/NORDON/NORTON (London and South Africa)

Re: Question about ZATULOVSKY Family Photo from Ukraine circa 1909 #ukraine

Frank Szmulowicz

She could be a nanny (or a photographer's assistant), probably the first.
Frank Szmulowicz

Re: 1809 Baden Name Adoption Lists #germany #names


Hi everyone,

Reposting this which I posted earlier but never made it to the forum.

As Ralph already knows, I happen to be a descendant of some of the people appearing in the name adoption record that Ralph shared in his original message.
Thanks again Ralph for sharing this with me.

With respect to your search, Reuven, and of possible collective interest for other people researching Rheinland Pfalz, I want to share the following :
- Having some ancestors who lived in Niederhochstadt (Pfalz) I was in touch last year with a genealogist who published a book on the history of present-day Hochstadt, which quotes name change records from that city. He told me the originals are in the Speyer archive.
- Part of this region was under french authority during the name adoption period. Therefore, some of the records are in french, and some may even be in the french archives.
- I found (french-authority) jewish name change records for the region of Landau (Pfalz) on Familysearch. The records are not all properly indexed, so it is useful to search for documents in surrounding localities in addition to your location of focus.

I would therefore expect that there are name adoption records to be found 1/online 2/in the Speyer archives and 3/ in french archives for this region.
Reuven - if you could share which location(s) you are researching perhaps someone on this forum can share further pointers.

Sincere Regards,
Daniel Mayer,
Paris, France

Re: Prisoner number 11060 Auschwitz #romania #holocaust #records

Lewis, Megan


Start with the Arolsen Archives and the Auschwitz State Museum.

Do the records specifically mention that this is his Auschwitz number?  If so, there might be a letter (A- or B-) in front of it.  See this article about Auschwitz's prisoner numbering system from the USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia for more information.

Prisoners received a new prisoner number every time they entered a new camp, so 11060 might be a number from another camp.

Megan Lewis
reference librarian, USHMM 

Re: Godparents? #galicia

Shlomo Katz

Generally, "Godfather" refers to the "sandek," the person who holds the boy during his circumcision. It often would be the grandfather or another relative.
It can be a clue to figuring out relationships and naming patterns.
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD

Transylvania Jewish census 1900 #hungary #records #romania

Awesome Properties

Is there a searchable record online of the Transylvanian Jewish census of 1900? Is it on Jewish Gen yet? What about other census in the span of 1880-1940?
Thank you for your help,
Rachel Malik

Re: Professionals who match individuals in photographs #photographs

Nurit Har-zvi

The Center for Jewish History had a very informative talk about this earlier this year. The youtube link is

Nurit Har-zvi
Forest Hills, NY

This week's featured collections in Miriam Weiner's new Surname Database at the Routes to Roots Foundation website ( include documents from the towns of: Lublin, Poland & Kiev, Ukraine. #poland #ukraine #holocaust

Miriam Weiner

The Routes to Roots Foundation is offering Weekly Featured Collections from the new Surname Databases on its website at


This week, we are highlighting the following: 


1.     List of Jews incarcerated in the Majdan Tatarski Ghetto (in Lublin)

 from April 20-31, 1942


2.    Index to Birth Records in Kiev, 1920-1936




Also check the Image Database for:

            24 images of Lublin

            44 images of Kiev



Miriam Weiner

Secaucus, NJ

Re: RECHERCHE BAKALARSKI #france #poland

Michael Hoffman

Hello Michele,

I would suggest that you widen your research to the UK, and i would advise that you start by using the following websites, and the UK's National Archives at

The UK's National Archives website has records for Naturalisation Certificates and Background files.

Best regards,

Michael Hoffman


Upcoming IGRA webinar July 25 #events

Garri Regev

The 2021 IGRA webinar series continues on Sunday, July 25 at 7 pm Israel time (noon East Coast). The topic this month is: Migration, Immigration & Emigration: Genealogy on the Move. Registration is required:
IGRA is pleased to host Jeanette Rosenberg again. This webinar covers Migration, Immigration, Emigration Transmigration and genealogy on the move aka mobile genealogy. It looks at the kinds of information available and also the technology you might want to use for your genealogy research when not sitting at home at your desk (when not in the time of COVID-19!). Basically this part looks at mobile apps and programs. Most of the webinar deals with the fact that Jewish families moved over different geography and how to trace them and how they travelled, etc.
We look forward to hosting you!
Garri Regev
President, IGRA

Trying to locate a registration at JRI-Poland of the wedding of Leib Horn #poland #translation

Shimy Karni

I found a record in JRI-Poland about the brother of my grand father.

It is the only knowledge that we know about him; we don't know when he was born when he died etc.
Attached is the recorded in file yente0.jpg. It is registration about a baby girl named Yente born in 1903.
When looking at the akta that was pointed it let us know that he was married at 19/8/1902, and some one translated me that 
the registration of the wedding is in page 38. but I do not know to find it.- attached is the original data.
I need an help to find it or any more information about him assumed between 1870-1940.
Thanks a lot,
Shimi Karni, Israel

Re: RECHERCHE BAKALARSKI #france #poland


Bonjour Michèle, voici ce que j'ai trouvé :

Pascale Hollande

Looking for half sister-NUSIA RICHTER(RECHTER) #poland #general

Chana Gdanski


I am trying to find out what may have happened to my half-sister, Nusia Rechter (Richter).


She was born in 1937 in Krakow, to my mother Wita (nee Elbaum) and her first husband Hersch Rechter. Wita and Heniek’s address in 1940 was Skawinska 10 Krakow.


I have never found out the truth about what happened to Nusia. These are the stories that I have been told:


1.       My mother ended up in the Krakow Ghetto with my future father Roman Gdanski (Abraham Jacob) who was a bachelor living in Skalbmiersz.  Somehow Roman helped, by hiding Nusia with a Polish family. I know my mother was in Buchenwald and other camps as well as Schindler’s camp. My father was in Buchenwald.



2.       Nusia was travelling on a train, possibly alone, after liberation, to be reunited with my mother. There was a pogrom in Kielce around 1946 and Nusia was struck by a ricocheting bullet and died in my mother’s arms, probably at the Krakow station. This makes me think Nusia may be buried either in a cemetery in Krakow or Chrzanow.



3.       Nusia stayed with the Polish family because my mother didn’t collect her after the war. Nusia may be living under another identity.


My mother told me that she and Heniek were reunited after liberation but he was ill (Hersch died after liberation from lung disease) and died shortly after. I know he was born in Radom.


I have been trying for many years to find some leads about Nusia but nothing has ever been found. I would be most grateful for any help or leads.

Thank you,

Anna Gdanski,

Melbourne Australia









Re: Austro-Hungarian army records? #galicia #poland #hungary #records #austria-czech

Alex Feller

Try some of the links on my Rohatyn site for researching Galician soldiers in the Austro-Hungarian Army.
There are various resources for research.  If he was injured or taken hostage as a POW, you might find his name in the lists.
If you are up for the search, he may be among the many microfilms of Galician Military records that are available to view on the FamilySearch website

Alex Feller
Chicago, IL

3701 - 3720 of 663963