Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

Emily Rosenberg

-- How nice to hear your "next generation " story and the effort the community made to help you and others resettle 
Emily Rosenberg
Oakland, California

KESNER in Amsterdam, London, Chicago
STODEL in Amsterdam, London, USA
KAWIN in Suwalki and Poland
RUBINSKY in Suwalki and Poland

Re: Rose Bernstein from Binghamton, New York #usa

Steve Pickoltz


Yes, it looks like you found the marriage record for my aunt's first marriage.  All the name seem correct.  Now that I have a #1 husband's name---Edward McMahon, all I have to find out when he died and if there is an online death cert or notice.

Steve Pickholtz

Killings in Linkuva #holocaust #lithuania


Today, 23 July 2021 is the 80th anniversary of the day about 700 older men, women and children from the village on Linkuva were taken to the forest and shot/killed - including many members of our Blumzon family. I won't list their names here. 

The killings ended at about 1pm so by now they would all have been eliminated. As in most other Lithuanian villages the killers were not Germans but Lithuanians - in this case the brothers Jonais and Popilais Stumbris; and the brothers Tarashka, Jasaivitzios and others, and the three sons of the local chemist Jasukaitis (Sintauris, Januskais, and Simonatas).

Linkuva shtetl website is here : (now also eliminated from the list of links on

You can listen to and read the transcript of an interview with an elderly Lithuanian woman describing the killings here:

May they rest in peace

Dr Aubrey Blumsohn

Sheffield, UK

Unable to upload a GEDCOM to add now data to JFJP #general

Alan Kolnik

I am trying to upload a small GEDCOM file that includes new discoveries in my family and am unable to do so.


Every time I got to the FTJP page and click on the “I ACCEPT and wish to UPLOAD my Gedcom” I get redirected back to the “Login to JewishGen” page.


I successfully change my password to match the new requirements and have no trouble logging on.


Am I  doing something wrong?


Is this a temporary problem or is this function no longer available?




Alan Kolnik


North Bethesda, MD


Re: Can Nazi forced labour records be found of Bohemia (Böhmen-Kamnitz) ? #holocaust


You have to conduct a search at

If you don't find, they have many more records there not yet uploaded to the site so you can always ask them to send you what you need.

Good luck

Shosh Eizenshtein, Toronto

Re: Why St. Louis? #usa


I've enjoyed all the responses about Jewish history in St. Louis. One other prominent immigrant who got his start in St. Louis was Joseph Pulitzer.

Taking this discussion a century forward, my family immigrated to St. Louis from Kiev in 1979. We had no family in the United States and were randomly assigned to this unknown city in the middle of the country. The Jewish community did a fantastic job of resettling the refugees (although I really didn't enjoy the label New Americans). We were met at the airport and taken to a fully furnished apartment -- new furniture, linens, kitchen utensils. In addition to receiving financial assistance, the community provided ESL classes and employment services. Families who wanted to send their children to the private Jewish day school could do so free of charge. In addition, each family was assigned a volunteer sponsor family to help get further acculturated with holiday celebrations and outings. I grew up and lived in University City, where historic Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform congregations occupied the same block.


Mikhailina Karina

Alexandria, Virginia

Re: Need help to get a transcription off a death record for Max Koenig #usa #records

Peter Cohen

There is a very limited list of direct descendants that New York City considers eligible to receive copies of death certificates after 1948. Despite the fact that they are supposed to be released after 70 years, NYC still will not release the details of 1949-1951 records (although Reclaim the Records forced them to release indexes.)

Max Koenig is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.  Some cemeteries do a better job than others of recording the information that was on the death certificate. And some are more cooperative than others in giving out the information.  Contact Riverside Cemetery and see if they can / will help you. 201-843-7600
Peter Cohen

Re: Records for town Nagyszőllős (Vynohradiv, Ukraine) #ukraine

Janet Furba

Hi ask the records in the State Archive of the Zakarpatskaya Region in Uzhgorod.
Janet Furba,

Re: Help wanted: find the link between Rabbi Pinkas of Koretz, b. 1726, and our ancestor Chai Sarah Shapiro b. 1818 #belarus #ukraine #rabbinic

Janet Furba

Hi ask the Mogilev abd the Khmelnitsky Archives.
Janet Furba,

Re: Records for town Nagyszőllős (Vynohradiv, Ukraine) #ukraine

Janet Furba

Hi you can directly ask the archive where the records are stored.
Janet Furba, Germany

Re: Need help to get a transcription off a death record for Max Koenig #usa #records

Richard Werbin

Here is Anna Horowitz who died 21 Feb 1948.
This is from

After 1948, the only source for the Max Koenig death certificate is the NYC Department of Health.
It is very difficult to get death certificates from them unless you are named on the death certificate. They claim they will provide a death certificate to direct descendants. But, they would not sell me my grandparents' death certificate.

Name: Anna Horowitz
Sex: Female
Age: 58
Residence Place: Bronx, Bronx, New York
Address: 1239 Simpson St.
Burial Date: 22 Oct 1948
Death Date: 21 Oct 1948
Death Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Death Place (Original): Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Birthplace: Russia
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Housewife
Race: White
Father's Name: Abraham Goldberg
Father's Sex: Male
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Name: Sara Chirel
Mother's Sex: Female
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Spouse's Name: Morris
Certificate Number: RN 10360
Additional Relatives: X
Cemetery: Mt. Judah
Frame Number: 402

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Abraham Goldberg Father M   Russia
Sara Chirel Mother F   Russia
Morris Spouse U    

Digital Folder Number: 004030720
Microfilm Number: 2200503
Image Number: 00402
Indexing Batch: B03115-5

Citing this Record
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949", database, FamilySearch ( : 3 June 2020), Anna Horowitz, 1948.

Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President

Translation Request - From Russian #poland #translation


I've posted five vital record documents from my Senk family of Sierpc, Poland.  I would very much appreciate it if you would translate them into English.  Thank you so much for helping me learn more about my family.

Jon Zimmerman

Re: Online meeting CompGen "Jewish genealogy to support memorial sites and descendants in search of family roots" (in German) #germany #events #records

Hannah Sperber

Is there a list of survivors of Karlsruhe, Germany?
There was a reunion more than 20 years ago by invitation of mayor of Karlsruhe.
any info on Johanna Heineman,?

Hannah Sperber, Denver, CO

Re: Researching: family Gunsberger of Papa, Hungary, including Flora/Fradel, who married a Lazar. Bodansky, Hungary. Lafosky, Ukraine, Hackers, Austria-Germany. Anyone else? #hungary #austria-czech #ukraine #holocaust #unitedkingdom


Hi Susan
Do you have any male offspring who carry last name Gunzburg or Ginzburg?
If yes, did they do Y chromosome?
This can help link the families.
My Ginzburg family comes from Belarus Minsk.
My family shares y chromosome with De Gunzburgs

Val Ginzburg 
Toronto Canada
Genn, Gen

This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake

“When we think of and bewail the millions of dead, tortured and subjected to horrible deaths that are impossible for the human mind to comprehend, we plant an eternal flame, a yahrzeit light, for such illustrious figures who, in the last moments of their lives, demonstrated such proud humanity and dignity.”

“A Wolomin Mother Becomes a Martyr” from the Yizkor book of that Polish town is the story of one woman’s courage and sacrifice that saved the life of another. When the Germans took the town into their iron hand, one of their demands was that all Jewish women bring their fur coats to the Gestapo. One tried to safeguard her coat by putting it into the care of a gentile, who informed on her. The Gestapo quickly summoned her. But her mother-in-law, Rochele Loskovki, told her “Chutshe, you're not going…They demanded Mrs. Loskovki, so I will go. You have young children for whom you have to stay alive.”

And she went in Chutshe’s stead, and paid the price.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Question on Ron Day Vo photograph #photographs


I would appreciate any ideas about this photo.   I'm trying to figure out what the, " Ron•Day•Vo (?) is referring to, possible location and approximate year based on dress and car. Someone previously thought that this was a vocational program but I question this based on the time of the picture. Lastly, please take a close look at her right hand.  Could she be wearing a brace?
 Thanks so much for any ideas! 
Robin August

Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

Judy Floam

This book was been mentioned here so I got a copy – it was fascinating.  “Bread to Eat and Clothes to Wear” – letters from people thinking about immigrating to various groups that were set up to help them.   There was a lot of investigation before people made a decision about where to go when they left.


Judy Floam

Baltimore, MD

Re: Listing as an Alien Trader #poland

Frank Szmulowicz

In my private message, I asked whether it is possible that the great great uncle was involved in foreign trade in some capacity.
Frank Szmulowicz

Groberman from Yedenitz #bessarabia #general

groberman a.

in the last 2 years searching my family ( Groberman) roots, i reached only around 1870 born family. i found also that in Yedenitz lived few Groberman families ( only 7'000-10'000 jewish in the town ) which i couldn't find any connection yet between them all. 
i will appreciate any assistance !
Avihu Groberman

Can Nazi forced labour records be found of Bohemia (Böhmen-Kamnitz) ? #holocaust


I am trying to find details of Adrianus PEETERS (born 1915) and  Sara KERPEL.(born 1911)
Ron Peeters (NL)

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