Re: Jill Anderson z"l untimely passing #lithuania #latvia

Daniel Horowitz

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Jill Anderson,
President of LitvakSIG.

Jill was a key figure in the partnership established between LitvakSIG
and MyHeritage.

We extend our sympathy to her family, friends and all LitvakSIG members.

In the name of the entire MyHeritage team
Daniel Horowitz
Expert genealogist

Re: The Hebrew translation for the name Yetta #names

Sarah L Meyer

Do you have Hebrew on her tombstone?  A Ketuba?  Either of these would give her Hebrew/Yiddish name as opposed to other possibilities (of which there are many).

Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

Re: The Cohen Family from Rumford/Biddeford Maine #usa #general #lithuania


CORRECTION - Minna/Minnie Rose Glickman born 1896 Vilna, Lithuania * died 1987 Boston, MA USA
~ Carla Ashton-Cohen

Re: Kimberley Diamond Mines #southafrica


In 1900 my grandfather, Albert Isaacs,  travelled from  Manchester, UK,  to Kimberley to make his fortune in the diamond mines.  Unfortunately that didn't happen. He stayed with his Aunt and Uncle, as his Uncle was a manager of one of the mines.    A family diary describes his 2 month stay in Africa.  Bad health meant that he had to search for another job, and at some stage he went to Aliway North to work for Mr. Levy, a Jewish shop owner,  before  returning to Manchester more or less penniless.   I have more details from the diary if anyone is interested.  
Kathryn Berman

THIS Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7 pm - JGSNY, Getting Your ACGT Together: Organizational Strategies for DNA Analysis #jgs-iajgs #announcements #dna

Phyllis Rosner

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Webinar
Wednesday Oct. 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. EDT

A joint program of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York and the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Getting Your ACGT Together: Organizational Strategies for DNA Analysis

Speaker: Paul Woodbury

DNA test results are constantly changing, so trying to organize them can feel like aiming at a moving target. In this webinar, learn to organize your results around clear research objectives in order to isolate, prioritize, analyze, and correlate the genetic data most pertinent to your research.

This webinar is open to the public during the live session. It will be recorded for NYG&B member access and audio will be accessible to JGSNY members on their website. A handout will be provided to attendees and members of both organizations.

Paul Woodbury is a Research Team Manager at Legacy Tree Genealogists. He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he studied Genetics and Family History. He also holds a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology.  His article, "Where to Test? Genetic Genealogy Testing Options," appeared in the January-March 2021 issue of the NSG Magazine.

All are welcome; attendance is free, but registration is required:

Submitted by:
Phyllis Rosner
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY

Re: Translation of birth register #romania #austria-czech #translation

Andreas Schwab

I read the first entry a Krämmer (misspelling of Krämer) = shopkeeper, owner of a small store selling all sorts of things, not necessary food;
the second entry is Schänker, the owner of a pub.
Here is the scan in better resolution:

Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada
MODERATOR NOTE: This is in response to a previous question regarding an occupation

(Subject line): Invitation to JGSSN Zoom meeting at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Sunday, October 10, 2021: "Routes to Roots Foundation: New Holocaust Name Lists Database and more! #belarus #holocaust #poland #ukraine

Miriam Weiner

Even if you attended my IAJS presentation, there is a lot new for you on October 10.
You can now search the following:            
      901 individual Holocaust Collections from 659 Towns!

The Holocaust Collection includes both survivor and victim name lists.

Also different from the IAJGS lecture, there are 37 new slides with new info and images.

To request a Zoom link, please complete this short form: which can also be found on the Meetings webpage.

Members of JGSSN can attend for free.  Non-members can pay $5.00 on the Donate webpage and complete the short form.


Miriam Weiner

Secaucus, NJ

Re: Translation of birth register #romania #austria-czech #translation

Jeremy Pacht

Thanks to all who have responded.  Some of you have pointed out the photos I uploaded are scarcely legible.  I haven‘t been able to figure out the source of the problem yet, I think it may have something to do with a recent update on my computer.

I have received two decipherments with translation from individuals who contacted me directly — I was able to send them a high resolution pic by email — and since the two individuals gave me precisely the same information I think my question can be regarded as resolved.

Thanks again for your help!
Jeremy Pacht
Wecker, Luxembourg

Is this name (in Russian) Zvulinch or alike ?... #russia #translation

Ofer Biran

Attached are the name from the index and from the document - thanks !

 Ofer Biran
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Re: Jill Anderson z"l untimely passing #lithuania #latvia

Joyaa Antares

Thank you for notifying us Carol.  Many of us have worked alongside Jill over the years and this is very sad news.
May her memory be for a blessing.
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

IGRA Free Webinar “Immigration Documents to Eretz Israel” #events #israel

Elena Bazes

Join the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) for our upcoming free webinar in Hebrew in honor of Aliyah Day The Variety of Documents Where You Find Information on Immigration to Eretz Israel” by Rose Feldman. The webinar will be broadcast on October 10th at   7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm ET.

 Advance Registration Required:

As more documents are opened to the public from various archives, we are able to document when and where our ancestors made Aliyah to Eretz Israel.  Sometimes these are lists of those landing in Eretz Israel, sometimes they are lists of those leaving a port or town on their way to Eretz Israel and sometimes the information is a document not connected to immigration at all. The IGRA All Israel Database collection contains such documents from the 19th century up through the founding of Israel in 1948. The webinar will be a survey of these documents, which will hopefully give you ideas of where to continue you research if you haven’t found the documents in the IGRA collection.

Rose Feldman is in charge of developing new databases for Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA]. She has lectured at ten IAJGS conferences starting in 2003, at various annual seminars and branch meetings of IGRA and IGS, at the Israeli Association for Archives and Information workshop, and the genealogy workshop of the Central Zionist Archives. In 2017 she was the recipient of IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year. Rose was one of the three coordinators of the Montefiore Censuses Project.


Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair


Re: Please help decipher German and Hebrew #translation

Reuven Mohr

the royal government has received a petition by the Polish Jewish glazier Chest Itzig, to get permission to work as a glazier journeyman (not sure how it is called in English - he has not yet passed an examination to become a master glazier).
Strasburg (today Brodnica in Poland, then a county administration in West Prussia, including for the town of Gollub, today Golub), 16 may 1834

the yiddish note is probably the answer - 'von die Regierung erlap...' permitted by the government

Reuven Mohr

The Cohen Family from Rumford/Biddeford Maine #usa #general #lithuania


I am new to this group and looking forward to learning more about the Cohen Family.  I have been doing genealogy research on my family for many years, and I am now shifting my focus to my husband's family.  I am VERY interested in information on the Cohen family who migrated from Lithuania and settled in Rumford, Maine. See family members below:

Brick Wall
Max Cohen born 1853 Russia * died abt 1922 Biddeford, ME?
married to Minnie Leah Kubitzky born 1855  * died 23 MAR 1922

Louis Cohen born 15 JUL 1875 Russia * died  23 MAR 1939 (owned a Bottling Company in Rumford, ME)
married to Bertha Gerrin Zaguresky born 15 JUL 1875  Lithuania * died 28 MAR 1939

Harry Jacobs Cohen born abt. 1897 Russia * died 1947 (Music teacher - Stephens High School, Rumford, ME USA)
married to Minna/Minnie Rose Glickman born 1896 USA Vilna, Lithuania * died 1987 Boston, MA USA

Milton Herman Cohen b. JUN 1918 Rumford, ME USA * d. MAR 1982 Framingham, MA USA
married to Ruth Jacobs  b. MAR 1916 * d. 1986 Boston, MA

Stephen Harry Cohen b. 1951 Boston, MA USA * Living  (my husband)

Please feel free to contact us through JewishGen or contact my husband Steve Cohen directly:
We look forward to discovering more about the Cohen Family any information you can provide would be great.
Thank you!
~Carla & Steve Cohen

Jill Anderson z"l untimely passing #lithuania #latvia

Carol Hoffman

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jill
Anderson, President of LitvakSIG. Losing a valiant battle with severe
illness, Jill passed away peacefully in London on Saturday 2 October
Jill, an accomplished musician, was a devoted Litvak. She was always
ready to help others in their pursuit of finding their roots. Jill
demonstrated leadership, compassion and commitment to LitvakSIG.
We extend our profound sympathy to her family and friends.
In great sorrow,
Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG. co vice-president

Re: Translation of birth register #romania #austria-czech #translation

David Lewin

At 09:43 30/09/2021, Jeremy Pacht wrote:

I am writing to ask if anyone can translate for me the occupation of Israel PACHT that is stated on the birth record of his daughter Rachel, on the attached page from the birth register.   Rachel's entry is the first on the page.

I would also greatly appreciate a translation of the father's occupation for the second entry on the page (pertaining to Abraham PISTINER, father of Chana Feige), since this is the occupation given for Israel PECHT on earlier birth records in the same register.  The word reoccurs in the third entry from the bottom of the page, as the occupation of Sara’s father Abraham LÖF.

In case this helps with deciphering, the records are in German and from the Kimpolung 1859-1877 birth register.  Kimpolung (now Campulung Moldovenesc, Romania) was a village in the mountainous south western part of the Austrian crown land known as the Bukovina.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Jeremy PACHT
Wecker, Luxembourg[]

I read the record as
Chaskel    Israel Pachl    Ester Schieba    Rachel Tikin  

David Lewin

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at

Re: BMD civil registration in Galicia & Poland, FHL lookups #poland #records #galicia #ukraine

Odeda Zlotnick

Thanks for the helpful info about the FHL lookup service!

How did these costs compare to people's "net wealth" (or whatever you wanna call it)?
Most of our ancestors in Galicia and the Pale of Settlement were so poor that I would wanna call it abject poverty.  Some of them barely had enough money to feed their children let alone pay for any regisration....

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Re: Help make out and translate mystery postcard #hungary #translation


The 10groschen postage stamp on the card was issued in 1929.

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia

Re: Need help identifying my maternal grandfather #dna

Yonatan Ben-Ari

I believe that the last sentence in Michele's post is the reason that
DNA testing is not allowed in Israel (due to possible issues of
Mamzerut -Bastards),

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure. Anne Dublin. Sunday, 19 September 2021, at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Jerry Scherer



Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure

Jewish Orphans from Poland to Ontario


Speaker: Anne Dublin




Wednesday, 27 October 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET.




PRESENTATION: Anne Dublin will speak about researching and writing her historical novel for young people, Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure (Second Story Press, 2021). Through an interactive PowerPoint presentation, Anne will describe the voyage of thirty-eight Jewish orphans from Poland to Georgetown, Ontario, in 1927, their lives at the Canadian Jewish Farm School, and their concert in Carnegie Hall, New York. The themes of friendship, antisemitism, and music are the threads that are interwoven in her presentation. This novel was inspired by historical events about Morris Saxe, who is sometimes called the “Canadian Schindler.”





BIOGRAPHY: Anne Dublin was born in a displaced persons camp in Salzburg, Austria. She and her family came to Canada in 1948 as part of the "Garment Workers' Scheme," or "Tailor Project." Anne grew up in Toronto, and attended York University and the University of Wisconsin. She was an elementary school teacher and librarian for over 25 years in Nairobi, Kingston, Winnipeg, and Toronto. Anne writes biographies and historical novels for young people, as well as short stories for adults. She has won or been nominated for a number of awards, including the Canadian Jewish Book Award and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth). She is presently working on a collective biography of Jewish women.



To register, please go to

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 27 October.


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 in the “Registration” location.


To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)


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Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications




Re: Need help identifying my maternal grandfather #dna

Michele Lock

There is a Facebook group called "Jewish DNA for Genetic Genealogy and Family Research", where you should post your questions about identifying your maternal grandfather. There are persons there in that group who have experience solving these sorts of problems, using their understanding of Jewish DNA results and knowledge of Jewish genealogy through records. They may also be able to tell you who you may hire to solve this mystery. 

It is the top 20-30 Jewish DNA matches for both your and for your sisters who will be the matches that aid you in this search. You don't have to go through all 16000-20000 Jewish matches to solve your problem. It is important to be able to understand DNA centimorgans lengths and number of shared DNA segments to zero in on who is a descendent of this grandfather or his siblings. Ancestry results are also useful because some matches have their family trees up for viewing.

The group also has advice on how to handle some of the more delicate situations that arise from identifying these unknown relationships. Not everyone who does DNA testing is comfortable finding out their long deceased relative had unknown children. 

Good luck with your search.
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

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