Re: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY #photographs #usa

A. E. Jordan

Did anyone offer? Or I might be able to do it on Sunday.

Allan Jordan

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Subject: Re: [] Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY #photographs #usa

If someone does go, i can add a couple names, and put a check in the mail (hope $20 is enough for your time) for them after photo's are taken and sent. Just send address to send it to. 
Ruebin and Florence Fiedler, map is attached for location.
Brian Westerman, sea1958wa@...

Are you bored without Facebook?🥱 #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

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We hope you will be inspired to learn more about your family history, and that you will continue to utilize our free website even once Facebook comes back online :)

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Free Webinar: New England Jewish Roots #JewishGenUpdates #education

Avraham Groll

Join us for Researching Jewish Families in America, a special series of JewishGen Talks highlighting archives, museums, and historical society collections of interest to family historians. The next virtual talk will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET, and will focus on New England Jewish Resources. Specifically, it will feature repositories with collections about the Jews of New England. The program is co-sponsored by the New England Jewish History Collaborative (

Registration is free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register nowAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.


  • Rachel C. King, Executive Director, The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Lindsay Sprechman Murphy, Senior Archivist, The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Kate-Lynn Laroche, Executive Director, Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association
  • Elizabeth Rose, Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
  • Harris Gleckman, Director, Documenting Maine Jewry Project
  • Ellen Kowitt, Director, JewishGen’s USA Research Division

SCJGS: invites you "O Canada: Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors from Afar" with Marion Werle #canada #events #records #announcements

Leah Kushner

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  


"O' Canada! Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors from Afar "   

Marion Werle. Professional genealogist

Sunday, October, 24. 2021, 1pm Pacific Time Zone/4pm Eastern  . 



Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests



This presentation concentrates on internet-based Canadian family research that can be done from virtually anywhere. The focus is on the major years of Jewish immigration to Canada after 1880 and ranges from Jewish farming settlements in the Canadian West to immigration to larger cities. The presentation covers the major sources of Canadian genealogical records– government, general genealogy websites, educational and other institutions – and includes ship manifests, naturalization records, Canadian census and census substitutes, city directories, voter lists, 1940 residence records, Jewish communal institutions, vital records, cemetery data, military records and local histories.

Bio: Marion Werle, a professional genealogist, began family history research 25 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of JGSLA and JGSCV (Conejo Valley/Ventura County) and is a past president and founding member of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group). She is currently on the board of the revitalized JewishGen Latvia Research Division. She has an ongoing interest in applying general genealogical methodology standards to Jewish research. Marion has also spoken at several IAJGS conferences and local genealogical societies in the Southern California area.

Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder. For more information or membership information membership.scjgs@...

Contact: Leah Kushner

 President, SCJGS
Santa Cruz, California





Russian Empire Documents - Method for Finding

Lara Diamond

Many Russian-speaking Jewish genealogists have created indexes for
various record sets. I write about a method for identifying if your
surnames may be mentioned, which helped me find numerous documents
relating to my family.

Lara Diamond
Baltimore, MD

Re: Radomysl Wielki #poland #general

Renee Steinig

The JewishGen Family Finder ( lists two people interested in KELLER from Tarnow and one interested in KELLER from Radomysl Wielki.  One of the researchers hasn't logged onto JewishGen since 2014, but the other two are active. You can contact them via the Family Finder. I encourage you to add your own ancestral surnames and towns there as well.

One more genealogist interested in KELLER from Tarnow appears in Gesher Galicia's Family Finder, which is accessible to members of Gesher Galicia. More information on membership: .


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

Joseph Kauftheil <k5709999@...> wrote:

is there anyone in this forum that has done research on families from Radomysl Wielki
specifically on Keller from Radomysl and Tarnow

Incorrect Soc. Sec. Death Index record #records

Judy Kaufman <judykaufman7@...>

My grandmother had a brother, John, or Yonya, or Janne Raskin.  I know he existed because 1) the family has a photo of my grandmother and all her 6 surviving siblings when they are all quite old, at some sort of family event, and each person is labeled - he is labeled here as Yonya;  2) When the parents and 7 children arrived in NY in 1906 (excluding my grandmother and her brother who I was told came earlier) on the ship log they state they are going to their son/brother John Raskin on Pitt St., NYC.  But I can't find any other information on him except this death record, except it's got an error.

I have attached Janne Raskin's doc. sec. death index record on Ancestry, which says:
Social Security Number: 063-20-6279
Birth Date: 1 Jul 1886   [I believe this is the correct birth date of my grandmother's brother because it is the same as her birth date, and I believe they were twins]
Death Date: Oct 1972

I sent away for the application for that ssn and the 1942 application I received (also attached) is for:
Janne Raskin - a female with birth surname Mallmen
birth date: Oct. 26, 1892

So it seems likely that the female Janne Raskin's ssn was mistakenly linked to the death of the male Janne Raskin...  although the birth date on the record, which is definitely not female Janne's birth date, confuses things.   I can't find any other records of a Raskin death in 1972.  

I haven't been able to find any other records for a female Janne Mallmen Raskin...  

Is there any way for me to untangle this and perhaps end up with more information about "my" Janne Raskin? 
Judy Kaufman
Irvine, CA

ROSENBLUM (Brest, Belarus), FRIEDMAN (Suwalki, Poland), LEIDERMAN (Khashchuvatye, Ukraine, KONETSPOLSK (Khaschuvatye, Ukraine), WEINSTEIN (Sokolow-Malopolski, Poland), RINENHEIM (Sokolow-Malopolski, Poland), LUKA (Sokolow-Malopolski, Poland), RASKIN (Ichnya, Ukraine), SCHIMAYATZSKY(Ichnya, Ukraine), SOKOLOWSKI (Ichnya, Ukraine)

Re: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY #photographs #usa

Brian Weste

If someone does go, i can add a couple names, and put a check in the mail (hope $20 is enough for your time) for them after photo's are taken and sent. Just send address to send it to. 


Ruebin and Florence Fiedler, map is attached for location.

Brian Westerman, sea1958wa@...

September 2021 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #general #jgs-iajgs #records

Jan Meisels Allen

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below.  The following are the summaries for the month of September, 2021.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert. Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.


  • Ancestry Appoints Former Amazon and Facebook Executives
  • FamilySearch Completes Digitizing 2.4 Million rolls of Microfilm
  • Free US Statewide Vital Records Reference Chart


  • (Australia) CNN Restricts Access to Facebook Pages in Australia
  • Re: (Australia) CNN Restricts Access to Facebook Pages in Australia
  • (Australia) Court Rules Australia Media Can Be Sued For Social Media Comments; Radio Australia to Start Bargaining


  • (Canada) Federal Election Called for September 2-' C-11 Dead Due to Election
  • (Canada) Prime Minister Trudeau Wins Reelection


  • (European Union) Google Fights Record Fines; Advertisers Say Browser Cookies Plan Anti-Competitive
  • (European Union) New Antitrust Investigation On Google's Voice Assistant
  • (European Union) Reminder that September 27 Standard Contractual Clauses Must be Used for All New Contracts
  • European Union- US) Inaugural U.S. -EU Trade and Technology Council Meeting Announced
  • (France) Google to Appeal $590 Million Fine by French Competition Watchdog
  • (Ireland) Data Privacy Commissioner Asks Facebook About LED indicator On Smart Glasses
  • (Ireland) Google to Face International Businessman in Landmark Case
  • (Ireland) WhatsApp Fined $267 Million USD by Irish Data Authority for not Being Transparent


  • (Philippines) Fire Broke out at Manila's National Archives on September 5, 2021


  • (Russia) Facebook, Google and other Big Tech Firms Face More Fines in Russia as Kremlin Curbs Access to Information Online


  • (United Kingdom) Public Consultation on Reforms to the UK's data Protection Regime


  • (US) American Community Survey--Proposed Rule
  • (US) Additional Funding For NARA Keyed to Veterans Accessing Their Records
  • (US) Big Technology Pressing Lawmakers to Stop Prosecutors from Snooping on Private Accounts
  • (US) Facebook's Response: Wall Street Journal Shows Facebook Knew Instagram Toxic for Teen Girls
  • (US) Wall Street Journal Shows Facebook Knew Instagram Toxic for Teen Girls
  • (US) Losing Plaintiffs Ask for Post-Appeal Motion Against Ancestry in Right to Publicity Case
  • (US-CA) AB -751 on Vital Records Copying Passed Senate And Goes to Governor
  • (US-CA) California Privacy Protection Invitation for Preliminary Comments on Proposed Rule Making
  • (US-CA) University of Southern California Libraries New Digital Resources for LA Community Histories
  • US-CA) Voters Strongly Reject Recall of Governor Newsom
  • (US- District of Columbia) Medical Examiner Records Privacy Act of 2021
  • (US-TX) HB 20 Passes Bill to Punish Social Media Companies for Alleged Political Censorship



The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening you are encouraged to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to:  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, AVOTAYNU, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at:


The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.


These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ovruch Ukraine #ukraine


Family lived in Shtetl Ovruch. Bais Weinberg sons Beryl Bernard Weinberg and Lazar Weinberg. Bernhardt was my grandfather. He married Doris Schatsky she died in childbirth and married her sister Mollie Malka Schatsky. They immigrated to Wisconsin. Any info would be wanted.

Bernis Kretchmar

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Southern Jewish Historical Society conference will be virtual - Oct 22-24 #announcements #usa #events


The 45th annual conference of the Southern Jewish Historical Society will be held virtually from October 21 to October 23, 2021 and will be free of charge.

There will be panel discussions and speakers discussing:
Expanding the Archives of Southern Jewish History
Collecting Kentucky Jewish History
The Art of the (Southern) Jewish Family
Facts and Fictions: Archives of Literature and Performance
How Old City Maps Can Enrich our Historical Imagination
Uncovering Lexington's Early Jewish Business Community, 1867-1924
Si Dresner's Civil Rights Activism in the Jim Crow South, 1961-1965
My Journey from Florala, Alabama
Enemy Alien Internment in the South in World War II
A Jewish Refugee in the Jim Crow South
Houston's Jewish Community and the Soviet Jewry Movement
Jewish Lawyers versus Jim Crow

For more information, and to register, go to the Conference website at:
2021 SJHS Virtual Conference | Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, Georgia

Re: The Hebrew translation for the name Yetta #names

Mary Clare

My g-g-grandmother from Ellingen, Bavaria was named Yetta and also went by the name Idel, a Yiddish diminutive of the name Yehudit (or Yehuda for a male). 

Mary Clare
Austin, TX

In memory of Jill Anderson z'l #JewishGenUpdates #lithuania

Avraham Groll

Dear JewishGen Community,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Jill Anderson's untimely passing this past weekend.
While in her professional life she worked as a presenter and newsreader at BBC radio, she is perhaps most well known for the direct and indelible impact she made to the field of Lithuanian genealogical research. Over the last 10 years, she volunteered for the LitvakSIG (a JewishGen partner), first as a District Research Group Coordinator, then as a board member, and most recently as the President. During that time, she was a frequent speaker at conferences, created new initiatives, and developed strategic partnerships which led to significant organizational growth. Many thousands of Jewish genealogical researchers have learned about their roots as a result of her efforts, and she will be deeply missed.
We send our sincere condolences to her family and many friends throughout the world. 
May her family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Avraham Groll, Executive Director
on behalf of the JewishGen Team


Re: Identifying ancestral town - current day Ukraine #ukraine

Susan Steeble

"The town appears to be listed as Bapoli.  The father, Leizer, wrote Balta on his declaration of intent ..."

The town may be Bohopil (Bogopol in Russian), which was in the former Podolia gubernia and is now in Mykolaiv oblast in Ukraine. That town was written as "Bapolia" in a family tree in my possession, and it is not far from the Balta region.

You may not find Bohopil on current maps because it no longer exists as a separate town; in 1919, it was incorporated into the town of Pervomaisk (Pervomaysk), along with Holta (Golta) and Olviopil (Olviopol), to make up the present city of Pervomaisk, which is on the Buh river and almost due east of Balta. 
Susan Kahan Steeble
Baltimore, MD, USA
Researching: FRIDGANT/FRIEDHAND and variants from Bershad, Ukraine
                      KESSELMAN from Chorna/Okna, Ukraine
                      BUDIANSKY/BUDINOFF and SLUTSKY from Korsun and Zolotonosha, Ukraine
                      KAHANOWITZ/KAGANOVICH from Grodno, Belarus
                      STUCHINSKY from Jurbarkas/Yurburg, Lithuania

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

Alan Shuchat

This looks like a Russian transliteration of the Biblical name Zebulon (Zevulun) in Genesis 30:20. זְבֻלֽוּן in Hebrewזבולון in Yiddish
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

Re: Facial Comparison #photographs

Nurit Har-zvi


The  Jewish Genealogical Society of had a great talk on facial recognition tools given by Scott Genzer last February. He has a website with a facial comparison tool.

There is a link to a how-to youtube video near the bottom of the page.

He gave his email as sgenzer@... to ask for a copy of an Avoteynu article on the topic.

Nurit Har-zvi

ViewMate Translation Requests - Hungarian #translation


I would like to request a translation of the Hungarian on two death records.  They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Geoff Spencer

Re: WW 1 Service Record - Documentation #usa #general


Hi Helen

If he was part of the Austrian Imperial Army, then the first step would be to search through the Verlustlisten (list of fallen, wounded, missing soldiers and POWs) and the "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke" (notices about wounded and sick soldiers) of the Austrian Imperial Army.

You can look at the Verlustlisten on several Websites:  
(This index ist still not complete)

Here you will find the Verlustlisten and the "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke"

In both the Verlustlisten and the "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke" the regiments of the listed soldiers are mentionned.
The "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke" also mention the military hospitals where the soldiers were treated.

If he entered the Army in Vienna you should find his Army service records in the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna.
Many records of the Kriegsarchiv of Vienna are also online on familysearch if you search via Catalogue.


Corinne Iten

JGSGM Zoom Meeting October 10 at 10:30 a.m. The Jewish Community of Morocco #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jgsgm President

From the desk of Yoram Millman, JGSGM VP Programming


                                                                  Press Release


The following event is organized by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami in collaboration with Temple Beth Am Library’s Sunday Salon, ANU Museum of the Jewish People and Sephardi Voices


Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.


To join us by Zoom, contact to get a link



A Slice of our Jewish Heritage Community


The Jewish Community in Morocco


Keynote speaker: Haim F. Ghiuzeli


 A historian and the Director of the Databases of ANU - Museum of the Jewish People, calling live from Israel.

The presentation focuses on the centuries-old history of the family names of the Jews of Morocco.  Surnames may provide an insight into the geographical origins of some families or into the occupations of their ancestors, the role they played in the life of their communities, and the way family members were perceived by their neighbors and friends. Understanding the rich linguistic background of the Jews of Morocco is an essential clue for a correct interpretation of the meaning of their family names. A knowledge of the meaning of these family names may reveal details about past Jewish life in Morocco and could be instrumental for a

successful research of family roots.

Program moderated by Professor Henry Green,  Professor of Religious Studies of Judaic and Sephardi Studies at the University of Miami - founder of Sephardic Voices - whose latest book published through Just in Press is SEPHARDI VOICES:

The Untold Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands 


Sephardi voice participating in the panel – Mrs. Sete Bentata,

a renowned architect born in Tetouan, Morocco, tracing her family story.



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

Janet Furba

Written Звыилн Zvyiln
but sounds quite abnormal
Janet Furba, Germany

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