Re: Bessarabia Revision Lists #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Dear Teodoro,  thanks for your email.  Sometimes I am thinking that almost no one reads emails.  I hope this message will be helpful to everybody.

Teodoro,  you are correct, not all data on this 1910  list is right.  When we completed this set, we put an additional article about this set, explaining specific of that year list.

If you go to Introductory pages for Revision Lists - 

Click and get the whole Inventory of Revision lists...
Find in that table Kishinev  1910...  and on the right column you find a link to that article Alan wrote  "Kishinev1910FamilyList".
Please let me know if you cannot find that article.

We wrote articles about a number of Revision list sets.  They could help you to understand what is special there.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator

Marriage license #hungary

Donna Kanlan

I have been unsuccessful in trying to locate a marriage license for my maternal great grandparents. The groom is Geza Haaz born Apr 1854, and the bride is Johanna/Janka Kohn or Kahn born approx 1867. Their first child was born 1883 in Vecseklo, Hungary so they were probably married 1881-1882. Prior to immigrating to the US it showed my ggf lived in Tomasi Hungary. Can anyone access the marriage licenses during that era? Thank you for any assistance.
Donna Kanlan

Re: How Do I Access JRI Poland #poland #records


I'm not sure I understand Stanley's response.  There is, in fact, a required donation to each town in order to receive offline records/indexes. I understand Sana Loue's question and I face the same issue.  I fully understand and respect the need for donations, but it is difficult for researchers who don't know which towns to search.  Maybe all off-line records could be behind one paywall and with one donation we can have access all available records.

Helen Gonzales

JGSCT Virtual Program, October 17, 2021, 1:30pm Eastern, Randy Schoenberg, How to Improve Your Family Tree with Collaboration on #announcements #education #events


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Randy Schoenberg on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 1:30 pm.  The topic is How to Improve Your Family Tree with Collaboration on

Geni is an online genealogy platform seeking to build the definitive online family tree. Using the basic free service at, users add and invite their close relatives to join their family tree. All Geni users can share photos, videos, and documents with their families. Geni’s Pro subscription service allows users to find matching trees and merge those into the single world family tree, which currently contains over 100 million living users and their ancestors. Additional pay services include enhanced research tools and premium support. Geni welcomes casual genealogists and experts who wish to discover new relatives and stay in touch with family.

In this talk, Schoenberg will provide insights into using the Geni platform to make connections and conduct genealogical research.

Randy Schoenberg is an attorney in California, and a volunteer curator on Geni, and one of Geni's most active users, managing about 235,000 profiles.He is a board member of JewishGen and the Co-Founder of JewishGen's Austria-Czech Special Interest Group. He founded and moderates the Jewish Genealogy Portal group on Facebook, with over 37,000 members, the largest Jewish genealogy group in existence. He administers the Schoenberg FamilyTree DNA Project, Kolisch Family Tree DNA Project and Zeisel FamilyTree DNA Project. He is also the author of the Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy and the co-author of Getting Started with Czech-Jewish Genealogy.

Free for JGSCT members.  Donation of $5 for non-members.  Please visit for additional information.

Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut

Re: Identify Ancestral town in Latvia abandoned 1893 #latvia

John Yaffe <jlyaffe@...>

Thanks for the hints.  I did find the coordinates of the Milestibas Salina (57:04 N 24:02 E) which is about 7 miles NW of Riga.   Few settlement names from the 19th century were to be found.  But I will continue.

I am aware of that larger naval centre ... but my grandparents referred to their home town as near Riga, while Liepaja is over 100 miles away.
And a cousin who emigrated to Israel 30 years ago spent time at the Holocaust Centre and did say that the town was sacked twice... Once in the1890's and again 15 years later.   That's why I was looking for anyone familiar with the Jeans Factory since it had been in operation for 60 years or so at least.   I also noticed from the maps that there is another military base ESE of Riga that I will also investigate.     But I still have not found birth records of my great-grandparents or their children. Hard to find any web sites with historical information about Jews in Latvia in the 19th century.   

John Yaffe


Re: Request for interpretation of comments on manifest of alien passengers arrivng at the port of New York #usa


I believe I can help expand a little bit on what David Rosen pointed out and was able to make out: "Dr certified old arm wound fracture right arm. Marked deformation both wrists + .... and on fingers of the hands, which affect hands." It appears that the last word, "hands," was already written in the column "Marks of Identification" prior to the added notation and expanded upon that original notation.

Hope this helps.

Cary Pollack
Tamarac, Florida

Re: Looking for transcripts from nazi court in Radom/Krakow 1942 #poland #records

Daniella Alyagon

Radom court records are held by Radom archive. They can be searched here:

Good luck,

Daniella Alyagon 

נשלח מה-Galaxy שלי

Re: About Yonati "Paloma" bat Gedaliah ibn Yahya (1335-1429) #sephardic

David Mendoza

I suspect you may have seen an unsourced and highly questionable family tree posted online. I think your chance of proving that lineage may be somewhere close to zero. While not legally qualified, I suspect the chances of receiving citizenship based on such a claim are even lower. 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Best wishes,

David Mendoza
President, Sephardic Genealogical Society

Looking for transcripts from nazi court in Radom/Krakow 1942 #poland #records

Alex Guri

Hi all,

My grandmother's brother was caught in May 1942 outside the ghetto without the wrist band and put on trial in a Nazi court in Radom/Krakow, Poland. I have some letters sent between his lawyer and my family.

Does anyone know whether transcripts of such court sessions were recorded and if they're available anywhere (online or offline)? Any idea where I might find them?

Many thanks,
Alex Guri

Seeking descendants of Zimra Pinkesz #poland #usa #general


Dear Group

I am the niece of the late Sonia Orlig/Orlik formerly Zylberstein, who was born in Kalisz, Poland in June 1913. I have been researching the Zylberstein family for many years and have recently discovered that I have a first cousin in Brooklyn, New York. According to the records I've found my cousin's name is Zimra PINKESZ, the daughter of Sonia and Hersz Orlik/Pearl.

I would love to get in touch with Zimra or her descendants if anyone knows this family.

Best wishes,

Rose Raymen

Perth, Western Australia


Re: ViewMate Translation Requests - Hungarian #translation

András Alvincz

Regards Andras Alvincz
Dear Geoff Spencer!
I can only complete Tom Beer's translation (with your kind permission)
According to the annexes
Andras Alvincz

Re: Request for interpretation of comments on manifest of alien passengers arrivng at the port of New York #usa


Are you aware of the SI notation in the first column of the first page?  Hyman was the subject of a Board of Special  Inquiry  hearing. See the manifest on image 88 0f 89.  He failed the initial immigration inspection for LPC  (Likely Public Charge) and needed a Dr. Certificate. He was deported on July 31  aboard the Baltic. 
As for the added handwriting:  It starts "Dr. Cert. Old arm ..... right arm ....   " Very hard to make out more.    It might mean that he had an issue with his right arm that the medical staff said would limit his ability to earn a living and that he would become a likely public charge.

David Rosen
Boston, AM

On 10/10/2021 3:12 PM, Ruth wrote:
I have posted the second page of a list of alien passengers from England arriving at the port of New York in 1912. On line 11, it shows that the passenger is joining his brother in law who lives in NYC at East 92 St.  Although the columns in line 11 have been completed and I can read the details about the brother in law, there is some writing above, in a different shade of ink which I cannot make out. I hope that someone can help decipher it.  

It is on ViewMate at the following address :
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you 
Ruth Bloomfield

Re: Bessarabia Revision Lists #bessarabia

Dr. Teodoro S. Kaufman

Dear Yefim,
I am puzzled about the 1910 revision lists. There is a whole KOFMAN family detailed in a 1910 list found in JG. They are the descendants of Lipe Kofman (the list spans over a whole century). However, as far as I know, the following members of this list were already in Argentina at that time: Nehama (wife of Shmuel), Elya (Elias), Shlema (Salomon), Lipa (Luis) and Chaya Malka. I wonder how was this possible. Thanks in advance for your consideration
Teodoro Kaufman

ViewMate translations request - Russian #poland #translation


I've posted two vital records in Russian (from Poland) for which I would greatly appreciate translations. 
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ... Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thank you very much.
Paul Moverman
Milford, NH USA

Chudnov Researcher for Goltzman Family #ukraine


I am looking for a researcher in Chudnov ( who can help me find records from 1900 to 1943.  My newly discovered second cousin, once removed, is a child of the Holocaust and I am helping her family identify who her parents were.  She remembers her mother's name was Tzilia.  From DNA, I know she is related to my Goltzman family.  The other names that are matching in DNA and Chudnov are Reimer, Izes, and Solomon.  I have made connections with US based descendants of these families, but what I really need are records from the time period when she was born and her parents were married.

I have potentially identified the mother on Yad Vashem as Tzilya Goltzman.  Conversing with the descendant of the testimony writer uncovered that the death information was based on second hand knowledge, and whether or not Goltzman was her married or maiden name is unknown.

I would appreciate information on where the records that I need are located, if at all, and if there is a knowledgeable researcher in that area who can do a search for me for these documents.

Thank you,
Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

About Yonati "Paloma" bat Gedaliah ibn Yahya (1335-1429) #sephardic

Julio César Herrera González

Dear Members:
To acquire Portuguese nationality by Sephardic origin, I am looking for proof that Yonati "Paloma" bat Gedaliah ibn Yahya (1335-1429), born in Llerena (Badajoz), Spain, in 1335 concubine of Prince Fadrique de Castilla (1334-1358), was the mother of Leonor Enriquez of Castilla. If anyone can help me I will be enormously grateful.
Best regards,
Julio C. Herrera

ViewMate Translation Requests - Russian #ukraine #translation

Ed Posnak

I've uploaded two small portions of a Russian language document pertaining to my GG grandfather in Ukraine.

Would greatly appreciate translations.    Thanks in advance for any help!

Ed Posnak
Maitland, FL
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ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland #translation



I wish to request full literal translation of three records from Russian.  The original  documents are on ViewMate at the following address:
Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you kindly,
Jeff A Skinnon

ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #translation

Dror Bereznitsky

I've posted a letter in Yiddish 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.

Thank you very much
Dror Bereznitsky

Re: Education of an arendar or farm manager,19th c., #lithuania #general


Thanks to all for such helpful information! I can see many people know a lot more than I do about this subject that is an integral part of Jewish history. I will seek these several suggested books. 
Elise Frances Miller
San Mateo, CA

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