SELINGER, Kraków-Podgórze #poland

Yale Reisner

Dear Fellow JewishGenners:


Are you familiar with the names Alfred and Mojżesz Selinger of 10 Rzemieślnicza Street in the Podgórze neighborhood of Kraków?


According to today’s Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper, the Regional Court of Kraków-Podgórze in Kraków is currently seeking the legal heirs of those named above in connection with the Polish State Treasury and the Krakow Fire Department’s preparing to exert eminent domain and seize the property.  The court gives interested parties 90 days to make themselves known if they wish to exercise a claim to the property.


You have the address of the property above.  The parcel’s reference no. is Parcel no. 374 Kraków-Podgórze under Register no. LWH 97 Podgórze.  The property measures 0.1250 hectares.


The court’s docket no. is  “sygn. I Ns 529/21/P.”


I am not a lawyer nor a realtor; I am just a genealogist who wants to give any legitimate parties a fair shot at their family’s legacy.


Interested parties should contact the Regional Court directly.  (In the event that you have any success with this, I’d be most curious to hear about it.)


Best wishes,


Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980





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The Vilna Gabranisher Shul #lithuania

Steven Lasky

In an article written by Joseph Rumshinsky, he mentions that "Berl the Chazn" was the cantor and prayer leader in this Vilna shul. Can someone tell me what the proper word here would be for "Gabranisher"? A dank!

Steve Lasky

Is the 2nd name on the headstone a given name or a family name? #lithuania #poland #names


I need help with the 2nd name on the gravestone of a cemetery in Suwalki, Poland, near the Lithuanian border. For years I assumed the name that follows Sarah in the gravestone, Tzerna,  was a 2nd given name. This was based on it meaning "black", in Russian. I now suspect that it may be the maiden name of Sarah. Can anybody shed some light on the issue? Tzerna may be Czerna or Czerny, as family name?


Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas

Ever Heard of Neimark, Austria-Hungary> #hungary #austria-czech

JB Haber

Neimark, Austria-Hungary? I just received an email from a cousin saying that our great great grandmother Yetta Traunstein was from Neimark, Austria-Hungary. I'm not finding anywhere called Neimark, even in the Town Finder
Jonathan Haber, jbhaber+jg@...
Residence: Rockville, MD USA
Researching: Haber, Raker, Traunstein, Mandel, Davis, Cohen, Lunche, Shapiro, Fostoff.
Researching: Galicia, Pomorzany, Bardejov

Re: What’s New at JewishGen? The Latest Issue of JewishGen News! #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Siegel

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Announcement - JGSIG Monthly with JGS Miami Meeting Tues Nov 9 2021 10-11:30 AM EST Zoom - RSVP #announcements #education #jgs-iajgs

Arthur Sissman

Announcement - JGSIG Monthly Meeting with JGS Miami -  Tues Nov 9 2021  10-11:30 AM EST Zoom - RSVP


Hi all, 


Alex Krakovsky is coming! Are you? 


The JGS of Greater Miami is pleased to co-host a program featuring Alex Krakovsky with the Jewish Genealogy SIG of Naples/Lee Co. Florida  


Who is coming: Alex Krakovsky 

When: Tuesday Nov 9, 2021

Time: 10-11:30 AM EST   TimeZoneConverter.

Cost: This presentation is FREE to all who request a link.

Where: Zoom - contact Arthur Sissman (genresearch13@...) for link.

    (if the email address is truncated put genresearch13 in your email without the break at @)

After requesting a Zoom link, you will receive an acknowledgement.

The Zoom link will be sent out 2-3 day in advance of the Nov 9th meeting with a handout.


Topic:  A conversation with Alex about his research. Then Alex will explore the TKF database as a research tool and a method to finding and understanding scanned archival images.


Alex Krakovsky, a Ukrainian researcher, has scanned and published thousands of digital images of Ukrainian archives on various Wiki pages created and supported by him. His scanned files are being included on JewishGen and a team of volunteers are transcribing them.


Alex shares the latest news of his projects on his Facebook page.


Alex Krakovsky’s cataloged Jewish records are included in the TKF (TSAL KAPLAN FOUNDATION) archive database at (


Have your questions ready to put in the chat!?



Paulette Bronstein

JGS Greater Miami




Arthur Sissman

Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL


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Researching: ZISMAN/ZYSMAN/ZUSMAN (Belarus); TELESHEVSKY (Belarus); CHANUTIN, (W. Russia), BRODY, (Hungary); FRIEDMAN, (Hungary); GRAUBARD/AARONSON, (Romania/Ukraine)




When was this photo taken and where #photographs


Can someone tell me approximately when this photo may have been taken. I know this is a long shot and where
Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN

Approximate year this may have been taken #photographs


Can someone tell me approximately when this photo may have been taken. I know this is a long shot and where
Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN

Re: Help with Hebrew name pronounced CRAY-nee #names


I am sorry for your loss.

In the recording, your mother said both "Kraynee" and "Krayndel", followed by "whichever one you want".   Krayndel would be the diminutive of Kraynne".

Have you seen this page?  

the page shows the spelling of the name using Hebrew script (and of the nickname, too, here:

As someone else wrote, a Hebrew equivalent would be Atarah, which is a beautiful name.
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Oregon Jewish Museum presentation #announcements #events

Linda Kelley

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon invites you to a free presentation:

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at

10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

  The Archival Collection at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Presented by Alisha Babbstein and Anne LeVant Prahl, OJMCHE

To register in advance for this meeting:
Click here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Alisha Babbstein and Anne LeVant Prahl will discuss what is in the archival collection at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, how they get it, what they do with it, and how they make it accessible to researchers and interested parties.  They will also talk about how to work with archives and archivists to ensure best results for everyone.

A goat herder in a former life, a voracious reader in her current life, and a Dolly Parton enthusiast her entire life, Alisha Babbstein is a woman of many interests.  None, however, rivals her passion for community archives.  Babbstein is the Archivist at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE), where, since 2013, she has been capturing, preserving, and stewarding the stories and collections of Jewish Oregonians for the education and enjoyment of future generations.
Anne LeVant Prahl is the Curator of the Collections for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.  Growing the collection and the museum’s relationships with donors and peer institutions for 25 years, she has developed the holdings of the OJMCHE into the state’s most comprehensive repository for the Jewish community of Oregon.  She oversees the oral history program that collects the first-person narrative histories of Jewish Oregonians around the state and speaks publicly on the subject of oral history collection.

We will send you a registration link. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. On November 14, a few minutes before 10:30, please find the confirmation email and click to JOIN the meeting. You will be admitted to the meeting from the waiting room.

Hope to see you then!
JGSO Board
Linda Wolfe Kelley, Secretary
Portland, OR, USA

GUREVITCH Bela-Rus #belarus

Dennis Flavell <dennisjobflavell@...>

Seeking info on Gurevitch, 19C area c 25 miles NE of Minsk. Also named passengers  Europe to UK and Canada c 1890 to 1905.

Dennis Flavell
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Re: Richard Kahn, Bochum , Germany 1890 #germany

Andreas Schwab

The list of Bochum births is here:$File/FB_Geburtsregister.pdf

Richard Kahn was born Nov. 9, 1890 (not Nov. 29). His birth was recorded at the  Bochum-Mitte civil registration office under the file number 1698 / 1890.
You can ask for a copy of the original (Kopie einschliesslich Randvermerke) from the Bochum city archives with the above file number (mentioning Bochum-Mitte)
The address is stadtarchiv@... 
The records are also at the State Archives in Detmold. See also:,%20Ressourcen%20für%20die%20Ahnenforschung%20–%20in%20und%20um%20Bochum.pdf

Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada

Searching for additional information on Moses Wright #romania #bessarabia


Based on what I've found on, my great grandfather, Moses (or Morris) Wright,
  • was born about 1861 in Roumania (sic) 
  • was married to Maria/Mary Schreibman in 1884
  • immigrated in 1895
  • lived in Omaha, Nebraska, according to the 1900 U. S. Federal Census
  • lived in Los Angeles, California according to the 1910 U. S. Federal Census
  • died 20 Apr 1922 in Los Angeles
I have been unable to find relevant passenger lists or naturalization data, nor has Find A Grave proved helpful. And, of course, I have no records antedating the 1900 census.

I do know that his wife appears to have been born 29 May 1865 in Bessarabia and died 05 July 1939 in Santa Monica, California.

Any suggestions about where I might next look would be greatly appreciated.


Jay Frank 

Records from the Nablus/Shkhem Jewish institutions 1850–1890 #records


I hope you are safe and well.

I am writing to ask for indications that may lead to the records of the 1800s Jewish institutions in Shechem. If these records exist, would you know if/how they may be accessible?

I am looking for records that may mention my family members (especially birth records bar/bat mitzvah's, etc.). I am looking to find documents from my family members, specifically, my great-great grandmother who came from Schechem to Colombia. I am looking for vital records that mention her. I can provide more information if this is helpful. I believe that her family may have now settled in Acre, Tiberias, and/or Safed.

My hypothesis is that my great-great grandmother is the daughter of Salah Azari, see ID 3979 and ID 3881 in the Montefiore Censuses. I want to prove or disprove this (but most, importantly, to find sources that mention my great-great grandmother):

Please see the institutions I am looking for in the Montefiore Censuses link below, which can give you a clue of what I need:


I would be most grateful, in case you know who could help me with my enquiry.

Thank you for your time.

Manuel Macía

SUSSMANN, Chrzanów, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner

The Regional Court in Chrzanów published a notice in the 25 October 2021 edition of Gazeta Wyborcza indicating that the court is seeking the heirs of Samuel Izak SUSSMAN & Ernestyna SUSSMAN of Chrzanów in connection with establishing title to a parcel of land measuring 0.0845 hectares.  The parcel is identified as LWH 2768 and the court docket is number I Ns 683/21.


The court notifies the Sussmanns that they have 90 days from the date of publication to make themselves known to the Regional Court.


If anyone has knowledge of this family, here’s your chance to protect your interests.


There are many such notices appearing in the press here; I will endeavor to notify the JewishGen community when notices with unmistakably Jewish names appear.


Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980



Austria Hungary map, plotting family movement #general

Kathy Lorber

Has anyone found a good visual way to plot the movement of families during the mid to late 1800's across Austria Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe? Most online maps don't blow up enough to really track movement from town to town. 

Thank you, 
Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ

Researching: LORBER: NYC, Poughkeepsie NY, Bardejev, Slovakia; FELDMAN: NYC, Varjufalu/Stulany, Slovakia; LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport Iowa, Lithuania; GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, Iowa, Mariampol, Lithuania; DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Courland, Lithuania; GOLDBERG: NYC, Kingston NY, Odessa, Ukraine

Richard Kahn, Bochum , Germany 1890 #germany

David Choukroun

Dear all, 

Can you please guide me to get the birth act of Mr Richard Kahn, born the  29th November1890 @ Bochum, Germany ?

He was leading the "Allgemeine Maschinee Gesellschaft" company

Many thanks




Looking for Thelma Graber #general #usa


Attached partial chart from Geni, showing most of the people pertaining to my request.

In the past, I searched this forum for the traces of Eliyahoo Graber, my grandmother's brother, Chaya Liba Ginzburg, and her sister, Reina Podvielski. Eliyahoo (or Elle - the name which family used to call him). Eliyahoo was born with the surname Polka but apparently adopted the surname of his mother's youth while shortening to a catchy English name), immigrated to the United States at the beginning of the last century. To be honest I made very little progress with the information I received.

I recently find that Elle has a daughter named Thelma. It is not clear to me if she is married and if she has children. I do have information that he visited Israel in the middle of the last century.

Thanks for helping me.

Joseph Godelnik

Re: Help with Hebrew name pronounced CRAY-nee #names

Yitschok Margareten

It's actually a Yiddish name, so the spelling would be קריינא with an Alef at the end. 

Yitschok Margareten

Re: Help with Hebrew name pronounced CRAY-nee #names


A relative of my was called Krayndla, that sounds a diminutive of Krayna

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas

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