NYC information on psychiatrists #general #usa

Daniella Alyagon

I am working on researching the AGINSKY surname. 
This has led me to a NYC psychiatrist by the name of Dr. Henry Victor AGIN (previously AGINSKY).
I am trying to locate records (not an index but an actual record) for Dr. Agin, his parents, his wife, his children. - I would appreciate help with this.
I have conducted research using, I am aware of the GENI profile - please don't send me there.


Daniella Alyagon

Tel Aviv 6939545, Israel



Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), JELEN (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)

Viewmate tombstone translation - YABLONSKY/ZABLE #translation

Robyn Dryen

Dear Genners

I've posted photos of two tombstones for which I need translations.

The first for Benjamin YABLONSKY c1841-13 Mar 1894 is on ViewMate at the following address

I am very grateful to Fredel who has already responded with Hebrew name and date, but I would like to know whether the additional text is biblical/scriptural or personal words from family. If the latter, I would really appreciate any translation that can be managed. 
I understand that the stone is very weathered. The original photo can be seen here:

The second is for Rose ZABLE YABLONSKY at the following address and as previously, if the texts are personal, I would very much appreciate any possible translation. Again, the headstone is weathered. The original photo can be seen here: 

A photo of both headstones is here: 


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much for any assistance

Robyn Dryen
Sydney, Australia

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #russia #poland


Hello everyone,

I've posted 2 vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.

1. Marriage in Nowogrod (1902 AKTA 2) of Moszk DZBANEK and Sora DEMBNICKA.  The original record is torn and it may span the two pages attached .. but I'm not sure.  Can you do whatever you can to pull as much information as you can from the record though which is online here at:

2.  Death at Czyzewo Osada (1869 AKTA 20) of Marja DZBANEK.  Please can you do a full translation also.  This record is here at:

Please respond using the online ViewMate form in both cases.

Many thanks, Jeff A Skinnon

1900-1940 record availability for Szepes County Slovakia #slovakia

Alice Glasner

Hi Everyone,
I am having some trouble finding records for approximately 1900 to 1940 for my family near Spiska Bela.  I did find 1869 census though! I'm wondering if the records were destroyed or alternatively, not yet indexed for that area.   I've come up against a similar puzzle with Hollolomnitz, where I might see "unavailable," but as before, I don't know if that means permanently unavailable/destroyed or (hopefully) will be available some day!
Thank you for your suggestions.
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Re: Trying to find student lists from Religious Schools in Berlin #germany


Hello Friedel,

I am new to the Jewish Gen groups, and genealogy in general. I came across your request as I was doing online research for a family history I am writing. My father, Herbert Stein, was in the "Religionsschule der  jüdischen Gemeinde zu Berlin". He was born in Berlin in 1926, and attended the school between 1932 and 1936. I have a number of his 'report cards'. Unfortunately he seems to have missed your 1930-1931 years of interest. However, can I help you in any other way?

Also, do you have information about the school, pictures, etc., that you can share?

With regards,
Edward Stein
Needham, Massachusetts,

P.S. We lived in Brownsville East-New York for a number of years.

Re: Help with NYC Record of Aliens Help for Special Inquiry #lithuania #records

David Oseas

It appears that he was allowed to stay.  Note that it says "Appeal sustained" under Orders column and the Deported columns are blank.

You may want to check the INS Name Index (1893-1932) on the NARA catalog site ( ).  If his name appears, then NARA has some additional correspondence.  However, if his name does not appear, that doesn't rule out that some additional documentation exists -- the index covers only appeals to Washington, DC, and is not yet complete.

David Oseas

KOBER family mystery: Who was Auguste Kober? #usa

Martin Fischer

One of the big unsolved mysteries in my genealogy relates to a woman named Auguste Kober, who, at age 34 in 1864, arrived in New York City with a son, age 3, named "Edye," along with my great-grandmother Ernestine Kober and Ernestine's brother Louis Kober. Except for the fact that Auguste and her son are listed on the ship manifest with my great-grandmother, I have never been able to connect Auguste Kober to my family tree.
The only credible documents I have found concerning Auguste Kober are the 1864 NYC Castle Garden ship arrival (and related, confirming Hamburg departure list) and an 1878 New York Hebrew Orphan Asylum application from Auguste Kober requesting that a son, Samuel, age 8 1/2, be admitted to the orphanage. That 1878 application indicated that Auguste also had another son, age 18, who was most likely the "Edye" listed on the ship arrival.
According to those documents, the approximate birth years for them were: Auguste Kober, 1828-1830; Edye Kober, 1861; and, Samuel Kober, 1870. (I have found other records and family trees seemingly with these people listed; however, they have to be discounted as irrelevant due to the birth years mentioned above. Also, the 1878 orphanage application indicated that Auguste Kober was dying of a fatal illness at the time, further discounting the other, later records found.)
FYI, the Kober family that I know I am related to came from Kempen, Posen, Prussia (Kepno, Poland). I have a family history website at Any further suggestions?

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website:

Re: Naming convention among Romanian Jews in the late 1800's / early 1900's #names

jack nathanson

In Romania, Jewish children were definitely named after deceased ancestors. My late father, Nathan (Nuta), born in Raducaneni in 1911, was named after his paternal grandfather, Nuta Tailic. As a matter of fact, the name "Nuta" was so common in the family that the family name was eventually changed from "Tailic" to "Natanzon".

Jack Nathanson,

Kalman and Deborah ABRAMOWITZ #names

Yonatan Ben-Ari

I noticed on ftjp a KALMAN and Deborah ABRAMOWITZ (not my great
greatuncle with the same name). They had 6 childre: Marcell, Moritz,
Rachel, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah. If you are a descendant or
knowledgeable regarding this family I would like to share possible

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Help with NYC Record of Aliens Help for Special Inquiry #lithuania #records



I need assistance with deciphering a Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry, N.Y. City.

SS Pennsylvania, Jan. 17, 1903.
Was he sent back?  Are there other records I can pursue to find out more? 


The detailed alien was Itzke Rubenstein and he is number 118 on this list from


Thanks so much,

Lynn Dumenil

Handwritten Yiddish translation help needed #yiddish #translation


I've posted a handwritten note in Yiddish from the back of a photo 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!
Sharon Fingold

Nazi Stolen Art Sells for $35 million #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen



"Wheatstacks," a Van Gogh watercolor stolen by the Nazis, was sold at auction by Christie's in New York Thursday for $35.9 million. (Christie's)


A watercolor painting by Vincent Van Gogh that was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner during the Holocaust was sold at auction for $35,855,000 Thursday, breaking the record for the largest sum ever paid for a Van Gogh painting on paper at auction.  The painting, called “Meules de blé” in French of “Wheatstacks” in English, was completed by Van Gogh in 1888 and features a colorful wheat harvest scene.


It had been purchased by Max Meirowsky, a German Jewish art collector, in 1913. When Meirowsky left Germany for Amsterdam in the face of growing antisemitism in 1938, he left the painting with an art dealer who sold it to Alexandrine de Rothschild of the famed banking family. When Rothschild left Germany for Switzerland, her art collection was seized by the Nazis.


The painting’s whereabouts between the end of World War II and the 1970s are unknown, but in 1979, American businessman Ed Cox purchased the painting at a gallery in New York.


The proceeds from Thursday’s sale are set to be split between Cox’s estate and the descendants of Meirowsky and Rothschild, according to the terms of a negotiation facilitated by the Christie’s auction house.


To read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Brick wall for Mary KRANTZ born Kolomyya #galicia #ukraine

SamPam Hausfather

I am looking for help finding any information on my grandmother Mary Krantz, born in Kolomei (now Kolomyya in Ukraine) based on family lore. Aunt Tziel was also born there. Family story is she was an orphan when came to USA around 1903. Birthdate either 13 Aug 1885 or 20 Jul 1885. Any suggestions would be welcome! Thank you,

Sam Hausfather
Asheville NC USA
Researching Krantz in Galicia, Hausfater in Romania,  Zeltzer in Bessarabia, and Kwekzilber in Poland

Re: Mount Zion Cemetery Maspeth Queens NY #usa

Peter Cohen

I have gotten photos from Mount Zion, taken by the office. They do charge a fee, but it is not unreasonable.
Peter Cohen

Re: Austrian Citizenship MA-35 #austria-czech

Veronica Zundel

Thank you, Michael. Still waiting for mine, documents submitted in May. My son hasn't even finished putting his application in yet.
Veronica Zundel, London
Searching descendants of Josef Jakob Horoschowski b. 1905 Drohobych

Re: Austrian Citizenship MA-35 #austria-czech


That's great. Mine took about three years. Yes, patience is good.

Tanya Roland

Caribbean with Ashkenazi Jewish Dna #dna

Brian Cooper




Jewish Pirates of the Carribean by Edward Kritzler is an elightening read on the history and movement of the Sephardi Jews fleeing persecution in Spain and Portugal and the part they played in the development of trade and commerce in the New World. 

Brian Cooper. London UK.

Seeking Descendants #israel #germany

Jack Hubert

Seeking descendants of Alfred Avraham NAUMBURG born 4/23/1890 Treuchtlingen Germany died 4/10/1976 Jerusalem Israel
and his spouse Emilie Mayer born 7/24/1893 Treuchtlingen Germany died 7/12/1964 Jerusalem Israel.
Seeking descendants of Klara (Clara) NAUMBURG born 8/25/1891 Treuchtlingen Germany died 9/23/2963 Ramad-Hamar Israel
and her spouse Moritz Mayer2/9/1887 Treuchtlingen Germany died 7/13/1973 Petachs-Tiewa Israel.

jackhubert01@... Queens New York
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Shakov - Reichzeligman #lithuania #unitedkingdom

Angie Elfassi


One of my relatives Dina Reichzeligman, married Itshak s/o Aron Shakov in 21 Oct 1883.


Is anyone related to these Shakov?


Thank you.



Angie Elfassi


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RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds

COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds

MAGIDOVICH, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds

KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

MULVIDSON, Rezekne, Latvia/Sweden

GREENSTONE, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA


KANTOR, Sakiai, Lithuania

GOLDBERG, Sakiai, Lithuania
GELBERG, Kamianka-stromilava, Lvov, Poland

ELFASSI, Settat, Morocco


RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
MULVIDSON, Rezekne, Latvia/Sweden
GREENSTONE, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA
KANTOR, Sakiai, Lithuania
GOLDBERG, Sakiai, Lithuania
GELBERG, Kamianka-stromilava, Lvov, Poland
ELFASSI, Settat, Morocco

JewishGen Webinar this Wednesday: Finding Original Jewish Names and Towns #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

The entire JewishGen community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:

Topic: Finding Original Jewish Names and Towns (Shtetls)- Our Ancestors Left Clues
Speakers: Debbie Shaw
Date: This Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Free Registration with a Suggested Donation: Click here!

Join Debbie Shaw, the Past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado, for a discussion about Jewish Names and Towns!

Successful Jewish genealogy (beyond 2-4 generations) hinges on two critical facts: original names and towns. Without these two things we hit brick walls quickly! How do you do research if you no longer have relatives to guide you? Where do you start? Is it even possible to re-capture that crucial information if you know neither the original name or town? Using many examples, Debbie will demonstrate how to find original names and towns many decades after they were forgotten
or obscured. More important, participants will walk away with a comprehensive handout and one crucial strategy to help discover those facts.

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

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