Szrensk revision or census records. #records #poland


Please could someone tell me if there are any revision, census or similar lists for Szrensk, Plock Gubernia in Poland from 1840 to 1900
which show family groups.
I'm trying to work out which children go with which parents. Challenging as there seem to be two sets of Chaim and Bluma parents with the same

Many thanks.
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK

Re: Uruguay Connections #latinamerica

Laufer, Shmuel

See on familySearch, they have immigration from Uruguay.
It is a Leize Stupaj, borned 1879 and immigration to Uruguay.

Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel


Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)



Re: Viewmate translation request - Russian #translation

dprice dprice

Not word for word but all vital data.

Birth 643 reg. in Warszawa Nov 30, born Nov 28, 1911 of Liba GRON, father not named, dau. of Fajga GRON, 30, trader, living in Graejow in Lomzon gub. Witnesses: Jakub DANCYGIERKRON, 21, and Mordka ZYGBAND? (no age given)
I do see #88, address?

David Price

Re: Help needed with Translation of sentence from Yiddish #translation #belarus


maybe it is "der gevelber " shopkeeper
Elie schwartz
translator hey translations 

Re: Translation the back side of a picture #translation #poland

Kris Murawski

In memory of historic moments of our Nation—to org. (?) colleague
”The most precious in life is not the life itself”
B. Gatstein 17 April 47
Kris Murawski
Raleigh, North Carolina

Translation the back side of a picture #translation #poland

Shimy Karni


We have picture took place in Bad Gastein, Swiss written in Polish.
I would appreciate if someone will translate it to English.

Shimi Karni, Israel  

Re: ViewMate: Group of soldiers 1922, 42 regiment #hungary


Thinking about my earlier reply, I keep wondering whether in 1922 the newly formed Czech Army had any Hungarian speaking regiments.  If so, it would explain the curious aspects of the uniforms.

If your great-uncle still lived in Dunaszerdahely, which in 1922, was part of Czechoslovakia. (Dunajska Streda) then he would have been called up for the Czech army, presumably at 18.
If, however, he lived in Hungary, or was keen to make his career in the Hungarian military he may have joined the Hungarian army.

Tom Beer

Melbourne, Australia.

JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. How Do You Want to Be Remembered? Lesley Simpson. Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET. #announcements #jgs-iajgs

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How Do You Want to Be Remembered?


Lesley Simpson PhD


Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET.





“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations.” This text from Deuteronomy is on the home page of JGS Toronto. The quotation is from Deuteronomy chapter 32 verse 7. What does it mean to “remember the days of old”? And what does it mean to “consider the years of many generations”? Within Jewish civilizations, we have a tool for such familial remembrance called an ethical will. Lesley Simpson’s research explores these ethical wills as modes of non-material familial legacy and Jewish memory. She will be providing an introduction to these extraordinary letters, what they are, and why people write them. In addition she can answer questions for any JGS members who may want to write their own ethical wills for their children or grandchildren.



Lesley Simpson is a former Canadian journalist who worked as a staff reporter for Canadian daily newspapers and CBC radio. She recently defended her PhD thesis on Jewish ethical wills. While doing her research, she created customized writing workshops for people who wanted to write their own ethical wills. She is working on a non-academic book tentatively titled My Grandfather’s Scissors. In her other writing life, Simpson writes Jewish children’s books (




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Re: Kishinev Revision Lists 1910 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Dear Marcia,  Hello everybody interested in Bessarabia,  Shavua Tov,  and Happy Hanukkah!

In order to find out if a Revision List of a year was translated,  you can check the Introduction to Bessarabia Revision Lists:
and in side that list there is an inventory of all 243,000+ records we translated
Find following section and clicked for the whole inventory:

Current Database Contents

A complete inventory can be accessed by clicking here.

You will see a large table where every town has a different color...  
Please find Kishinev there and 1910.  There are two sets of records from it.  Also for one of them, there is an article describing what is in these records, with many details.

If you still cannot get to the table, please write again to the Discussion group.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group  Leader and Coordinator

Re: Help needed with Translation of sentence from Yiddish #translation #belarus

Michele Lock

Some men who have light brown or blond hair have red beards. I remember the rabbi at my shul in my hometown looked like this.
So the 'Gelbe' could have referred to Motel's hair color, rather than his beard color.

Interestingly, I also have family lore of a great great grandfather who was tall and had a red beard. 
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
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

Ephraim and Fanny Rebecca Averbuch of Lifziretz, Volinsk, Russia #ukraine

Shmuly Noe

I am trying to find our about great, great, great, great grandparents, who lived in Volinsk, Russia, in the 1800's, Ephraim and Fanny Rebecca Averbuch. I have reason to believe he was a 'Rabbi', and either he or his wife descended from the Baal Shem Tov.
Anyone who could provide me with more information, would be greatly appreciated. Please email me.

Thank you,
Shmuly Noe 

Re: Yiskor Book #yizkorbooks

Adam Cherson

Not sure whether this is the same town:
Adam Cherson

JGSIG Monthly Meeting Tues Dec 14 2021 10-11:30 AM EST Zoom - RSVP #education #events #jgs-iajgs #announcements

Arthur Sissman

Announcement - JGSIG Monthly Meeting Tues Dec 14 2021  10-11:30 AM EST Zoom - RSVP  TimeZoneConverter. 



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Re: Pyschiatric wards #usa


O.B. usually means obstetrics.  You might be able to find a history of this hospital to make sure that is true in this case.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Re: Pyschiatric wards #usa

Michele Lock

The facebook group 'New York City Genealogy' has posts about people trying to get the medical records of their relatives who were in NY state hospitals. You could check the discussion board of that group to see what is involved in trying to get those records. At least you are a direct descendent of the patient in question.
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
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

JGASGP Meeting #announcements #records

Marilyn Golden

Date:  December 12, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM EST check in, chat, and schmooze

Official program starts promptly at 1:30 EST

Speaker: Joel Weintraub, Genealogy Speaker and US Census Guru

Topic: Here Comes The 1950 U.S. Census!  What To Expect


Joel Weintraub, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton.  He became interested in genealogy over 20 years ago, and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives in southern California.  Joel helped produce location tools for the 1900 through 1950 federal censuses, and the NY State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, 1925) for the Steve Morse "One-Step" website.  He has published articles on the U.S. census and the 72-year rule, the name change belief and finding difficult passenger records at Ellis Island, and searching NYC census records with the problems of NYC geography.  He has a YouTube channel that has his genealogy (and biology) talks at "JDW Talks".


Topic: Here Comes The 1950 U.S. Census!  What To Expect


The U.S. 1950 census will become public on April 1, 2022.  Joel will prepare us for its debut by covering what is a census, who uses the census, census caveats, how the 1950 census was taken, training of enumerators, enumerator instruction manuals, census sampling, 1950 population and housing forms, census questions, post enumeration codes, 1950 undercount, and a summary of the results.  Joel will conclude with a discussion on his and Steve Morse's 1950 census locational tools, online right now at the website.  Those 1950 utilities took almost 8 years to produce with the help of under 70 volunteers, involve 230,000 or so searchable 1950 census district definitions with about 79,000 more small community names added, and street indexes for over 2,400 1950 urban areas that correlate with 1950 census district numbers.  Joel will incorporate in this talk parts of his four part online workshop for 1950 Philadelphia resources.


This meeting is for members only.  All new members joining now will receive membership through December 31, 2022. Check our website for complete membership info., benefits, and future programming. Non-members have access to our comprehensive beginner’s guide.  Contact me with any questions:

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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Re: Which shtetl is Wytkor / Witkor / Vitkor Galicia / Austria? # #galicia #austria-czech


Wigdor/Vigdor is a short form of the Hebrew given name Avigdor.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/4/2021 9:41 AM, Aline Petzold wrote:
Hello Tracy:

 Your post caught my eye because  my maternal great-great grandfather, (my grandmother, Pearl Vigderovici's grandfather), is identified  on family charts only by the name "Wigdor".  My grandmother's family lived in north eastern Romania (Stefanesti) but were said to have emigrated from the Ukraine.  I assumed that the Vigderovici (Wigdorovici) name was from the first name Vigdor/Wigdor, but perhaps the name signified that  my maternal great-great grandfather came from the town of Wiktorow, in the Ukraine.  A thought worth investigating further!

Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN

Re: Information on Jewish community in Landskrona, Swedish #scandinavia

Seth Jacobson

Hi Jacquelene,

We have something in common, as my grandparents lived in Landskrona for 5-6 years, and two of my aunts were born there. My grandfather, who originated from Tiberias, started his Nordic “career” in Landskrona, where he served as a melamed for the towns’ Jewish children. My paternal grandparents with their daughters stayed in Landskrona during the years 1911-17. After that they moved to a larger Jewish congregation in northern Sweden.


As to the years you describe, I believe there was no formal Jewish community in Landskrona then. Very few Jewish families lived there in the 19th century. As the Swedish law stipulated an affiliation to an accredited religious community, they must have belonged to the Jewish community of Malmö, only 40 kms away. Incidentally, that law was cancelled in 1952. In any case, very little has been documented about the small community of Landskrona, which became more established after my grandparents had already left; in 1928 it inaugerated its own “official” synagogue.


A book has been written, which includes some partial information about Jewish life in Landskrona, but it is just a section in the book, a non-formal kind of family biography. Nice, but won’t give you a lot, unless you are related to any of the families in it. The book is “Tailors on Both Sides” by the late Anita Canter, and you can find it on the web.


The only reason I know the above is because, in addition to my genealogical interests, it will comprise a chapter in the biography (about my grandfather) that I work on.


Please tell me if you find anything substantial about Jews in Landskrona and good luck!


Seth Jacobson



Re: Brick wall broken!!! Thank you.....finding my Great Aunt's descendents Rose Schwed Roth #hungary #usa

Susan stone

Thank you to Susan and Johanna both who have found my long lost great Aunt's family.  I have contacted people in this tree and elsewhere and I'm waiting for a response.  AND...the family tree you showed me had no  mention of our great grandparents and great great, all of whom I  have found or have photos of.  I hope they will be happy!  I hadn't looked at my files for so long I mixed up the father and the son and the daughter with the granddaughter.  CAVEAT.....check back on old records and do not rely on memory.  AND...I found two other Sved brothers.  Why weren't they on my Great Uncle's handwritten list of his siblings????  They were much older but still....Same mother, same town.  The mysteries always continue.  When there are inter-family disconnects collecting our families becomes a challenge. 

Susan Stone
Evanston, IL

Reply to Jackie Wasserstein post "Psychiatric Wards" #usa


I would write or email the current Manhattan Psychiatric Center at Ward's Island, NY 10035 to find out if they have any record for your paternal grandmother. I have no idea how far their records go back but I would definitely inquire there. I don't know if the Manhattan State Hospital on Ward's had obstetric services when your paternal grandmother was admitted but the current Manhattan Psychiatric center at Ward's Island does. Jerald Rothstein jrrothst@...

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