Re: 1848 and 1857 Hungarian Censuses #slovakia #hungary

Moishe Miller

Happy Friday,

I have found that there are also some records from the Zborov (another town on northern Saros county) filming with detail. For an overview of what I know of Saros county LDS films, you can see:

Stay safe,

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF #3391

1921 Census may have removed bricks. Is this my Zilbert family - Kaunas, Lithuania #lithuania #records


For years I have had brick walls with my great grandparents and thanks to the 1921 census I now know where to start looking as my ggf states he was from Kovno. Much progress from the Russia/Poland I had on other UK records.  He was born in 1871 and I know from his UK marriage authorisation his fathers Hebrew name was Yehoshue and he had a brother called Tzvi. He married in England in 1893 and I can find no records for him or his father/brother in the UK before that. I do know his father had died by the time of his wedding with was 30 July 1893. The UK marriage certificate tells me his fathe was a publican.
I have found what I think may be his father and brother in the Lithuanian Tax and Voter lists and Revision lists in Seda, Telsai, Kaunas in 1893.  I'd really appreciate your thoughts as to whether this could be the family. If it is then Yankel would have died sometime between the census being taken in the January and his son's wedding in the July.

There is a Yankel son of Iosel, again in Seda, in the 1834 revision list, age given as 9. That would have made him 50 when my ggf was born?  Not impossible but not the expected age range.

All thoughts welcome!

Thank you

Rachel Poole

Searching: LEVIN/E- Belarus, UK, SILVER - UK, Russia/Poland, COHEN- - Latvia, UK, LYPSYZC/LIFSHITS/LYONS - Belarus, UK, USA

Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia


Are there records for Male Sedlishche, Poniat Kostopol or Tarnipol?
Ann Belinsky
MENDELOVITZ, FAIVELOVITZ: Lubtsch (Lyubcha), Karelitz, Vilna
MANTEL: Dumbrova-Tarnowska
BELINSKY: Male Sedlische, Tarnipol
GOLDSTEIN: Odessa, Jerusalem (Ottoman)

Name adoption lists #names

W. Fritzsche

Dear All,
in 2021 I was able to update my website with more name adoption lists.
For example you can find the Mannheim list with nearly 300 entries and more than 1000 names under
More lists can be found under
or - much easier - under
Thank you very much to all who supported this project by sending lists! And welcome to everyone who wants to send new lists.
Best regards
Wolfgang Fritzsche, Germany, near to Mainz/Wiesbaden

Re: Cause of death 14 year old Russian Jewish boy - from British death certificate ? #records


"Primary" anemia meaning it is not due to loss of blood, but rather to blood not being formed in the first place. That would be for any of various reasons but usually malnutrition, as already stated by others here.

One dictionary definition is the anemia later called "pernicious" anemia, which is related to vitamin B12 deficiency. The first successful treatment of this involved eating raw liver and was not recognized until 1926, so probably not widely known or practiced in 1927.

Robert Roth MD
Kingston, NY

This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake

I first came across the concept of “Kiddush Hashem” when I was overseeing translation of the Kovel (Ukraine) Yizkor book. Literally translated, it means “Sanctification of the Lord,” which manifested itself in accepting martyrdom to glorify Him. A chapter in the Kovel book (
) contains a riveting scene in which Rabbi Nachum-Mosheleh Twersky tells a throng of Jews about to be executed by the Nazis: "In a few minutes we will fall into this pit here and nobody will even know where we were buried and nobody will recite the Kaddish for us. And we so wish to live...Let us, however, united at this moment in a desire to sanctify the name of the Lord by renouncing even the Kaddish. Let us stand before the Germans in joy that we sanctified the name of the Lord."
That spirit runs through “The Hasidic Dance in Oswiecim” a chapter from the “Oswiecim; Auschwitz Memorial Book” recounting how Jews prepared to face their march to the gas chambers. It is hard to know how much of this is an actual historical account or folklore (or a combination of both), but in either case, the chapter illuminates the deep meaning of Kiddush Hashem. Its main figure is the “Dancing Rabbi,” who had earlier “conquered the crematorium ovens of Auschwitz,” and later inspired his young Hasidic followers in Bergen Belsen to face their death in the spirit of Kiddush Hashem. But this time, it led to a different and surprising end.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Re: Photos of Gravestones in Phila and NY #usa #photographs

Diane Jacobs

Have you tried calling the cemeteries and asking if they will take a photo for you. It is either free or a small charge.  They have more time to do this in the winter when they are not busy with landscaping.

Also have you searched JOWBR on Jewishgen
and or FindAGrave for a pic of the tombstone.

Diane Jacobs

On Jan 7, 2022, at 1:31 AM, Marc Lipoff <Mlipoff@...> wrote:

I’m looking for some help getting some photos of gravestones in these cemeteries. I can send details on the specific graves. I’d be very thankful.

Har Nebo, Philadelphia
New Montefoire Cemetery, Suffolk County NY
Mount Zion, Queens NY

Marc Lipoff

Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

Re: AncestryDNA #dna

Paul A. Auerbach

In addition to sorting my Ancestry DNA matches from newest to oldest, I always click the "Shared DNA" button at the top of the page and enter a custom cM range starting with 40 cM.  That eliminates dozens of small, likely endogamous, matches and leaves me with a manageable list of new matches.
Paul Auerbach
Sharon, Massachusetts, USA


ARONSON /ARENSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine), ATTELL/ETTEL (Krakow, Poland),  (AUERBACH / AVERBUKH / KHAZEN-AVERBUKH (Chisinau, Moldova), BARR (Kreslavka, Latvia),  
BECK (Krakow, Poland), BENJAMIN (Ostrolenka, Poland), BLODEK/WLODEK (Krakow, Poland), CALKE / SELKA (Ostrolenka, Poland), CHAKIM / KHAKIM (Maisiagala / Musninkai/ Vilnius, Lithuania), 
DAVIDSON (Traby, Belarus), DREYEK (Krakow, Poland), HALTZMAN/HOLZMAN (Chisinau, Moldova), HURWITZ / HURVICH (Musninkai, Lithuania), ITCHOFF (Lechowitz, Belarus), 
KAPLAN (Dzyarzhynsk / Minsk, Belarus), KUKLA (Rezekne, Latvia), LAZAROWITZ / LEISEROVICI (Iasi, Romania), LEVINE /LEVIN / LEWIN (Traby, Belarus), MESCHER/MEZAK (Odessa, Ukraine), 
MINKIN (Rezekne / Kaunata, Latvia), NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa, Ukraine & Lechowitz, Belarus), NESIS / NESSIS (Zinkiv, Ukraine), PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England & Tarnow / Krakow, Poland), 
PINCUS/PIKUS (Dzyarzhynsk / Minsk, Belarus), ROSENLICHT (Krakow, Poland), SHAFFMAN (Lechowitz, Belarus), TAFFET (Krakow, Poland), WEINER/VENER (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

Ronni Nass

Gary, I’m surprised that you don’t know of Ladyzhin/Ladyzhin in Ukraine as that town has a page on JewishGen.  There is another page with info on Ladyzhyn 
that I’m attaching.  I’m very interested in records from Ladyzhyn as is Wendy Kalman as my paternal grandfather comes from there.  Thanks!

Ronni Schwartz Nass
MILKIS-Ladyzhyn; SCHWARTZ; JELEN-Zambrow; EPSZTAJN-Plawno; CHOJNOWICZ-Radomsko; ZYLBERMINTZ-Wloszczowa & Lodz; LEWENBERG-Secemin, Wloszczowa & Lodz

Fw: Please join me in a talk about Bessarabia #bessarabia

Cassio Tolpolar


I'll be a guest speaker at the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society event on January 23rd - regarding my documentary film Mamaliga Blues (about a Brazilian family looking for its Jewish roots in Bessarabia/Moldova).
Register at the link below, thanks!

Cassio Tolpolar

Re: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State invites you to a free genealogical presentation ""No, You Don't Really Have 7,900 Fourth Cousins: Learn How to Make Sense of Your Ashkenazi Jewish DNA Results"" this coming Monday evening,1/10/2022, 5 pm PT featuring Jennifer Mendelsohn #announcements #education #events #general #jgs-iajgs

Arthur Sissman

This is an outstanding presentation by Jennifer Mendelsohn - very informative, pragmatic, actionable.  Will help you narrow and save you time. If your ethnicity is from an endogamous population, you usuable matches could to from 200,000 +/- to `100 +/-.  Read this article she wrote in 2017 on the topic and her vibrant talk will reinforce your new understanding of the complexities of Jewish genetic genealogy -

Well worth Zooming late for us EST persons, you need to see this!  


Arthur Sissman
Naples FL

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)




Re: The Ghiron's route from Gerona, Spain to Italy #general

David Mendoza

How far back have you traced? Tuscany has quite good records. I think there are also notarial records.

I suggest asking in The Sephardic Diaspora group on Facebook, which is Sephardic genealogy's hive mind. Also watch Luca Ascoli's talk on Jewish surnames in Italy, on the Sephardic Genealogy channel on YouTube.

Best wishes,

David Mendoza

Re: Russian translation request on Viewmate #poland #translation



In Russian:



Состоялось в губернском городе Лублин 10-го (22-го) сентября 1868 года в 12 часов дня. Явились евреи Тобиаш Либерман, рабочий, 35-и лет и Давид Шварцштейн, служитель при Люблинском еврейском попечительстве, 66-и лет, оба жители города Люблин и объявили, что вчерашнего числа,  в городе Люблин, в 10 часов вечера, в доме под номером 612, умерла Юдеса Арбейтман, 34-х лет, жившая с мужем в городе Люблин, дочь Якова-Лейзера и Гинды, супругов Фукс, оставив после себя вдовствующего мужа Якуба. По настоящему удостоверяю о кончине Юдесы Арбейтман.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан и ими подписан.


Тобиаш Либерман

Давид Шварцштейн

Чиновник Гражданского Состояния Подпись


Translated into English:



It took place in the provincial city of Lublin on September 10 (22), 1868, at 12 noon. Jews Tobias Lieberman, a 35-year-old worker, and David Schwarzstein, a 66-year-old Jewish trustee in Lublin, both Lublin residents, showed up and announced that yesterday, at 10 a.m., in Lublin, at the house number 612, died Judes Arbeitman, 34, living with her husband in Lublin, daughter of Jacob-Laser and Hinda, Fuchs, leaving behind a widowed husband, Jacob. I hereby certify the death of Judas Arbeitman. This act was read and signed by those present.


Tobias Lieberman

David Schwarzstein

Civil Status Official Signature

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Boynton Beach, FL

Help with place name on 1921 UK census form please #names #unitedkingdom #poland


Hi everyone,
My GF Simon ROSEN is listed on the 1921 UK census but I can't figure out his birthplace. All help welcome.
His only sister listed her birthplace as Biala (which I believe to be Biala Podlaska) if this helps any.
Ruvane Bernstein.

(Efrat, Israel)

Re: Cause of death 14 year old Russian Jewish boy - from British death certificate ? #records

Alan Cohen

"primary anaemia" in 1927 was most likely due to starvation in a 14 year old Russian. The circumstances of his death would probably give a clue to exact cause. 
It is now an out-dated concept as all anaemias are secondary to a cause and not primary.
Alan Cohen 

Re: 1848 and 1857 Hungarian Censuses #slovakia #hungary

Peter Absolon


The 1857 census images are linked to the records, just click on the underlined surname. The 1848 census images can be requested from JewishGen (ask Vivian Kahn or Eric Bloch).

Malcov and Stropkov records are on FamilySearch (Malcov in books of Bardejov rabbinate, Stropkov in its own books). Bardejov is indexed on FS, Stropkov is indexed on JG. But both towns don't go further back than 1842 (Bardejov) or 1851 (Stropkov).

Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia

Re: Rugowitz #russia

Sherri Bobish


I found a few possibilities at:
JewishGen Gazetteer
Native names in BOLD) Feature Type Coordinates
(Click for JewishGen Resource Map)
Map Country Distance/Direction
from reference point
10 mile radius
Rogowiec Pustkowie populated place 51°16' N 19°18' E G Poland 99.5 miles SW of Warszawa 52°15' N 21°00' E
Rogowiec populated place 51°50' N 20°15' E G Poland 43.2 miles SW of Warszawa 52°15' N 21°00' E
Rogowiec populated place 51°17' N 19°18' E G Poland 98.9 miles SW of Warszawa 52°15' N 21°00' E
Rogowiec populated place 49°59' N 18°20' E G Poland 194.3 miles SW of Warszawa 52°15' N 21°00' E  

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.); WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.); LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.); SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)

Photos of Grave Stones in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) Jewish Cemetery #austria-czech #photographs

Susan Lauscher

I know that some gravestone pictures from the Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) Jewish Cemetery have been posted online (and it is not one of the cemeteries included in the Chewra Project), but those of my relatives are not included.  Does anyone know of any Czechs who will go to the Cemetery, find the relevant gravestones, and take pictures?

Thanks in advance.
Susan Lauscher

Re: Translation from Hebrew needed #translation


Good evening,

Here lies or here is burried (abbreviation on top of both)

On the right--

Idit  (or Edit) daughter reb Yitz’hak

Passed 29 Av 5716

On the let-

Reb Yitz’hak son of Binyamin Z’L

Passed 5 Sivan 5694

May his/her soul be gathered in eternal life (last line abbreviation on both)

Shalom, Malka Chosnek



Photos of Gravestones in Phila and NY #usa #photographs

Marc Lipoff

I’m looking for some help getting some photos of gravestones in these cemeteries. I can send details on the specific graves. I’d be very thankful.

Har Nebo, Philadelphia
New Montefoire Cemetery, Suffolk County NY
Mount Zion, Queens NY

Marc Lipoff

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