Re: agencies Aiding WW2 Survivors #records

Sherri Bobish

Re: Immigration from Palestine in the 19th C #israel

Sherri Bobish


Using the search tools at I see that ships did arriving at the port of NY from Jaffa.

Of course, he could have arrived at another U.S. port.

If you believe that he came in through the port of NY than try searching his name at:
Keep in mind that the name may be mispelled, as those old manifest are very hard to read and names often get transcribed differently than you would expect.

You can also search his name at 
They have many manifest databases for various ports in The U.S.

JGS Cleveland presents "Give Us Our Name: Genealogy and American Jewish Religion" with Rachel B. Gross, June 1st, 7 pm ET #education #jgs-iajgs #announcements


Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland for our next Zoom program on Wednesday, June , 7-8:30 pm ET - Give Us Our Name: Genealogy and American Jewish Religion with Rachel B. Gross.


Program: In researching their family histories, many American Jewish genealogists engage in an emotional experience that intimately connects them to specific stories of immigration from Eastern Europe to the United States. In her book Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice, Rachel B. Gross finds that, for some Jewish genealogists, pursuing this family history can become a form of religious practice. Through their research and commemorative activities, Jewish genealogists ask and answer powerful questions about who they are and about their place in the world—the very work of religion.  Join us to explore the powerful connection between genealogy and religious practice.


Speaker: Rachel B. Gross is Assistant Professor and John and Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University. She is a religious studies scholar who studies twentieth- and twenty-first-century American Jews. Her book, Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice, is a 2021 National Jewish Book Award finalist in American Jewish Studies. She is currently working on a religious biography of the twentieth-century immigration writer Mary Antin.


Registration: Required and free - Send an email to rsvp@... by 12 Noon EDT on June 1st to receive a Zoom link.  If you are NOT a JGS Cleveland member, please include your name, email, and complete mailing address.



Go to for more program, speaker, and membership information.




Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

JGS Cleveland

Re: British citizenship #unitedkingdom #poland


Jill is absolutely correct.  I discovered my father's Home Office file at the National Archives in October 2006, marked "Secret - Sealed Until 2051". 

I made a Freedom of Information Act application, and got it opened 2-3 months later.  All I had to do was provide certified copies of Dad's Death Certificate, my parents' Marriage Certificate, and my Birth Certificate.

Best of luck!
Marc Stevens

Re: British citizenship #unitedkingdom #poland

Jill Whitehead

You can do a Freedom of Information request to the National Archives to open a naturalisation file that is currently closed. There is a form for this on their website. However, the onus is on you to say what you are looking for from these records e.g. names, addresses, places they were at before the UK, places they were living in in UK, occupations pre and post UK, names of family members etc. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

The JGS Great Britain is holding a Leeds Regional Group Meeting by Zoom entitled ‘Mamaliga Blues’. #events

Peter Heilbrunn

The JGS Great Britain is holding a Leeds Regional Group Meeting by Zoom entitled ‘Mamaliga Blues’.

• Date: Sunday May 29th, 2022

• Time 14:00 London; 09:00 New York; 16:00 Jerusalem; 15:00 Switzerland

• Title: “Mamaliga Blues - a Brazilian man's J-Family search in Moldova”

• Speaker: Cassio Tolpolar

• Description: This is an award winning & interesting film "Mamaliga Blues" & the director Cassio Tolpolar is from Brazil; he travelled with his family to find his Jewish roots in Moldova. The film is in English and English subtitles.(Yiddish/Portuguese)

Following the showing will be Q&A after the talk.

About Cassio Tolpolar

Cassio Tolpolar was born in the south of Brazil. Cassio’s debut as a Director and Writer, the short Venus, was screened in a number of film festivals around the world and won several awards, including Best Director and Best Cinematography. It led him to direct for television and, ultimately, to move to the US and complete the MFA in Film at the San Francisco Art Institute. Upon his arrival in the US, he worked in a number of TV shows and documentaries. After 11 years in Los Angeles, Cassio returned to Brazil to promote his documentary, Mamaliga Blues, which was screened in Brazil, the US and Europe. In Brazil, Cassio worked for Sony Entertainment, finished a documentary about the first Jewish colony in Brazil, A trip to Philippson and a short about the life of a Dutch foreigner in Brazil, buitenlanders/foreigners. Currently he is preparing a short documentary about the Culture Club, a Jewish centre for culture established in the 1950's in Brazil.

To register as a non-member follow this link

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

If you have problems joining please email chairman@..., preferably in the 15 minutes before the meeting proper starts.

Peter Heilbrunn
Amersham, England

Re: British citizenship #unitedkingdom #poland

Odeda Zlotnick

On Wed, May 25, 2022 at 04:53 PM, Caroline Gurney wrote:
There are also records of enemy aliens who were interned: (unlikely to apply in your father's case).
Why is it not likely to apply in Daniella's father's case?

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Search of Kamenetsky's from Bessarabia #bessarabia


Hello. My name is Katerina Kamenetsky.
I'm looking for information about my grandfather Kamenetsky Mark Pavlovich. He was born in 1913 in the village Tsaul (formerly called village Gorodichul) of the Tarnovo region of Moldova. Over the years, this village belonged to the Khotinsky, Yassky, Balti and Soroca counties.
His parents are Pavel Markovich Kamenetsky and Lyubov Gershonovna. Unfortunately, I only know these names as they appear on my grandfather's birth certificate.
My grandfather had three brothers, I don't know their names yet. My father worked at a sugar factory (sugar beet processing) as an agronomist (beet grower).

Mark Kamenetsky (my grandfather) graduated from the gymnasium in town Soroca in 1931. In 1940-41. worked as an elementary school teacher in the village of Denzhany, Oknitsa district. Their relatives, the Weisman family and the Perelman family, lived in the village of Zguritsa. We assume that the surname Perelman is the maiden name of Lyubov Gershonovna.
During the Holocaust, my grandfather's parents and brothers died in the Transnistrian ghetto or on the way there.
Since the Weissman and Perelman families were in the Bershad ghetto, I assume that the Kamenetsky family was also there. Mark Kamenetsky wasn't a ghetto prisoner. He was mobilized into the labor army, and in 1942 he was evacuated to the Sverdlovsk region. According to the stories of his relatives, he was an invalid from childhood, he limped.
After the war, he, his wife and children, returned to live in Moldova, maintained relations with the survived relatives Vaisman and Perelman. I also keep in touch with some of them now.
I would be grateful for any help and tips in finding information about our Kamenetskys. I also expect answers from the Red Cross organization and the Chisinau archive.

I am sending this photos of my grandfather Mark Kamenetsky and the Weissman family. Sheiva Weissman (Perelman) - the sister of Lyuba Kamenetskaya (Mark's mother)
Best regards, Katerina Kamenetsky

Re: Help interpreting info from all Galicia gatabase #galicia

Odeda Zlotnick

I always find it easy to remember the meaning of "tom" by thinking of the English word "tome".

TOME Synonyms: 14 Synonyms & Antonyms for TOME |
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

MyHeritage Free Access to Military Records May 25-31, 2022 #records #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


MyHeritage is celebrating those who served this Memorial day making their entire collection of military records available by free access from May 25-31, 2022. No time zone is listed so I am presuming Central Time for cutoff. 

To search their collection go to:

You will find a green “free” sign next to the collections that are being offered. 

You are required to register with name and email but no credit card information is required.


If you try to access records not included during the free access offer or after the promotion you will be invited to subscribe.


You can refine by location: Canada, Europe, Oceania and the United States.


MyHeritage is home to 694 collections of 74 million military records from all around the world — including draft, enlistment, and service records, pension records, and other military documents. Several important military record collections

have been added in the past few months, including collections from France, Germany, and the United States. The collections contain records going back as far as the mid-1700s, providing information on people across the globe who were

involved in the major armed conflicts of the past few centuries.


I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




ViewMate photo identification - Poland #translation


I've posted a photo taken in approximately 1916 in Kalisz, Poland, which
includes my father in the front row on the left hand side. I would be
interested to know what type of institution this was.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Best Wishes,

Rose Raymen

Perth, Western Australia

Re: Utah JGS Meeting - Deep Genetic Genealogy: A Survey for Researchers of All Levels by Adam Cherson #dna #events #rabbinic

Adam Cherson

An audio-video replay of the slide show is available here:
Adam Cherson

“The Path to Modernity: The Jews of Galicia” — Register Today #announcements #ukraine #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG

Please join me for a four-part online program hosted by Gratz College and open to participants from around the world. For beginners and seasoned family-history researchers, this adult continuing education course will explore the social and cultural transformation of Galician Jewry, drawing on unique material.

DATES: July 5, 7, 12, 14, 2022
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. US ET*
* All classes are recorded. A link will be sent out to the registered participants to view the class if you missed it live.
REGISTRATION: To register click on the link below:

Class size is limited, so register early! The Gratz College general tuition: $135. Gesher Galicia members can use the tuition discount.

SYNOPSIS: Dr. Andrew Zalewski, author of two books on Galicia, brings history to life while answering questions like: What drove Jews to have a voice in modern society? How did they respond to new ideas from inside and outside their community? Which laws misfired on the Jews’ path to civil integration?

We explore these and other questions with a focus on Galicia, but also move beyond its borders—to Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Russia—to consider Jewish identity and experience more broadly. The course is illustrated by unique records, maps, and newly discovered documents.
To learn more about the topics, please click below for details:

QUESTIONS: Please send questions about registration to Lori Cohen, Gratz College (lcohen@...).
Register early for this educational journey through Jewish Galicia and beyond.


Dr. Andrew Zalewski
Gesher Galicia
Send all inquiries to info@...

Viewmate translation request - Russian #translation

Avi Lichtenstein

I've posted four vital records in Russian for which I need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Avi Lichtenstein
North Bethesda, Maryland

Re: Help interpreting info from all Galicia gatabase #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG

A correction to a sentence I wrote in my earlier message on this thread. I had written:
"Of course, even without this update, the scans of the index book are available on the All Galicia Database, for Gesher Galicia members who are logged into the site to view."
The scans of the book (the Żurawno marriage index book 1901-1936) are not on the All Galicia Database, but instead are available - for Gesher Galicia members only - as link from our online inventory, which is at: .

Tony Kahane
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

Re: Searching WEISSBURG #usa

Jay Hamburger

A distance, but knew Zofia and (Yehudah?) Weisburg in TelAviv.  Yehudah died about 30+ years ago and Zofia about 20+-.  From Eastern Europe, and Zofia was a 'patient' of Dr Josef Mengele at Auschwitz.  2 sons, Jacky & Micky about 50ish who still live in Tel Aviv.  



BAJROCH, Dobra, Szydłowiec and Łódź, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner


Dear JewishGenners:


The May 24, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried a legal notice announcing that the Regional Court for Central Łódź [Sąd Rejonowy dla Łodzi-Śródmieścia], Eighteenth Civil Division, on behalf of the State Treasury as represented by the Mayor of Łódź, is seeking the heirs to the following individuals:

Jukiel or Jankiel BAJROCH, son of Abe & Dobrysza, born in Dobra, died in Łódź on 

May 9, 1946; and 

Rajza Ita (née AJZENSZTADT) BAJROCH, daughter of Izrael & Chana, born in Szyzłowiec, died in Łódź on November 8, 1942.

The above-named people held partial title to a property on ul. Podrzeczna in Łódź, designated as "nr. hip. 68, rep. hip. nr 298 in Łódź.

Any heirs to these individuals are asked to contact the Court within three months of the publication of the notice; otherwise, the Court will grant the property to the State Treasury and City of Łodź.

Anyone contacting the Court should make reference to the Court's 

Docket No. XVIII Ns 247/22.

Best wishes,

Yale J. Reisner 

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980



A food history of Manhattan’s Lower East Side #usa

Bruce Drake

I thought this article would be of interest here, because so many ancestors of Jews who came to the city lived on the Lower East Side and food — what they ate and the names of places they ate at — would ring a bell with many and provide context for the lives they lived. I gleaned a few leads for my own family.
Silver Spring MD

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Re: Tordobis #ukraine


I found nothing when I googled Tordobis Ukraine or Tordobis Russia. 
But I did find something that might be a good resource for other places there:

Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine

Matzeva for a plot in Lodz cemetery #lodz


I was wondering how to go about ordering and installing a matzeva in the Lodz Jewish Cemetery. I'm asking on behalf of a relative whose grandmother is buried there and for which no marker exists (died January 1939). I already know the plot location.

Any suggestions will be welcome. Maybe some of you had done this.

Thank you in advance,

Shosh Eizenshtein

Toronto, Canada

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