Re: Finding a Genealogist

Barbara Mannlein

Please excuse the earlier email.  My finger slipped and hit send…

Yes, but the poster did not have your correct name, or correct url.  Also he did not say that you worked for Ancestry.
The post should have suggested that one go to Ancestry, Select "Help" from the tool bar, scroll down to "Hire an Expert”, then select “Our Experts”, etc…

On Oct 25, 2019, at 7:29 AM, Janette Silverman <janette.silverman@...> wrote:
Thanks Barbara,
Actually I can be found at the "Hire an Expert" tab on -
I head up a team specializing in Eastern European and Jewish research
at AncestryProGenealogists. I can also be contacted directly at

I am a member of the Facebook groups mentioned and the APG.

Janette Silverman

Re: the name Pipa

Sally Bruckheimer

Pipa was common in Hungarian records.


Finding a Genealogist

Jan Meisels Allen

The reason Herb suggested to look for Janette Silverman at Ancestry  is she works for Ancestry ProGenealogists, and therefore she can be found at the company, Ancestry not necessarily the database. You can write to her by her first initial and full last name @  


And for Barbara who suggested only dead people can be found in the Ancestry database, that is not true. Ancestry has a number of databases that include living persons, items such as yearbooks, city directories, family trees in addition to vital records such as marriage records etc.


I do not have any affiliation with Ancestry, I am only providing information for the readers.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen WEEKLY UPDATE 10/24/19 #JewishGenNews

Nancy Siegel


October 24, 2019

Don’t miss the latest issue of JewishGen’s Weekly Update! We hope you will find it to be informative and helpful to your research. 

This issue includes articles regarding:

  • New records added to our German Collection 

  • Orphaned KehilaLinks web pages waiting to be adopted

  • New university records added to the Gesher Galicia collection

  • A report from our Ukraine Research Division

  • Cemetery update for Bessarabia

We invite you to access the JewishGen Weekly Update by following this link:

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Communications Coordinator

Re: Immigration to Brazil

Michael Hoffman

HI Asher,

You should try this website address on Family Search for Brazil Ri de Janeiro Immigration records Brazil Rio de Janeiro Immigration Cards 1900-1965 155,186 56,492 It would appear that all migrants to Brazil went through this Port City when arriving in Brazil and for all on going destinations in the Southern Part of South America, including Argentina, Uruguay.

Best regards ,

Michael Hoffman

Re: Trying to decipher names


I am attaching two documents.  One is the ship's manifest with the name of Bertha's father.
Linda Winkleman
Wallingford, CT

Re: Translation needed - Polish to English


Dear Elizabeth,

that's russian not polish so you have to look for russian-english translator.


Re: Finding a Genealogist

Doug Cohen

Janette Silverman works for Ancestry, which is why one would look for her there.  Not in the documents, but in the staff listing.



Doug Cohen

Sarasota, FL

Lexington, MA



Doug Cohen
Sarasota, Florida
Lexington, MA

Re: Finding a Genealogist

Janette Silverman

Thanks Barbara,
Actually I can be found at the "Hire an Expert" tab on -
I head up a team specializing in Eastern European and Jewish research
at AncestryProGenealogists. I can also be contacted directly at

I am a member of the Facebook groups mentioned and the APG.

Janette Silverman

This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bruce Drake

As the Nazis began to liquidate the ghettos, one of the ways Jews tried to hold on to life was to set up labor camps to do work for the Germans. One such community of Jews who did so in 1942 was Skalat, in western Ukraine. As recounted by Abraham Weissbrod in the Yizkor book “Death of a Shtetl,” life in these camps was miserable: “After several weeks people were hardly recognizable: spiritually broken and physically exhausted, with no will or reason to live.” It did buy time for those who labored there, but as word spread of annihilations of other camps, the Jews there knew they were living on marked time. In 1943, there was an “action” that took the lives of about 200 Jews, with small groups managing to escape. That opened the chapter to a second cause of hope for survival with the arrival of Soviet partisans who drove off German and Ukrainian fighters and reoccupied the town. “Many Jews believed that salvation had truly arrived” but that, too, proved to be illusory. The partisans departed, the Germans returned and the SS machine-gunned all the Jews they could round up. This final mass murder put an end to Jewish life in Skalat.

“The last Jews escaping from Skalat now turned to the nearby forests,” worte Weissbrod. “They were turning toward life.”

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Re: Immigration to Brazil

Sandra Lilienthal

Re: Can anyone tell me how long has the name Neta (נֶטַע) has been in use? #research


Hi Tess,  
I'm not sure about the name pronounced Neta meaning seedling although it does sound like a more recent convention. 
There is a similar name Nota (נטע ) for ashkenazi men that often accompanies the name Nosson or Nathan. I think it is more of a nickname for נתן  and isn't really connected to planting despite the spelling.
The author of the kabbalistic work מגלה עמוקות  was Rabbi Nosson Nota Shapiro of Krakow born 1584, and the name was used even earlier than that. 
Hope this helps. 

Shabbat shalom,
Binyamin Kerman 

the name Pipa


PIPA  (or something similar)was evidently the nickname of the mother of a friend of mine.
Her mother died in the Holocaust.
Does anyone have an idea what her name may have been?
The family was from Southern Poland.
I can give more details, if you are interested.
Thank you and Shabbat Shalom,

Re: #CryptoJewry #Sephardic #Israel #CryptoJewry #Sephardic #Israel

Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Rogelio, I sent you a private reply. Please read it. I am a board member of Casa Sefarad New Mexico and the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies. I have also been working with the Spanish Citizenship Committee of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico and speak at many conferences on "Sephardic Research and Resources." Please read my private reply to you and contact me.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Translation needed - Polish to English

Elizabeth Jackson

I have received the attached documents from the Warsaw Archive in reference to a query regarding my Grandmother Sosse Charlotte KLEPFISZ (married name INGBERG).  I am hoping for complete translations of the two documents as I have no idea what they contain.  They do not appear to contain my Grandmother's name, but do contain information on a KLEPFISZ.  

Thank you in advance for your help.  Please respond privately.  

Elizabeth Jackson

Re: Can anyone tell me how long has the name Neta (נֶטַע) has been in use? #research

Margaret Fullarton and David Mark

I have no idea how long - but in my husband's family it was Nekha which became Netta in UK and Nita in South Africa for the granddaughters - origin 1870s Lithuania..  No male equivalents that I remember in my data entry files but that is not set in concrete.......

Margaret Fullarton

Re: Finding a Genealogist

Barbara Mannlein

It’s imperative to always check the urls one types.  
  I think you meant .  I am a lousy typist and have to constantly correct what I type.

Also, be sure to double check names you type… I think you meant Janette Silverman, not Jeannette.   

        Also, I think you meant the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies).

But Ancestry’s NOT the place to look for her.   She’s not dead, so unless one is looking for someone she’s researching….. and can pull up a tree she has posted, he would not find her.  Even if he went to “All Directories & Member Lists results for Jeanette Silverman, there are over 1500 possibles.

Much better to check the Discussion group’s archives, and see if she posted — and if so, get her email address that way.

Another option would be to go Facebook, and check if she’s a member of one of the Jewish Genealogy groups there (Jewish Genealogy Portal, Tracing the Tribe, etc.  

Also, one should always include the relevant portion of the email being responded to.  

Hope this helps, 

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Oct 24, 2019, at 4:27 AM, ltchsiegel@... wrote:

Go to and look for Jeannette Silverman.  she has doctorate in Jewish studies and is a lecturer at many of the IAJGC conferences  

Herb Siegel
The villages, Fl

Re: Trying to decipher names

Barbara Mannlein

Not any more…. she got hassled by the LDS for violating their rules… as a worker there, she is not allowed to pull for others not on site.

On Oct 24, 2019, at 7:13 PM, sharon yampell <genealogicalgenie@...> wrote:

For those of you on Facebook, there is a group on Facebook called Genealogy with Jan; Jan lives in SLC and works for the LDS Family center and if you go on Family Search and send her the certificate number and the names of those you are looking for, she will pull the record for you free of charge and email you a copy of the document.
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From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:53:23 PM
To: main@... <main@...>; wernerh@... <wernerh@...>
Subject: Re: [] Trying to decipher names

It is on Film 1684959, and is Marriage cert # 81 on that roll.
[New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch( : 10 February 2018), Jacob Selig and Bertha Weinberg, 31 Dec 1933; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,684,959.]

You are in luck:  You must visit a Family History Center, and there’s one oin Woodbridge and o

Woodbridge (CT) Family History Center    203-387-2012

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    My guess is that Bertha Weinberg’s father was Bernhard…. 
    So I did a quick search. I found the 1940 census ( with  Jack Selig, wed to a Bertha, and their son, Bernard. Living with them were Jack’s parents, David and Mathilda and a cousin Karl.  Now, per the marriage record you found Jack’s (Jacob) parents were David and Mathilde, and Bertha’s father was Ben….

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

On Oct 24, 2019, at 8:36 AM, Werner Hirsch <wernerh@...> wrote:
I am trying to figure out the names of the parents of a distant cousin of mine.  Her name was Bertha Weinberg who was born in Germany.  She married Jacob Selig in 1933 in New York.  I found the record at:

This site shows the names of her parents as:
Father's Name    Benshaw Weinberg
Mother's Name    Bertha Reaunsch...Eijr

It seems obvious that there was an error in transcription or in an OCR reading of the original.  Does anyone have any ideas of what these names might be, or where I could find a copy of the original document?

New Haven, CT

Re: Bad Arolsen Archives #archives #Holocaust

Odeda Zlotnick

Freda has made me aware that my post about USHMM and Yad VaShem is misleading.

There are many unscanned documents in the archive. 
They have an online search site, as mentioned previously, but their collection is much larger than what can be found online at present.

Search for names online

13 million documents are now online! You can search for the names of victims of Nazi persecution in our portal. However, please remember that this is not a full search, because many of the documents held in the Arolsen Archives are not yet accessible in the online archive.

And this is how you can sent inquiries: 


Re: Can anyone tell me how long has the name Neta (נֶטַע) has been in use? #research


you can look it up in the jewishgen given names database.