Re: Vatican Publishes Full Jews Series of Historical Archive #announcements #holocaust #records

Daniella Alyagon

can anyone explain how to access the list and the documents?

thank you,

Daniella Alyagon


Daniella Alyagon

11 Rav Ashi St, 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)

Re: Translate gravestone written in Russian #translation #russia


I find the date inscription very interesting - it gives both the Julian and Gregorian calendar date.  And this was in 1901 - 16 years before Russia (Russian Empire) adopted the Gregorian calendar.
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania

surname shtiglitz #names

yeedle pollak

Hi, does anyone know where the surname shtiglitz  comes from, is it a dutch name or galitzian name , polish , ukraine and so on?
All the best 
Yehuda Pollak 

Town or area in Romania known as Lexidran?? #romania

Marcie Murray

Has anyone ever heard of a town called Lexidran in Either Romania or Moldova/Bessarabia? 
Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN

Family name in Bessarabia #bessarabia

Steven Lotkin

Bessarabia friends:
I am looking for a genealogist to search my family name - Louis (and Ida) Russakoff. Louis b 1862. Married (unk)  Wife Ida Bindefsky.
Children are 

Minnie (Menie / Mineercha) b 1885, Bessarabia, Moldovia

Esther b Sept 19, 1886 Bessarabia, Moldovia

Reba (Ragnikowa) Koff b. Jan 1, 1888 Priluk, Poltova, Ukraine                                                                                                                                                                            William b (approx) Jul 15 1891 Rashkov, Bessarabia, Moldovia                                                                                                                                                                  Harry (Aaron Laeb) b Jul 6, 1896 Bessarabia, Moldovia

Rose (Reiza) b Aug. 4, 1898 Chenchurtz Moldovia

Sylvia (Sarah) b Mar. 24, 1904 Bessarabia, Moldovia ,

My home email is stlotkin@....
Steve Lotkin

Re: Sarah ROSENBLUM: Mother's Maiden Name #usa

Michele Lock

I went and look on Jewishgen, for both the Suwalki and Vilna gubernia records, to see what comes up when the Sounds Like search is done for 
Serebrowsky and for Serhowsky.

There are definitely records for Serebrowsky, and also Srebowski, and other similar spellings. For Serhowsky, records come up for surnames Serokovski, Sharakowsky, Czerechowski, Sarkowsky, and similar spellings. 

So, either surname may be correct. I think only more records that contain the mother's surname will settle this issue.
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

The Moonman/Munman Family Tree #russia


I am looking for the name of the wife of Avigdor Munman.  He had 4 children: Boruch, Becky, Chana, and Messie.  They came from an area around Kiev called Berdichev, in the late 1800's and early 1900's. I need the info to complete my family tree of the Munman/Moonman family that I have been working on for 7 years. I recently found the name of Avigdor Munman's father, my great great grandfather, Yankel Munman, on the JewishGen web site.

My name is Barry Glassman.

Connection between Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ and ABRAMOWITZ family of Novarodok #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Strong family lore claims that Rabbi Isaac S. HUREWITZ , (d.1935) who
served till his death in Hartford, Ct. USA was a relative of my
ABRAMOWITZ family. The people of the ABRAMOWITZ who spoke and wrote
about it have deceased. Both families originated in Novarodok and
left there during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to Israel
and to the USA. To the states that I know of was the above Rabbi
HUREWITZ and to Petach Tikva (Israel) was a R' Shimon HUREWITZ.
One possibility of this connection may be a sibling relation between a
Rabbi David (family name unknown) ben Moshe of Kletzk, who served as
the Rav of Novardok during the 19th century, and my 5 x
greatgrandfather ABRAMOWITZ.

I should add that when my great great grandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ
left Novarodok to come to the USA she came to New Haven, Ct. . My
grandfather, Chaim Yitzchak ABRAMOWITZ who emmigrated from Israel to
the USA, around 1930 first came to Hartford, Ct. Was it because they
had a cousin in Ct. ?

If anyone knows the exact connection between the two above families I
would be happy to hear.

I am referring to a close blood connection and not a distant in-law
relationship which I presume there are.


Yoni Ben-Ari , Jerusalem

translation of headstone #poland #translation

Lauri Berlin Affrunti

I would appreciate if someone can please translate this headstone. My paternal grandmother Scheindel (Yetta) Bogach is from Malkin or Malkinia and I believe this might be a relative of hers. Her father was Motel Bogacz.
Any information would be helpful

Lauri Berlin Affrunti

Re: Israel Immigration Records from Romania 1968-1978 #romania #israel

Rose Feldman

MyHeritage has posted immigration lists for free on their website, but I don’t know to what year.
If you read Hebrew you can go into the Israel State Archives website. I believe they have immigrations lists through 1973. You would have to download them all and then go through them day by day.



Rose Feldman
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

Israel Genealogy Research Association 
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Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

Seek translation of five matsevot #belarus #translation #lithuania

Susan Goldsmith

I've posted photos of five matsevot in Hebrew for which I need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following address For the next four please substitute 101319, 101332, 101333, 101334 at the end of the URL. Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much for your kind assistance,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Researching GOLDSHMIDT, F(P)ILVINSKY, SHLIOMOVICH, GITTES (GADIE,GADYE, GIDUSH, GITES) Seta, Jonava, Kaunas, Adustiskes, Zemaiciu Naumiestes, Keidainiai, Ukmerge, Vandziogala, Lithuania
HOROWITZ, DRASNIN (DRASNE) Dauhinava, Belarus; TOBIAS (TOUBES, TOBES, TAUBES) Novyy Swerzhen and Stowbtsy, Belarus; ROZANSKY, BILINSKY, MIRANSKY Iasevichi, Belarus
DAVIS, HAFFNER Botosani, Romania
WAXMAN (WAKSMAN), KOENIGSBERG Sandomierz, Ostrowiec Poland

JGS of Santa Cruz invites you to Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree on March 12, 2023, 1pm Pacific #announcements #events

Leah Kushner

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society

Events: Finding the Maiden Names in Your Family Tree

Sunday, March 12 , 2023 , 1 pm Pacific Time

Speakers: Janice Sellers, Genealogist

Guest RSVP:

Description: Female relatives can be difficult to trace, but they can be found. This presentation will familiarize you with the strategies of learning what documents contain a maiden name as you immerse yourself in the history and record-keeping of an area. Janice introduces resources and clues, many of which are available online, for tracing the women in your family, including family items, oral histories, federal and state census records, immigration records, vital records, religious records, journals, newspapers, legal and court records, library archives, and manuscript collections. When you dig deeper you will be pleasantly surprised with an answer that will take you back more than one generation.

Bio: Janice M. Sellers is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon. She has volunteered at Family History Centers since 2000 and has researched her own family history for more than 45 years.  Janice has worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Janice specializes in Black, Jewish, dual citizenship, forensic, and newspaper research.

Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder.

For more information or membership information contact Pam: membership@...

co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu

Leah Kushner, President SCJGS  president@...

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Non-Members pay $5, Zoom link will be sent the week of the event. Members automatically receive a free Zoom link.

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Re: Vatican Publishes Full Jews Series of Historical Archive #announcements #holocaust #records

Krzysztof Witaszek


It is interesting that in the years following the war the positive role of pope Pius XII during the War was not questioned. Many prominent Jewish personalities praissed his efforts to save their people (see the attached picture).

The black legend of Pius XII started in 1963 (5 years after his death) with publishing the Rolf Hochhut’s play „The Deputy”. According to Ion Pacepa, former general of Romanian secret police, who in 1978 defected to US, the play was inspired by the Soviet KGB and was a part of anti-pope operation.

His article –

Today, despite of the mainstream opinions on Pius XII, some Jewish scholars defend him.

For example:

Rabbi David G. Dalin (his book „The myth of the Hitlers pope”),

Pinchas E. Lapide ("Three Popes and the Jews") ,

Michael Tagliacozzo - interview with him:

 „Pave the Way” foundation, headed by Gary Krupp - an American Jew,  „has done considerable research on the papacy of Pius XII and has sought to deconstruct negative stereotypes such as "Hitler's Pope" (quote from wikipedia).

On foundation’s web page You can find some videos and have access to their own collection of 76 000 documents and testimonies on the subject.

Here is Gary’s Krupp speech at UN

I give this information so You can have more balanced view on the pope Pius XII role during the War..

Best regards

Krzysztof Witaszek


Looking for information on BRUNO KUNTZ emigrated to Palestine/Israel on July 15, 1937. Lived in Haifa with wife Esther and daughter Lori.

by Michael Schnell

Re: Files/other documents from Novi Sad/Ujvidek, Serbia/Hungary #austria-czech #hungary

Moishe Miller


You may benefit from the book on Jews (with transcriptions of many vital records) from Novi Sad by Radovan Sremac. He is a wonderful and dedicated scholar (non-Jew) trying to preserve the history of the general area. I bought many of his books from him and broker through several brick walls on my Croatian ancestry.



Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF #3391

SOLOMON family nephew of Shaul EISENBERG #israel

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Researching the whereabouts of a SOLOMON family who are related to the
late Shaul EISENBERG.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Re: (Vatican) More on Vatican Publishes Full Jews Series of Historical Archive

M.L. Kornhaber

Hi Jan and All -

I just looked up a family member, who is listed as being in ff 66-69, but who actually shows up in ff 71. So, the indexing may be a bit off and require a bit more searching then indicated in the document titled, Posizioni archivistiche on-line (c. positions in the online archives).

Thanks to you and Victoria Fisch.

Mindy Kornhaber

Israel Immigration Records from Romania 1968-1978 #romania #israel


Dear Colleagues,
I feel like I am chasing my tail. I am searching for immigration records for a greatuncle.
I submitted a request to the Zionist Archives in Jerusalem. They informed me that I needed the exact year he arrived. Sadly, I only have a range of possible years.
The archivist recommended I go to MyHeritage to search for records. Neither his name nor his wife's name comes up.
What I do have is his name, country of origin, where he settled in Israel, and his profession.
I know approximately his birth year and the region. He was a survivor of the Shoah but I have not found any documents.
He was among the thousands of Romanians that Israel rescued in the early 1970s. 
Do I have too little to go on? Or am I missing something?
Thank you to everyone for sharing your knowledge,

Deborah Barany, Ph.D.
Barany Educational Consulting, LLC

Deborah Barany

Seeking a family tree program #general

Jeff Brown

I am looking for a family tree template (program) that I can easily create a family tree to save. has a good one however I don't want to pay their monthly fee forever just to keep the tree active.


Jeffrey Brown

Files/other documents from Novi Sad/Ujvidek, Serbia/Hungary #austria-czech #hungary

johan haesert

Have been searching for rather distant relative from now Novi Sad, Serbia, then Ujvidek in Austria-Hungary. I have managed to find these persons in the Jewish Census of 1848. Now I am trying to go further back in time. I have been studying Aca Judaeorum, films 1529693-99, 1725-1775, but with no success. It seems that these documents are not appliable to the actual city. I now wonder if I have misunderstood the content in this documents?
Of course if some one can give me some advice to come further in my search I would be gratreful or if I ought to give it all up?
My research is about a sephardic family Almoslino which came from Spain  in connection to the Inquisition and they landed probably somewhere by the Adriatic coast. Later, perhaps, they lived in Belgrade, from where they moved to the town of Ujvidek. This latter information I have got from one Pavles Schossbergers books about jewish families in Novi Sad.
Best regards 
Johan Haesert