Sperbers Galicia #galicia

Hannah Sperber

Looking for Philip, Chaim, Halina, Henry, Irene and Nathan Sperber from Galicia

Hannah Sperber

Re: Korshak executed in Rovno #russia

Harold Love

Do you mean Kovno or Rivne?

Re: Data Breach at GEDmatch has Concerns Over Privacy #dna #announcements

Adam Cherson

According to Gedmatch, they do not keep anyone's raw data on their servers so there is no possibility of the hack having accessed anyone's raw data.

Re: Burial Society Washington Cemetery - Bnai Menasse or Menasche #usa

Alan Reische

Thanks Moishe. I've used the db, do come up with linkage of Nachlas Zwei to Mt. Hebron and Mt. Judah, with no further detail. Nothing comes up there either for Menasse or Menasche. I do come up with the following from JGSNY-defunct synagogues list. It is derived from a WPA project in 1939, listing houses of worship in Manhattan. I have not yet tried to access any background data JGSNY may have, the original is somewhere in the NYC archives and I am quite a distance from NYC. Is this meaningful to any Genners?

W-34 842 1895 Chevra Nachlath Zwi Linath Hazedek Bnai Menashe Chevra Nachles Zwi Linath Hazedek Bnai Menasheh (Congregation Nachlas Zwie Anshe Ungarn) (Society, Inheritance of Zwi, Visitors of the Sick, Sons of Menashe
  842A 1897-1913 Chevra Linath Hazedek Bnai Menashe Society, Visitors of the Sick, Sons of Menashe

Re: Directories for New Haven and Hartford, Ct.-1890-1915 #usa #general


The city directories are on-line at

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 8/5/2020 4:24 AM, Yonatan Ben-Ari wrote:
Are there New Haven directories on-line for the years 1890-1915 and
Hartford 1928-1930 ?

Re: Where did the term Galitziana come from? #general

Reuven Mohr

Galicia (Eastern Europe)

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Galicia (/ɡəˈlɪʃ(i)ə/;[1] Ukrainian and RusynГаличинаHalyčynaPolishGalicjaCzech and SlovakHaličGermanGalizienHungarianGalícia/Kaliz/Gácsország/HalicsRomanianGaliția/HaliciRussianГалицияGalitsiyaYiddishגאַליציע‎ Galitsiye) is a historical and geographic region between Central and Eastern Europe.[2][3][4] It was once the small Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia and later a crown land of Austria-Hungary, the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, which straddled the modern-day border between Poland and Ukraine. The area, named after the medieval city of Halych,[5][6][7] was first mentioned in Hungarian historical chronicles in the year 1206 as Galiciæ.[8][9] In 1253 Prince Daniel of Galicia was crowned the King of Rus (LatinRex Rusiae) or King of Ruthenia following the Mongol invasion in Ruthenia (Kievan Rus). In 1352 the Kingdom of Poland annexed the Kingdom of Galicia and Volhynia as the Ruthenian Voivodeship (LatinPalatinatus Russiae).

Re: Where did the term Galitziana come from? #general




What I recall from my childhood in Israel is –

A female from Galicia was referred to as Galiciana

A male from Galicia was referred to as Galicianer

Shalom, Malka cChosnek


Re: Brick wall: FRIEDSON'S, AISENBERG'S and SAMURIN'S from western Massachusetts #usa

Bob Silverstein

Hi David,

I could not find the families.  That shul's records do not seem to go back to the 20's.  Thanks for the suggestion.


Re: Where did the term Galitziana come from? #general

Reuven Mohr

wikipedia says that the name comes from the town of Halytsch on the river Dnjester

Re: Burial Society Washington Cemetery - Bnai Menasse or Menasche #usa

Alan Reische

Thanks Sherry.I forgot to mention that it was Ridge Street, Manhattan, not Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia  Apparently the Incorporation Papers data is not accessible remotely, and Pandemic aside, I'm a long way away. There are references to this synagogue in a number of places and locations in NYC, but unfortunately the indexed data doesn't associate it with a specific shtetl or region. The trail leads to Sinai Chapels as current administrator, which of course is still active. I'm waiting for a response from current management.

Hope all is well/Alan

Bialystok Area Research Group Meeting at the Virtual IAJGS Conference #announcements #events #jgs-iajgs #poland

Mark Halpern

The JewishGen Bialystok Area Research Group (BialyGen) will meet virtually on Thursday, August 13 from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Eastern time in US. (11:45 am Pacific US, 7:45pm UK, 8:45 pm Central Europe, 9:45 pm Israel, and 4:45 am Friday in Australia) as part of the IAJGS 2020 Virtual Conference

This meeting is open to everyone. The IAJGS has generously allowed this meeting to be offered without paying a registration fee. Read on for instructions on how to register for this meeting.


BialyGen covers 28 towns that are now in Poland, but during the 19th and early 20th centuries were in or adjacent to Russia’s Grodno Gubernia. For a list of towns, see


The meeting will be an informal session with discussion of current projects for BialyGen towns, volunteer opportunities, and your questions and comments.


Whether you have already registered for the Conference as a paid attendee or desiring free access only, you will need to register to attend this session.

You do not need to have a webcam or microphone on your computer. There will be a text chat option for your use. After you register and before the sessions start, you will receive further instructions about how to join the meeting.

For those who have paid to attend the entire Conference:

Go to the Attendee Service Center on the conference website, sign in, and select “Update Your Registration and Info.” Then click “Edit” and page through your registration until you reach the listing of free sessions. Select your choices including “4004 - JewishGen BialyGen Regional Research Group,” then be sure to continue to the end of the registration to save your choices.

For those who only want to attend FREE Conference offerings:

There is now a “Free Limited Access” option on the Registration Form that allows you to attend at no cost the IAJGS Annual Meeting & Awards, the IAJGS Leadership Seminars, the JewishGen Annual Meeting, and—best of all—the Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) meetings. You must register and tell us who you are (that keeps us all safe). It also gives you the amazing opportunity to share with other conference attendees up to 8 surnames and 8 ancestral towns in our conference Family Finder.  

To register for the free events, go to, complete the entire registration form and at the Conference Registration Fees section, select Virtual Limited Access Conference. When you select your program choices, select “4004 - JewishGen BialyGen Regional Research Group.” Be sure to continue to the end of the forms to save your registration

If you have already registered for limited free access but did not select the BialyGen meeting, go back and edit your registration to include this choice. Follow through to the end of the registration to save the new choices.

For registration questions/problems, contact registration@....

We hope you will be able to attend the BialyGen meeting and look forward to your participation. If you have any questions about BialyGen or the content of the meeting, please contact me directly at mark@....

Mark Halpern

BialyGen Coordinator

Slovak Marriage Record - Groom's Occupation #slovakia #translation

Yaron Wolfsthal

Dear Group,

I'd appreciate help in transcribing the details of the groom in this Slovak marriage record from 1923:

The name is Josef (born 1898).

But what is the surname? What is the Occupation? Any more info? and what is the town on the left column?

Thank you !

Re: Photo Vienna Jewish Cemetery Gate 4 (please also photo of SIGAL) #photographs #austria-czech

Selma Sheridan

When the kind person takes a photo for Daniela Torsh, could he or she please also take a photo of the nearby gravestone of my great-uncle, Mendel David SIGAL, at Tor 4, Group 21, Row 39, Grave 15.  He was born in Kozova in 1881, died in Vienna 1940.  The burial record lists his brother, my grandfather Israel Berl SIGAL, as the person authorized to dispose of the body, - although Israel was already confined in a Sammelhaus at Franz Josefs Kai.  Where could I find  records about the deceased who are buried at the cemetery, - at the synagogue? or IKG? or an archive?  Also, Mendel died at "1180, Spital der IKG" - do they have records?  Many thanks to any and all who can help.
Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY USA

Re: Obtain copies National Archives U.K. at Kew pertaining Julius BERNARD of Purley(Surrey), period 1937-1946 #records

Jill Whitehead

Purley is part of the London Borough of Croydon if you wish to search electoral registers or the 1939 Register (both on Find my Past). 

I am researching the history of the Jewish Viennese family that occupied my house from the 1940's to the 1990's and came over in 1939. I have their naturalisation records, but cannot get their background papers due to a change in the confidentiality/data protection laws in 2012. I have put in a Freedom of Information Request to Kew but have heard nothing so far, and the enquirer has to say what sort of information they are seeking in the Freedom of Information Request.  You may find the information you are seeking is also subject to Data Protection/confidentiality, or it may not exist, or was destroyed.  

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Photo Vienna Jewish Cemetery Gate 4 #austria-czech #photographs



If Heinrich Neumann died at 27 in Vienna in 1941 was he hidden and got caught by the SA? was it a crime if he was not deported. What happened?
The data I attach for you show that he died on the 20th May 1941 in the  Israelitisches Kultusgemeinde hospital know as
the Rotschild Hospital located in Vienna's 18th district at the Währinger Gürtel. It was desroyed after the war.

My great great grand parents died there too in 1909 and 1910 as they had the pandemic Spanish flew.

My father is also buried at TOR 4 and I will go there on November 1st to see him. I will look around for the grave if I don't forget when I am there.

Re: Viewmate - US Naturalization Index care - what info on it? #records


Correct, you can request the C-file from USCIS using the C-number.  That file will contain the duplicate petition for naturalization, as well as all other paperwork and forms related to the naturalization.  Because it was a 1952 naturalization the C-file should contain all records of that immigrant from before or after the naturalization.   

If you are considering ordering the C-file, know that USCIS is raising the fee in less than 60 days.

Marian Smith

Searching: Pintwas Moszek SZER/ Lublin #poland

Jacques Klein

Hi, I am looking for any information about a couple from Lublin.
The husband is Pintwas Moszek SZER, still alive in 1934.
Her wife, Kajla KIERSZENBLUM, was dead at that time.
I know two of their children : Berek, born before 1900, and Estera Cywja, born in 1908 at Zolkiewka.
Jacques Klein

Directories for New Haven and Hartford, Ct.-1890-1915 #usa #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Are there New Haven directories on-line for the years 1890-1915 and
Hartford 1928-1930 ?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Re: Baiersdorf Jewish Cemetery Website #germany #announcements

David Lewin

in case this is of interest :  I possess a book(let) "BaiersdorferWurzelwerk" Heft Nr. 2
Spurensuche zur Juedischen Geschichte Baiersdorfs by Horst Gemeinhardt

David Lewin

At 19:27 04/08/2020, Al Lederer wrote:

The documentation of the Baiersdorf Jewish Cemetery has been completed and is now available for public viewing. The over 600 year old burial ground is located in Middle Franconia, Bavaria in the district of Erlangen-Höchstadt. It once served Baiersdorf, Bruck, Büchenbach, Dormitz, Erlangen, Forchheim, Kunreuth, Wiesenthau, and other towns in the district.


The 1,278 gravestones are searchable by the name of the interred and can also be browsed by stone number from 0001 through 1278. The documentation includes German inscriptions, Hebrew inscriptions and their German translations, and photographs of the gravestones.


Appreciation to Baiersdorf Mayor Andreas Galster, City Council, and Press and Cultural Affairs Director Daniela Pietsch for their support of the project; Horst Gemeinhardt, city historian who led the effort; University of Bamberg Professors Suzanne Talabardon and Rainer Drewello and students who mapped the gravestones, photographed them, and recorded their German inscriptions; Detlef Mueller who transcribed and translated the Hebrew inscriptions, and created the database; and to others who contributed financially to the effort.


The documentation is available at

Al Lederer


Translation Romanian-English #translation #photographs


I attached 2 pictures, does someone recognize one of them as "Benzion Schauer"? date of birth 21 Dec. 1918.
I'll appreciate any help!

Stav Knr

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