Re: Seeking Occupation Lists to learn more about 2 G grandfather Notan Pesach JACOBSON #lithuania #latvia

Judith Diamond

Can you narrow down the place more in Kovo gubernia?

Re: immigration to Cuba #general #latinamerica

Alan Mandl

Companie Generale Transatlantique (CGT) was traveling to Cuba from France in 1938-early 1939. My father traveled from Bordeaux on the De La Salle in March 1939. Le Havre was another point of departure to Cuba. Among passengers during this era were escapees from Spain.

I was unable to locate a manifest through inquiries to CGT. I don’t know whether Cuban records exist or if they are accessible. The University of Miami has a number of Cuban materials and might a source of information. If you find a source of access to manifests, please let me know.

Alan Mandl

Re: Unable to find names on passenger lists #names


I struggled as well to find my father on the Ellis Island passenger list as well.
Just recently, i found his application for naturalization, which listed the ship and its date of arrival.

The game changer was that it stated he arrived under a different last name.

With this information a returned to the passenger list records and behold there he was with his mother,  half sister and brother all under this other name. 
The new mystery was where did this name come from, it did not fit any name that I am aware

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Seeking Occupation Lists to learn more about 2 G grandfather Notan Pesach JACOBSON #lithuania #latvia

Carol Zinter

Where on this site would I find an occupation listing for the Kovno region between 1830-1890.  My great great grandfather, Notan Pesach JACOBSON (wife Etyla), operated a Kretchma during that interval.  JACOBSON is likely not the original surname and despite creative searching for the past 8 years, no one in the family has been able to locate a single record for him.  Thank you for directing me to the right place.

Carol  <carolzinter@...>
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Government term “Permanent Resident”


Reply to sender: <theshviger@...>

On a JRI-Poland birth record, when the “Permanent Resident” column has a town name filled it, WHO does it pertain to?
a) only the birth child
b) the father and birth child
c) the father and mother and child
d) all the siblings and both parents
e) only the males
f) something else

Thank you,  Reba Harris Solomon

Re: immigration to Cuba #general #latinamerica

Sandy Crystall

[Researchers seeking passengers to or from Cuba -]

In my searches for relatives, I have found and saved manifests to (and from) Cuba for the period of 1915 - 1958 (including some cruise manifests).
 Some are outbound manifests from the UK.

Most are likely from paid subscriptions to genealogy services, but perhaps not all.

Sandy Crystall, New Hampshire

RUBIN and ROSENBLUM from Munkacz #hungary

Moishe Miller

]Moderator Note: "Reply to sender" moishe.miller@... about these two specific people being sought by one member.

Dear Group, 

I hope you are all doing well, safe from COVID.

Would anyone have Kalman RUBIN (married in Munkacz,1859 to Yettie) or Abraham Israel ROSENBLUM (from Rymaov, married in Munkacz, 1874, second marriage. to widow Brajne/Brane) in their tree?

Moishe Miller,  Brooklyn, NY  moishe.miller@...

New educational webinars from Gesher Galicia #galicia #events

Steven Turner

As part of our educational program series, we are pleased to announce the posting of two programs by Dr. Andrew Zalewski, vice president of Gesher Galicia. The new webinars, prepared in collaboration with Jay Osborn, our digital map manager, bring the following topics to your desktop:

Historical Maps of Galicia (I): Borders Explained

Galician borders in flux are illustrated by cartographic masterpieces. Maps in English, German, Italian, Polish, and Russian provide the backdrop to a commentary on historical and political changes, spanning from the 18th through the 20th centuries. This program examines the borders of Galicia during peacetime and wartime, from the tumultuous Napoleonic period through the two world wars, making it easier to follow perplexing territorial shifts.

Historical Maps of Galicia (II): Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods

Discover how historical maps illustrate the Jewish presence in the main cities of Galicia. Old maps bring into focus separate and shared spaces in the multiethnic urban environment of the 19th century. As you take a virtual stroll through smaller Galician towns, you will find out how cadastral maps can shed light on neighborhoods and communal life. From unfinished sketches to detailed final drawings, cadastral maps are made easier to understand, with additional resources shared at the end of the program.

To access videos, please make sure you are logged into your Gesher Galicia account before clicking the link below.

You must be a member of Gesher Galicia to be able to access the webinars and other resources in the Members Portal. Please click on the link below to join or renew your membership and to view these presentations.

In you are unable to access the Members Portal, send your inquiries to: membership@...

Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia

Re: I don't understand how this site is functionning #general


Register if you are not registered.
Sign in.
Find the topic of interest.  Select it.
at the bottom there is a green reply button. 
Respond there if you wish to respond.
The top half of the page has new queries. The lower section records the replies.  

Re: family of Claude Pasquier

Danielle Czal

Hi Corine
Thanks o lot for these informations
Are you relative with Family Parchewski- Pasquier.
I have seen on Ancestry that they change their name to Pasquier when they have been naturalized in USA.
I would like to be connect with their family now. They are all died (Paul in 1969, Claude in 1976 and Mary in 1983).
But i dont know if Claude had children.
The mother of Mary was a Kronental and i find photos at home with letters on back : mary writes "dear cousin" to my grand mother till 1950. After nothing.
I find her because a have a photo of their wedding 28/03/1925.
Is the brother of Paul went to USA before him?
Friendly Danielle Czalczynski

Werner and Eisenhandler families. #poland #ukraine


i have been trying for some time to find info on the Werner and Eisenhandler families, in particular Siegfried Sacher Werner, born in Ulanov, and Berta Bluma Eisenhandler, born in Nowe Miasto. Berta's parents, Tobias Eisenhandler and Lea Werner had five children. They were divorced in Vienna around 1920 and Lea and all the children reverted to her maiden name of Werner (although I am not sure how official this was). I would be grateful for any help you can provide.

Re: Seek info about 17th century mixed marriages--Rhineland & Switzerland? #germany #france

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)

Hello Shirley and Roger,

I would like to support Roger's opinion:
Having done extensive research yet mostly in Northern Germany, I haven't come across one interreligious marriage before about 1880. There have been conversions to mostly Lutheran or seldom Catholic faith before: - in Breslau/Wroclaw I saw quite a few civil marriages in that time where the names of bride and groom and family members gave hints for a possible conversion.

The tolerance of Mennonites towards Jewish faith may resolve them also being in the focus of prosecution. Where Jews were allowed to settle, the authorities may have been tolerant enough to have other religious minorities staying there, too (example Friedrichstadt in Nordfriesland). But this is just my guess.

I have just checked an interesting German database on the distribution of names in Germany. I entered Wilbers which isn't really common and doesn't at all sound Jewish to me.

And here's the link to a database of Jewish families in Krefeld - no Wilbers, also no W. in the Memor-book.


The only way to solve the question is by doing further research going back step by step, keeping the question in mind.
Good luck and kind regards from Germany

Corinna, near Hamburg, Germany

Josef Hermann Löwenthal #austria-czech


Dear all, I'm looking for information about Josef Hermann Löwenthal, *1858 in Iglau / Jihlava, Mähren, today Czech Republic, he passed away 1918. He was  my Grandmother's father. His parents were: Rösy Oppenheimer, born in Mikulov, Okres Břeclav Nikolsburg, Südmähren, today Czech Republic and Maximilian Löwenthal born in Rousinov. They lived in Jihlava.  I wonder whether somebody of you has information about this family, Josef Hermann's death and whether he had siblings. I appriciate your answers, thanks a lot. Regards, Karin Vomhof
Karin Vomhof, Erlangen, Germany

Re: Avram or Abraham Avner #usa


I am related to a Philip Avner from Chicago. His parents were Abraham & Gertrude. Is this your Abraham?
- Bruce Zatz

Searching for Ann Muriel PINKUS , Daily City, California #usa

Kathy Miller

Moderator Note: This search is for one individual who is of interest to only one JGDG member.
Your replies must be sent with your email account, not the JGDG list - to < kathyjmiller@...>

Hi All
I am searching for Ann MuriePINKUS , born about 1949 ,and who was brought up in Daly City, California near San Francisco.
Her parents were Golda and Ruben Pinkus
I think she attended Westwood ( I think ) High school in Daly City
Is anyone able to help put me in touch with her

Thanks , Kathy Mille  Researching PINKUS, COHEN, EMANUEL


immigration to Cuba #general #latinamerica


Looking for information about immigration to Cuba in the 1920s and 1930s.

1. What shipping lines traveled from Europe to Cuba during that period?

2. Is there any way to get access to manifests for arrivals in Cuba?

Thank you.     Evan Fishman,    -- New Jersey    <ebf2001@...>

(Russia, Belarus) New World War ll Databases Free and in Russian #belarus #russia

Jan Meisels Allen

Vera Miller of Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family has informed us about three new online databases honoring the 75th anniversary of World War ll. As all are free and in Russian you may need to use Google translate or Steve Morse’s website for transliterating English to Russian in one step:


The databases are:

soldier photos of men and women who served in the Soviet Army


St. Petersburg Archives has a database of over 67,000 civilian recipients of “Fort Defense of Leningrad” medals. The database is searchable by last name, year of birth or place of employment. There are downloadable scans of award documents for each recipient.


"It (the medal) was awarded to active participants in the heroic defense of the city on the Neva - all those who, despite hunger and cold, shelling and bombing, stood by the machine, extinguished incendiary bombs, nursed the wounded, dug trenches, supported the urban economy, taught and cared for children, holding thereby personal victory in the battle for Leningrad," says the website.


The Soviet government gave the award to 1.47 million recipients (according to Wikipedia) so the database is a work in progress.


Another database is Explosion of Partisan based on documents from the Central Headquarters of the Partisan Movement at the Headquarters of the Supreme High Command.

Information on more than 8,500 people awarded for their involvement in the war's partisan movement are detailed in the database, which also is a work on progress.


This database can be easily searched by surname. Information provided on award recipients can include full name, birth year, place for call of service, place of residence, partisan group name, award presented, presenter of award and file location of record.


Requests to obtain scans of records can be sent to rgaspi@.... It is highly recommended to write in Russian.


So far, most WWII databases from Russia have focused on soldiers of the Soviet Army.


The other database comes from the Republic of Belarus- A Book of Memory  (,

an effort by the Office to Perpetuate the Memory of Defenders of the Fatherland and Victims of Wars of the Armed Forces of Belarus.


The database provides information on people who died in Belarus during WWII and those who came from Belarus and died elsewhere during WWII. Users can find the following information in the database: full name, year of birth, place of birth, place of call of duty, place of service, position, date of death, cause of death, burial number and place of burial.


Those seeking information on their relatives or ancestors from Belarus will need to look page by page or know their full name- first, patronymic (name derived from father's first name such as Ivanovich) and surname.


Some people on this database can be found on Memory of the People (

but others are only found on A Book of Memory. (See above)


There are ~2 million photos posted to Dear Memory ( of men and women who served in the Soviet Army during World War ll. The photos on Dear Memory can also be found on Memory of the People (see above). To read how to search Dear Memory see:


To read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: BERGER, FRAJND records / Bilgoraj, Poland #poland #russia

Bryan Langer

I’m not sure why you sent this to me. I forgot to tell you I started researching what I think will be a free listserv alternative with built-in image uploads. It’s a forum that works both online and through email, all moderated.

Sent from my bryPhone

Bryan Langer
Production Design / Art Direction / Set Design

On May 16, 2020, at 8:25 AM, Stanley Diamond <SMSDIAMOND@...> wrote:

Yeruham Zvi Artlich ירוחם צבי קינסטליך wrote:

"I am looking for original documents of my mother 's parents....they lived in Bilgoraj, 

The Jewish records of Bilgoraj and close to 600 towns in Poland have been
indexed/extracted by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

In addition to the records online, JRI-Poland has data for more than 200 towns
that is not yet online.  For more information on the status of records for your
town, go the "Your Town" link on the JRI-Poland home page or write to:

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

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Re: Unable to find names on passenger lists #names

Marlene Etlinger

My father remembered sitting around the table with his father filling out my grandfather ‘s naturalization papers. My grandfather was young when he arrived so they were trying to invent the name of the ship he came on. In this case the name of the ship on his naturalization papers was useless.

Last residence of Riga in 1920 before immigrating to US, says the passenger manifest #usa #latvia #lithuania

Corey Brand

David and Saul (Zelman) MILLER (many spelling variations of surname) came to the US in 1920, in their twenties. They are my third great uncles. They were from Krekenava, now in Lithuania. Their last place of residence was Riga, Latvia, according to the NYC passenger manifest. I want to find out why they were in Riga. Was their relocation because of World War I? Is it possible they were Russian soldiers? Any databases I can use to find out? Or, does anyone know another reason they could be in Riga for?
Thanks, Corey Brand, South Florida, USA   <coreyabrand@...>

Link to Passenger Manifest

Researching MILLER, MELLER, and many spelling variations   From Krekenava, now in Lithuania > Pittsburgh, NYC, and Los Angeles, USA