Viewmate translation request - Yiddish #translation



I would appreciate any help translating the viewmate record via this link.  Thank you!  

Mike Friedman

On Wednesday May 11 at 1PM ET, JGS of Palm Beach County will be hosting a virtual tour of ANU, the Museum of the Jewish People #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Walter Rosenthal

On Wednesday May 11 at 1PM ET, JGS of Palm Beach County will be hosting a virtual tour of ANU, the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Israel.  This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people.  ANU (the Hebrew work for “WE”) reflects the Jewish world of today and celebrates the multiculturalism of Jewish diversity and adopts an inclusive, pluralistic approach.

The tour will be conducted by Lindsay Shapiro, Director of English Programming.  She holds an MA in Holocaust Studies from the University of Haifa and has worked with Jewish communities and museums around the world.

To register, please go to and click on Register for May.   You will receive an immediate acknowledgement and a link prior to the presentation on May 11.  The meeting is free to JGSPBC members; guests are asked to pay a $5 fee, applicable toward the $30.00 annual membership.  Registration closes on May 10, 6:00 PM ET with payment. 

 For more information about jgspbc, contact

Walter Rosenthal, Outreach Coordinator


Walter Rosenthal

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #russia

Paul Moverman

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I would appreciate a complete translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Paul Moverman
Milford, NH USA

Re: Early Antwerp emigrant records (Red Star Line), 1885 #records #usa #germany #general

Sherri Bobish

Hi Michael,

It appears that the first ship with the name SS Noordam began service in 1902.
"SS Noordam (1902) was the first Noordam, a transatlantic ocean liner of 12,528 gross tons built at Harland and Wolff, operating mostly from Rotterdam to New York between 1902 and 1927."

You can search for manifests for ship Noordam, or any other ship, or search by passenger name, at Steve Morse's portal to Ancestry's database:
NY Passenger Lists 1820 - 1957

Re: Required evidence to prove a death in 1946 Warsaw court #holocaust #poland #warsaw

Lewis, Megan

The courts that declared people deceased were called Sąd Grodzki,   USHMM has records from the Warsaw Sąd Grodzki in our archives as RG-15.270.  The collection description is at  The finding aid, under  supplementary materials, lists the names of the people who were the subject of the cases but it is in Polish.  You can do a search but need to be careful of suffixes that change the spellings of names.  If you find your aunt and uncle you can email reference@... for a copy.  Please include the collection call number, the file number and the names of your aunt and uncle.  You can direct the request to me if you wish.

We have Sąd Grodzki records for many towns/cities, but not all of them contain post-war records.  Some are wartime records and a few have interwar records.  Look at the date field for the time period covered.

You should also consult Polish database SEZAM at and Polish National Archives digital resources:

Megan Lewis
reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jewish Genealogy SIG (JGSIG) May meeting - Tues May 10 2022 10-11:30 am EDT on Zoom RSVP #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Arthur Sissman

Announcement: Jewish Genealogy SIG (JGSIG) May meeting - Tues May 10 2022 10-11:30 am EDT on Zoom RSVP 



Topic: Productivity and Efficiency in Genealogy Research - What, Where, How

Successful and efficient genealogical research involves knowing how to use your computer to your advantage.  This meeting is designed to answer your questions about “stuff” that genealogists don’t talk about and learn about by happenstance!? 


So what question do you need to ask about and what questions do you not even know what you need to ask.


Then join the May meeting of the Jewish Genealogy SIG - Tues May 10 2022, 10 - 11:30 am EDT on Zoom. RSVP.  Attendance is FREE!


RSVP to Arthur Sissman genresearch13@...


If you have not attended a Jewish Geneaology SIG before: Please include: you name, email address, phone # and location in your request! 


A recording and handout about all the topics covered will be sent to all attendees!


Topics - What topic do you need more info to be a more effective and efficient genealogy researcher.

  • Back up - Cloud, cloud services, apps
  • Cloud use - what, where, how
  • Syncing info - what, where how
  • Browsers - Chrome, Foxfire, Safari, others - what are they?
  • Extension- what,, where, why, how?
  • Multiple devices - 2 monitors or laptop/monitor or laptop/cell phone or etc
  • Multiple desktops - desktop/laptop/tablet
  • Split screen - desktop, laptop, tablet, cell phone
  • Tabs - multiple tabs, pin tabs - manipulations of same.
  • Multiple windows 
  • Save tabs - Y, Safari, others - apps.
  • Clustering tabs
  • Drawing software - to create comparing charts
  • Zoom - how to use it better as a viewer - what features am I missing?
  • Finding live people, I need to know about in US?

What topics did I leave out?? Please email your list (if not included in above) when you register for the May meeting - be as specific as you can!



Arthur Sissman

Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL


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Re: Help deciphering a ship manifest #records


Very helpful replies.I am set.sadly, not the right person, but I am saved further searches down rabbit holes.
lynn dumenil

Re: Required evidence to prove a death in 1946 Warsaw court #holocaust #poland #warsaw

Kathryn Kanarek James

Consider contacting the Holocaust Museum in DC.
They have experts on their staff who may be able to provide you with guidance. Good luck. -

Kathryn Kanarek James
Annandale, VA, USA
Names of interest: WEGODNER/WAGNER, SIDUCH  (Sokolievka/Justingrad Ukraine), GOLDSTEIN, LANDA (Shpikov, Ukraine), WANG (Janow Lubelski, Russia Poland), KANAREK, BROD (Tarnobrzeg, Tarnow, Galicia) SINGER/KATZENELLENBOGEN (Tarnow, Galicia)

Re: Help deciphering a ship manifest #records



I agree with the other replies, but in this case I suspect the "A" within the annotated number may be referring to an application for a certificate of derivative citizenship.  If so, the annotation is evidence of the process to verify/certify his arrival record, but the entire process would not result in a naturalization record you can find in a court.

If his father could have been naturalized in the US while Wolf was a minor, then his derivative certificate application and related records may all remain with USCIS in a derivative C-file. 

Just a suggestion,

Marian Smith

Translator Reflects on Attack in Rivne #yizkorbooks #ukraine

Laurence Broun

Two days ago, there were reported attacks against five railway stations in Ukraine, including the rail line in Rivne. Dmytro -- our translator for the Ukrainian-language version of the Yizkor Book of Mizoch -- lives in Rivne, and clarifies the missiles actually hit nearby Zdolbuniv 10km from Rivne, the regional capital.

Zdolbuniv, he points out, is a town frequently mentioned in the Yizkor Book of Mizoch. He comments, "We couldn't imagine these lands will see airstrikes again after WWII."

Dmytro reports about 40,000 refugees in Rivne. We discussed the need for local support, but he indicates the established NGO's are effectively meeting needs and thanks everyone from the JewishGen community who has been contributing to humanitarian assistance through the major charitable organizations.  

Rivne is midway between Kyiv and Lviv. In a book I published about my grandparents' lives (also translated into Ukrainian language by Dima,) we included a photo from the Library of Congress archives of refugees steaming into Rivne in 1920. History repeats.

Larry (Itzik Leib) Broun
Washington, DC | USA
e-mail: Laurencebroun@...

Re: JewishGen JOWBR - Broken Image Link #usa #photographs



There is a Jewish Genealogy Society of Buffalo.  I don't know how active it is, but you may want to contact the organization and see if someone there is willing to photograph the grave for you; I'm sure that offering to make a small donation in exchange would be welcome.  The contact e-mail address is JewishGenBuffalo@...

The website is


Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY


Re: Tulane study explores academic success among Jewish girls. #usa

Professor Ryesky

Simplistic observation that likely has some kernel of validity:

During the Middle Ages in Europe, the erudition centered upon the Catholic clergy and the Rabbis.

The Rabbis went forth and multiplied (and were the desired partners for the daughters of wealthy men), while the priests and monks did not.

-- Ken Ryesky
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL


Raisky, Shkolnik(ov), Aronov, Aerov (Gomel, BELARUS)
Gertzik (Yelizavetgrad), Brodsky (Odessa) UKRAINE
Arshenov, Israelson (Yevpatoriya, CRIMEA)

Your Sephardic problems answered! - Meeting this Sunday #sephardic #events


Do you have a brick wall in your Sephardic genealogical research? This week
we are putting on our doctors’ white coats and invite you to share your
problems! If possible, please post your questions in advance to our Patreon
page at If you are not a member, you can
share your questions on YouTube during the meeting.

The meeting is on Sunday 1 May 2022 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm London, 8pm
Paris/Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom. The link is
shared at our Patreon page at:

Watch Esther Danon Gitman's recent talk on the Holocaust in Yugoslavia at:

Over the last two years Sephardic World has become the leading forum for
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consider supporting our work.

Best wishes,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic World
Sephardic Genealogical Society

Early Antwerp emigrant records (Red Star Line), 1885 #records #usa #germany #general

Michael Rubin

Can anyone guide me to emigrant records from Antwerp as early as 1885?  I've seen material for later years but not that early.  I have a particular interest in the SS Noordam (Antwerp/NY) but others will be of interest as well.
Thank you,
Michael Rubin
Newton, MA  USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Re: Help deciphering a ship manifest #records



There were periods for which an application  for citizenship  had to to show a legal immigration record.  Form 505 was a filled out by a clerk who confirmed that this was so by checking the ship's passenger list. 

The years of WWII brought out a rush for citizenship, otherwise aliens had restrictions and had to report regularly. 

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 4/26/2022 2:13 PM, Lynndumenil wrote:

I wonder if anyone can help decipher the residence place for Wolf Cohen, line 16 on this manifest. There are at least two other names with the same town.
I also am curious to know if the notation above his name is for him or for the preceding passenger.  And what does it mean?   1-A-3584-(505?) 10/20/41.  Social security perhaps?  Something to do with WWI?
Lynn Dumenil

Re: Tulane study explores academic success among Jewish girls. #usa

Eva Lawrence

The study does say "education worked for them in the past",  just the sort of conditions that influence evolution.  Maybe Jewish dna does have an effect, however unpopular that view currently is.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Re: JewishGen JOWBR - Broken Image Link #usa #photographs

Brian Kerr

I asked this question via email quite some time ago (regarding another individual in my family tree) and I was told that there's no image and the link is a type of placeholder for one. If an image becomes available, they will label it that reflects the same jpg name and it will be viewable.

Besides that, I had gave something a shot and performed a search for the Phonetic Surname "Lehman" and Any Field "Cheektowaga".

The results provided the following list of those with the Surname Lehman and the Exact Location of their Burials within the same Temple Beth Zion Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.

Lena Lehman - Section 79 | Plot: 02 Joseph Lehman - Section 79 | Plot: 03 Lillian (Infant) Lehman - Section 79 | Plot: 07 Hennrietta Lehman - Section 79 | Plot: 09 Meyer Lehman - Section 79 | Plot: 10

I do hope that this was helpful in some way. :-))

-- ~Brian D. Kerr, Esq | SSG, U.S. Army (Retired) | SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired) |>>Known Family Surnames (Researching): Dessler, Walk(Valk), Mahler (Maler), Paradisgarten (Paradisegarten), Tomasy (Thomashy), Gluck, Preisz (Priess), Steinhardt (Steinhart), Grossman (Grosman), Sholtz (Shultz), Kaplan, Bloom, Fischer (Fisher), Levy, Baum, Duwidewic, Meisal (Maisel)<<|>>Known Family Locations/Regions (of Surnames): Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Lithuania<<|

Re: Help with 1910 census, building never enumerated. #usa


Thank you for your reply, Lee, I got the address from the 1909 city directory, although, when I went back and checked just now, I read 4116. Not sure if 4110 was a typo or just my eyes not what they used to be. However, thee still wasn’t a 4116 Woodland enumerated in the 1910 census. 
My apologies,
Where did you originally get the address in question as being 4110 Woodland? Checking the 1912  and 1927 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps it seems there was no 4110 address assigned. The numbers jump from 4106/8 to 4112 on both. The address numbering system changed sometime around 1906, I believe and at that time the location was in the 800s.  Can you find your person in the city directories to confirm? 
Lee Goodman
Vermilion, Ohio USA

Re: Help deciphering a ship manifest #records

Diane Jacobs

It looks like he is from Skulak.

The numbers are his intent to naturalize and represent the certificate of arrival when they found his passenger manifest as it was dated 1941 he was probably naturalized 3 or 4 years later in the NYC area. He needed to find the manifest page in order to proceed with the naturalization petition.

It also looks like an X is to the left of his name
Which means he is either on a detained manifest or special inquiry page and you can check those as they are either in the front or the back of the regular manifest pages and you can look to see if you find him there.

Hope this helps.

Diane Jacobs

On Apr 26, 2022, at 5:07 PM, Lynndumenil <lynn.dumenil@...> wrote:

I wonder if anyone can help decipher the residence place for Wolf Cohen, line 16 on this manifest. There are at least two other names with the same town.
I also am curious to know if the notation above his name is for him or for the preceding passenger.  And what does it mean?   1-A-3584-(505?) 10/20/41.  Social security perhaps?  Something to do with WWI?
Lynn Dumenil Image 4-26-22 at 11.02 AM.jpeg

Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

Siauliai and Suwalki Birds of a Feather recording available #announcements #lithuania

Jody Tzucker

A recording of the Siauliai and Suwalki Birds of a Feather
presentation on Sunday, April 24th, is now posted on the homepage of It will be freely available until May 24th, and after
that only available to contributors of the Siauliai and Suwalki DRGs.

Jody Tzucker
Coordinator for Siauliai and Suwalki District research Groups, LitvakSIG
Carmel IN