Kishinev Jewish Cemetery #rabbinic #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Hello everybody,

Our Bessarabia group continue working on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery (Skulyanka). We have completed working in 4 sectors: 1,2,4 and 5.  In this time we have in JOWBR 8,851 records, from that 8,301 are identified and 558 - unknown. We also added 7,889 images to JOWBR.
Here is a Cemetery report as of now:

We also finished now photographing sector 6, and working on indexing.  The sector is in terrible condition.  We got more than 3,000 images, and I am not sure if half of them we could identify.  Many stones are broken, or inscription completely destroyed. I know that sectors 7-9 are even in worse condition.  I do think that some of the fallen stones could be saved,  but it may require a lot of efforts from our group, and Jewish Community in Kishinev.

There are a number of stones at the cemetery with a lot of genealogy, goes back to Ba'al Shem Tov, and I am attaching one of these images for you.
I want that members from Rabbinic group to take a look at it, and please send me full translation.  This inscription was translated, but I want specialists to check it out.  I have a few more such inscriptions - send later.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator

Re: Deutsch family tree on Geni going back to the 14th century #hungary


I have had no luck tracing my Deutsch line.  DNA has been taken with no close matches.   So if anyone is connected to Nachman/Nachum Deutsch (Dolhinov/Dolginovo - Belarus, Lithuania, Russia?  Please contact me.  Nachman's son was Abraham/Abe/Abba (my grandfather).


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation


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

Moses lenzky

Re: Deutsch family tree on Geni going back to the 14th century #hungary

Beth Long

Yes, Balázs Déri's Deutsch tree is only hypothetical when it gets past about 1780-1800. To do an audit we did Y-DNA testing of direct male descendants various of his "branches", and they do not all match. Unfortunately Balázs (who is also a Deutsch, re-named to Déri), does not believe in DNA testing himself and declined to do it, though a free test was offered to him. So we don't know where his own branch fits in. If you are a Deutsch male, you can do a Y-DNA test yourself at FTDNA and join the Deutsch surname project to see whether/if you match any of the others.
Beth Long
administrator, Deutsch project 

Re: Removing Picture From a Find A Grave Page. #general

Norma Schumow

If you own the page, you can edit any of the information, including the biography. You can also rearrange the order of the photos, but you cannot delete them.

Norma Schumow

Re: Finding grave Ada/Ida/Aida Mager/Rosencoff #usa


Har Jehuda Cemetery does have a website with phone number and email address.

An article about the cemetery giving name of person in charge -

  IAJGS mentions the cemetery part of article -  Contact: Ms Ann Moskowitz, President of Har Jehuda Cemetery, 8400 Lansdown Avenue, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Several years ago, she got volunteers to write the names on the stones that were legible. That list of names covers 6 pages. She may be willing to supply a photocopy. For the most part, they are first and last names only, but with multiple graves with a single surname, only the surname may be listed. Source: Bert Lazerow.


  • Har Jehuda Cemetery:
    8400 Lansdowne Avenue, Upper Darby, PA 19082; (215)-789-2104 (Lenark); Delaware County (Upper Darby Township); listed as Har Judah, Lenark Pa. Owners: Moscowitz family (Ann, Larry). Ann is a member of JGSP.
Hope this helps

Dassy Wilen

Re: Deutsch family tree on Geni going back to the 14th century #hungary

Nathan Rosenshein

Thanks, Benjamin , for your post. I am part of this Deutsch family! I am replying to the group, as this may be of general interest. This fellow, researcher Balacs DERI, is prolific! He has researched tens of thousands of people and is amazing. However, from what fellow researchers tell me, he is somewhat eccentric, and his sources are sometimes questionable. I have also noticed that his information changes over time. So, I am not sure what to make of him. Apparently, his family name was DEUTSCH, hungarianized to DERI. If his research is accurate, he has researched my grandmother's DEUTSCH family back hundreds of years. I am still not sure what to make of all this. I would love to hear all of your comments. If your replies may be of general interest then reply to the group. If not, reply to me privately (nathan@...).
Nathan Rosenshein, Montreal Canada.

Re: Looking for information Warnick/Vernik from Zvenigorod, Cherkassy Oblast, Ukraine #ukraine

Todd Warnick

Yes, Zvenigorod is also Zvenigorodka - but note that there is a similarly named town in Moscow Oblast in Russia, If your family is from Zvenigorod in Ukraine, Zvenigorodka is one and the same.
Thanks, Todd Warnick

Re: Deutsch family tree on Geni going back to the 14th century #hungary

George Deutsch

Hi Benjamin

A friend of mine sent me a copy of your post so I have joined Jewish Gen just so I can respond to you.

I am George Deutsch and I think you are referring to my family tree. I am somewhat distantly connected to Ann-Hentsche-Auerbach through my mother's side of the family tree which goes back through Langbein and Spira families.

I am confused by what you say about the family tree going back to 1490. I had no idea that it goes back that far. I have only seen entries back to the 1700s. I would be most grateful if you could tell me how I could see entries going back before the mid 1700s.

I got involved in this when I stumbled across the entry about my grandmother, Paula Langbein, in this family tree about 5 years ago from memory. At that time, I had never done any genealogy and had no knowledge about how Geni works. I think I just copied that family tree and created the Deutsch family tree. I have added some information documented in papers left by my mother about both the Deutsch and Langbein sides of my family. That seems to have connected the Deutsch family tree through my wife's relatives. I found the data that was in the tree before I got to it quite accurate. I did make a few changes and did briefly connect with the people who created it.

I am still an utter novice in this field.

I looking forward to hearing from you


George Deutsch, Melbourne, Australia

July 2021 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #jgs-iajgs #records #general

Jan Meisels Allen

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below.  The following are the summaries for the month of July, 2021.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert. Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.


•             130 Countries Agree to Global Minimum Tax

•             G-20 Finance Ministers Back Global Tax Overhaul


•             Associated Press New Policy No Longer to Name Those Arrested for Minor Crimes

•             Facebook's What's App Complaint Filed With European Commission


•             (Australia) National Archives Gets Infusion Funding to Save Decaying Documents

•             (Australia) Australia will conduct its Census This August 10, 2021

•             (New Zealand) National Library Will Donate 600, 000 Books to Internet Archive


•             (Canada) Privacy Law Applies to Google in Right to be Forgotten Case

•             (Canada) Statistics Canada is Exploring Changes to Census to reflect Diversity


•             (European Union) Amazon Hit with Record $886.6 million Fine for Processing Personal Data

•             (European Union) European Data Protection Board Advises Companies to Assess Foreign Data Surveillance

•             (European Union) Study by EU's LIBE Committee Warns Potential of No EU-US Data Transfer Agreement Unless US Agrees to Changes on Surveillance Law

•             (European Union) Court of Human Rights Rejected Free Speech Complaint Concerning Right to be Forgotten

•             (European Union) The Court of Justice Ruled National Privacy Commissions Can Pursue When Not Lead Regulators


•             (France) Google Fined $593 Million By French Antitrust Agency

•             (Ireland) Data Regulator Must Swiftly Investigate Legality of Facebook-WhatsApp Data Sharing per EDPB

•             (Netherlands) Dutch Court to Hear Facebook Privacy Law

•             Netherlands National Archives Data Sets Relating to World War II

•             (Poland) Senate Passes Law Preventing Restitution for Property Seized During Holocaust and Communist Era

•             (Russia) Further Fines on Facebook Placed for Not Removing Russian-Considered Illegal Content

•             (Russia) Moscow Court Fines Google For Refusing to Localize Russian Users' Data

•             (Russia) President Vladimir Putin Signs Law Requiring Foreign Social Media Giants to Open Offices in Russia


•             (US) Court Rejects Alabama's Challenge to US Census Bureau's Release of 2020 Census Data on Redistricting Maps

•             (US) Dozens of States Sue Google Over App Stores’ Fees

•             (US) Federal Judge Orders Google to Face Proposed Class-Action Litigation about Digital Assistant

•             (US) Federal Judge Questions DHS Holding of Records on Use of Social Media For Monitoring Purposes

•             (US) House Bill Would Restore FTC Power of Disgorgement Reversing the 2021 US Supreme Court Ruling

•             (US-FTC) The Federal Trade Commission Drops "Consumer Welfare" Guidance When Looking at New Big Tech Investigations

•             (US) Federal Trade Commission Unanimously Voted to Rescind 1995 Policy About Prior Approval of Mergers

•             (US) Federal Trade Commission Privacy Conference July 27th Free

•             Re: (US) Federal Trade Commission Unanimously Voted to Rescind 1995 Policy About Prior Approval of Mergers

•             Correction: (US) Federal Trade Commission Privacy Conference July 27th Free

•             (US) LOC Copyright Office Announces Appointments of Copyright Claims Board Officers

•             (US) President Biden's Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy

•             (US) President Biden Fires SSA Administrator After He Refused to Resign

•             (US) Senator Klobuchar Introduces Bill of Stripping Online Platforms of Liability Protections Under Section 230

•             (US-CA) LA Times Article on Big Tech In a Race for your Health Care Data

•             (US-CA) Senate Amends AB 751 Legislation on Vital Records

•             (US-CA) Stanford University Researchers Cryptography Can Preserve Genetic Privacy in Criminal DNA Profiling

•             (US-CO) On July 8, 2021 Colorado Governor Polis signed Colorado Privacy Act

•             (US-FL) New Law on DNA Testing of Someone Else's DNA Blocked by Federal Judge

•             (US-FL) Governor DeSantis Signs HB 833 On DNA Testing of someone's Else's DNA

•             Erratum: (US-FL) Social Media Law Blocked by Federal Judge

•             (US-MD) New Law Delays Implementation of Digital Services Tax to January 1, 2022

•             (US-MT) Transgenders Sue Over Montana Law on Birth Certificate Changes

•             (US-OH) Legislation Introduced to Establish Data Rights for Ohioans.


The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening you are encouraged to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert

go to:  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, AVOTAYNU, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at:


The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.


These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Julia Levin

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

ViewMate translation request - German #germany #translation

Alan Kolnik

I've posted a two page letter written in Germany  sent from Palestine in 1939 for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses. The writer was one of the 13 Jews killed when the Italian Air Force bombed Tel Aviv on 12 June 1941

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses: 

Page 1:

Page 2:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you,

Alan Kolnik
North Bethesda MD

Viewmate translations request -- Russian #poland #records #translation

Ricki Hollander

I would like to ascertain if these 2 birth records and a death records are of my grandmother's siblings whom I just discovered existed.  I would appreciate any help in figuring out the name of the birth or death, the names and ages of the parents and the age of the deceased in the case of the death record.  The files are:

Thank you very much!

Ricki Hollander

Congratulations to Ron Arons being elected Secretary of the IAJGS #jgs-iajgs

jeremy frankel

The Board and 200+ members of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society applaud long-time member for being elected Secretary of the IAJGS. Many of us are very familiar with Ron’s wide-ranging experience in genealogy, as well as creating ‘systems’ that help people brainstorm and think creatively. I’m sure he will put all these (and other skills) to good use in his new ‘career.’


Jeremy Frankel

San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish Genealogical Society

Viewmate translation request --RUSSIAN #translation

Ricki Hollander

I would appreciate any help in figuring out who the parents are in this death record, as well as the exact date of death recorded and age of the deceased.  I believe it is a great-great uncle, but this would help me tremendously in fuguring out if I have the right person.

The file is:

Thank you very much.

Ricki Hollander

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #poland #russia

Greg Tuckman

Hello everyone,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

1.  Death record of Icek BLUMENSZTOK:

2.  Marriage record of ROZENBAUM - BLUMENSZTOK:

3.  Birth Record of Szlema Zelman BLUMENSZTOK:

4.  Birth record of Malka Rajzla MICENMACHER:

5.  Marriage record of BLUMENSZTOK - MICENMACHER:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #ukraine #translation

Mary Ann

I've posted a revision list record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much!
Mary Ann Schaefer, Boulder, CO

SCHVARCZ & FABULA - Miskolc #hungary

Rony Golan

Dear all,

I am seeking contact with family members of the SCHVARCZ (FEKETE) family of Miskoc, Hungary:

Jozsef SCHVARCZ married Szeren FABULA in Miskolc in 1899. He was the son of Moszes SCHVARZ & Lina KREIS. She was the daughter of Jozsef FABULA & Fanny-Rebekka FRIEDMAN.

Seems that they had 13 children for whom I already have the vital records:

Juliana (b. 1899)
Bela (b. 1914)
Lajos (b. 1901)
Ignacz (b. 1890)
Dezso (David)
Geza (b. 1895)

For some members I found Pages of Testimony.

I am looking for people who are related to this very family, and wonder if anyone here recognizes this family.

Please reply privately.

Thank you!
Rony Golan
Ramat HaSharon, Israel

                        EISDORFER, Hungary
                        SLOMOVITS, Sighet, Romania

Novaky Records #records

Bernard Weill

Do records exist showing those who were sent to as wellas those who survived the Novaky labor camp in Slovakia?

Bernard Weill

Re: Looking for information Warnick/Vernik from Zvenigorod, Cherkassy Oblast, Ukraine #ukraine

Myrna Simon

My paternal family came from Zvenigorod (Zvengorotka, is it the same)? The surnames were Gudz and Koshevetsky. I believe some of the family is still there, although most left many years ago, and there are family members in Moscow.
Myrna Simon
Newport Beach, CA