Re: How and where can I find Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records for Bukovina, Austrian-Hungarian Empire era? #austria-czech #hungary #records


Check out the Jews from Bucovina FB group. 
Alana Lipkin

Reading the Translations of the Jewishgen Yizkor Books #yizkorbooks


I see that several towns I am interested in have translated Yizkor books. Their Tables of Content are online, as well as their necrology lists. However, the individual articles that were translated are not online but are titled with page numbers and authors in the table of contents. Is it possible to read these translated articles and how?

Deborah Shindell
Trumbull, CT
researching: Beserglik (all spellings), Lederhendler (all spelllings), Goldberg (all in Poland) and Szmukler (Ukraine)

Re: Treasure Hunters Are Told To Stay Away From Buchenwald Due to Documentary #germany #holocaust

Yvonne Stern

The link to the documentary cited in the original  message,  actually comprises several short documentaries with testimonials from technicians who participated in the on-site research and others who later analyzed the results.
With this in mind, MDR- Investigativ edited and summarized 
in a film the content of those short documentaries,. much easier to access and understand all aspects referring to the Buchenwald quarries.
Yvonne Stern

Re: First time researcher looking for help with Dutch Jewish ancestry #records

Hilary Henkin

It looks like the Amsterdam URL is actually

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles area

Lublin, Poland:  KATZ;  JARMUSZ

On 12/19/2020 4:49 PM, Lyn8 via wrote:
There is a main Dutch website
but Amsterdam has also his own website for genealogy archive : htpps://
On this website I've found probably his father also Abraham Benjamin, son of Grietje Benjamin (maybe his father has already died) from Amsterdam, he first married  on 11 April 1793 (29 yrs old) Rebecka Gersam (22 yrs) from Munnickendam. They both lived at Marken. Rebecka has died soon, because Abraham Benjamin remarried 30 May 1806 Sara Joseph (32 yrs) from Amsterdam. Abraham lived then Batavierenstraat 22, Amsterdam, Sara livedin the Kerkestraat with her mother Beletje Isaac.
Another website with information It is in Dutch, but with the possibility of Google Translate

Lyn Bos


Re: public tree assistance #general

michele shari

I have also been successful contacting people via Facebook. Also check Familysearch if they posted a public tree. also has information.
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL
researching Farkas, Rosenfeld, Izsak, Stauber, Hershtik, Teszler, Malek (Hungary, Transylvania, Romania)

Re: How they traveled #romania #russia #usa


In addition to trains and haywagons, some walked from Romania to ports of embarkation. According to the Spring 1997 ROM-SIG Newsletter (v.5, #3, p.4), "A unique group of very poor, but highly motivated, young Jews (Fusgeyers) walked from Moldavia across Europe to Antwerp and sailed to America." Just Google "Fusgeyers," and you will find numerous sources.
Richard Gross
Guilford, Connecticut

Re: 1899 Psychiatric Diagnosis #records #usa

Sherri Bobish


Smaller towns are more likely to have newspaper articles about a family moving away, or other tidbits about the personal lives of residents.  You can look for archived digitized online newspapers that covered Alachua County at:

Just look for the heading "Florida" and you'll see several newspaper databases to search.
Your best bet to search may be: 
Florida Digital Newspaper Library full text and images of over 380 current and historical newspapers from Florida Free

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Re: public tree assistance #general


Since apparently you cannot contact a person through the Ancestry Library Edition, you might try finding that person online.  I use freepeoplesearch with reasonable results. Often there is a phone number and address and sometimes even an email address. Here's an article on similar services.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Re: Wolk family #lithuania


It is obvious that Max or Morris are not the real names of the father. They are anglicized versions. I believe that his Hebrew name was Moshe.  Accordingly, Lena and Lillian can be considered as variations of the name Leba. Apparently the name Levinson (mother's maiden name)  that appeared in Hyman's death certificate is wrong. The name was given by his son Louis and probably he didn't know the correct name

Giannis Daropoulos 


Re: how to find death marriage and birth records for Munkacs, Hungary/Czechoslavakia #hungary #records

Moishe Miller

I hope my response finds everyone safe. I know of 3 sources for Munkacs records:
1. the wiki with BMD records from 1850-1920's:Єврейське_містечко#Закарпаття
2. GeneaSearch:
3. JewishGen's Unified Search (at: for Region: Ukraine and Sub-Region: Transcarpathia
Stay safe,
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn NY

how to find death marriage and birth records for Munkacs, Hungary/Czechoslavakia #hungary #records
From: Paula & David
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 11:47:29 EST
I am hoping to find some information about my GGM Fannie (Feiga?) Weisz, wife of Moshe Weisz,  who died  in childbirth or shortly thereafter around 1888-1891 in or near Munkacs.   I would like to find her death or marriage records (probably from a few years earlier).   Or possibly the birth record of my GM Sura about the same time.    Any suggestions on where to look to find these?   If they are not in English, any guidance in knowing if I have the right documents?  

Thanks,   Paula Solomon

researching:   Weisz, Solomon,  Berger near Munkacs Hungary/Czechoslavalia,  And Waxman, Flaksman, Shulman near Chelm/Lublin Poland 


Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF #3391

Re: PINCUS Headstone photos #general


Hello Len,
My name is Elizabeth Pincus Libutti and I just joined your group. I was looking for information on my grandparent's candy store in Brooklyn, NY during the 1940's and came across your photo of the headstones.  Those are my grandparents' headstones.  I have visited that site at Mr. Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens, NY many times as a child. I never met my grandfather, but I did know my grandmother.  My sister and I commented on the small stones still atop the  headstones....thinking those may very well be the stones we ourselves placed there!  I would also like to know more about you and your family.  Could we be distantly related?  I have lots of information from stories told to me by my father which I would love to share with you if you would be interested.
Thank you so much for posting the brings back many wonderful memories.
Elizabeth Libutti

Re: help deciphering name #names #translation

Reuven Mohr

not more than a guess: Binchen or Linchen
Reuven Mohr

Re: Translation needed #poland #records #translation

Kris Murawski

August 26, 1860, marriage between Abram Rozenfeld, age 18, son of Lejbek and Liba Rozenfeld, all three residents of Międzyrzecz; and Chaja Golda Żułtek, age 17, daughter of Izrael and Raizla Żułtek, all three residents of Wisznice.--
Kris Murawski
Raleigh, North Carolina

Re: Moscow 19th Century Jewish Research #russia #records

Carola Murray-Seegert

Abby, I also have family that gained special permission to move from the Pale to Moscow in the 19th century and who were evicted in 1891. I provide information on the Jewish community at the Moskva Kehila Link. Check it out!

Carola Murray-Seegert
Researching LIFSHITZ and SHEFTEL Moskow and Shklov; FELDBE'IN, KATZ, and RABINOWITZ Pahost and Byerazino

Re: How and where can I find Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records for Bukovina, Austrian-Hungarian Empire era? #austria-czech #hungary #records



I managed to find some records that were Hungarian in Church records in Slovakia (under Slovakian Church and Synagogue records) from the site, .....year of the one I found was in 1877.

Good Luck

Maps of Galicia and bukovina #galicia

Ellen Trencher

i am looking for detailed maps of bukovina and Galicia between 1890 and 1925.  

are there any available online?
ellen trencher

Archives of departures from New York to Europe in the years 1920-1926 ? #poland #usa

Dominique MERLET


One of my polish ancestors would have arrived from Le Havre (France) in New York in 1920, single and 22 years old, to join his brother already established in the USA. But this same person was deported from the Lodz ghetto, with his wife, in 1942-1943.

Do you know if there are any archives of foreigners who left the USA in the years 1920-1926? How do you know if a foreigner stayed in the USA or if he was just passing through?

Thank you for your help

Dominique Merlet

Re: public tree assistance #general

R Jaffer

You can only contact the owner if you too have a membership to Ancestry. If you are using a library version, you need to find someone to send the message for you.

Roberta Jaffer

Re: public tree assistance #general

Adam Turner

Just an FYI, if you are using Ancestry Library Edition rather than a paid account, I don't think it's possible to contact a tree owner; you won't have access to Ancestry's messaging system at all, and there is no link available for contacting tree owners (in fact, I don't think you can even see who the owner of a public tree is through Ancestry Library Edition these days).

I seem to remember managing this somehow from Ancestry Library Edition in the days before they switched to ProQuest - although there was no inbox where you could receive a reply, I think you could at least send a tree owner a message with your direct contact information. That workaround doesn't exist any more, though.

Adam Turner

Searching: Elsbeth SCHUCK /SLOTKOWSKI #usa

Kathy Miller

Is anyone out there able to help me connect with descendants of Elsbeth SCHUCK born 1889 married Paul Slotowski and had a daughter Dorothea born 1911. She married Leopold BENESI born 1905.
I believe there are descendants of this Leopold who live in California ( maybe Daly City )…so I am looking for Bill, Mark, Steven, Kevin and/or Bill Junior Benesi
Many thanks in advance
Kathy Miller
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