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
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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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Re: Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #unitedkingdom #general

משה פלבר

An ancestor of mine came to England from Holland to England as a soldier in the Army of William of Orange (who became King of England at the end of the 17th cent.)

Should any one in the group have knowledge have knowledge that could help me there, I’d be much obliged


Moshe Felber



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January 1, 2021 is Public Domain Day #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen

(US) Public Domain Day is the start of the year when a year’s worth of creative work joins the public domain. On January 1 2021 copyrighted works from 1925 will enter the US Public domain where they will be free for all of us to use.

The Center for the Study of the Public Domain lists some of these works, such as:

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time, and Franz Kafka’s The Trial (in the original German), silent films featuring Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton, and music ranging from the jazz standard Sweet Georgia Brown to songs by Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, W.C. Handy, and Fats Waller.”


The Internet Archive will add books, movies, music and more to its online library. Other repositories will also add text books and more from that year. Local community theaters can screen films.

To read more see:

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Blog for informing us about Public Domain Day.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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

Jan Meisels Allen

Some of the thousands of wedding rings the Nazis removed from their victims to salvage the gold



© US NATIONAL ARCHIVES An aerial image of Buchenwald concentration camp seen in 1945. US NATIONAL ARCHIVES


The Buchenwald Concentration Camp memorial director has told treasure hunters to stay away after a documentary claimed Nazi loot may be hidden at the site. The director said excavations last year disproved rumors that a limestone quarry next to the camp contained valuables taken from Jews murdered at concentration camps during World War ll.


The documentary claims that a handwritten map pinpointed unopened underground chambers in a quarry. Their entrances had been covered up and unless they were searched legends of Nazi gold may persist. The map with the alleged treasure details was located in the United States National Archives.


The 30-minute documentary in German, The Secret Depots of Buchenwald, may be viewed at:


In 1945, US soldiers liberated the camp found 21 tons of gold filings, wedding rings and more from those murdered in Nazi death camps. On September 23, 1940 Heinrich Himmler ordered the SS to recover gold teeth from dead inmates of concentration camps. He later extended the order to include 'the golden teeth that cannot be repaired' from those who are alive.   The area ultimately fell under Soviet control and formed part of the German Democratic Republic.


At the outbreak of the war, people from across Europe were sent to Buchenwald and its 139 sub camps - which were then pressed into service to support the Nazi arms industry.


In total, 280,000 people are sent to Buchenwald and its sub camps - of whom, some 56,000 perished - many from disease, starvation and medical experiments.


The Nazis also executed 8,000 Soviet prisoners of war at the camp.   


To read more see:




Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: New DNA-Based Study of Jewish Pre-History #dna #israel #announcements #general


Very interesting article! Those of you less scientifically oriented might want to skip ahead after the first page or so to page 9, where the biblical parts mostly start that are in English understandable to those of us not familiar with haplotypes and the like..
Marijke Bekken

Translation needed #poland #records #translation


I am hoping someone would be kind enough to translate the attached 1860 marriage record of Abram Chaim ROZENFELD to Chaja GOLDAR in Wisznice. I'm particularly interested in learning their places of birth and/or the place of birth of the parents.

Thank you,
Tammy Weingarten
Searching: WEINGARTEN, LERNER, ROSENFELD, WEINSTEIN, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Wisznice

Help Needed Translating Headstones #translation #names


Hi All,

Would anyone be able to translate the following headstones?  Pix are attached. 

Thanks in advance
Amy Mitchell
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