Searching for information for Galician Rabbis surname Lowin. #galicia

John Lowin



My  paternal great grandfather, Maier Lowin Ordewer 1853, Radziechow district of Ternopol, Austria-Hungary, was one of 12 sons. The eleven other brothers all became rabbis. I am looking for information on the siblings of my great grandfather Meyer Lowin born in Radziechow, Galicia in 1853.  All 11 brothers became rabbis and spread out over Galicia.  I believe they attended the Yeshiva in Lwow.  I am specifically interested in lists of students at the Lwow Yeshiva and other nearby yeshivas where the brothers may have studied.  I am also interested in any stories of a Rabbi Lowin in any town in Galicia. I have looked at the Jewishgen Rabbis site and it has both Radziechow and Pzemysl, and the name Lewin.


Thank you.


Best Regards,

John Lowin

Re: ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland #translation

Our Jewish Family History Research

Hi all:

The link to my viewmate post:

Many thanks in advance.
Jacqueline GRUSZECKI
Researching: ENGEL,WAGOWSKI and extended families from Lodz and other areas.

Re: Seeking more information about Chernigov, Ukraine #ukraine

Sherri Bobish


Have you searched for records on the family from Chernigov?

Some general history of Chernigov:


Sherri Bobish

(US-NYC) Update on NYC Municipal Archives Proposed Regulation on Access #announcements #records #usa

Jan Meisels Allen







In 24 hours we have gotten the attention of  the NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) known to us as the Municipal Archives.  “…heard the positive news that DORIS does not

"necessarily" intend to charge license fees for using genealogy records. DORIS recognizes the proposed changes are unclear and has indicated some clarifications will be made before the final rule

is published. BUT...there is no guarantee that we will be consulted in advance on the FINAL RULE. Your comments are still NEEDED by October 23 as it still is not clear if personal usage of a vital

record certificate is  still at risk beyond the purchase and use by one person.” 


The devil is in the details and we have not seen the changes in the proposed rule. Plus, it is VERY unique for an agency which proposes a rule to change the wording before a hearing,

and whether that is considered “legal” or only the wording in the actual proposed rule at this point is  unknown.


The latest is posted by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and can be read at:

You do not have to be a subscriber to Facebook to access the post.


This is the wording of the post:


IMPORTANT UPDATEWow! What an impact many of you have made in just 24 hoursBUT WE NEED EVERYONE'S COMMENTS IN THE PUBLIC RECORD by October 23.  


In response to your initial comments, we heard the positive news that DORIS does not "necessarily" intend to charge license fees for using genealogy records. DORIS recognizes the

 proposed changes are unclear and has indicated some clarifications will be made before the final rule is published. BUT...there is no guarantee that we will be consulted in advance on the FINAL RULE.       


While the application of licensing fees may not apply to vital records, it is not clear if personal usage of a vital record certificate is still at risk beyond the purchase and use of the certificate by one person. 

As written, the rules limit individual use of these records, "Reproductions are provided for the researcher's personal use only. Reproductions may not be reduplicated, published, or transferred to another individual or institution." 


We still need to consider that we do not know what we will find in the final rule before publication. This is also about the wider licensing wording, e.g. "permission to use", and the restrictive language

and fees that apply to other "archival sources" which are public records at MUNI.  As written, the rules still require a license for educational, scholarly, non-profit, and media use.

Clarification is needed here: genealogists are educators and scholars! 


We are anxious to see in writing, clarifications DORIS intends to make. 


The hearing date is fixed as October 23please continue to inform others and ask everyone to act by learning more at


 Please be active on this issue---we can’t be silent!


To access the previous  postings on the IAJGS Records Access Alert about the NYC DORIS/Municipal Archives go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:

You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to:  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization

with whom you are affiliated.   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee






KNAFF-on Jewishgen messages (names) #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari

I believe there was a message on this list the last few weeks
regarding KNAPF (or variant spelling). I accidentally erased it. Can
it be reposted?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Re: Looking for BMD records in Wisnnitz #ukraine

Banai Lynn Feldstein

Wisnitz records are in the Chernivtsi archive. I was researching that town a while back. We didn't get to the point of having the records digitized.

Banai Lynn Feldstein

Viewmate #86851 - who is this man #translation

Paul Silverstone

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.

I am trying to find out who is the man in this picture. The original
picture came with a group of photos of my father's parents' family, so I
believe that is where he belongs.
His surname name may be SILBERSTEIN, or CHRZAN. The family lived in
Makow Mazowiecki or Pultusk in Poland, north of Warsaw. I believe this
is a 19th century photo, and it appears to be retouched.
if anyone recognizes him please let me know!

Corrected message
Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC


Re: Where can I find the birth certificate of someone who was born in a DP camp (Benzheim)? #records #holocaust

Lewis, Megan

The DP camp records in the Arolsen Archives contain some birth certificates or other documentation of births.  If you do not find these documents on the Arolsen Archive's website I suggest your cousins submit a research request to them or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

I agree with the suggestion that they contact the registry offices in Benzheim.

Best wishes,

Megan Lewis

Origin of girl's name "Seiva" #names #romania #yiddish

Aline Petzold

The name  "Seiva"(Scharf ) is listed on as the mother of a family friend whose letter I found while researching family letters. The letter in question was written from Botosani, but the writer's relatives and my grandparents both lived Stefanesti Romania and immigrated to Montreal before WW2.  I am wondering if anyone has seen the name "Seiva" before, whether is is Yiddish, Romanian or Hebrew and also what the English equivalent of the name might be?  BTW: the writer's father is listed as "Moise" and I have found a newspaper reference to a "Morris" (Scharf) who lived in Montreal during that time.

Aline Petzold St. Paul MN

Re: (US-NYC) Records Access in Jeopardy NYC DORIS Regulations- ACTION REQUIRED #announcements

Stephen Cohen

I might add that Mayor DeBlasio is on WNYC New York Public Radio every Friday morning. Perhaps someone can call in to the question-and-answer radio show (Brian Lehrer show) and pose this egregious violation of copyright law questionto Hizzoner.

How can a document in public domain need licensing? Intellectual-property lawyers--where are you?

-Steve Cohen

Re: Looking for BMD records in Wisnnitz #ukraine

Abuwasta Abuwasta

Which family are you looking for?

Jacob Rosen



Re: Seeking more information about Chernigov, Ukraine #ukraine

Lynn Weidner

Please excuse the Speech to typing mistake. My grandmother’s maiden name was Jaffe or Jaffa. Her father’s name was Samuel Jaffe and her mother was Bessie Kaplan. My grandmother had sisters Jenny, Mary, Rose and Cecelia Jaffe. 

I am curious to learn more about their life in Chernigov  and if anyone was familiar with this family.
Thank you.
Lynn Weidner

"Wer einmal War" #austria-czech #general


Hello.  If possible, does anyone who has access to the "Wer einmal War" book check on Elisabeth Hock, mentioned on page 1205?  I am trying to find out if that is a relative.  Thank you,
Barbara Illner Barrett
Searching Illner, Jerusalem, Hock, Schnabel

Re: Looking for BMD records in Wisnnitz #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa


I assume you are looking for Nowy Wiśnicz. which is in the former Galicia - The best sources for this are JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division

Re: Tracing PESNOY family in Toronto #canada

Carolynne Veffer

Please contact the Toronto JGS at info@.... One of our volunteers is already searching our photos for the Pesnoy gravestones. Our Society volunteers updated JOWBR for the Toronto cemeteries.

I hope we can help answer some of your other questions as well.

Carolynne Veffer

Re: Where can I find the birth certificate of someone who was born in a DP camp (Benzheim)? #records #holocaust

Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff

My husband, whose parents were in the Lampertheim (Germany) DP Camp, was born in the local hospital (a Catholic hospital). His birth
certificate was issued by the hospital.

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 07:46:47 AM PDT, Jessica Eber <eadj593@...> wrote:

My cousins would like to find the birth certificate of their mother, who was born in 1946 in the DP Camp in Benzheim. Is there a special archive for DP camp records? Do they just write to the nearest German office of civil records? Thanks for any suggestions.

Jessica Eber

ZOLOTOROV (Chernigov, Ukraine; Kiev, Ukraine);
SLOTOROFF (Kiev, Ukraine)
LEVINE (Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus);
GLUSKIN (Ukraine)
LIMON (Berestechko, Volynia, Ukraine)
TESLER (Horochiv, Volynia, Ukraine)
ZYRO (Zabolativ, Ukraine) 
TAU (Zalolativ, Ukraine)
ROTH / ROT (Ataki, Bessarabia, Moldova)
BLAUSTEIN (Chernigov, Ukraine or Minsk, Belarus)

Re: Where can I find the birth certificate of someone who was born in a DP camp (Benzheim)? #records #holocaust

Steve Stein


In the case I investigated, a child who was born while the parents were living in Föhrenwald DP in Wolfratshausen, (West) Germany, the mother actually traveled to Munich to give birth, and the birth was registered there, in the regular civil register, and cross-registered in Wolfratshausen. I would check the municipal register in the town where the camp was located, and/or the nearest city with a hospital.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ


Re: Subj: ViewMate translation request - Russian #ukraine #translation


In Russian:


Копия в бухгалтерию.      Первое уведомление.

                                          24 мая 1928 года

Н/       КИЕВСКОМУ           АГЕНСТВУ


КЛАСС  3    Московский #      36271              шифскарта  #30726      

для проезда от   КИЕВА   До америкаского порта_______________

И от этого порта по Американской Железной Дороге до г. Питсбурга, США


Фамилия пассажира   Имя         Возвраст

БРЕССЛЕР                ИСААК            14

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

АДРЕС:  Киев, Интернациональный Детский дом, 14  Тел:31-13


Разрешение на выезд в США получено, как для эмигранта внеквотной категории выдано в Вашингтоне     3/2-28 г.

Необходимость для получения визы условия   Физически и душевно здоров.




Державный архив Киевской Области  Ф-3066


Translated into English:


Copy to the accounting department. First notice.

                                          May 24, 1928



CLASS 3 Moscow # 36271 cyphercard # 30726

for travel from KIEV to the American port _______________

And from this port on the American Railroad to Pittsburgh, USA


Passenger surname First name Age


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ADDRESS: Kiev, International Children's Home, 14 Tel: 31-13


Permission to travel to the United States was obtained as for an out-of-quota expatriate issued in Washington DC 3/2-28.

Necessity for obtaining visa conditions: Physically and mentally healthy.




State Archives of the Kiev Region F-3066

Translated by Michael Ryabinky

Re: Subj: ViewMate translation request - Russian #ukraine #translation


In Russian:

Акционерное агенство „РУСКАПА”

Русско-Канадско-Американское Пассажирское Агенство

Участники общества:

Canadian Pacific Holland American Line    /   Москва, 1 октября 1928 г.

Gunnard Line  Royal Mail Line                     /   Кузнецкий мост, 20

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Телеграфный адрес: Москва - РУСКАПА     При ответе просим 

Телефоны: 5-97-80, 5-98-80.                          ссылаться на #       36271



Бреслер Исаак

— — — — — —


Ваше письмо от 13 сентября сего года с приложенным анализом мокроты пассажиров мы получили.

Сообщаем, что в виду недостаточного здоровья его легких, пассажир не может быть принят к отправке в Соединенные Штаты.

Пассажира готовить не следует.




 Пассажирское Агенство            подпись


Государственный архив Кирвской области Ф-3066


Translated into English:


Joint Stock Agency "RUSCAPA"

Russian-Canadian-American Passenger Agency

Society members:

Canadian Pacific Holland American Line / Moscow, October 1, 1928

Gunnard Line Royal Mail Line                 / Kuznetsky Most, 20

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Telegraphic address: Moscow – RUSCAPA

 When answering, please,  Phones: 5-97-80, 5-98-80. refer to # 36271



Bresler Isaac

- - - - - -


We have received your letter of September 13 this year with an attached analysis of the sputum of passengers.

Please be advised that due to insufficient lung health, the passenger cannot be accepted for departure to the United States.

The passenger should not be prepared.




 Passenger Agency signature


State Archives of the Kiev Region F-3066

Translated by Michael Ryabinky

Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

Gary Pokrassa

to Sarah Meyer

Unfortunately I do not see anything from Kolonie L'vove, Kherson Guberniya and precious little on Alex K from the Kherson area - a few from Nikolaev and Kherson not much else - 
Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division 

6861 - 6880 of 658002