Re: Looking for BMD records in Wisnnitz #ukraine


Familysearch, search the Catalog for: 
Jewish Congregation. Wiznitz (Bukowina)
 (then Austria and Romania, nowadays Ukraine) 1918-1930 are the only that online (as much as I know). 
Not indexed, manual page by page research needed. 
Yohanan Loeffler

Re: Kremenets region - Village of Kolosova #ukraine

Sherri Bobish


This page a photo of Rabbi Kamenetsky's tombstone.  There is a lot of Hebrew writing on it.  Perhaps you will find some info there helpful to your search.

Also, have you located his passenger manifest?  That should list his place of birth.


Sherri Bobish

Re: Louis ROSENBERG - Johnstown, PA and Bayonne, NJ #general

Sherri Bobish


This is probably your Louis Rosenberg (the dod is off by 3 days, might be a typo), but all else matches.) You might ask if anyone is visiting Mount Moriah to check nearby graves for family of Louis.  The cemetery office should have a record of who made the arrangements for Louis, but I don't know if they would release that information.
Name: Louis Rosenberg
Death Date: 5 Dec 1996
Cemetery: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Fairview, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States of America

Sherri Bobish

Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia

Sherri Bobish


It may be helpful to you in your research to see Theodore Shneyer's naturaliztion papers, which can be found on

He states he was born in Resekne, (Rēzekne) Latvia on Feb. 14, 1905.

Here is info from Theodore's passenger arrival in Jan. 1923.

He arrived at the port of NY under the name Theodor SCHNEER.
His sister Fania SCHNEER traveled with him.
Their birthplace is Resekne.
Their last residence was Kronstadt, Russia.
(Kronshtadt is 19 miles from St. Petersburg.)
They were bound for Uncle Abraham (surname spelled SHNEYER on one page & SCHNEER on another page) in Kearney, NJ.
Theodor (17) laborer, Fania (20) domestic,  both single.
Left behind in N55 W22 Marias Eeja, Riga, Latvia their mother Anna SCHNEER.
(I'm guessing that Marias Eeja is a street name.)

You can search records from Latvia at:

Try a phonetic search on the surname.  The spellings SHNEIER, SCHNEYER, SCHNEER and others, appear many times.


Sherri Bobish

Re: Towns (Villages) of outskirts of Kiev #ukraine


There are also more recent Pliskov documents:

1820 Suplemental census of Lipovets district shtetls of Rossosha, Konela, Pliskov. (DAKO 284/174/1379) Pliskov is on page 14
1897 List of home owners in Lipovets district. (DAKO 384/8/184)   Pliskov is on page 19.
1897 census DAKO 384/8/17, 384/8/18Архіви/ДАКО/384/8
These are not available yet, but the entire 384/8 is in the process of being scanned/uploaded

Mike Vayser

Re: New Sources for Levin realtives from Bagaslaviskis #latvia


Have you checked out the LitvakSIG Allithuania Database?
This is where I found info on my Bagislaviskis ancestors (as this town is in the Vilna district).
Judy Kasman

Re: Family Tree in Geni question #general

Don Libes

Here's a page that walks you through the process of exporting GEDCOM from Geni.

Don Libes

Re: Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa

Peter Cohen

Looks like people have sorted this one out.  Here are some general thoughts about this type of problem:

When the person in the cemetery office doesn't find the person you are looking for, they will next go to their index card files, which is what they used before computers. Some cemeteries have thrown these away. Some still have them.
The really diligent ones will pull out the grave map of the section where you think the person is buried (if you know it) and pore over the map to see if they can find the person.  (If the Mount Carmel person spent 20 minutes, they probably did this.)  You may have to specifically ask them to pull out the map and look.

Most of the burial societies in New York cemeteries buried people sequentially. So the person on either side of a particular grave is the last and the next person to die, unless the family chose to buy two plots together when the first to die was buried. Some societies bury men on one side and women on the other.

All this is to say that looking at who is buried nearby may not be helpful if the spouse you are looking for died a good number of years before or after.

Kudos to A.E. Jordan for using the cemetery's online database to sort this out.  Luckily, Mount Carmel's locator page is one that allows you to enter the society name. Otherwise you would have to scour all entries for the year of death.
All of the cemetery websites for New York City Jewish cemeteries seem to use the same back-end software. So, be aware that those pages that allow you to enter a society name in the search data have a flaw which will not allow you to enter two words. In our example, where our person is buried in a society called VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER, if you enter VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER as the society, the website software removes the space, makes it vereinchorostkower, and comes back with no results.  If you enter just VEREIN, you will get results for all societies that include VEREIN in the name (this will bring up Leah, Brown and others).  If you enter just CHOROSTKOWER, you will get results that apply only to VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER. Entering year: 1930 and Society: CHOROSTKOWER (and nothing else) brings up only 4 results, including LEAH, BROWN.

Peter Cohen

Re: Family Tree in Geni question #general

Mark Shapiro

Deciphering handwriting on passenger lists #belarus

Harlan Weller

Attached is a Hamburg passenger record for a family which I believe are my GF's aunt and her children travelling from Hamburg to New York in 1913.  Their surnames are Silber (or Silver).

According to a later naturalization application, one of the daughters was born in Svir, Belarus. 

I am trying to read the location from which they departed.  For some reason, ancestry has the Hamburg record indexed as Berger and I have never heard of such a location.  

Interestingly enough, I believe that the mother's maiden name is Berger.  Is it possible that somehow that got written down in the wrong column?

The New York record (which I have had trouble downloading) indicates that they are going to join Elias Silver (who is the husband/father) 

Thank you in advance,

Harlan Weller


HILLER (Krasnashiltz)
REZNIK (Oshmana/Evenitz)
COHEN (Lazdijai)

Attachments area

Re: Dolginovo #belarus


The term "Gubernia"was used during the Russian Empire. From 1920-1939, Dolginovo was in Poland, and Dolignovo was in the Vilna Voivodeship.Both Gubrenia and Voivodeship may be translated as Provinice.
Aarin Ginsburg
Foxboro, MA 

Re: Kremenets region - Village of Kolosova #ukraine

Ellen Garshick

Hello Arkady,

I'm not aware of a Kolosova in the Kremenets district. Could it be the town of Klesov (Klesiv [Ukr], Klesov [Rus], Klesów [Pol], Klisov [Yid], Klosova, Klosowa) in the Rovno district? The JewishGen Communities database (  shows this town at 51°20' N, 26°56' E.

Other online (not verified) sources give Yakov Kamenetsky's birthplace as Kalushkove, Lithuania, or Kalushkova, Minsk province, Belarus.  You might search the JewishGen Gazetteer for these towns ( and see if records and other resources are available for them.

Best of luck,

Ellen Garshick
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
an activity of the Kremenets District Research Group
Researching BAT, AVERBAKH from Kremenets, Shumsk, Katerburg, and Folvarki, Ukraine; GERSHIK, HURWITCH from Staryye Dorogi and Bobruisk, Belarus; ROTHKOPF (ROTKOP), GOLDBERG from Bialystok, Poland, and Baranivichi and Slonim, Belarus

family BURSZTYN in Warsaw #warsaw

Lemberski Evelyne

Mesdams, Sirs,

I am looking for the descendants of the following people born in Warsaw :

Anna BURSZTYN born in 1895
Eliasz BURSZTYN born in 1898
Jasza BURSZTYN born in 1897
Pola BURSZTYN born in 1902
Benick Anna BURSZTYN born in 1905
Szyja BURSZTYN born in 1905
Rega BURSZTYN born in 1906

Thank you for your help,

saint maurice


Marvin Turkanis


There are several documents about Zvhil (Novohrad Volynskyy in Russian in

Can anyone tell me if there is information about TURKANIS, TURKIEWICS, TURKEIWICS, TURKIEWICZ, TURKEWISCH or KURCHITZER, KURCZYSER, KURSHITSER in these documents?

Thank you and stay safe.

Marvin Turkanis

Re: Kremenets region - Village of Kolosova #ukraine

Alexander Sharon

Village was known in Polish as Kołosów. During the interwar period (1918-1939) village was located within Bialokrynica parish of Krzemieniec (Kremenets) district of Wolhynia (Volin) Province.
As one can see from the Kołosów entry in Poland 1921 Business Directory, there were 519 residents, and all the nearest facilities such as telephone, telegraph, post office and the  train station  were located 9 km (6 miles) distance in Krzemieniec.
Refer to Kołosów at JewishGen (Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Project):

There is also entry for Kołosów (Kołosowa) in circa 1870 Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and...

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

Rogol Family of Dieveniskes. Lithuania (Divenishok), Identification Photos (2) #lithuania #photographs

Adam Cherson

These are two of a series of high-definition photographs obtained from town residents/for identification.
If you are able to recognize someone/please contact me privately using the 'Private' button below.

Location: Dieveniskes/Divenishok/Dziewieniszki/Jevenishok/Devenishki/Dzievianiski– Vilna Province

Year: about 1930-35


Comment: Standing: [from viewer’s l to r]: Reyzl (Movshovitsh) Rogol/Moshe Yakov HaLevi Rogol/Unknown A/Unknown B; Sitting: Unknown C; Reyzl is a daughter of the town's chief rabbi Ysroel Movshovitsh

Comment: Arms crossed: Moshe Yakov HaLevi ROGOL; behind him Reyzl (MOVSHOVITSH) Rogol NOTE: This is likely to be the extended Rogol family: perhaps brothers and sisters of Moshe Yakov and spouses.

Adam Cherson


Re: Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa

Steve Stein

She is there as Brown Leah, not Leah Brown. Use Leah as the surname. Same society as her husband.

Steve Stein

Re: Towns (Villages) of outskirts of Kiev #ukraine

Diane Rabinowitz

My father’s father Avraham came   came from Terlitza or Bershad. His father Rabbi Yitzhak Was the Terlitzer Rebbe, a chossid of the Manistritcha Rebbe? The name Tolna pops up in the notes I took from interviewing my father who was born in 1909 in Brooklyn. 

Father’s mother’s family from Khaschevata. Her father “Rabbi Binyamin Sussman was a renowned Chazan. 
Diane Rabinowitz

Looking for members of the Kosfiszer family of Laszczow #poland #general


Looking for members of the Kosfiszer family from Laszczow, Lublin, Poland and Lodz, Poland; or people that have any knowledge of the family name.

Angel Kosfiszer
Richardson, Texas.

Availability of Digitized Records #belarus #records


Hi Cousins,

I'd like to know if BMD records for Vietka/Vetka in the Gomel Region of
Belarus have been digitized and put online somewhere, even if not
translated. I'm particularly interested in records from 1800 to 1920,
and especially from 1870 to 1920.

Thanks so much!

Jeri Friedman

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