Any new tags available for messages? #general

N. Summers

Does anyone else think it would be helpful to have tags for "immigration" and "citizenship"?  I have been using #records which doesnt seem too helpful.

Nancy Summers

Maryland, USA


FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine)

LISS / ALPER  (Motol, Russia/Belarus)

LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)

Re: Printing records I find on JRI-Poland #records #poland #translation

Sheila Toffell

I don't think there is a trick to resolving  that. The images are of centuries old-nib pen and ink documents that are fading with age. I have printed up many copies from the PSA and it is very hit and miss, depending more on the neatness of the writing and how the records have weathered the ages than working around this image issue. it is exactly the same issue with  the Kiev archives that Alex Krakovsky has been scanning  and uploading.  The only thing I have found is to enlarge the image and have a Polish Language crib sheet nearby!

Shelia Toffell

Re: Hebrew Translation of Gravestone - ROSENBERG, NATHAN (NISEL) #translation

David Barrett

I do not understand this response as it is written quite clearly that he died in the month of KISLEV

David Barrett

Bukofzer / Oppenheimer in France FRENCH records #france

David Selig

   Hi Jewishgenners

I live in Paris.
I seek information on the two following people :

born 26.11.1897, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
who married (as 2nd marriage)
b. 22.05.1892, Filehne (Wielen) Prussia.

Fritz moved to Paris.  I believe it may have been in 1937.
Marta also moved to Paris, but I am not sure of the date.
At latest, May 1938 (this was recorded in her residence card in Mannheim from where she emigrated)  BUT it is possible it was earlier.
She had a sister Meta KAUFMANN, who moved to Paris in 1935.

Had Marta already met and MARRIED Fritz in Germany, or was that in Paris?
They went to the South of France at the start of the War.
It is possible they were in Marseille.
The Kaufmann family were photographed there, in ca. 1941.

ALl these returned to Paris, I believe when the South was occupied.
Fritz and Marta survived, continued living there for many years.
The Kaufmann's were denounced and deported in 1944.
I hope to perhaps get some answers, from an archive with great history, known as the
"Fonds de Moscou".  (Moscow)

It was the general overall Police security police file (Sûreté) arching from 1920's until ? 1944? on all foreigners entering France.
The Germans seized it, then the Russians, who returned it top the French Archive Nationale in 1990's!
Does anyone have other sources that could help?

(I have already checked :
- Paris phone books, Fritz and Marta remained ex-directory as far as I could tell...
- the Paris census of 1936
- some of the Paris marriage registry , which has to be searched for each arrondissment...

Thank you for any help
Best wishes to all

Paris, France

Re: Research in Egypt 1930s-1940s? #general

Sherri Bobish


Could this be the Egyptian newspaper you seek?

A lot more detail at:
"The newspaper Israël was established in 1920 by Dr. Albert Mosseri, a member of the venerable Jewish elite of Egypt, and one of the foremost leaders of the Zionist movement in his country. "


Sherri Bobish

Re: Seeking Advice for Hiring the Best Latvian Researcher #latvia

Arlene Beare

Bonjour Pierre

Comme je vous ai dit vous devez faire le recherche vous- meme.  Envoyer une message a les deux personnes qui cherche Friede parceque peut-etre ils soient vos familles
Considerez une analyse ADN sur le site 
Choissisez autosomal ADN.
Mon addresse email est agold13@...
si vous voudrez avoir  le conseil sur ADN.
Je voudrais vous aider.

Arlene Beare UK
Co-Director Latvia Research  Division


Searching: photo records of synagogue in Fellheim, Bavaria, Germany #germany #photographs


I am looking for photographs or other records of the interior of the synagogue of the village Fellheim in Southern Germany (in Swabia area in Bavaria). 

Background: building was converted and used as rental housing after the war. Now restored and serves as community hall and learning space. During renovation, parts of the ceiling paintings were discovered and restored. My father, Johann Müller, is very active in this project and village history and currently compiles photo archives for a continuation of the Rapp chronicles of the village. He also gives free guided tours of the building and Jewish cemetery, and he asked me to ask the internet for help.

Maybe someone in this community can help! I'd be happy to forward any requests about Fellheim and Fellheim families to my father as well. Thanks a lot

Sarah Wikus
Zürich, Switzerland
Researching Fellheim, Bavaria, Germany

Decipher handwritten text re citizenship status #records

N. Summers

I'm trying to decipther the handwritten entry for "Citizenship" on a 1925 NY census. In the column "If Naturalized, when and where" there are entries for my ggf Morris, ggm Clara and gu Sam. The first entry, for Morris, presumably means "naturalized in 1916 in New York".  The second entry, his wife Clara, I think says "Hus. Pap." which probably means she gained citizenship under her husband's naturalization papers. (on this census page, most of the wives have this notation)

But the third line, for their son Sam, is a mystery.  It doesn't look like "first papers"; and since he arrived in 1906 it is unlikely that he would have waited so long to file a Declaration. Can anyone figure out what this entry says?

Finally, if Clara became a citizen under her Husbands papers, how would she be able to prove her citizenship if needed later?

thanks so much,


Nancy Summers

Maryland, USA


FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine)

LISS / ALPER  (Motol, Russia/Belarus)

LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)

Help needed finding birth/marriage records Jasan/Jasanka possible Russia #belarus #russia #poland

Valentina Dora Krevisky

I am researching my paternal great grandmother, Dora Alperovich, who according to an Argentine document was born in the town of Jazan, Jazanka, Russia on March 20, 1889. Her  father's name was Jaime Alperovich, her mother was Juana (more likely Argentine's name). How would I find her birth record, and possibly the marriage records of her and her parents? She emigrated to to Entre Rios, Argentina in 1912-1913 with her two children, Marcos Krivitzky and Esther Krivitzky.  Dora Alperovich married Mauritzio Krivitzky in 1908-11 (estimated) but there are not records of her Ketuva or anything. She died in Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina on July 26, 1971. Her husband Mauritizio Krivitzky passed in 1941 in Macia, Entre Rios, Argentina. They had six children, Marcos Krivitzky (1911-1960), Esther Krivitzky (1913-1980), Ana Krivitzki (1916-2016), Cecilia Krivitzky (1919-1954), Victor Kriviscky (1920-2005), David Kriwisky (1921-2012) and Ignacio Krevisky (1923-2020) who was my grandfather.

Thank you!

Valentina Dora Krevisky

Re: Struggling to find immigration data for great grandparents - ZUCKER and WEISEL #galicia #ukraine #germany

alan moskowitz

I will check this out to see what information is provided - I am not certain this is the correct person.  However someone else found my G grandfather - his name was transcribed incorrectly.  
thank you for your help.    I don't have as much information on my G grandmother except she was born around 1877 in  Austria / Poland.

Alan Moskowitz

Re: Struggling to find immigration data for great grandparents - ZUCKER and WEISEL #galicia #ukraine #germany

alan moskowitz

Sherri -   my G Grandfather  was found under 'Lucher' not Zucker.  I can see the handwriting on the manifest was very messy and likely caused the mixup.  I hope I find the information for my grandmother -  I think they came over separately.

Thank you for your guidance
Alan Moskowitz

Re: Printing records I find on JRI-Poland #records #poland #translation

Nomi Waksberg

Depending on what your computer capabilities are and what software you have installed.
The method I use is easy and fast. I'm using an IMAC and photoshop.
1. Enlarge the best copy of the image found and make a screen print.
2. Open the screen print in photoshop.
3. Crop and otherwise enhance the image with the various filters/options available on photoshop.

There may be other programs that function as photoshop. I don't know. But this is what I use with fairly consistent and legible results. (Of course, if the original is poor quality...the challenge remains).
Shana tova.
Nomi Fiszenfeld Waskberg

Fiszenfeld, Braun, Zyngier, Wolkowicz, Elwig, Rygiel, Przytyk,
Frydman, Burman, Rambaum, Bijak, Gryzmek, Klajnbard,
Waksberg, Roszenblat, Krys, Slupska

Re: Printing records I find on JRI-Poland #records #poland #translation

Michael Herzlich

After I find the image, I select the image (left click) on a Windows PC.  When it opens  I right click and do "Save Image As" and I select the location on my PC to save the image.  Then I can work on my PC with the image.
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER

Struggling to find Immigration data for Rosen cousins #usa #poland #canada #russia

Except for the father, Leisar Rosen, I am unable to find immigration/naturalization records for the family.  They came from Russia/Poland, lived in England for several years and some of the family members may have come to the US via Canada.  The information I have is as follows:  The father, Lazar (Leiser, etc.) Rosen b. about 1868-1871, born in Bransk Poland/Russia,  came to the US in 1900 (Ellis Island) - sailed from Antwerp.  That is the only boat record that I can locate.  The other family members came at different times.  Mother: Ida Resnick (Reznik) Rosen (my cousin) born ca 1869-1872.  Children: Jacob Benjamin Rosen b. 1889, John Rosen . 1891 - both born in Poland/Russia.  Sarah/Saide b. 1893, Isidore Albert b. 1895, Anna M. born 1898, Morris/Maurice/Mark (arrived in US in 1906?)  b. 25 Dec 1900 -  all born in England.  Pearl born 20 Nov 1907 in New Jersey.  The family appears together in the 1910 U. S. Census. 
 If anyone has access to records from England and Canada,  I would really appreiate some help. 
A Healthy New Year to everyone.  

Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA

Re: Printing records I find on JRI-Poland #records #poland #translation

Howard Fink

We provide links to various repositories, based on where the images are held. The method to download the highest possible resolution image from each differs somewhat.

The Polish State Archives can mean that you end up at one of 3 different sites:

1)  the old National Digital Archives site:
    • click on the thumbnail,
    • on the resulting somewhat larger image that pops up, click on the icon near the lower right corner that looks like a box with arrows to pull out the 4 corners,
    • in the new window that opens with the full resolution image, scroll down to the bottom and click on the Download control in the center, bottom.

2)  the new National Digital Archives site:
    • click on the Download control near the upper right corner of the window. 

3)  the AGAD site:
    * right (or control) click (based on your platform) and select Save Image As ...

Howard Fink
Image Linking Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Re: Searching for KRAVIZTSKY and REZNIK #ukraine

Wendy Griswold

For what it's worth, and since it's such an unusual name, I had a brilliant math teacher named Arnie Krivitzky (spelling uncertain) in Brooklyn in the late 1960s (ugh). When I lost track of them he and his wife had one daughter, ?Laura Hope?

Last time I checked they were on Spokeo so they should be traceable. At that time they had addresses in New Jersey and Delray, Florida.

For whatever ...

Wendy Griswold

Jupiter FL

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



I'd appreciate any information about records for the town of Lukiv (Ukraine) formerly Maciejow (Poland) and Matsiov (Russian Empire) in Wolyn?

Thank you in advance,
Olga Slavin

Researching BARSHT, BARSZT in Wolyn

Re: Location of Marriage Record, Katowice, 1935 #poland

Stanley Diamond

For information on records from towns in Poland, contact the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
town leader.  Go to and click on "Your Town" in the navigation bar:

If the town is not listed, write to [townname]

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

Location of Marriage Record, Katowice, 1935 #poland
From: Yaron Wolfsthal
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:03:59 EDT
Dear Group,

A couple, my relatives, were married at the house of the Rabbi of Katowice's Jewish community in 1935.
The marriage ceremony was held at the Rabbi's house because the bride was his relative.
The bride and groom perished in the Holocaust a few years later.

Where would you suggest to search for the Marriage Record?  
I'd greatly appreciate an advice.

Thank you very much - Yaron Wolfsthal
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Re: Research in Egypt 1930s-1940s? #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta

Last December I published an index of Jewish surnames in Cairo in the 20th century:

Am working now on Alexandria. There are 4 Jewish weeklies that were  published it that period both in Cairo and Alexandria(all in French).

Which surname are you looking for?

Jacob Rosen

Re: LEVINE family, Cardiff, Wales #unitedkingdom

I don’t know the family. My great grandfather, Joseph Love, and his brothers Myer and Benjamin and sister Sarah Stone (husband Malach) arrived in Cardiff from Grodno in the late 1880s or early 1890s and assumed the name Love which is similar to Levy. It is said that my great grandfather claimed the family name was Dobromyslov but it’s a brick wall that I haven’t been able to beak through. Has anyone ever heard that name? Joseph Love was the only sibling to move to the United States. My grandfather and two of his brothers were born near Cardiff before sailing for New York in late 1899. I love telling people I have Welsh ancestry  

Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA

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