Re: Romanian immigrants in Rockland County NY in 1900 #romania #usa #general


My grandfather, Moses Plitt,  also  from Iasi moved to Spring Valley, Rockland County as did his sister Esther.   However, it was not until the 1930s, during the Depression they left they left Queens, St. Albans.  Seemed like they were desperate and they got into the egg distribution business.  How fascinating that Iasi immigrants gathered in Rockland.

Jane Plitt
Bradenton, Florida

Rabbi Yisrael of Ostrov- 19th century #names #israel

Yonatan Ben-Ari

In Biber's "Mazkeret Legdolei Ostrov" he has two articles on a Rav
Yisrael of Ostrov and he presumes that they one of the same person. My
great great grandfather, Rav Yisrael of Ostrov made aliya to Tzfat
(Israel) in the first half of the 19th century was most likely one of
the Yisrael which Biber mentions.

Is anyone knowledgeable regarding these Rabbanim mentioned in Biber's
books who can shed more light on these (this ?) Rabbi?


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Re: Father and son with same given name.i have xome across #belarus #poland #general


My father  and his father have the same name.  In his case the grandfather passed away very close to his father's death. My father's name Abraham was changed to Aron and so it appears on all documents. (Just another explanation)

FEUERLICHT family Ship Arrival #names


The FEUERLICHT family can be found on the JewishGen USA Database by searching the surname and using the Fuzzy Match option.
Thanks to the work of Dr. Howard Relles and a group of dedicated volunteers who went through the 1890 and 1891 microfilms  20 years ago and indexed 96,699 names of  New York Immigrants from Austria, Poland and Galicia.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/31/2020 10:13 AM, Alex Magocsi wrote:

A number of members of the Herman and Johanna FEUERLICHT family reportedly arrived at the Port of New York on 1 Sep 1891.  Along with Herman und Johanna, daughters Irene and Bertha and sons Albert and Sydney Julius were also in the group of arrivals. I’ve not been able to find a ship’s manifest for this event. .......

Re: Early 1900s records from Rosario, Argentina #latinamerica


Hi Helen,
What exactly are you looking for? 
I am from R., although not living there. I can give you some tips, links, ideas.

Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general


I come from an Ashkenazi family. My father, David, was named after an uncle by marriage who had died just before he was born. He also had an uncle who was still alive whose name was also David, who died in 1982. My youngest brother, who was born in 1984, is named after this second uncle. So although my father and brother have the same first name they are named for people who had died. It looks like my brother is named after my father, but he is not. This may be one of the reasons it looks like sons are named after fathers, if one doesn't know the history behind the naming.


Eva Schectman
Montpelier, VT (originally from Philadelphia, PA)

Researching SCHECTMAN in Fastov/Kiev, Ukraine, Fuchs in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine, Savar/Sawronsky/Sevrensky in Ostropol, Ukraine, Kanofsky/Kahonofsky in Ekaterinaslov, Ukraine. Krieger, Kohn, Reichman/Rajchman, Chajmkowitz in Lodz, Poland. Paster/stein in Kaunos, Lithuania, Rabinowitz in St. Petersburg, Russia or Kaunos, Lithuania.

Re: Rubenstein from Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #usa

Roberta Sheps

Dear Mindy,

It would help greatly if you had any idea of what town he came from and what
his first name was.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, Essex, UK

Re: Volume VI in the series Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities #southafrica

Saul Issroff

Further to the publication details of Vol. VI given last week there is now a very interesting and informative interview by Cherise of Chai FM , a Jewish talk show in South Africa. Cherise interviews Elona Steinfeld, the Research Coordinator of the Country Communities Project. Jews lived in over 1500 towns and small settlements in South Africa.. The methodology, resources sourced, checking and verifying processes are outlined. This same  methodology could be used in other countries. 
To me it is surprising that there does not seem to have been a similar countrywide project in any other part of the world. 

Re: Old Jewish Vilna Cemetery #lithuania

Carole Shaw

I know people in Vilna who are up-to-date on the situation re the cemetery.  Please write to me privately.  Also check out the Defending History website.


Carole Shaw, London UK
SCHNEIDER: Kamanets Podolsk, Ukraine & Libava/ Libau/Liepaja, Latvia
KLUGMAN, GOLDSCHMID (plus variations), BRAUER: Libava/Libau/Liepaja, Latvia & Johannesburg
SAMSON, BLIK: Amsterdam, Zandvoort, Holland


ZANDGRUNDT (plus variations), SANDGROUND: Warsaw, London and beyond

JACOBOVITCH/JACKSON: Staszow, Poland & London

KOSKOVITCH/KENTON: Staszow, Poland & London

accessing US census by address #general #usa


I have addresses from my grandmother's 1906 address book and would like to access census lists for 1905 New York census by address, without regard to names.  Any suggestions?
Michael Cohen
Herzilia, Israel 

Re: Romanian immigrants in Rockland County NY in 1900 #romania #usa #general

Peninah Zilberman

I think simply maybe an opportunity was offered, the new immigrants were willing to try anything just to advance themselves ..
Or maybe in the new communities ur family members skills were requested...people in those days moved also to be closer living near a relative...Jews from Iasi were more observant therefore liked to live closer to family members....moved back to NYC again might have realized not for them

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet
+40 74 414 5351

Re: TEDESCO surname in Italy #holocaust #usa #austria-czech

Vernon Kronenberg

Here's a famous Florentine one for you
KRONENBERG - Lodz, Warsaw
ORZEL - Poland
BLUMENKOPF - Garwolin, Warsaw

KRONENBERG - Warsaw & Lodz,
BLUMENKOPF Garwolin & surrounds, Warsaw,

Re: Help needed re a mysterious record notation / Jewish Death Records #galicia #ukraine #general


I have run across this before.  This is usually either a residence for the elderly or a resident in a mental health facility.  For some reason which I don't know,  they used the terms, "prisoner" or "inmate" instead of resident.  Robin August

Re: Condition of the Jewish cemeteries in Dvinsk, Latvia #latvia


Daugavpils cemetery 
from late Christine Usdin site.

Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general

Sally Bruckheimer

"2. Different middle names."

Our ancestors in Europe did not have middle names as we know them. Double names were common, however, with both parts being equal. My ggrandfather Abraham Samuel, for example, was called Abe or Sam at different times.

However, I have also seen birth records from Eastern Europe, with the baby and father having the same name, and the father has an age and occupation, so he is alive. I agree with the meaning of the post - perhaps either the father or son - or both - had double names, so the names aren't identical.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

June 2: Ancestor's hometown Webinar from the Center for Jewish History #events #announcements

Moriah Amit

Tomorrow at 3:30 PM ET,  join the Center's genealogy librarians for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. We'll discuss how you can research your ancestors' hometowns using the Center's online resources and answer your questions live.   

Re: Father and son with same given name #names #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>

Please bear in mind that the religious name is what is important.

You can have Michael Goldberg son of Michael Goldberg, but the son’s religious name could be Meir or Shlomo or Leib, while the father’s Hebrew name could be Mattis, Sender, Ephraim, etc.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ.

Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general


Thank you for your reply. Number 2 is definitely a possibility for the instance from the early 19th century. For the one from the late 19th century, the Hebrew name on the headstone of the son is Meyer ben Meyer, so I’m assuming the father passed before the son was born.
Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general 
From: peter.cohen@...
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:24:11 EDT 

Two possibilities come to mind: 
1. The father died during the mother's pregnancy (I have also seen girl babies named after their mother who died in childbirth.)
2. Different middle names. You sometimes see revision lists with brothers with the same first name (such as Yosel Shlomo and Yosel Yitzchak). Not every document will list both first and middle name, which can lead to confusion.


Re: Father and son with same given name.i have xome across #belarus #poland #general


In some families, whether Ashkenazic or Sephardic, I know of father and son having the same name in today's world, with Jr. and Sr. being used.  Very Americanized!

Looking for MUTCHNIK /MUCZNIK family from Warsaw, Poland #warsaw #holocaust


I am asking for a friend who lives in Israel who is looking for information on a “lost” family member from Warsaw, Poland.  They are hoping to find a family member or her descendants, with the surname “Mutchnik” from Warsaw.  The searcher was born in 1939 and is a survivor – the family she is looking for would belong to her aunt who fled before WWII. We know there isn’t much hope of success, but it never hurts to ask. 

I have already searched on JGFF and used the JG resources. 

Thank you in advance.

JoAnne Vanett,
Ambler, PA