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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Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia

Ava Nackman

Joel, how did you come by a translated version of these records?  My husband's grandfather had a sister who ended up in St. Petersburg.  She was married to someone with surname Pekar (that is all I know) and, per family lore, he was an opera singer who "sang for the czar".  I know that they remained in Russia and had two daughters.  I would love to track down these individuals, or at least find out what happened to them, as the family eventually lost contact with them.  But I have no idea even how to begin.  I am not aware of what records even exist in Russia, which are accessible, and if any translations have been done.  Can you give me some guidance as to how to start or point me to a good guide on Russian Jewish genealogy, if such a thing exists?
Ava Nackman

Re: Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa

Robert Hanna

I trust that Allan Jordan is correct.  I've never known him to be wrong.  I'll bet that the gravestone, if there is one, is correct.  I looked at the death certificate and I can understand how somebody, in a hurry, transliterated the name Braver incorrectly to Brown.  I won't be at that cemetery this year.  Otherwise I would photograph the gravestone for you.  However, you can call the cemetery and ask them if they will photograph it for you.  Many cemeteries will do that free of charge.

Good luck,
Robert Hanna

Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia


Thank you for your reply. Perhaps I should add that I was told that my Great Grandfather’s name was “Rehabilitated” in Russia and a plaque was placed on the building where the family lived. 

My Uncle William Shneyer went to Russia at that time to be present. He asked if he could see his family home. He was able to, but was told by the people living there that the Shneyer family could not have have lived there because he was Jewish. 

He was allowed to see the home.
Thank you once again for your kindness in providing me with information.  

Gail Shneyer Nussbaum, Theodore Shneyer’s Grandaughter.

Re: Swedish Death Records: VON KRASKOWSKI #records


Johanna Tekla may have been buried next to her husband (divorcee?) in Quarter IV, grave 1, in the Catholic Graveyard at the address Solglimtsgatan 1 in Solna, a city in the Haga neighborhood, at the outskirts of the city of Stockholm. However, as the record ( doesn't show her death date, it may be a reserved grave that was never used.

In any case, you may be able to get more information from: 
info@.... Tekla doesn't seem to be buried in the Jewish cemetery, which by the way is more or less adjacent to the Catholic one above.

Seth Jacobson

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

Gary Pokrassa


Talnoy is in Zvenigrod county in Kyiv gubernia
there is an 1811 revision list on Alex K which has a section for this town  at:

the section for this town starts on p 918

this is the only document I see with a specific mention of the town but there are many documents for the Zvenigrod county in Alex K's wiki at

use chrome and find the index at the top and click on 6.4 to take you to the Zvenigrod County section.

Pliskov is in Lipovets district - the only specific item i see is a 1795 revision list atАрхіви/ДАКО/280/2/23.  town starts p.95

otherwise click on 6.7 for other files in the area

Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division

Re: Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa


I used a similar search method as Allan Jordan and also came up with Leah Brown, died Oct 29, 1930. Like Allan, I am reasonably confident that this is probably the burial you are searching for. These types of errors are quite common. The database was prepared using handwritten records, and in the case of some of the burial societies, the plots were purchased directly through the society, and the names were provided to the cemetery by the society. Trying to get the cemetery to correct information in their database can be a challenge. However, once you check the headstone and confirm it is her, provide the cemetery with a photograph of the headstone along with her death certificate, and you should be able to get them to correct their database. From past experience, I have found that cemeteries will generally not correct the spelling without official documentation such as a death certificate.

Cary Pollack

Re: Missing Grave Mt Carmel Cemetery #usa

One possible answer to the problem:
I had a similar problem when I found a grave  listed for a friend's family member who had died as a child. It is a small cemetery in Pennsylvania which has not been used since about 1945 and is under restoration - Har Hasetim in Gladwyne Pennsylvania.   The deceased was listed on the original cemetery list but the stone could not be found.  My friend then remembered that the body had probably been exhumed and moved to another cemetery in a nearby town which the family used later. 

Avivah R. Z. Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA
Researching: Zuchman in Sarnaki, Karczew, and Warsaw Poland
Rubinsztejn in Sarnaki, Poland
Reznik in Drohiczyn, Siemiatische, Poland

Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA

Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates


create a gedcom file & submit

Iris Folkson

Re: Family Tree in Geni question #general


If there is a way to download the file to gedcom format you can do that & submit to Jewishgen FTJP

Iris Folkson

Descendents of my mystery gg Sam Scechers. Are you out there? #usa

Deborah Stoloff

My great aunt tried to keep it a secret but my Nana (Ruth maiden name of stepfather Klemens) knew that her father wasn't her older siblings' father.  Her mom Celia Klemens (Klemens was deceased husband's last name, Celia was born Celia Segerman and changed maiden name to Sage) married Sam Scechers (of various spellings) in Chelsea, Massachusetts for less than a year, until the baby was born. Then he disappeared. My great aunt would shake her head and say that it was a big secret to keep from my grandmother Ruth and Ruth's only child, my mother Harriet. I only learned he was from Canada and was not near and dear to the family at all. Now my mother, his granddaughter is 88, she would like to know if descendants are out there. Names pop up in her DNA results that are unfamiliar. I have found that Sam's parents (and Sam?) were Eastern European immigrants Eva Richwell and Judah Scechers. Did Sam have siblings? Another spouse? Other children? Would really love to hear from descendants of other children.

Thank you,
Deborah Stoloff
Easier to reach me at deb02762@...
Researching Stoloff/Stolovitsky/Segerman/Zegerman/Sage/

Krosnow/Krosnitski/ Scecers/Shechers/Shecers

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

Diane Jacobs

If you haven't done so already, the place to start is   You can register 
At no charge, but be sure to keep your name and password available when they ask for it

You click on search and put in names, possible birth years and state they lived in
You should be able to find info on them

Good luck.
Diane Jacobs 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/12/20 5:27 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [] Louis ROSENBERG - Johnstown, PA and Bayonne, NJ #general

Morris ROSENBERG was born in Pandelys, Lithuania c1880 and migrated to the
USA in 1906 and lived in Johnstown, PA.
He was married twice. With his first wife Anna nee SHAPIRO he had 5
After her death in 1920 he married Lydia SHONBERG and their son Louis
ROSENBERG was born in Johnstown in 1923 . Soon after Louis' birth they
divorced and Morris and his children from his first marriage moved to New
The children from the first marriage lost contact with Louis.
Louis later lived in Bayonne, NJ where he died in 1996.
He may have been married to Sylvia who lived at the same address in Bayonne.
If Louis ROSENBERG had children , I would like to trace them and make
contact with them.

Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

Re: ViewMate translations - Russian #translation


in Russian:
Посад Вышков
# 14

Состоялось в посаде Вышков 23-го апреля (4 мая) 1886 года, в 10 часов утра. Явился лично Вульф Цимбаль, 59 лет, и Шлёма Зильберман, 60 лет, оба религиозные учители, живущие в посаде Вышков, и объявили, что вчера, в 6 часов вечера, умерла Эстер Зильберман, 50 лет, дочь живущих Шлемы и Мириам, урожденной Сливка, родившаяся и прожившая в посаде Вышков. По настоящему удостоверяю о кончине Эстер Зильберман. Акт объявляющим прочитан и мною подписан. Свидетели не грамотны.

Чиновник гражданского состояния Подпись

Translated into English:
Posad Vyshkov

It took place in the settlement of Vyshkov on April 23 (May 4), 1886, at 10 am. Wulf Zimbal, 59, and Shlema Zilberman, 60, both religious teachers living in the settlement of Vyshkov, appeared personally, and announced that yesterday, at 6 pm, Esther Zilberman, 50, the daughter of living Shlema and Miriam, née Slivka, had died.  She was born and lived in the Vyshkov settlement. I am truly certifying the death of Esther Silberman. The announcement has been read and signed by me. The witnesses are not literate.

Civil Status Official Signature

Translated by Michael Ryabinky

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