Looking for information on Israel Jacob Wainer and Rebecca Gilgore (Zhitomir/Zhytomyr) #ukraine


This is my first post on JewishGen. I am looking for any information on the family of Israel Jacob Wainer and his wife Rebecca Gilgore who emigrated from the Ukraine (probably Zhitomir/Zhytomyr) to Delaware (USA) in approximately the 1880s.

Zlotshewer/Zlotschover Bukvina #names

alizah hochstead

I am looking for information on my grandfather who was from Buckvina His name was Zev Wolf and he settled in New York. Sons names were Irving, George, Joseph, and Solly, daughter Bessie or Gussie.

Re: Belz (Baltsi) Bessarabia #bessarabia #romania


There seem to be a confusion here -- the popular song is about Belz at the border of todays Poland and Ukraine. The Balti (Belts in Yiddish) is in Moldova former Bessarabia. And it is a rather large town (by Moldovan standards). Seeălți

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY

Translation from Russian : Kozienice census #translation

arie dzick

Dear all,
Hope my message will find you safe.

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation..

These are extracts from the Kozienice town census spanning from early 1900's to 1948.
These are the census page of my direct family . These are my g and gg grand parents.

Depending on records, names are  : Szames, Frydman, Rojzenman, Dzik, Ejchenholtz, Sztajnbok.

In case you accept, could you please translate main info by line number. What is of utmost importance are the town of birth (when it's not kozienice), profession, cause of death or any information about their life. I you could pay attention to the information in last column on the right hand side.

Thank you very much for your help.

Re: Kopyl (Kapule) #belarus


From what I understand, there was a large population of Kapule immigrants in Omaha, NE as well.
Tammy Weingarten

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Re: Polish Genealogical Word List #poland

Howard Fink

There are several good references listed under Language Resources on the JRI-Poland Resources & Help Tips web page:

Searching for info on GELLER families of Podkamien and Zlochev #galicia #holocaust


I’m searching for any further info for my father’s family(ies) from Podkamien and Zlochev, in the period from the late 1800s until the end of WWII. So far, I’ve found some birth records, Yad Vashem testimonies, ship passenger lists, etc., mostly for my father Moses and his siblings (all presumed lost in the Holocaust) Rubin, Chana and Reisel (Rosa), however would like to have more details of his siblings spouses & children, his parents (Solomon/Shlomo) and Brane (nee Frischwasser) and their parents (Itsak and Taube Tanen).  Any help/guidance to finding records such as births, burials, business records, schools/universities would be very much appreciated.

Steven Geller, Montreal, QC, Canada

Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People #general

Eva Lawrence

I use FamilyTree Maker 2019,  apaid-for upgrade from a disc of an earlier version. All the software, I assume,  is on my hard disc.
I'm wary of upgrading to a newer version., since several programmes that one used to buy one-off now have upgraded to versions  for which an annual subscription is required, Microsoft Word is the best-known example, but many other companies have adopted this policy. So if your income disappears, all hope of further work on the tree 
disappears, even if the tree is still available to you. 
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Re: Kopyl (Kapule) #belarus


My great-great-grandfather Khaim Izrailevich son of Zelig was born around 1860 in Kopyl, and lived later in Minsk. Around 1910-1920 he spent a few years in America to earn money for his family, but I couldn't find any information about his whereabouts during that period. I also couldn't find any information about relatives of his in Kopyl.
Omri Sareth, Israel
Looking for:

ROZENBERG - Târgu Neamț; Iași, Romania (also: LEVIN)
ZILBERMAN - Vaslui (also: IȚIC / ITZIK)

IZRAILEVICH - Minsk; Kopyl

KOHN - Warsaw (also: COHEN, LANDOBERG)

VULIS - Skvira; Khodorkov
KAHANA / KAGAN - Khodorkov


Re: Mount Zion and Mount Hebron Cemetery, NY #usa

Kenneth Ryesky

When I taught at Queens College CUNY before my Aliyah, I often would walk the 2 long blocks to the Mount Hebron Main Street rear entrance gate and take some volunteer Find-a-Grave photos.  I have had some photos taken by Find-a-Grave volunteers for me subsequent to my Aliyah.

Suggestion:  Before doing a photo request for F-a-G, go to the Mount Hebron website [ ], search the database, get the grave location (they recently have added a satellite image map that will pinpoint the gravesite), and specify it on your photo request.

-- KHR
Ken Ryesky
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL


Ukraine:  Yelizavetgrad:  Broad/Brodsky (also Odessa), Gertzig/Gertzog
Ukraine/Russia/Turkey:  Yevpatoriya:  Israelson, Arshenov

Re: SEGAL Seduva, Lithuania to Darby PA #names #lithuania

Terry Ashton

Dear Jerome
My gt grandfather, Lewis Segal (originally Leib Segalovitch) was the son of Abram and Tzvia and came from Vilna. I just wondered if there might be a connection.

Looking for Ina ZAVGORODNY (born ~1940) in Israel #israel #russia

Adam Turner

Hello! I am trying to track down the family of Ina ZAVGORODNY, who apparently lived in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel when she submitted a Page of Testimony to Yad Vashem on her father Mikhail ZAYDENVARG. From what I can tell, the handwritten date on that page is 1992:  

After Googling in Russian, I found that Ina submitted her father's letters to his family during WWII to a book compiling letters of Soviet-Jewish soldiers. Her father Mikhail, according to the bit of the book I just ran through Google Translate, was a Soviet prosecutor in Odessa who later served in the Red Army and went missing in action near Kharkov in 1943:  

By any chance, does anyone know contact info for Ina Zavgorodny or her family?  


Adam Turner
San Francisco, CA

The Neuberger de Hlinik family #names

R. Reuven K. Koffler

    I would like to be in touch with all those who research the Neuberger  de Hlinik family. 
    Please respond to my private email address : re_koffler@... 
    Kind regards,
    Reuven Koffler

Re: Torma family #romania #hungary

Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan


Part of my family lived in Torma (also called Tormahof), which was a village in Estonia.

Maybe theres a connection to the name you are looking for.

Have a nice day, Ze'ev!
[Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan, Har Adar, Israel]

Re: Fisher Headstone Translation #translation

Sheryl Prenzlau

People named Alexander are often called Sender

Re: Fisher Headstone Translation #translation

Dr.Josef ASH

Mr Eliahu was the son of Mr Tsvu. His, Eliahu's, loving children built this tomb, supposedly many years after him passed away

Re: Fisher Headstone Translation #translation

Dr.Josef ASH

FISHER was their (common) surname.
I think im the Pale records he would appear Tzvi.
this tomb is new one (shure not from 1908). may be you can ask the descendance who had built it?

How to correct error in Vilnius Ghetto List? #holocaust #lithuania


In the Vilnius Ghetto List it says the Berel Druskenik, who was my mom's first cousin, died with the rest of his family in the Vilna Ghetto, in May, 1942.
This is not true.
Berel escaped the ghetto and joined the partisans in the woods.
He came to the US and changed his name to Bernie Druskin.  He became a successful businessman.  He got married, had a daughter, divorced, then married and divorced again.
He was plagued his entire life with the guilt that he felt that his family died because he escaped.
We saw him quite often, for a while, with his second wife.
He died in 2008.
How does one go about correcting this record?
Thank you
Amira Hemme

Re: Looking for info on the MYERS family in West London #unitedkingdom

Joyaa Antares

Hi Group,

I am responding to Claire Mitchell, who wrote: “
Hello!  I am trying to find out any information on the MYERS family who lived at 128 Brompton Road, London The parents were George b. 1838 and Mary b. 1841 and there were 3 sons Godfrey b. 1879, Morris b. 1868 & Samuel b. 1859 who as far as I can tell never married and all stayed living as bachelors with their parents.  I think there were some more siblings but these are the ones I know about. If anyone has any information I would be very appreciative!”.

With the astonishing flurry of messages on the SIG coming through every day now, I missed & deleted the post so I am extremely grateful to Eleanor Richmond’s reply, without which this would have passed me by.  I bring this to the group’s attention because with the increasing number of messages appearing under a single all-encompassing group, I am concerned that we may see similar problems in the future.  I don’t have a solution to offer but am flagging this for skilled facilitators’ attentions.

Claire – I am very excited to report that Godfrey, Morris and Samuel were my 2x great uncles.  There were 16 siblings in the family, many of whom died young.  Their brother, Dick (aka Lazarus) was my great grandfather.  Please write to me privately.
Eleanor – Myers is a very common name.  I am not aware of this Canadian connection … but who knows?  

Best regards to all,

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc, MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London   …. and MYERS and MOSES/MANSELL!!
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg