Re: Belz (Baltsi) Bessarabia #bessarabia #romania

Mitchell Collier

Addressing Luc’s comment:

The song Mein Shtetle Belz *was* written about the place in Bessarabia (now Moldova), not the place at the border of today’s Poland and The Ukraine.


and, as Luc pointed to,ălți


Mitch Collier


Re: BENJAMINOVICH from Lubtsh, #belarus

Karen Lukeman

My father's Kalmanowitz family was from Lyubcha.  Do you have any Kalmanowitz's or Solomons in your family tree?  Has anyone in your family done a DNA test (I'm on 23andme, and FTDNA, and have uploaded data to Gedmatch and MyHeritage. My sister Nadine has done Ancestry's DNA test. 

Good luck in your research.
Karen Calmon Lukeman
KALMANOWITZ (Lyubcha and towns near Grodno, Vilna and Minsk)
GOLDSMITH (Bakshty and Ivje)
NASSER (Damascus)
BENBAJI (Damascus)
BALLAS (Damascus)

Re: Hungary SIG #Hungary ETYMOLOGY OF A NAME #hungary

George Muenz

I know this is old but I hope to connect with Jocelyne, as my family is Munz from Hungary. naftalim@...

Munz (Ozora, Budapest), Berger (Csenger) #hungary

George Muenz

Hello, In the last 3 years, I have been fortunate to find family I did not know existed in Israel, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Argentina, and the USA. I have been fortunate to find out where my family lived and visited several times. The search is always on though as we all know. 

I am still looking for Munz (Muncz) with connections to Ozora and Budapest and Berger from Csenger. Other names are: Csapkowitz, Abraham, Grunbaum, Laufer, Hatschek, Karpelesz, Valdhauser. Thanks, George Muenz, Vancouver, Canada

Re: Fisher Headstone Translation #translation


There might not necessarily be a "connection" between the names.  Often, people would have a Hebrew name and a secular name that are totally different.

That being said, if you are looking for his father:  The Hebrew name Tzvi often went together with the secular name of Hersh or Hirsch or similar.

And, if the secular date of death would be helpful to you:  The Hebrew date is the 24th of Tamuz, 5668.  This corresponds to July 22/23, 1908.
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

volunteers to the u.s. army circa 1915 #usa


where should I look (online) for volunteer (and engaged) names to the u.s. army around the years 1915-1917.
i can do with any help. thanks

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

alan moskowitz

I never thought of even asking a cemetery to take photos.  I have some relatives at Mt Zion and was planning to visit -  but thanks to the suggestion someone made, I did call them today.  The cost is $15 per photo - you must mail a check and explain what you need, and include your email address for the photos.  

Re: Seeking descendants of eleven LIEBOWITZ children who settled in Toronto, New York and New Jersey #usa


my maternal great grand father was  Ben Lebow.    He was the middle son of 9 known children of Israel David Lebowitz and Freide Lazar who passed in 1918 ad 1919 respectively (both  buried in Washington cemetery in Brooklyn)  The kids were born in various locations ranging from Ukraine, Lithuania and New York. Freide and many of the kids emigrated in 1891. Israel and the oldest two sons must have come over earlier.   I have seen the family name spelled as Liebowitz and Lebowitz,  and then it was shortened to Lebow and Jacobs depending on the sibling.     Of the nine kids here are birth years and approximately where i believe they ended up:   Charles 1870 - ???, Morris 1874 - New Jersey, Bessie 1880 - Albany NY, Abraham 1881 - NY,  William 1884 - Waukegan, IL and Los Angeles, CA, Benjamin 1888 - Connecticut, Harry 1890 - IL and Los Angeles CA, Louis 1892 - New York, and Mae/May 1895 New York. 

good luck to all in your searches

Sean Agranov

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

A. E. Jordan

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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.

That is a very good suggestion.  Go to the site and get the exact location they givee which is a block and reference number (that's the number on the gate) and if there is a line or grave number or section letter.

I have done a lot of the Find a Grave requests for both of these NY cemeteries.  Hebron is especially challenging because F-a-G shows over 1,000 requests.  What I have done is sort the requests to block and reference number to see if I was going to be in that area of the cemetery.  Too many of the requests are not clear or people instead of leading with the location information load in stories about the grave and why it is important or saying thank yous.

The only chance of getting those requests filled is to be very specific about the location and not hide it in the request with extra information.  You can look at the requests and see what I mean about the ones that are clear versus the ones that make it difficult to find the specific location.

Allan Jordan

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

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