Re: Possible Americanized Given Names #belarus #names

Molly Staub

Here's a record from my tree. I had never heard of Gedalia before; it looks like he went by Joseph.

Joseph Gedalia Wasserman

Birthabt 1904 Ostropol, Russia

Death22 Jul 1938 Phila., PA Age 39

sources (15) records (12)

Happy hunting, Molly Arost Staub

Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Neil Kominsky

I am 100% in favor of the memorial plaques project, which has wide coverage here in Massachusetts.  A word of caution, however: Get permission from the synagogue before you start copying.  I have encountered folks who have privacy concerns and are not comfortable about the information going online.  Frustrating as it is, they are entitled to say no.

(Rabbi) Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

researching Blitstein (Vitebsk), Rothstein (Poland?), Samson (Iasi), Chalit (Odessa), Kominsky (Aleksandriya, Ukraine), Medvedovsky (Nikolaev, Ukraine), Frank (Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia), Rosenbaum (Kunreuth, Bavaria), Pentlarz/ Pentlarge (Hostovice, Bohemia), Kleemann (Werneck, Bavaria), May (Wolfisheim, Alsace)

Re: RAND from Lutowiska #galicia #general

Alexander Sharon

Rand was actually very popular family name in Galicia.
JRI-P lists total 1,431 entries for surname Rand, mostly in Krakow (697 entries) and Lwow (540 entries) regions.
Rand surname appears 118 times within the Lutowiska (district Lesko) township alone.
Debora Rand was a landowner in Lutowiska , and Rand family also own an alcohol distillery which was usually connected to the land ownership.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Emily Garber

This is the page for the existing Memorial Plaques project on JewishGen.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ

Queens, NY cemeteries and Florence Marmor #general


In 2001, I found a site called "International Jewish Cemetery Project".  Under New York City - Queens, I found a goldmine; 19 pages full of detailed info on the cemeteries, especially the one I am interested in, Bayside, also sometimes called Acacia or Mokom Sholom.  The website gave a Florence Marmor, David Priever and David Gevertzman as the collectors of the data.  There was 3 pages just on this one cemetery.  Florence had a website fmarmor@....  The site was still active in December of 2006.

I urge anyone interested in this county to give this site a try.

Ed Frank
Sun City Center, FL

Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general


More to the point, to verify the matches you often have to be a paying member of that particular site.  I have a free tree (very limited compared to my “real” one on Ancestry), and keep getting hints to confirm that are either complete garbage, or are repetitive of information that I already have.  I am sure that I am not alone in this experience or my skepticism about the vale of such sites for substantive research.  They are good for finding relatives who are also searching for common family, but in my experience that’s about it.

Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Eva Lawrence

Most of the people who are being dismissive of the large genealogical companies go on to say that they haven't subscribed for years. All these companies have had to up their game for that very reason. Their indexing is not as  inaccurate as it was, and they are still the easiest route to accessing original images of  census and marriage records and  one can now use them increasingly to contact potential relatives. . If you are starting to research a new line, a commercial site is often the best to start. I supplement what I find with Familysearch and Geni, both free to use. I  take care to save all mt information on my own computer, so that I can move to another site when it's no longer useful for the projects I'm working on..  . A downside is that I keep on getting emails with information I've had for years, which does waste time..  
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Re: Partial Manifest Located, How to locate remaining section #unitedkingdom #general


A quick look at Steve Morse's great one-step site produced a record for Dorothy WEINGARTEN in 1929.  However, it shows her arriving in the USA.  Did you look there?
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Carolyn Lea

I totally disagree that these sites are garbage. Many of the trees may be garbage but that is not why I subscribe. The number of records to be found on these sites is far beyond what I could hope to find w/o them - let alone pay for copies of them from somewhere. Death records alone for everyone in my tree would be beyond my means. And my tree is not that big! Yes, there are plenty of incorrect transcriptions. Ancestry - I assume - still uses non-English speaking translators saying they are less likely to make assumptions - i.e. cheap labor. I do not know about My Heritage. There are also the people who claim your family and  add incorrect alternate information to deal with. On Ancestry I always correct misspellings and transcription errors as well as people making wrong claims. 

Family Search uses native speakers - you can help index for them if you are bored! If I remember correctly they go through 2 indexers and a 3rd arbitrator per record. I still have had some of my indexing corrections overridden even though I know them to be correct as I researched other records for the family to be certain. 

I do not put my info online but two cousins I sent to have - w/o asking. I am confused by what you mean by, "My data has been leaked by two such companies without my permission." Leaked from where? Is this public data like birth and death dates? 

I was very fortunate about two weeks ago to come across a record on My Heritage that provided part of an answer as to what became of my grandfather, Henry Schwarzbaum  and I have been searching for him for almost 20 years. 

Carolyn Lea (Schwarzbaum)
Schwarzbaum : Posen, Lewinsohn/Levison: Elbing,  Rothschild: Hamburg?,  Basch: Poland/England

Re: tracing American relatives #usa

Ruth Kornbluth

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 04:06 PM, Ruth Kornbluth wrote:
Was there ever an organization that helped survivors establish contacts with American relatives after the war by publishing ads in newspapers across the USA? And, if so, would any of those records be available for research?
Thanking you in advance…
Ruth Fenichel Kornbluth

Re: Survivors to Israel #holocaust #israel #romania


If you send me your email I will forward it to you. 
Could you send it to me too? It’d be much help..!


Lailah Lebedenco Evangelista

Researching LEBEDENKO/POPOV family! #names #romania #russia


Hey everyone!
I am looking for any information about my maternal family called LEBEDENKO or POPOV who lived in Moldova. 
I know some first names: Kiril LEBEDENKO my Moldavian greatgrandfather (born on 1894), married around 1920 to Fidorka/Feodora POPOV, my Romanian greatgrandmother (born on 1900) in the city of Nikolaevka, Moldova, where Kiril was born. Then the couple immigrated to Brazil, probably from Deutschland... one of them must have their names somewhere in the Hamburg Passenger Lists, though I couldn’t find it...
Kiril’s father was Afanásio LEBEDENKO who was son of Yahim LEBEDENKO, his mother is unknown. Afanásio married Ksenia SEMENICHEN/SEMENIKIN, daughter of Halimon SEMENIKIN & Feudocia (I don’t have registration of any of her surnames before her marriage to Halimon). 
Fidorka/Feodora‘s parents were Gerassin/Heracin POPOV, son of Miheika POPOV & Parankia CERKASSIN, & Anna BULGACOV, daughter of Grigori BULGACOV & Marfa/Marhutka YASTREBOV.
Any of their names, if are there any translations or anyone could explain the differing names for the same people, it’d be great help, I would love to have them in Russian as well... 
No matter how much information, if any, contact me please!!!

Lailah Lebedenco Evangelista, from Brazil

Translation from Russian - Pictures (LEBEDENKO/LEBEDENCO family) #photographs #russia #romania #translation #ukraine


Can anyone translate the banners & subtitles for me? And if you have any idea of what is going on in the pictures please help understand it! All I know is that they have something to do with my family, lebedenko (lebedenco at Brazil) who lived in the USSR, not sure if Ukraine or Romania... if you recognize any of the places please let me know as well! One of the pics has numbers on it, not sure why, but I’m trying to find out... the other has some names, if could translate them as well, it’d be great!!!
Thanks for Everything!

Lailah Lebedenco Evangelista

P.s. Some other surnames I’m looking for are POPOV, SEMENIKIN, BULGACOV, GORSKA, SEMENICHEN, YASTREBOV & CERKASSIN please contact me if you know anything about them! & if you recognize any of the pictures, please do too!!

Re: Moses & Rebecca Nathan approx. 1792 #unitedkingdom


Did any of the Nathans emigrate to Montreal, Canada? I am not related but have an interest in the Nathan family -- specifically Moses Nathan who died in Montreal in 1804 leaving his widow Elizabeth nee Lyons (d. c. 1825) and four children, Elizabeth Catherine, Amelia, Sophia and Isaac.
Ruth Chernia
Toronto, Canada
searching for
TSCHERNIA of Copenhagen, Denmark, & Genichesk, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine
SHLAMOWITZ/SZLAMOWICZ/BIRENCWEIG of London, England; Lodz & Jezow, Poland
SEIDLER/ZAJDLER/LANDAU of Lodz & Sulejow, Poland
ROSENFELD of Raków, Kielce, Poland
SHKOLNIK/TICK[ER] of Ladyzhyn & Bershad, Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Re: Moses & Rebecca Nathan approx. 1792 #unitedkingdom

Ronald Alex Nathan

Hello Martyn:
Thank you for the quick response. I have been trying for this (and more) info for years! 
My apologies but because I'm not a Jew myself, my understanding of some of the info is misleading. I thought what followed, "Ben and Bat" referred to the male's and the female's unmarried names?
Respectfully, Ron A. Nathan

Possible Americanized Given Names #belarus #names

Phil Karlin

There's a record in the Revision List for 1874 which I'm trying to determine if it refers to my ancestors. So, what do you think about these names?
In Belarus, they were:
Gdalia or Gdal,
Hinda or Ginda.

In New York in 1935, they might have been translated as what?

Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Ellen Lukas Kahn

The idea of having all genealogists go to their own synagogues to copy the information on all memorial plaques is a great idea for several reasons:
1.    The data can be put on similar spreadsheets such as was done for cemeteries.  I would suggest that JewishGen develop a master form to post on JewishGen, and find a volunteer to coordinate this (like Nolan Altman).
2.    Doing it from inside our synagogues is easier for most of us than going to cemeteries in other states and other countries.
Ellen Lukas Kahn
FAMILY NAMES, TOWNS (all in Germany)


GUNDELFINGER, Michelbach an der Lüecke

JACOBS, Osaan-Wittlich

KAHN, Klüsserath (an der Mosel)

KAHN, Osaan-Wittlich

KAHN, Rhaunen (Hunsrück)

LEVY, Aach (bei Trier)

LUCAS, LUKAS, Duisberg, Mülheim an der Ruhr

MAY, MAI, Niedermendig/Mendig

MEZGER, Crailsheim, Goldbach

NEUMANN, Wiesenbach

ROSENFELD, Wallhausen, Hengstfeld

SCHWAB, Schwäbisch Hall, Düensbach, Oberdorf bei Bopfingen

STRAUS, Laufersweiler


Re: RAND from Lutowiska #galicia #general

Sally Bruckheimer

I've seen the name in Poland. It isn't real common, but it is there.


Looking for information on Jacob Tajch/ Taych/ Tyfield in Australia #names

I am looking for information about Jacob Tajch or Taych who arrived in Australia about 1876.
I know that Jacob subsequently changed his last name to Tyfield.

Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Max Heffler

My brain was on JOWBR cemeteries regarding complete sections. Not such issue with the plaques. I work on both and the 59 JOWBR cemeteries I am creating the HTML for were still on my mind. Both go to Nolan

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A few years ago I had my students copy down the information on all of the synagogue's memorial plaques.  I had been to a conference and learned about an ongoing effort to record these names somewhere in case of synagogue closure, merger, etc.  To whom do I submit this information?


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