Csenger Marghita Mahariatz #hungary #rabbinic

Elisabeth Gelb

Looking to connect those connected to Csenger  Hungary and Margaretten aka Marghita, Romania and Rav Weinberger aka The Mahariatz. 

Re: Ostrog Revision List and More #ukraine

Ronald D. Doctor

Hi Rachelle,

You asked about the Ostrog Revision Lists. The Kremenets District Research Group has translated the 1816 Ostrog Revision List. Our Concordance (a master name and place index) on our Kehilalinks website contains more than 11,600 entries for this revision list and other records concerning Ostrog. You can search the index at no charge by pointing your browser to:

These Ostrog entries are derived from the documents we have translated since about the year 2002. After translation, names and places are entered into the Concordance along with information identifying the document and location in the document where the name and/or location are found. Our Concordance currently has about 400,000 entries for people who lived in the towns of the Kremenets district of Ukraine, as well as people who lived outside of the district in towns mentioned in the records. Some of the entries in the Source and Location in Source columns of the Concordance are rather cryptic. To understand them, please be sure to read the Introduction and Guide document. A link to it is at:

And, of course, if you need any help, just contact me.

Good luck with your searching. Let me know how your search comes out.


Ron Doctor (rddpdx@...)
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
an activity of the Kremenets District Research Group (KDRG)
Overland Park, Kansas USA
Board Member and Past Coordinator
JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest Group (Ukraine SIG)
Coordinator, Jewish Genealogy Cooperative of Kansas and Missouri

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all from Kremenets, Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets
and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all from Kiev, Uman, Odessa

Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Sally Bruckheimer

My 2nd g aunt came to the US in 1870 and was caught by the 2nd enumeration of the 1870 census in NYC as Ada. She had arrived only 18 Oct 1870, so she didn't have much time to change her name (although the clerk could have).
She was also known to her family as Ida.
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Re: Seek name origin Ida JABLONSKI #belarus #russia #names

Marilyn Weinman

Thanks ! That sounds like it could be for Edy, but i guess anything is possible !
Marilyn Weinman

Re: Name IDA #names


My mother Ida Shirley was also a Chaya -- Chaya Soreh.  Among the family and Jewish friends she was known as Hikey.  She was named for her grandmother who lived and died in the town of Novozybkov, Russia, in the Pale.  I've wondered about her name.  She was known variously as Henia Dvoshe, Chaya Soreh, Sarah, and Blanche.  Does anyone know how/if all of these names are connected?

Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Laurie Sosna

My g-g grandmother came to America as Ettel.

On the 1915 NY Census, she was listed as Ida, the only time that happened.

Laurie Sosna

New Jersey Records #general #usa

Ellen Gottfried

I was wondering if New Jersey had applications for marriage licenses in the 1920s, and if they did, how I could access them.  Searching for LIFSHITZ from Mir, Belarus, SOLOMON from Radziejow, Poland and GOTTFRIED from Galicia.  Ellen GOTTFRIED, Plainview, New York

Re: Trying to break a brick wall to find living relatives in the US... #general #usa #belarus

Gregory Engels

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 05:43 PM, Renee Steinig wrote:
In Ancestry's New York birth index, I found a Sylvia ETKIN born 19 Jan. 1918 in Brooklyn, then searched further for a Sylvia with that birth date. Found in the California death index
Wow! I had found the index entry in the Ancestry's NY birth index, but since I could not be sure about it, I had set it aside. I have not come up with the Idea of searching for all Sylvias worldwide with that birth date! And luckily her obituary is very verbose, as if it was written for the need of future genealogists in mind. 

Thank you so much!


Re: What happened to Suwalki-Lomza group run by Marilyn? #lithuania #poland

Esther Brill

I’d love to know as well – I was lucky to put a reference up on Jews of Grajewo on FB and got a translation of the reference.  I’ve tried writing to see about ordering the collection but got no response.  I did find  out that the  LDS repository in Salt Lake City has copies of this journal –  but unfortunately my trip there for this weekend got cancelled.


I think I heard that Marilyn had retired but no other info related might be in charge now


Good luck to all in trying to find information


I continue to look for information for My paternal family who came from Grajewo and Szczucyn = names include

Esther Goldberg – parents Shlomo Goldberg and Branna Trcynska – mgm

Mordechai – Elchanan David(Jankel)  Jablonski > David Levine when emigrating to NYC in 1913 – his parents were Mortchaj/Mordechai Jablonski and Leja Grossman (daughter of Leybka and  Basia

                Mordechais parents  ? son of Dan and Cywia


My father (Saul Levine arriving with mother and siblings in 1917)  always said family’s name was originally Brukash (sp?) but have not found  any evidence  I’ve also seen Jablonsky as spelling)


Hope everyone  is staying well and safe and that this all ends so we can attend the IAJGS in Aug. in San Diego



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Re: Name IDA #names

Jeff Miller

My mother’s Hebrew name was Chaya Sara, English was Sarah Ida. I understand that Chaya is a name given to a child who is either ill (and the parent wants to get G-d’s help healing the child), or as a general way of wishing the child to be healthy.

My mother’s paternal grandmother was Eta or Yetta, which might have been the origin of Ida. Her father had a sibling named Sarah Rasha. I have no knowledge of whether either of these women were alive or dead at the time of my mother’s birth.


JewishGen Education DNA II class April 26-May 16 #dna

Nancy Holden

JewishGen Education welcomes Larry Fagan as the instructor for DNA
test Analysis and Discussion:

He will teach a discussion class that will walk you through the steps
to analyze the test results that you have from tests and test results.

Students will concentrate on the basic autosomal test that shows
relative matches going back 4-5 generations. We will also discuss the
Y chromosome and mitochondrial testing that examines the paternal and
maternal lines, respectively.

Requirements: You must have taken a DNA test and have your results.

Classes are taught in a private forum and open 24/7. This is a good
way to stay at home and spend time learning in place.

Cost is $150. for three weeks.

TO register
Please address your questions to Larry Fagan

Nancy Holden
Director of Education

Re: Name IDA #names

Lee Jaffe

My grandmother Edith Joroff Schwartz was born in Shchors in 1901 and immigrated to the US with her family in 1905.  In the 1910 census she is recorded as Ida.  In the 1920 census she is recorded as Yetta.  By 1930 she is calling herself Edith.  On her gravestone, her Jewish name is Ita (alef yud tet alef).  

Lee Jaffe

Re: Name IDA #names


Every Ida in my family, seems like there's one in every branch, started out as Chaya/Chaije/Chaike, all of which are from the Hebrew, Chaya חיה (from Chaim, חיים "life").  But there's no hard and fast rule.

Louise Goldstein

Researching GOLDSTEIN/GOLDSZTERN, BRANDT, WOLOCH, HERSZENFELD (Terespol, Piszczac, Poland; Brest, Belarus); RONEN (Kiyev, Fastov, Ukraine; Lyoev, Belarus); LOPUSHANSKIY; ROZENZUMEN/BEN-DOV (Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland; Israel); BATTALEN, POPKOV (Voronezh, Russia); CHALEWSKY/CHALLOV (Krive Ozero, Ukraine).

Rina and Yacov Cieslewicz in Israel? #israel

Peter Bush

I have tried over the years to trace members of the extended family in Israel, without success.
Rina Cieslewicz was born approx 1946 and Yacov approx 1952. They lived in Tel Aviv. 
Rina may have married and moved to the USA or Canada.
Their father came to Israel from Lublin.
Does anyone recognise these names

Re: Bobr, Belarus #belarus

Warren Blatt <warren.blatt@...>

There are 28 users listed in the JGFF ("JewishGen Family Finder") who are interested in Jewish families from Bobr, Belarus.


Re: Trying to break a brick wall to find living relatives in the US... #general #usa #belarus

Max Heffler

This past year or so DNA testing is starting to pay off as I have now been able to add a number of missing branches and connect with more family.


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Subject: Re: [] Trying to break a brick wall to find living relatives in the US... #general #usa #belarus


Perhaps consider taking an entirely different approach via DNA technology.  Do you have access to the DNA test kits such as those sold by Ancestry and 23 and me?  In our extended  family a second cousin did this using the Ancestry kit and found several likely matches and all were found to be  related to us.  Discovered and previously unknown to all of us was that our great grandfather had a brother in New York and had a family.  I believe the connections are made possible through the Ancestry website in a manner that preserves your identity until you allow others to contact you.  Contact was made with  the 'other side' of the family and we were able to fill in some of the missing pieces.    Wish you success on your journey.


Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project:

Re: Re: Bobr, Belarus #belarus

Linda Kelley

There is a web address 
My shtetl\Bobr

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA

Re: Name IDA #names

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>

My Mom was born Rebecca. That morphed into Becky which then became Beatrice. This was in the USA. So it might help to think of a nickname and follow that chain. Another source of names were famous people 
Deanna Mandel Levinsky 
Long Island New York  
Deanna Mandel Levinsky

Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

Re: Let me restate my name question Re: Nellie #russia #names

David Lewin

The closest Hebrew name I can think of is Nili - it is in fact an acronym for "Nezach Yisrael lo Yeshaker" a quote from Samuel 1, chapter 15  verse29 and an expression for the eternity of the Jewish People.  The bname was adopted by the Secret Organisation created in 1915        and active during World War 1. Its members in Jewish settlements in Palestine were passing information to the British in Egypt about matters concerning the Ottoman rule.  It was in fact an early attempt to bring about Jewish self rule in Paleatine.  The movement was eventually discovered by the Turks who severely punished its members and also some non-members

David Lewin

At 15:29 31/03/2020, Susan&David wrote:
If you go to the Jewishgen Memorial Plaque Data Base and enter the given name (Sounds like) Nellie you will get a list of Nellies, many with Hebrew/Yiddish names. The most common is Nechama/Necha/Neche.  There are quite a few more, not surprisingly, varied.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 3/30/2020 9:31 PM, Gayle Schlissel Riley via Groups.Jewishgen.Org wrote:
OK What name in Russia or Jewish name..would the American name of NELLIE Be? I have dyslexia. I just can not figure out what name on the passenger list would be for her American of NELLIE.
This family came in 1905 to Mt Forest or Durham, Ontario, Canada.
There were four traveling together.. The grandma Bayla Cohen Levine age 70 plus. Ann was 13 yrs Sam 12 yrs and Nellie 9yrs.
There Father Jacob Levine owned a clothing store.
Please forgive my ill stated need for help.  Gayle

Re: Name IDA #names

joannegrosman joannegrosman

I agree as well. I have an uncle Sholom who uses the English name Wilfred. Always struck me as kind of arbitrary except I guess Old English meaning of the name Wilfried includes the word peace.
Joanne Grosman
researching Grosman, Bocian

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