Re: Staub family #hungary #names

Valentin Lupu

Hy Molly,
Try this email:

Stay safe and healthy,
Valentin Lupu

Re: Central Death certificate DATABASE from ISRAEL in english is available? #israel

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>

I believe the original poster was seeking a Central Death Certificate database in Israel in English not seeking burial places.

As far as I am aware there is no such database.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

Looking for pictures of Louis and Rachel Rice (Novogrudsky) of Portland Main circa 1930 #general #usa

Dennis Rice

Looking for pictures of Great Uncle and Aunt Louis and Rachel Rice (Novogrudsky) of Portland Maine Died 1929 and 1935

Re: Central Death certificate DATABASE from ISRAEL in english is available? #israel

Rose Feldman

Use BillionGraves inside of MyHeritage - it is free and includes most of the cemeteries in Israel.


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year
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Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

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


Terry Ashton, love to know if you have a tree I could look at someplace. I was pretty sure the present day Siegels were Segal in Lithuania but who knows.....

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

Valentin Lupu

Hi Adam,
Ina submitted also a short story to Yad Vashem, written in Russian (attached). I identified two entries in the Israel phone directory. I am sending the information to your private email.

Valentin Lupu

Re: Belarus SIG #Belarus Where is Strez and Ekaterinoslaw... #belarus

Carol Perloff

My grandfather, David Benenson, and his father, Schneer Zalmen Avrum Joseph Benenson, were from Ekaterinoslav. I know of all my grandfather's siblings, but nothing about his cousins through his father. Have you done any research on Ber Benenson that might lead us to connect? I've recently learned of a Boris Benenson who had some kind of relationship with my grandfather David. Was there a Boris in your family?

Thank you,
Carol Benenson Perloff

names in old country: #names, #lithuania #belarus #latvia


I am looking in Jewishgen for 3 Jacobsons who immigrated to USA in the early 20th century.  In the US they were Louis, Willie and Celia.  any suggestions for original names in these three parts of old Russia.
Michael Cohen,

Re: Hungary SIG Name Change Reference Book (was: ETYMOLOGY OF A NAME) #hungary

Bob Friedman

The book mentioned in my previous post, SZÁZADUNK NÉVVÁLTOZTATÁSAI, published in Budapest in 1895, is in the public domain and can be downloaded in pdf format from
Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the Jewish Gen Facebook page #ukraine #yizkorbooks

Bruce Drake

“Iziya’s Story,” an except from the Yizkor book of Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine, is exactly what it says it is: a story that the namesake of the title is telling to a group of people of the horrors he had survived, unlike his family and others from his town. The writer of his chapter called it “a shocking testimony, drenched in the blood of tortured Jews, who even on the threshold of death preserved their dignity.” He punctuates Iziya’s story with descriptions of his demeanor as he tells it — Iziya’s face went “red and a tremor went through his body” when he spoke of how his mother saved him from death as she lost her own life.

At one point, “Iziya drank some water and stopped talking for a short minute. The horrors rose again before his eyes, sweat covered his face. How great the will of life, the courage and the power of struggle for existence of a young Jewish boy. At the table Iziya's son was sitting, looking like his grandmother who had remained there. This will not happen to him; he is living now in his own country.”




Bruce Drake

Silver Spring, MD

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


I am very grateful for the information and suggestions that have been shared abouthe family in the US. As mentioned, I am primarily seeking information on the family in Ukraine and not the US. However, if information can be located in the US naturalization records confirming the original name of the family, it would be helpful for research on the family's roots in the Ukraine and Russia. Please let me know if I can clarify further.

Re: Focsani, Romania #romania


The Botosani research team has acquired Focsani records up to 1905 and indexed the marriages and births.
I have encountered the surname Neiberg in the records.
You're invited to join our facebook group or to contact me privately.
Sorin Goldenberg

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


I am from Romania and the Leibovici family, currently living in Toronto. My great grand father lived in the south-west of the country in Gura Vaii, name was Marcus. 

Re: Fisher Headstone Translation #translation


Alexander can be a given "Hebrew" name (not just an adopted or given secular name in addition to a Hebrew name). In this case since his name in Hebrew was Eliyahu it appears Alexander was taken on as a secular name.
The history of the name being given to Jews is fascinating, here is something from explaining it.
This name originated with Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia. The Talmud relates that upon meeting the High Priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, Alexander dismounted and bowed to him. (Alexander rarely, if ever, bowed to anyone.) Alexander explained that he had seen the High Priest in a dream, which he interpreted as a good omen. Alexander thus peacefully absorbed the Land of Israel into his growing empire. In tribute, the Sages decreed that Jewish boys born that year (333 BCE) be named Alexander. It remains a popular Jewish name today. (variation: Sender)"

Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

Re: How do you ?????? #general

Trudy Barch

Thank you everyone for your responses.   I am glad to hear that the 'newer' programs now allow you to list partners rather than previous male/female only.  My program  is 'old' and out of date.   I decided to list my relative in the male/female spot of their gender and then their partner in the other.   Not necessarily the correct way but the way that is best for use with my program.

Is Partner the correct/polite word to use today?   What happen to significant other,  companion?   Are they outdated words?

Thanks,   Be well.   Be safe.     Trudy

Looking for details-Mimi family in Budapest #hungary


Looking for details about the late Mimi family in Budapest during the Holocaust
Last name Kalman Her father Shlomo Her mother Margit
And my mother's name is Magda
The father was murdered in the Holocaust, apparently a soldier
Her mother and mother arrived in Israel after the Holocaust
Their residence was close to the Great Synagogue, where they would pray

Re: Central Death certificate DATABASE from ISRAEL in english is available? #israel


If you'll write the names, maybe someone can help you find them.

Re: Jewish Memorial in Halberstadt #germany #holocaust

Rainer Borsdorf

Hello Josh,

try to get in contact here - I'm sure they can help you:

I'd do it too, but I live 200 km far away...

Best regards -

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

Barbara Regenstein

There are several online sources for US Military records from WWI. Here are a few:

World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918,_1917_to_1918

Research in Military Records National Archives

Military Records by State National WWI Museum and Memorial

US Military Records (All War) Ancestry


Warnick/Viernik from Zvenigorodka or Vainshtone/Weinstone from Odessa #ukraine #lithuania

Todd Warnick

Hi - Researching about the WARNICK/VIERNIK family from Zvenigorodka and the WEINSTONE (VAINSHTONE) family from Odessa, though they have also originated from the Kovno region. Thanks. 

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