Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #Galicia #Poland #commercial


Any information on BOHRER in Rzeszow?

Thank you 
Susan VIUKER Lieberman

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Re: Germany Easing of Restoration of German Citizenship for Descendants of Nazi Persecution #Germany


There is another reason for doing this... it gets you into the entire
European Union with that one citizenship. If I or my children choose to
do it, it will be because of that rather than any intention of going to
or living in Germany.

RsH, whose parents got out in 1939 from the Friesheim area.

On Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:10:01 -0800, you wrote:

Personally I am glad to see Germany move further in reconciliation, etc., and I have always maintained that they are far ahead of Austria in this regard.  However I find it absurd and a little bit insulting to see Jews trying to claim German citizenship.  I can't help but think that there are two things that influence this "movement" and have very little to do with German reconciliation. One is how people view the current (US) administration (yes, "him") and their fears of the US going extreme right-wing (won't happen, we are still and will remain a democracy), and two not giving a thought to aliyah to Israel because of their dislike of Netanyahu,  Well they still engage in free and democratic elections in Israel (perhaps too many lol) and once you become a citizen you can vote.  I did and I have voted in past elections.  But if you really do want to acquire German citizenship then I would require that you do the following: for men, put on a kippah and walk the streets of
German cities, say Berlin for example.  Or for both men and women wear some identifying clothing that makes gentiles think that you are Jewish, whether you are or not.  If you come out of that experience with no problems, etc. then fine become a German citizen if that is what you want.  As my father would say "Gain und zay gezint".

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Re: name translation help

Trudy Barch

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and inputs.   Checking it all out tonight.



Does anyone know anything about the town of Gorond? (Also known as Goronda and Horonda.) Does anyone have any documents relating to that town and/or families that lived there?

Re: Gorond


Are sure it is not a misspelling of Grodno?

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 11/13/2019 9:31 PM, mermelsteina@... wrote:
Does anyone know anything about the town of Gorond? (Also known as Goronda and Horonda.) Does anyone have any documents relating to that town and/or families that lived there?

Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #Galicia #Poland #commercial

Marilyn Robinson

Hi Ruben,
I am looking for information about Jakob SCHUTZ (umlaute---2 dots---over the "u" in Schutz). He was born in Ulanow (1832) but at some time resided in Rzeszow---date unknown. He was married to Malka REGENT.
Thank you for your efforts.
Marilyn Robinson

National Library of Israel Working with Google Uploads 120,000 Books Online #Israel

Jan Meisels Allen


The National Library of Israel (NLI) working with Google, are uploading 120,000 historic books online opening access to these books to audiences across the globe. The books include all of the NLI out-of-copyright, royalty-free books that have not yet been digitized. Just less than half are written in Hebrew script, in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and other languages of the Jewish world. The rest are in Latin, German. French, Arabic and Russian.


It is expected to take 2 years to complete the project with transporting the books to Google’s digitization center in Germany.  Each month books, will be shipped, scanned and shipped back to Israel.

To read more see:



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


IGRA Lecture in Hebrew November 28th in Ra'anana, Israel- “Family Research as a Life Long Experience”

Elena Bazes

(Hebrew Translation Below)


Join us for the next IGRA meeting in Ra’anana on November 28, 2019. Adv. Rony Golan will speak on “Family Research as a Life Long Experience”. This lecture is in Hebrew.


Adv. Rony Golan is familiar to us as professional genealogist. But in this presentation, he will share his personal research story which began in 1985 and continues until today. Adv. Golan will share with us finding lost family photos after 54 years, a reunion with family lost in the Holocaust and surprising and unexpected discoveries following searches in archives. The audience will also learn about a variety of genealogical and research tools. 


Adv. Golan teaches in the School of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has been an expert witness in various court cases in the field of genealogy. Adv. Golan focuses on the field of dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration) in his law practice.


Location: Ra’anana Archives, 6 Golomb Street, Ra'anana

Doors open at 19:00.   Meeting begins at 19:30.

Free Admission to all.

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair


העמותה למחקר גנאלוגי בישראל, סניף השרון


הרצאה בעברית  ב- 28/11/19


הנושא:  "המחקר המשפחתי כחווית חיים"


המרצה: עו"ד רוני גולן


עו"ד רוני גולן מוכר לנו כגנאלוג מקצועי. הפעם, עו"ד גולן יחשוף בפנינו את סיפור המחקר האישי שלו, אשר החל ב- 1985 ונמשך מאז באופן רצוף עד היום. רוני ישתף אותנו במציאת תמונות משפחתיות אבודות לאחר 54 שנים, איחוד עם משפחה שאבדה בשואה, ותגליות מפתיעות ובלתי צפויות בעקבות נבירה בארכיונים. בהרצאה ייחשף הקהל למגוון כלים גנאלוגיים ומחקריים.


עו"ד רוני גולן מלמד בפקולטה למשפטים באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים. הוא משמש כעד מומחה בתיקי בתי משפט שונים בתחום הגנאלוגיה. בתחום המשפט מרכז עו"ד גולן את עיסוקו בתחום יישוב הסכסוכים (גישורים ובוררויות).


במרכז ללימודי תולדות רעננה 

גולומב 6, רעננה


התכנסות וכיבוד קל ב- 19.00, ההרצאה תתחיל ב -19.30


ההרצאה ללא תשלום

ViewMate Help - Translation from Hungarian

Amit N

Dear all,

I have uploaded two ViewMate posts for translation from Hungarian.
They are somehow related, and I would appreciate your help in
understanding them.
The links with the details are here:

Many thanks,
Amit Naor

Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #Galicia #Poland #commercial

Beth Sommer

Do you have any information about Felds or Greher/Greiers?  Thanks.
Beth Sommer
Philadelphia, PA

JewishGen WEEKLY UPDATE of 11/13/19

Nancy Siegel

Don’t miss the latest JewishGen Weekly Update, which includes the following articles:

  • 25K new records added to our Lithuania Collection

  • Update from the Bessarabia Research Division

  • Musings of a Jewish Genealogist: 1921 Directory of the Chemical Industries - England, Scotland, Wales, etc.

  • Rachel Lev-Leshem's inspiring success story, My Great-Grandparents' Mezuzah

You can access the JewishGen Weekly Update by following this link:

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Communications Director

English Translation of Volkovysk Trilogy Now On Line

Jack Berger



I am pleased to advise that a *.pdf version of my English translation of three Volkovysk Yizkor Books in now on line.


As in the previous notice, please go to my family website at:


In the upper left hand corner you will see a box labeled “Yizkor Books.” If you click on it, you will be taken to the page where my online Yizkor Books can be found. Simply click on the icon of interest, and it will open the book for you.


There are four icon opposite Volkovysk:


1.       This icon open the front of the book at the frontispiece, and contains my translator’s forward. It does not contain book substance.

2.       The second icon (Book One) opens the translation of Dr. Moses Einhorn’s two-volume Yiddish Yizkor Book. Readers will find this to be the richest source of information about people, where they lived and their fates.

3.       The third icon (Book Two) opens the translation of an overview of Volkovysk by surviving partisans, and a description of what they lived through.

4.       The fourth icon (Book Three) opens the translation of the Hebrew book, “Volkovysk” by Katriel Lashowitz.


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me directly via my e-mail at: jsberger@...


I hope you will derive satisfaction from having access to this information online.




Re: TEDESCO-Venice originally DEUTSCH from Austria? #Austria-Czech

Barbara Meyers

My friend's paternal side are Tedesco.
Any idea if your Tedescos ever lived in Italy,  if so, the towns?  I will ask her the same when we next have contact.
Thank you, 
Barbara Klein Meyers 

Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #Galicia #Poland #commercial


Thank you for this offer. I am looking for Izydor, Batia, and Jozef BRODY
Thomas Anders USA

Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #Galicia #Poland #commercial

Patricia Futoran

I am interested in the name BEITSCHER, KANERAK from Rzeszow

Earliest documentation MENDEL JOSEPH BEITSCHER b. Circa 1820 married CHAYA ITA FEGELBAUM/Seidner

His son AHARON (Aron) BEITSCHER B.circa 1870 married FRYMETA KANAREK b. ? daughter of SALKE and FEIGE KANARAK.

All Beitscher and Kanarek names located would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your courtesy.

Re: Question about obtaining Death Records from St. Petersburg

Alan Shuchat

The site has a forum on St. Petersburg archives:
If you don't know Russian you'll need to use Google Translate to render the page in English. You can register for free and then ask the question in English - I think many readers and organizers of the site know English. In Chrome, you can have the pages translated by default.
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

Re: Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL

Bernard FLAM

Hi from Paris,
I have been often searching Geneva State archives for persons crossing illegally the border from 1942 to 1944 : last October, I copied there 250 files  of persons linked to French Arbeter Ring / Workmen Circle, including my mother who was 13'.
Obviously, the easiest area to cross from Swiss to France was on southern part of Geneva Lake where border is just a line in middle of a field, specially in 1938 when France wasn't at war.  I took some pictures near Annemasse, I could send privately to you.
I attach a 1942 map of Swiss custom / police stations in this area : in middle of map, lake's waters are colored in blue.
Mrs Ruth Fivaz, a Swiss historian, became History Doctor two years ago with her thesis " the flight to Swiss : migrations, strategies, flight, ... and fate of Jewish refugees from France during WWII".
I am sure she could be the "specialist" able to give some clues to you.
Bernard Flam
Archives and history of Medem Center, i.e. French (Bund) Arbeter Ring / Workmen Circle

Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #Galicia #Poland #commercial

Margaret Bayer

Any information for FAUST or Magenheim?

Margaret Bayer

New York's Governor Cuomo signs S3419 into law -- New York adoptees can reclaim their own records in 2020


It's done! It's signed!

As a strategic partner of the New York Adoptee Rights Coalition
(NYARC), we at Reclaim The Records are happy to announce that the bill
to equalize the right of access to original and un-redacted birth
certificates for New York adoptees and the descendants of deceased New
York adoptees has been signed into law today.

This means that if you're someone who was born and adopted in the
state of New York, even if you don't live there anymore, or if you're
the direct descendant of a deceased New York adoptee, you can apply
for a copy of the original and un-redacted birth certificate starting
on *JANUARY 15, 2020*. That's only two months away!

(Of course, as anyone doing New York genealogy can tell you, you may
have to wait a ridiculously long time for the records you ordered to
finally arrive from Albany. But legally, now they will!)Further
information, and specific details about the application process, will
be posted on the NYARC website in the coming months:

This law means New York is now the tenth state to allow people to
reclaim their own records, without preconditions or redactions. And
there will be many more coalitions pushing for similar laws in other
states in the next few years.

So if you're a genealogist or a historian, or a member of a
genealogical or historical or lineage society, *please* think about
formally and publicly supporting these other states' efforts, too.
Fighting for equal records access isn't just about your
great-great-grandpa's military pension or your grandma's
naturalization, it's for your friends and neighbors, too.

Congratulations to all the advocates who worked so long and hard to
make this happen in New York. We can't wait to see all the records and
discoveries in the new year.

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
Mill Valley, California