Re: Finding relatives #Hungary

Ron Hoenig

I have lots of Bihari relatives in Australia. They  descend from  Marton Beckmann.(B.1899), who married my great aunt Rosalia Honig and changed his name to Bihari or Bihary (not sure when). Tibor Bihary was the paterfamilias (1914-1971). His descendants live mainly in Melbourne in Victoria.

Is that a help?

Ron Hoenig


IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project site migrated to new address

Phrases1@... is the new URL for the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project. Our heartfelt thanks go to Kitty Cooper for decades as webmaster and to her friend Mary Nevius, who just "rescued" the old site. 
Please let us know if you have any issues with the updated site.
Ellen Sadove Renck 
Coordinator, IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project 

Genealogy software for Mac

Jo Ann Goldwater

I am looking for a program for the Mac. Has anyone used Roots Magic? Can anyone recommend one to me? Thanks

Jo Ann Goldwater

Re: about translation button [subjec used to be "Question']

Odeda Zlotnick

Copying the header with the email should not cause problems in getting the Hebrew translated

Re: Question
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:37:33 EDT

I also would like a translate button if people post in multiple languages.  I tried to copy and paste the Hebrew, but could not get all the Hebrew selected without having the header selected also.

Odeda Zlotnick

How to see messages in a topic before composing a reply #Help #Austria-Czech

Odeda Zlotnick

Underneath the message in the digest, however you get it,  you have a link to "view/reply online"

If you click on the "View/Reply Online" you may have to login. But, having done that, you have the message and the reply form open, and under the reply form,  you have  "see all X messages in topic".  Click that and you see all of them - very

View all messages in topic

Odeda Zlotnick

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Maurine McLellan

I think the issue Barbara was referencing is that the original post is not appearing in the digest. Although it appears if someone wants to comment on a reply, it is totally impractical to open a reply window just to see the original message.

Maurine McLellan

Re: ניסיון לכתוב בעברית (Attempt to write in Hebrew)

Odeda Zlotnick

This is interesting: On Windows 10, Edge does not give the correct right to left direction for this Hebrew text.
Google chrome does (for me - I haven't checked settings).

Odeda Zlotnick

Re: Cherkassy-Smela #Ukraine


Shalom, I would like to receive more information about this :

"latest Smela translation project".

Thank you




Re: Cherkassy-Smela #Ukraine


My Cherkassy website-




Re: Genealogy software for Mac


Jo Ann,

I use MacFamilyTree, it does everything I've ever wanted it to do (and a lot more besides). It is designed for the Mac, and very easy to use, and has excellent reports, charts and Tree visualisations. It syncs to its own cloud storage, and there's a mobile version for iPhone/iPad, and you can keep all devices in sync.

There's a new version out recently, still on half-price offer.

Best wishes,

Michael Shade
Brighton, UK
Researching: Schreibman (Pinsk), Zaturensky (Pinsk); Ilyutovich (Lida), Levin (Gomel), Belagratsky (Lida); Frankensztajn (Gąbin), Zegelman (Gąbin), Szczawinski (Gąbin), Chern (Słubice), Kohn (Nadarzyn), Igla (Nadarzyn); Waksman (Gniewoszow), Szechtman (Irena/Dęblin), Glasman (Gniewoszow), Landenbaum (Bobrowniki), Ejsensztat (Granica), Szteinberg (Granica), Elbsztejn (Bobrowniki)

New Format


This new format is not user friendly.
Please return old format.  Thx.

Re: Genealogy software for Mac


i love and have used Reunion for 20 + years
it was made just for the mac

Stop the daily digests #Help


After about 20 years in Jewish gen I all of a sudden started getting a digest in my inbox with tons of information that is irrelevant to me. How do I stop this?  I never signed up for it. 

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help


I have to agree.  Updating and improving outdated systems is a good thing, but you've instead ended up with a non-user friendly platform.  If one needs "guidance" in navigating the site,  the program is too complicated.  My suggestion is to return to the well-functioning, easy to navigate system, then consult with a team of users as each "improvement" is considered, constructed, tested and (only then) implemented.  As it stands, I'm inclined to unsubscribe because it's now a bother instead of a pleasure to read the postings.  

Leslie Gut

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Re: Genealogy software for Mac


I have been using Reunion for years and currently store 45,000 names on it without any difficulty. It slices! It dices! It produces all sorts of charts (I tend to use the indented descendent). It allows you to enter every conceivable field that you would like or keep the fields down to a minimum. Also the support desk is phenomenal! I love the program.

NY City Area Cemeteries - Offering Assistance

A. E. Jordan

I am going to complete my NY City area cemetery visits before the snow flies for the winter.

If anyone needs assistance with photos of graves please feel free to contact me, understanding that I ask you to have the information on the location of the grave, ie cemetery, etc.  The larger cemeteries all have online databases (which are better sources than the third party sites).  Please don't send me a request cousin Moshie died in New York can you photograph his grave .....

The cemeteries that I will be prioritizing include

Mount Zion (Maspeth Queens)
Mount Carmel
Mount Judah
Mount Lebannon
Mount Hebron
Montefiore (Old in Springfield Gardens, Queens)

I might try a few others sort of depending on requests.  I have been to and might go back to New Montifore on Long Island.  People are asking about Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn and I am hesitant because they are not online and less organized with their records to find the graves but I might try.

I ask you to be as specific as possible with the name and the date and if it was a child please warn me because those graves are usually separated in the plot and those stones may not have survived the decades as well.

I appreciate but do not require a few dollars in return to help with the expenses of doing this for everyone.

It is an interesting and sort of peaceful effort walking these cemeteries.  Last weekend I got flagged down by a family to become the extra man so they could say their prayers. Of course I obliged even though I did not know anyone included the deceased. 

Also happy to assist with information or tips as I can about the cemeteries and searches and NYC records.  Feel free to ask email questions.

Allan Jordan

PS Hope I did this correctly -- its my first try on the new discussion group system

Re: Genealogy software for Mac


Hi Jo Ann.

I have been very happy with Reunion for about 25 years.


Enzo Falco
Belmont, MA

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Paula Eisenstein Baker

Hear, hear! I agree.

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help
From: Vicki Adelson
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:37:17 EDT
I would amend all of the above to say: “What have you done? You have changed something that was really good and informative to something that is totally a mess. I subscribed to this for years and found it very helpful; it is totally useless now. Go back to the original format. Change is not always good.”

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Sally Bruckheimer

I am happy with the new format. I don't know why people are having so many problems. I read my mail in Yahoo Mail, and the digest appears just like the old JewishGen digest.

Hebrew is Hebrew, and Russian is Russian. I can't read either, but Google Translate can. It would be nice to have automatic translation, but I don't think it exists in the platform. If you use Google Chrome, it will translate.

I don't get everything on top of everything else. The various messages appear in order, just like they used to.

Think about where you read the digest, as perhaps your mail app is the problem. The digest isn't.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

JoAnne Goldberg

Anyone having trouble with the new format may prefer to receive individual emails vs the digest. For me, it's easier to hit the delete button a few more times than to deal with a digest that contains unrelated emails.