ViewMate translation request - Hebrew

Barry E Chernick

I have posted two birth records pages from the Ukraine that I
would like translated. They are in Hebrew. There are 4 records on each
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick

Re: Is this the same person?


Hi, it's impossible to definitively know just from these entries if these are the same person. It seems like the clue that would help the most is somewhat lost in translation. 
In the first entry there are some characters after Yakov's name which were probably meant to be a Hebrew acronym for either "of blessed memory" (ז''ל or זצ''ל), or "to separate for living" (יבל''ח or יבלח''ט). These would signify whether the father Yakov was already deceased when his son Osher died in 1904, or not. 
If he was still alive then I'd say there's a decent chance he is the same Yakov Zev Wolf who died in 1918 at the age of 84. It seems common to find people recorded in one place by their first name, in another by a middle name, or by a combination of both. Since there are no characters after Zev Wolf's name in A. Lipman's 1896 death it won't help, but there's nothing in the dates that  rule out the possibility that these were two sons of this one Yakov Zev Wolf. 
If it's possible you should search for other  records around Slutsk mentioning any of these people, including the in-law surnames MIEDIL and LIFSHITS, that may help to resolve this.
Good luck,
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

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Re: name change #names

Eva Lawrence

Legal changes of name were advertised in The London Gazette, which was published weekly and is available online,  though not indexed. They were cone by Deed Poll.
The more likely explanation is that until 1837 the only way to register marriages and births was through a religious institution..

In 1837 civil registration was introduced in England., which seems to  be what caused you Solomon Israel's children's  name change. Possibly the last name Israel was a patronymic.  Are you sure that his  name was not in fact Israel Solomon ? This would make sense of the early children's names as patronymics, eg Elias ben  Israel (Elias son of Israel). Then after 1837, the civil registration  would require  children to have the same last name as their father, i.e Solomon or the shorter version, Sloman..
To check on the correct version of the father's name, you'll need to look at his personal signature or perhaps, the inscription on his grave 
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

Re: name change #names


Name changes in the UK were made by deed poll through a lawyer.
The new name would be advertised in The London Gazette... this can be searched on-line through genealogical sites.

Re: name change #names



In your 3rd paragraph, I think you mean 1841. There was no census in 1941 due to WWII.

Name changes in the UK are not a matter of law unless done by 'deed poll'. If that method was chosen by your ancestor there would have been an announcement, at that time, in the London Gazette.

As to the reason for the change, who knows? Antisemitism is a possible explanation, but it would have been a personal decision by your ancestor that has been lost in the mists of time.

Henry Best,
London, UK

Cancelled: Jewish Genealogical Society New York March 22 Meeting

Phyllis Rosner

Cancelled: Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting
Sunday March 23, 2020
Center for Jewish History

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Re: Johannesburg Cemeteries online #southafrica

Louis Zetler

Hi Julian,

I have databases of all the Johannesburg cemeteries.

Louis Zetler

Re: Actively Searching . . .

Maurice I. Kessler


in my tree are Max Fox b. Brooklyn NY, d. Florida  m to Edith Mittman

maurice kessler  mikessler222@...

Re: Actively Searching . . .

Annette Weiss

I am also searching for Siegal/Siegel  on my mother's side, from Lithuania/Russia

Re: somewhat lost


My best advice beyond what has already been mentioned is to explore  He has many useful tools for searching naturalization, census and other records.  
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Sadovnick-Belfer family history



I am in the process of writing my family history and creating a family tree after 30+ years of collecting data. I am also including the Kasow, Lewins, Bloch and Krohn families listed below along with their towns.

I am responsible for the Klishkivtsi Bessarabia Ukraine Kehilalink and after 12 years of inactivity I am going to add some of my father’s letters describing the vicinity in very vivid terms.

If anyone has any connection to any of these families, I would appreciate having this information.

Wishing good health to everyone.

Harriet Kasow

Searching: SADOVNICK/SADOFF (Klishkivtsi, Chotin, Ukraine KROHN (Borsczczow, Tarnapol  Galitzia), BELFER (Bar, Vinnitsa, Ukraine), ZAZULIA (Iasi, Jassy, Romania), BLOCH (Ivie, Belarus) HARMETZ (Svencionys, Lithuania), KASOW (Lunna, Grodno, Belarus), NARANAVER (sic)(Ukraine), LEWINS/LEWINSKY( Stettin, Poland).






Re: berkowitz family

Maurice I. Kessler

thank you, but not the family I am looking for


Re: Johannesburg Cemeteries online #southafrica

Judith Singer


It is one of several pages on that site with information about South African Jews..

Re: The Name Jur #names

David Lewin

At 13:46 11/03/2020, Daniel Mann wrote:
Is anyone familiar with the name Jur (or Jure or Jura)?
Is this a Polish named that was used in Galicia, or perhaps it had a Jewish origin?

In particular I am wondering if it was a form of Yair (×™×�יר)  or perhaps it was short for Yeruchim (ירוח×�) as in Yeruchim Fishel?

Any insights or experience with this would be appreciated.

Thank you.
Daniel Mann
Researching Mann Ulaskowce and Chaluta Mstibovo in Volkovysk District

This is Hebrew

OR = Light  [ Root is Aleph Vav Reish ]

Ori = Uri = "My Light"

Yair = future tense =  will light

Yerucham comes from a different root   namely Reish Chet Mem, meaning compassion or feel sorry for... as in Ra'cha'mim. 

David Lewin

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We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at and at

ViewMate Yidish translation request - a challenging cursive writing! #poland

Jugend Gilberto

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:
This record is written in the back of a photo from my ggmother probably taken around 1910.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Gilberto Jugend

Viewmate Translation Request: Polish

Terry Ashton

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a full  translation please.


It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.


Ms Terry Ashton

Melbourne, Australia



PRASHKER: Kalisz,  Poland

SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola, Lomza,  Poland

WAJNGOT: Hungary

GOLDMAN: Budapest,  Hungary ;Blaszki, Poland

SEGAL/SEGALOVITCH: Vilnius, Lithuania

HOLTZ: Dvinsk, Russia (now Latvia)


Viewmate Translation Request: Polish

Terry Ashton

I've posted a vital record in Polish (at least I think it’s in Polish!) for which I need a full translation.


It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.


Ms Terry Ashton

Melbourne, Australia



PRASHKER: Kalisz,  Poland

SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola, Lomza,  Poland

WAJNGOT: Hungary/Poland

GOLDMAN: Blaszki, Poland

SEGAL/SEGALOVITCH: Vilnius, Lithuania

HOLTZ: Dvinsk, Russia (now Latvia)


name change #names

Richard Gross

12 March 2020

I wonder if anyone could shed light on why my husband’s relative, Solomon Israel, suddenly changed his surname to Sloman sometime between the births of his children, Israel Israel born about 1826, Elias Israel born about 1830, Rachel Israel born about 1835, Sarah Sloman born about 1837, Jacob Sloman born about 1839 and Jessie Sloman born about 1842, all in London, Middlesex.

In the Leeds Database he’s listed as Solomon Israel later Sloman.

In 1941 Solomon was an artist known as Sol Isreal but in the following censuses he’s recorded as a chiropodist/surgeon.

All the details of Solomon and his wife, Mary nee Polack, are the parents of all the children who are definitely part of the family but why the name was changed is a mystery. My husband suggests that it may have been due to antisemitism. However

Would this have been done legally and if so where could I find proof. If not, how would the family have ‘advertised’ the change?

Looking forward to replies from all and sundry.


Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with Mindy (married Chaim Simcha Deutsch),
daughter of Gitel and Mendel Weissberger, or her family which
descended from the Fruchter family of Obervisha. Mindy posted a Page
of Testimony for her grandfather in Brooklyn, NY (44th Street) in
March 2012.