ViewMate translation request 0 Russian #ukraine #russian translation #ukraine #russia


I request a translation of the Russian text on a document . It is on ViewMate at the following address:

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Paul Moverman

San Francisco Death Certificate General Question #usa #germany


I have a question related to the death of my paternal uncle, who was Kurt Ohnhaus from Germany, and who was in the Philippines with my parents from the late 1930's to 1947. (My parents left the Philippines in late 1948.)
We know from a passenger list that he left the Philippines in December 1947, and that he arrived in San Francisco in January 1948.  We also know from other written documents that he died in San Francisco on 11/20/1948.
I ordered his death certificate from San Francisco City records, and they in turn checked State records.  I received a letter in return that there are no public records on file either at the City or at the State level.
Does anyone have any thoughts as to why there would be no death record?  Could it be due to lack of his funds at the time?  I cannot find any grave record either.
Thank you,
Miriam Perlson-Cohn
San Mateo, CA

Re: My lost uncle #israel



This is an INTERNATIONAL forum so, without knowing which country you're in, your telephone number is useless to those living abroad from you. We don't know which international dialling code to use for your country.

Henry Best,
London, UK.

#germany - Transcription of two hand written documents from Augsburg Germany #germany

Richard Oppenheimer

Hello Jewish Gen members and GerSIG friends,

My father was born in Schrobenhausen, near Augsburg in Bavaria Germany on April 19, 1915 He was illegitimately born to Maria Kraus (Catholic) and David Oppenheimer (Jewish). My father's birth register from Schrobenhausen doesn't list a father. Yet one month later, my grandfather appeared before the Court, and acknowledged he was the father. This is annotated on the Birth Register, in the margins (of which I have a copy). My grandparents married three years later in 1918 and the Marriage Register obtained from Augsburg states that the Marriage also legitimized my father. My grandparents had a second son, my uncle, born in October 1919. Both my father and my uncle became Bar Mitzvah in the Augsburg Synagogue. Both ceremonies were announced in the Bavarian Jewish Newspaper. My father and uncle immigrated to New York in 1940. Both grandparents were killed, one in Sachsenhausen and the other in Auschwitz. I have searched for many years for proof that my father was Jewish. Only yesterday, after 10 years, I found out that the Standesamt  in Augsburg kept records since 1919 of those exiting from the Roman Catholic Church.
I received these two documents (attached)  dated 15 November 1919 but I can only read portions of it. One pertains to my grandmother leaving the Church, and the second is for my father, Max Oppenheimer who was age 4 at the time, so my grandfather signed for him.
I would appreciate receiving a transcription into German of these two documents. I am able to translate into English.

Thanks for your help,
Richard Oppenheimer

MILLER/MULLER family from Saros County in Northern Slovakia #hungary

Moishe Miller


I hope my note finds you safe and well in this time of Corona.

With the 1857 census now available via JewishGen, I have found more detail about my 3xg-gf, Pesach Dovid Miller, married to Chana Rita GRUNVALD. See their attached family, from the 1857 census. Among their daughters, it appears one may have married Adolf WALD and lived in Revleanyvar  (near Kiralyhelmecz). Does anyone have a connection to Millers from this area of Slovakia, especially the towns of Malcov, Lenartov and Obrucne?

Stay safe, stay healthy
-Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF #3391

Re: NYC Voter Lists includes Children #general #usa

Paul Blumstein

The ones that I am looking at are on 

Translation: Russian script to English #poland #warsaw

Elizabeth Jackson

Hello everyone!

I am seeking a  Russian (script) to English translation of the attached document.  It is a marriage record for one of my Great Aunts.  I do not recognize the name Gitla, so I am not sure who this is.  It could be another name for one of the Aunts I am familiar with or it could be another sister I am not aware of.  I recognize the parental information as being my maternal great grandparents.  

I would love a complete translation, but in particular am interested in knowing:  complete names anywhere listed in document; any addresses which might be indicated; any other information which you think might be useful in a genealogical sense.

Thank you in advance for your help.  This is new information just uploaded by JRI-PL, to whom I am so very thankful.  It has been extremely difficult to trace beyond my grandparents.  Indeed, I have yet to find any records in Warsaw for my Grandfather, Hirsch Wolf Ingberg, who was born in Warsaw ca. 1870.  The attached record is for a sister to my Grandmother, Sosse Charlotte Klepfisz.  All perished in the Holocaust.

You may contact me here or at my email:  cattheater@...

So grateful for this wonderful community!

Elizabeth Jackson

KLEPFISZ  Gitla  1890  98   

FILTZKI married to Satloff / Zatalofsky- #ukraine

Felissa Lashley

I came across this maiden name for my great great grandmother, Sara, married to Herschel  Satloff/Zatalofsky. It is the first time I have seen it and I wonder if there are other spellings. So far not able to trace it anywhere. They did not emigrate anywhere and were from the Ukraine. All thoughts welcome.
Thank you.
Felissa Lashley, Austin, Texas   <frlashley@...>

Re: Holocaust Survivors: Karlsruhe &The Jewish community of Diedelsheim #germany #holocaust


There is a suburb of Karlsruhe called Diedelsheim. They have a Wikipedia page  in German where it says: The Jewish community of Diedelsheim
The beginning of the Jewish community in Diedelsheim, a district of the city of Bretten in the district of Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg), goes back to the 16th century.
In the year 1548 Jews are mentioned in Diedelsheim for the first time. Until the beginning of the 19th century, the Jewish families lived primarily in the Judengaeßle. The highest number of Jewish residents was reached in 1864 with 118 people. As a result of the rural exodus that began in 1870. The Jewish community was officially dissolved in 1920 and the remaining members of the Jewish community were assigned to Bretten. The Jewish community of Diedelsheim had been a member of the district rabbinate of Bretten since 1827. Bretten belongs to Karlsruhe. The Jewish community had a synagogue, a religious school and a ritual bath (mikveh) in the synagogue building. The Jewish families lived from the trade in livestock, country products and goods of all kinds.

What became of the Suwalki-Lomza group run by Marilyn? #lithuania

Jake Jacobs

Does anybody know what became of the private Suwalki-Lomza group run by Marilyn?  Used to receive a quarterly newsletter.  Would appreciate an update. 

Diane Jacobs

Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine "Fake Rabbis" #usa #general

Carl Kaplan

Thanks. I actually learned about the "fake rabbi scandal" from Marni Davis' book. I was looking for additional stories, especially ones in Boston. I had great luck in my search for Fusgeyers using these posts, so I thought I would give it a try. I will definitely check out Hannah Sprecher's article.


Re: My lost uncle #israel

Tafuri, Diane

Dear Sarah

I am not sure if Albert Hakim made it to Israel so I don't know where he would have lived.  My search is to find out if he actually made it to Israel or if he died with his parents (Aaron & Dadoun Hakim)  in Auschwitz.  If you know of any where else that I can research this, please let me know.  I do have a picture of him if that helps.   You can reach me at 513-602-6610.

Warm Regards, 


Re: Should maiden names be in CAPITALS? #general #JewishGenUpdates #names

Dick Plotz

The traditional rule for JewishGen mailing lists has been that
surnames being searched should be in all caps, and ***nothing else***
should be in all caps. This has been the norm for over 20 years,
enforced more on some lists than others, but always the stated norm.

The reason is that when the volume of posts is high, it takes a long
time to read them all in their entirety, and having surnames in all
caps makes it much easier for busy readers to notice family names of
interest to them. This is a useful convention, as useful now as it was
in the 1990s when it was instituted.

Jonathan Jacobs's objection is mainly that people use all caps for a
variety of reasons. This is true in general. But if everyone adhered
to longstanding practice on JewishGen there would be no confusion at
all: all caps ***means*** a surname the poster is searching. It can't
be a place name, or for emphasis, or anything else.

I encourage everyone posting to the list to follow this
rule: put family names you are searching in all caps, and everything
else in conventional upper- and lower-case.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists for JewishGen's outgoing Lyris platform

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:23 AM Jonathan Jacobs
<jonathan.jacobs@...> wrote:

You mean, should the maiden name be in all caps? There is no hard and fast rule on that. Personal preference. But, if you are putting it up for a vote...NO. No names should be in all caps. People use it for a variety of reasons. Hard to keep straight. One cousin does the "all caps" for this reason. Another cousin does it for that reason and when the hints start going back and forth...good luck in keeping it straight.

Re: Should maiden names be in CAPITALS? #general #JewishGenUpdates #names

Jonathan Jacobs

You mean, should the maiden name be in all caps?  There is no hard and fast rule on that.  Personal preference.  But, if you are putting it up for a vote...NO.  No names should be in all caps.  People use it for a variety of reasons.  Hard to keep straight.  One cousin does the "all caps" for this reason.  Another cousin does it for that reason and when the hints start going back and forth...good luck in keeping it straight.
Jonathan Jacobs
Computer Technician
Amateur Genealogist
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
skype - stingray761

Re: Looking for family in Haifa #israel

Israel P

I see graves with those names, but not buried near one anotherץ The woman next to Yehudah Leib is Leah. Both died Yehudah Leib and Leah 1965.

Israel Pickholtz

My genealogy research is electric.
It follows the path of least resistance.

Re: מחפש אחר קשר משפחת ב שוייץ #israel

Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan

Because the language here is english, I (Google-)translated this message into English. Country of search: #Switzerland

My name is Sephi Vail.

My grandfather's brother, killed in the War of Independence, while putting in a car bomb for the National Institutions building, named Isaac WEIL. 

We were surprised to find that on that day in the north of the country, a man named Gerhard Weil, who came from Switzerland, was killed, thought he was not Jewish, and volunteered to fight with the Jewish people in order for the Jewish people to gain an independent state. At first, he was suspected of being a spy, but then the Palmach received him for service, and two weeks later he was killed while dismantling a mine near Yesha Fortress at a power junction.

His mother was notified, saying, "Too bad I didn't tell him he was Jewish."

He was buried in Tel Aviv in Nahalat Yitzhak

It is immortalized in a memorial on the ravine gate. (The only one from Switzerland)

The story really moved us and the fact that two people named Gale were killed that day made us feel close to him and wonder, does he have any relatives who are alive?

Can you help us find them?

Thanks to Sephi Vail


+972 052 6070583

Requesting information about Israelis #israel

Dahn Cukier

When asking for information about Israeli's always include
the father's name if known.

Please include, when known, the Hebrew name the person has/had.
Please attempt to include a phonetic of the person's name and
the literal meaning of the name.

Kirshenbaum becomes Duvdivani, Zucker become Sukar or more often Tzur.


When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas

Re: Children named after their living parents #general

Dahn Cukier

I have been following this discussion and had a thought (not an
every day occurrence).

That a person lived in Germany, Poland, Romainia etc does not
mean the family is not from another location.

In Israel the various communities still, after 70 years, of
living in the same state, keep many of previous customs.

DNA from my Romanian (Dorohoi) side shows North African DNA.


When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 03:51:39 PM GMT+2, Jeremy Lichtman <jeremy@...> wrote:
I've seen it a handful of times in some of the small villages in that area. Twice among relatives of mine (surname was Szklarczyk).

I don't have any evidence to suggest that they were Sephardim or Yekkes.

More likely, these are the "official" Polish document names, and not their "lashon kodesh" (Hebrew) names, which would likely be different.

Also: if somebody is named "Moshe Abram" and another child is called "Moshe Herz" (just for example), those aren't considered to be the same name.

Re: Looking for family in Haifa #israel

Rodney Eisfelder

I have had some success searching for Haifa burials at
but you will need to play around with the spelling, e.g. EIGER instead of EJGER or EGER. You will have to be able to read Hebrew names. A photo of the grave is included for each entry. They also have cemeteries from some other regions of Israel.
The Haifa Chevra Kaddisha (Burial Society) used to be at but is now at
I did once manage to find my relative using their search engine, but it was much harder than gravez - I had to enter the surname in Hebrew (I used to help), and there were no photos. and are also worth a mention, but I haven't had any luck with them for my Haifa relatives.

I hope this helps
Rodney Eisfelder,
Melbourne, Australia

moderated Seeking applications for Director of IAJGS #jgs-iajgs

Deb Kroopkin

The IAJGS Nominating Committee is now accepting applications for IAJGS Director positions. We invite all candidates who are interested in serving as a Director to submit their applications by April 14th, 2020. The application can be found at We are seeking candidates who are motivated to work to accomplish IAJGS’s objectives (see below). Additional information is available at  Please circulate this information and feel free to contact us at nominations@....


IAJGS Nominating Committee: Debbie Kroopkin, Chair, Ellen Shindelman Kowitt, Member, and Douglas M. Cohen, Member

IAJGS Objectives:

1. To collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with reference to Jewish genealogy 
2. To assist and promote the research of Jewish family history 
3. To provide opportunities for the sharing of Jewish genealogical information 

4. To aim toward the publication of worthy material in the field of Jewish genealogy 
5. To promote membership in member Jewish genealogical societies 
6. To act as spokesperson for Jewish genealogical societies in areas of mutual interest 

7. To provide member societies with services to help them become more effective organizations 
8. To elevate Jewish Genealogy among Jewish people and in the academic community 
9. To promote public access to genealogically relevant records 
10. To foster creation of Jewish genealogical organizations in new geographical areas

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