Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #poland #translation

Brian Gold

I've posted a birth, death and marriage vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

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

Thank you very much.
Brian Gold

Missing records from Dunajow #austria-czech #poland #galicia


I'm researching the Schwartz family from Dunajow (also known as Dunajewer, now called Dunayiv in Ukraine). I can't find a single family record from Dunajow, and there are only a handful of Schwartz records from there in general. Were some names, births, deaths, etc. simply not recorded? or have there been issues with indexing and publishing records from certain towns?

Re: Need to have a Stenographic Shorthand Note Deciphered #translation


I learned Gregg shorthand eons ago and this does look familiar. There are  shorthand Facebook groups. I just used the search term “shorthand” and groups came up. Hopefully they can help you.

vital record (birth) in hand written Old German Script needs translation #germany #translation


I've posted a vital record (birth) in hand written Old German Script for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very, very much.  I think it opens a brick wall.  I have another half dozen or so from the same register, many in the same handwriting.  I will post them once I get a response to this one.

Rich Meyersburg

Translation of the Memorial Book of Jaslo, Poland at reduced price #yizkorbooks #poland

Joel Alpert

Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the Jewish Community of Jaslo, Poland

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $49.95, available from JewishGen for $34

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books in Print Project

Re: Moravia census records 1857-1921 now available online #austria-czech


I also do not speak Czech but Google translate did a great job of converting the web page to English.

I checked the 217 pages of the 1857 census records for the Uhersky Ostrau Jewish community.
There are separate records for the Jewish and Christian communities.

I was looking for my great-grandfather who lived there.  I could not find him.  I could only find one Beer family in the records.
Thus unclear to me whether the records are incomplete, whether my great-grandfather lived in an even smaller community outside Uhersky Ostrau, or whether we have it completely wrong and he lived somewhere else but was born in Uhersky Ostrau.

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia

Re: Unable to find names on passenger lists #names


My maternal grandfather's name was Jacob, he went back to Romania so he is on 2 manifests from there to New York, on one from 1913 he is Janez, the other from 1907 he was Janen. Try using just the first initial of his first name and go directly to Ellis Island records. 

I could never find my paternal great grandparent's on any manifest to the East coast from England. Then I tried border crossings and found the whole family arriving in VT through Canada. 

Good luck!

Lives Lost A Story About Two Brothers During World War ll Who Died of Corona Virus in NYC #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen

The Associated Press has a series entitled, Lives Lost about those who died from the Coronavirus. A recent series publication tells the story of two brothers—Joseph and Alexander Feingold-- who survived the Holocaust.  One survived Auschwitz, a death march to the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp,  and starvation. The other endured cold and hunger in a Siberian labor camp, then nearly died in a pogrom back in Kielce, Poland. Joseph Feingold was believed to be the last living survivor of that 1946 Kielce massacre.


Joseph was the focus of a 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary, Joe’s Violin where he donates his violin  which he got in a DP camp in 1947-to a local instrument drive (, changing the life of a schoolgirl from the nation’s poorest congressional district.  Both died in New York City a month apart-both from the Corona Virus, both in their mid-90s.

To read their story and see photos go to:


Thank you to Randy Herschaft, AP,  for sharing the story with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Last residence of Riga in 1920 before immigrating to US, says the passenger manifest #usa #latvia #lithuania

Alan Shuchat

Riga was near the port of Liepaja (Libau in the Russian Empire), from which many emigrants left. Since the manifests show your uncles went from Liverpool to New York, they may have gone first from Liepaja to the east coast of England and then taken a train to Liverpool. The steamship lines organized the connection to Liverpool. They might have gone to Riga for various reasons, but maybe they just were staying there until their passage was arranged for.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

Viewmate translation request Hebrew #translation #lithuania

Michael Herzlich

I've posted two short handwritten notes for which I need translations.  They both appear to be in Hebrew.

One is on ViewMate at the following address -

A second is on Viewmate at the following address -

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
The notes are on the back of photo cards are from the album of a person related to the following families from the area near Merkine Lithuania:
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER

Re: Simplest & Best Way For Extended Family To View/Comment On Digital Photos? #general


Scan each picture into a separate word document. You might have to scan the picture and then copy it only a word document. You could label each scanned picture and word document with unique identifiers.

On each Word document, people could identify people, write stories about the picture. It is really important that each comment be identified with a valid email address. I can tell you from personal experience that people’s memories are sometimes different and you might need to research some of the differences.

One benefit of scanning pictures is that everyone can have copies of them and you can preserve them in the state they are currently in. Some pictures fade so scanning them is the best way t preserve them.

Re: Unable to find names on passenger lists #names

Harry Moatz

Is it possible that the person you are researching arrived in a different port?  I spent several years attempting to locate a manifest for a grandfather arriving in New York without success.  I knew he lived and died in Manhattan. I used all the strategies that have been suggested to you. 

Thinking out out of the box, I decided to use Steve Morse to search names in manifests in other ports.  I found him in a manifest on a ship that arrived in Philadelphia. Apparently, he got to NY by other means.  Morse also covers manifests for ships arriving in Boston, Baltimore, Charleston and Galveston as well as San Francisco.  It’s worth trying if all else appears to be a dead end.

ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #translation

Emily Garber

I've posted a photo caption in Hebrew for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Emily Garber

Meisner Yitschak Rudolf #romania

Marcel Apsel

I am looking forward to find a birth certificate of Rudolf Yitschak Meisner, born around 1895 in either Capuscul De Cimpie, Cluj (Klausenburg) or Ludus.  He was married to Medi (Kreine) Rosenzweig and children were David, Hedwig and ?.

He was deported to Auschwitz May-June 1944 from Cluj.


Any help would be appreciated.


Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium



Jacob (Yankel) CIMBERG (or KIMBERG) #ukraine

Ted Kotzin


Jacob Cimberg came to New York from Kremenets in about 1895. Hi sister Shprintze (Sprinel), his twin, followed in 1898.  I am looking for their family in Ukraine.  Father said to be Samuel (Shmuel) Zenwal Cimberg (or Kimberg); I have no others that are confirmed.



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Smulevitch family #ukraine

Bob Bloomberg

I am researching the Smulovitch family, originally from western Ukraine.  Lived in Montreal and the Boston area.  Does anyone have information on them?

Re: Looking for info re Carmen Kinderfreund of Berlin #names #germany

Sherri Bobish

Hi Melissa,

Carmen Goldstein married twice in NYC.  Here first husband had surname Fliegel. 

Her second husband was Lester Balish.

Carmen Balish, born Nov. 13, 1923, passed on July 23, 2004.

This info was found using and the free digitzed newspaper database at


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Re: The Genetic Genealogist Detective Series Change of Premiere Date to June 2 now May 26th #events

Barbara L. Kornblau

According to C. C. Moore's Facebook page, her new show, The Genetic Genealogist Detective Series will premiere May 26th on ABC 10pm/9pm.
Barbara L. Kornblau

Re: Seeking Occupation Lists to learn more about 2 G grandfather Notan Pesach JACOBSON #lithuania #latvia

Alexander Sharon

Hi Carol,

Word "Kretchna" for occupation should read: "Karczma" [ kahr: ch mah:] which translates from Polish as Inn, an related occupation is "karczmarz" - an innkeeper or publican. Inn services in additions to housekeeping (food and lodging) have also included  stabling and fodder for horses.


Alexander Sharon.
Calgary, AB

Research in Szklary, Tyczyn, Rzeszow area #galicia #poland

Stanley Diamond

Ilana Grallert wrote: "Looking for someone who has done genealogical research in
Szklary, Tyczyn, Rzeszow.'
The records for Szklary are in the books of the Jewish community of Tyczyn.
For details of available records off line, please write to tyczyn@...
Stanley Diamond M.S.M. 
Pultusk Area Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Please visit the JRI-Poland website




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