ViewMate translation request- Unrecognized language #translation

Amoz Chernoff

I have posted a ViewMate translation request for a portion of a letter found in my parents papers which appears to be in a language I do not recognize.  I would appreciate information on what language it is written in and some idea as to what the subject of the letter may be.   No word to word translation is required. 

 It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Amoz Chernoff

Thanks for helping #general

Kathy Miller

Hi all
I was seeking Ann Muriel Pinkus and had quite a few people who were so helpful ... thanks all.
Just to share this...I found her living in Camarillo , California. I know of ONLY ONE other family there... the brother of one of my dearest friends here in Sydney. Ann and this family live 3 doors away from each other and are friends.
Small world indeed!
Keep safe

Re: ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #translation


As one of the Holocaust survivors, eighty members of the family perished. As I stand in the synagogue during  Yizkor, I bow my head, stand still, and find it hard to open my mouth.

According to the poet H. N. Bialik, “Even Satan has not yet invented revenge for a little child's blood”
Leon Eisner

Re: Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #poland #russia #translation


Held in Posad Govarchev on the twenty-eighth of December, one thousand nine hundred year.

 On January 10, one thousand nine hundred and one year, at ten o’clock in the morning, Simha Reshelbuh, thirty-four years old, and Aizik Eisenberg, thirty-eight years old, came to Posad Govarchev and announced: on December twenty-eight Year one thousand nine hundred, at the morning of six hours, Khaim Deikh died, his son Moshka and Fradka, nee Rosenfarb, leaving behind her widowed wife Khana-Tsinia, nee Stud.  According to the present certificate of the deceased "Chaim Daih", this act is present, read by us and witnesses signed:

Simha Reshelbuh Isaac Eisenberg

Ravin Yakub Brockman

(not clear) civil status       signature


Comment:  Lust name of the person not Deych, but Deikh.


Text is a formal death certificate of  Khaim Deikh.

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

Kris Murawski

I understand that Kretschme is a Yiddish word for inn or tavern. Corresponding word in Czech is Krcma, in Polish Karczma, etc. This root occurs also in other Slavic and non-Slavic languages, including Estonian, Hungarian, Albanian, Rumanian and Romani. See online krecme yiddish in Explorations in Judeo-Slavic Linguistics, by Paul Wexler (page 165).

Kris Murawski
Raleigh, NC

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

Martin Kaminer

Thanks, the photos already in digital format.  It seems the logistical challenge of sharing thousands of word documents among hundreds of people would be considerable.  Have you had success doing that?
I was told that Google Photos might provide a simple solution.  Has anyone had experience with using that to crowdsource family information?

Viewmate translation request - Hungarian #hungary #translation



I've posted a vital record in Hungarian 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.

Ruth Bloomfield

New Databases on IGRA’s Website #announcements #israel

Elena Bazes

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A preview of the databases are available at

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Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

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To view the databases, go to the database tab on the website.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair




For several years I am trying to find information o my wife's Grandfather.

The only information that I have is this document:

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We also know and we have a picture of him as a Dirigent officer in the Ostro - Hungarian Army and arrived to Poland and there married to my wife's grandmother in Łaszczów Poland 
We know that at the beginning of the war he was in an orchestra in a concert tour and that was the reason that the family was separated, His wife Lea (born Frimer) with her four children left Poland to Russia and since then she did not met or knew anything about her husband.
I have also this document
At the Fifties they got a message from his friend that he died several years after the war but they do not know when and where.
We assume that arrived after the war he got to the town in Poland and may be while not finding his family he returned to the Czech Republic and this is the reason that I apply to your assistance.
Can you please assist me in finding information on Josef Heinl born Jewish in Schönbach to his mother Resi and his father Lorenz in 1884. 
Thanks in advance,
Dr. Zvi Hatkevitz



Re: Jewish gauchos Argentina #latinamerica



Last year I looked for info about my family and discovered that the Jewish Colonization Asociation (JCA) had a very strong filing system of almost everythig: letters, telegraphs, draft notes, lists of emigrants from East Europe to South and North America, ships, detailed list of colonies and colonists, etc. It runs from 1870's till 1950's. If your mother's uncle contracted with the JCA by any kind of way, it is probably to find some hint about him. On the other side, if he did it "his way" and decided not to contact JCA, may be that there are no signs about him.

A copy of the archive is at The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. Just very little of all the material has been scanned and a more little part is online.

My experiance with CEMLA is not good. The index system is very strict  and every new search asks to insert a captcha code. Most burial registers from AMIA are indexed in JG.

If you have any name you can contact me and I'd try to help you based in my experiance. Most probably that it will demand a personal search in the archives, but they are closed now because the COVID.

Cesar Yeudkin

Researching YEUDKIN/YUDKIN from Belarus

Trying to find link between GELLER and LANDAU families #galicia #names


Good day, I’m trying to find records that can link the Landau family to my family, the Gellers. My dad was born (1912) in Podkamien/Zolochev in Galicia Ukraine, and he had cousins (Michael Leon, Frymet/Gitel, Feiwel, Joseph Solomon, and Rachmie) in Zolochev named Landau. Their parents were Berl/Berish/Benjamin and Ryfka/Rebeka/Ruth (nee Wander). Ruth was born in Pomoryany or Sasow/Sasiv in ˜1878 to Mechel Wander and Rachel Hecht. If you have any information linking the Wanders or Landaus to my fathers parents Solomon or Breine (nee Frischwasser, parents Abraham Chaim and Chane), that would be very much appreciated.
Thanks, Steven Geller
Montreal, QC, Canada

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

Theo Rafael

Google photos> link to shared album > anyone can add comments.

Bernard/Levin South Africa Correction #southafrica


Mentioned wrong surname for great-grandfather , should have been:
Samuel BERNARD born 1846/1847 married to Clara BERNARD nee LEVIN
of Robertson (S.A.)
Ron Peeters, Ulvenhout (NL)

Re: Re: Searching for Leah Noah Da Costa #unitedkingdom

Martyn Woolf

Hi Christine,  I have looked at Noah da Costa marriages and Da Costa Noah marriages but could not find a Leah as a bride in any of them. I have found all five of her children, as you said, in the Birth Register of BM 1767-1881.  They are, Esther, 30 May 1800, Isaac, 20 July 1803, Abraham, 23 July 1805, Sarah, 21 March 1813 and Sampson, 10 March 1817.
I still wonder whether Leah may not have been Sephardi and she and Solomon may have been married in an Ashkenazi synagogue. I have looked quickly through the Great Synagogue and the New and Hambro synagogue records but cannot see a marriage for Leah there either.  So there is still the possibility of a Church marriage. It did happen and there is one in my family, of a couple who were certainly Jewish.  I have always thought that maybe the couple's parents forbade the marriage and that was a way they got around the family disapproval.
Sorry I cannot help more.

Looking for what happened to family Blumberg, Popower, Chmielnik in Rio de Janiero #poland #latinamerica

Helen Gardner

My half first cousin Bina Rakower (b 1855) married Benjamin Blumberg and had two children:

Sura Blumberg b 24 Apr 1876 in Warsaw m Mordka Popower.  She arrived in Rio on 22 Aug 1945

Abraham Blumberg b 16 Feb 1879 in Berlin m Sara Majerowitz. He arrived in Rio 5 Jul 1939.


Two of Sura and Mordka Popower’s children also made it to Rio.

Mauritz  b 2 May 1900 in Berlin m Margot Cohen  arrived in Rio 6 Mar 1939

Elza Popower b 29 May 1908 m Lajb Chmielnik. She arrived in Rio via La Paz on 4 Feb 1947 together with her daughter Margot Bina Chmielnik, b 23 May 1932 (her husband was already there).


So by 1947, Abraham Blumberg, his sister Sara Popower, two of Sarah’s children Mauritz Popower and Elza Chmielnik, and a grandchild Margot Chmielnik had all entered Rio.


After their immigration records I can find nothing about them except that in on 12 Jan 1951 Margot is listed as single, profession domesticas, residence Rua Newton Prado, 147.


Did they move to the US (to join Sara’s daughter Erna Lerner)? Did they move to some other part of Brazil or another South American country? Did they change their surnames? Where and when did they die? Margot could be still alive. If so, where is she? Can anyone help me find out what happened to them?


Helen Gardner

ancestral names, all from Poland, mostly Warsaw


KAMIL - Vyzhnytsa - (Wiznitz)

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>

Assisting a friend seeing the roots of his KAMIL family - Ephraim and Prive b. c. 1850 had according to family lore 9/10 children, Leizer , Moshe, Shlomo,Yitzhak, Leibish and Freida. are the only known names. Shlomo went to Palestine and have full family tree, Leibish murdered in the Shoah, Leizer, Moshe and Yitzhak were known to have gone to NY - found them and descendants although none knew they had relatives, Frieda unknown, found tombstones of Prive in Vyzhnytsa cemetery d 1932 and apparently a daughter Rahel 1906., the only records for the town are on Family Search however not for the relevant years I am seeking i.e. before 1918 - 

I know there were many KAMIL families settling in the USA  from the same area but upon finding death records none lead to parents being Ephraim/Froim - Prive., however perhaps your family may have descended from a sibling of Ephraim?

If you have Ephraim and/or Prive in your tree please contact me.

Thank you in anticipation.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)

Re: Suwalki-Lomza Landsmen Journal #poland

Terry Newman

Hi Stanley

I'm trying to discover if Marlene Silverman is still alive, and if it's possible to buy the last issues of Landsmen.  (I have most of them).
Best regards. Terry Newman, Sydney, Australia

Re: Jewish gauchos Argentina #latinamerica

Yoni Kupchik

JewishGen is currently working on a database of all the Jewish settlers in the colonies of the Baron Hirsch in Argentina. The first batch of data was sent to JewishGen for publication a long time ago, I hope it will be uploaded soon. In any case, I am leading this project and you can write me privately with any question.

Yoni Kupchik

Re: ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #translation

David Barrett

As the only survivor of the Holocaust , 80 members of the family perished in the synagogue whilst standing in prayer to the memory of their departed…………..
It is difficult for me to speak [ poetic- to open my mouth]
According to the words of the poet Chaim Nachman Bialik
For "Satan has not yet created a little boy seeking revenge for blood [ that has been] shed"

Re: Jewish gauchos Argentina #latinamerica

Rose Feldman

Yes, there is some material at the CAHJP Central Archives of the Jewish People now part of the National Library of Israel. They have the ledgers (I believe) of those who went to Argentina under the auspices of Baron Hirsch. I believe some of it is available on the computers in the catalogue room of the National Library. I know there is a facebook page, I suggest you also try there. 

Colonización Judía en Argentina. Historias de vida

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

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Israel Genealogy Research Association
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