Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

norman foster

Our Aunt Udel's given name was Adele.  

Re: Daniel Levy out west #usa

Molly Staub

I know it's a common name, but 40 years ago there was a Daniel Levy who had settled in Bay Shore, , Long Island, many years earlier -- long before the big development boom. I believe he had a grain store and was quite successful, living in a very large house. His wife's name was Ruth.. I am in contact with his granddaughter, if you think there's a match.

Molly Arost Staub

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Molly Staub

Hi Trudy, This is a longshot, but my maternal side was from Ukraine. My ggf Yishea (Yehoshua) Berenson was married to a woman the family knew as Riva the Midwife. After marrying him, she lived in Krasnoye, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine.. I know she delivered the Loigman children in Krasnoye between 1892 and 1901.The family said she was quite successful and even lectured at a school for midwifery. Her grown children pictured in a 1904-photo I have are all wearing substantial jewelry..I have been searching for her maiden name for three decades! Might this be the Riva/Rivka for whom your relatives were named? Cousin? Molly

Krasnoye, London

(UK) UK Starts Recruitment for Census 2021 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is recruiting for over 30,000 field staff for the 2021 Census, across England and Wales. The application window is open until July 31.  To read more about the opportunities see:


The census recruitment website is:


Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing this information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

Hugh Harvey

I obtained my grandfather’s birth certificate from the Lithuanian state archives and it shows his birthplace as Vidugora. I’ve never been able to find anything about this place - all I know is that it is probably near Pasvalys and/or Ponevezh.
Can anyone provide any info?
Hugh Harvey
Forest Hills NY

Re: Lincoln Brigade and Spanish Civil War #usa

Judith Berlowitz

This is an important topic, owing to the high number of Jews who volunteered in the International Brigades.  I don't know of a genealogical study of the Jewish Lincolns, though Sugarman's list can be useful, despite some small errors. I initiated a project on which I hope will interest people.  Of course not all those profiled are Jewish. 

One issue to consider is that since volunteers signed up through the Comintern, they went to Spain in defiance of US policy and on return many were victims of blacklisting and other types of persecution.  For this reason, some descendants may not be willing to have their relatives' names or noms de guerre publicized. 

Shelly, here is your relative, listed among the volunteers on the ALBA website.

Judith Berlowitz
San Francisco

Re: Subj: ViewMate translation request - German #translation


In reference to VM82889:  this is not the death certificate of Ernestine Mannheim, but of her husband Aron [?] Seelig. 
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Yonatan Ben-Ari

I believe that Yudel is a nickname for Yehuda. Udel is pronounced like
oodel which is usually a woman's name.

Yoni Ben-Ari

Re: Female Maiden Name on Headstone #belarus #general #russia #names #translation


"Levite" or "the Levi" is a designation given only to MALES, not to women. (it is passed down from father to son and originated with Levi, one of the twelve sons of Jacob).

Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Searching Edelman in North Dakota #usa

Margalit Ashira Ir

Hi Genners,
I am searching the EDELMAN family in North Dakota.  My EDELMAN family originated in Biala Podlaska, Poland, emigrated to the US and made their way across to North Dakota.
Would really be excited to learn who they are and appreciate any help this group can provide.

Warm Regards,
Margalit Ashira Ir


Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Molly Staub

I have a WOMAN named Hudel in my tree, hailing from Bessarabia..
Molly Arost Staub

AROST, ZUKERMAN, SHTOFMAN from Bessarabia/Moldova 

Re: Does anyone know any survivors from Krinki/krinik #poland

Bob Silverstein

I am trying to start a Krynki group.  If you are interested, email me.

Wolfhard Klein, "Juden in Jugenheim" #germany


Good morning all.
This book of Wolfhard Klein, "Juden in Jugenheim", has just been published. It is a real gold mine for everyone whose family comes
from Jugenheim in Rheinhessen
I believe it can be ordered at this address
Best regards from France
Yann (descendant of the Vogel family from Jugenheim)

Photo identifications #photographs



Dear All


I re-posted some photos at Viewmate numbers: 239, 240, 241, 243, 244, 252, 253, 254, 255 and 256.

I know some are of my family in Khotyn or Lipcon (Ukraine), some are from Brzezin (Poland), 4 boys from Canada

I would appreciate if someone could help me to identify who they are.

Thank you

Marcia Woolf Bulach




Translations request #germany #translation #poland


ViewMate translation request - German #translation

Bess Taylor


I've posted several vital records in German for which I need
translations. They’re on ViewMate at the following address ...

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

Thank you very much,

Bess Taylor

Jewish cemeteries in Turkey digitized #announcements #sephardic

Jeff at SG

Data from over 61,000 tombstones in Jewish cemeteries in Turkey is now available in great detail at a new website

It is a project of Tel Aviv University in memory of the late historian Bernard Lewis. 

Jeff Malka

Chislavichi and Monastyrshchina of Mogilev gubernia #belarus #russia

Shlomo Gurevich

Articles from Jewish newspapers in Hebrew, Russian, English and Yiddish in relation to Jewish Chislavichi an Monastyrshchina of Mogilev gubernia were added to their websites and can be found at 

Question on DNA and Cohenim #dna


Although my name is Kaplan, I was told by my older brother that we are not Cohenim. My Y-chromosome dna testing showed that I belong to Haplogroup G (M201). How can I find out which group I belong to?
Leonard Kaplan

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




In Russian:


Состоялось в городе Лублин 10-го (22-го) мая 1871 года в час по полудни явились евреи Тобеяш (возможно) Либерман, (не ясно) 39-и лет и Яков Дизекман, работник 51-го года, оба жители города Люблин и объявили, йто вчера, в 6 часов вечера в городе Люблин, в доме под номером 638, родилось первое дитя мужского пола от родителей Гирши Вайсблеха ( не ясно) и Витли супругов Вайсблех, жителей города Люблин.  По настоящему удостоверяю о рождении ребенка.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан и ими подписан.

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Translated into English:


Held in the city of Dublin on the 10th (22nd) May 1871, at one o'clock in the afternoon, the Jews Tobeiash (possibly) Lieberman, (not clear) 39 years old and Jacob Dizekman, a 51-year-old worker, both residents of Lublin and announced that yesterday at 6 o’clock in the evening in the city of Lublin, in house number 638, the first male child was born from the parents of Hirsch Weisblech (not clear) and Witley spouses Weisblech, residents of the city of Lublin. I hereby certify the birth of the child. This act has been read and signed by those present.

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