ViewMate translation request - Polish #warsaw #translation

Elizabeth Jackson

Hello everyone,
I've posted a vital record in Polish 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.
Elizabeth Jackson

Register for the Next Webinar! #JewishGenUpdates #education

Nancy Siegel

Don’t miss the next presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Dr. Stephen P. Morse.

From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: 

Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

3:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

The study of genetics that started with Gregor Mendel's pea experiments in 1865 has now entered the genealogy field with Megan Smolenyak's coining of the term "genetealogy" in 2000. To understand the genealogical aspects requires an understanding of some of the basic concepts. 

This talk introduces genes, chromosomes, and DNA, and goes on to show how DNA is inherited. That knowledge of inheritance can be used for finding relatives you didn't know you had, learning about your very distant ancestors and the route they traveled, and determining if you are a Jewish high priest (Kohan). 

Examples presented include Genghis Khan’s legacy, the Thomas Jefferson affair, and the Anastasia mystery.

Stephen P. Morse is the creator of the award-winning One-Step Website; Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society; Best known as the architect of the Intel 8086, which sparked the PC revolution 35 years ago.


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Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

Bob Bloomberg

Well, at least someone admits that the system wasn't perfect.  

l Rosenberg Gross family in Sweden #scandinavia

Debbie Fleischhacker Wayler

I am looking for the decendents of Emma Siedner Gross (DOD 2003) and daughter Hania Gross Rosenberg living in Sweden.

Thank you
Debbie Wayler
Boston, MA

Re: How to determine Warsaw street address? #warsaw


Try the Jewishgen Poland Database 
If you search under Any field and type in 1101, you will get results for several Warszawa Home Owner lists.  In 1869 and 1870 it was listed as Grzybowski 16 but in 1864 which is closer to the year you are looking for it is listed as Twarda 8   
In 1864 the property was owned by Hersz GOLDBERG.

The indexing of the Warszawa Homeowners list is a project of Jewishgen's Warszawa Research Group.  More informatin on this project can be found at 

ViewMate translation request - Lithuanian and Yiddish #lithuania #yiddish #translation


I've posted a vital record in Lithuanian and Yiddish 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,

S. Geller

ViewMate translation request -Hebrew #translation #photographs

Karen Zale

Dear Friends,

Once again I need your help.  I've posted a headstone for which I need a translation.  I would like the name of Sarah's father.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Karen Zale
Plano, TX

Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #translation

Greg Tuckman

Hello everyone,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses....
1.  Death Record of Necha KERSZENBERG:

2.  Birth Record of Ruchla Laja WAJSBLECH:

3.  Birth Record of Josif WAJSBLECH:

4.  Birth Record of Jakow Hersz WAJSBLECH:

5.  Birth Record of Witla WAJSBLECH:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona   USA

ViewMate Translation Request-French #translation

Fred Half

I've posted a marriage record in French for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate in five parts at the following addresses …

ViewMate translation request - German #translation


I request a translation of the German text on 2 forms (include headers) from Arolsen Archives. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,
Cesar Yeudkin


Forced Laborers From Central and Eastern Europe For Nazi Germany Online Database #germany #holocaust #russia #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


Over 320,000 people from central and eastern Europe  were taken as forced laborers (Ostarbeiters) for Germany.  This database has been put online by a Russian international historical and civil rights society.  See: It is available in Russian and English. The Memorial has posted a list of Ostarbeiters who were taken from or forced to work in these countries: Russia, current day Republic of Crimea, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Lithuania, France, Norway, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The list comes from the State Archive of the Russian Federation Fund  (Fond?) -7021 “Extraordinary State Commission for the Establishment and Investigation of the Crimes of the Nazi Invaders”.


This is not an “easy” database to use.  Vera Miller of the Find Lost Russian and Ukrainian Family  has information on how to best search this including a link to a video with English subtitles to use the database. The link for the video is available at:  You may need to switch from the Russian to English on the upper right side.  Using a translation guide such as Google translate  or  DeepL  will be necessary unless you are fluent in Russian. When looking for your ancestors names, Steve Morse’s website is helpful  Write in the name you are researching to get the Russian name.


You can search by countries, regions and job type.  It will be helpful for users to know the region, district and town/village where their relatives and ancestors were taken from or had been forced to work.


Another website the Memorial created is: for documents and personal photos of the Ostarbeiters. This website provides information on 170,000 people.


I would recommend reading the article before trying any translations:



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Hebrew Translation of Headstone please #translation

Dr.Josef ASH

Mrs Hawa dtr of Mr David
died on 15 of Adar b' year ...
Mr Faiwil son of Mr Leib
died on 20 of Shvat year...
Let his soul be ...

Re: Why would my Grandfather travel under his older brother's name? #names


Found that a brother of my great grandmother did that to travel to US, borrowing his older brother identity.
Reason was, the traveler was too young and switching identities allowed him to live is life freely.
The older brother stayed in France and lived under his younger brother identity until he passed away many years after.

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Michael Turnbull

Dear Art,
That's very generous of you. I am searching for French records on Adolf (Adolphe in France) TARNOWER born in Warsaw in 1894 who gained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from l#Ecole Superieur d'Electricite Applique a Nancy and whose wife was Sara (Alice in France) maiden name Rozemberg (in French Rosembee). Adolf (Adolphe) had a French passport for 1912-1913.
If you have no luck you could maybe suggest to me where to investigate further. I guess Adolf spent a year studying in Nancy, France and possibly married Sara (Alice) Rozemberg (Rosembee)? 
Thanks very much again,

Members of A Feld Family #general

Ilan Leibowitz


On Ancrestry it mentions Members of A Feld Family. Whom I am unaware of. No details A Birth of a 'MOLLIE FELD" in 1902 in the United States? Death of a Samuel Feld in the states in 1983? Just wondering who they might be?


Thank you,

Ilan Leibowitz



Re: Why would my Grandfather travel under his older brother's name? #names


One possibility is his age at the time of transit.  My grandfather came to America with an uncle, but was separated from him at Ellis Island and lied about his age in order to be allowed to enter the country.  
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Finding records in Alexandria, Egypt? #general


Does anyone know how I might find records of relatives living in Alexandria, Egypt in the early 1900's? I have found two passenger records of my great grandfather (Wolf Braverman/Brawermann) saying his last residence was in Alexandria in 1898, and a record of his mother (Anetta Grossman Brawerman) traveling from Philadelphia back to Alexandria in 1903. They also lived in Roumania at some point. I was unable to find anything on JewishGen or Genealogy Indexer.

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Steve Daggers

Art thank you for your generosity. If you could find any info about my g-grandfather that would be much appreciated. Israel Harris was born in 1879 in London, England. He went to France in the 1920s-1930s (estimated). Thank you sir!

Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names

C Chaykin

Yes, it's possible that officials at Ellis Island may have made mistakes. But those mistakes did not result in name changes. 

Re: Kornitzer family in Brooklyn #usa

David Lewin

At 05:45 12/07/2020, Neil Rosenstein wrote:
Trying to make contact with the family of Feige Rachel (Faye),
daughter of Rabbi Avarham David Rubin who was the Lacunt Rebbe. Faye
married Moshe Yehoshua Kornitzer. Children are Binyamin Zeev and
Shalom Akiva.

I am working on the date of the late Florence MARMOR who collected data on the Mokkom Sholom. Acaia and Bayside cemeteries

She has

Location                                Surname      Given Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Place of Death Date of Death (English) Age Date buried

78   Brith Abraham Society   KORNITZER Harris                                                                                                          7m     08 Aug 1886