Help with translating German birth record #translation

Sarit Klein

Hello! I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. I believe this is the birth record of my grandmother, Fani Weber. The record is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thank you in advance for your help!
Sarit Klein

Help with translating German marriage record #translation

Sarit Klein

Hello! I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address.  I believe this is a marriage record of my great grandparents. Thank you in advance for your help!
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.  Thank you in advance for your help!
Sarit Klein

ViewMate translation request - Hungarian #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
 Toivy Kahan

Viewmate translation requests - Polish- backs of photos #translation

Nurit Har-zvi

I've posted backs of photos in Polish for which I'd appreciate a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:  

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.  
Nurit Har-zvi

ViewMate translation request - German #translation

Kay Miller

I've posted a document in German for which I need a translation. It is on the ViewMate Image Gallery page with the number 89457.
Thank you so very much for your kinhgen.orgness.
Kay Morris Miller

ViewMate translation request - German and Romanian #translation

Jonah Belser

Hi all,

I've posted a vital record for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
The document is a birth and marriage record for an ancestor of mine, Berta Binderer, from Chernivtsi, Ukraine (formerly Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary and then Romania). The birth information (the majority of the record) is in German, while the marriage information, added later, is in Romanian.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Thank you in advance for your help,
Jonah Belser
Washington, D.C., USA

Three ViewMate translation requests - Polish #translation

Sharon E Siegel

ViewMate translation request - Polish

I've posted 3 vital records in Polish for which I need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Sharon E. Siegel 
Port Jervis, NY USA

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #poland #russia

Greg Tuckman

[Harry & Fannie]: RUBIN Family #names

Moishe Miller

I have a Harry and Fannie in my tree at
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY


Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF #3391

JGSLI Virtual meeting on Sunday January 24 at 12:00 PM (NOON) Eastern #announcements #events #poland #jgs-iajgs

Bonnie Birns

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our January monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Stanley Diamond. Please note the special time of this meeting.


JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Sunday, January 24th, 12:00 PM Eastern (NOON), via Zoom

Speaker: Stanley Diamond
Topic: “DNA: Why your family tree is more than your family tree!” Plus, a JRI-Poland Update

Stanley's lecture will feature remarkable stories of how DNA in combination with genealogical research has changed lives -- with identities discovered, families reunited, and living cousins located -- and he'll tell us how each of us can be key to another success story. Stanley will also update us on exciting new developments at JRI-Poland, including its Next Generation (NextGen) website and data management project.

Winner of the 2002 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award, Stanley Diamond is the Founder and Executive Director of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and the Founding President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal.

There are two ways to join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join)


When: Jan 24, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.


This webinar is free and open to the public.


I look forward to "seeing" you all then!


Bonnie Birns

President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766

Re: Town or village of Piotrkow #poland

Alexander Sharon


Name of the village "Naza" doesn't sound Polish or Slavic.
Just in case, I've checked all the localities names in Piotrkow Trybunalski and Piotrkow Kujawski regions and found nothing even similar.
It helps sometime if you can provide researched names and a copy of the naturalization page where town name is shown.


Alexander Sharon

NEINKEN-other surnames? Other countries? #latvia #names

Elizabeth Scofield

NEINKEN parents (Lipmann & Sara) and children (who identified their birthplace as Riga) emigrated to U.S. about 1893. Although there are possible records of this family in Lithuania, I  find no other evidence of the NEINKEN name anyplace. Where is the rest of the family--under other names or countries? 
Liz Scofield
Bethlehem, PA
Elizabeth Scofield

Help needed finding Mollie Schiff's immigration papers #records


Mollie Schiff Epstein was born around 1880 according to censuses. She was always known as Mollie, but I discovered that her headstone had the name Chiyene Malka. As far as I know the family was from Slutsk. Mollie's father Zalman Schiff had three wives. Mollie was from the second wife and had a brother Benjamin (Barnett) and a sister Dina (Lena/Dine). I have been searching for immigration and naturalization papers for Mollie using Malka, Mollie, and Chienne with varying spellings of these names. I located an 1899 the manifest with Feigle, Zalman's third wife Dina, Hene (Anna), Hirsch (Harry) and Chaje (Ida). Anna, Harry & Ida were from the third wife. In the 1900 census Chienne Malka was listed as Mollie. Is it likely that the ship manifest would have been Chiyene or Malka or can't one say? Could anyone help me find any immigration papers on Mollie? Although the 1900 census indicated she came in 1890 I cannot find this. I found a Chienne Schiff who immigrated in 1895, but it said her residence was Schweksne, Russland, not Slutsk. Could the family have started in Schweksne? Many questions. Any ideas?
Sue Kahn
HS Mollie Schiff Epstein Beth David Cemetery.JPG

Seeking Information for GARBUZ and NIMZOVITSKY families from Pinsk #russia

Janis and Joe Datz

I am seeking to find information from Pinsk records or members information for the Garbuz and Nimzovitsky families from Pinsk.  If anyone has information you may privately email me at jjdatz@...

Many thanks.

Janis Friedenberg Datz

Fritz BUKOFZER, film producer- Paris > Switzerland #france

David Selig

Hi to all who have helped, and Happy(ier) New Year.

I recently found at the French Archives, two large files re Fritz, and his second wife, Marta Bukofzer who was my grandma. 
Fritz came to Paris in 1933, must have met Marta here.   She came (I guess, to join her sister, Meta) in 1937, my father Martin Selig was then sent to boarding school in UK.

They moved to sth of France in 1940 and married in Toulouse, in 1940. 

After the war they applied for French nationailty, were told in 1949 that they had to wait another four years at least (to "Assimilate" more completely).  IN 1955 it was granted, but at the mlast moment stopped for three months, following an anonymous denunciation letter sent to the police.  This was quickly debunked, and it came trhough early 1956.   Fritz died in Luzern, 1958.  Marta lived in paris until 1970, when she moved finally to Melbourne. 

I still have to collate much information from these amazing files, and I am going to post a general new topic re, finding your way around them - quite a labyrinth, in very complex French archives. 


Best to you all, David SELIG, Paris


Re: 1911 UK Census #records

Mike Coleman

Mike Coleman, London, U.K.

First name(s) Harris
Last name Green
Relationship Head
Marital status Married
Sex Male
Age 30
Birth year 1881
Birth place Russia Poland
Marriage year 1905
Years married 6
Occupation Fishmonger
House number 20
Street Bacon Street
Address 20 Bacon St Bethnal Green
Parish Bethnal Green
County London, Middlesex
Country England

Online meeting CompGen "Jewish genealogy to support memorial sites and descendants in search of family roots" (in German) #germany #events #records

Andreas Schwab

Scattered all over the world, descendants of Jewish families whose roots can be traced back to places in Baden-Württemberg still live today. The Gäu-Neckar-Alb memorial association would like to help to find out the family roots and to establish connections to other families.
This genealogical knowledge database based on the genealogy software TNG creates a basis for family, local and historical research. It also serves to collect documents, photos and sources, with the help of which the life history of Jewish families can be documented and passed on.
The speaker Andrea Dettling will present which analog and digital sources are relevant for the genealogy of Jewish families, which research possibilities are promising and how the results can be presented professionally.
Using the database as an example, it will be shown how Jewish citizens searching for their family roots around the world can be helped with archival documents or lists of ancestors to form a picture of the lives of their ancestors in Germany.
Translated with (free version)
Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada

Re: Scotland's People Adds 250,000 Birth, Death and Marriage Entries #records #united kingdom #records

Mike Coleman

In the first line of the fourth paragraph, I believe "free" should appear between "is" and "you".

Perhaps Hogmanay was too happy.....

Mike Coleman, London U.K.

Re: Chelmno record of Bajla Fuks born 1923, transport june 28, 1944 #holocaust

Bernard Flam

Hi from Paris,

Hello Sharon & Sharon,

Searching and finding original documents concerning our Losts in Lodz' ghetto is possible with all online databases already available : an opportunity during our lockdown !

Remember what I wrote previously in this forum (#653706, Dec 17th) :

  • During ghetto period, its Judenrat (Jewish administration under nazi rules) had ca. 14.000 clercs : they filed ca. 800.000 pages of archives which hadn't been destroyed and are available at USHMM : thanks again Ms. Megan Lewis, Library Referee who helped me to discover and understand structure of these huge archives. USHMM "Finding Aid" is 165 page thick, enough to present ca. 800 rolls of 1000 microfilms.
  • Now, a large part of these archives are available on Polish State archives at . These archives are same microfilms as USHMM, but aren't already fully on line.
  • With these archives, you can follow fate of almost all our Losts, from their early entrance in ghetto to their last day...
  • "Residents" lists have been indexed by Yad Vashem and ORFLI : they are available in JewishGen, as are ID card of ghetto workers. But you have much more to find in these archives.

And additional answer from Ms Megan Lewis, Reference Librarian, USHMM


The collection Bernard referenced, USHMM Archives collection RG-15.083 (click on this link to be taken to the description and finding aid), contains many lists and documents relating to individuals.  Several sets of lists or documents have been indexed as part of our World Memory Project in partnership with The index is free to access on Ancestry's site.  The actual documents are not online but there are instructions on how to order copies.  You should also search our Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database which contains names from collections that are not part of the World Memory Project.

To search Bajla Fuks, I use USHMM "Finding Aid RG-15.083" (165 pages) to determine which "file" (archived from microfilm reel) could be of interest. 

There are ca. 2482 files from 695 reels.


Lodz ghetto archives aren't available on USHMM web site (only on its Intranet) because (I guess) these archives belong to Polish State Archives.
And obviously, it's not best moment to be in Washington...

But most of same microfilms of these 800.000 pages are now on line at Polish State Archives (PSA):

So and fortunately, unit number are same in USHMM Finding Aid and in PSA web site:

example : reel 254, unit 1091 (Rumkowski's speeches), is found at 39/278/0/14/1091,

I must add that a lot of units concerning individuals have been indexed by JewishGen or JRI Poland from Yad Vashem or ORFLI documents : so we will find data already known, but searching directly these archives is a way to access the original papers.


Concerning Bajla Fuks, I searched through "USHMM finding aid" what could be of interest:


Reel 163, file 845 : Alphabetical list of ghetto inhabitants, letter "F"

997 Fuks entries exist in various Lodz ghetto lists...

Bajla didn't appear in these 138 pages of lists : dates of compilation aren't known.  

As she was in ghetto till the end in June 1944, one possibility is: these lists had been made before Bajla arrived in Lodz ghetto.
Remember that after closing of ghetto in March 1940, Jews arrived from smaller ghettos and from other nazi occupied countries.

As lists are for "F", some "Flam" are there: I have no link to them as my family was fully Galizianer (around Olesko / Brody).


 Reel 169, file 870 : List of names of people deported from the ghetto in transports organized by Central Prison, June-July 1944 (Wykazy imienne osób wysiedlonych z getta w transportach przesłane przez Centralne Więzienie)


1st page of transport list of 28/6/1944, attached picture 47


Transport of Fuks Bajla,   attached picture 50

8 persons named Fuks have been deported with this transport.

4 had (I don't use intentionally the word "lived"..) same address in ghetto, Holz Strasse, 16 : Bajla (B 1923), Chaja (B 1927), Szajndla (B 1921) & Szulim (B 1928)


So I look at

Reel 225, file 1033 : Register books of street Holz,...

and search for Holz 16 : , attached picture 114

Bajla and her 3 siblings / cousins (?) had a previous address "Siegfried Strasse 6, flat 33".

In same page, you get Ghetto ID number of these four persons : 183951 to 183954
With this number, we could search on other lists who were previous or following persons registered on same moment with them : parents, other family members ?
Also last date of meal deliveries to these ID numbers by cantins.

I have'nt found page of register book for "Siegfried St. 6" during my 3 hours searches.

Another clue : on a 1st registration in Lodz ghetto, Bajla had a former residence, town of Brzeziny.


Birth archives of Brzeziny exist from 1910 to 1935 :

I found no Fuks in

Reel 305, files 1308, Registration cards of persons destined to deportation and

Reel 305, file 1309, List of deportees in alphabetical order.


Reels 673-696 contain Identification cards for Lodz Ghetto worker in alphabetical order, a lot of them with ID pictures.

For some unknown reason from me, they aren't available in PSA online archives but they are at USHMM, indexed by JewishGen and you can get copies.

Chaja, Szandjla et Szulim cards are indexed :

Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring 
Families Zysman, Kronenberg, Rottersman of Lodz.


Re: myDNA Merges with FamilyTree DNA #announcements #dna

Adam Cherson

Perhaps some good will come of it. For example, if the money paid by people seeking to stay healthy allows the prices of advanced geneologically oriented testing to lessen considerably. Question: which privacy and data sharing laws will apply to the new conglomerate: US or Australian.?
Adam Cherson

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