Picture of Headstone needed Montifiore Cemetery Queens #usa

Rachelle Litt

Looking for verification of parents names. Would like photos of headstones for Joseph CAPSON and any other CAPSON (KAPSON) along with photo of headstone for Sonia SOBOLEVSKY BECK and any CAPSON/SOBOLOVSKY/BECK family members buried nearby.
Joseph Capson (mother Elka Sobolovsky)
Death 31, Jul 1935
Montefiore Cemetery
Springfield Gardens, Queens County, New York, NY
Block: 91 Row 008R Grave 2 Section: Plot: Society Name: Sobolivker Chevra
Memorial ID 148623646 
Sonia Sobolevsky Beck
Death November 10, 926
Memorial ID 158061605
Is there a way to get a listing of all people buried in the Plot for the Society Sobolivker Chevra at Montifiore?
Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens Florida
Researching CAPSON<KAPSON<SOBOLOVSKY(SOBOLEVSKY) from Sobolivka Ukraine



Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Re: ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #poland #russia


In Russian:



 Состоялось в городе Ленчин 15-го (27-го) мая 1870 года в 10 часов утра явился лично Абрам-Бенжамин Блионес, поденщик, житель города Ленчин, 26-и лет.  В присутствии свидетелей Боруха-Лейба Гофмана, сапожника, 56-и лет и Йоселя Фатерлойфа, религиозного служителя, 51-го года, оба жители города Ленчин и предъявили нам младенца мужского пола, который родился в городе Ленчин 10-го (22-го) мая в 2 часа дня, от законной жены Ганы-Гендли урожденной Боренштейн, 20-и лет.  Младенцу при обрезании было дано имя Фроим Блионес.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан, которые объявили, что они неграмотны.  Отец ребенка добавил, что он отсутствовал дома в связи с работой и это привело к позднему объявлению о рождении ребенка.

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Translated into English:




 It took place in the city of Lenchin on May 15 (27), 1870 at 10 o'clock in the morning, Abram-Benjamin Bliones, a day laborer, a resident of the city of Lencin, 26 years old, appeared in person. In the presence of witnesses Borukh-Leib Hoffmann, a shoemaker, 56 years old, and Yosel Vaterloif, a religious minister, 51 years old, both residents of the city of Lenchin presented us with a male baby who was born in the city of Lenchin on the 10th (22nd) May at 2 pm from the legal wife of Ghana-Gendlya, née Borenstein, 20 years old. The infant was given the name Froim Bliones during circumcision. This act was read to those present, who declared that they were illiterate. The child's father added that he was away from home due to work and this led to the late announcement of the child's birth.


Containing Acts of Civil Status Signature




I’m trying to find City Lenchin on the Google map but it is not such City on the Poland map.  I found a small village in Ukraine named “Linchyn” not so far from Lublin.

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH

Re: Help - are there ever any notes to read after the Zoom talks/meetings? #belarus #germany #general


Zoom has a function that allows recording.  It may be wise to ask permission before doing so.
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Re: Weitz Bakery on West Adams, Los Angeles #usa

Mike Coleman

Perhaps search on

I came across a couple of articles on a friend's father's LA plumbing business, so who knows?

Mike Coleman, London U.K.


Translation from German - Hranice book of Jewish houses and apartments #translation

Omri Arnon

Dear Group,

In my continuing search of my roots in Moravia I found a document relating
to my fifth Grandfather Israel WOLF relating to what I think is a property
transaction in Hranice (Weisskirchen). There are 12 pages (201 to 212 ) in a
book of the Hranice Jewish houses and apartments,
an=dbd49eee63634f0da4b6f637ffe3f666&parentType=9019The pages dealing with
Israel Wolf dealing with my 5xGrandfather Israel Wolf of which I posted two
in View mate:
I will be grateful for a translation and to learn what is the discussion
about and if possible any detail regarding his family.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Omri Arnon

Re: former Odessa cemetery #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky

Hi Mike,

I've checked the All Odessa Database from the Odessa Kehilalinks ( but I haven't found your Yasnes.
There is already a book indexed about the Odessa Jewish Cemetery Tombstones but it dates from 1899.

There's a project ongoing for indexing the Odessa Vital Records Indexes from 1875 to 1920 (births, marriages and deaths). We have currently only one volunteer working on the translations so it will take some time.
Part of the births has already been published.
We are currently working on the marriages.

Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader from Ukraine SIG 

Re: South Africa immigration #southafrica

Denise Fletcher

Hi Sylvia


SA Jewish Rootsbank

The South African Jewish Database

Jewish Migration and Genealogy

Amongst a wealth of other information, the site has some shipping manifests and passenger arrival information. 

Denise Fletcher Sydney, Australia 

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

Arlene Beare

Thank you Elizabeth for your response. 

I suggest you search JOWBR which is the Jewishgen Online World Burial Registry. There are many Nankins in USA, 36 in South Africa, 7 in Australia.and  24 in Canada.

Arlene Beare
Co-Director Latvia Research Division

Re: South Africa immigration #southafrica


For what it's worth, Bertha's surname was given as Hoffman, in her daughter's (Goldie) marriage record.  
Giannis Daropoulos 


Weitz Bakery on West Adams, Los Angeles #usa

Debby Gincig Painter

My Great-Grandfather and his brother started Weitz Bakery when they came to Los Angeles in the 1920s. 3 generations worked there until it was sold and became Brooklyn Bagel Bakery in 1953. With all so much of the family (in-laws branches included) working there, not a single person in our family has a picture of the bakery-inside or out.

I don't know if this is ok to ask here or not, but considering the popularity of the bakery and then their delicatessen, I am hoping someone in the L.A. area might have an old photo they'd be willing to share. I've contacted Brooklyn Bagel Bakery with no luck and am waiting on a call back from Jewish Historical Society of SoCal.
Thank you in advance from me and 3-5th generations of descendants.
Debby Painter

ViewMate interpretation request - Town name #ukraine #names

GP Books

I have posted an image of a handwritten town name which I am looking for assistance interpreting. It is on ViewMate at the following address:

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

Thank you very much,

Gayle Pelman

JGSCT Virtual Program, January 17, 2021, Free (and Almost Free) Genealogy #jgs-iajgs #events #announcements


Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 1:30 pm (Eastern) via webinar as we welcome Marian Burk Wood, JGSCT member and experienced genealogy speaker, blogger, and author of the best-selling genealogy book, “Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past.”

Marian's topic is Free (and Almost Free) Genealogy. Learn how to locate family history information online and through non-digital sources without spending a fortune. In addition to the big-name websites, see how to search for clues about ancestors by checking Linkpendium, Ancestor Hunt, state and county genealogy societies, local historians and libraries, and free newspaper sites

Learn tips for deciding when it pays to pay for a document, based on what's missing from your family tree, what your family has in hand, and how unique that document really is.

Active in genealogy research for more than two decades, Marian has presented programs at major genealogy conferences and all around New England. Marian blogs about family-history methodology and more at

Register at

Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut

South Africa immigration #southafrica

Sylvia Tulkoff

My grandmother, Bertha Hoff, had brothers who immigrated to South Africa from Latvia (late 1890’s - early 1900’s?). I know she married Philip Cohen (also from Latvia) in Baltimore in 1908 but I have never been able to find any paperwork pertaining to her arrival in either the United States or South Africa.
Does anyone know if there are ship manifests or any other records of arrival in South Africa available on line? I would be happy to hire someone to research for me in South Africa if the records exist but are not digitized.

Sylvia Tulkoff
Baltimore MD

Need Volunteer to Transcribe Knyszyn 1929 Jewish Census #poland #records

Mark Halpern

JRI-Poland has come into possession of a 1929 Census of the Jews of Knyszyn, a town near Bialystok and Tykocin. The Census is written in Polish. A sample page is attached.

The project is to transcribe all the data to an Excel spreadsheet. JRI-Poland will have the headings translated to English. The entries on the columns Zawod (profession) and Uwaga (remarks) will need translations. Google Translate will be first level of support with JRI-Poland experts being the second level. 

If you are interested in helping JRI-Poland with this project, whether or not you have a family connection to Knyszyn, please email me at mark@....

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Bialystok Area Coordinator

Upcoming US & Jewish Genealogy Virtual Workshops (Beginner to Intermediate) #education #announcements

Michael Moritz

Back by popular demand, later this month I will be leading virtual workshops on Beginner to Intermediate genealogy research. Upcoming workshops are shown below, both of which are being offered at two times, either from 11:00-3:00 EST, or 4:30-8:30 EST.
• January 24, 2021: US Research Intro Series
• January 31, 2021: Jewish Research Intro Series
The two workshops are separate from each other, and you can register for either one, or both. Further information on these workshops (including subject matter covered, fees to attend, and registration) can be found here:

These workshops are being provided in conjunction with the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society.

Note that while I am the Director of the Romania Research Division, these workshops are not affiliated with JewishGen.

Michael Moritz

Krakow Telephone Directories 1934-1935-1936 #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta

The  Krakow telephone for the years 1934, 1935,1935 are scanned and can be viewed on this link
They are in poor quality but readable. The 1934 directory is on scans 9-61 (pages 3-55). Further scrolling will lead to the next directories. 
There are also smaller localities there like Bedzin and Czenstochowa.
Jacob Rosen

Re: French archives #france #records


Hi Marijke Bekken

The m
arriage record and maybe also the birth record of the daughter should be online here:

The census records of Paris of the years 1926, 1931 and 1936 are also online here:

Corinne Iten

Translation of Yizkor Books for Akkerman, Khotin, and Beltsy #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

R Jaffer

I wish to announce that the complete translation of the book, Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book
has been uploaded to JewishGen incase you missed Lance Ackerfeld’s announcement. You can find it by going to the “B” section of translations for the town’s contemporary name Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Ukraine. Watch for a future announcement when this book is available for purchase.

I would also like to remind people that the book The Book of the Community of Khotin is currently in need of donations for the translation of the Yiddish section of the book. Please contact the translation coordinator Judith Renee Wagner to arrange for a donation toward a specific chapter or make a donation at: JewishGen-erosity — Yizkor Book Translations. The sections already translated are Culture and Education, Jewish Livelihoods, and Khotyn Jews in America.

Beltsy Memorial Book is also looking for donations. Alexandre Crazover is the coordinator for this book. You can find the book under the name Balti. Please contact him directly to donate money for a specific chapter or make a donation throughJewishGen-erosity — Yizkor Book Translations.

Roberta Jaffer
Bessarabia Yizkor Book Coordinator




Re: French archives #france #records



I was several times on the website of the "Fonds de Moscou". But I couldn't find out if they have some records about Ludwig Jacob Straus(s) also known as Louis Straus(s) or not. He was born in Mannheim on the 27.02.1917 and emigrated to Paris in 1933. He was interned in camp Tombebouc and camp de Savaud in Casseneuil (both situated in the Departement Lot-et-Garonne). On the 09.09.1942 he was deported on the 20th convoy from Drancy to Auschwitz. I found the documents about this convoy on the website of the Mémorial de la Shoah. But I don't know where he lived and what he did before he was in the camps in Lot-et-Garonne. To find him in the 1936 census of Paris is impossible if I don't know the address where he lived at that time.

Thanks and best regards

Corinne Iten
Lucerne, Switzerland

Jan. 12: CJH Genealogy Coffee Break #sephardic #events

Moriah Amit

Tomorrow (1/12) at 3:30 pm ET, tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. We will chat live with our guest, writer and Center for Jewish History researcher Ben Piven, while repeating the broadcast of Ben's story of applying for a Spanish passport based on his Sephardic ancestry. There is no registration or log in. To join the live webinar, click "Follow" on the top of the Center's Facebook page and a notification will pop up on your screen when the webinar goes live. Note: If the notification doesn't appear or if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still watch the webinar on our Facebook videos page once it goes live. Catch up on the entire series with auto captions here.
Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

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