Viewmate Transcription Request: German #germany #records

Adam Oppenheim

I’ve posted the following vital record in German for which I need a transcription of the handwritten script. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Adam H. Oppenheim
Takoma Park, Md

Other names for the male given name JUNACH #names

loren greenberg

What does the male name Junach mean?
What other names would this person have?

Thank you,

Loren Greenberg

Volpiansky/Walpin - Kaunas and Balbieriskis, Lithuania
Agazim/Vinocur/Melamed/Shafir/Schaeffer - StaroKonstantine, Ukraine
Abelow - Merkine, Lithuania
Golub/Golubofsky - Vasilishki, Belarus
Milner/Miller- Smiltene, Latvia

Re: Nurflus-Grinberg family: FRANCE #france #general

Pierre HAHN

on My Heritage Family Trees there is

Birth 14-Feb-1912, Warszawa
Death 12-Sep-1990, Paris

The tree is managed by Claudine Milstein

Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco

Help translating vital record from Polish #translation #poland

Relly coleman

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
It is the death record for Naftuli Feld, in Dobrzyn nad Wisla. 
I hope it may include:  names of parents, date of death, cause of death, witnesses, etc.  
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page, or personally to me

Thank you very much.
Relly Coleman

Child of holocaust survivors seeks to obtain Polish citizenship #general #poland

Ken Frankel

My wife's parents (holocaust survivors) were born in Poland ~1912 and ~1920. She wants to obtain Polish citizenship. Does anyone have experience using Lexmotion for this purpose? 
Thank you.
Ken Frankel
Berkeley, California USA 

Request help with translation of Hebrew marriage certificates #translation


Resending my response.


From: malka chosnek
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:54 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: Request help with translation of Hebrew marriage certificates




The two documents are a Ketubah – a marriage contract


It mentions Shmuel  Feder, standing for the groom – Shlomo Feder

Moshe Glikman standing for the bride – Rachel Gutman

The date – 21 Tishrei 5670 /1910

Witnesses - ? Schneider

                     Hirsh Bloom

The 2nd page is a continuation and written in Arameic.

Shalom, Malka Chosnek


Re: Can anyone help me figure out these names? #names #records #ukraine

Sherri Bobish


My interpretation:

Simon Rothstein
49 India Street, Brooklyn (that's in Greenpoint)
father: Gerson Rothstein
mother: Brane Grau (or Grad)
Regina Lewin
234 E. 7th St.
father: Salomon Lewin
mother: Amalie Spauran (or Spawran)
Rabbi Rosenthal, Congregation Shearith B'nai Israel, 323 E. 4th St.
Witnesses: Salmon Spander and Charles Peysey

My guess is that "Salmon Spander" is related to Amalie.  The surname Spander / Spauran is probably really the same name.  Who knows what the actual spelling might be?  That's why soundex searches are so valuable.

First off, spelling didn't count.  Don't worry about vowel shifts in names.

To read more about Sadhora, Ukraine (modern name of town):
For some time before WW1 Sadhora was part of The Austrian Empire.

Regina's birthplace is probably Budzyń, Poland. It was part of Germany before WW1.

You can search The JewishGen Databases for old records of these towns at:

When searching the surname I suggest using a soundex (sounds like search) as spelling could vary widely in the records.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

JGSLI Virtual meeting on Tuesday April 6 at 7:00 PM Eastern #announcements #education

Bonnie Birns

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting given by our former JGSLI President, Dr. Rhoda Miller.


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

Tuesday, April 6th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Rhoda Miller
Topic: Researching New York State Institutional Hospitals

The focus of this presentation will be the major psychiatric hospitals on Long Island (Central Islip, Pilgrim, and Kings Park), but much of the material will be applicable to retrieving patient information at institutions throughout New York State. There will be an historical perspective about the development of these institutions, resources for locating patient information, an overview of the state hospital cemeteries, and the life of Jewish patients.


Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting. * This meeting will only be held via Zoom but we have increased our capacity so all registrants will be able to join. *


When: Apr 6, 2021 07:00 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.


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

Translation help needed from yiddish #translation

marcelo kisnerman

I've posted a vital record in yddisch 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.

please translate from Hebrew (Yiddish?) on a tombstone #translation


Please help me translate.
The tombstone is in Hebrew (or in Yiddish?).
It is located in the Jewish cemetery in the city of Perm, Russia.
Thank you.
 Mikhail Nyashin (Russia)

Rachela birth entry-Romanian translation request #translation

Milton Koch

I've posted a vital record in Romanian of the birth of Rachela Koch, #332, for which I need a translation. I
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD. USA

Malca Weisinger death-Czernowitz #translation

Milton Koch

I've posted a death record in Polish for which I need a translation. I would like to have translations of the ENTIRE two documents.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA

Re: Naturalization Index / Search #usa #records

Mike Coleman

There are a number of hits on Ancestry under "Stanislaw exact and sounds like" and "Pnieczek exact and sounds like", but not the Declaration/Petition.

His WWII Draft Registration Card has him (as Stanley) living at 2034 N Damen Street, born Krakow on 11 Nov 1886.

Mike Coleman   London U.K.


Re: Can I localize anyway an ancestor who died on open sea? or the case of the missing shiplog #latinamerica #records

Sherri Bobish


The Central Archives For The History of The Jewish People Jerusalem lists the following on their website: 
"The archives of JCA’s Argentinean office, which was located in Buenos Aires."

You may want to contact The Central Archives and pose your question to them.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Re: Need help researching family with son declared dead for marrying a gentile #austria-czech #records

Judith Singer

Hello - I have actually located a brother of my grandfather who was "declared dead" by the family for marrying a gentile by means of DNA matching. I had a hard time convincing my second cousin that she was one-quarter Jewish, since the man's children and grandchildren had been told he was German/Swedish. DNA matches with my second cousin and her daughter, almost equally strong, were not alone sufficient to establish his true identity but when combined with occupation patterns, facial characteristics, and fragments of memory elicited in conversations determined that he was indeed my great-uncle.

So, I would test your DNA, post it on as many sites as possible, and then look for matches with your relative's last name. Try to start a conversation with any matches and be ready to provide any type of corroborating evidence available; in your case, probably the ancestor's home town would be most important.
Good luck - 

Judith Singer

researching CHARNEY and variations in Lithuania and the U.S. and SORTMAN and variations in Lithuania, England, and the U.S. 

Re: Need help researching family with son declared dead for marrying a gentile #austria-czech #records

Mike Coleman

The originator of the post identifies himself as Richard Nohel, suggesting that Nohel was indeed the original surname back when.

Mike Coleman   London U.K.

Re: Need help researching family with son declared dead for marrying a gentile #austria-czech #records

Sherri Bobish


There are three people named NOHEL listed in this database:
Converts from Judaism: 1915-1945
Dr. Paul NOHEL (b. 1885)
Ernestine (b. 1887)
Franz (b. 1910)

And, interestingly, there are three people named CECH in this database:
Converts to Judaism: 1868-1945
Cech, Stefanie
Cech, Leopoldine Fr.
Cech, Berta Emilie Josefine

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish

JewishGen Offers Study Group - The Immigrant Journey April 11 - 25 #education #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Holden

JewishGen Education offers a Mentored Study Group

The Immigrant Journey April  11 - 25


This study group aims to theoretically answer how your ancestors travelled from their shtetl/village/town (their last residence) to their final destination? By what process did they get to the port of departure and onto the ship, to the port of arrival and from there to their first permanent residence.


This course is intended for students who love a mystery, are willing to research a topic together and post their finds to the group. We will start with your personal mystery. For example "How did the BEIER family from Melitopol travel to Boulogne Sur Mer to sail on Holland-Amerian line out of Rotterdam, embark at Hoboken and from there travel to New Britain, CT?" Using your family story, JewishGen, Google and Google Earth we will map your ancestor's journey and learn the borders that were crossed, which routes were viable, learn about smugglers, border guards, and the part taken by shipping companies.


Requirements: The ship manifest for the journey of interest.

Students must feel comfortable with computers, with database research and with posting to the JewishGen private education forum. Class is open 24/7. Cost is $60. for two weeks.

To Register:


For information, please email the instructor, Nancy Holden.

mail to: education@...

Nancy Holden
Director of Education

Re: Naturalization Index / Search #usa #records


Hi David, 

The naturalization index card you have uploaded  corresponds to the naturalization petition. For the declaration  document you will find the corresponding card attached (found on the Cook County Clerk of court site). 

I do not know if these two documents are  available online (at least I couldn't find them on or but if you are interested in his immigration documents, here are some suggestions based on the information written in the index card, 

Departure from Hamburg

Arrival to NYC

Some observations, 
His birth year is given as 1884 ; his birth place in the US passenger list is given as Krakow although in both  Hamburg and US lists his last residence appears to be a different place. According to the German passenger list he was living in Chabanoka

Regarding your question about possible spellings of the Pnieczek name, you can do a research using "soundex"  or "sounds like" options. Both ancestry and familysearch give results with various spellings. I managed to find many records for Stan Pnieczek this way (WWI & WWii draft cards, 1920,1930,1940 censuses, birth /death records for his children etc.). 

I hope that all these will be helpful  to you in some way. 

Giannis Daropoulos 


Re: Naturalization Index / Search #usa #records

Paul Chirlin

This website:  reports
"Get Circuit, County, Criminal, and Superior court naturalization records from the Circuit Court Archives by mail for $3.00. Use petition numbers from the Soundex index to check FamilySearch Records for District Court naturalizations."  

There is a search function for declarations of intent for naturalization in Cook county at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court: Search the Naturalization Declarations of Intention (
but it does not find your person using the spelling on the index card, which is for naturalizations not petitions.  I did not try all the possible spelling variations and the search does not allow wild cards. It does find a Wawrzmecz Pniaczek, perhaps related

Paul Chirlin

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