Re: ViewMate translation request - Russian #holocaust #romania #translation




Over 45















Not born

Remember the relatives of those killed in the SHOA

Comment:  All text in Russian in follow-up order, except numbers and Hebrew words.

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH

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

Mike Coleman

I'm glad that Sherri Bobish disregarded "MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately".

This is how Family Search interprets it :

Mike Coleman   London U.K.

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

David Cherson

I had enough trouble trying to understand why Jews seek German citizenship (yes my late wife was a child of German Jews), but seeking Polish citizenship just boggles my mind.  I can at least credit Germany for trying to combat their anti-semitism and racism but I can find nothing good to say about Poland, particularly the government that is in power and a good portion of it's population.  Oh I understand the principle, her parents had a right to citizenship and it was taken away, etc.  But it really disappoints me that there isn't an equal desire to make aliyah and gain Israeli citizenship.  Just because you might not like the government and the society doesn't fit your desired mold is no reason.  By becoming a citizen you can help change those things more than you can from the outside.

David Cherson

“Legacies of European Jewry: The Second Generation and Beyond” — April 6, 2021 #galicia #poland #announcements

Gesher Galicia SIG

Please join us for this year’s program of Yom HaShoah commemoration, co-sponsored by Gesher Galicia. The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus will host a panel discussion on the legacies of the European Jewish experience. The event is open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EDT

To attend via Zoom, please register below:

Dr. Frederick Roden, Professor of English and Coordinator of the UConn Stamford Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.

Panelists will include:
Dr. Andrew Zalewski, vice president of Gesher Galicia, an organization dedicated to the history of Jewish Galicia, and author of two books on Austrian Galicia.

Leora Tec, founder of Bridge to Poland that promotes dialogue between 
contemporary Poles and American Jews.

Ralph Berger, an editor of his parents' writings as members of the 
Bielski partisans who survived Nazism in the Belorussian forests, the subject of Nechama Tec's book Defiance and its film adaptation.

Dr. Andrew Zalewski
Gesher Galicia, Vice President
Public Education, subsection
Send all inquiries to info@...

Bergier/porcelan/nudel/cukier/ #poland

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך mother born in bilgoraj poland .her parents from bilgoraj poland  were BERGIER Benjamin Zajnwelh(holocaust victim) married  NUDEL Chaja Sura.    
  benjamin parents were   Moszek BERGIER and       Ajdla Golda PORCELAN.                                       
  chaja sura parents were  jba Josef NUDEL  and    Necha CUKIER.
bergier and nudel for sure from bilgoraj the others in the area i dont know more and for my old mommy i need to know who were their parents of what i mentioned mybe even more...
thanks a lot for any details.


JGSIG April Meeting, Tues 4/13/21 10-11:30 am on Zoom - RSVP #announcements #education

Arthur Sissman

JGSIG April Meeting, Tues 4/13/21 10-11:30 am on Zoom - RSVP

Hi Jgenners,


The April meeting will feature this topic:

Multi-Website Searches - Streamlining Your Research - Tips & Tricks


The general idea of this topic is to have the ability to search multiple genealogy websites using the same data starting from one site.


That is what this interactive presentation is all about.

The attendees will receive a pdf file & Zoom link before the meeting.

The pdf will allow you to get set up for the meeting - 

  • Download a Chrome extension to use.
  • Find the Genealogy Dashboard for use.
  • Discover the wonders of SteveMorse.
  • Several articles and videos on how to set up your device(s) in Windows 10 and MacOS and various tablets to use Split Screen or 2 monitors.
  • Prep or don’t prep!

I hope to see you on Tues 4/13/at 10 am.

If you prep and develop some questions or comments on the topic, send them to me.


The presentation will go about 1 hour, leaving 30 min for your questions.


Hit the return arrow below and reserve you spot now - you will receive more info about the group!!



Arthur Sissman
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Naples/Collier Co FL

brackets on records #records


Would anyone have any experience in brackets on records, please?

I have read that '(MALE) or (FEMALE) accompanied by surname' on birth records indicates a baby that might have passed and so no name given. Is this also possible with adoption? This is 1930's UK.

Thanks in advance
Mandy Molava
Researching Brest Belarus Russia Galacia and much more.

Yiddish Translation request #translation

Hazel Finn

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Yiddish

I've posted a vital record in 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.

Hazel Finn

London, UK


ViewMate translation request - Russian #holocaust #romania #translation

Chloe Kogan

I request a translation of the Russian (I believe) handwriting on a Page of Testimony from Yad Vashem (or just a confirmation that nothing additional was written on the Page that wasn't already translated by Yad Vashem on their website, which I've included at the link below). It is on ViewMate at the following address:

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you so much,
Chloë Kogan
Arizona, USA
Email: 802ben@...

  • KOGAN & BERCOVICI: Romania (Iasi/Jassy), Moldova, Ukraine (Sekuryany)
  • FISHER / FISERIS & MARGOLIS: Lithuania (Anyksciai, Kupiskis, Skapiskis, Utena)
  • Many emigrated to Canada (Montreal) & the U.S. (Massachusetts)

ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation #poland

Dominique MERLET


These are the marriage banns and the marriage certificate and annexes to the marriage certificate of Boruch GERSZONOWICZ. I am particularly interested in all the information identifying people (parents, witnesses), places of birth or life, professions etc...
I thank you in advance for your help
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Best regards
Dominique MERLET

Viewmate 92881 - query about Hebrew name on grave #warsaw #names

Paul Silverstone

I have posted a picture of the grave of my great-grandmother who was buried in Warsaw before WWI.
Her married name was CHRZAN but the Hebrew on the stone seems to say something different.
What is the best way to search for this gravestone which I believe still exists.
Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC (formerly NYC)

Arolsen Archives #holocaust #records

Jan Meisels Allen


The Arolsen Archives and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum collaborated for two years which resulted in finding previously unknown identities of an estimated 4,000 camp inmates as well as information about 26,00 others. Currently 300,000 out of 400,000 inmates estimated to beheld at the camp identities are known.  According to the museum’s digital archive head, that apart from the camp’s prisoners, another 905,00 people were brought there and exterminated upon arrival leaving no records.


The Arolsen Archives contain around 30 million documents, including the archives of the SS and the Gestapo and records from the concentration camps.  Over the years, they have provided information to the families of former prisoners and they have only been opened up for academic research since 2007.


A total of 120,000 documents relating to Auschwitz inmates have been digitized as part of the project.


Among the discoveries were many records of Hungarian Jews who were transported to Auschwitz after May 1944 and whose names do not appear in any other archive.


To read more see:


The Arolsen Archives website is:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Naturalization Index / Search #usa #records

Paul Chirlin

I believe that the town of residence is Chabowka Poland which is about 35 miles south of his birth city of Krakow

Paul Chirlin

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

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