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

Yitschok Margareten

The modest woman a woman of valor Mrs. Basha daughter of Yehoshia 
Emdin died Wednesday 
8 Sivan 5616 
May her soul be bound in the bond of everlasting life 

Yitschok Margareten

Viewmate translation request - Russian #translation #poland

Robyn Dryen

I have posted three registrations on Viewmate. They are in Cyrillic:

1. - birth of Szlama CHABIS, Kolo, 1889
2. - death of Jeremiah CHOBIS, Kolo, 1891
3. - death of Tauba CHOBIS, Kolo, 1897

I would be very grateful for a translation of these registrations. Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Robyn Dryen
Sydney, Australia

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

Kraatz, Rebecca

Hello Richard,  
My Jewish Great-Great Grandfather married my Catholic Great-Great Grandmother (in Russia, now Ukraine).  In order to marry her he had to be baptized as a Catholic and his name was changed from Chaim to Joseph.  I found this information in Catholic Church Records as well as the record of their marriage and the baptisms of their children.    
I hope this may help you,
Rebecca Kraatz

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

Miron Chumash

Dear Paul Silverstone,

On the picture of the gravestone appears : Leah daughter of Rabbi Yaakov Baruch, wife of Rabbi Ezra Hashan Died 26 Elul (5)669 equals to September 12, 1909.

Miron Chumash

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

Arthur Sissman

This announcement should specify that the time of the meeting on Tuesday 4/13/2021 on Zoom is starting at 10am EST!!!

If you are planning to attend from the West coast of the US, please bring your coffee or strong tea!!  
Arthur Sissman
Jewish Genealogy SIG of Naples/Collier Co FL

Re: Can Animals Commit a Murder? #translation #germany #names

Ralph Baer

So far everyone who has replied has stated that "ermordert" (ermordet in current German) should be translated in this case as killed. That is, the oxen killed Scheier GRÜNEBAUM. Thanks again.

I did receive a reply stating that until the eighteenth century in Europe animals were sometimes tried in court. This was a bit later, 1823, but I doubt that the oxen were actually tried. A Wikipedia article was quoted, but not by name. 
Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC

Re: Can Animals Commit a Murder? #translation #germany #names


Actually, there have been animals convicted of crimes historically.
Tema Frank
Edmonton, Canada

Re: Can Animals Commit a Murder? #translation #germany #names


On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 08:04 AM, Ralph Baer wrote:

My German not being what it once was, I quickly googled the words ermordert and ermordet. (The former could be a misspelling, btw.)  In addition to murder, other translations include slay and wasted. I suspect that the language has not changed so much in 200 years that these words could not be reasonably used rather than murdered.

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Re: Arolsen Archives #holocaust #records

Jan Meisels Allen

Sally said she never received a response from Arolsen. When I wrote to them years ago they replied they had nothing. Now that their materials are online a cousin found 28 pages of documents that broke several brick walls including learning that my mgm had 3 sisters not 2 and their names, including one's married name, and her son who immigrated to Israel  in 1947.  It’s always worth looking again especially since the materials are online at no cost.


Jan Meisels Allen

Agoura Hills, CA, USA


REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,Slovakia (formerly Hungary)


 KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland



 GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland  ELION, Suwalki Lithuania



Re: Late birth registrations #poland #records

David Levine


Was your ancestor born in Galicia?
Austria made it very difficult for Jews to register marriages and births. There was a tax involved in the hopes that less Jews would marry and reproduce.

Therefore, Jewish records were kept by the community far more than the official state authorities in Galicia.

When they needed to transact something that involved the state - say an inheritance - they would register with the result being these much-later-after-the-fact records.


Best Regards,
David Levine
San Francisco, CA, USA
Weinstein -> Solotwina, Galicia | Frisch, Hilman, Jungerman, Schindler -> Rozniatow, Galicia | Golanski, Kramerofsky/Kromerovsky -> Kiev | Lefkowitz -> Petrikov, Belarus | Shub, Rosen Hlusk, Belarus | Levine, Weiner, Zamoshkin -> Slutsk, Belarus 

ViewMate Translation request -Hebrew #translation

Alan Klein

I request a translation of the Hebrew text on a Gravestone. It is on ViewMate at the following address

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Alan Klein



Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Alan Klein

Re: Looking for a Jewish Genealogy DNA Book #dna

JoAnne Goldberg

For people who understand the basics of DNA testing, especially as it relates to our particular endogamous population, and want to take a deep dive into figuring out mysteries in their own family, Israel's book is a must-read. It is not for beginners though! And to try to replicate his techniques, you will need to talk as many known relatives as possible into DNA testing. 

I second the recommendation for Lara Diamond's blog, and Kitty Cooper is also great -- --  and her most recent post is particularly relevant to those getting started. 


JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535


Families BARTMANN and SCHAPIRA in Russia and Poland #poland


Does anyone have any information on Ignaz Schewach BARTMANN, born in 19th century Russia and died young in Poland, or his wife Rosalia SCHAPIRA, born in 19th century Austria and died young in Poland in 1918, or anyone in the BARTMANN or SCHAPIRA families?   
From Barry Bartman

Re: Arolsen Archives #holocaust #records

Sally Mann

contacted Arolsen archives several years ago and never received a reply
Sally Steiner Mann

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


Looking at the names of the witnesses, I think Spandau is a better intrpertation.  Spandau is a suburb of Berlin.

David Rosen
Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

On 3/29/2021 9:28 AM, Mike Coleman via wrote:
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: Looking for a Jewish Genealogy DNA Book #dna

Richard Werbin

The book is available free at Amazon if you have a KindleUnlimited subscription.
19 Reviews: 4.5 / 5

But, following review suggests it is for beginners only. Israel Pickholtz book is detailed and very advanced.

Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
Verified Purchase
I was excited when this book arrived. But it was a disappointment, the Author is not a specialist in genealogy, he is just a guy who did his own DNA test and writes about it. There are a few charts from other sources, but many of them were illegible. You can learn more from Wikipedia.
Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President

ViewMate Translation Request - Yiddish #yiddish #translation

Robert Mandelbaum

I have posted to ViewMate the back of a postcard sent from Poland. I would very much appreciate a translation of the Yiddish writing. The file can be found at the following address:

Please respond using the form provided in the ViewMate application or to me directly at rmandelbau@....

Thank you very much,
Robert Mandelbaum
New York, New York

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

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