Re: Russian Spelling of a databased name #names

Sarah L Meyer has transliteration options from the Latin alphabet into the Cyrillic alphabet.  You may need to try several different searches to find her.
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

translation needing russian and polish #translation


I need a translation of some documents written in Polish and Russian, they are birth certificates and deaths of my family.
And I would be very happy if any of you could help me with that.
Below is the link of the documents in viewmate:
thanks in advance 
Yitshok Najman

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Russian translation #translation

Laufer, Shmuel

A need Russian translation for 5 certificates of families.

I don't need word-for-word but details such as names, dates, locations, occupations, and so on are very helpful.


 A death certificate of Chaim Tenerman from Dubienka for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


A birth certificate of Perla Brandla Tenerman from Dubienka for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ....


 A birth certificate of Sura Tenerman from Dubienka for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ....


 A death certificate of Kaila Pech from Dubienka for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


A birth certificate of Ester Nudel from Dubienka 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.

 Thanks in advance


Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel

 Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)

Re: Mapping Former Synagogues in Manhattan #usa

Steven Turner

Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing. In the upcoming issue of the Galtizianer in my President's column will be an article about a former Galitizianer shul in the East NY section of Brooklyn called Talmud Torah Ohav Zedek but better known as the Berriman Street Shul.

Steven S. Turner
Roslyn, NY
President, Gesher Galicia

Marriage in London #unitedkingdom #general

Francis Sharpley

I am searching for the marriage of Emmanuel Abrahams, born Russia about 1835, and Pauline Krzasny born Witkovo, Province of Posen, Poland about 1823. I believe that the marriage took place around 1857 to 1861.

Emmanuel died on 24 Jan 1900 at 116 Cable St and was buried in Plashet Cemetery, Newham, London together with Pauline, who died 27 Feb 1900 and was buried in adjoining plot on 01 Mar 1900, under the same granite tombstone. A translation of the Hebrew inscription reads "In Loving Memory of EMANUEL and PAULINA ABRAHAMS who Departed this Life Jan 24 1900 aged 67, and Feb 27 1900 aged 76" / "Deeply mourned by their sorrowing son, daughters and relatives" / "In Death They Were Not Divided" / "May their dear souls rest in peace." The Hebrew inscription reads: at the top is the Hebrew word "lezecorone" (as a remembrance). The next line reads, on the right, the words in Hebrew "Morus (mrs) Pesha ayshes (wife of) Menachem Mendel" while on the left "Menachem ben Avraham." Under both of these there is their respective Hebrew dates of burial (26 Jan 1900 for Emanuel and 01 Mar 1900 for Paulina). The next line contains the five letters: Tof, Nun, Tsadik, Bet and Hey (this is on all Jewish tomb stones).

[Mendel, the Yiddish nickname for Menachem.]

Any help in tracing their marriage would be very much appreciated.

Frank Sharpley

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Dror Bereznitsky


I've posted multiple vital records in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

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

Thank you very much.
Dror Bereznitsky

JGS Cleveland presents “The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource” with Robinn Magid #jgs-iajgs #usa #education


Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland for our next Zoom program on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, 7-8:30 pm EDT - “The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource” with Robinn Magid.


Program: Anthropologists say that kinship clubs are unique to American Jewish Families of Ashkenazic background. This presentation will explore Jewish family clubs and family circles as a cultural phenomenon and will show through example how exploring cousins' clubs can be useful for genealogy research. Most examples used in this presentation are from clubs in the Midwest, including the Katz family of Cleveland, who held a family reunion in 1905 with photos and a memorial book to kick off their cousins' club!


Speaker: Robinn Magid is the Assistant Director of and a recent recipient of the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2020, Robinn became project manager of the JRI-Poland “NextGen Project” to redesign the JRI-Poland website, database, and search engine. She is a frequent speaker and writer on Jewish genealogy topics. Robinn served as the chair of two groundbreaking IAJGS conferences: 2018 in Warsaw, Poland and 2020 provided virtually. The City of Lublin, Poland – her grandmother’s hometown – recognized her genealogical work with a medal in 2017 for inspiring the future and cultural identity on Lublin’s 700th birthday.


Registration: Required and free - Send an email to rsvp@... by 12 Noon EDT on Sep 1st to receive a Zoom link.  If you are NOT a JGS Cleveland member, please include your name, email, and complete mailing address.


Go to for more program, speaker, and membership information.




Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

JGS Cleveland

Ferramonti di Tarsia: #usa #unitedkingdom #israel #general


Shalom from England, Genners

I am compiling a book of life stories from survivors or their relatives of Ferramonti di Tarsia, Italian internment camp, Calabria. These wonderful stories - short or long - have been written by the survivors themselves or their offspring who are sharing the remarkable lives of these courageous people who arrived in Calabria in the 1940s often after tortuous journeys and experiences en route that fill me with wonder. So far I have about 25 of these incredible stories, along with photos supplied by the survivors and/or their families. I am coming to the end of this book - maybe there will be a second volume at a later date - but I want to give a final call to anyone who wishes to share their family story about their period of internment in Ferramonti to please email me.  All I ask is that the story is written by the contributors in English, and emailed to me for editing before the end of August 2021. There is no cost involved in inclusion. Thank you to all who have already sent their incredibly heart-warming and moving stories.  

My late father,  David Ropschitz, born in Galicia, was in Ferramonti. His autobiographical novel based on his 3 year internment was published in a separate book last year (Italian translation just completed and publication planned for next year).
Thank you.

Yolanda Ropschitz-Bentham
Somerset, England.

Re: family trees - who copied my information #general

Linda Higgins

I found my entire family in the family tree of someone I had never heard of.  Someone way back in her family had the same name as my mother's cousin and she just presumed they were the same person even though they were born about 40 years apart.  I contacted her and she just kept insisting the information was correct.  I finally asked her  if anyone in her family was Jewish and she said no.  That convinced her.

Were they really Goldsteins? #poland #usa #names

Steve Stein

Here are the facts associated with my rather complicated, long-standing brick wall.


My wife’s GOLDSTEIN family came from Bialystok. This was well-known among the family. Her great-grandparents and their seven children, one of whom was her grandmother, were known to my mother-in-law and related to us.

The main problem: I cannot find passenger lists for these individuals under the name GOLDSTEIN, or any other surname using first-name-and-age triangulation. And I cannot find a paper trail for any of them in Europe.

  • US Census info:
    • Great-grandparents Max (a.k.a. Aharon Mordechai) and Rachel (a.k.a. Dina Rochel) GOLDSTEIN, nee RAK, first show up in the US in the 1900 census at 251-3 Delancey Street in Manhattan. 2 of the 3 daughters (Annie, Laura/Dora) and both sons (Hyman, Jacob) that they immigrated with, and 2 daughters born in the US (Mamie, Sarah), are living with them. The census says that Max immigrated in 1884 and the rest in 1887. Both were born around 1850 give or take. In this US Census, the oldest daughter Rebecca / Bessie is already married to Morris Greenberg and is living on Boerum Street in Brooklyn. Morris in not naturalized, and Rebecca immigrated in 1887, so presumably with her parents. Morris died in 1905 and as late as 1920, Rebecca / Bessie had not naturalized.
    • In the 1905 NYS Census, only Bessie and her husband are found.
    • In the 1910 US Census, Max calls himself Aaron, and the couple is living alone. Their unmarried children are not found at all.
    • In the 1915 NYS Census, married daughters Bessie, Annie (ISRAEL), Laura (ROSENBERG), Mamie (FINE) and Sarah (SAPERSTEIN) are all living on their own with their spouses and children, without the parents or the brothers, who are not found anywhere. Annie and Laura naturalized with their husbands. Mamie and Sarah were renaturalized with their naturalized husbands.
    • In the 1920 US Census, Rachel has died, and I could not find Max in the census, either alone or living with any of his children.
    • Hyman is not definitively identified in either the 1925 NYS Census or the 1930 or 1940 US Censuses.
  • US Vital, Naturalization, military, and other records:
    • Hyman has both a WWI and WWII draft record but as mentioned above, I have not been able to find him in another census, even using the draft record addresses (his mother died between his WWI registration and the 1920 census, and he appears to have moved in with his niece between the 1940 census and his WWII registration). Hyman died in 1960 and is buried with his sister Laura and her family in New Jersey (thanks, Renee Steinig); the matzevah refers only to being a beloved brother and uncle.
    • I have not found any paper trail for Jacob after 1900; he may be the Jacob Goldstein who died in 1903 and is buried in Washington Cemetery, but the information on the death certificate and the headstone for the Jacob Goldstein I found is inconclusive.
    • I have marriage records for the daughters, and a death certificate for Max, with no hint that the surname was ever anything but GOLDSTEIN.
    • As for Hyman (Chaim) and Jacob/Jack, neither appears to have ever married. The names are too common to easily find naturalization records without being able to examine the candidate paperwork in great detail, and since I can’t find any adult censuses for either, I don’t even know if they were ever naturalized.
    • Max and Rachel had a grandson born about 1913 to their daughter Mamie who was given the middle name Jacob. This may indicate that Jacob Goldstein was deceased by then.
    • Rachel (Dina Rochel bas Yaakov) and Max (Aharon Mordechai ben Chaim Zusman) are buried in Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, she in 1919 and he in 1928.
  • Unlike Rachel’s RAK family, for which there are several BMD records, there are no matching GOLDSTEIN vital records (various match strategies) to be found either in the city of Bialystok or in Grodno Guberniya on JRI-Poland. The available Bialystok years are spotty, nevertheless, one would have hoped that at least one of the five children born there would show up.

So the question is, have I missed an obvious or even a devious search strategy to locate the family in Poland prior to 1890, or immigration or other resources in the US that might help identify whether GOLDSTEIN was the original surname? I am open to reasonable suggestions.


Steve Stein

Highland Park, NJ
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Translation Needed: Romanian – Notarized Document from Calarasi / Kalarash #translation #romania



I have a trove of letters and documents in Yiddish, Romanian, and Hebrew, and some date back to early 1900s. Here are Viewmate links to two pages of a notarized document which I believe is in Romanian.


The names mentioned are my maternal grandparents, Haim and Liebe Yadushliver.  Liebe’s maiden name is Vinderman, and her mother’s maiden name is Fridman. There appears to be a Fridman mentioned in the document as well. The Notary seal indicates the city of Tuzora, Orhei District, Bessarabia Province, Russian Empire; Today this is Calarasi (Kalarash), Moldova.

Many thanks,
Rina Eidelberg


EIDELBERG | EDELBERG | GLUCHMAN: Ukraine, Odessa, Kherson, Colonya Lvov, Courland, Haifa, Jerusalem


Re: family trees - who copied my information #general

Marcel Apsel

Completely agree with you, Rob Halpern.  I share my trees  only with family members,  telling them they should pass those trees only to other family members.  I send the trees only in PDF format, so they cannot change it, or they have to write everything over in any genealogical program.  If my family wants  to have changes made, no problem – they should send it to me and I will make the changes and send them back updated trees.  No problem with that.

I once send, after a request from a far distant cousin my tree in gedcom format to him, so he could use it to edit the way he would prefer.  I asked him specifically not to publish it on any public ‘commercial’ genealogical website, because of privacy reasons.  This ‘idiot’ (sorry for the expression) published it on geni and since then this published tree became a tcholent, kigel and kishke all together by mixing relationships and facts.  I tried several times to contact different file managers and managers of trees with common names and supposed relationships on other trees.  Result : two real responses out of 50; other managers even didn’t know they were managers and were asking what I wanted from them ????

Conclusion : theoretically family trees should in certain way be available to family and in a certain way some generations above us to the general public taking into consideration privacy matters .  If you want to get information about specific names, the JGFF in Jewishgen can be helpful, as well as searching through other genealogical websites.  It should not become a competition where you want to put as much people on your tree without caring about the veracity of the information, because this can sometimes lead to embarrassing situations.  I know people who are very proud to have more than 100.000 people on their different trees, including kings and queens, the most famous rabbis etc …, without any formal proof.  For example, mentioning you are a descendant of king David ????  Another matter I found in the 18th century is a birth of a son, about 50 years after the mother passed away.  When I asked the file manager what it was about it, I was told to get a proof of it.  I then left the matter.

Anyhow, after 50 years I am still enjoying doing genealogical research and regularly I find some nice new information.


Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium


Re: family trees - who copied my information #general


i agree that not all know how to build a tree, some are really bad at it but a private tree means ONLY people in your family that you know will be aware of it.  dna matches who you dont know will not, most will not ask to see the tree and their match will always be a mystery.  the dna match plus my own research also verifies the tree that you and i have. they should be able to see, as they are your family, how they fit into your tree. they should be able to copy and add but NOT modify your work. that is what i mean by see, use and add to it.  i have found 2nd to 5th cousins solely from others trees, some of them are famous and have been big in history.  another factor is in-law relatives, their kids may be related to you but the kids want to know about both sides not just the side of the family that youre on. it is difficult where to decide where to stop your tree, i only expand if someone on that side of the family is interested.  many need to site sources including others' trees and verify by research that a tree is correct. again, i agree some mangle trees and no one should be able to modify yours but they should be able to take what you learned, know to add to their own tree they are also related to you in some way and it is also greedy to keep it from them.  there is a huge overlap between family members trees as its also likely your parts of the tree will not remain private forever. it is not like a patent as theres no monetary gain from keeping it away from your unknown relatives, it is only reminicsent feel-good knowledge.  you also block those who have done all their research with a solid tree who may have gone back so many generations who want to verify that their ancestor they have in their tree is the same as yours. as stated earlier by the professor, it is like science, if you only share it with the people you know, it will be lost to everyone else who would benefit from your research.  when you can no longer log in to that account for on reason or another(barring a large effort to gain full access) the relatives you shared with digitally cannot pass it onto their relatives without you allowing them to copy or transfer your work making it lost.

ton e becker

Re: Find records of Wiznitz town #ukraine #records #austria-czech #romania

Ed Vogel

I’m also interested in finding information about people from Wiznitz.  I found birth records via jewishgen for my paternal grandfather David FOGEL/VOGEL and his siblings, Jakob and Mariem Scheine.  Their parents were Mordecai Shimshon FOGEL and Sarah Spasser.  I’ve been stuck trying to find more information about the family.  

Ed Vogel 

ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation


Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish
I've posted a vital record in Polish 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

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas

Looking for information from Salvuta, Ukraine #poland #ukraine


I am looking for any information about a relative, Riva Tabak, that lived in Salvuta, Ukraine after WWII.  She passed away there in 1983 and according to her tombstone she had a sister, a niece, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The sister may have lived in Lviv. Please note that Tabak was her maiden name, I do not know her married name or why she was buried under her maiden name. The tombstone can be seen here:  

Gideon Intrater

Re: Mapping Former Synagogues in Manhattan #usa

ron arons

This is, indeed, fantastic. That said, Moriah Amit, who works at CJH and is an IAJGS Board member, created something similar and gave a presentation about it at the IAJGS Conference in 2016. See: and 

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

Re: Buschhoff - Worms, Hessen #germany

Ben Tysch

Hi.  I noticed your inquiry and took a look on MyHeritage for Julius Buschoff.  There are a good number of records for him in Los Angeles and some from Arizona (not sure if it is the same person, but it looks like it may be).  Of particular note, I found one record that indicated the town in which Germany where he was born.  Seeking records in that town, may open up another source of information for you - I hope.  I am attaching the post here:  

Julius Buschhoff
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Birth June 4 1889
  Bochum Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
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Ben Tysch
Los Angeles, California
Researching: Tysch/Tyszler, Rozenblum, Glazman/Glazier, Waisman 
                           from Klimontow, Opatow and Lodz, Poland
                       Kolb, Schulz, Pollatschek, Schlessinger, Schuschny, Fischer, Wurmsohn, Spitz, Wichs, Meisel, Link(s), Wilhelm (von Bobot), Popper, Staud/Stoerskin, Schimeg/k   
                          from Czech/Slovakia, Austria

Ebensee concentration camp records #holocaust #records


Peter Lande
Washington, D.C

FW: Sopenaru/Klein from Bucecea Romania #romania

Todd Leavitt

I am seeking relatives of my Sopenaru/Klein lineage from Bucecea (a small shtetl outside of Botisani) Romania. My paternal gm, Anna Sopenaru (later Helen Leavitt of Detroit) immigrated through NY to Pittsburgh, then Cleveland and ultimately Detroit in 1911.

Todd Leavitt

Santa Monica, CA


From: Todd Leavitt [mailto:toddl@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:51 AM
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Subject: Sopenaru/Klein from Bucecea Romania


I am seeking relatives of my Sopenaru/Klein lineage from Bucecea (a small shtetl outside of Botisani) Romania. My paternal gm, Anna Sopenaru (later Helen Leavitt of Detroit) immigrated through NY to Pittsburgh, then Cleveland and ultimately Detroit in 1911.

Todd Leavitt

Santa Monica, CA



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