ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation



I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...





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Thank you very much.


Alise Kermisch

Denver, CO


Hebrew translation on gravestone #translation



I would greatly appreciate translation assistance for the Hebrew inscription on Jennie Goldman's monument attached here. Many thanks in advance!

Kind regards,
David Passman
Dallas, Texas

Re: Seeking genealogists or genealogy help in Hungary #hungary #holocaust #records


I also recommend Karesz Vandor.
But I am curious about what you are referring to when you say "the infamous death march of Hungarian Jews in WWII." There were many death marches that included Hungarian Jews (eg. in the fall of 1944, well after the countryside had been emptied of Jews, large numbers of the remaining Jews of Budapest were marched to Austria (to Mauthausen) and various other camps from there; or when Auschwitz was being emptied before the arrival of the Soviet army, etc. (not to mention other death marches between concentration and death camps in Germany in the last few months of the war...) 
Judy Young
Ottawa, Canada

Re: What Happened to Leopold Hoschander? A Mystery #poland


AJ - 

You wrote, "The SSDI records his death in Moroni, Comoros in November 1971."  The SSDI does not list the place of death.

Looking at the SSDI on, I see that his last residence is given as Moroni, Comoros. However, looking at the SSDI on, it gives his residence place as Europe.

Of course, this all only adds to the confusion over where he died.
Miriam Alexander Baker

Re: Help in explaining an inconsistency #usa #records

Robert Hanna

I would send for the death certificate.

Robert Hanna


Looking to trace family in Meppel #records

Lynn Weisberg

Someone put on that SALOMON MORGENSTERN was born in 1805 in Meppel, Drenthe, Netherlands and his son ISRAEL ( Yisrael Tzvi ) was born there in 1826. There are no records online documenting that they lived there before immigrating to Ukraine and then Austria. I need proof please or possibly a Dutch researcher.
Lynn Weisberg
  Baltimore, Maryland
Lynn Weisberg

Re: Help in explaining an inconsistency #usa #records

Relly coleman

How sure are you of the origin of the info? Could one of these come from a ‘tree’? 
can you find an obituary for her? It might help pin the correct date for you.
relly coleman

Romanian Transcription Projects - Bucharest and Galati - Looking for Volunteers! (Romanian or Hebrew) #romania #announcements

Michael Moritz

We are looking for more volunteers to help transcribe records from Romania, including the following new record sets:
  • Bucharest marriage records (Romanian)
  • Bucharest cemetery records (Romanian and Hebrew) [you don't need to know Romanian to transcribe the Hebrew portions; they are separate]
  • Galati marriage records (Romanian)
If you are interested please contact Rahel Eynan, at reynan@....

Michael Moritz
Director, Romania Research Division

Re: Translation from Polish of photo inscription #translation

Frank Szmulowicz

February 17, 1935
na pamiątkę
?? Józiek.
To Ruta
as a souvenir (as a remembrance of ???)
Joseph (diminiutive)
Perhaps additional context can supply a clue for the missing word, 

Frank Szmulowicz

Seeking Information about an Italian Rabbi Mordechai Tusk or Tosk #slovakia

Dave Baron

Are you familiar with an Italian born Rabbi who ended up becoming the Rav of Pressburg, today Bratislava, Slovakia. His name is Rabbi Mordechai Tusk or Tosk?
Any information or resources is greatly appreciated, thank you!
Enclosed are two sources about this Rabbi with conflicting information, mainly dates.  One is a family document referencing him in our lineage tree and the second is an auction document showing different dates.
It’s unclear which of these periods is true? 
Rabbi Tusk was possibly born circa 1723 and died 1816 (at age ‎~93‏) or in another source he was supposedly born in 1744 and passed away in 1837, where the Chatam Sofer eulogized him. 
Input greatly appreciated, thank you!
David Baron
Baltimore, Maryland

Re: What Happened to Leopold Hoschander? A Mystery #poland

EdrieAnne Broughton

The only obit I found mentioning Leopold Horschander was one for his sister, Sali Friedlander in 1965.  Sali died in Appleton, Wisconsin and mentioned that her brother, Leopold lived in Austria.  Often listings for obits are surviving relatives.  A simple search for Leopold places him back and forth between the US and Europe in naturalization records.            
EdrieAnne Broughton, Vacaville, California

Hornungs of Oswiciem. #poland #general


I am at a brickwall .  Does anyone know if Samuel Hornung born 1911, is related to Samuel Hornung born 1912 ?
The father of Samuel 1911 is Jozef Markis.  , grandfather is Mordachai.    The wife of Samuel 1911 was Amalia Nuehoff.
 The father of Samuel 1912 is Isidor , grandfather unknown. The wife of Samuel 1912 was Roza Rendell.
thank you for any assistance.


Josef Hornung

Fritz Grünberg Papers #holocaust


This index includes 3,812 names. The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Fritz Grünberg, including his involvement with the Jewish Council and the Contact Afdeling (Contact Division) of the Westerbork transit camp.  Of particular interest are prisoner and deportation lists from Westerbork. You can request and immediately receive digital copies of the original documents in your emails.  Search: #Holocaust
Peter Lande   Washington, D.C.

Re: Seeking genealogists or genealogy help in Hungary #hungary #holocaust #records

Larry Briggs

I second the recommendation for Karesz Vandor. He does excellent work and was very responsive. 
Larry Briggs

family trees - who copied my information #general

jeremy frankel

Dear Genners,

Elise Cundiff included in her post with respect to that "you can have your tree be private entirely - but people will be able to see that you have one, just not be able to see what you have on it.”

This is not entirely true. To my knowledge, in Ancestry there are three “levels” of privacy. The first level is to have the tree totally public. The second level is, as Elise mentioned, checked (ticked) as private; others can see there is a tree but cannot see it, but can communicate with the tree-owner. A third level is to check/tick another box so that the tree won’t even be found in a search by others. It will never show up. There might be a number of reasons why a researcher would want this level of privacy.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
now Sacramento, California, USA

Searching for:
FRANKEL/FRENKEL/FRENKIEL: Gombin, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
PINKUS, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA

Re: KT teenagers placed North in Thirlby England 1939-40 #unitedkingdom

Barrie Callender

Thirlby Grange is a farm just outside a small village called Thirlby in North Yorkshire. It is near Thirsk, which has a Racecourse I use to go to with my Dad. Thirsk is the setting for a series of books about a vet too.  It was made into a TV drama. 

Put the following coordinates in Google maps and you'll get to Thirlby Grange.
54.2504062, -1.2590668

I searched for the place and it came up with this little web site which mentions Thirlby Grange. It might be worth contacting the authors for more info.

It is in a lovely part of England IMHO.

Good luck
Barrie Callender
Wokingham, Berkshire, England

Re: What Happened to Leopold Hoschander? A Mystery #poland


On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 06:58 AM, AJ wrote:
Hello AJ - Ancestry has an obituary for him under but I am not a paid member. You may want to join Tracing the Tribe on Facebook and ask someone there.

Good luck

Shosh Eizenshtein, Toronto

Free live webinar Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, from JGS of Illinois with Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Martin Fischer

Jewish family surnames to be focus of JGS of Illinois talk on Aug. 29, 2021: 

“What the Genealogist Needs to Know About Jewish Family Names” will be the webinar topic of Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus, co-owner, founder and editor of AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy, at 2 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, for the virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Her live streaming presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded by a separate JGSI members-only genealogy question-and-answer discussion time at 1 p.m. 

To register for this free event, go to After you register, you will be sent a link to join the meeting. This webinar will be recorded so that JGSI’s paid members who are unable to view it live will be able to view the recording later.  

From the genealogical perspective, Jewish family names are anything but simple. In this talk, we will hear how, why and when Jews acquired family names; what kinds of names they adopted; some special aspects of rabbinical names; techniques devised to avoid being identified; spelling considerations; Soundex; the variable effects of emigration; expert sources; and a few words about how to locate maiden names and married names of women. 

Dr. Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus, Ph.D., has been at the forefront of the development of organized Jewish genealogy since its inception. She is co-owner, founder and editor of AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy; co-founder and chairman of the board of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy associated with the Israel National Library in Jerusalem; past president of IAJGS—the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies—and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the chair or co-chair of seven IAJGS conferences. 

Sack is also president of the Avotaynu Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Jewish genealogy; and the founding president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington. She has written or co-authored seven reference books on Jewish genealogy, and received the Jewish Library Association “Body of Work” award. She has served on advisory boards at the U.S. National Archives and at Beth Hatefutsoth, the Museum of the Jewish People, in Tel Aviv, Israel, and has lectured and taught how-to-get-started courses in genealogy in countries across the world as well as in the U.S.  

Sack currently serves on the Executive Committee of the IAJGS Documentation of Jewish Records Worldwide (DoJR) Project. She recently organized the Upper Valley Jewish Genealogy Society of New Hampshire and Vermont.   

Sack is a graduate of Radcliffe College and Harvard University, and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the George Washington University.  

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members and is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members’ forum, more than 65 video recordings of past speakers’ presentations, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more. Members as well as non-members can look for their ancestors on the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database

For more information about JGSI, see or phone 312-666-0100. 

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website:

Amazing Students Translate Yizkor Book -- ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY SOUGHT FOR PROGRAM #yizkorbooks #translation

Laurence Broun

As a Yizkor Book Project Coordinator, before committing the Yizkor Book of Mizoch to the typical process of hiring professional translators, I reached out to the Hebrew language program at George Washington University to explore the possibility of working with students to tackle translation of these emotion-charged essays. The results has been nothing less than amazing. Since then, the Yiddish-language program at the University of Texas at Austin has also joined the effort. I seek to expand this program by including additional university programs and would appreciate any assistance you might provide if you have contacts with university-level Hebrew-language programs.


The enthusiasm I have found from the student translators is truly inspiring. It is  amazing to see their passion to delve into this material and gain understanding of daily life, survival and the demise of our lost communities. With their translations, the students reach back to understand their own roots as well as preserve this history of the shtetl for the English-speaking world. Guided by their professors, they have added footnotes and references to explain references that would not be understood by most modern readers, preserving and giving context the materials.


The greatest value of this approach, I am convinced, is passing the torch for preservation of our history and Shoah remembrance to the next generation. As such, I seek to expand the program by soliciting the participation of addition universities in the effort. The students work on translations during the academic year, typically for credit in an independent study course. In addition, we have established a summer intern program for students who have successfully completed translations.


If you are affiliated with or can reach out to university-level Hebrew or Yiddish language program to expand this program, I would appreciate hearing from you. Student translations to date are posted at . 

Larry (Itzik Leib) Broun
Washington, DC | USA
e-mail: Laurencebroun@...

Re: Marriage in London #unitedkingdom #general

Sherri Bobish


You can search for marriages in England at:

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

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