Re: Help needed to ascertain Blumberg family variant first names #names

Odeda Zlotnick

Simcha and Shmarya are not variants of the same name.
That said, one can easily misread Simcha as Schmarya -- see this image:

All it takes is for the stonecutter (or the reader) to have missed a bit at where the red arrow is pointing .  The first word is Simcha the second is Shmarya. Move the second character for the left a bit to the right, make it a bit too long, and Shmarya looks like Simcha.
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Re: September 2021 Summary of IAJGS Records/Family Search and Poland microfilms #poland #records

Elissa Burnat

If you know the microfilm number you can request a record at this site:
The staff will send you the image by email. I have gotten a number of records this way lately.
Elissa Burnat

ENOWITZ Lomza and Kolno, Poland
ZUMERFELD Lomza, Poland
JANUSZEWSKI Lomza and Grajewo, Poland

Rose Edith (Ostroff) Vezeau #usa

Steve Pickoltz

For all of you, that answered my earlier post, thank you.  Sorry for the delay in getting back to all of you.
Many found the death notice for her sister, that listed her married name as Vezeau.  That is also how I found it.
From other info that was sent to me, a person by that name lived in LA with a George D. Vezeau.  A Rose Vezeau is listed as dying in Cottonwood, Arizona.
I don't know yet if this is my cousin.  To date, I have not been able to find a marriage record (I mentioned earlier, she may have been married more that once), nor any death record, Obit for her or this George D. Vezeau.  There are no family members alive to check on any of this.  It appears I am at a loss to solve this mystery.  
I am open to all suggestion.
Steve Pickholtz

Re: Help needed to ascertain Blumberg family variant first names #names

Martin Blumberg

Brina Feitelberg( Feytelberg) 1814-1892
2nd great-grandmother

Schmerl (Schmarja) BLUMBERG 1845-1929
Son of Brina Feitelberg( Feytelberg)

Herman Chaim Hyman BLUMBERG 1878-1971
Son of Schmerl (Schmarja) BLUMBERG

Theodore Blumberg 1918-2009
Son of Herman Chaim Hyman BLUMBERG

Martin Blumberg
You are the son of Theodore Blumberg


Brina Breindel Bryndla FEiTELBERG BLUMBERG

Matching Person details


Abraham Avrum Abram BLUMBERG


Hirsch Tzvi FEiTELBERG


Riwe Rivka Rywa FEiTELBERG




1814 Piltene, Talsi Novads, Latvia


18 Feb 1892 Piltene, Talsi Novads, Latvia

Hi Sherri


This is l I can find, but no documented evidence of her maiden name?



Martin Blumberg

Researching Surnames


Re: Help needed to ascertain Blumberg family variant first names #names

Martin Blumberg


Yahrzeit :
26 Av 5782 (23 Aug 2022)
Gender : Male
Tribe : Cohen
Synagogue :  
Cemetery : Maitland Gate 8
Grave :  
Death Date: 26 Av 5689  (1 Sep 1929)
Burial Date : 16 Kislev 3761 (1 Jan 1970)
Consecration Date: 16 Kislev 3761 (1 Jan 1970

Picture 19771.jpg

This is the information I have. Abraham was Schmarja was father, so I ma confident that this is correct

With thanks

Martin Blumberg

ViewMate Translation Request #poland #translation


Dear Fellow Researchers,
I have posted an 1865 death record from Radzyn Podlaski for which I would greatly appreciate a translation.
Here's the link:
Thank you in advance for your help!
Tammy Weingarten
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Re: What happened to my great, great grandfather after he landed at Ellis Island? #canada #lithuania #usa

Michele Lock

I also have an older man in my family tree, who came to the US in 1910, and then seemed to disappear. He said he was coming to see his daughter in Trenton NJ on the ship manifest, but he never showed up on a census list, or in a death index, or in any cemetery. It turns out that he went back to the old country, to Lida (now in Belarus), where I found him on a tax list in 1912. This man also left a wife behind in Lida, though the grand majority of the couple's children were in the US by then.

You don't say how old your Nissen was, but I take it he was 50+ years old. Perhaps he and/or his wife felt it was too much effort to start a new life over again in Montreal, and so it is a real possibility that he did go back. There aren't any outbound ship passenger lists from the US to Europe that you can check, nor are there any inbound ship lists for arrivals in Bremen or Hamburg (so unfortunate). You could try and check the New York City death records and indexes (via, to see if your Nissin shows up there. 

Hope this helps.
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

Bessarabia Yizkor Books #bessarabia #yizkorbooks #translation

R Jaffer

The Bessarabia Research Division is seeking volunteers to work with translators for the Yizkor Books from: 









If you are able to commit at least a year as a translation coordinator for one of these books, please contact me for more information. This is not a time-consuming position.

Roberta Jaffer



Translation Request: Russian #translation

Avi Lichtenstein

I've posted a vital record in Polish 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.


Avi Lichtenstein 

North Bethesda, MD

Re: My Hebrew Name #names

David Harrison <djh_119@...>

Surely you remember the name which was used to call you up for your Bar Mitzva?  Nearly as important, remember that that many Rabbis are female, mine is and has been for nearly 30 years; I know many others.   Just ask your Rabbi without any he, him nor he or she, just your Rabbi.
David Harrison,#
Birmingham, England

From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Shlomo Katz <shlomodkatz@...>
Sent: 06 October 2021 11:45
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [] My Hebrew Name #names
Here are some possibilities:
1. If your parents belonged to a synagogue, it may have records--not necessarily a record of your birth, but even membership records may list names of children.
2. If you are named after a deceased relative, try to locate that person's tombstone.
3. If you have living older relatives, perhaps they remember.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if you find an answer through this or other methods, if you are seeking this information for a religious purpose such as getting married or divorced, you must inform the officiating rabbi that you are not certain what your name is and tell him how you came to the conclusion that you came to. He will then decide whether to rely on your research for the religious purpose.
Good luck,

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD

Twins Samuel David and Marcus LEWIN #israel #poland

Carol Jean Weightman

I am looking for information on family members Samuel David Lewin and Markus Lewin. I have gathered what is available on Ancestry but wonder if Samuel David and Markus were known to list members.

I am also looking for descendants of Samuel David and Markus.

Twins Samuel David and Markus were born on 11 October 1911 in Sambor.

They were twin sons of Rabbi Aron Lewin of Sambor, Rohatyn and Rzeszow. Rabbi Aron was also a deputy of the Polish Sejm.

Samuel David and Markus entered the United States from Shanghai on 20 October 1941. The occupation for both was given at that time as Rabbi.

Samuel David died in Jerusalem on 1 March 1992. Before that, he may have become a Canadian national. It would be good to know when Samuel David came to Jerusalem and if he lived there with family members.

Markus may have died in New York in 1991. He may have become a US national.

It would be good to know if Samuel David and Markus had children.

I would welcome any information.

Best wishes
Carol Jean Weightman

Searching for MALKIN family members who came to U.S. 1900 or before #belarus #usa

Beth Galleto


I am trying to find a family that I am told immigrated to the U.S. from Khotimsk, Belarus, in 1892 or 1900. The family may have had five children. I do not know any given names or ages.


The husband or wife was a sibling of Haim (also called Yefim) MALKIN (1900-1981). Haim was the son of Yankel or Yakovlev MALKIN and his wife Sara. Yankel married twice and had 14 children. I am told some of Haim’s brothers were Moisei, Mishaizhe, Michel and his sisters were Rosa, Rahil and Maryasha. I don’t know the other names.


I am also told that at some time the brother or sister managed to return to the Soviet Union for a visit. He/she was a doctor, a gynecologist.


I realize that if we are talking about a brother, the surname is probably still MALKIN, but if it was a sister, the name could be anything.


I am in contact with descendants of Haim Malkin’s family in Israel and Russia. I realize we do not have much information to go on, but maybe this will ring a bell for someone. It would be wonderful to be able to reconnect them with their family who came to America so long ago.


Thanks for any help you can provide.

Beth Galleto

Washington DC

Jewish Genealogy webinar #announcements #events

Deb Kroopkin

If you or anyone you know might be interested in attending, I will be teaching four workshops on Jewish Genealogy on Thursday, October 14th for the Wisconsin Historical Society. It should be a nice small group. All are welcome. It will be recorded, so that registrants may view it at their leisure. Not for you experts out there. More for the newbies. Feel free to write me if you have any questions about it.
Best, Debbie Kroopkin, Niles, Illinois

Searching for relatives of Irit Romano #israel

Christine Lassiege


I am looking for any relatives of Irit Romano / kuperhand born in 1929 in Minsk Mazowiecki Poland. She is a niece of my late grandfather. 

After the war she emigrated to Israel in 1945 and as far as I know, she meet Romano Cooper, married with him and changed her name. She lived in Herzliyia and has grandchildren.

I am working on our genealogy and search for relatives who could add information, it would be very nice to share.

Please email me if you can help.
Many thanks

Christine Lassiege (France)

Surnames / Towns : KUPERANT / ROJZMAN / ROTSZTEJN / TROJNA /   Minsk Mazowiecki

Viewmate translation - German #translation

Linda Cantor

I would appreciate a translation of the marriage record of Taube Mandel (record 16) on Viewmate.

Its on Viewmate - VM 95505
Please respond on form or directly to me.

Thanks in advance.

Linda Canto

Re: Help needed to ascertain Blumberg family variant first names #names

Sherri Bobish


Is Feitelberg Brina's maiden or married name?

Approximate year of birth?  Town or region of birth?

Did she emigrate?

This info will help people advise you on your search.


Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)

Re: Looking for pre-1700 records DE LA PARRA - family #sephardic

Sherri Bobish


Looks like good research tips at:
"Records at the Family History Library

The birth, marriage and death records of the Portuguese and German Jewish Congregations are available on microfilm through the Family History Library. Many of these records are three generational as the mother's father's name is given.

Authors Aviva Ben-Ur and Rachel Frankel, have compiled the epitaphs from the headstones of the Jewish people, in theor book Remnant Stones; The Jewish Cemeteries of Suriname."

The records of many Jews of Suriname have now been indexed and added to the Knowles Collection. These records are linked as families and available free of charged to be searched. Records are constantly added. "

Also, if you Google the words Jews Suriname you will find many websites discussing the history.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)

ViewMate Translation Requests - French #translation

Elynn Boss

I've posted 4 records in French for which I need a translations, please. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Elynn Boss
Frisco, Texas, United States
Searching: Abrahams (New York); Gichtin/Gechtin/Gertin (Buffalo, New York and Canada); Dreishpoon/Dreyshpun (New York, Russia, France), Danovitch/Daynes (New York, Massachusetts, Poland/Russia) and associated branches.

Elynn Boss
Frisco, Texas, United States
Searching: Abrahams (New York); Gichtin/Gechtin/Gertin (Buffalo, New York and Canada); Dreishpoon (New York, Russia, France), Danovitch/Daynes (New York, Massachusetts, Poland/Russia) and associated branches.

Seeking burial information #usa


I’d appreciate suggestions for locating the grave of my second great grandfather Salomon (Shlomo) Feuerman (also spelled Feierman and variations) and his son Herman.  Salomon Feuerman’s Hamburg passenger record – traveling with three children (Sara, my great grandmother, 9; Hermm, 7; and Rosa, 4) – gives a departure 28 May 1884 with arrival in NY 11 June 1884. (The NY record has the children's names as Sarah, Herman, and Rosa.) Salomon was listed as about 53, a workman (arbeiter) from Bohemia. Any trace of Salomon and Herman seems to end once they arrived.  Salomon’s two other children Adolph and Emma followed several years later.  According to my late father, Salomon and his wife Mari (Marjem, Miriam) Waldmann were buried in Brooklyn’s Washington Cemetery.  In fact, I now know Mari never emigrated.  I recently found Mari Waldmann in SubCarpathia Jewish Deaths.  She died 18 April 1899 in Zabrogy, Hungary – now Zabrid, Ukraine, just above Velikyi Bereznyi in Ung megye.  Salomon’s traveling entourage had last resided in Dubka, Hungary, a tiny settlement outside of Zabrogy.  Mari’s death record specifies “Widow. Husband was Salamon Feuerman; family lived in Zabrogy.” Another clue for Salomon may be the 1848 Hungarian census record for Abraham Feirman and wife Frimet Gluck with 8 children, including a Salamon (age matches my Salomon’s passenger record), all born in Zabrogy. I need Salomon’s matzeva to see if his father’s name was Abraham and to be assured of his mother and siblings. I’ve photographed graves for my great grandmother Sarah and her husband Sol (Simon) Blachman at Washington Cemetery as well as Sol’s parents and 2nd great grandparents on another line; for graves of Adolph Feuerman and sister Rosa (Abenstein) at Mt. Judah and sister Emma (Wagner) at Baron Hirsch on Staten Island.  In any case, I know Mt. Judah and Baron Hirsch were established after the period during which I suspect Salomon and Herman died.  Adolph named his eldest son Solomon (born 1902), I would presume for his father although Adolph’s father-in-law was also a Solomon (Wilensky), who last appears in the 1900 census and for whom I’ve found no further information.  Herman must have died by 1903, when Adolph’s son Herman was born. Emma also named a son Herman, born 1906.  I’ve traced Sarah and Sol to NYC when they married (1889), Brooklyn (1894), Bronx (1896), and Bayonne (1900) before they moved permanently to Brooklyn.  If Sarah and Sol took responsibility for the burial of her father and brother, Washington Cemetery still seems likely, but I’m told there is no record of them there. One of the people in the cemetery office has suggested that records when I imagine Salomon died (between 1884 and 1899) and Herman (between 1884 and 1903) “were poorly kept” and that perhaps I should walk around and inspect graves in and around Sarah’s grave to see if I can find the two graves.  I suppose it’s possible that Salomon returned with or without Herman to Hungary, but otherwise I would have to believe there must be a record of his death and burial in New York.  How might I go about looking further?  Lynda Mandlawitz


Re: Seeking a publisher to print my family history #general


I have used Blurb to publish a number of books, including an 8" by 10" hardcover volume on my ancestry.  I was pleased with the quality of both pictures and text.  It is a bit pricey.  The cost for the ancestry book ten years ago was about 55 dollars a copy, and they were only about 160 pages each. Back then, however, you paid by the page.  It may be different now.  I also don't know if Blurb has a size limit.  You may want to divide your work into volumes or possibly reduce the number of pages somehow (maybe smaller size photos?)

Good luck with your publishing.

Lisa Bracco
Researching:  Myszne, Glowacz, Chodakiewicz, Kawkiewicz, Srebrowicz, Kronberg-Poland
Goldhamer, Beder (Bader)-Poland/Ukraine

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