ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation


I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address
It is an entry from a town population register.  I believe the surname to be Wagenheim listing the head of household and family.
I would appreciate a complete translation.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Norm Katz

Viewmate Translation Request Russian #subcarpathia #translation


Please could someone translate the death certificate I've posted on Viewmate.
This may be my great-great-great grandfather. There are two candidates for that position so 
all dates, names, age and places included would be very helpful.
The image is on Viewmate at the following address:

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

Many thanks!
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK

Viewmate Translation Request Russian #translation


Please could someone translate the birth certificate I've posted on Viewmate.
I think it's of my great-great uncle and I'm hoping that the dates, places, ages and names will help me determine
which of two candidates is my great-great-great grandfather.
It is on Viewmate at the following address:

Please reply via the form on the Viewmate image page.
Many thanks!
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK

Viewmate Translation Request Polish #translation


If possible please could someone translate the marriage certificate that I've posted a  on Viewmate.
I think it's my grandfather's maternal parents' marriage certificate.I'm particularly interested in all the dates, places, ages and names.
The link is

Please respond via the form on the Viewmate image page.

Many thanks!
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK

Subj: ViewMate transcribe request - German #austria-czech #translation

Israel Guttman

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need help in transcribing. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Israel Guttman

Re: Terkel or Terkiel? Help with two matzevos #poland

Odeda Zlotnick

The "e"in Yiddish is the equivanlet of both "e" 's in the word "equivanlent".  In Hebrew it's a consonant.  In Yiddish, a vowel.
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Re: Looking for dads side #usa

rv Kaplan

Len Weinstein,


I just recently found out my Weinstein side is from Kiev- or so I hope. My grandfather, Sam( Schmuel ) Weinstein and his brother Max ( Mendel ) I’m not sure about other siblings but pretty sure there were at least two others. Their Patents as far as I know were Kuppel Weinstein and Leah Ludmer. I can’t seem to find anything about them other than Max came to America first in about the 1910,s and I think Sam came here in around 1924 but he came thru Providence, Max came thru Ellis Island. 

Have you looked at censuses, births/marriages/deaths? Anyone naturalised? - JewishGen's Family Tree of the Jewish People, My Heritage, Ancestry, Geni?

One problem is that Weinstein can be spelt in different ways,  mis-spelt, changed to Winestone, or even Stone.  It's a challenge!

Good luck,

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Translation Hebrew Minsker Old Men's Benevolent Society #translation

michele shari

There are names on the columns. Most probably the founders. There is also a Young Minsker Friends Society in Mount Hebron in Queens, NY. My family is buried in that sections. They all came from Minsk, many are related and knew each other. Many groups formed burial societies and bought a section in a cemetery and sold plots to their members. 
Are you looking for a specific name?
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL
Researching Farkas, Izsak, Weiszhauz, Tauszig from Hungary, Romania and Transylvania
And Kaufman, Horowitz, and Potashnik from Minsk and Bronx, NY

Can you help translate Hebrew on Gravestone? #translation


This is my first post on the discussion board!  Happy to be here!  Could someone please help translate my great-grandmother's gravestone?  I am looking for clues!  Thank you SO much!

Tracy Grigoriades

Upcoming JewishGen Webinar: Learn How to Make Sense of Your Ashkenazi Jewish DNA Results #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

The entire JewishGen community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:

Topic: No, You Don't Really Have 7,900 Fourth Cousins: Learn How to Make Sense of Your Ashkenazi Jewish DNA Results
Speakers: Jennifer Mendelsohn 
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Join us for an “everything you need to know” session about utilizing DNA Testing for your Jewish genealogical research. Includes an overview of how testing works, why there are so many potential relative matches (endogamy), techniques for sifting through data, real-word case studies, and advice for working effectively with DNA to expand your family trees.

Registration is free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register nowAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.

MyHeritage Offers Free Access to US City Directories December 2-7, 2021 #usa #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


MyHeritage is offering free access to U.S. City Directories December 2-7, 2021.  City directories contain an alphabetical list of adult residents and heads of household, often with their spouse, with addresses and occupations and additional information.

Go to:

You are required to register with name, email address and password.  No credit card information is requested.


The collection contains over 581 million records in 26,000 public U.S. City directories published between 1860 and 1960.  Typically they include names, names of spouses, addresses, occupations, and workplaces, which makes them a rich source of information about family members in the United States.

This collection will be updated soon to include pre-1860 directories as well as a large and unique set of directories published after 1960.


To read the blog post see:


I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the readers.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



Sečovce Kehilalinks site now live #slovakia #announcements

Judy Petersen

Hello all,
     My Sečovce (Slovakia) Kehilalinks site is now live!  I invite you to visit it at
     Thank you to all the contributors who shared their family stories.  Special thanks to JewishGen volunteer RIchie Baum who organized and created the site for me and to Peter Sklencar who shared information and photographs from his book "Forgotten Sečovce".
     If you have family from Sečovce it's not too late to add your family's story to the site!  

             Judy Petersen

Researching: WEISS, UNGERLEIDER, BIRNBAUM from Sečovce

Shalom Uganda #announcements

Jgsgm President

Dear Fellow Researchers, 

You are invited to join us Sunday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Paulette Bronstein


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami

The following event is done in collaboration with

Temple Beth Am Library’s Sunday Salon

December 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

We are pleased to announce our cooperation between the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami, Sunday Salon at Temple Beth Am and the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

Shalom Uganda


Robert Jacobvitz, who serves on the Advisory Board of the Sousa Mendez Foundation and is the recipient the Aristides de Sousa Mendes Humanitarian Medal from the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, brings us this fascinating author, Janice Masur.

Janice Masur grew up in a tiny, remote European Jewish community in Kampala, Uganda, under British Imperial rule, with no rabbi or Jewish infrastructure. And yet, this community of only twenty-three families formed a cohesive group that celebrated all Jewish festivals together and upheld their Jewish identity. Sadly, while Kampala Jewry made every effort to survive, it eventually failed and withered under the hot African sun. In Shalom Uganda: A Jewish Community on the Equator, Masur tells her story of living in this little-known Ashkenazi Jewish community from 1949 to 1961. Because so many Jewish communities were obliterated in the last century, she documents, remembers, and preserves Kampala European Jewry with all the respect that it deserves. Janice Masur lectures in London, England, Toronto and Seattle, Windhoek, Namibia and Vancouver. She delights in sharing the historical stories of her Jewish community.

Click to register & get your link

Metric books of Moscow Synagogue online! #russia


Some days ago the Moscow state arhcive (CGA of Moscow)  posted on its website the metric books of Moscow Synagogue from 1870 to 1918 (births, marriages, deaths and divorces). That are colour scan files.
Moscow vital record were оnly in Russian (no in Hebrew)

Link to metric books (1 means the number, for example from 1 to 46, 1 is birth records of 1870)

If you know the date and year it is simple to find the record.

The year | Numbers of births folder
1870    1
1871    1
1872    1
1873    1, 2 or and so on
1874    1
1875    1, 5
1876    1
1877    7, 31
1878    31
1879    31
1880    31
1881    31
1882    32, 34
1883    34
1884    32, 34
1885    32
1886    32
1887    15, 35
1888    17, 35
1889    35
1890    19, 37
1891    37
1892    37
1893    37
1894    37
1895    37
1896    37
1897    22, 33
1898    33
1899    33
1900    33
1901    33
1902    33
1903    33
1904    33
1905    40
1906    40
1907    40
1908    40, 34
1909    40, 34
1910    43
1911    43
1912    43
1913    43
1914    43
1915    43
1916    44
1917    44
1918    44

I will place the index of surnames in English and Russian soon. Or you can write me to mail.

Sincerely, Yelena Volk

Re: Translating Hebrew on Gravestone - Hoping to find Hebrew Names #translation

Laufer, Shmuel

Max Hoffman:
Meir Aron son of Ber Abraham Halevi
20 Heshban 5714 (October 29 1953)

Anna Hoffman:
Chana Sara daughter of Izjak Meir
21 Tevet 5754

Shmuel Laufer

Re: Brick wall finding my Great Aunt's descendents Rose Schwed Roth #hungary #usa


On, there’s an Irving Henry Roth, son of Eugene and Rose Roth. His sister is named Ethel. But Ethel has a daughter whose birthname is Sharon Lee Witt and is married to a Horodner. So maybe your Sharon Lee is off by a generation. And Sharon’s son Matthew Horodner is the Geni member who entered these names. So you can write to him if you join Geni. Sounds like he might be your cousin.

Susan Graber Slusky
Highland Park, NJ

Terkel or Terkiel? Help with two matzevos #poland

Bob Silverstein

I am working on the Terkel family from Krynki, Poland.  The American branch spells it Terkel while the Uruguayan one uses Terkiel.  In the attached matzevos, you see the two spellings.  Are they both right or what?  Are they both pronounced the same so the extra i or ayin is silent?  Can anyone look these up in Beider?  I would like to see what he has.

This is the family of Studs Terkel.

Thanks for the help.
Bob Silverstein
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).

Re: Another facial identification question #photographs


If the boy on the left is a mature-looking 13-year-old and the one on the right is a baby-faced 26-year-old then I'm the queen of Romania. (P. S. I am not.)
So Bruce I agree, either the fourteen-year gap is wrong or this is not them.

Robert Roth
Kingston, NY

Re: Another facial identification question #photographs


I'd suggest tracking down the photography studio to see what you can find out about G. Grossman and the time period in which he was active.  

I checked Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers, but the only Grossman listed there had the first name Herman.  The New York Public Library also has a Photographers' Identities Catalog, which you can read about here.  Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, I can't get the URL for the catalog itself to work.   


Another alternative would be to find G. Grossman in NYC in Census records.


Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY


Re: Translating Hebrew on Gravestone - Hoping to find Hebrew Names #translation


Good morning,



Me’ir A’haron

Son of Ber Avraham Ha’Levi



Hannah Sarah

Daughter of Yitzhak Me’ir

Happy Hannukah,
Malka Chosnek




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