Re: Johann Ludwig Geldmacher #germany

Robert Weinberg <weinberg@...>

Dear Dennis, My grandfather, with whom I grew up, was from Wolfhagen as were his ancestors for the previous century.  There was a history of the Jews in W. (chapter in a history book of W.) and I'm almost positive that, among the lists of Jews in W., there was no Geldmacher, an unusual name to be sure.  I would also opine that J.L. Geldmacher was not a Jew, since the name "Johann" was never ever used by Jews in Germany, even in more modern times,; Ludwig was used in more modern times by Jews but never in 18th century W. by the Jews, who were religiously very very conservative and used at the time given names that were essential exclusively biblical or post-biblical Jewish  (Hebrew or Judeo-German) names. I fear that this website will not be of much use to you. Perhaps some Googling using the Wolfhagen term will turn something up, e.g., church baptismal records.   Good luck and best wishes, Bob Weinberg, Brookline MA

Translation request - Polish or Russian #translation

Ronen Laufer

I've posted a vital record in Polish or Russian (not sure) 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,
Ronen Laufer

Re: Advice on finding record for a Siegburg marriage in a cathedral? #germany

W. Fritzsche

Dear Michael,
in addition to what Andreas Schwab wrote: In Germany, church records are also available, mostly in the local parishes and/or in the higher-level church record archive.
Wolfgang Fritzsche, prof. genealogist, Germany, near to Mainz/Wiesbaden

Re: UK registration of Jewish births #unitedkingdom


Further to Harvey's suggestions, it maybe worthwhile to explore variations of Sapiere.  Freebmd ( has a very good free search of English birth indexes with very flexible wild card options.  For these early births, Freebmd does not give mother's maiden name but you can feed the information into the General Register Office (GRO) birth record search ( which does give mother's maiden name.  If you find a birth record on GRO you can order a pdf copy (for a fee).

The following births look promising Harris SAPIERE 1884 Leeds, Betsey SAPIERE 1886 Huddersfield, Jacob Wolf SAPPERI 1890 Leeds, Leah SAPPERI 1892 Leeds, Rachel SAPERIA 1894 Leeds.

I believe I have also found the family on Ancestry in the 1891 census under the name Saperia (transcribed by Ancestry as Saperid)
Marsha Rosenberg London UK

Viewmate #97815 - translation (? Polish) #translation

Robert Fraser

This is an inscription on the back of a family photo. I don't know the language; it may be Polish. The date is probably early 1900s. If it helps, the man was a bandsman in the Russian army.

A translation would be greatly appreciated.


Please respond via Viewmate application


Gina Fraser
Perth, Western Australia

Viewmate Translations from Cyrillic Russian requested - WAGNER (ZYLBERBERG) families #poland #translation


I posted 5 images on ViewMate for my WAGNER (Zylberberg) family from South-East Poland (Lublin/Zamosc).

The images are at :

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Tamar AMIT

JGS Great Britain Specialist Talk – “Digitising Your Archives” by Harry Sassoon #events #general

Peter Heilbrunn

JGS Great Britain  Specialist Talk – Sun Mar 27th 2022 2pm – “Digitising Your Archives” by Harry Sassoon

Our next Sunday meeting in the JGSGB Virtual Meeting Programme is a specialist talk on a digital theme by Zoom.
• Date: Sunday March 27th 2021
• Time: 14:00 London; 09:00 New York; 16:00 Jerusalem; 15:00 Switzerland
• Title: "Digitising Your Archives"
• Speaker: Harry Sassoon
• Description: Harry will be speaking on the importance of digitising your archives, including topics such as sharing, security and the age-old question - where do I begin?
In this discussion, we will be talking about different forms of archives, such as documents, photos, tapes and more, the processes for digitising and organising them, best practices as well as how to keep everything safe and future-proof.

About Harry Sassoon
Harry Sassoon lives in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, is 28 years old; a cyber security professional, co-founder of The Scannery and a self proclaimed advanced amateur genealogist since 2016.
After the talk, there will be an opportunity for Q& A on the talk.

The invitation for non-members to register is  The fee is £5
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Peter Heilbrunn
Amersham, England

Re: relocation in the North Pale in the late 19th century #belarus #lithuania

Yehuda Berman

My father was born in Tomashpol, Ukraine in 1885 but when he was 3 years old his parents moved 200 kilometers away to Kishinev, Bessarabia, presumably by train, in what is now Moldava. He was saved in the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom because he spent that Pesach with his paternal grandparents in Tomashpol.
Yehuda Berman

Re: Yiddish inscription #translation

Odeda Zlotnick

The link to "member admin" only leads each of us their own submitted images.
The correct link to your image will contain its ViewMate number near the end - you will have it after you submission is accepted. (The link you posted is for a pending submussion).

Try posting again for Wednesday (or Thursday, depending on where you live) when ViewMate updates again.
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

Viewmate Translation request - Russian Cyrillic cursive #translation

Joel Hayflick

I've posted a vital record in Russian Cyrillic 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.
Joel Hayflick

Viewdata translation request - Yiddish cursive #translation

Joel Hayflick

I've posted a vital record in Yiddish 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.
Joel Hayflick

Re KANTER(MAN) of SPIKOV, FREIZON of BROSLIV, Ukraine #ukraine


Hi Lora

My great grandmother was also Kanterman from Zhashkov, north of Uman. Have you done a DNA test and would like to compare? Please contact me privately.

Shosh Eizenshtein, Toronto

Re: Cohen/Feldmans in Washington, D.C. #lithuania #usa


Here are the various names -- there are a lot of them!

First Generation

Bruno (Borukh) Cohen, Bessie (Batsheba) Cohen Feldman, Meyer Cohen, Ida Cohen Feldman, Sarah Cohen Feldman, Fannie Cohen Cohen, Nathan Cohen, Moses Cohen (last two spent time in Norfolk, VA)

Second Generation

Ida Cohen Churgin, Mary Feldman, Abraham Feldman, Herman Feldman, Tessie Feldman Jaffe, Rose Feldman, Rebecca Feldman, Faye Feldman, Isadore (one in D.C., one in Norfolk), Herman Feldman, Mary Feldman Porter,  Bertha Cohen Warren, Cecelia Cohen Ritner, BEssie Cohen Schenofsky,  Mary Cohen Scheer,

Lynn Dumenil

ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

Wendy Newman

Hi Genners,
I have posted a birth record in Polish and I am looking for a translation.  It is on ViewMate at the following address:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Wendy Newman

Viewmate Translation Request - Russian and one in Polish #translation

Susan Weinberg

I would greatly appreciate any translation assistance that anyone can offer for some interrelated vital records in Russian and Polish.  They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:



Please respond via the form on the ViewMate image page. Thank you very much!



Susan Weinberg



Susan Weinberg
Edina, Minnesota

Radom, Poland- Rubensztajn, Bekierman, Wajnberg
Kamenetz-Podolsk - Kishlansky, Schiecher, Wasserman
Dunilovichi - Raichel, Sher, Gold

Johann Ludwig Geldmacher #germany


My ancestor is Johann Ludwig Geldmacher. He was born in Wolfhagen, Germany about 1750. I am looking for his ancestors. Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Dennis Lacefield

Yiddish inscription #translation

Ellen Caplan

I would appreciate help reading the inscription written on the back of a photo of my great grandfather to his daughter, Bluma Nechama, perhaps on the occasion of her departure for Montreal.
Many thanks.

Ellen Caplan
Ottawa, Canada
Researching: EISENBERG, NAGLER, GINIGER, KLINGER: Mielnica, Ustye Biscupie, & Zalescie, Galicia; BREGER, LIEBMAN: Gomel & area, Belarus; PARADISGARTEN,  SOLOMON: Tukums & Mitau, Latvia; Estonia

Obtaining Name Change Records #usa

Linda Higgins

Does anyone know if it's possible to find name change records for Cook County, Il?

Linda Gordon Higgins
Spring, TX

ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation


I've posted a vital death record in Polish for which I would greatly appreciate 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.

Paul Moverman
Milford, NH USA

Hyman GOLDING #ukraine

rv Kaplan

Looking for any information about a Golding family who were listed in
the Gorbals immigrant area of Glasgow in the 1911 Census.

The widow Ethel Golding was 56 and born in Odessa, Ukraine. Perhaps
her original name was Goldinger?

Ethel had given birth to 8 children, of which only 4 were still
living. Only 1 of the children was living with her in 1911 - 23 year
old Hyman Golding, also born in Odessa and a wood carver.

Hyman had left Glasgow and was living in London by 1914.

Does anyone have any knowledge of what became of Hyman and his mother Ethel?


Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

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