ViewMate Translation Request - German #galicia #translation

Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot

Could you please translate the marriage record of Moritz GOLDENTHAL and Chana LUFSCHÜTZ, including the remarks?

There are two pages. Page 1 is at the ViewMate following address :

Many thanks in advance,


ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia #translation

Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot

Could you please translate record No. 21 of the death of Leib LUFSCHÜTZ?

It is on ViewMate at the following address :

Many thanks in advance.


ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia #translation

Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot

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.


Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot


Translation service for three Grodno records #poland #translation


Would someone be willing to contact me to translate three JRI birth records from Trzcianne?
A better understanding of the Polish (vs. the JRI transcript) would help to see if the records pertain to a certain family. I can offer a small stipend through Venmo. 

Thank you, 
Theresa Koenigsknecht 

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ViewMate Translation Request -- French #translation #france


Attached below is a link to the birth record of my 2x great grandfather, Bernard Meyer. I believe that the surname of both of his parents was "Meyer." I would appreciate a translation from the French.
Many thanks,

Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Miriam Pinkas

I attended several Habonim camps in the 1950s and early 1960s.  I was a camper at Habonim camp kinneret in Michigan and a junior counselor at Midwest Camp Habonim.  I was a counselor at both Habonim Camp Moshava in Maryland and Habonim Camp Galil in Pennsylvania.  I have some wonderful memories and I met some wonderful people.  Many years later, at different stages of my life, and in different parts of the world,
I have met some of them.  There was a connection as we recalled different adventures.

Miriam Pinkas

On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 8:40 PM Adar Belinkoff <adarbelinkoff@...> wrote:
I attended (and was a madrich) at Habonim Camp Kvutza in Southern California in the 1940s.  My daughters also attended Habonim camps in the 1960s.  It was a life-changing experience.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA

Re: Genealogy software? #general


I never fail to be staggered by the arrogance and naivety of these things. No doubt all those people will love having their ancestors baptised, and being placed at risk of being killed (without consent). 

Upload away. 

Aubrey Blumzon

Orange County California JGS Meeting Sunday May 22nd 10:00 am with Ken Bravo #jgs-iajgs #announcements

Michelle Sandler

The next meeting of the Orange County California Jewish Genealogy
Society is Sunday at 10:00 am on Zoom. The speaker will be Ken Bravo
speaking on Finding Frieda. Ken is the former President of the IAJGS.

Finding the first cousin of one’s mother can be exciting enough, but
it takes on a whole new dimension when the very existence of that
person is unknown. Ken will tell the amazing story of how he
discovered and tracked down his mother's first cousin, whose family
had lost contact with the rest of the family during WW II and was
unable to reestablish contact during the Soviet period due to the Iron
Even after she emigrated to the US with her family, Frieda despaired
of ever meeting her once tight-knit extended family. This is a story
of genealogical detective work, serendipity, and, of course, a happy
Frieda is also my late mother-in-law Gloria Cohen Altman's first
cousin. Ken Bravo and my husband Bob Altman are 2nd cousins.
Register in advance for the virtual meeting by clicking this link:
Free for members and $5 for non members which can be payable on our

Michelle Sandler MLS
President OCJGS
VP Programming OCJGS
Librarian OCJGS
Publicity Helper OCJGS
Head of Libraries IAJGS

Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa


I mentioned my Jewish camp experience above, but I forgot to include that my sons, born in the late 60s and early 70s, attended Blue Star in Hendersonville, NC.  As they, like I, were the only Jewish children in their school, this provided very important exposure to Jewish rituals, customs and other Jewish children. Later, my younger son decided he preferred to attend a camp for gifted children in Greensboro, NC.  I am so grateful I could send them to camp, not only for all they enjoyed, but because I knew they were safe while I worked each summer. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Cindy Taylor

Unlike many others, I REALLY loved summer camp (s).  The JCC of Portland, Maine still has a day camp in Windham, Maine.  I started there in 1950 and then moved on the overnight camp at Naomi in Raymond, Maine.  I ended my camp days and career as a counselor at Camp Tel Noar in Hampstead, New Hampshire.  
Cindy Potter Taylor

Re: Genealogy software? #general

Marjorie Geiser


It definitely is a good idea to put your tree somewhere other than just on Ancestry. First, one day you may not want to continue your subscription. Second, if something to happen to you, how would your family be able to get your tree???

I also use FTM, which syncs with both Ancestry and FamilySearch. And make sure you regularly download a copy of that gedcom file onto your computer, as a separate process. Any time I make changes to a tree, I download a new gedcom file onto my hard drive.

However, I do also want to encourage you to download all your documents (birth, marriage, death certs, ship manifests, naturalization papers, passports, etc, etc, etc) onto your computer or external hard drive. And then create a consistent naming system, so when you're looking for, say, Isaac LEVINE's ship manifest, you can quickly and easily do so, which might look like this: LEVINE_Isaac - 1903 Ship Manifest.
For instance, I have a separate folder for each SURNAME. Then, within that SURNAME folder, I have various sub-folders, such as Immigration, Birth, Death, Gravestone photos, Photographs, etc, etc.

This is part of what we teach people in our JewishGen Virtual Conversations who want to learn (or improve) genealogy organization and planning.

Margie Geiser
Arizona, USA


Poland Business Directory 1929 #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta

Tried to log into the 1929 Directory with no success. Any idea what is the situation there?


Jacob Rosen


Re: Genealogy software? #general


I use GRAMPS , which is free and open source
Yaacov Kleinman

Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa


Worked at Lerman Day Camp in Westwood, MA in the 60's  & Camp Kingswood, Bridgton, ME. in '68

Deborah A. Stone 
San Diego, CA

Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Susan J. Gordon

For some of us (including me) in the late '40's and 1950's, camp was the only place I was exposed to Judaism. Sure, I knew I was Jewish, and my grandmother cooked Jewish dishes, but our home was not kosher, and my brother and I did not attend Sunday school or ever go to a synagogue except for 3 cousins' Bar Mitzvahs. 

At Camp Rhoda in West Copake NY I learned and sang Hebrew songs such as "Ain't Kelo-Hay-nu" (my pronunciation :-), "Adon Alom," and others that I can't recall right now. My brother went to Camp Barrington, the boys' camp. The camp owners - Abe "Porky" & Ella Porchenik, and Gus & Ruth de Lemos - were from Mount Vernon NY; the men were law partners most of the year, but took time off  to run the camps in the summers. On Saturday mornings, there was a brief service outdoors, and "Aunt" Ruth told Bible stories. Every winter, the owners would host a reunion for all campers in the ballroom of a midtown hotel. Many (many) years later, I still have my best friend whom I met at camp, when we were 7 years old.

Susan J Gordon
New York
LEMPERT - Skalat, Lvov, Czernowitz/Chernivitsi

PS: Myra F's comments about "no milk" explains why we drank sugary Kool-aid-kind of drinks at many meals.

Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Myra Fournier

I've been SO enjoying reading all these stories.
Thanks to those CYJ (Amherst, NH) folks who contacted me. Would love to hear from others.
Apropos of the topic, just saw this article in JewishBoston.
Some of us could have used this advice more than half a century ago (YIKES!)

Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA

Re: JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. embassy registration lists, Moscow/Warsaw, 1930s #general



I am also interested in seeing this list if possible.
I am searching for family members who moved to the US, New York City. I am not sure when they did it. But they tried contacting family back in Moscow via Moscow Embassy sometime before 1970.
 I would appreciate any ideas how to find them. I only know names they contacted in Moscow.
Thanks very much for your help,
 Kate Verner


Surname-Evolution Might be of interest! #names


More research into how we got our Surnames!

Good Luck to all

Ilan Leibowitz
Kibbutz Afikim

Jewish Summer Camps #usa

Susan Sorkenn

Although it wasn’t billed as a Jewish camp, I was a CIT and counselor at Crane Lake Camp in West Stockbridge, MA., owned and run by the Ulanoff family. We had Friday night services. Ironically, the Reform movement purchased the camp, and it’s still thriving. I discovered that the chairman of my high school English department had worked there, as well, so it has a long history. Wonderful few years, enjoying the cultural opportunities of Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow and making great friends. My sister was a camper there.

Susan Kurtin Sorkenn

Re: Genealogy software? #general

tony allan

Hi  I have used Legacy for the past 8/10 years and found it holds everything you need. The version I have is the free software but you can add additional data at a small charge. I uploaded my Gedcom file and have used My Heritage and Ancestry to upload on to their website plus you don't have to worry about other people changing your tree information as my Legacy programme cannot be altered by anybody else as it's on your computer/laptop and is therefore a master copy.
Tony Allan

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