ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland #translation

Avi Bitron

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I would appreciate 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 Bitron

Avi Biton

Re: Looking for feedback on Polish tourguide Tomasz Cebulski, #poland


Several years ago I worked with guide/genealogist Tomasz Cebulski, who is based in Cracow, but, will travel anywhere (my husband and I drove with him for 2 days from Crakow to small towns and Lodz) and enthusiastically recommend him.

His website itself (see below), reflects his attention to detail and the scope of his experience and services.  If you read the section on client recommendations, you'll see the type of projects he's handled and the variety customers who rave about him:

Tomasz Cebulski, Ph.D.
licensed guide & tour leader


genealogy researcher

(+48) 513-158-001


Tomasz was a joy to work with. He is smart, sensitive, humorous, VERY knowledgeable about all things related to Jewish genealogy, research, languages, history, Judaism, the Holocaust, etc.  (He has spent time in Israel and the U.S.). 

We used him as a guide/researcher in several towns including my grandmother's shtetl, and the city of Lodz, where we visited archives (and town halls where he was able to charm them into seeing some church records and documents less than 100 years old and). He made an additional trip back to Lodz after our visit to obtain more records, and created a five generation family tree for me. 

Prices will depend on many unknown variables such as where your travel; if researching, how much information you start with, and the kind of records or information you're looking for.  He arranged for accommodations when we were away from Cracow.

When I first contacted him by e-mail and outlined my plans, he was able to itemize and estimate expenses and will surely be able to do that for you (if relevant). If he's unavailable for the dates of your trip, you should still contact him as he has several colleagues at the University in Cracow whom he would recommend.  

I wish you luck with your trip.

Mady Land

New York, NY

HOROWITZ-SOLOVEITCHIK connections #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Interested to know if the rabbinical HOROWITZ family of Novarodok and the SOLOVEITCHIK family are related. The HOROWITZ (spelling ?) family includes Rabbi Yitzchak Simcha  ben Yosef Ber, who was a Rabbi on Hartford, Ct. and his cousin  Teb. Shimon H. who was a schochet in Petach Tikva, Israel.

The two above families are leveiim and the name Yosef Ber may be a hint to a connection.

My interest in this comes from hearing in my childhood that my maternal great grandfather, Mayer ABRAMOWITZ,came to Israel from Novarodok and his son was close to both families in Israel and in Hartford and N.Y. C. In the 1930s.


Yoni Ben - Ari, Jerusalem

ViewMate Translation request - Russian #translation


I've found a marriage certificate I believe relates to the sister of my 2nd great-grandmother, I believe their father was named Kalman. 
Can someone help by identifying the names of the parents of the bride and groom listed in the document?  If the ages are listed, that would be helpful, too. 
The image and on JRI index are posted as a single image on ViewMate at:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much!!
Naomi Kleitman

Researching: Kleitman, Kruger, Nankin
Ryshpan, Salwen, Goodstein, Tepperman/Tepermayster

Re: Margolioth rabbinic dynasty— Galicia #galicia #rabbinic

Dan Rottenberg

On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 05:32 PM, Dan Rottenberg wrote:
Correction to my message above: Drogobycz is 200 km west of Zbaraz, not east.
Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA

Re: looking for information about the Schneerberg family from Pfaffenhoffen France #france

Ralph Baer

I am a member of this family also. I have sent you a private message.

Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC

JGS of Santa Cruz: Researching Eastern European Jewish Surnames with Alexander Beider, PhD. Sunday, July 17, 1pm Pacific Time- #announcements #events #education

Leah Kushner

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

 Speaker: Dr. Alexander Beider, PhD

 Researching Eastern European Jewish Surnames

Sunday July 17, 1pm Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern

Guest RSVP: 

Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests 

Description:   A large majority of Jews of the Russian Empire received their family names only about 200 years ago.  In contrast with many other Ashkenazim, the whole surnaming process was managed internally within Jewish communities, with marginal participation by Christian clerks. The names adopted in the Russian Empire reflect a panorama of Jewish life at the beginning of the 19th century including: languages used and their peculiarities, occupations, given names, and places of settlement.

Some surnames provide information about ancestors who lived well before the 19th century. This is the case of surnames revealing Jewish “castes” (Cohanim, Levites), those belonging to rabbinical dynasties, and those of other migrants from Central Europe, as well as a small group of names of Sephardic origin. Because of the Ashkenazic tradition of naming children after deceased close relatives , certain surnames based on given names (patronymics or matronymics) can provide information linking us to those who lived in the Middle Ages.

Bio: Alexander Beider holds one doctoral degree in applied mathematics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) and another in Jewish Studies (Sorbonne, Paris). He uses onomastics and linguistics as tools to unravel the history of the Jewish people. He has written a series of reference books dealing with the etymology of Ashkenazic and Sephardic surnames and Ashkenazic given names, all published by Avotaynu Inc. (1993-2019). His book “Origins of Yiddish Dialects,” published by Oxford University Press (2015), sheds light on the early stages of the development of Yiddish. Beider was born in Moscow and currently lives in Paris.

Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder.

For more information or membership information membership@...

co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu
Leah Kushner, President SCJGS


Visit our website:

Subscribers:  If you already registered for this event via PayPal, you are on our  RSVP list and will receive the Zoom link the week of the event.  

Viewmate Translations Request Russian #translation


Please could someone translate the following which I've posted:

an inscription that is from a Russian book given to my great grandfather as a prize. 
It's on Viewmate at the following address:

a document that I think is from the Russian army relating to my great grandfather.
It's on Viewmate at the following address:

the word written in pencil on a page from a Russian book which I have posted.
It is on Viewmate at the following address:

Many thanks
Shoshanah Glickman

Re: Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust


Update on my search....

This morning I received records from the Arolsen Archives regarding my great aunt. She survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald
Arrived in Haifa Israel in 1948.

Thank you all for sharing your resources and expertise.

With Gratitude,

Deborah Barany

Re: Hebrew Translation #translation


it seems that the second line could read 
and With her husband, Beila daughter of Dovid, however the word used for "With" - אם is mispelled, should have been with an eiyin, ועם

Shimon Sporn of Beit Shemesh, Israel

Researcher # 57380

Perl, Margolies, Itzkowitz, Lehrer families from Kisvarda, Fenyeslitke, Ustilug,

Leher- Rozenberg families of Hrubieszów Galicia Edmondton, London

Sporn families of Marosorozfalu, Rusii Munti, Saszreghin, Kajla, Besztercze-Naszod

Abraham & Stuhlman families from Pecsetszeg & Kozarvar

IGRA Free All-Day Seminar “Aliyah From Far and Wide - Immigration Impacting Genealogy Research ” #events #poland #israel

Elena Bazes

Join the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) for our upcoming free annual All-Day Seminar, “Aliyah From Far and Wide - Immigration Impacting Genealogy Research”. The all-day virtual event will take place on June 26, 2022 from 10:30 am – 5:10 pm (Israel Time). The morning session will consist of 3 lectures in Hebrew. The afternoon session will consist of 3 lectures in English. See poster below for the list of lectures.


Advance registration is required.


There is one registration for the entire day allowing you to stay with us for the whole day or to come and go with the same link. After registration you will receive your individual entry code which will be sent to you again the day before the event.


Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair



Bouncing emails - Rokiskis, Kupiskis #names

Linda Cantor

Looking for the following members of the Rokiskis or Kupiskis Sigs, whose mail has been bouncing.  Please contact me at lincanfamily@....
Harley Felstein
Ben Rabin
Simon Bergin
Eliahu Abram
Osnat Eitan
dicer@... - don't know who you are
Linda Cantor

Moderator note: As requested, please contact personally via her e-mail

Russian immigrant to Israel- KRASSNER(?)- early 1990s #israel

Jerry Krassner

In 1993 my father was (indirectly) contacted by an Israeli genealogist on behalf of a Russian family who migrated to Israel- maybe in the early 1990s. I now suspect they may have been relatives of mine but I have not been able to pick up the trail. Realizing this is a long shot... does anyone know of a KRASSNER (or similar spelling) family in Israel that arrived from Russia in the early 1990s (maybe late 1980s)? Unfortunately I have no further information on them (hence the long shot!) and the Israeli genealogist no longer has his records from that far back. Thanks for any suggestions- please respond privately (jkrassner@...)
Jerry Krassner

Moderator note: please respond privately as per request

Re: Searching for family in Rishon LeZion #israel

Walla Walla

Her daughter and son-in-law Ethel and Isaac Glazer live in Rishon Lezion. I can find the address and phone number
ruch pinchas

Moderator note: please respond privately. If you do not know how to reply directly to an individual, please see:


Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project link #canada #names


Here is a link to a website that has thousands of names in cemeteries across the province of Saskatchewan. For information purposes there is a Jewish Cemetery at Hirsch. It is now a heritage site and has been for some time. There is some information about the cemetery online. Some Jewish people are buried in community graveyards in small towns located across the province. If someone can find the final resting place of a relative by using this website it is available.

Allan Brycks allanbrycks@... 

help with Hebrew tombstone translation - #translation


Good morning,

Here lies or here is burried (two letter abbreviation on top)

The modest woman


Daughter of reb Zvi Ze’ev


Born 5601

Passed 14 Nisan 5685

May her soul be gathered in eternal life  (last Hebrew line – abbreviation)

Malka Chosnek



Re: Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust


I know that my mother was in Iserlohn, North Rhine, Germany, dp camp but haven't found any lists and would very much be interested to do so. She was raised RC but was actually ethnically Jewish..
I have found the following useful: -lists the  dp camps in Germany  - which shows how Germany was divided into zones 1946    search for repressed persons
arolsen /ITS tracing service
Facebook group  'sons & daughters of displaced Poles from WW11
I hope that this helps.
Noreen Clark (Szczepanski & Mrozowska)

Re: Hebrew Translation #translation


H(ere) L(ies)
the honorable (abbreviated) Gdil son of Michael
and also her (???) spouse Beyla daughter of David
May their souls be bound in the bonds of (everlasting) life (abbreviated)

the man’s name is likely misspelled and the name should be Gdalya, גדלי׳ rather than גדיל. That carelessness might also explain the error in gender on the third line.  
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

looking for information about the Schneerberg family from Pfaffenhoffen France #france




I am the descendent of  Leopold Schneeberger born in Pfaffenhoffen France, in Dec 14th 1856.

He was the son of Raphael Schneeberg born I think in 1823.

Can anyone provide more information about this Schneeberg family ?


Benny Tal



נשלח מ- דואר עבור Windows



Re: Hebrew Translation #translation


The exact wording of the Hebrew is unclear to me.  However what is clear is that this inscription refers to a husband and wife: Gdal son of Micha'el, and Beila daughter of David.
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania

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