Re: tracing relatives that moved to Israel in 1960 #romania

Israel P

Does the grave say "my dear father" or "our dear father?"

(US) National Archives Digitized Hundreds of World War l-Era Military films #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen

Allied soldiers march through the French town of Lille, 1918. (NARA)


The (US) National Archives and Records Administration 9NARA) has digitized hundreds of old film reels shot between 1914 and 1936. This covers the period before America’s entry into World War l through the interwar years before World War ll. Coverage includes German and allied troops footage. See:

Not all are available online.


The reels range from war footage to dogs being trained to deliver cigarettes to the men in the trenches as well as the those who served everyday lives.


To read more see:



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Szmul vs Szlama #names

Chayim Fried

i saw what other wrote but I must tell you that shmuel or Samuel, would never be misspelled, mistaken or entered as szlama which is shlomo in Hebrew or Yiddish, they are two different names, and do not even sound alike unless he had both names

1918 Flu Death certificate #usa

Gayle Schlissel Riley

On the death certificates for the 1918 flu, what did they label as the cause? My grandmother had a brother who died at that time. I never saw the death certificate, only burial records.
What would they say was the cause, for these deaths?
Abraham Schlissel, Detroit Mich.  EDER and SCHLISSEL was my family in Detroit. Thanks Gayle

tracing relatives that moved to Israel in 1960 #romania

John Hoenig

I’m delighted to say I recently learned my great grandfather’s brother Moses Honig had two children who survived the Holocaust and moved to Israel around 1960. They were originally from the area of Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvar), Transylvania, Romania. I would now dearly love to locate their descendants (if there are any).


My relatives were David Honig and Mali Honig. I found David’s grave. It says David Hoenig was the son of Moshe and Tilah; he died on July 13, 1973 and is buried in Haifa.


I’m not very familiar with research techniques for Israel. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions about how I can learn more.


Many thanks.


John Hoenig

Williamsburg, VA



Aranyosgyeres, Turda, Koloszvar (Cluj-Napoca), Stanislawow, Radautz, Brzezany, Budapest


John M. Hoenig

Professor of Marine Science | Department of Fisheries Science

Virginia Institute of Marine Science | PO Box 1346 (1375 Greate Rd), Gloucester Pt., VA 23062


my webpage:    

pdf's of my papers:

Google Scholar profile:

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Viewmate Translation Request - Russian

Greg Tuckman

Hello group,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need an extraction of data. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

Birth Record of Hersz Lejb TUCHMAN

Death Record of Hersz Lejb TUCHMAN

Death Record of Etla Laja TUCHMAN

Death Record of Judka Blones

Marriage Record of Szmuel Eliasz MALACH and Chaia Sura FRANCBLAU

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona   USA

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

Alexandrovsk pogrom #ukraine


I would like to know if the list of victims of the 1905 Alexandrov pogrom is available. The older brother of my grand mother  Boris Bespalov died in october 1905 he was 24. Regards
Catherine Jurovsky 

Re: Need assistance getting three vital records from Berlin #germany

Joachim Mugdan

Andreas Schwab wrote:


> according to German privacy laws, marriage records are protected for 60 years


Unfortunately, the embargo period for marriage records is 80 years (30 years for death records, 110 years for birth records).


Joachim Mugdan

Basel, Switzerland

JGFF Researcher 5749





Joachim Mugdan

Basel, Switzerland

JGFF Researcher 5749


Re: Need assistance getting three vital records from Berlin #germany

joannegrosman joannegrosman

As you are a maven when it comes to the German civil registry system, I have a question. I tried to research relatives from the 19th century in the Brandenburg area called Neumark, but I can't really figure out where to look or where to address an inquiry. Now this area as you know is Poland.

best regards,
Joanne Grosman
researching Grosman, Garbarski, Altman, Bocian, Kremsdorf

Translaton request (Polish to English) via Viewmate #lithuania


I've posted three vital records in Polish for which I need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses... one or all three, I greatly appreciate any help.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page

Thank you,
S. Kauffman

Zas / Sass - Zasliai & NYC #lithuania


Researching the following.  See for more information (e.g., sources).


1 MOVSHA ZAS b: Abt 1765

+ [unknown spouse]

...2 ZELMAN ZAS b: Abt 1787

      + TSERNA ? b: 1780

......3 VULF ZAS b: 1806 in Žasliai, Kaisiadorys, Lithuania

         + RYVKA KHAYA ? b: 1804

.........4 LEIZER DAVID SASS b: 1842

            + SHEYNA BASHEVA ELLENBOGEN b: 10 Oct 1838 in Vilnius, m: 28 Feb 1861 in Vilnius, Lithuania, d: 24 Dec 1917 in NY, NY

............5 HANNA MARY SASS b: 22 Feb 1862 in Viilnius, Lithuania, d: 25 Aug 1937 in NY, NY

            + MORDECAI SIMON KAUFFMAN b: 25 May 1855 in Kaunas, Kauno, Lithuania; Kowno, m: 16 Mar 1879 in NY, NY , d: 18 Apr 1904 in NY, NY

............5 Rose Sarah SASS b: 29 Dec 1863 in Russia, d: 18 May 1924 in NY, NY

            + Marks Simon HARRIS b: Abt 1863, m: 26 Feb 1882 in NY, NY

............5 Samuel SASS b: Apr 1870 in Russia-Poland, d: 08 Jul 1927 in NY, NY

               + Adeline Alberta GREEN b: 1872 in NY, NY, m: 20 Mar 1900 in NY, NY , d: 17 Oct 1951 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY

               + Louis LIVINGSTON b: 1865 in Germany, m: 19 Mar 1893 in NY, NY, d: 04 Apr 1924 in NY, NY

............5 Katie SASS b: 1874 in NY, NY d: Abt 10 Aug 1958 in NY, NY

............5 Avraam Zelman SASS b: 15 Apr 1866 in Gelvonai, Sirvintos, Lithuania, d: 10 Jun 1867 in Vilnius, Lithuania

.........4 Sorka ZAS b: 1828

.........4 Erukhim Yudel ZAS b: 08 Aug 1843 in Vilnius,  Lithuania

......3 Iudel ZAS b: 1812, d: 1845

         + Shyra ? b: 1810

......3 Peisakh Eliash ZAS b: 1800 in Žasliai, Kaisiadorys, Lithuania, d: 1819


In addition, it is very likely Mas SASS is related but do not know how:


1 Walter SASS b: Abt 1835

   + Fanny BRODY b: Abt 1835

...2 Max SASS b: 10 May 1865 in Russia, d: 21 Mar 1937 in Manhattan, NY, NY

      + Theresa RUBENSTEIN b: 24 Dec 1864 in Russia, m: 15 Jan 1890 in NY, NY , d: 17 Nov 1923 in Bronx, Bronx County, NY

......3 Lillie SASS b: 19 Oct 1890 in Manhattan, NY, NY , d: 22 Nov 1964 in NY, NY

         + David Joseph LIPPMAN b: 05 Apr 1880 in Russia, m: 18 Jun 1916 in NY, NY , d: 20 Jul 1956 in NY, NY

.........4 Theresa LIPPMAN b: 1927 in NY, d: 20 Nov 1964

             + Gilbert P. CUTLER b: Abt 1927, m: 01 Jan 1949

......3 Walter SASS b: Abt 1897 in NY

         + Gertrude PUTH m: 18 Nov 1919 in NY City, NY

......3 Celia SASS b: 18 Jul 1892 in Manhattan, NY, NY

         + Herman H. RUBIN b: Abt 1890 in NY, m: 16 Mar 1920 in NY, NY , d: 21 Jul 1962 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts

.........4 Blanche RUBIN b: Abt 1920 in NY

.........4 David RUBIN b: Abt 1926 in NY

......3 Jessie SASS b: 28 Mar 1894 in NY, NY , d: 30 Apr 1975 in Woodmere, Nassau County, NY

         + Samuel Herman BERLIN b: 21 Apr 1890 in Poland, m: 24 Oct 1926 in NY, NY, d: 15 Dec 1960 in NY, NY

.........4 Arnold BERLIN b: 17 May 1928 in NY

......3 Walter SASS b: 14 Jul 1896 in NY, NY , d: 06 Nov 1964 in Manhattan, NY County (Manhattan), NY

......3 Edward SASS b: 18 Dec 1898 in NY, NY, d: 08 Nov 1974 in Miami, Dade, FL

         + Lillian FINE b: Abt 1900, m: 16 Jun 1929 in NY, NY

......3 Milton SASS b: 27 Aug 1904 in New York, New York, USA, d: Feb 1987 in NY, NY

         + Juliette LEVY b: 27 Jan 1909 in New York, m: 24 May 1931 in NY, NY, d: 17 Sep 1992 in NY, NY

.........4 Marion T. SASS b: 19 Apr 1935 in NY

            + Charles WEINSTOCK m: Abt 1959

.........4 Ellen SASS b: Abt 1933 in NY

            + ? EVANS b: Abt 1930


Any info is welcome. 

S. Kauffman



ViewMate - Russian to English #translation

charles goldenzon

Dear JGenners, 

I would appreciate help with the extraction of the below vital records. 


Charles Goldenzon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ask The MyHeritage Expert - How To Colorize Photos

Daniel Horowitz

This Tuesday, March 24 @ 3pm EST "Ask The Expert - How To Colorize Photos" 30 min to learn how to make the most of MyHeritage new feature that automatically colorizes your black and white #family #photos #genealogy #ancestors  REGISTER NOW

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Daniel Horowitz

ViewMate translation: 78823: Gravestone: Hebrew to English

Denise Azbill <Famaz1@...>

I've posted a vital record in Hebrew 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!

Denise Azbill

ViewMate: Image 78823, Gravestone: Hebrew to English Translation


I've posted a vital record in Hebrew 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.

This gravestone is in Abaujszanto, Hungary.

Denise Azbill

#germany - Decipher hand written word in German script #germany

Richard Oppenheimer

Hello Friends,
One of the benefits of the corona virus  is providing us extra time to review old documents while staying home. I have my grandparents Marriage Registration Certificate from Augsburg Germany dated 1918.
Apparently a child of the bride was illegitimate, my father. But there is one word I can not decipher. Hopefully one our geniuses can help me here. I have included a photo and attached it as a file as well. The word I can not read is on the lower right hand side. It is followed by  "am 27.8.18 " on 27 August 1918.
Thanks for your help.

Richard Oppenheimer

Re: Need assistance getting three vital records from Berlin #germany

Andreas Schwab

The Düppel Center, also know as the Schlachtensee displaced persons camp, was located at Potsdamer Chaussee 87 in Berlin near the Schlachtensee lake, within the Steglitz-Zehlendorf borough of Berlin. The marriage and birth registers of the years you are looking for have not yet been transferred to the Berlin State Archives and should still be at the Steglitz-Zehlendorf civil registration office (Standesamt).

At the website of the Steglitz-Zehlendorf borough it is stated that only direct descendants have access to the records. However, according to German privacy laws, marriage records are protected for 60 years, so you should be able to obtain the marriage records. I would first contact the civil registration office at standesamt@... . The birth record is still under privacy protection.

Need help connecting family from Ostrog Russia

Rachelle Litt

Matriarch is Elke (Annie) RUBENSTEN(RUVENSTEN) with daughter Dwogre, and her children Wolf, and Josel. Would like to find marriage info on Elke and Dwogre in Ostrog. . She arrived in Phila in 1910 on USS Merion from Liverpool.Family lore has it that Dwogre also married a RUBENSTEIN so her name never really changed in the US.  Also that she was married twice and her second husband Abraham took her name RUBENSTEIN and was really a SHUSTERMAN.  Would like confirmation of this. Trying to connect them with a Phillip (Fivel) WESNEFSKY  also from Ostrog. It appears Philip came over as Jacob WISNEWFSKY. His son is Maurice Jacob WISNEFSKY(NEFF)  Dwogre became Dora in US and had a son Philip named for the above. This is a brick wall for me. Thanks to anyone who can help. Connect directly at rlittrph@...
Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Re: Szmul vs Szlama #names

Shelley Mitchell

As I have family who are both, my Shmul translates to Samuel and my Szloma/Szlomo translates to Simon. As a bonus, my Zalman translates to Solomon. But I have no idea if this is common.

Shelley Mitchell
Shelley Mitchell 

New Databases on IGRA’s Website #israel

Elena Bazes

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new databases on its website. There are over 1,500,000 listings available in our databases. With each release we provide a variety of records to our collection.


A preview of the databases is available at


Beit Hameiri, Safed, Card Catalog     109 Listings


Rosh Pina Census 1886     198 Listings


Deportation 1914-1917       81 Listings


Residents of Tel Aviv 1918-1920     4,390 Listings


Settlers and Founders   Pardes Hanna     669 Listings


Students of Alliance, Morocco, Fes and Demante  1917-1964     3,292 Listings


Medals, Awards, Star Decorations to British Soldiers  1939/1943   Palestine      135 Listings


Immigrants   1940         5,335 Listings


World Zionist Congress Delegates   1961     2,256 Listings



Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:


Please note, the IGRA databases are now searchable to all registrants. The search results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist due to requests of the specific archives.



To view the databases, go to the database tab on the website.

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair

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