Re: Opole Lubelskie Ghetto #holocaust

Moshe Berman

Thanks so much for that! 

I didn’t know that Opole Lubelskie residents were sent to Treblinka. I had heard of Poniatowa before but unsure how to trace people since the official sources have no records. 

I’m looking for clues in my family letters and sometimes they reference other people. (I am wondering if any other letters reference my ggf.) Do you know if any letters or photos survived in your family? (My email is moshebermann+jewishgen@..., if you’d rather not answer that publicly.)

Thanks again,
Moshe Berman

Re: Hebrew Translation Request #translation


This was unclear, but if  you look closely and compare to the ר in מרת you can make out that it is צילקא (Tzilka/Cilka) and not Cirka.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

Re: Elm Ridge Drive, Toronto #canada

Jeremy Lichtman

Not researching any of those names.

Wanted to point out that that particular section of Elm Ridge Drive was disrupted in the 1960s when the Allen Expressway was built.

Today it is a bridge over the Expressway, and some fairly run-down apartment buildings on the west side of it.

To the east is the heavily Jewish (and quite "frum") neighborhood of Viewmount.

Jeremy Lichtman

Re: Nov. 4: Zoom lecture on facial recognition tools for unnamed family photos #events #announcements #photographs

Sharon E Siegel

Is it welcome to add our own photos to this collection?

Sharon Siegel

Re: Hebrew Translation Request #translation


she died on 5 av 5689, which was 11 August 1929
The Hebrew date is:  ה אב תרפד
Relly Coleman

Did Barney Barnato and Sir David Harris walk together? #southafrica


Reading about Barney Barnato (born as Barnet Isaacs) I find that at the time of the gold rush in Namibia he got there on foot, I read that his cousin Sir David Harris ( birth name not known by me) got there from Durban on foot.
Does anyone know: 1) David Harris' jewish name;2) whether they went together or not, or if one of them liked the story so much that he decided to use it, too.
Ron Peeters

Re: My grandparents JONUSS and MAZUS from Ezere, Latvia #latvia #lithuania

Arlene Beare

Thank you Bernard for such an interesting history of your family. I looked up Matilda on Jewish gen and of course you're right it is a common name among Jewish women so I stand corrected.

Arlene Beare
Co-Director Latvia Research Division

Re: Translation Request Russian Metrical Book (Update from Earlier Post) #translation


Hi Ann,
The original text implies that perhaps there was a landslide or a similar event that caused him his life.

Mike Vayser

Re: Possible Spam RE: making Donations to a Group in Lithuania (JGFF) #general

Angie Elfassi


I also received such an approach from FF and I wrote to the 'owner' email for JewishGen. I did not get a reply and although Im sorry that other's have been approached, Im pleased this has been brought out publicly.

Angie Elfassi

ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Josh Poritz

Hi all,
I have posted of couple of additional pages from not-yet-translated Grodno/Ozery Revision Lists on ViewMate and am looking for translation of the entries on these two that pertain to the DZIVETETSKY, SCHMIGELSKY, or KHAZANOVITZ families:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thanks in advance!
Josh Poritz
New York, NY

Re: Finding My Grandfather's Siblings From Minsk #belarus


My grandfather left Minsk in 1913 for Montreal. He was from Igumen/Dukora. Listed his name when he immigrated as Boruch Idelzchik. In Canada it became Bennie Adelson. He had a brother named Sruel, but presumably not the same one because his brother died as a teenager in about 1913. His other brother was named Max (Mische?) and came to Canada a bit later.  My understanding is that ultimately he brought most of his many aunts and uncles to Canada. I'm attaching what I know of the family tree and names from Minsk gubernia. 

Tema Frank

Trying to make contact with family of NY psychiatrist Conrad Mehler 1914-2000 #usa #general

Neil Rosenstein

Dr. Mehler, a Holocaust survivor and NYC MD was father of Raya who married Charles Rosenzweig

ViewMate translation request – Russian #translation

Kim Sheintal

Hi Everyone,   
I posted three Russia records on ViewMate that I would like translated. My ggg grandparents from Raiciaz (Poland) are Leah and David Lejsman.
1908 death certificate for Abram Icek Lejsman akta 1  
1899 death certificate for Berek Lejsman akta 5
1900 death certificate for Jakow Majer Lejsman akta 28
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.  
Thank you.
Kimberly Sheintal
Sarasota, Florida

trying to make contact with the Baschkin family of Rye, NY #usa

Neil Rosenstein

Bernard Baschkin who married Millicent, nee Auerbach and a descendant
of the Wiesel and Stern families was the father of Laurance and
Karen-Anne Paul. I am trying to trace the rabbinical roots of this

Neil Rosenstein

-re Ackerman family in Hungary or Sub Carparhia #hungary

Lois Gottesman

I have Ackerman relatives who are from Barbovo in Subcarpathia. You may want to check records for that town (Hungarian name Bardhaza). 
Lois Gottesman

ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #translation

Lori Sandoval


I've posted 3 vital records in Russian for which I would like translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

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

Thank you!

Lori Sandoval

Glendora, California, USA

Re: Seeking Romanian Birth Certificate / Researcher #romania


  You might try Dan Jurca. I have obtained many records through him.
His email is:


Hope that helps,
Larry Bassist
Springville, Utah

Translation Request Russian Metrical Book (Update from Earlier Post) #translation

Ann Scher

The link below is to a metrical book containing a death notice for Leiba Sharshevich (record M5) from Pakroujjis Lithuania. The translation from JewishGen is below.

The cause of death seems odd - is it correct? Is there any other genealogical information contained in this record?

Thank you (and thank you to the several people who responded to my earlier posting with very useful information about how to locate this specific record).

Ann Scher

SHARSHEVICH, Leiba Shlioma

5 Adar 2
knock down with soil

Re: Tombstone #translation


Shem Imo means "his mother's name". This is very common on tombstones in many places all over the world, not just in Hungary.
My experience is with Dutch tombstones and there many stones have it on. Even on stones of people who have no connection to Hungary.

N. Aronson
Manchester UK

The link for Kazerine Dossin

Jan Meisels Allen

Steven et al, 

I thought I had republished my posting on Kazerine Dossin.with a working link..this is the link

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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