Need Hebrew text for Viewmate 88743 and 88744 #translation

Chaim Luria

I would like help in converting the Hebew handwriting to text for Viewmate 88743 and 88744.




Chaim Luria


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Laufer, Shmuel

A need Russian translation for 5 certificates of Domb family from Pultusk. I don't need word-for-word but details such as names, dates, locations, occupations, and so on are very helpful.


A birth certificate Gersh Binyamin Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...



A death certificate Leia Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...


birth certificate Ita Leia Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ....


A death certificate Chasyk Domb for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ....



birth certificate Nuga Braina Drozd 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.


Thanks in advance



Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel


Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)




ViewMate translation request - Hebrew #translation

Debbie Bloch

I've posted a photo of a tombstone with a Hebrew inscription for which I need a translation. The grave is located in Ermihalyfalva/ Valea lui Mihai in Romania. I found this photo on the KehilaLinks page and think it is the grave of my great-grandfather's brother.
The photo can be viewed on ViewMate at the following address ...

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. I will be very grateful for any help. 
Thank you very much.
Debbie Bloch
(Melbourne, Australia)  

Nowy Targ 1896 Cadastral Map – now on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia #poland #ukraine

Jay Osborn

New on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: An 1896 cadastral map of the
formerly-Galician city of Nowy Targ, now in southeastern Poland just
north of Zakopane:

This map is clear and nearly complete, lacking only the northernmost
sheets covering fields and forests with no residential buildings. A
second map linked to the first overlays an update from around 1927 of
the west-central section of the city, including both the main market
square (rynek) and a small second square. For this online version, we
"stitched" 22 digitized sheets of the map into a single huge digital
image, but unlike most maps in our collection we did not blend the
sheet edges because the alignment was already quite good and residual
gaps are comprehensible. Inspecting the sheet edges throughout the map
is a great way to learn about the high accuracy of 19th-century
Galician land surveys plus the graphical distortion which results from
120 years of even careful paper storage and handling as well as modern
digitization. The original paper map is preserved by the Archiwum
Narodowe w Krakowie.

The image attached to this post is a low-resolution preview; to see
the complete interactive map at full resolution, click the link above
and zoom in.

To see many more cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and
villages, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine

Re: Newbie looking for a Jewish ancestor in a non Jewish family #unitedkingdom

Eva Lawrence

You ask whether you Jewish ancestor would have had to cut all ties with her own family on marrying her Christian ancestor in Church. I have a male ancestor who did this, and while I don't know how many of his Jewish   relatives he remained in contact with, he was a trustee of his Jewish brother's will, and I have no evidence of any formal converson either.  In  19th century England, civil marriages were the exception rather than the rule, and I don't believe that clergymen always asked too many questions of the couple.  You should have the name of your ancestor's father and his occupation on her marriage certificate.  If you only have the indexed version, you can buy a copy of the original record direct from the  Registry Office for about £11 once you can give them the exact details, from the index.
It's  free to register on their website and to fill in their form- don't go via any other genealogy site.

From her maiden name it may be easier to find out her family's religion.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

JewishGen Talks: The Genetic Origins of the Jewish People - Hanukkah 2020 Edition #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Adam Brown.
The Genetic Origins of the Jewish People - Hanukkah 2020 Edition
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)
About the Talk
Adam Brown, Project Administrator of the the Avotaynu DNA study, will describe how this ongoing worldwide academic collaboration of scientists, historians, genealogists and community leaders has utilized DNA to illuminate the origins and migrations of the Jewish People. Under the guidance of the Technion, the Avotaynu DNA study has over 8,000 participants representing all known Jewish communities from China to Curacao. Adam will answer any and all DNA questions and explain how the Avotaynu study can help you understand the origins of your own family.

About the Speaker
Adam is a frequent lecturer on genealogical subjects at conferences all over the world, is Managing Editor of, and was National Co-Chair of the IAJGS 2017 conference in Orlando. A strategic planner by profession, he has led numerous boards and commissions pertaining to municipal planning and finance, Jewish education, and scientific research in Israel.

Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now!


Re: Help with translation of a plaque #translation

David Barrett

DIED 16th ADAR ..............I do not understand and have no translation  for  בהדשיא........the Hebrew year was תרצא
The Hebrew date = 5th March 1931

The capital English letters below are    QEPD = QUE EN PAZ DESCANSE = REST IN PEACE
I hope this helps 
David Barrett

Re: Who Filled Out a NYC Marriage License in the 1920s #records #usa


I have a copy of my grandparents' Staten Island marriage license and marriage Certificate of 1926. The Affidavit for License to marry was completed by each grandparent (from the Groom, from the Bride).
The New York State Marriage License was completed by the City Clerk.
The Marriage Certificate was completed by the Rabbi with the witness signing by himself.

Barbara Cohen

Re: Research individuals in France #france

David Choukroun

Dear Ellen,

I am sorry for the false alarm, it happens - so many homonyms

I guess you have checked already the Paris Archives for the wedding and the birth (1912) using the decennial tables ?

I went quickly through the "Fond de Moscou" archives without success for Moroz, Alexandre or Shaya-Leizer  (but you can check also -- only the 3 first letters are used for the order)

Without at least an address/a city, this will be difficult (for me) to find Lidia MOROZ birth act in 1912.  There is no records for her death in the INSEE files neither (but they are for post 1970 and incomplete)
I checked as well into Gallica the jewish review (l'univers Israelite) where the events are tracked as well -- no success :(

I am sorry, none of this is helping you.




Re: Help with locating Fosfalou in Hungary? #hungary #slovakia #romania


Hello Eric, 
It can be Sosfalu or Novoselitsia ( today) in Transcarpathia region, today Ukraine.

All the best 
Mark Friedman

DNA testing #dna


I have had DNA testing in the past with Family Tree to investigate my Jewish origins. I have noticed that they have changed they way they calculate the proportion of Jewish DNA. 

Which company has the most accurate/reliable testing for Jewish origins?

Roberto D'Angelo

Abram Izaak Roth - Kalisz, Poland #poland


I am trying to find the direct descendants of my great uncle Abram Izaak Roth/Rot b1880 in Kalisz, Poland. I can't seem to find anything further about him since his marriage to Chaja Laja Szimkewicz in 1907. 
Abram was the son of Yechiel Ber Rot and Dwojra Fride. His wife Chaja Laja b:1889 Kalisz, was the daughter of Chaim Lajba and Pessa Rajzel nee Fride.
Many thanks in advance for any help.
Cindy Caldon

Help with translation of a plaque #translation

Valentina Dora Krevisky

May I please ask for a translation of the plaque?

thank you 
Valentína dora Krevisky

Re: Kaschan: Where is this Hungarian / Romanian town? #hungary #romania

Alexander Sharon

Since Kosice, Slovakia is not acceptable perhaps one of those Romanian towns will do:

Casinu Nou, also known Kaszonuifalu
Iacobeni, also known as Kaszonjakabfalva and Kaszon Jskabfluva
Imper, also known as Kaszoninper
Palestii de Jos, also known as Kaszonaltiz
Plaesti de Sus, also known as Kaszonfeltiz and Kaszon

Alexander Sharon
JGFF coordinator

What’s New on the JewishGen Blog? #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Siegel

Don’t miss the latest issue of JewishGen News! We present this issue in a new format,

linked to the updated JewishGen Blog. If you aren’t subscribed to receive a copy of the newsletter via email, you can read it by following this link:

This issue includes:


  • Translators Needed - Handwritten Cyrillic Records

    by Karen Leon, Volunteer Coordinator 

  • JewishGen Talks - Upcoming Webinars

    by the JewishGen Webinars Team

  • Education Announcement - New Class

    by Nancy Holden, Director of Education

Research Division Updates

  • Danzig/Gdańsk Research Division Update

    by Logan Kleinwaks, Research Director 

  • USA Research Division Update

    by Ellen Shindelman Kowitt, Research Director

Special Projects Updates

  • KehilaLinks Update

    by by Susana Leistner Bloch and Barbara Ellman

    Project Directors - KehilaLinks

  • Yizkor Book Update

    by Lance Ackerfeld, Director of Special Projects - Yizkor Books

  • Yizkor Books in Print Project Update

    by Joel Alpert, Coordinator - Yizkor Books-in-Print Project


  • How the Crypto-Jews made their way to JewishGen

    by Genie Milgrom

    In case you previously missed this two-part article by Michael Moritz, we offer it here:

  • We Thought They Died in the Holocaust - Part 1

  • We Thought They Died in the Holocaust - Part 2


Nancy Siegel
Director of Communications
(San Francisco, California)

Re: Where is this Hungarian / Romanian town? #hungary #romania


On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 09:17 PM, Steve Stein wrote:
Oradea, Cluj, and Tasnad
Could it be Kaschau? Sometimes n and u look alike in the old handwriting. It is north of Oradea, Cluj, and Tasnad and not unreasonable travel. Now in Slovakia, it was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire.

Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
Phoenix AZ USA

Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine

MyHeritage DNA on sale >$39 US/ 45€ Europe free shipping on 2+ kits #dna #announcements

Theo Rafael

I received an email alert about MyHeritage DNA kits going on sale and reaching their lowest price ever supposedly.
$39 US/ 45€ Europe + free shipping if ordering 2+ kits. Sale ends Friday night (Nov 27th 2020).
Check it out >

Theo Rafael

Help with locating Fosfalou in Hungary? #hungary #slovakia #romania

E Feinstein

I am researching a family HIRSCH / MANDEL that lived in Philadelphia.
The husband died in 1921 and is buried in Har Nebo and the wife died in 1941 and also buried there.
No real information is on either of the death certificates.
I found however that they were from a Hungarian town called Fosfalou (in English!)  However I cannot locate this place.
It does not appear in the JGFF Town locator nor in Jordan Auslanders Hungarian Gazeteer.
Neither did I find it in the RadixIndex of Hungarian place names.
I would appreciate anyone's help in this matter to find out where they were from.
Research suggestions or ideas please!  Thank you in advance.

Clifton New Jersey

Re: Kaschan: Where is this Hungarian / Romanian town? #hungary #romania

Judy Floam

There is a city that was in Hungary in the 19th century – Kassa, Kaschau, Kosice.   (My grandmother was from there.)    It’s now in eastern Slovakia.  But I don’t think it has anything to do with Romania.


Judy Floam


Re: Koloniya Galoche, Odes'Ka Oblast', Ukraine Information Wanted #bessarabia #ukraine

Yefim Kogan


yes, I know a bit about that place.  It is not a town,  but an agricultural colony, which were established in 19 century in Bessarabia, Podolia, other gubernias of Russian empire.
Koloniya - is colony, and might be Galoche or Goloche or today is Halochi.  (Halochi, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 67930).  It used to be in Balta uezd, Podolia gubernia before 1917.

I am not an expert in Jewish Agricultural colonies,  but when I did a "second" reading recently on Bendery Birth records, which is in Bessarabia,  I found that 3 babies where born to fathers - colonists registered in Goloche colony, Balta uezd.  These records are going to be available at the end of the year.

I decided to check if there are any existing records with the places Goloche or Galoche and found about 65 such records, including birth, marriage, death records.

I hope this helps.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan

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