ViewMate translation request - German #translation


I've posted a vital record in German 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.
Alice Riley


Ipswcih, Suffolk UK







Re: Identifying where an ancestor is from #russia #ukraine #romania


On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 02:27 PM, <flmillner@...> wrote:

Wikipedia’s article on Podolia includes the following:
“The area of Podolia between the Southern Bug below Vinnytsia and the Dniester was occupied by Axis Romania as part of Transnistria.”

If the town and year fit, it could be Romanian!

Not likely, you are referring to the Romanian occupation of the area during WWII (June 1941-Aug 1944), where most of the Jewish population was murdered.
My guess is the move occurred before the fall of the Russian Empire or shortly after, as there are references to Podolia, which was the Podolia governorate. Governorates, as administrative units, ceased to exist in 1925.
But it definitely would have been helpful for the original message to include the timeframe, instead of everyone guessing when and where.  Based on the comments, it appears that there are multiple documents, including a census, so something about the timeframe of moving from Medzhibozh, Podolia should definitely be known (before WWI, interwar, after WWII, etc).

Mike Vayser

Re: Great Synagogue London marriage record Solomon Levy to Anne Levy 1860 #unitedkingdom #records


Many thanks for this.

It's definitely them. The date of 27th June is what is on their children's birth records - well those who were born in Scotland.
Maybe that was the date of the civil marriage, I don't know.
The groom was called Solomon but I know that his Hebrew name was Avrohom Shlomo ben Yehudah.
His surname was originally Zajac - pronounced Zion - so Ziens makes sense. Levy was the surname the groom took at some point.
Probably when he came to the UK. Maybe that's where it came from.
The bride's Hebrew name is a bonus! I've been trying to find that for years without any success.
Her headstone has the top part missing and I couldn't find it anywhere else.
Shame that the names of the mothers are not given.

Many thanks again.
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK

Re: First name for a male Esel #names


Esel is a nickname for Yoysef or Joseph.

Mike Vayser

Re: Vilna Gordons with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)? #dna

Richard Gordon

Good Morning Jay,

Most of my family have survived into their nineties so probably do not suffer from hypertrophic
cardiomyopathy. I’m very sorry to hear that your family does. 
I am searching, in vain so far, for
my grandfather’s family. He left Libau c1884 for Ireland.
I’m not convinced that those listed below are related to me but their details are as follows:
Davids Gordons born 16/12/1908 Liepāja, son of Sroels and Leja, died 29/01/1939 in Vilna
of liver & lung cancer (whilst my grandfather died here, Northern Ireland 1946, of 
carcinoma of the bladder.)
Death notified by Leo Gordons, son.
Jette Gordons born 1887, Liepāja, lived in Riga. Don’t know relationship between Jette 
and Davids but his death certificate is included in her file.

Richard Gordon.
Londonderry, NI, UK

First name for a male Esel #names

Sharon Rottman

I just discovered, thru the help of the Together Plan, a 3rd ggrandather and other family members named Esel.

Can anyone help me with what Hebrew name this might correspond?

Sharon Rottman

Re: Visa Requirements #germany



On Mon, 8 Mar 2021 at 13:02, KAREN SAUNDERS <saunderskcl@...> wrote:
My mother’s family were unable to emigrate from Berlin because her bother suffered from a stiffening of his knee. The family had been trying for a number of years to emigrate as a family but ultimately my mother was placed on a late Kindertransport and her remaining family murdered. I am wondering if anyone might have information on the health examinations required for the elusive visas and records of such. 
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 
In recent times my 91 year old mother is voicing, in no uncertain terms, her anger and angst at the tragedy and her view of an unjust world. 😥
Karen Saunders
(Frank family from Berlin)

Invitation to Zoom meeting: "Why Did Our Jewish Ancestors Leave a Great Place Like the Pale?" with Hal Bookbinder #events

Ben Kempner

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) invites you to a Zoom meeting at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Sunday, March 21: “Why Did Our Jewish Ancestors Leave a Great Place Like the Pale?” with Hal Bookbinder.


To request a Zoom link, please complete this short form.


Members of JGSSN can attend for free.  Non-members can either pay $5.00 on the Donate page (or pay $20 for a subscription to the 2021 series of outstanding speakers (see below).  Take a look at the lineup on our Meetings page -  To become a member and sign up for the 2021 series, go to the Membership page at


Session Description:


Jews had lived in Western Russia (the Pale) for centuries. At the turn of the last, two million left. This talk discusses how the Pale came to be, life in it and why the mass migration occurred. It breaks its 120-year history into periods of creation, confinement, repression, enlightenment, pogroms and chaos. There is more to the story than the horrific violence at the turn of the 20th century.


About Hal Bookbinder:


Hal writes and lectures extensively on diverse genealogical topics, including border changes, migration, citizenship and practicing safe computing. He has identified over 4,000 relatives, tracing two lines to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. He has served as president of the IAJGS and has been honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Hal is a retired information technology director who continues to teach at the university level. He also directs a transition-to-work training program for individuals in addiction recovery. Hal and his family reside in the Los Angeles area. Check out his articles on safe computing at


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Ben Kempner
Vice President, JGSSN

Vital Records Photos #galicia #records

Belinda Dishon

Once I have found an original Vital Record eg Birth of an individual what is the best way to capture it so I can then upload it to my FTM tree and also post for translation?
So far I have been taking Screen shots. Is there a better wy to do it>
Thanks for any advice.
Belinda Dishon
Melbourne Australia

Re: Info on World War One Austrian medical service #galicia #general


Hallo Steve, 

A small correction. You write that your grandmother... "came back to the US in July of 1912 and then listed Delatyn as her last residence and her mother the closest relative from where she came..."

If you take a better look at the passenger manifest ,you will notice that she, indeed, identified  her mother as her relative behind in Galicia, but the place where she lived was not Delatyn.  Unfortunately, i couldn't  read the name of the place but perhaps someone else could. 

Giannis Daropoulos 


German Jewish Genealogy Book #germany #general

Michelle Sandler

Does anyone know what the difference is between the 4th edition and the 5th edition of the book In Search of Your German Roots by Angus Baxter.  I have the 4th edition in the OCJGS Library so I am wondering whether I should buy the 5th edition.
Michelle Sandler MLS
Librarian OCJGS
Westminster California

Re: Levitsky family from Porozovo #belarus

Todd Leavitt

My Levitskys were from a shtetl outside of Minsk referred to by them as "Neustadt" (Novagrudek or Negnivici???) in their passenger manifests. Immigrants were Joseph, Hyman and Harry Levitsky. Joe and Hyman moved from the Lower East Side to Detroit, with Hyman spending time with the endogamously connected Nevitskys in Manchester UK; Harry stayed in Brooklyn. Patriarch was Yehudah Leyb Levitsky who never made it to America.
Todd Leavitt
Santa Monica, CA

Vilna Gordons with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)? #dna

Jay L Gordon

In researching my Gordon ancestors, I've found what I think is evidence of familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as far back as my great-grandfather. I'm writing here in hopes of connecting with others related to Gordons from Vilna (and specifically Malat/Moletai) who have HCM in their line--  there are so many Vilna Gordons, I thought it might be one way to sift through them and discover previously unknown connections to my own line.
Here's what I have in terms of evidence:
- My father died suddenly at 43 in 1985; the cause of death is listed as "cardiomegaly." Although at the time of my father's death, the term "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy" was not discussed that I know, I've uploaded my DNA file to Promethease and the mutation for familial HCM was prominently flagged. So I have concluded that he had HCM and that I carry the gene (I and my kids have been tested and none of us has the actual condition itself). 
- My dad's dad died of emphysema at 60 in 1969, but I have confirmed that he had heart problems, once may have had a heart attack, once fainted at the wheel while driving, etc. I've concluded that he must have had HCM, as my dad's mother had no signs and only just died in December two days before her 100th birthday.
- My great-grandfather Khaim Gordon is listed in JewishGen as having died in 1919 at the age of 37 (b. 1882) of "angina pectoris." That means only "chest pain," but death so young of a heart-related condition clearly fits the pattern, so I've concluded he likely had it as well.
So, if you are a Gordon or related to Gordons with HCM, please feel free to contact me. I have additional information about my Gordon ancestry (although not a whole lot) that may be useful.


Jay L Gordon

OMG, Another COHEN Search! #usa


OK Guys - have another COHEN to uncover: David (no known middle name) COHEN,
b: October 15, 1888, Lithuania, or “Russia”.

Around 1917 he lived at 1525 S. Hamlin Ave, in Chicago, and appears as a
witness on my BLUMENTHAL father’s naturalization form. So THAT act should
mean something in terms of a connection - like my father didn’t just go grab
someone off the sidewalk and induct them into witness-ship, right?

My father’s mother (my grandmother) is a COHEN, and, of course, I wonder if
David is someone from a previously unknown cousin line. So far, I haven’t
found one.

The name “Henry J. BARNETT" also appears on the form, but I haven’t yet
begun a search on him.

The correct David COHEN appears on several census, but none of the names in
his family have connectable meaning for me (yet).

Isn’t this fun?

Sandi (Blumenthal) Root

translation of Hebrew headstone needed #translation

Deborah Friedman

For a Rachel Hess who died 1865 in Salem Fields Cemetery, NY.

Thank you for your help!
photo attached

Deborah Friedman

Walnut Creek, CA




Hebrew translation needed from headstone #translation

Deborah Friedman

I have attached a photo of a headstone of a Rachel Hess who died in 1918.

Thank you for your help,

Deborah Friedman
Walnut Creek, CA


Help finding about Sitnitskys from Russia— my grandparents #russia #usa

Ellen Sinett

I am trying to learn more about my grandparents who came from Libaw, Russia in 1911.
My grandfather Alex Sitnitsky, was born in Iwankoff Russia on 2/1/1883. He was married to Ethel and they lived in Rockaway Beach, Ny when they came to the US, according to the naturalization papers that I found. Ethel had 7 children but there is rumor that Alex had a child by someone else. No one living knows much about these grandparents. I can’t find Ethel’s maiden name or anything else about

Can anyone help me with my search? My dad changed the name to Sinett around 1945-46, but I don’t think any Sitnitskys in the US are my relatives, but it is possible.

Thank you for any suggestions.

Ellen Sinett

Re: Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk - an enquiry regarding the 1900 census conducted in the city by the Austro-Hungarians #galicia #ukraine

Joel Ives

My ZANKEL and GLASER families were from Stanislawow/Ivano-Frankivsk.

I too would be interested in accessing the databases.

Joel Ives
Fair Lawn, New Jersey USA

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation


I've posted two Revision List entries in Russian for which I would greatly appreciate a translation. They are both posted on ViewMate at 
the following addresses: Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thank you very much.
Paul Moverman
Milford, NH USA

Abraham Silverman, Providence, RI #usa


I am looking for the descendants of Abraham Silverman (or Zilberman) who arrived in Providence prior to 1904 from Letichev, Podolia Gubernia, in what is now Ukraine. He probably married after he arrived in Providence. 

David M. Brodsky 

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