Re: Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #poland



In Russian:


Вольф-Бер Ундфлейш

Состоялось в городе Лублин 6-го(19-го) сентября 1914 года в 12 часов утра.  Явился евреи: Ицик-Меер Горович, частный учитель, 41-го года и Берек Тухман, домовладелец, 51-года, жителей города Люблина и объявили, что сегодня, в 8 часов утра, в городе Люблин, в доме под номером 434, умер Вольф-Бер Ундфлейш, 2-х лет, 7-и месяцев и 17-и дней от роду, сына Шмуля-Герша и Фейги, урожденной Вайсблех, жителей города Люблина, По этому удостоверению о кончине Вольфа-Бера Ундфлейша акт сей присутствующим прочитан, ими и нами подписан.

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Translate into English:



Wolf-Ber Undfleisch


It took place in the city of Lublin on the 6th (19th) September 1914 at 12 o'clock in the morning. The Jews appeared: Itzik-Meer Horovich, a private teacher, 41 years old, and Berek Tukhman, a landlord, 51 years old, residents of the city of Lublin and announced that today, at 8 o'clock in the morning, in the city of Lublin, at house number 434, died Wolf-Ber Undfleisch, 2 years, 7 months and 17 days old, son of Shmul-Gersh and Feiga, nee Weisblech, residents of the city of Lublin, According to this certificate of the death of Wolf-Ber Undfleisch, this act was read to those present, signed by them and us.


Signature Signature Signature

Civil Status Officer, Signature


It was mistake made in the first paragraph of this paper.  Correction of this mistake was shown on the left column.  My translation presented with correction

Re: Help with identifying a town off of a census

Susie Adani

How about trying Jewishgen's options. See attached screenshot. 

Re: Help Finding Listing/Ads/Pictures of Lodz Shoe Store, early 1900s #poland #lodz

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay

Hi Andrew,

The main shopping street in Lodz was, and still is, Piotrkowska, right in the heart of the city. You can see what it looks like now with Google Street View, and you can find plenty of historical photos of it and of other streets in Lodz just by Googling. There are also historical photos of Lodz in the Polish State Archives website : . And in other Polish websites too. My favorite is a blog called Refotografie run by a Polish photographer called Stefan Brajter who takes photos of Lodz sites now and merges them with historical photos : . (He's also on Facebook, under Refotografie.) I find that it's usually pretty easy to navigate the Polish sites with Google Translate even if you don't speak the language. 

Genealogy Indexer is a wonderful site in which to search pre-war business directories (as well as yizkor books and other sources) from Lodz, and you can often see advertisements as well as directory entries: .

Best of luck,
Miriam BULWAR David-Hay (a child and grandchild of Lodzers!),
Raanana, Israel.

Zweinache. Austria

Susie Adani

Has anyone ever heard of this town in thre pre WWI Austrian empire?

Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa


My grandfather was a prominent member of the Jewish community in North Adams, but he didn't move there until 1915. He was the temple president, an ardent Zionist, and donated  to the temple his family torah scroll from Ukraine. But that must be a lot later than what you're seeking. The history page cites him: ". . . under the presidency of Barnet Ark, the United House of Israel engaged its first rabbi, Rabbi Irving Miller."

Re: LIVERPOOL HOPE PLACE SYNAGOGUE Book re 1836 to 1930. #unitedkingdom #records


I have a copy of this book as my great grandfather Robert Lipkin was President and Treasurer if the Hope Place Synagogue in 1888, 1899 and 1800

I have looked through the book but didn’t find anything relevant to your family names

kathryn Berman, Jerusalem 

Re: LIVERPOOL HOPE PLACE SYNAGOGUE Book re 1836 to 1930. #unitedkingdom #records

Jill Whitehead

Following on from this discussion thread, I note from the information given in the JC link on the Bangor Community, that Bangor people seemed to have been buried in Green Lane Cemetery in Liverpool.  Would this have applied to other North Wales communities? My grandfather's sister Leah Servian Goldblat died in Mold, in Flintshire aged 26 years in 1894. Her death notice was for Leah Max (the patronymic being Mordecai). I have never been able to find where she is buried and came to the conclusion it was in Green Lane, where many of the records were lost in a fire in 1960. Leah's parents are buried in Rice Lane, Liverpool, but there are a number of other missing family burial sites which I presume to be in Green Lane, for which the records are missing. Is there any hope that the missing grave stones in Green Lanes will be transcribed to provide records?

Jill Whitehead nee Servian, Surrey, UK

Re: Help needed with a translation from what appears to be hebrew or yiddish text in my DAVISON grand-mother prayerbook ? #translation #yiddish #germany

David Shapiro

Many of the pages are a list (with names and dates) of children who were circumcised by the author. Pages 4-6 list the births of his own children, many of who did not survive. On page 7 there is one more circumcision and then he records the death of his wife, Feigel 10 Av 5591. Page 8 is the signature of Shmuel Zanvil son of D. Pages 9 and 10 are in German. Apparently the author was Joseph Davidsohn, and his wife Feigel was called in German 'Fanny Gavriel' (Gavriel being her father's name). Shmuel Zanvil is called in German 'Samuel Joseph Davidsohn' (again using his father's name). I can't follow all of the German, but I notice a mention of cholera. Page 11 is the title page of a Haggada.

Re: Translation of Hebrew Text (written in Germany in 1735) Please #translation


Hello Yitschok,

Thank you for your reply. I have received another response privately that matches your interpretation.

However, I have adjusted the colour and brightness of the image to improve the legibility and it seems to me that the first line ends נוספיף על 

I don't speak Hebrew, but presumably the inflection (ending) is significant. Is the text starting to make sense?

The last page of the takanos gives the date as 12 Nisan 495. 

Re: LIVERPOOL HOPE PLACE SYNAGOGUE Book re 1836 to 1930. #unitedkingdom #records


Dear Barry
i have a copy of this book as my great grandfather Robert Lipkin was President and Treasurer if the Hope Place Synagogue in 1898,1899 and 1900
ill have a look through and let you know if I find something relating to your family
Kathryn Berman

Re: Request translation of Barnett HOROWITZ matseva #translation

David Barrett


ViewMate 83845

Re: records between census years #unitedkingdom #records

rv Kaplan


Try the annual Post Office Directories, though not everyone was listed.

Harvey Kaplan
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

On Mon, 17 Aug 2020 at 01:53, Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...> wrote:
I want to find out who lived at 13 Salisbury Street in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1907. There was no census even close to that year. Suggestions welcome.
Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

Re: ViewMate translation request - Yiddish to English #yiddish

David Lewin

At 22:48 16/08/2020, Wendy Newman wrote:
Hi there,
I am requesting a translation of a small card that I believe is written in Yiddish.  It is on ViewMate at the following address:
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page and thank you in advance!
Wendy Newman
researching Nudelman and Edelstein in Pulawy

Where is that form for responses????


Is there no longer an Austria-Czech interest group? #austria-czech

David Lewin

Is there no longer an Austria-Czech interest group?

I would like to connect with Odded Hartmann

David Lewin

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage
of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the
Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at

Re: "Holy Silence" Documents Vatican's Role in the Holocaust #announcements #holocaust


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Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

Alan Greenberg

Of course there were tailors doing this by hand.
But the original question was what the meaning of
"cutter" was as an occupation of someone who died
in New York City in 1894 in a work-related
accident, and whether it was a dangerous occupation.

The existence of tailors who did all manual work
doesn't negate the possibility that THIS relative
was using more "advanced" techniques and just possibly he died as a result.


At 2020-08-16 08:26 PM, Larry Gaum wrote:
I can assure you Iâ?Tm not disillusioned.
Cutting machines may be as old as you suggest,
but up until the 1920, in particular Eastern
Canada, and Many other provinces and American
states, the old fashioned way of making a suit
was by hand. When Jewish men served their
(tailor) Schneider apprenticeship in Eastern
Europe they didnâ?Tt have the luxury of any
machines. They sat cross- legged while working,
cutting and stitching, all by hand. They
unfortunately developed what is known medically
as â?oTailor Bunions.â?� Many suffered from
this affliction. Look it up on google. When
they came to Canada and the USA, they continued
to work by creating garments by hand as they were taught.
New York was filled with Schneiders. Their
lives were very difficult and conditions were
poor. They either worked in a factory for 10­15
pluus hours a day or at an apartment on the
EastSide of New York, eeking out a living by
making garments by hand. They were treated
horribly until Samuel Gompers, initiated the
first organized union movement. Then things
changed. In the 1920s, ready made suits were
introduced. One could buy a Suit â?o right off the rack.â?�
As you know, as we all know, there are still
real Schneiders around today. They make menâ?Ts
suits from scratch. Do they all use cutting machines?
Not the ones I go to. They are from Italy and
still sit crossed legged sewing by hand,
beautiful creations that cost a pretty penny. The Jewish Schneiders are gone.
Larry Gaum

On Aug 16, 2020, at 4:55 PM, Alan Greenberg
<alan.greenberg@...> wrote:

Larry, I hate to disillusion you, but
electric cutting machines have been around for
over 130 year (

Watching them in action (just as they were
when I was in the business 6 years ago), you
understand why many cutters were and are
missing parts of their fingers and hands - and

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada

At 2020-08-16 10:03 AM, Larry Gaum via wrote:
Barbara Singer speaks of â?o Machine Operators?â?�
In 1910? When the bulk of Eastern European
Jews came to USA and Canada? No such thing.
Suits,(garments) were made by hand. The
Schneider (Tailor), cut the cloth with a
pattern, put it together, did the sowing, fabricated a suit ,
And Voila, all done. This man, or woman, were tailors, Schneiders. Period.
In the late 1920s-30s, made to measure hand
made garments gave way to the machine or ready
made suits putting lots of Schneiders out of a
job. Including my maternal grandfather, Louis
Marshall, who lived in Nova Scotia.
Larry Gaum

Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general


My grandfather's uncle had knitting mill in Lodz. I found a newspaper article about an employee who died falling down a poorly lit staircase. 
Kathy Spiro 
SPIRO/SPIRA/SZPIRA/SZPIRO/ SZAPIRO Kielce, Lodz, Slomniki, Konskie, Checiny - Poland
HECHT MOSCOVICZ, BELFER, DASCALU MANOLSON Darabani & surrounding towns - Rumania

Does anyone know this town? #records


Good evening,

I am attaching my great-great grandmother's death certificate in the hole that someone can help me identify her birthplace. The informant, her daughter, unfortunately, gave her mother's information instead of her mother's mother's information.

Any help is appreciated.

Jon Levinson

Re: Looking for cemetery in London for Horowitz, Moskowitz #unitedkingdom

joseph just

Reb Shalom Moskowitz, the Shotzer rebbe, is buried in Enfield, I've been there. To the best of my recollection there is no ohel there.

where is Pitze? #hungary

joseph just

An ancestor who lived in Losonc/Lucenec in Nograd county Hungary and later died in Bratislava/Pozsony/Pressburg has his birthplace as Pitze on his death record. I need help figuring out where that is, several possibilities have not panned out. I don't even know what country that is in.

Joseph Just

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