Charlotte FRIEDMANN from Breslau #poland #unitedkingdom

rv Kaplan

Looking for information about the fate of Charlotte (Lotte) FRIEDMANN from Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), who was a refugee in Scotland during the Second World War, living in Aberdeen.  The trail goes cold after 1945, though she doesn't seem to have married or died in Scotland.
Harvey Kaplan
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Re: (UK) UK Starts Recruitment for Census 2021 #unitedkingdom

Ilan Leibowitz

Looking forward seeing the 2021 British Census to see if my Great Grandfather Wolf Labowitch with his wife Rebecca. Son Reuven and Daughter Kittle(GITTLE). He died in 1922..Have seen the two previous census;s 

Thank You,
 Ilan Leibowitz

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary


" Sally Bruckheimer
Jul 5   

Udel is usually a woman's name. I  have never seen it as male, although Idel can be. I have only seen Judel, Yudel, and Iudel for Juda or Yehuda.

"While researching names related to an uncle of my late mother I bumped twice  in into Udel BLASZ from Bardejov,Slovakia. Once it was identified as a male born in 1874 and next "he"

married in 1894 with Salomon FINGERHUT from Wisnicza (Nowy Wisnicz) whom I clearly located on JRI-PL. I know that Udel is a nickname of Yehuda. Any  ideaS?"

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Depends on where, I think.   My great-grandfather on my mother's side was named (or the name was transliterated as) "Udel Tevelson [Tawelsoh, Toivelson, etc.]"; name became Hugh Davidson in English.  Oy, these names, these names!  What a pain!

Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Abuwasta Abuwasta

Thanks to all who responded so far. It seems that Udel is a female given name when and if pronounced properly.
Since I live in Jerusalem I am constantly baffled by contemporary  Israeli(modern) given names shared by both males and females such as : Hadar, Zohar, Tal,Chen, Gal and even the more traditional Yonah. We even have a joke: Tal Cohen and Yonah Levy got married. Who is the bride and who is the bridegroom? 

Jacob Rosen


How to Order Death Records From Quebec, Canada? #canada

Jacob Heisler

Hi everyone,

I have three gg-grandparents who died in Montreal, Canada, and I want
to order their death certificates. I'm hoping they will tell me who
their parents are. Unfortunately, Genealogy Quebec (which has images
of marriage records) only has a basic index for death records. And
I've had no luck figuring out exactly how I can order copies of the
death certificates.

Could someone please tell me exactly how I can get a copy of the death
certificates? I should mention the people in question died in 1929,
1935, and 1951, and I am a Canadian citizen but don't live there.

Thank you for your time.

Jacob Heisler
Norwalk, CT

Re: Records? Ancestor moved from Boston to Tel Aviv in 1920s. #israel

Jeff at SG

Thanks Alan.
How early do these arrival records of the Immigration Department of the Palestine Zionist Executive start? What's the earliest date available?

Jeff Malka, M.D.
"Sephardic Genealogy", 2nd ed., Avotaynu
Malka website:

From: Alan Shuchat
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:24:54 EDT
The Israel State Archives ( has arrival records of the Immigration Department of the Palestine Zionist Executive. These are in Hebrew and arranged by month and year but aren't searchable by name. For example, the 1923 records for ships arriving at Jaffa and Haifa are at

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

norman foster

Our Aunt Udel's given name was Adele.  

Re: Daniel Levy out west #usa

Molly Staub

I know it's a common name, but 40 years ago there was a Daniel Levy who had settled in Bay Shore, , Long Island, many years earlier -- long before the big development boom. I believe he had a grain store and was quite successful, living in a very large house. His wife's name was Ruth.. I am in contact with his granddaughter, if you think there's a match.

Molly Arost Staub

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Molly Staub

Hi Trudy, This is a longshot, but my maternal side was from Ukraine. My ggf Yishea (Yehoshua) Berenson was married to a woman the family knew as Riva the Midwife. After marrying him, she lived in Krasnoye, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine.. I know she delivered the Loigman children in Krasnoye between 1892 and 1901.The family said she was quite successful and even lectured at a school for midwifery. Her grown children pictured in a 1904-photo I have are all wearing substantial jewelry..I have been searching for her maiden name for three decades! Might this be the Riva/Rivka for whom your relatives were named? Cousin? Molly

Krasnoye, London

(UK) UK Starts Recruitment for Census 2021 #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is recruiting for over 30,000 field staff for the 2021 Census, across England and Wales. The application window is open until July 31.  To read more about the opportunities see:


The census recruitment website is:


Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing this information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

Hugh Harvey

I obtained my grandfather’s birth certificate from the Lithuanian state archives and it shows his birthplace as Vidugora. I’ve never been able to find anything about this place - all I know is that it is probably near Pasvalys and/or Ponevezh.
Can anyone provide any info?
Hugh Harvey
Forest Hills NY

Re: Lincoln Brigade and Spanish Civil War #usa

Judith Berlowitz

This is an important topic, owing to the high number of Jews who volunteered in the International Brigades.  I don't know of a genealogical study of the Jewish Lincolns, though Sugarman's list can be useful, despite some small errors. I initiated a project on which I hope will interest people.  Of course not all those profiled are Jewish. 

One issue to consider is that since volunteers signed up through the Comintern, they went to Spain in defiance of US policy and on return many were victims of blacklisting and other types of persecution.  For this reason, some descendants may not be willing to have their relatives' names or noms de guerre publicized. 

Shelly, here is your relative, listed among the volunteers on the ALBA website.

Judith Berlowitz
San Francisco

Re: Subj: ViewMate translation request - German #translation


In reference to VM82889:  this is not the death certificate of Ernestine Mannheim, but of her husband Aron [?] Seelig. 
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Yonatan Ben-Ari

I believe that Yudel is a nickname for Yehuda. Udel is pronounced like
oodel which is usually a woman's name.

Yoni Ben-Ari

Re: Female Maiden Name on Headstone #belarus #general #russia #names #translation


"Levite" or "the Levi" is a designation given only to MALES, not to women. (it is passed down from father to son and originated with Levi, one of the twelve sons of Jacob).

Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Searching Edelman in North Dakota #usa

Margalit Ashira Ir

Hi Genners,
I am searching the EDELMAN family in North Dakota.  My EDELMAN family originated in Biala Podlaska, Poland, emigrated to the US and made their way across to North Dakota.
Would really be excited to learn who they are and appreciate any help this group can provide.

Warm Regards,
Margalit Ashira Ir


Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Molly Staub

I have a WOMAN named Hudel in my tree, hailing from Bessarabia..
Molly Arost Staub

AROST, ZUKERMAN, SHTOFMAN from Bessarabia/Moldova 

Re: Does anyone know any survivors from Krinki/krinik #poland

Bob Silverstein

I am trying to start a Krynki group.  If you are interested, email me.

Wolfhard Klein, "Juden in Jugenheim" #germany


Good morning all.
This book of Wolfhard Klein, "Juden in Jugenheim", has just been published. It is a real gold mine for everyone whose family comes
from Jugenheim in Rheinhessen
I believe it can be ordered at this address
Best regards from France
Yann (descendant of the Vogel family from Jugenheim)

Photo identifications #photographs



Dear All


I re-posted some photos at Viewmate numbers: 239, 240, 241, 243, 244, 252, 253, 254, 255 and 256.

I know some are of my family in Khotyn or Lipcon (Ukraine), some are from Brzezin (Poland), 4 boys from Canada

I would appreciate if someone could help me to identify who they are.

Thank you

Marcia Woolf Bulach




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