News
A new SANDAL branch
30 July 2010 - 10:02:13am

Exciting news on the Sandal family... An exciting and surprising email by my new cousin Joshua, lead to having our two Sandal families linked together. His ancestor Jankel SANDAL was a brother to my 2nd Great-Grandfather Nisen SANDAL. Jankel\'s daughter Fraydla Ruchla SANDAL married Jonah Leybus LATOVITZKI and several of their descendants are now registered as part of the big SANDAL tree.

On other fronts, many more records were added and updated, in particular to the Slizak-Rybak branch, thanks to the amazing help I received from my Israeli cousin Miryam.
A new ZAUBERMAN-ZYLBERKRANTZ branch
30 July 2010 - 10:01:14am

180 new names have been added since the last update, most notably an entire new Zylberkrantz-Zauberman branch provided by my new cousin Jamie. Berko ZOUBERMAN ‎(b:1856)‎ was a great-grandson to my 4th Great-Grandfather Zyskind ZYLBERKRANTZ ‎(~1791-1869)‎. His family tree spans over 11 children.

Finally, I obtained conclusive documentation clarifying the surname of my 2nd-Great Grandmother Matla SZULSZTEIN ‎(b:1842)‎. She was the grandmother of my Grandfather Israel SLIZAK ‎(1902-1980)‎.

Are we confused yet?
Uncle Max and the Rybak/Slizak connection
24 December 2007 - 4:01:02pm

After many years of hoping to solve the riddle of Max SPOSEEP ‎(b:1876, d:1937)‎, I finally managed to link this name to my Sposob family tree. Max ‎(Menachem Mendel)‎ - an elder brother to my great-grandfather Moshe Sposob- emigrated to the States leaving family behind. With help of several new family members I managed to put together his timeline and tree of descendants.

I also added many new names to the Slizak/Rybak family, descendants of my Great-Grandaunt Gitel Tova RYBAK nee SLIZAK. Gitel was sister to my Great-Grandfather Jankel Peltiel SLIZAK. My grandfather Israel used to say \"we are the last Slizak in the world\". I am glad to prove him wrong. Despite the tragedy of the Shoah, the Slizak family are very much out there.

In total, 180 names have been added to the database since September.
Feldmans back to the 1765\'s in Miedzyrzec Podlaski
2 September 2007 - 2:44:43pm

With the new documents received from the LDS, I can now trace back several generations of Feldmans living in Miedzyrzec, back to my 5th Great Grandfather ‎(!)‎ Melech FELDMAN with an estimated year of birth of 1765! My updated ancestry line:

- Hersko Slizak ‎(b:1930, d:2007)‎
- Sonia ‎(Schendla)‎ Feldman ‎(b:1904, d:1994)‎
- Jankel Feldman ‎(b:1876, d: abt 1943)‎
- Pesach Feldman ‎(b:1848, d:1914)‎
- Israel Elimelech ‎(Srol)‎ Feldman ‎(b: abt 1825, d:1888)‎
- Zelig Feldman ‎(b:1791, d:1861)‎
- Melech Feldman ‎(b: est 1765)‎

Some new branches were added to Zelig FELDMAN, Kiwa SZTEIN and Chaim Mordko WOLFSOHN\'s families. It\'s striking to see the very high death rate in children, showing the very difficult condition our ancestors lived in the early XIX century in Eastern Europe.

Finally, I am in the process to create an online album of photos and documents related to my genealogy. Still work in progress, but it can be visited here. Cousins, if you have anything to contribute to the photo album, please send it along!
June 2007 updates
3 June 2007 - 7:36:23pm

Another bittersweet entry to this journal, and more reasons to continue with this quest:

To start with the good news: 2 months ago my sister gave birth to a baby boy called Maor. Congratulations to the parents, and a big welcome to this world to the new little prince!!!

After several months of research, I reconstructed the tragic family tree of my great-grandaunt Gitel Tova RYBAK nee SZLIZAK. She married Abraham Israel Rybak, and lived in Siedlce, Poland. They were killed by the Nazi beasts, along with their children Simcha, Hersch, Berish, Shlomo and Hinde with their families, plus family members of other children ‎(Yaacov, Moshe, Mordechai)‎, who survived the horror. Yehi Zichram Baruch.

On the other hand, new family virtually re-united. The FELDMAN-BLEUSTEIN branch is taking good shape and I am in contact with many new cousins. As of now, my list of Feldman cousins include family members of 5 out of 6 descendants of my 2nd G-Grandfather Pesach Feldman.

Finally, a big welcome to my new cousin Carrie, bringing the first SZTEJN branch addition to the tree!!!
Even more Feldmans
13 March 2007 - 8:44:42am

The Feldman branch continues to grow new leaves, thanks to my new cousins with the Feldman-Bleustein family in the States, that is Fajga/Fanny Bleustein nee Feldman descendants.

The database is also undergoing a full review of the sources and their citations, which will become longer but - more important - properly documented.
Everyone Has a Name
28 January 2007 - 7:25:37pm

My Granduncle Yankel SPOSOB was among hundreds of Jews killed by the murderous nazis in Lyuboml, Ukraine, about 1942. He was killed with his entire family. Their names remained unknown to me until now. Thanks to the amazing work of Yad Vashem, the Records of the Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German-Fascist Crimes Committed on Soviet Territory are now online, and the mystery is solved.

This entry is in honor of this family: Yankel Sposob ‎(38)‎, Chaya Sposob ‎(35)‎, Moshko Sposob ‎(13)‎, Gulya Sposob ‎(8)‎ and Sonya Sposob ‎(6)‎.

Yehi zichram baruch.
More Feldmans
6 January 2007 - 12:27:46am

More Feldmans from the States, thanks to information provided by my new cousin Randall. David FELDMAN's branch is growing.
A 15 years old mystery finally solved...
10 September 2006 - 4:52:50pm

Last month I've obtained my great-grandmother Kayla Kleiner's certificate of birth, putting to an end a 15 year old mystery regarding her place of birth and her mother's lineage. Her mother was Neche KATZ ‎(and not Gurfinkel as I believed)‎, while GURFINKEL is her own mother's name. She was born in a little village called Krzczonow, south of Lublin, in Eastern Poland. More to come here...

More information added to the FELDMAN Michigan branch, as well as to the SANDAL different branches ‎(specifically the FISZBEJN family in France and the RUBINSZTEJN family in Israel)‎. With all these additions, my family tree contains now more than 1600 entries.

Finally, a big welcome to the world to my sweet little niece Maya, adding another member to the Slizak tribe.

November 2005 update
27 November 2005 - 12:17:59am

No major updates since last June. I have been quite busy with no time to spend on family history. This review adds a couple of new names and photos. Worth to mention are a photo of my nephew Noam and the addition to the Slizak family of my sweet niece Emily. Welcome to the world, sweetheart!
Bienvenue à ma nouvelle famille de France
12 June 2005 - 10:24:44pm

Thanks to my half 2nd cousin Vanessa Boussidan I met and merged into my Feldman family tree a new branch of cousins from France. Through Vanessa, I established contact with my Great-Grandaunt Rachelle Feldman-Flam !!!
5 Generations completed and new additions
4 June 2005 - 12:29:44am

Welcome to the new 50 Sandal-Hershberg family members, thanks to information provided by my cousin Jerry Hershberg.

After digging in new records coming from Poland ‎(thanks to the JRI-Poland service)‎, I finally can put new surnames to my 2nd great-parents from my Feldman side: My grandmother's grandmothers were called Dina ‎(or Annie Dina)‎ SZTEJN and Dvora FALATYCKI.

With this information I can trace my pedigree back to 4 generations. My genetical pool is now built as follows: SLIZAK ‎(6.25%)‎, SHULODSHTEIN ‎(6.25%)‎, SANDAL ‎(6.25%)‎, WOLFSON ‎(3.125%)‎, ZYLBERKRANTZ ‎(3.125%)‎, FELDMAN ‎(6.25%)‎, STEIN ‎(6.25%)‎, DOMB ‎(6.25%)‎, FALATYCKI ‎(6.25%)‎, SPOSOB ‎(6.25%)‎, TAUB ‎(or TOBE)‎ ‎(6.25%)‎, PLOIT ‎(12%)‎, FARBER ‎(12%)‎, KLEINER ‎(6.25%)‎ and GURFINKEL ‎(6.25%)‎.
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Yaacov Slizak Family Tree

24 January 2018 - 11:03:31am
Hit Count: 130301

Top 20 Surnames
SurnameSURNIndividuals
1JägerJÄGER61
2SlizakSLIZAK58
3FeldmanFELDMAN57
4PloitPLOIT44
5SposobSPOSOB43
6NudelbergNUDELBERG41
7BluesteinBLUESTEIN41
8RybakRYBAK38
9SANDALSANDAL36
10CooperCOOPER34
11KrefmanKREFMAN31
12KleinerKLEINER29
13SztejnSZTEJN26
14BleusteinBLEUSTEIN26
15GuiterGUITER24
16SposeepSPOSEEP24
17QuelerQUELER22
18FarberFARBER22
19LevesonLEVESON21
20IsbergISBERG21
   Total individuals: 696
Total Names: 20
On This Day ...
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Bluestein, Esther Esther24 January 1891127Birth 
Bluestein, William Jacob William Jacob24 January 193187Birth 
Rosensweig, Abner Abner24 January 1903115Birth 

Total events: 3
Upcoming Events
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
‎(unknown)‎, Gitla Gitla25 January 1832186Death 
Asher, Augusta Augusta25 January 1886132Birth 
Guiter, Gregorio ‎(Gershko)‎ Gregorio (Gershko)25 January 200018Death 
Jay, Andrew Nicholas Andrew Nicholas25 January 194870Birth 
Kass, Francine Joyce Francine Joyce25 January 193385Birth 
Krefman, Edythe Edythe25 January 191999Birth 
Cooperstein, Dinah Dinah26 January 197246Death 
Gurfinkiel, Icek Icek26 January 1843175Birth 
Jay, Alfred Alfred26 January 1910108Birth 
Nudelberg, Israel ‎(Srol)‎ Tuwia
Lindemboim, Ruchla Leja
Israel (Srol) Tuwia26 January 1832186Marriage 
Rejsfeld, Iris ‎(Chaya)‎ Iris (Chaya)27 January 199325Death 
Miller, Martin Martin28 January 194474Birth 
Kleiner, Sarah Sarah29 January 192296Birth 
Linzer, Sara Sara29 January 20108Death 
Slizak, ‎[Srul]‎ Dawid [Srul] Dawid29 January 1891127Birth 
Kamelman, Beniamin
Sztejn, Dwora
Beniamin30 January 1854164Marriage 
Cooper, Ellis Aubrey Ellis AubreyFebruary 1917101Birth 
Cooper, Ellis Aubrey
Private
Ellis Aubreyabout February 194870Marriage 
Ederer, Salomón Salomón1 February 1909109Birth 
Ellish, Milton Milton1 February 196652Death 
Greenblo, Ezra EzraFebruary 200513Death 
Kuperstejn, Molly ‎(Sura Malka)‎ Molly (Sura Malka)February 1880138Birth 
Matlow, Bluma BlumaFebruary 199226Death 
Private
Sposob, Margarita
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />February 196256Marriage 
Rozenwald, Bela ‎(Bajla)‎ Bela (Bajla)February 198137Death 
Fenton, Paul Howard ‎(Pesach)‎ Paul Howard (Pesach)2 February 199127Death 
Isberg, Samuel ‎(Shmuel, Sam)‎ Samuel (Shmuel2 February 1872146Birth 
Rybak, Morris ‎(Moshe)‎ Morris (Moshe)2 February 191999Birth 
Solomon, Max Max2 February 1911107Birth 
‎(unknown)‎, Perl Perl3 February 193286Death 
Gorman, Celia ‎(Ceil, Tzvia)‎ Celia (Ceil3 February 197345Death 
Lekvornik, Tova Tova3 February 198236Death 
Lichtsztejn, Boris Boris3 February 200216Death 
Plot, Ziva ‎(Sprinca)‎ Ziva (Sprinca)3 February 198929Death 
Feldman, Rochelle Rochelle4 February 20126Death 
Private
Harris, Rebecca Lee
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />4 February 197840Marriage 
Stoller?, Jennie Jennie4 February 197147Death 
Waisgluss, Fernando Fernando4 February 192989Birth 
Feldman, Max ‎(Mordechai)‎ Max (Mordechai)5 February 195266Death 
Jäger, Zygmund ‎(Zelig)‎
Goldhuber, Elfriede ‎(Esther)‎
Zygmund (Zelig)5 February 192296Marriage 
Berman, David David6 February 199325Death 
Bluestein, Isadore ‎(Izhak David)‎ Isadore (Izhak David)6 February 194276Death 
Mauer, Pedro Pedro6 February 193088Birth 
Perlman, Sadie ‎(Syd)‎ Sadie (Syd)6 February 1906112Birth 
Sandal, Jankel Jankel6 February 1822196Birth 
Wolfman, Gregorio Gregorio6 February 199127Death 
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Judko Jankiel Judko Jankiel7 February 1861157Birth 
Krefman, Dorothy Dorothy8 February 192494Birth 
Starck, Elida Elida8 February 200810Death 
Sztejn, Wolf Wolf8 February 1838180Death 
Guiter, León ‎(Leip, Leibe)‎ León (Leip10 February 200612Death 
Lerman, Abraham Abraham10 February 197543Death 
Sandal, Tauba ‎[Rayzla]‎ Tauba [Rayzla]10 February 1859159Death 
Brunner, Beatrice Alexandra Beatrice Alexandra11 February 197147Death 
Lerman, Abraham Abraham11 February 1912106Birth 
Spatz, Benjamin ‎(Bennie)‎ Benjamin (Bennie)11 February 1909109Birth 
Katz, Michel Michel12 February 1868150Birth 
Kleiner, Harris ‎(Chaim Hirsch)‎
Katz, Neche
Harris (Chaim Hirsch)12 February 1887131Marriage 
Sandal, Malka Malka12 February 1876142Birth 
Ejnman, Jankiel
Sandal, Ruchla
Jankiel13 February 1829189Marriage 
Sztejn, Dwora Dwora13 February 1834184Birth 
‎(unknown)‎, Malka Malka14 February 1835183Death 
Cooper, Jack ‎(Jacob)‎ Jack (Jacob)14 February 1907111Birth 
Gurfinkiel, Josef
Bursztyn, Kayla
Josef14 February 1842176Marriage 
Schultz, Miriam ‎(Matla, Manya)‎ Miriam (Matla14 February 1909109Birth 
Zeiderman, Rene Rene14 February 192197Birth 
Zylberkrantz, Zyskind Zyskind14 February 1869149Death 
Rybak, Symcha Symcha15 February 1901117Birth 
Stampler, John
Private
John15 February 195365Marriage 
Sztejn, Benjamin Benjamin15 February 1863155Birth 
Waisgluss, Fernando Fernando15 February 20108Death 
Nudelberg, Josef Chaim Josef Chaim16 February 1865153Birth 
Cymbler, David Salomón David Salomón17 February 199028Death 
Goran, Dorothy J. Dorothy J.17 February 192296Birth 
Gurfinkiel, Herszek
Licht, Eta Liba
Herszek17 February 1867151Marriage 
Schkolnik, Sonia Sonia17 February 193088Birth 
Feldman, Herman ‎(Hyman)‎ Herman (Hyman)18 February 197345Death 
Gebiner, Morris Morris18 February 1895123Birth 
Kuperstejn, Molly ‎(Sura Malka)‎ Molly (Sura Malka)18 February 196850Death 
Sposeep, Jerome M. Jerome M.18 February 200612Death 
‎(unknown)‎, Fradla Fradla19 February 1844174Death 
Slizak, Shlomo Dawid
Szulsztein, Matla
Shlomo Dawid19 February 1861157Marriage 
Szulsztein, Pelta Peltabefore 19 February 1861157Death 
Krefman, Edythe Edythe20 February 198830Death 
Linzer, Sara Sara20 February 194573Birth 
Private
Ploit, Raquel ‎(Chaike)‎
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />20 February 195860Marriage 
Sandal, David David20 February 1827191Birth 
Sokoloff, Louis Louis20 February 1914104Birth 
Sztejn, Hersz Chajm
Prezajzen, Udla ‎(Hendla, Hodla)‎
Hersz Chajm20 February 1861157Marriage 
Moll, Frances Frances21 February 200711Death 
Cooper, Paul D. Paul D.22 February 192098Birth 
Rybak, Hersch Hersch22 February 1902116Birth 

Total events: 92