News
A new SANDAL branch
30 July 2010 - 11:02:13am

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 - 11:01:14am

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 - 3:44:43pm

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 - 8:36:23pm

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 - 5:52:50pm

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 - 11:24:44pm

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 - 1:29:44am

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

18 July 2018 - 9:08:54am
Hit Count: 139970

Top 20 Surnames
SurnameSURNIndividuals
1JägerJÄGER61
2SlizakSLIZAK58
3FeldmanFELDMAN57
4PloitPLOIT44
5SposobSPOSOB43
6BluesteinBLUESTEIN41
7NudelbergNUDELBERG41
8RybakRYBAK38
9SANDALSANDAL36
10CooperCOOPER34
11KrefmanKREFMAN31
12KleinerKLEINER29
13SztejnSZTEJN26
14BleusteinBLEUSTEIN26
15GuiterGUITER24
16SposeepSPOSEEP24
17QuelerQUELER22
18FarberFARBER22
19IsbergISBERG21
20LevesonLEVESON21
   Total individuals: 696
Total Names: 20
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RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Cooper, Maurice Lionel Maurice Lionel18 July 1888130Birth 
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Mendel
Ruzal, Leja
Mendel18 July 1869149Marriage 
Hershberg, Samuel ‎(Sam, Simcha)‎ Samuel (Sam18 July 199325Death 
Kleiner, Gerald Gerald18 July 200810Death 
Wechsler, Isabelle ‎(Belle)‎ Isabelle (Belle)18 July 200513Death 

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Cooperstein, Alexander Alexander21 July 1881137Birth 
Krefman, George Bernard
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Peterman, Jack Jack21 July 195662Death 
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Sztejn, Chaim Lejb Chaim Lejb23 July 1832186Birth 
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Krefman, Dorothy Dorothy27 July 20099Death 
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Domovs, Sidney Sidney29 July 194474Death 
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Kerr, Bill Bill29 July 1908110Birth 
Nudelberg, Szymszon Szymszon29 July 1859159Death 
Sandal, Leyzor Leyzor29 July 1848170Death 
Stone, Simon Simon29 July 1902116Death 
Dennis, Rose Rose30 July 199226Death 
Goran, Dorothy J. Dorothy J.30 July 200117Death 
Grynberg, Mordka Mordkabefore 30 July 1880138Death 
Littaur, Laurence Julius Laurence Julius30 July 1905113Birth 
Matlow, Bluma Bluma30 July 1896122Birth 
Ploit, Chaskel Chaskel30 July 196751Death 
Rybak, Hinda Hinda30 July 197444Death 
Sandal, Nisen Hersch Nisen Hersch30 July 1824194Birth 
Stone, Simon
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Krefman, Morris ‎(Moshe Chaim)‎
Kuperstein, Frieda ‎(Fraidel)‎
Morris (Moshe Chaim)1 August 1910108Marriage 
Leveson, Nathaniel ‎(Nathan)‎
Matlow, Bluma
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Lieberman, Harold HaroldAugust 197147Death 
Nudelberg, Perla Perlaabout August 1863155Birth 
Peltz, Rose Rose1 August 1914104Birth 
Queler, Moe Moe1 August 196751Death 
Rybak, Abraham Israel Abraham IsraelAugust 194276Death 
Slizak, Gitel ‎[Tova]‎ Gitel [Tova]August 194276Death 
Slizak, Icko Icko1 August 1853165Birth 
Sposeep, Ester EsterAugust 199325Death 
Wagman, George George1 August 198533Death 
Zylberkrantz, Eli Eli1 August 1843175Birth 
Cukierber, Chaja Chaja2 August 1840178Death 
Eichenblatt, Ludovico
Ploit, Szprince
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Cuperstein, Morris ‎(Moshe Mendel)‎ Morris (Moshe Mendel)3 August 192890Death 
Mindlin, Leon ‎(Len)‎ Leon (Len)3 August 192494Birth 
Rybak, Yaakov Yaakov3 August 1902116Birth 
Miller, Martin
Private
Martin4 August 197741Marriage 
Tarter, Howard Alan Howard Alan4 August 199325Death 
Weiss, Harry
Peltz, Mary E. ‎(Meta)‎
Harry4 August 193385Marriage 
Sposob, Margarita Margarita5 August 193880Birth 
Zauberman, Adam ‎(Yidl, Julius)‎ Adam (Yidl5 August 193088Death 
Brillstein, Bernard Jules ‎(Bernie)‎ Bernard Jules (Bernie)7 August 200810Death 
Ploit, Ignacio Ignacio7 August 20099Death 
Aviram, David Davidestimated 8 August 1910108Birth 
Michaels, Paul Paul8 August 199325Death 
Rozenbojm, Icko
Feldman, Jenta
Icko8 August 1897121Marriage 
Brajzblat, Abus
Slizak, Jochweta
Abus9 August 1895123Marriage 
Ellish, Milton Milton9 August 192593Birth 
Leitman, Lynne Lynne9 August 200810Death 
Rosenbaum, Tobias Kiwa Tobias Kiwa9 August 1901117Birth 
Sztejn, Chaja Sura Chaja Sura9 August 1834184Birth 
Zafryn, Gitla ‎(Gite, Gertrude)‎ Reshe Gitla (Gite9 August 192989Death 
Zeiderman, Philip Philip9 August 1911107Birth 
Elcunovici, Clara Clara10 August 198533Death 
Grynfarb, Szloma
Zauberman, Blima
Szloma11 August 1899119Marriage 
Kingsbury, Anita Anita11 August 192296Birth 
Bleustein, Irving Milton ‎(Isidore)‎ Irving Milton (Isidore)12 August 1901117Birth 
Katz, ‎[Szmul]‎ Leib [Szmul] Leib12 August 1842176Birth 
Geller, Jerome ‎(Jerry)‎ Milton Jerome (Jerry) Milton13 August 191999Birth 
Heller, Samuel Erwin Samuel Erwin13 August 1900118Birth 
Stone, Israel Hyman Israel Hyman13 August 194276Death 
Zafryn, Gitla Gitla13 August 1853165Birth 
Jäger, Gizela Gizela14 August 195167Death 
Jäger, Salomea Salomea14 August 192098Birth 
Leveson, Renee Renee14 August 195464Death 
Plot, Itzhak Itzhak14 August 194474Death 
Plot, Perl Perl14 August 194474Death 
Plot, Shlomo Shlomo14 August 194474Death 
Plot, Zivia Zivia14 August 194474Death 
Spatz, Max Max14 August 1876142Birth 
Zwick, Feige Feige14 August 194474Death 
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Chaim Josel Chaim Josel15 August 1829189Birth 
Gottsman, Frances ‎(Fanny)‎ Frances (Fanny)15 August 194078Death 
Queler, Moe Moe15 August 1885133Birth 
Zouberman, Symcha Symcha15 August 1859159Birth 
Szostenfeiger, ‎[Moszko]‎ Fajwel
Mutzman, Tauba
[Moszko] Fajwel16 August 1844174Marriage 
Spirytus, Fela ‎(Fajga)‎ Fela (Fajga)17 August 199028Death 

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