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

23 January 2017 - 2:17:15am
Hit Count: 117685

Top 20 Surnames
SurnameSURNIndividuals
1JägerJÄGER61
2SlizakSLIZAK58
3FeldmanFELDMAN57
4PloitPLOIT44
5SposobSPOSOB43
6NudelbergNUDELBERG41
7BluesteinBLUESTEIN41
8RybakRYBAK38
9SANDALSANDAL36
10CooperCOOPER34
11KrefmanKREFMAN31
12KleinerKLEINER29
13SztejnSZTEJN26
14BleusteinBLEUSTEIN26
15GuiterGUITER24
16SposeepSPOSEEP24
17FarberFARBER22
18QuelerQUELER22
19LevesonLEVESON21
20IsbergISBERG21
   Total individuals: 696
Total Names: 20
On This Day ...
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Bluestein, Herman ‎(Hyman, Chaim)‎ Herman (Hyman23 January 1895122Birth 
Feldman, Moszek Abraham Moszek Abraham23 January 1868149Birth 

Total events: 2
Upcoming Events
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Bluestein, Esther Esther24 January 1891126Birth 
Bluestein, William Jacob William Jacob24 January 193186Birth 
Rosensweig, Abner Abner24 January 1903114Birth 
‎(unknown)‎, Gitla Gitla25 January 1832185Death 
Asher, Augusta Augusta25 January 1886131Birth 
Guiter, Gregorio ‎(Gershko)‎ Gregorio (Gershko)25 January 200017Death 
Jay, Andrew Nicholas Andrew Nicholas25 January 194869Birth 
Kass, Francine Joyce Francine Joyce25 January 193384Birth 
Krefman, Edythe Edythe25 January 191998Birth 
Cooperstein, Dinah Dinah26 January 197245Death 
Gurfinkiel, Icek Icek26 January 1843174Birth 
Jay, Alfred Alfred26 January 1910107Birth 
Nudelberg, Israel ‎(Srol)‎ Tuwia
Lindemboim, Ruchla Leja
Israel (Srol) Tuwia26 January 1832185Marriage 
Rejsfeld, Iris ‎(Chaya)‎ Iris (Chaya)27 January 199324Death 
Miller, Martin Martin28 January 194473Birth 
Kleiner, Sarah Sarah29 January 192295Birth 
Linzer, Sara Sara29 January 20107Death 
Slizak, ‎[Srul]‎ Dawid [Srul] Dawid29 January 1891126Birth 
Kamelman, Beniamin
Sztejn, Dwora
Beniamin30 January 1854163Marriage 
Cooper, Ellis Aubrey Ellis AubreyFebruary 1917100Birth 
Cooper, Ellis Aubrey
Private
Ellis Aubreyabout February 194869Marriage 
Ederer, Salomón Salomón1 February 1909108Birth 
Ellish, Milton Milton1 February 196651Death 
Greenblo, Ezra EzraFebruary 200512Death 
Kuperstejn, Molly ‎(Sura Malka)‎ Molly (Sura Malka)February 1880137Birth 
Matlow, Bluma BlumaFebruary 199225Death 
Private
Sposob, Margarita
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />February 196255Marriage 
Rozenwald, Bela ‎(Bajla)‎ Bela (Bajla)February 198136Death 
Fenton, Paul Howard ‎(Pesach)‎ Paul Howard (Pesach)2 February 199126Death 
Isberg, Samuel ‎(Shmuel, Sam)‎ Samuel (Shmuel2 February 1872145Birth 
Rybak, Morris ‎(Moshe)‎ Morris (Moshe)2 February 191998Birth 
Solomon, Max Max2 February 1911106Birth 
‎(unknown)‎, Perl Perl3 February 193285Death 
Gorman, Celia ‎(Ceil, Tzvia)‎ Celia (Ceil3 February 197344Death 
Lekvornik, Tova Tova3 February 198235Death 
Lichtsztejn, Boris Boris3 February 200215Death 
Plot, Ziva ‎(Sprinca)‎ Ziva (Sprinca)3 February 198928Death 
Feldman, Rochelle Rochelle4 February 20125Death 
Private
Harris, Rebecca Lee
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />4 February 197839Marriage 
Stoller?, Jennie Jennie4 February 197146Death 
Waisgluss, Fernando Fernando4 February 192988Birth 
Feldman, Max ‎(Mordechai)‎ Max (Mordechai)5 February 195265Death 
Jäger, Zygmund ‎(Zelig)‎
Goldhuber, Elfriede ‎(Esther)‎
Zygmund (Zelig)5 February 192295Marriage 
Berman, David David6 February 199324Death 
Bluestein, Isadore ‎(Izhak David)‎ Isadore (Izhak David)6 February 194275Death 
Mauer, Pedro Pedro6 February 193087Birth 
Perlman, Sadie ‎(Syd)‎ Sadie (Syd)6 February 1906111Birth 
Sandal, Jankel Jankel6 February 1822195Birth 
Wolfman, Gregorio Gregorio6 February 199126Death 
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Judko Jankiel Judko Jankiel7 February 1861156Birth 
Krefman, Dorothy Dorothy8 February 192493Birth 
Starck, Elida Elida8 February 20089Death 
Sztejn, Wolf Wolf8 February 1838179Death 
Guiter, León ‎(Leip, Leibe)‎ León (Leip10 February 200611Death 
Lerman, Abraham Abraham10 February 197542Death 
Sandal, Tauba ‎[Rayzla]‎ Tauba [Rayzla]10 February 1859158Death 
Brunner, Beatrice Alexandra Beatrice Alexandra11 February 197146Death 
Lerman, Abraham Abraham11 February 1912105Birth 
Spatz, Benjamin ‎(Bennie)‎ Benjamin (Bennie)11 February 1909108Birth 
Katz, Michel Michel12 February 1868149Birth 
Kleiner, Harris ‎(Chaim Hirsch)‎
Katz, Neche
Harris (Chaim Hirsch)12 February 1887130Marriage 
Sandal, Malka Malka12 February 1876141Birth 
Ejnman, Jankiel
Sandal, Ruchla
Jankiel13 February 1829188Marriage 
Sztejn, Dwora Dwora13 February 1834183Birth 
‎(unknown)‎, Malka Malka14 February 1835182Death 
Cooper, Jack ‎(Jacob)‎ Jack (Jacob)14 February 1907110Birth 
Gurfinkiel, Josef
Bursztyn, Kayla
Josef14 February 1842175Marriage 
Schultz, Miriam ‎(Matla, Manya)‎ Miriam (Matla14 February 1909108Birth 
Zeiderman, Rene Rene14 February 192196Birth 
Zylberkrantz, Zyskind Zyskind14 February 1869148Death 
Rybak, Symcha Symcha15 February 1901116Birth 
Stampler, John
Private
John15 February 195364Marriage 
Sztejn, Benjamin Benjamin15 February 1863154Birth 
Waisgluss, Fernando Fernando15 February 20107Death 
Nudelberg, Josef Chaim Josef Chaim16 February 1865152Birth 
Cymbler, David Salomón David Salomón17 February 199027Death 
Goran, Dorothy J. Dorothy J.17 February 192295Birth 
Gurfinkiel, Herszek
Licht, Eta Liba
Herszek17 February 1867150Marriage 
Schkolnik, Sonia Sonia17 February 193087Birth 
Feldman, Herman ‎(Hyman)‎ Herman (Hyman)18 February 197344Death 
Gebiner, Morris Morris18 February 1895122Birth 
Kuperstejn, Molly ‎(Sura Malka)‎ Molly (Sura Malka)18 February 196849Death 
Sposeep, Jerome M. Jerome M.18 February 200611Death 
‎(unknown)‎, Fradla Fradla19 February 1844173Death 
Slizak, Shlomo Dawid
Szulsztein, Matla
Shlomo Dawid19 February 1861156Marriage 
Szulsztein, Pelta Peltabefore 19 February 1861156Death 
Krefman, Edythe Edythe20 February 198829Death 
Linzer, Sara Sara20 February 194572Birth 
Private
Ploit, Raquel ‎(Chaike)‎
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />20 February 195859Marriage 
Sandal, David David20 February 1827190Birth 
Sokoloff, Louis Louis20 February 1914103Birth 
Sztejn, Hersz Chajm
Prezajzen, Udla ‎(Hendla, Hodla)‎
Hersz Chajm20 February 1861156Marriage 
Moll, Frances Frances21 February 200710Death 
Cooper, Paul D. Paul D.22 February 192097Birth 
Rybak, Hersch Hersch22 February 1902115Birth 

Total events: 95