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 August 2017 - 3:49:06am
Hit Count: 123803

Top 20 Surnames
SurnameSURNIndividuals
1JägerJÄGER61
2SlizakSLIZAK58
3FeldmanFELDMAN57
4PloitPLOIT44
5SposobSPOSOB43
6BluesteinBLUESTEIN41
7NudelbergNUDELBERG41
8RybakRYBAK38
9SANDALSANDAL36
10CooperCOOPER34
11KrefmanKREFMAN31
12KleinerKLEINER29
13SztejnSZTEJN26
14BleusteinBLEUSTEIN26
15GuiterGUITER24
16SposeepSPOSEEP24
17FarberFARBER22
18QuelerQUELER22
19IsbergISBERG21
20LevesonLEVESON21
   Total individuals: 696
Total Names: 20
On This Day ...
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Sandal, Nuta Nuta18 August 1865152Death 

Total events: 1
Upcoming Events
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Lejbman, Chaim Jankel
Sandal, Frayda
Chaim Jankel20 August 1863154Marriage 
Sznizek, Icko Szyia Icko Szyia20 August 1849168Death 
Perlmutter, Solomon ‎(Sol)‎ Solomon (Sol)21 August 20089Death 
Sztejn, Symcha Symcha21 August 1851166Death 
‎(unknown)‎, Szayndla Szayndla22 August 1878139Death 
Niselkowsky, Ana Ana22 August 198433Death 
Weisman, Mitchel R Mitchel R22 August 195661Birth 
Brillstein, Eva T. Eva T.23 August 198334Death 
Solomon, Max Max23 August 196354Death 
Szlizak, Srul Srul23 August 1850167Birth 
Blusztejn, Fradla Fradla24 August 1850167Birth 
Jäger, Menahem ‎(Edmund)‎ Menahem (Edmund)24 August 1909108Birth 
Kleiner, Harris ‎(Chaim Hirsch)‎ Harris (Chaim Hirsch)24 August 192493Death 
Weinrod, Emanuel ‎(Manny)‎ Emanuel (Manny)24 August 20089Death 
‎(unknown)‎, Lillie Lillie25 August 195364Death 
Ploit, Sofía ‎(Sprintze)‎ Sofía (Sprintze)26 August 191899Birth 
Slizak, Israel ‎(Srol)‎ Israel (Srol)26 August 1903114Birth 
Boronkay, Irving Irving27 August 193186Birth 
Friedman, Sarah Sarah27 August 198037Death 
Weisman, Simon Sydney Simon Sydney27 August 197542Death 
Isberg, Anabel Anabel28 August 1906111Birth 
Goldband, Leo Leo29 August 191998Birth 
Rosenbaum, Toni ‎(Tauba)‎ Toni (Tauba)29 August 1917100Birth 
Soler, Maury Maury29 August 191899Birth 
Berman, Gilbert Myron
Fealk, Shirley Ann
Gilbert Myron1 September 196255Marriage 
Feldman, Celia Celia1 September 199621Death 
Isberg, Dr. Emil M. Dr. Emil M.September 196552Death 
Jay, Andrew Nicholas
Private
Andrew Nicholas1 September 199126Marriage 
Mendelcweig, Chaja Chaja1 September 1867150Death 
Nudelberg, Frayda Frayda1 September 1859158Death 
Slizak, Naftali NaftaliSeptember 194275Death 
Slizak, Shlomo David Shlomo DavidSeptember 194275Death 
Stone, Mark
Levy, Frances
Mark1 September 192196Marriage 
Sztejn, Chaim Lejb Chaim Lejb1 September 1848169Death 
Adleman, Sophie Sophie2 September 1908109Birth 
Jäger, Menahem ‎(Edmund)‎
Schultz, Miriam ‎(Matla, Manya)‎
Menahem (Edmund)2 September 193483Marriage 
Zylberkrantz, Berko Berko2 September 1852165Death 
Jäger, Menahem ‎(Edmund)‎ Menahem (Edmund)3 September 199720Death 
Nimrod, Isasschar Isasschar4 September 197047Death 
Sanders, Rudy Rudy4 September 191899Birth 
Weinrod, Milton Milton4 September 200413Death 
Guiter, Emma ‎(Teme)‎ Emma (Teme)5 September 199126Death 
Letty, William William5 September 193978Death 
Stone, Arthur Arthur5 September 1917100Birth 
Lieberman, Alan J. Alan J.6 September 196057Birth 
Wolfman, Morris ‎(Mauricio)‎ Morris (Mauricio)6 September 196552Death 
Bleustein, Benjamin Benjaminabout 7 September 196651Death 
Bluestein, Sarah Sarah7 September 197047Death 
Brillstein, Louis ‎(Szlema Lejb)‎ Louis (Szlema Lejb)7 September 1897120Birth 
Cooper, Jack ‎(Jacob)‎ Jack (Jacob)7 September 198532Death 
Zafryn, Icko Mejer Icko Mejer7 September 1880137Death 
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Solnik, Helen Lilian
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />8 September 194671Marriage 
Slizak, Malka Tauba Malka Tauba8 September 1865152Birth 
Zafryn, Malka Cywia Malka Cywia8 September 1856161Birth 
Blusztejn, Abraham Wolf Abraham Wolf9 September 1852165Death 
Cooper, Maurice Lionel
Orman, Dinah Lilian
Maurice Lionel9 September 1914103Marriage 
London Isberg, Brooke Brooke9 September 200017Death 
Sposeep, Dr. Manuel Dr. Manuel9 September 199621Death 
Private
Fealk, Shirley Ann
img src="themes/xenea/images/small/male.gif" class="gender_image" style="" alt="" title="" />10 September 198928Marriage 
Rejsfeld, Ela Ela10 September 191899Birth 
Feldman, Ita Ita11 September 1832185Birth 
Isberg, Dr. Emil M. Dr. Emil M.11 September 1914103Birth 
Jaffe, Catherine Ellen Catherine Ellen11 September 200116Death 
Weingard, Scott Jeffrey ‎(Scotty)‎ Scott Jeffrey (Scotty)11 September 200116Death 
Shatz, Harold Harold12 September 1917100Birth 
Feldman, Irving ‎(Albert, Ayzik)‎ Irving (Albert13 September 1901116Birth 
Goldband, Leo Leo13 September 200314Death 
Feldman, Benjamin
Bluestein, Tillie
Benjamin14 September 1902115Marriage 
Farber, Marcos Marcosabout 15 September 198334Death 
Hess, Samuel ‎(Sam)‎ Samuel (Sam)15 September 1882135Birth 
Kleiner, Race Race15 September 196057Death 
Michalewicz, Sara Sara15 September 192592Birth 
Spatz, Moe ‎(Morris)‎ Moe (Morris)15 September 1912105Birth 
Koltunoff, Abraham Abraham16 September 198928Death 
Bleustein, Kenneth Kenneth17 September 1909108Birth 
Bleustein, Samuel David ‎(Szlema Dawid)‎ Samuel David (Szlema Dawid)17 September 194374Death 
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Judko Judko17 September 1866151Death 
Farber, Sara Sara17 September 197443Death 
Nudelberg, Szmul Szmul17 September 1848169Death 
Rosenbaum, Toni ‎(Tauba)‎ Toni (Tauba)17 September 198829Death 
Rubinsztejn, Abraham Zyskind
Sandal, Sarah
Abraham Zyskind17 September 1909108Marriage 

Total events: 81