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

29 April 2017 - 2:14:46pm
Hit Count: 120094

Top 20 Surnames
SurnameSURNIndividuals
1JägerJÄGER61
2SlizakSLIZAK58
3FeldmanFELDMAN57
4PloitPLOIT44
5SposobSPOSOB43
6BluesteinBLUESTEIN41
7NudelbergNUDELBERG41
8RybakRYBAK38
9SANDALSANDAL36
10CooperCOOPER34
11KrefmanKREFMAN31
12KleinerKLEINER29
13SztejnSZTEJN26
14BleusteinBLEUSTEIN26
15GuiterGUITER24
16SposeepSPOSEEP24
17FarberFARBER22
18QuelerQUELER22
19LevesonLEVESON21
20IsbergISBERG21
   Total individuals: 696
Total Names: 20
On This Day ...
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Feldman, Sonia ‎(Chaja Szejndla)‎ Sonia (Chaja Szejndla)29 April 199423Death 
Silberman, Raquel Raquelabout 29 April 192889Birth 

Total events: 2
Upcoming Events
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Farber, Teme Teme30 April 199225Death 
Ploit, Mauricio Mauricio30 April 197344Death 
Ploit, Sofía ‎(Sprintze)‎ Sofía (Sprintze)30 April 20098Death 
Pryzant, Chaya Chaya30 April 198235Death 
Zauberman, Stella ‎(Stenya)‎ Stella (Stenya)30 April 192493Birth 
Cooper, Avril Pamela Avril Pamelaabout May 200413Death 
Feldman, Benjamin Benjamin1 May 1875142Birth 
Feldman, Rochelle Rochelle1 May 193186Birth 
Fishman, Doris Doris1 May 192196Birth 
Letty, William William1 May 1891126Birth 
Michalewicz, Frieda FriedaMay 197938Death 
Musikant, Ian Jeffrey
Private
Ian Jeffreyabout May 198334Marriage 
Osowicki, Salomón
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SalomónMay 197146Marriage 
Peterman, David DavidMay 197245Death 
Ploit, Lejb Mejer Lejb Mejer1 May 196750Death 
Ploit, Lejb Mejer Lejb MejerMay 1887130Birth 
Private
Leveson, Renee
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Sztejn, Chaim ‎(Chajka, Cheywel)‎ Chaim (Chajka1 May 1831186Death 
Wolfson, Chaja Malka Chaja Malkaabout May 1861156Birth 
Isberg, George George2 May 1911106Birth 
Mitzner, Alexander Alexander2 May 198433Birth 
Sandal, Ita Ita2 May 1857160Birth 
Ross, William William3 May 198829Death 
Sztejn, Szymon Ber Szymon Ber3 May 1865152Death 
Bluestein, Jerome Jerome5 May 1916101Birth 
Brillstein, Morris ‎(Icko Moszko, Moe)‎ Morris (Icko Moszko5 May 199027Death 
Cooper, Colin Dudley Colin Dudley5 May 199918Death 
Robinson, Phyllis Winifred Elvira Phyllis Winifred Elvira5 May 197938Death 
Bleustein, Kenneth Kenneth6 May 198334Death 
Cooperstein, Dinah Dinah6 May 1887130Birth 
Schwartz, Yitzhak Yitzhak6 May 1907110Death 
Zylberkrantz, Berko
Rozenboym, Rayca
Berko7 May 1832185Marriage 
Feldman, Sura Sura8 May 1874143Birth 
Feldman, Zelig Zelig8 May 1861156Death 
Osowicki, Salomón Salomón8 May 198235Death 
Plot, Mordechai Mordechai8 May 193285Death 
Rosenbaum, Tobias Kiwa Tobias Kiwa8 May 198631Death 
Wagman, George George8 May 1915102Birth 
Weiss, Harry Harry8 May 1911106Birth 
Adleman, Sophie Sophie9 May 199423Death 
Ploit, Raquel ‎(Chaike)‎ Raquel (Chaike)9 May 20116Death 
Farber, Miguel ‎(Meilaj)‎ Miguel (Meilaj)10 May 199027Death 
Rozenwald, Bela ‎(Bajla)‎ Bela (Bajla)10 May 1897120Birth 
Slizak, Shlomo Dawid Shlomo Dawid10 May 1842175Birth 
Cline ‎(Clyne)‎, Sarah Sarah11 May 192196Death 
Chonin, Eva Eva12 May 1908109Birth 
Norman, Abraham David Abraham David12 May 199522Death 
Rubinsztejn, Abraham Zyskind Abraham Zyskind12 May 1889128Birth 
Shamir, Yosef Baruch
Plot, Chaia Rivke
Yosef Baruch12 May 192691Marriage 
Tarter, Joseph ‎(Jimmy)‎ Joseph (Jimmy)12 May 1912105Birth 
Zafryn, Aron Szmul Aron Szmul12 May 1847170Birth 
Rybak, Hinda Hinda13 May 192493Birth 
Biber, Dina Dina14 May 198433Death 
Mitelman, Chaim Icek
Szlachtman, Malka Frayda
Chaim Icek14 May 1871146Marriage 
Rubinsztejn, Nisen
Pik, Ryfka
Nisen14 May 193582Marriage 
Bluestein, Jacob ‎(Jankel Michal)‎ Jacob (Jankel Michal)15 May 1906111Death 
Stampler, John John15 May 199126Death 
Szpadel, Yaakov Yaakov15 May 1905112Birth 
Cymbler, David Salomón David Salomón16 May 1917100Birth 
Feyn, Leybus
Sandal, Sura Dwojra
Leybus16 May 1854163Marriage 
Musikant, Ian Jeffrey Ian Jeffrey16 May 195166Birth 
Jäger, Salomea Salomea17 May 194671Death 
Berman, Chaim
Slizak, Ruchla Eta ‎[Eta Ruchla]‎
Chaim18 May 1883134Marriage 
Fealk, Shirley Ann Shirley Ann18 May 193780Birth 
Geller, Morris Morris18 May 196552Death 
Ploit, Mauricio Mauricio18 May 192196Birth 
Korgood, Morris S. Morris S.19 May 193978Birth 
Ploit, Szprince Szprince19 May 197839Death 
Sztejn, Benjamin Benjamin19 May 1864153Death 
Soler, Maury
Private
Maury20 May 195067Marriage 
Perlmutter, Solomon ‎(Sol)‎
Bluestein, Eleanor
Solomon (Sol)21 May 193978Marriage 
Visnovsky, Celina Celina21 May 198037Death 
Musikant, Leon ‎(Len)‎ Leon (Len)22 May 197938Death 
‎(unknown)‎, Christine Christine23 May 192889Birth 
Kleiner, Zelig
Walfus, Liba
Zelig23 May 1890127Marriage 
Wolfson, Chaim Mordko Chaim Mordko23 May 1861156Death 
Frahm, Maurice Maurice24 May 200017Death 
Friedman, Robert Robert25 May 1916101Birth 
Friedman, Robert Robert25 May 199621Death 
Zouberman, Moszko
Zylberkrantz, Ruchla
Moszko25 May 1854163Marriage 
Boguslav, Anatole Alexander Anatole Alexander26 May 1908109Birth 
Fenton, Paul Howard ‎(Pesach)‎
Wainer, Yetta Lee
Paul Howard (Pesach)26 May 194077Marriage 
Segal, Helen Helen26 May 1904113Birth 
Fealk, Philip Peter
Feldman, Beatrice Ada ‎(Bea, Beyleh)‎
Philip Peter27 May 193483Marriage 
Nudelberg, Ruchla Leja Ruchla Leja27 May 1859158Death 
Sztejn, Rywka Rywka27 May 1829188Birth 
Zeiderman, Isaac Isaac27 May 194572Death 
Rubinsztejn, Nisen Nisen28 May 1910107Birth 
Sztejn, Abram Abram28 May 1841176Death 
Liponetsky, Sara Sara29 May 200512Death 
Yarkoni, Efraim Efraim29 May 200611Death 

Total events: 91