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

21 October 2017 - 3:04:44pm
Hit Count: 127405

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
On This Day ...
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Gitla Gitla21 October 1866151Birth 
Kleiner, Gerald
Private
Gerald21 October 196552Marriage 
Rothschild, Walter Walter21 October 200314Death 

Total events: 3
Upcoming Events
RecordGIVNDateAnniversaryEvent
Bluestein, Jerome Jerome22 October 200710Death 
Musikant, Ian Jeffrey Ian Jeffrey22 October 198829Death 
Sposeep, Theodore Mac Theodore Mac22 October 193978Birth 
Peltz, Ethel Ethel23 October 1917100Birth 
Slizak, Abram
Liberman, Bejla Gitel
Abram23 October 1875142Marriage 
Stecker, Gladys Ruth ‎(Chickie)‎ Gladys Ruth (Chickie)23 October 1905112Birth 
Cooper, Colin Dudley Colin Dudley24 October 192097Birth 
Geller, Belle ‎(Bella)‎ Belle (Bella)24 October 197641Death 
Sandal, Leyzor Leyzor24 October 1845172Birth 
Stone, Arthur
Glatt, Clare Lilian
Arthur24 October 194572Marriage 
Blusztejn, Abraham Wolf
Zylberkrantz, Ruchla Leja
Abraham Wolf25 October 1849168Marriage 
Feldman, Sonia ‎(Chaja Szejndla)‎ Sonia (Chaja Szejndla)25 October 1903114Birth 
Isberg, Robert ‎(Reuben)‎ H. Robert (Reuben) H.25 October 1902115Birth 
Zylberkrantz, Ruchla Leja Ruchla Leja25 October 1833184Birth 
Kessler, Gregorio Gregorio26 October 199522Death 
Sandal, Frayda Frayda26 October 1849168Birth 
Adleman, Leonard David Leonard David27 October 198433Death 
Degenszejn, Eugenia ‎(Genya)‎ Eugenia (Genya)27 October 194275Death 
Brillstein, Morris ‎(Icko Moszko, Moe)‎ Morris (Icko Moszko28 October 1898119Birth 
Segal, Helen Helen28 October 199324Death 
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Gitla Gitla29 October 1866151Death 
Visnovsky, Marcos Marcosabout 30 October 193582Death 
Fenton, Paul Howard ‎(Pesach)‎ Paul Howard (Pesach)31 October 1914103Birth 
Sposeep, Jerome M. Jerome M.31 October 194176Birth 
Bleustein, Irving Milton ‎(Isidore)‎ Irving Milton (Isidore)November 196552Death 
Cooperstein, Edith ‎(Chaja)‎ Edith (Chaja)1 November 194770Death 
Feldman, Benjamin BenjaminNovember 194275Death 
Lieberman, Alan J.
Private
Alan J.1 November 199027Marriage 
Norman, Harry HarryNovember 197344Death 
Ploit, Abe Mejer Abe Mejer1 November 1893124Birth 
Rybak, Ber BerNovember 194275Death 
Rybak, Hersch HerschNovember 194275Death 
Schneer, Angel Tito Angel Tito1 November 198631Death 
Kaufman, Joel M. Joel M.2 November 192889Birth 
Mutzman, Michel Michel2 November 1852165Death 
Gross ‎(Grosshandler)‎, Jerry J. Jerry J.3 November 20098Death 
Schkolnik, Sonia Sonia3 November 199720Death 
Sposeep, Jerome M.
Private
Jerome M.3 November 196255Marriage 
Bleustein, Kenneth
Engler, Sylvia
Kenneth4 November 193483Marriage 
Roth, Max Max4 November 196552Death 
Wolfson, Chaja Malka Chaja Malka5 November 1862155Death 
Ziegler, Albert J.
Bluestein, Sylvia
Albert J.5 November 194473Marriage 
Blackburn, Mary Grace Mary Grace6 November 199819Death 
Knopmacher, Israel
Feldman, Dwojra
Israel6 November 1848169Marriage 
Feldman, Barbara Barbara7 November 200314Death 
Geller, Jerome ‎(Jerry)‎ Milton
Silverstein, Florence
Jerome (Jerry) Milton7 November 194374Marriage 
Peterman, Doreen Doreen7 November 1917100Birth 
Klejner, Issay ‎(Israel, Izzy)‎
Leibovitz, Jenny ‎(Tscherne)‎
Issay (Israel8 November 193186Marriage 
Neufeld, Sylvia Sylvia8 November 191899Birth 
Zechman, Manuel ‎(Mendel)‎ Manuel (Mendel)8 November 1909108Birth 
Slizak, Hersko ‎(Angel)‎ Hersko (Angel)9 November 193087Birth 
Sztejn, Israel ‎(Srul)‎ Israel (Srul)9 November 1845172Death 
Fealk, Philip Peter Philip Peter10 November 197839Death 
Feldman, Jankel
Domb ‎(Dab)‎, Ruchla
Jankel10 November 1900117Marriage 
Jegier, Josel ‎(I)‎ Josel (I)10 November 1839178Birth 
Peltz, Mary E. ‎(Meta)‎ Mary E. (Meta)10 November 200314Death 
Bluestein, Herman ‎(Hyman, Chaim)‎ Herman (Hyman11 November 196156Death 
Isberg, Bess Bess12 November 1916101Birth 
Goldfarb, Hersz
Sandal, Ryfka
Hersz13 November 1857160Marriage 
Knopmacher, Szmul Szmul13 November 1850167Birth 
Fiszbejn, Chaya Chaya14 November 1910107Birth 
Shamir, Yosef Baruch Yosef Baruch14 November 198631Death 
‎(unknown)‎, Anna Anna16 November 197641Death 
Feldman, Paul H. Paul H.16 November 198829Death 
Nudelberg, Jankiel Dawid Jankiel Dawid16 November 1861156Birth 
Feldman, Rabbi Israel Elimelech
Cytryn, Bejla
Rabbi Israel Elimelech17 November 1843174Marriage 
Slizak, Josef Josef17 November 1870147Death 
Zauberman, Rywka ‎(Rywa, Regina)‎ Rywka (Rywa18 November 1880137Birth 
Adleman, Solomon
Cooperstein, Dinah
Solomon19 November 1907110Marriage 
Krefman, Bess ‎(Pessa)‎ Bess (Pessa)19 November 193780Death 
Queler, Samuel ‎(Sam)‎ Samuel (Sam)19 November 199324Death 
Sugarman, Julian Gerald ‎(Jerry)‎ Julian Gerald (Jerry)19 November 20116Death 
Adamszek, Sura Gitla Sura Gitla20 November 1856161Death 
Adleman, Leonard David Leonard David20 November 1909108Birth 
Feldman, Beatrice Ada ‎(Bea, Beyleh)‎ Beatrice Ada (Bea20 November 1912105Birth 
Latovitzki, Yosef Chaim Yosef Chaim20 November 1887130Death 
Sandal, Moszko Moszko20 November 1828189Birth 
Slizak, Jankel Peltiel ‎(Pelte)‎ Jankel Peltiel (Pelte)20 November 1876141Birth 
Weinrod, Milton Milton20 November 192196Birth 

Total events: 79