Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wordless Wednesday ~ Cousin Israel (in Israel)

Another of the many photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family.



The translation of the Yiddish appears to be:
This is my son Israel.
Next month, on 7/16 he is turning 24...and to many long years

Israel is a first cousin of my mother-in-law and the son of her uncle Usher (Morris Goldstein's younger brother). Now I have a birthday for him - July 16 (sometime in the 1940s).

Thank you to those at the Jewish Genealogy Portal Facebook group for assistance in the translation.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Wedding Couple in Romania or Israel

Another photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family.



This one has both Yiddish and Romanian on the back.

The Yiddish is:
This is my daughter Liba with her husband Moishe

The Romanian / Yiddish on the right is:
memento
for my brother
Moriti Goldstein

Moishe Goldstein is my husband's maternal grandfather. So could this woman be a first cousin to my mother-in-law? Unfortunately, I don't know if this was taken in Israel or Romania.

Thank you to volunteers at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston's "Help Day" in January 2014, as well as volunteers at Jewish Genealogy Portal Facebook page for assistance in the translation.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wordless Wednesday ~ Romanian Wedding Couple, June 1947

Another of the many photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family.


The photographer's imprint is "Studio FotoSelect Iasi" so I know this is a relative (or possibly very close family friend) on the Goldstein side of the family.



The top is Romanian and is translated:
____ offered with love to my uncle and aunt, by me Paul and [Hilda?]

8 June 1947

The bottom is Yiddish and is upside down in this image. The possibilities include:

This is my sister ____ husband 
Mendele / Menale [?]

This is my ____ with my sister Gendel / Manela [?]

Any other suggestions on the translation are very welcome.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wordless Wednesday ~ Romanian Wedding Couple 1929

Another of the many photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania. This one happens to be dated 20/4/1929 (or April 20, 1929, for us Americans). I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family.




For
our dear brother
sister in law and children
Manase Lots (or soți)
Goldstein
20/4/1929

Mister Moritz Goldstein
New York

Moische/Morris Goldstein was my mother-in-law's father. He was living in New York City with his wife, Rose, and two young children. (By the following year, the family had moved to Woodbine, New Jersey.)

Somehow, I doubt that this was mailed to Morris Goldstein in New York in this way, without an envelope. There were dozens of men by the name of Morris Goldstein in New York City in the 1920s...

If anyone has suggestions on the translation, feel free to comment.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wordless Wednesday ~ Usher and his Family

Another of the many photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family.



1. This is my daughter's husband Mordecai
2. This is my daughter Sheva and her two children
3. My daughter-in-law Dadie [?] with her child Goldie
4. My son Ezriel
         From me and my children
                                              Usher

~~~~~~~~~~~

Usher is a younger brother to Morris Goldstein. These young children are second cousins to my husband.

Thank you to volunteers at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston's "Help Day" in January 2014, as well as volunteers at Tracing the Tribe Facebook page for assistance in the translation.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wordless Wednesday ~ Sheva, Mordecai and Tziva

Another of the many photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family.



This is my daughter Sheva and her husband
Her husband's name is Mordecai and
their child Tziva
I believe the person who wrote this is my husband's great uncle Usher Goldstein (or Yancu or Yancovitz), brother to Morris Goldstein (1897-1965).

(Siblings Morris, Max, and Anna immigrated to America from Romania; Usher and his brother Shmuel immigrated to Israel.)

Thank you to volunteers at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston's "Help Day" in January 2014 for assistance in the translation.

November 17 update: And thank you to R. Shoshi Balbirer, member of Tracing the Tribe Facebook page who let me know the original image was upside down! (I have corrected it.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wordless Wednesday ~ Ethel, Rachel and Roza

I have several photographs from my mother-in-law that came from her father's family in Romania and Israel in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I am sharing them here in hopes of reconnecting with this branch of my husband's family.


The back is in Yiddish and I had help with the translation when I attended a "Help Day" meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston a couple of years ago. Let me know in the comments if you have anything to add about the translation.