Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wedding Wednesday ~ Suzi and Sigi 1952

Another wedding photo from my mother-in-law's collection of photos from her Romanian father's side of the family.


The back of the photograph includes my mother-in-law's note "Cousin Israel" indicating that this was one of her cousins who went to Israel from Romania.


The translation of the Romanian on the right is from Theo Rafael in the Genealogical Translations group on Facebook. (Thank you Theo!)
We offer you (plural) with much love and pleasure this photo from our part.
Suzi and Sigi
3 November 1952

The photographer's stamp reads:
Photo Kleinman, Haifa, 62 Jaffa street, 4 July 1952

This suggests that this cousin was married in July 1952 and sent the note to my mother-in-law's family in November 1952. If you think you know who Suzi and Sigi are, please let me know in the comments or send me a message via the contact me form on the left.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Wedding Couple

Another image of unidentified people from my mother-in-law's collection that she believes is from her Romanian side (Goldstein, a.k.a. Yancu from Iasi, Romania).

It looks like a wedding photo (bride in white, with a veil, groom in a suit with white bow tie and top hat), but they look so serious.

Could this be in the early 1930s and times were tough? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 


Unfortunately, the photo appears to have been cropped and the back doesn't provide much information at all, except that it's more likely Romanian than Hebrew or Yiddish.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Family From Iasi Romania


This photograph was taken in Iasi, Romania, according to the stamp on the back. Could this be a mother, father, and their daughter?

My penciled notation reads: "oldest Goldstein cousin in Romania" which is what my mother-in-law told me. However, the surname of the family would not have been Goldstein, as only the siblings who came to America took that surname.

I don't know any more about the family in Romania except that the surnames might have been Iancu or Moskowitz (the surnames of my husband's great-grandparents).



If you think you know this family, please leave a comment or send me an email.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Flona of Romania

The handwriting on the back of these photos identifies the woman, but it is unclear what her name is.

The first photograph is about 3" x 5" and there doesn't appear to be a date.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Romanian Couple Betty and Izu 1951

Last week I shared a photo of Betty and Izu from 1937.

Here is another one from fourteen years later. This one is a 2" x 3" snapshot.



The left is Romanian [thank you to Theo Rafael in the Genealogical Translations Group]:
To the parents
With all our longing
From Izu Beti Marcel
Buc [bucharest] 27 February 1951

The right (sideways) is Yiddish [thank you to Esther Chanie Dushinsky in the Genealogical Translations Group]:
This is my oldest daughter and her husband and one child from Romania.

If you have an additional comment about the translation or you know who this family is, please let me know!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Romanian Couple Betty and Izu 1937

From my mother-in-law's collection, from her father, Morris Goldstein, as he was from Romania.




Thanks to Toth Levente at the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook for the following translation:

To our parent with pleasure Betty and Izu. Iancu Zeilig's family in Negrești


Negrești is about 24 miles south of Iași, where the Goldstein / Yancu family was reportedly from.

If you have an additional comment about the translation or you know who these people are, please let me know!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Yitzchak and Sheva and Sons

I have connected with a cousin of my husband's in Israel which has inspired me to share more of the photos from that branch of the Goldstein / Yancu side of the family.

This is the oldest photograph in my collection from that side of the family.



The family story is that this is Yitzchak Yancu and his wife, Sheva Moskowitz and two brothers of my husband's grandfather, Morris Goldstein. They remained in Romania when Morris followed his brother Max to New York City in 1914, after having changed his surname from Yancu to Goldstein.

There is nothing on the back of the photo to identify which brothers these were.

Morris never returned to Romania and this photograph has been treasured over the years.