Thank you for visiting. We invite you to add to our guestbook.

I haven't written you in years, but i just checked [our] website and see you are continuing to work on it!  What a gift to all of us!! we are great. living in Jerusalem now. take care
Martin and Norma Sarvis <>
Jerusalem, ISRAEL - Friday, March 21, 2003
Norma Gelman Sarvis is a granddaughter of Ike Gelman and the older daughter of Ike's youngest son, Meyer.

When I saw the kerchiefed woman in the wagon - the one with the shoes - I immediately thought of Rashka,
wrote one of her granddaughters, commenting on history section photos from videos about Gorodok.
Rashka's father [Moishe Gelman] made and repaired shoes, so she always had on a good pair.  She did go around in a wagon selling dry goods after my grandfather [Shimsel Kirshner] left for the States.  It is hard to imagine her doing this, as good looking as she was.

Also, a tidbit on the map [showing boundaries] from 1918-1939:  My mother told me they knew when the power changed hands because the church would change, and they would have different statues.  I guess that it went from Polish to Greek Orthodox.  Before that date, things were uncertain.
It's important to let you know that all of this is so very interesting. You have done such an enterprising job; really, your work is so impressive.   

Marilyn Fuselier <>
Lewistown, MT OH USA - Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Marilyn is a great-granddaughter of Udasha Uberstine and Moishe Gelman.  Udasha was the oldest of Lazar's children and did not come to America.

When I was going over the site with my daughter, I noticed Carly Plotkin's birthday is shown on April 8, when it should read January.  She just turned 16.  You have done an incredible job!!

Leslie Plotkin <>
Garfield Heights, OH USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Leslie is a daughter of Elaine Henkin Herman and a granddaughter of Louis Henkin, who married Harris Uberstine's oldest daughter, Minnie. 

"I have a thought," wrote Hilary Henkin. "I recently confirmed that my great-grandfather had a first wife, who had at least four sons that I now know of.  (Earlier, I knew of only one.)  The oldest son was Abram, born in 1875, and the youngest was Baruch, born in 1881.  In checking my saved notes, I found a reference to a Baruch Henkin in the Cleveland area, so I began digging.   While I haven't yet found Baruch, I did find an Abraham Henkin who would be about the right age.  According to the death notice, he had a brother Louis.  Could that be your relative Louis, husband to Minnie Uberstine?  ... Let me know."
Hilary Henkin <>
Atlanta, GA USA - March 16, 2003
Hilary is a longtime participant in the Belarus and Litvak special interest groups on the Jewish genealogy web site at  It looks as if she has indeed made the connection between her Henkin family and our Uberstines.  Minnie Uberstine and Louis Henkin were married in Canton, OH, on December 07, 1915. Our section on the Ohio Uberstines has a chapter about Louis Henkin and Minnie Uberstine. 

Visited COUSINS PLUS tonite for the first time in a while and was very much impressed with the additions.  Zei Gesundt.

Joe Erber <>
Greenwood, MS USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003
Joe is a grandson of Ike Gelman.  Three children of Udasha Uberstine and Moishe Gelman came to America -- Ike, Rashka and Lou -- and Ike was the eldest.

Hello.... I stumbled across the CousinsPlus Uberstine family website -- and was very impressed! -- while searching for my family history.  My father grew up in Cleveland in the early 1920s, and his first job was in a drugstore.  The reason I am contacting you is that I am fairly sure he worked for Max Uberstine (Drugstore Max). 

My dad's name was Herman Cohen, but that was changed the day he asked Mr. Uberstine for a job.  You see, my dad was a skinny 10-year-old.  He told me that Mr. Uberstine laughed and said, "If you can bring up the Coke cans from the basement, you've got a job."  Coke syrup cans, even today, weigh about 25 lbs each.  A ten-year-old boy weighs maybe 65 lbs? 

Anyway, dad brought up the Coke cans, and Mr. Uberstine nick-named him "Herky," short for "Little Hercules."  It stuck, and until his death in 1978, family and friends called him "Herky."  My dad said that your uncle was a very kind man.  God bless you and your family.

Rick Cohen <>
CA USA Sunday, October 20, 2002

Hi. My name is Caroline and I am Jorge's daughter, the Jorge from the dental office.  My Dad told me all about you and your web site, so I checked it out.  I think it is absolutely lovely.  Keep up the good work.
Caroline Icaza <>
NY USA  Friday, October 18, 2002
Jorge Icaza is the 'can do man' in the business office of a Manhattan dental clinic.

Just checked out the site.  The new stuff looks great!  Fabulous job!  It's so much more logically organized now.  The wedding and photo chapters are superb.  You should take a well-deserved break from your labors and celebrate.  I lift a glass of wine to you in toast! Cousin Sandy
Sanford Kaplan <>
Garfield Heights, OH USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Sanford is a grandson of Dorothy, the 5th oldest of the 12 children of Etta Meltzer and Harris Uberstine.

What a wonderful site.
You did a beautiful job.

Nancy Holden
Sunday, September 29, 2002 11:04 AM
Nancy is the Project Coordinator of the Belarus SIG (Special Interest Group) on JewishGen (the Jewish Genealogy web site).

Thanks very much for having this page, as I had previously not seen anything like it.  I have been trying to trace my Uberstein roots for a long time.  Anyone who might have relevant information or photos, I encourage to contact me.   
Chet Uber <>
Omaha, NE USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 03:10:03 (PDT)

I accidentally stumbled upon this extraordinary family Web page through Google, which listed your site in a search for pages on my own family Web site.  My family has a background similar to that of your family, but we lost contact with many branches, including those lost in the Holocaust. I am now attempting to locate descendants of family who emigrated to Israel after World War 2.  I hope to emulate many features I found on your site, and I invite you to visit mine:  I would welcome your comments.
Larry Kaufman <>
Edgewater, NJ USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 13:14:17 (PDT)

I do hope you find that picture of the Uberstine Heights Drug.  I enjoyed many a free ice cream treat there, over the years.  I have very fond memories of my Uncle Max and his soda fountain at the corner of Hampshire and Coventry in Cleveland Heights.  May the Lord continue to bless your endeavors on behalf of all the Uberstines!
Please continue sending the updates to my son and daughter.  At their age, it's not uncommon to be disinterested in family history and ancestors.  Unfortunately, when the interest is finally sparked, it's often too late to retrieve the information.  Should either of them ask to be removed from the CousinsPlus Gazette mailing list, would you let me know? They may not now appreciate the wonderful service you are providing, but someday they will.  So if I need to, I will deliver sermon #131 on the importance of foresight!   :-)  Cousin Sandy

Sanford Kaplan <>
Garfield Heights, Cleveland, OH USA Saturday, March 16, 2002
Sandy's maternal grandmother, Dorothy, was the 3rd of nine daughters and the 5th of the twelve children of Etta Meltzer and Harris Uberstine. 

CousinsPlus special credits: 
Norma Rogers' concert excerpts
(flute, cello, and piano), some from Nashville Public Radio's broadcast -  all made possible due to Sandy's provision of, and tutoring in, the right software -- listen to all four one-minute (or less) excerpts:

Farberman voice recordings of the 1940s
  - cleansed of background noise thanks to Sandy's search for, and [partial] mastery of, some advanced sound-tweaking software: listen at

I am amazed at your involvement in collecting your family history, thus giving meaning and continuity to the lives of family.  Of course, that is my wife's side of the family.  As for my own history, I often regret that I did not listen closely enough to my mother, who was a great story teller. She and my father emigrated from Lemberg, Poland, which is now Lvov, Ukraine. I remember her vivid description of what my father faced on his return after four years in the Austrian army.  Marauding political gangs would sweep into town to impress conscripts, and my father had to dodge them.  The families who didn't leave Lvov must have perished.  I have tried to find their names on the internet, such as Munz, my father's mother, and Spies, my father's stepfather.  So far, no go.
  Harry, click here.
Harry Mintz <>
Great Neck, NY USA Thursday, March 07, 2002  
Harry's wife, Mollie Cohen Mintz, is the only daughter and the youngest of the four children of Rose and Barnet Cohen.  Barnet was a grandson of Lazar Uberstine and the oldest son of Toby Uberstine and Aaron Cohen.  Mollie's mother, Rose, was a niece of Rabbi Jacob David ben Ze'eb Willowski, also known by the acronym Ridbaz.  The yeshiva student his daughter married became a prominent rabbi; one of their sons is the distinguished constitutional scholar, Milton Ridbaz Konvitz, who celebrated his 94th birthday on March 12, 2002.  [Editor's note: All three men will be the subject of an upcoming chapter in the yiches section of our web page.] 

What a wonderful update of the history page.  Our Louis Rubenstein section is a great way for my new wife, Tina, to learn about our Rubenstein family.  She thanks you!  Keep up the good and hard work.
Martin and Tina Glatt <>
Northridge, CA USA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 09:13:50 (PST)
Martin and Tina Glatt were married on January 13, 2002 in Calabasas, CA.  Martin, a grandson of Louis Rubenstein, had been a widower since 1995. 

I know that your family is related to the Ubersteins of Horodok and the Farberman family of Volozhin.  You've created a most beautiful site for your family, and also for the rest of us.  I want to add to the guestbook ... [what] I found on the Ellis Island site.
Eliat Gordon Levitan <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, August 03, 2001
Eliat is a prolific contributor to the Belarus and Litvak newsgroups, and a phenomenally successful cybersleuth when it comes to the Ellis Island database.  Eliat's eight web pages -- URLS listed below the Ubersteins -- have family photos for many other surnames in our tree.

1. Abram Uberstein    Harodok, Russia    1909  10    91%  Harodok
---- between Volozhin and Radoshkovichi

[Ed. note:  That's a major revelation: the Harodok between Volozhin and Radoshkovichi is NOT the same shtetl as Ostroshitskiy Gorodok 12.7 miles NE of Minsk.  This can only mean a revisionist look at our family history will soon be forthcoming.  Stay tuned.]

2.   Berl Uberstein    Ality, Russia    1906  2    91%  
3.   Dreske Uberstein    Harodok, Russia    1909  40    91%  
4.   Ester Uberstein    Harodok, Russia    1909  8    91%  
5.   Ester Uberstein    Ality, Russia    1906  3    91%  
6.   Ettel Uberstein    Ality, Russia    1906  6    91%  
7.   Jankel Uberstein    Horodok, Russia    1912  18    91%  
8.   Jankel Uberstein    Balin    1906  40    91%  
9.   Lazer Uberstein    Harodok, Russia    1909  11    91%  
10. Lea Uberstein    Ality, Russia    1906  26    91%  
11. Moishe Uberstein    Smargon, Russia    1907  16    91%  
12. Nissen Uberstein    Harodok, Russia    1909  7    91%  
13. Oscher Uberstein    Olita    1904  30    91%  
14. Ruoe Uberstein    Harodok, Russia    1909  13    91%  
15. Sholem Uberstein    Kieva    1904  17    91%  
16. Sholem Uberstein    London    1904  17    91%  
17. Sore Uberstein    Minsk    1903  18    91%  
18. Thone Uberstein    Haradoke, Russia    1906  16    91%  
19. Henech Uperstein    Wilna    1897  20    90%  
 1. Judel Oberstien    Grodno, Pinsk    1922  39    93%  
2.  Chaim Obersztien    Grodno, Pinsk    1922  9    91%  
3.  Henia Obersztien    Grodno, Poland    1922  13    91%  
4.  Isak Obersztien    Grodno, Pinsk    1922  10    91%  
5.  Leja Obersztien    Grodno, Poland    1922  18    91%  
6.  Leja Obersztien    Prodno, Pinsk    1922  30    91%  
7.  Ruchel Obersztien    Grodno, Poland    1922  8    91%  
8.  Zelda Obersztien    Grodno, Poland    1922  39    91%  
Rahmil Oberschtein   Rischneff, Rumania    1921  22    86 
Hersch Haberschtein   Mezritz    1914  10 
 1.  Malke Aberstein   Kiew, Russia    1907   22   
 2.  Meyer Aberstein   Wrlna    1904   35   
 3.  Pearl Aberstein   London, England    1910   23   
 4.  Samuel Aberstein   Kiev    1904   30   
1.   Elke Aperstein    Pinsk, Russia    1913  7    97%  
2.   Girsh Aperstein    Pinsk, Russia    1913  8    97%  
3.   Golda Aperstein    Pinsk, Russia    1913  10    97%  
4.   Michla Aperstein    Pinsk, Russia    1913  11    97%  
5.   Riwha Aperstein    Pinsk, Russia    1913  42    97%  
6.   Lusche ...ubarstein    Minsk    1904  28    94%  
      [Only the Ubersteins are shown here.   smr]

    Pages by Eliat Gordon Levitan for all her shtetlach:

Finally had a chance to check out the site -- it is wonderful!!!
Someday I would like to learn how to do this for my grandfather's side of the family, Charlie Daniels, as well as my mother's side.

Jennifer Daniels <>
New Haven, CT USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 16:10:33 (PST)
Jennifer is a descendant of Goldie Uberstine, who was the 6th of the 12 children of Harris Uberstine, and the 5th of his 9 daughters.  (Goldie's sister, Rose Uberstine, married Charlie's brother, Oscar Daniels.)

This is an impressive page.  I love it.
Alan J Lee <>
Greeley, Co USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 11:55:03 (PST)
Alan, a descendant of General Robert E. Lee, is the Hewlett-Packard technical support person who guided the installation of our CD-Writer7200.  Soon afterwards, he began looking into his own family genealogy.

My family may belong in your Farberman section.  I'm interested in learning if we are related, and hope that won't take as long as it is taking to determine our next President.
Robert Rogoff  <>
Passaic, NJ USA - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 10:40:51 (PST)
Robert is a great-grandson of Rivka Farberman, sister of Ida Uberstine's husband, Harris Farberman.  Editor's Note:  Robert  found us through the FamilyFinder* on the JewishGen Web site. * .

Wow!  What an enjoyable link between our past and the future.
Paul Fuselier <>
Chico, CA USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 19:06:29 (PDT)
Paul is a great-great-grandson of Udasha Uberstine and Moishe Gelman.

I was directed to your site [by a post on the DNA newsgroup of JewishGen] and found it to be well organized, easy to navigate, and informative for non-family.  It's wonderfully constructed. 
I will point out one small mistake in your discussion of Kohanim.  Dr. Spock was the baby doctor.  The Star Trek character was always Mr. Spock or Commander Spock, but never Dr.

Len Farber <>
USA - Tuesday, September 19, 2000

...that one day I can show this to my daughter -- how can you put a value on that?  It's limitless.
Stuart Allen <>
Kendall Park, NJ USA - Friday, August 18, 2000 
Stuart's two-year-old daughter, Rachel, is a 4G granddaughter of Usher Uberstine. 

I'm happy to be a part of this great effort by Susan, under the guidance of her brother.  How I wish I had been interested at an earlier age, back when information was more easily available!
Sheldon Kay <>
Menlo Park, CA USA - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 20:57:49 (PDT)
Sheldon is a great-grandson of Udasha Uberstine Gelman, and worked on the Hubble telescope for over 12 years while an engineer at Lockheed.

I have watched with enthusiasm the evolution of CousinsPlus from its incubation to its current fruition, though it is still growing.  It is a colorful, interesting and well researched product with effective graphics.  Keep up the good work, onward and upward.
George M. Rood 
New York, NY USA - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 14:28:54 (PDT)
George passed away on September 30, 2000.  Born in 1935, he was a close family friend since 1967, and had a long and distinguished career as a Metropolitan Desk copy editor at The New York Times.

It's wonderful to know I have such a large family.  Keep up the fine work.
Dr. Sandi Isaacson <>
Overland Park, KS USA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 09:16:23 (PDT)
Dr. Sandi is a great-granddaughter of Ida Uberstine and Harris Farberman, and a forensic psychologist specializing in young people.

This guestbook is a major improvement to our site!  I hope there will be many contributions.
Michael-David BenDor <>
Ypsilanti, MI USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 20:53:17 (PDT)
Michael-David is a grandson of Morris Rubenstein and a great-great-grandson of Usher Uberstine.  The idea of creating this family history web page, as well as adding a guestbook, was his.

A great effort that will last, last, and last, for everyone to enjoy.
Martin Glatt <>
Northridge, CA USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 07:39:04 (PDT)
Martin is a grandson of Louis Rubenstein, whose father was Usher Uberstine. 

I cannot tell you how magnificent your work of art is [thumbnail photo layout of daughter Jessica's wedding in the web page section on our South African Ubersteins].   I  just happen to have a small map of the Cape Town area with Hout Bay clearly marked -- before Cape Point at the bottommost point of SA, where the west coast meets the east coast of the Cape Peninsula.
Stella Rom Kope <>
Cape Town, Cape Province SA Thursday, July 06, 2000
Stella is a great-granddaughter of Chipa Heifitz and Faiva Uberstein of Gorodok and later, Cape Town.  They and their descendants have their own tree, which cannot be merged with CousinsPlus until we know how Faiva was related to Usher and Lazar.

...  as a result of your work, I now know that I am related to everyone [on our tree] with all the same last names, just like you see in the synagogue. Thanks.  : )
Kimberly Roberts <>
Atlanta, GA USA Sunday, March 05, 2000
Kimberly is a great-great-granddaughter of Louis Rubenstein, who was the youngest of Usher Uberstine's children to come to America. 

I spent a while on the page today.  You have done an amazing job, and I personally thank you for archiving the info.  It's safe to say I didn't know any of it, not even where my grandfather Irving [Caine] was born.  ... Thanks again.
David Mayer <>
Golden, CO USA - Friday, March 03, 2000
On his grandfather's side, David is a great-great-grandson of Aaron Cohen and Toby Uberstine, and on his grandmother's side, of Draishka Brenner and Mayer Uberstine. 

... checked out the home page and was touched by all the Uberstine photos and stories.  Just the other day I was  reminiscing about how much we miss the Uberstine gatherings at holiday time.  Our seders used to have up to 50 people.   The Lord has claimed so many ... but I shall always cherish the memories of those huge gatherings.  I still miss my Aunt Alice's homemade gefilte fish. 
Sandy Kaplan <>
Garfield Heights, OH USA - Monday, January 17, 2000
Sanford is a grandson of Dorothy, the 5th oldest of the 12 children of Etta Meltzer and Harris Uberstine. ("Aunt Alice," the 3rd youngest of their nine girls, was actually his mother's aunt.) 

I just crawled around in the Farberman branch of the CousinsPlus Web site.  If I haven't ever thanked you for your efforts, here is a profusely heartfelt THANK YOU.   What a wonderful thing you have created.  P.S.  The picture of me in the garage with Mr. Aachatz was in '72 or '73, not 10 years earlier.
Harris Faberman <>
Boulder, CO USA - Sunday, December 19, 1999
Harris, a grandson of Harris Farberman and Ida Uberstine, was snapped by my father while admiring Mr. Aachatz's latest find, a convertible coupe with a rumble seat.  Growing up in Denver [as did the editor], Harris and his parents were frequent visitors to our home, next door to a car painter, Earl Aachatz, whose hobby was restoring vintage models in his garage.  In the Farberman section of our web page, that photo appears in the story, "Archie's Excellent Rumble Seat Adventure." 

... you really outdid yourself.  I spent about 1 hour viewing the Farberman chapter.  It is wonderful.  Yesterday my mother called to tell me that she came across more pictures of the Farberman family.  I have everything ready to send out if you are still interested in more pictures.
Douglas Isaacson <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Thursday, November 11, 1999
Douglas is a great grandson of Harris Farberman and Ida Uberstine.

... a thrill to read what you have done.  I wish I had someone like you on my father's side.  Keep up the great work.
Eddie Daniels <>
Reading, PA USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999
Edward is a grandson of Etta Meltzer and Harris Uberstine, and a son of Goldie Uberstine and Charles Daniels. 

... enjoyed retrieving pictures of my grandmother [Lena Uberstine] and grandfather [Raphael Millerkowski], which I had never seen.  I sent the pictures to my parents [Mary Miller and David Schoenfeld], and they were thrilled. 
Tobe Schoenfeld Litsky  <>
Toms River, NJ USA - Friday, July 23, 1999
Tobe is a great-granddaughter of Aaron Kahanovich and Toby Uberstine, who passed away seven years before she was born, and for whom she was named. 

Fantastic.  I hope I can remember to include your web site in my next column in AVOTAYNU.  Thanks for sharing  the information [re various methods of displaying genealogical records on our web page in the chapter, "Stories documents tell"].
David M. Fox <>
Arnold, MD USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999
David created the Belarus Special Interest Group (SIG) on JewishGen and is its coordinator.  AVOTAYNU is the preeminent Jewish genealogical quarterly of Avotaynu Publishing.  See

I saw the posting about your URL in the [JewishGen] Belarus digest on May 31.   You have done a great job of collecting and organizing information. My grandfather came from Mir which is south of Minsk, so you and I are almost neighbors.  I hope you will visit the page on Mir. 
Reeva Jacobson Kimble <>
Eugene, OR USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 
Our principal ancestral town, Ostroshitskiy-Gorodok, is 12.7 NNE of Minsk, and Mir is 54.7 miles SW of Minsk.  Editor's note:  Reeva's site on MIR is a triumph.

Unbelieveable! Off-the-scale unbelieveable, and you can quote me.  It's an epic, beyond spectacular, indescribeable, bordering on a life's work. 
Stuart Allen <>
Kendall Park, NJ USA - Saturday, May 8, 1999 
Stuart is a great-grandson of Morris Rubenstein. 

Absolutely wonderful pages and photos.  Mazel tov!  So, how much?
Fred Miller <>
New York, NY USA - Friday, April 16, 1999
Fred Miller sent this immediately after the Jewish Genealogical Society president posted an item about our web page to the JewishGen newgroup.

It's getting to be a little virtual city that you've got there, Web mistress.
An error you might want to correct:  Kerttu Holopainen Antikainen, my wife Anneli's mother, has her maiden name misspelled as Hotopainen.
You truly are getting people to realize their marvelous heritage, opening avenues for them to "reach out and touch" someone new who knew someone who knew them both.
I look forward to seeing the Ethel Album get its hyperlink one of these days.
Barry Varon <>
Port Charlotte, FL USA - Saturday, April 10, 1999
Barry is a great-great-grandson of Usher Uberstine.  Ethel was the only one of Usher's girls to come to America. 

A miracle.  You have created a piece of magic.  It is, and will be, a cherished part of all of our histories. 
Gerald Rubenstein <>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, March 9, 1999
Gerald is a grandson of Morris Rubenstein and a great-great-grandson of Usher Uberstine.  

Both awed and delighted by your masterful piece of work.  How I wish my mother and her sisters were here. How meaningful it would have been to them all.  My children and their children will enjoy and benefit in years to come.  If I can help in any way, I'm willing. 
Lois Lavine <>
Beachwood, OH USA - Monday, February 22, 1999
Lois and her twin sister, Marilyn, are daughters of Dorothy, the third oldest of the Ohio Uberstines' nine daughters. Lois is widely acclaimed by the Ohio branch as their "walking historian." 

A wonderful legacy for generations to come.  Assembling all the data you've assembled is a monumental task for which I applaud and encourage you.  May God bless your continued efforts.  If you feel I might be able to fill in missing data, don't be afraid to ask. 
Sanford Kaplan <>
Garfield Heights, OH  - Saturday, February 6, 1999
Sandy is a great-grandson of Etta Meltzer and Harris Uberstine.  

What you've done with the web page is, in a word, extraordinary.   On every level it is a remarkable achievement.  We will be in touch.
Ryan Karben <>
Rockland County, NY - Saturday January 30, 1999
Ryan is the legislator representing the largely Orthodox Jewish District 7 in Rockland County.  He is a grandson of Carl Karben and Dora Rubenstein, the youngest sister of Morris Rubenstein.

Paper copies helped me better understand the "tree" of life you created on the web for us to use, and also for future generations.  I may get in touch with my Mom's great aunt.  Is that correct?  I appreciate your efforts more when seeing paper copy.  You are the hero of the "Rubenstein" family!
Martin Glatt <>
Northridge, CA USA - Saturday, December 19, 1998
Martin's grandfather was Louis Rubenstein, the youngest of Usher Uberstine's three sons who came to America.  

I looked at your cousins web site.  Rather nice ... 
Gary Mokotoff  <>
Bergenfield, NJ USA - Wednesday, July 01, 1998
Gary Mokotoff publishes Avotaynu, a quarterly review of international developments in Jewish genealogy, and he is the author of a number of books in the field.   He has long been in the forefront of developments in access to Jewish genealogical records.  His Mokotoff family page (linked from ) is notable for its documentation of the Holocaust and his family.

As a result of what you're doing, there's been a rekindling of relationships.  My sister-in-law, Shirley, is very 'up' about the whole thing, and reeled off a list of people she's gotten in touch with.  Aside from the web page product, this is a wonderful thing.   The fact that these people are again carrying on communications with each other is a very good side effect, and I commend you for accomplishing that.
Phil Karben <>
Silver Spring, MD - Monday, June 1, 1998
Phil is a son of Dora Rubenstein and Carl Karben.  Dora, the youngest sister of Morris Rubenstein, was a granddaughter of Usher Uberstine. 

Thanks for the view of the Rubenstein line,
which I now understand is partially mine.

Your work on the web site,
to my meticulous mind,
couldn't have been any better refined.
Even your links are defined and aligned.

Congratulations on your well-executed rendition
of the family tradition.
I stand in awe of your creative ambition.
Best wishes for success with each new addition.
Barry Varon <>
Port Charlotte, FL USA - Thursday, December 18, 1997
Barry is a grandson of Harry Varonok and Ethel Rubenstein. 

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