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I have added the history, as complete as it is, so far and started to add documentation, scans of records, files downloaded from various genealogical resource sites and photographs.

I have also added a family tree from FamilyEcho and started to make some use of the Joaktree component, built by fellow Amsterdam resident, fellow Jew and fellow Joomla enthusiast, Niels van Dantzig.

The work is still in progress...

There are 31 Zylbernadel marriages in Poland, on record (and one divorce). 19 of them were in Belzyce and 5 were in Kazimierz Dolny (Krakow). Of the rest,  there was one each in in Lublin, Markusow, Chodel, Kurow, Konskowola, Ozorow and Pulawy. The divorce was in Lublin, in 1837.

Only 15 of the marriages were males, who's children would carry the name onwards. One of those, Benjamin in 1829/1830 and 1831, re-married.

The only Izrael on record to marry was in 1840, in Kazimierz, but that would have been far too early for him to have been Jacob Silverneedle's father. Jacob was born 34 years, later. The identity of Jacob's father, whom he gave as Israel, remains a mystery.

N.B. Names that are probably male are shown in blue


1829(or 1830) Benjamin married Szandla Ayzenberg

1831 Benjamin married Mindla Furtag

1832 Cyrla married Joel Korn

1842 Haia married Moszek Rayss

1842 Laja married Szmul Morgenstern

1842 Sura married Josef Ulman

1844 Szmul married Ryfki Rayzli Cang

1848 Golda married Wigdur Fensler

1849 Rysia married Moszek Josef Moryl

1851 Berek married Czarna Sztarg

1851 Necha married Jonas Cymerman

1858 Cywia married Lejba Moszek Liberman

1861 Manas Matys married Ryfki Mirla Tyszblat

1865 Abram Uszer married Maryanka Morgenstern

1882 Nojech Zilbernadel married Bajla Denenmark

1885 Szmul Moszek Zilbernadel married Ruchla Cajg

1891 Czarna Malka Zilbernadel married Szmul Icek Cwajg

1895 Ita Zilbernadel married Lejba Gerszek Bilet

1901 Sura Perla Zilbernadel married Abram Lejzor Lioberbaum



1833 Icek Szmul Abramowicz married Perla Laia Ledersznayder

1840 Izrael married Chaia Hecht

1864 Dyna married Symcha Kohen

1864 Abram married Czarna Uman

1900 Blima married Cala Kugel


1837 Perla Zylbernudel divorced Leyb Rozenber - Lublin

1898 Chaim Josif married Laia Tuler - Lublin

Other locations:

1839 Mindla Zylbernadel (nee Fingiertman; father Icek; mother Bayla) married Majer Weber (father Szmul; mother Hana) - Markuszow

1870 Abram Icek married Szandla Berkowicz - Chodel

1877 Berek Zylbernudel married Chaia Szpilberg - Kurow

1879 Josek married Sura Finkelsztejn - Konskowola

1887 Berek Zilbernadel (mother Golda; father's name missing!) married Slawa Diiament - Ozarow

1895 Abram Zylbernudel married Chindla Szlufman - Pulawy