Dear Fellow Belarus researchers,
The new revision lists on the Belarus site are incredible. We are so
fortunate to have the wonderful volunteers who prepare all this material.
Actually, I found family in the Dolginov list, & I'm quite ecstatic
(although still in the gray zone). My great-grandfather (surname
GOTLIBOVICH) & his brother (surname PRESSMAN/ PRESMAN) had different
surnames, & the assumption has always been that it was his brother who had
changed his name to Presman. What I found in searching the lists was the
brother's surname but the *first names* all matched those in my
great-grandfather's family. (Cousins? Predecessors???) I may have to
consider that the Presman name was the original. Doing East European
genealogy is a real challenge! However, the new information goes back to
1780 (farther if I count those who had no dates), & I expect it will help me
to explore further. This is the closest I've had to a breakthrough in the
name puzzle in the last 15 years!
The surnames I'm researching are all interconnected (listed below), but I
haven't yet been able to make the linking connection. If any of them hit a
chord with you, I'd be grateful for any leads.
Thanks Belarus workers,
Researching: GOTLIBOVICH, KOROSTYSHEVSKY, PRESSMAN-DVORIN, KATSEVICH/KATZ, &
NAVRICHESKY >from Ilya, Pleschinetz & Nezvizh, Minsk; Dolginov, Vileika,
Vilnius; Korosten, N. Volhynia; Cherkassy & Korsun, Kiev