Michael Sorkin <msorkin@...>
have traced my Great- Grandfather Joseph Sorkin his wife Esther,sons Aaron
(my Grandfather Harry) Chiam (Hymie),Alec and daughters Leikei (Lily) and
Bella all arriving at Ellis in Sept 1906 they where all refused entry Esther
7 months pregnant and my Grandfather had been hospitalised on the boat
Smolensk.according to the ships manifest they where due to stay with a
family called BELITZKY in New York.
I have a feeling this could have been my Great Grandmothers maiden name but
I have no records to show this I am told she was >from Rechitsa and my
G-Grandfather was >from Homel (Gomel) are there any marriage records >from
these areas ??? that would confirm anything about my family prior to 1906 I
presume they where married and that would be about 1895 as my Grandfather
was 10 when they arrived at Ellis Island.
Somehow they finished up in the UK in October 1906.Can anybody help please.
please reply to msorkin@hotmail if that's easier.
Michael Sorkin, Leeds, England