Re: location of Zaim russia #general

Yefim Kogan

Zaim, Russia is known place in province Bessarabia of Russian Empire, and
currently in Republic of Moldova.

This town is very easy to find. Go to Google, Maps and search for Zaim, Moldova.

I had relatives who used to live in Zaim, and that town is several miles >from
Causeni (Kaushany) town, where my relatives used to live.

If you interested in more information, please contact me directly.

Thank you,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

From: Phyllis Kramer <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018

Alan B. Cohen asked:
My wife recently got a copy of her aunt's. U.S. citizenship papers (1942).
They gave her place of birth as "Zaim Russia" when she arrived in the U.S.
in 1909 on the SS Ryndam >from Hamburg Germany. I've tried to find Zaim
without luck. Does anyone have clues or any search suggestions?
Alan...we have a wonderful toolhere on JewishGen...which enables you
to find towns which hadh Jewish inhabitants and institutions
around1900...called the community pages. The best thing is that you
can search towns using various search tools, (exact spelling,
soundex, fuzzy search) in various timeframes (before WWI, between the
wars, after WWII),
and even better, you can search on the yiddish name of the
town...which immigrants often used on manifests.

i queried zaim in russia before WWI, and found these two possibilities:

Deimiai, Lithuania 56 miles NW of Vilnius Deimiai [Lith], Zheim [Yid],

or Deimiai, Lithuania116 miles NW of Vilnius Deimiai [Lith], Ziem [Yid],

i would pursue both of these towns by following the links on their
community page

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