New member - my family names #latinamerica


Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Greetings,

As a new member of the Latin American SIG, I'm not sure how many are
already members I know and know me through the JewishGen
Europe-oriented SIGS. So may I introduce my family connections with
South America.

Between the two World Wars, my aunt Raizl TREIGER/TREGUER (other
spellings?) emigrated to Brazil. She may have come as a married woman
or she may have married there. We are not certain of her husband's
name - it may have been something like SHOICKET, or he might have
been a ritual shoicket. I think my father said they lived in Rio. (He
was greatly amused by the fact that their refrigerator was in the
living room or parlor.)

The TREIGER/TREGUER hometown was Snitkov (Snitovka) in what is now
Ukraine. It is south-west of Vinnitsa and Zhmerinka. The family later
lived in Zhmerinka and then in Mogilev-Podolskiy. All are not far
from the Ukrainian-Roumanian border.
In 1922-23, my father Yankev Idel TREIGER and his sister Ruchel with
her husband Fishel SHVAISBERG spent many months, perhaps a year,
waiting in Buenos Aires for permission to enter the US.

I believe that is the extent of our Argentine connection.

Of course the most important thing I hope to learn through the SIG is
how I might track my aunt Raizl TREIGER "SHOICKET" who lived in
Brazil - how to find documents that would show a woman's maiden name,
and where they are archived. I have a photo of her with her daughter
and grand-daughter "Shayla" and could post it to JewishGen's
Viewmate.

I look forward to participating in the SIG.

Best New Year's wishes,
Michelle Frager, NYC area, USA
TREIGER SEROTA ZEKTSER BRONSHTEIN SIBELBERG in Ukraine and Romania
FRAKT WOLFSON LIFSHITZ in Belaruse and Lithuania

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