Re: REST / new to list #southafrica


Dr. Clive H. Gold <clive@...>
 

Elaine,
Have you tried BREST? There is (was) a Brest family in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
to which I am related.
Clive

----- Original Message -----
From: <Carleolady@aol.com>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2002 9:31 AM
Subject: [safrica] REST / new to list


Hello,

I am researching the REST family. I was always told that they came from
Latvia, however, the only place I find this surname on the Jewishgen links
is
in Lithuania--specifically >from a Kaunas, and the shtetl Plunge. This
seems
to be an area relatively close to the Latvian border and so this might be
my
family. I understand that there were many Jews >from this area that did
come
to South Africa. It is a branch of the RESTs that I only recently found
out
about--all the RESTs that I know of came to Chicago but apparently there
were
other siblings that went to South Africa. I did find mention of a REST
family on the Poor Jews Shelter list >from England. Some went to SA and
others the the US.

It is a difficult name to search for--I seem to come up with "the REST
of..." in various different forms. Any suggestions?

Also, I just spent some time on the SA NA website and had a difficult time
searching for surnames there.

I'm hoping that someone on this list can give me a few tips. Thanks very
much in advance. I hope that this is the start of some new connections.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA

REST / BLUSHINSKY / BUSHINSKY / BUSH / FRUMOV / SHEININ

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