In a message dated 1/2/04 1:02:39 PM, Rachel Asherovitz
<< Recently i found via www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/KievDuma.htm
" RAKHMAN, Shapsa
1907 / 1562 property 50 Rubles Uman (g) 2 ch UMAN"
please, does it mean to you?
Unfortunately, i could not find out same article for ZHITOMIR's
RAKHMAN/RACHMAN. (could be i did not seek in the right place)
If you have any suggestion, how can i find any records, or cemetery
records, what ever, that can help me continuing searching my family.
Finding an ancestral name on the Duma voting list means only that people who
had a certain amount of money or property were eligible to cast votes for the
person they wanted elected as delegates to the Duma. (Until the US Supreme
Court struck down property requirements and poll taxes, here in the US there
were similar voting requirements for both local and federal elections until 1964
when the civil rights movement forced Congress to abolish the poll taz by
The RACKHMAN whom Ms. Asherovitz found seems to have lived in Uman rather
than in Zhitomir.
Usually getting more ancestral information in the Ukraine entails hiring a
researcher familiar with Ukrainian archives. This is very costly.
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY,
WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk,
Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.