Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Levites in Belarus #belarus

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>

Len H <lmhari@...> wrote:
We have identified what we are pretty sure are descendants of my
grandfather and my grandfather's brothers; however my grandfather's
descendants all believe they are Levis (Levites) while the identified
descendants of my grandfather's brothers, claim they are not (or more
accurately, do not believe they are.)
Keep in mind that not all marriages were registered with civil
authorities. In such cases, a child would have the mother's name,
but the father's halachic designation. We recently discovered a
Pickholtz who was a Levi (because it said so on his stone) and
hope to use that info to determine which others might me
connected to him.

This phenomenon was common in Galicia - in other areas,
perhaps less so.

Israel Pickholtz

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