Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
I met a TALALAY cousin and her husband who have been living in Israel for 30
years for the first time last week. We shared the usual reports, charts,
photographs and it was extremely interesting. Both are Moscow-born. both are
retired engineers who speak excellent English.
Her husband is interested in finding possible relatives and has not been
able to locate anyone.
His name is Lev NISNEVICH.
His father was Baruch married to Zina KAGANOV
His grandfather was Iosif/Yosef married to Fruma bat Movsha (no family name
known ... yet)
His great-grandfather was Zelig, wife not yet known.
He believes his father was >from Baranovich (west of Minsk), but he also
remembers hearing mentioned the town of Saliba, which we believe is Seliba.
According to ShtetlSeeker, there are two places with the same name. One is
60 miles WSW of Mogilev and the other is 30.5 miles SSW of Mogilev, near
Bychau, and is NW of Bobruisk.
Lev said he was told that a possible meaning of the name (in Polish) is
"unknown." His father had a brother who died without children (there
were/are four sisters, we are working on getting their names).
He does not know the names of his GF or GGF's siblings.
Searching JewishGen Family Finder, I find people searching similar families
from various Belarus towns between Minsk and Mogilev, such as Smilovichi,etc. I will be contacting them as well and will have Lev enter his
information in the JGFF.
I also searched Belarus SIG pages and found similar family names in Minsk,
Igumen, etc. (none specifically >from Seliba or Baranovich).
However, I thought I would just post this in the hope that someone out there
sees something familiar in these names.
If this family name rings a bell with you, please contact me.
With best wishes for a very happy Passover and great genealogical
discoveries this season,
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
President, JFRA Israel