Carol Rombro Rider
Miriam--Here is a technique that works surprsingly well.
Ask someone whose native language is Russian to spell out the name for you. You can
then type it yourself on Steve Morse's website in Russian and cut and paste it.
You want to go to "Google Russia" to paste it and pull up the maximum amount of
hits in Russian. It is important to use "Google Russia" and not one that defaults
to English or a Romance Language.
There may be more than one way to spell the surname, so you may have to do it for
multiple spellings. I have found hits on my own surname using this technique.
You don't want to do it for a common name unless you have months to spend
researching each hit but for odd names it works surprisingly well. And I have
found hits on my surname I did not find elsewhere.
Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA
<<Has anyone ever heard of this surname? It might be pronounced 'Jewitski.'
Thirteenyears ago I put this query on Jewishgen. I never got any replies.>>