Nathan Schachtman <schachtman@...>
I am researching the Timkovichi origins of my Brody (originally Bratkovski)
relatives. My second great grandfather was Wolf BRATKOVSKI, born in the 1840s.
His son, my great grandfather, Abraham Simon BRATKOVSKI, born in Timkovichi in
1870, moved to Kletsk where he married Chasha ZERKOWITZ in 1890, and came to
New York in 1893, after which he quickly adopted the BRODY surname. Most of
the Bratkovski family left before the German invasion in 1941, although some
perished in 1942. Two escaped to fight with the partisans, and returned to
Timkovichi in 1944.
I am seeking any information about this Timkovichi family (which later spread
out to Slutsk, Kapyl, and other towns. I also would like to obtain digital
photos, documents, and the like that can be shared about the town. >from my end,
I have one photo of a street scene >from 1906. In 1990, a distant cousin
through marriage visited Timkovichi, and wrote a series of newspaper articles
about her visit. She was kind enough to share photos of some of the surviving
Bratkovski family members, and sights around Timkovichi. I would be happy to
share back what I have of this far-away place.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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