Re: Inquiry re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #general

Diane Jacobs

From what i have discovered, Jews were not allowed to live in these cities in the 19th century. If the did it wss because they worked for a wealthy or politically or military family.

Diane JacobsĀ 

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From: tsfishphotography@...
Date: 3/29/20 11:04 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [] Inquiry re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #general

I had just seen a thread regardingĀ and now I am wondering if there are any other places available for gathering insight/records/research to jewish ancestry in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I had never seen any resources or SIG groups for this on JewishGen and would love to be able to learn more on how to research this region.

My fathers paternal family was from Saint Petersburg but I do not know for how many generations. For example, I had discovered two months ago that my Skovronsky family was not originally from S.P., but originally from Poland. The spelling was originally Skowronski and I am not sure why my branch in particular ended up in Saint Petersburg for two generations until immigrating then to the U.S.

If anybody has advice about this, I can also be emailed directly. I have included my email and surnames I am researching in Saint Petersburg below.

Thank you,
Tracy Fish
Researching surnames in Saint Petersburg: FISCH, SKOVRONSKY, PAKORNOV
Diane Jacobs

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