Re: Lost family from russia somewhere #latvia #lithuania #russia

Jill Whitehead

You could use the Findmy Past website to look up the 1901 or 1911 UK Censuses. Sometimes the original image reveals the town of origin of householders born overseas.

But Rosenberg is a very common name, and they may not have been known by that name either in the old country  or in the new country. A descendant of a relative of mine known as Goldblatt in the UK, but Marks in the USA after they emigrated a second time, could not find her family in the UK records as she was looking for Marks, and until I tracked her down, she did not know the family name was Goldblatt in the UK. 

Also do not forget that boundaries changed many times in the past. Some parts of present day Belarus used to be in Lithuania, so you need to widen your search.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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