Re: "adoption" to avoid the czar's army #general #lithuania

Hallie Metzger

To all: My maternal grandfather, born David Yalovsky, Yedvabne, Poland about 1883, documented six different surnames assigned to his own father's six brothers although the true family surname was Freedland (various spellings). My grandfather reclaimed the original family surame when he became a US citizen but this has made genealogical research a real headache. Does anyone know how the surnames were actually recorded by the Polish government?

Hannah Metzger, hallie.metzger@...

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