I don't know how I missed this thread over the summer, but I am very interested in finding information about a relative from the Mogilev guberniya in what's now Belarus who supposedly lived in France for several years.
According to family lore, my grandfather's eldest brother (b. 1878 or 1879) "married a French woman and moved to Paris," returning to the USSR after the Russian Revolution. His name was Shaya-Leizer Moroz, but he may've gone by the name Aleksandr Moroz. I don't think he ever became a French citizen. I've looked through the Paris archives without success; it's possible he lived somewhere near Paris rather than in the city itself. He may have been a tailor.
I would greatly appreciate it if anyone with access to French records can search for my great-uncle. Thanks.
Ellen Morosoff Pemrick
Saratoga County, NY
Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)