Re: Zhitomir name #ukraine
Here are a few ways you might find the maiden name of Sam Berenson's mother Riva:
If Sam married in The U.S. than his marriage record may contain his mother's maiden name.
Sam's death certificate may contain his mother's maiden name, but keep in mind that the info on a death cert is second-hand information.
If Sam was living in the mid-1930's than his original Social Security application (SS5) should contain his mother's maiden name. Note that obtaining the SS5 is not free.
"You can make a request for a copy of a deceased person’s original Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5) and/or Numident record (a computer extract of the SS-5) in two ways: