Abromowitz, David M.
I am tracing my Samotin ancestors, who lived in Baku during the middle 1800s until early 1900s. My great grandfather was Morris Samotin, 1854-1920, married to Bessie Yachnowitz 1865-1948, and Morris’s father was Aaron. Aaron might have been born in Warsaw and migrated to Baku. My grandfather Joseph 1890-1963 and most or all of his siblings emigrated to the USA around 1911. However, most of what I have read is that the Jewish migration to Baku was not until around 1900 when the oil industry attracted them, while my ancestors were there much earlier.
I would appreciate anyone who has good historical information about the Jews of #Baku, connections to the family names Samotin or Yachnowitz, or any other helpful information.