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Re: Moghilev #belarus

Lsfolks@...
 

Can someone help me get into the files. Every address I have found gives me
a 404 error, and says not found. Any help would be appreciated.

My mother's family all came >from Moghilev, and immigated to the United States.
The family all lved in Chicago. Their name was Singer. Originally Singhouse
or Zinghouse. Also Chernetsky and Wartlieb.

Thank you for any help.

Francyne Trackman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Francyne, what files are your referring to? If you are
talking about the JewishGen files, the JewishGen server was "down" three or
four days because of telphone line problems. Try it again now.

Brody records at YIVO - look up please #general

Kohanski, Dorothy D. <dkohanski@...>
 

YIVO has informed me that there are records, including emigrant lists,
of the Alliance Israelite materials pertaining to Brody for the 1870s -
1880s. Record Group 406. Is there anyone in the New York area (who may
also be interested in this information) who could take a look at that
list for me before September 15? YIVO is packing to move then and will
be closed until late spring 1999?

Names of interest are Solomon, Joseph, Moshe DILLER or DELLAR or some
variation of that; SAVRANSKY, RUVENSKY. GERTZMAN.

Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Hills, CA dkohanski@... or dkohanski@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Moghilev #belarus

Lsfolks@...
 

Can someone help me get into the files. Every address I have found gives me
a 404 error, and says not found. Any help would be appreciated.

My mother's family all came >from Moghilev, and immigated to the United States.
The family all lved in Chicago. Their name was Singer. Originally Singhouse
or Zinghouse. Also Chernetsky and Wartlieb.

Thank you for any help.

Francyne Trackman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Francyne, what files are your referring to? If you are
talking about the JewishGen files, the JewishGen server was "down" three or
four days because of telphone line problems. Try it again now.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brody records at YIVO - look up please #general

Kohanski, Dorothy D. <dkohanski@...>
 

YIVO has informed me that there are records, including emigrant lists,
of the Alliance Israelite materials pertaining to Brody for the 1870s -
1880s. Record Group 406. Is there anyone in the New York area (who may
also be interested in this information) who could take a look at that
list for me before September 15? YIVO is packing to move then and will
be closed until late spring 1999?

Names of interest are Solomon, Joseph, Moshe DILLER or DELLAR or some
variation of that; SAVRANSKY, RUVENSKY. GERTZMAN.

Dorothy Kohanski
Laguna Hills, CA dkohanski@... or dkohanski@...

Re: Gorodeya #belarus

C & D Oppenheim <oppenhei@...>
 

Dear Issie,
I, too, have FEIN family >from the same area. I know that some of my
Fein relations were born in Kaputla, now called Kopyl', which is less than
30 miles (45 km) >from Gorodeya, in a SouthEast direction.
My great-great-grandmother was Celia Fein. She married Hyman or
Samuel COHEN - (sometimes he is called Hyman Samuel and other times Samuel
Hyman). They had 4 children that I know of: Bernhard (my great-grandfather),
Lena, Mollie and Jacob (not necessarily in that order). Celia's brother was
Moses, who was, according to census records, said to be born in Minsk.
Moses married Gertrude (last name unkown) and had 4 children that I know of:
Solomon, Abraham, Meyer and Mollie (again, Mollie is out of birth order).
Only Mollie was married in Europe - to Joseph MEISEL. Solomon and Abraham
both said on census records that they were born in Kopyl', while I believe
that my own direct ancestors were probably born in Minsk. They say "Minsk"
on some documents, but I do not know for sure if that is the city or
district of Minsk. I have extensive information about these branches of the
family. All of the children of Celia Fein Cohen and Moses Cohen seem to have
emigrated to Milwaukee, WI. , and some moved >from there to other locations.
Solomon and possibly others, stopped in Chicago en route to Milwaukee. Moses
Fein was in Milwaukee for at least a short time (in 1895) to celebrate his
65th birthday - he was presented with a watch that is named and dated and
placed, and still in the family.
I do not have European records for anyone in this family - all my
information comes >from US documents and some private records. I am under the
impression, however, that the name Fein, at least in pre-turn-of-
the-century US, was not common.

I am eager to hear if this connects with any information you have
about your Fein ancestors. I did not quite understand about the possiblity
of a name change >from Popak.
Best regards,

Claire Oppenheim,
British Columbia, Canada.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please see my separate posting on FEIN.

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Gorodeya #belarus

C & D Oppenheim <oppenhei@...>
 

Dear Issie,
I, too, have FEIN family >from the same area. I know that some of my
Fein relations were born in Kaputla, now called Kopyl', which is less than
30 miles (45 km) >from Gorodeya, in a SouthEast direction.
My great-great-grandmother was Celia Fein. She married Hyman or
Samuel COHEN - (sometimes he is called Hyman Samuel and other times Samuel
Hyman). They had 4 children that I know of: Bernhard (my great-grandfather),
Lena, Mollie and Jacob (not necessarily in that order). Celia's brother was
Moses, who was, according to census records, said to be born in Minsk.
Moses married Gertrude (last name unkown) and had 4 children that I know of:
Solomon, Abraham, Meyer and Mollie (again, Mollie is out of birth order).
Only Mollie was married in Europe - to Joseph MEISEL. Solomon and Abraham
both said on census records that they were born in Kopyl', while I believe
that my own direct ancestors were probably born in Minsk. They say "Minsk"
on some documents, but I do not know for sure if that is the city or
district of Minsk. I have extensive information about these branches of the
family. All of the children of Celia Fein Cohen and Moses Cohen seem to have
emigrated to Milwaukee, WI. , and some moved >from there to other locations.
Solomon and possibly others, stopped in Chicago en route to Milwaukee. Moses
Fein was in Milwaukee for at least a short time (in 1895) to celebrate his
65th birthday - he was presented with a watch that is named and dated and
placed, and still in the family.
I do not have European records for anyone in this family - all my
information comes >from US documents and some private records. I am under the
impression, however, that the name Fein, at least in pre-turn-of-
the-century US, was not common.

I am eager to hear if this connects with any information you have
about your Fein ancestors. I did not quite understand about the possiblity
of a name change >from Popak.
Best regards,

Claire Oppenheim,
British Columbia, Canada.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please see my separate posting on FEIN.

FEIN (FAJN) Minsk District 1907 Voter List #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

There have been several postings about the surname FEIN >from the Minsk
District. My GGG grandmother was Leba FEIN (FAJN) who married Yosel
TSIVIN. I obtained these names >from the 1838 birth record (found in FHC
film number 1,920,792) of my GG grandfather Moshe Aharon TSIVIN. The
birth record indicates that my GG gf was born in Minsk (city), but I have
not documentation to say whether Leba FEIN and Yosel TSIVIN were born in
Minsk city. Several years ago I contracted with Alexander Beider (author
of "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from The Russian Empire) to provide
me with FEIN names >from the 1907 Minsk District Voter List. I am sure
this list with the members of the Belarus SIG. If some finds a family
member on this list I would be most interested to leaning of this.

Also, if other readers of this group have also obtained names >from
Alexander Beider, I hope you will consider sharing that data on this
discussion group. Perhaps we can add all these names to the All Belarus
Database.

********************
from the 1907 Voter List of the Minsk District
Obtained >from Alexander Beider

FAJN (= FEIN) in the Minsk District:

Abram Meerovich (Abraham, son of Meir)
Abram Khaimovich (Abraham, son of Chaim)
Leyba Khimovichy (Leib, son of Chaim)
Leyb Gdaliya (Leib Gedaliah)
Borukh Leybovich (Baruch, son of Leib)
Tsalka Abramovich (Betzalel, son of Abraham)
Movsha Yoselevich (Moses, son of Joseph)
Vulf Borukhovich (Wulf, son of Baruch)
Gershum Elievich (Gershon, son of Elia)
Yevel Elievich (Jeil, son of Elia)
Yosel Yevelevich (Joseph, son of Joel)
Kushel Yoselevich (Yekuthiel, son of Joseph)
Girsh Movshevich (Hirsch, son of Moses)
Itska Gershenovich (Isaac, son of Gershon)
Movsha Abramovich (Moses, son of Abraham)
Ovsey Getselevich (Joshua, son of Goetz)
Osher Yudelevich (Asher, son of Juda)
Simkha Leybovich (Simcha, son of Leib)
Gaybish Berkovich (Geivish, son of Ber)
Shlioma Leybovich (Solomon, son of Leiv)
El Leybovich (Elia, son of Leib)
Yudel Movshevich (Juda, son of Moses)

Please keep in mind that only men could vote in 1907.
Not all men could vote. Therefore, this list of FEINS
should not be construed to be a complete list of those FEINS
who resided in the Minsk District in 1907.
****************************



David M. Fox
fox@...
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH

Belarus SIG #Belarus FEIN (FAJN) Minsk District 1907 Voter List #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

There have been several postings about the surname FEIN >from the Minsk
District. My GGG grandmother was Leba FEIN (FAJN) who married Yosel
TSIVIN. I obtained these names >from the 1838 birth record (found in FHC
film number 1,920,792) of my GG grandfather Moshe Aharon TSIVIN. The
birth record indicates that my GG gf was born in Minsk (city), but I have
not documentation to say whether Leba FEIN and Yosel TSIVIN were born in
Minsk city. Several years ago I contracted with Alexander Beider (author
of "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from The Russian Empire) to provide
me with FEIN names >from the 1907 Minsk District Voter List. I am sure
this list with the members of the Belarus SIG. If some finds a family
member on this list I would be most interested to leaning of this.

Also, if other readers of this group have also obtained names >from
Alexander Beider, I hope you will consider sharing that data on this
discussion group. Perhaps we can add all these names to the All Belarus
Database.

********************
from the 1907 Voter List of the Minsk District
Obtained >from Alexander Beider

FAJN (= FEIN) in the Minsk District:

Abram Meerovich (Abraham, son of Meir)
Abram Khaimovich (Abraham, son of Chaim)
Leyba Khimovichy (Leib, son of Chaim)
Leyb Gdaliya (Leib Gedaliah)
Borukh Leybovich (Baruch, son of Leib)
Tsalka Abramovich (Betzalel, son of Abraham)
Movsha Yoselevich (Moses, son of Joseph)
Vulf Borukhovich (Wulf, son of Baruch)
Gershum Elievich (Gershon, son of Elia)
Yevel Elievich (Jeil, son of Elia)
Yosel Yevelevich (Joseph, son of Joel)
Kushel Yoselevich (Yekuthiel, son of Joseph)
Girsh Movshevich (Hirsch, son of Moses)
Itska Gershenovich (Isaac, son of Gershon)
Movsha Abramovich (Moses, son of Abraham)
Ovsey Getselevich (Joshua, son of Goetz)
Osher Yudelevich (Asher, son of Juda)
Simkha Leybovich (Simcha, son of Leib)
Gaybish Berkovich (Geivish, son of Ber)
Shlioma Leybovich (Solomon, son of Leiv)
El Leybovich (Elia, son of Leib)
Yudel Movshevich (Juda, son of Moses)

Please keep in mind that only men could vote in 1907.
Not all men could vote. Therefore, this list of FEINS
should not be construed to be a complete list of those FEINS
who resided in the Minsk District in 1907.
****************************



David M. Fox
fox@...
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH

Stolbtsy, Minsk gubernia #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

Below is Jewish surname list >from Stolbtsy of Minsk uyezd,
Minsk gubernia. I extracted the records >from next records sets
available on microfilms through LDS FHC:
Revision list of 1811,
death records 1860-1864
birth record of 1860.

Later I will add revision of 1816-1818 and any other become
available.

The names I transliterated >from Russian.

" * " - represented couple close spelling.
" ' " - mean softness of previous consonant.

Aginsky, Altman, Aronchik, Asinsky?, Barsuk, Bas
Be(i?)rger, Belnik , Berkovich, Berman, Brukhansky, Charna
Danishevsky, Darevsky , Dokor, Drukar, Elkin, Esterkin
Fain, Frakin, Fusta, Ganter, Garoder, Gartbein
Gershenovich, Girtovich, Gleser, Glusky, Godel', Grinspan
Grinvald, Grunas, Gukhman, Gurvich, Inzelbukh* , Ivenetsky
Ivinsky, Kachov* , Kagan*, Kalarovsky, Kantorov, Kanzbor
Kaplan, Kaplun, Kermin, Khait*, Kharkhurin, Khlusky
Kitaevich, Klushchin, Klyachuk, Kogon, Konik, Koval
Kravets*, Krupernik, Kukes, Kules, Kulesh , Kumok
Kumok, Kus'ka, Kutovsky , Lazovsky, Lerner, Levin
Lorin, Lubchik, Makhtey, Malbin* , Malby, Manushevich
Margolin, Marovich, Matushevich, Maz?, Melamed, Menaker
Mikhelevich, Miltsizon, Minsky, Mirsky, Mosovich?, Movtunik?
Naifeld, Nesvizhsky, Novinker, Oginsky, Okun', Oleinik
Pales, Panes, Perelman, Potsik, Prech?, Pronin
Prushinovsky, Prusilovsky, Prusin, Rabinovich, Rakhlin, Reisher
Riser, Riyser, Rozovsky* , Rozumbun, Rubin, Rubinchik
Rubinok, Ruditsky, Rudnitsky, Rudy, Rudzensky, Rukes
Rusak, Sagalovich, Serkin, Shafira, Shalter, Shapira
Shemetsitsky* , Shevelson, Shima, Shimenovich, Shimes, Shmerkovich
Shmusky, Shulkin, Shulsky, Shuster*, Shvartsbord, Soris
Spekter, Srebnik, Stasok?, Stelmakh, Styrin, Tabrinsky?
Tauba, Tomashov, Tsirinsky, Tsirulik*, Tulik?, Tunik
Turovich, Vainer, Vigodner, Vilentsin, Yaikhel', Yonikh
Zadvory*, Zalkin, Zavemekh, Zlotin, Zlotnev*,

I am sorry for possible errors.

Vitaly Charny
Birmingham, AL

Belarus SIG #Belarus Stolbtsy, Minsk gubernia #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

Below is Jewish surname list >from Stolbtsy of Minsk uyezd,
Minsk gubernia. I extracted the records >from next records sets
available on microfilms through LDS FHC:
Revision list of 1811,
death records 1860-1864
birth record of 1860.

Later I will add revision of 1816-1818 and any other become
available.

The names I transliterated >from Russian.

" * " - represented couple close spelling.
" ' " - mean softness of previous consonant.

Aginsky, Altman, Aronchik, Asinsky?, Barsuk, Bas
Be(i?)rger, Belnik , Berkovich, Berman, Brukhansky, Charna
Danishevsky, Darevsky , Dokor, Drukar, Elkin, Esterkin
Fain, Frakin, Fusta, Ganter, Garoder, Gartbein
Gershenovich, Girtovich, Gleser, Glusky, Godel', Grinspan
Grinvald, Grunas, Gukhman, Gurvich, Inzelbukh* , Ivenetsky
Ivinsky, Kachov* , Kagan*, Kalarovsky, Kantorov, Kanzbor
Kaplan, Kaplun, Kermin, Khait*, Kharkhurin, Khlusky
Kitaevich, Klushchin, Klyachuk, Kogon, Konik, Koval
Kravets*, Krupernik, Kukes, Kules, Kulesh , Kumok
Kumok, Kus'ka, Kutovsky , Lazovsky, Lerner, Levin
Lorin, Lubchik, Makhtey, Malbin* , Malby, Manushevich
Margolin, Marovich, Matushevich, Maz?, Melamed, Menaker
Mikhelevich, Miltsizon, Minsky, Mirsky, Mosovich?, Movtunik?
Naifeld, Nesvizhsky, Novinker, Oginsky, Okun', Oleinik
Pales, Panes, Perelman, Potsik, Prech?, Pronin
Prushinovsky, Prusilovsky, Prusin, Rabinovich, Rakhlin, Reisher
Riser, Riyser, Rozovsky* , Rozumbun, Rubin, Rubinchik
Rubinok, Ruditsky, Rudnitsky, Rudy, Rudzensky, Rukes
Rusak, Sagalovich, Serkin, Shafira, Shalter, Shapira
Shemetsitsky* , Shevelson, Shima, Shimenovich, Shimes, Shmerkovich
Shmusky, Shulkin, Shulsky, Shuster*, Shvartsbord, Soris
Spekter, Srebnik, Stasok?, Stelmakh, Styrin, Tabrinsky?
Tauba, Tomashov, Tsirinsky, Tsirulik*, Tulik?, Tunik
Turovich, Vainer, Vigodner, Vilentsin, Yaikhel', Yonikh
Zadvory*, Zalkin, Zavemekh, Zlotin, Zlotnev*,

I am sorry for possible errors.

Vitaly Charny
Birmingham, AL

Research Town Name Koneche? #belarus

Bmkessler@...
 

Has anyone heard of a town called Koneche,or Koniche, or Koninchy. Actual
spelling really unknown. May have been somewhere near Pinsk.
Thanks for any info.

Bernard M. Kessler
Bmkessler@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Research Town Name Koneche? #belarus

Bmkessler@...
 

Has anyone heard of a town called Koneche,or Koniche, or Koninchy. Actual
spelling really unknown. May have been somewhere near Pinsk.
Thanks for any info.

Bernard M. Kessler
Bmkessler@...

Re: Mogilev birth index #belarus

Dan Checkman <danc@...>
 

same for me - if someone (like Schelly) could post this, it would be a great.

Thanks,
Dan Checkman


Geoff Shapiro Wrote:
I am reading a number of messages that talk about the Mogilev Birth
index but I have no idea how to get access to that database. Can anyone
be kind enough to clue me in?
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Everyone should know that the "Mogilev Index" is an index
that was found on one of the several LDS microfilms that contain vital
record registers >from Mogilev. The actual records are in the Minsk Archive.
While the records include both male and female births, deaths, and
marriages for 1837-1894, with many gaps, the index includes only male birth
and not even all years for which records are included in the index. Two
years ago Bella Nayer, a recent immigrant >from Mogilev, translated the
index and put it into a database. There were some technical problems with
the database and portions of the index didn't make it into the translated
work. I called Bella today (9/5/98). She told me she had completed the
index with the exception of the Russian letter equivilent of "U". She is
sending me a disk with the database. Assuming that the disk is in proper
format for the JewishGen database team, I will e-mail the file to them so
that it will be available as a searchable database which will be linked to
the Belarus SIG web page.

In order to get a complete index, it will be necessary to go through each
and every frame on about seven rolls of microfilm, translate these and
put the data into the index. This is not an easy or inexpensive task!

Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Mogilev birth index #belarus

Dan Checkman <danc@...>
 

same for me - if someone (like Schelly) could post this, it would be a great.

Thanks,
Dan Checkman


Geoff Shapiro Wrote:
I am reading a number of messages that talk about the Mogilev Birth
index but I have no idea how to get access to that database. Can anyone
be kind enough to clue me in?
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Everyone should know that the "Mogilev Index" is an index
that was found on one of the several LDS microfilms that contain vital
record registers >from Mogilev. The actual records are in the Minsk Archive.
While the records include both male and female births, deaths, and
marriages for 1837-1894, with many gaps, the index includes only male birth
and not even all years for which records are included in the index. Two
years ago Bella Nayer, a recent immigrant >from Mogilev, translated the
index and put it into a database. There were some technical problems with
the database and portions of the index didn't make it into the translated
work. I called Bella today (9/5/98). She told me she had completed the
index with the exception of the Russian letter equivilent of "U". She is
sending me a disk with the database. Assuming that the disk is in proper
format for the JewishGen database team, I will e-mail the file to them so
that it will be available as a searchable database which will be linked to
the Belarus SIG web page.

In order to get a complete index, it will be necessary to go through each
and every frame on about seven rolls of microfilm, translate these and
put the data into the index. This is not an easy or inexpensive task!

How to Contact Milton Berle? #general

Deena Yoffa Gordon <dygordon@...>
 

Dear JewishGen friends,

I have been told that Milton Berle, the comedian, performed with a 2nd
cousin, once removed of mine. I would like to contact him and ask if he
remembers her, and possibly if he knows her married name.

The cousin is Bernice PARKS [originally Pike], daughter of Florence
Pike. Bernice was a lounge singer in the 1940's and would be in her 70's
now. It was said that she married a psychiatrist and moved to Texas in
the early 1950's.

Help with ideas of how to contact Mr. Berle.
I have tried online phonebooks on the off chance that he actually has a
listed phone #. No luck there for me.

Any and all help welcomed.

Deena Yoffa Gordon
Houston, Texas

Searching YOFFA/YOFFE/JAFEE & ALPHOVITZ/ALFOWICH
- KUPISKIS/VABALNINKAS/PANEVEZYS > BOSTON,MA,USA
COPPLEMAN/KOPPELMAN -EISISKIS > BOSTON,MA,USA
MANCOVITZ/MANKOWICH -?LITHUANIA > BOSTON,MA,USA
Emmingration to USA of all - 1884-1892:Boston & New
York arrivals
(SNIP)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to Contact Milton Berle? #general

Deena Yoffa Gordon <dygordon@...>
 

Dear JewishGen friends,

I have been told that Milton Berle, the comedian, performed with a 2nd
cousin, once removed of mine. I would like to contact him and ask if he
remembers her, and possibly if he knows her married name.

The cousin is Bernice PARKS [originally Pike], daughter of Florence
Pike. Bernice was a lounge singer in the 1940's and would be in her 70's
now. It was said that she married a psychiatrist and moved to Texas in
the early 1950's.

Help with ideas of how to contact Mr. Berle.
I have tried online phonebooks on the off chance that he actually has a
listed phone #. No luck there for me.

Any and all help welcomed.

Deena Yoffa Gordon
Houston, Texas

Searching YOFFA/YOFFE/JAFEE & ALPHOVITZ/ALFOWICH
- KUPISKIS/VABALNINKAS/PANEVEZYS > BOSTON,MA,USA
COPPLEMAN/KOPPELMAN -EISISKIS > BOSTON,MA,USA
MANCOVITZ/MANKOWICH -?LITHUANIA > BOSTON,MA,USA
Emmingration to USA of all - 1884-1892:Boston & New
York arrivals
(SNIP)

Gorodeya #belarus

CBS Computer Business Systems LTD. <cbsrap@...>
 

I am searching for information on Gorodeya, which is now in Belarus. This
town is located on the Minsk-Brest railway near Baranvichy, 94 KM. SW of
Minsk.

The current Belarus spelling is Garadzea. Other variations are Horodzie and
Horodziej.

My family name is FINE, which may have been spelled FAYN, FEYN, or FEJN.

I believe that our name was changed >from POPAK.

I would appreciate any clues to finding out about my family or general
information about this shtetl.

Issie Fine
cbsrap@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Gorodeya #belarus

CBS Computer Business Systems LTD. <cbsrap@...>
 

I am searching for information on Gorodeya, which is now in Belarus. This
town is located on the Minsk-Brest railway near Baranvichy, 94 KM. SW of
Minsk.

The current Belarus spelling is Garadzea. Other variations are Horodzie and
Horodziej.

My family name is FINE, which may have been spelled FAYN, FEYN, or FEJN.

I believe that our name was changed >from POPAK.

I would appreciate any clues to finding out about my family or general
information about this shtetl.

Issie Fine
cbsrap@...

SEARCHING SCHERBAKOV #belarus

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

I have just joined the sig, having spent most of my time on the Latvian,
Lithuanian connection. In the soundex, there are approximately 12
different ways to spell Scherbakov. This is the way I have found it in
documents, and some of the family became Sher,Sherr, and Sherbac. In the
United States, our family settled in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

My grandmother Hannah was the daughter of Norman and Naomi.They had many
other children. Peter (Pesach), Samuel, Sara, Herschel, Esther, born in
the 1860s or so. They emigrated >from Russia in 1894, having first
wandered >from Kiev through the Kovno district of Lithuania. Norman and
Naomi came in 1900 as very old people and they are now buried with the
Shers in Duluth, Minnesota.

My grandmother told me once about the city of her origin. Frankly, I am
only partially sure it was Minsk, and as their naturalization documents
and ship of arrival have yet to be uncovered (this will take a lot of
time until the arrivals for that year have been indexed) I have little
to go on.

I understand that at one time the family was well-to-do, and that
perhaps they were in the business of growing sugar cane or refining
it.Prior to the elder Sherbacov's leaving Russia, their last known
address was Vasilkov.

I will be in Salt Lake City doing research this fall, but I believe that
without the naturalization documents or arrival material, that looking
for these folks will continue to be as it has been these past few years
-- just a needle in a Russian haystack.

Carol Lieberman
cmenetwork@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus SEARCHING SCHERBAKOV #belarus

Carol Lieberman <cmenetwork@...>
 

I have just joined the sig, having spent most of my time on the Latvian,
Lithuanian connection. In the soundex, there are approximately 12
different ways to spell Scherbakov. This is the way I have found it in
documents, and some of the family became Sher,Sherr, and Sherbac. In the
United States, our family settled in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

My grandmother Hannah was the daughter of Norman and Naomi.They had many
other children. Peter (Pesach), Samuel, Sara, Herschel, Esther, born in
the 1860s or so. They emigrated >from Russia in 1894, having first
wandered >from Kiev through the Kovno district of Lithuania. Norman and
Naomi came in 1900 as very old people and they are now buried with the
Shers in Duluth, Minnesota.

My grandmother told me once about the city of her origin. Frankly, I am
only partially sure it was Minsk, and as their naturalization documents
and ship of arrival have yet to be uncovered (this will take a lot of
time until the arrivals for that year have been indexed) I have little
to go on.

I understand that at one time the family was well-to-do, and that
perhaps they were in the business of growing sugar cane or refining
it.Prior to the elder Sherbacov's leaving Russia, their last known
address was Vasilkov.

I will be in Salt Lake City doing research this fall, but I believe that
without the naturalization documents or arrival material, that looking
for these folks will continue to be as it has been these past few years
-- just a needle in a Russian haystack.

Carol Lieberman
cmenetwork@...