Seeking info Kaminsky/Kominsky arrived in US 1890 from Russia #general


Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

Elizabeth Lea Kaminsky wrote:
Have been seeking information on my great grandparents, Samuel and
Jennie (Goldstein) Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1910 census in
Philadelphia, which says they were born in Russia, approximately 1873
and arrived in US 1890 ...
So far, no ships records or immigration info have turned them up.
It is very possible that your KAMINSKY family came one of the least expensive
ways - traveling via England to Canada and then by train to the U.S. The St.
Albans crossing lists start in 1895, so an arrival in 1890 would not have been
recorded. I too have an ancestor (William FINBERG/Velvul SHAPIRO) supposedly
arriving in Philadelphia who has not been located on any passenger list.
Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA
FINBERG- Zasliai/Vilna; THIEBEN - Rousinov/Rakovnik, Bohemia


boris
 

Elizabeth Lea Kaminsky wrote:
Have been seeking information on my great grandparents, Samuel and Jennie
(Goldstein) Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1910 census in Philadelphia,
which says they were born in Russia, approximately 1873 and arrived in US
1890. Other possible spellings were Kmelnetzky (>from a story told by my
great uncle). He also said he was told the family came >from near Kiev.
The three names mentioned in the post, i.e. Kaminsky, Goldstein, and
Khmelnitsky, were very common among Russian Jews. "Near Kiev" is only a
slightly better pointer than, say, "near Philadelphia".

It may be possible to find a family connection or at least a town connection
when studying the census records for the same building - and go >from there.
It is also possible to find records of a nearby synagogue. Studying nearby
cemetery plots may provide a clue if a family belonged to a landsmenshaft.

To achieve any degree of success in cases when a surname is common, the town
of origin is unknown, and ship manifests cannot be found, a comprehensive
strategy must be developed, with identifiable and measurable steps.
Conceptually it is not difficult, although quite time consuming, but I
personally do not see a better way. If someone has a better suggestion, I
would love to hear how to do it "faster, better, and cheaper". Life is too
short.

Boris Feldblyum
boris@bfcollection.net
Potomac, MD


elkamins@...
 

Hello -

Have been seeking information on my great grandparents, Samuel and
Jennie (Goldstein) Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1910 census in
Philadelphia, which says they were born in Russia, approximately 1873
and arrived in US 1890. Other possible spellings were Kmelnetzky (from
a story told by my great uncle). He also said he was told the family
came >from near Kiev.

So far, no ships records or immigration info have turned them up.
Seeking their Russian hometown and their entry point into US.

Any info GREATLY appreciated!

Elizabeth Lea Kaminsky
Mt. Laurel, NJ