Hope you have a great time on your trip. Although you won't have time for
research, I'd appreciate it if you'd keep your ears open for any information
on the shtetl of Tetiev, located near Uman. If you learn anything about it
(that's where my Strakoffsky relatives lived before emigrating to the U.S.
around 1900) please let me know. Best wishes for a safe trip and a happy New
In reply to David Goldman...there are Binders in our family as
well...probably >from Zhitomir and the surrounding area. My great aunt, Dora
Stepansky, married Morris Binder. They had six children...who resided in St.
Louis, MO....The 2nd husband of my great grandmother, Matil (Myrtle)
Nemovitch Stepansky (who was Dora's mother) was Avrum Binder. They also
emigrated to St. Louis. Most of my family came >from Zhitomir. Hopefully
there is a connection with your Binder family.
Searching: Bezboki, Stepansky, Binder
Thank you for any information you may have that may be a connection with my
David Goldman <davic@...>
I am very pleased about the advent of the Ukraine SIG. It is so appropriate
that it is starting now before Rosh Hashanah. Not only did many of my
ancestors originate in Ukraine, but I will travelling there myself in just
over a week to spend Rosh Hashanah with the Breslover chassidim >from all
over the world in the town of Uman, half way between Kiev and Odessa!!
Unfortunately, I will have no time on such a brief trip to do any checking
around related to my genealogical research, but I expect I will end up
doing a fair bit of translation between Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish and English!
With regard to my genealogical research, my ancestors and towns were as
ZHITOMIR - BINDER
NOVA USHITSA - KRASINSKY/GRUBERMAN
KHMELNITSKY/PROSKUROV - FUKS
MAYAKI (near Odessa) and ODESSA - BINDER, OLYAN, LIVSHITZ.
To top it all off, I can't help but react to the wonderful coincidence that
Florence Elman hails >from my "shtetl/hometown" of Calgary, Alberta!