Ekaterinoslav Research Group #ukraine

Elsebeth Paikin

At 18:15 11-12-00 +0200, Udi Cain wrote:
I'm looking for the traces of my family members, who got married at the
end of the 1870s' or early 1880s', and who went to live in
Sima (nee CHAIKIN) married her first cousin, who was a lawyer in
I just wanted to inform you all that there is a special

* Ekaterinoslav Area Research Group *

with it's own discussion group.

The Ekaterinoslav Area Research Group is dedicated to serving
as an information-gathering vehicle and clearinghouse for Jewish
genealogical as well as historical information relating to the
Jewish community in and around the city formerly known as
Ekaterinoslav and now called Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukraine.
Because many Jews relocated to Ekaterinoslav or the surrounding
agricultural colonies >from Belarus (and many of these in turn
subsequently emigrated), many of our members and potential members
will be particularly interested in Belarus-Ekaterinoslav
connections. Therefore the Belarus SIG Online Newsletter


publishes articles of interest for Ekaterinoslav researchers.

The Ekaterinoslav group was started in 1999 after the New York
Conference, but have joined the Ukraine SIG when it was

There will presumably sometime soon be a link >from the Ukraine
SIG website to the Ekaterinoslav Group.

Until then you can subscribe to it as to all the other JewishGen
lists by -- as usual -- going to:


and follow the instructions.

Best regards
Moderator of the Belarus, Denmark
and Ekaterinoslav Discussion Groups
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
e-mail: elsebeth@...

Touger, Jerry <jtouger@...>

I would like to underscore Elizabeth Paikin's post about the Ekaterinoslav
Area Research Group. The links between Belarus and Ekaterinoslav are of
interest to a good many of us in that group. For example, the
naturalizartion papers of certain TOUGERs and SCHEFRINs with whom they
intermarried show that they last lived in Ekaterinoslav (before emigrating
to the US) but were born in places like Borisov and Telochin and Chotuchovo
in Belarus. I imagine other families have similarly documented migration
patterns . One interesting possibility might be to begin to compile the
prior origins of Jews who later settled in or around Ekaterinoslav to see
if any patterns emerge. (Here we have a problem, The Ekaterinoslav Area
Research Group does not at this stage have a web page because we have not
yet had anyone volunteer to set one up. Any takers?)

Jerry Touger
Coordinator, Ekat. Area Research Group
Milton, Massachusetts, USA