researching: KIRZNER/BAYLIN from Slavuta/Volhynia region #ukraine

Gerald Kirzner

My name is Gerald Kirzner. I was intrigued by the research on my family name. My father came to Windsor Canada before the war where he had some cousins and was the only one of his nuclear family to survive. His father, my grandfather was Zorach Kirzner ( named after him). The family lived in Lunenic Poland south of Minsk and East of Pinsk
Appreciate any other info out there

Sherri Bobish


This JewishGen page has info on Zhlobin, Belarus.

Zhlobin [Rus, Bel, Yid], Żłobin [Pol], Schlobin [Ger], Žlobinas [Lith], Žlobin, Zlobin, Korpilovka

Region: Mogilev 

If you search at The JewishGen Unified Database
for town Zhlobin, and a phonetic search on the surname BAYLIN you will find the surname connected with that town spelled BEYLIN, BEILIN, BEYLINA.

If you haven't looked at those records yet than I think you will find them helpful in your research.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


My family name is Baylin and we were from Zlobin in Belarus. Family stories say we were originally from Bailen in Spain.

Shelly Baylin

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>


I'm new to the Ukraine group but have spent the last two years digging into
JRI-Poland databases, etc. I can only hope I'll be half as successful in
this part of Russia.

I have just this past week found my great-grandfather's naturalization
which says that he was >from Slavuta in Volhynia. Here is what I know:

My great-grandfather was Solomon KIRZNER (I'm guessing at the spelling
since this is how my mother tells me it sounded, they used the name
KITCHENER while stopping over in Leeds, and they changed the name to
SIDMAN in the US-taking the name of his best friend Sam SIDMAN, also >from
Slavuta). His wife was Minnie BAYLIN. His mother was Sophie BAYLIN.

His best friend Sam SIDMAN's wife was Sarah BAYLIN and Sam's mother was
Celia BAYLIN. So the BAYLIN's are pretty well entwined with KIRZNER and

Has anyone had success getting records >from the Slavuta region?
Any suggestions on how to proceed?


Marty Meyers
BORDOWITZ >from Przasnysz/Mlawa/Ciechanow/Makow/Pultusk
ZYLBERMAN/SILVERMAN >from Przasnysz/Chorzele
MEYEROWITZ/POROSHKIN >from Bolshaya Berestovitsa (Belarus)
KIRSHNER/SIDMAN/BAILIN >from Slavuta/Volhynia/Ukraine
ZELMANOVICH and ROZENSZTEIN >from Poland (Przasnysz area?)