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Maiden name of Great Grandmother #ukraine


Raylene Gurewich
 

I'm trying to find out the maiden name of my paternal great-grandmother who immigrated to Palestine from Proskurov (Khmelnytskyi) in 1925 with my Great Grandfather, Ya'acov Helfman and three of her sons, Israel, Nachman, and Moshe. Her first name was Chaya and she and Ya'acov had a small store in Tel Aviv/Yafo area. Chaya was born in 1868 and Ya'acov in 1865 according to census and voting records I found on the IGRA website.
Two of their sons (Samuel and Benjamin) immigrated to the U.S. Samuel settled in Texas and Benjamin married in New York and then moved to Michigan. I have located Benjamin's marriage certificate where he has the name of his mother as Chaika Viraly (Viraty), but that name cannot be verified in my research. Other U.S. documents I found didn't list a mother's maiden name at all for both brothers.
I'm hoping to find out her maiden name in Ukrainian documents, but don't have a clue where to look?


dasw5@...
 

Did you try looking for death certificates? 


Raylene Gurewich
 


-- Yes, mother's maiden name left blank on my great uncles death certificates. :(



Raylene Gurewich 
Port Jefferson Station, NY


Ellen
 

I have a similar issue, Raylene:  my paternal grandmother (also from Ukraine) lost both of her parents when she was a child, and she did not know her mother's maiden name.  I have only a first name, Zisel.  I feel like I'm missing an entire branch of my family tree.

Ellen


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Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


Raylene Gurewich
 

Ellen, yes it's very frustrating. I hope somehow we can both find that missing branch. I see you are researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN. Funny, that is my paternal grandmother's mother's maiden name. She died giving birth to her 6th child in the Ukraine. Her first name was Hinda. The one I am missing is my paternal grandfather's mother.  
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Raylene Gurewich 
Port Jefferson Station, NY