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Baku Ajerbijan #records


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

1. it is Azerbaijan.
2. Are you looking for Ashkenazim or Sephardic/Mizrahi? The Jews of Azerbaijan are from Persia. However, in the early 1900s the fledgling oil industry attracted Ashkenazim from many places in the Russian Empire. A number of our Talalay from Mogilev Belarus worked in Baku before migrating to Philadelphia. There are 2 communities in Baku so your questions need to be addressed to the correct one.


Alan Reische
 

Here's a link to the Ashkenazi community in Azerbaijan. Its still working as of this AM. There is apparently a separate synagogue for the Mountain Jews, quite a separate community with a fascinating history, but no website and limited contact information. If need be, I have a (non-Jewish) contact in Baku who could be helpful.

https://www.ashkenazijews.az/.


Joan Parker
 


Does anyone know how to find death records from Baku in the 1920's. There does not seem to be much out there about Ajerbijan




Marlene,
I will send your email to a friend who has an interest in Baku. We came across one another when the Miami Herald back in 1997 published an article about a Jewish culture surviving 2000 years in Sloboda.  What caught my eye was the surname of my MIL (Gelfand) in the article at a mission in Baku.. A mutual friend contacted him and she wrote in an email that there was a JGS in Baku. Bear in mind that is from 1997.The president was Mikhail Agavrunov.  .  You might also want to see what if anything is in the JewishGen archives.
Regards, 
Joan Parker
Past President/Archivist
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
1) GOLDBERG/ GOULD, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN, BERGER, GERBER/CRAWFORD, JAGODA-Lipno, Plonsk, Plock, Poland-Russia; Warsaw, Poland-Russia; Galveston, TX; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA.
2)  PARKER/PINKUS, WINOGRAD, (GERSHO-BEROVNA?)., R0SEN, -Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS, NEIKRUG, DEL PINO--Brooklyn, NY.  RABWIN--Hollywood, CA, Salt Lake City, UT. CLAYTON-California.
3) GELFAND, KRITZOFF, KATZ, TROCK --Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk, Belarus, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


marlenedunham@...
 

Does anyone know how to find death records from Baku in the 1920's. There does not seem to be much out there about Ajerbijan.