Looking for family of Tsoglin from Chernigov and Semenovka #ukraine

earl zeitlin

I am contacting you whether anyone has any information regarding the family name Tsoglin. My paternal grandfather Isadore Zeitlin born in 1889 was Israel Tsoglin in Russia (now Ukraine). He lived in Semenovka NE of Chernigov, then later Chernigov. His Hebrew name was Yisroel Yeshiah ben Shlomo Chaim). He came to the US in 1911 settling in Chicago. His father was Shlomo Chaim ben Zvi Hersh. His mother was Henya Surkin. His wife was Chana Resnick of Svencionys, Lithuania. The family was in the leather hide business. Any information would be appreciated. I previously prepared a letter in Russian sent to the archives in Chernigov but had no response.
Earl Zeitlin; Monsey, NY 

Sherri Bobish


Try searching The JewishGen Ukraine Database

I suggest doing a soundex (sounds like) search.  I very quick look at the database shows a few people named Tsoglin from Chernigov.  Surname also spelled TSOHLIN Other spellings show up, but you'll have to figure out if they are relevant to your family, or not.


Sherri Bobish

David Mason

In Russian Cyrillic, the letters Ч  “ch” and Ц “ts” are somewhat interchangeable. 


Also, Cyrillic Г is transliterated to “G” or sometimes “V” from Russian, but to “H” from Ukrainian.


-David Mason, Culver City, CA