seeking SCHWARTZSTEIN from TERNIVKA #dna #ukraine

Lee Jaffe

I am working with three different families, descendants of three people we believe may be related, possibly siblings:

• Lizzie Dickler / Leah Schwartzstein (1851-1925)
• Sam Schwartz / Solomon (Samuel) Schwartzstein / (1861-1952)
• Joseph Schwartz/ Joseph Schwarzman / Josef Schwarzstein (1867-1921).

Available records report fathers' names as Manis, Munish, Moyshe, or Emanuel. Home town locations reported are Tarnowke, Ternifke, Tirowken, Ternovsky (pointing to Ternivka, Ukraine).

We've identified more than 35 of their descendants who match each other through DNA testing. We're trying to identify other descendants and place them either in one of these trees or other potential branches.  We encourage anyone who believes they might be related or have been linked to other Schwartzstein descendants to upload their DNA results to GEDMatch and join our Schwartz / Schwartzstein / Schwarzman ancestor project.  (Go to, login in, find Ancestor Projects under free tools and search "schwartz" see our entry).  We have engaged a professional genetic genealogist to review the tests and data we've collected so far.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me privately.

Lee Jaffe  

Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / Ternivka ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland