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Genealogy Research on LIEBERMAN and FRUMKIN from Byerazino, Belarus #belarus


jliebe97@...
 

Hello all,

I am researching my family history. I am searching for any information about my great-grandfather's family (including siblings, cousins, ancestors and descendants) which I believe is from Byerazino. I don't have any family documents from Europe, but a WWII draft card indicates that my great-grandfather, Henry Lieberman (I think he was also known as Hillel), is from Byerazino and his wife's U.S. naturalization document says he was born in Minsk. So I assume he is from Byerazino. I have attached those documents and some other relevant documents that I've come across (including a record of an earlier marriage) in case that is helpful.

The attached documents indicate Henry was born in December 1882, but it's possible he could have been born a few years earlier or later. His father's name was Zvulun Lieberman (note that his death record lists his father as Julius) and his mother's name was listed as Rochel/Rachel (maiden name listed as Frumkin). I am told that Henry/Hillel was one of around six known children. He had a sister who moved to South Africa (whose name and family I’ve never been able to find), he had a brother (youngest of the siblings) that I’m told was Yosef who we think stayed in Russia/Belarus, a pair of twin brothers that moved to the U.K. (whose name and family I’ve never been able to find), and a sister Bayla (known in U.S. records as Rebecca/Beckie) that moved to the U.S. and got married. (My grandfather knew some of Bayla’s family but they’ve been out of touch for decades and we can’t get in touch). I’m told Henry/Hillel deserted the czar’s army while fighting in the Russo-Japanese war in Manchuria in 1904 and then made his way to Shanghai, to Bombay (India), to potentially either South Africa or Suez Canal and then lived with his twin brothers in the U.K. for a few months before making his way to America, his final destination.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to verify if my Lieberman family is indeed from Byerazino? And where to find records on the family when they were in Byerazino or the Minsk area? Unfortunately, I haven’t come across any good matches on JewishGen. Also, if anyone thinks they may have a family connection please let me know.

Thank you so much, 

Jason


Dr.Josef ASH
 

Jason, take into account in searching Henry's birth place that there are TWO Berezino (this is, by the way, the Russian spelling) in Belarus: one is about 200 km North  and another 100 km East to Minsk.
I have "doubled" you the search, sorry.
Josef ASH, Israel


ROBERT WEISS
 

Hello Jason
 
While not in answer to your query, one fact drew my attention concerning your g-g-grandmother Rochel FRUMKIN.
 
I am researching the BRAUDE family from Kelme, Kovno, Lithuania, including the rabbinic BRAUDE dynasty.
 
You wrote: "The attached documents indicate Henry was born in December 1882, but it's possible he could have been born a few years earlier or later. His father's name was Zvulun Lieberman (note that his death record lists his father as Julius) and his mother's name was listed as Rochel/Rachel (maiden name listed as Frumkin)." 
 
On my tree is a Rabbi Shmuel KELMER (1798-1867) one of whose wives was Frume BRAUDE (1815-?). The children of this marriage took the surname FRUMKIN, presumably in honor of their mother Fruma. I do not know how widespread is the surname FRUMKIN, but there may be a connection between your g-g-grandmother and the FRUMKIN family from Kelme.
 
For others reading this message who may be knowledgable of the FRUMKIN family from Kelme, I would welcome corrections. The dates associated with my FRUMKIN tree members are somewhat inconsistent and contradictory.
 
Bob Weiss
Porter Ranch, CA
 
 


Eric Davis
 

Jason,
Try Burial societies with Berezina in it. My grandmother came with her family. Her parents and brother are in the burial area for the Berezina Benevolent Society? Berezina Unter Verein. It is in the Minsk voivode/province and they considered themselves Litvak.  Check YIVO it is a treasure trove of information.


jliebe97@...
 

Thank you Josef for bringing the 2nd Berezino to my attention. I've been only checking the Berezino in the Minsk region https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Community.php?usbgn=-1941267. Is the other Berezino you are referencing located at coordinates 54°54' N 28°12' E? That Berezino doesn't seem to have any records on JewishGen or anywhere I could find on the internet in general and I don't believe it was ever located in the Minsk district, but maybe I'm mistaken?