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Inquiry re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #general

Tracy Fish
 

Greetings,
I had just seen a thread regarding https://spbarchives.ru/ and now I am wondering if there are any other places available for gathering insight/records/research to jewish ancestry in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I had never seen any resources or SIG groups for this on JewishGen and would love to be able to learn more on how to research this region.

My fathers paternal family was from Saint Petersburg but I do not know for how many generations. For example, I had discovered two months ago that my Skovronsky family was not originally from S.P., but originally from Poland. The spelling was originally Skowronski and I am not sure why my branch in particular ended up in Saint Petersburg for two generations until immigrating then to the U.S.

If anybody has advice about this, I can also be emailed directly. I have included my email and surnames I am researching in Saint Petersburg below.

Thank you,
Tracy Fish
tsfishphotography@...
Researching surnames in Saint Petersburg: FISCH, SKOVRONSKY, PAKORNOV

Diane Jacobs
 

From what i have discovered, Jews were not allowed to live in these cities in the 19th century. If the did it wss because they worked for a wealthy or politically or military family.

Diane Jacobs 



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From: tsfishphotography@...
Date: 3/29/20 11:04 AM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Inquiry re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #general

Greetings,
I had just seen a thread regarding https://spbarchives.ru/ and now I am wondering if there are any other places available for gathering insight/records/research to jewish ancestry in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I had never seen any resources or SIG groups for this on JewishGen and would love to be able to learn more on how to research this region.

My fathers paternal family was from Saint Petersburg but I do not know for how many generations. For example, I had discovered two months ago that my Skovronsky family was not originally from S.P., but originally from Poland. The spelling was originally Skowronski and I am not sure why my branch in particular ended up in Saint Petersburg for two generations until immigrating then to the U.S.

If anybody has advice about this, I can also be emailed directly. I have included my email and surnames I am researching in Saint Petersburg below.

Thank you,
Tracy Fish
tsfishphotography@...
Researching surnames in Saint Petersburg: FISCH, SKOVRONSKY, PAKORNOV
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Diane Jacobs

Joel Ratner
 

Tracy,

There is a record of this surname in the Russian archives. Please contact me via e-mail and we can discuss.

Joel Ratner

Beverley Davis
 

Previous messsage:
From: geniediane
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 04:50:14 AEDT
From what i have discovered, Jews were not allowed to live in these cities in the 19th century. If the did it wss because they worked for a wealthy or politically or military family.
Diane Jacobs

My reply:
My grandfather was a capmaker, unlikely to have had influential patrons. His second child (my mother's older sister) is recorded as having been born in Saint Petersburg in 1896. The family is also listed in the 1897 First All Russian Census as living in S.P.  The family emigrated to England in 1898.

Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia