My Grandmother JABLONSKI from Pruzani #belarus #russia


Marilyn Weinman
 


In my research I've found that my maternal GM was born in Pruzani, Russia (now Belarus) on November 17, 1883. Part of my problem I believe, is that there are various spellings to her last name, so many variations in fact, my mom always told us kids that she never really did know her maiden name !
I have searched under her name Eida (IDA), as well as her siblings names in Russia and Belarus, and I've hit a roadblock. I know from some old letters I have that she had a sister Chava ( Chavah/Havah) and a brother Joseph ( Josef), but I'm still unable to come up with anything. Once I figure out how to scan some of the letters I have, that are written in Yiddish, that may help, but in the meantime, does anyone know what else I can do to find more information on my GM ?

Thanks to all and Happy Passover
Marilyn Weinman


Diane Jacobs
 

Many times Ida is Chaya /Chaya or even Haya.

Good luck
Diane Jacobs 


On Mar 25, 2021, at 2:34 PM, Marilyn Weinman <marilynweinman@...> wrote:


In my research I've found that my maternal GM was born in Pruzani, Russia (now Belarus) on November 17, 1883. Part of my problem I believe, is that there are various spellings to her last name, so many variations in fact, my mom always told us kids that she never really did know her maiden name !
I have searched under her name Eida (IDA), as well as her siblings names in Russia and Belarus, and I've hit a roadblock. I know from some old letters I have that she had a sister Chava ( Chavah/Havah) and a brother Joseph ( Josef), but I'm still unable to come up with anything. Once I figure out how to scan some of the letters I have, that are written in Yiddish, that may help, but in the meantime, does anyone know what else I can do to find more information on my GM ?

Thanks to all and Happy Passover
Marilyn Weinman

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


mvayser@...
 

"J" in this last name is written in Polish, where it's pronounced as a "yes", not like "jump".  Transliteration of this name from Russian will be spelled as Yablonskiy, Yablonsky for males, or Yablonskaya for females.

Also, is there a possibility that the last name was Yablonovich/Yablunovich?  I know there were some folks with that last name from the same city.

Mike Vayser


Sherri Bobish
 

Marilyn,

I suggest searching the Ellis Island manifests at:
https://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html

The following type of search produced interesting results.
Surname starts with J  (be sure to tick off the circle that says "starts with or is"
Town name sounds like Pruzani (be sure to tick off the circle that says "sounds like"

These are just a few of the results that seem pertinent to your search.  There are many others.

Jablonskaja (Beila, Chaim, Joseph) from Prushany
Jablonski (Chanetke, Chawe) from Prusany
Jablonski (David, Dime B) from Pruzan

As you can see, both the surname and the town can appear with variant spellings.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


dszeidman@...
 

Hi Marilyn,
I read your post with interest. I think there's a possibility that we might be related through my grandmother, Gussie Jablow, who immigrated to the U.S. around 1897 from Minsk, Belarus. The name Jablow has been used by my great grandfather in the U.S. since the 1870s. I have been told by experts that the name couldn't have been Jablow in Belarus and was more likely something like Jablonski or another similar name, but I've been unable to track her and her family using various combinations of other Jablow-like spellings. I also believe that the family was originally from Poland or Lithuania, but I haven't any proof of that -- just a gut feeling.
My DNA is on Ancestry and My Heritage, but I didn't find a match for you and me. Do you have DNA on either of those sites? I'd like to look further to see if any names on your tree/s match names on my Ancestry or My Heritage tree. Is that possible?
Be well and safe.
Dale Zeidman
New York, New York

Bukantz - Lithuania
Jablow/Jablonski - Belarus
Magen/Magadenko - Ukraine
Zeidman/Zaitchik - Ukraine