nad Dneper info for Belarus? #belarus #general


brianna.knoppow@...
 

Hello,

I am searching for information on my family that hails from: "nad Dneper, Mogilev, Russia" / "Mogilow, Russia". JewishGen uses the name, "Mogilev-na-Dniepr." I used the JewishGen tools and typed in the given name (Briker) but could not find anything on my Briker relatives. I know from the ship manifests which relatives left Mogilow. I'd like to learn about their parents and siblings who were left behind.

I would also like to learn about Mogilow (Belarus) in general (1908). Any tips?
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Brianna Knoppow
Washington DC (from Michigan)

Searching for BRIKER/BRICKER, MOGILL, HIRSCH, LIFSHITS


mvayser@...
 

There are 2 cities named Mogilev, one on the river Dnieper, the other on the river Dniester.  The correct name is either Mogilev or Mogilev-na-Dniepre (literally Mogilev on Dnieper).  The other was called Mogilev or Mogilev-na-Dniestre (Mogilev on Dniester), in 1920's it was officially renamed to Mogilev-Podolsky (Mogilev in Podolia).
The former and the one you are interested in was the capital of the eponymous governorate and is part of Belarus now.  The difference in spelling is due to transliteration from different languages.
There is quite a bit of information online about history of the city.  You can also check Wikipedia articles in different languages, besides English, such as Russian, Belarus, Ukrainian, etc, while using Chrome or similar browser to translate the page.

Did you check Yad Vashem site, there are multiple people with this last name that come up in the search: https://yvng.yadvashem.org/index.html?s_lastName=briker&s_place=mogilev.

Mike Vayser


Sherri Bobish
 

Brianna,

Have you searched at The JewishGen Belarus database?
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/
I see lots of people named Briker there.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Hilary Henkin
 

Brianna,
Sherri is right; if you haven't searched the All-Belarus Database at JewishGen, you should.  But as in any research into Jewish family history, keep in mind that the surname when they lived in Mogilev might have been slightly or very different than Briker.  If you haven't done the research to confirm what the surname was before they emigrated, that's important.  Census records, naturalization (citizenship) records, and ship manifests all could potentially provide confirmation of Briker, or provide historical surnames.

Hilary Henkin

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On 5/5/2021 3:42 AM, Sherri Bobish wrote:
Brianna,

Have you searched at The JewishGen Belarus database?
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/
I see lots of people named Briker there.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


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Gerald and Margaret
 

You might want to contact The Together Plan, a Jewish charity based  in London and Minsk that is helping Jews there become more self sufficient.  One of their projects is doing genealogical research for people with family connections in Belarus.  They have the huge advantage of knowing all the relevant languages, as well as being very familiar with local bureaucracies

www.thetogetherplan.com

Happy hunting,
Margaret Levin 
London UK


brianna.knoppow@...
 

Thank you - yes - I have his surname from his marriage certificate from a Belarus database. Alas, I have not found him on any other sources and I think likely he did not immigrate. The marriage certificate also lists his father's name. I'm trying to find out 1) what happened to him and his wife; 2) the name of his brothers.

The JewishGen Belarus database is throwing me off a little bit. It has a lot of good info that I am reviewing, however it also has a lot of the results show a list of what's technically available, but not up on JewishGen and translated. For example, https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/mogilevb.htm. It states that to access the records I must "LDS microfilms, or at the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk." Am I missing something?

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Brianna Knoppow
Washington DC (from Michigan)

Searching for BRIKER/BRICKER, MOGILL, HIRSCH, LIFSHITS


Diane Jacobs
 

Try Yad Vashem database for testimonies submitted a land list of those murdered or sent to other places in the Soviet Union .

I found there which of my great grandfathers siblings and descendants either emigrated,
survived, or were murdered this way.

Diane  Jacobs


On May 7, 2021, at 2:23 AM, brianna.knoppow@... wrote:

Thank you - yes - I have his surname from his marriage certificate from a Belarus database. Alas, I have not found him on any other sources and I think likely he did not immigrate. The marriage certificate also lists his father's name. I'm trying to find out 1) what happened to him and his wife; 2) the name of his brothers.

The JewishGen Belarus database is throwing me off a little bit. It has a lot of good info that I am reviewing, however it also has a lot of the results show a list of what's technically available, but not up on JewishGen and translated. For example, https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Belarus/mogilevb.htm. It states that to access the records I must "LDS microfilms, or at the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk." Am I missing something?

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Brianna Knoppow
Washington DC (from Michigan)

Searching for BRIKER/BRICKER, MOGILL, HIRSCH, LIFSHITS

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey