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karinss[the at sign]yahoo.com
Looking for anybody who knew my grandfather's family. His name was Nikolai (Kolya) Sobocki, Sopocki or Sobocinski. He was born in Glyadenie, Ivatsevichi district. Before WWII the same village was called Hladziemin. He visited that place in 1973 and I know there were people there who knew him and his family.
Duane Shurow (West Virginia, USA)|
dshurow[the at sign]wewireu.com
My great grandfather Feodor/Theodore/Frank Shurow was born in Kobrin.
On his World War I United States draft card, he listed his birth place as "Kobrin Vilage T__uli Russian".
He also listed that he served in the Russian military for 3 years, and was a seargent.
He was born in 1887 and left for the USA in 1912.
Beverly Steinman (new london, Ct)|
sbev2[the at sign]aol.com
My grandfather Rubin Steynman,or Steidmann lived in Czidnowitz Russia now Zhitnovichi or Zytnowicze Belarus. His second wife was Malka Spitkofski. Also had family in Pinsk. He emigrated to Connecticut,USA in 1920 on the ship New Rochelle. Some relatives emigrated to Australia & others to the U.S. Please send information to
16 Parkway south, New London, Ct. 06320
vanda johnson (england)|
vanda.johnson[the at sign]tiscali.co.uk.
Do not give up searching for family. I have now found mine in Poland. After only 18 months. What a feeling!!!! Good luck to everyone out there searching. God bless
Peter Sahar or Sachar (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada)|
petersahar[the at sign]shaw.ca
Does anyone know the past history of Alex Sachar who came to Canada in or around 1926?
Alexey Zinevich (Russia)|
Алексей Голер |
veersis5[the at sign]inbox.lv
Ищу отца, Юра Иванов, год рождения 18.02.41. Он служил в Латвии в городе Лиепае, был мичманам. Кто знает, напишите. Спасибо
Boris Vaysman (Fomenko) (Ukraine, Uzhgorod)|
bob[the at sign]email.uz.ua icq: 191 568 563
My Father VAYSMAN SEMEN MIKHAILOVOCH (Вайсман Семен Михайлович) was born in CHERNAVCHITSY, BREST REGION the 2nd of May 1928 in a large shoemaker's family. His mother's maiden name was DORA
His family moved to BARANOVICHI before the W.W.II. His father died young and
his mother remarried a man with his own children. My father's younger
siblings were sent to orphan's houses (detskie doma), most probably, in
SLONIM and BARANOVICHI, where they were accompanied by my father - he was
the oldest one. He was sent to trade (craft) school either in BARANOVICHI. The war caught him in BARANOVICHI. His school was evacuated first in KHAR'KOV and then to URAL mountains, on the aviation plant. My father studied and worked on this plant till the end of the War. In late
1940th he went to Kiev and worked on a shoe factory in Kurenevka district.
There he met my mother. In 1950 he was called in army, in UZHGOROD
(ZAKARPATSKII region) where he continued to live after his service.
Some time in 1975-80 he received a notice from KGB: (according to my mother)
he was "invited" in connection of the inheritance on his name from Chicago.
He was "brain-washed" in KGB, and was obliged to renounce his relatives.
After this incident my father categorically forbade my mother to discuss
this matter. He was frighten that this connection with his family might
damage my own service as an officer in the army at that time.
I was trying to find any information in our own archives but found out that
these documents were destroyed as the ones that didn't have any importance
for the sate. My colleagues advised me to search in KGB archives. I can not
understand how KGB traced my father's path from his place of birth to
Uzhgorod and why they had that inheritance letter. My father was sure that all his siblings died during the War. Very possible that he was looked for
by his relatives from BARANOVICHI who left earlier in Chicago. How did they
manage to find him in Uzhgorod?! It means that they exist today!
About my name – Boris. The father has named me it in honour of brother Boris.
Truly, Boris Vaysman
Jane Hughes-Jones (Bath, UK)|
Jjanewharton966[the at sign]aol.com
I am looking for my old friends, Sasha (Alexandr Victorovich Ivanov)Date of Birth 29.02.1960 in Vladivastock. Also friends Oleg and Lena, who had a daughter Vasillici. Last known address was ulitsa linkova, d 99, k 3, kv 48. please let me know any news. My telephone 0044 1225 869054.
gal1707[the at sign]netvision.net.il
During war of 1941-45 we have lost the relatives native.
Now it would be desirable to find gone.
My father Gofman Leibl from Shereshevo in 1940 has been called in the Soviet Army
and served in Central Asia. After war it came in Shereshevo,
but anybody from relatives has not found in alive.
The senior brother of my father - Gofman (Hoffmann) Phillip was born
in Shereshevo and married the girl from Antopol. At them two daughters were born.
I wish to ask you to help to find a surname, a name of this girl,
who can remembers that happens with them during war.
In a unique photo (http://stevemorse.org/bereza-and-antopol/photo016.jpg )
in the center the girl from Antopol - wife Gofman Phillip,
on the right the native sister of my father Masha Gofman,
at the left their relative, it is possible from Antopol.
Thanking you beforehand for your cooperation,
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