Here's how Grandmom's family left Russia for a new life in the U.S. fifteen years before she was born.
A repository for information about the life of my late great grandfather Hyman Victor, a Jewish immigrant who came to America in 1913.
My Dad in 5 questions.
How I left a country that no longer exists and learned to love sunny weather
Part 1: Joseph Fagan's journey from Minsk to New York City
The Tulbowitz/Ratner family originated in the Vitebsk region, lived for decades near Rostov-on-Don, and finally settled in Albany, New York.
That story about our Rabinowitz family's tie to a famous rabbi is tenuous at best. Here is the true genealogy of Yitchak Elchanon Spektor.