by: Dan Ruby
At the time my 2G grandfather Sholom Tulbowitz left the shtetl with his wife for far away Rostov, his cousin Schliomo's family also pulled up stakes for the nearby regional city of Dvinsk.
In the 1920s, this Tulbowitz branch resettled in Perm, an industrial and scientific city in the Soviet Union.
I learned of these unknown Russian cousins when I connected online with a young genealogist in Israel who is descended from this family.
It makes you think. If Sholom had gone to Dvinsk instead of Rostov, his Ratner descendants would have grown up in Perm instead of Albany.
to be continued...