Guessing a Polish surname?
- From: djemkitso@xxxxxxxxxxx (David Ellis)
- Date: 20 May 2007 07:58:49 -0700
Come to the
27th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City July 15-20, 2007 www.slc2007.org
I recently obtained the death certificate for my g-g grandfather
Charles (Chaskel Nusen) LICHTENSTEIN from the New York City
Department of Health. The certificate lists his father's name as
Lewis LICHENSTEIN and his mother's maiden name as Rachel MEIRS.
It is well established that this branch of the family came from Mlawa,
Poland. The records from the JRI-Poland database on jewishgen.org
show a Lejbus LICHTENSZTEJN who was born in Mlawa in 1893 and
died in 1894. The time frame would suggest that this child was named
after my g-g-g-grandfather, but I can't connect the parents' names on
the birth record (Israel David and Malka) to my family tree. No doubt
related, but I don't know exactly how.
I'm having more of a challenge finding a correlation with my
g-g-g-grandmother Rachel (Ratzah). The list of surnames from Mlawa,
which is posted on the website
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/mlawapsasurn.htm, has nothing that
appears to be connected. A wider search in the JRI-Poland database
(focusing on the Plock gubernia) also comes up with no surnames that
I am looking for ideas and recommendations as to what possible
surnames to search in the Polish records. Please reply to this topic
or by e-mail. Thanks in advance!
David J Ellis
Sender: David Ellis <djemkitso@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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