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From: "Robert Jerin" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Immigrants from the Old Russian Empire
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 20:09:51 -0500
References: <005c01c3e104$6400d200$57c8efc7@oemcomputer>


What type of document are you finding Scorba-Olsayka recorded on?

What is your gggrandmother's name, first and last, at the time she came to
America?

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland Ohio

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victoria" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [ALL] Immigrants from the Old Russian Empire


> my great grandmother listed on her naturalization papers that my great
> grandfather was from a town named Scorba-Olsayka, Russia. I would assume
> that because of the time period 1869/1872 - 1896 this would have been the
> old russian empire? I know that my great grandfather spoke
polish/hungarian
> ???? It was often told that he was from Warsaw but how does that fit in
> ??? He immigrated to the US in 1896 - coming to western PA sometime around
> the 1900's where he met my great grandmother. I have never been able to
> figure out what town in "Russia" his place of birth might of been...any
> suggestions or ideas where to search?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron and Marge Zoblisein <>
> To: <>
> Date: Thursday, January 22, 2004 4:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [ALL] Immigrants from the Old Russian Empire
>
>
> >I can certainly relate to that. My husband's grandfather over his
lifetime
> >stated that he was born in Austria, Poland and Russia on various
documents
> >such as census, SS application, naturalization papers, etc. while all the
> >time the family has maintained that they were Ukrainian. If you check
> >history, each statement was true at the time that he made it. Marge
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Carol Movahed" <>
> >To: <>
> >Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 12:08 PM
> >Subject: [ALL] Immigrants from the Old Russian Empire
> >
> >
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> I missed the original message from the individual who was looking for
> LEVI
> >> from Brison. There is a Freisen, Germany which sounds similar. I
wanted
> >to
> >> tell of my experience researching my grandparents who came over from
> >> Vilnius, Lithuania which later became Vilnius, Poland. Well, on their
> >Ellis
> >> Island application they stated they were born in Russia. But in fact
> they
> >> were born in Lithuania which was then part of the old Russian Empire.
> The
> >> Russian Empire lasted from 1710 to 1918 and had European and Baltic
> >> provinces. I'm fairly certain that they spoke Polish and identified
> with
> >> Poland even though they came from a territory controlled by the Russian
> >> Empire. If you do a search on "old Russian Empire" you can get a weath
> of
> >> information.
> >>
> >> Carol M.
> >>
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