A teaching packet for future generations

First edition (2001)
Table of contents


From Obershtejn to Uberstine: about our surname


Ubersteins on the Ellis Island database 5
Ostroshitskiy Gorodok before 1917: historical and economic survey 6
Who came from where? 8
Map with numbers showing where 9
Usher and Lazar Elia's 'overtrees' with annotations 10
A 3-map pasteup 11
Usher-Lazar vis-a-vis Faiva - a diagram 12
Usher and Lazar Elia's offspring and their spouses 13
1858 census - Poliaczeks of Lida 15
1929 business directory - Polaczeks of Lida 16
Usher and Lazar's offspring's names in Russian and Yiddish 17
Russian birth certificate translation guide: a sample 21
What other records are there? 22
JewishGen's URL and main page offerings 23
JewishGen's FamilyFinder: listing details for one researcher 24
FamilyFinder links to Search, Register, View and Update; search results for surname Farberman, spouse of Lazar's daughter, Ida 25
Others searching Ostroshitskiy Gorodok for their own surnames 26
Ostroshitskiy Gorodok research links on JewishGen site 27
Carl's story -- Carl was a son-in-law of Lazar's nephew, Hirschel 28
Summary of research posted by Ostroshitskiy Gorodok native 38
Doing your own genealogy: a general start-up guide 39
A Jewish genealogy start-up guide 40
CousinsPlus web page CD in pocket back cover

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