This project is intended to facilitate genealogical and historical collaboration among those interested in the Jewish Kugel family of the Minsk region of Belarus.
How can you participate?
(1) Add your branches to the Geni tree. This is a 100% shared collaboration and the tree belongs to all of us. Please do not duplicate existing entries.
(2) Upload photographs and documents to the tree. Primary materials are the lifeblood of any historical endeavor and yours are just as valuable as anyone's!
(3) Invite family members to tree. The more the merrier and maybe you may uncover someone with a latent talent for historical research!; and
(4) If you have the last name of Abrams, Abramowitz, Abramovici or similar and you are from the region of Peatra Neamt, please participate in our new Y Chromosome DNA study of the Kugel family as a means of sorting out the recent branches of the tree. We actively encourage family members to participate by contacting family member Adam Brown.
May 8, 2012
I don't know if these names ring any bells, but I do have a few Piatra Neamt Abramovici's in my family tree, related through marriage. My first cousin twice removed, Rosa Silbermann married a Yancu Abramovici, presumably in the early 1930s. They had a son, Levy Abramovici (became Levy Zur after military service in Israel), who I speak with occasionally. Yancu also had two children - Dorel and Rivka with a woman named Betty. I would imagine this was after Rosa passed away in 1945, but I'll try to get confirmation on that from my cousin.
If anyone here has attempted any research in Piatra Neamt, please let me know how it went, I'm hoping to do so myself within the next couple years.