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seeking to put together geneological study of in Russia the name was Kusnetzsky from Babruisk, near Keiv. Shortened to Kusnetz on Ship manifest (Ellis Island.Org) , the later changed to Smith in about 1920's)..Great grandfather Pincus Kusnetz came from Belruse in 1912 on SS Lappland. He had 4 children with him, 2 were here and 4 left in Russia. (10 in all). There may have been 3 wives. Two, children, were already living in USA in Massachusetts. One ( about 21 yrs old) child, Simon, lived on Harrison Street, in Chelsea., and that, is seems is where Pincus was going to be a Cantor and scribe for one of the orthodox Jewish Shules. He Lived on Everet Avenue, in Chelsea for about 18 years... In 1936, he has listed on his death certificate that he had been in the USA for 24 years. So I gather, he was in NY for about 6 years and in 1918 went to Boston are. Seeking any relations with (Kuznetzsky)-Kusnetz-Smith connection. Seeking to get from Massachusetts, NYC, to Russia, Babruisk, to learn about family history. Any information would be helpful. Contact S3511@aol.com. Thank you.