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Olch / Olchinetsky / Olshansky Family history project

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The goal here is to try to trace the Olch/Olchinetsky/Olshansky family history going backwards.

Might be written Олчинецкий or Олшинецкий or Альшинецкий ( Olchinetsky / Olshinetsky ) or Олшанский ( Olshansky ) in cyrillic.

It seems that the name may come from a town called "Olshansk" which is now in Ukraine ( see: ). There is even a Ukranian navy ship called "Olshansk"

There is also some famous violinist and composer from Yiddish theater named Alexander Olshinetsky -

There is a document floating around about Olch geneology prepared by Vivian Edith Shore Zelman, which I have added to the Documents and Photos section ( ). I used parts of that to enter in some of the family tree that's in there now.