Lifshitz family from Poltava Guberniya
and Chernigov Oblast in the Ukraine

The Lifshitz name has been spelled in a variety of ways, including Lipshitz, Lipschitz, Lipschutz, Lifshuts in English. I do not know which spelling was used in the Ukraine, where the family lived. They wrote in Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew, and possibly in Ukrainian and Polish as well.

Avraham Lifshitz and his wife Zlata may have lived in Slutzk (1), which was then in Lithuania, but is now in Belarus. The family history says that his son, Chaim Lifshitz (~1776 - ?) "came from Slutzk in Lithuania when he was still young, and settled in Itchneh, district of Chernigov" Ukraine.

According to the same family history, later generations of this Lifshitz family lived in or near Priluki/Priluky, in the part of the Russian Empire known as the Ukraine, in shtetls such as Arkenowke, Torkenaten, Serbne/Sribne, Lissahar, Demitrovke/Dmytrivka, Lozoyo, Lachwitz/Lochvycja , and Ichnya/Icnja. (Second name in set is current spelling: 1900 Yiddish/2005 Ukranian. See below for town information.) Many of these towns are now in the Chernigov Oblast. Records of marriages, births and deaths have been found in microfilms from Priluki, Nezhin, Borzna, and Ichnya.

Much of the early information on the family was provided by Menachem Sambursky, who left the Ukraine around the turn of the century. He started keeping a journal when his first son was born in 1900 in Königsberg, East Prussia. When his father, Nissan-Eliezer Sambursky, came for a visit, before leaving for America in 1906, he told his son all he knew of both sides of the family history. Menachem wrote down this information in the back of his journal and updated sections over the years. His granddaughter, Shlomit, translated the family history in 1999 and provided the photo below.

Menachem, Shmuel and Nissan Eliezer Sambursky - 1906


Some family names of people who married into this Lipshitz line in the Ukraine:
Barsak, Bechholtz, Belenichky, Bladnitzky, Bogbanov, Bricker, Doverasky, Dubravinsky, Finklestein, Haft, Ipapa (France), Kabak, Kahan, Kahana, Kahaner, Karminsky, Klimovitsky/Klimowitsky, Leopolsky, Lifshitz, Namikolsky, Neidess, Ochman/Orinin, Polonsky, Portnoi, Raivid (England), Rosenthal, Sambursky, Sambur, Sheinin (Argentina), Sheptzil, Slutzky, Sokolovsky, Supanitzke, Toupelev, Vetzerasny, Vlavik, Vorowsky, Walenwitz, Warshavsky, Yanpolsky, Zapadinsky/Sapadin, Zolotorofe/Zaletaruf. Many came to the United States, some went to England, some remained in the Ukraine, some went to Israel. One family went to France, one to England and two brothers went to Argentina.

As you look at the tree below, you may see the same names repeated several times. Lifshitz family members married cousins in the Sambursky, Bricker, Zolotorofe and Polonsky families.

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Avraham Lifshitz (~1760 - ) & Zlata (from Slutzk)
  Chaim Lifshitz (~1776 -1851 Borzna) & Zlateh (lived in Ichnya /Icnja)
    Shepsil Lifshitz (1798 - ? ) & Rachel Lubinski (~1880 - ?)
      Yakov-Koleh Lifshitz (1819 - ?) & Freyda-Leya Zalmanova (1820 - ?)
        Ritzia Lifshitz (~1846 - ?)
Zalman Lifshitz (~1848/52 -? )
Gersha Lifshitz (~1852 - ?)
Khaim Lifshitz (~1855 -? )
      Yakov-Koleh Lifshitz (1819 - ?) & Eta Izraileva (~1855 - ?)
        Dinya Lifshitz (~1876 - ?)
Shepsil Lifshitz (~1878 - ?)
Avraham Lifshitz (~1880 - )
Sora Lifshitz (~1881 -? )
Khaya-Dvera Lifshitz (~1887 - ?)
      Leyba Lifshiitz (1821 - ?) & Reva-Leya (1822 -? )
       

Lipman Lifshitz (~1842 - ?)
Zelik Lifshitz (~1845 - ?)
Sora Lifshitz (~1847- ?)
Elka-Genya Lifshitz (~1852 - ?)
Yankel Lifshitz (~1855 - ?)
Itka Lifshitz (~1857 - ?)

      Lipman Lifshitz** (~1825 - ~1906) & Sarah-Zlateh Lifshitz (~1824 -1917) he went to US in 1905
        Chaim Moshe Lifshitz (~1844 - ?) & Chaya Shasse Sambursky (1854 - 1918) ( to Konigsburg 1877)
Loibe Lifshitz (~1846 - ?)
Levy-Itzach Lifshitz (~1847 - ~1867)
Shepsil Lifshitz (~1849 - ?)
Pinchas Lifshitz (~1850 - ?)
Avraham Lifshitz (~1852 - ?) & Behdeneh/Bernadine Bricker (1885 - ?)
Shasse Lifshitz (~1853 - ?) - Zalman Lifshitz (~1853 - ?)
Batia Lifshitz (~1855 - ?) & Michal Zolodawitz (to Brooklyn)
Shifra Lifshitz (~1857 - ?) & Menvil White (?) (to New York)
Nechama Lifshitz (~1859 - ?)
      Rifka Lifshitz (~1828 - ?) & ? Sokolovsky
Zlateh Lifshitz (~1830 - ?) & Aharon/Aron Lifshitz (1807 -? )
        Iosel Lifshitz (~1826 - ?)
Rivka Lifshitz (~1837- ?)
Yankel Lifshitz (~1840- ?)
Mordukh Lifshitz (~1843 - ?) & Reyza Neukhova (1844 - ?)
Litman Lifshitz (~1846 -1851)
      Loibeh Lifshitz (~1832 -1912)
Leibe Lifshitz
    Dovid Lifshitz (~1801 - ?) & Leya (1801 -? )
      Mikhel Lifshitz (~1824 - ?) & Freyda (1824 - )
Israil Lifshitz (~1829 - ?) & Khana (1829 - )
Zalman Lifshitz (~1833 - ?) & Yezhita (1832 - ?)
Yevsey Lifshitz (~1837 - 1856)
    Arieh Leib Lifshitz (1803 - ) & Feigeh Supanitzke (~1806 - 1876) lived in Turkenevake/Turovka, near Icnja
      Bahdeneh Lifshitz (1820 - 1884) from Arkenowke & Yishaiahu-Tsvi Sambursky (1818 - 1884) lived near Srebne
        Sara Sambursky* (~1840 - 1911) & Marim Yanpolsky (? - bef 1906)
Sara Sambursky* (~1840 - 1911) & 2nd husband Schub (? - bef 1906)
        Nissan-Eliezer Sambursky (~1842- 1929) & Shassa Malka Karminsky (1844 - 1929)
          Menachem Mendel Sambursky* (~1867 - 1936) & Zelda Kabak (? - 1931)
            Shmuel Sambursky* (1900 - 1990) & Esther Rabinowitz ( - 1960)
Shmuel Sambursky* (1900 - 1990) & Miriam Grunstein
Shlomit Sambursky (1902 - ?)
Daniel Sambursky (1909 - 1977) & Hermona Yaholom-Sheony (1912 - )*
          Moshe Sambursky** (1869 - ?) & Malka Polonsky (~1867 - ? )
Simcha (Semion) Sambursky (1879 - ) & Elke Raiza (Rose) Haft (1888 - ?)
Elke Roise (Rose) Sambursky (1882 - 1929)
Zalman Yossef (Sol) Sambursky (1883 - ?) & Rose Harber
Feigele (Fanny) Sambursky (1883- ?)
Meier (Meyer) Sambursky & Anna
            Beatrice E (Basheva) Sambursky (1913 - 2000)
Milton (Shlomo Melech) Sambursky (1918 - ) &
              Joy Ann Sambursky (1949 - 1999) &
          Frumeh Tsipeh Sambursky & Shmuel Haft ( - 1927)
            Yishaiahu Tsvi (Harry) Haft (1885-1942) & Clara/Laura (1892 - 1973)
              Israel Haft (1917 -1967)
Itkeh/Edna Haft (1922 - 1995)
            Rose (Rosa) Haft (1888 - ) & Simcha (Semion) SAMBURSKY (1879 - ?)
Rachel Haft (1890 - ?) & Nathan Kahan
Iteh Haft (1895 - ?)
Freindel Haft (1897 - ) & Max Braunstein (1897 - )
Simcha (Sam) Haft (1899 - ?) & Ida/Yetta (1905- ?)
William (Velvul Zev) Haft (1906 - 1995) & Hance/Hannah (1908 - 1997)
Behdeneh Haft
Noah-Avraham/Avraham* Haft & Fanny
Noah-Avraham/Avraham* Haft & Nettie (1901- 1939)
        Simcha-Yosel Sambursky (1844 - 1896) & Batia Haft (1844 - ?)
          Leibe/Lewis Sambursky (1875 - )
Leoy Yitzhak Sambursky (1878 - 1942)
Hillel Moshe Sambursky (1880 - )
Elkeh Roise Sambursky (1882 - )
Feige Sambursky (1885 - )
Bahdeneh Sambursky
Fruma Sambursky (1887 - )
        Yirmyahu (Jeremiah) Sambursky (~1846 - ?) & Chaya Slutzky (1848 - ?)
          Eliezer/Lewis Sambursky (1864 -1941)
Pessieh Sambursky (1872 - ) & Yaakov/Jacob Rosenthal (1874 - )
Batia Sambursky (1874- ) & Avraham Walenwitz (1873 - )
Feigeh Sambursky (1880 - ?)
Rose (Roise) Sambursky (1887- )& Hyman Walowitz (1878 - )
        Batia Zlatah Sambursky(~1848 - )
Reva Chaia SAMBURSKY (1851 - 1926)** & Nissan/Nathan ZOLOTOROFE (1853 - 1935) from Priluki
          Bessie (Batia) ZOLOTOROFE (1871 - 1931) & Joseph JACOBSON (1869 - 1932)
Mosheh Aaron (Morris) ZOLOTOROFE* (1872 - 1943) & Chaya Lifshitz (1873 - 1931)
Mosheh Aaron (Morris) ZOLOTOROFE* (1872 - 1943) & Fanya
Louis (Leib) ZOLOTOROFE (1874 - 1929) & Dora Slutsky (1882 - 1955)
Samuel (Zalman) ZOLOTOROFE (1881 - 1960) & Viola Souweine (1885 - 1956)
Harry (Yishaiahu Tsvi) ZOLOTOROFE (1885 - 1939) & Ceil Feinstein (1885 - 1972)
Bernadine (Bahdene) ZOLOTOROFE (1887 - 1945) & Charles Blacher (1887 - 1969)
Sidney (Simcha) ZOLOTOROFE (1889 - 1950) & Julia (Jay) Goldschmidt (1889 - )
Irving (Israel) ZOLOTOROFE (1890 - 1953) & Ethel Cohen (1890 - 1978)
        Chaya Shasse Sambursky(1854 - 1918)** & Chaim Moshe Lifshitz
          Elka Roise/Rosa Lifshitz & Chaim Ipapa
Yishaiahu Tsvi/Herman Lifshitz ( - 1916)
        Rachel Sambursky (~1856 - ?) & Yakov Kahana/Cohen
          Feigeh Kahana & Alexander Bechholtz
Rose Kahan & unknown Oronin
Tsvia Kahan
Behdeneh Kahan
Chasse Kahan
Yishaiahu Tsvi Kahan
        Itkah Sambursky (~1858 - ?) & Menashe Eliezer Ochman/Orinin
          Feigeh Ochman/Orinin & husband Belenichky
Elkeh Roise/Rose Ochman/Orinin & Hillel Toupelev
Leibe Ochman
Yishaiahu Tsvi Ochman
Frumeh Ochman/Orinin & husband Finklestein
        Frumeh Liebeh Sambursky** (1859 - aft 1930) & Leibe/Louis Bricker (1859 -aft 1930)
          Abraham Bricker (1883 - ?) & Ida (1892 - ?)
            Sylvia Bricker* (1913 - 1998) & Alvin Slipyan
Sylvia Bricker* (1913 - 1998) & Frost
         

Bahdeneh Bricker (1885 - ) & Avraham Lifshitz (~1852 - )
Feigeh/Fanny Bricker (1887 - ) & Shmuel Levi (1889 - )
Asher (2) Bricker (1889 - )
Moshe Bricker (1895 - 1973) & Isobel Weiss (1895 - 1973)
Simcha Bricker (1898 - ) & Rose (1898 - )
Itkeh/Edna Bricker (1901 - ) & Simcha Mendelbaum
Yishaiahu Tsvi/Harry Bricker & Reva (1893 - ?)

      Rifka Lifshitz (~1842 -1917 ) & Yeheskel Avramov Polonsky (1840 - lived in Nezhin)
        Zlata Polonsky (~1858 - 1859)
Haim Leibe Polonsky (~1860 - 1868)
Zeev/Vulf Polonsky (~1861 - ?) & Bas Sheva bat Boruch
          Avraham Polonsky (1887 - ?)
Leib Polonsky (1889 - ?)
Nota Polonsky (1892 - ?)
        Moshe/Meyshe-Gersha Polonsky (~1863 - ?) & Bracha bat Moisey Feygin
         

Meryam Polonsky (1889 - ?)
Avraham Polonsky (1896 - ?)
Sara Shayne Polonsky (1896 - ?)

        Yishaiahu/Isay Polonsky (~1867 - ?) & Estir Margolin (1869- ? ) went to Ekaterinslav/Dnipropetrovs'k
          Zinah Polonsky (1902 - ?)
Shmuel Polonsky
        Malka Polonsky** (~1874 - ?) & Moshe Sambursky (1869 - ?))(adopted 3 children)
Sasseh/Khaya-Soya Polonsky (~1869 - ?) & Boris Hankin (from Kiev)
          Eliezer Hankin
daughter Hankin & Chaim-Tsvi Lifshitz
       

Rachel Polonsky (~1876 - 1915 ) & Nissan Namikolsky
Aron Polonsky (1875- ?)
Ziskind Polonsky (~1877 - 1902)
Gedaliahu/Gdali Polonsky (~1878 - ?)
Feigh Polonsky (~1880 - ?)
Avram-Ruvin Polonsky (~1881 - ? ) & Hayah Rachel

      Sarah-Zlateh Lifshitz (~1824 -1917 ) & Lipman Lifshitz (~1825 - 1905)
        Chaim Moshe Lifshitz (~1844 - ?)** & Chaya Shasse Sambursky (1854 - 1918)
          Elka Roise (Rosa) Lifshitz & Chaim Ipapa
Yishaiahu Tsvi/Herman Lifshitz (? - 1916)
        Loibe Lifshitz (~1846 - )
Levy-Itzach Lifshitz (~1847 - ~1867)
Shepsil Lifshitz (~1849 - )
Pinchas Lifshitz (~1850 - )
Avraham Lifshitz (~1852 -)** & Bahdeneh/Bernadine Bricker (1885 - ?)
Shasse Lifshitz (~1853 - ) & Zalman Lifshitz (~1852 - )
          Leib Lifshitz & Lesson Doverasky
Feigeh Lifshitz & Unknown husband
Hirsh Lifshitz
Mordechai Lifshitz
Raneh Lifshitz
Channa-Dashe Lifshitz
        Batia Lifshitz (~1855 - ) & Michal Zolodawitz
Shifra Lifshitz (~1857 - ) & Menvil White (?)
Nechama Lifshitz (~1859 - )
      Batia-Tzipeh Lifshitz (~1826 - ) & Asher Bricker
        Eliezer-Yitzhak Bricker (1844 - ?) & Khana-Minya Zolotnitzky
          Mendel Bricker
Alter Bricker
        Shlomo Bricker (1857 - ?)
          Bahdeneh Bricker
        Leibe/Louis Bricker** (1859 - ?) & Frumeh Liebeh Sambursky (~1859 - ?)
         

Abraham Bricker (1883 - ?) & Ida
Behdeneh Bricker (1885 - ?) & Avraham Lifshitz (~1852 - ?)
Fanny Bricker (1887- ?) & Samuel Levy(1889 -?)
Asher/Otto Bricker
Moshe/Morris Bricker (1895-1973) & Isobel Weiss (1895-1973)
Itkeh/Edna Bricker (1901 - ? ) & Simcha Mendelbaum
Yishaiahu Tzvi/Harry Bricker & Reva (1893 - ?)

        Mendel Bricker (~1861 - ?)
Freideh Bricker (~1863 - ?) & Leib Kahaner
          Vigdor Kahaner
Shlomo Kahaner
Feigeh Kahaner & Menvel Lifshitz (~1856 - ?)
            Batia-Tsizeh Lifshitz
Duber Lifshitz
          Chaya Kahaner
Bracha Kahaner
Moshe Kahaner
Dobeh Kahaner
        Rifka Bricker (1859 - ?) & Shlomo Neidess (1859 - ?) to NY
          Channa-Leah Neidess (1878 - ?)
Eliahu Neidess (1880 - ?)
Feigeh/Lena Neidess (1881 - ?) & Henry M Toozonowich (1881 - ?)
Leib Neidess (1882 - ?)
Dvorah Neidess (1886 - ?)
Moshe Neidess (1889 - ?)
Mirka Neidess (1891 - ?)
Batiah-Tzipeh Neidess (1894 -1960 ) & Lazar/Leo Gilien(? - bef 1930)
            Theodore Hertzl Neidess (1914 - 1967)
Solomon/Sasha Neidess (1926 - 1971)
          Asher Neidess (1896 - ?)
Bahdeneh Neidess (1898 - ?)
Itkeh Neidess (1901 - ?)
        Shasseh Bricker (~1867 - ?) & Elazer Sheptzil
          Israel Sheptzil
Shepsil Sheptzil
Shlomo Sheptzil
Moshe-Dov Sheptzil
Yishaiahu-Tzvi Sheptzil
Eliah Sheptzil
Asher Sheptzil
        Dvorah Bricker & unknown husband
          Gitel
Bahdeneh
Asher
Batia-Tzipeh
        Itkeh Rochel Bricker & Hillel Klimovitsky
          Asher Klimovitsky/Osher Hadas in Israel (~1892 - ?) & Freidel Hodes Morgenstein (1900 - ?)
Yissascher Klimovitsky (abt 1894 - abt. 1943 Lochvitza, Ukraine) & Judith/Yudit
Avraham-Mordechai Klimovitsky (1895 Lochvitza, Ukraine- ?) & Freida Duhan
            Sima Klimovitsky (? -1996 NY) & Yuri Klinov
          Zelman-Simcha Klimovitsky (1897-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimean Peninsula) & Sonia (1893-1942)
Batia-Tzipeh Klimovitsky (abt 1899 -? Ukraine) & Minken
Esther/Fania Klimovitsky (1901 - ?) & Shimon Meizlin (married in Palestine)
Moshe Klimovitsky (1904-1974) & Vichna Ragalin (1908-1971)
Chaim/Yefim Klimovitsky (1905-1942 or 1943, Stalingrad, USSR)
      Esther Lifshitz (~1828 - ? US) & Dov Sheinin (? - ? Ukraine)
        Leib Sheinin (to Argentina)
Ruven Sheinin
Nechama Sheinin
Hadassa Sheinin
Gedaliahu Sheinin (to Argentina)
Tzipeh Sheinin
      Aharon-Moshe Lifshitz (~1831 - ?) & Mariesseh Barsak
        Mordiachai Lifshitz (1848 -? )
          Moshe Lifshitz
Zalman Lifshitz
            Esther Rachel Lifshitz & David Greenberg
          Shepsil (2) Lifshitz
Etel Lifshitz & unk. Bogbanov/Bogdanov
Miriam Lifshitz & unk. Portnoi
        Berka Lifshitz (1848 - ?)
        Dov Lifshitz (~1855 - )
          Tzvi-Arieh Lifshitz & daughter of Shasse Polonsky Hankin (to US)
Mendel Lifshitz (to US)
Gadaliahu Lifshitz (to US)
Nathanel Lifshitz (to US)
Channa Lifshitz (to US)
        Chiam-Tzvi Lifshitz* (~1857 -1920 ) & Sonia Namikolski
Leib/Leon Lifshitz (~1859 -~1904 )
          Shimshon Lifshitz
Moshe-Aaron (2) Lifshitz
Mariesseh Lifshitz
        Itkeh Lifshitz (~1861 - ) & unk. Karminsky
          Feigeh Karminsky
Dasheh Karminsky
Moshe Karminsky
        Hillel Lifshitz (~1863 - )
Mendel Lifshitz (~1865 - )
      Dov Lifshitz (~1832 - ?) & Sheine Shimeh
        Zalman Lifshitz** (~1852 - ?) & Shasse Lifshitz (~1853 - ?)
         

Leib Lifshitz & Lesson Doverasky
Feigeh Lifshitz & ?
Hirsh Lifshitz
Mordechai Lifshitz
Raneh Lifshitz
Channa-Dashe Lifshitz

        Eliezer Lifshitz (~1854 - ?) & Chaya Bladnitzki
          Yakov Lifshitz
Mordechai Lifshitz
Simcha Lifshitz
Feigeh Lifshitz
Sisseh Lifshitz
        Menvil Lifshitz (~1856 - ) & Feigeh Kahaner
          Batia-Tsizeh Lifshitz
Duber Lifshitz
        Gedaliahu Lifshitz (1869 - 1931) & Jeanette/Jane Freeman (~1870 - 1941) to England
          Marcus Lifshitz (1896 - 1958) & Constance Strickland
Abraham Lifshitz (1898 - 1947)
Lily Frances Lifshitz (1901 - 1991) & Reuben Tobias Raivid (1896 - 1974)
Dora Lifshitz (1902 -? )
Alec Lifton (1911 - 1974) & Ena Philips (1913 - 1993)
        Libeh Lifshitz (~1860 - ) & Dubravinsky/Dov Ravinsky
          Baileh/Bertha Dubravinsky (1888 - ) & Weinman
Feigel Dubravinsky
Esther Dubravinsky (to England)
        Miriam Lifshitz (~1862 - ) & Husband Silberman (to London, then US)
      Eliezer Lifshitz (1839 - aft 1913 NY) & Sara-Itah (1840 - bef. 1913)
        Leibeh Lifshitz (~1865 - ?) & Yitzchak/Isaac Warshavsky (to Brooklyn)
          Feigeh Warshavsky
Yishaiahu-Tzvi Warshavsky
Bahdeneh Warshavsky
Yakov Warshavsky
Tziril Warshavsky
Levich Warshavsky
Masheh Warshavsky
        Channa Lifshitz (~1867 - ?)
          Yosef-Chaim
Leib
        Rachel/Rose Lifshitz (1870 -~ 1928) & Yossef Zapadinsky (1872 - 1946 NY)
          Samuel/Simcha Sapadin (1897 - )
Avraham Sapadin (1899 - )
Benjamin/Duber Sapadin (1900 - )
Elise Sapadin(~1902 - )
Anne Sapadin (~1906 - )
Hannah/Honey Sapadin (~1908 - )
        Chaya/Anna Lifshitz** (1873 - 1931) & Mosheh Aaron/Morris ZOLOTOROFE (1872 - 1943 US)
          Harry ZOLOTOROFE (1898 - )
Rose ZOLOTOROFE (1899 - 1986) & Philip Sonshine
Freda ZOLOTOROFE* (1900 - ?) & unk. Solomon
Freda ZOLOTOROFE* (1900 - ) & Harry Levin
Leonard ZOLOTOROFE* (1909 - 1977) & Evelyn Meizel (1907 - 1972)
Leonard ZOLOTOROFE* (1909 - 1977) & Pauline (1905 - 1985)
Edna ZOLOTOROFE* (1911 -? ) & Henry Ahlf
Edna ZOLOTOROFE* (1911 -? ) & Kalman Benjamin
        Mendel Lifshitz (~1875 - ) & Teme/Tesseh? (to Brooklyn)
          Simcha Lifshitz
        Gedaliahu Lifshitz (~1877 - ) & Devora
          Frumeh-Bashe Lifshitz (to Brooklyn)
      Berka Lifshitz (1835 - ?) & Sheyna (1836- ?)
Eliahu Lifshitz (~1836 - ) & Esther Kapzan
        Gedaliahu Lifshitz
Moshe Lifshitz
Chaya-Feigel Lifshitz
      Leyzar Lifshitz (~1845 -? )
Elya Lifshitz (~1846 - ?)
Ester Lifshitz (~1847 - ?)
Gedaliahu Lifshitz (~1848 - ) & Rifka Haft
        Nissan Lifshitz
Leah Lifshitz
Feigeh Lifshitz
Malka Lifshitz
Yakov Lifshitz
    Zimel Lifshitz (1806 - ?)
      Leyba Lifshitz (1830 - ?) & Brokha (1830 - ?)
        Avram Lifshitz (1849 - 1851)
Izrail Lifshitz (1852 - ?)
Rivka Lifshitz (1854 - ?)
Sara-Zlata Lifshitz (1856 - ?)
      Iosel Lifshitz (1845- ?)
    Aharon Lifshitz (~1807 - ?) & Zlateh Lifshitz (~1830 - ?)
      Iosel Lifshitz (1826- ?)
Rivka Lifshitz (1837- ?)
Yankel Lifshitz (1840- ?)
Mordukh Lifshitz (1843- ?)
Litman Lifshitz (1846- 1851)
    Iteh Lifshitz (~1808 - ) & unknown Sokolowsky
Levy-Yitzak Lifshitz (~1810 - 1855)
      Aharon Dov Lifshitz
Resseh Lifshitz (~1842 -? ) & unk.Leopolsky (from Glachau/Glachow)
        son Leopolsky
daughter Leopolsky & Mordechai Berkowitz
      Tzvia Lifshitz (~1840 - ?)& unknown Vorowsky
Leah Lifshitz & Vetzerasny
Mineh-Rachel Lifshitz & husband
Aron-Berka Lifshitz (~1834 - ?) & Sosya (1836 -? )
    Rachel Lifshitz (~1810 - ) & Avraham Nachum Vlavik
      Israel Dov Vlavik
Avraham-David Vlavik
Zelig Vlavik
    Avraham Lifshitz
     

Baruch Yossef Lifshitz
Yakov Lifshitz
Mordechai Lifshitz

 

Notes: dates with ~ in front are approximate dates, best guesses and nothing more.
*indicates more than one spouse.
**Indicates cousins and therefore names appear twice

In order to insure the privacy of relatives, I have tried to included only non-living relatives. If someone is included or excluded in error, please let me know and I will make changes.

(1) The first mention of Lifshitz in Slutsk was in 1583. The following information comes from a toll book located in Brest, in which different goods brought through there are identified: "February 23, 1583, Ilya Lipchitz and Merkel Novakhovich, from Slutsk to Lublin, goods: simple local goat skins, ermine, fox, otter, badger, Russian leather, wild goat, wolf skins, elk, sable, marten. Goods with duty already paid in Orsha, in Cherchesk, in Mstislav and in Bobobruisk. A part of the goods to Lublin, and the rest to the Gneznenskii Fair April 15th."
From: An outline of Jewish history and of the town of Slutsk in the Minsk gubernia from 1583 to 1944.
Compiled by Harry D. Boonin http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/slutsk/slutsk_history_outline.html

Geography

My great grandparents left the Ukraine, Russia in 1890, with a passport issued in Priluki.
In 1921, Priluki had a Jewish population of about 9,000. That city and many of the towns mentioned in the family history still can be found on maps. Many of the towns were in the Poltava Guberniya (district) of Russia in the 19th and early 20th century. Currently most are in the Chernigov Oblast of the Ukraine.

Information about the town of Priluki can be found at the JewishGen site. There are lists of people from Priluki/Pryluky who are buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery on the Museum of Family History web site.

town
distance
coordinates
Slutzk/ Slutsk,Belarus 265.9 miles NW of Prlluki 53°02'/27°34'
Priluki/Priluky 83.5 miles E of Kiev 50.36 /32.24
Ichnya /Icnja 18.4 miles N of Priluki 50.52/32.24
Srebnoye (Serbne)/Sribne 23.6 miles E of Priluki 50.39 /32.56
Demitrovke/ Dmytrivka 33.8 miles NE of Priluki 50.93 /32.96
Konotop 55.9 miles NE of Priluki 51.14 /33.12
Lachwitz/Lokhvitza/Lochwiza/Lochvycja 41.3 miles E/SE of Priluki 50.22/33.16
Zolotonosha 66.5 miles S/SW of Priluki 49.66/32.03

name in family history closest name distance coordinates
Arkenowke   16.1 miles SSE of Priluki 50°23’N 32°32’E
Torkenaten Turovka, Turkovka 19.9 miles WSW of Priluki 50°31’N 31°58’E
Lissahar Lozovyy Yar, Lozovoy Yar 26.3 miles SW of Priluki 50°19’N 32°00’E


 Updated April 2014

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