Davidson & Dickman Family Genealogy
 Sverdlove-Davidson Family Genealogy
 from Lepel' and Chashnik, Belarus
  DAVIDSON descendants include MELNIKOFF (Harry MELNIKOFF formerly Chilkiah MELNIKOV b.1875), BRAKER, DICKMAN, NOVICK, HARRIS and SVERDLOVE. ONIKUL-SVERDLOVE descendants include GORONIN-WENIG, PAPERMAN. Families married into these DAVIDSON descendants in this database are ABRAMS, ASTROFF, BANKS, BELFER, BLOCK, FRANKEL, FREED, FREILICH, GREENBERG, MILLER, MOSS, RAPAPORT, WACHTEL, WAJNER, and ZIKMAN.

 Additional families with extensive genealogies include RIFKIN (RIVKIN), RAHKMANOV-ROTHMAN, MONSKY, RAPPAPORT-RAPP, LEVINSON, SIMS, CENTRELLA.

COMMENT: Amongst the names of those killed in Chashniki, Lepel, and Vitebsk by the Nazi's on February 12, 1942 are ONUKEL, Bagdana and 4 children; ONUKEL, Yakel Naumovitch; ONUKEL, Zalman Naumovitch 1904; SVERDLOVA Tzesna; DAVIDSON Boris DAVIDSON Chaya Borisovna

  To see my maternal grandmother's family, DENBURG, including RAKHMANOV, RIVKIN, and RIFKIN, go to Home and click on Shchedrin Shtetl.
 Based on material collected by Andrew I. Sverdlove, in the late 1940's to the early 2000's.

 Search the genealogy, view charts or print reports, by clicking on Davidson Family. PhpGedView software "...has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, and supports multimedia like photos and document images", and "...simplifies the process of collaborating with others."
 Wherever possible, and whenever I find the time, I try to add source data from JewishGen.org, ancestry.com, ellisisland.org, and other sources. At this time you are the most important resource.

  Use Login at the top center of the phpgedview Welcome Page to request the right to access data, add genealogy, or set privacy.

NOTE: E-mail jpegs, GEDCOMs, additions, and correction, if doing that yourself is too cumbersome. Snail-mail photos (which I will return) or any information to be posted that you cannot do yourself. I would like to put up pictures that are old, or show families, or show celebrating holidays and doing interesting activities, and I'll post them.


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My Sverdlov and Onikul families came from Lepel' (Lyepyel' on this map). From Chashnik (Chashniki) came the earliest Davidson, Braker, and Melnikov families.

 Most Jewish males have two names a religious name, called the shem hakodesh, and a secular name, called the kinnui in Hebrew. Among the Jews of Eastern Europe, Yiddish was the everyday or secular language, so they had a religious Hebrew name and a secular Yiddish name, the kinnui. After immigration to a new country, a new secular name was chosen, in the secular language of the new country. For most genealogical research, we need to know an ancestor's secular name, because this is the name (or some variant thereof) that appears in civil documents. [Ed. note: excerpt from JewishGen]
Abraham and Rose SVERDLOVE PAPERMAN 17-Jan-1923


Mendel (Max) and Khana Eygele (Annie) DAVIDSON DAVIDSON Family Genealogy

Mendel Davidson and his wife (a niece), Khana, Jacob (Jack) in lap, Sarah Rivka (Seydelle) standing. Unknown brother on left.

 The data is divided into databases: Shchedrin - everyone found with connections to that shtetl. Davidson-Sverdlove Family, Teller Family in America, Sverdlov - everyone found with names derived from Sverdy Shtetl, Others may be added. Access PhpGedView which "...has full editing capabilities, full privacy functions, and supports multimedia like photos and document images", and "...simplifies the process of collaborating with others."

Various Reports and Charts can be produced on everyone, including these families:
 Aryey Leyb SVERDLOV
 Nachum DAVIDSON
 Nachum Leib ONIKUL
 Paul RAPPAPORT
 DICKMAN

 Wherever possible, and whenever I find the time, I try to add source data from jewishgen.org, ancestry.com, ellisisland.org, and other sources.

NOTE: E-mail jpegs, GEDCOMs, additions, and correction, if doing that yourself is too cumbersome. Snail-mail photos (which I will return) or any information to be posted that you cannot do yourself. I would like to put up pictures that are old, or show families, or show celebrating holidays and doing interesting activities, and I'll post them.


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