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Ray Cannata (#46894163)
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Bio Photo Presbyterian pastor in New Orleans of (mostly) Russian-Jewish, Norwegian and French descent.

Currently most into my family's::
1. Elizavetgrad, Ukraine Jews
Siebel (Siebelewky, Tsibulevsky)
Pober (Poberesky, Poberezsky)
Dashevsky (Dashewsky)
Felnerov / Felzerow

2. Orla, Grodno, Lithuania/Belarus Jews
Kirzner (Kirsner, Kirschner)
Lifsitz (Lipshitz)

3. New Orleans French


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Molly Mazelsky
Thanks so much for your reply and the additional information. I will check out Flickr. Since you also have relatives buried at Mokom, perhaps Molly's burial site is adjacent. The cemetery staff believed Molly and Morris Mazelsky were buried in sections 5 or 5A, but weren't sure. Would you be open to sharing the names of your relatives buried there and where they are located? I'm visiting NY now and it would be great if I could find Molly's site on this trip. Thanks for your help.
Added by Mitch on May 21, 2016 10:34 AM
Molly Mazelsky - Mokom Sholom Cemetery
Hi Ray,
Thank you for posting the information about Molly Mazelsky. I went to the cemetery yesterday, but I could not find the headstone. I would greatly appreciate it if you would let me know how you gathered this information and if you know the actual location of the headstone.
Molly was my great grandmother. Are you related to Molly?
Thank you for your assistance.
All the best,
Added by Mitch on May 19, 2016 10:35 AM
Janice Baker
RE: Hyman Kaminsky
thank you for your reply Ray,
our Kaminsky arrived in New York in 1881; and the family story is that he committed suicide in 1924; I have just ordered a death certificate from NY for "Hairman Kaminsky" hoping for some connecting information. I have posted the marriage license on for our kaminsky and you will find the spelling comical if you are interesting in giving it a look.
Happy hunting
Added by Janice Baker on May 10, 2016 4:03 PM
Janice Baker
Hyman Kaminsky
Hyman Kaminsky, Russia B 9/1871
Married Rebecca Shinberg in NY March 16 1897
Parents: S Haiman Kaminsky
Bune Shaikewsky
Committed suicide early 1920's
He is the grandfather of my husband and I am wondering if any of this information connects with your data for Hyman Kaminsky find a grave posting?
Kind regards
Added by Janice Baker on May 10, 2016 2:57 PM
Isaac Mason
Hello Ray,
I was wondering where you obtained the information on Isaac, his description etc. Also, I had heard that he was working on a ship from England, maybe as a captain?. Do you have any information on that? Anything on him or his daughter Viola or his parents would be great. Thanks a bunch.
Shannon (
Added by Shannon on Apr 23, 2016 4:16 PM
John Morris "Monroe" Hart
Hi Ray,
May I ask from where you have the name John Morris "Monroe" Hart. The gravestone reads Morris Hart.
Yosef Sa'ar
Elat on the Red Sea
elat42 (at) gmail (dot) com
Added by Kushi on Apr 08, 2016 3:01 AM
RE: solomon bonoff
I deleted the memorial. Thanks for letting me know.
Added by DWV on Jan 04, 2016 1:16 PM
Helen Kaufer Kirschner
I am a descendent of Helen Kaufer Kirschner, and I was wondering where you got some of the information about her family,. I can be reached at Thank you for your help in this matter
Added by Moshe on Dec 27, 2015 7:16 AM
The Mentalist
RE: duplicate
I deleted it, thanks for letting me know. (100029744)
Added by The Mentalist on Dec 21, 2015 11:32 AM
Michael Dashevsky
Thank you for the response. Have a great evening.
Added by salyse on Dec 20, 2015 9:23 PM
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