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Latvian Ancestors

Latvian Ancestors

Karin Wright (View posts)
Posted: 922536000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grodin, Grodinsky, Meltzer, Goldstein, Mitnick
Does anyone out there have information on my family? Max Grodin, b. 1880 in Odessa, married Fanny Meltzer, b. 1882 in Rega, Latvia, in 1928 England. Max & Fanny went on to have 2 children in England and 7 more in the US. I am a grandchild of the youngest of those nine.

Max Grodin's father's name may have been Grodinsky. Max reportedly had sisters that also immigrated to the US. (Max immigrated sometime around 1904.)

Mitnick (paternal) side of family later changed name to Goldstein, many children. I have quite a bit of information on this side but am always looking to fill in the pieces.

Maybe I can help you??


Neil Meltzer (View posts)
Posted: 938433600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Melser, Melzer, Meltzer
Grandfather Name On Ships Pappers Loser Shmuilov Sklut Melser Wife Hana-Rahil From Vilno, Rockoff, Digilacinia Russia *** Had a brother in Union City, NJ Alex Meltzer Children Sam,Leo,Moe,Esther,Sidney


Steven Mitnick (View posts)
Posted: 975153600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mitnick
MY paternal grandfather, Jacob Mitnick immigrated from the Ukraine in the early 1900's. He lived in Philadelphia as a child, and later married and raised his family in Wodbine, NJ.
I don't know if this will be of any help to you, as I don't have any Goldsteins in my family, and I believe that the name Mitnick was changed upon his arrival in the U.S.

Pasaka family

Louise Pasaka (View posts)
Posted: 982756800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Christian Pasaka, George Pasaka
I am researching the Pasaka family from Lyons, Walworth county, Wisconsin, USA. Christain Pasaka was born about 1830 in "Prussia" and married Carolina ?. His son, George Pasaka was born 1876 in WI. I was told Pasaka is a common name in Latvia. Does anyone know of this family and possibly what town and country they originated from?

Re: Mitnick

Posted: 1039760663000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1040447698000
Steven, My son-in-law has the same name as you. (middle initial L) His father was Leonard Mitnick, born in 1925. Leonard's father was Charles Mitnick. I know the Mitnick family here in Pittsburgh, came from Philly. You guys are probably related.

Re: Mitnick

Steve Mitnick (View posts)
Posted: 1039873048000
Classification: Query
Thanks for you message, but I don't think there's any relation. My grandfather had no brothers that I know of, and my dad, who was born in 1928 in Woodbine, NJ., had only one brother, and I know of no one in the family that moved to Pittsburgh. Thanks again.

Re: Latvian Ancestors

Posted: 1147178914000
Classification: Query
My Grandfather was Maurice Grodinsky - he married in London in 1921 to Annie Cohen . I am looking for any information previous to his immigration to the Uk - I know he was in the Syberian Mines ???? Two of his sons changed their name by depoll to Morris

Alex Meltzer - your old post on

Posted: 1336977703000
Classification: Query
I am the grandson of Alex Meltzer from Union City, NJ. If you have information on the family, I would appreciate receiving it. I can be reached at:

Re: Pasaka family

Posted: 1426867340000
Classification: Query
Name "Pasaka" is common and means "fairytale", it but I never seen as surname.
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