Treasure Chest Thursday – Birth Record for Vera Elstein


These aging photocopies are part of my genealogical treasure chest, being the only record I have from Russia, the birthplace of my paternal grandparents.

Vera, my grandmother, was born to a Jewish father and Christian mother who converted to Judaism. Vera self-identified as Jewish. But this record shows that she was also baptized at age 3 days in Saint Nicholas Church in the village of Synelnykove, Pavlogradskii region.

My mother recently dug these out and had a Russian-speaking friend translate them.

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