This website is run by Sallyann Amdur Sack-Pikus & Mike Ross (web master). It's contents have been put together based on information supplied by members of the Amdur family 'olumi'. Its purpose is to give us a history, roots, and to allow all of us a sense of belonging. Its accuracy & viability requires your help. Please add to it by forwarding missing or corrected information, stories you heard from your grandparents about the old countries, and most important - photos, both of your generation as well as of those no longer with us. Images allow the trees to have meaning beyond that of just relationships. Enjoy meeting your family!
Between us, we have been researching our common Amdur roots for nearly 50 years. Along the way, we have acquired considerable data about many other Amdur families as well. This Web site has been designed to share all of that information. We hope that Amdurs everywhere will find their families here and will add information to it, in the process enriching everyone’s knowledge.
We found one Amdur, Simon and his wife, still living in Braslav in the early 1990s—the last Jews of Braslav.
Recently JewishGen has added to their database a translation of Amdur, mayn geboyrn-shtetl (Amdur, my home town) by Yedidya Efron. It can be located at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/indura/Indura.html#TOC111.
For those Amdurs who are wishing to gain a deeper understanding and perspective of where they come from this reading is highly recommended.
(Note: The following History of Amdur was written by Sandy Eisen who has generously allowed the document to be reprinted on this web site. Please be aware that the document was written primarily for members of her family. Sandy notes that the accuracy is not guaranteed. If anyone comes across surnames of Eisen, Aizin, Ayzen, etc. please contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org. MR)
CHAPTER I - AMDUR, GRODNO and BELARUS
A. The History of Amdur and the Grodno Region
The town once called Amdur by its Jewish residents is called Indura by its Christian residents. Since the Jews are gone and the Christians remain, Indura is how you'll see it spelled on the maps.
Amdur is about 25 miles south of and a short car ride from the much larger city of Grodno (also spelled Hrodno). By horse and cart, it is probably a journey of half a day. Amdur is in what was once known as Grodno Guvernia, now called Grodno Oblast, which means the Grodno Region. Most historical events that affected Grodno also affected Amdur. Grodno would have influenced Amdur and my grandfather's family back in 1900; it was the centre of area trade and transportation and had a very large Jewish population. Amdur and Grodno are located in the northwest corner of what is now the independent country of Belarus, close to the Lithuanian and Polish borders.
Human beings have lived in the Grodno area since pre-historic times. The first mention of the city of Grodno in European history was in 1128 A.D., and Jews have lived in the area since at least about that time. Grodno was founded at the crossing of the Nieman and Hrodnichanka rivers; the name Grodno simply means "town" or fenced settlement. I don't know how old Amdur is; Jews have lived there as far back as 1539 or earlier.
During the 1200's, Grodno and Amdur became part of Lithuania, as they remained for hundreds of years. In 1569, the area merged with the "Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania." The regions from Grodno in the west, through Minsk and to Vitebsk in the east became known as Belarus (or Byelorussia, "White Russia"). According to one source, "In 1588, there were two castles in Grodno, nine Orthodox churches, three Catholic churches, one synagogue, 31 streets, and 4,000 residents." Polish king Stephan Batori maintained a second home in Grodno.
Between 1640 to 1667, the Russians and Ukrainians expanded into southern Belarus. After the Cossack revolt of 1648 against Polish landowners and gentry, Cossacks joined with the Polish peasantry and murdered over 100,000 Jews, mostly in Ukraine and southern Belarus, but did not advance north to the Grodno region. Jews comprised 80% of the population in Grodno at that time; I was told that there were no pogroms in the Grodno area during the 1600's nor in subsequent centuries, including when my grandparents lived there.
Generally, there was peace and cooperation during these centuries between Polish Catholics and Jews, and Jews enjoyed a relatively high status at times. But there were some frictions. As in other places in Europe, there was an incident in Grodno in 1790 when a Jew was accused of killing a Christian child to use his blood for baking matzah. (This absurd accusation, which is abhorrent to Jewish law and, of course, in violation of the laws of kashrut, is referred to as the "blood libel" accusation.) The accused Jewish man was put to death for this alleged crime, and his body was cut into pieces for public display. But this was apparently a very isolated incident in Grodno. Notwithstanding the fact that Jews were a majority in Grodno, they still had to obtain permission from the Catholic church in the 1600's to build the grand synagogue, which still stands today. Grodno was within the Polish king's lands, and overseeing religious matters was turned over to the church.
At times during the 18th century, Amdur was the meeting place of the "Council of Four Lands," a Jewish self-governing body that met for two weeks each year and wielded considerable power among the large Jewish community in the areas that now constitute Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. The meeting of the Council in Amdur indicates that the town was one of some significance.
In 1795, most of today's Belarus was annexed from Poland by Russia under the rule of "Catherine the Great." In 1812, the area was invaded by the Napoleon army, but ultimately the Russians regained control. The Grodno area remained part of Tsarist Russia until about 1915. From 1835 to 1915, Amdur and Grodno were part of the "Pale of Settlement," an area to which Jews were restricted by Catherine's regime. They were granted certain rights under this regime, however, that had been previously denied by Polish rulers. The Pale of Settlement comprised most of today's Belarus and Ukraine; 4.7 million Jews lived in that restricted area in 1880.
In 1882, a fire destroyed much of Amdur, including its largest synagogue. A great brick synagogue was immediately built to replace it, and that structure still stands today.
As mentioned, a 1897 census reported 2,194 people living in Amdur, including about 1,800 Jews. Grodno's total population at that time was about 46,900, half of whom were Jews. Grodno was one of about a dozen centres of the "Bund," the Jewish social democratic party established that year. Poverty brought on by the Tzar's policies, mandatory lengthy conscription in the Tzar's army, the lures of modernization known to exist in other places, word of pogroms occurring in nearby Ukraine following the assassination of Tzar Alexander II in 1881 and again in 1905, unrest in western Europe, and the beginning of the communist revolutions (the first of which occurred in 1905, the last in 1917) all contributed to the Jews of the Grodno region re-evaluating their lives in this area.
One-third of Europe's Jewish population left for North America and other destinations between the 1880's and the beginning of the first World War. Some of the less religious Jewish youth began to align themselves with the Zionist movement, the Russian communist movement, or the Bund. Some of Grodno's Jews were actually quite well-to-do and were among the wealthiest citizens of the city. Likewise, the better-off in Amdur were Jewish as well. And while many left during this period, including our family, many also stayed. Perhaps it was the poorest Jews who thought that travelling far away to the United States or Argentina would be worth the risks. (Of course, now we know that these Jews fared much, much better than those who stayed.)
In September 1915, during World War I, the Grodno area was occupied by Germans. From the beginning of the Russian Revolution of 1917 until 1919, Belarus was in a state of turmoil. In 1919, the area was taken by the Polish army of Pan Pilsudski. The eastern part of Belarus became part of the Soviet Union; Grodno and its nearby shtetlach were included in the western section that became part of Poland. From 1919 until 1939, Grodno and Amdur were in northeast Poland, bordering Lithuania and East Prussia.
Prior to the 20th century, the Jews of Amdur were very segregated from their gentile neighbours, though living peacefully with them most of the time. The Jews lived on different streets and had separate schools for their children. This changed somewhat prior to the second world war, when Polish authorities required that children study together in secular schools.
Immigration to America was halted by the U.S. government in 1924. As the second world war neared, some Jews managed to leave for Palestine. But as war loomed closer, the options for leaving Europe diminished. One source cites Amdur's population at 2,650 in 1931. Industry at that time included distilling and brewing. One source estimated the town's population was 1,709 at the start of World War II; another source cites 2,500 Jews; and yet another cited 3,000 Jews and 1,500 Christians. Grodno's 21,159 Jews in 1931 represented 42% of its population.
In September 1939, Germans bombed Grodno briefly as it invaded Poland. Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to divide Poland, and the Grodno area became part of the Soviet Union. Many residents of Grodno, including many Jews, favoured the reunification of Belarus under Soviet rule. (Stalin's now well known murder of millions may not have been clearly evident during that time.) Communist life was, apparently, kinder to Jews than life under Polish or German rule.
On the first day of Germany's
attack on the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941,
Grodno quickly surrendered. It was occupied
for three years by the Germans. Two ghettos
were set up in Grodno where Jews were quickly
herded. Eighty Jews were murdered in Grodno
within the first few weeks of occupation.
Life in the ghettos continued for some time
before all of Grodno's Jews were systematically
transferred to the Kielbasin slave labour
camp before deportation to the Treblinka
or Auschwitz death camps. Twenty-nine thousand
Jews from Grodno and nearby towns had passed
through the large ghetto and 15,000 through
the second. Amdur's 3,000 or so Jews, who
comprised the majority of the town, were
probably sent to the Kielbasin camp and then
deported to Treblinka for extermination in
1942. There was not, as far as we were told,
a mass grave of Nazi victims in or near Amdur.
Grodno's population was about 60,000 before
the war began, including 25,000 Jews. Grodno's
population at the end of the war was about
25,000. No Jews remained, and some 10,000
of the city's non-Jewish residents had been
killed or fled during the war.
Two hundred Jews are thought to have survived the Grodno ghettos. Hirshel Grodzienski is believed to be the youngest survivor from Grodno. He changed his name to Harold Gordon after immigrating to the United States after the war. His experiences as a ten-year-old, from escaping the Grodno ghetto, to living in Bialystok's ghetto, Buchenwald, Auschwitz, and Dachau before freedom, are chronicled in his book, The Last Sunrise.
We know that a Jew named Elli Goldfand from Amdur survived the war because he was away at the time, serving in the Red Army. After the war, he married a Christian woman, Ludmila, and brought her back to Amdur. He lived as the only Jew in Amdur for the next 40+ years until he died in 1998. Elli and Ludmila had children who are now grown and who have left Amdur. Elli was in touch with another Jewish survivor of Amdur, Shalom Siegel, who left eastern Europe after the war. There may have been a few other Jewish survivors who either escaped to the forests and joined the partisans or who survived service in the Red Army and hence were not in the town when the Nazis exterminated the Jews.
Grodno was liberated by the Soviet army in July of 1944. There was no battle; the Germans merely left. The city's buildings, its synagogues and churches, the Jewish shops and homes had gone mostly untouched. But nearly all Jewish life in the entire area had been extinguished.
For the next four and a half decades, Belarus was part of the Soviet Union. A very small number of Jews who had survived the war returned to Grodno and surrounding towns. Other Jews settled in Grodno due to work situations; their families most often survived the war because they had lived further east where Germans never advanced: the Urals, Siberia, Kazakhstan. During these decades of the Soviet Union, religion was prohibited by the government. Churches and synagogues were abandoned and, in some cities, destroyed. Only Grodno's large Catholic church, which was considered to be part of the Vatican and thus untouchable by the Soviets, continued to function. Cemeteries of all religions were destroyed and built upon; the Soviets considered cemeteries without burials within the past 25 years to be subject to demolition. A large sports complex now lies on the site of Grodno's large Jewish cemetery.
In 1986, the Chernobyl power plant in the Ukraine exploded, spreading radioactive dust over southeast Belarus. The Grodno area is in northwest Belarus and was not directly affected; however, the Soviet Union evacuated people from the areas that were heavily affected by Chernobyl's contamination, some of whom were sent to live in the Grodno region.
Belarus remained part of the Soviet Union until April 25, 1991, when it declared independence. The Soviet Union came to an end in December of that year, at which time Russia, Belarus and Ukraine formed the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Jewish emigration has been virtually unrestricted since that time, and more than half of the Jews of the former Soviet Union have left for Israel, the United States, Canada or western Europe. Amdur, Grodno and Belarus Today (2000)
Grodno today is a city of about 300,000 people. The Jewish population is about 1,000. Most of the Jews of Grodno today do not have pre-World War II family roots in Grodno. Their families were in the eastern Soviet Union during the war: Moscow, Kazakhstan, the Urals or Siberia, and they came to Grodno after the war. A few war survivors did return to Grodno and surrounding towns, including the one to Amdur.
The Jewish community in Grodno has declined from three to five thousand people some ten to fifteen years ago to just 1,000 today as a result in the change in emigration policies. From the 1950's until the late 1980's, emigration from the Soviet Union had been virtually impossible, while emigration has been virtually unrestricted since that time. Notwithstanding the recent decline in Jewish population, the religious and cultural life of the Jewish community has experienced a marked resurgence in all of the former Soviet Union countries now that such activities are no longer forbidden. Synagogues now actively operate in most major cities, and there are supplementary Hebrew schools, day schools and camps. There is a small religious group of Jews in Grodno that meets for prayers in an apartment, though most Jews in Grodno and in Belarus are secular.
In the centre of Grodno is a large plaza; when my grandparents lived nearby, it was called "Parade Square." A row of stores owned by Jewish merchants had once been on one side of the plaza. My grandfather surely visited. (Amdur is about a half-hour drive by car today; it was probably a few hours' drive by horse and cart, and there may have been a train. By the way, horses and carts are still a common mode of transportation today; most people cannot afford cars.) The second home of Polish King Stephen Batori was on another side of this plaza square, where it still stands, as does the Catholic church that also dates back to the 1500-1600's. The old Jewish-owned stores were set afire by the Nazi’s in 1941. They were not rebuilt; that side of the plaza was turned into a park.
Grodno's two Polish castles remain. Both are now museums. The first dates back to the 1300's. It is high on a hill overlooking the river where you can see the bridge upon which Napoleon's brother crossed with his troops. There had once been a mote around the old castle and drawbridge. The second castle is just nearby and now bears the Soviet hammer and sickle in its stone exterior. It was here where the town's leadership surrendered to the Nazi’s.
The grand old synagogue lies at the edge of the large wartime ghetto. Originally built in the 1600's, this building remains a very majestic structure; it is being restored today with American Jewish funds. There were a number of other smaller synagogues before the war, along with other Jewish institutions, including a hospital, that are now used for other purposes. In what is now the synagogue's parking lot, ghetto residents had to gather each morning to receive work assignments from their captors. Being assigned to the large Jewish bakery (which we also saw; it is in a state of disrepair) was considered a good job, as it offered the hope of receiving a piece of bread. The worst job was to work in the local tavern/restaurant, where Jewish workers were tortured by German soldiers.
Many of the large ghetto's original buildings remain. Before the war, this was the wealthy Jewish neighbourhood. Jewish merchants' stores had lined the main roads, and their homes were built on the second and third floors above the stores. These buildings are all occupied by the city's gentile residents now. Local historians know well where the ghetto borders fell and which structures had belonged to Jews before the war. The walkway where 29,000 Jews had to march as they exited the large ghetto to be sent off to death camps remains intact and is marked by a memorial arch and plaque.
Grodno's largest industries are located outside of the old historic town and include chemical products, textiles and electronics. In the downtown area, there are private shops; however, the large department store remains state-owned, as are most of the restaurants. This explains their very sterile atmosphere. The city's population grew from 25,000 at the end of the war to 300,000 today. Many live in city suburbs called "sleeping quarters" -- large, high-rise apartment buildings built during Khrushchev’s era that are now nearly all in a state of disrepair.
Privatization is coming slow to Belarus. Many Belarussians were not particularly happy about the break from Russia in 1991; some continue to support communism. Belarussians speak both the Belarussian and Russian languages (which share a common Cyrillic alphabet but have very different vocabularies) interchangeably, and don't prefer one over the other. They appreciate Russian art and literature. Most are still employed by the state. Average salaries are $20-$30 per month. The population is struggling economically. But they are well educated, dress nicely and are well groomed. The poverty spurred by the 1998 Russian economic crisis doesn't appear to suit them well, but they accept their circumstances. This is contrasted to the situation in Ukraine, where we also visited; Ukrainians, particularly in the west, are much more nationalistic, promoting the Ukrainian language and culture, and are much more anti-communist.
The food is the same throughout Belarus (particularly since the restaurants are almost all owned by the state): cabbage or beet borscht, salads (vegetables chopped very small with mayonnaise, sometimes with cold-cut meats), hard rye bread, and meats or chicken, usually fried. Restaurants are nearly empty. Belarussians cannot afford to eat out. The hotels are of substandard quality for Americans; public restrooms are horrendous.
Our primary guide in Belarus was a Jewish woman about my age: Galina Swartz. Her enthusiasm and knowledge made our trip to this depressed country not only interesting and worthwhile, but also exciting. Her English, learned entirely in Belarus, was outstanding. She was assisted in Grodno by a local licensed tour guide, Rosa, who did not speak English; Galina translated wonderfully. After touring Grodno, we had a dinner experience worth noting. We took Galina, Rosa and Pasha, our driver, to dinner. This was our most expensive meal in Belarus: $20 for five people; we would have expected to have paid at least $150 for a comparable meal at home. As was typical for Belarus, the restaurant was quite large, but there were only three or four tables of people. There was a live band with five or six members. (The state obviously does not run these restaurants at a profit!) Rosa commented that she knew the lead singer; he was a Jewish fellow and he knew Hebrew songs. (Rosa herself was not Jewish but had been married to a Jewish man, now deceased.) I challenged Rosa, in jest, to request that he sing a Hebrew song. She thought that was a reasonable request and did, in fact, ask him to sing something in Hebrew. When he sang "Oseh Shalom" (which Alan and I know well), not only did he and the entire band know it, but everyone else in the restaurant seemed to know it as well. According to Galina, it's a well known song throughout Belarus, whose Jewish population -- once nearly half of the total -- is now only about 1%. Needless to say, I was surprised.
According to Galina, there isn't and never has been antisemitism in Belarus -- perpetrated by the Belarusian’s, that is. (Belarusian gentiles consider themselves to be a unique ethnic group, descendants of ancient Slavic tribes, closely related to the Russians.) There may have been trouble from the Poles and Lithuanians in the west, who long-ruled the Grodno area, and the Ukrainians in the south, but the Byelorussians have always gotten along just fine with the region's Jewish residents. We saw or heard nothing to lead us to believe otherwise. This was in rather sharp contrast to nearby Ukraine, where we heard about anti-Semitism right from the beginning of our visit.
Amdur still exists today as a small town. Neither the town nor its people were what I had expected to find. I had expected to see a small but modern town where people would be busy with the ordeals of everyday modern life as we know it in the United States; I had expected to find people hostile to our visit or, at the very least, disinterested and too busy to be bothered with us. I knew I wouldn't see the shtetl of 100 years ago when my grandfather lived there.
I was dead wrong about all of that. Surprisingly, very little has changed. The shtetl remains. It surely looks much the same as it did 60 or 100 years ago. Only its Jews are gone. And as to the Christian population, I don't believe I've ever come across more friendly and warm strangers. Rural life is relaxed, and everyone was eager to help us. Outside the old town center, there is some modern housing, but inside, many pre-World War II houses remain. We became somewhat adept at identifying the "old" versus the "new" housing (that is, pre-World War II or post-World War II) and the Jewish (pre-war, of course) versus the non-Jewish housing.
The more well-to-do people in town had been Jewish. Their houses were built of bricks, more carefully mortared together than other houses and more ornate, with decorative brick patterns. Jews were frequently merchants, and their houses were stores downstairs and homes upstairs, two stories. But these were the better-off Jews. The poorer Jews lived in wooden homes made of dark wooden planks with thatched or wooden roofs. Today, chickens and ducks still run loose in the streets. The roads are very narrow. Some are cobblestone; most are unpaved. Large vegetable gardens grow between the houses. There is electricity, and some, at least, have phone lines. But there is no plumbing in most of the old town. People have outhouses and wells. Very few people have cars. Farmers have horses and carts. There are a few old cars in town, motorcycles and farm trucks, but not many. Most farming throughout the countryside is done manually, with horses but no powered machinery. I wouldn't have been surprised to have seen Tevye the Milkman or Yente the Matchmaker. Of course, there are no Jews in Amdur. But if you want to see what Amdur looks like, watch the movie, "Fiddler on the Roof."
Today there are Byelorussians, Russians and Poles in Amdur. About half are Catholic and half are Russian Orthodox. The old folk suffer from poor nutrition and lack of dental care. They look and dress as you would expect of the Russian countryside: old women with their colored scarves, old dresses, sweaters, and boot-shoes to navigate muddy streets, old men with Russian hats, trousers and boots, faces and hands hardened from a lifetime of farm work.
The only specific hope we had with regard to learning about our family of Amdur was that we might learn something of my grandfather's half-brother, Yankel Eisen, and his family. Yankel didn't leave Amdur for America when his siblings left because he was disabled and couldn't make the journey. He had married and, we believe, had three daughters. No one ever heard from him after the war. Surely he was killed by the Nazis. But maybe a teenage child survived? Or maybe someone could remember this family and tell us something about them? Most disappointingly, and notwithstanding the fact that we talked to half a dozen older folks who had been youngsters in Amdur before the war, no one could remember the Eisens. This was somewhat surprising, since Jewish and Christian children during those years under Polish rule attended public schools together. But each older person, some 60 years later, can understandably only remember a few Jewish families of the several hundred families that had perished. As to town documents, none exist from before the war. We searched the post-war records from 1946 for about a half hour and found no trace of an Eisen. So we had no luck discovering the fate of this uncle and likely never will.
The town center includes a "soviet" (village council office), a well-kept small Catholic church supported by Catholics in Germany, a Russian Orthodox church, and a monument to Red Army World War II soldiers from Amdur. We stopped in a tiny pharmacy that had once owned by Jews. Right in the middle of town, near the "soviet" and churches, is the very large abandoned synagogue. This synagogue, which had not been the only one in town but was clearly the largest, was the "great shul" Efron refers to as having been built in 1882. (There is a photo of it in Efron's book as well.) Today it is used as a warehouse, and though it is in a reasonable state of disrepair, the structure is probably sound. Perhaps it will be restored one day, if the economy ever improves. This shul survived because it is brick; only one wooden shul has survived in all of Belarus.
We spent some time in the Jewish cemetery. Again, this was our first visit to an ancient eastern European Jewish cemetery, and we found it all at once awesome, eery and fascinating. It sits atop a hill and overlooks a beautiful view of the town. Some graves were literally dug into steep slopes. There were hundreds or thousands of burials here. Nearly all of the headstones are illegible, toppled, worn down, moss-covered and eroded. But a handful had Hebrew lettering that was quite legible. The only name we were able to read clearly was that of "Yechezkiel Landau." We weren't told, but I can imagine that many of the newer stones of the 20th century may have been taken after the war to build foundations for homes, as was done in other towns. But we saw no indications of vandalism, only a lack of upkeep. Homes stand nearby, children play and farm animals wander.
We visited the widow of Elli Gelfand. She bragged of the awards he had received as a Red Army soldier and showed us a certificate they had received from the Soviet government on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. She showed us the many letters Elli had received in his lifetime inquiring of the fate of other Amdurer Jews. She said it was a shame we hadn't visited a couple of years earlier; Elli surely would have known the fate of the Yankel Eisen family. But Elli died in 1998, and she still grieves today.
The people of Amdur were extremely friendly. One woman spent a couple of hours showing us around. The employee at the council helped us look through records. We knocked on doors, met a number of people, and everyone tried to help. Only a few older folks have pre-war roots in Amdur; the other residents settled there after the war sometime. According to the older folks, Jews and Christians in Amdur always got along without a glitch. At least during their time (1920's and '30s), everyone went to school together and were friends with one another. The Jewish kids learned Polish, and the Christians understood Yiddish. Our guide, Galina, a Jewish Belarrussian of my generation, believes this entirely. We truly saw no signs of anti-Semitism in Amdur or, for that matter, in Belarus. Jews were the overwhelming majority in Amdur during my grandfather's day. Jews and Christians kept separate, which may have caused some tensions, but if there was real trouble from gentiles, it would have been perpetrated by the Tzar's authorities, not by the local gentiles, who were quite a minority.
Harold Gordon, in his book The Last Sunrise, speaks of the hostility between the Jews and Poles in Grodno, with some name-calling, breaking of windows and light hooliganism. It's hard, after all these years, to get the Jewish perspective of how things really were in these towns during the 1930's, or in the 1890's, when my grandfather was a kid. Gordon does mention that the Jews got along much better with Russian (and perhaps Belarussian) families when they moved into Grodno when the Soviets gained control of the city in 1939. Perhaps the tensions were greater between Jews and Poles.
The economic situation is Belarus' biggest challenge today. In 1986, it was mostly the soils of Belarus, not Ukraine, that were contaminated by Chernobyl's nuclear power plant explosion. Seventy-three percent of land in Belarus can no longer be farmed. This, coupled with the economic crisis in Russia of the 1990's, has led to a very depressed economy in Belarus. In terms of the people's health, some contend that thyroid cancers among Belarus' children have been rising dramatically following Chernobyl. It is hard to find any concrete research on this, and whether the government is covering up the problem, doesn't have the money to deal with the problem, or whether there isn't, in fact, a significant problem but merely uncertainty in the minds of the people is something I really could not figure out. What is certain is that the people of Belarus, especially the very old and the very young, have health problems due to poverty and its resulting malnutrition. People aren't starving from lack of food here, but they lack the nutrients found in diets that include a variety of food. The poor eat little more than potatoes and cabbage.
C. Shtetl Life
This booklet consists largely of a translation of Efron's book about Amdur. Before reading that, it is useful to understand the common characteristics of the shtetlach of 19th century European Jewry.
We define shtetl as a small, pre-World War II, Jewish-populated town in eastern Europe. Most of these towns also had non-Jewish populations. The Jews and non-Jews transacted business together, but their relationships usually did not extend far beyond that. Jews preferred to stay amongst themselves, maintaining their own schools and synagogues and living in kosher homes. Of course, there were exceptions, where strong friendships were forged between Jews and gentiles. In later years, just before World War II, Jewish and gentile children studied together in the same schools (primarily by force of the government). Jews lived in eastern Europe from the time of its earliest civilizations.
The Turkish Khazars ruled the areas of Russia-Belarus-Ukraine for a few hundred years until the mid-800's A.D. This group is of particular interest to Jewish history. Nearly 2000 years ago, when the Second Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed, some Jews migrated north to Turkish lands and assimilated into Turkish societies. The Turkish Khazar tribes then moved northward to eastern Europe and included some of these Jews. Later on, very large numbers of additional Khazarians converted to Judaism, while some were also Christian and Moslem. In the 13th to 15th centuries, large numbers of Jews from Germanic lands in western Europe migrated east. It is believed that these Jews eventually intermarried and assimilated with the Jews of Khazarian descent already living in eastern Europe. While the German Jews outnumbered the Jews of eastern origin, some historians today believe that most of today's Ashkenazi Jews from eastern Europe (us!) are about 75% of Germanic origin and 25% Khazarian. This is particularly interesting because most of the Khazarian Jews were converts and not from the biblical Hebrew tribes.
The Jews from the German empire brought the Yiddish language with them to eastern Europe, and it was ultimately adopted by all Jews of the area. Yiddish uses Hebrew letters, but its vocabulary more closely resembles the German language; it had originated in German lands (which extended over a much larger area than does the present-day country of Germany). Some Hebrew and Aramaic (the everyday language of the Jews living in Arab lands after the Babylonian exile) words were incorporated into Yiddish, and Russian and Polish words were also added. The language varied depending on what part of Europe one lived in. The first known written documents in Yiddish date back to the 1200's. For hundreds of years, the Jews of eastern Europe communicated amongst themselves in Yiddish, learning only as much of another language (for example, Russian or Polish) as was required to transact business. Prayer books were occasionally written in Yiddish, but throughout the centuries, learned Jews also knew Hebrew for praying and studying the Torah and Talmud.
Religious law and observance defined the ethos of the Jewish community. Men were frequently judged not as much by their wealth as by the extent of their Jewish knowledge. Families made staunch sacrifices so that a son, son-in-law or husband would be able to devote his time to studying the Hebrew texts.
Women, on the other hand, were expected to tend to the home and needs of the family. In some instances, women raised the children, cared for the home, garden and farm animals, prepared meals and earned the family's livelihood by maintaining a store or other business so that the husband would be free to pursue study of the Torah and Talmud.
At times, Jews led culturally and spiritually rich lives in eastern Europe. The Jewish klezmer music spirited weddings and other celebrations. The literature of Y.L. Peretz, Shalom Aleichem (author of many tales, including that which became the basis for "Fiddler on the Roof"), and hundreds of other Yiddish writers accurately depicts life in those days. As the haskalah ("enlightenment" or modernization) movement grew in the early 1900's, Yiddish theatre grew and became the foundation for a group of Shtetl Jews and their children who later became the Hollywood studio greats (Universal, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures and United Artists were all founded by men with Shtetl roots).
The relationship between the Jews and gentile authorities varied throughout the course of the eastern European experience. At times, the Jews were an integral part of the larger society, working closely with the nobility as active and loyal citizens and soldiers, working and fighting for their respective countries. Their industriousness often led to positions of relative authority and prosperity, exceeding the successes of the gentile peasant population. But Jews were usually stopped short of holding the highest positions of authority or gaining too much wealth.
As I've mentioned before, I believe it was a combination of things -- poverty, the Tzar's required lengthy army service, rising communism and related violence in Russia, signs of future war in western Europe (World War I), stories of anti-Semitic murders in Ukraine, and the cultural stagnation and lack of modernism in Shtetl life -- that may have led our families to leave. Droves of Jews left beginning in the 1880's, moving to the U.S. and to other countries (such as Argentina, where many Amdurers settled) and our family undoubtedly heard of better opportunities abroad.
In America, the Yiddish language and Shtetl culture rather quickly and nearly entirely died, as Jews found themselves anxious to successfully assimilate among the many ethic groups of the American "melting pot." At the same time, other groups of young Jews in Europe were abandoning the traditional life in favour of the communist and socialist movements, and others were joining the Zionists' flight to Palestine or trying to assimilate into the bigger cities in central and western Europe. Shtetl life was coming to an end.
The Nazis abruptly completed the end of the Shtetl era in the 1940's. Town by town, Jewish families, entire Shtetls, were lined up and gunned down into mass graves. Others were forced into fenced-in ghettos before being sent to die in death camps. Shtetls -- homes, businesses, synagogues, holy books -- were burned to the ground. Seventy percent of Europe's Jews were murdered or died of disease or starvation in the Nazi ghettos and camps, between six and seven million people. Three million of those Jews had lived in shtetlach or cities of Poland (92% of the Polish Jewish population was killed), and more than a million had lived in the Soviet Union -- today's Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. The Shtetl was no more; though many of these towns remained or were rebuilt, their Jews were gone forever.
In the Soviet Union, where religious life and culture was repressed for 60 years, most Jews lost all connection to their former culture. Influences of Shtetl life helped to mould the flavour of Jewish life in the United States and in Israel. But Shtetl life is now truly extinct. Only tiny groups of ultra-religious Jews, mostly Holocaust survivors who resist assimilation, speak Yiddish in their daily lives. Jews in Israel abandoned Yiddish in favour of Hebrew on ideological grounds. While Yiddish language and music has made somewhat of a comeback in American universities and in the American Jewish community, Yiddish is essentially gone as a spoken language.
D. Religion in Amdur
Most of Amdur's population was Jewish in the 1800's, and the Jewish religion was very important in the town's daily life. It is likely that Amdur was heavily populated with Jews for centuries before the Jewish community was extinguished. The laws and customs of the Jewish community were dictated by Jewish law. In order for someone to live within the Jewish community, he or she had to abide by Jewish law. Since Jews were mostly segregated from the gentile community, they usually conformed to the requirements of the rabbinate. Unlike in western societies today, being a secular Jew was really not an option. Further, today's designations of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism did not exist. The Jewish community was Orthodox, regardless of the precision with which individuals did or did not abide by religious law within the home. Hasidism, considered an ultra-conservative sect today, was thought of as radical in the 18th century. It attempted to bring fervent spirituality to a religion its followers believed had become stagnant with meaningless ritual.
The Jews of eastern Europe chronicled their history according to the rabbis, synagogues and institutes of religious learning of the time, just as modern countries organize their histories according to their heads of state and military operations. For these reasons, historical information below, along with sections of Efron's book, include the hierarchy of rabbinical figures of Amdur.
Amdur was known as an important rabbinic center in Lithuania in the 1700's, contributing numerous eminent Jewish scholars. Efron includes in his book a chapter on the Yeshiva of Amdur, noting that other more populous Jewish communities did not have a proper Yeshiva. From Efron's description of rabbis, cantors, Talmud teachers and Torah scribes, it is clear that religion was played a prominent role in the lives of many of Amdur's citizens. The town of Amdur is featured in Chaim Grade's novel, The Yeshiva. Hasidism was a popular movement in this area, and Amdur was a significant center for Hasidism. In 1747, 1764, and 1772, about 300 Hasidim went from the Grodno area to Israel, settling in Jerusalem, Hebron, and Tiberias, where they founded yeshivas.
Amdur Hasidism is the topic of Chapter 3 (pp. 121-143) of Lithuania Hasidism, by Wolf Zeev Rabinovitch, forward by Simon Dubnow (Schoken, New York, 1971; ISBN 0 853 03021 9; a translation by M.B. Dagut (University College of Haifa) from the Hebrew original, (HaHasidit HaLitait) published by Mosad Bialik, Jerusalem). Amdur Hasidism was a branch of Lithuanian Hasidism. Rabinovitch regards Karlin Hasidism (from another nearby shtetl) and Amdur Hasidism as two of the three branches of Lithuanian Hasidism.
There was bitter sectarian strife between Mitnagdim (those who were against Hasidism -- Mitnagdim means "they are against") and Hasidim for 30 years. In 1781, in the face of Mitnagid "bans and boycotts," Karlin and Amdur were "the refuge of Lithuanian Hasidism." Rabbi Chaim Cheikel established a Hasidic center in Amdur in 1772-1773. He authored an 18th century kabbalistic book republished in Israel called Hayim v'Hesed (first edition: Warsaw, 1891). Renowned Jewish philosopher Martin Buber mentions Cheikel in one of his books. Cheikel died in 1787 and was succeeded by his son, Rabbi Shmuel of Amdur (active in 1798). Amdur Hasidism did not continue thereafter; Rabinovitch attributes that to Mitnaged opposition. Early rabbis of Amdur included: R. David ben R. Yisrael Zack, head of the Court of Zablodvi; Bierz. R. Yisrael, son-in-law of kabbalist R. Josef Yoska, who was the head of the Rabbinic Court of Dubno; R. Shmuel, author of "The Responsa Shmuel," son of R. Josef ben R. Shmuel, who wrote "Beit Shmuel," a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch section pertaining to marriage and divorce, who passed away in 1777 in Rackov, near Minsk; R. Tuvya, and after he left Amdur he was appointed the head of the Jewish court in the city of Metz in the province of Tiktin; and R. Chaim Cheikel, who was well known in rabbinic circles. In 1912, Ruben ben Shimeon HaCohen Katz, born in 1880, was the rabbi of Amdur (Kagan, 481; Shetl Finder, Diaspora Museum).
The strong religious community in Amdur, including the Hasidic base, is curious to us; after all, my grandfather truly had no use for organized religion whatsoever (he told me that God has no use for fancy buildings, such as the then-newly constructed Morman tabernacle in Washington that we drove past in the 1970's; so he may have believed in God, though not in religious ritural). He got into trouble as a teen for not going to shul. Dad remembers him inviting people into the house to eat during Yom Kippur (when one is supposed to be fasting). But he was, undoubtedly, a paradox. It's clear that most of Amdur's Jews were very pious.
How DNA Testing Can Teach Us More About Our Ancestors
(Recently the jewish genealogy magazine Avotanu printed an article on the amazing results that DNA matching can achieve. Click here to view this article which the magazine has granted us permission to include.)
A website from FTDNA offers some interesting results from studies concerning Jewish families and their DNA.
Based upon the 18th
and 19th century archival material we have
acquired, we assume that all the Amdurs with
roots in Braslav descend from a single common
ancestor, a man named Elyakim, who probably
lived in Indura and was born about 1735 or
1740. Those who descend from the Amdur[sky]s
of Mogilev also have a tradition of a common
ancestor. In some cases, we cannot determine
if an Amdur belongs to the Bialystok Amdurskys,
the Braslav Amdurs, the Mogilev Amdur[sky]s
or some other group as yet unidentified.
DNA testing can help us answer some of these
questions. Here’s how.
A strand of DNA in the human genome, passed from father to son, or from mother to daughter, remains essentially unchanged down through the generations. Unlike the rest of our DNA. The paternal DNA is called Y-DNA; the maternal is mtDNA. This means that a stretch of DNA is in every Amdur male with roots in Braslav should be essentially the same as that of his father, grandfather, great-great-grandfather and so on back into the mists of history. Occasionally, a mutation may cause a slight alteration, but nothing more. It also means that every Amdur descended from the Elyakim above should carry the same Y-DNA. Those who came from Mogilev or from Bialystok do not descend from the same common ancestor as those from Braslav even though the progenitors of all likely lived in Indura in the late 18th century.
Family Tree DNA, a genetic genealogy company in Houston, Texas, owned and operated by Jewish genealogist Bennett Greenspan, has pioneered in the testing of DNA for genealogical purposes. It is also the company used by the academics that have studied the so-called Cohen gene and are conducting the massive DNA migration project for the National Geographical Society in Washington, D.C.
The specific strand of DNA involved has locations (called “loci” or “markers.” A 12-marker test of the Y-DNA can show definitively if two or more men Do Not have a common ancestor. Depending on the nature of the specific DNA, it also may show if they Do have a common ancestor within a certain number of generations. The greater the number of markers analyzed (e.g., 25, 35 or 67), the closer one can determine the how long ago a common ancestor lived and in many cases, it can also reveal closer relationships among those who descend from a more remote common ancestor.
In order to eliminate the possibility of no common ancestor, Y-DNA testing begins with a 12-marker test. This costs $99 plus shipping ($2 within the United States, $4 for shipping outside the United States). Once an order is placed, a kit will be sent. The kit consists of three cotton swaps and a pre-labeled envelop in which to return them. The swabs are used to rub the inside of one’s cheek and are then dropped into the container and mailed back to Family Tree DNA. That’s all. Results will be mailed back within five weeks. They will give you your haplotype (your specific marker scores) and tell you to what haplogroup you belong. Common genetic research practice groups individuals with similar Y-DNA markers. Each group is called a haplogroup. You will also be told of any other individuals whose DNA, tested by FamilyTree DNA, is an exact match for yours. Based on the 12-marker test, the distance between two individuals is measured by the number of mismatches in their DNA sequences. A zero distance indicates a perfect match (12 of 12) . If individuals have the same haplotype, they likely share a common ancestor.
By now FamilyTree DNA has tested so many Ashkenazi (European) Jewish men that it is common for any new individuals tested to find one or more “genetic cousins,” i.e., other men with exactly the same Y-DNA– in other words, with a remote common ancestor. Often these others have different last names.
We already have established an Amdur Family DNA project. If you are a direct line Amdur male and wish to take part SIMPLY CLICK HERE. This will take you directly to the Amdur DNA Project application page. (Contact the web master if this link does not work).
The results obtained
from the Amdur DNA project to date has now allowed
us to see that there exists two DNA groupings.
One group (tabs above shown in red) is that
of the Pittsburgh Amdur family and those who most
probably link to them, and the other group
(tabs above shown in blue) is that of the
family we called the Braslav Branch and
those that possibly link to there. We still
require a large number fo tests to be done
as there are still many branches which we
cannot link to and the results of the tests
will allow us to narrow the area of genealogical
research. If the tab link to your tree shows
in black we ask that you find someone who
will consider doing this non-invasive test.
Don’t hesitate to write to Sallyann Sack-Pikus if you have any further questions.
of the Amdur World from
the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries
shot of modern Indura (Amdur)
Geographical coordinates: 53° 27' 0" North, 23° 53' 0" East
Geographical location: Hrodna, Belarus, Europe
Sourced from, and thanks to, Google Maps
Area location of Indura (Amdur) in relation to Hrodna (Grodno), modern Belarus
area map showing geographic relationship
Indura (Amdur) Hrodna (Grodno), Vilna, Daugavpils (Dvinsk) & Braslav
Area map of Braslav and the smaller village of Slabodka
Aerial view of modern Braslav
Sourced from Google Maps
The format of this page is currently under trial and we request your understanding if it does not work as well as it should. at present.
To search the lists you have two options.
The first is to simply scroll down untill you find the name your are looking for and then click on the adjacent tree link.(simple but time consuming!)
The second option is to press Control F (for a Window's machine (XP, Vista, Win 7), not too sure on an Apple) and at the lower left hand side of the screen you will see a small ribbon with the word 'Find'. Enter the name and press 'Next' until you find the name you are looking for and then click on the adjacent tree link.
Have fun and enjoy your family and remember that there are now over 3850 names in this list.
This link is to an Amdur family slide show made up of 400 - 500 photos you have kindly sent in.
We do not have names on everyshot but the purpose is not so much names as enjoyment of seeing faces familiar yet unknown
The people represented are either direct descendant Amdurs or their spouses.
NOTE: Please be aware that this is a large folder and may take some time to download and run smoothly. Speed will depend on your system and your download speed.
We hope you enjoy it
The Braslav Amdur consists of those family members who lived in and moved from, Dvinsk / Braslav / Slobodka during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We trace this tree back to an ancestor - Eliakim - who was born most probably in the 1730s (Warning: This file is over 20mb so may take some time to down load depending on your ADSL/broadband connection.)
The following branch is known from both DNA and 19th century documentation to be directly connected to the Braslav branch but the exact point of connection is still being debated
Yankel & Yetta Amdur tree
Given that the Braslav branch now runs to about 1000 members and will print out to over 7 metres the separate trees noted above will still be available to view as individual trees - Just click on the required trees
The following individuals appear as members of the Braslav branch
|(Rebecca), Rivka||Amdur, Katie||Davison, Anne||Srol|
|?, Alexey||Amdur, Kazriel||Davison, Henry||Stein, Bessie (Basia Riva)|
|?, Amos||Amdur, Kazriel Khaim||Davison, Margery||Steinhart, Ariel|
|?, Bradley||Amdur, Keith||Deitch, ?||Steinhart, Avi|
|?, child1||Amdur, Kelvin||Deitch, daughter||Steinhart, Avigail|
|?, child1||Amdur, Khaim Israel||Donough, Francis Joseph||Steinhart, Batsheva|
|?, child2||Amdur, Khaim Meir||Droe, Adam||Steinhart, Betsalel|
|?, child2||Amdur, Khaim Shmuil||Droe, Harry (Drozinsky)||Steinhart, Chezki|
|?, child3||Amdur, Khasia||Droe, Richard||Steinhart, Eitan|
|?, child4||Amdur, Khaya||Droe, Seth||Steinhart, Elisheva|
|?, Danielle||Amdur, Khaya Dveira||Droe, William||Steinhart, Hyman|
|?, daughter||Amdur, Kitty||Dverka||Steinhart, Hyman|
|?, daughter||Amdur, Ksenia||Dverka||Steinhart, Leora|
|?, Dora||Amdur, Lea-Elka||Elia, Barbara||Steinhart, Matan|
|?, Faye||Amdur, Leiba||Ester||Steinhart, Maurice|
|?, Gabrielle||Amdur, Leiba Elyakimovitch||Feiga||Steinhart, Naftali|
|?, Hana||Amdur, Leizer||Feige||Steinhart, Noam|
|?, Harel||Amdur, Leizer||Felber, Adam Samuel||Steinhart, Shlomo|
|?, Hetty||Amdur, Leizer||Felber, Daniel Martin||Steinhart, Stephanie|
|?, Hilda||Amdur, Leizer||Felber, Emily Rose||Steinhart, Yoni|
|?, Hilda||Amdur, Leizer Peisach||Ferguson||Steinhart, Zahavit|
|?, Jeremy||Amdur, Lenny||Freida||Steinsneider, Francis|
|?, Kfir||Amdur, Leonid||Gamdur, Movsha Aron||Streem, Harry (Stremofsky)|
|?, Libi||Amdur, Liel||Garfunkel, Shoshana||Tawill, Maya|
|?, Limor||Amdur, Liron||Golda, Michle||Triena|
|?, Maayan||Amdur, Liusya||Goldfeder, Chaim||Tsipa|
|?, Mary||Amdur, Lou||Goldfeder, Nechama||Tzirka|
|?, Miriam||Amdur, Louis||Goldfeder, Shlomo||Tzirka|
|?, Nadav||Amdur, Lucy||Goldman, ?||Unsdorfer, Shula|
|?, Reece||Amdur, Marissa||Goldman, Jacob||Waxman, Jacqueline|
|?, Roni||Amdur, Marlene||Handen, ?||Weinberg, Ariella|
|?, Sergei||Amdur, Marsha||Idka||Weinberg, Ayelet|
|?, Shoshana||Amdur, Mary||Ita||Weinberg, Jonathan|
|?, Sivan||Amdur, Maurice||Johnson, ?||Weinberg, Miriam|
|?, son||Amdur, Max (Moishe)||Johnson, Connor||Weinberg, Philip|
|?, Tal||Amdur, Mendel||Katzman, Ayelet||Weinberg, Shira|
|?, Valerie||Amdur, Menucha||Katzman, Bensi||Weinberg, Tamar|
|?, Vesna||Amdur, Meyer||Katzman, Moriah||Weiner, Sam|
|Abrahams, Francine||Amdur, Michael||Kessler, Michal||Weitzman, Arlene|
|Abrahams, Gerald||Amdur, Michel||Khana||Wisikolskis, Kate (Kaila)|
|Abrahams, Richard||Amdur, Mikhel Elyakimovitch||Koblenz, Ephraim||Yosel|
|Abram||Amdur, Minnie Menucha||Koblenz, Lena||Zalman|
|Abram||Amdur, Miron||Koblenz, Mayer||Zappie, Nora|
|Adler, Fred||Amdur, Molly||Koblenz, son||Zella|
|Amdur, ?||Amdur, Movsha||Landau, Avi|
|Amdur, Aaron Ber||Amdur, Movsha||Landau, Shachar|
|Amdur, Abel||Amdur, Movsha||Leah, Chaya|
|Amdur, Abraham||Amdur, Movsha||Leaman, Arie|
|Amdur, Abraham||Amdur, Movsha||Leaman, Chani|
|Amdur, Abraham||Amdur, Nina||Leaman, Duvy|
|Amdur, Abraham||Amdur, Nisel||Leaman, Hindy|
|Amdur, Abraham||Amdur, Oser||Leaman, Miri|
|Amdur, Abraham (Abba Getzel)||Amdur, Paul||Leaman, Motty|
|Amdur, Abraham Itzik||Amdur, Peretz||Leaman, Steven|
|Amdur, Alexey||Amdur, Peretz||Leaman, Zally|
|Amdur, Alice||Amdur, Rae||Leib|
|Amdur, AnaBella||Amdur, Reuben||Levinson, James|
|Amdur, Andrew||Amdur, Roche||Levinson, Martin|
|Amdur, Anthony||Amdur, Roche||Levinson, S Robert|
|Amdur, Avrek||Amdur, Roche||Levy, Janice Ruth|
|Amdur, Azik||Amdur, Rosalie||Levy, Joel|
|Amdur, Azik Elyakimovitch||Amdur, Rosalie||Levy, Julie Ann|
|Amdur, Azik Shimon||Amdur, Sadie||Levy, Lawrence|
|Amdur, Barbara||Amdur, Sallyann||Levy, Samuel|
|Amdur, Basia||Amdur, Samuel||Levy, Susan|
|Amdur, Beatrice||Amdur, Samuel (Zhushke)||Lewis, Mary|
|Amdur, Ber||Amdur, Saul Hayden||Lishak, Danny|
|Amdur, Berka||Amdur, Shalom Zavel||Lishak, Edna|
|Amdur, Berko||Amdur, Shirley||Lishak, Simon|
|Amdur, Berl||Amdur, Shirley Simone||London, Frieda|
|Amdur, Beth||Amdur, Shlomo||Maka|
|Amdur, Boris||Amdur, Shlomo||Malka|
|Amdur, Briena Zavel||Amdur, Shlomo Zavel||Malkah|
|Amdur, Carl||Amdur, Shmuel||Mannes, Mary Ann|
|Amdur, Cele Gitel||Amdur, Shmuel Leib||Marchinsky, Sadie|
|Amdur, Charles||Amdur, Shmuel Schmulia Chaim||Maryasse|
|Amdur, Child1||Amdur, Sholomo Shmoylo||Miller, Henry|
|Amdur, child1||Amdur, Sidney||Mizrachi, Gayla|
|Amdur, Child2||Amdur, Sidney Donald||Mizrachi, Noa|
|Amdur, child2||Amdur, Simon||Mizrachi, Ohad|
|Amdur, Child3||Amdur, Simon||Mizrachi, Yael|
|Amdur, child3||Amdur, Simon||Mizrachi, Yigal|
|Amdur, Clarence||Amdur, Simon Yaacov||Moizek, Hilda|
|Amdur, daughter||Amdur, Simon Zalke||Moranz, ?|
|Amdur, Daughter||Amdur, Solomon||Nieman, Lillian|
|Amdur, David||Amdur, Solomon Betsalel||Nutall, Eleanor Grace|
|Amdur, David||Amdur, Solomon Yuda Zalke||Pauline|
|Amdur, David||Amdur, son||Pikus, Irwin Mark|
|Amdur, Debbie||Amdur, Sonia||Powers, Dale|
|Amdur, Deena||Amdur, Sora||Powers, Lawrence|
|Amdur, Dinka||Amdur, Sora Yenta||Powers, Randi|
|Amdur, Doba||Amdur, Sora-Rivka||Rachmiel|
|Amdur, Dora (Gelye Devora)||Amdur, Sore Tzipporah||Reyza|
|Amdur, Dvera||Amdur, Sorka||Rietterbund, Bernard|
|Amdur, Dvorka||Amdur, Srol Simon||Rietterbund, Jerry|
|Amdur, Edward||Amdur, Steven Mark Shlomo Meir Chaim||Rietterbund, Joice|
|Amdur, Efroyim||Amdur, Tilliie||Rietterbund, Sidney|
|Amdur, Eliash||Amdur, Tsipa||Rietterbund, Steven|
|Amdur, Ella||Amdur, Tzipa||Rifkin, Evelyn|
|Amdur, Elyakim||Amdur, Tzvia||Ritterbund, Simon|
|AMDUR, Elyakim||Amdur, Yakov||Roche|
|Amdur, Elyakim||Amdur, Yankel||Roche|
|Amdur, Elyakim||Amdur, Yankel||Rose, Mary|
|Amdur, Elyakim||Amdur, Yankel||Rosenbaum, Child|
|Amdur, Elyakim Movsha||Amdur, Yankel Matis||Rosenbaum, Henry|
|Amdur, Esther Edels||Amdur, Yosel||Rosenbaum, Pauline|
|Amdur, Etka||Amdur, Yuda||Rosenbaum, Theodore|
|Amdur, Evelyn||Amdur, Zachary David||Rosenthal, Alan|
|Amdur, Feige||Amdur, Zelda||Rosenthal, Amy|
|Amdur, Frances||Amdur, Zelik||Rosenthal, Ben|
|Amdur, Fred||Amdur, Zelik||Ross, Ben|
|Amdur, Freida||Amdur, Zelik||Ross, Daniel|
|Amdur, Fruma||Ander, Ida||Ross, Eugene|
|Amdur, Gedalyia Wolf||Ander, Jack (Jacob Avrum Yankel)||Ross, Gail|
|Amdur, Genesh||Ander, Jean||Ross, Ivan|
|Amdur, Gershon||Ander, Khaim Movsha Morris||Ross, Mark|
|Amdur, girl||Auerbach, Elise||Ross, Marlene (Machla Raisl)|
|Amdur, Gita||Basia||Ross, Mitchell|
|Amdur, Golda||Beines||Ross, Shelley|
|Amdur, Golda||Bender||Ross, Sheri|
|Amdur, Greta||Berkowitz, Cheryl||Ross, Susan|
|Amdur, Greta||Binder, Lotte||Ross?, Ivor|
|Amdur, Hana||Blank, ?||Rubenstein, Carol|
|Amdur, Hannah||Block, Alexander Milton||Sack, Benjamin Myer|
|Amdur, Harry||Block, Bradley Stephen||Sack, Daniel Amdur|
|Amdur, Haska||Block, Francesca Amelia||Sack, Elizabeth|
|Amdur, Hatzskel||Block, Sara Elizabeth||Sack, Kathryn Diane|
|Amdur, Haya-Gesya||Braun, Rachel Leah||Sack, Lawrence|
|Amdur, Hershele||Bricker, Deborah||Sack, Matthew Philip|
|Amdur, Hinde||Broder, Aharon||Sack, Robert|
|Amdur, Hirsh||Broder, Chaim||Saperstein, Perry|
|Amdur, Hyman||Broder, Linda||Schneider, Rose|
|Amdur, Ian||Brody, Chani||Schocket, Dave|
|Amdur, Idel Wulf||Brody, Dov||Sheina|
|Amdur, Idka||Brody, Gavi||Sheina|
|Amdur, Isaac Khatzkel||Brody, Hadar||Shemesh, Naama|
|Amdur, Isadore||Brody, Michael||Shulkin, Rose (Roche Leah)|
|Amdur, Isadore||Brody, Ronit||Shuster, Gershon|
|Amdur, Israel||Brody-Shemesh, Idan||Sills, Alan|
|Amdur, Israel||Caplan, Sid||Sills, Jason|
|Amdur, Israel||Chaike||Sills, Larry|
|Amdur, Israel||Chana||Sills, Michael|
|Amdur, Itsik||Chaya||Sills, Ralph (nee Silverstein)|
|Amdur, Itsik||Chernok, Jacob Benjamin||Sills, Ronna|
|Amdur, Itzik||Chernok, Matthew Franklin||Sills, Steven (nee Silverstein)|
|Amdur, Itzik||Chernok, Rachel Jane||Simcha|
|Amdur, Jeff||Chernok, Rick David||Solomon, Gregory|
|Amdur, Jeff||Cohen, Fanny||Solomon, Jacob Louis|
|Amdur, Jenny||Cooper, Lou||Solomon, Julia Rachel|
The Dov Aisik Amdur tree consists of a small grouping which lives in the USA. This tree is known to be a part of the main Amdur trunk but currently we are not too sure exactly how it connects.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Amdur, Annie||Emdur, Jerome Wolf (Jerry)|
|Amdur, Becky||Emdur, Larry Israel|
|Amdur, Issac||Emdur, Leah|
|Amdur, Jack||Emdur, Sammy Joseph|
|Amdur, Lazarus Louis||Ringold, Daniel|
|Amdur, Rosie||Ringold, Joel|
|Emdur, Bruce Wayne||Ringold, Michael|
|Emdur, daughter||Ringold, Steven|
|Emdur, Fred Wolf||Slavik, Leah Libby Lillian|
The Yankel & Yetta Amdur tree consists of Amdurs who went from Braslav & Dvinsk to England, the USA, South Africa, Rhodesia and Australia.
This branch has been confirmed, via DNA analysis and documentation, as a direct member of the Amdur Main Trunk. How they link to the trunk however is currently under further discussion as there are three possible Yankels (born 1809, 1811 and 1818) and it is not certain as to which of these they link to.
Please Note: This file is very large (over 15 mb) owing to the numbver fo photos embeded into it. It may take some time to download depending in your ADSL bandwidth.
The following individuals appear in the Yankel and Yetta Amdur tree ( list needs to be updated)
|?, Brett||Davis, Dina (Dinky)||Kanter, Miriam||Rosenberg, Samantha Miriam|
|?, Casey||Davis, Hilda Renee||Karmel, Dora||Rosenberg, Sidney Harris|
|?, daughter||Davis, Lillian||Katz, Genia Nehe (Chana)||Ross, Aiden Sidney|
|?, Jennifer||Davis, Maralyn||Katznelson, David||Ross, Jared Brett|
|?, Jessica||Davis, Sidney David||Katznelson, Emily Tess||Ross, Karen Lee|
|?, Lynne||Davis, Sidney Zelig||Katznelson, Jacob Mark||Ross, Mike (Rosenberg)|
|?, Rose||Daystar, Tara||Katznelson, Sarah Grace||Ross, Natasha Jessie|
|?, Ruth||Dina, Yetta||Katznelson, Scott||Ross, Shelley Ann|
|?, son1||Dipple, Darren Peter||Katznelson, Steven||Ross, Sidney Paul (Rosenberg)|
|?, son2||Dipple, Lisa Rosalind||Kaufmann, Anne||Roth, Ronny|
|?, Sylvia||Dipple, Peter||Kaufmann, Usher||Roth, Rosalind|
|?, Tammy||Doransky, Celia||Kaye, Ellen||Rothman, Lily|
|?, Tammy Lynn||Downs, Anthony Raymond||Keife, Kathrine||Sack, Cecil|
|?, twin1||Driskuns, Freida||Kent, Bradley||Sack, Martin|
|?, twin2||Driskuns, Yudel||Kent, Craige||Sack, Rodney|
|1, child||Duffy, Karen||Kent, Jonathon||Sadowsky, Abraham|
|2, child||Effenson, Beatrice||Kerble, Francis||Salling, James|
|3, child||Effenson, Dorothy||King, Goodman||Saponia, Cheryl Nikki|
|Alexandra||Eiland, Murrey||King, Harry||Saponia, Hazel Celia|
|Alterman., Fannye||Ellis, David||King, Naomi||Saponia, Ian|
|Amdur, Ada||Ellis, Samuel Ilan||King, Ruth||Saponia, Wendy Elaine|
|Amdur, Albert Bernard||Emder, Jack (Jacob Amdur)||Kishineff, Dana||Sarah|
|Amdur, Anne||Emder, Jeanne||Kishineff, Melanie||Sargon, MichelleTamar|
|Amdur, Ante Leah||Englander, David||Kishineff, Risa||Schafer, Alyssa Rose|
|Amdur, Arthur||Englander, Sally||Kishineff, William||Schafer, Marshall|
|Amdur, Betsey Frieda||Englander, Selick Cecil||Lascofsky, Sarah (Cissie)||Schafer, Matthew David|
|Amdur, Brandon||Englander, son1||Lazerus, Rosa||Schneider, Linda Hart nee|
|Amdur, Brooke||Englander, son2||Leberman, Ben||Schuster, Sandra|
|Amdur, child1||Fendel, Melody Coral||Leberman, Christopher||Schwartz, Lior|
|Amdur, child1||Fox, Charles||Leberman, Daniel Paul Webb||Segal, Angie Lena|
|Amdur, child2||Freda||Leberman, Jessica Marya||Segal, Anthony|
|Amdur, child2||Freed, Lillian||Leberman, Nicholas||Segal, Colin|
|Amdur, Danielle||Galinsky, Lily||Leberman, Reuben||Segal, Daniel|
|Amdur, Dinah||Galinsky, Monty||Leberman, Ruth||Segal, Ella|
|Amdur, Eliahu Dov (Bennett)||Galinsky, Ruben||Leberman, Sarah IsaBella||Segal, Louise|
|Amdur, Esther||Galinsky, Silvia||Leberwohl, Annette||Segal, Zachery|
|Amdur, Esther||Gallagher, Ruth||Leberwohl, Daniel||Serebro, Boris|
|Amdur, Esther||Gallop, Alex Burton||Leberwohl, Herbert||Serebro, Caroline|
|Amdur, Esther Liba||Gallop, Lenard||Leberwohl, Morris||Serebro, daughter of|
|Amdur, Eva||Gallop, Mona||Lee, Harrison (Harry)||Serebro, Eric Michael|
|Amdur, Golda Sophie (Schlova)||Gallop, Phyllis||Lee, Marsh||Serebro, Ivan Stephen|
|Amdur, Hannah Ettie||Gallop, Robin||Lee, Melissa||Serebro, Lee|
|Amdur, Irene||Gallop, Samuel||Lee-Berman, Michael||Serebro, Leslie Arthur|
|Amdur, Israel (Issy)||Gallop, Silvia||Lee-Berman, Nehemiah||Serebro, Louis|
|Amdur, Jacob||Gates, Esther||Lee-Berman, Richard||Serebro, Minni|
|Amdur, Janie||Gershoff, Ann||Levene, Jacki||Serebro, Paul Henry|
|Amdur, Joan Lillian Jinny||Ginnes, Breanne||Levy, Johnathon Matthew||Serebro, Rafael|
|Amdur, Katie ( Mushka Gitel)||Ginnes, Cassandra||Levy, Nikki||Serebro, Rosalyn Meryl|
|Amdur, Leah||Ginnes, Eli Joseph||Levy, Philip||Shapiro, Samuel|
|Amdur, Leah||Ginnes, Isaac Jacob||Levy, Sarah||Sheinholtz, Jane|
|Amdur, Lillian||Ginnes, Jacob||Lewis, Joshua||Sher, Bryan Richard|
|Amdur, Lily||Ginnes, Joseph||Liebovitz, Vittie||Sher, Gary Avron|
|Amdur, Lilyan Lois||Ginnes, Nancy Sharnee||Litwin, Hyman||Sher, Gavriella|
|Amdur, Louis Samuel (Smuel Leib)||Ginnes, Sanford||Litwin, Sharon||Sher, Howard|
|Amdur, Marks Mendel Mannie||Ginnes, Ted Rubin||Litwin, Stuart||Sheridan, Linder|
|Amdur, Max (Melech Girsh)||Ginnis, Caira Loraine||Lubin, Charles||Shine, Andrew|
|Amdur, Meryl Mary (Rochel Menala)||Ginnis, Colton||Lubin, Maralyn||Shine, Felix|
|Amdur, Meyer||Ginnis, Heidie||Lubin, Sandra||Shine, Harley|
|Amdur, Michelle||Ginnis, Holey||Lucket, Robert||Shine, Jeremy|
|Amdur, Millie (Hinde Malka)||Ginnis, James Dean||Lucks, Gerry||Shine, Leslie|
|Amdur, Miriam Emily||Ginnis, Jonathon||Lurie, Danielle Peta||Silverman, Gerald|
|Amdur, Moshe (Max) Ben Zion||Ginnis, Kylie||Lurie, Emma Rachel||Silverman, Jeffry|
|Amdur, Natalie||Ginnis, Patrick Joseph||Lurie, Joshua Bennet||Silverman, Richard|
|Amdur, Pamela||Ginnis, Rylie||Lurie, Michael Ian||Skibelski, Israel Cohen|
|Amdur, Reuben||Ginnis, Samuel Charles||Lyons, Daniel Gideon||Stark, Philip|
|Amdur, Reuben||Ginnis, Sarah||Lyons, James||Steier, Hannah|
|Amdur, Rita Rebecca||Ginnis, Savannaha Grace||Lyons, Oliver Adam||Stein, Ernest|
|Amdur, Rose||Ginnis, Taylor Marie||MacKimmie, Laurie||Stiller, Cheri Lynn|
|Amdur, Ruby Ann||Ginnis, Trent||MAISEL, Florence||Stiller, Deborah Joyce|
|Amdur, Samuel||Ginnis, Wayne Allen||Malinak, David||Stiller, Richard Edward|
|Amdur, Samuel Nathan||Ginsberg, Shayne||Malinak, Denis Paul||Taub, Dora (Schamroth)|
|Amdur, Shevel Mordakhai||Glazener, Judyann||Malinak, Esther||Thei, John|
|Amdur, Shlomo Soloman||Goldberg, Lillian||Malinak, Gail Trina||Thei, Judith|
|Amdur, Shlova Ada||Goldsmith, Janice||Malinak, Golda||Thei, Laura|
|Amdur, Sinai (Simon)||Goldstein, Joseph||Malinak, Max||Thei, Ruth|
|Amdur, Sybil||Golubchik, Nava||Malinak, Rose||Toledano, James|
|Amdur, Victor||Goodman, Michael||Malkah||Toledano, Joe|
|Amdur, Yankel||Goodrin||Marchand, Dorothy A||Toledano, Sophie (Tzofia)|
|Amdur, Yetta||Goren, Hannah||Mark, David Michael||Towe, Cynthia|
|Amdur, Zalman Yankel||GOULD, Ashley||Mark, Heath Nathan||Tremayne, Alice|
|Anne||GOULD, Carol Gloria||Mark, Sheena Gay||Trevathan, ?|
|Anton, David||GOULD, Harvey Lawrence||Mark, Simon Reuben||Trevathan, ?|
|Anton, James Martin (Amdur)||GOULD, Jack Phillip||Mark, Yael||Trudy|
|Anton, Jonah||GOULD, Jennifer Karen||Mark, Yair Avraham||Tucker, Ira Baer|
|Anton, Nathan||GOULD, Lisa Ann||Mark, Yishai Manuel||Tucker, Jeffrey Henry|
|Anton, Richard||Gross, ?||Martha||Tucker, Martin (Toker)|
|Anton, Samson||Grossman, Adam||Maskovitz, Mary Rose||Tucker, Randel Martin|
|Anton, Sarah||Grossman, Benjamin Andrew||Maureen, Cynthia||Unknown|
|Anton, Susan||Grossman, David Samuel||McCleod||Vivian|
|Anton, Theodore||Grossman, Gemma||Metzer, Sylvia||Walderhorn, Paul|
|Bell, Aaron||Grossman, Hannah||Meyer, Basil||Wand, Susan|
|Bell, Aaron M.||Grossman, Jodi||Meyer, Brenda||Warren, Dominic|
|Bell, Carolyn||Grossman, Joseph Alan||Meyer, Ilana||Wassarman, Merton Eliot|
|Bell, Cathryn||Grossman, Lee||Meyer, Jenny||Wassarman, Moses Israel|
|Bell, Clara Esther||Grossman, Oliver Michael||Meyer, Steven||Wassarman, Robert Melvin|
|Bell, Cyril||Grossman, Robert Ian||Meyer, Susan||Wasserman, David Aaron|
|Bell, Deborah Cecille||Grossman, Scott||Meyerovitz, Menucha Rachel||Wasserman, Eva Leah|
|Bell, Edward||Grossman, Stephen Jack||Michelle, Kim V||Wasserman, Jean|
|Bell, Elizabeth F.||Grossman, Ted||Miller, Alexandra Sarah||Wasserman, Judah Louis|
|Bell, Emily||Guthrie, ?||Miller, Jonathon||Wasserman, Laura Jean|
|Bell, Julius||Guthrie, Brett||Miller, Joseph Asher Chaim||Wasserman, Max|
|Bell, Leah||Guthrie, Lynn||Miller, Rachel Chaya||Wasserman, Paul|
|Bell, Lester||Guthrie, Nathan||Miller, Samuel Ephraim Moshe||Wasserman, Sharon Meryl|
|Bell, Maris Lonny||Guthrie, Paul||Miller, Yael Syma||Wasserman, Shifa Sophie Ann|
|Bell, Mark||Guthrie, Phoebe||Minnie||Wasserman, Soloman Henry|
|Bell, Marla||Haba, Doron||Mitchell, Brian||Wegman, Daniel|
|Bell, Merrilyn Mickey||Haba, Gilad||Mitchell, Ryan||Wegman, Marty|
|Bell, Michael||Haba, Matan||Mitchell, Samantha||Wegman, Stephen|
|Bell, Moses Martin S||Haba, Zohar||Nathan, Shani||Wegman, Vanessa|
|Bell, Phineas Philip||Hall, Jamie David||Noah, Alvin||WEISS, Andrea Michelle|
|Bell, Richard||Hall, Robert||Noah, Dawn Suzy||WEISS, Jeremy Kenneth|
|Bell, Robert||Hall, Samantha Esther||Noah, Gayle Illana||WEISS, Mitchell Frederick|
|Bell, Sarah||Hanstater, Solomon||Noah, Lauren Hedy||WEISS, Stephen Gilbert|
|Bell, Stanley||Harris, Essie||O'Day, Rosemary||Western, Nova|
|Bell, Sunny||Harris, H||Oswald, Emily||White, Clare Sophia|
|Bell, Susan||Harris, Mark||Oswald, Jenny||White, Douglas R|
|Benaharon, Alexa Drew||Harrison, Netty||Oswald, Michael||White, Hayden Sebastian|
|Benaharon, Mark||Hazan, Renee||PADNOS, Esther||White, Scott Douglas|
|Berg, Andrew David||Hoff, Alan Lee Michael||Pearce, Rose||Wiggs, Toby|
|Berg, Corinne Rochelle||Hoff, Alec||Power, Samuel||Wolovitz, Allan|
|Berg, Steven Norman||Hoff, girl||Rafer, Abraham||Wolovitz, Daniel Yecheskia|
|Berrie, Michael||Hoff, Goodie||Rafer, Cecilia (Sheila)||Wolovitz, Dina Aviva|
|Berrie, Rachel||Hoff, Hannah||Rafer, Chloe||Wolovitz, Elisheva Chaia|
|Berrie, Richard||Hoff, Henry||Rafer, Danielle||Wolovitz, Johnathon Yoni Saul|
|Berrie, Sarah||Hoff, Illana||Rafer, David||Wolovitz, Talia Sarah|
|Berrie, Sherrie||Hoff, June||Rafer, Joseph (Joey)||Wolovitz, Yehuda Michael|
|Brecker, Andrew (Drew)||Hoff, Katheryn||Rafer, Josephine||Yisrael, Reut ben|
|Brecker, Neil||Hoff, Mark Paul||Rafer, Minnie Lillian||Yolson, Golda Minna|
|Breslaw, Jean||Hoff, Mossie||Rafer, Sheridan||Zerden, Emma|
|BRISKIN, child1||Hoff, Natalie||Rafer, Steward||Zimmerman, Renee|
|BRISKIN, child2||Hoff, Sacha Kate||Rathhouse, Bridget||Zucker, ?|
|BRISKIN, child3||Hoff, Sharon||Rathhouse, Catherine||Zucker, ?|
|BRISKIN, Jack||Hoff, Simon||Rathhouse, Maya||Zucker, Sarah (Chasie)|
|Brown, Marion||Hoff, son 1||Rathhouse, Samuel Alexander (Mokkie)|
|Brown, Patrica||Hoff, son 2||Reveres, Karen|
|Brudner, Harvey||Hoff, Tzvika||Reveres, Michael|
|Cahan, Edward||Hoof, Hyme||Reveres, Nicola|
|Charles, Jack||Hyman, Jonathan||Richardson, Sarah|
|Charles, Maarily||Hyman, Marissa||Roberts, Dereck|
|Charles, Sam||Hyman, Mark||Robin, Audrey|
|Clarke, Andrew||Isaacman, Gabriel Avrum||Robinson, Daniel|
|Cohan||Isaacman, Ilene||Rosenberg, Aaron James|
|Cohen, Anne||Isaacman, Lisa||Rosenberg, Abraham Jacob (Jack)|
|Cohen, Danielle||Isaacman, Richard||Rosenberg, Danielle Louise|
|Cohen, Jerome||Isaacman, Sibren Nicholas||Rosenberg, Geraldine Marion (Jodi)|
|Cohen, Ruth||Isaacman, Steven||Rosenberg, Jeffrey Nathan|
|Cohen, Simone||Issacs, Janet Ruth||Rosenberg, Justin|
|Conetta, Linda D||James||Rosenberg, Lawrence Robert|
|Davidson, Hilda Gitte Hinda||Kanter, Bracha Dvora||Rosenberg, Natasha|
|Davis, Bernard Mason||Kanter, Melech Dovid||Rosenberg, Philip Reuben|
The Yankel Kark Amdur tree is a branch which has much Amdur information yet the progenitor's original surname was apparently totally different (It is believed to have been Kark).
Family memories tell one story yet facial similarieties with member so of the Braslav branch seem to indicate possible close relationship. For reasons unknow or remembered some of the sons changed their name to Amdorsky or Amdur during the 19th century.
Given that although this family may not be connected to any of the Amdur branches either by genetics or place of origin I have decided to retain their data for others to view, review and use as they require.
The webmaster requests that any discussions on this families origins be directed to Hyam Meyers, careof the webmaster
The Abraham Amdur tree is a group from Novo Alexandros. One brother went to South Africa and the other to the USA.
The progenitor is the father of Abraham, and at least one other son.
The following names appear on this tree:
|?, Libbe||Fine, Louis|
|?, Mandy||Finkel, Fanny Faye Tzipporah|
|?, Nitza||Herman, Bertha|
|?, Samantha||Koton, Kayla|
|Amdur||Koton, Mathew Adam|
|Amdur, Abraham||Koton, Michael|
|Amdur, Alexander Cecil||Lewisen, Adam|
|Amdur, Alexandra Cecilia||Lewisen, Kiera Faye|
|Amdur, Hannah||Lewisen, Martin|
|Amdur, Hilda||Musikanth, Ella|
|Amdur, Leah Vera||Musikanth, Evan|
|Amdur, Moshe Maurice||Musikanth, Gia Shayne|
|Amdur, Rebecca Nesta||Puterman, Alan|
|Amdur, Sara||Puterman, Jessica|
|Bar-Hai, Dror||Puterman, Talia-Leigh|
|Bar-Hai, Giora||Rogut, Brian|
|Bar-Hai, Lior||Rogut, Charles|
|Bar-Hai, Maytal||Rogut, Craig|
|Bar-Hai, Yuval||Rogut, Ella|
|Barr, Ariel Zvi||Rogut, Nathan|
|Barr, Ayelet Moriah||Rogut, Seth|
|Barr, Daniel||Rogut, Shawn|
|Barr, Meirav Noa||Rogut, Sophie|
|Barr, Tehilla Zehavit||Rogut, William|
|Barr, Yishai Ephraim||Sherry, ?|
|Chorn, Andrea||Sherry, Gordon|
|Chorn, Justin||Sherry, Morton|
|Chorn, Ronald Nathan||Shorkend, Cheryl|
|Chorn, Stacey||Shorkend, Deborah|
|Fine, Alon||Shorkend, Dennis|
|Fine, Ari||Shorkend, Leslie|
|Fine, Bram||Shorkend, Michelle Liora|
|Fine, Daughter||Shorkend, Sylvia|
|Fine, Eyal||Shorkend, Tanya|
|Fine, Illana||Sinclair, Jonathon|
|Fine, Joseph Jodi Amdur|
The Zeilik av Abraham Amdur family today live in Argentina and in Israel.
Abraham Amdur moved from Riga, Latvia to Buenos Aires before WWll in order to escape military conscription.
Facial similarities indicate a relationship between this branch and the Amdur main trunk.
The following names appear on this tree
|?, Adam||Amdur, Leizer|
|?, Shiri||Amdur, Luis|
|?, Sigal||Amdur, Marcos|
|Amdur, Abraham||Amdur, Moshe Mauricio|
|Amdur, Adolfo||Amdur, Nicolas|
|Amdur, Adrian||Amdur, Samuel|
|Amdur, Alfredo||Amdur, Tomer|
|Amdur, Andres||Amdur, Vivian|
|Amdur, Claudio||Korzenblat, Berta|
|Amdur, Cynthia||Levy, Lidia|
|Amdur, Enrique Arik||Miller, Lidia|
|Amdur, Eyal||Pillemer, Ariel|
|Amdur, Fabian||Pillemer, Daniela|
|Amdur, Gabriel||Pillemer, Jack|
|Amdur, Girl one||Pillemer, Luciana|
|Amdur, Girl two||Pillemer, Nicole|
|Amdur, Graciela||Richter, Lola|
|Amdur, Guy||Sued, Gabriela|
|Amdur, Julian||Szneiderowicz, Clara|
The Amdour tree consists of a family who live in a small town in northern France. The progenitor of this branch was Schneir Amdiur
The Avram Amdur tree
The progenitor Avram, is the father of Nathan (Nosson), Rachmiel, & Morris Moshe.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Amder, Benjamin||Cesa, Thomas||Martin, Zoe|
|Amder, Louis||Egendorf, Frederick Rick||Mylinda|
|Amder, Raymond (Rachmiel)||Egendorf, Laura||Sarbin, Adam|
|Amder, Sidney||Egendorf, Paul||Sarbin, Alan|
|Amdur, Albert||Felden, Charles||Sarbin, Audrey|
|Amdur, Avram||Fels, Isak||Sarbin, Deborah Ann|
|Amdur, Bessie||Fels, Martin||Sarbin, Emma|
|Amdur, Bonnie Michelle||Fels, Morris||Sarbin, Estelle|
|Amdur, Ethel||Goldberg, Suzanne Frances||Sarbin, Eugene|
|Amdur, Harriett||Grossman, Lillian||Sarbin, Lydia|
|Amdur, Ida||Guttman, William||Sarbin, Nathan|
|Amdur, Ilene||Hechtman, Eva||Sarbin, Sara Beth|
|Amdur, Iris||Hersh, Henry||Sarti, Denis|
|Amdur, Irwin Isador (Israel)||Hersh, Marian||Sarti, Jeffrey|
|Amdur, James Austin||Hersh, Sidney||Sarti, Jennifer|
|Amdur, Jill||Horwitz, Fanny||Segal, Alec|
|Amdur, Judy||Isaacson, John||Segal, Arnold|
|Amdur, Morris (Moshe)||Kahn, Henry||Segal, Lena Leah|
|Amdur, Nathan (Nosson)||Kass, David||Segal, Thomas|
|Amdur, Norman||Katz, Ida||Seigel, Sam|
|Amdur, Rachel||Lansky, Marcia||Simon, Daniel|
|Amdur, Samuel||Ledsky, Benjamin||Simon, Leonard|
|Amdur, Sandra||Leibe||Simon, Susan|
|Amdur, Sarah||Libbie||Tally, Pearl|
|Amdur, Sonia (Sunny)||Marks, Daughter||Teinish, Beatrice|
|Amdur, Sophie||Marks, Daughter||van Eersel, Katherin|
|Amdur, Stanley Samson (Simon)||Marks, Neal||van Eersel, Michel|
|Amdur, Sylvia||Marks, Stanley||Weiss, Ruth|
|Amdur-Kass, AaronBenjamin||Martin, Madeline||Wold, Florence|
|Amdur-Kass, Rebecca Shira||Martin, Russ||Zimring, Sherman|
The Cecil Alexander Amdur Tree
The progenitor of this Amdur grouping moved to Houston, Texas in the USA possibly from Kapuge, Latvia around the turn of the century, with at least the two elder children having been born in Europe. They went into the furniture business.
A second Amdur family from Houston has recently come to light and currently members of both families are attempting to find the connection via some common family histories.
The following names appear on this tree
|Amdur, Arthur Raymond||Carson, Morris|
|Amdur, Carl||Chesnick, ?|
|Amdur, Cecil Alexander||Chesnick, Sarah|
|Amdur, David Morton||Fishel, Jessica Lee|
|Amdur, Jonathon||Fishel, John|
|Amdur, Joshua Elliot||Holland, Bertha|
|Amdur, Karen Adele||Holland, Herbert|
|Amdur, Khaya Anna||Lev, Orit|
|Amdur, Lena||Malev, David Sandor|
|Amdur, Marsha||Malev, Jonathan Sholom|
|Amdur, Max||PACHT, Yaron|
|Amdur, Paul Solomon||Reichek, Renee|
|Amdur, Ruchelle||Robins, Elisa Beth|
|Amdur, Sale||Robins, Eric|
|Amdur, Shira Paula||Robins, Gerard|
|Amdur, William Will||Robins, Leslie Ayn|
|Amdur, Zelda||Sofar, George|
|Bagos, Dora||Stoloff, Dora|
|Caplan, ?||Stoloff., Jacob|
The family of Dunstan Amdur and his sister Desire lived in South Africa.
Their father was Joseph who had siblings Moses, Abraham, and Sharon.
Little else is currently known of this small branch.
Not much is known about the tree of Elyakim Amdur and his wife Sara Pesia other than the branch of Yacov and Gita (Beliak) Amdur went to Toronto, Canada.
The tree of Gedalya Avraham and Khana (Berkowitz) Amdur consists of members who live in the USA, Israel and possibly still Russia. One branch in the USA changed the name Amdur to Bernstein.
Although the progenitor link is tentative the rest of the tree is well documented. There exists strong circumstantial evidence for the progenitor link such as a grandson being called Gedalya, as this name is only known in three other instances amongst 3500 Amdurs, and the fact that Gedalya Avraham had a son called Shlomo Meir Chaim Amdur whereas the descendants all know of a progenitor called Shlomo Chaim Amdur.
Gershon Geirszon Amdurski lived in Suwalki where he had a large family. Little is known of this branch except that many may have perished in the Sho'ar although at least one branch had a survivor who died in Leningrad in the 1970s.
the following appear on this tree
|Aronshon||Dwera Merka||Jerozolimska||Abram Berkl|
|Dynenshon||David Chaim||Szachnerowicz||Szloma (Shlomo)|
The Herrich Amdour family branch have France / Paris connections since Herrich Amdour died there. This tree may be connected to the tab headed Amdour France.
Irvin J & Belle Amder tree. Nothing else is known of this branch other than the slightly different spelling to the surnam.
The Jacob & Devorah Amdursky tree progenitor arrived in Montreal around 1912.
This family is most probaby related to the Victor & Yisrael Jacob Amdursky tree which also arrived in Montreal about the same time
The Joseph Amdor family is a grouping that comes from northern England and Scotland. Today the one line we can trace has spread as far afield as Australia.
The following names appear on this tree:
|?, Gabby||Hillman, Carolyn|
|?, Hannah||Hillman, David|
|?, Tammy||Hillman, Linda|
|Amdor, Abram||Hillman, Nat|
|Amdor, Alfred||Isaacs, Aida|
|Amdor, Doris||Priestman, Abbey|
|Amdor, Frances||Priestman, Allan|
|Amdor, Harris||Priestman, Angela|
|Amdor, Harry||Priestman, Paul|
|Amdor, Jacob||Priestman, Steven|
|Amdor, Joseph||Priestman, Tyler|
|Amdor, Joseph||Regan, Joan|
|Amdor, Morris||Shapiro, Annie (Hannah)|
|Harrison, Annie Stewart||Yael|
The Chaim Hyman Amdur tree consists of a small group which originally moved to South Africa and then partial alyah to Israel. This family originated possibly in Rokishkis and has some connection with the Gafenovich family.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Amdur, Barney||Amdur, Sora|
|Amdur, Bernard||Amdur, TamarYaffa|
|Amdur, Chaim Hyman||Amdur, Yair|
|Amdur, Daniella||Beinart, Pessa Riva|
|Amdur, Doron||Cohen, Shoshannah|
|Amdur, Edythe||Lurie, Gita|
|Amdur, Elana||Mosheshvilli, Mamuka|
|Amdur, George||Mosheshvilli, Ro'i|
|Amdur, Getzel||Mosheshvilli, Sa'ar|
|Amdur, Jack Yankel||Raymond, Milicent|
|Amdur, Leslie||Rosenberg, Iris|
|Amdur, Mark Ilan||Sacks, Melanie|
|Amdur, Meir Ya'acov||Sher, ?|
|Amdur, Miriam||Sher, Leah|
|Amdur, Raymond Leon||Weinberg, Jennie|
The Max Mottel Amdur tree is a group which went to South Dakota after moving to the USA.
The progenitor is the father to Max Mottel, Louis, and at least one daughter.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Amdur, Barbara||Hirshberg, Saralyn|
|Amdur, Elias Joshua||Joanna|
|Amdur, Judith||Millunchick, Benjamin|
|Amdur, Libby||Millunchick, David|
|Amdur, Louis||Millunchick, Debbie|
|Amdur, Louis||Millunchick, Edward|
|Amdur, Max (Mottel)||Millunchick, Liz|
|Amdur, Progenitor of Max (Mottel)||Millunchick, Mark|
|Amdur, Ronald||Millunchick, Michelle|
|Amdur, Saul (Sol)||Millunchick, Morgan|
|Amdur, Zara||Millunchick, Richard|
|Baker, Roz||Millunchick, Sam|
|Frame, Brandi||Noach, Tovia|
|Frame, Jason||Rubles, Bessie|
|Frame, Jay||Sara, Chana|
The Meyer & Bessie Amdursky tree is only known from some entries on Geni.com
The Mogilev Amdur / Amdursky / Amdurer family tree consists of about 5 known possible Amdur groupings who originated from the Mogelov area. This new breakdown is thanks to the work of Michael Waas and Nehemia Shiff who recently met up in Israel to discuss this complex line. This link is a proposed ancestry created by Nehemia Shiff.
This link is to a MS Excel document put together by Nehemia Shiff outlining what he belives is the possible Amdur linkage fof the Mogilev Amdur branch. In it he also quotes his sources. The webmaster would appreciate any discussions about the validity of this ancestral line be directed to Nehemia.
Further work and DNA testing is required to determine exactly how each of these groups are related to each other, if at all. It may well be that there were at least two separate Amdur groupings living in Mogilev during the mid part of the 19th century. DNA testing will also determine the link if any with the Braslav branch or the Pittsburgh branch.
The Mogilev #1 tree consists of the descendants of Mendel Amdurer and those who are connected with the Amdursky Hotel in Jerusalem.
The Mogilev #2 tree consists of the descendants of Yosef Amdur/sky and especially his son Menachem Mendel David Amdursky
The Mogilev #3 tree consists of the descendants of Abram Amdurer. This line currently disappears in the late C19
The Mogilev #4 tree consists of the descendants of Leib Amdursky. This line currently disappears in the late C19
The Mogilev #5 tree consists of the descendants of Zalman Amdursky. This line currently disappears in the late C19
Facial similarity of Mendel David Amdur with that of brothers Reuben Amdur, & Eliahu Amdur of the Yankel Amdur tree, together with further facial similarities of the young daughters of Yeruchmiel Amdursky with the daughters of Sophie & Manny Amdur of the Yankel tree appears to indicate a strong family connection between the Mogilev and the Braslav branches.
This link is from a 1903 NY Times artical about the Mogilev Pogrom - concerns Amdur Bros garment manufacturers
Please Note: The following narrative, put together by two interested members of this branch (M.Waas & N. Shiff) and contains a possible genealogy having been based on research, family stories and known history. If any reader cares to add to this we would be most appreciative.
The progenitor of this tree is likely Rabbi Samuel Amdur, the Gaon of Minsk, who was the first AB"D of Amdur, and the Chief Rabbi of the Upper Minsk District. It is said that Rabbi Samuel Amdurer's name was held dear to the Vilna Gaon as a man of great knowledge and respect. He died in Rakov (1777) but it is believed that some of his descendents moved to Mogilev. In the Hebrew publication honouring Yerachmiel Amdursky below it states that the grandfather of Yerachmiel, Samuel, was the grandson of his namesake grandfather, Rabbi Samuel Amdurer of Minsk. In the Mogilev birth records, the father of Yerachmiel, Joseph Amdursky ("A") also known later as Yoshe Mohilover, appears as the son of Samuel Amdur and Rokhlia and the grandson of Mendel Amdur. However there is no known son of Rabbi Samuel Amdur by the name of Mendel at this time. Samuel, together with his wife and children, Joseph, Benjamin and Matcha, went to Israel (1841), as is found in the Montefiore censuses. The descendants of this Joseph Amdursky (Also known as Yoshe Mohilover) went to Israel mainly and also to America. Joseph also had several siblings, among them Benjamin Amdurer.
The other branch of the family, which remained in Mogelev, is also headed by a man named Joseph Amdursky ("B"). Joseph had at least two sons, the eldest Menachem Mendel David Amdursky and Isaac Amdursky, and also a daughter Gasha Amdursky. It is not know who the father of Joseph was, though a possible naming tradition in the family indicates that Mendel Amdursky, the father of Samuel Amdur above, may have been the grandfather. This comes from two clues: 1) Mendel David is not a common name combination in that part of the Ashkenazic world; 2) Gasha's son is named Iankel-Esel' according to his birth record which is also a highly unorthodox name combination in this part of the Ashkenazic world. Iankel-Esel' is named first for his paternal grandfather Iankel Rabinovich and second for his maternal grandfather Esel'. Further research needs to be conducted in the archives of the Mogilev region to determine the validity of this hypothesis. The descendants of this family branch spread out to Leipzig, Germany, America, and Israel. Furthermore, connection between the two families is likely with the combination of many common names as well as the two families keeping in touch with one another well in to the 1970s before e-mail reestablished the lost connections. On Joseph Amdur's (son of Yerachmiel Amdursky) emigration manifest in 1936 to NY, he lists his cousin "Louis Amdur" as his contact in America. The address listed for Louis is almost exactly the same as Menachem Mendel David's eldest son Avraham-Eliezer "Louis" Amdur. In the 1970s, Rick Amdur, the grandson of Louis, and Benny Amdursky, the descendant of Benjamin Amdurer, were known to each other as cousins.
If a connection can be conclusively established to Rabbi Samuel Amdurer, the descent of this family goes to the Ba'al Beit Shmuel and through him, to the MaHaRaSHaL, to the father of the MaHaRaL, and from there, back to Rashi and his ancestry. (M.Waas & N. Shiff)
The Mordechai Amdursky tree consists of a small group living in Australia. The name changed from Amdursky to Amoudor after the move from Grodno.
The progenitor, Mordechai, is father to Abel.
The following names appear in this tree:
|Amdursky, Abel Mordkowicz|
|Amoudor, Jacaw Jacob|
|Amoudor, Ruth Anita|
|Carroll, Aaron Gregory Amoudor|
|Carroll, Shannon Michael|
|Carroll, Victor Mick Gregory|
|Deutsch, Truda Trudi|
|Dixon, Anita Gillian|
|Dixon, Thomas Foster|
|Dunlop, Graham Harold|
|Dunlop, Shani Anita|
|Koluszco-Seebacher, Milena Caley|
|Seebacher, David George|
|Seebacher, Helga Anita|
|Tykocka, Chana Anna Boruchovna|
The Movsha Amdur family has been constructed from a link on the Geni.com site and from the connection made to the line of brothers Berl Boris and Yosel Amdur. The names and the dates seem to indicate a possible direct link to the Amdur Main trunlk and specifically to the line of Movsha son of Abraham son of Shlomo Amdur
The following appear on this tree
|Amdur, Abraham Moshe||Amdur, Yitzhak|
|Amdur, Berl Boris||Amdur, Yosef Yankel Elia|
|Amdur, Breine Lea||Amdur, Yosef Yosel|
|Amdur, Chanan||Amdur, Yudel|
|Amdur, child||Goldberg, Khava-Lea|
|Amdur, David||Kastanos, Bernado|
|Amdur, David||Kastanos, Shula|
|Amdur, Khana Khaya||Ribak, Liuba|
|Amdur, Leah||Ribak, Naftola|
|Amdur, Michael Micha||Shlozberg, Reuven|
|Amdur, Miryam||Shuster, Rachel-Leah|
|Amdur, Moshe Nachum||Shvartz, Khana Chaja|
|Amdur, Movshe||Vingrin, Khana|
|Amdur, Rachel||Volpert, ?|
|Amdur, Tevie||Zhukauskas, Moshe Amdur|
Reuben Amdur tree consists of a branch which lives primarily in the New Jersey area.
The progenitor, Reuben, is the father of Ned (Nathan), Louis, & Phillip.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Amdur||Abraham Leib Lewis||Amdur||Robert B|
|Amdur||Ned (Nathan) L||Nanko||Pauline|
The Sam and Hannah Amdur tree consists of an Amdur family who live in Houston Texas, and have been there since before the 1920s. Before Houston they lived in Philadelphia. Their son Paul moved there on advice from his brother in law. Given that Paul's wife's family came from Bialystok there is a strong chance that this family is connected to the Pittsburgh Amdur(sky) clan. Currently it is not known if Sam moved to the USA
This now makes three separate Amdur branches in Houston alone from the period of the early 1930s onwards.
The Samual & Bessie Amdur tree consists of a family who emmigrated to Texas and was involved in the furniture business.
It appaears that this family is related to the Cecil Amdur family as both lived in Texas, both were involved in the furniture business and some members of the Cecil family were known to this family.
The progenitor of the Samual & Josephine Amdurer tree came from the Minsk area in Belarusia. Little is known other than the family in stages moved to the USA at the turn of the C19 and the name changed to Andurer.
The Rabbi Simon Amdur Rapoport tree consists of a medium sized family. Family history tells that Rabbi Shimon Amdur changed his family name from Amdur to Rapoport in order to escape the Russian Army..
Rabbi Shimon Simon Amdur Rapoport spent his time travelling North and South Dakota visiting the jewish communities there.
The Solomon Amdur tree descendants moved from the USSR/Russia to Israel over the past 20 - 30 years
The following names appear on this tree
The Victor & Yisrael Jacob Amdursky family arrived in Montreal Canada in 1912. Family stories say they came from Amdurav but that may have meant that the family originated from there maybe many years earlier.
The Yacov & Sara Rivka Amdur tree is an Amdur family group possibly from the Riga area. A large proportion perished during the Sho'ar
The Sion Amduras tree consists of a small group which went from Latvia to Israel and then to Australia.
Owing to the fact that members of this group have in their family photo albums pictures of Reuben Amdur from the Yankel Amdur tree it is believed that this branch is connected closely to the Yankel Amdur tree.
The progenitor, Sion, is the father of Yehuda Leib.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Amdur, Aliza||Amduras, Sion|
|Amdur, Ben||Amduras, Yehuda Leib Ben-zion|
|Amdur, Chaya||Amdur-Neil, Riley|
|Amdur, Leon||Amdur-Webb, Reuben-Ari|
|Amdur, Ruth||Walker, Irene|
|Amduras, Nachum Zvi||Webb, Jonathon|
The Zelik Amdur tree consists of one group who, after Europe, lived in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and then moved to Israel.
The progenitor, Abraham Zelik, is the father of Shmuel, Rachmiel, Mendel Kopel, & Leib.
The following names appear in this tree:
|?, Tziril Leah||Amdur, Shachaf|
|Amdur, Abram Zelik||Amdur, Shai|
|Amdur, Adi||Amdur, Shani|
|Amdur, Chana||Amdur, Shelley|
|Amdur, David Samuel||Amdur, Shmuel|
|Amdur, Feiga||Amdur, Sonia|
|Amdur, Frieda||Amdur, Tomer|
|Amdur, Gerald Manuel Gershon||Amdur, Zelik|
|Amdur, Gershon||Brigg, Eyal|
|Amdur, Harold||Brigg, Keren|
|Amdur, Leah||Brigg, Oren|
|Amdur, Leib Aryeh||Brigg, Ronnie|
|Amdur, Liba Genya||Chitron, Freda|
|Amdur, Mendel Koppel||Epstein, Lisa|
|Amdur, Mira Dobra||Haimovitz, Rae|
|Amdur, Ofer||Kopach, Chaya Fruma|
|Amdur, Rachmiel||Merka, Zeima|
|Amdur, Reuven||Rotshtein, Lova (Luba)|
Ze'ev Indorsky tree originates in Ziesmariai, Lithuania. The family of one line changed its name to Isaacs. The family moved to the USA around 1870. Isaac Indorsky had seven sons and he was the 7th son of Ze'ev Indorsky.
Little else is currently known of this family. More information would be most welcome.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Cohen, Abram H|
|Harris, Sadie S|
|Indorsky, Leah Esther|
|Indorsky, Yitchak Issac Jacob|
|Isaacs, Wolf S|
The Gerson Amdur tree is a large Amdur grouping with the early arriving members living in Buffalo and Wilkes-Barre.
The progenitor is Gershon Amdur, father of Shlomo Zalman Amdur.
The DNA results from the Amdur DNA project have confirmed that the Gershon Amdur, & Labe Amdur.trees share the same ancestral DNA. The Pittsburgh Amdursky tree DNA results indicates a possible more distance relationship.
DNA test results have confirmed that this Amdur tree is of a totally different ancestry line to those on the Amdur Trunk
The following names appear on this tree:
|?, Candice||Amdur, Maxine Esther||Daly, Louise||Rice, Gertrude|
|?, Judy||Amdur, Menuchen Mendel Maney||Daly, Marvin Leo||Rickler, ?|
|?, Margaret||Amdur, Michael||Daly, Patrick||Rickler, Tamar Caral|
|?, Natasha||Amdur, Miriam Louise||Daly, Samuel||Rose|
|?, Sally||Amdur, Moses||Dannen, Gertrude||Rosenberg, Michael|
|?, Samuel||Amdur, Moses||Falk, Anna||Rosenberg, Philip|
|?, Shila||Amdur, Moses Jeremy||Gisha, Basha||Rosenberg, Rebecca|
|Adelstein, Alta Sara Basha||Amdur, Nancy||Goldman, Andrew||Sugarman, Tilley|
|Adelstein, Ayallah-Malka||Amdur, Naomi Michal||Goldman, David||Swisher, Linda|
|Adelstein, Chana Tehilla-Hinda||Amdur, Neil||Goldman, Douglas||Thaler, Matthew|
|Adelstein, Chaya Faygah||Amdur, Patsey||Goldstein, Helen||Thaler, Paul|
|Adelstein, Penina Pesha Riva Rose||Amdur, Rachel||Goldstein, Rachel||Thaler, Rebecca|
|Adelstein, Shaina Rochel||Amdur, Rachel Lee||Greebel, Ari||Thaler, Robbie|
|Adelstein, Simcha||Amdur, Rebecca Elaine||Greebel, Avigyail Penina||Tyson, Myra Mildred Malka|
|Adelstein, Sosha Gittle||Amdur, Richard||Greebel, Avroham Gershon||Weiss, Sarina Mirit|
|Adelstein, Yehuda Yekusiel||Amdur, Samuel||Greebel, Hadassah||Weiss, Steven Mitchell|
|Adelstein, Yosef-Tzvi Dovid||Amdur, Sandra Gail||Greebel, Sima Bracha||Willer, Elizabeth Libby|
|Amdur, Abraham||Amdur, Sara||Gruber, Chris||Wolfson, Amy|
|Amdur, Adele Etti||Amdur, Shlomo Zalman||Gruber, Terah||Wolfson, Marjorie|
|Amdur, Ashley||Amdur, Sidney David||Hausser, Brian||Wolfson, Melvin|
|Amdur, Barbara||Amdur, Simon||Hausser, Ethan Amdur||Youdelman, Adam|
|Amdur, Bessie||Amdur, Sol||Hausser, Wynn||Youdelman, Jodi|
|Amdur, Brett Michael||Amdur, Son||Hayman, Allyssa Paula||Youdelman, Kyle Joseph|
|Amdur, Charles||Amdur, Son||Hayman, Amy Evelyn||Youdelman, Lonni|
|Amdur, Charles Simon||Amdur, Susan||Hayman, Andrea Ellen||Youdelman, Michael|
|Amdur, Daniel||Amdur, Sylvia||Hayman, Charles Edmund||Youdelman, Stanley|
|Amdur, Dennis||Amdur, Tricia||Krohn, Elaine Lois Giltman||Zitch, Dale Maurine|
|Amdur, Elaine Chaya Liba||Balsom, Amy||Kurland, Lyric Samson|
|Amdur, Elisheva Tova||Balsom, David||Kurland, Ruvane|
|Amdur, Elizabeth||Balsom, Janet||Lang, Kevin|
|Amdur, Enid||Balsom, Laurie||Lang, Sabrina Marie|
|Amdur, Fanette||Balsom, Leo||Lena|
|Amdur, Gabriel Shaul||Balsom, Melvin||Levin, Sandra Rose|
|Amdur, Genevieve Shaney||Balsom, Mia||Lucas, David|
|Amdur, Gershon||Bernstein, Isadore||Lucas, Hillary|
|Amdur, Gerson||Bernstein, Judy||Maas, Andrea|
|Amdur, Gilbert||Black, Eric||Maas, Bruce|
|Amdur, Gilbert Neil||Black, Helen||Maas, Michelle|
|Amdur, Gregory David||Black, Sophie||Minkin, Ethan Bennett|
|Amdur, Haley Elizabeth||Brock, Cheryl||Minkin, Jake|
|Amdur, Howard||Brock, Joseph C||Minkin, Samantha|
|Amdur, Hyman||Brock, Layla||Norma|
|Amdur, Ida||Brock, Ronna||Patricia|
|Amdur, Jacob||Cohen, Arthur||Perlmutter, Alan|
|Amdur, Jennifer Nancy||Cohen, Daniel||Perlmutter, David|
|Amdur, Lawrence (Larry) David Leib||Cohen, Fanny||Perlmutter, Janet|
|Amdur, Leon Leisar||Cohen, Jason||Peterson, Anna|
|Amdur, Mark||Cohen, Joel||Peterson, Joseph|
|Amdur, Marvin Leo||Cohen, Mindy||Peterson, Lily|
|Amdur, Max||Cohen, Sandra||Popley, Etta|
The Labe Amdur tree consists of a small group primarily located across the USA. At an early point the name changed from Amdur to Ender.
The DNA results have confirmed that the following three trees have are closely related and have a common ancestor - Gershon Amdur tree, & Labe Amdur. The Pittsburgh Amdursky tree results indicate a possible more distant ancestor.
DNA test results have confirmed that this Amdur tree is of a totally different ancestry line to the Amdur Trunk.
The following names appear on this tree:
|Amdur, Labe||Enders, Sarah|
|Enders, Howard Hank||Kaplin, Rita|
|Enders, Martha||Rosenberg, Allan|
|Enders, Mary||Rosenberg, Michael|
|Enders, Robert J||Sweidel, Howard|
The Amdursky family originated from the Bialystok area in eastern Poland, not too far from Indura. One son moved to the Pittsburgh area and the family has spread from there across the USA.
The progenitor, Yehuda Leib Amdursky, is father to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
DNA results from the Amdur Surname project have confirmed that the following three trees also have a possible common ancestor - The Gershon Amdur tree, Israel Isadore Amdur tree, & the Labe Amdur. (The tab links above for these trees appear in red)
DNA test results have confirmed that this Amdur tree is of a totally different ancestry line to the Amdur Trunk.
The following names appear on this tree:
|(Rogers wife)||Amdur, Steven Benjamin||Feldman, Mariam||Lefton, Israel||Steiner, (Eleanor's husband)|
|?, (Avremel's second wife)||Amdur, Susan Ellen||Fox, Carolyn Berman||Lefton, James||Steiner, Alice|
|?, (Avremel's third wife)||Amdur, Suzannah Beth||Foxman, Andrew Craig||Lefton, Margaret Ginns||Steven Jacobs|
|?, (Beth's second? husband)||Amdur, Sylvia Esther||Foxman, Bruce Mayer||Lefton, Marie||Stewart, Abraham Nathan|
|?, (Beth's third? husband)||Amdur, Ted||Foxman, Gregory Michael||Lefton, Marilyn||Stewart, Andrew Neil|
|?, Anna||Amdur, Terry J.||Foxman, Jerome Jay||Lefton, Samuel H.||Stewart, Beth Seltzer|
|?, Arlene||Amdur, Thelma||Foxman, Randi Jo||Levin, Eleanor||Stewart, Carol Deborah|
|?, Bertha||Amdur, Thomas Jay||Freedman, Helen||Levin, Morris||Stewart, Charles C.|
|?, Betty||Amdur, Verna||Freedman, Joanne||Levin, Sally||Stewart, Ellen Claire|
|?, Cecilia||Amdur, William||Friedberg, Sara||Levin, Sidney||Stewart, Emma Bailey|
|?, Dora||Amdur, William Henry||Fromberg, Douglas||Levin, Sue||Stewart, George|
|?, Edna||Amdurs, Julie||G., Dorothy||Levin, William Harold||Stewart, Karen|
|?, Eila||Amdurs, Russel||Gady, Abe||Levine, (Ethel's husband)||Stewart, Maurice Jacob|
|?, Frances||Amdurs, Russell Williams||Gady, Cecile||Levine, Abe||Stewart, Mervin Stanley|
|?, Halley||Amdurs, Samuel W.||Gady, Linda Jo||Levine, Babette||Stewart, Nancy Sue|
|?, Hishie||Amdurs, Theodore I.||Galvanek, Jeremiah Christian||Levine, Hyman||Stewart, Natalie|
|?, Jane||Amdurs, Theodore I.||Galvanek, Jessica Lynn||Levine, Kathy||Stewart, Neil Allen|
|?, Jean||Amdurs, Theodore James||Galvanek, Paul Stephen||Levine, Leon||Stewart, Norman Charles|
|?, Jeanette||Amdursky, Abraham||Geffen, Amy Lyn||Levine, Roy||Stewart, Phyllis|
|?, Jeanette||Amdursky, Abraham||Geffen, Arik Lee||Levine, Sandra||Stewart, Rachel|
|?, Joni||Amdursky, Allen||Geffen, Ben-Zion||Levy, Fannie||Stewart, Sander Harold|
|?, Mashvinah Sarah||Amdursky, Avremel||Geffen, Jonathan Michael||Levy, Rosabell||Stewart, Zachary Ellis|
|?, Minnie||Amdursky, Belle Pauline||Ginns, Clara Belle||Lipets, Martha Sue||Sugar, (Fraike's husband)|
|?, Shany Sorel||Amdursky, Benjamin Emanuel||Golanty, Anne||Lisowitz, (Gittel's husband)||Sundry, Brooke Michele|
|?, Shirley||Amdursky, Chaim-Labe||Gold, Benjamin||Livingston, Alex James||Sundry, Scott|
|?, Suzanne||Amdursky, Deborah||Gold, Rachel||Livingston, Andrew Scott||Sundry, Shannon|
|?, Valerie||Amdursky, Elizabeth||Gold, Robert||Livingston, Scott||Swartz, Patricia|
|?, Zipora||Amdursky, Elka Sylvia||Goldberg, David Joseph||Louik, Howard Martin||Swiss, Allen Byrl|
|Abram, Leon||Amdursky, Fraike||Goldberg, Elizabeth Sara||Louik, Jay Benjamin||Swiss, Bernetta|
|Abram, Linda||Amdursky, Gittel||Goldberg, Jennifer||Louik, Matthew Jacob||Swiss, David|
|Abramovitz, Moshe||Amdursky, Hai||Goldberg, John Michael||Louik, Rachel Joan||Swiss, Elizabeth|
|Abramson, (Katy's husband)||Amdursky, Henry||Goldberg, Melissa||Lurie, (Katies husband)||Swiss, Ellen|
|Adler, Ann||Amdursky, Ida May||Goldberg, Robert||Mackey, Heather Ann||Swiss, Hyman I.|
|Ady, (June's husband)||Amdursky, Isaac||Goldberg, Ted||Mamolen, Marcia||Swiss, Irwin A.|
|Alpern, Anne X.||Amdursky, Jacob||Goldfarb, Ellen Jeanne||Marrie, Anna||Swiss, Jack M.|
|Alpern, Ida (Elizabeth)||Amdursky, Janet Esther||Goldfarb, Lynne Michele||Martin, Helen R.||Swiss, Katie|
|Altshuler, Edward||Amdursky, Katie||Goldfarb, Michael Scott||Mattson, Moriah Ellen||Swiss, Lillian Mae|
|Altshuler, Myrna Ruth||Amdursky, Katy||Goldfarb, Robert||Mattson, Paul Arvid||Swiss, Meyer|
|Altshuler, Phyllis Elene||Amdursky, Maurice Jacob||Goldstein, Helen||McWhirter, (Sue's husband)||Swiss, Morris Jack|
|Amdur, (David's third kid)||Amdursky, Nachomi||Goldstein, James Bruce||Michel, Jillian Beth||Swiss, Sally Ann|
|Amdur, (Jack's daughter)||Amdursky, Naomi||Goldstein, Milton Leonard||Michel, Robert Alan||Swiss, Samuel|
|Amdur, Adam Mark||Amdursky, Noah Wolman||Goldstein, Robert Joshua||Michel, Robert M.||Taylor, Toye|
|Amdur, Adam Michael||Amdursky, S. Hyman||Goldstein, William Eric||Miller, Amarilice||Thomas, Nancy|
|Amdur, Akiva Makito||Amdursky, Samuel||Golub, Morris||Mitchell, Jo||Unger, Jill|
|Amdur, Alan Isadore||Amdursky, Samuel||Golub, Robert||Morgan||Unverdi, Seval|
|Amdur, Alexander Gregory||Amdursky, Saul Herman||Golub, Sana Fishbach||Morris, Ashira Li||Verne, Brian Matthew|
|Amdur, Allen||Amdursky, Shanie Esther||Golum, Marsha||Morris, Bayla Chana||Verne, Kevin Mare|
|Amdur, Allen Cassel||Amdursky, Shepsal||Gonon, Tevia||Morris, Caryn Beth||Verne, Michael|
|Amdur, Allen R.||Amdursky, Yehuda Leib||Goodstein, Barbara Hope||Morris, Fred L.||Wachs, (Marjorie's husband)|
|Amdur, Allen Robert||Amdursky, Yentle||Gordon, Alice||Morris, Lynn Celia||Warren, Deborah|
|Amdur, Allen Stein||Amdursky, Ze'ev||Gordon, Allen S.||Morris, Richard Jack||Weiner, Carl|
|Amdur, Allison Paige||Americus, Lena||Gordon, Elaine Marilyn||Nauheim, Irma||Weiner, Hyman|
|Amdur, Amy||Arenson, Joshua A.||Gordon, Holly Elizabeth||Normandy, John||Weinman, Jack|
|Amdur, Anna||Arenson, Michael J.||Gordon, Isadore||Oblonsky, Alison||Weinman, Sharon Lee|
|Amdur, Anna||Arenson, Perry E.||Gordon, Jacob||Oblonsky, Charles||Weinstein, Aaron Nathan|
|Amdur, Anthony Bruce Ashe||Bagran, (Verna's husband)||Gordon, Jennifer Faith||Oblonsky, David||Weinstein, James Barry|
|Amdur, Arlene||Bailey, Carole Ann||Gordon, Joy Noelle||Oblonsky, Dean||Weinstein, Mark Andrew|
|Amdur, Barbara Adele||Barenboim, Carl||Gordon, Lewis Stephen||Oblonsky, Dustin||Weinstein, Sarah Beth|
|Amdur, Belle||Barenboim, Deanna||Gordon, Sam William||Oblonsky, Ethan Warren||Weinstein, Steven Howard|
|Amdur, Benjamin||Barenboim, Julia||Gottlieb, David||Oblonsky, Fred||Weisberg, Florence|
|Amdur, Benjamin||Bass, Dani||Gottlieb, Francine||Oblonsky, Jerome||Weisman, Jeanne|
|Amdur, Benjamin Heller||Bass, Richard||Gottlieb, Martin||Oblonsky, Joel||Weisman, Leesa|
|Amdur, Bennett D.||Bass, Steven||Gottlieb, Shari Pauline||Oblonsky, Linda||Weisman, Sidney|
|Amdur, Bertha||Beck, Judith Susan||Greenblatt, Barbara Ann||Oblonsky, Megan||Weiss, Max|
|Amdur, Bertha||Begun, (Ruth's husband)||Greenblatt, Beth Susan||Oblonsky, Michelle||Weiss, Sam|
|Amdur, Cassel||Bell, Dylan||Greenblatt, Stanley||Oblonsky, Neil||Weissman, Doris|
|Amdur, Charles||Bell, Howard||Greenfield, Albert||Oblonsky, Sandra||Weitzman, Sharon|
|Amdur, Charles J.||Bell, Shirley||Greenfield, Ella||Oblonsky, Shane||Wittkopf, Carole Janice|
|Amdur, Charlotte||Bell, Zoey||Greenfield, Hermina||Ochsenhirt, Mary||Wolman, Ella|
|Amdur, Daniel Block||Berliant, David Aaron||Greenfield, Mildred||Olson, Kari P.||Wolovitz, Ellen|
|Amdur, David||Berliant, Erica Ilen||Greshin, Adam Mark||Oster, Harold||Worton, Diane Kay|
|Amdur, David Howard||Berliant, Harry J.||Greshin, Benjamin||Oster, Jacqueline||Wulkan, Adam Jared|
|Amdur, David Morris||Berliant, Joseph||Greshin, Jared||Oster, James||Wulkan, Alyssa Ellen|
|Amdur, David Peter||Berman, Alan||Greshin, Jeremy Henry||Oster, Marc||Wulkan, David Lee|
|Amdur, Dora||Berman, Elana||Greshin, Jesse Doron||Pakula, Michael||Wulkan, Herbert W.|
|Amdur, Dorothy Charlotte||Berman, Jeremy||Grinberg, Barrie Jane||Pakula, Randall||Wulkan, Jamie Beth|
|Amdur, Dorothy Lillian||Bernstein, Joe||Grinberg, Bernard Joseph||Pakula, Terri||Wulkan, Jessica Lauren|
|Amdur, Dorothy Sylvia||Bernstein, Melva||Grinberg, Bryan Jeffrey||Parish, Glenn||Wulkan, Jonathan Lloyd|
|Amdur, Edith||Binenkorb, Alan||Grinberg, Edye Sue||Parish, Lindsay Morgan||Wulkan, Mark Lewis|
|Amdur, Edward Innis||Binenkorb, Barbara||Grinberg, Jeremy Scott||Parish, Shelby Amdur||Yablonski, Dora Sarah|
|Amdur, Elaine||Binenkorb, Harry||Grinberg, Myron Kalman||Parmlee, Carol||Young, Amarilice Convery|
|Amdur, Eleanor||Bloch, Alan N.||Grinberg, Richard Lewis||Pasekoff, Ellen||Young, Arthur William|
|Amdur, Eleanor Charlotte||Bloch, Carolyn Jean||Grinberg, Robert Amdur||Pickholtz, (Sandra's husband)||Young, Bradley|
|Amdur, Elizabeth||Bloch, Evan Amdur||Gross, Edith||Plenby, Mauritz Gabriel||Young, Tessa Charlotte Prada|
|Amdur, Elizabeth||Bloch, Rebecca Lee||Gross, Gerald||Polaski, Carole||Zama, Shoko|
|Amdur, Ellen||Block, Barbara Ann||Gross, Haley Ray||Pollack, Pike||Zare, (Michaels third son)|
|Amdur, Elliot Carl||Block, Brian Edward||Gross, Joseph Sandler||Preskill, Robert||Zare, Bethany Jean|
|Amdur, Ellis Scott||Block, Harvey Faber||Gross, Marc||Provus, Bea||Zare, Bonnie Sue|
|Amdur, Emmanuel||Block, Heide Michele||Gross, Susan||Provus, Della||Zare, Jeff|
|Amdur, Essie||Block, Kathy Jo||Guenther, Madeline June||Raizl, (Hai's husband)||Zare, Michael Kalman|
|Amdur, Ethel||Block, Melanie Virginia||Gummer, Abigail||Rambo, Robert||Zare, Milton|
|Amdur, Ethel||Block, Rae||Gummer, Burton||Rast, Mark Lee||Zare, Nancy|
|Amdur, Evelyn||Block, Richard Owen||Gursky, Mark||Ratner, Betsy Noel||Zare, Rachel Amdur|
|Amdur, Francine||Block, Robert Altshuler||Gursky, Talia Claire||Rein, Meyer||Zare, Richard Neil|
|Amdur, Frank||Block, Terence Alan||Haddad, Calvin||Rein, Sheila||Zare, Roger|
|Amdur, Frank A.||Block, Wendy Allison||Haddad, Heidi||Relin, Doris||Zivitz, Bertha Rose Hart|
|Amdur, Henry||Blockstein, Evelyn||Haddad, Maxwell||Rich, Donald||Zuckerman, David|
|Amdur, Henry Steven||Bloom, Sally||Haddad, Melissa||Riesberg, Ben||Zuckerman, Eric|
|Amdur, Hertzel||Blum, Marguerite||Hall, Leslie Ann||Rinne, Sheila||Zuckerman, Mark|
|Amdur, Hertzel J.||Bosch, Lois||Harris, David Howard||Roman, Peggy||Zuckerman, Tracy|
|Amdur, Ida||Brauer, Julie||Harris, Rhonda Lynn||Rose Oppenheim|
|Amdur, Ina Sarah||Brier, Adrea||Hauser, Jody Ann||Rose, Mike|
|Amdur, Isadore||Briskin, Claire Anne||Hauser, Kenneth||Rosenberg, Esther|
|Amdur, Isidore||Briskin, Jennifer Michelle||Hauser, Lawrence David||Rosenberg, Gabriela|
|Amdur, J. Leonard||Briskin, Justin Charles||Hauser, Tabytha Hope||Rosenthal, Tillie|
|Amdur, Jack||Briskin, Kenneth Scott||Hecht, Isabelle||Rosi, Allison Swiss|
|Amdur, Jack||Briskin, Leonard Allen||Heller, Harriet||Rosi, Benjamin Swiss|
|Amdur, Jacob||Briskin, Stephanie Gail||Henderson, Roxanna||Rosi, David M.|
|Amdur, Jennifer Wray||Briskin, Stephen David||Heringman, E. Craig||Roth, Dorothy|
|Amdur, Jenny||Buchman, Belle||Hershman, Andrew Craig||Rubel, Douglas|
|Amdur, Joni||Bush, Aamon East||Hershman, Blair Gould||Rubel, Jacob|
|Amdur, Kai Shamir||Bush, Arthur Benfield||Hershman, Dale Ratner||Ruben, Barbara Alice|
|Amdur, Kalman||Busis, Abigail Mara||Hershman, Donald Stephen||Ryan|
|Amdur, Kathryn||Busis, Adam Robert||Hershman, Howard||Sabol, Jennifer Ann|
|Amdur, Katie D.||Busis, Anne Elizabeth||Hershman, Jonathan Marc||Sack, Jack|
|Amdur, Kristi Lenore||Busis, Daniel Santo||Hershman, Kenneth Robert||Sack, Joan|
|Amdur, L. Scott||Busis, David Samuel||Hirsch, Jerry Yale||Saklad, Michael|
|Amdur, Lisa Louraine||Busis, Deborah Beck||Hirsch, Sheryl||Samuels, Darlene|
|Amdur, Lois||Busis, Ethan Richard||Hirschfield, Betty Jo||Sandler, Marci|
|Amdur, Lottie||Busis, Hannah Danica||Hirschfield, Carol Louise||Saperstein, Joseph|
|Amdur, Louis||Busis, Hillary Brooke||Hirschfield, Dean||Saperstein, Samuel|
|Amdur, Louis||Busis, James Robert||Hirschfield, James Neal||Sauer, Margaret|
|Amdur, Louise||Busis, Molly Amdur||Hirschfield, Mie Lani||Schleifer, Lucy|
|Amdur, Manuel Rosenberg||Busis, Neil Amdur||Hoefling, Douglas||Schlessinger, Richard|
|Amdur, Marc H.||Busis, Richard Jay||Hoefling, Jennifer Leigh||Schwartz, Louis|
|Amdur, Margery||Busis, Samuel Beck||Hoefling, Ryan Douglas||Seidman, Barbara Jean|
|Amdur, Martin B.||Busis, Sarah Beck||Hoffrichter, Abraham||Seidman, Daniel Jay|
|Amdur, Matilda||Busis, Sidney Nahum||Hoffrichter, Maurice Jacob||Seidman, Jesse I.|
|Amdur, Matthew Benjamin||Busis, William Lee||Holloway, Charles||Seidman, Mark Amdur|
|Amdur, Maurice||Caplan, Irene||Holloway, Colin Benjamin||Seidman, Marshall J.|
|Amdur, Maurice||Caplan, Sy||Holloway, Corey Robert||Seltzer, Dorothy|
|Amdur, Max I.||Cassin, Anne||Horn, Ann||Sevitsky, Judith|
|Amdur, Meyer||Chaitkin, Aaron||Huei, Chia||Shapiro, Amy Anne|
|Amdur, Meyer||Chaitkin, Bertha||Ishii, Sonya||Shapiro, Benjamin|
|Amdur, Mildred Rose||Chaitkin, Betty Jane||Iverson, Diane||Shapiro, Claire Heidi|
|Amdur, Millard Jason||Cherques, Harry||James, Ellis George||Shapiro, Elizabeth|
|Amdur, Milton G.||Cherques, Joseph||James, Ian David||Shapiro, Myer Maxwell|
|Amdur, Minnie||Cherques, Myrna||James, Noah David||Shapiro, Neal Kalman|
|Amdur, Miriam||Cherques, Rose Marie||Jolivette, (Ruths husband)||Shapiro, Samuel|
|Amdur, Miriam Paula||Christman, Carolyn Sue||Jolivette, Ruth||Shenier, Pat|
|Amdur, Morris||Cohen, Benjamin Max||Jolivette, Sonya||Shively, Susan|
|Amdur, Mortimore||Cohen, Elana||Kane, Selma||Shusterman, Jack|
|Amdur, Nancy||Cohen, Elizabeth Leigh||Katz, Nancy||Shusterman, Richard David|
|Amdur, Nancy Beth||Cohen, Henry Michael||Kaznocha, Clifton Shapiro||Silverberg, Fan|
|Amdur, Natalie||Cohen, Jeffrey Kirk||Kaznocha, Edward Frederick||Silverblat, Mollie|
|Amdur, Nathan||Cohen, Jesse||Kaznocha, Jeremy Shapiro||Silverman, Ethyl|
|Amdur, Neal Owen||Cohen, Julie||Keller, Hermina||Silverman, Frank|
|Amdur, Nicholas John||Cohen, Marilyn Adele||Kelly, Maureen Anne||Silverman, Isadore|
|Amdur, Nicolette||Cohen, Matthew||Kesner, Suzanne||Silverman, Jeanette|
|Amdur, Norman||Cohen, Paige Millicent||King, Alison Ruth||Silverman, Joe|
|Amdur, Norman||Cohen, Rose||Klein, Jonathan||Silverman, June|
|Amdur, Patricia||Cohen, Sarah||Klein, Marian||Silverman, Melvin|
|Amdur, Phyllis||Crane, (Sally's husband)||Klein, Marjorie||Skavlem, Karen|
|Amdur, Phyllis||Daughterty, Bill||Klein, Morris||Snitzer, Max|
|Amdur, Rachel||Dawson, Susan||Klein, Sara Jane||Snyder, Rachel Leah|
|Amdur, Richard||Deakin, Pamela||Koban, Ari||Soltman, Daniel Jacob|
|Amdur, Robert Cassel||Denzer, John||Koban, Michael||Soltman, Deborah Lynn|
|Amdur, Rose||Derfner, Elizabeth Ann||Koenig, Joan||Soltman, Eileen Beth|
|Amdur, Ruth||Derfner, John Amdur||Korson, June||Soltman, Harold Sylvan|
|Amdur, Samuel||Derfner, Morton||Kovall, Herbert||Soltman, Herbert Sorrell|
|Amdur, Samuel||Derfner, Tessa||Kramer, Marjorie||Soltman, Lauren Joy|
|Amdur, Samuel E.||Dickter, Cynthia Rose||Kramer, Murray||Soltman, Michael Lee|
|Amdur, Samuel J.||Doetch, Angela||Kupfer, (Beth's first? husband)||Soltman, Nelson Arnold|
|Amdur, Samuel Theodore Herzl||Edison, Barbara||Kupfer, Paul||Soltman, Theodore Joel|
|Amdur, Samuel Theodore Herzl||Eliashof, Bruce A.||Kupfer, Stewart||Sonnabend, Henry|
|Amdur, Samuel Theodore Herzl||Eliashof, Byron Amdur||Kurby, Bessie||Sonnabend, Herbert|
|Amdur, Samuel Theodore Herzl||Eliashof, Leon H.||Kurz, Denise||Sonnabend, Jerome|
|Amdur, Selma||Eliashof, Mark William||Lee, Linda||Spector, James|
|Amdur, Sheila||Ellis, Lauren||Lefton, Al Paul||Spector, Morris|
|Amdur, Shirley||Epshtein, Leon Jacob||Lefton, Al Paul||Spector, Myron|
|Amdur, Sidney Alan||Epshtein, Marcia Phyllis||Lefton, Al Paul||Spector, Robert|
|Amdur, Sidney Jay||Epshtein, Michael William||Lefton, Alice||Spitz, Jeff|
|Amdur, Stephen||Epshtein, Sandra Elizabeth||Lefton, Clara Belle||Spitz, Samuel Jacob|
|Amdur, Stephen Jay||Epshtein, Steven Alex||Lefton, Elizabeth||Stein, Ida Sarah|
|Amdur, Steve L.||Fang, Sean||Lefton, Israel||Steinberg, Charlotte|
Amdur Website News !
(last update - June 2, 2012 )
The following is a list of recent additions, updates, and reinterpretations to the Amdur Family Name Website
Can you help !
The following "Twigs" represent members of the Amdur family who we know existed, but very little else.
We know from the Yad Va'Shem Pages of Testemony that numerous Amdur family members persihed in the Sho'ar. We also know of other small family units from sources such as Lithuanian Revision (census) lists of 1845 and 1883, the Riga Rabiante list (1850 - 1910), the Dvinsk 1896 Revision list, as well as the many other databases available on Jewishgen, and on-line genealogical web sites.
Currently we are unable to connect these families on to any branches.
Do any of these families sound familiar? If they do please contact Mike or Sallyann who will be more than happy to add your data to the Amdur collective.
Reuven & Sarah Amdur (Elizabeta Amdur survived the Sho'ar and created the Pages of Testemony)
Eliezer Luzar Amdur (Sara Amdur survived the Sho'ar and created the Pages of Testemony)
Khava Amdur Chernovzky (Daughter Ahuva Chernovzky Taube survived the Sho'ar and created the Pages of Testemony)
Wolf & Khana Amdur (Sara Amdur survived the Sho'ar and created the Pages of Testemony)
Abram & Sarah Amdur (Sheva Portnaya, grand-daughter of Khaia Riva, created the Pages of Testemony)
Benjamin & Khayke Amdur (created from Pages of Testemony)
Shmuel Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Srol ben Abraham Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Movshe av Shevel Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Sheina bat Abraham Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Khaim av Khatzkel Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Avraham av Sora Pesha Amdur Gamburg (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Eliokum av Yankel Amdur (from Riga Rabinate lists)
Yankel av Abraham Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Movshe av Ziska Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Abo Amdur (From the Riga Rabinate lists)
Harry Amdur (Harry was born in Greece late 1800s or early 1900s)
Yosel Amdur, father of Efraim (from 1883 Lithuianuan revision list)
Thomas Amdur (sourced from geni.com)
Richard & Dale Amdur (sourced from geni.com)
Philip & Mikey Amdur (sourced from geni.com)
William (Bill) & Sylvia Amdur (sourced from geni.com)
Norman Amdur (sourced from Ancestry message board 2000)
Roje Aryeh & Nechema Amdur (from Slobodka)
Elyakim & Bat Sheva Amdur (created from Pages of Testemony)
Rabbi Israel Amdur (from Dvinsk)
William & Lynne Amdur (from Case-Clark family tree on line)
Abba Amdur, father of Nohim
Joseph & Hilda Amdur (Greenwald) (from Geni.com)
Golda bat Abram ben Leiser Amdur (born in Griva)
Kalmain Malkin, who had a brother (name unknown) who used the name Amdur and whoes father was most probably an Amdur.