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Submitted by William Paul Saslow

Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 1/10/2010
Family Surname: Zaslavsky
Country: Ukraine
Town: Uman
Date of Image: 1922
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I would like to identify the "Great Schul" of Uman. Ny Great Great Granfather prayed and studied there.
I am interested in a high-resolution version of this picture. Does anyone know where one can be obtained?

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6/7/2010 4:03 PM Dear William Saslow,
I can't help with your photo of Uman, but am curious whether we have any family connection. My great-grandfather came from Ukraine, and his name was originally Samuel Zaslowsky. We don't know what town he came from; we always sort of assumed he came from the town of Zaslov (Ukr. Yzaslavl), in western Ukraine, but that was only because there is such a town, and immigrants so often just took their town name as their surname (plus the "sky"). He came in 1885 or so, so his immigration records are very sketchy. If there were people named Zaslowsky/Zaslawsky/Zaslavsky in other towns like Uman, then perhaps it was a real family name, not just something added at Ellis Island. If you know anything about the history of the surname and how widespread it was in "the old country," I'd be interested to hear. I live in New York City, and am still new at this serious genealogy research, but who knows what we might find out together. "My" Saslows have lived in and around NY/NJ since the late 19th c.; there are two branches I know of that are direct relations (names like Max, Benjamin, Henry, Dinah, Rose). My JGen ID is 440112. Thanks--
Jim Saslow

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