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Submitted by Vicki Sharon Adelson

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Category: Translation - Russian
Approval Date: 6/16/2013 4:22 PM
Family Surname: Zoch
Country: Russia
Town: Samara
Date of Image: Event 1912
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I found this document on when I searched that website for information about my grandfather, Abraham Zoch (Zimmer). I think this document has information about Abraham's father, my great grandfather, Moses Zoch. I need someone to translate the Name and Event Place information -- which are both in Russian. It also would be helpful to know whether to contact a Family History Center for microfilm copies of the originals and, if so, how to do that.

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6/16/2013 7:41 PM This is an entry about death of Moisei, son of Zotik, Ponomarev in Illinslaia Russian Orthodox Church in Samara. The man died in 1912 aged 80. He is obviously not Jewish.

There are Samara synagogue BDM books scanned for familysearch, but they are not indexed. If you are after a particular entry, I am happy to check.
6/17/2013 7:51 AM That looks like record for someone of Christian origin, since the Event Place is Il'inskaya Church, Samara, Russia

Name: Moisei Zotikov Ponomarev
6/17/2013 2:43 PM Many Jewish people in Eastern Europe have been converted by force and through persecution to the Orthodox Church or Catholic Church. Only home, in secret, they were practising Judaism, keeping the Shabbat, Moedim, etc.
Being registerd on an Orthodox Church official document, this does not stop you to be a Jew!
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