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 Chaiken Family of Nezhin
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Click here to see the Manifest for Leizor Hillel Chaiken aboard the S.S. Mauretania
Click here to see the Death Certificate for Mire (Miriam) Chaiken Chazanoff.
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My grandmother Manya made two trips to America from Odessa. It was always a mystery in the family how and why she did this.

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Translation..Chernigov & Nezhin Oblast Archives, 1877, Marriage Register: Israel Berko 19, son of Moise Chazanov and Miriam 18, daughter of Avram Chaiken.
Our granddaughter Sara, a few years ago, sitting on the bench in the Ellis Island waiting room. Sara's 3rd great uncle Hillel Chaiken and her third great grandmother, Mire Chaiken Chazanoff, sat in this same room

Partial List of Documents We Have

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  • Marriage Applications
  • Petitions for Naturalization
  • Declarations of Intent
  • Citizenship Papers
  • Social Security Applications
  • Divorce Records
  • Wills
  • etc.