The following list represents the various Deckelbaum families I was able to piece together. For each family I have documented my research, including passenger records, census data, naturalization papers, and death certificates. I have also included an abbreviated family tree for each family.*
Deckelbaum Families from Rafalovka
* Please note that for privacy reasons I have tried not to include the names of any living individuals. The documents that are displayed in these pages were obtained from the National Archives, the Family History Library (LDS church), and from records offices of various city and county governments.
Deckelbaums in Rafalovka (and nearby
In 1906, Rafalovka was a small shtetl, with around 100 Jewish families. It was part of the Russian Empire, located in the gubernia (province) of Volhynia. Dr. Alexander Beider, who has written several books on Jewish Surnames in Russia and Poland, provided me with the following list of Deckelbaum names. These names were taken from voter registration lists, which were at that time published in newspapers. Only men who were over 25 years old and who met certain property requirements were allowed to vote.
Deckelbaums of Rafalovka (Lutsk District), 1906
Eliezar, Gedaliah, and Abraham (10th, 11th, and 12th on the list) are my two great-granduncles and my great-grandfather, respectively.Deckelbaums of Kolki (Lutsk District), 1906