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Auerbach Rivers Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25758

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains copies of various documents used in genealogical research of the Auerbach, Fass, Bergstein and related families. It includes photographs, census records, birth and death certificates, naturalization records and a marriage record as well as various government documents such as social security forms and tax records.

The collection is divided into seven folders; each folder has photographs and family sheets listing spouses, children and basic biographical information. Most of the folders contain birth records, death records and census information with a few naturalization certificates as well. The folder on the Auerbach family contains a five-generation family tree. The Fass family folder has a log of the Basic School in Ulanow listing the professions of the Jewish population in 1895 and 1899-1900. Folder 6 comprises information of the Hushin family including lists of Jewish inhabitants of Riga in the 1880s. Folder 7 contains various documents that could not be identified as pertaining to a specific family including a photograph, a faded obituary, death records and several lists in Cyrillic.


  • 1905-2014


Language of Materials

The collection is in English, some Polish and German and some Belarusian.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection has been digitized. Please follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

There are three main family names that are encountered frequently in this collection with an extensive record: the Auerbach, Fass and Bergstein families. The Fass family (alternative spelling Fasz) was from Austria and Tyczyn in southern Poland, and the Bergstein family was from Ulanow (today Ulaniv, Ukraine) in southern Poland. The Auerbach family was from Riga and Polotsk in northern Belarus. The family record for the Fasses and the Bergsteins go back to the 1890s and 1880s, respectively. Simon Bergstein and Ruth Helen Maurer were a couple; their son was Sam Bergstein and his wife was Ester Fass. Sam's daughter was Lillian Bergstein and her husband was Martin Auberbach. Their daughter's name was Dorothy Rivers.


0.25 Linear Feet


This collection contains materials of genealogical research from six different families. They include: genealogical information, photographs, birth, death and naturalization records, family sheets listing basic biographical information as well as census records and passenger manifests.


This collection is arranged in one series.

Processing Information

Material is rearranged by last name. There was no original order or individual folders in the collection, therefore the collection was arranged by family during the processing of the collection.

Guide to the Auerbach Rivers Family Collection 1905-2014 AR 25758
Processed by Kevin Huang
© 2018
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Auerbach_Rivers_Family.xml

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States