Our Witkins come from a small shtetl in the Northwest corner of the Pale of Settlement called Zemaiciu Naumiestis.*Our ancestors called if Neustadt, or New City.There exist tax and census records of our family there going back to an 1846 document called “Taxpayers-Unable to Pay”.
There are four Witkin males listed on that 1846 document.Izrael, who died in 1844, who is my ggggg-grandfather, his son, Leyb, and Gesel, who is the father of Pesach, who is at the top of our family tree.
This website is in poor shape, as I haven't had the time to work on it. If you are a relative and want to help out and build a site worthy of the name "Witkin", let me know and we can work together.
Michael Havlin Witkin New York, NY10012 917-951-6554 Phone 917-591-5291 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org