Research for Rashba family
Research was done in Kiev's archives in Jan and April 2006.
That info connected all russian Rashba as one family coming back to the begining
of 18 century to a common forefather Yakov Rashba borned in 1720.
There is report below from Kiev.
Summary of Rashba’s family research
Research was conducted In Kiev archives, Ukraine and Barcelona, Cervera, Spain.
Research in Kiev was for Rashba family and covered period from 18 to 20 century.
The family tree is attached. Rashba family includes many branches from different Ukranien cities and two American branches. The whole family comes down to one person Yakov Rashba who was born in 1720. As we know by two family sources the Rashba family came to Ukraine as a Turkish translaters from Ottoman Empire. According to Timur Rashba grandfather Juda Rashba came to Poland as translator for Turkish Embassy. In August 2016 one of the American family member confirmed that Rashba family moved to Ukraine from Turkey where they worked as interpretors. That proved our connection to Spanish Jews.
In 20-th century many Rashba family members from USSR moved to USA, Israel, Germany.
Research in Spain was conducted in 2005 and 2006 in Barcelona and Servera archives and covered period from 13 to 15 century for Adret family. Info includes financial transactions, synagogue records, cetuba, ship records and Rashba bible from London. Adret family had a very strong presence in Spain. Some Adret family members were punished by inquisition, some were converted to Christianity. Adret family traveled from Cervera (Spain) to Naples (Italy), then TheSalonique (Greece), then to Smyrna(now Izmir) or Canakkale (Turkey) during 15-18 centuries.
In the beginning of 20 century some Adret family members moved to USA. One of them Meir ben Adrette was a founder of Sephardic Federation in NYC. Some Adrets moved to Israel after the war.
Now Adret family member live in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey USA, South Africa and Latin America. We as Rashba family keep contacts with Adret family. Three Adret family members were granted Spanish citizenship in November 2015.
Our research covered period from 13 to 15 in Spain, 18-19 century Turkey for Adret cemetery records, 18 to 20 century Ukraine. We could not cover period from 16 to 18 century Poland because it was very difficult periods of wars and luck of civil records.
We have only one small piece of Timur’s family history that proved connection between Rashba and Adret family. According to Timur grandfather Noy, his father Samuil mentioned that on the last empty pages of the patrimonial books Tora or Talmud (which were lost probably during the revolution or the civil war in Russia in the beginning of XXth century) there was an indication in the genealogy on the connection with Rashba from Barcelona.
We feel very confident that we have very good records to prove our connection to Spain.
Rashba family scheme according to report from Kiev on April 2006