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My great-great grandfather, Wolf Finkelstein, was born in 1832 before Romania came into existence so, I don't know how to find out anything about him such as who his parents were. I think he was born in a town called Jassy which I have also seen spelled Iasi. Any help to point me in the right direction will be greatly appreciated. Please note, I am new to using this site so, I may not always ask a question the best way.

  • There is no need to apologize for being new. We are very glad to have you here and asking questions. To learn about our site I recommend taking the 2-minute Tour. This question seems to just provide more details to an earlier one that you posted and so I am going to make it a Duplicate of that after copying those new details into it. You could have done this yourself using the edit button beneath it but our processes take a little time to learn. – PolyGeo Mar 28 '15 at 23:54
  • Do not be alarmed that the earlier question already has two answers. You will probably see those revised and/or new answers added now that the additional information about your ancestor's possible birth location has become available. – PolyGeo Mar 29 '15 at 0:00
  • The question "How to trace Romanian ancestry?" genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/3706/… may also be of help – bgwiehle Mar 30 '15 at 17:48