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Plenty of Relatives

Howard Balaban (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2001 9:57AM GMT
Surnames: Balaban
First off let me say that I never realized how many Balabans there are all over the place.

Anyway, I'm 3rd generation Balaban, and the only info I can give to any and all distant relatives is that my great-grandfather's name was Harry and that he was one of 21 siblings. He came from Russia (the town name slips my mind) and among the 21 were a few sets of twins (this info from my grandmother). Recently I took a class here at Syracuse about the history of televison and was surprised to see my last name in one of the textbooks, so when I asked my grandmother about it the response I got was really cool: Barney Balaban (of the movie business) was a first cousin to my great-grandfather.

Meanwhile, I'm curious if anyone out there knows of a great-granduncle Harry...or better yet if anyone can tell me anything about any of the Balabans on the East Coast, preferably the ones that originally settled in the Brooklyn, NY area.

Any information would be welcomed.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Howard Balaban 8 Aug 2001 3:57PM GMT 
E_Aven 1 Apr 2002 6:38PM GMT 
Imlrng2 1 Sep 2002 6:01AM GMT 
Ellen Aven 1 Sep 2002 7:47AM GMT 
denak138 19 Feb 2004 1:45PM GMT 
murchie11 16 Feb 2008 4:37AM GMT 
E_Aven 16 Feb 2008 5:07AM GMT 
murchie11 16 Feb 2008 4:42PM GMT 
atreistm 5 May 2008 7:44PM GMT 
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