Twenty two years have passed since I began searching for Tunick ancestors. Along the way I have encountered many Tunicks who believe, as I do, that all Tunicks are related. Today there are over 7200 Tunick or Tunik descendants and relatives listed on this site.
Most Tunicks or Tuniks of Eastern European ancestry can be traced to small towns in the Minsk region of Belarus. Stolbtsy, Belarus is 45 miles southwest of Minsk and was home to the majority of our Tunick Ancestors. The ultimate goal is to unite all Tunicks of Eastern European ancestry by finding a common ancestor from the sixteenth century. This goal is closer but remains illusive.
The Tunick Tree will never be completed because to do so would require knowledge of all people whoever lived. With no beginning and no end, it is time to share what is known, replete with errors and omissions. Additions and corrections are requested and are sincerely appreciated. Please take the time to help. With each passing generation so much is lost forever.
Arvin Tunick, M.D.
This database contains over 7200 individual Tunick Ancestors, descendants and relatives. These files are an amalgam of my research, the research of many others, and family histories sent to me from all over the world. Please report all errors and additions to me using the email link above.|
|Access to these files is password protected to prevent robotic indexing and robotic searching.|
To protect privacy, dates and places are omitted for living persons (born after 1919 with no death date).
The Name and Password are both Tunick (note the capital T). |
Origin of Tunicks or Tuniks
Stolbtsy and Belarus
Stolbtsy, Belarus These pages provide historical information, maps, and photos of our ancestral city.
Belarus Archives The National Historical Archives Of Belarus (NIAB) contains hundreds of Tunik records (1811-1915).
Tunik Partisans Belarus Resistance fighters against the Nazis 1941-1944
Tunik Letters 1934-1944 "Gathering the Fragments" from Yad Vashem
Stolbtsy Yiskor (Memorial) Book
| || Former residents of Stolbtsy authored this book as a tribute to their former city and to the people who were murdered during the Holocaust. The book was published in 1964 and contains 550 pages written in Hebrew and Yiddish. It is an excellent source for learning about Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. The book is partially translated on Jewish Genealogy. Chapters which have been translated into English appear as blue links.|
U.S. Immigration Records
Ellis Island immigration records lists 88 Tunicks (1892-1924).
Castle Garden pre Ellis Island immigration records lists 16 Tunik/Tunicks (1820-1896).
United Kingdom Census lists 43 Tunicks (1841 and 1901).
1800'S U.S. Census lists many Tunicks living in the U.S.A. prior to the arrival of immigrants from Eastern Europe.
1900 U.S. Census lists many Tunicks/Tuniks.
1910 U.S. Census lists many Tunicks/Tuniks.
1915 N.Y. Census lists 77 Tunicks.
1920 U.S. Census lists hundreds of Tunicks/Tuniks.
1925 N.Y. Census lists 142 Tunicks/Tuniks.
1930 U.S. Census lists hundreds of Tunicks/Tuniks.
1940 U.S. Census lists hundreds of Tunicks/Tuniks.
Tuniks murdered during the Holocaust.
Social Security Death Index lists 238 Tunicks (1962-2012).
California Death Records lists 49 Tunicks (1940-1997).
NYC Death Records lists 65 Tunicks (1895-1946).
Florida Death Records lists 35 Tunicks (1936-1998).
Cemeteries and Graves
Stolbtsy Jewish Cemetery
lists 12 Tuniks (1914-1936).
Stolbtsy Jewish Cemetery (The entire collection) contains 578 gravestone photos (1818-1940).
Veterans Cemeteries lists 9 Tunicks (1800-2010).
"Find a Grave" Web Site
lists 145 Tunicks/Tuniks. Some entries include gravestone photos.
New York County Naturalization Petitions lists 41 Tunicks (1907-1924).
NYC Marriages lists 39 Tunick marriages (1908-1936).
World War I Draft Registration lists 45 Tunicks (1917-1918).
This site was last updated Jan 26, 2015