Welcome to the "Gabrilowitz Family Tree" web site, which
traces the descendants of Pheitl
(Faitel) Gabrilowitz of the Novogrudok region of Belarus. The
Gabrilowitz family is spread all over the world, including members
that live, or have lived, in Australia, Russia, France, Germany, Italy,
Israel, Japan, Cuba, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.
site also traces the genealogy of Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the concert
pianist and founding conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
who also married Mark Twain's daughter.
Additionally, the site traces some of the branches of the Gabrilovich
family that appears in the Lithuanian Revision (or census) records.
If your last name (or ancestor's name) is Gabrilowitz, Gabrilovich,
Gabrielovich, Gabrilovitch, or Gabrilowitsch, there's a good chance
A Russian historian recently wrote to me that she believes most
"Russian Empire" Gabrilowitzs are related.
This site is maintained by Michael Stern of Boston, MA, who began
work on the Gabrilowitz genealogy in 1981, interviewing, corresponding
and meeting with dozens of family members around the country and
The family tree represents the contributions of many different members
of the family who shared their research, stories, memories and insights.
Gabrilowitz Family Tree web site is meant to be an interactive,
evolving project. Hopefully disparate members of the family will
find their connection to another branch!
send photos, stories, updates, news and discoveries to
Born circa 1845, he lived in the town of Luptz (Lyubcha) in
the Novogrudok district of Belarus. He fathered 10 children
with three wives.
Rasha Gabrilowitz (1868-1931)
The daughter of Israel Yonkel, she is pictured with her
husband, Hyman Mallen, and son Phillip (born 1895). They
immigrated to the U.S. settling in
Concert Pianist and founding conductor of the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra. He married Clara Clemens, Mark Twain's daughter.