Motol visit: guide, archives, travel advice #belarus


Celia Haupt
 

Hello

In September this year, my family will be visiting Motele - my
grandmother's shtetl. I would appreciate any advice you can give about
the following:
1. I would like to get any archival documents for my family. Where are
these held?
2. Can you recommend a guide/translator who can take us around Motele?
3. We will be coming >from Lithuania and/or Poland, possibly hiring a
car or taking a train. Do you have any advice on either option?
4. Have you travelled to Motele or Belarus? Can you share any travel advice?
5. Can you recommend a researcher who could possibly get access to
some records before our travel date?

Background: My grandmother, Shoshana Simanovska was born in Motele in
1914. In 1934 she left for Israel. Her parents were Chaya GUTENSKA
(1878 - 1917) and Moshe Noah SIMANOVSKI. Her siblings were Yaakov,
Binyamin and Chaim. I do have some information further back, but no
records to back the info up except for the 1912 Voters' List on
Jewishgen.

Thank you very much. Please respond to my email address. I have
already looked at the JewishGen page recommending guides. :-)

Regards
Celia Haupt
Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Seredzius, Surviliskis,
Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY (Motol,
Belarus/Poland), KRUGER (Krekenava), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Belarus/Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS
(Lithuania)

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