JewishGen's Success! Stories for Feb, 2016 #latvia


Phyllis Kramer
 

We present three outstanding stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's Success! Stories. You can access these accounts >from the
"About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Angela Strohschein never stopped wondering about her great-grandmother
Frieda who had tragically died at the age of 28. Through census
records, passenger manifests, vital records, and clues found in the
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Angela learns
about Frieda's family history and connects with newly found family
members.

Marla Raucher Osborn received an intriguing request >from the Director
of the Lviv National Gallery of Art to discover the background and
history of Dr. Michal Chajes, whose name is stamped on the back of a
Bruno Schulz drawing. In researching this Jewish lawyer and his family
from Drohobycz, the Schulz drawing also serves to re-join two
surviving Chajes family branches separated 70 year ago, today living
in different hemispheres.

Morton Rappaport wanted to know how eight members of his Goldstein and
Gluck families gained entry into Canada in the 1930s -- after Canada had
instituted a law which banned the immigration of Asians, Jews, and any
other group deemed undesirable by Canadian authorities. After 1930,
the only way an immigrant could gain entry to Canada was through a law
issued by Parliament called an "Order-In-Council." After 20 years of
searching, Morton finds these life-saving documents.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We hope you will be inspired by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.

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