Re: Advice on heritage tours in Bialystok region? #poland

Tamara Edell Gottstein <tamama2e@...>

The Taube foundation specializes in this kind of thing so you might ask

They also set up a genealogy center in the Jewish Historical Institute.
People there were every helpful to us when we were going to Bialystock and
Narewka with advice about where archives were and how to source information.

Good luck and please share what you find out.

I also want to get to the Lomza Gubernia region as well as Bialystock and
Narewka again. All in Northern Poland. I would love tips for a good guide
and also someone who can help access and translate information >from local
Thanks so much.

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Subject: Advice on heritage tours in Bialystok region?
From: Jade Brooks <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:16:31 -0500
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Dear all,

My name is Jade and I'm trying to plan a family trip to Poland to visit
Sokolka, the hometown of my great-grandmother. Does anyone have advice on
tour agencies that offer Jewish heritage tours? Any other tips or
suggestions for a visit to the region? Should we rent a car?
Should we take the train? Is it very necessary to have a guide (particularly
as we do not speak Polish, sad to say)?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

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