Lauren Shulsky Orenstein
I am looking for any record of my family in Wilkes-Barre, Pa >from 1870-1872.
My gg-grandfather, William HARRIS (b. ~1850 in "Russia Poland") and his
wife, Dora SPEKTORSKY (b. ~1851 in Kalavaria, Lithuania) lived in
Wilkes-Barre, PA for a brief period between approx. 1870 & 1872. They
may have been married there, as I have not had sucess in my search for
a NY marriage record. Their first child, Herman HARRIS, was, according
to several sources, born in Wilkes-Barre sometime between 1871 & 1872.
The family returned to New York City in time for the birth of their
second child in 1872 or 1873.
I have not found them in the 1870 census in PA or NY.
Does anyone have experience with research in Wilkes-Barre? Are there
any resources online?
Thanks so much for your help. Please respond privately, unless
something would be of general interest.
Best, Lauren Shulsky Orenstein
MODERATOR NOTE: Please add these to the FTJP if they are not there already.
Researching: SPEKTORSKY (Kalavaria, Lithuania --> NYC ~1860), HARRIS
(Russia?, possibly also Kalvaria ---> NYC ~1870)