I am looking for my paternal grandfather's family. They left Bialystok
in the 1890s for the USA, but his 1897 marriage record shows him as
being 23 years old:
Shebsel Yankelovich NOVIK-VYSITSKIJ
and having come >from Novogrud District, Polonka Shtetl.
His father's name was Jacob.
Jacob had 5 sons, all of whom went to the US by the end of the 19th
Abraham, born abt 1868
Benjamin born abt 1872
Shepsil (Samuel) born abt 1873
Joseph born abt 1978
Isadore (not sure of birth date)
In the United States they used the surname of NOVAK.
I would appreciate any help anyone might be able to give me regarding
any of them.
Thanks, and Shalom
Carol Hoffman, PhD
NOVIK, KOVALSKY, OFCHINSKAS and maybe VYSOTSKY