JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Manuscript #general


Jonathon Podolsky
 

Greetings,

I have recently found out that a relative possesses a manuscript written by
her late husband about his life and the family business. Her daughter may
have a copy as well. The mother is in her early 90's so I want to act
fast. I am being somewhat general, due to the sensitive nature of the
situation, but needless to say, this manuscript would be of tremendous
value to my genealogical research. Others in the family have asked for a
copy, but were declined apparently because there may be some embarrassing
or scandalous information. I haven't seen the mother since I was a child
and don't know the daughter. My thought is to write a letter of
introduction and explain my interest in genealogy without mentioning the
book until I follow-up with a phone call and have gotten into the
conversation a bit. Can anyone provide strategy suggestions or important
points I should convey?

Also, if anyone knows Jewish genealogical researchers in Western,
Massachusetts please let me know by sending a private email. WMJGS is
hoping to expand our reach to Berkshire county.

Thank you in advance,
--
Jonathon Podolsky
Founder, Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogy Society
http://www.wmjgs.org
http://www.Podolsky.cc

Researching surnames: ABEND, HARTMANN, SEIDEN, WASSERMAN, SHIMAN, KRAUT
from Wola Ranizowska near Kolbuszowa, Poland (Galicia region).
PODOLSKY, BAGUS, RUDERMAN, MASSARSKY, CARSON, KRICHEC >from Babruvy Kut,
Ukraine.

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