JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Bialystok-SZNAJDER #general

Mark Halpern

JewishGen has a Bialystok area SIG that could be of assistance to all
those with roots in this area of Poland. BIALYGen, the Bialystok Area
Jewish Genealogy Group, has a website at
and hosts a discussion group. Check it out.

Also, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has indexed all available Jewish
vital records >from Bialystok >from 1835 through 1903. Search the
JRI-Poland database ( and click Search database) and
set Geographical Region to Grodno Gubernia to capture Bialystok record
indices for your surname.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

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Dear All,
Shavuah Tov. I am looking for help. My daughter is currently studying at
Machon Gold in Jerusalem as part of a Bnei Akiva year-long program. On July 17
they travel to Poland for a week as part of her program.One place they are
visiting is Bialystok. My late father and his family came >from there as did
my mothers parents Samuel Pajes (Later spelt Payes) and my mothers mother's
family known as Beder. Some of the Pajes family and many of the Beder Family
went to Wellington New Zealand as did my late father Max Shnnider who went
to the Deckston Orphanage there in about 1937.

Below is some information I have about my father;


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