Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bob Fitterman <bobf@...>

I interacted with NIAB Grodno in 2013 and was able to obtain a single record. I told them what record I wanted. They replied with a draft invoice and the forms I had to complete. The invoice included SWIFT transfer information for their bank and I was able to wire the funds to their account. Each step of the process was slow and it was a few months after the payment and submission of forms that my records were delivered by the postal service.

I was able to do everything via bilingual emails (English/Russian). The Russian was all translated via Google Translate and while it wasn't perfect it was enough to facilitate the transaction. Their responses I received were only in Russian.

Bob Fitterman
New York City

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