Re: Fairy Tales my Father Told Me #belarus
Few Board of Special Inquiry hearing records survived. There are 18 rolls of microfilm for Philadelphia, 1893- 1909. You can look through this collection and get an idea of what hearings consisted of.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
HIAS is still in operation: https://ajhs.org/ask-reference-question
I am not familiar with HIAS activities outside of the USA. I do know that HIAS could be notified when a client was to arrive and an agent would know to be there to greet him/her. There is an interesting record here: (Go to image 1260 of 3127)
FamilySearch Catalog: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society card file I-96, 1882-1929 — FamilySearch.org
You will see that HIAS has an agent in Minsk, so it was likely that your family story is true.
On 6/21/2020 8:05 AM, beckyanderson53@... wrote:
On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 09:57 PM, Susan&David wrote: