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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Passenger Manifest/Notation of Petition for Naturalization #general

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

No, the passenger manifest would not have the Petition for Naturalization
number, that's right.

However, in many cases, when a person applied for citizenship, and the
Certificate of Arrival was issued to confirm their name and date of
immigration, The Certificate of Arrival number and date was indeed added
to the passenger manifest.

I don't know how to trace citizenship papers with only that number - the
only clue it could provide is >from the first two digits of the numbeer,
which indicate the district court. And no, I don't have a listing of
those codes.

Happy searching, everyone!

Hilary Henkin


Re: Passenger Manifest/Notation of Petition for Naturalization #general

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

No, the passenger manifest would not have the Petition for Naturalization
number, that's right.

However, in many cases, when a person applied for citizenship, and the
Certificate of Arrival was issued to confirm their name and date of
immigration, The Certificate of Arrival number and date was indeed added
to the passenger manifest.

I don't know how to trace citizenship papers with only that number - the
only clue it could provide is >from the first two digits of the numbeer,
which indicate the district court. And no, I don't have a listing of
those codes.

Happy searching, everyone!

Hilary Henkin


Belarus Yizkor Book Update #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear SIG members I am taking the liberty of reposting a message >from Joyce
Field which I have edited to include only Belarus related books. There is a
link to the Yizkor Books on the Shtetls of Belarus pages.
--
David M. Fox
fox@...
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator
Arnold, MD

***********************************
Subject: YB report
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 21:23:00 -0500
From: Joyce Field <jfield@...>
To: "David M. Fox" <fox@...>

note the number of Belarus books. WOW. Joyce

Another month has ended and it is time for the monthly update on the
Yizkor Book Project. During the month of May 2000 we added 10 new
books and updated 8 sites. The Project now has 214 separate entries
(206 distinct books) online.

In addition, the Yizkor Book Necrology Project is moving along under
the guidance of Ernie Fine, who could use additional volunteers who
have advanced skills with Excel and data entry. As all the names are
in Roman script, there is no translation/transliteration required.
However, accuracy in data entry and a knowledge of Excel are
fundamental. Please contact Ernie at efine@... for more
information.

You will notice that there have been some changes at the Yizkor Book
Translations index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html. We have added two
new categories--General and Holocaust--to reflect more accurately the
nature of the material. We hope you will find these new categories
useful.

New Books

-Kamen, Belarus
-Lepel, Belarus
-Mir, Belarus
-Pruzhany, Belarus
-Telekhany, Belarus
-Yiddish Theater
--snip

Updated Books

-Antopol, Belarus
-Dokshitzy, Belarus
--snip

Finally, a reminder of the Yizkor Book fundraising projects for the
following yizkor book translations:

Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Grodno, Belarus
Slutsk, Belarus
Telekhany, Belarus
--snip

A memorial plaque at a yizkor book site to commemorate a loved one
can be ordered at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/MemorialPlaque.html

As always, we want to thank all the donors of material to the Yizkor
Book Project and all the volunteers who maintain the site,
particularly John Berman, webmaster; Lance Ackerfeld, Permissions
Coordinator and QA Coordinator; and Harriet Brown, moderator of the
Yizkor Book Digest. Without these dedicated volunteers and our
workaholic html staff- in alphabetical order: Carole, Edward,
Elsa,Lance, Lawrence, Mike,and Moshe--we could not post these
remarkable statistics every month.

One final reminder: If you are the contact person for an online
yizkor book translation and if you have recently changed your email
address, please notify us so that we can update the email address on
the site.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus Yizkor Book Update #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Dear SIG members I am taking the liberty of reposting a message >from Joyce
Field which I have edited to include only Belarus related books. There is a
link to the Yizkor Books on the Shtetls of Belarus pages.
--
David M. Fox
fox@...
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator
Arnold, MD

***********************************
Subject: YB report
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 21:23:00 -0500
From: Joyce Field <jfield@...>
To: "David M. Fox" <fox@...>

note the number of Belarus books. WOW. Joyce

Another month has ended and it is time for the monthly update on the
Yizkor Book Project. During the month of May 2000 we added 10 new
books and updated 8 sites. The Project now has 214 separate entries
(206 distinct books) online.

In addition, the Yizkor Book Necrology Project is moving along under
the guidance of Ernie Fine, who could use additional volunteers who
have advanced skills with Excel and data entry. As all the names are
in Roman script, there is no translation/transliteration required.
However, accuracy in data entry and a knowledge of Excel are
fundamental. Please contact Ernie at efine@... for more
information.

You will notice that there have been some changes at the Yizkor Book
Translations index page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html. We have added two
new categories--General and Holocaust--to reflect more accurately the
nature of the material. We hope you will find these new categories
useful.

New Books

-Kamen, Belarus
-Lepel, Belarus
-Mir, Belarus
-Pruzhany, Belarus
-Telekhany, Belarus
-Yiddish Theater
--snip

Updated Books

-Antopol, Belarus
-Dokshitzy, Belarus
--snip

Finally, a reminder of the Yizkor Book fundraising projects for the
following yizkor book translations:

Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Grodno, Belarus
Slutsk, Belarus
Telekhany, Belarus
--snip

A memorial plaque at a yizkor book site to commemorate a loved one
can be ordered at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/MemorialPlaque.html

As always, we want to thank all the donors of material to the Yizkor
Book Project and all the volunteers who maintain the site,
particularly John Berman, webmaster; Lance Ackerfeld, Permissions
Coordinator and QA Coordinator; and Harriet Brown, moderator of the
Yizkor Book Digest. Without these dedicated volunteers and our
workaholic html staff- in alphabetical order: Carole, Edward,
Elsa,Lance, Lawrence, Mike,and Moshe--we could not post these
remarkable statistics every month.

One final reminder: If you are the contact person for an online
yizkor book translation and if you have recently changed your email
address, please notify us so that we can update the email address on
the site.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@...


Re: Pinsk LDS Sources #belarus

dweisman@...
 

Adam Didn't know the answer to this question and thought it would be good to
post to the SIG

David Weisman
West Caldwell,NJ USA

dweisman@...
---------------------- Forwarded by David Weisman on 05/31/2000 04:06 PM
---------------------------


David Weisman
05/31/2000 03:29 PM

To: AdamDavis@...
cc:

Subject: Re: Pinsk LDS Sources (Document link: David Weisman)

Adam,

Please excuse my ignorance. Are these lists just for the town of Pinsk or the
surrounding area. My pgf is >from Drohichin half way between Pinsk and Brest.
Would this be covered?

Thank you,

David Weisman

dweisman@...
w:973-401-8578

WEISMAN
KAMINETZKY
MILLER/MOLOTOK


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Pinsk LDS Sources #belarus

dweisman@...
 

Adam Didn't know the answer to this question and thought it would be good to
post to the SIG

David Weisman
West Caldwell,NJ USA

dweisman@...
---------------------- Forwarded by David Weisman on 05/31/2000 04:06 PM
---------------------------


David Weisman
05/31/2000 03:29 PM

To: AdamDavis@...
cc:

Subject: Re: Pinsk LDS Sources (Document link: David Weisman)

Adam,

Please excuse my ignorance. Are these lists just for the town of Pinsk or the
surrounding area. My pgf is >from Drohichin half way between Pinsk and Brest.
Would this be covered?

Thank you,

David Weisman

dweisman@...
w:973-401-8578

WEISMAN
KAMINETZKY
MILLER/MOLOTOK


Opportunity for Belarus SIG Frequent Fliers #belarus

Risa Heywood <risa@...>
 

The Belarus SIG is looking for some members who have "extra" frequent flier
miles that they might be willing to donate to the SIG. Please email me
privately and we can discuss the details.

Thank you,

Risa Heywood
Belarus SIG Co-coordinator
risa@...
Boulder, Colorado


Belarus SIG #Belarus Opportunity for Belarus SIG Frequent Fliers #belarus

Risa Heywood <risa@...>
 

The Belarus SIG is looking for some members who have "extra" frequent flier
miles that they might be willing to donate to the SIG. Please email me
privately and we can discuss the details.

Thank you,

Risa Heywood
Belarus SIG Co-coordinator
risa@...
Boulder, Colorado


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Russian Birth certificate 1920s #general

Gary Goldberg <XGaryG@...>
 

In article Gary Luke <feraltek@...> wrote:
How would someone get a birth certificate for a non-Jew born in Russia in
1924? Details are - born 27 June 1924 in the town of Orel, south of
Moscow.

The surname was given in Czechoslovakia during WWII as LIC, pronounced
something like "leach". What is the likely spelling of the name in
Russia?
L-I-Ch (3 Russian letters) would be pronounced "Leach". The letters look
like a Greek Lambda (depending on typeface), a backward "N", and a
squared-off "4".

Illiterate? Write for free help!
(Remove "X" >from address to reply)


Re: Russian Birth certificate 1920s #general

Gary Goldberg <XGaryG@...>
 

In article Gary Luke <feraltek@...> wrote:
How would someone get a birth certificate for a non-Jew born in Russia in
1924? Details are - born 27 June 1924 in the town of Orel, south of
Moscow.

The surname was given in Czechoslovakia during WWII as LIC, pronounced
something like "leach". What is the likely spelling of the name in
Russia?
L-I-Ch (3 Russian letters) would be pronounced "Leach". The letters look
like a Greek Lambda (depending on typeface), a backward "N", and a
squared-off "4".

Illiterate? Write for free help!
(Remove "X" >from address to reply)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Dachau, WWII, 60th Infantry Regiment historical information sought #general

Gloria Bailey <auletta1@...>
 

My uncle, Dr. Alexander P. OSHER was a physician in the army >from Sept 1944
through April 1947. According to his separation record, he served as
regimental surgeon with the 60th Infantry regiment in the European theater
for 18 months, was responsible for medical care and preventive medical
treatment for regiment of 3000 men. Concurrently, was Company Commander
responsible for administration, medical care, supply, discipline and
general welfare of troops. Was Assistant Hospital Director at Post
Hospital, Dauchau, Germany for three months.

He rarely talked about his experiences at Dauchau. I have a newspaper
clipping about it >from when he first returned home to NY. He told my
mother that they "made up" the quotes attributed to him, so I'm not sure
how accurate it is. The only time I know he talked about this experience
was when my 7 year old son visited him in NY (we were living in Michigan)
and he told him about his experience. This was the last year my Uncle was
alive, and my son is now 31 and has no memory of the stories my uncle told
him. I think it was more than a 7 year old could take in.

Now I would like to find written documentation of these experiences --
either about the Dauchau post hospital, the 60th Infantry regiment, medical
personnel in the army at that time, etc. I would be thrilled to find
someone who knew my Uncle at that time. If you know of any web sites or
books with more information, I would appreciate hearing >from you.

When I was growing up in NY, my uncle visited us almost weekly. But he
rarely talked about old times and I never heard him talk about being at
Dauchau. I think this must have been especially hard for a Jewish son of
Russian immigrants to see what could easily have been his own family.
(Though so far as I know, no immediate family members were caught up in the
Holocaust, I have not traced all of my grandfather's half siblings and they
might have been there.)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Gloria Auletta Bailey
Seattle, Washington
auletta1@...


Dachau, WWII, 60th Infantry Regiment historical information sought #general

Gloria Bailey <auletta1@...>
 

My uncle, Dr. Alexander P. OSHER was a physician in the army >from Sept 1944
through April 1947. According to his separation record, he served as
regimental surgeon with the 60th Infantry regiment in the European theater
for 18 months, was responsible for medical care and preventive medical
treatment for regiment of 3000 men. Concurrently, was Company Commander
responsible for administration, medical care, supply, discipline and
general welfare of troops. Was Assistant Hospital Director at Post
Hospital, Dauchau, Germany for three months.

He rarely talked about his experiences at Dauchau. I have a newspaper
clipping about it >from when he first returned home to NY. He told my
mother that they "made up" the quotes attributed to him, so I'm not sure
how accurate it is. The only time I know he talked about this experience
was when my 7 year old son visited him in NY (we were living in Michigan)
and he told him about his experience. This was the last year my Uncle was
alive, and my son is now 31 and has no memory of the stories my uncle told
him. I think it was more than a 7 year old could take in.

Now I would like to find written documentation of these experiences --
either about the Dauchau post hospital, the 60th Infantry regiment, medical
personnel in the army at that time, etc. I would be thrilled to find
someone who knew my Uncle at that time. If you know of any web sites or
books with more information, I would appreciate hearing >from you.

When I was growing up in NY, my uncle visited us almost weekly. But he
rarely talked about old times and I never heard him talk about being at
Dauchau. I think this must have been especially hard for a Jewish son of
Russian immigrants to see what could easily have been his own family.
(Though so far as I know, no immediate family members were caught up in the
Holocaust, I have not traced all of my grandfather's half siblings and they
might have been there.)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Gloria Auletta Bailey
Seattle, Washington
auletta1@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York City Naturalization Petition Index--Free Until June 11 #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Ancestry.com is offering free database access until June 11 to the New
York City (Manhattan, only) Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-1924.

Best wishes.

Carole GLICK FEINBERG
Atlanta, GA, USA

Searching: HILLEBRAND, SCHECK/Borislav; LERNER, BERNSTEIN/Drogobych;
SOMERFLECK, KATZ, MALKISCHER/Zbarazh area; GLEKEL/Volochisk


New York City Naturalization Petition Index--Free Until June 11 #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Ancestry.com is offering free database access until June 11 to the New
York City (Manhattan, only) Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-1924.

Best wishes.

Carole GLICK FEINBERG
Atlanta, GA, USA

Searching: HILLEBRAND, SCHECK/Borislav; LERNER, BERNSTEIN/Drogobych;
SOMERFLECK, KATZ, MALKISCHER/Zbarazh area; GLEKEL/Volochisk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SLC Conference Program Expands #general

Howard Margol
 

Attention all those planning to attend the SLC conference in July.

In order to make the Salt Lake City conference program even more
outstanding than it already is, IAJGS is bringing Batya Unterschatz
from Israel to the conference. She will spend six hours every day at
the Family History Library translating [Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish,
Polish, Lithuanian etc,].

In addition, she will have a set of the Israel population census on
microfiche which she can use to help find relatives. Batya is available
also [on a private, fee-for-service basis] for those who want more
extensive research in Israel.

Howard Margol
President, IAJGS
Mark Your Calendar: July 9-14, 2000
20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah / Home of the Family History Library
For developing information: http://iajgs.org/slcy2k


SLC Conference Program Expands #general

Howard Margol
 

Attention all those planning to attend the SLC conference in July.

In order to make the Salt Lake City conference program even more
outstanding than it already is, IAJGS is bringing Batya Unterschatz
from Israel to the conference. She will spend six hours every day at
the Family History Library translating [Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish,
Polish, Lithuanian etc,].

In addition, she will have a set of the Israel population census on
microfiche which she can use to help find relatives. Batya is available
also [on a private, fee-for-service basis] for those who want more
extensive research in Israel.

Howard Margol
President, IAJGS
Mark Your Calendar: July 9-14, 2000
20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah / Home of the Family History Library
For developing information: http://iajgs.org/slcy2k


Re: not why, the "Y" chromosome, but who #dna

Susan M. Rogers <smr@...>
 

This should be easy to answer:

We want to determine whether a descendant of Faiva Uberstein of Gorodok is
related to a descendant of Lazar Elia Uberstine of Gorodok.

Faiva's descendant is male, and so is Lazar's.
The $219 fee will determine if they are related.
Will it also confirm that Lazar's descendant is a HaKohen? We have the
hands on his uncle's and his grandfather's tombstone.

So my questions are:
(1) Will the $219 fee answer both questions?

(2a) Does it matter the line for Faiva's descendant went from
Faiva to his daughter to her son and then to his son?

(2b) Would it be better if the line went 100% through males?
Say, Faiva to Harris to Max to Morris?

(3) Would it "gum up the works" if the grandmother of Faiva's descendant
had married a non-Jewish person?

Thank you.
Susan M. Rogers
CousinsPlus Family History Web Page Design Center
New York, NY


List of websites unrelated to this discussion has been deleted >from this message.
Moderator on duty

----- Original Message -----
From: "ushua weintraub" <ushua@...>
To: "DNA Testing, Ask the Experts" <dna@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 3:45 PM
Subject: not why, the "Y" chromosome, but who


This question is not why the "Y" chromosome but who?
The Law states Aaron is the brother of Moses, as in "blood" brother. The
Law also states before Num: 8 that Moses is of the clan of Merari, Aaron
of
the clan of Kohath not forgetting the clan of Gershon, having as their
tribal patriarch Levi, the third son of Jacob, the patriarch of the 12
tribes. As I understand it, currently "XX" and "YX" are female and male
and
that the "Y" chromosome represents the missing rib of Adam, created by the
male "white" substance and the female "red" substance. Therefore, if the
priestly line, that is to say the first-born males of the families of the
clan of Kohath has this "Y" marker, we can infer that Levi, his brothers,
Jacob and back to Adam also had this "Y" marker. Is the current DNA
research
taking into account that, Adam is recorded in the Law as being the first
with "this" missing rib, that it, this "Y" chromosome was and is still
being
passed down succeeding blood related generations as a distinct racial
marker
passed down in the blood lines and not in philosophical or religious
thoughts and beliefs?

Is it possible that the presence of this "Y" marker in 10% of the tested
Jewish population, the presence of this marker in over 50% of those Jews
who's oral traditions connect them to the clan of Kohath are both direct
blood descendants of not just the priestly line but of all the tribes
which
are Israel and that this "Y" marker which is not found in others is
connected to the prophecy , "I will make you a nation of priests"? That
the
rest of the Jewish male population are not blood descendents of "Israel"
(Jacob), but are the descendants of those that entered the blood families
as
adoptees or by way of marriage or by way of living amongst our ancestors
and
becoming religious proselytes?
Truely Ushua ben Mushi,clan of Merari,tribe of Levi
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DNA Research #DNA Re: not why, the "Y" chromosome, but who #dna

Susan M. Rogers <smr@...>
 

This should be easy to answer:

We want to determine whether a descendant of Faiva Uberstein of Gorodok is
related to a descendant of Lazar Elia Uberstine of Gorodok.

Faiva's descendant is male, and so is Lazar's.
The $219 fee will determine if they are related.
Will it also confirm that Lazar's descendant is a HaKohen? We have the
hands on his uncle's and his grandfather's tombstone.

So my questions are:
(1) Will the $219 fee answer both questions?

(2a) Does it matter the line for Faiva's descendant went from
Faiva to his daughter to her son and then to his son?

(2b) Would it be better if the line went 100% through males?
Say, Faiva to Harris to Max to Morris?

(3) Would it "gum up the works" if the grandmother of Faiva's descendant
had married a non-Jewish person?

Thank you.
Susan M. Rogers
CousinsPlus Family History Web Page Design Center
New York, NY


List of websites unrelated to this discussion has been deleted >from this message.
Moderator on duty

----- Original Message -----
From: "ushua weintraub" <ushua@...>
To: "DNA Testing, Ask the Experts" <dna@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 3:45 PM
Subject: not why, the "Y" chromosome, but who


This question is not why the "Y" chromosome but who?
The Law states Aaron is the brother of Moses, as in "blood" brother. The
Law also states before Num: 8 that Moses is of the clan of Merari, Aaron
of
the clan of Kohath not forgetting the clan of Gershon, having as their
tribal patriarch Levi, the third son of Jacob, the patriarch of the 12
tribes. As I understand it, currently "XX" and "YX" are female and male
and
that the "Y" chromosome represents the missing rib of Adam, created by the
male "white" substance and the female "red" substance. Therefore, if the
priestly line, that is to say the first-born males of the families of the
clan of Kohath has this "Y" marker, we can infer that Levi, his brothers,
Jacob and back to Adam also had this "Y" marker. Is the current DNA
research
taking into account that, Adam is recorded in the Law as being the first
with "this" missing rib, that it, this "Y" chromosome was and is still
being
passed down succeeding blood related generations as a distinct racial
marker
passed down in the blood lines and not in philosophical or religious
thoughts and beliefs?

Is it possible that the presence of this "Y" marker in 10% of the tested
Jewish population, the presence of this marker in over 50% of those Jews
who's oral traditions connect them to the clan of Kohath are both direct
blood descendants of not just the priestly line but of all the tribes
which
are Israel and that this "Y" marker which is not found in others is
connected to the prophecy , "I will make you a nation of priests"? That
the
rest of the Jewish male population are not blood descendents of "Israel"
(Jacob), but are the descendants of those that entered the blood families
as
adoptees or by way of marriage or by way of living amongst our ancestors
and
becoming religious proselytes?
Truely Ushua ben Mushi,clan of Merari,tribe of Levi
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ekaternislav archives update #general

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

Dear everyone,
First, an apology to those of you who subscribe to the same three JGen
groups I do - you're about to read this three times <g>. Second, we all
understand the Ekaternislav is the older name for the current
Dnepropetrovsk. I use both names interchangeably.

Virtually all of the responses I received wanted to know what I learned,
and were also interested in finding a researcher.

One person emailed the Dnepetrovsk Archives, and received a response to
contact them directly, which he did - in February. No response since.

Another person emailed a request last September. The response explained
that the archivist was currently in Germany obtaining a university degree
and that the request would have to wait until his return.

I'd emailed a request months ago (in English) and received no response.
Last month, I used Windows 98'd multi-language capabilities to sned
another email, and have received no response to that one either.

I was referred to another genealogist who had hired someone to do
research. The researcher over there, while praised, actually lives in
Kiev, which adds the extra cost of housing while researching. In all
fairness, it wasn't that much, considering the cost of living over there.

With the able assistance of [see Moderator Note below], who translated a
letter >from English into Russian, I've now sent a regular old-fashioned
paper letter to the Dnepropetrovsk Archives. I included three births and
one marriage for which I had dates certain, and asked for procedures and
prices. I'll be sure to let you all know any results/responses.

Our other possibility would be to follow the lead of ROM-SIG, and hire a
researcher to work full-time for us, researching all our names at once.
I'm not sure the fellow recommended to me would be willing to spend that
much time away >from his home, and I'm not sure what the costs would be.
I also have no idea whether he'd be allowed access to the records, the
copier, etc. - the rules keep changing in what used to be the USSR.

I'd love to hear feedback on this - let me know what you think, or if you
have any other suggestions.

Hilary Henkin

MODERATOR NOTE: Professional translator's name deleted. Those interested
should contact Hilary Henkin at <propper@...>.


Ekaternislav archives update #general

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

Dear everyone,
First, an apology to those of you who subscribe to the same three JGen
groups I do - you're about to read this three times <g>. Second, we all
understand the Ekaternislav is the older name for the current
Dnepropetrovsk. I use both names interchangeably.

Virtually all of the responses I received wanted to know what I learned,
and were also interested in finding a researcher.

One person emailed the Dnepetrovsk Archives, and received a response to
contact them directly, which he did - in February. No response since.

Another person emailed a request last September. The response explained
that the archivist was currently in Germany obtaining a university degree
and that the request would have to wait until his return.

I'd emailed a request months ago (in English) and received no response.
Last month, I used Windows 98'd multi-language capabilities to sned
another email, and have received no response to that one either.

I was referred to another genealogist who had hired someone to do
research. The researcher over there, while praised, actually lives in
Kiev, which adds the extra cost of housing while researching. In all
fairness, it wasn't that much, considering the cost of living over there.

With the able assistance of [see Moderator Note below], who translated a
letter >from English into Russian, I've now sent a regular old-fashioned
paper letter to the Dnepropetrovsk Archives. I included three births and
one marriage for which I had dates certain, and asked for procedures and
prices. I'll be sure to let you all know any results/responses.

Our other possibility would be to follow the lead of ROM-SIG, and hire a
researcher to work full-time for us, researching all our names at once.
I'm not sure the fellow recommended to me would be willing to spend that
much time away >from his home, and I'm not sure what the costs would be.
I also have no idea whether he'd be allowed access to the records, the
copier, etc. - the rules keep changing in what used to be the USSR.

I'd love to hear feedback on this - let me know what you think, or if you
have any other suggestions.

Hilary Henkin

MODERATOR NOTE: Professional translator's name deleted. Those interested
should contact Hilary Henkin at <propper@...>.