Date   

LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records #general

Susan Cooper <suzecooper@...>
 

Where are all the Varniaians?
Varniai (Vorne or Varne in Yiddish) in north-western Lithuania
was a town well known for its synagogue, yeshiva and scholars.
It was the home of the charitable Rabbi Chanania.
The Jewish population in 1897 was 1,226, although emigration to
America, Great Britain and South Africa had begun many years
before.
Many families in USA, Australia, South Africa, Ireland and
England are descended >from Varniain emigrants.
There are 9000 records in the Lithuanian archives relating to
Jewish families in Varniai (Vorne) which are waiting to be
translated.
If you are interested in the latest information regarding Jewish
birth, marriage and death records for Varniai, please let me
know and I’ll be glad to bring you up to date.

Susan Cooper
suzecooper@yahoo.com.au
Shtetl Coordinator, LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records.


Need to find 1931 Polish passport information #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Is there a way to find out information about an old 1931 Polish passport?

Thank you,
Zev Griner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records #general

Susan Cooper <suzecooper@...>
 

Where are all the Varniaians?
Varniai (Vorne or Varne in Yiddish) in north-western Lithuania
was a town well known for its synagogue, yeshiva and scholars.
It was the home of the charitable Rabbi Chanania.
The Jewish population in 1897 was 1,226, although emigration to
America, Great Britain and South Africa had begun many years
before.
Many families in USA, Australia, South Africa, Ireland and
England are descended >from Varniain emigrants.
There are 9000 records in the Lithuanian archives relating to
Jewish families in Varniai (Vorne) which are waiting to be
translated.
If you are interested in the latest information regarding Jewish
birth, marriage and death records for Varniai, please let me
know and I’ll be glad to bring you up to date.

Susan Cooper
suzecooper@yahoo.com.au
Shtetl Coordinator, LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need to find 1931 Polish passport information #general

Zev Griner <zgriner@...>
 

Is there a way to find out information about an old 1931 Polish passport?

Thank you,
Zev Griner


Bialystok-SZNAJDER #general

Alan Shnider <shnider@...>
 

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;

For some time now I have been trying to search for details, relating to my
late father and his family who came >from Bialystok. I have had little
success and may be I am searching incorrectly. My father was born we believe
on or about 1st June 1924 in Bialystok. His name was Max or he was also
known as Mottel. He was the second child of Alexander and Chava Sznajder and
he had an older sibling know as Guta . Chava I believe died in or about
October 1934 between Yom kippur and Succoth.We believe that Chava is buried
in the cemetery in Bialstok. The date she died was the 13th Tishrai. Her
name was Chava bus Shlomi Zalman. We believe her maidname was Fried My
father was about nine or ten. On his Polish Passport he was known as
"Mordchaj Beniamin Sznajder"

His father sent my father >from Bialystok on the day of Purim in 1937, which
I believe to be the 8th February 1937 to an orphanage in New Zealand run by
Max and Annie Deckston who were a distant relative. His stay in the
orphanage was short, as he didn't like the place misbehaved and was sent
back by the Deckston's to Poland only to be taken off the boat in London by
the then Jewish shelter
and sent back to New Zealand where he stayed with relatives.

It appears that on his Polish passport his surname was spelt SZNAJDER but
was changed we believe at the time of entry to New Zealand to Shnider.

My father spoke like many others very little of his childhood and it was
only recently that my mother and brothers met a man now living in Los
Angeles (Bernie Giel) who actually travelled on that day of Purim by train
from Bialystok to the port and then by boat to New Zealand and finally to
the Deckston orphanage. This man although >from Bialystok didn't know my
father in Bialystok and only met on the train as they left.

I am interested to try and piece together some information about my father
and his family. As far as my late father knew who passed away on 31st
January 1981 his father and sister perished. There is some suggestion that
his father may have remarried.

Any assistance you can give me, or any advice that you can give me on how to
continue my searching I would be very grateful. A number of my friends have
successfully searched and found information although some of them still have
parents who can at least provide some background information.

With my daughter Natalie leaving for Poland in 3 weeks, if any one has any
information that may assist whether it is remembering a street name or some
other information about my family I would be very grateful. I look forward
to hearing >from you at your convenience.

Alan Shnider
Melbourne Australia

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bialystok-SZNAJDER #general

Alan Shnider <shnider@...>
 

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;

For some time now I have been trying to search for details, relating to my
late father and his family who came >from Bialystok. I have had little
success and may be I am searching incorrectly. My father was born we believe
on or about 1st June 1924 in Bialystok. His name was Max or he was also
known as Mottel. He was the second child of Alexander and Chava Sznajder and
he had an older sibling know as Guta . Chava I believe died in or about
October 1934 between Yom kippur and Succoth.We believe that Chava is buried
in the cemetery in Bialstok. The date she died was the 13th Tishrai. Her
name was Chava bus Shlomi Zalman. We believe her maidname was Fried My
father was about nine or ten. On his Polish Passport he was known as
"Mordchaj Beniamin Sznajder"

His father sent my father >from Bialystok on the day of Purim in 1937, which
I believe to be the 8th February 1937 to an orphanage in New Zealand run by
Max and Annie Deckston who were a distant relative. His stay in the
orphanage was short, as he didn't like the place misbehaved and was sent
back by the Deckston's to Poland only to be taken off the boat in London by
the then Jewish shelter
and sent back to New Zealand where he stayed with relatives.

It appears that on his Polish passport his surname was spelt SZNAJDER but
was changed we believe at the time of entry to New Zealand to Shnider.

My father spoke like many others very little of his childhood and it was
only recently that my mother and brothers met a man now living in Los
Angeles (Bernie Giel) who actually travelled on that day of Purim by train
from Bialystok to the port and then by boat to New Zealand and finally to
the Deckston orphanage. This man although >from Bialystok didn't know my
father in Bialystok and only met on the train as they left.

I am interested to try and piece together some information about my father
and his family. As far as my late father knew who passed away on 31st
January 1981 his father and sister perished. There is some suggestion that
his father may have remarried.

Any assistance you can give me, or any advice that you can give me on how to
continue my searching I would be very grateful. A number of my friends have
successfully searched and found information although some of them still have
parents who can at least provide some background information.

With my daughter Natalie leaving for Poland in 3 weeks, if any one has any
information that may assist whether it is remembering a street name or some
other information about my family I would be very grateful. I look forward
to hearing >from you at your convenience.

Alan Shnider
Melbourne Australia

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Location and correct spelling of Strashitz #romania

avatom@...
 

Hello,
My grandmother's sister, Chike Ida HAMMER , on her marriage certificate to Chiem
LEVINE in 1917, listed her place of birth as Strashitz, Bukovina. My grandmother
on the 1930 US census lists her origin as Austria. It has also been listed as
Romania. WOWW has a listing for Straschitz/Strasice, but it is in the Czech
Republic and I know that my grandmother came >from somewhere in the Carpathian
Mountain area, possibly near Chernowitz. I've checked ShtetlFinder and there are
too many similar names. Can anyone identify the correct spelling and location of
Strashitz in Bukovina?

Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL
avatom@comcast.net

Searching: HAMMER; COHN (Botosani, Bucharesti, Montreal, Philadelphia);
SHANKMAN/SHENKMAN (Volyntsy, Vit. Gubernia, Riga);HANDELMAN (Shpikow/Spivak,
Ukraine); FRIDMAN (Volyntsy, Drissa, Osvei ? Belarus); ABRAMS/ABROMOWICH
(Odessa); BEAR (Bukovina);LEVINE (Kiev, Montreal);ELKAN (Tiktin, Paterson, NJ); Stern/Sterin (Shpikow/Spivak)


Romania SIG #Romania Location and correct spelling of Strashitz #romania

avatom@...
 

Hello,
My grandmother's sister, Chike Ida HAMMER , on her marriage certificate to Chiem
LEVINE in 1917, listed her place of birth as Strashitz, Bukovina. My grandmother
on the 1930 US census lists her origin as Austria. It has also been listed as
Romania. WOWW has a listing for Straschitz/Strasice, but it is in the Czech
Republic and I know that my grandmother came >from somewhere in the Carpathian
Mountain area, possibly near Chernowitz. I've checked ShtetlFinder and there are
too many similar names. Can anyone identify the correct spelling and location of
Strashitz in Bukovina?

Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL
avatom@comcast.net

Searching: HAMMER; COHN (Botosani, Bucharesti, Montreal, Philadelphia);
SHANKMAN/SHENKMAN (Volyntsy, Vit. Gubernia, Riga);HANDELMAN (Shpikow/Spivak,
Ukraine); FRIDMAN (Volyntsy, Drissa, Osvei ? Belarus); ABRAMS/ABROMOWICH
(Odessa); BEAR (Bukovina);LEVINE (Kiev, Montreal);ELKAN (Tiktin, Paterson, NJ); Stern/Sterin (Shpikow/Spivak)


Re: Visiting Ukraine - Local Researcher in Ukraine #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Start by reading my Jewishgen InfoFile
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/UkraineTravel.html

Mel Comisarow
Vancouver BC

mark@terrafirma.co.uk (Mark Lewis) wrote:

Since I haven't had much luck trying to research my family remotely, I am
now planning a trip to Kiev to see if being there in person will help push
things forward.

Can anyone give:

a) any tips or guidance for planning and conducting a research trip to
Ukraine

b) me any recommendations for a local researcher who can assist me with
language and research protocol while I am there

I would like to go in the next few weeks, and will base myself in Kiev.
I plan to spend about a week there.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Regards,
Mark Lewis

MODERATOR NOTE: Other travel opportunites to Central and Eastern
Europe are available through JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Visiting Ukraine - Local Researcher in Ukraine #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

Start by reading my Jewishgen InfoFile
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/UkraineTravel.html

Mel Comisarow
Vancouver BC

mark@terrafirma.co.uk (Mark Lewis) wrote:

Since I haven't had much luck trying to research my family remotely, I am
now planning a trip to Kiev to see if being there in person will help push
things forward.

Can anyone give:

a) any tips or guidance for planning and conducting a research trip to
Ukraine

b) me any recommendations for a local researcher who can assist me with
language and research protocol while I am there

I would like to go in the next few weeks, and will base myself in Kiev.
I plan to spend about a week there.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Regards,
Mark Lewis

MODERATOR NOTE: Other travel opportunites to Central and Eastern
Europe are available through JewishGen ShtetlSchleppers at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSchleppers/


California Death and Joseph COHN #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I posted an inquiry a few days ago asking for help with the death of
Joseph COHN in California. An interesting lesson for all about the
California Death Index, but first let me say thank you to everyone who
replied -- and there were a lot of you. If I did not send you a
personal reply I did not get your email. Blame it on my service, sorry.

Now an interesting lesson worth sharing with all. Several people wrote
back saying they could not find Joseph COHN in the California Death
Index on a well known commercial site.

That outcome seemed odd because one person found the record which I had in my
files in a well-known pay service. So I went to another site for free
called Rootsweb and sure enough they also have the California Death
Index and sure enough my man is there. Try a search on last name of
COHN and mother's maiden name of NATHAN and see the results between the
two sites. Not sure why but clearly the paid site does have the same
information as the free site -- the free site has more!

Various other people tried to fill in the gaps for me. Thanks again.
One very kind person is doing some additional research looking at the
certificate for me. Hopefully that will get me to the end result to
figure out if there was a wife or children.

Thanks to all for taking the time to try and help.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen California Death and Joseph COHN #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I posted an inquiry a few days ago asking for help with the death of
Joseph COHN in California. An interesting lesson for all about the
California Death Index, but first let me say thank you to everyone who
replied -- and there were a lot of you. If I did not send you a
personal reply I did not get your email. Blame it on my service, sorry.

Now an interesting lesson worth sharing with all. Several people wrote
back saying they could not find Joseph COHN in the California Death
Index on a well known commercial site.

That outcome seemed odd because one person found the record which I had in my
files in a well-known pay service. So I went to another site for free
called Rootsweb and sure enough they also have the California Death
Index and sure enough my man is there. Try a search on last name of
COHN and mother's maiden name of NATHAN and see the results between the
two sites. Not sure why but clearly the paid site does have the same
information as the free site -- the free site has more!

Various other people tried to fill in the gaps for me. Thanks again.
One very kind person is doing some additional research looking at the
certificate for me. Hopefully that will get me to the end result to
figure out if there was a wife or children.

Thanks to all for taking the time to try and help.

Allan Jordan


Need Graves Photographed at Riverside Cemetery, New Jersey #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
Is there someone who would be able to go to Riverside Cemetery in
Rochelle Park, New Jersey, to photograph some Bengis graves? I have verified
that there are at least three Bengis graves there, and I have the burial location
information.
I would be happy to trade New York City/Long Island research or to
remunerate for time and expenses.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Graves Photographed at Riverside Cemetery, New Jersey #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
Is there someone who would be able to go to Riverside Cemetery in
Rochelle Park, New Jersey, to photograph some Bengis graves? I have verified
that there are at least three Bengis graves there, and I have the burial location
information.
I would be happy to trade New York City/Long Island research or to
remunerate for time and expenses.
Shalom,
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Long Beach, NY

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CYTRYN - Lomazy or Miedzyrzec Podlaski #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Hi,

I just found the surname of my 3rd-Great Grandmother: Bajla CYTRYN, born in
Lomazy (some 17 miles ESE of Miedzyrzec Podlaski) abt 1825. Daugther of
Abraham and Sura Cytryn. She married my 3rd Great-Grandfather Israel
Elimelech FELDMAN, born in Miedzyrzec abt 1825. They married in 1843.

That's all the information I have on my Cytryn branch, so far. If you have
any information that can match the CYTRYN data above, please contact me
directly.

Regards,
--
Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare, Ireland

SLIZAK, SANDAL, FELDMAN, WOLFSON, ZYLBERKRANTZ, DOMB - Miedzyrzec/Lukow (Pol)
SPOSOB/SPOSEEP - Kurytnycja, Lyuboml (Ukr), Chelm, Dubenka (Pol), USA;
FARBER - Kiyev (Ukr), Argentina; GURFINKEL - Hrubieszow (Pol)
KLEINER/KLEIN - Hrubieszow, Chrzanow, Sieniawa (Pol), UK;
PLOJT, PLOIT - Vladimir Volynskiy, Ozdziutycze, Kovel (Ukr), Argentina;
CYTRYN - Lomazy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CYTRYN - Lomazy or Miedzyrzec Podlaski #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Hi,

I just found the surname of my 3rd-Great Grandmother: Bajla CYTRYN, born in
Lomazy (some 17 miles ESE of Miedzyrzec Podlaski) abt 1825. Daugther of
Abraham and Sura Cytryn. She married my 3rd Great-Grandfather Israel
Elimelech FELDMAN, born in Miedzyrzec abt 1825. They married in 1843.

That's all the information I have on my Cytryn branch, so far. If you have
any information that can match the CYTRYN data above, please contact me
directly.

Regards,
--
Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare, Ireland

SLIZAK, SANDAL, FELDMAN, WOLFSON, ZYLBERKRANTZ, DOMB - Miedzyrzec/Lukow (Pol)
SPOSOB/SPOSEEP - Kurytnycja, Lyuboml (Ukr), Chelm, Dubenka (Pol), USA;
FARBER - Kiyev (Ukr), Argentina; GURFINKEL - Hrubieszow (Pol)
KLEINER/KLEIN - Hrubieszow, Chrzanow, Sieniawa (Pol), UK;
PLOJT, PLOIT - Vladimir Volynskiy, Ozdziutycze, Kovel (Ukr), Argentina;
CYTRYN - Lomazy.


Success Story and Family Reunion #general

Dorothy Harper <dorothyharper17@...>
 

On May 11, our younger son passed away >from a massive heart attack, On May
12, a woman in Paris, France decided to "google", it was her father's
birthday; apparently she had tried looking for family before with no
results.

When my mother immigrated >from Poland in 1920 only her paternal side of the
family came over. The maternal side all remained in Poland. Her mother had
passed away, her father re-married, she corresponded with cousins in Poland,
then came WWII. She said she thought that some cousins had fled to France,
but she never knew if they survived or perished during that time.

Old photos didn't yield much information, those with Polish and Yiddish were
translated so I did have some names, I "created" slots for them on my tree
because I wanted them to be there, even though I didn't know how they were
related.

The woman who saw my Home Page on Google, saw names, she clicked on one
name, and her father's photo came up, one that my mother had of a little boy
age 2 (1942) with the inscription on the back "while in hiding". She has
that very same photo. Then she clicked on others, her grandparents, her
cousins, photos that I entered beside their names.

She emailed me, they thought that *we* had all perished during the war. Her
grandmother and father were the only survivors of that family, all the
others died. What threw me off was that her father was my mother's first
cousin, however he is 4 years younger than I am; well, we figured it out, my
grandmother was the oldest child, her grandfather was the youngest, a 20
year span. I am named for my grandmother, she is named for her grandfather.

I told her that I was going to New York for the conference, could she join
me there? Better still, she, her husband, three children, her mother,
father (the little boy in the photo) and her in-laws are coming to Los
Angeles and then to New York during the week of the conference.

So, I am having a family reunion. There are not that many of us that relate
to this side of my family, 32 people in all (10 kids under the age of 12),
and now I have made my "To-Do" list. Item # 1 is: Make a To-Do List.

This will take place at my house, my favorite deli is providing food, I am
starting to compile photos for a Reunion Book, my sister in law suggested
name tags, I was going to send for the Family Crest (which makes me laugh)
Family Tree Maker has charts I can print out with photos, I want it to be
simple, yet professional. I was thinking of t-shirts for the kids. I was
also thinking of a professional photographer, however my brother's son-in
law volunteered.

So that is my story. I lost my sweet dear son, and the very next day I
gained a new cousin, she thinks it is a miracle. I think so too. Sadly,
her grandmother died just last year at age 95, my mom died 10 years ago,
they both would have loved this new beginning.

Several months ago I was paranoid when I discovered my Home Page was on the
Internet, you Genners put me at ease, convincing me that no one would kidnap
the children or steal my identity, since then 3 long lost cousins on my
dad's side contacted me and now my new French cousin is in my life.

That is my story. And if any of you have suggestions for my Family Reunion,
please email me, I am open to ideas.

Dorothy, Ca

Researching: ROSENBERG/ROZENBERG Skaryszew near Radom Poland; KAPLAN,
METTER/BLAGUCHIN Koszylowce near Minsk Belarus; HOCHBERG Bobrka Lvov
Galicia; MOSSOWITZ Russia.

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success Story and Family Reunion #general

Dorothy Harper <dorothyharper17@...>
 

On May 11, our younger son passed away >from a massive heart attack, On May
12, a woman in Paris, France decided to "google", it was her father's
birthday; apparently she had tried looking for family before with no
results.

When my mother immigrated >from Poland in 1920 only her paternal side of the
family came over. The maternal side all remained in Poland. Her mother had
passed away, her father re-married, she corresponded with cousins in Poland,
then came WWII. She said she thought that some cousins had fled to France,
but she never knew if they survived or perished during that time.

Old photos didn't yield much information, those with Polish and Yiddish were
translated so I did have some names, I "created" slots for them on my tree
because I wanted them to be there, even though I didn't know how they were
related.

The woman who saw my Home Page on Google, saw names, she clicked on one
name, and her father's photo came up, one that my mother had of a little boy
age 2 (1942) with the inscription on the back "while in hiding". She has
that very same photo. Then she clicked on others, her grandparents, her
cousins, photos that I entered beside their names.

She emailed me, they thought that *we* had all perished during the war. Her
grandmother and father were the only survivors of that family, all the
others died. What threw me off was that her father was my mother's first
cousin, however he is 4 years younger than I am; well, we figured it out, my
grandmother was the oldest child, her grandfather was the youngest, a 20
year span. I am named for my grandmother, she is named for her grandfather.

I told her that I was going to New York for the conference, could she join
me there? Better still, she, her husband, three children, her mother,
father (the little boy in the photo) and her in-laws are coming to Los
Angeles and then to New York during the week of the conference.

So, I am having a family reunion. There are not that many of us that relate
to this side of my family, 32 people in all (10 kids under the age of 12),
and now I have made my "To-Do" list. Item # 1 is: Make a To-Do List.

This will take place at my house, my favorite deli is providing food, I am
starting to compile photos for a Reunion Book, my sister in law suggested
name tags, I was going to send for the Family Crest (which makes me laugh)
Family Tree Maker has charts I can print out with photos, I want it to be
simple, yet professional. I was thinking of t-shirts for the kids. I was
also thinking of a professional photographer, however my brother's son-in
law volunteered.

So that is my story. I lost my sweet dear son, and the very next day I
gained a new cousin, she thinks it is a miracle. I think so too. Sadly,
her grandmother died just last year at age 95, my mom died 10 years ago,
they both would have loved this new beginning.

Several months ago I was paranoid when I discovered my Home Page was on the
Internet, you Genners put me at ease, convincing me that no one would kidnap
the children or steal my identity, since then 3 long lost cousins on my
dad's side contacted me and now my new French cousin is in my life.

That is my story. And if any of you have suggestions for my Family Reunion,
please email me, I am open to ideas.

Dorothy, Ca

Researching: ROSENBERG/ROZENBERG Skaryszew near Radom Poland; KAPLAN,
METTER/BLAGUCHIN Koszylowce near Minsk Belarus; HOCHBERG Bobrka Lvov
Galicia; MOSSOWITZ Russia.

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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
www.jewishgen.org/bialygen/index.htm
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 (www.jri-poland.org and click Search database) and
set Geographical Region to Grodno Gubernia to capture Bialystok record
indices for your surname.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
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;

<Snip>


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
www.jewishgen.org/bialygen/index.htm
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 (www.jri-poland.org and click Search database) and
set Geographical Region to Grodno Gubernia to capture Bialystok record
indices for your surname.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
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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