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GRUBSTEIN from Brest-Litovsk area #belarus

Steve Stein
 

I am looking for anyone researching the surname GRUBSTEIN in the Brest,
Belarus (i.e. Brest-Litovsk) area. None of the matches for GRUBSTEIN on the
JGFF seem to be in this area, but I have information on a Pearl GRUBSTEIN
who married a LEVY in Brest-Litovsk before coming to America in the 1880s. I
also have 1850 Revision List information on the family of a Nosel David
GROBSHTEIN who apparently is Pearl's grandfather.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA
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Belarus SIG #Belarus GRUBSTEIN from Brest-Litovsk area #belarus

Steve Stein
 

I am looking for anyone researching the surname GRUBSTEIN in the Brest,
Belarus (i.e. Brest-Litovsk) area. None of the matches for GRUBSTEIN on the
JGFF seem to be in this area, but I have information on a Pearl GRUBSTEIN
who married a LEVY in Brest-Litovsk before coming to America in the 1880s. I
also have 1850 Revision List information on the family of a Nosel David
GROBSHTEIN who apparently is Pearl's grandfather.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA
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Advice on heritage tours in Bialystok region? #poland

Jade Brooks <jadembrooks@...>
 

Dear all,

My name is Jade and I'm trying to plan a family trip to Poland to
visit Sokolka, the hometown of my great-grandmother. Does anyone have
advice on tour agencies that offer Jewish heritage tours? Any other
tips or suggestions for a visit to the region? Should we rent a car?
Should we take the train? Is it very necessary to have a guide
(particularly as we do not speak Polish, sad to say)?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send recommendations for tour agencies
privately. Responses to other questions in this message may
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BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Advice on heritage tours in Bialystok region? #poland

Jade Brooks <jadembrooks@...>
 

Dear all,

My name is Jade and I'm trying to plan a family trip to Poland to
visit Sokolka, the hometown of my great-grandmother. Does anyone have
advice on tour agencies that offer Jewish heritage tours? Any other
tips or suggestions for a visit to the region? Should we rent a car?
Should we take the train? Is it very necessary to have a guide
(particularly as we do not speak Polish, sad to say)?

Many thanks in advance for any advice!

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please send recommendations for tour agencies
privately. Responses to other questions in this message may
be shared with the list.


My Brick Wall – from Vilna to London #lithuania

Peter Hills <petermurrayhills@...>
 

The first official record of my paternal gm was when she married my gf
Jacob Velonsky in 1905 in London. Her maiden name was shown as
Rebecca Raymond and - according to the wedding authorisation - born
1880 in Vilna.

However it subsequently emerged >from contemporary inscriptions on the
back of photographs that her correct maiden name was probably Pruzhan
and - according to old family letters - that she had a twin brother
Laizer also born 1880 in Vilna.

I have a copy of the original Vilna birth record for Laizer but no
trace of a twin sister. In fact no trace of any birth, census,
passenger, school or naturalistion records for my gm prior to her
marriage.

The old family clearly assumed she was a twin sister to Leizer but how
can I confirm that or otherwise when I cannot trace any official
records prior to her marriage despite researching for over 20 years?
Any advice would be welcomed. Thank you.

Peter Hills

London UK

Researching RAYMOND/RIMAN (Vilna and London), VELONSKY (Jurbarkas and
London) and PRUZHAN (Vilna and Seattle).


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania My Brick Wall – from Vilna to London #lithuania

Peter Hills <petermurrayhills@...>
 

The first official record of my paternal gm was when she married my gf
Jacob Velonsky in 1905 in London. Her maiden name was shown as
Rebecca Raymond and - according to the wedding authorisation - born
1880 in Vilna.

However it subsequently emerged >from contemporary inscriptions on the
back of photographs that her correct maiden name was probably Pruzhan
and - according to old family letters - that she had a twin brother
Laizer also born 1880 in Vilna.

I have a copy of the original Vilna birth record for Laizer but no
trace of a twin sister. In fact no trace of any birth, census,
passenger, school or naturalistion records for my gm prior to her
marriage.

The old family clearly assumed she was a twin sister to Leizer but how
can I confirm that or otherwise when I cannot trace any official
records prior to her marriage despite researching for over 20 years?
Any advice would be welcomed. Thank you.

Peter Hills

London UK

Researching RAYMOND/RIMAN (Vilna and London), VELONSKY (Jurbarkas and
London) and PRUZHAN (Vilna and Seattle).


ALD Pasport Record Question #lithuania

Arnold Koslow <brooklyncowboy@...>
 

I found in ALD Search passport records in 1893 for what I believe are
my great and great great grandparents.

My question relates to who needed a passport for travel - in particular
were children under a certain age not required to have a passport.

The reason for my question is that while I found my great
grandfather Shachno Kacherginsky and great grandmother Sheina Rocha,
it did not list my Grandfather Eliash and Great Uncle Leib Meir
as having passports. My grandfather would have been an infant as he
was born per my records in early 1893 vs. mid 1893 when Shachno
and Sheina's passports were issued and Leib would be 10 or 11.

Thanks in advance for help with this question.
Arnold


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ALD Pasport Record Question #lithuania

Arnold Koslow <brooklyncowboy@...>
 

I found in ALD Search passport records in 1893 for what I believe are
my great and great great grandparents.

My question relates to who needed a passport for travel - in particular
were children under a certain age not required to have a passport.

The reason for my question is that while I found my great
grandfather Shachno Kacherginsky and great grandmother Sheina Rocha,
it did not list my Grandfather Eliash and Great Uncle Leib Meir
as having passports. My grandfather would have been an infant as he
was born per my records in early 1893 vs. mid 1893 when Shachno
and Sheina's passports were issued and Leib would be 10 or 11.

Thanks in advance for help with this question.
Arnold


success story #poland

Joseph <jswalder@...>
 

Inquiries with family members about my paternal grandparents'
background went practically nowhere. I knew about their siblings
who had come to the US or Canada, but nothing about those who
hadn't and had been killed by the Nazis, nor about the older
generations aside >from great-grandparents' names.

My paternal grandparents were DAVE WALDER of Narol and FEIGE
(FANNY) GRABER of Sanok.

On my first visit to JRI--Poland, to my considerable shock,
I found records of a 1900 census of Sanok that gave the names
of all my grandmother's siblings. With that information in hand,
I was able to search further on JRI--Poland and find birth, death,
and marriage records that had been indexed, with copies of the
original records in some cases. I now have the names of all the
siblings of my great grandmother BEILE LICHTBACH as well as
the names of her parents. Moving back to ancestry.com,
I discovered that some of these people had emigrated to the
United States.

Many many thanks to the devoted volunteers who did the indexing.
Those records are very difficult to decipher.

Joseph S. Walder


JRI Poland #Poland success story #poland

Joseph <jswalder@...>
 

Inquiries with family members about my paternal grandparents'
background went practically nowhere. I knew about their siblings
who had come to the US or Canada, but nothing about those who
hadn't and had been killed by the Nazis, nor about the older
generations aside >from great-grandparents' names.

My paternal grandparents were DAVE WALDER of Narol and FEIGE
(FANNY) GRABER of Sanok.

On my first visit to JRI--Poland, to my considerable shock,
I found records of a 1900 census of Sanok that gave the names
of all my grandmother's siblings. With that information in hand,
I was able to search further on JRI--Poland and find birth, death,
and marriage records that had been indexed, with copies of the
original records in some cases. I now have the names of all the
siblings of my great grandmother BEILE LICHTBACH as well as
the names of her parents. Moving back to ancestry.com,
I discovered that some of these people had emigrated to the
United States.

Many many thanks to the devoted volunteers who did the indexing.
Those records are very difficult to decipher.

Joseph S. Walder


translation #poland

Harriet <harriets@...>
 

Genners:

I have posted a death record for which I need a translation.  Any names
and dates are important. 

It is on viewmate
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63161

Line 32 

Thank you in advance.

Harriet Schlinger


JRI Poland #Poland translation #poland

Harriet <harriets@...>
 

Genners:

I have posted a death record for which I need a translation.  Any names
and dates are important. 

It is on viewmate
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63161

Line 32 

Thank you in advance.

Harriet Schlinger


ViewMate translation request -- Russian #poland

Alice
 

I have posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.
They are in ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63207

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63208

Please respond on the form provided in the VewMate application.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Alice Riley


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request -- Russian #poland

Alice
 

I have posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.
They are in ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63207

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63208

Please respond on the form provided in the VewMate application.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Alice Riley


ViewMate translation request -- Russian - GOLDENRING #general

Alice
 

I have posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation. They
are in ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63207

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63208

Please respond on the form provided in the VewMate application. Thank you very
much for your assistance.

Alice Riley


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request -- Russian - GOLDENRING #general

Alice
 

I have posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation. They
are in ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63207

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63208

Please respond on the form provided in the VewMate application. Thank you very
much for your assistance.

Alice Riley


Seeking Local Guides in Belarus and Ukraine #general

David Bernstein <davidbernstein99@...>
 

I am planning to visit the birthplaces of my grandparents. Two were
from places in or near Bobrusk in Belarus and two were >from near Kiev
in Ukraine. I would like to make arrangements to use local guides
specializing in working with people like myself. Please contact me
with the name and contact information of a guide you have utilized and
would recommend.

Thank you.

David Bernstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget to check JewishGen's InfoFile "Finding a Professional
Genealogist" - https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
And if someone has guides/researchers to add to JewishGen's list, please do so.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Local Guides in Belarus and Ukraine #general

David Bernstein <davidbernstein99@...>
 

I am planning to visit the birthplaces of my grandparents. Two were
from places in or near Bobrusk in Belarus and two were >from near Kiev
in Ukraine. I would like to make arrangements to use local guides
specializing in working with people like myself. Please contact me
with the name and contact information of a guide you have utilized and
would recommend.

Thank you.

David Bernstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Don't forget to check JewishGen's InfoFile "Finding a Professional
Genealogist" - https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm
And if someone has guides/researchers to add to JewishGen's list, please do so.


New Austrian Government Says They Will Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Austrian Holocaust Victims #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

According to media reports last night, the new Austrian government
has announced it will offer citizenship to the descendants of Austrian
victims of the Holocaust.

The move is part of trust-building steps to improve relationships
with Israel and the Jewish people, according to the media sources.

It's estimated that approximately 200,000 people could be granted Austrian
citizenship. No details were available at the time of this posting. To read
more see:

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.830032 and
http://tinyurl.com/y84esgv2 (i24 TV news)

GerSIG Moderator with thanks to IAJGS Leadership


German SIG #Germany New Austrian Government Says They Will Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Austrian Holocaust Victims #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

According to media reports last night, the new Austrian government
has announced it will offer citizenship to the descendants of Austrian
victims of the Holocaust.

The move is part of trust-building steps to improve relationships
with Israel and the Jewish people, according to the media sources.

It's estimated that approximately 200,000 people could be granted Austrian
citizenship. No details were available at the time of this posting. To read
more see:

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.830032 and
http://tinyurl.com/y84esgv2 (i24 TV news)

GerSIG Moderator with thanks to IAJGS Leadership

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