Bialystok resources at American Jewish Historical Society? #poland


Bialystoker
 

Robin:

You can contact the Cemetery directly. The IAJGS Cemetery Project
has contact information for most cemeteries in their listing.
Some cemeteries will be helpful, some may not. When I was at Mt.
Zion Cemetery in Queens a few years ago, they offered to sell a
copy of an organization's plot plan with names of the interred
for $25.

If this fails, post a message to the JewishGen Discussion Group
asking for someone to help in a certain NYC area cemetery and
offer to provide services in exchange or possibly to contribute
to a Jewish Genealogy organization for the help.

Mark

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Mark-For those of us who are not in New York City area, how
would we go about
finding family? My family also came >from Tykocin. Bayside and
Montefiore
are listed as having Tykocin sections. Would any New York area
researcher be
kind enough to search for graves that mentioned
Waniewski/Waniewska,
Wyrzykiewicz, Grotzki (Ragrotzki)>Gold while they were
searching for their own family
members? Please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Robin B. Seidenberg


Bialystoker
 

Avigdor:

It appears that the holdings are only available at the American
Jewish Historical Society facility in New York City. Other than
in person, the best way to access these records is to find
someone in NYC to visit AJHS on your behalf.

The AJHS website at http://www.ajhs.org/, under Reference
Services/Fees states:

"AJHS staff is available to respond to specific limited reference
queries but cannot provide in-depth research assistance. Please
submit all queries in writing to reference@ajhs.org and we will
do our best to assist you and/or direct you to the proper
resources."

Mark Halpern

----- Original Message -----
Mark,

How do we get to view any of these resources >from Amer. J.
Hist. Soc.?

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute
Kedumim


Brdbrain7@...
 

In a message dated 5/23/2004 1:01:00 AM Central Daylight Time,
bialystok@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:


I do not have any specific information, but I would like to
direct you and others to two very good sources for research of
ancestors >from BIALYGen area towns and their organizations in New
York.

The JGS of New York City [http://www.jgsny.org/] has two
databases of value:

1. 10,200 Burial Societies In The New York Metro Area, a database
which is searchable by town name or keyword. I searched this
database for Tykocin burial societies, went to Old Montefiore and
walked the plot. Found an interesting name (same as my great
great grandfather) and was able to find an entire branch of my
family living in Long Island, Florida, and Israel.

2. New York Landsmanshaftn and Other Jewish Organizations, a
database of lists of Landmanschaften >from various sources. Check
out American Jewish Year Book 1907-1908, New York City
Congregations and Works Progress Administration (WPA) Yiddish
Writer's Group Study (1938) for "Congregation Mogen David Anshei
Choroszcz." Maybe these references can give you some direction.

I have heard that the State Insurance department may have
information about organizations like burial societies that become
defunct.

Mark Halpern
Mark-For those of us who are not in New York City area, how would we go about
finding family? My family also came >from Tykocin. Bayside and Montefiore
are listed as having Tykocin sections. Would any New York area researcher be
kind enough to search for graves that mentioned Waniewski/Waniewska,
Wyrzykiewicz, Grotzki (Ragrotzki)>Gold while they were searching for their own family
members? Please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Robin B. Seidenberg

Researching:

BRENNER, ERLICHMAN-Kamenets Podolskiy area (Zinkov, Proskurov, etc.)

BOGOSLOWSKY-Stavisht, Kiev, Ekaterinoslav

WANIEWSKI, WYRZYKIEWICZ- Bialystok-Tykocin area (Lomza gubernia)


Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

Mark,

How do we get to view any of these resources >from Amer. J. Hist. Soc.?

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute
Kedumim