I've been doing (mostly oral) genealogy for 40 years.
Have enjoyed free home access to Ancestry during the pandemic.
There are a few places I'm stuck. This post is about the ABRAMS/ABRAMOVITZ side in the Chicago area.
How do I find out more information about:
Abe ABRAMOVITZ, married to Fannie RICHMAN,
son Samuel ABRAMOVITZ (b. 22 Aug 1877) Austria-Poland border, according to my grandfather,
born in Russia according to the Chicago census.
Samuel emigrated to US 1897, according to 1910 Chicago Census.
Married Mary RISSMAN, 26 Aug 1906.
Divorced sometime between 1910 and 1918. (Death certificate says Divorced.)
Had TB in Sept 1918, and died 12 Nov 1919.
From his 1918 WWI draft card, it says he had a brother, whom we had never heard of!
My grandfather had told me we had no Abrams relatives.
Also, the brother is the informant on his Illinois death certificate.
Samuel's tombstone says "Loving Brother", (and not loving father, or loving husband, probably due to the divorce).
Meyer (Yisrael Meir) ABRAMOVITZ, with about 30 Chicago-area descendents.
b. 15 Dec 1869, Wasilkow, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland.
d. 4 Aug 1937, Chicago.
Was Samuel ABRAMOVITZ born in Wasilkow, Bialystok, Podlaskie, Poland ? (I guess so.)
How can I find records there?
How do I find more about the parents, Abe Beryl ABRAMOVITZ and Fannie RICHMAN, and other ancestors?
How did he come to the US? (I haven't found a Samuel / Schmuel (?) Abramovitz with those dates.)
Are there other siblings to Samuel and Meyer?
Researching: ABRAMS ABRAMOVITZ RISSMAN KOGAN BENNINSON RICHMAN SCHWERSON GARVIN SOLOMON ROSINOW
Towns: Poland / Russia