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Where are the HIAS archives? #general #records


relly800@...
 

Does anyone know where ae the HIAS records from WW2 and post War kept? Are they searchable online? 
After the war my parents search for family members most likely also thru HIAS, they may have also received services as refugees in Poland, Russia, and DP camp.
Thanks,
Relly Coleman
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WASSERSTEIN
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Susan&David
 

Try here:
https://www.hias.org/records-search-requests

David Rosen
Bosto, MA



On 1/26/2021 9:49 AM, relly800@... wrote:
Does anyone know where ae the HIAS records from WW2 and post War kept? Are they searchable online? 
After the war my parents search for family members most likely also thru HIAS, they may have also received services as refugees in Poland, Russia, and DP camp.
Thanks,
Relly Coleman
FUDALOWICZ
WASSERSTEIN
FELD
WARSZAWSKI


Rodney Eisfelder
 

See also the Center for Jewish History in New York:

https://archives.cjh.org//repositories/3/resources/20037

They have over 700 boxes of HIAS records, mostly post 1954.

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


Moishe Miller
 

Hello,
You might also want to see detail on the HIAS archives in Boston:
https://dbnews.americanancestors.org/2019/12/19/boston-ma-hebrew-immigrant-aid-society-immigration-records-1904-1929/
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Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


R Jaffer
 

A quick search of your family's name in JewishGen's USA database might also turn up something for your family. HIAS was among other agencies who posted Seeking Kin ads in US newspapers in an attempt to unite families after WWI, WWII, and after Russian Jews were allowed to emigrate. While the ads in JewishGen's database came from a Massachusetts newspaper, many people did not know where their family was living, and the same ads were published in multiple states.
Some ads simply stated one person looking for another, but other ads gave great genealogical info such as birth, names of parents and siblings, and "old country" vs US names.

Roberta Jaffer
Waltham, MA