Sunday, May 23, 2021

Berel Tolchinsky's Fate

My great-great grandfather had a half-brother Berel/Berko.  I have his birth record, marriage record, and birth records for four of his children (and the death of one in 1915), plusa few census records (with the latest of those from 1909) all in Nezhin or nearby Losinovka in Chernigov Guberniya, Russian Empire (now Ukraine).  But after that 1915 death record, there was no sign of what happened to Berel.

Birth Record of Ber Tolchinsky, 1873

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Make Your Voice Heard - Make Genealogy Records More Accessible!

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is asking for comments about their services and programs.  This doesn't happen often, so take advantage of this call for comments to let them know what you think!  USCIS administers a Genealogy Program and also holds records that should be transferred to NARA--which would make them more accessible and less expensive for genealogists.  So what can you do to help?