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Posted by Kama (Member # 3022) on :
Here's the thing. My friend's great-grandfather died in the USA around 1965 (maybe). My friend is trying to get some info, but he only knows his name (and probably date of birth) - the family lost contact with him after the war.

Anyone knows a way to find out when/where he died?
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
If you have a social security number, you can call the social security office and find out some information, I think.

EDIT: Duh. You said you only knew his name and birthdate. Do you know where he died?

[ December 17, 2003, 06:52 AM: Message edited by: Scott R ]
Posted by Kama (Member # 3022) on :
Posted by aspectre (Member # 2222) on :
Mormon genealogical records. If he's not on that database, you've probably got his name wrong.

[ December 17, 2003, 07:28 AM: Message edited by: aspectre ]
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
Or you could take a chance and post his name and birthdate here, and all of us super-sleuths who have nothing to do but browse the internet all day can try to help you locate information on him.

Posted by Kama (Member # 3022) on :
He's internet shy [Wink]
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
That's okay.

Or, for turnabout -- I have long-lost relative in Your Country that I've lost touch with -- and I don't read the language well enough to understand his web page.

We used to communicate frequently, but now I can't reach him. Actually I don't know how he is related to me exactly, except we have the same last name, which is a rare last name....

So if you run into him anywhere in Poland, tell him to let me know where he is now!

Posted by Kama (Member # 3022) on :
It only says he's a student in Gdansk [Smile]

And, yes, it's a weird last name. Russian, perhaps?
Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
Yes, last I knew he only created that web page as an assignment for university work. I think he is done with college now, so don't know where he is..

My grandfather came here from Prussia....prior to that, it is anyone's guess what kind of name it is. Many theories, but no documentation.


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