Breakthrough in my genealogical research! Since my mother, brother, and cousin left Odessa five days ago, I’ve been immersed in research at the State Archives of Odessa. Today I found my grandmother Dina’s birth record!
I now know the names of all my great-grandparents. The missing name was of my great-grandmother from my father’s mother’s side. Here she is in my grandmother’s birth record! Rivka Minsky (her maiden name still remains a mystery). I now also know the name of my great-grandfather Srul’s father: Shulim! And I now know the name of the town they came from: Yuzefpol.