Welcome to Success!Stories
Current stories
About us
Do you have a success story to tell? Please let us know and we may feature your connection here
Switch to the JewishGen main page

Finding Sarah's Siblings: How Probate Records Helped My Search

“Among the documents filed, the most amazing one by far was a hand-drawn genealogy chart showing the descendants for three generations.”

The Chernoff Saga: Stitching Together the Fabric of a Family

“Genealogy is the connecting thread between people. The stitches remain part of our fabric forever, they are the tiny stitches of love.”

About Cholent, Cholesterol and an Unknown Father

“I returned to the Yad Vashem names database and found something that Hanoch had never imagined …”

EDITORS' NOTE - June 2012

This issue of Success! Stories includes three inspiring accounts of uncovering the past and connecting with family today.

Jacob Koff is surprised to find a hand-written family tree in the probate file of his great-grandmother’s brother, which opens new avenues of research and family connections.

Marilen Pitler unites with newly found cousins via JewishGen’s Family Finder and greatly expands her family tree.

Zack Oryan helps an old friend discover the history of his father and the family he never knew.

We continue to be fascinated by the different ways we JewishGenners are successful in unraveling the past and finding each other – it is truly inspiring. We hope you, too, enjoy and learn from the variety of approaches and ideas found in these stories.

The volunteers at JewishGen—and the readers of the discussion lists—hear of research break-throughs almost daily. We wish you success in using the abundant resources of JewishGen and encourage you to send us your stories.

Nancy Siegel, Editor                                                            Anna Blanchard, Webmaster
San Francisco, California                                                  Saint Louis, Missouri


Copyright 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 JewishGen, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
JewishGen® is a registered trademark of JewishGen, Inc.
Updated by AB on June 27, 2012 .

Switch to the JewishGen main page