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May 2013

MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS' MEZUZAH

THE BLECHER BOYS OF BESSARABIA BECOME BARBERS: From Soroki to Chicago 1909-1914

FINDING MY GRANDFATHER DAVID RAUCHER

PIECES OF A PUZZLE: Connecting the Links in a Worldwide Family

January 2013

ROMANCE IN F-MAJOR: Searching for Rózsi

I WENT TO LOOK FOR LUNNA DESCENDANTS AND FOUND MY OWN THIRD COUSINS

A BLISSFUL REUNION: Finding a New Branch of My Blistein Family

JACOB APTEKMAN: Warrior of Zion

October 2012

THE BRANTZ FAMILY: Together in Romania, Separated by Emigration, Reconnected through JewishGen

FINDING UNCLE AARON

LETTERS IN A PHOTO ALBUM: Searching for My Mother’s Rabinowitz and Pinsley Cousins

BROWNSTEIN, SARFAS, and FABER:
A twisted genealogical knot of inter-generational first-cousin marriages

June 2012

FINDING SARAH'S SIBLINGS: How Probate Records Helped My Search

THE CHERNOFF SAGA: Stitching Together the Fabric of a Family

About Cholent, Cholesterol and an Unknown Father

March 2012

THE FINAL JOURNEY OF JACOB DRAPEKIN: Confirming a Myth with a Missing Matzevah

TRACES: What Remains of a Life

THE HAUSNERS OF KOJETIN: Success Story Brings New Family Connections

July 2011

TOGETHER AGAIN:
Reuniting the Rapoports of Kholmich

RECONNECTING WITH KISHINEV:
Pages of Testimony Link Living Cousins

January 2011

GRANDFATHER BORIS AND TAPESTRIES OF RYAZAN:
Discovering Boris Bobroff in Ryazan and Racine

THE HAUSNERS OF KOJETIN:
A Trip to My Ancestral Home in Moravia

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July 2010

MONIEK AND MOSHE: Holocaust Survivors Reunited After 67 Years

THE ISAACS CONNECTION: Finding My Jewish Roots

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May 2010

A SYNAGOGUE IN EHRSTADT: Finding My Cahn Family Roots

CLUES FROM A PHOTO ALBUM: Cousins Reunited after 100 Years

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: Finding my Turmann Family

HEARD ON THE LISTS: Invaluable help from JewishGenners in Israel

September 2009

MY PERSKY COUSINS: A Drive to Reconnect

WHO'S GULAN? Solving a family mystery

FROM A SHTETL CALLED MICHALISHUCK: Finding my Palestin Family

HEARD ON THE LISTS: Help for a young genealogist

Before 2009

THE TAUB STORY: Families reunited after 62 years

Current Stories

FROM WARADY TO WEINBERGER:
How JewishGen’s Genealogy Class Helped Me Make the Connection

“I signed up for JewishGen’s Basic On-Line Genealogy Class … the tools I acquired during this class opened up my entire world of genealogical research.”

THE RASCHINSKY DIAMOND:
Restoring a Family’s Name

“After years of fruitless research and frustration, one day my husband stumbled upon the Rosenbaum Bank Passage Order database on JewishGen and ultimately success!”

WALKING MY LINEAGE:
A Roots Tour to Lithuania and Poland

“We were able to locate Risa’s headstone because my mother had a 1935 photograph of family members standing next to her gravestone in Jurbarkas. Seven years later, those family members …were killed by the Nazis and buried in the adjacent mass grave.”

BRONIA & LOTTE - 1920s BEST OF FRIENDS:
85 Years Later, a Niece and a Great-Grandniece Rediscover That Friendship

“The University archive also has Bronia's 50-page master's thesis…It is written in German. I feel Bronia with me as I stare at the fine, even, delicate penmanship written by her hand in 1931.”

 


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