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August 2014

THE EPSTEINS OF BOBROISK: A New Branch on the Family Tree

IN ISRAEL: Following in the Footsteps of Jüte Horn and Chaim Teichman

THE LORIG FAMILY: A Mystery Photo Leads to an Amazing Discovery

THE WERTHEIMER FAMILY OF GEMMINGEN: Connecting With My Cousin via JewishGen

March 2014

FROM SKIERNIEWICE TO VERMONT: An Artist in the Family

FROM ROHATYN TO PALESTINE: Following the Aliyah Road of Jüte Horn and Chaim Teichman

THE HUMMEL FAMILY OF TALSI: Cousins Connect From Around the World

August 2013

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

THE RASCHINSKY DIAMOND: Restoring a Family’s Name

WALKING MY LINEAGE: A Roots Tour to Lithuania and Poland

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

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

THE MANCHURIAN CONNECTION:
Discovering My Borkovsky Ancestors In Hailar, China

“The only information I knew about my Borkovsky family was that my great-grandparents, who had lived in Kolno when my grandfather was born, were buried on the Chinese side of the Russian-Chinese border— and I wondered what on earth they had been doing in China!”

THE KIELCE GHETTO MEMOIR:
A Fragment of My Mother’s Life

“My mother returned to her hometown in Poland only to face the bitter reality that she remained the only survivor of her entire family.”

THE SOUTH AMERICAN CONNECTION:
Reuniting the Maniches Family

“My mother occasionally wrote letters in English to the last known address of her South American relatives, but never received a response…In 2013, I once again listed my family’s information on JewishGen’s Family Finder database, and this time a connection was made!”

 


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