It all goes swimmingly at first ― you fill in your family tree with parents and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, some of whom you knew about, and some you didn’t!
We are pleased to present these inspiring stories of determination and success:
Unlocking the Door:
Discovering Mindel Gross 1868 – 1932
I knew very little about my great-great-grandmother, Mindel (Milly) Gross, when I began my research. She had died before my mother was born, so there were no family stories or memories to be passed down. The only photo I have of her is from 1931, when my grandparents Harry and Judith married at Cricklewood Synagogue in London.
The Envelope: How A Mysterious Postmark Led To A Branch Of My Family
“The envelope with the Antwerp postmark remained a great mystery to us over the next three decades. Why was my grandmother’s in-law mailing a letter from Antwerp?”