“The ability to read pre-Revolutionary Russian cursive writing turned out to be the key that unlocked the entire history of my grandfather’s father’s family.”
“My search for Harry’s real surname began with the 1920 U. S. Census.
My goal was to find any data that could lead to other documents…
My later research ultimately revealed that most of the census data was incorrect.”
”I was helping a friend … to identify her great-grandfather’s town of origin… The first thing I did was to go to the JewishGen Family Finder, where I promptly found three things: the correct name, the correct town, and a researcher who turned out to be her third cousin!”