With every new document I receive, there are more questions, and Eliza’s death certificate is no exception.
With Anna’s naturalization documents from the National Archives, I’m a step closer to uncovering her family’s past in Lithuania.
I spoke with my great aunt (or grand aunt — the terminology can be confusing — my mother’s mother’s sister) over the phone a few days ago, and by asking a few specific questions I was able to correct some errors and fill some holes in the family tree.
Another family’s own research provides stories about my relaitves and starting points for my own research.
Ancestry.com now offers autosomal DNA testing for geogenealogy and finding relatives.
The death certificates for my great grandfather and second great grandfather fill in holes in my tree.
When I began my research, I didn’t know my maternal grandfather’s mother’s name. Now I know more about her family.
Personal stories from my close relatives leave many questions about my maternal grandmother’s family.
On Fold3, I discovered naturalization papers for my second great grandfather which otherwise would need to have been ordered from the National Archives.
The story of my family history research continues with three records I received from the New York City Department or Records.
The marriage certificate of Samuel Berman and Anna Neckameyer gave me the name of Anna’s parents: Wolf Neckameyer and Rebecca Rochaurtz. By the time Wolf is living in the United States with his daughter Anna (and possibly with other children — that’s a different discussion), Rebecca had passed away and he had remarried. I ordered […]
Using tools on Fold3, I discovered Samuel Berman’s (my great grandfather’s) naturalization papers. Samuel declared his intention to become a citizen in 1912, and in 1916 completed his Petition for Naturalization, was informed of his approval, and signed the Oath of Allegiance. I hadn’t come across these documents in any other searches so far, including […]
My family history research continues with the first records received from the New York City Department of Records.