I’ve been researching my own family heritage sporadically since roughly summer 2011. There have been Landeses recorded in the United States for many centuries, but my ancestors have only been in the United States going back three to five generations.
The Landes branch of which I am a part immigrated from Romania, while other branches of my family tree come from Ukraine, Germany (Bavaria), Romania, Poland, as well as other areas of eastern Europe.
Cousinist serves to document my research publicly and to share important genealogical resources I come across through this research.
I’ve been able to accomplish much of my research so far from my desk using online records available through aggregation websites like Ancestry.com, Fold3, and the Family History Library, and I’ve been able to order copies of documents online from the New York City Department of Records.
At some point soon, I will exhaust these resources, and need to complete further research by visiting libraries and archives. I’ll likely hit a brick wall soon afterwards, particularly as history pertains to life before immigration.
At that point, I’ll need to work with people overseas or travel myself to eastern Europe to explore family history further.
For more about me, visit my personal website, This Is Not a Website.