One of the first mysteries I encountered when first starting my research into my family history has still not been solved. Maybe you can help by looking at the facts and sharing your thoughts, interpreting the incomplete documentation, or seeing if you find something I’ve missed.
Thanks to Ancestry.com DNA matches, artful sleuthing on FamilySearch, and a bit of luck, I’ve discovered dozens of “new” cousins, descendants of my third great grandparents, Wolf Steckler and Pearl.
The Neckameyer name was originally Nachamin, as I’ve discovered by reconsidering what I thought was an engraving mistake and with the help of new FamilySearch indices.
The Hirschenbein family, cousins of my mother’s family, changed their name to Hirsch. With this new information, I can learn more.
Indexes to New York City births, marriages, and deaths are now available on Ancestry.com, as are the 1855 and 1875 New York state census records.
Martin Landes and his family appears in the Canadian Census of 1921, but the listing doesn’t solve a mystery.
Working together with a distant potential cousin, I’m finding more clues about the Sturmwald branch of my family.
Reviewing documentation I received months ago helped me make a new connection. Pay attention to the small details.
Searching for one set of potential cousins revealed more blood relatives, descended from my second great grandparents, Shloma Lepianski and Rochel Shai Lepianski.
Just days ago I had little information about my great grandmother. Now, I know about her entire family in Lithuania.
Another family’s own research provides stories about my relaitves and starting points for my own research.
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.