Catching up with the Sturmwalds
Years ago I struggled with conflicting information about second great grandmother, Eliza Sturmwald Lustig, and the name of her mother. On Eliza’s death certificate, her mother is listed as Charlotte Newmann. On her marriage certificate, the name of Eliza’s mother appears to be Janetta Shyck. After some time thinking about it, with no other information […]
New York City marriage affidavits and licenses
Order marriage licenses and affidavits from New York City, not just marriage certificates using new online indexes.
The Slawitz family: Feige Slawitz Berman and Chaia Sarah Slawitz Stein
Confirmed! My third great grandmother Feige Slawitz Berman had a sister, Chaia Sarah Slawitz Stein.
Anna, my great grandmother, finally found.
After several years, I’ve finally been able to put the pieces together and find my great grandmother.
From Hirschenbein to Hirsch and back again
The Hirschenbein family, cousins of my mother’s family, changed their name to Hirsch. With this new information, I can learn more.
Ancestry.com adds 14 million New York records to database
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.
With new Iași records on JewishGen, I found my ancestors
It looks like volunteers in Romania and over the world have helped me uncover information about my ancestors’ marriage — and information for thousands of others as well.
Second-guessing information assumed to be correct led to a breakthrough
A marriage certificate for Joseph Lustig and Sadie Isaacs proves a memory to be incorrect.
Updated spellings after new information
Talking to a cousin provided some clarity around my second great grandmother’s maiden name — Kashowitz, not Rashowitz or Rochaurtz. I’ve also standardized the spelling of another popular surname throughout the tree.
Rabbi Ezriel Yosef Yehuda in Russia
The recently reset and repointed headstone for Feige Berman provides a clue about her father from Russia.
The two marriages of Fannie Landes
Fannie Landes first married Albert Paltiel, then married Adolph Goldenberg after Albert died. The two marriage certificates expand the family tree but don’t definitively answer questions about Fannie’s mother, Bertha.
Celia Neckameyer and George Walcoff
Celia Neckameyer is a newly-discovered relative, if census records are to be believed. Here is some information about her family.
Marriage certificate: Joseph Landes and Sadie Lustig
The story of my family history research continues with three records I received from the New York City Department or Records.
Marriage certificate: Wolf Neckameyer and Rose Goldfarb
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 […]
Marriage certificates received: Berman/Neckameyer, Lustig/Sturmwald, and Klein/Herman
My family history research continues with the first records received from the New York City Department of Records.