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.
Birth records from Czecze don’t include Joseph Lustig
I couldn’t find Joseph (Ruben) Lustig while browsing a microfilm of synagogue records from Czecze (Cece), Hungary, but I did later find a potential cousin.
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.
Sometimes the clues fall into place
Reviewing documentation I received months ago helped me make a new connection. Pay attention to the small details.
Discovered cousins in the Lepianski branch: the Ratzken family
Searching for one set of potential cousins revealed more blood relatives, descended from my second great grandparents, Shloma Lepianski and Rochel Shai Lepianski.
Naturalization documents received for Paulina (Pearl) Landes
The naturalization documents for Pearl Landes answer a question about her children.
Anna Lipansky Kerstman’s naturalization papers provide new clues
With Anna’s naturalization documents from the National Archives, I’m a step closer to uncovering her family’s past in Lithuania.
Naturalization: Moses Landes
On Fold3, I discovered naturalization papers for my second great grandfather which otherwise would need to have been ordered from the National Archives.
Samuel Berman’s migration to America from Odessa
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 […]