Reviewing documentation I received months ago helped me make a new connection. Pay attention to the small details.
These photographs of the Kerstman family are courtesy of Joel Landes and Shari Berman Landes.
These photographs of the Landes family are courtesy of Joel Landes and Shari Berman Landes.
These photographs are courtesy of Joel Landes, Paul Landes and Shari Berman Landes.
A visit to Brooklyn and other stops in New York allowed me to visit more relatives and document grave sites for my family tree — and a surprise.
Isadore and Anna Kerstman gave birth to a daughter, Sophie, who died at the age of 19 days.
With Anna’s naturalization documents from the National Archives, I’m a step closer to uncovering her family’s past in Lithuania.
Another family’s own research provides stories about my relaitves and starting points for my own research.