Sometimes the clues fall into place
Reviewing documentation I received months ago helped me make a new connection. Pay attention to the small details.
Kerstman family photographs
These photographs of the Kerstman family are courtesy of Joel Landes and Shari Berman Landes.
Landes family photographs, page 2
These photographs of the Landes family are courtesy of Joel Landes and Shari Berman Landes.
Landes family photographs
These photographs are courtesy of Joel Landes, Paul Landes and Shari Berman Landes.
Adventures in Brooklyn: streets and cemeteries
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.
My grandmother’s baby sister, Sophie Kerstman
Isadore and Anna Kerstman gave birth to a daughter, Sophie, who died at the age of 19 days.
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.
Pearl Kerstman Rosenberg and her descendants
Another family’s own research provides stories about my relaitves and starting points for my own research.