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.
Order marriage licenses and affidavits from New York City, not just marriage certificates using new online indexes.
I received the death certificate for my great grandmother from New York City via VitalChek.
These photographs of the Herman family are courtesy of Shari Berman Landes.
These photographs of the Klein family are courtesy of Shari Berman Landes.
These photographs of the Berman family were provided by Shari Berman Landes and Joel Landes.
I spoke with my great aunt (or grand aunt — the terminology can be confusing — my mother’s mother’s sister) over the phone a few days ago, and by asking a few specific questions I was able to correct some errors and fill some holes in the family tree.
My family history research continues with the first records received from the New York City Department of Records.