One of the first mysteries I encountered when first starting my research into my family history has still not been solved. Maybe you can help by looking at the facts and sharing your thoughts, interpreting the incomplete documentation, or seeing if you find something I’ve missed.
This map shows the important locations — residences and ports — for my Landes ancestors through my second great grandfather.
All this week, ProQuest is offering free access to its extensive obituary and death notice database. Here’s what I found.
The Brooklyn Public Library and Newspapers.com are working together to provide the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives online.
The Canadian Jewish Review, with a “society” section that was the social media of its day, published a death notice for my second great grandfather.
Using a “research tree” helps organize records pertaining to potential relatives when looking for missing pieces.
The latest discovery involves departure and arrival information for my great grandfather, who traveled from Hamburg to New York on the ship Palatia in 1899.
Martin Landes and his family appears in the Canadian Census of 1921, but the listing doesn’t solve a mystery.
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.
For more than fifty years, at least two generations of Landeses were involved with the pharmacy trade.
Moses Landes married Bertha “Brauna” Yaruslavitz in Iași, Romania in 1875, and by the turn of the century the entire Landes family had immigrated to North America by way of England.
Immigration records newly available online point to more information about my second great grandparents’ arrival in North America.
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.
These photographs came to be from Naomi Paltiel Lowi via Bob Paltiel. Can you help identify these women?
The naturalization documents for Pearl Landes answer a question about her children.
I visited the grave sites of my relatives throughout New York, from Queens to Long Island, asking questions and documenting with photographs.
The birth record I attributed to a mystery “Track” Landes is probably attributable to Irwin Landes. Bad indexing led to a bad assumption.
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.
The latest of three death certificates I’ve received in the mail is the least conclusive, yet I am inclined to consider some of the facts accurate enough to include this death certificate for Bertha Landes.
The death certificates for my great grandfather and second great grandfather fill in holes in my tree.
On Fold3, I discovered naturalization papers for my second great grandfather which otherwise would need to have been ordered from the National Archives.
The story of my family history research continues with three records I received from the New York City Department or Records.