Order marriage licenses and affidavits from New York City, not just marriage certificates using new online indexes.
After several years, I’ve finally been able to put the pieces together and find my great grandmother.
The Neckameyer name was originally Nachamin, as I’ve discovered by reconsidering what I thought was an engraving mistake and with the help of new FamilySearch indices.
Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, New Jersey is the home of Celia Neckameyer Walcoff and her husband George.
The Hirschenbein family, cousins of my mother’s family, changed their name to Hirsch. With this new information, I can learn more.
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.
These photographs of the Berman family were provided by Shari Berman Landes and Joel Landes.
Celia Neckameyer is a newly-discovered relative, if census records are to be believed. Here is some information about her family.
When I began my research, I didn’t know my maternal grandfather’s mother’s name. Now I know more about her family.
The marriage certificate of Samuel Berman and Anna Neckameyer gave me the name of Anna’s parents: Wolf Neckameyer and Rebecca Rochaurtz. By the time Wolf is living in the United States with his daughter Anna (and possibly with other children — that’s a different discussion), Rebecca had passed away and he had remarried. I ordered […]
My family history research continues with the first records received from the New York City Department of Records.