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January 2015

THE MANCHURIAN CONNECTION: Discovering My Borkovsky Ancestors In Hailar, China

THE KIELCE GHETTO MEMOIR: A Fragment of My Mother’s Life

THE SOUTH AMERICAN CONNECTION: Reuniting the Maniches Family

August 2014

THE EPSTEINS OF BOBROISK: A New Branch on the Family Tree

IN ISRAEL: Following in the Footsteps of Jüte Horn and Chaim Teichman

THE LORIG FAMILY: A Mystery Photo Leads to an Amazing Discovery

THE WERTHEIMER FAMILY OF GEMMINGEN: Connecting With My Cousin via JewishGen

March 2014

FROM SKIERNIEWICE TO VERMONT: An Artist in the Family

FROM ROHATYN TO PALESTINE: Following the Aliyah Road of Jüte Horn and Chaim Teichman

THE HUMMEL FAMILY OF TALSI: Cousins Connect From Around the World

August 2013

FROM WARADY TO WEINBERGER: How JewishGen's Genealogy Class Helped Me Make the Connection

THE RASCHINSKY DIAMOND: Restoring a Family’s Name

WALKING MY LINEAGE: A Roots Tour to Lithuania and Poland

BRONIA & LOTTE - 1920s BEST OF FRIENDS: 85 Years Later, a Niece and a Great-Grandniece Rediscover That Friendship

May 2013

MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS' MEZUZAH

THE BLECHER BOYS OF BESSARABIA BECOME BARBERS: From Soroki to Chicago 1909-1914

FINDING MY GRANDFATHER DAVID RAUCHER

PIECES OF A PUZZLE: Connecting the Links in a Worldwide Family

January 2013

ROMANCE IN F-MAJOR: Searching for Rózsi

I WENT TO LOOK FOR LUNNA DESCENDANTS AND FOUND MY OWN THIRD COUSINS

A BLISSFUL REUNION: Finding a New Branch of My Blistein Family

JACOB APTEKMAN: Warrior of Zion

October 2012

THE BRANTZ FAMILY: Together in Romania, Separated by Emigration, Reconnected through JewishGen

FINDING UNCLE AARON

LETTERS IN A PHOTO ALBUM: Searching for My Mother’s Rabinowitz and Pinsley Cousins

BROWNSTEIN, SARFAS, and FABER:
A twisted genealogical knot of inter-generational first-cousin marriages

June 2012

FINDING SARAH'S SIBLINGS: How Probate Records Helped My Search

THE CHERNOFF SAGA: Stitching Together the Fabric of a Family

About Cholent, Cholesterol and an Unknown Father

March 2012

THE FINAL JOURNEY OF JACOB DRAPEKIN: Confirming a Myth with a Missing Matzevah

TRACES: What Remains of a Life

THE HAUSNERS OF KOJETIN: Success Story Brings New Family Connections

July 2011

TOGETHER AGAIN:
Reuniting the Rapoports of Kholmich

RECONNECTING WITH KISHINEV:
Pages of Testimony Link Living Cousins

January 2011

GRANDFATHER BORIS AND TAPESTRIES OF RYAZAN:
Discovering Boris Bobroff in Ryazan and Racine

THE HAUSNERS OF KOJETIN:
A Trip to My Ancestral Home in Moravia

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July 2010

MONIEK AND MOSHE: Holocaust Survivors Reunited After 67 Years

THE ISAACS CONNECTION: Finding My Jewish Roots

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May 2010

A SYNAGOGUE IN EHRSTADT: Finding My Cahn Family Roots

CLUES FROM A PHOTO ALBUM: Cousins Reunited after 100 Years

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: Finding my Turmann Family

HEARD ON THE LISTS: Invaluable help from JewishGenners in Israel

September 2009

MY PERSKY COUSINS: A Drive to Reconnect

WHO'S GULAN? Solving a family mystery

FROM A SHTETL CALLED MICHALISHUCK: Finding my Palestin Family

HEARD ON THE LISTS: Help for a young genealogist

Before 2009

THE TAUB STORY: Families reunited after 62 years

Current Stories

FROM KREUZBURG TO HOLLYWOOD:
Finding Walter Wicclair

“I didn’t learn that my family was Jewish until I was 51 years old. That secret was sustained while I was growing up as an only child, knowing only my parents, and with little knowledge about any relatives living or dead.”

A HUNDRED YEAR JOURNEY:
Searching the Past, Finding the Future

“It was probably a typical story of the day when an older brother, trying to protect the younger one from conscription to the army, switches identity with him, sends him off to America, eventually gets drafted to the Russian Czarist Army, and goes to World War I in his place.”

THE FAMILY FROM SLAVUTA:
Finding Sam Bloom

“When I teach an introduction to Jewish genealogy, I always tell students that their very first step should be to check the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) to see if anyone else is researching their names and towns … I’ve had my share of successes with this route.”

UPDATE - THE SOUTH AMERICAN CONNECTION:
Reuniting the Maniches Family

“The last time descendants of these families had all been together for a meal, attending synagogue together, and just spending time together would have been in 1914, the year my grandmother left Krynki, Poland.”

 


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