Category Archives: Jewish Genealogy

Return to Krakow – May 24 & 25

Friday was a restful day, well probably not for Marek who was driving and trying to listen to the very strange directions from the GPS – somehow most right turns were “bear right.” Unfortunately “bear right” also meant just that … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern European Travel, Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy

Reflections – Passover present and past

By 1924 all of my grandparents were living in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. One of the 4 was born in the US, 1 came at age 6 and 2 in their late teens or early 20s.  The first record … Continue reading

Posted in Jewish Genealogy

Missing Records, Missing Connections

As a genealogist, I recognize the importance of going back to databases I’ve previously reviewed. If the database is digital, online, there’s always the possibility that there will be additions made to it, or that transcriptions have been updated and … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern European Travel, Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy, piecing the puzzle together, research tips

Looking Ahead, Reviewing the Past

In just a few days, it will be Purim. Every year, I order a box of hamentaschen to share with my colleagues in my office, and think about all the years I made dozens and dozens of them with all … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern European Travel, Jewish Genealogy

25 October – Research and Tears

DISCLOSURE: I am trying to update this blog a day or couple of  days at a time but am often doing it several days after the fact due to internet connections On Thursday, 25 October, we had planned for a … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Jewish Genealogy

Travels, continued

I’m so fortunate, as a genealogist to not only always have varied research to do, but also to be able to travel to meet with clients and do research.  I must admit, though, that recent travel and upcoming travel are … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy

Tues., Aug. 28: Krakow

I don’t think I previously discussed a challenge we confronted in our travels. Both Marek and I have previously rented cars in Europe. I think that Lindsay said that she also had. Gas pumps work the same way they do … Continue reading

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