Now's the time to resume the No Story Too Small challenge from last year! This time I am going to introduce you to my Great Great Grandfather, Samuel Hirsch Engel. He is the father of my maternal great grandmother, Tony. Here's what I've learned over the past few years since I began researching Samuel's life. Initially as I researched, my … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel
Though I only made it through 5 of my ancestors initially... I'm back at it! I took a break while I was super busy with work and The In-Depth Genealogist. Now's the time to resume the No Story Too Small challenge. This week I am going to introduce you to my Great Grandmother, Antonia "Tony" … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #6 Antonia “Tony” Jeanette Engel
Translation: Dora Engel Here Lies The woman, Devorah daughter of Mr. Abraham Engel Died 12 of Second Adar In the year 5603. May her soul be bound up for life eternal Mother Dora 1864-1943
*plotz- burst from excitement Part Two: Locating the Homeland My last article included details on how I used a timeline to develop a list of potential sources for the birthplace of my 2x great grandparents. The list of possible sources was: Samuel Engel—Birth Record, Synagogue Records, Tax Lists, Marriage record, Passenger List, Declaration of Intent Application. Other … Continue reading I Could Plotz*- All Three Birthplaces!
*Kvetch- to complain Part One: Locating the Homeland If you’ve attended any genealogy class, webinar, or read a book on the subject of family research you’ve been told that it is important to look at timelines for individuals. Sure, we know this, but how often do we actually stop to examine our family’s timeline? … Continue reading Don’t Kvetch*- Use Timelines and Locations to Reveal Secrets
Over the past five years I have learned more about my Jewish roots than I had in the thirty-some before that. I have always been fascinated with the history of the Jewish people, but until my maternal grandmother, Shirley Krueger Morse passed away, I didn’t realize how little I really knew. After experiencing the loss … Continue reading An Introduction
Earlier this year I began trying to find further information for my Engel family. At first I focused primarily on passenger lists and immigration records for my great great grandparents, Dora Fleckman and Samuel Engel. Below is a photograph of them on a ship with the Statue of Liberty in the background. I knew that … Continue reading New Information Revealed in Slovakian Record