11/15/2005

The Pursuit

Eight years ago I started out on a journey to discover my family's history. It was and is an interesting pursuit that has taken many different and at times unexpected turns. The family names that I thought would be the hardest to track have in fact proven to be the easiest and those names I have been able to trace with the help of family members I've met via the internet who are doing the same genealogy research. A person who has helped tremendously is also doing research and we thought we were related because of the same family names but alas, it was a different family. But she had a family chart that pertained to my family and is invaluable. So, thus far, I have been able to trace one family name to the early 1800's and one to the 1700's. One side starts in Virginia before the War of 1812. The other starts at Tulchin Ukraine.

The woman who helped me trace a part of my Jewish roots also gave me the number of one of my Dad's cousins. She is a lively 93 year old woman and knew who I was right away. She was able to direct me to two of my great-uncle's children, one in New York and one in Chicago.

So the pursuit of family history is once more afoot.

4 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

That is soooooooooooo freakin cool! Keep these updates coming. I find them very interesting. My family is so small... my sister used to joke we could have a family reunion in the bathtub.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

My immediate is big, 2 sisters and 2 brothers and live down here. But most of our cousins, aunts, and uncles are scattered throughout the country from Alaska to Florida. Even found out today about a very distant cousin who is a doctor at Hebrew Medical Center in Jerusalem!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Very cool. My dad's family came from the Ukraine and Roumania.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Mark,

my grandfather immigrated from Nemirov. Do mind sharing where dad's family came from?

7:52 PM  

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