meeting distant relatives

Connecting with lost or unknown family relations

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Meeting Harriet Berkowitz
  • Sep 20, 2020

Harriet Berkowitz was doubly distanced from her Rabinowitz roots, first by her father’s partial family estrangement and then by his divorce. But…

from Ruby Family History Project

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Seymour Rabinowitz and Harriet Berkowitz
  • Sep 20, 2020

Seymour, also called Samuel, was partly estranged from the family. He worked as a truant officer in the New York City schools. His daughter…

from Ruby Family History Project

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Tulbowitz in the USSR—an alternative history
  • Aug 13, 2017

If Sholom Tulbowitz had gone to Dvinsk instead of Rostov, as his cousin did, his Ratner descendants might have grown up in Perm instead of Albany…

from Ruby Family History Project

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The Ringel brother who came to Canada in 1908
  • Sep 20, 2020

The rest of his siblings went to Berlin in the 1880s, but Jakob Schia Ringel went to Hamburg, Glasgow  and then Montreal. His two daughters raised…

from Ruby Family History Project

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Turning over rocks to find long-lost relatives
  • Aug 13, 2017

During the course of my genealogy work, I have discovered and connected with cousins from all my family branches. Here are some lessons learned.…

from Ruby Family History Project

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