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My Family Trees


I have been tracing my family genealogy for several years now. For simplicity sake, I've broken it down into four trees, one for each grandparent. They came to the U.S. from different parts of Europe, at different times. I could tell you some of the stories I have collected over the years. Some are very funny and others, very sad, but I'll leave that for another web page. Feel free to take a look at them.

 

   The Emmer family tree
   The Wacholder family tree
   The Lehrer family tree
   The Yurowitz/Jurowitz family tree

These trees were developed with a software package called Family Tree Maker. Visit their web site.

 

If you're interested in genealogy, then I suggest you visit the following sites:

Jewish Genealogy:

      Jewishgen (Official home of Jewish Genealogy on the web, and a great place to start)
      Avotaynu (A periodical devoted to Jewish genealogy)
      New York Jewish Genealogy Society.
      Eldridge Street Synagogue (On New York's Lower East Side & currently being restored)
     U. S. Holocaust Museum
      Yad Vashem

Genealogy General:

    Ancestry (Search their World War I draft and Social Security records)
    RootsWeb (Lookup who else is looking for the same surnames that you are)
    Ellis Island  (Lookup ship records)
    National Archives (Contains naturalization, military, passport records and a whole lot more. You should start here.)
    Church of JC & Latter-day Saints (The Mormons have copied millions of records)
    Broderbund (They produce software such as Family Tree Maker, and have many useful How-to lists.)

 

Picture of my dad and me

Picture of Michael and me.

 

Like father, like son. Or, the more things change, the more they stay the same. One the left is my dad with me, many, many years ago. On the right is me with my son, Michael.