Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Yitzchak and Sheva and Sons

I have connected with a cousin of my husband's in Israel which has inspired me to share more of the photos from that branch of the Goldstein / Yancu side of the family.

This is the oldest photograph in my collection from that side of the family.


The family story is that this is Yitzchak Yancu and his wife, Sheva Moskowitz and two brothers of my husband's grandfather, Morris Goldstein. They remained in Romania when Morris followed his brother Max to New York City in 1914, after having changed his surname from Yancu to Goldstein.

There is nothing on the back of the photo to identify which brothers these were.

Morris never returned to Romania and this photograph has been treasured over the years.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Four Children in Atlantic City

Here are the four children from last week's family group photograph. This is how I knew last week's photo was taken in Atlantic City.


The front of the rolling chair has an Atlantic City banner across it, and underneath, the name GARRETT.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Portrait of Four Unknown Children


The personalities of these four children come through in their faces. Look at how the oldest is showing off her confidence in keeping her younger siblings in line.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Girl with Ringlets


I wish I knew who this smiling girl was. And I also wish this had a photographer's imprint to let me know if it came from Philadelphia or New York or New Jersey. This was from my mother-in-law's side of the family, so likely Segal or Levitt or possibly Goldstein.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Woman at Window

This woman is probably a relative on the Segal side of my mother-in-law's family.


The photograph was taken at Caplan Studio, 706 S. Fifth St., Philadelphia.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Eight Years of Blogging!

I started A Jewish Genealogy Journey eight years ago when I realized that my husband's genealogy stories would appeal to a slightly different audience than my first blog, From Maine to Kentucky.

Looking back at this year's posts, I see that they were almost all about the Handler family. Most of the posts were part of a series about a half first cousin once removed of my husband's, Herman Handler. Each post shows him in a different record, showing that an immigrant ancestor can be found in many records. Links to all the posts in the series are at Obituary for Herman Handler.

However, I did enjoy writing about my husband's grandfather as a jitney driver in Miami.

For those of you still reading my blog, thank you! I will try to post a little more often in the coming year.