Monday, June 2, 2014

Celebrating Blogiversary #3

I started this blog three years ago because my other blog, From Maine to Kentucky, is about my ancestry, and researching my husband's ancestry is so different from mine that I thought it deserved its own blog.

I have not been as prolific during this past year, but I try to write at least a couple of blog posts each month.

In celebration of three years of blogging, I thought I'd share some of my favorite posts of this past blogging year.

I had fun finding records for Emanuel Levitas, brother to my mother-in-law's grandfather, Max Levitt. I am still trying to figure out where this family immigrated from!

And the fact that his wife, Sarah Levitas, had a patent in her name was a great find by my husband!

I enjoyed attending the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Conference 2013, which was held in Boston last August and I blogged about my experiences in IAJGS Part 1 and IAJGS Part 2.

One of my favorite photos can be seen at Two Tone Tessie.

Another photo (one of many) of the "cousins in Israel" can be seen here.

And a photo of the uncle who remained in Romania and "became a Communist" can be seen here.

I do have several more photographs with Yiddish on the back that I should share...

Thanks for reading, even thought I haven't been posting much!


  1. Congrats on your blogiversary and wishing you more adventures and discoveries!

  2. Congratulations! On to year 4!

  3. Thank you Marian and Debi for continuing to read my blog and for your comments.

  4. Congratulations, Elizabeth. It's obvious your blog is a labor of love. It was great meeting you last summer at IAJGS. Hope you'll be attending IAJGS 2014! Keep up the good work.

  5. Congratulations and Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

  6. Thank you Emily and Jana for reading and commenting. No, Emily, I won't be getting to IAJGS 2014. I took advantage and attended IAJGS 2013 because it was local to me!

  7. Elizabeth,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Jana, Thank you for the mention in your "Fab Finds" - I appreciate it!