Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Celebrating Blogiversary #4

This is blog post number 164 over the past four years. Although I have not blogged as much recently, I still enjoy writing about my husband's Jewish ancestry (in Eastern Europe and America), and often try to fit in a post that can be helpful to other researchers using these not as common or more challenging resources.

There were two big finds during this past year:

First, I believe I found the family of my mother-in-law's grandfather, Max Levitt, in HusiatyƄ, Galicia. See:

My Best Recent Genea-Prize
Levitas / Lewites from Austria
Mappy Monday - HusiatyƄ

Second, having a second cousin find my blog and contact me was great. When I learned that he made a video recording interview of his aunts (and my father-in-law's first cousins) and posted it on YouTube as Mishpacha Tapes Helen and Esther 1988, that was icing on the cake! See:

Connecting with a Handler Cousin: Blog as Cousin Bait for the first post about this connection. I have tagged all my blog posts mentioning this 1988 video with Mishpacha Tape. I plan to share more about this tape.

I also connected with a fourth cousin on the Segal line through DNA testing. See Connecting With a Segal Cousin to read about our meeting.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you continue to read and enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Happy blogiversary and many more! I always get pleasure from your finds and your helpful tips.

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    1. Marian, thank you for continuing to follow my blog and for your comment. Glad you enjoy the blog!

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  2. Happy 4th Blogiversary Elizabeth!

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    1. Jana, thanks for reading and for the comment!

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  3. Happy Blog Anniversary! This is my first visit here but it certainly won't be my last. Excuse me while I browse through your posts.

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    1. Colleen, I hope you enjoyed browsing my posts! Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  4. Happy anniversary, Elizabeth! (I'm a little behind schedule reading blogs I am following). I have enjoyed your adventures in family history. Hope we can connect again at a future IAJGS (or other) conference.

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    1. Emily, thank you for the comment. I enjoyed your posts from IAJGS. Yes, hopefully we'll connect again at a future conference.

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