Bio: An adoptee who found both her maternal and paternal side 18 years ago, I began digging into my new found families past. The journey has been amazing connecting and reconnecting lost and found generations.

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  1. I have lost touch with your Italian blog again. Have you been posting on it? If you give me the link again I promise I will do something this time so I don’t lose it again!

  2. You’re lucky to be able to connect with both sides of your family. Mine is limited to the maternal side, as my father was Polish was Polish. Since his mother re-married while he was still a child, and he is long dead, I have no idea how I could investigate his roots. Hope your searching continues productively!

      1. Thanks. I honestly think it’s a lost cause. I have so very little to go on. I should have asked more questions while my father was still alive. He was an only child, his mother is long dead, I have no addresses, even vague ones…….

        1. my email address is nwpaintedlady@yahoo if you come up with anything you can think of. Have you done your DNA? It could be a door opener for you.

  3. Hi, Researching my great grandparents, I learned they are buried in the Beth Hamidrash Hagodol of Harlem section of Riverside cemetery in Saddle river, NJ. They were married in the “old country”; my grandparents were married in Harlem, but I’m not sure exactly where. In any case, they are buried in Mt. Hebron. They were Workmen’s Circle Jews. Anyway, I found your blog when googling Beth Hamidrash Hagodol of Harlem. My grandparents’ names were Morris (Moshe) and Rose (Chaya, née Kropman) Sacks, and were both from Laizuva in Lithuania.

    1. Hello Peter ~ It was nice to hear from you, thank you for stopping by and taking a look. The names that you gave me do not ring any bell, nor have I uncovered them in my research. I have not uncovered Laizuva as a family town either. Isn’t Beth Hamidrash Hagokol of Harlem beautiful? Nice to be connected through the same synagogue with you.

    1. It is Beth Hamidrash Hagadol of Harlem, N.Y. where my great grandparents were married. It’s such a great old Synagogue. It’s was one of the oldest founded in 1852. I don’t know if that was the originating building but it sure is wonderful. Glad I found yours too – Sharon

    1. I am one of three living grandsons of Abraham/Harry Rosen and Kate/Kranie/Rachel Brickman, and son of Renee Rosen Amrine.

      1. Hello Eric, very nice to hear from you. I would love to be in touch with you. Back in Jan of 2017 I had a correspondence with your brother Neil. Always a pleasure to connect with distant cousins and share information. If you would like to correspond or had any question please email me at nwpaintedlady@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you ~ Sharon

  4. Hi. Stumbled across your blog as I am trying to recreate my past. I don’t know much about my fathers family, except that we have HAIMOWITZ and Sherman connection. I saw a Gussie Sherman mentioned and I believe That was my great grandmothers name. Just interested if you have more information. Thanks. Susan

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