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My Great-grandparents: Thank You November 24, 2015

Filed under: Genealogy Ancestors Family Tree — Janet @ 2:04 pm

Here is a good example of a fellow (or sister) blogger tracing her great grandparents. I wish I had as much information as she has for my genealogy research.

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

When I started doing genealogy research about four years ago, I only had seen pictures of two of my eight great-grandparents:  Isidore Schoenthal and Hilda Katzenstein, parents of my paternal grandmother Eva Schoenthal Cohen.

Hilda Katzenstein Schoenthal Hilda Katzenstein Schoenthal

Isidore Schoenthal

Isidore Schoenthal

I had no idea what any of my other six great-grandparents looked like.  Over time I have been very fortunate to find cousins who had pictures of four of those other six.  For example, I now have pictures of Moritz Goldschlager and Ghitla Rosenzweig, parents of my maternal grandfather Isadore Goldschlager.

Ghitla Rosenzweig Goldschlager Ghitla Rosenzweig Goldschlager

Moritz Goldschlager

Moritz Goldschlager

Another cousin had pictures of my great-grandmother Eva Seligman, but I did not have a photograph of my great-grandfather, Emanuel Cohen.  Until now.  One of the photos in my Aunt Eva’s suitcase was a photograph of Emanuel Cohen. I was so excited to be able to see his face.  It’s amazing how a photograph can…

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One Response to “My Great-grandparents: Thank You”

  1. Amy Says:

    Thank you, Janet. And you CAN find more—I’d be glad to share some tips if you are interested. Just let me know. 🙂


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