Saturday, June 26, 2010

researching my Family History online

I recently helped an elderly Holocaust survivor, Marie, find the cousin in the Netherlands, that she had been seeking for more than 15 years!  [ Marie is my mom. ]

I have been a genealogy researcher for more than 10 years. http://Jewishgen.org has helped me tremendously. By posting surnames and countries, Jewishgen researchers can connect with others searching for common ancestors. In the past 10 years I have found some Polish records online for my mom's family and emailed many other JewishGen researchers in attempts at finding connections, around the world.

For 10 years I searched for potential cousins that were lost or dispersed in the Holocaust. For the victims, I want to learn their identity, to memorialize them in my family tree and in Yad Vashem http://yadvashem.org. http://Familyecho.org hosts free Family Tree software that can be edited and shared.

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