Monday, December 22, 2008

Daniel Gluck in the Bronx

My cousin remembers that my great-aunt Mary Schwartz boarded with her 2d cousin Daniel Gluck and family in a Bronx apartment after arriving in NYC from Ungvar, about 1911-1912. Daniel had two daughters: Beatrice (a buyer for a lingerie firm?) and Ruth. The family started a furniture store in or near Paramus NJ in one of America's first shopping centers, perhaps during the mid-1930s. So far no luck tracing them but it's some kind of lead.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ungvar and Lojos Schwartz

Since September I've been hoping to find out that Violet was related to my Schwartz relatives from Ungvar. Violet's family wrote me yesterday to say that they don't know my Schwartz family. Their Schwartz family in Ungvar was Lojos Schwartz, whose sisters were Flora and Margaret. Although I'm disappointed, it's good to at least know for sure.

One of my 2009 resolutions is to organize my genealogy research more carefully and plan specific lines of inquiry. Meanwhile, if anybody is trying to find descendants of Tivador (Theodore) Schwartz from Ungvar, please let me know.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Rookie Genealogy Mistakes

This article by Sharon Tate-Moody lists many mistakes that rookie genealogists make--and I've made them all. I'm still trying to catch up on recording all the info I've collected about my family and my husband's family. And I haven't asked all the right questions (or asked them in the right way) of family members who might remember.

I have to keep reminding myself that this is a long-term journey into the family trees. My journey started after "Roots" aired in the mid-1970s and picked up steam about 10 years ago, when a Family History Center opened in my community. Ancestry.com has been a huge help in filling out the branches and connecting with cousins. Wonder where the journey will take me next?
clipped from www2.tbo.com

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