- Slatter. This morning I awoke to an Ancestry message from Australia, written by a descendant of John Slatter and Mary Shehen Slatter. This relative is the child of hubby's second cousin! Because that branch of the Slatter family left England for Canada in the early 1900s, I've had little luck tracing their more recent whereabouts. Now I know why. Can't wait to share info with this Slatter cousin!
- Wood. Earlier in the week, I heard from a distant relative on the Wood side, a descendant of Thomas Wood and Content Thurston (married 1690). He had read my ancestor landing page about Mary Amanda Demarest and got in touch! Now he and our Wood family genealogist, Cousin Larry, are exchanging family tree information, I'm delighted to say.
- Markell. This afternoon I got an intriguing e-mail from a Markell, asking whether the Julius Markell I wrote about in "Two Lebowitz Sisters Marry Two Markell Men" is possibly an ancestor of Delaware Governor Jack Markell. Well, I don't know, but I'm going to dig deeper to try to find out! This kind gentleman provided links to articles, giving me a head start. Thank you!
|Lena Kunstler Farkas, about 1923|
Years ago, my cousin posted a Kunstler query on a JewishGen message board. She never got so much as a nibble.
But her patience paid off. Last week, out of the blue, she heard from a lady who is definitely a cousin from the Kunstler family. New cousins! What a genealogy week it's been.