Thursday, August 25, 2016

Blogiversary #8: Still Finding Cousins and Connections


Happy blogiversary to me! My very first blog entry, on August 25, 2008, was about the family of my father, Harold Burk (1909-1978). As a result of that day's research, I learned that Dad was less than a year old when his maternal grandfather, Meyer Elias Mahler (1856?-1910), died of stomach cancer.

Fast-forward 8 years and I'm still researching his family--and enjoying new connections with my cousins across North America and across the Atlantic!

Visiting with cousins this summer in Manchester, England, we discussed one of the genealogical mysteries in Dad's family. How, exactly, was my paternal grandfather, Isaac Burk (1882-1943), related to the cousins' maternal grandparents, Isaac Chazan and Hinda Mitav? We have lots of evidence that there is a definite family link...but we don't know the exact person connecting our branches of the family tree. Yet.

By the time blogiversary #9 rolls around, we may have a better idea.

Thank you, dear cousins, for sharing what you know to work on our family trees together! This means you, cousins from my side of the family (Weiss, Schwartz, Roth, Markell, Mahler, Kunstler, Farkas, Chazan, and Burk) and cousins from hubby's side (Wood, Steiner, Shank, McKibbin, McClure, Larimer, and Bentley). 

And thank you, dear readers, for being part of this genealogical journey.

17 comments:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am very glad you decided to blog about your genealogy adventures. I enjoy reading your posts & hope you have many more happy discoveries!

Marian B. Wood said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Colleen! And I feel the same about following along on your genealogy adventures.

Dara said...

Wow! Eight years is impressive, Marian. Wishing you every research and blogging success for year 9.

Wendy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Eight years -- wow, what an achievement. It is funny that, like you, I am still writing about the same family I started with. I suppose a genealogist's work is never done.

Marian B. Wood said...

Dara, many thanks for reading and leaving me a blogiversary comment!

Marian B. Wood said...

Hi Wendy, It seems there's always a new question to ask and always a new cousin to connect with. You're right, a genealogist's work is never done -- it's the "hobby" that keeps on giving and giving and giving, challenges and satisfaction. Thanks so much for leaving me a note!

Dana Leeds said...

Happy Blogiversary! It'll be exciting to see what discoveries you find in the upcoming year. :)

Marian B. Wood said...

Dana, I appreciate your good wishes! Who knows what genealogical discoveries are around the next corner? What an adventure. Thanks again for reading and commenting!

Izzi said...

What a great journey! Keep enjoying sojourning with our ancestors.

Marian B. Wood said...

Thank you, Izzi! Keep enjoying our journey together <3

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations on eight years of awesome posts.I am looking forward to many more years of your posts.

Elizabeth Handler said...

A belated happy blogiversary! Here's to many more!

Marian B. Wood said...

Many thanks for the kind blogiversary wishes! Hoping for more breakthroughs in the coming years.

Anna Matthews said...

Congratulations and Happy 8th Blogiversary! I'm looking forward to reading more discoveries to come.

Marian B. Wood said...

Thank you so much, Anna! Happy you stopped by and left me a note!

Dana Leeds said...

Guess I missed this, but happy Blogiversary! My blog isn't even 3 years old yet, but I love doing the blog. And, I love it when cousins find me! And even send photos and/or stories! Keep blogging! :)

Marian B. Wood said...

Dana, I enjoy following along on your genealogy adventures via your blog. Thanks for leaving me a note!