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Meet Our Newest Cousin, Jessica Klein Levenbrown

Meet Our Newest Cousin, Jessica Klein Levenbrown

This has been quite a week in the world of Kornmehl kin and blogging. First, I wrote a post in memory of a twice-lost cousin, Gigi Michaels. It drew a lovely response from Gigi’s daughter, Jodi Warshauer, who hadn’t known about this blog before, as well as responses from previously discovered new cousins, who had.Continue Reading

Holy Rollers vs Persnickity Parsers: Unearthing My Jewish Roots, 2

Holy Rollers vs Persnickity Parsers: Unearthing My Jewish Roots, 2

Earlier this week, I discussed my surprise in learning that my mother’s family home, the town of Tarnow, was defined as a shtetl on a Jewish genealogy site. I hadn’t previously traced my ancestry beyond sophisticated Vienna, and the notion that my origins were Yiddish-speaking and roof-fiddling took some mental adjustment. I next decided toContinue Reading