German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - researching Zwikler Poland/Germany #germany


Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hi Anita,
I’m Lin >from Palm Bay, Florida. I’ve only been doing
genealogy since 2011. All of my genealogy is >from Germany. Have you
jointed Jewishgen? I assume with your experience you have. If not,
(pardon me if I’m telling you stuff you know) go to
jewishgen.org and join. Then go to research and scroll to viewmate.
Upload any of your german documents. It will ask you to describe what
you know (place, names etc. if you know them.) Then you will get a note
saying they are ready . I forget their terminology, but they are ready
for public view. then you write GerSIG and give them the URL (s) of your
documents and tell them what you know. People will them go to viewmate
and translate your documents for you. The expertise on GerSIG is unreal.
I can’t begin to tell you how much help they have been to me in
finding more about parts of my “family tree”I knew
nothing about. Also by coincidence found two cousins on GerSIG! One is a
third cousin and one is so far back we can’t figure out exactly
the relationship, but he wrote a German/Jewish surname dictionary and
lives in Germany. The third cousin has introduced me to a bunch of other
third cousins. And it turns out she and my cousin Judy know a lot of
relatives who are mine too (but closer to them) that I didn’t
know or know about.

Anyway, if I can help you in any way, please let me know.

Best wishes, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@...

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