Re: Asking Family For Information


It depends on what information you're seeking and whether you already know some of the details. 

When I was a teenager, I sat down with my grandparents and asked about both of their families, putting the names of their parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. in a hand-drawn chart.  They didn't seem to know - or perhaps didn't remember - exactly where their parents came from beyond "Russia" and "Romania."  But the names that my grandparents provided were a great resource when I began researching my family roots many years later.  Not everything they told me was 100% accurate, but it was a good start!

If you already have some information, I agree that you should share what you know and let your relatives make corrections or provide additional details.

Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)

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