Question re: unfamiliar family names and dead end research #general #names


I was able to ascertain the names of great-grandparents who did not emigrate to the USA through the marriage certificates of my grandparents.  Naturalization papers and birth certificates will also give hints. In some cases, you may not be able to ascertain whether people are related, at least for now.  That is the case for me in my Slonimsky line. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Aline Petzold

I have been researching my father’s side of the family, last name “Sternberg”.  My father, Joseph, and most of his siblings were born in Bucharesti, but his oldest brother Daniel, known as Nilu, was born in Botosani. I know that my father’s grandparents were Itzic and Ita Sternberg.   I have  obtained birth and death records if several “Sterinbergs” from Botosani, but none of these people have names familiar to me, and the dates of these documents do not correspond with what I know.  How can I confirm that these Sterinbergs are actually my relatives and if not, how do I further my research on the Sternberg side of the family?

Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN