Friday, April 27, 2007

The search gets a shot in the arm....

Yesterday I was doing my bimonthly check for updates to the JewishGen databases and noticed a new entry in the Family Finder looking for Dershowitz in the Nowy Sacz area of Poland.  I sent off a reply to the researcher, Rachel Heller Bernstein, with a brief overview of who I was and where I was in my current family history research.  By the time I came home from work, there was an excited email awaiting me.

 It turns out that Rachel was able to confirm that the Aron Deresiewicz that I had found in the Polish State Archives in Nowy Sacz was indeed my great-grandfather.  She also pointed me to relative living in California who is the granddaughter of Joe Dershowitz, my grandfather Solomon's brother. 

Thank you Rachel for replying and opening up a whole new avenue of possibilities.  More on new family coming up.....

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