Apparently it has been a little less than a year since I last updated my blog. I guess I should work on that.
At the beginning of the year a film documenting my grandmother’s cousin Bertram was in the fundraising stage and since that time various family member have copies on DVD and is also available on YouTube – There are three versions Dutch no subtitles – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn5rkp6jxFE&list=PLFC7E8CDE9332B920&index=5 English Subtitles – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x92R3Np3XKc Hebrew Subtitles – still looking for it
I also decided to re-do my entire tree as well as attempt to write a family history about one of the branches. The family history is one hold as I haven’t really been able to figure out what I want to say and how to say it with out getting repetitive. Since I always feel the need to be as complete as possible I based what I was working on by my 4th great grantparents on all my branches. I tried to be as complete as possible with all of their descendants. With some branches I did go further back and work through their descendants. I did find some out some new things and maybe some answers to my dead ends.
As I mentioned I ordered some records from Poland. They did help a little but did not provide the information I was looking for. Also with the release of the 1940’s census I found some more Rothstein info and subsequently a descendant of the mysterious Manny Rothstein. I am still looking for more though.
Last May I was accepted to the University of Amsterdam in their Masters program for Holocaust studies. Now I just need to find funding.
That is all for now. I will try to update more.