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#FamilyTree365 – Day 29 September 29, 2016

#FamilyTree365 – Day 29 September 29, 2016

Fay Hartog-Levin is my mother’s triple 5th, double 9th, single 8th once removed , single 8th twice removed, and single 9th once removed cousin through both of Fay’s parents and both my mother’s maternal grandparents. Talk about endogamy in Jewish populations!  There may be a few other paths but I was starting to go a little crazy figuring it all out.

She is the daughter of Josef Hartog and Ada Menko who had fled the Netherlands to Suriname in 1942.  In 1948 the family emigrated to the US, just before she was born.  In 2009 she was appointed by Barack Obama as the ambassador to the Netherlands and remained in that post until 2011.

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