Researching My last name Febo/Febus listed in many sephardic name lists.My grandfather from fathers side is originally from Puerto Rico.I have a strong affection for the nation of Israel.I had an autosomal test done and shows middle eastern origins from one parent.My last name is also carried by Non-Jewish Italians.I am up inthe air on wether I have Jewish ancestry or Italian.
Started my search about 10 years ago. Searching for Jewish ancestors in Posen, Schubin (now Szubin), Gostyn, and Chodziesen (was Kolmar).
Family names are Braunhart, Zadek, Bernstein, Marks, Heyman, Beerman, Fried, Broch.
Still have relatives in Berlin, all descending from one of the grandchildren of one of the family patriarchs - Lewin Jacob Braunhart, who was the headmaster at the Jewish school in Schubin for 50 years. Lewin and his wife Minnie Zadek, had 17 grandchildren who lived to adulthood - 11 immigrated to America, 5 stated in Germany, and one was born in California.
Have 3 websites - www.marksology.com which documents photos, artifacts, and stories about my ancestors, and www.g4beginners.blogspot.com, which highlights tips and information for newbies, using information and techniques that I have learned over the years.
I also started a ning network, which is a private social media oriented site for my family, where I have uploaded all photos and artifacts for the Braunhart family. It is not available to the public. I would encourage others to check out ning for creating a site for relatives to partake in the riches of information that you have gathered for your family. It can be set up as private so it is not searched by Google and other search engines and is not available to all.
Would be glad to hear from others and share as well - Kenneth R. Marks
I am trying to research the following names and places:
Lewensohn and Dann (not sure what Dann was called there) from Kuldiga, Latvia
Oxman, Hollander, Kassler, and Kesselman from Nikolayev, Ukraine
Poczciwy from Radziejow, Poland
Stern from TiszaSalamon, Hungary (Now Solomonova, Ukraine)
I am comfortable with most of what happened once the families reached America, save for a couple of death dates I haven't been able to track down. Other than the Polish ancestors, I know little about the families from Eastern Europe.