52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel

Now's the time to resume the No Story Too Small challenge from last year!   This time I am going to introduce you to my Great Great Grandfather, Samuel Hirsch Engel.  He is the father of my maternal great grandmother, Tony.  Here's what I've learned over the past few years since I began researching Samuel's life. Samuel Engel and his family … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #7 Samuel Engel

I Could Plotz*- All Three Birthplaces!

*plotz- burst from excitement Part Two: Locating the Homeland My last article included details on how I used a timeline to develop a list of potential sources for the birthplace of my 2x great grandparents. The list of possible sources was: Samuel Engel—Birth Record, Synagogue Records, Tax Lists, Marriage record, Passenger List, Declaration of Intent Application.  Other … Continue reading I Could Plotz*- All Three Birthplaces!