Russian Jewish genealogy is tricky! Despite years of researching, I have been unable to find relatives of my great-grandparents, Simon Goldman and Mamie Bloom or Blum (both spellings are used on her children's birth and death certificates). Simon and Mamie left Hamburg on the Hammonia on November 10, 1889, and arrived in New York on … Continue reading Were Mamie Bloom Goldman, in Indianapolis, and Libby Goodstein Noiman, in Cincinnati, sisters?
Years ago, my mother showed me a picture. She said she had been told a long time ago that the picture was of her Goldman grandparents. Here is the picture in question: Even before my mother's memory began to fail, she was an unreliable witness as to who was in that picture or, really, in … Continue reading A mystery for Sherlock