is not 100% accurate, but it’s pretty close!
according to tests run on each of us by the same company, one of my
second cousins (we were born less than one week apart to first cousins)
is calculated as a third cousin.
genealogist, I am able to trace my family backwards, which has enabled
me to connect with several contemporary distant cousins I didn’t even
know I had before I started looking.
starters, FYI, I am not an an heiress to either the Lloyd J. Harris pies
nor Harris-Teeter fortunes.
Nor am I kin to/the same person as Stacy
Harris, the late Canadian-born character actor.
My extended family tree DOES include Israel Miller, Pinky Lee, Morton Gould, Frank Bank, Regene and Louis Cohane, Mark
Bailey and Mady
Land. You may also know my cousin by her stage name, Samantha Harris. (My
grandfather and Samantha's great-grandfather were brothers.)
I'm not the first author in my family. My
great-grandfather, Abraham "Abba" Kramer (July 18, 1858- May 9, 1942)
bears that distinction, courtesy of his published book, The Unity of G-d
(English translation by Dr. Irwin Barkan, principal and education
director of Chicago's South Side Hebrew Congregation.)
Abba's daughter-in-law, Florence (my great- aunt) was King David of Israel's
I'm also not the first musician (Thank you, Catherine West!), in the
family. That distinction belongs to my aunt, (née Ruth
member of the Women's
Army Corp, who, while stationed in St. Louis, Missouri,
performed as one of Helen Lewis' Rhythm Queens.
Since I have
shared my DNA results with a couple of testing competitors, I receive
regular emails periodically providing me with
DNA matches, from those who have agreed to have their shared matches
released, as the company’s database enlarges.
I am not an
ongoing paid subscriber to any of the DNA-testing companies, nor, for
privacy reasons, do I put my family tree online.
love to hear from any of the following listed DNA matches, especially
if they can help me find the missing link to my linchpin relative,
Rose/Rosa/Roza (Mrs. Isaac) KAMINSKY/KAMENSKY/COMINSKY and/or Paula
While I don’t
know her husband’s name or where she was born, Paula lived in Tel Aviv
in 1946 and was the mother of at least two children: a daughter and son
(first names unknown). The son died in
1943.The list of
my DNA matches I would like to hear from may be found using the
alphabetical links (representing the first letter of the surname) below. (Ages, of course, are approximate, listed
as provided to My Heritage DNA and will be corrected as I receive
updates. Women are listed alphabetically by maiden names,
when known. )
you see your name, or someone you know, I'd love to be in touch.
Perhaps I will be able to help you solve your genealogical
missing links and dead ends.
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