Nearly a year ago, I wrote of finding some BERKOWITZs in the US, the wife, Dwojra, being my great-great-grandmother’s sister. Turns out, I was wrong.
A little while back, I wrote of finding the name of my great-great-great-grandmother, given as Bessie ZABAKLITZKY, in the Social Security application form of my great-great-grandmother’s brother, Abram KUNA (a.k.a. Abraham COHEN). Several months after that, I was able to find in the Polish State Archives the actual name, Basia Laja ZABOKLICKI. (Technically, the Polish language gender variant, ZABOKLICKA, but I try to stay with the normative form.) “ZABAKLITZKY” is still a correct and valid translation, so, happily, Abram wasn’t totally off about his own mother. Continue reading
The KUNAs were the family of my great-great-grandmother along my direct maternal line. Until very recently, I knew very little about them, and today I only know slightly more, but enough that it’s worth talking about. This post is not only about obtaining the addition bits of knowledge I have now, but also about the slow process of getting there.