During the course of my genealogy work, I have discovered and connected with cousins from all my family branches. Here are some lessons.
The Tulbowitz/Ratner family originated in the Vitebsk region, lived for decades near Rostov-on-Don, and finally settled in Albany, New York.
How and why did Stan Ruby's important post-graduate research go wrong, and what impact did it have on his career in physics?
The Ratner family became established in the Fifth Ward of Albany, N.Y. Abe bottled soda water and Rose nurtured a brood of children.
If Sholom Tulbowitz had gone to Dvinsk instead of Rostov, his Ratner descendants might have grown up in Perm instead of Albany.
A surprising artifact discovered after a parent's death leads to a series of discoveries and an ongoing interest in genealogy.