Family Tree keepers
We would like to collate and research each direct family branch in as much detail as possible by adding as much information that still exists photographs, documents and most of all your memories.
Having only started recently, I am amazed how much stuff is available in the public domain.
Barbara Vaughan (nee Burns)
PRO and Family record centre visitor.
Mum has been on the trail of various rosegarten, rosengarten, rosegaton, donofsky, Zeitman family names for years. Even visiting addresses in Poland in the hunt. After my father died we discovered he had spent most of his adult life trying to trace his family. Since we teamed up we have found 4 cousins from her family and details of several who's names and life's have been forgotten.
I am an IT consultant and work all day with computers. My hobby is computers but I don't think I am a computer geek. I started doing Genealogy to assist my mother that was about 10 months ago. I have learned and read and researched and discovered things about my some of our ancestors lives that would amaze people today.
Research can be fun!
Was Spock a Cohen?
I saw this on the "Forgotten New York" website This is from an article about Mt Zion cemetery the two hands are from the headstone of Isidor L. Spinner who died in 1944. Long before star trek.
Leonard Nimoy has often said that he got the Vulcan "live long and prosper" hand signal at temple. It is the Aaronic blessing, given by the rabbi at services and is done with both hands, thumb to thumb and represents the Hebrew letter shin. Nimoy photo from startrek.com. The JewishGen Discussion Group then got this posting. Regarding this notation from the article: "It is the Aaronic blessing, given by the rabbi at services and is done with both hands, thumb to thumb and represents the Hebrew letter shin.
I'm told it's hereditary: like touching your nose with your tongue or wiggling your ears, either you can do it or you can't."
According to the legend about this sign: if you can make this sign with your hands, " It means that you're a Cohen". This sounds like another way of saying the ability is hereditary. Is anyone else acquainted with this theory/legend?
The reason this website is here but I am sure she will have lots to say when she rewrites this paragraph
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