Welcome to Landes Family Tree Research. Unless you are a member of my extended family, this site may not be of much interest to you. I do, however, write about some things that might be applicable to any genealogical or family heritage research, but most information focuses on my journey and discoveries. For privacy reasons, I do not include any information about living relatives.
I’ve been researching my own family heritage sporadically for about one year as of summer 2012. There have been Landeses recorded in the United States for many centuries, but my ancestors have only been in the United States going back three to five generations. The Landes branch of which I am a part immigrated from Romania, while other branches of my family tree come from Romania, Poland, as well as other areas of Russia.
I’ve been able to accomplish much of my research so far from my desk using online records available through aggregation websites like Ancestry.com, Fold3, and the Family History Library, and I’ve been able to order copies of documents online from the New York City Department of Records. At some point soon, I will exhaust these resources, and need to complete further research by visiting libraries and archives. I’ll likely hit a brick wall soon afterwards, particularly as history pertains to life before immigration. At that point, I’ll need to work with people overseas or travel myself to eastern Europe to explore family history further.
These are the surnames I’m currently focusing on:
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Here’s a cloud of all surname-related posts.
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