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:

Landes Lustig Kerstman Lepianski
Berman Neckameyer Klein Herman
And to a lesser extent:
Yeruslavitz Sturmwald Short Kashowitz
Stein Hirschenbein

Here’s a cloud of all surname-related posts.

For more about me, visit my personal website, This Is Not a Website.

8 Responses to About Landes Family Tree Research

  1. Marilyn Landes says:

    My husnands family is from Poland, Calel Landes , Sonia Tobias Landes. Both past 2005 and 2011. Lived in Tele Aviv Isreal 1951 -1962 ??

  2. William Neckameyer says:

    I am son of Arthur (Aaron) son of Irving son of William (Wolf) ,my son in Israel is Aaron

  3. Mark says:

    I am researching the “SOLOMIN” family name. I have seen parts of my SOLOMIN tree within yours. I have pictures and documentation which I would be happy to share with you.

  4. Susan Novak-Backer says:

    I am a direct decendant of the Klein and Rosenberg family. My uncle mentioned that we were related to the Landes family as well. Do you know who I can speak to regarding more information on these families? Thank you!

  5. Freda Shafkowitz says:

    Hello, My name is Freda Shafkowitz. My father was Alvin Shafkowitz. I was wondering how you are related to either the Shafkowitz’s or the Weisler’s (my grandparents and great grandparents).

  6. pablo says:

    Hello, my name is Pablo Landes, a descendant of Polish grandparents in Argentina, and I’m looking family remaining alive after the holocaust in Poland, I would like to know if you prune me help with information, greetings and thanks

  7. Susan says:

    Hi Pablo,

    Do you know if you are related to surnames Rosenberg or Lieberman?

  8. Monica Raybon says:

    I am searching for information about Jenny Shugalter. Her mother’s name was Anna (Chanah) Landes Shugalter (or Schuchalter), maiden name Hirsch or Hersch. Her siblings were Aharon Nachmani (Schuchalter), Max Shugalter, and Sonia (Shifra) Shugalter Molotch. Max and Sonia immigrated to the U.S. from Russia. I have a photo of the siblings.

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