Goldman brick wall

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Looking for mother and siblings of JACOB GOLDMAN (1883-1959) of Philadelphia. Jacob had at least three brothers: A. GOLDMAN, SAMUEL GOLDMAN, and perhaps a LAIB GOLDMAN or MAX GOLDMAN?  Russian-Lithuanian, they came from Rushka-Zhitomir Guberny (province) or Brest-Litovsk.  Jacob arrived in Baltimore June 28, 1904 on the SS Brandenberg (met by A. Goldman), and may have changed his name from SCHNEIDERMAN(?) to GOLDMAN to match that of his brothers. He married Celie (Celia) GREENBERG of Philadelphia on June 10, 1907, and had the following children: Aaron 1908, Charles 1909, Abraham (Al) 1911, Anne 1914, Tillie 1915, Rose 1925, Evelyn 1930. His mother came to the U.S. somewhat later than 1904, then settled in Rock Island, IL where she remarried. Unknown family also lived in Omaha, NEB.
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I recently busted through my brick-wall a few weeks ago by reviewing some of my autosonomal genetic matches through FTDNA's Family Finder.  Like yourself, my brick-wall involved my great grandfather.  I therefore highly suggest that you do some DNA testing, especially autosonomal DNA testing.  I believe that the best company avaiable is "Family Tree DNA" (AKA: "FTDNA") and they currently have a special for only $99.00.  You can google "Family Tree DNA" to obtain more information.  If you do decide to get tested, I highly suggest that you purchase FTDNA's "Family Finder" for only $99.00.  FTDNA's "Family Finder" will connect you to all of your cousins and ancestors five or more generations back, assuming, of course, that several of your currenlty living cousins (your distant and unknown cousins) are being tested and are also sharing their list of known ancestral names and/or family trees.

Good luck!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Enrique Treat Gleason

by Enrique Treat Gleason Aguiluz G2G4 (4.9k points)

Thank you for your response. I have done the testing, but apparently almost none of my near relatives have. I've been matched to people I can't possibly connect since my tree isn't deep and wide enough to capture them. But more importantly, I can't verify the other last names in this branch of the family, so I won't recognize them even when I do find them.  Maybe over time, as more people are tested, I may be able to find some links <sigh>.  

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