Uh oh. I think I have the wrong parents for my GF Harry Feld

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This is definitely his death notice: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2C-D4JL

This is definitely Census date from 1940:


WikiTree profile: Harry Feld
in Genealogy Help by Amy Feld G2G2 (2.3k points)
The FindaGrave index is most definitely not the same as a death notice, and neither link says anything to identify Harry's parents.  Can you expand a bit on your concerns?
Why do you say the find a grave and death notice are different? The graves are definitely my grandparents and I’m nearly positive they do match up. I remember my grandfather’s funeral around the same time as the death notice. I was 2 years out of college, had just gotten a promotion and felt terrible needing the time off (we weren’t close).

Harry is linked with Samuel and Rose Feld as parents, but everything I look up on Sam and Rose doesn’t match dates for Harry. He had a very thick accent and I’m not sure he could read and write English  which leads me to believe he emigrated as a teen or young adult.
A death notice is usually something published in a newspaper.  FindaGrave is a user-created database of burials, usually without sources.  In Harry's case, it shows his headstone with complete dates, which is certainly a good thing.

You have Harry and Shirley's marriage record, which shows Harry's parents' names. (By the way, that record is on Samuel's profile, but it should be on Harry's as a source.)  So you probably have the correct names of Harry's parents, even if you haven't found records that match them.

I think you’re right. 

Does this seem like the right Samuel and Rose https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJYV-55B 

No way to tell.  It could be your Samuel, except there is no Rose on the page. It gives his year of immigration as 1913.  I don't see anything there to connect him to Harry.
Harry could be an Americanized version / nickname. Have you tried a Germanic name like Heinrich
Jewish names for Harry

Wow. That is a lot to digest and fairly overwhelming info for a novice like me. The name Hershel feels familiar. I know my paternal grandparents were very religious and followed the religion. After that everyone on my branch  was atheist or agnostic.

Thanks for the info.
With the 80th anniversary of the start of WW2 and the Holocaust  many synagogues and temples are amenable to help with info as immigrants to America frequently had family still in Europe when the Nazis began the Final Solution.

If you can find out where Gramps worshipped, try a letter or a phone call. The synagogue may have preserved records of members.
Thank you. I never considered going that route. My immediate family was here at least a generation before but I remember hearing rumblings about my paternal grandparents’ siblings.
Its an uphill slog. I know. My ancestors were slaves in Alabama and Mississippi. I was fortunate in locating some through Southern African-Methodist-Episcopal churches. The AME churches had their own cemeteries.

Stack up your snacks and settle in for a long journey LOL.
Yikes. That sounds complicated. Have you found any through DNA sites?

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