Lori (Beckett) Zukerman
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Lori (Beckett) Zukerman

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Signed 18 Jan 2014 | 12805 contributions | 674 thank-yous
Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with anyone who shares the same ancestors. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
I'm extremely interested in my maternal grandparents (Weiss & Birong) and their lineage plus the village they came from (Kathreinfeld, Banat, Austia-Hungary currently Ravni Topolovac, Serbia).
Lori A. Zukerman formerly Beckett aka Ross Chezem Pownall
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)] [half], [half] and [half]
Mother of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2000s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 18 Jan 2014 | Last significant change: 2 Nov 2020
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Lori (Beckett) Zukerman has German Roots.
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Lori (Beckett) Zukerman has Irish ancestors.
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman participated with Team Missouri during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 656 sources to profiles.
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman participated with Team Missouri during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 652 connections.
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman participated with Team Missouri during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 673 suggestions.



(Last name is pronounced Zook-er-man)

I have been researching since 1995. After my father passed away I felt a need to learn more about my family and heritage. I have a number of books and documents concerning my various family lines and the locations they have lived in. I do research every day. I hope one day to do research full time. I can be a bit obsessive with my research! I hope thru WikiTree to build a clean family tree full of sources and maybe break thru my 20 year brick wall of the parents of Thomas Beckett, my great, great grandfather.

I am a single parent to two teenage daughters who are my world and keep me young. We have 2 dogs, Rufus and Sasha, two former feral cats, Zorro & Bright Eyes and a Siamese cat named Dancing to the Music. When I'm not doing genealogy, I work for a DOE lab in Newport News, VA as an electrical designer. I'm also afternoon caretaker of a feral cat colony of about 10 cats which has earned me the nickname of "crazy cat lady".

Since my Mom passed in March 2016, I've discovered 3 half siblings. Al was the first one and I found him three months after Mom passed. He is my Mom's son and is 19 years older than me. To say I was shocked, is putting it mildly! Linda was my next one and she found me in April 2018. She is my Father's child and was born a month and a half before me. Our "baby" sister, Larona found us in June 2018. She is 7 years younger and also my father’s daughter. In the past two years, I went from a lonely, only child to a middle child with three half siblings. My sisters and I bonded quickly and are looking forward to meeting. Unfortunately the same is not true with Al. He couldn't care less that he has a biological sister and says he's too old to invest the time in a sibling.






The one name studies below are my grandparent's surnames. Feel free to contact me about them!
Beckett Name Study Birong Name Study Lance Name Study Weiss Name Study


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Hi, Lori!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Lori, I just did Blackburn-158 Captaing George T. Blackburn. New at this check it and let me know how to enter it for the souce-a-thon. Let me know if it was done correctly or not. I like my bios separate from sources. Mary
posted by M. A. (Gillam) Old
The profile looks great! However, did you click thru on the challenge tracker at the top after you submitted the changes? You're not showing up in the team listing
No, and now I guess it is too late. Thought it would say it was for the source-a-thon.
posted by M. A. (Gillam) Old
Thank you for your post; it helped me find the video and figure out how to contribute to the challenge. Amanda Sherwin
posted by Amanda Sherwin
Can't figure how to register?

Harley Lusher

posted by Harley Lusher
Harley, if you click the link I left on your page it will take you to the registration page. At the bottom of Eowyn's message is an "answer" link. Click that and let them know you want to sign up and be on Team Missouri.
Hello, Lori!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi there, Lori!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over600!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: That's an amazing story about finding your three half-siblings!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Lori.

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl In the Money Milestone
Lori reached the In the Money milestone by sourcing 300 profiles in the October 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Lori!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating 1000 or more contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Lori, Thanks for your help on Thomas Hunter Sharp. Best wishes, Frank Owen
posted by Frank Owen
Hi, Lori!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Lori,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the Military and War Project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the main project or a sub-project within the last two months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Thank you, Lori - done!
Hi Lori! Frankly, I'm not sure I'm doing any of this correctly! The cemeterist badge is on my profile now, but I'm not sure what other badge I need or how to get it. Any help/ suggestion/ guidance is most definitely appreciated! Thank you! Yvonne (Benningfield-116)
I am interested in Team Missouri (which is hard for an Iowan to say-ha ha) for the July Connect-a-thon. I can only participate for some time on the Friday, is that ok?
posted by Bryan Shannon
Hi Lori, Thanks so much. I'm excited to be on Team Missouri for our 2019 Scan-A-Thon. Good luck to everyone and happy scanning.
posted by Paula (Hawkins) Reinke
that is too bad about your brother. He is probably carrying around a bit of baggage.

Even so I would still stay publically available, his kids ( if he has any) may have an entirely different opinion about things and may want to know you and your kids. I hope they do and your story has a wonderful new chapter to tell.

posted by Joy (Fowler) Jernigan

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