Lori (Beckett) Zukerman

Lori (Beckett) Zukerman

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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: 14 Jan 2019
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Categories: Donauschwaben | German Roots | Korean War Project Members.

Lori (Beckett) Zukerman has German Roots.
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Lori Zukerman is a Virginian.
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject Korean War
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman is participating with Team 811 during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 322 suggestions.
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman participated with Team Missouri during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 263 sources to profiles.
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman participated with Team Missouri during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 133 items to profiles.


(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 just about 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 have two daughters who are my world! We have 4 dogs (Lucy, Pepper, Rufus and Sasha), two former feral cats, Zorro & Bright Eyes and a Siamese cat named Music. When I'm not doing genealogy, I work for a DOE lab in Newport News, VA. I'm also afternoon caretaker of a feral cat colony of about 15 cats which has earned me the nickname of "crazy cat lady".

Since my Mom passed in 2016, I've discovered 3 half siblings. Al was the first one. He is my Mom's son and is 19 years older than me, He was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York. Linda was my next one and she found me just this past April 2018. She is my Father's child and was born a month and a half before me. Our "baby" sister, Larona found us this Summer. 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.

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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My maiden name
Maternal grandmother's maiden name
Paternal Great Grandmother's maiden name
Team 811 captain
Hoping to help correct as many errors as I can!
My maternal grandparents belong to this group of Germans.
Maternal grandparents are German and are from the group know as Donauschwaben
Maternal great grandmother's maiden name
Village in what is modern day Serbia (then Banat, Austria-Hungary) that my grandparents are from
Maternal great grandmother's maiden name
My father served in the Army as a radioman.
Paternal grandmother's maiden name
Paternal great grandmother's maiden name
Where my father's family has lived since the late 1800s and where I grew up.
Team Missouri captain
Team Missouri 2018 captain
Father's family lived in NC, KY, TN and possibly VA
Very interested in US history as it gives me an idea of what was going on when my ancestors lived.
Maternal grandfather's last name

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On 11 Jan 2019 at 03:52 GMT Paula (Hawkins) Reinke wrote:

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.

On 25 Nov 2018 at 13:04 GMT Joy (Fowler) Jernigan wrote:

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.

On 21 Nov 2018 at 04:45 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi again! I jumped the gun... The Template Project leader requested a change. To use completely your own text, the variable is |fulltext=

Using just "|text=" adds {Name} before whatever you enter. Sorry about that!

See the Virginia Sticker template page for details.

Cheers, Liz

On 17 Nov 2018 at 08:18 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! We have a Virginia Sticker now. You can replace the Nonmigrating Ancestor sticker with it... e.g., {Virginia Sticker|text=Lori Zukerman is a Virginian.}} (add an extra { at the beginning).

Cheers, Liz

On 10 Nov 2018 at 13:39 GMT Diane Nelson wrote:

Hi Lori! Thank you for the information on my mother, Dora Nelson..

On 27 Apr 2018 at 04:56 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi again Lori!

Please replace the Virginia Project Box on your profile. I do not think that the Virginia Project should be the manager of an active WikiTree member, and if the Project Box remains, the Project Account needs to be added as a manager.

Thanks for your assistance.

Cheers, Liz

On 21 Apr 2018 at 02:51 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

It's all about team work, Lori. You've done a bunch of the getting ready stuff too, thank goodness. The team would have suffered if either of us hadn't stepped up. Thanks for starting the team last year and accepting me as co-captain this year. Time for a power nap.

On 20 Apr 2018 at 14:59 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi, Lori, are you ready for the Clean-a-Thon that starts tonight at midnight EDT? Only a few hours to go, so review the tips and tricks on the Team page and get your cleaning supplies ready.

The page has a list of who is working on which areas. If you're going to concentrate on a location or time period, feel free to edit and add notes. It will help us avoid stepping on toes. Also, consider joining us in the chat thread in G2G.

Debi ~ Team 811 co-captain

PS If you get a "Page Not Found" error when clicking WikiTree email links, the public comment on your profile has working versions.

PSS Hope you don't mind me testing on you

On 13 Apr 2018 at 07:17 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:


I'm working my way through the report of profiles with the Virginia Project Box. If the project box is displayed, then the project account needs to be a manager.

Please replace the Virginia Project box with a sticker... recommend:

{{Nonmigrating Ancestor |flag=US_State_Flag_Images-49.png |ToolTip=Flag of Virginia |addinfo=Lori Zukerman is a Virginian. }

(add another } at the end)

Cheers, Liz

On 22 Mar 2018 at 23:41 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hey Lori,

Will you be participating in the 2018 Clean-a-thon April 21-23? I've registered and expressed an interested in being on Team 811 again. I wanted to offer to help co-lead if you want any help.


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