Lori (Beckett) Zukerman
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Lori (Beckett) Zukerman

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Signed 18 Jan 2014 | 18495 contributions | 804 thank-yous
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I'm extremely interested in my maternal grandparents (Weiss/Kindle & Birong/Hettrich) and their lineage plus the village they came from (Kathreinfeld, Banat, 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: 1 Jan 2022
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Lori (Beckett) Zukerman has German Roots.
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Lori (Beckett) Zukerman participated with Team Missouri during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 3713 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, one former feral cat, Bright Eyes aka Bee or Bean 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.
After 17 years of marriage, I've been enjoying the past three years single. I'm focusing on me and my kids and doing what makes me happy, genealogy.







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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Thank you for removing the unsourced tag from Karl Wankels profile. I left it there in hopes that someone would stumble across it and find some other sources than the ones I have because there's so many questions about his death and where he is buried. I'm going to leave a note above the biography to avoid any data errors. Thank you Eileen
posted by Eileen Bradley
I would be happy to see if I could find other sources for the profile. Always happy to help. Could you post the profile link here so I can try?
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Royal Effort Milestone for 500 sourced profiles
Lori (Beckett) Zukerman reached the Royal Effort milestone by sourcing 500 profiles in the October 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Lori, we appreciate your work!

posted by Mel Bishop
Thanks Mel! Taking a break from competing this month but still Sourcing as I work on a Biography Building challenge.
Thanks Lori for leading Team MO in the 2021 Clean-a-thon, as well as for your amazing top 5 overall finish! Brilliant!
posted by Jay Benefiel
Thank you for your fantastic effort Jay! The team put forth an outstanding effort this time.
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
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
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
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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