Gifts from Doing Genealogy: My Wonderful Cousins

I have updated this post by adding a link at the end for additional pictures taken by Bruce, Jody and me. If anyone wants to add more, just send them to me.

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Ten of Joseph and Bessie's great-grandchildren on the Lower East Side Ten of Joseph and Bessie’s great-grandchildren on the Lower East Side

Lower East Side tenement Lower East Side tenement (Photo credit: Salim Virji)

After much planning and anticipation, ten of Joseph and Bessie Brotman’s great-grandchildren, four of their great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-greatgrandchild as well as a number of spouses spent the weekend, talking, eating, laughing and connecting and reconnecting in NYC.  Some of us had known each other all our lives, some had never met at all, and some had not seen each other in many years.  We represented two of Joseph and Bessie’s children, Hyman and Gussie. Although a few people could not make it for various reasons, there were several others who wanted to join us but were unable to do so, including one of Max’s granddaughters and one of hisgreat- granddaughters and one of Abraham’s granddaughters.  We had a wonderful tour of the Tenement Museum and several of us…

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