There’s no doubt the Internet brings people together. Every once in a while I’ll hear from someone I went to school or worked with decades ago. That’s always fun. Last night the Internet brought me some new old relatives!
I’ve been doing some family research and right now the trail seems to be leading to you and your grandfather, Sol Drelich. Do you know his father’s name? Was it Gershon or Bezalel?
I’m attaching an old family photograph — take a look at the person at the far left and tell me if you see a resemblance.
The guy on the left does look like my grandfather, Sol Drelich. And I was named for my great grandfather, Gershon. Wow!
I don’t know any Drelich’s. We are a very small family.
All my grandfather’s family was killed in Europe during the Holocaust. He was the sole survivor. But David, the emailer explained,
I know quite a bit about the Drelichs. Almost all of my line (10 of 12 siblings) made it to America well before the Holocaust.
There’s so much to go through, I think I will start at the beginning and work down to the present.
And then in intricate detail he laid out our family tree. David and I are third cousins.
I called my parents and sister and sent them the email. This is totally unexpected, but exciting.
Today I got another email from another relative. My grandparents were at her wedding back in the early 60s. She has a photo and will send it to me.
We are all looking forward to seeing it.