To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Translation anyone?

I went to the cemetery. Honest to God I do not remember that cemetery being that huge. Being a wild teenager that I was, my friends and I would frequent that cemetery at night to do..whatever. I could have walked by my 2x Great Grandparents grave and had no idea!

Any road. The cemetery is not what I remembered. I remember a cute small Jewish cemetery. Well you know what it is a medium sized Jewish cemetery with easily 400+ people! I was not prepared for that, first off I had my daughter with me, second I thought I would be able to just walk through and find them. I did not think it would be the 1st time I went there but definitely the 2nd! Well I now know that, that is unrealistic!

Row upon row upon row!

Well I set out to find Nathan and Leah Sadick..I did not, BUT I did find Albert and Rhea Sadick. My Great Uncle and Aunt. So tit for tat, I will find Nathan and Leah, hopefully the next time I go there.

Hebrew inscription reads "Abraham ben Naftali'  which means Albert son of Nathan
 "Rifka Bes Eliaza" which means Rifka daughter of Alizar

The Hebrew letters across the bottom  translate to  "Their souls will be in the Book"

Pretty cool, if I do say so myself!!

And in other Sadick news, I got in touch with my 3rd cousin 2x removed. She lives really close by, maybe we will get a chance to get together and talk about family history?



  1. I found your blog after visiting the Geneabloggers site. I've enjoyed reading about your search and the exciting information you have found about your family. Does the cemetery have an office or groundkeeper? Often they have a listing of where each person is buried. That may make your search easier.

  2. Welcome to my niche Tiffany! Sadly this is a "small" cemetery because there is no office, I was looking for a phone number for that cemetery today to see if maybe there is a groundkeeper but no luck..yet!