Genealogy is a Team Sport

Cantor Dan Singer  is my 5th cousin, confirmed by DNA and a bunch of research. We’ve been collaborating on research over the last 4 years, including family Zoom meetings. We are related by an ancestor named Khaim Khazen (b 1779 Varnai, Lithuania). Apparently, Dan comes from a long line of Cantors. 

Thanks to some connections made by my cousin Dan he’s found Khiam’s wife comes from a rabbinical family. As an Ashkenazi Jew, the wonderful thing about making a connection to a rabbinical family is you can suddenly go back many generations. 

If this research is confirmed I’ll have a possible family tree that extends back to the 13th century. It just goes to show you don’t have to do all the research yourself. Working with your cousins makes “Genealogy a Team Sport.”

Chag Shavuot Sumach!