Can we look up grandpa Saul on services like ancestry.com?

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  1. FSFN

    FSFN Well-Known Member

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    We know Wiggys parents name. How do those services work? If you have an account can you look anyone up?
     
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    You'd probably come up empty as I bet grandpa Saul is as real as Howard's hair.
     
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    noname2 Well-Known Member Banned User

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    How many Jewish immigrants had the name Saul Whateverstein? I'm guessing about a thousand. You would have to know more details to pinpoint it, I would guess. And anyway, Ancestry is a paid site. It's not really cheap. It's better to use WikiTree, which is free.
     
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    Time saver.

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  6. Laika

    Laika Well-Known Member

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    I am on Ancestry.com. Howard's mother Rae (born Rae Schiffman)'s father was Solomon Schiffman, born in 1891 in Poland. She also had a brother named Solomon.

    So guys, start looking for a photo of Solomon Schiffman.

    By there way, there is a family tree for Howard Stern posted on Ancestry but it is private, so it cannot be accessed by the public.
     
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  7. Shivvy

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    Howard made it private? Gary puppet ruins everything
     
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    Laika Well-Known Member

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    I found a simple family tree for Howard. If Grandpa "Sol/Saul" existed, he has to be Solomon Schiffman:

    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TH="colspan: 2"]Ancestry of Howard Stern[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]Howard Allan Stern, b. Roosevelt, L. I., N. Y., 12 Jan. 1954[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH="colspan: 2"]PARENTS[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD]Ben Stern, b. ...
    m.[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [TD]Rae Schiffman, b. ... , N. Y., ... [ca. 1928][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TH="colspan: 2"]GRANDPARENTS[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]Froim Stern, b. ... , d. ...
    m.[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5[/TD]
    [TD]Anna Gallar, b. ... , d. ...[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]6[/TD]
    [TD]Solomon Schiffman, b. ... , Poland, ... [ca. 1891], d. ...
    m. ... [ca. 1924][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]7[/TD]
    [TD]Esther Reich, b. ... , Poland, ... [ca. 1901], d. ...[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
     
  9. Afganistand

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    Head full of hair gramps wasn't evolved

    http://archive.is/XfhYF

    EXTRACTS from the U.S. FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS



    -------- 1930 New York, Kings Co., Brooklyn, ED 1639, sheet 11B, line 94 3403 Fourteenth Ave.

    Schiffman Solomon H M W 39 M 33 P P P 1921 Pa Proprietor Butcher-Shop
    Esther W F W 29 M 23 P P P 1921 Al
    Shirley D F W 3 6/12 S NY P P
    Rae D F W 2 4/12 S NY P P
    P = Poland
     
  10. HORSETOOTHED

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    "Rae" should should be spelt "Ray" I thought.
     
  11. Laika

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    It is "Rae" I believe.
     
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    that photo should be easy to find:coffee:
     
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    I found a bunch of confirmations. He went by "Sol Schiffman". Someone has to be able to find a photo.
     
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    maybe we can bribe ashley with some crank or emily with a potato. but there's a good possibility howard wouldn't allow them to possess such sensitive data.
     
  15. Laika

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    Someone should put out a request for the photo on Reddit. Someone's got to have a photo. I think he died in the early 1970's.
     
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    Ray's maiden name is spelled "Shiffman" and yes "Ray" is her name....

    Robin's News. 02/08/11. 9:00am
    "Howard said he was writing about his mother the other day and he forgot how she spells it. She spells it Ray. He said he's not exactly sure but he usually just writes ''mom'' and not ''Ray.''

    http://www.marksfriggin.com/news11/2-7.htm
     
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    I am fairly certain it is Schiffman. Howard's cousin Richie (the bee guy) maintains a family tree and that is how he spells it. As for Rae or Ray, I have an aunt with the same first name and she varied the spelling over the years. People weren't so clear cut about names until about 50 years ago. Rae is how she is listed in all the old Census's. Plus Howard may be playing dumb or lying anout the spelling (big surprise!).
     
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    My bad, I guess Marks Friggin spelled Shiffman wrong, but Ben has confirmed the "Ray" spelling.

    IMDb is wrong too?

    "Ray Stern was born on October 22, 1927 in the USA as Ray Schiffman. She has been married to Ben Stern since May 19, 1946. They have two children."

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2169112/
     
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    i wonder if the story about his uncle being nypd and killing a crazed man with a butcher knife is true.