Leo Monosson Any Connection?

While veiwing the new English Monosson Trailer on YouTube

I noticed on the side bar several videos for a Leo Monosson,a singer and actor. Leo, born Leon in 1897, is the son of Isai Monosson and Malvina Szereszewki. For comparison my grandfather David was born in 1887,his brother Fred in 1892. A collection of the videos can be found on YouTube

Since I haven't been active in my genealogy research I corresponded with Michael to find out more information and he sent a descendant chart. Seems that I met his second wife Stephanie in Florida,another story, and his daughter Vera Monosson Steinfeld here in Tel Aviv and corresponded with her about the possible connection. So far we haven't been able to find the "link" both Michael and I both think that Leo's grandfather Leon,born beteeen 1835-1845 and our Gr-grandfather Abraham/Adolphe, born around 1847 were either siblings or cousins. Isai was a in the diamond business and sold stones to the famous Faberge. The families had close ties and Monosson is his private telephone directory. This fact we found out from a bit of professional research we did.

Michael sent me some images of Leo that he bought on Ebay a few years ago. Here is the sideshow.

Click on the triangle for slide show. Click on image to bring up larger images in my Picassa album.


Break Fast with Grandma Barbara

Just received this great group of pictures from my cousin Barbara... these were taken last October at the Break Fast (Yom Kippor)

Barbara is my first cousin, her mother Lillian and my mother Beatrice were sisters. We lived close by in Newton center. All the family was present Paul,Barbara's eldest son, and Karen with their son's Ben and Max. I remember Ben's Bar Mitzvah on Mount Masada. Jane,Barbara's daughter and husband Jerry and their daughters Rachel and Erica. Steven,Barbara's youngest son with Susan,Sam,Joe and little Sophie!!!

Sophie is the newest addition to the Pofcher family. Born to Steven and Susan on August 5 2007.

From carol -connecting

Here is a slide show of the event. Click on image to see images on Picassa web album.Click on the little icon on the left for captions!

Enjoy and Happy Mother's day Barbara and all the mother's,grandmothers everywhere!!

Monosson Documentary

Here is the trailer of the documentary about Fred Monosson that is being produced by Itzhak Rubin and Avishai Kfir.

The documentary will be called --I was there in color--- and will tell the story of my Gr-Uncle Fred Monosson who filmed Israel and Europe from about 1945 - 1967 in color!!!

The trailer is in Hebrew!! As soon as there is one in English I will blog it.

New sister for Avery - Romy Annebelle Labno

Remember Avery !!!!
Well he has a brand new baby sister. See how both are smiling!!!

E-mail from Sarah: Hello! Just wanted to send the news about our daughter, Romy Anabelle Labno (pronounced ROW' mee). We're home resting and she's doing great, as is her proud big brother Avery who calls her "his" baby. She was born Sunday night at 10:39p (on her due date - how very punctual!). She weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces and her height is 20 inches, and is named lovingly for a variety of ladies including Sarah's grandmother, Belle Price (birth name: Rebecca); Lance's grandmother, Angeline Labno; and Lance's greatgrandmother "Oma", AnnaOlga Nock.

As I wrote to Grandma Marilyn this is the reward of my genealogy projects... keeping 3rd and 4th generations connected.....
Marilyn also sent me this lovely photo!!

Congratulations to ALL


Hello World

From carol -connecting

Born May 6th 2009.... weighed in at 3.280 kilo [7.2 lbs]

Meet my newest grandson... brother to Noam,Avishag,Tamara wearing his born@home cap!!!!

Happy parents Shabtai and Yael