Family history documents: Ruth Schwartz & family

Ruth (Schwartz) Black (1912-2005) is the maternal grandmother of my husband, Jeff Rosenthal; this is a collection of archival documents related to Ruth, her siblings (Helen, Mae, Blanche, Arthur, Dan, Ethel, and Gladys), their parents Benjamin Schwartz and Julia (Weiss) Schwartz, their grandparents, etc.

In researching family history, I have come across some fascinating documents such as census forms and marriage certificates. Many are digitized documents made available online by archives and/or; others are not digitized, but one can order a photocopy of the original document from an archive. I decided to post these documents online, as I think other family members will find them as interesting as I did.

I am greatly indebted to Gladys (Schwartz) Kaminsky (1918-2001), whose detailed "Schwartz-Weiss Family Tree" (1980) provided a lot of facts about Ruth's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings -- especially the names of each family member's spouse and children. Having all those names made it possible, when searching online for census forms and other documents, to determine which ones corresponded to this family.

-- Margaret Fulford, May 2017 (



Documents (with notes):

1. Main documents: -- these contain information about Ruth (Schwartz) Black and her siblings, parents, and grandparents

2. Additional documents -- these contain additional information about the aunts, uncles, and cousins of Ruth (Schwartz) Black

A note about sources: