Carole G. Vogel

Writer • Researcher • Family History Specialist

Magazine Articles

Genealogy Articles:

Four Orphaned Sisters from Prague and  Their Widowed Mother” 

Anchoring the Schischa Family Firmly in Austro-Hungarian History During the 1600s,” is the culmination of a decades-long research effort to trace the Schischa family of Mattersdorf, Hungary back to the 17th Century. Discovering the patronymics of her earliest known ancestors enabled Carole Vogel to identify them in the Magyar-Zsidó Oklevéltár (Hungarian-Jewish Archives), an 18-volume compendium of historical documents relating to the Jewish communities of Hungary from 1096 to the end of the 1700s. Vogel’s moment of triumph came when she found proof that her eighth-great-grandfather had taken shelter in the Forchtenstein Castle during the Turkish Siege of 1683.

Constructing a Town-Wide Genealogy: Jewish Mattersdorf, Hungary 1698-1939,” co-authored with Yitzchok N. Stroh. Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Vol. XXIII. No. 1, Spring 2007. Vogel and Stroh demonstrate how to reconstruct the genealogies of Jewish families town-wide from the 1600s to the present day using metrical records, censuses, tax records, property records, circumcision ledgers, military records, community records, charity donation records, Chevra Kadisha records, school enrollment ledgers, and other kinds of documents. They can trace some individual family lines back 14 generations and identified some 13,000 descendants of one of their common ancestors. Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Vol. XXIII. No. 1, Spring 2007

Reconstructing a Lost Holocaust Family,” a description of how Carole Vogel identified more than 300 of her grandfather’s relatives who vanished in the Holocaust. Research strategies included: Internet research, archival research in Vienna, collaborating with European researchers, researching Holocaust records, and networking. Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Volume XXII, no. 1, Spring 2006.

Case Files from the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians,”a description of how Vogel used the casefiles from the resettlement committee to determine how her grandparents supported themselves as penniless Holocaust refugees and restarted their medical careers. Among the documents she found a letter from the renowned physician, Dr. Benjamin Spock, who had written a strong endorsement of her grandfather’s medical skills. Vogel also was able to show how female physicians like her grandmother were marginalized. Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Vol. XXXI. No. 4, Fall 2015

Oswego, New York: Wartime Haven for Jewish Refugees,” a personal essay explaining how Vogel traced her great-aunt and great-uncle’s wartime prisons and sanctuaries beginning with their confinement in a WRA detention camp in Oswego, New York, back to their incarceration in Italian internment camps and safe refuge in a small Italian town, where with the help of the Vatican, Vogel found the families who had hidden them from the Germans. Since the article was published, Vogel has located three small water-color portraits that her artist great-uncle had sold during the time he was in an internment camp. Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Volume XIV, No. 4, Winter 1998.

Chana the Peddler: A Gutsy Immigrant in the American South,an article showing how Vogel pieced together the family of one of the few female peddlers in the post-Civil Era, knowing only that Chana (no last name) had two children living under assumed names in Philadelphia, an unnamed daughter who lived in Kentucky who had a daughter named Reba, and that Chana’s married name or maiden name was GOLD-something and she was related to Samuel Goldwyn of MGM fame. Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Vol. XXIX. No. 4, Winter 2013.

The Great Garbuny-Gorbunov Hunt,” a personal essay detailing how Carole Vogel found her father’s first cousins alive and well in Moscow, fifty years after her father had been told that they had died in the Holocaust. Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Volume XIII, No. 4, Winter 1997. 

Personal Essays:

Every Woman Needs a Champion,” an inspirational story, Good Housekeeping, May 1989. Reprinted in A 2nd Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul.

Michael’s Orchestra,” an inspirational story, Ladies’ Home Journal, Oct. 1989 under the pseudonym Evelyn Berlin.

A Perfectly Lousy Day,” a humorous essay, Working Mother Magazine, Sept. 1991.

The Fights of Spring,” a humorous essay, Working Mother Magazine, May 1989.

Bedtime Monsters: They Didn’t Stand a Chance,” a humorous essay, Working Mother Magazine, May 1988.

When a Child Is Critically Ill,” a personal essay describing one of the worst days of my life. Published in cell2soul, summer 2006.

The Great Husband Hunt,” a personal essay that laid out my successful strategy for finding the perfect mate., Feb. 2001.

Magazine Articles:

I’m Raising My Kids at Sea,” an as-told-to article about Cynthia D’Vincent, a renowned whale researcher, Working Mother Magazine, Mar. 1989 under the byline C.K. Vogel-Goldner.*

Pros and Cons of a Writing Partnership,” The Writer, Sept. 1987.*

Rain or Shine? Be a Weather Predictor,” 3-2-1 Contact, a science magazine from the Children’s Television Workshop, March 1983. Reprinted in the 3-2-1 Contact Activity Book published by Silver Burdett.*

Any Questions?3-2-1 Contact, the Children’s Television Workshop, Feb. 1983.*

Fighting Fires! New Equipment to the Rescue,” 3-2-1 Contact, the Children’s Television Workshop, Sept. 1982.*
* with Kathryn A. Goldner