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The ancestral surname Grunwald (Grenwald, Gruenwald, Grunwalt) also appears among my genetic cousin active-X-chromosome matches, as does the information that I have genetic relatives in Israel.

My Grunwald family line is known through family tradition to have been Ashkenazi Jewish. The daughter of Sue (Turner-Grunwald) and Will Grunwald was named Elizabeth. Elizabeth Grunwald married George Samuel Faulkner. Their daughter is my maternal grandmother, Gladys Faulkner-Collins. Gladys married Sidney Collins (my maternal grandfather), whose mother's maiden name was Franklin. Through Sidney's mother's Franklin lineage, I am related to Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America.