Dear Carolyn, dear Kristine,
By accident (via google), I came across your communication i.a. on the Schwartz family from Perleberg/Mecklenburg, later Narva, Riga, St. Petersburg, Odessa etc. As this is "my" family Schwartz and since I am very much into family research, I would be more than curious to hear more about your interest, knowledge, connection with the Schwartz family.
In one of your postings the name Buchholtz is mentioned. Actually, Arend Buchholtz, a famous historian from Riga, compiled an extensive Schwartz family history published in 1921. You can read more about it and my research on the Schwartz family at http://www.schwartz-riga.de
(unfortunately only in German).
Looking forward to hearing from you, here or directly by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org