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He Was Always Bumping into History

As I discussed in a previous post, “The Marriage between History and Genealogy”, our ancestors stories may become enhanced and understood by studying the history of the era in which they lived. I found this particularly helpful in learning about … Continue reading

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Two Grandfather’s, Two Paths

As I have researched the events preceding my grandparents’ decision to move their family from New Jersey to the USSR, I couldn’t help but reflect on how my other New Jersey grandparents handled living through the Great Depression. Dad’s parents … Continue reading

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The Marriage between History and Genealogy

When I first began my adventures in genealogy, I signed up for an ancestry subscription and excitedly began filling up my tree with lots of leaves of all the relatives I knew, heard of over the years but never knew … Continue reading

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Beginning the Search

I didn’t know where to begin, so I started with what I knew: The names of my grandparents, father and his siblings; where they lived in New Jersey; and the approximate time they moved to the Soviet Union. I knew … Continue reading

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Learning the Truth About Dad

I thought I knew Dad.  After all, he had been my father for fifty-three years.  When I think of Dad, I recall a man who loved his family and his job. As much as I thought I knew him, it … Continue reading

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