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The Family Jewels and Other Treasures


My favourite piece of heirloom jewelry belonged to my Aunt Mary (1920- )My Formidable Tante Marie. She wore the delicate turquoise and pearl necklace while posing for one of her promotional photos during her theatre days in Montreal in the late 1940’s. 754 more words


At Entering the Pale This Week

Again this week I am over at Entering the Pale, the sister blog to The Family Kalamazoo.


Martha Oppenheimer Floersheimer: A Mother in Search of Her Children

For any of you who have done or are doing research about relatives who were persecuted or killed in the Holocaust, you may want to check out the newly organized database released by the Arolsen Archives in May, 2019. 1,084 more words


Reminder: Cemeteries History Circle, Aug. 24th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Clyde River History Committee will host a Cemeteries History Circle this coming Saturday, August 24th, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Road in Clyde River. 364 more words



In the summer of 1964, my family took a 3-week vacation and
drove to Denver, Colorado to visit my Dad’s HART and SPAULDING Cousins. Christine… 725 more words

Bliven Family

The Story of Julius Seligmann, Scorned for Not Being Jewish and for Being Jewish

In my recent post about Adolf Michel, I included the letter his son Fred had written to the International Tracing Service after the war in which he expressed obvious anger with his uncle Julius Seligmann for his failure to help learn what had happened to their mutual relatives. 1,385 more words


Discovery and Imagination

Historical walking tours are a great way to walk in your ancestors’ footsteps. Even if you know a lot about the place your ancestors lived, you are sure to learn a few new facts. 731 more words