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Growing in America: The Family of Sarah Goldschmidt Mansbach

As seen in my last post, as of 1882 Sarah Goldschmidt and her husband Abraham Mansbach had immigrated to the United States, as had all but one of their eight surviving children. 2,056 more words


Henley Council and New Town Clock, 1877

Henley Advertiser, 8 Sep 1877 page 4

The Mayor-elect – On Tuesday morning, several members of the Corporation (robed) accompanied the Mayor, George Paulin, Esq to St Mary’s Church, the procession passing through the streets in state, preceded by the Town Sergeant, in full dress, and carrying the mace.  128 more words


Just when I thought I wasn’t going to have an article ready for this weekend, my ancestors came to my rescue. Well, my ancestors with the assistance of two very generous friends, Jennifer Zinck and Keith Wilson, lured by a troll.

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Seigneuries of the Trois-Rivières Region

I originally wrote this research guide to the seigneuries of the Trois-Riviè,res region, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City, several years ago, but it was not posted at that time. 425 more words


George Paulin, Cabinet Maker, Henley-on-Thames, 1809

Oxford Journal, 20 May 1809, page 3



RETURNS his most sincere thanks to his friends and the public, for the many favours he has received, and respectfully informs them, that he has declined the business of a Cabinet-maker, upholsterer, and Paper-hanger, in favour of Mr GEORGE PAULIN of Henley, whom he begs leave to recommend to their future favours. 66 more words


Going There: The Two John Kelleys, Part 14

I’ve been quiet on this research lately because I’ve been preparing to go to the county in which my 3x great-grandparents John Kelley and Eliza Hurd were married. 955 more words

Family History

Artists to Rebuild and Tear Down the Berlin Wall

Don’t remember how I came across this article, https://www.afar.com/magazine/this-fall-artists-plan-to-rebuild-and-redemolish-the-berlin-wall.

It pretty much speaks for itself, but I thought this was interesting:

Throughout the fully-enclosed compound, various aspects of life in the formerly polarized German capital will be reflected in an attempt to emulate the environment of a totalitarian society, including viewing platforms from which visitors can peer out toward the other side of the enclosure (a nod to Cold War watchtowers used to peek into East Berlin).