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Sliding Doors

Back in April, I wrote about the family of Rosalie Schoenthal, my great-grandfather’s sister, the one who stayed in Germany to marry Willy Heymann.  Most of what I knew of their fate I learned from the memoir written by Ernest Lion, the man who married Rosalie and Willy’s granddaughter, Liesel Mosbach.   843 more words


Why Profile Your Ancestors

I’ve just published a video outlining why I profile my ancestors. In brief, it says that genealogists who take time to write stories about their ancestors ask better questions, are able to frame their research in time and place, and communicate well. 28 more words


Finding My Native American Roots

Searching for your ancestors can be the most rewarding thing you do, and yet the most frustrating, as well.

It’s rewarding because:

  • You find out about people you didn’t know were related to you.
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News from John

Letter transcription:

Tues. July 3 1962

Dear David –

I had a therapy treatment yesterday and will get another Thurs. Since the 4th is a holiday won’t go tomorrow. 216 more words



United States Army Instructor Group, ROTC
Indiana University
Social Science Building
Bloomington, Indiana

11 June 1962

Mr. David A. Yegerlehner
146 West Graham Street
Kentland, Indiana… 41 more words


Double Cousins...Everywhere!

The best part of my discoveries of the Goldfarb and Hecht families is that I have found more new cousins, three of whom are my double cousins—Sue, Debrah, and Lisa. 870 more words