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Charles Bloch Redux: A Lesson in French Genealogy Research

A few weeks ago I published my second post about Charles Bloch, searching for information about the time he spent in France during World War II. 1,087 more words


Find A Grave - Cautionary Tale

I love “Find a Grave.” If you are not familiar with it,
it is a free website where cemetery headstones, organized
by cemeteries are posted. Often family members will add… 385 more words


Timothy Corley - Horse Racing, Swinford, 1886

The Montreal Gazette, 11 November 1886, page 8

The Turf

Highly Successful

The Connaught Telegraph says: “We are glad to observe that Timothy Corley, Esq of Swinford, has been highly successful on the turf. 77 more words


Sorry about that!

Sorry for the missing post. Believe it or not, I was working on the post and fell asleep and somehow my hand slipped and the post was published. 16 more words


Searching for Helene Rapp Lehmann and Her Family: A Genealogy Adventure

Helmina Goldschmidt’s oldest child, her daughter Helene Rapp Lehmann, was harder to trace than her two younger siblings, Arthur and Alice. I knew that Helene, her husband Sally, their daughter Else Berta, and their son Ludwig all eventually ended up in the United States because all four are listed in the Social Security Death Index. 1,694 more words


Researching Surnames Guide - Readalong

Beginning 1 September 2020, I am offering a read-a-long of this booklet, coupled with discussion.

The booklet will be read over 3 weeks and then discussed over alternating weeks. 176 more words


The Birthday Book - an unusual source, 2020

Let me tell you a story to start off this article on birthday books.  My grandfather always celebrated two birthdays.  Grandad’s birthday was registered as the 11 August 1897.  613 more words