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My Great-grandparents: Thank You

When I started doing genealogy research about four years ago, I only had seen pictures of two of my eight great-grandparents:  Isidore Schoenthal and Hilda Katzenstein, parents of my paternal grandmother Eva Schoenthal Cohen. 445 more words


Mystery Photographs – Solving the question of who these images could be using High School Biology – 2015

There are two framed oval photographs hanging in my bedroom.  Each contains the image of a lady, well dressed, big hair and rather unhappy looking, framed in ornamented Victorian gold and plaster, and coloured. 677 more words


French Protestant Churches in Quebec

Among the first European settlers who came to Quebec in the 1600s were some 300 Protestants, most of them fleeing religious persecution in France. If they hoped to find religious freedom on this side of the Atlantic, they were disappointed: the Catholic Church controlled all religious matters in New France and Protestants could not even baptize their children or buy land. 114 more words


Night Flight

Peter Nixon, former RAF Ferry Command pilot, and new wife Marie-Marthe circa 1949.

My father had flown over the Nile.

The Nile River. In Africa. 720 more words


Published by MyRootsMyBlog: Taking A Glimpse Into The Past With Indexing

I was so excited when the Freedmen’s Bureau Project was announced. There were 1.5 million Freedmen’s Bureau records just waiting to be indexed. I’ll admit I signed up in June and didn’t index a damn record (excuse my French) until last week. 21 more words


A Thanksgiving tradition - family scrapbook

The holiday season makes me think about all of our family traditions. (And all of the glorious food)  I thought that I would share one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  270 more words