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Today’s post comes from Sonia Kahn in the National Archives History Office. It is part one of a series on the history behind some of the seized foreign records housed at the National Archives. When…
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Important information about account management at 23andMe from Roberta Estes. 
How could a DNA testing company be more unfriendly towards genealogists? I don’t know, but if you can think of something, I’m sure 23andMe will implement it. 23andMe has always been the “difficult”…
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Oh DearMyrtle I am so excited to get reorganized with you! You helped me immensely the first time I followed your series in, I think, 2009. As my hunky computer nerd, My hubby loves your red clipboard idea and so do I. Thank you for all you do!
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At which United States entry point did your ancestors arrive when immigrating? 
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NYC, Ellis Island, Castle Garden
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Boston
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Philadelphia, Baltimore, Galveston, N.O.
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Angel Island
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Other
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My Swedish and Norwegian ancestors arrived in Canada first and then traveled through the Great Lakes region; my Irish 1850s ancestors also arrived in Canada first and then traveled through the Great Lakes region; my Slovenian ancestors arrived at Ellis Island in the 1910s; and my Irish/Newfoundland ancestor went through a railroad border crossing in North Dakota. In every case (as is the same for most leaving their homes) they left for a better life - the same reason people are leaving their homelands today.
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May 1966 - There Were Two
The tree on the left is the magnolia I have loved since childhood. It used to have a friend, the one right behind it. I wonder when it was lost. I can't imagine that Grampa would have pulled it out.  Jennifer Shoer aka  ScrappyGen Reconnecting Relatives, LL...
The tree on the left is the magnolia I have loved since childhood. It used to have a friend, the one right behind it. I wonder when it was lost. I can't imagine that Grampa would have pulled it out.  Jennifer Shoer aka Sc...
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May 1965 in the Garden - Staging the Scene
Grampa loved a good scene and would arrange photos and movies to appear spontaneous. Here he appears to be whipping my aunt and uncle as they turn the dirt in the garden. The big clue to the staging is the grin on my uncle's face. I would love to see my aun...
Grampa loved a good scene and would arrange photos and movies to appear spontaneous. Here he appears to be whipping my aunt and uncle as they turn the dirt in the garden. The big clue to the staging is the grin on my uncle'...
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Nicely done,@MyHeritage. MyHeritage is a company that gives back. These sons were born in Bergen Belsen and reunited with each other and their mother (for one of the sons) after 65 years. Beautiful! #Jewishgenealogy   #Jewish  #genealogy
MyHeritage Reunites Two Brothers Separated for 65 Years. "I can't tell you what it means to finally meet my brother after 65 years." At MyHeritage, we regularly hear from our users about life-changing discoveries they have made about their families using our website.
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This gentleman is 90 years young. He answers questions daily on Reddit #AMA, or ask me anything. Quite inspiring.
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Great idea, +Randy Seaver. Yes, contact everyone you come across who is researching the same people. #genealogy #research #strategies
I think that we all have that question in our heads - and this one:  "If there are other genealogists who are researching this ancestor, why haven't they contacted me?"  But then I realize, "You know, I haven't tried to find ...
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May 1966 - Grandma's Smile
I love that Grandma posed with rollers in her hair. I am sure Grampa thought she was just as beautiful with them as without them. You can see the chair where Grampa takes care of his daylilies.  There appears to be laundry hanging on the line to the right t...
I love that Grandma posed with rollers in her hair. I am sure Grampa thought she was just as beautiful with them as without them. You can see the chair where Grampa takes care of his daylilies.  There appears to be laundry ...
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May 1966 - The Unforgotten Side Yard
The side yard would not be forgotten. The chimney had not yet been built and there was a door entering directly into the living room. You can just see the tail end of an old car whizzing by on the road. Of course, they whizz by quite a bit faster in 2015, a...
The side yard would not be forgotten. The chimney had not yet been built and there was a door entering directly into the living room. You can just see the tail end of an old car whizzing by on the road. Of course, they whizz ...
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Genealogist - Research, Records Retrieval & Analysis, Documentation
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Reconnecting individuals and families with relatives and relationships lost or forgotten.
Employment
  • The Scrappy Genealogist
    Genealogy Blogger, 2010 - present
  • Reconnecting Relatives, LLC
    Genealogical Researcher, 2013 - present
    Visit my site: www.reconnectingrelatives.com to read more about my services. A sampling of genealogy services; simple records retrieval research planning assistance heir finding genealogical analysis of your current work transcription and abstraction of old documents photo & document organization, scanning & digital restoration on site research in New Hampshire on site research in the Boston, Massachusetts area
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Scrappy Gen
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Introduction
Hi, it's Scrappy Gen. In the real world, I'm known as Jennifer Shoer.

After 22 plus year as a stay at home Mom, I have embarked on the ship mid life metamorphosis and am stretching my professional wings as a genealogist. In 1987 I graduated with a BA in Russian from the University of New Hampshire. For fourteen years I taught part time in our local Hebrew school. My formal genealogy education began with the Boston University genealogical research course in the spring of 2009 and I continue to broaden my professional knowledge by attending genealogy conferences and events.

I am located in southern New Hampshire and can easily access records in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. If you have any questions or need assistance with your own research, please email me at jshoer@reconnectingrelatives.com

You can also find me in a few other places; 

Bragging rights
Lucky to have had a grandfather who documented our family history day by day through thousands of photographs.
Education
  • University of New Hampshire
    Russian, 1983 - 1987
  • Boston University Metropolitan College Center for Professional Education
    Genealogical Research, 2009 - 2009
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1-603-234-7294
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40 TJ Gamester Avenue Portsmouth, NH 03801
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