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Julie Magerka
Attended York University
Lives in Belle River, ON Canada
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OMG! The way your mind works! You are such an excellent writer that you can so lucidly explicate your complex ideas in language that is understandable to those of us who don't have the skills/experience/aptitudes that you do. Bravo. Couldn't help you with any of this, but I enjoyed reading it. Just learning to code for the helluvit. Maybe in 20 years.....:-))
Following my previous post, Collaboration With Tears, where I suggested that some element of Isolationism is inherent in genealogy, and what criteria would make collaboration practical, I want to now describe a novel approach...
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I have to thank you for these words Julie. I'm a little shy when I get unexpected praise. I try to be original rather than deliberately controversial but unless the"industry movers & shakers" read these posts then it will be a long time before anything changes for us.
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Wish I could get to E. Europe conference in July in SLC!
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Just watched Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots (caught 2nd episode only) and can't believe how bloody good it was! The difference between commercial TV (NBC's WDYTYA) and public broadcasting is so astonishing when you can compare two programs like this. The depth and breadth of the research and the discoveries were jaw-dropping, emotional, and so compelling! I can't wait for more of these. Bravo PBS and HLG Jr., and Megan Smolenyak.
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Rudy's "father" was listed as "Anthony BILINSKI" on his birth record from Romania (see it in photos), but his mother was not married to the man. We know nothing about him or where he was from. Any Bilinskis out there who might know? He might have married my grandmother's sister, Maria Magierki (see photos on Rudy's page.)
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Recently had my first "member connect" through Ancestry. She isn't related to our family, but her mom is married to a cousin on my maternal side. This is pretty exciting stuff; they know things we don't know (and vice versa) and we're exchanging pix and papers. Now there are more puzzles to solve. Gets my blood flowing!
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At least I got a clear answer here. Don't know if it will work, haven't tried it yet; but thanks for addressing this "update" which made FTMM2 completely inaccessible for me.
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And who said cats aren't as clever as canines?
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My maternal side comes from this area of Czech Republic.
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Just recently got in touch with a long-lost cousin who lives in Kansas. He was raised by my maternal great-aunt as her son, but really her grandson, in Cleveland. He has a brother, in Nevada, or at least they think they are brothers. Problem is each has the other's birth certificate! To add to the challenge, they don't communicate. Is this a family history mystery or what? The mind boggles at how this could ever be unraveled.
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Any Magerkas, Magierkis, Turanskys, OR Turianskys related to Rudy?
Looking for Rudy's Ancestors in Europe
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Education
  • York University
    English and ESL
  • University of Toronto
    Education
  • Bob Rumball School for the Deaf
    American Sign Language
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Gender
Female
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Magierka, Turansky, Turiansky, Boian (Bojan) Romania, Modry Kamen, Slovakia
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Looking for family members descended from my Dad's family in Romania. See Rudy's Romanian Roots, the Google+ page I set up.
Introduction
I am Julie Magerka, from Merlin, Ontario, tiny village in SW Ontario. I recently moved back to that area, to a small town called Belle River.

I have many interests, but the overriding one has been and is family history research. I'm addicted, and not just to mine. Helping a few others with their search and getting them hooked has been fun.
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Having been a teacher (high school and college) for many years has helped me be an avid reader, researcher, and puzzle solver. I am very computer literate and use my Windows-based machine, iMac, and iPad all the time. The number of records coming online is so exciting.
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Belle River, ON Canada
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