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Smadar Belkind Gerson
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So Close and Yet So Far
How long has it been since I've been asking the simple question, where are the Bloomfields from? More specifically:  what village where they from? Probably six years? America is a land of immigrants and William Bloomfield, my great-grandfather immigrated fr...
How long has it been since I've been asking the simple question, where are the Bloomfields from? More specifically: what village where they from? Probably six years? America is a land of immigrants and William Bloomfield, my great-grandfather immigrated from somewhere in the Russian Empire.
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Friday's Faces From the Past: Descendants Discovered
On Friday Dec 6th, 2013 I featured Charles Coff as my Friday's face from the past . Charles Coff was not a relative of mine, but his beautiful portrait alongside a family group photo were prominently displayed in my great-grandmother's photo album. My only ...
On Friday Dec 6th, 2013 I featured Charles Coff as my Friday's face from the past. Charles Coff was not a relative of mine, but his beautiful portrait alongside a family group photo were prominently displayed in my great-grandmother's photo album. My only clues were an inscription on the back, ...
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Bingo! USCIS writes back with good news! 
How long have I been researching my great-grandmother Minnie Crane (aka Menuche Kranowitz, Minnie Bloomfield, Minnie Heintz, Minnie Falk and Moma)? At least five years! In these five years, I have amassed a large amount of information about the only great-grandmother I had the privilege of ...
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This will make a big difference in the lives of many elderly survivors.
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Thanks +Jill Ball !
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Saying goodbye to a dear cousin
The 2009 Kranowitz reunion was were I met, Herb, Sid, Flossie and Miriam Crane. Since the reunion, three of the four Crane siblings passed away, leaving only Flossie. It has been tough loosing so many of our family elders. Herb was the eldest of the Kranowitz cousins at the reunion and impressed ...
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So cool to see this..  Sid was my grandfather
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Latest post: Breaking the Brick Wall - Step By Step, made the society page of the GeneaBloggers daily! 
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Photo mystery solved! Thank you Google!
On Friday Dec 6th, 2013 I featured Charles Coff as my Friday's face from the past. Charles Coff was not a relative of mine, but his beautiful portrait alongside a family group photo were prominently displayed in my great-grandmother's photo album. My only clues were an inscription on the back, ...
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Finally, the a new post! Sorry for the long pause everyone. We're back and open for business! 
This week, I had a chance to visit the Beth Alom Cemetery in New Britain, Connecticut. The cemetery has been on my to do list for a long time. The small cemetery, is the resting place for Aaron Kranowitz, along with many members of his family. Apparently, Aaron is the first of the Kranowitz's to ...
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Treasure Chest Thursday: A letter from the Genealogy Program at USCIS!
How long have I been researching my great-grandmother Minnie Crane (aka Menuche Kranowitz, Minnie Bloomfield, Minnie Heintz, Minnie Falk and Moma)? At least five years! In these five years, I have amassed a large amount of information about the only great-g...
How long have I been researching my great-grandmother Minnie Crane (aka Menuche Kranowitz, Minnie Bloomfield, Minnie Heintz, Minnie Falk and Moma)? At least five years! In these five years, I have amassed a large amount of information about the only great-grandmother I had the privilege of ...
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Great read! Fascinating four part series by +Pete Vanlaw 
Berlin to ShanghaiWhen the full story of my cousin Eva Baruch's life was finally revealed to me, it played like the old movie serials, where the heroine always got caught in a life-threatening situation at the end of the current chapter, only to escape at the beginning of the next one. That's how…
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Friday's Faces From the Past: Smokey, Flossie and Skippy
Early in the month of May, when I was hoping for some sunshine, I posted a summary photo of my great-grandmother Minnie, visiting her nieces and nephews in Atlantic City in 1926. The photo sparked a family discussion and over the identity of the baby in the...
The 2009 Kranowitz reunion was were I met, Herb, Sid, Flossie and Miriam Crane. Since the reunion, three of the four Crane siblings passed away, leaving only Flossie. It has been tough loosing so many of our family elders. Herb was the eldest of the Kranowitz cousins at the reunion and impressed ...
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Do you have some brick walls you would like to bring down? Here are some tips for a step by step approach.
Morris FBI record, from last week's post, has sparked much debate, especially among family members on Facebook. "Radical" relatives are coming out of the wood work. It seems many of my hippie uncles were also followed by the Feds in the sixties. Who knew? Apparently they did, and I am only ...
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  • Past-Present-Future
    Blogger, 2012 - present
  • Author
    Stored Treasures, A Memoir, 2011 - present
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Author of Stored Treasures, A memoir. Addicted to Genealogy. Blogger.
Introduction
I am an avid genealogist who discovered my great-grandmother's journals while researching my family history. Since then, I've been on a remarkable journey which lead to my first book. I was born in Israel and moved to the Boston area at the age of thirteen. My unusual life path lead me to study biology at Brandeis University then medicine at UMass. I left the medical career, choosing to raise a family with my husband in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In Mexico I became involved with many entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently, I resides back in the Boston area, am the proud mother of three sons, and own a Cultural Center in Mexico. Stored Treasures is my first book. www.StoredTreasures.net
I write about my family history in my blog: Past-Present-Future and Ethel's Scrapbook.
Bragging rights
Proud mother of three wonderful sons
Education
  • Brandeis University
    Biology, 1985 - 1989
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medicine, 1990 - 1994