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Smadar Belkind Gerson
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Blogging Sabbatical!
Past-Present-Future is on a "short" vacation. Despite the fun beach umbrella photo, this is not a travel vacation. It's more like a blogging sabbatical. I am currently taking part in the Boston University Online Genealogy Research course. So far the course ...
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Howdy! Hope youre having a good vacation. Can you help connect with the young lady who blogged about her family's produce shop on Commerce St. in Houston. My dad's family also had a produce shop there on Commerce dating back to the early 1900's. Thank you for any help you could provide! Tony Lang horseshowhelp@gmail.com
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Friday's Faces from the Past: Charles Coff
Today's face from the past is Charles Coff. I picked Charles because there are three photos of him in my great-grandmother's Minnie Crane's ablum from 1917. Two are duplicates of a formal portrait of Charles and the third is a family photo of what looks lik...
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Thanks +Mexican Genealogy for the +1 Que tengan un lindo fin de semana!
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Friday's Faces from the Past: Louis Harold Kranowitz
Label on back: Louis Kranowitz New Britain, Conn 1918 Louis Harold Kranowitz (1892-1960) This handsome young soldier was a cousin of my great-grandmother Minnie. Louis and his family welcomed Minnie and her brothers into America and were influential in thei...
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Friday's Faces from the Past: Bertha Ruderman
This is by far one of my favorite vintage photos. It's a picture of Bertha Ruderman with her mother (Rebecca Mishkind) and two sisters Helen and Salllie Ruderman. Bertha married into my husband's family. The photo came to my attention thanks to ancestry's s...
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Any one out there who can help translate a document in Polish? I'd love some help!
 
The Adventures of Tracking Down a Marriage Record from Galicia
Last week I wrote about a breakthrough in the Jampel branch of my family research (  Tips for Finding Ancestors on www.genealogyindexer.org  ). As I mentioned, my father's side of my family tree is one of my biggest brick walls, due in large part to the hol...
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Thanks +Alan K'necht . That would be great. It's worth a shot. Take a look at the link. The document is there. It's entry 89 I'm interested in. The post also explains a bit of background which might help in the translation.
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Happy 2nd Blogiversary!
Happy 2014 to all and a special happy blogiversary to Past-Present-Future which is two years old today! Though I have not been posting as regularly, it's been a good year on the blog. There have been some very popular posts, great feedback and lots of comme...
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Learning about Ancestors from the Connecticut Military Questionnaire
On Friday, we met Louis Harold Kranowitz . As promised, there is much more to the Louis Kranowitz story. The photo featured on Friday's Face from the Past post, is one of two photos of his photos my great-grandmother kept the album. Interestingly, the secon...
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A Gift for Dad
My grandfather Baruch Lavi (aka Zigmond Jampel) proudly showing me off. Imagine growing up without grandparents. Difficult isn't it? This day and age, people live longer and longer. Most of us are lucky enough to know most or all of our grandparents, and so...
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Brick Wall Comes Tumbling Down!
This is the moment genealogist live for—when hours of work finally lead to a breakthrough! The eureka moment! Remember the Polish marriage record for Mechel Speiser and Rachel Jampel from last post? Mechel are my great-great-grandparents. They are part of a...
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+Johan Deinum It's wonderful to have readers from all over the world. The internet certainly makes the globe a smaller place!
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The Adventures of Tracking Down a Marriage Record from Galicia
Last week I wrote about a breakthrough in the Jampel branch of my family research (  Tips for Finding Ancestors on www.genealogyindexer.org  ). As I mentioned, my father's side of my family tree is one of my biggest brick walls, due in large part to the hol...
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    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.
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Proud mother of three wonderful sons
Education
  • Brandeis University
    Biology, 1985 - 1989
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medicine, 1990 - 1994
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Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
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Continuing with this string of photos from the 1930s, a Houston Chronicle photographer went out sometime in 1936 and photographed some scene

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Last week's heroic flood rescue story, was brought to my attention by his Barney Kenet's daughter. My interaction with her required a deep k

Ethel Fights A Bitter Election
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As promised, we are taking a small detour from Ethel's scrapbook, in order to peak at The Thresher, the Rice Student publication and learn m

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Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks: Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The latest web techno

Blood and Frogs: Jewish Genealogy and More
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By Madeline Chambers BAD AROLSEN, Germany, April 3 (Reuters) - George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic weeks at

Fearless Females - My Six Words
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In honor of National Women's History Month, I will be following the blogging prompts from The Accidental Genealogist blog. The prompts are i

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Thought for the Day: TGIF and it's time for Friday's Fabulous Finds. This week, I have 4 great finds. The first is a set of simple tasks you

Friday's Faces From the Past - My Big Sister
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My sister gave me this picture recently. It's a picture of the two of us. I wasn't very old. She and I have always been very close. I notice