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Phyllis Lieberman Schlesser Swern 1922-2017
Phyllis Lieberman about 1944     Phyllis and her twin, Jerry Lieberman, were born on December 15, 1922, in Philadelphia to Nathan and Ida (Grosser) Lieberman.  Phyllis told me that she was overweight and always felt unattractive as a child.  The family move...

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Nan (Lieberman) and Harry Carr
    Cover of Mason Mint  magazine (news letter of the Mason Au & Magenheimer Conf. Mfg. Co. Inc) September 1954 featuring the Trenton Tobacco Co., distributor of Mason Confectionery products.  L-R Harry Carr, Nan Carr, Alvin J. Carr [1]      Nan Lieberman w...

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IAJGS 2016 - Seattle
I started this blog by saying that it would include my adventures in genealogy, so I thought I'd post a bit about my week at the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies (IAJGS) annual conference in Seattle.  This is my fourth conference (Par...

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Moshe and Chaya Sura Groiskopf
Mosche and Chaya Sura (Kurman) Groiskopf Labun, Ukraine abt 1925      Mosche Groiskopf was born about 1880 in Labun, a small town near Polonnoye, in what is now Ukraine.  He was the fourth child (that I know about) of Chaim and Chaya Groiskopf.  Like his fa...

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Harry and Bessie Tepper Nitt
Bessie Tepper and Harry Nitt, about 1917      Rebecca, or Bessie as she was commonly known, was one of the children of Meier David and Lena Tepper about whom I have posted off and on over the past year.  Bessie was born in Miropol, Ukraine, around 1892.  Sh...

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Ben and Alice Roth
Alice and Ben Roth at Jeffrey Roth's Bar Mitzvah abt 1963 Ben's brother Aaron and his wife Pearl in the background.       Although he later claimed to have been born on Independence Day, Beny Roth was born to my grandparents, Armin and Mary Roth, on July 6,...

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Sam and Ida Tepper
Sam and Ida Tepper      I mentioned in my post of March 8 this year that Meier David and Leie Tepper arrived in New York City on December 22, 1907 aboard the SS Lituania with several of their children [1] .  Among those was Schlome, age 18, whose occupation...

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Finding Pearl Groiskop Shapiro
  Pearl and Hyman Shapiro      One evening, a few days after Mother's Day last year, my husband answered a phone call at the house.  I heard him say "She is my wife." and "Yes, she is trying to contact a Doris Kleiman, who is her cousin."  He had a strange ...

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William and Catherine Ferguson - Part 2
     In my last post, I introduced William and Catherine Ferguson, my husband's second great grandparents, and the trove of information about William that I found in his Civil War pension files.  Now to continue their story. Affidavit of William Ferguson fo...

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William and Catherine Ferguson - Part 1
Grave of William and Catherine Ferguson showing military service inscription      For some time, my tree has included my husband's maternal second great grandparents, William and Catherine Ferguson.  I knew little about them except what his grandmother had ...
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