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Surname Saturday ~ Smith of Massachusetts and Maine
Watertown, Mass. from Wikipedia. My immigrant Smith ancestor is Thomas Smith, who was born about 1601 and died in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on March 10, 1692/93 (Watertown Vital Records). There are a few online family trees that have a bir...
Watertown, Mass. from Wikipedia. My immigrant Smith ancestor is Thomas Smith, who was born about 1601 and died in Watertown, Middlesex C...
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Wordless Wednesday ~ Copeland Family Circa 1905
My second cousin has digitized a bunch of old negatives and shared the images with me. I have copies of a few of them. This is the copy of one that I have: This is the digitized negative shared with my by my cousin: Lowell Townsend Copeland; his mother Ethe...
My second cousin has digitized a bunch of old negatives and shared the images with me. I have copies of a few of them. This is the copy of o...
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Wordless Wednesday ~ Copeland Siblings Circa 1910
Elizabeth (Betty) Copeland, born March 17, 1903; Ruth Copeland, born July 8, 1907; Lowell Townsend Copeland, born December 21, 1900. I was able to help identify these children because I recognized my grandfather, Lowell Townsend Copeland. Thank you to secon...
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Wordless Wednesday ~ Young Lowell Copeland
My great grandfather, Lowell Copeland , was born in Calais, Maine, on October 5, 1862, and died in Princeton, New Jersey, on December 24, 1935. I have collected quite a few images of him, the following framed image thanks to my second cousin, Suzanne. This ...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Harry Handler
My father-in-law died in March (I previously shared the obituary ) and a few weeks ago, the family gathered again at Woodbine Brotherhood Cemetery in Woodbine, New Jersey for the unveiling of the gravestone. The Hebrew reads: Tzvi Hersh son of Joseph the Le...
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Photos of the 1913 Dedication of the Greeley School in Winnetka
I have written about my second great grandfather, Samuel Sewall Greeley, several times. (See The Great Chicago Fire and excerpts from obituaries at Samuel Sewall Greeley 1916 .) Recently a first cousin of my mother died. (See the wonderful obituary for Sall...
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Y-DNA Haplogroup for Morris Goldstein
I am slowly but surely getting a few more cousins to test their DNA. A refresher: Y-DNA is passed down from father to son. To determine the Y-DNA of my husband's grandfathers, I can test my husband for his paternal grandfather's Y-DNA, but I needed a male c...
I am slowly but surely getting a few more cousins to test their DNA. A refresher: Y-DNA is passed down from father to son. To determine th...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Pyles at Green-Wood Cemetery
My husband and I visited New York City last month and of course, there were visits to cemeteries. Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, is a beautiful cemetery to visit. They have an online burial search at their website. James Pyle is my second great-grandfath...
My husband and I visited New York City last month and of course, there were visits to cemeteries. Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn, is a bea...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Anna Goldstein, d. 1918
My husband and I visited New York City last week and of course, there were trips to cemeteries. Mount Judah Cemetery is in Ridgewood, which is in Queens (though the closest subway stop is in Brooklyn).  The website includes a burial search , which provides ...
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I hope you guys had a nice trip. Way to persevere on the grave search. It paid off.
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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ~ Is This Eliza May Wells?
I analyzed this daguerreotype yesterday . Today I will share my theory of who I think this may be. As noted yesterday, there is a photographer's imprint in the lower left-hand side of the case: A. H. Knapp 123 Wash. St. There was a daguerreotypist (Sawyer o...
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Tuesday's Tip ~ Analyzing a Daguerreotype
I recently received this daguerreotype from my mother's sister. I believe it's the oldest photographic image that I own. (I have a few ambrotypes - see My Third Great Grandfather and Pair of Ambrotypes as well as Alston Twins Circa 1860 .) From Maureen Tayl...
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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Sally Handler (d. 1932)
Here lies Our dear (or beloved) mother Chaya Sarah daughter of Mr. Tzvi Died 25 Tishrei 5693 Mother Sally Handler Died Oct. 25, 1932 Age 78 Yrs. I got help with the Hebrew translation by the Steve Morse Deciphering Hebrew Tombstone Dates in One Step and Jew...
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Note that I found the grave with the help of JewishGen.org (a great FREE website for Jewish Genealogy) and the photo of the stone with the help of a FindAGrave volunteer (FindAGrave.com, another great FREE website)! You're very welcome - I enjoy doing this!
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I write two family history blogs: From Maine to Kentucky and A Jewish Genealogy Journey. Learn what surnames I'm researching by going to my blogs and clicking on the "Surnames" tab at the top.
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