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USCIS C-File for Morris Goldstein ~ The Applications
When I last wrote about Morris Goldstein's C-File , I said that there was more work he had to do to obtain the replacement citizenship certificate that he wanted (and presumably needed). The next documents are two applications with the same heading (see ima...
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USCIS C-File for Morris Goldstein ~ His Letter to Washington, D.C.
I am sharing documents that I received as part of the USCIS C-File for Morris Goldstein , my husband's grandfather. I first shared a 1918 Certificate of Citizenship for a Rhode Island Morris Goldstein and the replacement 1931 Certificate for Pop-pop (as he ...
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USCIS C-File for Morris Goldstein
About a year ago, I shared the Certificate of Citizenship for my husband's grandfather, Morris Goldstein. It was a re-issued certificate for one that had been lost. I was confused because there were several facts on this certificate that conflicted with wha...
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Surname Saturday ~ Willis of England and Massachusetts
My immigrant Willis ancestor is Michael Willis. I recently purchased (from NEHGS) The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1640, A Concise Compendium , by Robert Charles Anderson. I have many Great Migration ancestors who arrived betwe...
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Treasure Chest Thursday ~ Greeley Family Bible
My second cousin Suzanne shared some images from an old family bible. No Births, Marriages, and Deaths, but what is here is a treasure! First a photo of the outside of the bible, obviously very old! Then an image of the title page, showing that it was new i...
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Surname Saturday ~ Willet of Connecticut
Image of New London County from CTGenWeb The first Willet that I know of is John Willet, found in a Groton, Connecticut marriage record and referenced in a 1985 Willet / Willett Genealogy that I found at Archive.org . This book gives me some information, bu...
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My Grandmother and Her Sisters ~ National Sibling Day
I was going to find a photo of me and my brothers for National Sibling Day, but two days ago, I got an envelope full of old photos. (Thank you to my aunt who gave them to my mother!) In this envelope were photos from the early 1900s to the late 1980s, with ...
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Massachusetts Legislators' Biographical File ~ Samuel Greele
One of the speakers at the Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar in late April was Beth Carroll-Horrocks, Head of Special Collections at the State Library of Massachusetts. She spoke about genealogical research at the State Library, found at the Massac...
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USCIS C-File for Morris Goldstein ~ Comparing Signatures
In the previous post about the USCIS Citizenship File for Morris Goldstein , I shared a 1918 Certificate of Naturalization for Morris Goldstein of Rhode Island and a 1931 replacement Certificate of Naturalization for Morris Goldstein of Woodbine, New Jersey...
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I'm looking at the first "r" in Morris and the "s" in Goldstein when I compare the signatures. Thanks for the comment.
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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun ~ Lifespans of My 2x Great Grandparents
A little late to the fun, but I liked Randy Seaver's (of the Genea-Musings blog) challenge this week. 1) We each have 16 great-great grandparents. How did their birth and death years vary? How long were their lifespans? 2) For this week, please list you...
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Happy 5th Blogiversary to From Maine to Kentucky
This is blog post number 353 over the past five years. In 2015, I successfully blogged at least once a week
because of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, in which I wrote about various direct-line ancestors
once a week. I have two major goals this ye...
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Wordless Wednesday ~ Helen Lysle Hunter Circa 1909
My grandmother, Helen Lysle Hunter, as a toddler. She was born in February 1907, so I'm guessing this is 1909. I got this photo along with many others, a few of which I shared on National Sibling Day .
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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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