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Elizabeth Handler
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Handler Family ~ Another Generation Back
I recently shared my "aha" moment about my father-in-law's Hebrew name being Tzvi Hersch (צבי הרש) which often becomes Harry in America. My father-in-law's paternal grandmother was Sally Handler. (Also known as Roza, Rozalia, and Szali, as I shared at Diffe...
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Mira, you can learn how to tracing ancestors at some free websites like FamilySearch.org, where there are webpages which explain how to do it. Reading blogs can be a good way to learn, too.
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Harry is Tzvi Hersch
My husband's parents got married in 1952. I scanned their ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) last summer. The digital image has been sitting in a folder waiting to be filed. I took a look at it today and realized that their Hebrew names are on it. The follo...
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Happy Passover to you and your family too!
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NERGC First-Timers: Harold Henderson, CG and Me
The biennial New England Regional Genealogical Conference: Navigating the Past: Sailing into the Future will be held on Wednesday, April 15 - Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Providence, Rhode Island. This will be my first NERGC and I am looking forward to it. ...
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Have fun, Elizabeth!
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Nancy Rainey of Ireland - 52 Ancestors #11
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is "Luck of the Irish." Do I have a favorite Irish ancestor? Actually, I only have three (possibly four) immigrant ancestors that I b...
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Great Uncle David Levitt of Philadelphia
My husband's great-grandfather, Max Levitt (1857-1935), married twice. I believe the name of his first wife was Adele Willer. (Hadel Willer on her daughter Rebecca's NYC marriage record .) There are two granddaughters who were named Adele, daughters of thei...
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Close to Home - Joseph May of Boston - 52 Ancestors: #9
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is "Close to Home." I have lived most of my life in suburban Boston, Massachusetts. My parents, my grandparents, and my great-grandpa...
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Grandfather Charles Pyle - Different - 52 Ancestors #13
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is Different. After summarizing my paternal grandmother's life last week, I thought I'd share what I know about my paternal grandfath...
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Grandmother Elizabeth Adsit - Same - 52 Ancestors #12
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is "Same." Not only do I share the same first name as my paternal grandmother, we do have quite a bit in common. This blog post is an...
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Granville Bowman - Kentucky Politician and Postmaster
In preparing the sketch for my 4th great-grandfather, Granville Bowman , last week, I found some additional information about him. According to Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2 (found at GoogleBooks ), by Lewis Collins...
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Granville Bowman of Kentucky - 52 Ancestors #10
For this week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks  writing challenge from blogger Amy Crow Johnson of No Story Too Small , the theme is "Stormy Weather." I couldn't find an appropriate ancestor to write about under this theme, so I am writing about an ancestor from ...
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Surname Saturday ~ Townsend of England, Massachusetts and Maine
My Townsend line is a crumbling brick wall. I am working to find additional primary source evidence confirming the following line. Norfolk County, England Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. The immigrant Townsend ancestor appears to be Thomas Townsend. He was the ...
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Fascinating post and I loved the maps - great stuff +Elizabeth Handler 
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As I read this, I was reminded of the time I took a photo of a really adorable headstone, in the shape of a truck that had been created for a boy who had died at the age of 7 in 1993. Initially I thought I'd create a FindAGrave memorial for it, but instinctively I felt uncomfortable about doing that and I didn't (though I still have the photo). I'm glad others agree with that instinct.
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I agree, I wouldn't have posted it either. Children's graves always bother me anyway. Thanks for your comment, Elizabeth!
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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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