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Rabbi Adolph Huebsch, Bernhardt, and Us

Rabbi Adolph Huebsch, Bernhardt, and Us

Our first encounter with Rabbi Huebsch moved us to tears, but is he even related to our (great-)grandfather Bernhardt?

1525 – May 2010
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Missing Identities

Missing Identities

How I came to identify Pepa Grass and Isak Wolf Fink

abt 1926 – 1986
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The family secret behind granddad's desk calendar

The family secret behind granddad's desk calendar

A surprising artifact discovered after a parent's death leads to a series of discoveries and an ongoing interest in genealogy.

October 1937 – August 2006
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The Search for Helen's Family

The Search for Helen's Family

A great-grandson's search for his ancestor's biological roots using DNA

March 2, 1889 – February 26, 1983
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Seeking Christopher Columbus

Seeking Christopher Columbus

Whassup with the Christopher Columbus in my family?

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EDITOR'S PICK A crafty fellow

A crafty fellow

First steps in understanding my great-grandfather's quest to become a policeman in Washington DC

August 1871 – 1942
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The Mystery of Mabel Shaw Runkel

The Mystery of Mabel Shaw Runkel

By Bonnie, the granddaughter she never knew

1901 – 2010
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My family's brush with History:
Delaware Redux

My family's brush with History: Delaware Redux

What was once a fantastical piece of family lore concerning George Washington in 1776, was given a mystic Amphibian dimension in 1993.

1734 – October 1993
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Joshowitz Journies

Joshowitz Journies

Jozef and Esther Rutner Joshowitz's Family Story

3/25/1882 – 1960
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Suttleman Family Odyssey

Suttleman Family Odyssey

Tracks the Suttleman/Zitelman family from the area around Rivne, Ukraine to Baltimore, Maryland and Curitiba, Brazil

4/18/1858 – 2011
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EDITOR'S PICK 1920s Best of Friends

1920s Best of Friends

85 years later, a niece and a great-grand niece rediscover a friendship that lasted a lifetime and spanned three continents

1904 – 2013
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Nels and Ane Marie:  Becoming Americans

Nels and Ane Marie: Becoming Americans

Nels Sommer & Ane Marie Jonasen met and married in Denmark and had their first two children there before emigrating to Rockford, Illinois.

21 May 1852 – 18 Mar 1940
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EDITOR'S PICK An unexpected surprise!

An unexpected surprise!

Abel and Jessie Lee Lynch were just about to retire to the good life down in Florida, when.....

ca 1892 – April 1939
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Losing  One Family Member, But Gaining Generations

Losing One Family Member, But Gaining Generations

I consider this my first "genealogy" moment. 1984. I was 9 years old.

1984 – December 1984
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EDITOR'S PICK A Civil War Hero, A Father, An  Ancestor

A Civil War Hero, A Father, An Ancestor

Remiro Spicer recovered from injury and months at the infamous Andersonville prison to raise a family in Upstate New York

November 25, 1840 – May 4, 1926
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Connecting Cousins: the Polívka Puzzle

Connecting Cousins: the Polívka Puzzle

Crossing the threshold after 210 years, two branches of the same family re-unite under a single roof

1766 – 03/19/2013
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Alfred Feller: A first grade assignment

Alfred Feller: A first grade assignment

My Dad in 5 questions.

1933 – 2003
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The Secrets  of Lonni Wernicke Wheeler Sanger

The Secrets of Lonni Wernicke Wheeler Sanger

How the truth behind my grand-mother's life was revealed as gossip at her burial, and only shown to be true 20 years later.

1891 – 1942
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Grandma Lily

Grandma Lily

A letter to my daughter introducing her to her namesake.

1922 – 2006
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David meets Judi

David meets Judi

She caught the bouquet and I caught the garter. Later that evening, Sylvia made an announcement. Mother is always right!

June 4, 1971 – December 26, 1971
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A 14-year old's quest to find her grandfather

A 14-year old's quest to find her grandfather

How in finding the man, I discovered my Galician roots.

1849 – 2012
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EDITOR'S PICK Marlow & Maryn, Meet Your Namesakes

Marlow & Maryn, Meet Your Namesakes

Your Pop-pop and I want you to know about our parents, for whom you were named.

1900 – 2011
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How I Got Into Genealogy

How I Got Into Genealogy

Not many people can say they got started at 12, but I did! Here's the full story.

July 1991 – 2013
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How the Yorkers Immigrated to Philadelphia

How the Yorkers Immigrated to Philadelphia

Here's how Grandmom's family left Russia for a new life in the U.S. fifteen years before she was born.

April 15, 1858 – 1950
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