In May I received several bags of documents, photos, and other ephemera that had been in my dad's keeping the past few years. As I have slowly tried to get rid of the smoky stink that clings to everything, I have gone through and begun scanning and documenting the contents. It wasn't until I began … Continue reading Margaret Clifford- High School Grad
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Though this is a pretty recent headstone, I love the creativity that is shown here. I've seen several of these etched stones with graphics. Maybe mine will have my family tree etched on! Or a QR code? Good thing I have many years before I need to worry about such things. What's the most unique … Continue reading Tombstone Tuesday- Shirley A. and Albert O. Ashbrook
Ever since I bought my house and my commute become a minimum thirty minute trip I have found all kinds of ways to make the time fly. In the morning I often switch between listening to the local NPR station and the Top 40 "Morning Zoo". It depends on my mood and the attention that … Continue reading Audiobooks Inspire Me
*mitzah (Yid.) A good deed One of the single greatest resources I have come across is the website, JewishGen.org. This site is powered by a battalion of volunteers and a few staff members. Recently I was fortunate to meet Avraham Groll while attending the NGS conference and it was only then that I learned … Continue reading What a Mitzvah* is JewishGen!