Abeles, Daniel, Franziska Daniel, Josephine Daniel Rothsprack, Rudolf Abeles

Unknown Family Members Identified

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post for this important announcement: I am pleased to report that I have made a very special connection to family, friends, and neighbors who were lost in the Holocaust. In the past few days a flurry of emails have gone back and forth between my parents, myself, and a… Continue reading Unknown Family Members Identified

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A Toothache and a Granddaughter

Daniel and Wykoff cousins take note.   My Cousin Connection project is still growing. You just didn't see it this week. Between two abscesses (one on top draining downward caused a second abscess), and a granddaughter playing on my computer, a new Wykoff Cousin Connection post was postponed and the accompanying ancestor page for Colonel… Continue reading A Toothache and a Granddaughter

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My Cousin Married My Cousin

This isn't a William Faulkner novel, it's reality. It's also not like it sounds. When your family has deep roots in the same area where you were born and raised, it's bound to happen, and it doesn't take much digging to find family members marrying family members.  They probably don't even know they were doing… Continue reading My Cousin Married My Cousin

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Digging the Dirt on your Ancestors

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I’m Thankful for Geneabloggers

One thing I hate about Christmas--it takes over both months of November and December, and Thanksgiving tends to get thrown in as an afterthought.  I love Thanksgiving because it reminds me to stop and think of all of the many reasons I have to be grateful. This month I am busy being grateful for my… Continue reading I’m Thankful for Geneabloggers

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She looks just like me. But who is she?

I missed posting on Wednesday. Writing about my Tante Rosa was important, but it took a lot out of me.  By the time I had completed the post, I was emotionally worn down.  I didn't feel like I was just blogging about my aunt; I was writing for all of  the families of the holocaust. As a… Continue reading She looks just like me. But who is she?