cemeteries, Newsletter

Where Have all the Stories Gone?

I have good news and bad news.  First, the bad news (Let's get it over quick): There have been no new stories at Stories From the Past since March 2019 . Of course, you knew that, so it really isn't news at all. Now the good news: I'm still here and gathering stories. In fact,… Continue reading Where Have all the Stories Gone?

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Bucklige Welt, Austria, Burgenland, Austria, graveyard, Holocaust, Jewish Cemeteries

Jewish Cemeteries of Burgenland and the Bucklige Welt

After the living were disposed of,  their cemeteries were usually cataloged and then desecrated and destroyed by whatever means deemed appropriate. People first; then cemeteries.

Abeles, Daniel, Davies/Davis, Kwiatkowski, Newsletter, Rothsprack, Skeen, Untold Stories

November Newsletter

I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna get over that perfection paralysis.

Abeles, Damron, Daniel, Kentucky, Mary Davis Skeen, Olean, New York, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Plain City, Utah, Ruth Contreras, William Dolby Skeen

. . . and I’m back.

Over the summer, Stories From the Past was never far from my mind. In fact, I felt a lot of anxiety over no posts, but between two grandkids and a broken PC (I have six grandkids but two were staying with me), my ability to blog was reduced to bits and snatches of time with… Continue reading . . . and I’m back.

Abeles, Daniel, genealogy, Josephine Daniel Rothsprack, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Ruth Contreras

A Great Miracle Happened Here

Shalom and Hanukkah Sameach!  Hanukkah 2017 begins this evening.  And because I do identify as Jewish by virtue of my ancestral birthright, we find no problem with fitting it in among our celebrations of the season. Being Jewish has everything to do with my passion for Family History. I grew up knowing that my grandmother… Continue reading A Great Miracle Happened Here