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Today’s Rootstech theme was Discover. First I discovered that Rootstech did not do a good job of setting the target audience for the workshop I had chosen for the first morning session — Karen Clifford’s session “Using Technology Effectively to Solve Research Problems.” According to the legend in the Session Schedule, it was an intermediate [...]

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This post didn’t come into existence yesterday, because I spent the time I should have been creating the post dancing at Thomas MacEntee’s birthday party last night. It was definitely the right choice to make – we all had a blast celebrating! Yesterday I attended sessions all day, along with 6700 other folk. I know [...]

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Rootstech 2013 – which is where I am from now through Sunday —  occupies a goodly portion of the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, and its 6700 attendees take over a goodly portion of the city’s hotel rooms. The massiveness was more than a bit overwhelming, so after a quick tour of the Expo [...]

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Today is Thankful Thursday, and the end of the Family History Writing Challenge. Here is what I am thankful for, now that the Challenge is complete. I am thankful that I was able to create 25 of the planned 28 posts during February, more than all the posts I have created in the 6 years [...]

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On this Tech Tuesday, I am creating my schedule for attending RootsTech, the conference that targets people who are at the intersection of genealogy and technology. This means software programmers who write programs and apps for genealogists to use, and genealogists who want to learn more about how technology can help us both with genealogy [...]

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It’s Follow-up Friday – time to share with my blog community how others have reacted to my posts since the Family History Writing Challenge began. Melissa responded to my February 5 post about my great-aunt Clara, the midwife. Melissa has found the names of midwives on birth certificates she has found researching her husband’s family [...]

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Blogs posted for Talented Tuesday are supposed to highlight people with talents of all sorts. The most talented person in our extended family (my second cousin) was the late actor, musician, and comic, Avery Schreiber. Many people will remember Avery as one half of the comedy team Burns & Schreiber, who made their names at [...]

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Many bloggers write to the theme “Ancestral Town Tuesday.” So this post is for my maternal grandfather Benjamin Chernorudsky’s ancestral town. Berdichev was in the Russian Empire when my grandpa lived there, but it’s in Ukraine today. This image was sent to to me by my DNA cousin, Morris Chernorudsky, a pianist from Berdichev who [...]

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My grandfather Benjamin Chernrodsky had an older sister named Clara. Clara was married to Getsel Finkelstein, who owned a toy store in Berdichev, a town that was in Russia then, but is now in Ukraine. She and Getsel had a son named Aaron, also known as Harry Fink. Clara came to the US in 1907 [...]

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I have decided to participate in the Family History Writing Challenge. Lynn Palermo (The Armchair Genealogist), who sponsors this event and encourages genealogists who participate, requests a major commitment – writing about family history every day for 30 days. I started the Kitchen Sink Genealogy blog — as a way of writing my family history [...]

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