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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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Morris Newlander was my great-grandfather Isaac Kishinevsky’s older brother. Practically from the time he arrived in Chicago from Tiraspol, Morris owned a cigar factory of one sort or another. Business names and year of establishment were M Newlander & Company in 1899, Van Loo Cigar Company in 1911, and La Polina cigars (year unknown). The [...]

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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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I’m a genealogist, so I am interested in the stories of those who are no longer with us. But I am also concerned with finding the offspring of those who are long dead, to knit back parts of families that have long been separated. Obituaries can be a wonderful source of information – a skein [...]

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When I first started researching my family history, I didn’t know you were supposed to start from the present and work your way back. I knew only that my Kishinevsky family was living in the US by 1901, because my great-aunt Sadelle was born that year in Chicago. So I decided to search the 1900 [...]

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I have been researching the history of my Kishinevsky family for more than 20 years. I found the passenger list for the arrival of my grandfather, Jacob Kishinevsky, with his mother and 4 sisters early on. And I did it the old fashioned way – with Soundex, and microfilm at the Family History Library in [...]

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One popular theme for genealogists who post over the weekend is Black Sheep Sunday. And I’ve got an ancestor who definitely deserves the label of black sheep – at least someone thought so. And it was supposed to post yesterday (which was Sunday), but I apparently set the date wrong. Morris Newlander, my great-grandpa Isaac [...]

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