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Ruth Abrahamson Berman was my father’s first cousin. She was born in Chicago in 1908, although I’ve never been able to find a birth certificate for her. She married Edward Berman (a well-known American labor economist who was a member of Roosevelt’s Brain Trust), in 1937, but was widowed in 1938. Ruth was an economist […]

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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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I have finally recovered from the Genealogy Jamboree held June 7-10, 2012 in Burbank, California. I have attended for years (since the event was much smaller, and held in Pasadena), and keep coming back. Wanna know why? Here is what I learned: Cath Madden Trindle’s lecture, “FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression,” pinpointed […]

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The 1920 Census Mystery

Genealogists always talk about brick walls, that one family member who is not to be found where you think they ought to be. My brick wall consists of my paternal grandparents, Jack and Sophie Neff. I know they got married in 1917, because I have their marriage certificate. Because of the United States federal census, […]

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I’ve spent the last few hours roaming the screens of a Russian-language genealogy website, the name of which translates to Jewish Roots: http://www.forum.j-roots.info/index.php The site is jam-packed with conversations among Russian-speaking genealogists about their family names, geographic locations, and ways to find out more about it all. My Russian is rusty, but I read well […]

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A New Newlander

Our cousin Margie Goodman told me that my great-grandfather, Isaac Kishinevsky, had 2 brothers who were also cigar makers and who immigrated to Chicago before he did: Morris and Louis, both of whom changed their last names to Newlander. What I didn’t know until recently was that there was another brother as well. Samuel Kishinevsky […]

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