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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 declaring yesterday as Slonim Sunday (I somehow always seem to get behind when blogging…). Slonim is the town in which my grandma Sophie Klebanskaya was born in 1895. It was in Poland then, and she and her family spoke Polish (not Yiddish) at home. Today it is located in Belarus. Something exciting and Slonim […]

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I am declaring today as Vatnik Vednesday. My great-grandmother Anna Klebansky’s maiden name was Anna Israelovna Vatnik (1858-1954). The name Vatnik is based on the Russian root word “vata” which means batting – the stuff that gets put into quilted bedding or clothing. The name Vatnik means a quilted jacket, and by extension, “maker of […]

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  My grandmother, Sophia Klebanskaya, was 17 when she left Volkovysk for the United States in 1912.  She traveled on the SS Finland, from Antwerp to New York. She remembered traveling in spring; but according to her passenger list, the ship left Antwerp on November 30 and arrived in New York on December 12. She […]

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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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