Monthly Archives: July 2012

Genealogy for School Children?

When my son was in 4th grade his class did a unit on immigration. The teacher asked, “Who was the first person in your family to come to this country?”  An innocent question, which prompted a phone call to my … Continue reading

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Soundex Codes

Did you ever wonder about how names written in other alphabets became codified in the Latin alphabet, indexed by how they sound? Take the Yiddish name     ט ק ל. The Soundex Codes help us unravel how that name came to … Continue reading

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