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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

I grew up in Philadelphia.  My mother and her parents were born there, too.  My dad?  His parents met in this country after arriving at Ellis Island and took up residency on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  That’s why … Continue reading

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Census 1900 and the Alaska-Yukon Goldrush

When tracing your ancestors, should you find a head-of-household gone missing at his old address in the 1900 census, don’t assume he’s deceased!  He may have gone prospecting for gold in the gold rush like our friend, pictured above in … Continue reading

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Ancestry Map in Census 2000

In the 1750s British settlers in Pennsylvania began to fear and resent the fact that a third of their fellow Pennsylvanians were German speakers.  Frederick Muhlenberg, the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, abstained from voting in … Continue reading

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Then and Now…old photos tell a story

Notice the small number above the doorway entrance to this “mom and pop” shop: #840.  What else does this picture tell us?  It’s a grocery store, presumably owned by the man in the center.  Jello and Lipton’s Tea were already … Continue reading

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