Tag Archives: genealogy

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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The Family Tree

People are fascinated by family trees. This is an enormous tree (~16 feet in length) that I created for a large family gathering to honor my son. The large blue dot represents him, and the boxes to the left of … Continue reading

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Second cousin, once removed

If you’re confused about how people in your family are related to one another, let me try to demystify the concept of once- or twice-removed.  ‘Removed” refers to how many generations apart the two people are. Think about your own family. … Continue reading

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Announcing a new genealogy blog

With the launch of a new business comes the launch of a new blog. The subject: GENEALOGY Genealogy has recently become a hot, hot, hot topic with the t.v. show “Who Do You Think You Are?” showcasing the genealogical research … Continue reading

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NYPL Milstein Genealogy

This is the kind of work I do!  I often feel like Sherlock Holmes.

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