I don't get to go back home very often, but when I do, my first thought is how can I squeeze in some genealogy while I am there? I don't want to miss out on quality time with family, but I can have some fun while also gathering some new nuggets for my research. So … Continue reading 5 Ways To Squeeze In Genealogy During Your Trip Back Home
Since I'm a busy gal it looks like I'm just getting around to wrapping up Week 2 of my Do-over. I was surprised at the time it took for me to do my self interview. I'm not one who really talks about myself much, but in the 40 years I've been around... I've done a lot … Continue reading Week 2 of My Genealogy Do-Over
Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting most of the day with family. The drive down to my mom's house was a pleasant one as my husband, Casey, and I talked while I worked on a crochet project (he drove). This year we had decided to split our time with our respective families. I was … Continue reading Family Gatherings are the Time to Reminisce
Yet another month gone by... and the latest issue of The In-Depth Genealogist's Going In-Depth magazine is out! My article this month is all about what it means to be Jewish. Here's an excerpt: "As a child I really did not have an understanding of what being Jewish meant. Many people assume that if you … Continue reading Newest Going In-Depth Article: What Does It Mean to Be a Bas Yisroel?
Last night I learned of the passing of Dr. Pantalos' wife, Mary Pavlyak Pantalos. Though I did not know her as well as Dr. "P", she was always right there at his side. Their love was obviously a strong connection and after his passing last weekend I am sure it was quite hard on her. … Continue reading Goodbye Mrs. “P”
*bubbe/strong (Yid.) grandmother For those looking to get started in researching your Jewish genealogy there are many ways to get started. From experience, I have learned that the best place to start is in talking with the oldest generations of your Jewish family. My grandmother was one of those rare people who wrote down her … Continue reading Interviewing Bubbe*