Planning My Research

Dennis Nolan at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana.

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a whopping 4 hours on my own research while I was in northern Indiana. I had to be selective on how I spent my time and narrow my list to items that I felt would be possible to accomplish. It was tough! At first stab, I made a … Continue reading Planning My Research

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The Challenges of Jewish Genealogy

  It's been nine years since my wonderful Jewish grandma, Shirley Krueger Morse passed away and July 11th would have been her 99th birthday! As sad as I get to think of her death in May 2008, it also reminds me of the joy that I found in genealogy. In a way I was able … Continue reading The Challenges of Jewish Genealogy

52 Ancestors: #5 Myer Krueger

Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week.  This is week 5 of the challenge and I am going to introduce you to my Great Grandfather, Myer Krueger.  He is the father of my maternal grandmother, Shirley.  Though I never got … Continue reading 52 Ancestors: #5 Myer Krueger

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Shirley Helen Krueger

Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week.  This is week 3 of the challenge and I'm going to share some stories of my maternal grandmother, Shirley Helen Krueger Morse.  I've written a few posts about her in the past, … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Shirley Helen Krueger

2012 Goals and Progress Made

Here it is October and I've not checked on my goals since June! General Genealogy Goals Education 1.  Attend the Ohio Genealogical Conference in Cleveland, Ohio (April 12-14).  I decided not to attend this year.  2.  Attend the National Family History Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio (May 9-12).  Yes, I was able to go!  It was a fun experience and I’m … Continue reading 2012 Goals and Progress Made

An Introduction

Over the past five years I have learned more about my Jewish roots than I had in the thirty-some before that.  I have always been fascinated with the history of the Jewish people, but until my maternal grandmother, Shirley Krueger Morse passed away, I didn’t realize how little I really knew.  After experiencing the loss … Continue reading An Introduction

Putting a Face with the Name

As I mentioned in my last entry, very little was known about my Krueger side of the family.  We knew they were from Belarus and were possibly from Minsk, but beyond that there was little information.  In May of 2010 I discovered JewishGen.org had a page where you could upload images and they could be … Continue reading Putting a Face with the Name