Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pictures Inspire a Personal History

My mom sent me two CDs this week with pictures of my sister and me when we were young. As I was looking at them, I realized there are a lot of stories there that I could write down, and … Continue reading

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The effect of political events and religious controversies on your ancestors

Photo credit: Raphaël Thiémard from Belgique (Wikimedia Commons) Today is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This event led to expanded freedoms for millions of people in Eastern European countries that had been under Soviet Communist … Continue reading

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