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  • Jun28

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    Found when trolling old newspapers for hints of my Tierneys in New York City and environs. I can claim no relation to this affectionate young man, but the writer’s style is razor sharp!

    John Tierney is a very affectionate young man.

  • Jun21

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    While Mr. Taylor’s demise is not a humorous event, the implication of the headline does have its mirth.

    Genealogy Expert Leaves No Record of Relatives

    Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. (1939, Dec 22). George A. Taylor, 63; expert on genealogy. New York Times (1923-Current File), pp. 19-19.

  • Apr12

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    I did not know this was a lucrative employment option.

    WWII Draft Card: Crab for a Living

  • Mar2

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    My grandmother Marie Simanek emigrated from Predmir, Czechoslovakia to New York in 1922, then returned home in 1926 to ask permission to marry my grandfather Joseph Vanac.

    In this photo she is returning to New York – with approval to marry! (She is the upper left-most woman in the rear. Click on the photo for a larger image.)
    It was taken in September, 1926 on the S.S. George Washington.

    Group Photo - SS George Washington, circa 1926

    The photo as a whole is one of my favorites, but the ladies at the bottom are my favorite favorite.

    Group Photo Crop - SS George Washington, circa 1926

  • Jan7

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    From an announcement of a sale on December 5, 1895:
    Early Views of American Cities – Works on Witchcraft and Genealogy

    You know, Because they go together so well.

    Witchcraft & Genealogy