Monthly Archives: June 2011

The mystery of the missing tombstone

My sister Cathy and I spent Saturday morning visiting a few cemeteries in central New Jersey. We knew, from the Find A Grave website, that several of our ancestors are buried there. We had an immediate success in a cemetery … Continue reading

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18th pale descendant

In the song “The Queen Is Dead,” from my favorite Smiths album of the same name, Morrissey sings: And so, I checked all the registered historical facts and I was shocked into shame to discover how I’m the 18th pale … Continue reading

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The Lower East Side or the Eastern Front: the Bosakowski family during World War I

In earlier posts, I told the story of how my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska came to America. She was one of at least sixteen Bosakowski family members from the town of Zalozce, in the far northeastern corner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, … Continue reading

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