Monthly Archives: December 2013

My father’s childhood home in a 1940 tax photo

I remember visits, when I was a boy, to my grandparents’ little house in a remote corner of Staten Island. My grandfather bought the newly built house in the 1920s and sold it in the late 1960s after my grandmother … Continue reading

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Finding missing pieces of the puzzle at the Košice state archives

I recently traveled to Slovakia to research family history records not available in the United States. The records were part of a set supposedly available online. But due to a frustrating bureaucratic snafu, I have not been allowed to view … Continue reading

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