Newspapers, particularly smaller local ones, often used to have a "memories" feature where they published synopses of stories and events that had been in the paper 50, 75, 100, etc. years ago. Genealogists try to collect as many dates as possible about family members during their research. This sounds like a great combination, right? So I looked through my family tree (or at least the parts of it that I have access to, still being somewhat in limbo for a program) and found that 2019 will mark some important milestones in my family. And it turns out that all of them are for my mother's side of the family.
100 Years Ago
75 Years Ago
50 Years Ago
For the 50-year category, I actually have a birth, a marriage, and a death to commemorate.
On June 29, 1969, my 1st cousin once removed Gail Arlene Gordon, daughter of Alexander Gordon (my maternal grandmother's brother) and Rose Rubin, married Stephen Roy Chepenik in Miami, Florida. I actually attended this wedding. I remember flying to Florida with my mother, brother, and sister. My hair was all done up fancy for the event. (Somewhere I still have the "rat" that was used to puff up my hair.) My mother's 1st cousin Harriet Stein helped take care of us kids a lot during the trip.
I met only a few years ago, turns 50 this year, an important number for anyone. He was born June 9, 1969. His parents are Sam Socherman (originally Szocherman), one of my Cuban cousins, and Cecelia Keselman. I hope he plans to celebrate big time!
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Significant Anniversaries of 2019
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