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Mar 24

Emigrants from Kreis Züllichau (Brandenburg)

For family historians with an interest in the Prussian district of Züllichau, Frankfurt (Oder), compiled below is a list of about 2,000 emigrants, sorted alphabetically by surname. I believe the source of the data was the book The Old Lutheran Emigration at the Middle of the 19th Century, by Wilhelm Iwan, published in 1943. My …

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Jul 13

Pamela St Claire 1940-2015

Rest in peace my dear sister.

Jul 09

Cruise to Japan

Way back when I was in secondary school (and I mean way back), I studied Japanese. For 5 years! Not unsurprisingly I guess, ever since that time I’ve longed to visit Japan, but have always been put off by the horror stories about how expensive it is. But earlier this year I happened to espy …

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Mar 04

Kanawa Island

Definitely would like to go back to Kanawa one day. Oh, and quite a nice photo on their new ad too. I wonder who the photographer was? ;)

Jan 05

A New Branch or Two on the Family Tree

 Persistence has finally paid off. For years I’ve been sifting through scans of old documents in an effort to extend the family tree further back in time on the Kakoschke line. After pouring over dozens of barely legible scans of births, deaths and marriages in Groß-Blumberg and Pommerzig from the latter half of the 19th …

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Nov 21

55th Birthday Adventure Trip

Back when I turned 50 I decided I should indulge myself somewhat with a trip to Las Vegas. And for each 5 year “milestone” after that, to cross some places off my Bucket List. So, for my 55th birthday, it was off to Indonesia to visit Krakatoa and Komodo. I met up with my daughters …

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