Tag: Blum

A mystery for Sherlock

Years ago, my mother showed me a picture.  She said she had been told a long time ago that the picture was of her Goldman grandparents. Here is the picture in question: Even before my mother's memory began to fail, she was an unreliable witness as to who was in that picture or, really, in … Continue reading A mystery for Sherlock

IAJGS 2017

This week, I have been in Orlando at the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies (IAJGS) for the organization's IAJGS 2017 conference.  There were about 1,000 people here, both professionals and amateur genealogists just looking for answers to their own family tree mysteries. My head is spinning with new ideas and new directions to take my … Continue reading IAJGS 2017

My Interest in Genealogy

Last night, Henry Louis Gates, the host of "Finding Your Roots" on PBS, spoke to the final dinner at the 2017 International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies conference.   His love for genealogy started with finding out his own roots, before slavery. He loves, as all genealogists do, to see people's eyes light up when … Continue reading My Interest in Genealogy