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Roots Research – Archives Ukraine

Today I hired an interpreter and went off in search of some records which I believed to exist in the town I am in now, Kamyanets – Podilsky, records of the people in the town of Khotin back in the mid/late 1800s. We got to the archives, Iryna and I, only to be told that […]

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Things We’ve Handed Down – Family Roots

So now I’m off in search of my ancestry, more specifically to find the roots of my paternal grandfather Moise Zeldman who came from a town called Khotin (pronounced around here with more of an implied K rather than a firm one). The photograph you see to the left is one of my grandfather before […]


Ancestral Lands Quest Begins

Hey, I’ve cranked out 100 posts now since I began this blog 2 years ago. Kind of exciting. I’d say that gives me room for a break. Actually I’ll be falling off the face of the earth for a week or so I think starting tomorrow or the next day. I’ll be attending a “Rainbow […]