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Grandma Fannie’s Afghans (Guest Post by Mindy Fitterman)

Editor’s note: This guest post, contributed by Mindy Fitterman, my first cousin once removed on my mother’s father’s side, is about my great grandmother and Mindy’s grandmother Fannie Maltz Zagon (1888–1972). It’s probably my earliest textile memory: considerable weight, the … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Earliest Encounters

My first encounter with genealogy when I was a child was, of course, likely in elementary school, where I’m sure I was asked at some point to construct a rudimentary family tree—a tree that was likely very simple and extended … Continue reading

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