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Places in History: Sketches of past lives taken from a shared family tree

At the end of 2010, when I accepted an offer to join the curator community on Geni.com, I was in the middle of a personal project to collect history from everywhere I had traveled, and to put it all into … Continue reading

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Ben M. Angel’s maxims

Near the start of this blog, I once tried to translate into Spanish the Maxiims of François de La Rochefoucauld. These were so like my own thoughts that I figured if I had a reference to work from online, I could … Continue reading

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At the end of a year of living in Poland

  About a year ago (well, it will be a year on June 15, 2016), I brought my family from Belarus to Wrocław in western Poland. The move was as well-coordinated as anything resembling a flight of refugees from potential … Continue reading

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Silesian Summer: A change of seasons (Albina Angel’s First Day of School in Poland)

Almost a month has passed since school has started, but I figured I would be remiss in not mentioning something about the end of our Silesian summer. After all, the change of seasons marks a further step toward settling my … Continue reading

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Remembering a Baku tiger

In the middle of April 2006, my boss and I strolled back from the Hyatt Regency in Baku, Azerbaijan. I was barely a month in the country, but we already established a lunchtime routine where we’d go have a sandwich … Continue reading

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Silesian Summer: Visiting a grave in Kołobrzeg

No record exists today that shows how Polish Red Army mortar man Zenon Bernatowicz felt as he woke up on the last morning before he was fatally wounded, Tuesday, March 13, 1945. Nothing tells of whether he was stoic, angry, … Continue reading

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On the Road to Moctezuma: Descent from the Embudo Land Grant

Family ancestry in exile – the Martin Serrano family during Popé’s Rebellion Most historians and genealogists follow the lead of Fray Angelico Chavez, an early New Mexico historian, by accepting that two of the sons of Luis Martin Serrano, the … Continue reading

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