Category Archives: Family History

2019: New blog page on Family History

Jan 2019: I have been working on my family tree for a while and it has been a wonderful experience!  My family tree is available on I plan to present my family history in the form of a series of chapters … Continue reading

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Dominique Markowicz

My cousin Dominique Debora Markowicz was born July 17, 1958 in Liège, Belgium, sixty years ago today.  She was three years younger than me. On December 15, 1973, at the age of 15, Dominique very sadly passed away in a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Genealogy

I have always wondered about my family. About their lives back in Poland in the 1700’s and the 1800’s, about their large families, the economic and religious challenges.  I started getting interested in genealogy about 17 or 18 years ago … Continue reading

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My Father

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My Family Roots My great grandfather, Mendel Markowicz, was born in Zdunska Wola, Poland, and died there at the age of 52. Mendel was married to Chana Goldberg, born in Kalisz, Poland (see my post on the Kalisz Statute)  on … Continue reading

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July was a tough month…

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I was scheduled to visit my mom on July the 10th in Belgium, but I had to rush there on the 5th because she was brought to the hospital with a bad infection.  The prognosis was not very good for … Continue reading

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