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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Julius Tobias

The ancestor I spend the most time thinking about by far is Julius Tobias, my great great great grandfather. I admit I’m biased; as a Civil War buff, I have a tendency to focus on my Civil War ancestors. Julius … Continue reading

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This Day in History

Sunday, March 16, 1862, the long-expected orders came. Colonel Birge called the officers together: “You will hold your commands in readiness to move to-morrow. Our destination is undoubtedly Ship Island.” A hundred and fifty years ago today, my great great … Continue reading

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“Now we are engaged in a great civil war”

The other day I was browsing through GenealogyBank articles that featured my great great grand uncle, Raphael Tobias, a magistrate in NYC. Most of the articles were what I was expecting (cases he presided over, Sons of Veterans activities, and the … Continue reading

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Reverse Immigration

One of the most exciting breakthroughs I’ve had is figuring out the town where my paternal great great great grandparents originated from. (From here on out I’m going to use greatx3 to designate their relation to me, because typing out … Continue reading

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