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Perhaps it is only in subsequent generations that trauma can be witnessed and worked through by those who were not there to live it but who received its effects, belatedly, through the narrative, actions and symptoms of the previous generation. ~Marianne Hirsch

Why Was Grandma So Mean Webinar ancestral lineage healing czech genealogy family patterns genealogy education historical context mental health webinar Aug 30, 2021

I have a new webinar in September to help you dive into the layers of why a family member was who they were. Or, who we perceived them to be. Was that really who they were?

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Are There Only Bad Memories? cemetery chicago czech genealogy family patterns genealogy infant death mental health pregnancy writing prompts Aug 16, 2021

As I sit here quietly this morning sipping coffee, feeling exhausted after a very rough night, my great grandparents, Joseph & Bessie (nee Zajicek) Kokoska came to my mind. In the photo above,...

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