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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

Book Review: Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors ancestors book review clairs czech genealogy ireland Dec 16, 2021

Several months ago I bought a book called, Listening to the Voices Of Our Ancestors, by Megan Reilly Koepsell. When it arrived I flipped through it and put it on a stack of books to read,...

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Prisoners, Missing & The Dead Webinar abmc czech genealogy family history month family history month 2021 genealogy education idpf nara webinar wwii Sep 29, 2021

This webinar, The Prisoners, Missing & The Dead, will focus on the history and jobs of the men who worked in the American Graves Registration Service. Then we explore the Individual Deceased...

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Faces of War Webinar Series czech genealogy family history month family history month 2021 genealogy education military research research a veteran veterans webinar wwii Sep 28, 2021

Starting Monday, 4 October 2021, I'm offering a three-night webinar series, Faces of War. Through three webinars, learn strategies & records needed to do WWII research even if the records...

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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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