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Re: Trial

Avraham Groll
 

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Re: Labor battalion 108/24

Avraham Groll
 

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On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 10:03 AM Dick Plotz <Dick@...> wrote:
Abraham, this is a test group, not the JewishGen Discussion Group. It
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write to the JewishGen Discussion Group,
jewishgen@..., which has over 7500 subscribers.

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Manager of Mailing Lists
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On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 9:58 AM <akolet@...> wrote:


I am Looking for survivors of Hungarian labor battalion 108/24.

My late father in law Zoltan Strohli, lost his entire family in Auschwitz, rescue 220 jews at the labor battalion in 1944,

Using Raul Wallenberg visas.

If you know any details please contact:

Abraham Kolet

Akolet@...



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A worthwhile task at the Novo cemetery #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Membership,

I have just made plans with a fellow JGSGB member, to visit the Novo on
Sunday the 25th August. Would any of you be willing to come along, have
a look around, join in and do some (easy) inscription cleaning and
photographing ?

It's an annual task that I - along with many kind, sociable helpers over
the past several years - have thoroughly enjoyed. There are a several more
stones that still need some TLC.

For those interested and need the location - the Novo is behind and to the
right, at the back of Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road London
E1 4NS
The main entrance is on the main Rd. All going well weather wise - meet at
mid day on the grounds.

I will supply brushes, scrappers and pokers, plastic gloves and rags. All you
need bring is an empty water bottle for the There's a tap on site. You may
wish to bring some refreshments and hand wipes. It can get a bit grimy.

Thank you very much.

Raymond Montanjees.

For QMU's security - RSVP me at raymusik@aol.com.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom A worthwhile task at the Novo cemetery #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Dear Membership,

I have just made plans with a fellow JGSGB member, to visit the Novo on
Sunday the 25th August. Would any of you be willing to come along, have
a look around, join in and do some (easy) inscription cleaning and
photographing ?

It's an annual task that I - along with many kind, sociable helpers over
the past several years - have thoroughly enjoyed. There are a several more
stones that still need some TLC.

For those interested and need the location - the Novo is behind and to the
right, at the back of Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road London
E1 4NS
The main entrance is on the main Rd. All going well weather wise - meet at
mid day on the grounds.

I will supply brushes, scrappers and pokers, plastic gloves and rags. All you
need bring is an empty water bottle for the There's a tap on site. You may
wish to bring some refreshments and hand wipes. It can get a bit grimy.

Thank you very much.

Raymond Montanjees.

For QMU's security - RSVP me at raymusik@aol.com.


Report from Cleveland #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to Randy Schoenberg, Austria-Czech Research Director, who posted =
his excellent summary on Facebook, I was inspired to offer my =
own review of our tightly packed week at the 39th IAJGS International =
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Despite the tragic events that marred =
the past week, this year's conference was definitely one of the =
best for Hungarian researchers.

It was difficult to count all of the Hungarian SIG supporters but I =
estimate our turnout was probably at least 60 including several very =
familiar faces. My participation (and the Hungarian-themed sessions) =
began with my presentation Budapest on the Cuyahoga: The Hungarian =
Jewish Community of Cleveland, the first one on Sunday morning. I was =
very surprised to see that the room was packed with folks who had =
ancestors who settled in Cleveland, which was once reported to have the =
highest Hungarian population in the US outside of NYC. My own interest =
began after learning that my father had travelled to Cleveland >from NYC =
to look for work after arriving in the US in 1921. I subsequently =
found out that his great-uncle Lipot Kohn had settled in Cleveland with =
his wife and children about 1912 after arriving >from Zbegnyo, Zemplin =
(Zbehnov, Slovakia).

My talk focused on the original Hungarian Jewish =
settlers including the Schwarcz, Liebman, Zempliner, and Neumann =
families, all of whom came >from a few nearby towns in Saros megye. After =
Anglicizing their names to Black, Loveman, Sampliner, and Newman, many =
of the members of these families went on to become Cleveland civic and =
business leaders. Some of them served in the Union Army during the Civil =
War, a subject that we learned more >from our lunch speaker, Peter Kovacs =
Rosenbluh.=20

Go to =
https://www.documentary.org/project/jews-and-patriots-american-civil-war =
to learn more about the Hungarian Jews, many of who=20
had fought in the 1848 uprising against the Hapsburgs, who fought in the =
American civil war. Peter showed a PPT version of the film he is making =
on Hungarian Jews in the Civil War. We will be providing links to =
his presentation Jews and Patriots: In the American Civil War as well as =
uploading presentations by Karesz Vandor whose talks included =
Hungarian Riddles: Same Name, Same Town, Treasures at the Slovak =
National Archives and its Branches (a review of Peter Absolon's =
Slovak Archives Project), and Censuses of the Kingdom of Hungary, a =
review of the different types of census records available to Hungarian =
family researchers.

Other sessions of interest to those with Hungarian ancestry included my =
presentation on Magyar Zsido Okleveltar, a marvelous 18-volume =
compendium covering 800 years of Hungarian Jewish history, Carole =
Vogel's talk on how she and Yitzchok Stroh constructed a story =
about the Jewish community of Mattersdorf, Hungary (now Austria) using =
MZO and other sources, and presentations by Dr. Thomas Furth on his =
family >from Mor, Hungary, Michael Gyory's presentation about his =
seven Hungarian first cousins who survived the Shoah, and others. =20

All in all, this conference offered a bounty of options for Hungarian =
family researchers! I will be posting presentations and handouts on the =
updated Hungarian website < https://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/> . Ben =
Schoenbrun, who previously served as our web manager, stepped forward at =
our long-overdue annual meeting, and volunteered to take on this =
important assignment again. If you can help review material on the =
existing website and identify new resources, please contact me or Ben =
<schoenbrun_benjamin@yahoo.com>.

Now that you have seen what you missed by not joining us in Cleveland, =
I hope that many of you will plan to be with us in San Diego for next =
year's conference >from August 9-14, 2020.=20

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Hungary SIG #Hungary Report from Cleveland #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to Randy Schoenberg, Austria-Czech Research Director, who posted =
his excellent summary on Facebook, I was inspired to offer my =
own review of our tightly packed week at the 39th IAJGS International =
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Despite the tragic events that marred =
the past week, this year's conference was definitely one of the =
best for Hungarian researchers.

It was difficult to count all of the Hungarian SIG supporters but I =
estimate our turnout was probably at least 60 including several very =
familiar faces. My participation (and the Hungarian-themed sessions) =
began with my presentation Budapest on the Cuyahoga: The Hungarian =
Jewish Community of Cleveland, the first one on Sunday morning. I was =
very surprised to see that the room was packed with folks who had =
ancestors who settled in Cleveland, which was once reported to have the =
highest Hungarian population in the US outside of NYC. My own interest =
began after learning that my father had travelled to Cleveland >from NYC =
to look for work after arriving in the US in 1921. I subsequently =
found out that his great-uncle Lipot Kohn had settled in Cleveland with =
his wife and children about 1912 after arriving >from Zbegnyo, Zemplin =
(Zbehnov, Slovakia).

My talk focused on the original Hungarian Jewish =
settlers including the Schwarcz, Liebman, Zempliner, and Neumann =
families, all of whom came >from a few nearby towns in Saros megye. After =
Anglicizing their names to Black, Loveman, Sampliner, and Newman, many =
of the members of these families went on to become Cleveland civic and =
business leaders. Some of them served in the Union Army during the Civil =
War, a subject that we learned more >from our lunch speaker, Peter Kovacs =
Rosenbluh.=20

Go to =
https://www.documentary.org/project/jews-and-patriots-american-civil-war =
to learn more about the Hungarian Jews, many of who=20
had fought in the 1848 uprising against the Hapsburgs, who fought in the =
American civil war. Peter showed a PPT version of the film he is making =
on Hungarian Jews in the Civil War. We will be providing links to =
his presentation Jews and Patriots: In the American Civil War as well as =
uploading presentations by Karesz Vandor whose talks included =
Hungarian Riddles: Same Name, Same Town, Treasures at the Slovak =
National Archives and its Branches (a review of Peter Absolon's =
Slovak Archives Project), and Censuses of the Kingdom of Hungary, a =
review of the different types of census records available to Hungarian =
family researchers.

Other sessions of interest to those with Hungarian ancestry included my =
presentation on Magyar Zsido Okleveltar, a marvelous 18-volume =
compendium covering 800 years of Hungarian Jewish history, Carole =
Vogel's talk on how she and Yitzchok Stroh constructed a story =
about the Jewish community of Mattersdorf, Hungary (now Austria) using =
MZO and other sources, and presentations by Dr. Thomas Furth on his =
family >from Mor, Hungary, Michael Gyory's presentation about his =
seven Hungarian first cousins who survived the Shoah, and others. =20

All in all, this conference offered a bounty of options for Hungarian =
family researchers! I will be posting presentations and handouts on the =
updated Hungarian website < https://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/> . Ben =
Schoenbrun, who previously served as our web manager, stepped forward at =
our long-overdue annual meeting, and volunteered to take on this =
important assignment again. If you can help review material on the =
existing website and identify new resources, please contact me or Ben =
<schoenbrun_benjamin@yahoo.com>.

Now that you have seen what you missed by not joining us in Cleveland, =
I hope that many of you will plan to be with us in San Diego for next =
year's conference >from August 9-14, 2020.=20

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Additions to the Kisvarda kehila links page #hungary

spirope@...
 

For those of you who are interested in the town of Kisvarda, I wanted to point out two significant additions:

1. The complete burial list for the cemetery, >from 1875 to 1968. This is more than 200 pages. It contains both an alphabetical list by surname, including Hebrew names, as well as a second list by cemetery plot. Unfortunately it's a scanned PDF, so at present it is not searchable. If anybody out there has the talent to convert it with OCR, that would be much appreciated.

2. An Excel file with more than 3,500 names of residents of Kisvarda with address, occupation, and mother's name. (This was previously available through the Jewishgen database, but the complete excel file may provide some additional research opportunities.)

These are now available through the index on the main page at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kisvarda/


Hungary SIG #Hungary Additions to the Kisvarda kehila links page #hungary

spirope@...
 

For those of you who are interested in the town of Kisvarda, I wanted to point out two significant additions:

1. The complete burial list for the cemetery, >from 1875 to 1968. This is more than 200 pages. It contains both an alphabetical list by surname, including Hebrew names, as well as a second list by cemetery plot. Unfortunately it's a scanned PDF, so at present it is not searchable. If anybody out there has the talent to convert it with OCR, that would be much appreciated.

2. An Excel file with more than 3,500 names of residents of Kisvarda with address, occupation, and mother's name. (This was previously available through the Jewishgen database, but the complete excel file may provide some additional research opportunities.)

These are now available through the index on the main page at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kisvarda/


Hungarian Newspapers and Obituaries #hungary

Amit N
 

Dear All,

I was wondering: is there a simple way online to locate Hungarian
newspaper clips and especially obituaries and death notices? As many
of you know, these are a very helpful tool for understanding family
ties. However, I never managed to search for those systematically -
only by chance on Google.

Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel

Moderator: You can find death notices at
https://dspace.oszk.hu/handle/20.500.12346/663648 as well as at FamilySearch.org.
The former collection is searchable.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian Newspapers and Obituaries #hungary

Amit N
 

Dear All,

I was wondering: is there a simple way online to locate Hungarian
newspaper clips and especially obituaries and death notices? As many
of you know, these are a very helpful tool for understanding family
ties. However, I never managed to search for those systematically -
only by chance on Google.

Best regards,
Amit Naor
Israel

Moderator: You can find death notices at
https://dspace.oszk.hu/handle/20.500.12346/663648 as well as at FamilySearch.org.
The former collection is searchable.


Re: Trial

Martha Forsyth
 

Admittedly I've not been being a Good Citizen and keeping up with this.  But you don't want to know how long it took me to
  • go to the link
  • scroll down and not find this message
  • notice that there's a second PAGE of messages
  • Read the message and try to sign in, in order to reply
  • I'm not sure if I had to create a new ID in order to sign in, but I certainly had to create a new password (and I thought I was signing in from a different address than it ended up saving)
  • get to the point where I can write this message - still wondering if I should reply to the LATEST message in the list of messages, to the one I'd come in to read, or to the basic topic!
Presumably this will get much simpler if/when we really do adopt this system, but....it sure would discourage ME to have to go through processes like this!

Martha Forsyth (hating to have to learn new systems in order to continue doing things I've been doing for a long time!!)


Cleveland IAJGS Conference Roundup #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

The Austria-Czech SIG (Special Interest Group) had a very busy and
productive week at the conference in Cleveland. Thanks first to our
speakers and all those who attended.

The talks I attended had an Austria-Hungary focus, and included:

Budapest on the Cuyahoga: The Hungarian Jewish Community of Cleveland (Vivian Kahn)
Local and Specific Surnames in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia (Julius Mueller)
Geni.com Users BOF
The Grossmann Family >from Mor in Hungary and Police in Moravia (Thomas Fuerth)
Iberia to Amsterdam: A Genealogical look at the Portugese Jewish Community of Amsterdam (Jarret Ross)
Hungaria Riddles: Same Name, Same Town (Karesz Vandor)
How Researching My Czech Family Led to Restoring a Synagogue (Karen Koblitz)
Treasures at the Slovak National Archives and its Branches (Karesz Vandor)
Migration >from Bohemia and Moravia to Upper Hungary in the 18th Century (Julius Mueller)
JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG Meeting
Austria-Czech SIG Luncheon
Adding Depth and Breadth to Your Genealogical Research: Exploiting Hebrew Records of Jewish Communities (Yitzchok Stroh)
Lessons Learned >from the Austrian-Jewish Museum and Cemetery Project in Eisenstadt, Burgenland (Johannes Reiss)
What's New in Austrian and Czech Jewish Genealogy (Randy Schoenberg)
Magyar Zsido Oklevetar - An Overloooked Resource for Hungarian Family Research (Vivian Kahn)
Small Town, Big Data: Reconstructing Defunct Communities Through Technology (Tammy Hepps)
Creating a Town-Wide Genealogy >from 1600 to the Holocaust Generation Starting with Austria-Hungarian Sources (Carole Vogel)
JewishGen German SIG luncheon
Immigration and Migration Over the Ages, Methodology and Mechanics, Archives and Repositories (Alex Calzareth and Renee Steinig)
Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF (Bird of a Feather)
Privacy and Genealogy: What are the Rules? (Jan Meisels Allen and Randy Schoenberg)
How to Get Genealogical Information >from Gravestones (Vaclav Chvatal)
Tracks of European Languages in Hebrew Gravestone Inscriptions (Vaclav Chvatal)
Help! I Do Not Speak Hebrew, Yet I Need Hebrew Sources for My
Genealogical Research (Johannes Reiss)

You can copy my presentation on What's New in Austrian and Czech
Jewish Genealogy >from https://tinyurl.com/yx9697dd. If you play the
slideshow, the hyperlinks should work (I hope). Let me now if I missed
anything, so I can add it for next year.

At the SIG meeting, we talked about opportunities for funding projects,
including translations of chapters >from Hugo Gold's books on
Bohemia and Moravia (downloadable >from http://hugogold.com/), and
documentation of cemeteries. if you are interested in funding a project
for a particular town, please contact me and I can provide more details.
Our SIG continues to document our families and communities on Geni.com
and it was easy to find close connections between all of the attendees
from our SIG. See https://tinyurl.com/y4v4jnfp to collaborate on the
various town projects.

The next conference, which I hope everyone can attend, is in San Diego,
California >from August 9-14, 2020.

Thanks again to all of our speakers and attendees. This really was a
terrific conference for our group. I am already looking forward
to the next one.

Randy Schoenberg
Director of Austria-Czech SIG for JewishGen


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Cleveland IAJGS Conference Roundup #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

The Austria-Czech SIG (Special Interest Group) had a very busy and
productive week at the conference in Cleveland. Thanks first to our
speakers and all those who attended.

The talks I attended had an Austria-Hungary focus, and included:

Budapest on the Cuyahoga: The Hungarian Jewish Community of Cleveland (Vivian Kahn)
Local and Specific Surnames in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia (Julius Mueller)
Geni.com Users BOF
The Grossmann Family >from Mor in Hungary and Police in Moravia (Thomas Fuerth)
Iberia to Amsterdam: A Genealogical look at the Portugese Jewish Community of Amsterdam (Jarret Ross)
Hungaria Riddles: Same Name, Same Town (Karesz Vandor)
How Researching My Czech Family Led to Restoring a Synagogue (Karen Koblitz)
Treasures at the Slovak National Archives and its Branches (Karesz Vandor)
Migration >from Bohemia and Moravia to Upper Hungary in the 18th Century (Julius Mueller)
JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG Meeting
Austria-Czech SIG Luncheon
Adding Depth and Breadth to Your Genealogical Research: Exploiting Hebrew Records of Jewish Communities (Yitzchok Stroh)
Lessons Learned >from the Austrian-Jewish Museum and Cemetery Project in Eisenstadt, Burgenland (Johannes Reiss)
What's New in Austrian and Czech Jewish Genealogy (Randy Schoenberg)
Magyar Zsido Oklevetar - An Overloooked Resource for Hungarian Family Research (Vivian Kahn)
Small Town, Big Data: Reconstructing Defunct Communities Through Technology (Tammy Hepps)
Creating a Town-Wide Genealogy >from 1600 to the Holocaust Generation Starting with Austria-Hungarian Sources (Carole Vogel)
JewishGen German SIG luncheon
Immigration and Migration Over the Ages, Methodology and Mechanics, Archives and Repositories (Alex Calzareth and Renee Steinig)
Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF (Bird of a Feather)
Privacy and Genealogy: What are the Rules? (Jan Meisels Allen and Randy Schoenberg)
How to Get Genealogical Information >from Gravestones (Vaclav Chvatal)
Tracks of European Languages in Hebrew Gravestone Inscriptions (Vaclav Chvatal)
Help! I Do Not Speak Hebrew, Yet I Need Hebrew Sources for My
Genealogical Research (Johannes Reiss)

You can copy my presentation on What's New in Austrian and Czech
Jewish Genealogy >from https://tinyurl.com/yx9697dd. If you play the
slideshow, the hyperlinks should work (I hope). Let me now if I missed
anything, so I can add it for next year.

At the SIG meeting, we talked about opportunities for funding projects,
including translations of chapters >from Hugo Gold's books on
Bohemia and Moravia (downloadable >from http://hugogold.com/), and
documentation of cemeteries. if you are interested in funding a project
for a particular town, please contact me and I can provide more details.
Our SIG continues to document our families and communities on Geni.com
and it was easy to find close connections between all of the attendees
from our SIG. See https://tinyurl.com/y4v4jnfp to collaborate on the
various town projects.

The next conference, which I hope everyone can attend, is in San Diego,
California >from August 9-14, 2020.

Thanks again to all of our speakers and attendees. This really was a
terrific conference for our group. I am already looking forward
to the next one.

Randy Schoenberg
Director of Austria-Czech SIG for JewishGen


JewishGen Education offers new class Research in Belarus Sept 6-27 #ukraine

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer a three week course Research in Belarus
September 6 - September 27. It covers the modern boundaries of
Belarus and includes parts of the former Lithuania, Latvia and
Poland.

This is a personal mentoring class held on a private JewishGen
Forum. Students work one-on-one with the instructor. Students
should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online
and interact with the instructor. This class is open 24/7.

Students must feel comfortable using the computer for database
searches. Tuition is $150.

To enroll:
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Enrollment is limited and registration will close when the course is full.
Send your questions to:
nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Instructor


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JewishGen Education offers new class Research in Belarus Sept 6-27 #ukraine

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer a three week course Research in Belarus
September 6 - September 27. It covers the modern boundaries of
Belarus and includes parts of the former Lithuania, Latvia and
Poland.

This is a personal mentoring class held on a private JewishGen
Forum. Students work one-on-one with the instructor. Students
should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online
and interact with the instructor. This class is open 24/7.

Students must feel comfortable using the computer for database
searches. Tuition is $150.

To enroll:
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Enrollment is limited and registration will close when the course is full.
Send your questions to:
nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Instructor


Re: Trial

Sam Eneman
 

When viewing a topic thread in the Web interface, you can sort posts by date so you can see the most recent at the top and don't have to scroll. The link is in the upper right of the thread.



Sam Eneman


Re: Labor battalion 108/24

Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
 

Abraham, this is a test group, not the JewishGen Discussion Group. It
has only about 100 subscribers. If you want answers to your question,
write to the JewishGen Discussion Group,
jewishgen@..., which has over 7500 subscribers.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 9:58 AM <akolet@...> wrote:


I am Looking for survivors of Hungarian labor battalion 108/24.

My late father in law Zoltan Strohli, lost his entire family in Auschwitz, rescue 220 jews at the labor battalion in 1944,

Using Raul Wallenberg visas.

If you know any details please contact:

Abraham Kolet

Akolet@...


JewishGen Education offers new class Research in Belarus Sept 6-27 #yiddish

bounce-3717518-772983@...
 

JewishGen will offer a three week course Research in Belarus
September 6 - September 27. It covers the modern boundaries of
Belarus and includes parts of the former Lithuania, Latvia and
Poland.

This is a personal mentoring class held on a private JewishGen
Forum. Students work one-on-one with the instructor. Students
should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online
and interact with the instructor. This class is open 24/7.

Students must feel comfortable using the computer for database
searches. Tuition is $150.

To enroll:
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Enrollment is limited and registration will close when the course is full.
Send your questions to:
nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Instructor


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre JewishGen Education offers new class Research in Belarus Sept 6-27 #yiddish

bounce-3717518-772983@...
 

JewishGen will offer a three week course Research in Belarus
September 6 - September 27. It covers the modern boundaries of
Belarus and includes parts of the former Lithuania, Latvia and
Poland.

This is a personal mentoring class held on a private JewishGen
Forum. Students work one-on-one with the instructor. Students
should have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, search online
and interact with the instructor. This class is open 24/7.

Students must feel comfortable using the computer for database
searches. Tuition is $150.

To enroll:
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Enrollment is limited and registration will close when the course is full.
Send your questions to:
nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Instructor


English translations of two Swedish books of note #scandinavia

Marian Merritt
 

I have the results of a massive translation project some members may
be interested to learn about. We have translated Hugo Valentin's
Swedish-language "History of the Jews of Sweden" and Aron Isak's
"Autobiography." The Valentin book includes an index of names which
will be of interest to those with early Swedish Jewish roots.

Aron Isak was the first Jew given permission to settle in Sweden and
his story is very interesting and in parts, entertaining.

The files for the history book are quite large but if you are
interested, I'll figure out a way to add in Google docs. Please email
me for more information.

--
Marian Merritt
marianmeritt2@gmail.com

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