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Turda Gorge (Transylvania, Romania)

The road to Turda Gorge in Transylvania, Romania...

The road to Turda Gorge in Transylvania, Romania (by Sergiu Bacioiu).

Tombstones recovered from the Losice, Poland cemetery. Visit the website to see more.    My paternal Blatt ancestors emigrated from Losice in the late 1800s.

JEWISH  LOSICE - TOMBSTONES DECIPHERED

Enter Salina Turda - a salt mine in Transylvania, Romania.   I may have ancestors on my Deutsch line who lived in Turda.

Rather unknown but really special places on earth 3

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Webshots - Wallpaper / Screen Savers

Webshots, the best in Wallpaper, Desktop Backgrounds, and Screen Savers since 1995.

Cruvant's Toggery - East St. Louis - 1910-1920. Clothing store owned by 2nd Great Uncle, David Cruvant.

Workday Wednesday: Cruvant's Toggery - East St. Louis

Below is a photograph of my second great uncle, David Cruvant, inside his store, Cruvant's Toggery, in East St. Louis. David was the brother...

Tombstone of Moshe Leyb Cruvant - second great grandfather

Tombstone Tuesday: Moshe Leyb Cruvant

Below is the front and back of the tombstone of my second great grandfather, Moshe Leyb (Morris Louis) Cruvant. I blogged the front two yea...

Romanian villagers dancing the Hora near Cluj - near where my maternal grandfather was born. (Source: Life)

Romanian villagers dancing the Hora near Cluj - near where my maternal grandfather was born. (Source: Life)

Modern day Kruvandai, Lithuania. Source for family surname of Cruvant/Kruvant

Modern day Kruvandai, Lithuania. Source for family surname of Cruvant/Kruvant

Tombstone of Sam and Rose Newmark - Second Great Grandparents

Tombstone Tuesday: Sam and Rose Newmark

Several geneabloggers participate in a weekly meme known as Tombstone Tuesday where they post photographs of tombstones of interest. I th...

Tombstone of Morris Blatt (1864-1926) - 2nd Great Grandfather

Tombstone Tuesday: Morris Blatt (1864-1926)

Transcription: Moshe son of Jacob Blatt died on the 29th of Nisan, 5686. May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life. Morris Blat...

Tombstone of Minnie (Mojsabovski) Cruvant - 2nd Great Grandmother

Tombstone Tuesday - Minnie (Mojsabovski) Cruvant

Transcription: Here is interred Michaliah Kruvant, daughter of the righteous Mendel. Died on the 8th of Adar I, 5684. May her soul be bound...

Almasu, Romania - where my maternal grandfather was born. (It was Varalmas, Hungary at the time.)    Photo taken June 2012

Almasu, Romania - where my maternal grandfather was born. (It was Varalmas, Hungary at the time.) Photo taken June 2012