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First stop in Detroit: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery

My two-week trip to Michigan coincided with a massive heat wave and broken air conditioning at my cousin Madeleine’s apartment. After two nights of miserable, sweat-soaked “sleep,” my husband and I left my poor cousin (who is anĀ amazing hostess) at … Continue reading

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1968 Detroit Science Fair Ribbons

You should have seen the look on my face a few years ago when I found these two award ribbons tucked in among my grandmother’s old photos! I fell in love with them as artifacts before I knew anything about … Continue reading

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Michigan death certificate for Anna (Wensorski) Schulz

I received the 1937 death certificate for Anna Schulz (view/download PDF) one day after I received her husband August’s (1906). Again, another certified copy from Michigan’s vital records so that I could see and interpret every detail for myself. This … Continue reading

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Michigan death certificate for August Schulz

Last month I wrote about requesting death certificates for August and Anna Schulz. Michigan’s state records department found and sent them to me a lot faster than I was expecting, which was a double bonus considering that I wasn’t even … Continue reading

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Hedwig’s motion picture days – 1918

I suppose it’s fitting for my first old family story to be related to the photograph in my blog’s header graphic. It’s a photo that’s actually part of a circa 1918 filmstrip print from my great-grandmother Hedwig Postler’s early 20th … Continue reading

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