Thursday, September 3, 2015

5th Blog Anniversary& Word Puzzzle

I am celebrating five years of blogging! 
Time to have a slice of cake, a cup of tea and to enjoy a game. Want to try a word game? Read my clues & see how you do.

1.    Places I visit to find vital records, census records, maps and much more.
2.    I have many of these, mostly spiral, to record my research and make notes when I interview relatives.
3.    I make these with fellow bloggers and ‘new’ cousins.
4.    Places I visit to find histories, city directories, newspapers and more.
5.    Whenever I can I do this so I can stand in the places my ancestors once lived.
6.    The last resting place.
7.    I have albums full of these, carefully labeled with names, years and places.
8.    I love hearing my relatives share these. Recording & sharing them keeps them alive.
9.    Most people in the genealogy community are great at doing this which helps everyone.
10. The best place to learn. I attended the NGS –-- in Richmond.
11. Our relatives are the characters and this is the setting for our stories.


Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Carberry in NJ


In God's Care

Margaret 1910 - 1961
Anne 1887 - 1965
James 1907 - 1966

Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey

Family of Margaret Mary Brady Carberry:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: East Orange Man was on Plane at Nagasaki in A-Bomb Raid

Thomas Brady, Air Force Vet

East Orange Man was on Plane at Nagasaki in A-Bomb Raid

Thomas Ronald Brady, son of Patrolman Thomas J. Brady and former Assemblywoman Mrs. Eileen Brady of East Orange, died today in Jersey City Medical Center after a long illness. The cause of his death was given as Hodgkin’s disease. He was 23. Mr. Brady, who lived with his parents at 501 Park avenue, was a flight sergeant with the Army Air Forces during the war. He was on one of the planes which dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in August 1945. He was hospitalized for four months of the year he spent in Japan after the war. He was in and out of the medical center since last January, having last been admitted in April. Attended Upsala. Prior to his illness he played football for Upsala College, East Orange, which he attended after leaving services in October, 1846. He also played football at East Orange High School, graduating from there in 1944. He was a member of American Legion Post 73, East Orange. Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, William, an East Orange High School student, and John Brady of Livingston.

Thomas Brady, Air Force Vet. (1949, October 17). Newark Evening News, p. 28. New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Catherine Mary/Mary Katherine Brady Hertz

Mary K. Hertz

Point Pleasant. Mary K. Hertz, 76, died Friday at the Claremont Care Center. Mrs. Hertz was born in East Orange. She lived there 17 years. She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Point Pleasant Beach. Her husband, Arthur, died in 1965. Surviving is a brother, William F. Brady, New Jersey. The Shore Memorial Funeral Home, Point Pleasant Beach, is in charge of arrangements.

Ashbury Park Press; 3 June 1984, page A39; New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ 

Note: Catherine Mary Brady later called herself Kathryn Mary Brady Hertz.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bridging Three Worlds

Bridging Three Worlds; Hungarian-Jewish Americans, 1848 – 1914
By Robert Pearlman
The University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1991

In Hungary
          A Very Short History of Hungary
          Jews and Magyars
          The Quid pro Quo Arrangement
          Religion, Languages, and Folklore
          Two Jewries

Migrating and Settling
          The ‘48ers
          Three Families
          The Big Migration
          Urban Colonies
          Small Town Diaspora

Three Worlds
          The Magyar Connection
          The Jewish Bond
          The American Door
          Flickers and Reflections

When I began researching my Jewish roots I knew there was a lot I did not know. My Jewish grandfather died before I was born so I had no exposure the culture or religion. When Robert Friedman started doing the research for me traced my Gartner family back to Hungary I knew nothing about that country either.

I sent off an email to Robert, asking him to recommend something I could read so I could learn what life was like for the Gartners. One of the books he suggested was Bridging Three Worlds.

First the book gave me a short history of Hungary, where my great grandfather, Leopold Gartner and his family lived beginning about 1864. Then it painted a picture of the immigration process as it would have been about 1874 when Leopold came to New York City. The book taught me about Jewish settlements in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the major occupations of those Hungarian-Jewish neighborhoods. Not having any family stories about this part of my family this book helped flesh out the details. I’m very glad to have this book.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Bernard I. Brady

Bernard I. Brady, 87, a lifelong resident of East Orange died yesterday in the Morris Hills Multi Care Center, Morristown. A Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Church, Orange, following the funeral from the Codey Funeral Home, 69 High St., Orange. Mr. Brady owned the Brady Cab Co. in East Orange for 48 years before retiring 10 years ago.

Bernard Brady. (1987, April 11). Star Ledger. New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Hidden Photos

My great Aunt Kathleen Coyle kept a small framed photo beside her bed. The black and white photograph shows her mother, Mary Josephine Mullane Coyle, on the roof of their building in New York City. I knew the photo because my maternal grandmother had copies of the photos taken the same day.

The photo was taken in the mid-1920s. I decided to take the back off the photo in hopes there was a date on the back. There wasn’t. However…

There were more photos behind the main photo. They are black and white and not the clearest photos ever taken.

1.    Lillian Coyle, Daniel Mullane & Marguerite Coyle
a.    Lillian & Marguerite Coyle were daughters of Mary Josephine. They are with their Uncle Daniel Mullane. It was taken when the sisters visited Ireland after their mother’s death in 1927.

2.    Kathleen Coyle
a.    Kathleen herself as a girl.

3.    Marion Coyle McCall
a.    Another one of the Coyle sisters.

In all Kathleen had photos of her mother, her mother’s uncle & and three of her four sisters. I don’t know why they were hidden behind her mother’s photo. There was nothing secret about these people. It was a nice surprise to find them. I scanned the photos and put them back where they have been for many years.