Tag Archives: Jill Leibman Kornmehl

Finding the Farbers: Best Genealogical Gift, Ever

Finding the Farbers: Best Genealogical Gift, Ever

I left you in New York so long ago, virtually speaking, that springtime finally arrived in the city. As I mentioned, at the end of that trip I at long last I met Jill Leibman Kornmehl, who has contributed to this blog in more ways that I can detail. At that meeting (the proof isContinue Reading

New York Report, Pt. 2: Family & Film, Pastry & Punctuation

New York Report, Pt. 2: Family & Film, Pastry & Punctuation

I admit it: It sometimes takes me a while to unpack from a trip. On my recent return to Tucson from New York, I didn’t need the winter clothes I’d brought with me (nyah nyah); only an underwear shortage inspired me to retrieve the contents of my suitcase. It sometimes takes me even longer toContinue Reading

Shavuot: Celebrating Dairy, Fruit & Mothers-in-Law

Shavuot: Celebrating Dairy, Fruit & Mothers-in-Law

Today is the first day of Shavuot, a not-so-well-known Jewish holiday. I became aware of this fact because several of the sites that I follow on Facebook mentioned it (since I started this blog, I’ve joined the Social Media sect of Judaism).  One site, What Jew Wanna Eat, started posting mouth-watering pictures of dishes likeContinue Reading

In Memoriam, Neil Leibman (for Jill)

In Memoriam, Neil Leibman (for Jill)

Family history blogging is a little odd, when you think about it. You spend a lot of time contemplating departed relatives and burial places, taking mortality in stride. But it doesn’t provide a cushion for reality. When a loved one dies, even someone elderly, it still comes as a shock. I felt a jolt evenContinue Reading

Family History Writing Challenge, Day 1: The Plan

Family History Writing Challenge, Day 1: The Plan

Here it is, February. By putting the snazzy Family History Writing Challenge badge in my sidebar, I committed to taking part in the genealogy marathon that the Armchair Genealogist is hosting, starting today. Damn you, Armchair Genealogist for making that badge so snazzy that I coveted it! The Preemptive Kvetch What was I thinking?  FebruaryContinue Reading

The Bride Ate Chocolate: A Genealogical Mystery

The Bride Ate Chocolate: A Genealogical Mystery

A couple of weeks ago I alluded to the fact that one of my great uncles had a cafe in Vienna, which will give me an excuse to add Viennese pastry to this blog’s meat-oriented menu. I also promised to reveal the family link to Barton’s chocolate. A Bit of Background My interest was piquedContinue Reading