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Video of the Week: Family Travel Videos from 1923

This week we have a type of video that's very common today, but was not so common when these were taken: the family travel video.

The clips were shot in 1923 by Dave Bloom, who was a New York City dentist at the time. The narration is by Dave's daughter, Naomi. We have three films here: the first, of a family trip to Venice; the second, of an outing to Florida; and the third, from the Netherlands.
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1    Mar 201110 comments

The Royal Ancestry of a Factory Worker’s Daughter

MyHeritage.com user Jennifer Pelot Rysewyk (click to enlarge)

Imagine having absolutely no idea that you’re a descendant of royalty.  MyHeritage.com user Jennifer Pelot Rysewyk, like many people, had little knowledge her family’s past.

Her Grandparents were rural farmers and her parents were factory workers, hence Jennifer presumed that her roots were working class. Jennifer, from Wisconsin, began researching her family history last year, and can now lay claim to being related to some of the most infamous royals in history.

Jennifer began building her family tree on MyHeritage.com, primarily in an attempt to trace her father’s family originating from Germany and Poland. However the most fascinating discoveries were to be found on her mother’s side of the family.

Having made a living by farming for several generations, Jennifer discovered some surprising connections on this side of the family to many members of European royalty.

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Families Around The World – March 1, 2011

In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

Included in this week's list are stories from USA, The Netherlands, Korea, Turkey and Fiji


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