5    Dec 20121 comment

Poll: Largest number of grandchildren in your family tree?

At this time last year, a Canadian couple celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild.

Grandparents Viktor and Aneta Urich have so many grandchildren that they find it difficult to remember all their names. Half of them have Canadian names, half have Russian names.

The couple has 16 children. The 100th grandchild was born to their eldest son Heinrich and his wife, Tatjana. Heinrich and Tatjana have nine children, the eldest is 12.

Is there someone in your family tree with a large number of grandchildren? What's the largest number of grandchildren you've found in your family history research?

Let us know in the poll below.


27    Nov 20121 comment

Birthdays: How do you celebrate?

Birthdays, whether we like them or not, happen to us once a year (unless you're the Queen of England).

I happen to really enjoy birthdays. The cards, presents, cake, and most of all, bringing the family together.

Having recently passed a milestone, it got me thinking about how birthdays are celebrated around the world.

Traditionally, in most western cultures, the day is commemorated (as above) with cards, presents and of course the famous song - happy birthday to you. There's also the well established custom of making a wish as you cut the firstĀ pieceĀ of birthday cake.

Maryland Family Magazine has an article listing some interesting customs from around the world. Some include: Continue reading "Birthdays: How do you celebrate?" »

18    Aug 20103 comments

The Dawn of Colour Photography: Snapshots from the Russian Empire

Following on from our previous piece on early colour photography, we thought we'd share another set of first-generation colour images.
Continue reading "The Dawn of Colour Photography: Snapshots from the Russian Empire" »

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