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Volume 17, Number 1, Winter 2016

Celebrating Our Ancestors with the best of our Vita Brevis blog

Up Front

View from the Family Tree

In This Issue

Programs & Tours

Connecting Families. Advancing History.

Staff Profile

Ask Our Genealogists


Celebrating Our Ancestors with the Best of our Vita Brevis Blog
Scott C. Steward

Zdenek Family Reunion in the Czech Republic
Albert J. Zdenek, Jr.

Paper Pilgrims: Reflections on Life & Letters in Early New England
Katherine Grandjean

Immigrant Women, Before & After
Nancy Wilmink and Maureen Taylor

The Courtship and Marriage of Fred Smith and Harriet Bell, 1884–1886
Alesia McFadden-Wiliams, PhD, and Carol J. Ubosi


Genetics & Genealogy
Williams Shakespeare and the Christopher Smith Family
Kathleen “Kitty” Cooper Smith with Christopher Child

Manuscripts @ NEHGS
Manuscript Acquisition Fund Purchases in 2015
Timothy G. X. Salls

Jewish Heritage Center Spotlight
A Lithuanian Transplant in Cuba and the United States: The Papers of Harry Spiro
Stephanie Call

Focus on New York
Using Tree Talks for Upstate New York Research
Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG

Obituaries Family Focus
From our collections