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My Migration Story

Editors Note: Post on the behalf of michaeld My migration story is similar to many others. My father, Bob DeVita, was born in America. But both of his parents, my grandparents, lived in Italy during their child hood. Both of my father’s parents came from a small town in Italy called Bonoglia. I believe my […]

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My Migration Story

My mother was born in Easton, Maryland in 1958. She never left Easton, Maryland during her childhood. However, she did move one time from a house in Easton to another house in Easton. She left Easton when she attended the St. George’s boarding school after which she attended the Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. […]

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It is always interesting to learn where and how your roots began.  We have a very close family and all our family even extended live very close to each other.  As I grow older I learn to appreciate the unique situation that my family has, “family.”  If there is a sporting event or a dance […]

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DC to Montclair

My Mom, JoAnn Weisel, was born on October 24th 1957 in Salem Oregon to Bill and Janet Cassebaum. She was born into a military family, her father was in Oregon training to go over and fight in the Korean War. After a year and her fathers training and service they moved to a small town […]

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The Breen’s Migration Story

My families geographical background is something that I have always been interested in. Every year we have a Breen Family Reunion and I love hearing stories of where my certain relatives grew up and well as the times they lived in. My mom is the one who has sparked my interest my families life stories. […]

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American from the start

My dad’s lineage traces back to the late 1500s, my ancestor William Bradford being the first governor of Massachusetts – we even still have a deed from 1762 to another ancestor, Aaron Graves, from King George. My dad’s side of the family has been in a town called Sunderland, Massachusetts, for at least a couple […]

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Jersey Born and Bred

My parents grew up not far from each other in small suburban towns in New Jersey. My father was born in Chicago in 1959. His family was living there at the time due to his father’s job working for the wall street journal. My father was the fourth child in his family, and after his […]

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In 1961, Euan Critten Menzies, my father, was born in a small town about fifteen minutes outside of Glasgow, Scotland.  He spent the first fifteen years of his life attending school the same school in this town.  At the young age of sixteen, he finished high school and went off to Glasgow University.  When he […]

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A Parents Migration Story

The migration story of my parents is a very interesting one and starts off with my mom being born in Central American in a country called Honduras in the town of La Lima. My father on the other hand was born an American citizen in the mountains of Colorado. My mother grew up in a […]

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