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Rivka Goldblatt is a genealogist specialising in Jewish family history. Her website is www.jewishfamilyresearch.com

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Things can only get better

A look at the JC from 100 years ago suggests that, despite appearances, things are improving

Wed, 15:43
Things can only get better
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The Case of the Bloody Matzos

More from the ongoing series in which genealogist Rivka Goldblatt delves into the more interesting corners of the JC Archive

Friday, March 30, 2018
The Case of the Bloody Matzos
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Funny Mistakes Kids Make In Exams, 1907

Some Pesach-related notes from the ongoing series in which genealogist Rivka Goldblatt delves into the more interesting corners of the JC Archive

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Funny Mistakes Kids Make In Exams, 1907
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Purim Toys and an Orange Purim Toys and an Orange

Some topical notes from the ongoing series in which genealogist Rivka Goldblatt delves into the more interesting corners of the JC Archive

Monday, February 26, 2018
Purim Toys and an Orange Purim Toys and an Orange
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Murder in the Baker’s Oven

A trio of grisly tales from the ongoing series in which genealogist Rivka Goldblatt delves into the more interesting corners of the JC Archive

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Murder in the Baker’s Oven
Actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who made her Hollywood debut in 1938
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Hair styling tips from the 1930s

This week's item plucked from the JC Archive will be of interest to anyone who has...or had..hair

Monday, February 5, 2018
Hair styling tips from the 1930s
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Is Health Important?

This week, a timely look at how our ancestors fought off those persistent winter ailments

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Is Health Important?
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Yoga, An Auction, Fireworks and A Court Case

This week's amble through the archives brings up some of the more offbeat moments in JC history...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Yoga, An Auction, Fireworks and A Court Case
A cut-out-and-keep beard for you
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Your beard and how it works

News from 1867 suggests that beards might be something more than a fashionable fad...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Your beard and how it works
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The Ten Lost Tribes, Found

Genealogist Rivka Goldblatt uses the JC archive to try and identify Judaism's Ten Lost Tribes

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The Ten Lost Tribes, Found