A lot has changed in the past ten years, although it seems like I just blinked and here we are in 2017. When I started this blog, one-hundred years seemed like a long time. Today I'm humbled as I am reminded how quickly my own life is floating by, and how the century that my family has lived in America is really only a small segment of our long, multi-faceted epic family story.
In honor of the 10th birthday of 100 Years in America, I'd like to share with you a few highlights: some of the most popular articles and some of my personal favorites.
- "To face whatever lies before us...": New York City disasters and the prayers of young mothers
- Winter Wednesday Wedding: The 110th Anniversary of Ferencz & Ilona Ujlaki
- Hungarian Kifli at Christmas: A long legacy of motherly love
- Five years of life in the Lower East Side: 1908-1913
- Disappearing Churches, Part 1: Manhattan's Immaculate Conception
- Disappearing Churches, Part 2: Manhattan's St. Stephen of Hungary
- My Lady of Sorrows: When Family History Meets the Catholic Liturgical Calendar
- Ilona's emigration: The one hundred year anniversary
- America at last! Ilona's arrival at Ellis Island, 1909
- F is for Frankie: Beloved Firstborn, 1906
- F is for Frankie Ujlaky and a Forgotten Epidemic
- C is for Cars: The love of fine cars, it's in the genes!
- Ádám to Zsuzsanna: Hungarian & Croatian given names in the family tree
- Ferencz Ujlaki and the trip he didn't take: Part 1
- Ferencz Ujlaki and the trip he didn't take: Part 2
- The church on the postcard and the faith of my ancestors
- Međimurje: Meeting place of rivers and cultures
- "Keepers of the absent": the homes of our ancestors
- A little boy, a big ship, and a brand new world
- On babies and trans-Atlantic crossings
- Lajos long forgotten: an immigrant baby’s story
- Update on Lajos: his arrival at Ellis Island
Thanks for stopping by 100 Years in America! I have many drafts waiting in the wings, and more family stories needing a bit of digging before they are unveiled here on the web. Here's to longevity and the unending joy of genealogical research!
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