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Tagged With: Veliko Turnovo

Arrival to the United States of America – The Next Generation

Nineteen years to the month after my grandfather, Yovcho Tzaneff, arrived to the United States from Bulgaria, my father, Steven Tzaneff, followed in his footsteps and arrived himself.  It was June 14, 1947. As with my previous blog entry, while I had meant to post it on the exact anniversary of my father’s arrival to … Continue reading »

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The Journey- Trains, Planes, a Horse-Drawn Carriage and Automobiles (though not necessarily in that order)

Having put together a framework of chapters to provide structure to my family history, I am finding parts of the skeleton rather bare, with little meat to hang onto the bones.  One such gaping hole is the actual, physical journey my father took from his little village in eastern Bulgaria all the way to the … Continue reading »

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Researching Your Past – Part 2

In my effort to put together the pieces of my family history, I have thus far treaded a rather conventional research path.   Up until quite recently my research has been primarily organic, comprised of sifting through century-old documents, travelling to remote villages or interviewing relatives.  There is the added layer of complexity in my particular … Continue reading »

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