I never know what sort of communications the Dispatches and the many things written about over the years are going to bring. This week I received three unrelated, purely coincidental communications from the Shoumatoff branch of the family tree. The Shoumatoffs were actually Baltic Germans named Schumacher who were brought to Russian by Peter the …Read More
By Clara Castelar
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My mother’s family has a talent for the improbable. This is something I only came to appreciate when I tried to chart the paths that led my Melo and Oliveira ancestors from Iberia to sleepy little towns …Read More