28 March 2012

West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, Australia

Its been a very busy and last month or so as I have travelled Australia, speaking to various groups and representing FamilySearch at conferences. The month began with me visiting Melbourne and having the great chance to address the Great Solomon Reunion. That reunion by descendants of Solomon Moss Solomon honored the great legacy that started in Australia almost 193 years ago.
Solomon Moss and his wife Esther followed their sons Emanuel and Vaiben to Australia and eventually the family included ten children.
Now, some three weeks later I find myself in Adelaide, Australia speaking at the 13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry. Today after the first full day of presentations, I found myself accompanied by John Kitzmiller, Stephen Young and Dan Poffenberger as we visited the West Terrace Cemetery. Its a beautiful place which houses the final resting place of so many of the groups which make up Adelaide's rich cultural history.
While visiting the Jewish section of the cemetery, it was a wonderful surprise to be able to visit the graves of so many of the Solomon family,including Esther wife of Solomon Moss. One a nice way to end a great day, reconnecting with a great family, both those who arrived so many years ago and the wonderful people who carry on the legacy today. I will not soon forget the wonderful experience of meeting so many of them.

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