Freedman, Claire Heilner, 1933-
- Existence: 1933-
Claire Heilner Freedman (1933- ) is a genealogist.
Claire Rose Heilner Freedman was born April 21, 1933. Claire developed a love of family history from her mother. As a child she would play under her mother's "genealogy table" as her mother would do family history research and tell Claire stories of her ancestors. Most of her young life was spent in Baker, Oregon where she was educated until her junior year in high school. She then transferred to a girl's school in Tacoma, Washington where she completed her high school years.
After attending college at University of California, Los Angeles, Claire married Eugene Freedman and moved to his native New York. They had five children. When the last child went to junior high school, Claire attended New York University, earning her master's degree in history and an archival certificate in Archival Management and Historical Editing. She became proficient in family history research and used her skills in helping others.
Claire's husband, Eugene Freedman, passed away in 2020. Claire was a resident of Provo, Utah, as of 2012.
Citation:UPB files, August 2012 (born April 21, 1993; has love for family history; spent young life in Baker, Oregon; spent high school in Tacoma, Washington; attended college at UCLA; married Eugene Freedman; moved to New York and had five children; attended New York University for master's degree in Archival Management and Historical Editing; assisted by her brother Sanford Joseph Heilner in family research; researched Heilner family; donated Heilner family papers to Brigham Young University; Claire processed the collection for the university; discovered family business documents; lives in Provo and has seventeen grandchildren)
Tribute archive, via WWW, April 29, 2021 (Eugene Freedman passed away June 17, 2020).
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Materials include personal letters written between American family members and associates. Also includes documents interwoven throughout the letters that give context to the subjects discussed, such as photocopies of documents from other series, clippings and articles, and books about Baker City, Oregon. Materials date from approximately 1860 to 2009.
Sanford Joseph Heilner and Claire Heilner Freedman historical background on Heilner family, approximately 1813-2010
Materials include photographs, maps, genealogy, and other collected documents and publications, including written historical narrative on Germany and the family of Aron Heilner. Dated from approximately 1813 to 2009.