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Freedman, Claire Heilner, 1933-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1933-

Biographical History

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:

Aron Heilner family letters and documents, approximately 1813-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include letters written to brothers Sigmund and Seligmann Heilner, living in America, from the Heilner family who were living in Germany, including their father, Aron. Also includes letters sent between Sigmund and Seligmann, and between them and their spouses and family members in America. Each handwritten letter is either transcribed from English or translated from German (many in Old German script) to English. Also contains photographs, transcribed entries from Sigmund Heilner's...
Dates: approximately 1813-2010

Heilner family business letters and documents, 1826-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include letters (many of which are transcriptions with underlined portions that point out the references to business dealings), and documents related to Sigmund and Seligmann Heilner's business dealings in America, such as deeds, checks, receipts, bills of sale, indenture papers, and agreements. Many of these records relate to their department store in Baker City, Oregon. Also contains some materials that add context to the management of the businesses, such as photographs,...
Dates: 1826-2010

Heilner family letters and diaries, 1853-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include letters written to brothers Sigmund and Seligmann Heilner, living in America, from the Heilner family, including their father, Aron, who were living in Germany. Also includes letters sent between Sigmund and Seligmann, and between them and their spouses and family members in America. Also contains photographs, ephemera, Sigmund's transcribed diary, and other historical clippings and documents that give context to the subjects and places mentioned in the letters. The family...
Dates: 1853-2010

Heilner family letters between American family members and associates, approximately 1860-2009

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 3
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 1860-2009

Sanford Joseph Heilner and Claire Heilner Freedman collection on the Aron Heilner family

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 6721
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters written to brothers Sigmund and Seligmann Heilner, Jewish German immigrants in America, sent from the Heilner family in Germany. Also includes letters sent between Sigmund and Seligmann in America, and between them and their spouses and family members in America. Each handwritten letter is either transcribed from English or translated from German (many in Old German script) to English. Also contains business records, mainly about the Heilner's department store in...
Dates: approximately 1813-2013; Majority of material found within 1850-1920; approximately 1813-2013; Majority of material found within 1850-1920

Sanford Joseph Heilner and Claire Heilner Freedman historical background on Heilner family, approximately 1813-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 1813-2010

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Businessmen 5
Letters 5
Photographs 3
Printed ephemera 3
Business records 2