Cedars of Lebanon

As a child growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Josyann Abisaab had heard the story of her great grandfather who died on the Titanic. She was also told that he was buried in Halifax, Canada. But, as the Titanic’s 100th anniversary approached, she wanted to learn more. Why was her ancestor traveling on the Titanic, who were his travel companions, how did he live his last moments, how was his body recovered, why was he buried in Halifax? Through her research and readings, supplemented by her visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 14-15, 2012, she discovered interesting stories about her great grandfather’s life and tragic death.

Recognizing the universal impact of ancestral legacy and the power of history, she elected to share her stories with interested readers. This blog will hopefully shed light not only on her family’s history, but also on the numerous struggles and hardships of Lebanese immigrants.


3 comments on “About

  1. J. G. Burdette says:

    I’ve nominated you or the Versatile Blogger Award here: http://jgburdette.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    • Thank you so much J.G. for your nomination and for your interest in the blog! It is wonderful to share human stories especially within the context of History. Brings it all back to life. All the best.

  2. Dodo says:

    Dear Josyann,

    I received your name from one of the travelling companion and family relative of your great grandfather, Gerious Yousseff.

    I would like to keep in touch with you regarding a memorabilia dedicated to safeguard the memory of your great grandfather.

    We also had a beautiful commemoration for the Lebanese culture combined with the Titanic: http://www.titanic-project.com

    Please contact me here: info@dodonewman.com

    Looking forward to read from you.

    With kind regards,

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