RMG Blog

I dream of family history… January 12, 2020 - 2019 was a great year for me.  It seemed fast and furious with sixteen preservation projects including cemeteries, downtown districts,… Continue reading "I dream of family history…"
The night the wall came down November 10, 2019 - Often when events occur that change our world we remember where we were and what we were doing.  I distinctly… Continue reading "The night the wall came down"
OCR, Our Friend…Most of the Time September 5, 2019 - Big news today in the world of historical and genealogical research: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA, archives.gov) has… Continue reading "OCR, Our Friend…Most of the Time"
Four Families, Three Generations and Two “Strangers” June 22, 2019 - Gathering at the Raiffeisen / Mothersbaugh House ca. 1910, Syracuse, (Morgan County) MO (back to front, left to right) Ida… Continue reading "Four Families, Three Generations and Two “Strangers”"
D-Day: Why It Matters June 6, 2019 - As we experience the 75th anniversary of the day the Allied Forces invaded Europe it is worth noting why the… Continue reading "D-Day: Why It Matters"
The Gateway Arch is calling May 7, 2019 - The first time I experienced the Gateway Arch I didn’t really “see” it.  My mother was pregnant with your truly the… Continue reading "The Gateway Arch is calling"
A Day of Remembrance April 12, 2019 - Today is a special day for me and for Roma Mary Grace.  Thirty-one years ago today Roma Clara Josephine Rasa… Continue reading "A Day of Remembrance"
Influenza, Mary and Me April 1, 2019 - I always thought that successful genealogists would get to talk about their own family.  Tonight I got the opportunity to… Continue reading "Influenza, Mary and Me"
Prussia, Prussia, Prussia February 25, 2019 - I am one of those people who love to see what happened on this day in history.  I often wonder… Continue reading "Prussia, Prussia, Prussia"
Why Groundhog Day makes me think of Avon February 2, 2019 - Today, Groundhog Day, is Eloise Grubb’s birthday.  Many of you have never heard of her.  Eloise Chastain Grubbs (1916-1986) lived… Continue reading "Why Groundhog Day makes me think of Avon"