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"