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Roma Clara Josephine and a Lesson for Today July 7, 2020 - July 6th is the 111th anniversary of the birth of Roma Clara Josephine Rasa, my maternal grandmother.  She was born… Continue reading "Roma Clara Josephine and a Lesson for Today"
Fifteen Things: Your List for Today March 23, 2020 - A Different View of Writing Your History As we try to breakup the monotony of these days at home, try… Continue reading "Fifteen Things: Your List for Today"
A Measure of Influence March 16, 2020 - A businesswoman, an idea, and an iconic American brand The November 30, 1957, issue of the Saturday Evening Post Magazine… Continue reading "A Measure of Influence"
In the Grip of La Grippe: Spring 1918, the First Wave March 1, 2020 - Was your family affected by the influenza pandemic that occurred a century ago? Chances are good that it was.  The… Continue reading "In the Grip of La Grippe: Spring 1918, the First Wave"
RootsTech News: Ancestry.com App Has Great New Map Feature February 26, 2020 - This map shows my ancestors in Germany. The dots represent generations of events on my maternal line that are part… Continue reading "RootsTech News: Ancestry.com App Has Great New Map Feature"
Spanish Influenza Provides Lessons for Coronavirus February 24, 2020 - For more than twenty years I worked on national security policy with a decided emphasis on diseases and natural disasters.… Continue reading "Spanish Influenza Provides Lessons for Coronavirus"
161 Year-Old Article Covers All Aspects of Life January 28, 2020 - I was researching yesterday on newspapers.com  when I found an article in the Kansas National Democrat on Jan 27, 1859,… Continue reading "161 Year-Old Article Covers All Aspects of Life"
A Brewery for Hastings as Prohibition Looms January 19, 2020 - Brewery Lofts (2019) During the previous decade one of the fasted growing industries in the United States has been craft… Continue reading "A Brewery for Hastings as Prohibition Looms"
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"