“Family Archaeologist” explores a century of family letters, diaries, and artifacts, and how they illuminate history and our shared humanity. To get an overview of the blog, click “Welcome to Family Archaeologist.”
This Memorial Day, I'm remembering two relatives who each served in one of the 20th century's two world wars.
Chicago and family history buffs (no pun intended) –and anyone who enjoys a good laugh, should get a kick out of today’s blog post. Summer is waning, giving way to back-to-school ads (sigh), and later sunrises, but the Lake Michigan [...]
My online friend, Shirley Hershey Showalter, inspired me to write this post about a favorite Christmas memory. I signed up to get her free ebook called How to Write a Memoir, and now I get her weekly Magical Memoir Moments photos [...]
Fifty years ago today, on August 28th, 1963, millions of Americans heard Martin Luther King’s poetic demands for racial justice. Whites throughout the country tuned in to listen or watch the March on Washington, either rapt in the power of his metaphor or [...]
Lillian Gartz executive secretary to Mr. Gibney,president of The Bayer [aspirin] Company Working seven days a week up to twelve hours a day was common for my Dad during the war years. My Mom, Lillian, had long hours too, [...]