This photo of my grandmother, Lisi Ebner, and her future sister-in-law, Katarina Gärtz, dated May 15, 1911, was in our family photo collection for decades.
Only when I was able to decipher and translate a letter my grandfather had written that same month, did I realize its significance in my grandparents’ long distance relationship and how he persuaded her to leave her family to join him.
It’s one of the many ways I’ve been rewarded by delving into the past. How did it come about?
This summer, The Armchair Genealogist, by Lynn Palermo, is posting the stories of when fellow family historians knew they wanted to pursue learning more about their family history. Today she’s posted my story.
See The Moment that I Knew at the Armchair Genealogist.
To learn the story behind this photograph go to:
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