My father passed away in October. It’s taken me a while to write this. I started this two weeks after he’d passed with the intent to publish it much sooner; it’s just taken me this long to get my thoughts
This week I discovered what happened to the Leist girls following the death of their mother in 1916.
One of the more outrageous family stories I share with my genealogy students is the double suicide of my 3rd great-grandparents, the Eccards, in 1915. I had used their tragic deaths as a way to illustrate how to be prepared
Ever have that one relative whose story that you just can’t get out of your mind? I have several of those relatives like that but one that stands out for me is my 4th great aunt, Emma Drake Leist Herman.
Last year, I went home to Ohio to visit for my grand-baby’s first birthday and while at my mom’s, we were going through her photo album and behind a big 8×10 picture, there was this letter hidden. I wrote about