Category Archives: Heritage Societies

Real Daughter of the Civil War Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Imagine getting a letter from the living child of an American Civil War soldier in which she recounts the stories of her father’s military adventures during a conflict that ended nearly 150 years ago! I had the privilege of reading … Continue reading

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“Dark Alleys” Enlighten Chicago History Enthusiasts

What did Chicago’s Biograph Theater, Our Lady of Angels School and  the Union Stockyards have in common last Saturday? Any guesses? All were stops on a marvelous tour entitled “Dark Alleys of Chicago” sponsored by the Chicago Genealogical Society.  The … Continue reading

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Graveside Ceremony Presents a Step Back in Time

I was the first to arrive at the cemetery that Sunday morning, a morning that was both clear and cool.  Only 10 am, the weekend regulars who normally come to honor a family member, dust off a marker or leave … Continue reading

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