Tag Archives: Chicago

A Chicago Woman Scorned (c.1872-1880)

Earlier this week I learned from my Facebook newsfeed that the Chicago Tribune has made an archive of its holdings for 1849 through 1991 which, for the time being, is both text searchable and free. It’s currently in “beta” version, … Continue reading

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When History and Family History Intersect

Over a year ago, GeneaJourneys readers were introduced to Grace Desmond (1891-1972)–a  gifted pianist at the turn of the last century, who just happens to be my  aunt. Our family knew nothing of Grace’s fascinating past which I was fortunate … Continue reading

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A Chautauqua Serenade to Some Early 20th Century Ancestors

About a year ago I was contacted by Jay Sherwood, a retired school librarian and teacher who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but who has lived in Canada for the past 40 years. He had some startling information for me about my … Continue reading

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