The People of Pancho

At Play In The Archive

Leo at Work

Hello, People. Before I move on to the next leg of the Lessiack family voyages, I thought it would be interesting to share some of the images I have of … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 15 Comments

Picking Up the Threads in Haiti and Panama

Oh, did I say I was back? I meant in about a year. If anyone is still following this blog, thank you for hanging in there with me. Getting it … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 15 Comments

Back in the Saddle

Hello, People. It’s been a while. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Remember that foot surgery I had back in December? Well, turns out that it didn’t go so … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · 18 Comments

Adorableness on the High Seas

Happy Friday, People. With the saddest post I’ve ever researched now behind me, I’m moving on to happier subjects. Today I return to the semi-chronological telling of the story of my great-grandparents, … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

The Method Behind the Madness

Hello, People. I’ve gotten a few queries about how I manage my archive, so I’m going to digress a bit today and describe my process. If nerdy details are not your cup … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 27 Comments

A Late-breaking Translation

This post is an update to After Tragedy, Bureaucracy, in which I discussed a letter describing the travels of my great-grand uncle Peter Lessiack and great-grand aunt Wally Lessiack after … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 13 Comments

After Tragedy, Bureaucracy

Hello, People. This post covers the bureaucratic aftermath of the terrible train crash in Kreiensen in 1923 that took the lives of my great-great grandmother Marie Puhlmann Lessiack, as well as … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 14 Comments