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Monthly Archives: October, 2014

A Happy Aside

The thing that fascinates me most about genealogy is the realization that I am who I am today because of decisions made by and events that happened to my ancestors. … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Leo’s School Days

My great-grandfather Leo was seven years old when he began school in April of 1897. I feel so fortunate to have a few pictures of him as a schoolboy, even if … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 10 Comments

Meet the Lessiacks of Hamburg

Happy Saturday, People. Here in the Bay Area we got a little bit of sorely needed rain this morning. I love waking up to rain. Allow me to back up … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 14 Comments

A Delicious Side Project

Just a quickie, People. Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned that I was helping my friends Pauline and Liliana get started on their spectacular family food history blog? … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Birth and Baptism of Leo

We begin at the beginning. My great-grandfather Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack was born on the 17th of December in the year 1890 in Hamburg, Germany. I am reasonably sure this information … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 9 Comments

Escape from the Scanner

Hello again, People. It’s been too long since I last posted, but I have not been idle. Along with my sore neck (which is much better, thank you), I’ve been … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 13 Comments