The People of Pancho

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Spring Cleaning

Hello, People. I wish you all happiness in celebrating whichever of the Spring holidays resonates for you. I myself have been in the grips of Spring cleaning both my house … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 15 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 · 28 Comments

Happy New Year, People

Happy New Year, People. It’s been three weeks since my foot surgery. I started with this enormous dressing– the hose connects to a miraculous recirculating ice machine that is one of … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 18 Comments

Christmas with the Winkies

I’m stepping out of chronological order here, but ’tis the season, so I must. There are many things that whisper, “It’s Christmas time!” to my senses, but nothing trumps the arrival … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · 22 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving, People (and Happy Birthday to Margaret)

“Skeptics often distrust the motivations of genealogists. Isn’t this obsession with ancestry just self-obsession? Isn’t it just another narcissistic pastime, sort of a “six degrees of separation” game in which … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

Thank You, My Veterans

Hello, People.  In celebration of Veterans Day here in U.S., I bring you a slight update of last year’s post featuring my veteran people. It’s worth mentioning that several veterans in my … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Branches Intertwining

Hello, People. We’ve reached the point in the narrative where my great-grandpa Leo Lessiack’s story begins to intersect with my great-grandmother, Margaret Spielmann’s story. This is a full-circle moment for me, and worthy … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 11 Comments