Burton Upon Trent, England, Edward Wightman, George Wightman, Groton, Connecticut, Valentine Wightman

A Valentine for the Last Heretic Burned at the Stake

Edward compiled a detailed explanation of his theology, and delivered copies to the clergy. It was most unfortunate that he even chose to deliver a copy to King James himself. While open exchanges of opinion and peaceful demonstrations are part of the human discourse in the 21st century, the only opinions that accounted for anything in 17th century England were those of the King and his trusted advisers. Edward had just handed the king a detailed summary of evidence to be used against him.

Newsletter, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Pressburg, Austria-Hungary

Where is the Love?

I was so excited when less than five minutes after publication I had a $100 donation. Great! I thought, I'm on my way. Then nothing. I must be doing something wrong . . .

Abeles, Ashkenazim, Daniel, Holocaust, Kwiatkowski, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Pozsony, Hungary, Pressburg, Austria-Hungary, Rothsprack, Ruth Contreras, Szadlowski

Shoah Field Research and Raising Voices

I am honored to have received a personal invitation to participate in the inauguration of the museum exhibit in Austria. It is a wonderful opportunity not only to do personal family research, but to do the more important service of researching stories for Raising Voices in Europe. This is a very expensive venture, and my family simply cannot afford the trip at this time.

Kentucky, Raising Voices, U.S. Civil War

American Slavery in Kentucky

The auctioneer continued his cry for bids and Louis was at last sold for eight hundred dollars. By this time we had taken in the situation, and it seemed as though my mother's heart would break. Such despair I hope I may never again witness. We children knew something terrible was being done, but were not old enough to fully understand.

Abeles, Daniel, Davies/Davis, Mary Davis Skeen, Newsletter, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Plain City, Utah, Skeen

2019 Meeting of the Board

My newsletters have become my boardroom. Welcome to the board!

Christmas Trees, customs and traditions, Kwiatkowski, Olean, New York, Szadlowski

(n)O Christmas Tree

At the back door, the boys scanned the horizon, wondering how to come up with a suitable tree, and fast. It was at this point where one brother turned to the other and said, "What are we gonna do?

Bratislava, Slovakia, Christmas Eve, customs and traditions, Pozsony, Hungary, Pressburg, Austria-Hungary, Recipe

Grandma Stancik’s Slovak Christmas Eve

At first I was surprised to learn that Gloria Simo and I  have so much in common. After learning her family's story, I am even more surprised to learn the reason for our commonalities.