Sunday, June 9, 2019

Welcome to Arizona

Photo by L. Campuzano Reid. Arizona, 1970.
I'm trying to get back to more regular blogging. Above is a photo taken by my Granny on a visit back to Arizona in 1970. I converted this from slides to digital in December. Perhaps by starting slowly I will build up to a more regular rhythm of family history posts.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Immigrant Heritage Month

German ancestors in Southern Indiana. Undated photo.
I'm a little late in my annual Immigrant Heritage Month post due to travel over the first week of the month in Nordic Europe. The photo above shows my wife's 3rd-great-grandfather Stephen Freyling shoeing a horse, assisted by her 2nd-great-grandfather John Andrew Freyling on their farm in Warrick County, Indiana. In my previous Immigrant Heritage Month posts, I have tended to focus on my own immigrant ancestors, by my wife had immigrant ancestors as well, and it is important to recognize their contributions in coming to America at a time when it was much easier to do so.

Just like last year, I have made some donations to worthy causes that are supporting immigrants, including the ACLU and the National Immigration Law Center.