Our publisher Allison Dolan has been slowly digging through the inherited family archive she’s affectionately calling her “hot genealogy mess.”
Thank goodness for our upcoming Organize Your Family Archive webinar and the advice from its presenter, Denise Levenick, because Allison’s found some things she knows have historical value, but she’s not sure what to do with. Here are some contents of just one of the two dozen boxes Allison inherited:
Maybe you’ve shopped at a Kroger grocery store? In 1883 in Cincinnati, Bernard Kroger founded what’s now the largest US grocery chain.
Allison uncovered letters and newspaper clippings from Kroger family members. A handwritten notecard states that one of her ancestors was B.H. Kroger’s private secretary from 1928 to 1938.
Another treasure is an album full of photos from the South Pacific. It belonged to a woman named Dorie, who may have been a friend of an aunt.
Color me jealous. We’ll keep showing you more peeks inside this archive.