Remember me to…

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Remember me to…

Remember me to…

By studying the words on Lizzie’s postcards, we get some insight into the life and times in which she lived.

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My Inspiration for Project Lizzie

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 | Comments Off on My Inspiration for Project Lizzie

My Inspiration for Project Lizzie

People always ask me why I’m doing this project. I thought I knew the answer until an interviewer turned the tables on me.

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6 Month Update: Lizzie’s Family Tree

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 | Comments Off on 6 Month Update: Lizzie’s Family Tree

6 Month Update: Lizzie’s Family Tree

Here’s an annotated family tree that shows my connection to Lizzie.

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The Drowney Sisters

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 | Comments Off on The Drowney Sisters

Thirteen of the ninety-nine Project Lizzie postcards are not addressed to Elizabeth Milligan. While four are addressed to known family members, nine of the postcards are addressed to four women with the same last name. This post seeks to understand, who are the Drowneys and why are their postcards in Lizzie’s deck?

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Bring Back “the Long S”

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 | 1 comment

Bring Back “the Long S”

While reading the address on one of Lizzie’s postcards, we discovered an old handwritten character called “the long s.” In this post, we ask the question, “What if we brought ‘the long s’ back?”

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June 1914

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 | Comments Off on June 1914

June 1914

June was a pivotal month for those who lived in 1914. The future of the world hung in the balance as a series of poor decisions were bringing Europe to the brink of war. In this post, we take a look at what it might have been like for a 42 year-old Elizabeth Milligan, who’s draft-eligible son and nephew would have caused her to keep close tabs on the United States’ decision to enter into the European conflict.

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Lizzie’s Mom: Mary (Carroll) Nestor

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 | Comments Off on Lizzie’s Mom: Mary (Carroll) Nestor

Lizzie’s Mom: Mary (Carroll) Nestor

We trace Lizzie’s family history back to 19th-century Ireland after finding her mother’s death certificate.

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Ellen (Nestor) Cardinal

Posted by on May 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Ellen (Nestor) Cardinal

Ellen (Nestor) Cardinal

Lizzie lived with her younger sister, Ellen, for over 50 years. In this post, we take a closer at her life.

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Ella Veronica Kinnally

Posted by on May 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Ella Veronica Kinnally

Ella Veronica Kinnally

The thing about researching postcards is that we tend to know more about recipients than senders. But could little tidbits listed on a few postcards lead us to understand the relationship between Lizzie and a particular sender? In this case, the answer is “Yes,” and the answer is amazing.

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The Cardinal Family

Posted by on May 17, 2014 | Comments Off on The Cardinal Family

The Cardinal Family

When Lizzie lost her husband, she turned to her sister and brother-in-law for help. She and Edward then moved in with the Cardinals.

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