My upcoming book, Buried Secrets: Journey into the Hidden Past, is the true, genealogical detective story of how I uncovered the secret past that my grandparents took to their graves. Buried Secrets is also a love story, about a man who gave up everything for the woman he adored, and a daughter who made it her mission to discover the truth for her dad. The book reflects a not-so-distant time in the American past when a young couple, suffocated by social restrictions, could simply disappear and create new identities.
November 2015: Check out my article in AMERICAN ANCESTORS. In The Letter that Led to a Lost Swedish Family History, the chance rescue of a 113-year-old letter opens the door to a long-ago love affair and the unveiling of a hidden past. (This article appears in the Fall 2015 edition of AMERICAN ANCESTORS, vol. 16, no. 4, pages 47-51. It is reproduced by permission of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. For more information about AMERICAN ANCESTORS magazine and the New England Historic Genealogical Society, please visit American Ancestors.org.)
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