Life in the early 1960s

Life in the early 1960s

John F. Kennedy was president. There hadn’t yet been a civil rights movement. No one had heard of “women’s lib.” No widespread drug use. There was usually one telephone per house, with a very short cord, so you didn’t talk very long. Long...
London-Bound

London-Bound

As a kid growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I thought I’d always stay close to the Midwest. Maybe I’d get bored with GR and move to “the big city” — either Detroit or Chicago. In my 20s, my lofty ambitions were to get a job with General...

Looking for descendants of Joseph P. Pratt

As part of my family research, I’m looking for descendants of Joseph P. PRATT, born 12 Dec 1809 in Williamson, Wayne County, New York, died 30 Oct 1882 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan. Joseph and his family had farms in both Birmingham, Lorain, Ohio and...