Last week I decided to find out if Nesquehoning, PA has a historical society. My father’s side of the family lived there for a long time. For most of them, it was their final destination from the old country.
I couldn’t find any mention of an official historical society, but I did find this: http://nesquehoning.us/index.htm
I had been there before, a long time ago. But, for some reason, I never noticed that there were pages and pages of pictures, newspaper clippings, etc.
I have spent so much time looking through these things now, and I’m not even close to done.
So far, these are a few of the things I have found.
In the back row, Mike Kulis is my grandfather’s brother.
In the first row, Dorothy Eremus is my grandmother.
And the following articles are about my grandfather.
I still have about 9 or 10 pages of newspaper articles to look through, besides all the other pages I haven’t browsed yet.
I was hoping I might find a picture of my grandfather as a child- but unless it’s labelled I’m not sure I’d be able to recognize him. The youngest picture I’ve seen of him is actually his Army photo.
So I’m unbelievably excited, and left to my own devices I wouldn’t fulfill any obligations for the next few days. I’d just sit here poring over these old articles and photos.
I feel like I just dug up buried treasure!
Tip for the day- google town names and and historical societies. Maybe you’ll get lucky- you never know!