11/9–MEMORIAL OF DEDICATION OF LATERAN

“NOVEMBER 9 is the memorial of the DEDICATION OF ST. JOHN LATERAN BASILICA. As we remember from high school history, Constantine was the emperor of the Western Empire from 306 to 337 AD.  His father had been Roman emperor from 305-306. When Constantine took...

where did you find that story, part 4

Years passed and I had done nothing with the information I had, other than transcribe the newspaper articles. All I had was the basic story. No background. No conclusion. Then came the day when I discovered that the internet was a great addition to a computer. It was...

how did you find that story, part 3

Twice more, I tried my hand at finding more information at the State Library in Hartford. There was less information acquired each time. Early on, I had gotten a bit of information from the son-in-law of the murdered female victim. He said that the children, now...

how did you find that story? Part two

Trying to raise a young family and work full time does not leave much time for research. I read the newspaper articles over and over, trying to commit them to memory and find a hint as to where to find the next step. At this point I had these three sources of...

how did you find this story?

A  few people have asked me how did I find all the details for the story of “The Ragman Murders”.. After all, it is a true story, for the most part. Much angst and sweat went into the research. It is almost a book, itself. Be prepared for a long read; the...