Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This is what peaked my curiosity.

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From The Zonen Salvage Collection
I am originally from Mexico and my grandfather died in the plane crash I wrote about. He was CESAR AGUSTIN CASTILLO , name got misspelled in the NY TIMES .
Two Standard Oil Men Killed in Plane Crash; British M.P. Also Is a Victim in Denmark
He was never researched as he travelled with a Mexican passport and had a NY city address. He was raised in Germany and had huge ties with the Von Krupp Family.
How could I not be intrigued. My husbands work in the insurance industry and tagging along to many London (Lloyds) trips helped a lot, I love your national a...rchives at Kew.
I was married before for only 5 yrs but lived in Sweden and that opened the door to working with the Danish archives with ease.
Today much (not all) is found on line but I spent the better part of the 1990's and the first few years at the turn of the century in dusty archives and using Newspaper Microfilms.

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