Category Archives: Archival Research

Investigating Family Murders

Juanita Sheridan, author of the Lily Wu mystery series attributed her inclination to writing about murder to “ancestral genes,” claiming that her grandfather was murdered by Pancho Villa and her father was also probably murdered by a political rival.  This … Continue reading

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Donald Duck, Animation Bloggers & Ancestry.Com, or Robin’s Rules of Research #2 & #3

With Juanita Sheridan’s Hawaii marriage certificate, info from the Advertiser article, and a little bit of Googling, I found Richard “Dick” Lundy, Juanita’s second husband who she was married to while working at Disney.  It turns out that Dick Lundy … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name? or Robin’s Rules of Research Part I

How do you track down the real life inspirations for a fictional character from a book written over 60 years ago?  I decided to start by finding out more about Lily Wu’s creator Juanita Sheridan.  If I knew more about … Continue reading

Posted in Archival Research, Female Role Models, Juanita Sheridan, Lily Wu, Patsy Mink, Rue Morgue Press | 2 Comments