How Did Jamaica, New York Get Its Name?

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How Did Jamaica, New York Get Its Name?

My current client was born in Jamaica, New York, in the 1930s, when 138 languages were spoken there, according to the comptroller. Since I knew that the Irish and Dutch had settled much of New York, including Long Island, I went searching for how Jamaica, New York got its name. One thing I knew ahead…

Read More April 26, 2017

“Look to Yourself” – Jack Wilson, ABEC founder

  In 1974, Jack Wilson started a company on a wing and a prayer. In order to breathe life into it, he served as president, salesman, designer, machinist, and financier. For years, he refused to draw a salary. When times got tough, he looked to himself for answers. He had learned early in life that…

Read More February 24, 2017

The Best Commemorative Sympathy Gift

We have written a number of personal biographies to commemorate the lives of deceased loved ones. Sheridan Hill works frequently and extensively with families who are experiencing the health decline or death of a matriarch or patriarch. We are work effectively with people who are in failing health, and in deep grief. The most important step is to conduct…

Read More December 14, 2015

First-born Asian son bears great responsibility

Some of my clients are the first-born sons of Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, or Japanese parents, and these men hire me to honor their parents with an heirloom biography. Non-Asian people can hardly imagine the weight placed upon the shoulders of the first son of Asian descent. In a tradition passed through many generations before him,…

Read More September 1, 2014