Always looking for new ways to mine information and expand my genealogy research, I recently learned about ArchiveGrid. This search engine provides a unique way to search for archival information by the location you are interested in exploring. Let’s look.
This week we traveled down a gravel road to a well-maintained country cemetery to place flowers on the graves of family members who have passed. Despite the usual Dakota winds, it was a lovely spring day. We were able to spend time walking around the cemetery remembering neighbors, family and friends. Whether it is Memorial weekend or another time, it’s good to remember those who have passed
This past week a Korean veteran passed in the community and because of all the restrictions, the family couldn’t have the usual reception after the private funeral. Instead at the local park, they had his casket in front of the Veterans Memorial that he was instrumental in getting built. Family and friends drove by to honor him. What a great way to honor this respected veteran.
As you celebrate this Memorial Day, I hope you’re able to spend time with your loved ones. Take the time to listen and create memories together.
Happy Memorial Day.
It’s a strange time that we live in. Who would have dreamed that we would experience something so like what our ancestors did with the 1918 Influenza! Many of the newsletters I receive have provided suggestions and opportunities for recording your experience. Let’s look.
With so many conferences postponed or cancelled and research centers closed, many organizations are providing new opportunities to research and learn. Let’s look.
As promised…on to the records this week. There are parish records that have been digitized on the Porta fontium that I hope you'll find helpful as you search for your family. Originally stored in Munich when this area was under German rule, they have come back to Czech region and have been made available online.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.