Ah summer! We love the heat and we love to complain about it. Finally, in my part of the country, we are having warm days without the crazy humidity and rain. And by the time you read this I’ll have enjoyed a quick family vacation to another part of the state. What does any of this have to do with family history? Well, as we start to write our family history, it is important to capture stories about the people we know as well as our immigrant ancestors. And writing about their travel history is one way to do that. Here are some ideas.
Following last week’s theme of utilizing local resources, I thought I’d highlight a site that at first glance doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the Red River Valley region but if you have Minnesota roots, you may want to check out The Iron Range Research Center. In addition to an extensive onsite collection, there are many online resources. Let’s explore.
As genealogists we’ve become spoiled with the plethora of online resources. It is good to get “out in the field” and do research. I spent some time this week at a local gem, the NDSU Archives. Let’s explore the resources available there.
Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the summer holiday spending time with your family and friends as we celebrate our country's Independence Day! Watch for more geno tips next week!
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”
- Erma Bombeck
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.