The other day I realized that I’ve written much more about my grandfathers in this blog than about my grandmothers. … Continue reading Josephine Katherine Tryggeseth
I have become the family historian for both my nuclear and my extended family. In my father’s generation, the family … Continue reading Climbing the family tree
During a recent trip to California, I set aside a day to visit a cousin I hadn’t seen in over … Continue reading Cousin John Pomeroy
. . . and don’t forget to list the contents on the outside. Continue reading Don’t forget to look in every box!
A quarter of my ancestors’ families first arrived in North America in the early to mid-18th century. My paternal grandmother … Continue reading The transatlantic crossings of our immigrant families
I’ve written before about the mysteries and misfortunes inherent in family history and I’ve written a couple of times about … Continue reading ‘Killed by gunshot from landlord’
. . . from Wanamingo! Continue reading Hans Hanson Holtan walked to St. Paul in 1858
I have been involved in retail in some way for all 41 years of my time in the work force. … Continue reading Retail runs in the family
He lost them both. Continue reading What happened to John Femrite’s land and cattle?
. . . whom I never met. Continue reading Hiram had two sisters