Your family history “stuff” is valuable: safe storage for paper and other items

This is taken from the handout that accompanies my lecture titled Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogical Materials. We need to make sure our important family history paper, artifacts, and related items are stored properly.  Many larger historical societies offer classes on proper preservation techniques. Check for up-to-date websites and guidebooks. I did not check but […]

1985: Photos of the first Minnesota Genealogical Society Office & Library

A week ago, I wrote about the new Minnesota Genealogy Center that houses the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Branches, interest groups, and affiliates. This post shows 3 views of the very first place at 678 West Seventh Street in Saint Paul. As Dixie Hansen, another former MGS Board Member, pointed out in her comment on that […]

New images starting on War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions!

In case you didn’t see the press release, yet, the Preserve the Pensions work is really developing. According to FGS President, Rorey Cathcart, on the PTP Facebook page: “ This first new upload contains images for the names from Thompson Moore to William Moore.”   The press release text: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2017 […]

The NEW Minnesota Genealogy Center is fabulous!

The New Minnesota Genealogy Center! I saw it yesterday and am impressed. Workspace, computers, subscription websites, books, periodicals, vertical files, microfilms (and readers and a scanner), microfiche, maps, atlases, and, and, and. In the 1980s, the MGS “library” was stacked in boxes in my small home office in Saint Paul. Most items the Minnesota Genealogical […]

Free Legacy Family Tree Webinar Oct 25: State level censuses of the Midwestern and Plains States

Mark your calendar, sign up for free, and join me for an October 25th afternoon webinar titled: Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records Many Midwestern and Plains states have superb state census records. Learn about the indexes, the many personal details these censuses include, locating the censuses, and alternate sources. The lecture includes many […]

More presentations for Family History Month in CA, WI, WA, and a webinar!

My blog has been pretty quiet recently. All is good, though. A fun house guest, time with a descendant, doing presentations, intense client work, and getting ready for many upcoming presentations to close out Family History Month. October 21, Camarillo, Caifornia Ventura County Genealogical Society Annual Seminar (full day) October 25, Webinar Legacy Family Tree […]