Free webinar Nov 19: “Native American Research: Things You May Not Know”

BCG Free Webinar – Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 8 pm EST “Native American Research: Things You May Not Know” by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA November is Native American Heritage Month and what better time to delve into Native American research? Learn about records, libraries, archives, websites, and databases, and analyzing what you find. […]

Nov. 16 class at the MN Genealogy Center on tracing poorer ancestors

When: Saturday, November 16 10:00 am to 11:30 am Where: at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN; Class hosted by the Minnesota Genealogical Society What: Though They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in RecordsRecords related to poor ancestors or with temporary problems exist all over the […]

Indigenous Peoples Day is an appropriate title for this federal “holiday”

Today’s blog post is pretty much a soapbox post. Today is Indigenous Peoples Day in Minnesota. As a Minnesota resident, I am proud to say that. In 2016, then Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation for Indigenous Peoples Day. Many localities and some states have replaced the Columbus Day “holiday” with Indigenous Peoples Day. […]

U.S. National Archives 7th Annual Genealogy Fair Online

Just in you have missed this announcement from the U.S National Archives: WHAT:  The National Archives will host our seventh annual live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on our YouTube channel.  Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year, with “how-to” family research guidance for all skill levels! For the session descriptions, videos, and […]

Early California Maps 1827-1846 digitized!

“October 6, 2019 – SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Archives has digitized its entire Diseños Collection, hand-drawn sketches of maps used during the land grant process before and after statehood.  . . This collection contains images of 493 hand-drawn sketch maps that were originally created from 1827-1846. The hand-drawn sketch maps, or diseños, were used […]

My October & November genealogy presentations

Over the next two months, I will be live and in-person in Florida (1 day), Minnesota (3), and Wisconsin (2). I close out the year with a webinar. October 4-5, Plymouth, Minnesota [Minneapolis area] Minnesota Genealogical Society Annual North Star Conference and MGS 50th Anniversary Banquet. Extensive list of speakers. I am doing two presentations […]

Hubbard County, Minnesota records preservation

Records preservation and access is of vital importance to family historians. On Saturday, 21 September, The Park Rapids Express carried an article about an important transfer of township level records to the proper storage facilities at the Minnesota State Archives. It also told of efforts to discover more township records from the county. The Hubbard […]

A neat award for me: Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy

Back in the early 1980s I heard a genealogy speaker talk about the soon to be released 1910 census. What? That census was already available to researchers. I vowed that I would continue learning, try to stay up-to-date, and hopefully do my talks with current information. As a professional genealogist who does research for clients, […]