Proud to be in the top ten for May from Legacy Family Tree Webinars

As much as I love sharing my knowledge and expertise at in-person institutes and seminars, the availability of doing webinars is another way to provide genealogy education. Legacy Family Tree provides many of these and also works with the Board for Certification of Genealogists to host some BCG webinars. I did one of these for […]

Online & On Track: Railroad Indexes and Finding Aids on the Internet (Webinar)

“Learn about online personnel and payroll records, indexes, books, railroad employee and union magazine indexes, inventories of railroad records, indexes of insurance claims, identified photographs of people, trains, and stations, architectural drawings, and links to other free websites and finding aids. Some of these lists give a person’s name, birth date and place, railroad jobs […]

Families come together via the naming of a railroad station in Mendota, Minnesota

As you may have read before, my Great Granduncle Louis F. Slaker worked for the “Omaha” railroad. The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railway was later part of the Chicago and North Western Railway system. In his position as a Superintendent, one of his tasks was naming a railroad station in Mendota (Dakota County), […]

Remember that promised September 1st announcement? Here it is. Hint: railroad workers

I apologize for not fulfilling my promise. It’s not my fault. I searched and searched on Thursday and Friday for the link I needed to give you. Nowhere. Nada. I didn’t receive the email from Ancestry that would have given the link. It was also not on the Ancestry related FB pages then. Neither was […]

Northern Pacific Railway employee records on Ancestry.com

During the railroad records webinar I did this evening under the auspices of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, I mentioned some Northern Pacific Railway employee records that were on Ancestry.com. I had several questions about where to find these and I have posted the direct link below. The originals are at the Minnesota Historical Society as […]