5000 Volunteers Make Minnesota Proud at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Fort Snelling National Cemetery is the resting place of my parents, parents-in-law, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends. This weekend 5000 volunteers placed American flags on each and every gravesite at the cemetery. I thank them for this enormous task. They all placed more than 200,000 flags. I know some genealogists who participated in […]

Family History Month and Halloween: celebrate together

It’s easy to do this by taking advantage of a cemetery tour in your area. October brings historical cemetery tours in many localities. Beware of the ghosts! I found these examples: Alexandria, Virginia:  www.alexcolonialtours.com/graveyard.html Atlanta, Georgia:  www.oaklandcemetery.com/capturingHalloween.html Northfield, Minnesota:  www.northfieldhistory.org/ Biloxi, Mississippi:  www.gulfcoast.org/events/index.cfm?EventID=1761 Carson City, Nevada:  http://carsonnow.org/event/10/13/2010/friends-low-places-carson-city-cemetery-tour The easy way to find them is to […]