I knew that more records from the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway and the Chicago and North Western Railroad were coming to Ancestry.com. Many years ago I had obtained information on great granduncles Louis Frederick Slaker and Frederick Slaker. At that time the Chicago and North Western Railroad Historical Society folks were not […]
A family story is proven! Many years ago, I was told a similar story by two older relatives. Last night I found the proof of the story. The story was that my Great Granduncle Louis F. Slaker was so important with the Omaha railroad (Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Railway) to have his own […]
One of my favorite lectures to present during seminars is “Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks.” It’s about finding digitized records, books, pamphlets, and periodicals while lounging in your own home. So much has been placed online that we get excited about it. The number of websites with such material is growing by […]
The value of rechecking websites you have visited before has proven quite valuable to me in recent months. I visited Roselawn Cemetery here in Roseville, Minnesota back in the 1980s after learning that my paternal Stuart great grandparents were buried there. I have written and lectured before at the surprise that was there. Alexander and […]
Thanks to my cousin, Dave Gustafson, for sharing this picture of our grandmother. She was also known as Grandma Toots!
April 6th is National Tartan Day in the U.S. I have some proud Scottish ancestry. Among the names I find in my ancestry in Scotland areStuart: Strathdon, Aberdeen; Abroath, Angus; Grant: Strathdon, AberdeenLeighton/Lighton: Farnell, AngusNiddrie/Nedry: Farnell and Kinnell, AngusAllardice/Allardyce: Kinnell, AngusEdward/s: Brechin, Forfar, and Abroath, AngusCowie: Brechin and Forfar, Angus In the U.S. the Edward/s […]
Christmas EveUntil the early 1970s Christmas Eve was always celebrated with my Dad’s side of the family. Grandma Toots was last with us for Christmas 1965 and Grandpa Stuart didn’t pass away until 1974. We spent the early years at Grandma and Grandpa’s at 2019 Princeton in St. Paul.Then we began with one year at […]
I have not found anything as far as criminal activity regarding my Great Grandfather, Alexander Charles Stuart, but he still wasn’t a man that his family always looked up to. Alex Stuart was born 2 August 1847 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, the son of James Stuart and Helenor Edward. James Stuart was born about 1815 […]