A continuing education class that is open to anyone at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is inviting people to help complete an award-winning oral history project that accommodates self-guided tours. The class will add stories to the 50 already recorded. How do you access these self-guided history tours? At orange street signs in downtown La […]
I bet more than a few of you are scratching your head at the connection in the title of this post. As I read an article today that connected those two items, a certain song from a commercial began to run through my mind and hasn’t stopped since. O-S-C-A-R M-A- . . . and now […]
I love this! 3,000 of the 25,000+ maps held by the Wisconsin Historical Society are now digitized and online. I spent too much time already tonight looking at various maps for cities and towns where my ancestors resided. Click here to read the full article. Click here to access the maps and atlases and learn […]
I just finished two great seminar weekends. The first was March 16th with the Dallas Genealogical Society and on the 23d with the Conejo Valley [CA] Genealogical Society. It’s always tough to leave the places where I present the seminars and have spent time renewing old friendships and meeting new friends. It was even tougher […]
I was at a Christmas party this evening and had a fun time. Then I came back to my apartment and have been having fun on my computer. The Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office has an online pronunciation guide to places all around the state. Not a written guide, but an audio presentation. I do stumble […]
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 […]
Kathryn Otto is the new Archivist at the Area Research Center (ARC) and University Archives housed in the Chalmer Davee Library at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. A news story in the New Richmond [WI] News tells about the free classes she is inviting people to attend. These are for those interested in […]
Ancestry.com now has Missouri state censuses online. While not as numerous as some other state’s censuses, these are still helpful. Among the other state censuses on Ancestry are Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Kansas. For the story about Missouri check here.