Area historical organizations join to form the Lake Minnetonka Historical Society in Minnesota

I am happy to see this consolidation taking place this fall. The information is from a Minnesota Historical Society newsletter. Congratulations to the four organizations and the new Lake Minnetonka Historical Society. I’ve long thought this would make sense. Each has been effective and jointly, the history will be even more effective. For the full […]

The Latest Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grant RecipientsRecipients of small grants ($10,000 and less) from the fiscal year 2023 January small grants cycle are listed in a press release from the Minnesota Historical Society. The list includes 28 grants in 16 counties. “Each project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. All grants […]

County historical societies hold great wealth for genealogy research

How many of you have done research at a county historical society? Whether you have already done some or not, this is a good time to check out the website, blog, Facebook page, other social media, or newsletter related to some of your U.S. ancestral counties. You may find family files, county record books, newspaper […]

Donating family history, china, bibles and more needs planning.

The treasures found in historical societies, libraries, archives, museums, and other repositories are never-ending. We already know that there is no one place that’s best for all of our family history or community research. Today, online catalogs, finding aids, and photos help us locate items related to a family or locality. One of the frequent […]

Free Virtual Genealogy Event: “Preserving Family History, Experiences, and Stories From the Pandemic.” May 14th

Free Virtual Genealogy Event: “Preserving Family History, Experiences, and Stories From the Pandemic.” Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. CDT online. I’ve developed this with and for the Dakota County Historical Society here in Minnesota. We are all a part of this experience through the good times and the bad times. We need to preserve […]