“The Brainerd Public Library was awarded in 2014 a local Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant through the Kitchigami Regional Library System to start the Brainerd Lakes Area Historical Photo Scanning Project.” this is how an article in the Brainerd Dispatch on June 14th began. What a neat project! Photos were contributed by individuals, businesses, […]
I have lived in Minnesota for all of my life except for one year. In the state, I have lived in four different cities and have lost track of how many abodes! Minnesota (or parts of what it is today) resided in many places, too. The home of the Native Americans who first populated the […]
Many news outlets are reporting this story. “The Erie Mining Company History Project Team, in conjunction with the St. Louis County Historical Society, is donating more than 150 oral history interviews to seven organizations in northeastern Minnesota.” Station WDIO in Duluth, Minnesota carried the story and the details can be read there. The famed and […]
“2020 North Star Goes Virtual!Join us October 8-10, 2020 for our first ever Virtual North Star Genealogy Conference. Featured speakers Judy Russell and Rev. David McDonald will start things off with plenary sessions Thursday evening, Oct. 8 followed by more plenaries and 12 breakout sessions on Oct. 9-10. We’ll give out awards, select a winning photo […]
Directions to the Minnesota Genealogy Center are on the Minnesota Genealogical Society website under the WJH Library link.
Records preservation and access is of vital importance to family historians. On Saturday, 21 September, The Park Rapids Express carried an article about an important transfer of township level records to the proper storage facilities at the Minnesota State Archives. It also told of efforts to discover more township records from the county. The Hubbard […]
This is the first of occasional posts regarding websites that are helpful to researchers working on their Minnesota ancestry, a community history, biographies, and other projects. All are free sites unless otherwise noted. Even though searching is free, some have a cost involved when ordering a record that is not digitized. Dalby Database: www.dalbydata.com [The […]
I planned to blog about this extraordinary Minnesota woman back in October when she turned 114 but my sudden move to a new apartment interfered. You may have read about her in Minnesota newspapers or heard about her in other area media. Her story even hit the national news. She was the oldest living woman […]