A few weeks ago, I sent an email inquiry to the Grand Encampment Museum to inquire whether they had any photos or information about Dick and Lydia Parr. The museum director said they did, so you know what that means…Field Trip!
An announcement about new records on Ancestry.com caught my eye today – records from the Evangelical Covenant Church.
ArkivDigital announced yesterday that many of the church books that they photographed this past summer in the Midwest are now available through their subscription service.
I had the mistaken impression that other relatives had already done all the research on these two families. As it turns out, the other researchers had indeed built fairly complete family trees, but I’ve been able to track down some good stories these past several weeks. Here’s a wrap-up.
Before we get going with the “epilogue”, I wanted to first share some excerpts from Louis Hanson’s Homestead Application which I received from the National Archives today. It allows us to fine-tune the timeline on Louis’ and Lisa Stina’s migration from Illinois to Kansas.