Continuing the 52 Weeks project, week 7’s theme is “Unusual Source.” Not all of our genealogy discoveries come in the “regular” sources like vital records and the census. What is a discovery that you’ve made using an unusual source?
While staying in Denver, it seems that the family took a day trip into the mountains. They went up a canyon to the end of the road, and stopped to visit a famous gravesite along the way.
About 120 miles west of McCook, by way of Highway 6, lies the small town of Haxtun, Colorado. It’s out on the lonely high plains with endless fields of dryland wheat, some farmed to this day by descendants of Swedish homesteader settlers.
Let’s take a look at an epic road trip that my grandparents (my dad’s parents) took as newlyweds in 1923. We have heard of it referred to it as a “honeymoon”, but it was five months after the wedding, and grandma’s parents and brother came along too. So let’s just call it a “road trip” […]
This week’s theme is “Valentine.” Do you have any Valentines from any of your ancestors? Or maybe you have an ancestor named Valentine.