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KITTSON GENEALOGY ASSOCIATION

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KITTSON GENEALOGY ASSOCIATION

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Members: 12
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2012

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AN INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGY

Started by Glenn Browne Mar 2, 2009.

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Comment by Glenn Browne on March 12, 2009 at 11:32am
The March meeting of the Genealogy Association was held yesterday afternoon with 9 members in attendance. We have 36 members that receive the group email. The meeting program involved the use of the basiscs of a computer word processor to create documents, particularly to record family history and stories. Everyone at the meeting owns a computer and in some cases has used one for years but there is always something new to learn. Most people felt the meeting was worth while and they leanred at least two or three things more. Particular attention was paid to the method used to reduce photos in size for emailing and how to attach photos or documents. Using Bcc
(blind carbon copy) with group emails in order to hide individual email addresses was another topic of discussion. The next meeting will be held on April 8th at the museum. Everyone is welcome.
Comment by Louise Coffield on June 9, 2009 at 10:37pm
I have been very interested in genealogy for about 40 years and have done extensive "digging" into all branches of my family. It really gives me a thrill to stumble unto a new piece of family information. Recently I found my Grandma Dagmar's family on an actual census record in Denmark. She had moved to the USA by that time, but all her siblings were recorded. New "stuff" is available on the internet every day so I am constantly re-checking things I have looked for and not found in the past. I am a subscribing member of of Ancestry. com and also subscribe to several monthly or quarterly genealogy magazines. I find genealogy a fascinating hobby and recommend it to everyone interested in searching for their family history.
Comment by Louise Coffield on June 11, 2009 at 12:48am
Today our genealogy group had our monthly meeting at the museum. We were given a "test" to see how much information we could "dig up" about a certain person in a very limited amount of time. All we were given to start was a person's name and date of bith and spouse's name. It is unbelievable the amount of reference materials available to use for researching at our Kittson County Museum. I hope anyone interested in genealogy will do some research right here in Lake Bronson. You will be amazed what you can find out about your family that lived or lives in this area! Happy researching!
Comment by Marcy Johnson on June 15, 2009 at 10:18am
I just found out that the MN census records are now available at the MN Historical Society web site - years are 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905. This is a searchable index with soundex. It will be a great help with locating people.
http://people.mnhs.org/census/search.cfm?bhcp=1
Comment by Glenn Browne on June 18, 2009 at 9:10pm
I have changed the photo for this group from an old photo of three people to this photo of a tree at Eidsvold Cemetery. It reminded me of a typical "family tree" and I thought it would better serve our Kittson Genealogy Group.
Comment by Louise Coffield on June 21, 2009 at 12:27am
Thanks, Glenn, for the change. I like the concept of a "family tree" better than the three unknown faces. Of course, the unknown faces have validity too in the thought that the "unknowns" are probably just relatives we have not yet met but that belong in our family tree!!!
Comment by Edward Merck on August 18, 2009 at 11:41am
Glenn, you have done us all a service by starting this network. I hope that it continues to grow so that we can receive the benefits you envision from your effort. I have been doing family history research for a number of years and am amazed at how much history I can learn from it in addition to what I learn about the family. My memberships include Ancestry.com and GeneaNet.com, both of which I appreciate for the volume of records they make available. The LDS facilities are invaluable, and I am fortunate to live near one of their Family History Centers. RootsMagic is the software I use to record my data. I am pleased with the ease of use and the numerous features it provides for organization and display of the information.
Comment by Glenn Browne on August 18, 2009 at 12:27pm
Thank you Edward. I have a copy of Axel Lindegard's Journal and I have been reading it but I have difficulty with some of the words as it is hand written. My plan is to start posting it in a blog along with some of the photos. In a number of places he mentions the Jerome family too. I think it is a facinating record of the county back around the turn of the 1900's and up to when he died in 1945. I hope to get started soon.
Comment by Glenn Browne on January 11, 2012 at 7:48pm

Today was the first Genealogy Association meeting for 2012 and we had ten people in attendance.  The main topic of discussion was the research progress that has taken place regarding Thomas Murray, who was born in Hampden township Dec 1883.  Take a moment to check out all the postings on the Thomas Murray page under "Group."Thomas and his family introduces us to censuses in Scotland, Quebec, Canada, Kittson County and finally in the Province of Alberta Canada. 

In Kittson County we have been using the records of two or three townships, the town of Northcote, The Presbyterian Church, and Greenwood Cemetery in Halock, Mn.The county atlas for Hampden, Google maps, and visits to a few of the Murray farms have also filled in a lot of answers of the history of this family. Not only our newest members but many of the older members found the presentation interesting and informative. You are receiving an email because you joined the Genealogy Group. If you are interesting in reading the posts about Thomas Murray and his family, please add your name to his group (if you have not already done so) so you will continue to be informed when new information is posted.  During this meeting we also reviewed the improvements to Family Tree Maker 2012, in particular the new "linked" feature that is worth checking out. A review of the Ancestry.com Family Tree for the Donald Murray family was also reviewed and many of it's main features explained.  The next meeting will be on the second Wednesday of February.

Comment by Traci Dahl Olsonawski on July 9, 2012 at 1:56pm

Hi Kathy!I had a lady contact me regarding George Clow Sr who is on the findagrave website as buried in Clow Cemetery.  I was wondering if you would have any records indicating this?  She also said that if in fact he is buried there than his wife Maggie should be buried there also.  Is there anyway to look this up or do you know who I could contact who has the records for this cemetery?  Thanks!  Traci Olsonawski

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