Kittson County Historical Society

Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present


In March of 2008 a few individuals organized a local genealogy group with the idea of assisting each other in family research. We have been growing at the average rate of three new members a month and now number 36+. Most members are new to working on their family tree but five or six have anywhere from three hundred to a thousand names of ancestors/decendants. Marcy Johnson has expanded her family tree beyond her own family to include people who live/lived in Kittson County. Her family tree file recently exceeded 55,000 names. Let me repeat that, fifty-five thousand names! She has generously supplied a copy of her records to the museum research center computer and it is available to anyone.
Most members are using Family Tree Maker to organize their records. Seven members have their own membership in Ancestry.com. Many of our meetings are used as workshops to help educate our members on many aspects of family research. With the introduction of this new web page, kittsonhistorian.net.com and in particlar this group, we will report on genealogy workshops and other activities as they develop. Take a moment and join our Kittson Genealogy Association today. Also become a member of this web page and this group. Glenn Browne - Chairman

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