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Skip Smolak Rither
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Susan Janet Smolak Searles left a comment for Skip Smolak Rither
"Wow!  I talked to my Aunt Lilly last night ( Joe) is her deceased husband,   I will be visiting her in Thief River Falls this weekend.  I didn't know Kashmir even had a brother!   It is nice to find you on here.  "
Aug 2, 2016
Susan Janet Smolak Searles left a comment for Skip Smolak Rither
"We must be related somehow.  My father was Stephan ( steve) Smolak.  His Father was Kashmir Smolak.  I'm not really computer savy..so I really don't know about all the sites to look for relatives.  Thanks Sue"
Aug 1, 2016
Skip Smolak Rither joined Cindy Adams's group
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Kittson County History Center/Museum

The History Center/Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts from Kittson County's history. The genealogy/research area contains a large collection of resources including microfimed newspaper, several indexes, & a family history databaseSee More
Apr 28, 2016
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Trish Short Lewis's group BillionGraves
"I did two searches for family members on Billion Graves and came up with no results.  By contrast, a search using the same parameters on Find A Grave returned the information I was looking for.  BG also redirects to pay sites which…"
Apr 13, 2016
Skip Smolak Rither joined Trish Short Lewis's group
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BillionGraves

For all those interested in Cemetery and individual grave documentation, including photographs and GPS locations.  This group will be for both those who are looking for cemeteries and gravesites, as well as those who can volunteer to photograph and document them.See More
Apr 13, 2016
Marcy Johnson joined Skip Smolak Rither's group
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Sugden, Benjamin and Agnes Ward Sugden

Searching for information on Benjamin and Agnes Ward Sugden, parents of Harold, Ruth, and John Sugden.  John Sugden b. 7 August 1909 in Hallock MNSee More
Apr 7, 2016
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Cindy Adams's photo
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Outside Ray's Father's Store

"Additional information about the Holmquist and Lindgren families found in the 1930 census.  The number in parenthesis is the age of the person at the time of the census. A. C Holmquist (52) was born in Sweden.  He and his wife Dora (47)…"
Dec 14, 2015
Jackie Edkins joined Skip Smolak Rither's group
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Larter/Clow/Jenkins

Larter/Clow ancestors are from England and migrated (about 1830) to Prince Edward Island, then to Cannington, Ontario, Canada.  Some eventually settled in Manitoba and British Columbia while others settled in Kittson County, MN in the vicinity of Lancaster.See More
Sep 29, 2015
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Skip Smolak Rither's group Siggestad school
"The books were delivered to the KCHS museum last week and are now available for use."
Nov 24, 2014
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Skip Smolak Rither's group Siggestad school
"I have obtained the three volume set of "Norwegians in America, their History and Record: A translated version of the 1907 and 1913 "Normaendene i Amerika, deres Historie og Rekord"  by Martin Ulvestad.  The…"
Nov 4, 2014
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Skip Smolak Rither's group Siggestad school
"I have had additional contact with Margit Bakke.  She was instrumental in the translation of the book.  She could not provide any further details about Siggestad School, Siggestad, or Kittson County.  It is unknown if the…"
Oct 7, 2014
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Skip Smolak Rither's group Siggestad school
"A Bit of History from Minnesota, translated from “Nordmændene i Amerika” by Martin Ulvestad. 1907.  margitnysetvoldbakke (View posts) Posted: 3 Dec 2004…"
Oct 7, 2014
Louise Coffield commented on Skip Smolak Rither's group Siggestad school
"I agree that Marcy is correct on the above information.  I recently confirmed it with Lloyd Farbo, a lifetime 94 year old member of the area.  He said the school was just 1/2 mile east of the Alton Ekholm farm on Kittson County Road # 25…"
Sep 23, 2014
Louise Coffield joined Skip Smolak Rither's group
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Siggestad school

Uncertain of the location of the Siggestad school.  My great aunt Annie Edith Larter Johnson was the teacher at the school in about 1916.See More
Aug 13, 2014
Skip Smolak Rither commented on Marcy Johnson's group Teien Township
"ROBBIN, a post office in sections 20 and 29 of Teien Township, 1892-1933, the first postmaster being George C. Teien, brother of Andreas C. Teien for whom the townshipwas named. George came to the United States from Drammen, Norway,…"
Jun 16, 2014
Skip Smolak Rither joined Marcy Johnson's group
Jun 16, 2014

Profile Information

Where were you born?
Hallock
Where do you live at present time?
Andover MN
How did you learn about us?
KCHS website

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:25pm on August 1, 2016, Susan Janet Smolak Searles said…

We must be related somehow.  My father was Stephan ( steve) Smolak.  His Father was Kashmir Smolak.  I'm not really computer savy..so I really don't know about all the sites to look for relatives.  Thanks Sue

At 7:58am on August 2, 2016, Susan Janet Smolak Searles said…

Wow!  I talked to my Aunt Lilly last night ( Joe) is her deceased husband,   I will be visiting her in Thief River Falls this weekend.  I didn't know Kashmir even had a brother!   It is nice to find you on here.  

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