Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present
The Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and the LDS in joint project indexed the Saskatchewan Probate records through a process called waypointing. I have done some of the "waypointing" and have been working mainly as an arbitrator for the last few weeks. A lot of these files contain information on people who originated or left heirs in the United States. A large portion of this collection has already been published on familysearch.org It can be found on their website under Collections,…Continue
Added by Sharon Cleveland on May 27, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments
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Added by Glenn Browne on December 30, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Marie Grant is the most recent member to join the Kittson Historian. This blog is directed to her personally but it may be of interest to others. I have located her grandfather, Thomas Murray at the age of two, on the 1885 Census, along with many family members.It would appear that his father was Donald Murray, age 58, born in Scotland. Donald's wife was Isabella, age 51, born in Canada.
The following appears to be the names and ages of the children, all born in Canada. Only Thomas…Continue
My book, Little Minnesota: 100 Towns around 100, will be released November 16 by Adventure Publications. Halma, Humboldt, St. Vincent, Strandquist, Viking, Goodridge, Holt and Strathcona, all incorporated and around 100 people, are included in the book. So proud to be from small town Minnesota!
At the September Genealogy Association meeting the topic of early Kittson pioneers came up. Old Census records can provide lists but we were looking for something prior to a census. Cindy Adams, the director of the museum, managed to find an old tax book that contained three tax lists. The first was for Kittson County in the year 1879 and contained some thirty names. It also contained two 1880 lists, one headed Hallock and the second called St. Vincent.
So far, these are the oldest…Continue
Exploring old farms in Northwestern Minnesota in order to photo the old buildings and equipment is a pleasant way to spend a day. Recently I discovered this old set of wagon wheels in some woods that overlook the Red River of the North.The farm is over a hundred years old and is surrounded by a large…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on September 14, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
For some years now I have been taking photos of the old farms and homes in Kittson County. I have watched the weather and gravity take their toll. Many of these farm sites were very active for a hundred years and more. They sheltered two or three generations of the same family. In the last thirty years the pace of farm abandonment has picked up. The children move away to begin their own lives and to find work that is no longer available in the county. The parents grow old and have no one to…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on August 29, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments
By now each member will have received an email requesting donations to pay for the annual costs of our Ning.com service. I know a few donations have already been received at the museum but we need each and every member to contribute at least five dollars if we are to continue with the Kittson Historian web page.
In two and a half years we have grown to a total of 95 members. That works out to an average of 3.16 new members a month. I believe we can do much better.
If we fail…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on August 28, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments
If you have been working on a Family Tree and reach a dead end or what is known as a brick wall, it can be frustrating. If you buy a membership on Ancestry.com they allow you to post your entire Family Tree on line. All of your information is added to their data base and included in any and all searches made by other members. My paternal grandmother came from Northern Ireland and searching the records has been very difficult. I discovered on a few scraps of new information. A…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on October 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Kittson County Historical Center and Museum News
On Wednesday, October 13th, the Kittson Historian members met for their monthly meeting at the Museum in Lake Bronson. Those attending were Glenn Browne, Kathy Pederson, Marci Johnson, Allen and Joan Olson, Lori Bothum, Cindy Adams, Mrs. Leroy (Carol) Stumpf, Lyndon Johnson and Louise Coffield. Marie Lindstrom also…Continue
Added by Louise Coffield on October 17, 2010 at 11:11pm — No Comments
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NING PLUS upgrade completed July 20th, 2010!
This afternoon Ning.com commenced selling upgrades and Kittson County Historical Society now has NING PLUS for our Kittson historian.ning.com web page. The original annual price was set at $199.95. Because we purchased it today as it first came available we were given a further discount and an extra months…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on July 20, 2010 at 7:38pm — No Comments
Visitors doing research.
This morning I was at the museum for a few hours and during that time I met five people who visited for various reasons. Two were in their 70’s, two were in their 80’s and one was over 90 years young. It is a pleasure to help people find family members they have been searching for and adding new names and facts to their family tree. We direct people to…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on July 20, 2010 at 7:34pm — No Comments
While the Kittson Historical Society and the museum have many visitors during the summer months, we are now starting to see members of the Kittson Historian web page on our door step. Tom and Dick Wickie arrived about ten days ago and spent a large part of the day going through the Museum and getting a tour of the research centre from Kathy Pederson. We enjoyed their visit and appreciated the chance to get to know them…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on July 16, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments
The museum is continually working on exhibits or the building itself and David Danielson is the man in charge year round. During the summer, student part time help assists David. A new set of stairs was just constructed in the main storage building in order to safely reach a storage loft. I got a chance to inspect the new stairs built by David and Wyatt Johnson. They did a great job as you can see. David is in the…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on July 16, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments
At the last meeting of the Kittson Genealogy meeting we had two new members arrive. Vicki Hill came from Hamilton, North Dakota where she recently took up residence with her husband. Georgine Cleem Whalen also appeared after a long drive from Arizona. Instead of a regular meeting we spent the after noon visiting and assisting them in finding information on their families. An enjoyable time was had by…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on July 16, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments