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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

I am planning a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in mid-September. I am taking my mother, and we are traveling up to Houghton County where her Finnish grandparents settled and her father– my grandfather– was born. He was born in Winona, close to the town of Baltic which was also known as the [...]

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Nase Rodina

I am starting to realize that belonging to genealogical groups could be helpful in my search for my family’s story.  I joined both the Polish Genealogy Society (www.pgsa.org) and the Czech Genealogical Society International (www.cgsi.org). The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society calls itself ‘Nase Rodina’ — “Our Family.”
I have been helped tremendously in my genealogy search for [...]

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Second Update from Chicago

My guess was right—my grandmother’s family was part of the parish of St. Michael the Archangel church, founded in 1892 to serve the Russo-Polish immigrants who flocked to Chicago’s South Side to work in the steel mills. Thanks again to a very helpful person in Chicago who coincidentally, is from the same South Side Polish [...]

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Genealogy and Archeology

Last week I took a day’s excursion with a group of friends down to the Crow Canyon Archeological Center, located in Cortez, Colorado. www.crowcanyon.org We were given a VIP tour, thanks to one of the women who was with us who sits on the Board of Directors. Our visit started with a short explanation about [...]

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Latvia’s Agricultural Heritage

A post from the Arctic Herder regarding his recent trip to Latvia:
After seven centuries of rule by various foreign powers, the time was right soon after WWI for all three of the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) to declare their independence from Russia in 1918. Riga, the capitol of Latvia, was established in 1201 [...]

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