The Route to School

This was for Day 2 of Family Tree Magazine 30 day writing challenge – where they dish out a prompt every day for the next month. So technically, today is Day 3.  I’m a day behind – but I’m feeling pretty good about getting it accomplished! Day 2: Imagine a …

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My Grandma Mildred

Family Tree Magazine is doing a 30 day writing challenge – dishing out a prompt every day for the next month. Now that the garden is nearly done, I thought this would be a great challenge and help me get back into the swing of writing and researching again. Day …

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My Wonderful Days On An Iowa Farm by Alta Fleak

I will forever be grateful for the people (mostly women) in my family who took the time to write a little bit about their lives.  These writings are irreplaceable.  Their experiences.  In their own words.  You can’t find this information in census records. How else would I know that great grandma …

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Unearthing History – Our Mining Roots: Part V

This is the fifth post in a series that follow my Thompson ancestors from the lowlands of Scotland to Guthrie County, Iowa.  This post will follow the migration to the United States between 1870 and 1910.  Many of the pictures below were shared by Jane M. – a granddaughter of Martha …

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