Speaker, writer and genealogist Rick Crume began researching his family history at the age of 14. His quest yielded answers.
“A brother of my ancestor was last recorded in the 1880 census. For years, I wasn’t able to find any record of him-it was like he vanished!” shared Crume. “When newspaper records went online, I found him again! He could be traced from Minnesota to California to Central and then finally to South America,” Crume continued. “Turned out he had married four times…without necessarily divorcing the previous spouse. He was on the run and made big headlines!” he added.
Join Rick Crume along with Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County Archivist Mark Piehl for a free genealogy series beginning next Tuesday at Moorhead Library to learn more about yourself and your family’s past.
“There’s a very good chance that genealogy websites like Ancestry and HeritageQuest have information on your family, but finding information on your ancestors can be hit or miss. In these presentations, you’ll learn tips and tricks to save time and search these sites effectively,” Crume concluded.
Beginner’s Guide to Online Genealogy with Rick Crume
Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.
With so many genealogy resources online it’s hard to know where to start. Rick will point you to the best online destinations for beginning genealogists.
From the Revolutionary War to Vietnam with Rick Crume
Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
Rick will point you to the best websites for U.S. military records, ranging from Revolutionary War pension files to World War II draft cards.
Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest @ your Library with Rick Crume
Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m.
Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest bring the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resources to your library. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
Genealogical Resources of the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County
Tuesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Join Archivist Mark Peihl as he discusses some of the many genealogical resources available at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s archives, including school census records, city directories, land records, tax records World War 1 Alien Registration forms and much more.
Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.