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 Wednesday at Barnesville 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.
The Family History Center Portal: Free Access to Top Genealogy Sites
Wednesday, October 6 at 5 p.m.
Rick Crume will guide you through genealogy’s best-kept secret!
Genealogy Hacks: Tricks to Crack the Top Genealogy Web Sites
Wednesday, October 13 at 5 p.m.
Rick Crume will get you out of your genealogy search rut! Finally find your ancestors with by learning these clever “hacks.”
Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest @ Your Library
Wednesday, October 20 at 5 p.m.
Rick Crume will show you the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resources are at your library! Unlock your family story by accessing census information, vital records, immigration records, legal docs, photos and more!
Genealogical Resources of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County with Mark Piehl
Wednesday, October 27 at 5 p.m.
Learn about the many resources available locally including school census records, city directories, land records, tax records and WWI Alien Registration Forms.
Sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.