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Family Tree Workbook: Genealogy for Beginners
by Rosemary A. Chorzempa
is an ideal starter book for young genealogists. Large-print
forms help children learn more about their heritage, connect them with
it, and steer them down the path to self-knowledge. A short
glossary defines new words and phrases, and pedigree charts and "trees"
help youngsters learn how they fit in with the larger world.
studying and using the tools of genealogy, children learn which
questions to ask and how to document family records,
correspondence, family stories, and interviews.
57 pages provide the budding family historian with
places to document information about self, father, mother, siblings,
and other relatives — both paternal and maternal. Protocol about
research methods and etiquette teaches the beginner good genealogical
techniques, and introduces the child to ethnic crafts, foods, and
workbook — which could be used as the basis for a classroom project --
also includes pages for photos, autographs, foreign words, and
geography notes. A bibliography and list of ideas for more
study allow the youngster to take this hobby further.
Suggested ages: 9 to 12 years, or grades 4 through 7.
Resource and Guide Books
Guide to Family History Resources at the Minnesota Historical
Society by the MHS Staff
This book is a
tool for all genealogists, beginning and experienced, who are
researching family, local, or state history. The Minnesota Historical
Society (MHS) has one of the richest collections in the nation, but
such vast resources can be overwhelming. Compiled by the experienced
MHS staff, this book is a great guide to the Society’s myriad holdings.
New and revised,
this book features a lengthy, annotated list of resources related to
biography, census, naturalization; cemeteries, schools, religious or
business affiliations; legal, military, and veterans’ records; death
records/index (1908-96); photos, personal papers, oral histories,
ethnic resources; newspapers, directories, passenger ship lists; and
maps, atlases, etc.
researchers will find it a source of information about new social
histories: studies of gender, families, ethnic groups, urban and rural
pasts, labor, material culture, and everyday life. In other words, this
would be an excellent gift for both the researcher or genealogist in
Family Journals: Projects and Ideas for Sharing and
Recording Memories Together
by Linda Blinn
is a comprehensive and inspirational collection of how-to projects and
activities, from handmade family trees to photo scrapbooks, to travel
journals, family recipe books, and dream journals. The book is geared
toward creating projects that the entire family can enjoy and
participate in, from making actual mini books to keeping a shared
journal during a trip.
creative parents, children, and scrapbook artists seeking to expand
their craft and book artists looking for projects to share with family
will all benefit from this book.
are outlines for making a family tree, and projects that show how to
track a family's history, document travels, create a memory book of
friends or special events. There are also tips for making a family
memory collage, a homemaking journal of family traditions and recipes,
as well as a time capsule scrapbook.
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Feet Under: A
Graveyard Guide to Minnesota by Stew
In the introduction, Thornley
surfing has become an increasingly popular hobby... . People making
treks include genealogists tracing their roots, artists and writers
admiring the monuments and epitaphs, travelers looking to get off the
beaten path... . Visitors respond in different ways to what
encounter, taking pictures, making rubbings, leaving offerings. . . ."
guidebook — splashed with interesting, enlightening and often unknown
factoids about the state's history — also contains a helpful appendix
with a county-by-county listing of Minnesota's cemeteries and their
specific locations and lists the 400 famous, infamous and just
interesting Minnesotans whose graves were visited by
author's interest in cemeteries is not new. He has also
grave of every member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame, a quest that took him
across the United States and to Cuba.
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Red River Trails: Oxcart Routes between St. Paul and the Selkirk
by Rhoda R. Gilman, Carolyn Gilman, and Deborah M.
you heard stories about your grandfather taking the oxcart to St. Cloud
for supplies and being gone for two weeks, this book, recently
by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, is for you. It traces the
running through Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada that were used as
trade routes for furs and merchandise between St. Paul in the south and
the settlement that was to become Winnipeg in the north. Supplemented
maps, sketches, a full index and reference notes, the book is divided
chapters featuring six main trails: Manitoba, North Dakota, Minnesota
Woods, Middle and Metropolitan.
the risk of sounding like a full-blown geek, this is about to become my
favorite book. Maps for the Middle Trail even show my little hometown,
right there, two weeks from St. Cloud...a trip that takes about an hour
and a half today!" Suzann
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They Chose Minnesota
June Drenning Holmquist; ed.
did emigrants leave their homelands and move to Minnesota? Where in the
state did they settle? What did they do, and how did they organize? How
did they maintain their ethnicity? These are just a few of
questions addressed in this massive document making the subtitle, "A
Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups", almost a misnomer. This is not
"survey", as in quick scan or exit poll. This is an 8 1/2"
614-page tome with photos, illustrations, and charts covering 60 ethnic
groups that settled in Minnesota. This is by far the largest and most
expensive book carried by Rural Route Bookstore, and if it weren't
worth the price, we wouldn't carry it. The various scholarly
contributors read like a Who's Who of ethnic studies.
published, the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer
Press wrote, "If
you are a descendant of Icelanders or Lebanese, Greeks or Japanese, you
will find interesting material in this book about your forebears and
how it was when they settled in Minnesota." And yes, all five
Scandinavian groups are covered in detail in this "must have" book for
historian or genealogist.
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Between Rocks and
Hard Places by Ann Urness
Now in its fourth printing, it has a beautiful new cover that reflects
the beauty of Norway and does justice to Gesme's thorough
research. Quite a few books cover the lives of Scandinavian
immigrants in the United States. Between Rocks and
is one of the few books written for the non-Norwegian reader that looks
at daily life in Norway before mass emigration. Gesme fully
explains the "push factors:" the conditions, customs and traditions in
the early 1800s that drove so many people from their homeland into the
unknown. It is perhaps the most comprehensive book on this
designed for the English reader.
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Books based on Specific Locations or Families
History of Urness Township
on this great new book about Central Minnesota, click on The
Sigrid Nilsdatter's Family
by Maxine Shulstad
wonderful new book is more than a family history. It traces
of Maxine's ancestor's lives, loves, trials and victories.
family photos and other treasures, including Sigrid's trunk.
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