The First Thanksgiving

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Now that Halloween and our interest in ghosts and goblins has waned a bit, we begin to look forward to Thanksgiving. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln officially declared the fourth Thursday in November as a day of Thanksgiving. Traditionally, the first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts […]

Hanging Out With Ghosts

I decided that with Halloween coming up later this month that I should do something a bit creepy. So we will be hanging out at cemeteries. The first one that everyone in this area should hang out at is Lakeview. The Fenton has several opportunities to tour Lakeview in its “Saints and Sinners Tours” on […]

Alternative Resources for the 1890 Census

Our discussion last month covered the devastating loss of the 1890 Census. However all is not lost, there are some alternative resources that can be used such as, City Directories, Tax records, Military Records, Local Histories, and State Census Records to name just a few of the additional sources that can be explored. City Directories […]

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