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From: "Jean R. Legried" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] How old were you when you started your genealogy? What got you started?
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 16:37:49 -0600
It was 1952 -- I was 14 -- and it was a project in my 9th grade Social
Studies class. My mother had compiled names and dates back to my four sets
of great-grandparents so I had that on which to build. I tried to keep
things updated throughout the years.
In the mid-1960s I decided to try to get more data on my mother's maiden
name -- an unusual English name. We knew of only our small family in
southern Minnesota but there was family tradition of "cousins in Missouri".
About this time Mother's second cousin found an obituary in her
grandfather's papers for a relative in Missouri. This gave me a place in
which to start searching -- and by the time this project was completed and
book printed, I was hooked!
I also did a book on my husband's Norwegian line. As things have turned
out, Norwegian-American research has become my specialty. In 1981 I became
a CGRS (now CG). My time seems to be taken up with client research and
volunteer projects but I hope in the new year to devote more time to my
German and Norwegian lines.
Jean R. Legried, CG
Norwegian-American research specialty
Freeborn Co. MNGenWeb Coordinator: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnfreebo
Beginning Genealogy lessons: http://www.rootsweb.com/~newbie
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