Midsummer festival starts off first day of activities

MINOT, N.D. – The midsummer festival has returned to the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot. The first of three days of events started earlier Friday evening. The festival kicked off with the Midsummer Parade and Flag Presentation featuring the Sámi flag for the first time. Saturday will include the traditional...
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Recently solved cold case of 1956 double murder in Montana has ties to Waco

WACO, Texas — A 65-year-old cold case that was recently solved using forensic genealogy by Montana officials has ties to Waco, Texas. Last week, the Cascade County Sheriff's Office announced that it had finally closed the file of a double homicide involving two teens in Great Falls, Montana in 1956: Patricia Kalitzke, 16, and Lloyd Duane Bogle, 18.
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Fluvanna County, VANews-Virginian

Fluvanna father and daughter set out to tell their family's story along James River

It’s a family story, a store of race, an American tale seldom told — and a Fluvanna County father and daughter are working to make sure it gets a chance to be heard. Hannah and Horace Scruggs III will spend the next year paddling about the James River and the old plantations that line its shores to create a documentary about the river, their family and the free and enslaved African Americans who plied its waters for trade and barter.
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Cedar Rapids, IAhooplanow.com

Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library

The Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library is open for visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 PM. Research your family tree with the help of library volunteers. The library is located in the lower level of the Masonic Building. Parking is available in the rear and enter through the back door.
Portsmouth, NHSeacoast Online

Juneteenth: Celebrating history 'no longer hidden or untold' at African Burying Ground

PORTSMOUTH — Drumming, dancing and honoring ancestors marked the final event of the Black Heritage Trail's celebration of Juneteenth on Saturday,. Held at the African Burying Ground, "Dance of the Ancestors: Ritual, Chants, Drumming, and Movement," was fashioned after a traditional West African Egungun ritual. It featured chants and dance by Ifa priest Chief Wande Abimbola, accompanied by drumming from the Akwaaba Ensemble, to invoke and honor ancestral spirits and to offer healing.
Cambridge, OHYour Radio Place

Patsy (Pat) Rose Johnson

Patsy (Pat) Rose Johnson of Cambridge, Ohio passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 17, 2021 with her husband by her side. Pat was born November 24, 1940 in Quaker City, Ohio, the daughter of the late Leanna (West) Rose and Charles Rose. She graduated from Old Washington High School. While she held positions as telephone operator and store manager, she took the biggest pride in her job as wife and mother. After caring for her family in places like Washington, DC, North Canton, Ohio and Glen Ellyn, Illinois; she and her family lived in Bay Village, Ohio for 24 years before moving to Cambridge.
California Stategeneamusings.com

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Did Your Father Leave You?

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):. 1) It's Father's Day in the USA on Sunday, so let's talk about our fathers. 2) Your father probably lived a complete life, and you probably have memories of him. What memories and attitudes did he "leave" you with?
Merrill, WIWJFW-TV

Merrill History and Culture Center reopens with new addition

Merrill - "It can be a 10 minute stop or a two hour stop; however long you want to make it." Normally Pat Burg is walking around in the Merrill History and Culture Center telling people about the community's rich history. But for the past year she's been doing anything...
Newnan, GANewnan Times-Herald

‘Preserving Our History’

African American history, often lacking in records and written documentation, doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. The preservation of African American burial sites, the challenges of African American genealogy and the history of Newnan's Farmer Street Cemetery were discussed before a crowd in person and online Thursday. The Preserving...