Explore local history treasures

Happy 2017! The new year will definitely be happy if you’re interested in the history of Minneapolis or Hennepin County.

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WITB? Flyttningsbevis

By this time you know WITB stands for “What’s in the box?”, i.e., the metal safe-deposit box I found last week in our basement. The document I’m writing about today would have been more helpful if I’d found it a few years ago when I started the search for my husband Bill’s Swedish grandfather.

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WITB? Naturalization Papers

This is another posting in the series answering the question “What’s in the box?” and describing a piece of family history found in a metal box in our basement.

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Swedish Ancestors

My husband Bill and I are planning to visit several Scandinavian countries in September. Family history is one consideration for making this trip. Bill’s mother was 100% Swedish; her parents were both born in Sweden and came to the United States as young adults.

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