Prairie Yesteryear features commentary and research which I and my mother have collected on bits of history, typically relating to life in the rural Midwest or the lives and paths of our ancestors. (Posts designated “Contributed by M.” are from Mother, and “Contributed by D.” are from Daughter.)
Our Rural Heritage
We explore the lifestyle of the pioneering and developing farm life, with all its ingenuity, blessings, and trials.
This year (2012) I am starting a series of brief articles for our local living history museum newsletter. These articles form the starting basis for this blog.
Mother is active in her local Historical Society and has been contributing history-related articles to her local newspaper for some time.
The Paths of Our Ancestors
As with most people doing family history research, we find our grandmother’s grandmothers venturing forth or persevering in interesting places and times. Sometimes we run across some interesting stories–which may or may not be directly connected to our ancestors. I hope to share some here.