Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tracking down a book

When I spoke to my father's cousin, Richard Kirkpatrick, back in 1987, he told me about a book about Oakdale that he had gotten a year earlier. Almost twenty one years later, in May of 2008, I began trying to locate a copy. I got a good tip from the Genealogy Trails website and followed it up with the Washington County Library. They had a copy and it was not copyrighted. They made me a photocopy and I scanned it and put it on my website. The "History of Oakdale Township" provided a lot of good information related to my family history. Now I need to rewrite some of my stories to include the information from that book.

1 comment:

Grandma's Joys said...

You are so inspiring! I printed out a lot of the information you emailed me and so much enjoyed reading the stories. I also printed out the pictures so I can show my children. I am so grateful to those who came before us and all that they did to help make life good for us now. I appreciate your help in making sure their memories live on.