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.