We have exciting news this morning. We knew it was going to happen soon, but we didn’t know when. One of our regular history informants, Larry from the Hesch History blog, sent us an email telling us that the Pierz Journal newspapers we’ve had digitized through the Minnesota Digital Library are now online. Wooooooohoooooooo! It’s happy dance time! (Picture an image of Snoopy doing his Snoopy dance. That’s us!)
The issues that have been digitized run from 1909 through 1913. They do not appear under the Morrison County Historical Society’s collection, but under the Minnesota Newspapers Collection. You can also do a search for “Pierz Journal” and they should appear.
Have at it, researchers, and let us know what you think. If you like what you see, consider giving us a donation toward the digitization of the volumes through 1923. (See the Save the Pierz Journals link in the right sidebar.)
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MCHS staff spend quite a bit of time doing research online. While here, we’re on a continual quest to find new sources of Morrison County history. We have a pretty good idea of what’s out there, but we’ve had a hard time finding blogs that touch on Morrison County, either as far as current issues are concerned, or for past issues. I was very excited, therefore, when the Google Alert we have set for ‘morrison county historical society,’ returned a hit that led us directly to a blog related to a family in Morrison County.
The blog is called Hesch History and it is run by Maryls Sebasky. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Marlys explores the history of the Hesch family. It appears that she started this blog in January 2009, so it’s new. What’s surprising is that she has another blog called Ephemeral Gramma (used to be called Ephemeral Florist) that she’s been operating since October 2004. That’s a long time for a blog. By contrast, Skimming the Cream has been around since August 2007.
If you know of any other blogs related to Morrison County history or genealogy, please let us know in the comments.
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