Monthly Archives: July 2012

What’s in a name … Kreykes, for example

The family name of Kreykes, from which I am one generation removed, is in some ways a mystery. We know that it was brought to Iowa in the 19th century by a family from Rijssen, the Netherlands. Apparently all recorded … Continue reading

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Society Saturday — Sioux County Historical Society Museum

On a recent trip to Orange City, Iowa, my mother’s hometown, I finally had a chance to visit the county historical society’s museum. I’d tried to stop in for a visit the previous August but had found it locked. Like … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday — Good Books

One of the joys of family research for me is how much I’m learning about history … especially that which touched the lives of my ancestors and those around them. One way I learn is by reading books that might … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

The Fourth of July is probably a good time for family historians and all Americans to reflect not only on ancestral ties to the colonial era and the American Revolution but on ancestors of later generations, from various times and … Continue reading

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