Adoption Genealogy Research

Do you have ancestors who were adopted but don’t know how to go about researching them? Having an adopted ancestor can often be one of the most frustrating and challenging aspects of genealogy research. In times past, records of adoptions weren’t as well kept as they are today, making searching for the link between birth parents…

Ellen’s Pick of the Week: Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

“Greenstone was full of people who could make you sad just by strolling into view.” Virgil Wander, Leif Enger’s eponymous new novel, is set in the hard-luck town of Greenstone, Minnesota along the stormy northern shores of Lake Superior. Although the town and its people have seen better days, together they muddle through by supporting…