The Santa Fe Hospital in Topeka, Kansas was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 recognizing the building’s significant role in healthcare for the State of Kansas and specifically, Santa Fe railroad employees. Located near downtown Topeka when it was … Continue reading "Santa Fe Hospital (Part 2)"
Ellis Ray Spencer was born to Richard Allen and Leona (Howell) Spencer this week one hundred and ten years ago (Feb 20, 1912) in Plato, Laclede County, Missouri. He was the first son born into the family of nine children.
The first official record we … Continue reading "Happy Birthday Ellis Ray Spencer!"
Over the last few weeks, I have been researching a small hospital in Kansas and it reminded me of an earlier project where I learned a lot about railroads, their development across the United States, and the advent of modern medical care.Cyrus … Continue reading "Santa Fe Hospital (Part 1)"
On this day in 1871 the Deutsches Reich, or German Empire, was proclaimed from a group of 26 disparate entities. According to Wikipedia, they included four kingdoms, six grand duchies, four duchies, seven principalities, three free Hanseatic states, and one imperial territory.Source: Wikipedia
My ancestors hailed from the western side of the … Continue reading "The German Empire and German Americans"
What: Don't Forget to Misspell! Getting the Most from Online Newspaper Research. When: Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 10:00 am
Where: Northland Genealogical Society, North Kansas City Public Library, North Kansas City, MO [via Zoom]
What: A Genealogist's Guide to Sanborn Maps. When: Monday, April 4, 2022 - … Continue reading "Upcoming Events"