1929 - Black Hills of South Dakota Brochure

This 1929 travel brochure is a very interesting perspective of the many tourist attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This came from Perry Loofbourrow's collection and may have been associated with a trip his parents, or another close relative, made through that area about that time. Remember that cross country roads were relatively new, and many did not exist. The best way to get to the Black Hills back then was by train.

Jane (Agnew) Barker -- The Story of Her Life

Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman, great-grand-daughter of Jane (Agnew) Barker, complied this story of Jane's life from her research and family records. Jane Agnew's grandparents were from Scotland, she was born in Northern Ireland, migrated to America at age 22, and eventually settled in Iowa. From the Great Potato Famine to a steamship voyage to America, she moved to Iowa to be employed for the Barker/Robinson family. She and James Cellars Barker were eventually married and had 7 children.

Our Ulster-Scot Cousins

Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman and her daughter and family made a trip to Northern Ireland to visit some of our family roots from the early 1800s when the Agnew family moved from Scotland to Ireland.

Holiday Memories - Family

Many of our family members have shared their family holiday memories, stories, and traditions. This collection has a wonderful spectrum of stories ranging from holiday celebrations from over a hundred years ago to current times. There are stories of traditions, holiday meals, Christmas trees, and a good perspective from young and old. We have a wonderful collection of stories. Lets grow this collection! Read through some of the stories and write one of your own to add. Just send to Ron Snow or Margie Kinnaman.
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Holiday Memories

A few years ago we collected holiday stories from several of our cousins and relatives and gathered them into a 35 page collection. These include stories from the turn of the century (1900) and some as recent as a few years ago. There are stories from our relatives in Iowa, Oklahoma, many from southern California area and up at Hollister. You older ones will enjoy the memories and you younger ones will get a glimpse of family Christmas' past. I hope you enjoy!

Down load the Holiday Memories collection. If you have an iPad you can download it and save it as an iBook. Most of you will probably just print it.


Thanks to fantastic family involvement in helping capture our family history, and the diligent and hard work of decades by Margie, we all now have a rich family history document that includes: interesting charts, Family Trees, Ancestor and Descendants charts, and lots of details on our ancestors..

Interested? Check out the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman or try our online Family Genealogy. This online data has a security check that prohibits seeing 'living' people but it does show our history and ancestors. Contact Ron for more details.

Gift Idea

First, the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman. Margie is our family historian and this 520 page hardcover has our family history dating back to the 1600s to present.   It is sold at cost and available here at Lulu, they print and ship in about 10-14 days.

Thanks to Bob and Rich Day, Royal Day's sons, Ron Snow has transcribed and annotated Royal's 1918 diary, a diary he wrote when turning 18, graduating from High School, and starting College and adulthood.  This hardcover is sold at cost and available here at Lulu.