Category Archives: Family history

Black History Month Highlight: Stepp Family Ranch

In honor of Black History month, the AHC would like to celebrate African-American experiences in the west by sharing this photograph of the Stepp family; taken on Alonzo T. Stepp’s ranch in the 1920s. Originally from Berea, Kentucky, Alonzo Stepp … Continue reading

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Preservation Week: Researching Ranch Hi(STORIES) at the American Heritage Center

[The Preservation Week blog series concludes with this final post.  We hope that you have enjoyed this feature!  As always, please feel free to share your own stories about your personal collections in the comments section!] For many years I have … Continue reading

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Preservation Week: Connecting with the Past through Family Hi(STORIES)

[The Preservation Week blog series continues!  Please feel free to share your own stories about your personal collections in the comments section!] Everyone has a personal archive; a collection of records that they choose to maintain because they feel that the … Continue reading

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Preservation Week: Family Heirlooms and Hi(STORIES)

[We continue to celebrate Preservation Week with a series of blog posts from community members that discuss their personal archives and family histories.  We hope that you enjoy this blog series!  Please feel free to share your own stories about … Continue reading

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Preservation Week: Personal Archives and Hi(STORIES)

Welcome to Preservation Week!  This week long event is celebrated by libraries, archives, and other institutions to emphasize what communities can do to preserve personal and shared collections.  Frequently, the American Heritage Center (AHC) talks about the collections within in … Continue reading

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Family History Research @ the AHC

Archivists working in the Reference Department of the American Heritage Center are often asked about resources that can help genealogists track their family’s history.  Sometimes that’s an easy question–we might actually have the personal family papers of that researcher’s forebears.  … Continue reading

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