Genealogists amaze me. I have a great deal of respect for people who display the kind of commitment necessary to painstakingly research every detail of a family tree and compile a comprehensive family history. Successful genealogists manage to stay on task and persevere even after encountering countless obstacles and dead-ends along the way.
Donna from Benson, Minnesota is one of these dedicated genealogists. Shortly after we started this blog, I realized that, while I knew a fair amount about the history of the Irish in Clontarf, I knew very little about the other residents of the town. Donna has become my go-to resource for information on some of those families. She has compiled a tremendous amount of genealogy research on her own family – the Aschemans, as well as her husband’s family – the Chevaliers.
There have been many inquiries about various branches of the Chevalier family over the past several months. If you don’t read the comments on the various posts, you are missing some great feedback and stories about Clontarf. Click here to read the post about the Chevalier family and make sure you scroll down and read Donna’s comment.
Anne’s comments are not to be missed, either. She shares great stories and information all of the time. At the bottom of each post, at the right, is a place you can click to read the comments. It will have a balloon and say “comments” if any have been left. Simply click on “comments” and you will learn even more about Clontarf.
And remember, if you are looking for something specific on the blog, use the Search function located at the top right, below the photograph of the train station.
Many thanks to Donna for sharing all of her hard work with us! Have a great weekend!