Welcome to my little project

Family history is meant to be shared, especially with our siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. This blog is dedicated to the ancestors who left traces of their lives for us to find and share.

An interactive Rhoades family trees is available to view here, but it is a password protected website that I wish only to share with immediate family. If you are a member of my immediate family and you do not already have the password, please call or e-mail me.

I am happy to share my source citations and answer any questions about internal family lore, items in the family’s private collection, or collaboration on allied lines. Just reach out to me via the Contact link.


An Ode to Father

It is Father’s day weekend! What better way to pay homage to my father than to post memories as written by him. The following is an abbreviated autobiography written by my father and slightly edited by me for blogging purposes. He grew up in a small South Dakota village; a place that he’s been known … Continue reading An Ode to Father