Food and the War

Today I am continuing to highlight some of the new resources available online that highlight the Northfield experience during World War I. In the last post, I shared some aerial photographs from France kept in a scrapbook by Irwin Smith, who served in the Intelligence Division “over there” during the war. Closer to home, the households of the Northfield area were also heavily involved in wartime activities. Since Rice County is a very agricultural area, many local citizens were encouraged to contribute to the production and...

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More City of Northfield birth records

Just thought I’d share news about the latest addition to the Northfield History Collaborative – a book of birth records from 1908-1912. Unlike the previous ledger-style book I posted about last time, this book devotes a single page to each new baby. If your ancestors were born in the city of Northfield during this time, check it out! You can search for the name of the baby (if the baby was actually named here, that is), by the names of the parents, and by the names of the attending physicians. If you have any personal stories or...

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City of Northfield Birth + Death Register

New on the Northfield History Collaborative – the City of Northfield’s register of births and deaths from 1883 through 1907! Back in the day, city officials recorded all the vital information about a person who was born or died in the City on one line of a two-page spread in a large bound book. The births are listed first by year, followed by the deaths. The Northfield Historical Society is carefully preserving the original volume that spans the years 1883 through 1907, and we recently digitized and transcribed it so that the...

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