Friday, July 6, 2012

Follow Friday: Skagway Historical Society blog

   For those of you now looking confused, no, there is no Skagway in Connecticut. The Skagway Historical Society blog is the blog for Skagway Historical Society of Skagway, Alaska. The blog profiles famous locals and provides detailed biographies for each individual. These biographies include basic birth and death information, a few interesting tales, and how they tie to Skagway. Useful for a family trying to trace their past.
   So why am I mentioning the Skagway Historical Society blog? Two of those profiles concern Connecticut natives. Erastus Brainard, a force driving the immigration to the Yukon, was born in Middletown. Hattie Corrin, born in South Coventry, ran the local hospital for several years. If you belong to either family, you'll want to take a look. 

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