The Anoka County Historical Society was fortunate enough to receive an interesting collection of family papers for the Weber family of the Centerville area. The collection is sizeable, and tells many parts of the story of this particular family.
I am teaching a course on World War I in the MIddle East.
As a way of getting students past their sense that history is something in books that happened, if anywhere, on Mars--or at best on television, the first assignment is "How did World War I affect your family?" To the general chorus of "It didn't," I respond, "Call your grandparents."