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Remember When …



We are trying to get ready for planting our gardens, but in Michigan sometimes the weather does not cooperate, sunny one day and snow the next.

Like the Master Gardeners, say in Michigan, “wait until Memorial Day to put your plants in so you don’t have to worry about the cold.” One of the ways the United States grew in population was, after a war, the soldiers were given land for their time in service. The Northern Midwest area is where they were trying to settle, like Michigan, after the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Did you have family members come here during this time? I did! My family had land in Swartz Creek, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc. Where was your family from? We have lots of research on families that settled here, between 1830-1850s.

If you ever want to look up your families’ name, it’s on-line or email me; I may be able to help you find it. Do you want to know about the history of the land you live on now? I do a lot of genealogy research with my own family since doing DNA testing mostly, which just verifies what we already knew.



Genesee County was a farming community that first started with the trees! Michigan is blessed with all our own natural resources, fruit trees and trees to build everything. Wildlife, great soil, to grow the foods we need. For travel, we had all kind wood to build boats for our waterways and for carriages, which was our way of transportation until the railroad, and then automobiles.

We are Michigan strong. I am planning on trying my first Zoom Burton Area Historical Society meeting on Saturday at 1 p.m. Check out my Facebook page for more information (Mona’s Place on Facebook).