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Author to give book reading on North Dakota hiking trails

Author and hiking enthusiast Susan Wefald is scheduled to give a reading of her book, “Spectacular North Dakota Hikes – Bring the Dog,” Monday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Weber Reading Room of the NDSU Main Library. The Institute for Regional Studies published the book, and a representative will be on hand with books for purchase.
 
A North Dakota Public Service Commissioner for 16 years, Wefald now enjoys exploring the state on hikes with her husband, Bob, and their three-year-old Goldendoodle, Sandy.
 

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Family Tree Magazine recognizes archives website in its top 75 list

For a third year in a row, Family Tree Magazine, has named the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies Archives website the best North Dakota website for doing genealogical and family history research in the state. In its article “Top 75 Websites of 2012” in the December issue it states “In selecting this year’s best state websites, we looked especially for databases (at least one per state) where you can search for your ancestors’ names. Some sites also have digital images of original records, and several of the sites regularly add new searchable documents.”

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