Hi Folks – I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Brad, and I’m not a Montanan. But my mother is. And most of her family lived there at one time. And their family. And even some of my dad’s family. It’s one of the places to which all roads seem to lead. This blog constitutes my acceptance of the Ancestry.com 52 Ancestors challenge – though I’m a bit late getting to it. It may end up being a 50 Ancestor challenge… or I may end up losing count. Time will tell.
There will definitely be Montana stories here – stories go with the territory. But I will also feature New Englanders and Iowans, people from Wisconsin and California… all of whom, I feel, confronted their sometimes challenging lives with a certain brand of courage and bull-headedness I like to call MONTANATUDE.