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Our family has a variety of interests and is involved in various projects, from bicycling and genealogy to family reunions and GeoCaching.  This page contains brief descriptions of, and links to, pages on this site relating to those interests.  We hope that they will be informative and interesting to you.


Learn about our family, view some family pictures, connect to individual family member pages, and view newsletters to catch up on family happenings.

Cousin Fred and Aunt Alice have written Jacob J. Dyck: Am Tract to America, A History and Genealogy for the Descendants of Jacob J. Dyck and Marie G. Harder and Sixty Years of Silence, The Dyck Family in Soviet Russia. Read a chapter from the book, view old family photos, and order a copy or copies of the book for yourself and your family.

GeoCaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS (Global Postioning Satellite) users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

In 2004, Eric and his brother Charlie began spending one evening a week working on woodworking projects.  This has taken on a life of its own, and we now spend much more time in our "Little Shop of Horrors" in Eric's basement. Daniel has also gotten interested. Check out some of our projects.

Margie and I have embarked on a new endeavor, imagine that! We have joined Prairie PastTimes. Prairie PastTimes is a cooperative of artists and artisans, all of whom live in the Kansas Flint Hills, or have a connection with the area. Prairie PastTimes offers a wide range of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.

Prairie PastTimes is located at 220½ Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS. Phone: 620.273.6003