Here are some articles I have read this week
As this has been a busy week, I share only a few articles today
I find it interesting to try to see my ancestors in a historical context. To try to see beyond just the names and dates. It is not always easy, I admit. I could not agree more with Diane who, in her blog Fledgling Endeavours, writes about this in her article Family History…So much more than Genealogy.
If you want to truly understand who your ancestors were as people, you have to become a historian of the times and places in which they lived. This is the message of the Ancestral findings article Reading History to Understand Your Ancestors
While trying to see our ancestors in a historical context, Laura Hedgecock in her blog Treasure chest of memories has a very interesting article on How to Avoid Misrepresenting the Past.
At Google books you can read online or download a large number of books. A search for “Norway” or “Norwegian history” will yield a large number of results. The books are old, and some of the information is inacurate or outdated. Keeping this in mind you can still pick up valuable knowledge about Norway’s people, culture and history.
Why not cook a Norwegian dish this weekend? At Norway-hei.com you find lots of Norwegian recipes in English.
Here are some other blogs that presents links under the “finds” meme:
- Copper Leaf Genealogy
- Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub
- Jana’s Genealogy ahnd Family History Blog
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