Here are som websites I have looked at this week
Having the flu is not fun, but not being able to do much else, it gave me time to read some.
At the website ThorNews “SUPPLIER OF NORWEGIAN CULTURE” I found an article called Old Norse Girl Names – Alphabetical List and Meanings Why not take a look here and see if you can find a suitable name for the family’s newborn girl.
I have not worked with DNA in relation to genealogy so I am trying to learn more about this. I found and interesting article at Kitty Cooper’s blog. The 25% relationship: a first look at the data
It is always fun to share other blogs with a Norwegian connection. Teri Hjelmstad’s website Norsky.net is an interesting place to visit. It contains Tei’s blog, her family trees and photos related to her genealogy.
As I keep finding genealogical information posted online with no sources attached, I am returning to a topic I have touched upon several times. Some genealogist wrote that “without proper sources a family history is mere fairy tales” from the find my past blog I share Debbie Mieszala’s article Citations: the importance of citing your sources.
Having watched the devastation in Texas and monitoring the next big storm that might hit Florida, I hope people have taken steps to protect their irreplaceable belongings. If not this article might be of interest. All is Not Lost: Rescuing Memories After the Flood by Carolyn Nicolaysen. The article is from the Meridian Magazine.
We have all these stories told in the family. Some are true, but others does sometimes turn out to be false. Jeanne Bryan Insalaco writes about this in her blog Everyone Has a Story. Read her article Family Stories: True or False
It was not only immigrants from Norway who had to adapt their names in their new country. Tv personality Pat Sajak, on the website Ricochet tells about his name and his visit to the house his grandfathers left in Poland Pat Sajak’s Letter “D” in Poland.
Here are some other blogs that presents links under the “finds” meme:
- Copper Leaf Genealogy
- Julie’s Genealogy & History Hub
- Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog
- That moment in time
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