Friday finds Week 39 -2017

Websites I have read this week

Often a simple internet search can yield valuable information about your ancestors. Maybe you will, like Patricia Greber, in the blog My Genealogy Life find A Family Court Dispute Found in Google Books

Recognising that many of you not only have Norwegian ancestors, I share this article by Anne Gillespie Mitchell in the Ancestry blog. Migration to America in the 1700’s



“Have you ever had a conversation with a relative about a family story and you assumed that they had the same perspective as you? Midway through the conversation you find out that they remember the incident completely differently?” This is the question raised by Jessica at Storied Genealogy. Read her article Another Perspective.


We should never underestimate the help we can get from our fellow genealogists. This is the topic of Gettin’ By With Help from Our Friends by Eileen Souza. Linked from Cheri Hudson Passey’s blog Carolina Girl Genealogy.


I have earlier visited the blog HomeFolk Tales by Darlene Steffens. This time she tells about her ancestor Ommund Ommundsen Ostrem (1820-1895) He lived in in Moi, Rogaland, Norway.


In Ann Marie Bryant’s blog Tales of a Family, I found a charming history about Uncle Walter Her other genealogy writings are also well worth a look.



Facebook can be a great way to connect with fellow genealogists.


Here are some other blogs that presents links under the “finds” meme:

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Have a great weekend!

2 thoughts on “Friday finds Week 39 -2017

  • September 30, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Love, love, love your blog.

    I was wondering if you know of any local history/genealogy Facebook groups that would involve the Aust-Agder communities of Tveit, Vennesla or Birkenes. Or are there any that might involve the area around Kristiansand?

    Thank you!
    Clytee Gold

    • October 1, 2017 at 2:47 am

      Thanks for your kind words Clytee. I am just about to board a plane to leave Norway for å week. I’ll get back to you on this.


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