My great-aunt, Olufina Duesund Andvik (“Fina”), was 109 years and eight months old when she died in Seattle, Washington in … Continue reading Tante Fina lived to be 109 years old!
This post will stray a bit from the genealogy of my bloodline. I want to look at the concept … Continue reading Carlson Family Camp
Several weeks ago I received an email from a Norwegian writer who is doing research on an unusual unit of … Continue reading Norwegian-Americans during World War II
Have you heard of “The Shetland Bus”? I recently read a book with that title by a British author named … Continue reading The Shetland Bus
I have become the family historian for both my nuclear and my extended family. In my father’s generation, the family … Continue reading Climbing the family tree
I didn’t know that my father, Robert William Bergeson, was in the Reserve Officer Training Program until I inherited his … Continue reading The Bergeson brothers in uniform
It’s been almost six weeks now since I have been in a gathering of more than two people simultaneously. My … Continue reading The smallpox epidemic of 1765-66
In addition to being an electrical engineer, an inventor, a scoutmaster, a father and an all-around wonderful human, my grandfather … Continue reading Grandpa Ragnvald was a storyteller
My great-grandfather, Berge Rognaldsen Duesund, was originally named Berge Rognaldsen Mjanger. In Norway, it was customary to name children after … Continue reading We’re all Mjangers!