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
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!
My dad, Robert William Bergeson, and his two brothers, Harold Parke Bergeson and Norman Bernhard Bergeson, were born in Chicago … Continue reading Our Uncle Hal
A quarter of my ancestors’ families first arrived in North America in the early to mid-18th century. My paternal grandmother … Continue reading The transatlantic crossings of our immigrant families
from Iowa to South Dakota Continue reading 300 miles in a covered wagon
even though the family home was destroyed. Continue reading Great-uncle Leroy survived a tornado
and only one came home. Continue reading The Redfield boys joined the Union Army
Inquiring cousins want to know! Continue reading Is there a Martha Washington connnection in our family?
which means I have a couple of questions for him. Continue reading Our family patriarch is Uncle Hal