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!
At the memorial service for my late uncle, Harold Parke Bergeson, Hal’s son Tom mentioned a word that I hadn’t … Continue reading It’s good for your spizzerinctum!
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
During a recent trip to California, I set aside a day to visit a cousin I hadn’t seen in over … Continue reading Cousin John Pomeroy
Even though the focus of this blog is my family heritage, there may be times when I need to write … Continue reading Friends for life–Rob and me
A cause has not been identified. Continue reading Tragedy strikes Odalen, “the church by the lake”
. . . and don’t forget to list the contents on the outside. Continue reading Don’t forget to look in every box!
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