June 1, 2020
I often studied this photo when visiting my grandparent’s home. Does he look like a nasty man? My grandmother is the tallest girl standing next to him. This man is her grandfather. I regularly viewed this photo, asking myself, does ...
July 1, 2019
As time fades away, history has a tendency to fade along with it.
But for the many members of Bygdelagenes Fellesraad, a national council comprised of descendants of emigrants from Norway to North America, they are attempting to preserve and ...
April 1, 2019
Old suitcase held clues for woman’s family history
Family stories are powerful motivators. For Judy Breiter, of Long Prairie, the stories were accompanied by a mysterious suitcase full of letters and photographs. And they took her all the way to ...
July 1, 2018
Connecting the dots on a family’s immigration story
This is a story of connections that span an ocean.
In Norway there’s Simon Bjørklund and in America there’s his third cousin, Sara Torvik, an Underwood native now living in Maryland.
May 1, 2016
Genealogists offer tips on how to find interesting family stories, family members
“Genealogy is about solving mysteries,” explained Barb Johnson, a research volunteer
from Alexandria who has successfully solved many family-tree riddles.
Joan Larson of Alexandria, another genealogy enthusiast added, ...
December 30, 2013
Olson learns new details about descendants
Roberta Olson proudly displays a plaque in her Sauk Centre home verifying that she is a descendant of people who sailed on the Mayflower. Their names, along with those of some of their children, ...