Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Check Out My Other Blog...

Check out my other blog! There you will find my journal of boating adventures, as well as other travel - including my journey to Norway!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's been a while...

From Misc Photos

I guess it's been a while since I've written anything!

The last few months have been busy with various things...

Travelled to Arizona to visit Mom and Dad while they spent the winter there. Was hoping to get some nice weather, but it actually snowed and rained while I was there! It was a nice getaway...

From Arizona Feb 09

I've been getting the boat ready for the upcoming season. Looking forward to having some nice weather! Took a trip to Port Ludlow in mid April with the Tollycraft Club, and am planning another trip in mid-May to Bell Harbor in Seattle.

I haven't done much genealogy work recently, and need to get back into it! I've been working to cite my sources and records in my genealogy program Legacy- it's not exactly exciting, but it's important to do. Without good sources, the information lacks credibility...

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Cold!!

The past couple of days have been cold! Today's high was 27 degrees. Although it was cold, the skies were crystal clear and the sun was shining.

Although it was cold outside, it was nice and warm inside the boat- a nice place for lunch. Only problem: I was fresh out of beer!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

More relatives found!

In the past several days, more relatives living in Trondheim have appeared.

Through Petter's blog we found Marit, who's great grandfather, Oscar was one of Carl's brothers. I've not yet made contact with Marit directly, but look forward to doing so.

Another contact was made via the DIS Norge Slektsforum. Randi is the grand daughter of Carl's sister Gudrun. We've been in contact by e-mail, and two of her kids Kjetil and Aud and I are corresponding on Facebook.

The first relative contacted was Henrik, who's grandfather was Carl's brother Arnulf. We made contact a few weeks ago, with the help of Petter.

More to follow as more information comes along!

Friday, November 21, 2008


In my last post I mentioned the opportunity to help making a connection to an American relative for a gentleman from Norway.

Arthur, who lives in Trondheim, Norway contacted me to ask if I could help locate some relatives that may be lving in the Seattle area. I began searching for records, and he furnished me with some facts to guide the search. I located some old immigration records, census records, and a newspaper obituary that pointed to a man named Dean.

After searching telephone listings, I decided to give Dean a call to see if he was the person we were looking for. When a woman picked up the phone on the other end, I was quick to let her know that I was not some sort of telemarketer and that I was an OK guy. I explained the reason for my call, and that I was hoping to connect their family with relatives in Norway. Her husband, Dean, was not at home, but she was sure that he would be excited and return my call soon.

The next morning, I recieved a call from Dean, who was excited to learn the news, and was looking forward to hearing from Arthur.

It is exciting to have the opportunity to help another, as I've learned that helping oneanother is a big part of genealogy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An opportunity to help...

I've made contact with a relative living in Trondheim, Norway. His grandfather was my great grandfather's brother. We've exchanged e-mail messages and sent photos to one another, and I look forward to learning more history of the family from him.

I never would have located him if it weren't for my other new relative Petter, who made the connection. I am truly grateful to all of the people I have encountered through this project, and have been amazed at how generous people can be with their time.

I had hoped that perhaps someday I would be able to help someone locate American relatives.

Such an opportunity arose when I was contacted by a gentleman in Norway with relatives most likely living in the Seattle area. Supposedly some of his ancestors came to America and settled in the Poulsbo area. I've done a bit of checking, and found some records that will hopefully lead to some living relatives.