Greetings! I’m Carla Gade a historical fiction novelist, avid blogger, research fanatic, history buff, and a self-designated family historian. Welcome to Relatively Speaking, my web journal of my adventures in discovering my family ancestry. Mostly you will find topics related to early American genealogy, but you will also find some of my Swedish heritage being explored as well.  On occasion I delve into my husband’s Yankee and Norwegian history too. Be sure to explore the top menu to see categories and names of special interest.

If you’d like to see my family tree which includes a list of surnames, please visit  An Old New England Heritage. Thank you for stopping by!

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I invite you to drop by my author website, Heart, Hope, & HISstory.