My grandparents set sail from Liverpool to Boston as Swedish immigrants in 1912 on the S. S. Arabic (II) of the White Star line, the same line as the famed Titanic. I would have been very frightful to make a passage within months of such … Continue reading S. S. Arabic – Grandparent’s immigration ship in 1912
Today, on Veteran's Day, I'd like to honor my father, Kenneth Roland Olson who served his country in the U. S. Navy. He enlisted after graduating from high school in 1954 and began his term of 4 years, plus 2 in reserve . A significant … Continue reading Veteran’s Day: Kenneth R. Olson, U.S. Navy
It's always exciting to get new information, especially from a primary source, after hitting a brick wall for so long. I just received a scanned image of my paternal grandparent's marriage record in Boston, MA from October 6, 1914 that I received from my research … Continue reading Marriage record reveals grandparents names
"Growing up, I was the only one around that didn't have any grandparents. They were in Sweden and we never really talked about them." So my father said, when I asked him for some information about his grandparents, all from Sweden. "I think you know … Continue reading Opening Doors to the Past and Present
For Christmas my Mom gave me a wonderful gift - a 5 generations photo of my great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, me, and my son.
"Happy the man who remembers his progenitors with pride, who relates with pleasure the Jetory of their greatness, of their deeds, and, silently rejoicing, sees himself linked to the end of this goodly chain." Goethe, "Iphigenia in Taiiris."
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