It’s been exciting to recently discover that our Olson family ancient home of origen is Halland, Sweden. Halland County is on the lower western coast of Sweden. Until 1645 it was part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Along with a few other provinces, in the … Continue reading Olson Family Origins in Halland, Sweden
I'm continuing my search for a needle in a haystack, with the family name "Wood" on it. So here I am documenting my investigation. My great-grandmother Bertha Wood (William) Mitchell's father was Frederick Wood, born in Burke, New York, 1841. I know from a census … Continue reading A Needle in a Haystack
I'd like to invite you to join me at Author Memories where I'm sharing some vignettes from winters past in my guest post: Romancing the Snow. Some of the family names I discuss are Currier, Greenleaf, Adams, and Peirce. Come see how some of our … Continue reading Winters in New England’s Past
As a genealogy enthusiast, history aficionado, and fiction author I'm thrilled to share that my second book has been published. Colonial Courtships takes place in the charming 18th century Glassenbury, Connecticut. Drawing from my interest in my own New England ancestors, and featuring a surname … Continue reading Announcing the book release of Colonial Courtships!
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
"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