If you follow my blog at all, MANY of you should be able to guess where my first choice of genealogy travel would take me.
Did you read my series, The Great Swedish Adventure? Then you guessed it!
1. Sweden! If you are unaware of that series, my biological paternal grandfather, Erik Hjalmer Lundberg was born in Viksjö, Sweden. A cousin who lives in Sweden, not far from there has found my blog and we have been communicating for almost a year. My cousin has been very enthusiastic and can show me a lot over there, plus I want to meet him and all of the rest of the family! I am planning a trip to Sweden next year.
2. My second choice is Norway. I have three different great grandparents who immigrated from Norway. They are: A maternal great grandfather, Paul Hardin Johansen (Harding) from Kragaro. His wife, my great grandmother, Dagny Dulin, from Bergen, and a paternal great grandfather, Halvor Torgelson Westby, from Trysil. I have information on a cousin in the Westby line, but haven't made any contact yet. It would be so ideal to add Norway to my Sweden trip next year don't you think?
3. I would also like to go to Minnesota, where my biological paternal grandparents settled upon immigration to this country. This would include the Wadena and Koochiching County areas.
4. Visit all of the other places I have cousins and family living, so I can meet them! Also included here would be other areas family has come from. This is a constant upgraded list which right now includes, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, Montana, Texas, New York, California (different areas around the state) and Pennsylvania.
So for now I am really working on my first choice, not sure if I will be able to included anything from the second on my list or not, it would be a shame if I couldn't, after all I would be so close. There is a bit of a problem with that though as we have plans for another trip to another country next year also. As much as I would like to do it all, sometimes I just can't. I am going to push my limits though as far as I can!
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Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
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