Showing posts from November, 2012

I Love Surprises!

Can you imagine my surprise when an unexpected package arrived for ME a couple of days ago? It is very rare that I get such packages. As a matter of fact, I believe the last two packages I received like this were both from the same person! The person I received these gifts from is my cousin in Sweden, Jan Lundberg. He is so thoughtful this way. The book, which you see above is all in Swedish, authored by Ann Renstr ö m. SKOGSBYAR, translated means "forest villages." If you look at the photo header of this blog, you will see the area of forest where my ancestors originally came from in Graninge, Sweden.  The landscape and home photos in this book remind me very much of photos my cousin Jan has shared with me of the area our family was from. Upon quickly scanning a particular photo of a woman with her children sitting outside, I was reminded this could have been my family. I see another photo of a woman with the last name Berglund. I have a friend married to a Berg

Those Places Thursday ~ Telemark, Norway

Information on my great grandfather in Telemark, Norway ~  Paul Hardin JOHANSEN      Sex: M    Event(s):      Birth: 08 Dec 1871  Place: Sannidal, Telemark, Norway  Christening: 03 Mar 1872  Place: Sannidal, Telemark, Norway Parents:       Father: Johan GUSTAVSEN   Mother: Alette Maria PERSDR Source Information:       Batch Number: C425926   Source Dates: 1863 - 1873   Film or Fiche Number: 278299   Collection Details: Sannidal; Den Norske Kirke Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!   Copyright © 2012 By Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

Genealogy and...Beads?

You never know where you will find genealogy-minded people. I spent about a third of this past week attending bead classes. The BABE,  Bay Area Bead Extravaganza , event had arrived in Oakland, and I spent almost every minute of it in classes, verses spending my wad on the showroom floor. Well, that was supposed to be the plan anyway.  The very first class I attended was bead crochet, I figured this was going to be a piece of cake as I have crocheted for years. What I found instead, surprisingly, was an awkward challenge. The funny thing was, I had actually worked some bead crochet on my own awhile back, and I found it wasn’t much different than what I had applied myself. Project for the Bead Crochet class. November 2, 2012 Why was it so awkward then? I think changing the method of holding the crochet thread to easily maneuver the beads may have been the biggest challenge, I couldn’t get on a roll. The class was small, 6 people. After the instruct

"NEHGS Comes West" and I Was There! Post #3

Have you ever heard Rhonda R. McClure give a presentation? How about David Allen Lambert? If you live on the east coast you probably have. I, however, am on the west coast and this was the first time I have heard Rhonda R. McClure. I met David Allen Lambert five years ago (I didn't realize it had been that long ago, until David told me) when NEHGS did a seminar for the California State Genealogy Society in Oakland. As proof that it was 5 years ago, I went back five years and easily found this picture filed in my 2007 folder ~ Barbara Poole gets full credit for this photo and for me meeting David Allen Lambert. She knows him personally and asked me to say hello to him when he was here in 2007. I caught her off guard and actually found time in my busy schedule to attend the event this year and Barbara again asked me to say hello to David. I caught him at the very beginning of the event and relayed her message.  I was sure he didn't remember who I was when I first ap