Hello world!

Wow, success. I now have a location to begin sharing the results of my genealogical research with my family. I’ve spent more then a few years visiting the locations in Iowa and Minnesota that were their early homes in the United States. I even visited Norway in March 2002 where I was able to meet my father’s first cousins, the children of my grandfather’s oldest brother Ole, also the name of my great-grandfather. There is also a cousin on my grandmother’s side and many children.

I’ve identified the hometown of my great-grandfather on my mother’s side, in Sweden, and it looks like he is my first direct ancestor to have arrived on these shores, in 1893. My mom’s father arrived in 1917, following older siblings whose families settled primarily in British Columbia and South Dakota.

There is a lot I have not determined and I’m looking forward to that journey. In the meantime, I will use this site to begin the process of sharing what I do have. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to learning more with your help!

Steve ‘Ole’ Olson

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