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For a few days this past week, I’ve been Hanging Out on Google+ with Pat Richley-Erickson, Russ Worthington, Andrew Hatchett, and many others through the week, testing out Google Hangouts On Air, chats streamed and recorded via YouTube.  We’ve been chatting about various genealogy ideas and articles, but primarily figuring out the controls for streaming and […]

Thursday, 07 March 2013 | 0 comments
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Between the 1 April 1940 US Census enumeration and the 9 April 1940 German invasion and occupation of Norway, S.S. Bergensfjord steamed from Bergen, Hordaland, Norway to New York, NY for the last time as part of the Norwegian America Line.1 The Bergensfjord was the last passenger ship (at least of NAL’s) that left for America before the invasion.

On board during that April 1940 voyage was my paternal grandfather, Nils Jorgensen (Nils Ludwig Jørgensen Kjølås, 1901-1982), an American citizen on his way back to the States after visiting family in Stranda, Møre og Romsdal, Norway.

Friday, 20 July 2012 | 2 comments
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In this second post about the Second Life Genealogy Book Club discussion of Val D. Greenwood’s The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy (3rd Edition), I offer a tangent that lists the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) version of evidence analysis to compare and contrast a few key points.  Here’s the link to the post detailing […]

Thursday, 20 October 2011 | 2 comments
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Recently the Genealogists on Second Life community started a book club, choosing to study Val D. Greenwood’s The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy (3rd Edition) a chapter at a time.  For the first two meetings, we went discussed two chapters at a time, monthly, but we’ve currently shifted to one chapter per week. One early chapter that prompted […]

Saturday, 15 October 2011 | 0 comments
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The report of my absence from the blog is a dull but busy affair. A bout of employment, the business of seeing further employment, and other temporary issues kept me thinking about posting publicly, but away from taking the time to do so. It wasn’t much of a vacation. But it’s time to settle the […]

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 | 0 comments
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