Ole Larson's Folks

Author: George

Here is the conclusion of a lengthy profile I just finished of Helene Olsdatter. The longer piece is an update of several earlier posts, along with more recent discoveries. Helene’s death certificate, and Larsons and Slettens 1985,  give her father’s name as Ole Lien, a farm name that does not appear…

No, Really!!! Thanks to this contribution from Sheila Geier, I now have documents that spell Ms. Olsdatter’s given name as Helene, Helena, Hellina, and now Lena! Behold, Ole Larson’s marriage registration of 1886. Bride’s name: Lena Olson. Just another routine variant, except now we enter into a whole genre of…

I have written several times about my “step-great-grandmother,” Helene Olsdatter. You can find those posts using this link.  Some of their assertions are outdated, and I am working on a “page” to update and consolidate them. This weekend, stimulated by conversations with cousin Sheila Geier, I did some work on a new…

Reorganization is on hold for the moment. My “professional help” seems to have vanished, and I may have to seek help elsewhere. However, I am making an unrelated resolution for the new year, which is to post more entries on the blog. To that end, beginning tomorrow, I will post…

The long-expected reorganization of this website was planned for Monday, 29 December, but did not take place. Should be any day now. I have engaged professional help this time, so am hoping that there will be no major interruptions. If all goes as planned, inconvenience to users should be slight. In…

Just recovered, mostly, from a major boo-boo four days ago, while trying to revamp the site. Compounded by days of miscommunications and mistakes of my own and the hosting company’s, it resulted in four days of being partly or completely unavailable. Part of that time, there were ominous security messages…

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