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Right now here in Bend, Oegon, USA, it is 3 PM, and the temperature is 8 degrees F (- 12 C). Wind chill below zero. Snowing lightly. Very cold for our area, *extremely* cold for snow to be falling. But…

Here’s a curious detail from the sentencing document lines 13-16: Allegedly, the defendant (our ancestor), while stealing from a “Stabur” (a food storage building of some kind), *locked the outside door* of a nearby dwelling that was occupied at the…

One of the two sentencing documents (the one in Gothic *printing*) is now fully up, with its translation, at Supreme Court Sentence. Have a look and please comment. The handwritten document is also up – page 1, page 2 –…

Here is a link to the High Court document I was asking about in the DISchat yesterday. Warning: It’s a large file (<800KB) for best resolution. It is the first of two pages. Here is the second page. Please don’t…

When I was a child, the thinking of my relatives was that “…son” was the Norwegian spelling, and “…sen” was Swedish. Then I met some “Larson’s” of Swedish descent, who quite naturally believed the exact opposite. Once I began examining…

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