Ole Larson's Folks

Family History by George Larson

With Myers, Moen, Drayer, Colby, Samuelson, Sprung, and others

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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 fact, you may not see much difference at first. The new site organization will allow me to better integrate the family tree with content I have built up on the…

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 coming up, when there was never any attack. I profusely apologize to any visitors who may have encountered that, on the slight chance they might ever come back! Current status…

[wowslider id=”4″] My target date to launch a big reorganization of the website is Dec. 10. The idea is to integrate the family tree and the blog, so that they look alike and share functionality. If the launch does not go smoothly, we may be down for short periods. As I said, I know only enough to be dangerous. There may also be some broken links and other bugs to root out and repair. So I ask for your patience now, and…

So, now that  the blog has looked about the same for all 6 years of its existence, welcome to the first attempt at an update. Please bear with me if the attempts begin to mount up. You can really help if you leave a comment whenever you find something that doesn’t work right, and there are lots of things. There may be more bugs showing up for the next week or so, when I hope to launch a new, reorganized site. I…

Marte Østensdatter Forbrigd, as she is known in most genealogies, or Marte Bø, as I have called her, is at the center of a most bizarre and perplexing “murder mystery,” set in the Gudbrandsdal region of central Norway in the 1690s. The basic facts of the story are well-documented. She is also a documented ancestor of all my Larson relatives, and countless other Norwegian-Americans. I recently wrote about this in a 12-part series you can find by clicking this link. Now, cousin Joanne…

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